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Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Special Birthday Card for a Special Lady!

This is a card that I designed earlier this year for my mother-in-law's 91st Birthday.  She has since gone home to be with the Lord so I am so very grateful that I took the extra time to use Copics to color the iris.  This is a 6 x 6 card.  I used BV 11, 13 & 17 for the flower (twice to pop up the iris and buds) and YG 21,23 & 25 for the leaves.  The lilac paper is from Basic Grey and the cardstock is Bazzill.  I used Spellbinders Labels 10 to cut out the mats which I ran through my Cuttlebug Cassie's Brocade Embossing folder.  I used another die to cut out the oval.  The dies from HFC Decorative Dutch Iris were used to cut the full blossom and buds.  The flourish in in the same set.  I then glammed up the flower with small yellow beads for a bit of sparkle and pearls at the end of each flourish.  She loved the card and intended to have it framed.  The birthday sentiment was part of my stash!  We miss you Ruby Oates and trust that we will be reunited when we have finished our race here!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Welcome to my Creative Outlet!

Hi, there Scrapbookers, Rubberstampers & Cardmakers!
     This is my first post on my new blog!  Welcome me to the world of blogging and I hope that someone will soon find me!  LOL
     What's the purpose for my blog, you ask?  Well, I am new to it, but I wanted an outlet to post my work on line for other's to see to get ideas from me and to give me feedback!  Sounds good, doesn't it?  I am going to post today a page I made about my daughter's wedding in May of 2010.  An emotional time for the mother of the bride which I wasn't quite prepared for actually!  This layout is a 12 x 12 two page spread.  I actually created this layout for use in a Patterned Paper Class that I teach at the rubber stamping and scrapbooking store where I've been working since July, 2010.



     I am primarily a Simple Scrapbooking - remember the CK magazine by that name? - fan and wanted to emphasize the photos.  The journaling came from a poem by Beth Moore.  I am working on improving the lighting when I photograph my work.  I have a new DSLR that should help with that process.
     Enjoy my first post - when you find me - and let me know what you think.  I would love to see other blogs of paper crafters with the same interests.  I have more pictures of my work to post so look for them over the next few weeks!

Have a blessed day!
Donna