Friday, October 26, 2012

Did Someone Say Pie?

I recently purchased a new stamp set from Jaded Blossom that I am in love with.  My family is coming up for Thanksgiving this year from California and I wanted to send them special invites along with our grandparents who live locally to come join us for dinner.  I was so excited, even though it's still over 3 weeks away, I saw this turkey and had to get to work on a card for everyone. 

I used a lot of Jaded Blossom items in this card.  I started off by using the Fancy Topper Die and stamping the turkey on it from the Turkey Poop stamp set.  I added the cute little saying because really... who doesn't like pie?!  I colored the turkey with my favorite atyou spika pens, and chalked the edges of the die cut with a taupe color chalk ink.  Then I took a brown pen and added the stitching (this die actually adds stitch marks by the way which is awesome!) I took the same brown pen and trimmed the die cut as well.  I also used the small Flag Die that Jaded Blossom has and added the Happy Thanksgiving stamp from Thanksgiving Wishes stamp set.  I also chalked the flag die to match the topper die with the taupe and brown.  I scored the flag die to fold it and add demension to it. I did adhere the topper die to the card base and background paper with homemade pop dots to give it a nice touch.  and topped it all off with a bow from trendy twine. 

Whew, it sure sounds like a lot of work but it was a pretty quick card to make. 

Ha...this kind of sounds like an advertisement for Jaded Blossom :)... what the heck, you can't help what you like!  Click here to find all of the neat stamps and dies Jaded Blossom has to offer! (And they have great customer service too!!!) 

I really like this card, I think I'm going to have to make an additional one for my collection of favorites to hang on my wall. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Happy Boss's Day!

This year for Boss' Day the group of girls at work decided to go all out for our boss. 
We decorated her office with streamers but not the typical twist and swag look.  We created a paid roof top for her and a cute door opening.  We also blew up 25 balloons and put them all over her walls and floor as well as printed out some e-card sayings to make her laugh through out the day.  Here's what her office turned out to look like. 

I made her a banner that I think turned out pretty darn well.  I used art philosophy cart for the banner base then ashlyn's alphabet for the font.  I added each letter on with homemade purple pop dots.  I chalked the edges of the inner square with lime green and added lime green rhinestones to each letter block.  Then I finished it off with some detailing around the boarder with white gel pens.

I hope you like it as much as I do!