Saturday, March 7, 2009

Circle flap challenge

I don't have a lot of time today b/c I have a to do list that is two miles long. I have a lot of nervous energy, so I did find it relaxing to take the time to do a challenge. This challenge was to do a circle flap card. Mine ended being upside down compared to the traditional. While I like this look, I cannot take credit for it as I accidentally stamped my image upside down! Rather than scrap the card altogether, I flipped it and I liked it! So, here you have it. My circle flap card!

Cards of the day!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My new approach to the cloche.

In case you are a wondering, the definition for a cloche is a glass covering, originally bell-shaped, for garden plants to prevent frost damage and promote early growth. As you can see here, I have changed the purpose of a cloche to protect a nice family photo. I originally got the idea from Sherry at I changed it up a bit. I added my own embellishments, some potpourri and voila! I realize spring is upon us and I keep leaning toward the fall color family. I am just drawn to the earth tone colors. They compliment my home decor and my personality well!

My very first cards!

It's official. I am a Stampin Up independent demonstrator. I was expecting my demonstrator kit today. When the doorbell rang, Claire and I raced for the door. I was so excited to finally receive all the goodies and get to work making samples! I have taken on the ambitious task of hosting an open house in less than two weeks! My reason for this is simply to give my customers time to enjoy the benefits of Sale-A-Bration and to get it done before Brett and I go on our holiday.

So here you have it. My very first two cards. They are completely fall colors. But I like the way they turned out. I used SU Le Jardin and En Francois sets. Notice a theme here? I love all things French! I also used SU Always set for my second card. Paper is from Earth Elements assorted cardstock.