Monday, November 16, 2009

Ahh...to see the sights



Who wouldn't enjoy seeing the sights of Rome with Gregory Peck??? This is such a fun, sweet, and beautifully set film. Did you know this was the first American film set entirely in Italy? It was also Audrey Hepburn's first major role, which earned her an Academy Award -you go girl!!
Audrey Hepburn is one of my favorite actresses -she just does everything with the perfect combo of beauty, grace, and spunk. This travel wallet is for you!




A close up of the outside -I used Champagne Mist shimmer paint on the world, along the long torn edge, and in spots on the Sentimental Journey DSP (I found a brand new pack of this in my special secret stash along with a new Tickets & Tokens Simply Scrappin kit that I used as well -WooHoo!)

The inside has a passport pocket and a pouch for boarding passes and other important tickets.

Here is a close up of the passport pocket and the pretty flower touched up with shimmer paint and a half pear from SU! Pretties kit.

Happy Travelling!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

CSCC #57 -My Big Fat Greek Wedding


What a fun, laugh-out-loud, romantic comedy! I haven't seen it in awhile, but I still remember laughing every time Toula's father would give a Windex fact or remedy -too much!!
This is also a wonderful story about bringing  two very different families together by the love of Toula & Ian.
I wanted to do my card in shades of blue ala Greek Flag, but I also wanted to do something to represent the "Windex factor", so I used a window sheet to make a floating or acetate card. This is a technique that I've been wanting to try, and felt this was a good opportunity.



From an angle:



The inside:



I used: Taken With Teal, Baja Breeze, and Shimmer White cardstock; Window Sheet, Mini-glue dots, Wide Oval, Scallop Oval, and 1/16" handheld circle punches; Rub-ons "Love & Happiness" (SAB 08).

Here is a good tutorial for the acetate card at Splitcoast Stampers

Thanks for stopping by!!


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Mojo Trio

So, I decided to take another challenge "baby step" and try another challenge. So I chose the very popular Mojo Monday sketch challenge. This is my first Mojo Monday challenge:


The layout is pretty clean and simple -very much to my taste.  Here is the card I am submitting for this challenge:

I used: Under the Stars, Starring You, and Celebrate Everything sets; Dusty Durango, Confetti White, Going Gray, Whisper White, and More Mustard cardstocks; More Mustard, Basic Gray, Close to Cocoa, and Chocolate Chip inks; Paper Snips, Large and Small Star, and 1" circle Punches, Vintage Brads, Autumn Meadows DSP, and google eyes.

And, because I got on such a roll, I made a couple more with the same template:

One for Veteran's Day (for my hubby)



And one to get a glitter fix:


I don't know if you can see all the sparkle on this or not, but it's got iridescent ice on the light pink, glittered brads, "fairy dust" on the stamped image, and glittered stars. It was much fun to make and glitter has covered a majority of my outfit, the kitchen, and continues to journey around the house.
**I'll post ingredients on the last 2 cards later...I want to get this posted and have to get dinner going.**
Have a wonderful Saturday!!