Hi everyone & Happy Tuesday! Sorry no postie yesterday but this weekend's activities really tuckered me out, LOL! Alexa's bday slumber party kept me up until 4 am on Friday, then we went to Tyson's Corner Mall & shopped till we dropped (literally)! I also finished planting the rest of my garden & helping hubby w/ yardwork in the 95 degree weather we had this weekend! And yesterday was spent at the Washington, DC National Zoo & it was blisterin' hot I tell ya--I had to have sweated & walked off at least 5 lbs, LOL! (at least I hope, hee hee) It was a great weekend but I was in bed by 10 Sunday nite (which is early for me) & didn't wake up until 10 in the morning (ty hubby for getting the kids ready for school)-- so that's why I didn't post. So I think Alexa's 13th bday weekend was a success! She got a laptop (hubby totally caved) & she's loving SKYPEing w/ her BFF's, LOL! My kids are spoiled rotten I tell ya, but they're good kids & we love 'em, hee hee! Anywho, I've got 2 projects for ya today & a slideshow if you're interested!
My first card is for this week's Try It Out Tuesday challenge for Susana's Custom Art & Card Design store blog "Follow Your Heart". This week I challenged (and I mean really hard challenged, lol) the DT to create a card using only half of their stamped image! Even I had a hard time with this one, but I persevered! I used a Serendipity stamp "Violets" from Susana's store & cut it out w/ my circle nesties after coloring w/ Copics--and yes it really was halved (I didn't cheat), the whole bottom portion of it is gone! :o) I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch #84 for the layout which I just loved! The main sentiment is from a Heidi Grace set I've had (got it at AC Moore). The dp is from Chatterbox and the pearls are Kaiser.
I also painted the violets with Iced Lavender Shimmerz and the lovely ribbon is from the Offray outlet! Now make sure & hop over to the store blog to see the rest of the DT's creative projects for today!!
Second card is a fun Magnolia Z-Fold card I made. I think this little Tilda is soooo cute & you can get her, the birdie & stone wall at Magnolia-licious! The dp is "Garden Party" from My Mind's Eye and the sentiment is from PTI's "Around & About Sentiments".
Z-Fold cards are so easy & fun to make--gives your cards an extra POP!
Just a close-up of the image--I added stickles to her wings, hairbands & lil' birdie friend. I made my stone wall in brown tones this time, although I usually do it in grays--but I like it in this color family too! This card is up for sale in my Etsy shop if you're interested (link on sidebar)!
2009 Washington, DC National Zoo pics!
Hope you have a fabulous day! I'm off to get my hair colored & cut before I leave for Vegas this weekend for my birthday & then I have tons of projects to finish up!