Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Doing my own thing

well, not entirely... the card for today is actually created for the Hero Arts blog. this week it's all about "fun with photos". it's quite coincidental that they have this theme going on because last week i was looking at a photo my hubby took and thinking how much i'd like to make it into a card. and what should i read about on monday morning's blog post at Hero Arts but the use of photos on cards! so that is what i did today - made a card from the gorgeous black & white lily photo i was lovingly admiring last week.

i have been in love with this large background stamp from Hero Arts for quite a while now, and seeing it used everywhere was making me rather jealous of all those stampers who had their hot little hands on it. it's 4 1/2 x 5 3/4 which makes it perfect for covering a whole 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card face! so today on a little shopping spree with my stamping friend Rieca (who has her own lovely blog here) i saw the stamp on the shelf and swooped in to grab it! AND got it for 40% off too (along with 3 other wicked Hero stamps, i might add!). aren't i the happy little stamper?!

does anyone follow the Moxie Fab World blog? i haven't been playing along for very long yet, but i've come to really like Cath's sense of humour and way of 'speaking'. she really seems to have fun with her blog. she is affiliated with Paper Crafts Magazine, who also have a great blog. plenty of contests and giveaways! i really wish i was at a level where i could be giving away blog candy... maybe someday! we all have our dreams - mine is to be a full-time crafter and make a career (plus a decent living!) out of it. so we shall see what "the cards" hold for me. (the rubber stamped cards, that is! grin...)

stuff used:
Halcraft USA - 6 1/2 x 5 card & envelope set
white cs (to make photo corners)
semi-gloss photo paper
Hero Arts - manuscript background and designblock dots & flowers
Brilliance - moonlight white
white ep
Jolee's dimensional stickers - wedding dress
Michaels ribbon - mid-width white
Flourishes ribbon - black polkadot
Fiskars corner edgers - nostalgia

crafty girl

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