Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dashboard confessional...

Lately I have been so on-the-run that I haven't had time to properly photograph my cards before getting them to the people I made them for, but when I downloaded the pics from my iPhone I noticed a new pattern emerging -- pictures of cards that I took at the last second in my car before the event I was going to.  The pictures aren't that great, but the cards are so dang cute I still wanted to share them. :)

This first one is a "Congratulations on your retirement" card I made for my great-aunt LaWana.  This one was so last-minute that it was a good thing it was a two-hour drive to the family reunion so that pearl drops had a chance to dry!

For this one I created the rosette with the Tim Holtz rosette die, then added a punched butterfly and flowers (EK Success) and a stamped sentiment (SU) over a strip of scallop border punch (SU).  The pearl drops are from a Viva Pearl Decor pen.  I also embossed the butterfly with my Cuttlebug.

The second is a "Welcome Home" card for my Uncle Terry and Aunt Gae, who just returned from an 18-month LDS mission to New Zealand.  I took this one in the driveway of their house before heading into the welcome home party.  Then I forgot to ever give it to them.  Now that I think of it, it might still be on the passenger seat of my hubby's car.  Oops... I better get on that.

 For this one I cut a window card by setting it up with a shape from Gyspy Wanderings on my Gypsy.  Then I cut lots of blue and green scallops (Plantin Schoolbook) to create the sky and grass.  The cute little house is from Zooballoo and HOME is from Country Life.

Hope life is going to slow down just a touch after next week and I'll be back with a new project.  I have one in the works right now that I am SO excited about!  Thanks for stopping by today!


Amy C said...

These are both such fab cards Tomi!! I just love that scene inside the negative on the Welcome Home card. I am so glad that you shared them......even if they don't make it to the recipient (I do that sometimes, too). ;)

Scrapping Mommy

AShu93 said...

You crack me up! I can't believe you forgot to give them the card after all that. It's a beautiful card.

And I love the hand in the background, holding the card! But I'm the same way...taking pics at 2am & waiting for stickles to dry before I can put it in the envelope.