School is over for my little ones and they are home 24/7! We are enjoying each other's company although I had to explain that mommy doesn't really get summer vacation and that I am not always "free" to just play around. Both kids had pneumonia last week and since I never had any experience with it, I felt I needed to be there with them all the time to make sure they got better and played quiet games instead of bouncing off everywhere (which is something they are used to doing all the time).
Ok, so I was not one of the Artisan Award finalists and since the winners have already been announced through Stampin'Up, I have been told that it's safe for me to start posting my projects that were submitted for this award. For my cards, I did not want to use lots of product since I wanted to show that one does not need to use the entire catalog to make a wow card. So let's start with two cards:
I have been on a crumb cake kick and have been using it to make most of my latest projects, this particular card has crumb cake cardstock as its base. I love photo cards and I made a birthday thank you card using only one stamp set ..."Short & Sweet" which thankfully is not retiring. Here are all the supplies:
Stamps: Short & Sweet
Cardstock/Papers: Crumb Cake, In Color Designer Series Paper Pack,
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: White Signo Pen, paper piercing tool & mat pack, 1 1/4" circle punch, basic pearls, dimensionals
This second card still uses only one stamp set and notice that I am still incorporating crumb cake in it. I have been making more things using origami this year since my kids have shown interest in making anything origami. I fell in love with these origami dresses and I know I had to incorporate them in one of my artisan award projects so I came up with this card.
Stamps: Something To Celebrate (retired)
Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, In Color Designer Series Paper Pack, Sew Sweet DSP
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: white baker's twine, dotted scallop ribbon border punch, 2way glue, dazzling diamonds, stampin' dimensionals
Stay tuned for more postings on my artisan award projects!!!