Monday, March 9, 2009

Easter Layout

We will be making this layout at my next workshop on Tuesday evening, March 17 at 7 p.m. The cost will be $5 for the basic layout (paper, ribbon, stamping) and you can add all the extras (flowers, brads, edge anchors) for only $2 more. Contact me if you would like to come and play with us!!

We will be using:
Paper Garden Level 1 and Level 2 papers
Heritage Letters and Numbers stamp sets (retired)
Big Pinks flowers
Window Charms--circles
Colonial White Edge Anchors
Petal brads
misc. buttons (CTMH and other)
ribbon from my stash
Sunday, March 1, 2009

Getting Inspired

As you can tell by my LONG list of Other Inspired Souls, I love reading and looking at the artwork on other people's blogs. I find much of my creative inspiration from these talented ladies, and am so grateful they are all so willing to share their talents with us!!

I don't usually copy someone's work directly, but I found a GORGEOUS card on Amy Rohl's blog, Ink About Me, and I knew I had to make a similar one. I am quite happy with my creation, and want to thank Amy for her BEAUTIFUL inspiration!!!

Everything about Amy's card inspired me--the design, the colors, the embellishments, the style of paper used. I changed very little of her design in my own creation, which is very unusual for me--a testament to Amy's great design. I guess I need to add her blog to my list!!!

supplies (all CTMH, unless otherwise noted):
Perfect Day Level 2 paper pack
Happy Birthday stamp set
Say it in Style stamp set
Designer Ribbon Rounds--black
Bigger Brads--black
Waxy Flax--white
button (from my stash)
embossed image (Cuttlebug by ProvoCraft)

colors: juniper, petal, black, colonial white, bamboo (distressing on edges)

size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

idea from: Amy Rohl