Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Celebrations

This post covers a few different kinds of celebrations, this first one being Christmas or Winter.  It has to also do with the Flower Soft Splitcoast challenge(FSC10) for this week and that is to create something having to do with Kids stuff.  I used one of the brand new Charlie's Ark toppers for my card. 
I used this piece of Graphic 45 patterned paper to go with the soft and subtle colors in the Charlie's Ark toppers.  The two prints are actually the two sides of the one piece of paper.
To accent the snow on the ground in this cute image, I used some Polar Ice and also some of the BRAND NEW silver Flower Soft.  I thought the combination of these two colors looked like the sparkle that comes when you look at a field of snow. Remember it works best to use Aleene's Tacky Glue with the Flower Soft.
These particular toppers are all shades of sepia and come printed and colored.  I decided to add some very subtle color to this with very light shades of Copic markers.  I really like how that kept the soft colors of the topper yet added a little bit of interest.
I wanted to be sure to point out the cardstock for the card base.  It is a piece of Core Impressions Core'dinations cardstock from the NEW Graphic 45 collection.
This card is my Card Positioning Systems card for this week.  The papers and die cuts are all by My Mind's Eye.  This is really an older set by MME but I loved how using these die cuts helped make my card fit the sketch. 
The sketch really used circles but when you use a sketch, you can interpret it anyway you want so I used these shapes.  The word "celebrate" was added to the little ticket, it is a rub-on by Making Memories.
And, I also wanted to share a little bit of our Halloween celebration here at our house. We went to the party at our church and this little dinosaur had a really great time once he got over how overwhelming it was with all of the people and the noise!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

SNOWMAN FRIEND card

Materials list:
Polar Ice and Silver Flower Soft
Tacky Glue – Flower Soft
Charlies Ark topper – Flower Soft
Cardstock – Graphic 45 Core Impressions/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Graphic 45
Lacey paper – Anna Griffin
Copic markers
Machine sewing
Doily – Martha Stewart
Ribbon
Self adhesive rhinestones – Queen & Co.
Sandpaper
Foam tape – 3M

SKETCH 191 – ONLY SMILES card

Materials:
Patterned paper and die cuts – My Mind’s Eye
Rub-on sentiment – Making Memories
Fluid chalk stamp pad - Clearsnap
Sandpaper
Foam tape

15 comments:

Audrey Pettit said...

Hi Linda! I was so hoping you would have some photos of your grandson at Halloween, and you did not disappoint! How cute is that little dinosaur?? SO makes me smile.
And what gorgeous cards you have. I think that snowman card is one of the prettiest cards I've ever seen. I am totally in love with it. Love the embossed cardstock and the blocked design on the background and the colors, and oh my, that Charlie's Ark Topper image is out of this world. Just gorgeous.
And I still love that MME paper, too. Those die cuts look fabulous on your design.

Jane Wetzel said...

hi there Linda- wow- had to pop in before I left for work and tell you GREAT post today! The card is GORGEOUS!!! The second card AWESOME and the grandson JUST ADORABLE! ha ha ha!! TFS!

Kristina said...

Your christmas card is so beautiful! I love everything about it!! And, how cute is your little dinosaur!?! He is amazing. Have a wonderful day!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Perfectly darling cards AND GRANDSON!! He is such a cutie!! My grandson that age was a dinosaur, too and loved his costume and especially "roaring" around in it!
I always love to view your blog!

Elisa K said...

Wow I am loving that snow man... The snow is perfect... I am so gonna have to get me some flower soft. Our lss has all the colors except for the silver so I'm just gonna have to do it. LOL...

Love love love your card as you always amaze me with your creations.

Hugs

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word that card is just GORGEOUS!! I adore that image and the flower soft looks fab with it!! :) Your photos are just darling!! He looks like he's having so much fun!! LOL!! HUGS

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

Oh Linda I love that image from Charlie's Ark. Thanks for sharing the link. Beautiful cards and your grandson is sooo adorable!

ellen s. said...

linda! that costume is the cutest thing i have ever seen! omg...so cute.

gooorgeous cards! :) but he just steals the show today. too cute.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Sepia Card-Stunning
CPS card-Fun and Funky
Grandbaby-Beautiful!

Thanks for sharing

Hugs

Vicki

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous colors on the first card and love the addition of the sewing. The little dinosaur is darling and looks like he had a lot of fun. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards Linda. Especially love the first one... that snowman image is adorable... love the flower soft and the embossed BG. :o) One handsome dino you have there!

Tsukikusa (月草) said...

This card is so pretty,I LOVE it!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Awe! Very cute card! That snowman is precious and your lil' dinosaur is oh so cute!

Terrie B x said...

So totally aggree I love those cards That snowman scene has to be the nicest I saw!!!
Great Halloween photo`s TFS:) x

Laurie in MN said...

The pictures are hilarious with your grandson riding the dinosaur. He's is adorable.