Sunday, August 14, 2011


As I promised (just a day later) more yoga cards! I am having so much fun with this set.
The card below was originally intended for a challenge over at PTI. It was to use a stamp to create a background image. The green fancy design is actually a cross stamp I had bought at Michael's. I took the stamp and turned it upside down between each stamping. Then I could not figure what to do and put the card stock aside. So, when I started working with this yoga image from MFT, I decided it would go with this card. For the purple strip at the bottom of the card, I used the lotus flower image from the stamp set and did the same process of turning the stamp up side down between stamping. I love the end results of this card.
On the next card I have to share, i used a paper piecing technique. The body image of the "headless woman" is the perfect image for paper piecing, it is not intricate and has clean borders. So I used the same designer paper (from SU) to re stamp the image and cut out the shirt and then glue it on to my original colored in image! So fun :)
See that pretty pink strip behind the flower? That is my fun new SU punch :)

I have been having a lot of fun with this stamp set. I even made 2 more cards last night, but maybe next time I will show you something different.

Well, off to Canobie Lake today! My work gave all employees tickets to take the family for a "Fun Family Day" :) Kind of overcast out there, but I am glad it is not 100 degrees! Just hope the rain holds out for most of the day!
Have a great day!

Friday, August 12, 2011

more yoga :)

I know my last photo posted was a yoga card, but I like to play with a new set when I get it, so I have a few more yoga cards. This card is the first square card I have made! Can you believe I have not made any square cards before?

So, again, I wanted to color with copics. I stamped this image 3 times and colored it with different colors. But, I realized again, that all of my copics are bright colors, and at first I had a hard time figuring how I would make this card. I mounted the 3 pics on a hot pink strip of paper, then I searched my stash and found the other pink polka dot paper, dug through my prima flowers and found this polka dot flower and it just all kind of fell together from there. I like the old olive cardstock and leaves, it kind of grounds the bright colors of the card, don't you think?

Well, I went from looking at those bright colored images for a few days before I came out with this card and in the end I really love it. I hope you enjoyed peeking today, I will show the other 2 cards I made so far with this set tomorrow.

~melanie :)

Human Error

So, a couple of days ago, I was sitting at my computer desk drinking my coffee and browsing my favorite blogs, when.....human error! I spilled my coffee all over my keyboard. I dumped the keyboard off, dried with towel and continued. Then later that day realized that half of my keys were no longer working :( so, I need to get a new keyboard! (Now, I am on my daughter's laptop...and would love to share some work with you, but have no pics on this computer).
So, my goal for Friday after work is to get a new keyboard and then come back and share something new with you!
The weather is beautiful here in Massachusetts, I hope you are having a great day where you are.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Flexible Friends

I saw this super cute stamp set at MFT (My Favorite Things) and knew I had to have it, and knew who I would make my first card with this set for. My friend, Gail, who is my yoga instructor.

I wanted to color the image with my copics, but am new to them and have limited colors, so I went with pink, brown and purple. So I chose pink and brown for my background colors. I like purple, but don't usually like how my cards come out when I use purple paper...(a new challenge I suppose). I also knew that I wanted to sew with this card, this is a new technique that I have been doing and is super fun for me!
The sentiment was stamped on white paper which I cut and mounted to look like ribbon. Finished it off with a big pink button and brown embroidery floss.

Then I popped this beauty in the snail mail. What a nice surprise at the mailbox, huh?

Well, thanks for popping in, have a peaceful day!