Thursday, April 2, 2009

Card and a Layout!

Yep, it's true..not only am I going to share a card with you but also a 12x12 scrapbook layout!! Both of these were samples I made for my display board in my booth. I really LOVE how they both turned out. First up is the card. I actually created a little scene for my bunny.

I used AMYRS58 for it. I really enjoy that sketch! The rabbit was part of the Fresh Spring Things kit and is no longer available. Everything else - the flower/grass stamp, sentiment, buttons & paper are still available. Here is a detailed shot of the bunny:

Doesn't it just make you smile??? He's soooo freakin' CA-UTE! I colored everything with my Prismacolor Pencils & OMS. Next up is a layout. I used a sketch from the super talented Valerie Salmon. The pattern paper I wanted to use, Gentle Beginnings, is an 8x8 pad but I scrapbook mostly 12x12. What I LOVED about this sketch is that I could incorporate the 8x8 sheet and work around it.
It's hard to see in this photo but I stamped a flower image on the 12x12 pink using VersaMark just to give a subtle look to it. I'm hoping that you can click on the picture and it will enlarge (let me know if that's NOT the case and I'll see what I can do!) On the blue cardstock strip I used the Running Stitches stamp set to give the look of sewing. This set has different stitches and is just AWESOME!! Here is a close up of one of the corners and you can kind of see the flowers on the background.

I colored the lamb with my Copics. I used scrappers floss in the buttons - so easy to use! The scallop borders was cut with my Quickutz Border die. I really enjoyed making a layout and am happy to report that last weekend I ordered pictures so I can continue to make pages. I hadn't ordered pictures since May of 2008!! Abby is at that age where she wants to know everything about when she was a baby - what better way to do this then by showing her pages! I mean I have thousands of photos and tons of memories so I need to get those down on paper fast! Actually I have journals and 3x5's full of detailed memories to go with all the pictures so there is no real hurry - except that they'd look better in a book then on a shelf in a box!

It's raining today so we won't be doing too much - hopefully I'll get a few things done in my room. I've had this neck pain for about 2 days and it seems to be getting worse rather than better so really all I want to do is lay around! Hubby says it always feels worse before it gets better so lets hope he knows what he is talking about!

Thanks for stopping by and for looking!


Danni said...

Okay, first I LOVE the new blog layout! I haven't seen those flutterby's!!! I might have to be a copy cat.
Next, you're sending me this card, right? It is beyond cute!!! Love it! What an awesome job!
And oh my! Come teach me to scrapbook! I love the layout too....way cute!
You my friend, just ooze talent!! you rock!

Tammi said...

Ack, OMGosh how cute these both are, fabulous job Michelle!! Love the cute little animals holding the flowers, adorable! Sorry about your neck pain, take care! ~Hugs

Heather said...

Those are all just SO adorable!!!

Sad to tell you though - they just discontinued the Gentle Beginnings paper! BOO HOO!!

Janna said...

Oh Michelle I am so sorry to hear about your neck! That is really too bad! I hope you get to feeling better really soon! This card though and scrapbook layout are fantastic!!! I love the sweet little images and colors and the beautiful accessories you used!! I am sure you blew everyone away with this one!! It is amazing!!!

I have to second the motion about the blog blackground! It is awesome!!!!


Liz said...

Oh, sweet heavens,... I can't believe it! She scrapbooked!!! How awesome!

The card and the layout are both super cute. Great job! I can't wait to see all the other layouts you will be posting soon,... right? lol

Cathy said...

Super cute!! Love them both!! Great images!

Maria said...

Awww, your card is adorable, Michelle! That image is a cutie for sure. Lovely job coloring the image and love those pretty buttons!

Wow, you've been busy. Awesome layout!! Such pretty spring colors!!


Heather Schlatter said...

This is really cute I love that image and you used it very well!!! You sound like you are so busy with your business!!! I am glad you are doing so much!!!

Both projects are adorable thanks for sharing!!!


Barb said...

Cute cute cute!! I'm kicking myself because I didn't pick up that set!

AmethystCat said...

super cute card and scrapbook page! you have such a great eye for the cute little details!

Lynn Put said...

Both the card and scrapbook page layout are adorable! I love the cute images and soft springy colors!

Jen Carter said...

Your Happy Easter card is so cute! I love how you did the background and then cut out and popped up the lamb in front of it! Adorable!