Thursday, July 9, 2009

A few cards & Abby's creation

Hello! Today I thought I'd share a few cards that I submitted for the catalog design call that didn't make it into the catalog.

First up is a card that uses one of my favorite paper lines Willoughby. I just LOVE the patterns and the colors. The tree is from Love and Laughter stamp set.

This next one was a fun one. It uses the #1 selling paper, Angelee along with the I Love Easter stamp set. I stamped the image on darker cardstock then I would normally used but then colored it slightly with pencils and OMS and REALLY liked how it turned out. I attached a few paper posies and used fun flock on his tail - I mean a bunny has to have a fluffy tail, right? I based the card on sketch #5 in the catalog.

Next up is an Abby creation. Now my daughter is 5 and she is one of those abstract artists. She is so not like her mommy - I have to follow lines and everything match! She's more of a fly by the seat of her pants kind of girl and I totally dig that about her! A couple of days ago I was looking at Jen's blog where she had made the cutest wagon. Abby say it and said "Mommy we have to make that". Well after many hours trying to get the template downloaded and saved to my computer without success I gave up. In the meantime, she had started building her own wagon. Now she did this all by herself with NOTHING in front of her to look at or copy. She saw Jen's wagon for that brief moment and this is what she made:


She hand cut everything. Yes, I have circle punches and dies galore but the girl is all about doing it now (no waiting for Mommy's help!). I think it's pretty darn cute!! It's hard to believe she saw a picture and then went into the other room and created it. She definitely gets that from her Papa. It amazes me how my Dad can see something and then go back to his shop and recreate it...That's a talent for sure!

Well that's it for today! I hope you are having a great summer and enjoying yourself. Thank you for taking the time to visit and leave comments! I LOVE reading each and everyone of them!!

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16 comments:

Liz Butler said...

I love it! Abby did a wonderful job! Of all the things created in our house my favorite are without a doubt the ones that the kids create. I love the honesty and innocence that goes into making them. What a talented little girl you have!

Barb said...

LOVE the cards, Michelle! That bunny with the fluffy tail is freakin' adorable :) And Abby's wagon... how cute is that?!

Patti J. said...

Wow - Abby may need her own blog soon! Great job Miss Abby!!! And Michelle, your cards are wonderful. I am SO glad that I don't have to choose who's items get published and whose don't! Of course, I'm not brave enough to submit any - lol!!! Thanks for sharing them with US!!! We love them!

Jennifer Carter said...

Very pretty cards but the wagon? It is SOOOO adorable!!! Tell Abby she did a fabulous job!!

Anna said...

Abby did a fantastice job! I love your love n laughter card! Love how you added the flowers to the bunny card!

Anna said...

Abby did a fantastice job! I love your love n laughter card! Love how you added the flowers to the bunny card!

Ann Kranitz said...

Michelle, please tell Abby that I just love her little wagon. It is very colorful!! I also LOVE your first card with the tree. It is so peaceful looking.

Tina said...

The cards are just gorgeous! And Abby's wagon is awesome!

MacKenzie said...

These are great. I especially like the color combo on the first one!

inkmistress said...

Your submissions are beautiful! I love the wagon your daughter made! Very cute!

Christina

Tammi said...

These are beautiful Michelle, gorgeous paper! Wow Abby is talented just like her mom, she did a fantastic job cutting it and putting it together! Have a nice day. xx

StampinCarol said...

Abby's wagon is amazing! A very creative mind is hard to beat! And your cards are great! My fav is the Love and Laughter one!

Kim said...

Wow you say she's 5! Amazing work Abby! Great cards by the way!

Trudy Osborn said...

Wonderful cards! Love them!

You daughters wagon is incredible...she truly has talent

Cathy said...

Michelle, these are great!! I love Abby's wagon. Very cute!

Hugs, Cathy

Kim said...

Great cards! I really love the Willoughby one - great layout!! Abby's little wagon is adorable too. She did a great job. Hope you have clean blocks tonight, LOL. Glad I could share a little tip with ya!