Sunday, July 31, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Well, my friend from Wales is celebrating a birthday this week and I just finished making her this pretty hat card...We have been pen pals since we were about 10 years old, but I'm not saying how many years that has been...LOL We recently had a chance to finally meet each other, twice actually...One of those times was 3 years ago when we met for Thanksgiving breakfast at a hotel in Boston...It was fabulous and one of the most memorable times of my life..
So, this hat card is a little different shape than the others I have done.. I have been sketching some new styles...I had thought that I wanted lots of flowers on this one, but as it turned out, simplicity looked better...I like the dark pink, dotted paper on the brim and the soft floral on the crown....A fancy lace band and one big, pretty, soft pink flower seemed to be enough..At the last minute I added a string of cream colored pearls along the edge for a little more detail..The card opens from bottom to top and I stamped Happy Birthday inside in black...The back of my cut out cards always match the front, but have less detail...
Thank you for visiting my blog...I love your comments...Stay cool everyone...Happy Birthday Meryl....Kathy
Saturday, July 16, 2011
So, I cut out my dress shape and, after much indecision, I chose the pretty floral and check papers for the base of the dress...I added a pink ribbon sash at the waist and on top of that a pink, ribbon bow and rose...I made a little pocket in the matching floral paper and added the cutest, sparkly, ice cream cone sticker...I thought that was a nice touch for a summer birthday...All little girls have to have their jewelry, so I added the pearl necklace and finished it all off with some light green, jewel gemstones and a little, lace petticoat peeking out from under the skirt...
Thank you for visiting my blog and for all of your wonderful comments...I hope you enjoy seeing my little dress card and I will have another hat card coming along soon...Enjoy the warm summer weather...Happy Birthday Katie!!!...........Kathy
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
I'm making myself a 'By the Beautiful Sea' tag, as well...I love the way the Graphic 45 images capture the feel of summer from days gone by and will hang my tag on my berry wreath in my kitchen...
I hope everyone is enjoying the summer weather...Thank you for your kind comments and for visiting my blog...You always make me smile...More tags and cards coming soon......Kathy