Thursday, May 28, 2009

More goodies to share

Last post I mentioned that I was participating in Jen Tapler's Stamping Out Alzheimer's event. It's really got my creative juices flowing and I tried my first downloadable template ever! Kelleigh Ratzlaff, a digi template creator, donated this template for particpants to use for free. I used some of my Costco's Mind Eye paper that I bought probably two years ago (I think it multiplies when I'm not looking because I've barely made a dent in it!). Since it's thinner, and comes with matching sheets, it was easy to layer and still work with.



It's so cute and really is the size of a cupcake so I couldn't resist taking a picture on a plate - just ignore the desk "mess" in the background - I was having a hard time finding the right lighting this morning!

For another sketch challenge, this card came together pretty quickly. I had some stamped images for these birds the last time I paper pieced them and I refound this week an old Sizzix die that I had with these smaller flowers...I'm so excited and I don't think I'd ever used them before. The dots are bit subtle on the yellow strip because I was so L A Z Y that I used a rolling pin to go over my Cuttlebug embossing plate versus dragging out my Big Kick. I mean really!



Card Materials:
Stamps:
Beautiful Day, leaf from Spring Time
Accessories:
Miss Moxie Soar with it Collection and cardstock, cuttlebug dots, sizzix flower die, assorted buttons, and scrappers floss

Kelleigh's blog: http://ratzlafffamily.blogspot.com/

Stamping Out Alzeihmers event: http://stampinoutalzheimers.ning.com/

5 comments:

Angie said...

Both super items,
Hugs
Angie

Kim said...

You totally rocked the template. That is adorable!!! Love the card too. Love the buttons and paper piecing. Enjoy the coffee cake. Gosh that sounds good. I was going to make it a couple weekends ago when my parents were visiting, but my dad went to a family reunion and got food poisoning. So we just had plain biscuits instead - it just wasn't the same, LOL!

Rita said...

Love the card - so bright and cheery. And the template creation is awesome. rita w

Silli said...

Both projects are so sweet. I love the giftbox, the paper is beautiful. Your birdicard is very pretty, the colors are so fabby. Have a nice day Chris!

Barb said...

These are both just great, Chris! What a fun template, and I love the paper pieced birds!