Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The computer is up and running.

Hello everyone. Our computer was out of commission for 5 days. We were really missing it. Here are some things that I have been taking pics of and doing.

On Saturday my husband was mowing the lawn and noticed our cat playing with something. Again. (He catches stuff all the time.) Here is who he was playing with.

These pics make him look like he is about to attack our garden shed and continue destroying the town. I took these with the macro setting, so he is kinda big, but not cheesy sci-fi movie big.

His green eyes are kinda freaky. We put him in the tree afterwards. We don't want the cats eating him for a snack.
I started on my daughters' school albums. I took pics of the cover pages, but not the rest of the pages I have completed yet. I will share those soon. I am excited to be getting going on these. They bring home so much paperwork. I will be nice to have the important parts tucked away. Plus, they LOVE looking at albums about themselves. :-)

I made this card last Thursday, and then the computer died. I wanted to sneak in one last entry to the Hero Arts contest for August. Oh, well. Here it is 5 days late. I have been very inspired by lots of patterned papers I'm seeing out there. Wood grain is popular, but with some unexpected colors. I stamped this one on a pink card and heat embossed the wood grain with clear embossing powder. Then I inked it up with a distressing tool and added more yellow, and two shades of pink to the background.

I stamped the greeting on a piece of white card stock and added it to the chipboard banner shape. Once the glue was dry I sanded around the shape to clean up the edges. I spritzed the flowers with glimmer mist. I love that I can color white flowers to whatever color I want this way. Last step was some HA gems.

The whole thing just shines.
Hope your last few weeks of summer are going well. I have a headcold. It's on it's way out though. :-)
Thanks for looking.


Nancy said...

Wonderful card....the background with the woodgrain stamp is really great. Thanks for sharing how you got that fabulous color and depth. Loving your backyard visitor too, how nice of him to pose for the pics....and can I just say "cheesy" is the only sci-fi I like!

JulieHRR (Her Royal Rubberness) said...

This is really a fun design!