Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Here are the 2 cards I made form the card sketch @sketchsupport:

 "Friendship" card by Amy Roller
Supplies - Cardstock: Stampin Up!; Stamps: Stampin UP!, Close To My Heart; Ink/Markers: Archival, Stampin Up!; Blender pen: Stampin Up!; Patterned paper: unknown; Ribbon: Micheals,; Glitter Accent: Stickles (Patina)

On this card I made everything 1" smaller because of the size of cardstock I was starting with. I layered my cardstock, paper and ribbon as follows: yellow/blue/pattern paper/ribbon/yellow/white and also used a border punch on the pattern paper piece. The ribbon is another variation instead of a striped paper.
I decided to use stamps directly on the layered cardstock rather than add a 3D embellishment and I used flowers and a butterfly instead of stars and swirls. Next I stamped my images and then colored them using five different colors. I then blended them with a blender pen to create a water colored look. I also added in some shading around the bottom of the pot and butterfly.
I stamped the flowers twice and colored the second image as well them cut out just a portion of the flowers and popped them up on top of the first image to add depth and detail.

Next I added Stickles to the center of each flower.

Last, I stamped my sentiment and matted it as well, placing it in the bottom left of the card.

This next card, was so easy and is one of my favorites!

"It's Time to Party" card by Amy Roller
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye, Bella Blvd; Embellishment stickers: Simple Stories, My Mind's Eye; Other: Thread

I followed the measurements for this one and placed my patterned squares and then followed with a solid pattern instead of the stripe shown. I felt it looked to busy with a stripe but wanted to have the same effect so I did an accordion fold across the strip before I stuck it down. Next I placed the solid cardstock and another pattern.

I then stitched around the edges of the top square and added my large star embellishment. I hand wrote "It's time to..." on a piece of patterned paper and placed it next to the star with pop dots. Then added the "PARTY" sticker below it as well as confetti and other mini star stickers . I popped this layer up as well to add dimension.
That's it for this week, next week will be 2 page layouts! Come back to check them out!

Don't forget to head on over to Sketchsupport to see what everyone else has done with the sketch as well!
Sorry there hasn't been any post recently. To put it mildly, you could say we have all been a little under the weather! A little over a month ago, Caden developed a cough that sounded horrible and wouldn't go away. I finally gave in and took both boys in to see Dr. T when it wasn't getting any better and Mason now had the same cough.  After seeing Masons throat, they gave a cough med and some antibiotics.  Fast forward a week later, Caden sounded a little better but Mason sounded worse, so back to the Dr. we go.  They give us a different antibiotic, and breathing treatments for Walking Pneumonia.  This is on a Thursday.  Late Friday night into Sat. I start feeling really really bad.  I hurt all over and had the worst chills.  I was running a temp of 101.4 so I had to skip my all day scrap event  : ( and wait for the Dr. to open.  Finally around 10:00 I got in and they ruled out strep, and did a flu test, sending me home with Tamiflu and a Rx in case in wasn't the flu.  Upon getting home and starting the meds around 11:00 I began vomiting.  This did not stop for hours, my fever went to 103 and I received a call from the Dr. saying my test was positive for the flu.  Yay me.    I literally felt horrible and slept for hours upon hours. I was quarantined to the bedroom and my kids were taken to my moms. I finally emerged on Mon. to pick Caden up from school and was greeted by a pink-eyed little boy.  We picked Mason up and headed home to find the eye drops leftover from the last time.  We all went to bed, none of us feeling to wonderful.  Then around midnight, Caden woke up vomiting everywhere. Again, yay me..

I won't gross you out any more than necessary, but let's just say when your sick yourself you DO NOT want your night filled with vomit that requires the aid of our outdoor power washer and a spatula to make your clean-up job easier to say the least. I was on the verge of tears..I cannot tell you how badly I wanted to wish myself away..I probably didn't handle it the best but to my credit it has been a very exhausting, awful week.  We decided to send mason on to school since he seems to be healthy other than the annoying cough that won't quit. It certainly isn't a good thing to hang around here.  For my benefit and the schools, I hope we do not regret that decision! We have an appt.  to get Caden in to see the Dr. this afternoon to check to see if he has the flu...please pray for our family that no one else gets it and that we can all get healthy!!!

****UPDATE**** Caden checked out negative for the flu so that's good, they think i have a stomach bug on top of the flu..(I figure I probably picked em both up @ the Dr. office Thurs.) so now we just have to wait out this stomach bug that we are sharing!