Thursday, May 03, 2007

Making up for lost time

I didn't get to post again after my last post so I am making up for it now with some cards we did on Saturday and a Bella!

The first card was inspired by the raccoon card in this THIS POST by Amy Rysavvy (not my sister Amy) to do him floating away with the balloons. I love this card!
Hip Hip Horray is one of the many sets I have that are retiring but I think I will keep this one cause it is so cute for kids cards.

The second is a diorama card. I used Beautiful Beach (this one happens to be retiring too, I didn't even think of it until now). I apologize for the picture, it was hard to get one without shadows. The colors are blush blossom, close to cocoa and cameo coral. I stamped the shells on whisper white cardstock and colored with watercolor pencils and cut out. I then shaped them with the bone folder to give a little dimension. The directions for the diorama card can be found HERE.

This last card isn't one from Saturday but I just had to share it. On the weekend I went through my latest scrapbooking magazines and picked out some layouts I thought could be changed into cards. I then drew some sketches of them to have on hand. This is from one of those sketches.

I have been playing with my Bellas lately first of all because I love them and they are so much fun and second because I am in a Bella swap on SCS (invite only! whooohoo). I am really excited about this so you can expect to see more Bella cards over the next while until I find the right card. Who am I kidding? It won't stop there;)

Oh yes, in case you are wondering and didn't read it on Mom's blog I "lost" about 55 stamp sets that are on the retiing list. I will keep a few of them but the reality is they really won't get much use once I can't demo them so I won't keep too many (besides I need to make room for the new ones. LOL!!). On that list of keeps are the alphas (of course for scrapping), Hip Hip Horray, probably French Script and maybe Petal Prints. This list could change as it gets closer to the time to let them go:)

So what are your "must haves"?


Happy Stamper said...

Hi Karen,
Petal prints is on my 'keep' list along with Whimsical Alpas. Sitting on the fence with the racoon. Love the Bella card! Congrats! on the 'invite only' swap. Wish I could have been there for your stamp camp. Maybe in the fall, who knows? Maybe a group from here will come visit you??

Allison said...

Great cards...I am so ordering Hip, Hip, Hooray!

beate said...

Gorgeous cards, Karen! Thanks for sharing!