Thursday, June 17, 2010
Its been a busy week. There was 5th grade promotion on Friday and then 5th grade BBQ on Monday. The kids are now home from school for a week before going off to ASP for four weeks. The picture is of Jeffrey and his school principal. He was one proud kid that day.
The baby hummingbirds are gone. I think I'm going to create an album somewhere in cyberland. Don't know where yet, probably on my Facebook page.
My daughter took this picture of a dragon fly in our yard with her phone. She sent it to me; I thought him pretty, so am putting his picture here for others to enjoy also.
This is one of the first cards I made for swapping. I enjoy making cards and they are usually pretty simple. I don't put a lot of embellishment on them, and I have a color coordination problem. I put colors together that I like and sometimes they don't really go together. Sure wish I know how to get my pictures to sit where I want them to sit, not where they want. Guess they are like kids. Takes work, but satisfying.
The Owl card. I received the image and I was to color it and make it into a card. This isn't the one I actually sent, but its close. I used a Fiskars boarder punch and it was so easy. I don't know what brand of stamp was used, but it sure had me in a quandary as to how to color him. The only embellishment I used on this card is liquid embossing on the branch he sits on and put some sparkly in the center of the flower.
The butterfly card, well, I was to make a card using an item that was sent to me. What I received was a length of some sort of soft wire in a light rose color. I used my Cricut to cut out the butterfly and then outlined him with the soft wire. I spent hours on this card, most of the time trying to coordinate colors. I had cut the butterfly a couple of months ago, so had to work around that. And, of course, the paper I had used was gone. For the next mystery item card I make, I will get a picture of the item in the raw.
The images don't want to go where I want them to go, so I guess I will have to leave them where they want to be. At least they are still here, of that, I am thankful. It would also be nice if the screen I am working in looked like the preview.