5/12/2008

You know you don't post often enough when...

you can't type your blog address right! LOL! That hyphen in there gets me EVERY time!

Here is a recent swap creation, our 'theme' was birds or butterflies. I knew time would be limited, so I tried not to get too complex. I mounted this set, A Little Birdie Told Me that's been hanging around my room neglected for FAR too long! It's an adorable set, and I knew it would be perfect for the paper-piecing technique with Prints Designer Series Paper. I chose the Saffron color as it had a nice springy feel.


This particular card used the stripe paper, but I did several different ones and they were all cute! The card base is Whisper White and a little difficult to see in the photo. The background layer is the Saffron Prints. I added two Black Vintage Brads using my Mat Pack near the bottom corner, with the "you're the best" verse. The white layer was first stamped with the bird image using Staz On. I then layered on a bird that was cut out of the same print paper. I added two of the smaller corners from the Photo Corner punch behind the white, over the Black Gingham ribbon. I added just a touch of Saffron around the birds feet to ground him.

I'm trying hard not to whine about not having time to stamp, so let me just say posting will continue to be sparse as we head into summer around here. With baseball (4 nights a week), vacations, family, work, yard, garden, ..... you get the picture!! I know others out there are probably much busier, but it just all gets to me! I have cut, or will be, my hours at work a tad so hopefully I can keep my head above water!

Hope Spring has been good to you all! It's very pretty here in Nebraska right now-VERY green! We've been blessed with plenty of rain so far, maybe too much if you ask the farmers who are trying to get corn in. Ours got finished last Tuesday-Yeah! Take Care!!

2 comments:

diane mcvey said...

Very cute...love the pattern on the bird! I'll have to try that...
Wasn't today gorgeous??!! A perfect Spring day...hope you have a great weekend! :D

Anne said...

Beautiful card Jen! I'm sure that your fellow swappers will enjoy it!