Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Its all the wave

So on this week's episode of TCPTUES149, Alma is doing a Retro challenge, which is to pick any previous challenge. And I thought Amy's supply challenge, TCPTUES121, to use all them shiney cut-up dies was perfect.

Among my impulse buys this past holiday was TCP's Whale of a friend. Now personally I think the "you're a whale of a friend" sentiment is sort of mean. Think about it, if you got a card that said that how would you feel? Do you really want to be a called a whale anything? N thinks I'm nuts, but honestly...

However the little whale is just way too adorable to pass up and I thought he'd make perfect baby boy cards. I paired him with my all time favorite boy paper (which was conveniently already on my desk) and die cut a bunch of waves for him to swim in. And because I'm a glitter fiend I couldnt resist edging the waves with some sparkley accents.

The Dets:
Stamps: TCP Whale of a friend, Amuse senti
Paper: MB notecard, PTI enchanted evening & simply chartreuse, BG oliver
Ink: Memento black, Versafine black, copics
Accessories: TCP wave & snowflake die, PTI enchanted evening button, divine twine, stickles, ek stickos

Friday, March 4, 2011


Happy Friday!

This is a card that began as a CASE for a Club Anya Mystery Monday, but it happened so long ago, I cant even find the original post. And I have a feeling I made it in the "black hole of real life (aka no motivation for blogging)" so it never got posted to my blog.

I had been playing around with MFT's rolled rose die. I've seen some superly awesome rolled roses in blogland, and unfortunately I havent quite figured out how people make them so pretty. Do they layer the bottom w/ a punched five petal flower just so it looks all even and lovely? Because for the life of me, I couldnt get the bottom to work out for me.

Well, it's the weekend now and I aim to misbehave. (Kuddos if you know who say's that.)

The Dets:
Stamps: TGF Miss Anya Lounge, Verve Practically Perfect
Paper: MB notecard, Basic Grey olivia
Ink: Memento tuxedo black & angel pink, copics
Accessories: MFT rolled rose die & scallopes die, kiaser pearls, ek success stickos, ribbon, flourish die, felt, spellbinders rectangles