Tuesday, September 29, 2009

For Tonia

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & this year it hits close to home.  My sister-in-law was diagnoized October 2008 (about 2 weeks before her 49th birthday) and a spot was found on her liver while doing preadmission tests.  I am glad to say it will be a year and she is doing wondferful.  In fact, down at Duke where she travels from here every other week for chemo, they told her that if they were just seeing her they would declare her cancer free.  God does answer prayers.  So these are for her. 

The first is just SU Whisper White cardstock cut to fit in a 4x6 acrylic frame.  I took a crumbled paper towel & dabbed on Pixie Pink Ink covering as much as the cardstock as you want.  Then used the Butterfly punch on Pink Passion cardstock which I cut 5 3/4" long & 2" wide & using Basic Black Ink stamped the "One person...(Flight of the Butterfly Stamp Set #111564) beside it & then stamped the solid butterfly again using Pixie Pink Ink.  Turn frame on side & slide in then added a piunk sticky pad.                     
The second is a 4x6 card using SU Passion Pink & Whisper White (5 1/2" long
& 2" wide).  I cut the white with pinking shears & centered the white & glued.  Using the butterfly punched out of the above project (recycle stampers) glued to white, again using Basic Black Ink stamped the "Courage...(Courage Stamp Set #115330), dabbed over both with the Pixie Pink paper towel some, & then added the pink ribbon symbol. 

I hope these two items will give hope and support to someone you know and love..Lynette    

Black Tie Affair

Sorry for the lapse but was on vacation in Florida.  Our neighbor watchs the house & waters plants for us while we are gone.  We always give her a thank you gift when we get back.  So I made this simple but elegant thank you card to go with the gift.  I calling it the "Black Tie Affair" because it resembles a tuxedo.  All I took was SU Whisper White cardstock folded to make a 4"x6" card, cut SU Basic Black cardstock 3" wide by 3 1/2" long glue to center, cut a piece of Whisper White 2 1/2" wide by 3" long glue to center of the black.  Stamped with SU Elegant Thank You (#114484) in Classic Black Ink.  Added black ribbon across bottom then made the black bow tie.  I punched with the Butterfly Punch and added the red (SU Real Red) butterfly for a touch of colour left one wing up for effect & drew on the antennae.  This can alos be used as an invitation.  Hope you enjoyand happy stamping, Lynette        

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Melted Crayon Effects Card

I saw this technique on splitcoastampers.com (for more detailed go to their website) and love it.  It is real easy to do.  Here I took Stampin' Up's non-glossy white card stock and cut 81/2" length by 51/2" width.  Folded the length in half.  Wrap a iron with aluminum foil and heat it (no steasm). You then take heated iron and just scribble any color crayon you want on the aluminum.  Swipe your folded card stock over the aluminum until you get the effect that you what. Then complete your card.  I used Stampin' Up's Pink Passion cut 2" width layered over top of about an 1" of the white whic I tore and then ran over Stampin' Upo's Pixie Pink Cklassic Ink glued on card and then glued the Passion Pink piece leaving some of the white showing.  The flowers were stamped in Pixie Pink and are out of the Pick A Petal Stamp Kit from Stampin' Up!  I hope you enjoy.  Happy Stamping-Lynette