Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Photo Tent Help -- FINALLY

I love pinterest.  I really love pinterest.  I don't just pin, I actually make the recipes I pin, use the free printables, and study the beautiful cards I see!  The talent on the web is fantastic and I can never remember how to get "back" to the items I see that I love. But now, thanks to Pinterest, not a problem!  My most recent find was an actual tutorial using the very light tent that I just received.  I really am one that needs to be shown how to do something the first time, then I'm pretty well set. 

So, where did I get my answers?  Right here at Paper In Bloom.  The "artist" Carly Robertson does amazing work.  I just found her today and thought I'd share her with you!  I asked the Universe for photo help, and this where I landed!  I hope you enjoy her work as much as I did! After you get all caught up with her wonderful work, you'll see the post that says she's hanging up her paper crafting hat for now.  I'm so sad I found her this late, but...all of her previous work is recorded for history!

Now, I can begin taking some more pictures of the cards I have just waiting for their photo op.  But first, light bulbs.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

How do you take your photos...

I'm SO excited!  I finally ordered a light tent for taking photos of my cards.  OH NO! I just realized that if my photos are still bad after this tool gets here...then it's ME!  LOL

I would love for you to share how you take your pictures!  Do you use a light cube/tent/box?  How do you get good lighting for your photos?

Please leave me a note telling me how you take your photos.  Why not leave your blog address, too!  I'd love to make a visit to your blog and see your talent!  And, since I don't have a decent photo to share today, I leave you with this thought, an item I found on Pinterest!  (Don't get me started on that subject!)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Every Moment in Time

The stamp set is called Key Moments, and surprise! It's a Close To My Heart set. The clock face was stamped separately and cut out, placed with foam tape. All materials in this card are from CTMH!

I was so excited to finally find inspiration to use this stamp set!  Loved it when I first saw it, but then drew a blank.  I went back to look for the original card that inspired this one, and never found it again.  Most of these ideas are coming from surfing the web or Pinterest, and I often lose my place.  If you recognize this "pattern" using a clock face, please feel free to let me know where you saw it.  I will edit my post to give credit!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Life is Good!

This was fun to create.  I was inspired by so many cards I see on Pinterest.  Yes, I am a Pinterest addict, and I'm not ready to begin therapy, thank you!  I used the Roxie paper set from Close To My Heart.  The flower, leaves, and the scallop are all from the Cricut cartridge Art Philosophy.  I'm completely hooked on that cartridge.  Before this, I rarely used my Cricut.  Being a card maker, primarily, I just haven't incorporated cut-outs much, until now!  If you're interested in one of these cartridges, let me know! I'm sure we can work out a deal!!!

This is a workshop card, and I can't wait to share it with the participants!  Enjoy, and as always, I appreciate you taking the time to stop by!  Happy Monday!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Still Alive - No excuses

Been working on several workshops and making lots of cards.  That's about it. No excuses. This blog has been neglected!  My apologies for the quality of the picture.  I swore I wouldn't post another until I got a light cube.  No cube yet...but here's a recent card using the Cricut Cartridge - Art Philosophy from Close To My Heart. 
The colors, which are really hard to tell here, are Close To My Heart, Pear and Black. The paper is one that is no longer available.  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

You've Got To See This at Scrappin' Becky B's!

Scrappin' Becky B, one of the ladies who does work that I LOVE, posted a project that I just HAVE to really need to see her wonderful tutorial on these Stamped Tile Coasters.  While you're there...spend a few minutes looking at her other work, and you can decide what you're cooking for dinner while you're there (she shares recipes, too)!

You can get to Becky's page HERE.
Hope you enjoy her tutorial as much as I did!  If you do, please leave her a comment!  Then, I'd love to hear from you to know if you enjoyed the link!  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A quick card using stickers!

This card was very easy thanks to the beautiful Close To My Heart Paper.  I only used one sheet the full size of the card, placed a matching sticker across making it look like two different papers, then added the flower sticker and tag.  Done in a couple of minutes!  The paper is retired stock I'm trying to use up. But, so many papers can be used this way.  Love the matching stickers (My Stickease) from Close To My Heart.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

So many cards, so few postings...and a prayer request.

Hi!  I've been a very poor blogger -- but, I have been making cards like crazy.  That's the good news.  The reason for so many cards is, well, not so good.  My friend was brutally attacked on her way to work on Dec. 27th.  She is at home dealing with the physical and emotional healing that needs to take place.  I could have posted the pictures without any story behind them, but I thought I'd ask you a favor while you're here.  Would you please keep Lisa in your thoughts and prayers?  She's an extremely strong woman, obvious by the fact that she survived!  Extra prayers will only help her on her long road to recovery.

This card is going out today.  I'll post some others over the next week.  My photography isn't getting better, my excuse this time is that I almost forgot to photgraph her cards before mailing them out!

All products are "vintage" Close To My Heart, with the exception of the dragonfly charm.