Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Vroom! Vroom!

My dad celebrated his birthday about a week ago and he is so hard to buy for! What do you buy for the man who has everything? His card was not much easier. I always like to try new things for my dad's cards so I did the Iris folding technique. Basically, you use several pieces of paper and you layer them in a design to make a picture. It leaves a space right in the middle, just like the iris of your eye. (Circle of Crafters has a step by step guide with patterns if you want to learn how to do this.) For this card, I used some vintage looking paper to make the car look older. Then I cut out some wheels and used some brown paper to fill in the iris in the middle. I stamped Happy Birthday with some black embossing powder. These cards will be really thick because of the amount of paper you will use so I always try to use double sided tape to keep it all together. Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Hello! Can you believe July is almost over? Parents are getting excited and teachers are getting nervous. Ahh - the first day of school is near. I only have a few weeks to get some of my summer projects done. Now if only I could find that list I made back in June!

One thing I did was to take a class through jessicasprague.com. She is the queen of digital scrapbooking. The class was to help me use Photoshop Elements. She does it step by step in language I can understand. Here is the first picture I did. It makes me laugh because Kate and I were at the park after her t-ball game and she just could not believe I was taking another picture of her. I told her she was sassy and the lady next to me started laughing. The picture uses a frame and I think it is called word art. Maybe I will figure out Photoshop after all! Stay cool!