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Thursday, June 9, 2011

June 9, 2011

It's been quite a while again since I posted.  Guess I've just been busy with lots of "summer" things ~ planting, weeding, just getting outside!
I've made a couple more cards and colored a few more images, and I've also been trying to learn some new techniques by surfing from blog to blog and looking at all the tutorials.
One thing that's been taking up my time is learning to use my new Gypsy!!!  I've watched several videos about it, read the manual from cover to cover, etc.  Still not feeling totally comfortable with it, but at least I can do a little with it.  I made the first card below using it ~ totally lifted from the "Creations With Christina" blog.  She has a video that guides you through the creation of this card.  I loved the card when I saw it on the blog, though, and it's a perfect one for me right now ~ my daughter-in-law just secured her first teaching job on Tuesday, so I made her a "Congratulations" card.

Isn't it cute??  I just wrote a note of congratulations inside, made an envelope for it, and it's ready to pop in the mail today.  It was a great way to learn to use my Gypsy!  If you've never been to that blog, you should make a point to visit it.  It's WONDERFUL!!!  She has so many videos with directions for making cards, layouts, etc., and they're all very easy to follow and understand ~ I've learned SOOOOO much from her!  This blog is wonderful for a newbie like me!!!!  I think Provocraft should be paying her or at least giving her free machines because she does so much advertising for them by teaching people how to use the PC products!!  Thank you, Christina!!!

This card was made with a Stampendous stamp ~ House Mouse, I think.  I gave the sunburst technique a try on this one, and I love the way it turned out!  Colored with Prismacolors.  Also used some Bo Bunny brads and some ribbon to dress it up a bit.

 And finally, a Riley the Moose card.  I went to a scrapbooking convention in Columbus, OH, a couple of months ago, and I got my first taste of Riley stamps there.  He's so cute, and I like the fact that he's easy to color.  Used some brads, ribbon, dry embossing, and stickles to finish this one off.  I also made the matching envelope.

Have a great day and a relaxing weekend!