Saturday, October 20, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness

I made this using MTC.  
A few days ago I posted a swing card I made using an MTC cut file. For my first attempt at making a card using that technique, I used elements celebrating Breast Cancer.

This weekend marks the celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness.  I know a few women who have survived this disease and, though there have been trials and studies geared towards eradication of this deadly disease, there are still women dying from it.

In honor of this occasion, and in support for the cause, I made a few cards to showcase cutting files, chevron patterns, and a new technique I saw in Papercrafts Magazine. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Swing Card

 Yesterday I saw this tutorial, downloaded the file and couldn't wait to use MTC to create this card. I made this one in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, which is this coming weekend. It was easy peasy! Thanks to Susan for the MTC cut file.


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Space Shuttle US Endeavour

Oh my, I'm so excited! I couldn't resist seeing the US Endeavour space shuttle making its way to the California Science Center. It was making its way in my neighborhood on the streets of Los Angeles and was too much for me to miss! My sister came to pick up my mom and me, and camera in hand, we drove to a friend's house (not too far from my place) and parked the car in her driveway. We only walked about half a block and I was able to take some awesome photos of the space shuttle Endeavour as it was making its way on Crenshaw Boulevard towards MLK Boulevard. Once it made it to that intersection, someone sang the National Anthem (I don't know who because it was too crowded in that area) then the Endeavour proceeded to turn from Crenshaw onto MLK Boulevard.  I took some photos for you to see this amazing sight.  I'm glad I was able to see history being made. Enjoy!
You can see the tail!
Here you see the nose

Getting ready to turn!

Further out


Here it comes!

Oh my!!!

It's turning!

Front view

This is the other end of the Endeavour as it makes its way to its final mission!

Full Circle

Good morning all (or good afternoon depending on your location)! What a glorious Saturday we're enjoying here in the South land. Today is a special day in my neck of the woods because the space shuttle Endeavour is making its way to the California Science Center where it will be part of a special exhibit. I've had a very busy morning. First, trying to get to praise and worship this morning ended up being my exercise for the day. I had to do some walking due to street closures. I'm not complaining, because like I said I did my workout for the day. Anyway, folks are lining up at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Crenshaw Boulevard to see this marvelous site.  Above is a photo of Endeavor as it flew over the Los Angeles skyline a few weeks back. This photo was taken by a friend of a friend over at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA.

Anyway, getting back to my writing, today I've come full circle with my card making. What do I mean? Well, last Saturday was World Card Making Day and I had every intention of creating as many cards as I could that day. I signed up at a few sites to take part in their blog hops and challenges. But things didn't go exactly as I planned.  We have a saying in Spanish that goes like this "El hombre propone y Dios dispone." Translated: "Man proposes and God disposes." Well, that's what happened to me. I won't even go into details for the phrase says it all. Suffice is to say that I was only able to make one (1) card all day!  I did the challenge here The tutorial is very easy to follow, so I came up with this card. The one good thing that came from that day was that I was inspired to jump start my holiday card making. Hopefully, you'll be inspired to do the same.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Color Pop

I've often admired card crafters who make these awesome white cards, then place one colored embellishment or colored stamp to make the card pop.  Well, I've finally made one of my own!  I was reading Mama Dini's blog the other day and she was showcasing the Flourishes Beauty of Imitation challenge.  Dina was showcasing a card that became the inspiration for her card.  I was so impressed with it, I decided then and there to make one.

For this card I used the Retro Circles by Tim Holtz and embossed the front of the card. I then cut out the dies with the Beaded Circles by Spellbinders .  I stamped the flower that would be the "pop" in my card twice (once on the smaller circle and again on a scrap of white cardstock) from stamps in my stash, then used Copic Markers to color them. Afterwards, I paper pierced the extra flower and glued it over the stamped image on the circle.  Using glue dots, I assembled the circles on the card and finished by making a bow using Becca's Peg Bow Maker to further embellish the card.  I hope you like it!