Tuesday, July 20, 2010

What I've been up to...

Hello to all my crafty friends! I'd like to start off by giving a big warm welcome to some new friends that have joined recently! I love new friends and hope you enjoy some of what I share with you here!
Well, I was MIA for over a week! I recently joined a card swap with the very sweet and talented Flowerdisco. Anyway, we have to make 16 cards. One for any occasion in each month, then a few others. So, I've been busy coming up with cards for that. Now, some people can whip up 16 cards in an afternoon. For me, this is a challenge. Especially when the recipients are all so brilliant! I just hope that my cards will be comparable, ya know? And, I decided to wait to share them on my blog until after they've been swapped. And of course I'll be sharing the cards that I receive from the other participants!

Anyhoo, other than that, over the weekend I was asked by one of the owners of The Jewel Shoppe, where my husband works, to make some little gift cards that she can attach to the custom pieces that go out. Well, their store color is purple, and their logo (I guess is what you'd call it) is a little snow flake (for their last name) with a diamond in the center. So based on that, this is the idea I came up with:

Oh, and I had forgotten to take a picture until late Sunday, and it was by then too dark to get a good one, so I asked my husband to take a picture of them before he left for work Monday morning. So, he took these for me, and I was so happy that they turned out! I made 3 variations, and figured she could choose what elements from each one she liked. They are 3 X 3, 2 of them I rounded the corners. They all have a diamond cut from Indie Art, but I used various layers. They were all embossed with my Cuttlebug and the Snowflakes folder. One I used white core paper, which I sanded lightly. All the diamonds were cut from Waussaw white shimmer paper, so the diamond really sparkles. ;) I also used a Waussaw shimmer in purple on one, and just a deep purple on the other. So, which is your favorite? I like the one with the deep purple, I think.

Oh, and did you watch HSN last night? How awesome is this partnership between Provo Craft and Martha Stewart!?!? I know I want those cake carts for all those wonderful borders!
I hope you have a crafty week!



flowerdisco said...

Jessica...these mini's came out adorable. I am sure they will love them.

Marlene said...

These are so COOL!!! (It helps of course, that I LOVE purple!) Fabby!

Belinda said...

Oh the purple is so fun! Fab minis!