Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday Feature

Happy Friday!

I have three great cards to share with you today. Last night was so much fun, hubby was feeling a bit weather worn so he went to bed very early. That means me and the kids have to be super quiet for him, well we don't have to, but we do to respect him. So Hollyanne, Levi and I came downstairs and instead of popping in a movie we decided to work on cards. I needed to make one for my challenge group, Hollyanne needed her Friday Feature and Levi decided he wanted in on the action.

My good friend Joni recently started her own digi-stamp company called Inktegrity. Yesterday she had a grand re-opening introducing 5 new stamps in a collection called Dream Big that can be purchased here. You can purchase them individually or get all 5 for $3.99. Can't beat that!! Out on Limb is the image that Hollyanne and I played with.

This is Hollyanne's card. It's all her own design, right down to the sentiment. She wrote it, she decided on the font - I typed it. She used the Prismacolor Markers to color, she made her brother use the Stampin' Up! ones. LOL

Here is my card with the same adorable image. The challenge for the challenge group was to highlight the embossing using a Cuttlebug folder. I am not a huge fan of this technique, although I have seen some amazing work done with it. Mine is mediocre at best. I love the ladybug though. I punched out a heart and pop-dotted it, I cut a black scallop circle and added stitching with a white gel pen and then added some fun ribbon!

Now Levi had to do a guy card! We printed him the freebie pirate background that was offered by Dustin Pike and found a free pirate coloring page. Levi, with his demented sense of humor, decided the sentiment should say "welcome aboard, now walk the plank!" He giggled about this for a long time. Hollyanne bumped him and the mistake he'd made pleased him greatly. There is a splotch over to the right of the card beyond the ropes, near the cloud. It's not a splotch - it's a cannonball!!

I hope you enjoyed our cards and a brief moment into our family time last night. We had a great time and we hope we've inspired you or at the very least, put a smile on your face.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Hollyanne & Levi, too!

5 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jackie Randolph said...

Hi Mel, what a great post! Hollyanne is becoming quite the card maker! Love the layout. Your card is adorable and Levi card is the bomb (cannon)!!!

Juana B. Artist (a.k.a. Karin) said...

Sounds like a fun evening! Love the kid's cards. Such creative and imaginative artists. Luv you guys.

Juana B. Artist (a.k.a. Karin) said...

Happy Birthday, Melissa!

Lana Clarke said...

What a creative bunch you all are!!!!
Lana x

Sheri Gilson said...

Hi Mel!! What a fun post~everyone did a fabulous job on their card!

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