Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Birdie Card

Hi everyone,

I am home today -- as working for a state government agency we have Cesar Chavez day off. It is a nice treat to have a day off in the middle of the week. I am spending my time in the craft room. You can clean house and do laundry any time right?

The flowers are from our yard. The white rose opened beautifully -- we call them Zeus roses. (We planted them after our Zeus dog died, and they have bloomed beautifully for over 2 years.) Tucked in the back is a red rose that Oscar tends so carefully. The daffodils are from work -- a Cancer Society fundraiser.
Here is a card I made using some of my recent haul goodies. I have subscribed to some sites lately and met (virtually) anyway some great people who are using the Silhouette. I was inspired to try my hand at the digital stamps to use the print and cut feature.

Here is my first print, cut, and I color card!
I am also doing it for the
Mojo Monday inspiration too.

More news later about a very exciting opportunity to join a design team! My first!

About the Card...

Most of the diecuts are from the Silhouette store. The happy is a sizzix sizlet 12 inch happy birthday die. The birdie is a free download from Laurie Wilson at Clearly Delightful Blog. I linked to there from AIfactory Graphics and Cliparts. Believe it or not, I printed it from the Robocraft software, did a mini trace to add the cut out border and I colored it with my limited stash of Copic markers and newly developing skills. Want to know the marker colors -- just leave a message. It was a test to see if the Copics would play nicely with my HP laserjet ink. The white cardstock is 80# Neenah classic crest cover. I had to send the cutter pass through twice to cut cleanly.

The blue paper is part of my huge Costco cardstock pack from many years ago... use it up right? The patterned papers came from Tuesday Morning -- it was a 5x7 pad of cardstock called "life of the party" from Momenta. It was a great deal at $1.99 for 40 two side sheets. I used my Silhouette custom page size to cut the scallop and circle perfectly. The white ribbon is part of my stash -- $1 Biglot ribbon.

Thanks for viewing and commenting. Another haul video and acard making demo is coming.

Look out for exciting news regarding my participation in a great design team! Note to self -- seize the opportunity -- even on the last day of submittal you just might get picked. :)

Yippee -- so happy.

I am off to a class in Carlsbad this evening. Thanks for reading and more to post later!


Leonie said...

Very cute card Terri. What are the sites you have found with the silhouette? would love to see some.
It sounds as though you are really getting a lot of use from yours & trying new things, I havn't tried using any images other than from the silhouette store, so your card process sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Dara Lynn said...

You need to go to work for Silhouette girlie!!!! If it wasn't for you helping me last month...I still would be searching through my library...good luck to you for the design team I could not be more happy for you. I would feel the same way...your cards are precious. Believe it or not..I went to my LSS today and thought of you putting yourself on "restriction" till 4-10. I am counting the days for you! lol Cant wait to see your other cards :)

Beverley said...

I can't say it enough...I this card...beautiful DP and colours...fantastic work...thanks for sharing...have a stampin' good day.

Stampin' HUGZ