Monday, July 4, 2011

Gallery Idol 2011 Submission

Well, I decided to create a card for the PaperCrafts Gallery Idol 2011 contest. Today.

My sister and her husband are buying their first home. I'm really excited for them and so I thought I would make a congrats card for them tonight.

As I was thinking about what to create, I remembered a card I made (waaay back) here and decided to use that same idea. This time I used my Cricut and Gypsy to create the base, welding and flipping so that I would have a pocket which was much easier than the last time!

I cut the roof off the outer pocket and cut another house to create the insert. Since my sister's bedding is a grey with bright pops of colors I decided to pair some grey script paper with some Basic Grey papers. All from my stash. I love the little crystal doorknob and wreath on the door. And the lace trim.

Happy Birthday!

My brother celebrated his 30th birthday this year and suggested golf stuff or gift cards to golf as ideas from his wish list. I was able to make his card this morning before we all gathered for lunch to celebrate his day and the Fourth of July.

The image is from Magenta; not sure if they still make it or not as I've had it for years. It was fun to sit and color and my little man sitting nearby creating a card for his uncle at the same time, sharing colored pencils and listening as he learned to draw a flag from his daddy. I think my brother was pretty impressed with that card....might have been his favorite although my sister got him a singing one that brought back great memories of our childhood so there might have been a tie!

Hope your day was wonderful for our nation's birthday! Our time with family was terrific but now we are home and I'm figuring out what to do next. Normally we would be heading to the local fireworks show in an hour or so. The rains just have not come this spring and early summer so not only have fireworks been banned in the city (they usually are) they are banned completely. Someone told me from the whole state but I'm not sure if that is true or not. Either way, no fireworks this year. The city is doing a laser light show instead and I have to say I just think that is lame LAME. I hope they bring back the fireworks next year!