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Friday, July 8, 2011

My new Lightbox

Thanks to my new online friend Lisa I knew how to put together a sturdy lightbox with the clear plastic container, clip on lights, posterboard, and interfacing.  Thanks Lisa!  What do you think of my picture?  Is it any clearer than the rest? 
I know I have been missing in action but I had to go buy yet another camera battery.  In the mean time I have about 6-7 different cards to show you.  (just one today!)
Today's card uses some decorative paper that I had bought from StampinUp that I HATED.  Really hated.  It was nothing like the picture in the book.  BUT I felt that I needed to not let it go to waste so I pulled it out and started playing with it.  I used my new Spellbinder's Nestability set for the frame and the shape for my image.  Isn't she cute?  I like that, cute and vintage all at the same time.  Of course I colored her with my Copic Markers.  After some sewing on my paper and some Flower Soft for my flowers as well as Stickles for her wings I was set to go.  Now to pull out some embellishments.  Awhile back I had dyed some seam binding this pretty dark pink color and thought it would make a nice bow especially with the pearl in the center.  Then I started playing with the flowers from Wild Orchard crafts.  I used the same Stickles on the largest rose.  I love the way it adds something special and ties the card together.  Add some swirls that I cut out using a Sizzics (sp?) die and I was done. 
Today is my son Sam's 23rd birthday.  Sam still lives with us why he is getting on his feet.  We took him out to lunch and the guys did a little gambling at the Casino.  Stinks, I wanted to play, too!  We just finished with cake and singing (badly lol) Happy Birthday....I really can't sing!  Tonight we are hanging around the house with some beers and watching the ballgame.  Right up their alley!
Hey!  I lost 3.5 pounds this week.  Yippie Skippie!  Love, Elle

16 comments:

angel4031 said...

this is so pretty x

Linda said...

Wow absolutely gorgeous and the colors are fabulous!!!! Way to go!!!!

paola said...

yep the photos are sure looking great and the card is absolutely adorable as is the bow, fab details and i love that su paper stunning
smiles
Paola

Rhonda Miller said...

How sweet.

Christina C. said...

Super cute card, Elle!!!!

Cricket said...

Very pretty.

Only By His Grace said...

The photograph of your card is so much better. Not as light as your other ones so more detail is able to be seen. Your card is lovely. I love the layout with the pretty pink ribbon. Lovely design paper and coloring of Tilda.
Hugs Maz

Paula said...

oh girl, this card is beautiful! And Tilda does look very cute!! (and I think the paper is great, too) Good job:)

julieprice3 said...

Very pretty card .The colours are beautiful! Love the seam binding
Hugs Julie P

Barb Hardeman said...

Super photo of this card! Well, we all make mistakes in our paper choices, I'm so glad you decided to use it and with such pretty results! Gorgeous bow and very pretty flower arrangement too!
Hugs, Barb

LINDA W. said...

Your pitcure of your card is great.
Great coloring and dp's.
hugs Linda

Chris said...

Oh, your lightbox works beautifully! I'd love to know how you did it! My room is so dark. Your card is adorable. I cannot believe the difference your lightbox has made! Well done!

XO,
Chris Christensen

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card Elle. Love the cute flower with flowersoft and the lovely layering of those awesome DP!
Hugs,
Cabio

Stephanie Lee said...

super photo & great card!! love your seam binding ribbon...

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Gorgeous! : )

Monique said...

Lovely card !

Hugs Monique