Good morning all. Pull up your chair. I've got a few things to show you today. However, I'm going to start with the fun news. I received an email this morning saying I WON!!! Creative Charms does a giveaway most months. This month, I won the kit of the month. You can see it here. It shouldn't be long before they have the new kit of the month posted, also. So, I would check it out. I was just thinking I need to order more velvet ric-rac from them. Now, I have black on its way to me. Isn't this fun. I love getting goodies in the mail (although recently my UPS driver asked if I was ordering bricks).
Now that I've shared my little bit of fun, how about some eye candy for you. In fact, I have two cards to show you. Lets start with the Tiddly Ink card.
Here is a side view of the card so you can see the layers.
In between the two pieces of acetate and in the middle of all those pop dots is sand. The Wonderkid has a sandbox (courtesy of PopPop) with it comes sand, EVERYWHERE. So, I decided to "borrow" a little bit of it. Just so you know, a little goes a long way when you are talking about shaker cards.
Here is the sand and the image.
Sandy Memories. If you notice, the little boy on the left has a bit of a sun burn. The little boy on the right must have a good mommy who puts lots of sun screen on him. The crab, starfish and sand dollars come from Don't Be Crabby. I printed about a dozen sets of the starfish and sand dollars and colored them, cut them out and afixed them to the frame of the card.
So, do I have you thinking about shaker cards you could do?
I need to digress for just a moment. I ordered a few things from Christy at Tiddly Inks yesterday and I screwed up when I did the ordering (I should have waited another minute for the download button but I didn't). So, I emailed Christy asking if she could help me out. She was a real trooper and stuck it out with me until I had my images. Now THAT is customer service because I'm certain she had something better to be doing than emailing with me bright and early on a Sunday morning. Thanks, Christy.
OK, moving right along. (Now I have the Muppet Song stuck in my head. Do you remember it? Click the link if you want to hear it.)
Sketches in Thyme card.
Queen and Co pearls which are specifically designed to coordinate with the Core'dinations papers. I have been eyeing them since Core'dinations did a post about them but I just hadn't purchased until recently. This color is called Shamrock, so I had to use it. The sentiment is one of the $1 stamps from Studio G. I picked up two of them last year and now I get to finally use them.