Sunday, March 31, 2013

happy (hybrid) Easter!

Happy Easter, all!

I played a bit this a.m. Yesterday while at a make-'n-take I picked up a sheet of some stinkin' cute DP at my local stamping store. I thought it would make SUCH a cute background on a card if it weren't for the fact that the bunny was facing right ... and therefore away from what would become the center of the card. My BFFs know that's something that bugs me about some folkes' placement of stamps on cards ... and so what did I do, you ask?! Well, if I'd used the portion of the DP from the right-facing bunny to its right, I'd have lost those cute topiary bushes ... so I decided to go digi.

I haven't played around w PhotoShop in ages, so purchased, then scanned the DP, and flipped that bunny so he was left-facing. I printed out a couple pictures and then fussy cut around the bunny so that I could pop him up. I also used the color picker so that I could have the lavender from the polka dots as the card background. The white portion of the card is popped up off the lavender as well. Voila!

I'm happy w the results, tho' it's afternoon before I'm posting my happy Easter greetings. Such is life, eh?!

stamps: Heather's F-180-HK Happy Easter greeting; paper: We R Memory Keepers' Cotton Tails English Garden DP, Neenah Solar White card stock; ink: Ranger black soot distress ink, PC-generated photo

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Spring is in the air!

One of my most welcome signs of spring has arrived! Yes, listening to the birds in the morning again is one ... but having the spring issue of SC&T is another! It's here, and I took some time this a.m. to review it. I should make a "welcome spring" card before heading out to visit my Mom later today!

Click on the picture to head to their site - you can subscribe, view online, or download the latest edition there! Enjoy!