Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cards and news

Good Morning! With CHA going on this week, there just hasn't been a lot of people around has there? But I'm loving all the new sneaks I have been seeing around.

I wanted to share my news with you. Bobunny recently has had a design team call out, and this time it was for the whole team to reapply for our positions. I decided that Bobunny and I are going in different directions at this time, and although I have worked for them for over 6 years, that I was not going to reapply for the team. It was a difficult decision to make, and even harder to send them my resignation from the company, but I now feel truly happy that I made the right decision.

My decision should benefit you my dear readers sometime soon in the near future, as I will be reducing my stock of Bobunny ( products and collections that I have no use for.) and as my 50,000 blog hit gets closer, I plan to have some nice blog candy giveaways.

Last week I stopped in at Big Lots and found this cool Making Memories tape - i loved the flowers and you know anything kraft floats my boat. So once I started creating with it, I kinda had a hard time stopping!
it was so wonderful for vacation ideas, I ended up cutting out some of the flowers and popdotting them with my Glue Arts foam tape. I added some gems along with kraft I embossed with my cuttlebug and swiss dots folder. I added some Echo Park letters for the greeting.

Going along the same direction, I added a strip to another card blank, then added a tag made with kraft embossed with my swiss dots folder. I also added some of the paradise tape from the same package of MM tape. I cut out more flowers, added in more Echo Park letters and some gems then stapled my twine to keep it in place.

I really love the flowers, they are so neat, and I wanted to create a card with some type of gem in the centers.
so again, I added the tape to a card blank, this one aqua, and tore the paradise tape before adding it to the top of the card. I added a length of twine tied, and this October Afternoon journal spot popdotted with Glue Arts foam tape. I cut a single flower, and overlapped my Echo Park letters over top. I added pearls to all the flowers on the tape.

Next I created a card using Echo Park's new collection, Life is Good. I have been fortunate to win several collections from the company, and am loving all their new lines. I added the paper strips, then added several stickers, the sticker in the middle ( which is distressed) is surrounded with scrunched and pleated paper strips. I added a K&CO dimensional cupcake as well.

Lastly for you, today, I have this kite card. I made the card for the Cards Blog challenge, which I try to enter every week. I used kraft embossed with distressed lines. The paper and stickers are Echo Park, and I embossed with swirls then handcut and popdotted my clouds.

I hope you have a super terrific day!


craftymom205 said...

Love the cards. Really like the kraft with all the colors.

NanaBeth said...

Going to check out my Big Lot's right now.

Kristie Maynard said...

You have been busy haven't you! Great cards, I particularily love the brown and aqua colors together.
How come I don't find things that cool at my BL? Actually, I can't complain, I have gotten some great deals there.

Cynthia B. said...

I'm sure Bo Bunny will miss you! I'm glad that you're always sharing your beautiful creations through your blog!

Angela said...

loving the cards kristen!! especially your use of turquoise!!