A House of Cards

Thursday, March 27, 2008

I'm back!

Did you miss me? ;) It feels like I haven't been here in forever. I've got some new stuff to show you, so I won't keep you hangin'.

I decided to play with the Lil Giraffe chipboard from Magistical Memories this week. I usually shy away from the animal shapes, but I am so glad I didn't for this card. I just love this little plaid giraffe. (The papers are by My Mind's Eye. Love them!) And I think the colors are fun for a baby card.


Next up are some new projects I did for Provo Craft. My mission was sophisticated and elegant. Not sure if I hit the mark, as I am used to doing cutesy kinda stuff, but I tried. ;)

For this first project, I dressed up a large scalloped chipboard candy box by Provo Craft. I cut out a large circle and a couple of hearts (George and Basic Shapes) and some daisies (Walk in My Garden) using my Cricut Expression machine. Added some buttons and some stitches, and voila! (The papers and letter stickers are by Basic Grey - Blush collection).

Next, I tried my hand at doing a layout. Not my strong suit, but it isn't too bad. I had this layout in mind when I took the pictures, so if they look a little staged, they are. ;) I don't have lots of shots of myself just laying around, so sometimes I have to force myself in front of the camera. For this, I used my Cricut machine to cut out lots of hearts (George and Basic shapes Can you tell this is my favorite heart shape?) and the word LOVE (Beyond Birthdays) and just slapped it all together. (The papers and a few of the die-cuts are by SEI - Jolie Chocolat collection.)


Lastly is a wedding card I made using my Cricut Expression machine to cut out the stretched flower flourish (Stretch Your Imagination). I cut it out a couple of times in green and once in pink and layered the pieces. (Paper is by Basic Grey - Perhaps collection.)



Well that's all I have for today. I will try to check back in soon. I know that Jenn will be putting up the March designs at Self-Addressed soon, so until then...


Thanks for stopping by!

31 comments:

Anabelle said...

These are awesome, Roree. Love that baby card. And your layout is gorgeous!

Lea L. said...

Well- you and I had the same idea when it came to what diecut shapes we used on our Feb. make-ups for Provo Craft! I am chuckling a bit...I haven't photographed mine yet....I used the daisys and the stretched flower flourish as well!

Your projects are awesome...I don't do sophisticated and elegant very well either. Yours are much closer to that than mine are!

Have a great day!
~Lea

Rae said...

You are AMAZING Roree, I just can't tell you that enough! That plaid giraffe is genius, I absolutely love that card (I'm a big fan of MME too!) Your "keepsakes" box is stunning, your 'staged photo' layout is a masterpiece, and the wedding card is simply beautiful! You are such an inspiration, I love seeing your creations! Hugs! ~rae

Betsy V said...

Gorgeous Roree! I love all of your projects.

Katie said...

yes...you were missed! Love love love all of your beautiful projects!

Katie

Jeannie Phillips said...

I love the girafe card... what a great combo of papers.. I love how you used them... Ilove it all but I was really struck by that one
Jeannie

Jana said...

I am pretty sure it's bad to drool on my keyboard but that is what I am doing over these! They are awesome!

jennifer mcguire said...

what wonderful cards, girl!

Lisa642 said...

I can see a Removed for Publication sign in your future where that gorgeous little giraffe card is!! ADORABLE!!!

Beth Norman said...

Your giraffe card is so, so cute.

dannisdoodles said...

loooove your cards and layout, you're a pro at whatever you touch!
You were tagged, play if you wish, details are on my blog.

Melissa said...

So SAWEEEEET! I adore each of these Roree---darling, darling, darling!
Melissa

Laura Davis said...

Roree,
I love everything you are so talented! never under estimate yourself, your elegance totally came shining through, your card is beautiful! I love the baby card it's my best for sure:) And your LO is stunning!
Have a great weekend:)
Laura

Leena said...

These projects are simply gorgeous Roree!! I LOVE them all!

Crayola58 said...

Wow, ...100times wow. All of these are just wonderful, but your stuff is always superb, Roree. And yes, we missed ya.

Tabitha said...

oh, my gosh i ahve got to get my hans on the giraffe chipbaord for my sweet little one.

Nina said...

Oooh - I've visited you here almost every day and hoped for an update...I'm so happy you're back! Yay!

Crisp, gorgeous, awesome, fab work as always! LOVE IT!

x

Kandis Smith said...

It's always so much fun to see your newest creations!! Love that layout, Soooo cute!

sandrine74 said...

WOW!!! Really i love your giraffe card and your layout too!!! It's always a pleasure to see your work...it's simply beautiful... all the time !!!

Raechelle said...

wow! Your projects are fantastic! The giraffe card is darling! I like the paper you used. The candy box is gorgeous! I think you did a wonderful job capturing the tone yet keeping it "you"! Beautiful layout, too!
Have a great weekend!
Rae :)

Norma Kennedy said...

Everything is just so Beautiful !!!!!

Norma

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Kira said...

I love all of these projects! Especially the baby card with the giraffe (I absolutely love giraffes!). So fab! TSMFS!!!

Kelly said...

Look at all the pretties! Your card is fabulous!

Babydoll said...

Found you on another page!! Hope you don't mind me stopping by. Your cards are gorgeous and your layout is awesome!! I'll be stopping by often. :)

Danielle said...

Amazing as always!! Love your layout too. See? You can do layouts!!! It's gorgeous!

Dani

staceykingman said...

Wow, I love the blog header!!

adrienne leigh said...

these are lovely- you do some fab work!

inara said...

gorgeous, every single one!!!

Melanie said...

Beautiful creations, Roree. That giraffe is adorable!

Debbie Olson said...

Wow! These are all fabulous! The baby card is darling, and I love the bracket-edged shape as well. Thanks for the inspiration!