Saturday, January 17, 2009

Two Peas ~ KWernerDesignBlog ~ and me!

Now that's a combination I couldn't resist. As an avid follower of KWernerDesignBlog, I was totally swept up in the classes Kristina will be presenting over the next 12 months at Two Peas in a Bucket. I decided to play along. Clicking on the links above will display the cards designed by Kristina. Here are the cards I made, using the layout, but changing up the embellies because that's what I had on hand. I like they way they look and am now looking forward to next month's class.

Outside of the the layouts on these cards, the differences are subtle. The overall difference on my cards is the patterned paper. "Love Blossoms Hearts with Glitter", by Heidi Grace. It was purchased in 2006 at MOA and I finally was able to use it. I loved it then and I love it now.

The card on the left has lips on the flowers instead of buttons and a heart where the word 'love' is stamped. I had to use the Slit punch by SU because I don't own the scallop edge punch, yet!

The middle card is the one that taught me to measure twice, cut once. You will notice that the Chocolate Chip rectangle has been mis-measured. It was already attached to the card when I realized the Very Vanilla square would be even to the top of the Chocolate Chip rectangle, thereby not be as visually appealing as Kristina's sample. So, lesson learned: MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE. A very valuable lesson for life, never mind cardmaking!

And lastly, the little 3" x 3" square. It's just adorable, isn't it? I so rarely think to use buttons as the centre of the flower, but I really, really like the way it looks. I'm hoping to use them more often, especially as I have about a thousand buttons and always forget them!

So, I think should take a peek at both Two Peas and KWernerdesigns and join in the fun. Okay, off you go now to play with your stamps and stuff. See you again soon.


Sherri Thacker said...

I love Kristina's blog too and visit it daily. These are some really pretty cards you made barb!

mudmaven said...

Very nice cards! I like the vanilla/chocolate panel! ~chris