Friday, April 23, 2010


A very happy hello to all my blogger buddies! Being a crafter is an experience that cannot be described with few words. There's always something happening with this project or that. This card project is absolutely no exception. First of all, working with loose glitter is a job in itself, then there's the element of surprise when trying to photograph a card with several different types of elements or mediums on it. These cards have glitter, chipboard, gemstones, inked flourishes and decorative paper! How on earth do you photograph all of these very different elements on one surface so that their best "face" shows through each and every time??? Hence my dilemma...time for a new camera I think! I use a light box and a very nice digital zoom lens style camera with different lighting (depending on what my color scheme is)! Well, I'm not normally a quitter but, a girl can only photograph a subject so many times before she's sick and tired of looking at it! LOL!

These cards represent the project that is now occupying my craft table. I still have several to go before these glittery, messy, mock-ups called cards are out of my system! Wish me luck and hopefully I'll see you again in a few days with part 2 of this "hair-raising" dilemma known as card making! As usual, Thanks for stopping by and Thanks for all of your support!
PawwPadd Creations

Notice how the flourish looks washed out and the
gem stone looks very dark? Not the true look of this card.

The alphabets and the decorative paper photographed
darker than they should have, and yet the gemstone and the
flourish look fine.
The paper in this case is kind of faded looking and the
alphabets aren't as brilliant as they really are. The flourish
is faded looking and the gemstone is too dark.

This glitter is actually a very bright and brilliant gold, contrary
to the way it looks here. I didn't think the flourish
would look right with the balloons, so I decided to use
some bright gold sticker letters I have and they
came out looking dark!

I'm probably happiest with the way this one photographed,
although the alphabets are a bit darker then they
actually are. I think the paper is a tad darker, but not
too much. The flourish is fine and the pearl is fine.

On this one, you can barely see the rhinestone in the
flourish. The flourish itself is kind of lost and you can barely
tell that the alphabets are covered in black glitter! Not at all the way
this card looks up close

Trial and error...experience is the best teacher!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


What you are about to see are cards made with one of my craft finds of the century! My friend Cindy and I were out shopping one Saturday afternoon and went to Michaels craft store, right as we walked inside there were these bins filled to the brim with felt embellishments! I was astounded when I looked at the price which was .22c per pack. I tried to talk Cindy into getting some, I told her she'd be sorry if she didn't. Well, she didn't and wondered later why she didn't get them. When she sees these cards I'm sure she will want to kick herself. She said she just didn't know how she would use them. Cindy and I have many moments like this one, unfortunately for her.

The packs had the flower used here on my cards and 6 other felt embellishments. Much to my surprise, when I checked out, each pack rang up for, I think, about .11c each! WHOO-HOO!! I've had them since last summer and I was determined to use them! I remember when felt was used for "old days" handy crafts (as they were once called), hand puppets for kids, Barbie clothes you could glue the seams of, Christmas ornaments for our trees etc. Now look at what they're doing with it! We can even run it through out die cut machines! After being around as long as it already has, I think felt is going to be around for a very, very long time to just get used to it! My Mom probably would not be amazed though. She was really a lady well before her time...the things my Mom could do with "stuff" would amaze you! She worked with the Scouts for over 20 years if that tells you anything!!!  WHAT A CRAFTER! Love you and miss you always Mommy.

              Thanks Rae for helping me with the paper color choice. I'm very happy with it (smile).
These are the other 6 embellishments that were
in the package with the flower. Now I've just
gotta figure out how I'm going to use these.
(future post lol!)
I've used the same layout with all of the cards, just
two different Cuttlebug backgrounds and different
sentiments. I also found the felt ribbon used here
in a bin on a seperate occasion at Michaels for
about .50 or 1.00 a roll. Each roll has 4 yds.

Thanks Mommy for teaching me all you knew!


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