Sunday, June 17, 2012

~Wishing You the Best Puffed Fabric Silhouette~





Check out Erin's wonderful tutorial at Nichole Heady's site.



By the way...LONG TIME NO BLOG!!!


Don't hate me, but I just got back from Hawaii this week.


Almost my whole family lives there, so it was a family reunion.


I got to hold my 4 month old nephew...hug my nieces and nephew, rub my sister's pregnant belly and shop with my other sister like a lil' school girl (we're silly,obnoxious and giddy...super fun) ;) .


Don't take those little moments for granted!


I got to hug my parents; tell them I love them face to face...and eat everything I miss from Hawaii.


We appreciate the once a year visits~it's always hard to say goodbye again...

sniff



Ok, here's my card:




I love this silhouette image.


Since it didn't have a smaller version for the "puff"...I trimmed off a bit of the sides and bottoms of the foam piece. I used batting for the second layer of puff.



I'm also submitting this to













This awesome sketch was a great place to start from...my creative gears are turning on slowly after my two week break....



Stamps: Papertrey Ink On the Links sentiment
Die:In the Meadow
Cardstock:American Crafts
Patterned Paper:Authentique Genuine and BoBunny Weekend Market collection
Ink:Memento rich cocoa and tangelo
Other:Fiskars crimper,Piggy Tales ribbon,stapler,Fiskars rotary cutter scalloped blade,foam,batting

10 comments:

  1. I've actually wondered about you and worried...and you were in Hawaii!!!

    It sounds like it was a wonderful time...but it's good to see you back on your blog.

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  2. Fabulous card, Marlena. Love all the different elements you added.
    PS:I don't hate you, but I am jealous about you having family in HI ~ one of my favorite travel destinations with my husband.

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  3. How AWESOME...such a fun design...I totally love it..

    How fun to have been in Hawaii...love Hawaii..

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  4. Such a great card.I loved it.Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.
    Hugs
    Archana

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  5. This is an amazing card! I love the background you created, and the sleigh looks awesome used like this. Just super!

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  6. We would never hate you…. just super happy for you. Sounds like a very blessed trip, bet it was so hard to say goodbye. Love your very creative card, the colors are gorgeous.

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  7. Hi Marlena! Our paths haven't crossed in the challenge world lately so I'm popping in to catch up on all of your fabulous work! And now I see you've been in Hawaii...lucky girl...every year!!! Great job with the puffy MIM challenge, I haven't tried this technique yet, but plan to. Take care ~ hugs!

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  8. Very cool and unique card! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

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  9. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  10. Fabulous card! Love the postage stamp paper you used and that's a great silhouette. Thank you for playing along at Card Patterns this week!

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Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to stop in! ;)