Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Teachers Appreciation Day May 11th/ Blog Candy Alert

I am so excited! My sister uploaded a new photo image software program on my 'puter to help with my cards! She walked me through the steps today and this is the final product! I love it! This card is for a teacher that is just incredible this year, just what our second grader needed. Firm, nuturing, and has high expectations for her. DD is thriving- will be sad to see the school year end for her.

The pages are from Websters and Kris made some of these fabulous tissue paper flowers made out of an old pattern. She glittered them and added the mulberry flowers with a button. I printed the sentiment from a site on the computer and printed out. Used a nestibility punch to give an added flair to the card. I took the lace and "coffee" dyed it using instant starbucks sample that I was given recently. It added the perfect vintage look I was looking for. In case you ever want to "tea or coffee" dye some off white/cream or even white lace or seam binding. Heat the water, add the tea (steep for 5 minutes or so for depth of color) then add your product. Check on it every so often for the color that you are looking for. I then folded in a towel to pull off the excess moisture, let sit in the sun for a day to dry. Viola! I have some more stuff to make using the hem binding and lace that I just dyed. My mojo is tearing loose!

Stop by later for more cards! Thank you for visiting! If you leave a comment to tell me that you were here, you can be entered into my give away for some blog candy! US residents only, please due to shipping costs. I have been blogging for just over a year now, have over 20K hits, and made some great new "friends"! So I have lots to celebrate. Winner will be chosen by on May 15th!
** There will be clear alpha set stamps, flowers, ribbons, other misc goodies. I will try to get a pic uploaded of the goodies......**


Vicki Wizniuk said...

Kelly, I follow you through Google Reader, so I don't often pop out of that to leave comments, but I want to tell you that you do beautiful work! This card is so soft and pretty! Thanks for the inspiration... ;)

Rebecca's Card Hobby said...

Love the card for the teacher. Some teachers you hate see go and others you are glad the year is over. Glad you shared this card and how to due with coffee/tea. I used to view your blog from time to time but lost it. Glad I found you again. Thanks for the blog candy you are offering., would love to win something