Bonjour mes chers amis! My french is tres rusty but I plan on changing that a tiny bit after this week because I am heading to Paris! I can not wait! Visions of architectural delights, fine cuisine, beautiful fashions, and more will be explored as I have always dreamed of.
Crafty Creations and my theme was Parisian inspired with an anything but a card. I decided to create a little matchbook (you can view directions on how to make here) so I could carry it around with me to take a few notes if need be. Translation-I don't know the French word so I write it down and look it up. :-) Here's a picture of the inside:
My Mind's Eye American Made papers which I am still in ♥ with. The Eiffel tower and postal stamp are from Black Leaf Studios, who are sponsoring us this week. Have you seen their designs? They have everything from digital stamps to cutting files to printable invitations and stationary. They also have some great $1 items here.They generously donated "Poodle in Paris" for us to work with. I colored in the postal stamp with red and blue for color then layered it on top of the Eiffel tower. I printed it three times because I wanted to add some depth to it. The entire design is distressed with Papertrey Ink's Vintage Touch. If you have not bought this yet, what are you are waiting for? I love this ink set! I did cut some tiny postal marks out from 7 Gypsies paper to accent. This was hard to do because I am so coveting that paper since it's hard to find anymore Sigh. I am trying to stop my hoarding ways though. Also added a date stamp for me to always remember. As if I could forget.
Also want to mention the new guest designer for the month is Shirl Leong. Her blog is an eclectic mix of crafts that are sure to wow you! Stop on by and say hey!
I may be missing a bit because I will be away but when I come back I have a big surprise to share with my readers! **Hint it's something you might want to receive.** So please be sure and check back with me! :-)
Challenges I would liket o enter this card into are:
Allsorts: #110 free and easy July
Craft Your Days Away: #23 vintage
Creative Inspirations: #63 red, white, and blue
One Stitch at a Time: #69 use a digi
Stamp Something: use a digi
The Pink Elephant: #106 red, white, and blue
Use It Tuesday: #10 red, white, and blue and used some hoarded papers by 7 Gypsies
Thank you for stopping by!