In my opinion, one of the most talented card-makers around is Betsy Veldman. She designs for several different companies, including two of my faves Papercrafts Connection and Papertrey Ink. She can make cards in just about any style... and they are always AMAZING!!! If you're not familiar with her work, check out her blog which is called Paper. Scissors. And Superheroes.
I was recently inspired by a card originally created by Betsy, as published in the July/August issue of Papercrafts magazine. I scraplifted the basic design of her card to create this little cutie;
Happy Birthday Tomato Card
Cardstock - Bazzill, Die - Spellbinders, Alphas - Basic Grey, Sticker - Cosmo Cricket, Stamp - Stampin' Up!, Ink - Tsukineko, Embossing powder - Stampin' Up!, Hole punch - WRMK, Twine - unknown, Machine thread - craft supply.
Of course, my card is nowhere near as good as Betsy's but I'm pretty happy with it all the same!
I am entering this card into challenge #11 on the CAS-tastic Challenges blog. The challenge was to create a clean and simple card on Kraft... easy peasy!!! Kraft is my number one!!!
July's theme at SRM Stickers is also Clean and Simple, so I'll be adding this card to the entries for their monthly challenge, too.
And, lastly, July's challenge for Caardvarks is to create a birthday card... check!
Aside from that, I have not been up to much crafty. Ollie has got two teeth now (within one week of one another!), and just yesterday he learnt to sit on his own. He has shown no signs of even practicing this new trick so I was surprised when he went from army-crawling around to sitting in a few seconds! Maybe he's been trying it out in secret!!! Tilly was the first to see him do it... she was most excited!!! Speaking of Til, she's finally had a haircut to tidy up her DIY hack job. I had been in two minds about whether or not to cut it and there had been so many people saying I should leave it to grow but I am so glad I decided to cut it. It looks so much better!!!
Well, that's it for today. But before I go... just a quick reminder that my giveaway ends today. So if you haven't already, leave a comment on the giveaway post.
Have a wonderful Saturday!!!