What I´ve been up to...

Hi there! for those who are wondering I´m still here!!
These past weeks I´ve been very busy finishing my niece´s Sweet 15 invite cards. I started making them a few months ago but when you have a deadline and you need to give the finishing touches everything get hectic. So here are the 100 invites I´m sending today to my niece, she chose three different designs:
Card 1
I tried to use a simple design inside and outside: an image, a ruffled ribbon and an embellishement. The image is a colored lineart I found at deviantArt and I cut dragonflies with my cricut machine and glittered them after.

Card 2

On this one I used some PS brushes to make every part, then I cut by hand the main sakura flower and the inside sentiment and curled their borders before placing them on the card. I chose a very pretty ribbon that I hot gued to the front as the embellishment.

And finally card 3
For this one I used an already colored medallion from Fred she said as the main image. I cut the center part of it and used foam tape for dimension. Because this one is a very simple card I gave it a few touches: I used pearled white paper as the base and I embellished the main flower with a nice, beautifully sparkling rhinestone. The black border on the front is made with my cricut and the patterned paper is also from Fred she said, the colors match perfectly!

And while I was finishing these cards, just not to loose my mojo I made a couple of digital scrapbook pages to play at The Outlawz Challenges on their Saturday´s scrapbooking challenge group.
For this one we had to use swirls and butterflies:
I´m using here a kit Cosmos from Akizo Designs to scrap a picture of my daughter on our last summer vacations.
And on the second one we had to add stitches and fabric:
this challenge got me thinking a couple of days how to use fabric on my layout but (lucky me!) I found a pretty digital kit with a cute lace envelope (Cold as Ice from Fantasy Moments). I´m not completely confortable how I used the colors, I played with this layout at the color challenge group at The Outlawz too, and the challenge was celadron, lavander and white; if you have any suggestions how to make it look more balanced I will really appreciate it. The sketch is from Lasting Memories Layout challenges but I didn´t finish my layout on time to play at their challenge. The title is a sentiment from TlcCreations.

To finish this long post I just wanted to ask you forgive my spelling today since the "check spelling" feature of blogger is not working today for me... Thanks for stopping! have a great day ☺


Marilyn Webb said...

Hi Ileana
Wow, all the invitations are gorgeous, you have a very lucky niece! Your scrap book pages are stunning too!
You are such a talented lady!!!
hugs Marilyn

Dorcas said...

THey're all so beautiful!! You've been busy indeed!!

Kerry said...

Oh my goodness, you have been busy, busy, busy. They are absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Renée said...

wow, those invites are all gorgeous! love the colours! Your digi pages are fab too :)

Lynne Armstrong said...

Wow Ileana...what a lucky girl your niece is :) The invites are beautiful. And I love your scrapbook pages, especially the green & purple one. I don't think it needs anything to balance it, it's beautiful just the way it is!
Big hugs xx