Saturday, February 8, 2014

Always Dream {Close To My Heart}

Hey there friends! Please remember, there's one more day to enter my crafty/cleaning giveaway. . .click HERE or scroll on down to comment. (I'll include comments from this post in the entries too!)

I've had a pretty productive crafty week, I gotta say. I've ben working hard on my card photography. I've started learning to use the white balance button on my camera. (It's the button with the + and - signs) and seriously - it has CHANGED my photography. I'm stoked! Making progress and learning things feels really good! I highly recommend the great information on The Pioneer Woman blog. Exposure compensation, and this series on aperture. (And while you're at it, make these granola bars. . . .they are delicious!)

This week I've signed on to design with a SWEET stamp company for a few months. (There was a big clue in that sentence, but if you haven't figured it out, I'll tell you SOON!) 

I've gotten some new goodies in the mail recently too, so I have a fun card to share with you today! 
I used some fabulous new feather stamps, and a pocket scrapbooking card from Close To My Heart. CTMH has a new pocket scrapbooking line called, Picture My Life.  They have quite a few collections to choose from. This card is from the Surf's Up collection. The stamp is from the new stamp set, Feathers. To create these feathers, I used Gelatos and a spritz of water, and stamped the feathers on vellum. I love the way the Gelatos blend together and still create such vibrant colors! Lots of fun, and just the right amount of messy! 

Alright my friends, that's what I've got for you today! In addition to bumping up my photography skills, I'm going to attempt to spend some more time on my blog too. You won't necessarily be seeing MORE posts, but I'm committed to creating more meaningful content. I would really love to hear what YOU want to see here. When you stop by, what are you hoping for? Just a quick card for inspiration? Something more? Please share your thoughts. If you're a frequent visitor of crafty blogs, I'd love to know what you like and what you hope to see. Thanks for helping me out!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend! (And don't forget all comments will be tossed in the hat for a chance at the crafty/laundry giveaway!)


Sue D said...

Very fun and colorful card. I like how you used Gelatos on the feathers.
I will have to check out the photo tips (and recipe) on the Pioneer woman site--my photography skills are lacking.
I like to see cards/techniques to inspire me to create with the supplies I have or to convince me I need to buy a new supply!

Sharon in NE said...

I agree with Sue D's to inspire. You have done very well with that. I have been hooked on blogs for a long time but I would never want anyone to take away from their family or personal time because they feel they have to keep up their blog.
I enjoy seeing your cards and if you have time to go into detail, great...if you want to explain further another time, no problem or just let the card speak for itself. Its all good.

Ruth G said...

Fabulous card! I love the way the Gelatos blend and this color combination is wonderful!
I was going to say almost exactly what Sue D said, too! So the fact that you showed how you used the Gelatos with a stamp is perfect!
Thanks so much for sharing (and for caring enough to ask what we want to see!)

Niki G said...

Love the feathers using gelatos! I'm a big fan of seeing how the project has evolved or how the idea started and then ended by adding a few more this and thats. TFS about the photog tips...I'm always looking for tricks on taking pics.

Anonymous said...

Do you know what I said when I looked at this card?
"LAURA!!! Did you get messy???!!!"

Hee! I LOVE IT! :)