Friday, April 1, 2011

This 'n That - Long Post (Warning!) - Featuring Tammi's Calendar Cards

HAPPY APRIL FOOL'S DAY!  Did you play any tricks on anyone or did someone play one on you?  The beginning of the 2nd quarter of 2011 is here and I hope you are experiencing better weather where you are!
I haven't been in the "mood" to really craft of make something really special, but before I go on, I'd like to share with you Tammi's calendar cards for April-May-June.  I thought I'd be early this time so you have lots of time to see her work!  Here goes:

Aren't these just adorable?  Look at all the artwork and Tammi's beautiful coloring!  I flip through them every day and still am so amazed at her gorgeous work.  I know you'll get alot of inspiration from these!
I haven't been stamping or coloring images, but I took a break and started making some paper flowers with my new SU! Fun Flowers die.  I had so much fun doing "mindless" work.  I made them in several colors and used the pinks for a Make 'n Take we recently had at a friend's house.
Sorry the lighting is very bad.  Before die-cutting the petals, I cut a piece of pink tulle that had some nice "frosting" and glitter on it, laid a piece of copy paper on top of that, then placed it on my die so the frosting and glitter wouldn't clog my die.  I staggered the layers and the tulle so the glitter would show up more.  Here's a close-up of the flower:
I made another book/box card for a special friend and brought it along with me as a sample of our project for that day.  I used a large Prima chocolate brown flower topped with a yellow Prima rose:
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today.  I'm trying to catch up on emails and have been visiting blogs most of the day today.  I'll be sure to get around to more of your blogs. Enjoy your weekend, stay safe, and hope you get some crafting in!
Hugs,
Cami

21 comments:

Jenny said...

These are so pretty! I love the mix of tulle in your flower.. so creative! Can you post the instructions for this project? Would love to be able to try this myself.

kris said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Love the addition of the tulle, makes it so much more girly!! and the calendar cards are SO cute!!! love the diversity!! =D

Brenda said...

two words... simply amazing!

nicolet said...

WOW, this looks really stunning! And I love the details you have used!
Hugs Nicolet

Teri said...

Thank you again Cami for the fun and beautiful project that we made. I appreciated you cutting and doing everything for us! Love the calendar that you received from Tammi too! Happy weekend!

Lynn said...

I've got to try that flower technique with the tuille. The calendar is yummy.

Cyndi said...

very beautiful flowers! love the details! and the calendar you received too!

Susy said...

So beautiful!
HUGS SUSY

Kristine said...

SERIOUSLY??? Oh wow, didn't know SU had a flower die like that... gorgeous pink flowers Cami!! Another thing now on my wish list, LOL! Those calendar pages are FABulous!! Super, and the cards too--FUN POST!! *Ü* Have a great weekend!

Peggie said...

What a wonderful gift the calendar is. Each page is so lovely. Your pink flower is gorgeous. What a great cad book you created. Just love it.

Janie Printz said...

WOW !!!! Hi Cami, guess I know what I'll be ordering this time from SU ... I've seen that die but it wasn't something that looked very interesting to me (until now) ... These flowers are simply AMAZING !! LUV them ...
Still haven't figured out how you got that wonderful tulle on there but love the look.
Thanks for sharing Tammi's super cute calenders ... She does beautiful things also & really love her special touches she adds to these little creations. How fun to have them on your desk. Who wouldn't love that !!!
Hugs, Janie

Suzan L said...

Hi Cami, I love the gorgeous flowers that you made!! Oh, I better use the copy paper when cutting the tulle out!! I also love your gorgeus book box card!!
The DP's that you used are so beautiful!! You are so lucky to have received those cute hAnglar calendar pages!!
Hugs,
Suzan

Mimi said...

Gorgeous flowers! Love how you added the tulle layer, makes it so soft and sweet! OMGosh!! Your book/box card is absolutely stunning! Saw the project you made for Mama bday party...AMAZING!! Have a great weekend Cami! ;)

Michelle U said...

I still can't get over that flower and how you made it for our make and take! So awesome! That calendar is awesome too! Wow, wow, WOW! Thanks for everything and ttyl!

Hugs,
Michelle

Eulanda said...

WOW!! Those flowers are GORGEOUS! And the tulle is a great addition!! Oooh taking a break sounds like a nice idea!! Enjoy!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Cami, those calendar pages are stunning but the flowers are gorgeous. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

Nancy said...

I just love your book/box! Gorgeous! The flowers are beautiful as well as the calendar pages. Thanks for sharing! (And thank you for the sweet message you left on my blog. :)

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I love your creations and have an award for you on my blog.

Wishing you a great day!

Barbara Diane
http://whimcees.blogspot.com

Ila said...

More Gorgeous calendar pages!!..I love your flowers..so Beautiful!! and the box card is Amazing..as well as Gorgeous!!..Have a lovely weekend!!...Hugs, Ila

cabio's craft corner said...

Cami, your flowers are out of this world and gorgeous. The box card is amazing :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

MarieL said...

Gorgeous calendar pages.
I love your flowers, Cami, they look absolutely stunning.