Next, here is a card I made for Sharon's funny card challenge. I certainly thought this was funny! I don't agree with Stamping Bella's attitude, but she's certainly entitled to her opinion!! I just love the way this card turned out! I don't have any Bellas. I got this image either in the image swap with some of my SBS2 sisters, or I got it from my secret sister Lori T. I'm sorry, I don't remember exactly where it came from, but I do appreciate having received it!!
On yesterday's post for my blog candy draw, I asked you to post a current photo of yourself. I didn't want to challenge YOU to do something that I'm not willing to do myself. So, just to show you that I am willing to do it myself, I took this photo of myself! I am holding my digital camera at arm's length! This is me yesterday!! Now, this is a CLOSE UP!! I want to give HUGE kudos to Dawn at Buggin' Around, because she posted a photo of herself right away yesterday! She didn't want to (I have no idea why . . . I think she looks nice!), but she did it anyway! Great photo Dawn!!
I discovered that I can turn my photo into a black and white photo when I "fix" it in my Windows Photo Gallery viewer! Hello! I didn't know this! I selected to "adjust color", and I removed all of the "color saturation". This is fantastic! I'm going to copy some photos, remove the color, and then send them to SnapFish to print. I can't wait to see how they look when I get them back! I'm very excited about this! My goodness, doesn't my skin look flawless in black and white?!!
In Friday's post, I also mentioned being inspired to create a card or a layout by an ad in a magazine. After I posted, I went in search of an ad. Here's what I found, and my card follows.
I was going to use an ad in a scrapbooking magazine, but I decided to use one in a regular magazine. So, I came across this ad for Lowe's (a home improvement store). I love the three flowers, the stems, and the white background. I used an Autumn Leaves acrylic swirl stamp for the flower stem. The stem didn't have any stalks for the three flowers, so I drew them all by hand. The flowers are Primas. The "thanks a lot" is from a Michael's $1 acrylic stamp set. The ribbon I just got at Target on clearance. It's really rough and textured! I'm absolutely thrilled with this card! The ad really inspired me! What fun!
So, that's it from me! Have a wonderful Saturday! Thanks for stopping by!!