Wednesday, August 4, 2010

AMC19 - Homemade Patterned Paper

This month's challenge on the A Muse Lounge is Stick to the Pattern (either use A Muse patterned paper or make your own patterned paper with A Muse stamps). It is such a fun challenge that I decided to make another card!! This melange of A Muse images works because they are all stamped in the same pale ink (Momento Cantaloupe).
I used a little glitter paper (Doodlebug design bon bon sugar coated cardstock) and some sheer ribbon for embellishment. Many of you (nobody, actually) have been asking how I get such professional pictures with my Nikon Coolpix camera - Here is one of my important tools -
This little plastic turtle was invaluable for angling my card at just the right degree for showing the glitter. Hee hee - I'd love to have a nice DSLR camera but do you know how many stamps/paper/embellishments I could buy with that much money?? I've been pretty happy with how nicely my little point and shoot camera has worked out for me - the main thing I was looking for when I bought it was to get something small enough to fit in my purse. I like having a camera with me at all times - My wish list includes a Silhouette, a Teresa Collins Stampmaker and then maybe I'll get a DSLR - a girl can dream, right? If you have any advice on what camera you'd buy if you were me, I'd love to hear it - it definitely needs to be able to take nice clear close-ups! Sketch is courtesy of Card Positions Systems Sketch #78.


Amy said...

What a cute little helper you've got there ;-)

jen said...

You crack me up! :D
Your photos always look great- I would keep your wish-list as is! (I have a Canon DSLR EOS Xsi- I think- I love it, but that doesn't mean I'm great with it!!)

Laurel said...

love the card and the turtle!

veronica said...

love your mix of stamps all in same color! looks great.
i, too, would love an expensive camera. betty has one i drool over all the time, of course, she has that lens that is even more expensive than the camera. that's how she gets those amazing butterfly shots. ah, to dream!

Michelle's Inky Fingers said...

I am so glad I'm not the only one who will go to great lengths to find a toy of just the right size-usually the one I've stepped on 17 times just to get to my craft room!!! I love the glitter on the card - totally cute!

JulieHRR said...

Awe, your friend made me smile! What a good helper!!! Love the card, Michelle!!!