Friday, February 20, 2009

It's good to be Queen







I'm a big fan of Mary Engelbreit and was beyond delighted when Michaels started carrying her stuff - especially since it's in the $1 spot. But then, it is in the $1 spot and the quality isn't always the best. The card stock is kind of flimsy, the cards aren't folded evenly - all minor details, but they still bother me. So I made them not bother me -and used up a few of my million Primas at the same time. I cut the card and mounted on a larger card, which was covered with some retired TAC DP, then I added some scrummy velvet ribbon that I got at Joannes, I think. I like the way it turned out, even if it is a bit of a cheat. I liked it well enough to decorate the inside too, although I can't for the life of me figure out how to make the two pictures show the way I want them too. And the title of the post? One of my favorite Mary Engelbreit illustrations - a couple of positions ago I was the office manager and I used to have a copy of it on my office door. How unbearable does that make me?

12 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I love Mary Engelbreit images as well. They always make me smile. What a smart idea to mount the image onto cardstock and embellish around it. I don't consider it a cheat. I thought it more of a Duh!... why didn't I think of doing that. Nice card and I love how finished off the inside.

Chirleen said...

Great idea!!! It's beautiful!

Diane said...

Kay, I love your blog, and all these little "people" cards are so cute. I'm so excited to be joining you on Oceans 11 blog group. I'll be back!

MiamiKel said...

Wow, that's just ingenious! I think you've turned it into a wonderful idea :)

my5bratz said...

love the way the image seems to leap out at you, fantastic card :0)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful!! Love the image!! Great job!!

Gigi said...

Great job, the card turned out beautifully! I also love Mary Engelbreit!

Jackie said...

This is a gorgeous card and your desing if fab! great coloring too...tfs!!

Saved By Grace said...

Oh my gosh I love the vintage pictures... this is just adorable. Wonderful idea.

The Mama Monkey said...

The dollar bin is a blessing and a curse, isn't it??!! LOL Well, I LOVE what you have done with this! Really, really stunning!

laos348 said...

That is a great idea to take the dollar bin cards and remount them on larger cards. This came out fantastic! I have about a million primas too - just can't seem to stop collecting them!

JazzyH said...

I love the dimesion on the image. Great job

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