Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Quickie Card

I was in JoAnn's the other day and noticed this new K & Co. line that they are carrying.
I really liked the colors of it and the nature feel of it. I picked up a package
of these clear acetate frames that were glittered and colored.
I immediately thought that they would be a perfect fit for the larger size
cards that I make. So here is what I came up with for a few of them.

Very simple but I thought they looked really nice.
I usually struggle to make sympathy cards because I never know what to do
for embellishing , but these were perfect and all I did was stamp
a sentiment under the transparency.

Hope to see you again tomorrow.
Have a wonderful day.


Monday, March 28, 2011

Thanks to you

So I love this color combination of Brown and Turquoise.
So I had to share this card with you.

This card uses a sketch from a Card a Day by Papercrafts.
I used CTMH patterned paper, the die cut, stamp with dots and sentiment are all
from Papertrey Ink. And the butterfly is from Jenni Bowlin Studios.
Ribbon was just miscellaneous that I had on hand, probably from Michael's.

I had to do a close up because that butterfly is just too beautiful.

Hope your having a fantastic Monday and I will see you tomorrow.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Get Well Wishes

So I have been working on get well cards lately because it seems
that I don't have a supply of them on hand.
And I really hate feeling pressured when I have to hurry to make one up.

So here is the first one that I made

It uses paper & die cuts from the new K & Co. line at Michael's called Sweet Nectar.
I used green seam binding and pearls for embellishing.
And the stamp is from a new set from Papertrey Ink.

Just a close up to show the embellishments.
And here is another one I made using the same items as above.

I used rhinestones on this instead of pearls.
I really like this paper line and have lots more to show you using this line,
but I will save that for another day.

Enjoy your weekend and I will be back Monday with more goodies to share.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Vintage Birdhouse

So can you believe that it is snowing again???
And we are suppose to get 3-6 inches in total. Did Mother Nature not get the memo
about us being sick of Winter and needing Spring to come soon!!!
We need SUN...SUN...SUN...

Well on that note I have something to cheer you up that
looks very bright and spring like. I made this card using some Digital images that
I bought off from Etsy.com.

This birdhouse image is available through Made By Janet on etsy.com
I really love her artwork and have loved what I have used so far.

Here you are able to see more of the detail, like all of the
rhinestones on the scalloped border.

And with this one you can see all the glitter I applied to give it that
sparkly touch of elegance. I used more of the seam binding ribbon which I
can't seem to get enough of...it's just very appealing with almost everything.
I didn't stamp a sentiment yet because I wasn't sure what I want to use it for yet,
but it's ready to go whenever I need it.

So I hope this card gives you a burst of spring and come back tomorrow for another
project I have been working on.

Supplies used are
Patterned Paper : K & Co. / Papertrey Ink
Rhinestones: Michael's
Seam Binding: Zipperstop

Friday, March 18, 2011

Another Easter Card

So here is one more Easter card that I made last night.
It is purples and aquas one of my new favorite color combinations.

This card uses the digital eggs I purchased from Made By Janet.
Some more of the digital background papers from Bearly Mine Designs.

I also used some flatback purple pearls, scrunched seam binding ribbon and
mulberry paper roses. The shapes that the eggs are on are by spellbinders.
The background stamp with words is by Glitz Designs and the Easter sentiment
 is by Stampin' Up!.

I'm not sure you can see all of the glittery details, but I see some of them.
The flowers on the egg, the dark purple trim around the border of the card
and of course the aqua flowers were all glittered using stickles.

A close up to show some of the details on the card.

Hope you have enjoyed your visit today and thanks for stopping by.
See you soon!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Upsy Daisy Card Set

So I was recently inspired to use the Upsy Daisy stamp set by Stampin' Up!
I had forgotten how much I really like this set.
I created a whole set of these cards to give as gifts.

Supplies used with these cards is Pretty In Pink Designer Patterned Paper,
Basic Grey cardstock and pink ribbon all by Stampin' Up!
I used Blush ink by Close to My Heart and Black Memento Ink to stamp
the daisies with. The sentiments were from various sets.

I love how simple these are and how quickly they came together. I will be doing alot
more of these in different color combinations and sentiments. I think this is
one of those sets that is so versatile it can be used for any occasion.

Hope you've enjoyed the cards today. See you soon!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Easter Delights

So I apologize that it has been so long since I posted a new project. I had all good
intentions of getting things on here, it just never happened.
So without further delay here is something new that I have been
working on...

A new Easter card for someone special. I used some new digital things that I had
purchased recently. The egg designs came in a group from an Etsy shop called
Made By Janet. She does some very beautiful things with digital artwork.
The background paper is from a company out of the UK called Bearly Mine Designs.

I hope you can see all of the tiny details. I used some real vintage lace,
 roses and aqua rhinestones that I picked up at Michael's craft store.
Lots of stickles glitter on the egg and flowers for glam.

The die cut shape, Easter greeting and punch used on the greeting are all from Stampin' Up!
 I think that covers all the supplies I used on my card. I hope you have enjoyed your
visit and will stop by again to see what I have been up to.

Thanks for stopping by today and visiting. I will be back tomorrow with another
goody or two to share with you all.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Birthday Gifts

So anyone who knows me, knows that I really enjoy giving a handmade
gift to a friend for any special occasion I can come up with.
Most times there is no special occasion, just something I wanted to do.

In any case, I have a dear friend who celebrated her birthday in February
and today we are finally getting together to go to lunch and I will give her
this gift I made her. This is just the gift bag I decorated to put her gift in
 I didn't want to show her actual gift and spoil it for her.

This was just a plain gift bag that I added a paper doily to, some ribbon
and a handmade manila tag. I love the way it turned out.

The gift tag was made using a manila tag, a paper doily, prima crytals,
seam binding scrunchy ribbon, Stampin' Up! - Well Scripted set & punch,
CTMH - Rosy Regards and Creme Brulee ink.

I quite happy with the way it turned out and dressed up the front of the bag so nicely.

Until tomorrow, happy crafting!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Easter Greetings

Good Morning! It's been just blustery cold today with a mix of sun and snow.
Matter of fact it was sunny out one minute and the next the snow was coming down
sideways and blowing so badly, it was a complete whiteout 
and we accumulated an inch of snow in about 30 minutes.

On a more positive note though, I have some vintage looking Easter
cards to share with you today.

The images are digital images that I purchased on Etsy.com and they were
pretty inexpensive compared to using real vintage postcards.
I like the way they turned out .

I used some prima flowers, zva pearl flourishes and some old vintage sheet music.
The background paper is some Co'ordinations cardstock that comes distressed
already and I just ran it through an embossing folder for some more texture.

This next one is of course pink since it's my favorite color.
I used on old dictionary page and some more of the distressed cardstock.

A few more prima flowers and some seam binding ribbon.
That's it for today, but hopefully I will be back tomorrow with some
more inspiration for you...
Have a great day!!!