Sunday, April 15, 2018

Love You Card

Hi friends!  We had an early visit from summer this weekend for two days with temperatures in the 80s.  Today, however, is a raw, rainy and windy day with temperatures in the 40s!  Our seasons are way off anymore!

Recently, I was one of the lucky winners in the Magnolia Sunbeam bloghop.  My prize was a new Tilda stamp and a sweet umbrella die.  I was absolutely thrilled and couldn't wait to use them.  I have a couple of the Tilda stamps and dies but they are a bit difficult to find here in the States, so I was most happy to add these to my collection.  I decided to make a Mother's Day card with my prizes.


The card shape was made with a Sizzix die.  The papers are from Bo Bunny.  I placed a Prima doily as well as a Wilton doily between the layers.  The image was colored with Copics.  I stamped a postal mark around Tilda and accented with Frantage.  You can see the sweet umbrella next to Tilda.  The large flower, branch and butterflies are from Magnolia. The other flowers are from my stash and accented with Stickles.  The sentiment was stamped on a Papertrey Ink tiny tag. 


The pink seam binding bow is attached to a removable tag also from Magnolia.  I managed to incorporate all my Magnolia dies onto this one card!


Believe it or not, it took me several days to make this card!  Of course, I only worked on it for an hour or two each time.  I plan to give this card to my mother for Mother's Day.

I want to thank you so much for taking time to visit my blog and for your kind comments.  I am noticing that comments to my blog are decreasing.  I realize that it is time consuming to leave a message on blogs.  I wonder if my posts are just not interesting.  Well, we'll see what happens in the near future.  Have a wonderful week ahead!



Sunday, April 8, 2018

Birthday Wishes Card

Hello friends!  I hope everyone has had a good week.  It's been a chilly one here but signs of spring are popping out all over.

Today, I have a birthday card to share that I made for one of my sisters-in-law.  The paper and journaling card are from Bo Bunny and are perfect for a spring birthday.


Beginning with a white cardstock base, I glued a sheet of the paper and then attached the journaling card with foam tape for dimension.  The wreath is from Memory Box and the center diecut is from Spellbinders.  The circle of rhinestones are from Recollections and the sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs.  The fairy was cut from glittered silver cardstock.  The butterflies are from a Martha Stewart punch.  The flowers and lace were gifts.  The rhinestone center in the one flower is Prima.


I love the colors and patterns in this particular Bo Bunny collection.  It makes me think of spring each time I use it.

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by.  Please come back again.  I also appreciate your sweet comments.  Wishing all the best in the upcoming week!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Altered Easter Egg

Happy Easter!  Can you believe we have snow in the forecast for tonight after several days this past week with temperatures in the 70s?  Not that I'm complaining as I do love snow!

For my project today, I altered a plastic egg that I purchased at JoAnn's.  I started by covering it with a layer of Tim Holtz tissue paper.  As I could still see the pink egg underneath, I gave it another layer of the tissue paper.  Unfortunately, I could still see the pink color.  I should have given it a coat of gesso first.  Next, I decided to cover the outside of the egg with a lacy fabric to try to tone down the pink color.  I wasn't quite happy with the result but continued on!  I then applied some lace trims,  braiding and pearls around the opening.  Taking a small twig wreath, I glued the egg to it as a base and then gave it a coat of gesso.  After that, I placed some moss inside the egg and stood a Tim Holtz paper doll in the moss.  A tiny bunny was added in front the of girls' feet.  Flowers from Tim Holtz and Prima were tucked into the moss.  A seam binding bow was the finishing touch.


Here you can see the back of the egg somewhat.  I also added some Prima flowers around the wreath base.


Here are a couple of photos from each side.



Well, that's it for me today.  I wish everyone a happy, blessed Easter.  Enjoy your Sunday. 

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  I appreciate your kind comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

A Joyous Easter Card

Hi friends!  We had about 9 inches of snow on the first full day of spring this past week; however, most of it was gone over the next two days with warmer temperatures.  The month of March has been a snowy one.  Like I've said before, the seasons are all on a crazy cycle anymore.

With Easter fast approaching next week, I thought I'd better change gears and make an Easter card.  The papers I used for this card are from Pion Design's "Easter Greetings" collection.  I love the soft colors and delicate patterns of this line.


Beginning with white cardstock as a base, I layered a sheet of the paper after distressing the edges.  Next, I placed a piece of crochet trim on the left side.  The sweet image was placed on top of cheesecloth.  A Penny Black heart die strip was placed to the right.  The flowers are from www.craftycity.com.  The diecut leaves are from Cheery Lynn and the vintage buttons are from my stash.  The butterflies are from the paper collection and highlighted with Diamond Stickles.  I also added a touch of Stickles to the flowers in the image.  A few Liquid Pearls were also added. 


A fairly simple card but one that makes me smile.  I hope that you like it as well.  It really is a beautiful collection of papers. 

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by.  I appreciate your sweet comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Shabby Chic Bird's Nest

Hi everyone!  Hope all is going well with you.  It has been an eventful week at our house from family illnesses to plumbing emergencies to carbon monoxide scare.  I am hoping this week will be more positive!

Recently, a friend and I did a shabby chic bird's nest swap inspired by Jennifer Stevens at Ooh LaLa Vintage Treasures.  The nest is displayed on a bedspring.  A doily was starched and shaped to create the nest.  From there, it was just adding various lace trims, appliques, bling, yarn, more doilies, eggs, and, of course, the bird.  There is a picture overload, so please sit back and enjoy.


I began by painting the bedspring with gesso and then covering it with trims, lace, appliques and bling.


This is a view of the completed nest from the top.  I wanted to make sure you could see the tiny eggs I tucked in by the bird.


The rest of the photos show the nest from various angles.




The link for Jennifer's creation is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2vOdoTJoOw.  I just used whatever I found in my stash. 

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by and if you read through this long post!  I appreciate reading your sweet comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Hello Card

Hi there, dear friends.  We experienced two Nor-easters last week.  The first one resulted with a power outage from Friday evening until Sunday night last week for us.  That is why there was no new blog post from me last week.  It took an extra day until our cable services were restored as well.  Winter, apparently, has decided to make its appearance in March!

Today, I have a card to share featuring a sweet stamp designed by Sherri Baldy called "Little Sophia."  She was colored with Copic markers.  The pattern paper is from Scrap Berry.  The flowers and leaves, as well as the paper, can be found at Crafty City.  The oval frame die and the double-layered butterfly are from Spellbinders.  The pink strip of diecut hearts on the left side are from Penny Black.  Glossy Accents were added to the eyes and a touch of Stickles used here and there.  All other items are from my stash.


With spring around the corner, I thought it was time to make a card in those soft, pretty colors of the season.  I guess it is time to switch gears and start creating with the warmer weather in mind.


Thank you so much for taking time to visit my blog.  I appreciate your kind comments.  Wishing all a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Birthday Card Using Tim Holtz Items

Once again, it is another rainy day here but I do not mind.  I find the rain rather peaceful.  I would rather it be snow but I guess that is not going to happen much more this season.

Yesterday was my husband's birthday.  I struggle making masculine-themed cards and almost went out to buy one.  Being a fan of Tim Holtz and owning quite a few of his products, I thought I should make some use of them.  Here is what I made.


Everything on the card is by Tim Holtz except for the card base and foam tape.  The postage stamp frame was cut from his Classic cardstock and covered with paper from last year's Christmas collection.  I used Distress Inks in Stormy Sky, Scattered Straw and Mowed Lawn on the background.  The flower diecut shapes are from his Botanical Ephemera.   A butterfly from the Botanical Ephemera was attached to the little boy paper doll.  All were adhered with foam tape for dimension.  A remnant rub was placed on the Enameled Tag and tied with a Jute String bow.  A couple of metal stars were glued in the upper right corner.


My husband liked this card and I hope you do as well.  I must admit I did enjoy putting it together.  I like the fact that the Christmas paper worked well with the botanical items.  I need to play with these things more often!

Well, that's it for me today.  I am looking forward to a nice dinner with my family later and just taking it easy.  Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and also for your sweet comments.  Have a most wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Pink Birthday Card

Hi everyone!  We had a small amount of snow last night but it is already melting fast.  Temps are supposed to soar into the 70s this week for a couple of days.  Not liking this!  Anyway, just a short post today.


This card was made for a dear friend's birthday.  The papers are from Pion Design and the edges were distressed.  Ruffle trim, lace and pearls were added on the lower half.  The flowers are from www.craftycity.com.  I love the sweet diecuts as accents.  The rhinestone type stickers are from Recollections. 


Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate the kind comments you leave.  I wish a wonderful week ahead for everyone!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Love Card

Hi there!  We are having heavy rain today--why can't it be snow?  Just about every time precipitation moves into the area, the temperature goes up and we get rain.  As soon as it leaves, the temperatures get cold again. 

Valentine's Day is this Wednesday and I put together a quick card for the occasion.  I hope you like it.


When I saw this die and embossing folder set by Recollections, I just had to get it.  I began by layering pattern paper from an older line by Recollections onto red cardstock which, in turn, was set onto a white card base.  The sweet image from My Besties was colored with Copic markers and attached to the card with foam squares.  I applied a bit of Glossy Accents to her eye and some Stickles to her flowers.  A piece of white hemp was threaded through the banner and accented with gold enamel dots.  The embossed heart, also included in the set, was cut from the same red cardstock as the banner.  I used the X's and hearts from the banner at the bottom of the card.

There you have it.  Just a short post from me today.  Thank you so much for taking time to stop by.  I appreciate all your sweet comments.  I hope the week ahead is a wonderful one for everyone.  Oh, and Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Altered Vintage Heart

Hi there!  Are you watching the Super Bowl today?  Things in my neck of the wood are all pro Eagles.  I must say I am not particularly an Eagles fan.  I do not plan on watching the game but will probably tune into the Half-Time Show.

My project share today is a vintage heart I made for a swap.  I free cut the heart shape from a cardboard shipping box.  Both sides were then covered with paper from K&Co.  The edges were inked and distressed.  I then covered the side edges with a flatback pink pearl trim.  A small ruffled fabric trim outlines the heart shape.  Next, lace trim, a doily, a charm, fabric rosettes and vintage buttons were added.  On the right side, I placed a photo of a young girl and inked/distressed the edges.  Tea-stained twill from Melissa Phillips was then tied around the heart.


On the back of the heart, I placed a braided trim for hanging accented with two vintage buttons and hemp bows.  I saw this idea on You Tube as an alternate way to hand something but I don't remember whose channel it was.


This heart came together quite easily.  It isn't very big--probably about 6 inches wide.  I meant to measure it before I mailed it.


Thank you so much for taking time to stop by my blog and for the kind comments you leave.  I appreciate each one.  Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Twinkle Snowflakes Tag

It's a rainy day here in my neck of the woods.  Wish it was snow!  Anyway, I'm sharing a tag with snowflakes to get my snowy fix!


Using a tag I cut from a cereal box, I covered it with the beautiful papers from Stamperia's Blue Stars collection.  Lace trims from my stash were added at the bottom along with a few rhinestone accents.  The large snowflakes were a gift to me and the silver snowflakes were cut with a Cheery Lynn die.  There are also clear acrylic snowflakes on top of the silver snowflakes.  The adorable image is from the same Stamperia collection and I added Melissa Frances glass glitter to the edges.  It may be difficult to see but I added some Wink of Stella to the little girls's wings.  The "twinkle" diecut is Tim Holtz.  The tag was finished with seam binding and a hemp bow at the top.  The silver snowflake charm is also from Tim Holtz.


This  card was fun for me to make as it is filled with wintry goodness.  The Blue Stars paper collection has a wonderful assortment of images and pattern papers.

Well, that's it for me today.  I thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and for the kind comments you leave.  I seemed to have a problem with my post from last week showing up on Blogger so I hope today's post shows up in the feed.  Enjoy the week ahead!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Snowman Love

Hello there!  We started last week with a bit of snow and have ended the week with temperatures in the 50s.  What a weather cycle anymore!

The card I am sharing today was made for my parents for Christmas, particularly my mother who collects snowmen.  When I saw this sweet image and papers from the Maja Design "I Wish" collection, I knew it would be a perfect choice to make a card for them.


Beginning with a 5x5 white card base, I layered scraps from several of the papers.  Next came the beautiful Ice Crystal die by Amy Designs.  The beautiful flowers and the seam binding as well as the die are from Crafty City.  The other snowflakes tucked among the flowers are from my stash.  The sentiment stickers are Tim Holtz.


Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and your sweet comments.  I appreciate each and every one!  Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sweet Christmas Birthday Card

Hi everyone!  We've had another crazy weather week.  We started the week with snow and extreme cold.  By Friday, temperatures were in the 60s with heavy rain.  Yesterday, temperatures were back in the 30s. 

A good friend of mine has a Christmas birthday.  I decided to make her card using papers from Stamperia's Sweet Christmas line as they are so versatile for any occasion.  While this is a Christmas collection, as you can see, it can be used anytime.


Using a 5x5 white card base, I layered two sheets of pattern paper.  Foam tape added dimension.  The white lace diecuts at top and bottom are from Tim Holtz.  The sentiment label was cut from the papers and is set off by a Quinn Flourish Memory Box die which can be found at Crafty City.  The gorgeous flowers can also be found at Crafty City.  The pink trim, lace bow and pearls are from my stash.


I enjoyed making this card with this soft color palette.  That Tim Holtz lace edge die almost looks like an actual piece of lace. 

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by and visit.  I appreciate all your sweet comments.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a wonderful week ahead.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Kindness Can Change the World

Happy 2018, everyone!  Let's hope this year is much better than the last.  This first week of January brought us a significant snowfall along with extremely cold temperatures.  I was very happy to see the snow, especially watching it from the warmth and comfort of being indoors!

Today, I am sharing a new tag which, I think, the sentiment is a perfect theme for this new year--kindness can change the world.  When I saw this beautiful collection from Stamperia called "Blue Stars", I just had to have it.  And, of course, this particular sentiment just spoke to me.


The tag shape was cut from a cereal box and covered with the papers.  The edges were inked and distressed.  The frame die, which was a gift to me, is from Studio Light.  I used it to frame one of the journaling cards.  I cut a star shape from the collection, outlined it with Mercury Glass Stickles, and added it with a pop dot to the heart.  Cheesecloth was tucked under the frame.  The little girl was fussy cut from the papers and popped up with foam tape for dimension.  Isn't she so sweet?  Wink of Stella was applied to her crown and wings and a string of pearls attached to the base of the crown.  She is standing on a word tile surrounded by tiny flowers from Tim Holtz.  Lace, bead and rhinestone trims were placed across the bottom of the tag.  The wooden stars are from Recollections.  Liquid Pearls in Platinum were added here and there.  A piece of blue seam binding and white cording was tied to the top. 


I've made another tag from this collection which I will share another time.  Stamperia papers are a wonderful quality and the patterns are beautiful.  If you click on each photo, you can see the details better.

Well, that's it for me today.  I hope your new year is off to a good start and I wish you all good health and happiness.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate all your kind comments.