July 2, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Popping in to wishing all of my American friends a Happy Independence Day and to share my holiday card.  For the stars I used the star dies from PTI cut from pure poppy felt, a textured cream cardstock I had in my stash and enchanted evening cardstock stamped with the stars from Let Freedom Ring set in fresh snow ink.

I used vintage cream cardstock for the base and added the patterned paper I had in my stash (sorry,don't have the brand)  I then I torn a piece of white fabric measuring a little over 1/2" wide and wrapped it around the front.  I used my pinking sheers to snip off the ends.  I attached the stars using Beacon's craft glue.  The sentiment is stamped on a vintage cream flag in enchanting evening and pure poppy.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your long weekend.

June 29, 2011

Happy Birthday

This lovely flower was actually made from some ribbon I had in my stash.  I just love how it turned out.  I used the Bloom Builders #2 dies to create the flower and the leaves were cut from the Delightful Dahlia dies using some Pretty Pastels paper.  To finish off the flower I added this gold and pearl button.

I used the picnic plaid impression plate on some vintage cream cardstock, added some Green Tea Leaves paper where I used the scallop border punch from EK Success.  I die cut another piece of vintage cream paper using the Fillable Frames #4 die as well as the frame stamp which is stamped in spring moss.  The sentiment is from Wreath For All Seasons stamped in melon berry.
Thanks for visiting and have a beautiful day!

June 28, 2011

Get Well Soon

I have a little Get Well card to share today using a layout from Melissa Bickford as well as the cute Flower Fusion series she has created.

This flower is from the #1 set, I die cut the flower using some red felt and added an aqua mist button, stamped the stem twice and cut the leaves to add some dimention.  I atached it to a white circle cut from a nesties and matted it to a simply chartreuse scalloped circle cut from a nesties.  The double sided patterned paper is from Crate Paper. The border punch is from Martha Stewart and the sentiment is from Communique Curves stamped in pure poppy.  To finish off the card I added some aqua mist ribbon.

June 27, 2011

Masculine Birthday

Hello everyone,

Today I have a card suitable for the male in your life.  I think you can use this card for any age.

The patterned paper is from Making memories 5th Avenue line paired with some simplye chartreuse.  I added a little zig zag stitched with the sewing machine and stamped the airplane from Fly Away in versamark ink.  The sentiment is from the Make a Wish set stamp in black ink. To finish off the card I destressed the edges.

Thanks for stopping by!

June 26, 2011

Watering Can

Hi folks!

It's hard to believe that it's been a month since my last post.  Boy time sure does fly.  I have a few cards to share with you today using the watering can from Green Thumb stamp set. 

You'll notice that I've created these two cards using basically the same layot but using different paper and sentiments.

This first card I've used doubled sided patterned paper from GCD Studios, Mat Stack #4 cut from Rustic cream cardstock.  

 I stamped the watering can with Studio G pigment ink, the flowers are from the Tag It #3 where I used my Tombow markers to color the stem and leaves in one color and the flowers in another.  I also added some small pearls to the center of the flowers.  The sentiment is is from the Round and Round stamp set stamped in dark chocolate ink.

 For this card I used the same layout using Prima and My Mind's Eye paper.

The watering can is stamped with Studio G pigment ink, again I used my Tombow markers for the flowers and stems and also added small pearls.  The sentiment is from Fillable Frames #4 stamped in Colorbox antique pewter.

Thanks for visiting today!

May 26, 2011

MIM Sympathy Card

This weeks MIM challenge is to create a sympathy card.  I made two, one can be for a female and the other for a male.

For this card I used ocean tides cardstock and ran it thru my Cuttlebug using the linen/canvas impression plate and attached it to a vintage cream card base.  I added some vintage cream grograin ribbon behind my focal image.

For the focal image I stamped a leaf from the Leaf Print stamp set in ocean tides ink then embossed the vine image with some silver embossing powder.  The sentiment is from Mega Mixed Messages stamped in smokey shadow ink.  I used some foam pop dots to attached it to my card.

This next card is set up the same way except I used melon berry cardstock and ink, the diamonds impression plate and gold embossing powder.

These are very simple and quick to make, in case you need one in a pinch.

May 25, 2011

PTI May 2011 Blog Hop

Welcome to the PTI Blog Hop where this months challenge is flowers.

I created a flower out of ribbon.  I used the new Glubers by Cosmo Cricket to create this rolled flower from 1 1/2" inch wide ribbon (sorry, I forgot to measure the length of the ribbon before I started making the flower).  I die cut some spring moss cardstock with the Delightful Dahlia leaves to adhere behind the flower and hot glued some pearls I purchased in the jewelry section at Joann's in the center.

I attached the flower to a piece of  white cardstock die cut from a nesties die and stamped with a sentiment from Birthday Basics in black ink.  I used a white card base and attached the patterned paper by Paper Salon then added a strip of rasberry frizz cardstock that was impressed with the Basic Backgrounds Diamond impression plate.

Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!

May 20, 2011

Hello from the heart

Hello Everyone!!!

I know, long time no post. Sorry about that, I have been playing in my happy room but I just have not had the extra time to post anything here on the old blogaroony.  But I'm here today to show you a little number I made the other day.

I just love this paper from Crate Paper.  I wanted to pull some of the colors from the floral part so I made a card base from aqua mist cardstock, the yellow checked is the back side of the floral.  I die cut a piece of  pure poppy bitty dot paper with the Mat Stack 3 die. I also die cut a piece of aqua mist cardstock with the eyelet lace border die.  I stamped the sentiment from vintage picnic in black ink and added the cute little bumble bee from the Tag It #3 set.

The flower is made from some white muslin and the leaves are die cut from some new leaf cardstock with the Sending You leaf dies. Before attaching everything to the card base, I added some lace for a bit of a vintage look.  The focal image is attached using some foam pop dots.

I'm hoping to post some more projects this weekend, so until then, thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend.

April 12, 2011

Easter Baskets

Hi Everyone!  I have another Easter project for you today.  I always like to make the girls in the office a little something for each major holiday and this year I decided to make them each little Easter baskets filled with treats.

The free basket template I got over at Waltzingmouse, it was very easy to assemble.  Again I chose to use pastel colors in Lemon Tart, Sweet Blush, Spring Moss, Melon Berry and Aqua Mist.

For the front of the basket I die cut  flowers from Pretty Pastels paper with the Bloom Builders #2 medium flower, Limitless Layers die to cut cardstock to match the basket.  Stamps used are Limitless Labels egg, Tag It #1 frame and Egg Hunt sentiment.  After stamping all my images I used a 1 3/4" punch to cut them all out.  I cut a white doily in half and attached it to the back of the flower.  (click on the photo for get a better view) 

Once everything was assembled I added some white grass and chocolate Easter eggs (yum).  Of coarse I had to sample the chocolate to make sure it was good, wink!  I can't wait to give these to the girls next week. 

Thanks for stopping by!

April 11, 2011

Happy Easter

Hi Folks, I know it's been awhile since my last post.  Now that the weather is getting nicer, I'm trying to get outside to do a bit of yard work after this long cold winter.

I was able to get a few things made in my happy room and I'd like to share one of them today.  Here is my Easter cards for the family this year.

Pastel colors remind me of Easter, so what better paper to use than Pretty Pastels by PTI.  I used all of the different colors of paper in the pack to create the background of this card as well as the eggs die cut with the egg die also from PTI.  To create the basket I used Fine Linen cardstock and my Coluzzle oval template.  I cut the oval in half and cut a bit of the bottom off to form the base of the basket.  I used the same oval template to create the handles as well.  I then ran it through my Cuttlebug using the picnic plaid impression plate. I added some foam pop up squares to the middle of the basket to make it look like the basket is full then added scor tape to the sides .

Before I attached it to the card base I added the eggs, I added some foam pop squares to the two eggs in the front to add a little dimension.  To decorate the front of the basket I cut a piece of spring moss cardstock and added a decorative border with a Martha Stewart border punch.   I added some trim from my stash, a tag stamped from a Mega Mixed Messages sentiment tied with a bit of rustic cream twine and a flower from Prima that I added a  pearl to the center.

I hope you enjoyed my project today, I'll have another Easter project for you tomorrow so be sure to stop back then.

March 19, 2011

Happy Belated St. Patrick's Day

Better later then never, huh!  Sorry it's been so long since my last post, it just seems like there is not enough time in a day.

I wanted to share the St. Patrick's Day cards I sent to the fam.  I used the Luck of the Irish mini stamp set from PTI to create this little number.

The supplies I used were:  spring moss, ripe avocado and rustic cream cardstock, Mat Stack 2 die and stamp set,  linen/canvas impression plate, shamrock die from Quickutz, spring moss and ripe avocado ink, circle punches, corner chomper and foam pop dots.

Enjoy your weekend, I'm off to the laundry mat as my dryer died on me last night and I have six loads of laundry that need dried.  Just what I wanted to do on a Saturday morning.

Thanks for stopping by.

February 28, 2011

Handmade patterned paper and felt flower

Happy Monday Everyone! 

I got the inspiration to make this card from some patterned paper I saw online and a great flower tutorial.

I created this background on lemon tart cardstock using the medium flower stamp from Beautiful Blooms II where I stamped the image using the back of the stamp to give me this scalloped circle.  I then pulled out the Guideline Two set and stamped various images in the middle of the circle and  filled the empty spaces with a small flower stamp for Beautiul Blloms II.   The color inks I used were aqua mist, spring moss, orange zest, hibiscus burst, ripe avocado, hawaiian shores, shappy pink from Color Box and a purple ink that has no name.

I wanted to give this card a bit of a vintage feel so I distressed the edges with chai ink, embossed it with the linen/canvas impression plate and added some lace and berry sorbet twill ribbon before I attached it to my berry sorbet card base.

Now for this delicious felt flower,  I have a shout out to Eva for the great tutorial she posted for the blog hop found here .  I couldn't believe how fast it all came together.  I added a  button from my stash to add to the vintagie feel I was going for.  I attached the flower to a piece of spring moss cardstock using the Mat Stack I die then added some foam pop dots to the top and bottom of the cardstock before adding this final touch to the card.  You probably noticed that I did not use a sentiment, I figured I would add this later for the proper occasion.

Thanks again Eva for the great tut, now I'm off to make more flowers but this time I'm going to try this with some fabric.  I'll let you know how they turn out.  Until then, thanks for stopping by.

February 27, 2011

Best Wishes

Happy Sunday,

Just playing around in my happy room today and came up with this card.

I love all of the elements in the Mat Stack 2 stamp set especially this flourish.  So I decided to create a background using this stamp.  I love how it turned out and will have to try it in different colors. 

I just simply stamped this image on white cardstock using Versafine onyx black ink.  Before attaching it to a white card base I wrapped a piece of black ribbon I had in my stash around to stamped piece.  Using the Mat Stack 4 die I cut a piece of raspberry fizz then embossed it using the linen/canvas impression plate.  I die cut a piece of white cardstock using the Mat Stack 2 die then stamped the image and sentiment in black ink and attached some black rhinestones on each end.  I used some foam pop dots to adhere my focal image to the card.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

February 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop

This months challenge is scallops. For this card I used the small and meduim scallop dies and the Limitless Layers die.

I chose these colors from the fabric flower I made.  I picked up some fat quarters at JoAnn's the other day and tried to match them with my collection of PTI felt.  I liked this fabric because of the different colors I can match up.
 If you look closely at the card, I embossed the hibiscus burst with the picnic plaid impression plate and the dark chocolate scallop with the linen/canvas impression plate.  I ran two score lines down the raspberry fizz scalloped piece.
I tucked a piece of raspberry fizz felt behind the flower using the Limitless Layers die.   The sentiment is from Communique Curves.

Thanks for hopping over!

February 23, 2011

Make it Monday challenge #3

This weeks Make It Monday challenge is to add glitter strips using Scor Tape.


Stamps:  Around & About Sentiments
Ink:  dark chocolate
Paper:  kraft, dark chocolate, melon berry
Other:  terracotta tile felt, beautiful blooms die, button, floss; Cuttlebug embossing folder, wood grain impression plate, Martha Stewart chocolate glitter

February 20, 2011

Anniversary Butterfly

Hi Folks,

I hope everyone had a nice weekend.  I have a quick post for your this evening with a card I made using the butterfly dies from PTI.

To create the butterfly I used some white tissue paper and folded it several times to give me lots of layers and ran it thru my Cuttlebug using the Signature Series Butterfly.  Then I used the small butterfly and die cut a piece of the patterned paper from Pretty Pastels and attached it to the tissue paper butterfly with my sewing machine.  The antennas were made from these white little wire pieces with the tips (sorry, I don't know what the proper name is) found in the floral department of my local craft store. To finish off the butterful I added some white pearls.

 By using white embossing powder,  I created the large flourish from Fancy Flourishes on a lavender moon card base.  The sentiment is from Damask Designs stamped in smokey shadow.   I rounded off the bottom corners with my corner chomper and attached the butterfly using some score tape.

I love how simple but elegant this card is, perfect for any anniversary.  Thanks for stopping in and have a good week.

February 13, 2011

Valentine Banner

You know, I just can't pass up Valentines Day without a banner for my craft room.  So I whipped one up last week and have it hanging in all it's pinkish glory.  It was all about pink this year for Valentines Day instead of red.  So I went through my stash of patterned paper and pulled out some pink paper for the banner flags.

 I also went thru my stash and pulled out some frilly embellishments and glittery goodness.

I matted my silver glitter letters to die cut cardstock using a bunch of different shaped dies from PTI.  I just love those things. That big pink heart is from Melissa Frances.
 Here is a close up of on of the banner flags.  As you can see I used a piece of white tulle at the top where I tied a piece of white string to in the middle then added a pink glitter heart.  I cut doilies in half and added them underneath a piece of cardstock using different border punches.
I'm already starting to think of a spring banner.  Our winter has been miserable and I am soooo ready to see green and everything  in bloom.

February 12, 2011

Valentines Treats

Here are some Valentine treat boxes I made  for the girls in the office. I made a total of 10 but I wanted to show you the three different colors I used.

I chose not to use any red this year for all of my Valentines projects instead I went with pinks.  Here I used sweet blush, hibiscus burst and raspberry fizz for the treat boxes.  I die cut various patterned paper using PTI Mat Stack #3 die and used some pop dots to attach is to the box.  The glittered hearts are from Melissa Frances.  I made a little banner to stamp my sentiment on, added some pink rhinestones and glued it to the die cut paper.

If you look close you can see where I stamped little hearts in Versamark ink randomly on the boxes.  I did this before I assembled the box.  I then filled the boxes with treats (chocolate included) and  some iridescent basket filler.  I can't wait to hand these out on Monday.

February 11, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Here's my Valentines Day card I just sent out to the family.  I generally send out about 5 cards and I do make them all the same.  The glittered heart is from Melissa France and the doily is Martha Stewart.

The large flourish from Fancy Flourishes as well as the heart from the Around and About set was stamped in fresh snow ink on to hibiscus burst cardstock.  I then ran the cardstock thru my Cuttlebug using the PTI picnic plaid impression plate.  Before  I attached a piece of patterned paper (sorry don't remember who it's from) to the bottom portion of the card I used a Martha Stewart border punch and also wrapped a piece of white ribbon around the top. The  sentiment was stamped in hibiscus burst.  I picked up that stamp at Michael's a few years back.  Everything was adhered to a white card base.  Stop back tomorrow where I'll show you the little Valentines favors I made for the girls in the office.