Sunday, August 24, 2014

Flower tag PP210

Hi all. I was tinkering around this morning and this is what I came up with for 
The back of the flower (unseen) is attached to a small tag.  So this can be added to packages.

ADORABLE right!  I saw a tutorial for this flower a few weeks ago and decided when I saw this challenge, that this would be perfect.  Added the sentiment on vellum and butterflies.  Simple but lovely, I think. 

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Happy birthday boy card PP209

Todays card is a first I've posted in quite a while
It's in participation with

I was in the process of a move, so I was unable to craft for about a month.  talk about having some catching up to do... Right in time for school/ holiday season.
So here's what I created. 
First off, I'd like to mention how I'm absolutely in love with the striped b/w tissue paper I bought at TJ Maxx some months back.  I have to limit my usage, so it'll last me a while.  lol

So I had a boy in mind when I made this card. 
Masculine cards are hard, so I try whenever I can to make something I consider masculine.

To me, balloons and stars are perfect for any kid, & kraft, black & white are perfect for any male.

Here are the supplies I used:


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Birthday Roses FMS143

Hey all.  Sharing a card today inspired by
Sketch 143
a card by Danielle Flanders 
using a technique stamping the Celebrate sentiment as a background.

A friend needed a card made for his Stepmother.  I think this turned out perfect for her.

Thanks for visiting.  TTYL.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Happily Ever After CTS 80

Posting quickly again from my Android. 
Simple wedding card using ephemera from the new 
Simple Stories 'the story of us'
Stitch stamp is from Bo bunny

I love the colors. 
Drew the hearts with my mustard seed Tim Holtz distress marker

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Celebrate Casology 100!

Quick post from my Android. This card was simple & so fun to construct.  Hope you all enjoy.
I used stamps from Heidi Swapp mini stamps
(celebrate, everyday, here&now, sequins stamp)
a dollar stamp set I got at Michaels.
MME decorative tape

I made a few more to create a set of 5


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Friday, May 23, 2014

CSC 192 masculine grad

Hi all.  Participating here with Case Study Challenge
Wida Miller is the muse this week.
Her card is at the end of this post.
So, my first thought was graduation, it's that time of year.
and I've been trying to challenge myself lately to do masculine cards.  So... here we go...

So the striped piece of cardstock that serves as the background was created with blended black/white acrylic paint to create sort of a slate color & SSS diagonal stripe stencil turned side ways to create horizontal background.

Meanwhile to create the 'strip of encouragement', believe it or not, I'd been tinkering around with all the encouraging phrases from Heidi Swapp mini stamp sets, trying to get this look I created here.  (BTW, I do believe I have all except one stamp set cuz i'm in looooove, Lol)

I kinda tipped it if off to the side for no reason at all, as well as added vellum behind it, for no reason at all.  lol. & I decided that the kraft base would give it a more masculine look as well as opposed to white.

Here's Wida's card
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Thank You Flower

So I am absoultely in love with a stamp set that is currently sold out and I'm kinda devastated.  Lol.  The Altenew painted flowers stamp set is to die for.  Very vintage, very versatile.  

I'll be glad when it's available.  Was hoping to be able to get it in time for some Mother's day cards.  Meanwhile, I was dying to see how it would look on a card.  So I said I have to figure something out.  I pulled up the stamp set online and traced the images over my cardstock where I wanted them.  I don't know if that's a crafting no-no, lol, but what's done is done.  I adore how the card turned out.

I colored the flowers/leaves with Tim Holtz distress markers - crushed olive, worn lipstick
I trimmed the cardstock so i could have the striped edges - 
I used design focus printed gift tissue from TJMaxx 
The sentiment comes from Heidi Swapp mini stamp 'thank you'
of course sequins for pop.
I adore it.  Definitely will be getting the stamp set ASAP!
Bye Loves