Monday, July 25, 2016

Heaven Sent

Hi...Happy New Week!

This card was made to celebrate the birth of my hairdresser's new baby (a girl).  I am so happy to have a reason to use Prima's new paper collection Heaven Sent!  It is so dreamy, whether the creation is for a boy or a girl.

I made a shaker card from one of the Queen & Co. pre-cut shaker this case, the oval opening (these sets come with their own clear window, opening and foam).  Queen & Co. also makes a variety of beads and crystals for their shakers.  I used some of their beautiful beads called Diamonds.

I also used some of the pink and green tiny beads from my stash...I believe they are from a collection by Martha Stewart.  Here is a closer look....

The flowers and crystals are from the Heaven Sent collection.

God's Blessings to all of you!
Friday, July 22, 2016

Peace Be With You

Good Friday morning!

My card today is another Christmas card for my stash and was made for two challenges on Splitcoaststampers:  the April Christmas Card Challenge to show a peaceful scene (I'm playing catch-up) and the Ways to Use Challenge #593 (use stripes).  I'll also be entering into Word Art Wednesday #240-#241.

Peaceful Deer stamp by ODBD... stamped with Smokey Shadow (PTI).

The Tropical Teal card stock (MFT) was embossed with a starry embossing folder and sprayed with Color Bloom Pearl White (Prima).  The bottom card stock was embossed with a stripes folder.

Dies-->Vintage Labels Seven (JustRite)

The snow on the tree branches was created by a pen called Snow Marker (Marvy Uchida)...when you use a heat tool on it, the snow puffs up!

Here is a closer look at the pretty Christmas leaf and silver bead branch (stash).

Blessings to you!
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Hi there!  I'm back from a little vacation from my blog!  Here are a few cards I whipped together while I was "gone".  

Is your weather as hot as mine?  If you live west of CA,  you are probably even hotter than me!

Here is a birthday shaker card....

The next card was made for a Power Poppy is one of their digital images.  I called it Asters Abuzz....their images are perfect for Copic coloring.

The next card is a bit fancy schmancy, maybe because it was made for a gold and white Christmas card challenge plus a sketch challenge over on Splitcoaststampers.

Another card for the same challenges (different week) on Splitcoaststampers (SCS).

And finally...a card for a challenge prior to the Dare to Get Dirty week long challenge on SCS!  For this particular challenge: anyone can join in.  For the coming challenge that starts on July 30 and lasts for a week with many fun must be a member of the SCS Fan Club.  Come on and join in!

The purpose for this card was to finally use some products sitting in your "tool shed"...for me it was the circle Flower die and the Bow-it-All bow maker!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Once Upon a Springtime

Hi everyone!  I know I haven't been here for awhile, but I've been catching up with projects that take a bit more time than a card or cleaning up and planting in my back yard!  In addition, I finished a mini album from a class I took at Scrapbook Expo (Anaheim) in early April. This mini album is a first for me and frankly it was at times a challenge.  And I even had instructions!

Here is a picture of my desk in the midst of constructing one of the several pages.  Fussy-cutting was a big part of this album.  

The paper used for the album came from Graphic 45's Once Upon a Springtime.

Next is the front of the album (6x6)...then the spine, the back and the front.  For the most part, I followed the directions, however the peach roses were in my stash and I thought they would be pretty on the spine.  The outside borders of the album were edged with brown paint and most of the pages and paper decor were also lightly edged with brown paint.

I have a few of the pages to show you (not all of them!)...obviously the blank areas will eventually have photos...some have enough room for a collage of photos.

The next picture shows one of the several pages that have flaps and can be flipped up or over a page.

Here is a picture showing the back of the flap seen above.

The springtime paper made a lovely, sweet album with lots of whimsical fairies.  I'm thinking about using it to record an upcoming family birthday event.

If the bows look a little wonky to you, it's because I ran my heat tool over them to scrunch them.

The last picture shows the spine of the album by itself!  

But before that....I don't know if you are familiar with Frank Garcia...he is a very talented designer with Prima and has his own mini album club that I recently joined.  Sooo...look for some more albums to be coming my way and then your way!  You can also find Frank on Facebook.

Bye for now...see you soon with my next project!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Sweet Baby

Hi!  As we head toward the weekend, I have some sweet wishes for a family who just delivered their first baby...a boy!  Frankly I had to hold myself back as I made this card because of the "boy factor".  You know...limit the bling!  I checked Pinterest and found a card made with G45's Precious Memories (Kristi Schurr) that inspired me! 

Aren't those vintage outfits the cutest?  

The Sweet Baby message is a chipboard piece that comes with the paper ensemble and the Pat-A-Cake paper was cut with Spellbinders Labels 28 and mounted on #110 card stock.

The satin ribbon is some of the free ribbon everyone receives with an order from the Ellen Hutson store.

This card will be entered into the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #228-229 (Anything Goes).
Friday, April 29, 2016

Grandson Birthday

Hi!  I managed to get back to my blog for a short bit to show off my oldest grandson's birthday card.

Believe it or not, he loves all my cards and has saved each one I've given him!  He's definitely a keeper!

Masculine cards are so hard for me...fortunately this grandson is easy to please!

Shaker cards are usually popular so I put one together using copper micro beads (Finnabair) and other blue beads (stash) that are a little larger (and get stuck at the top)!

The picture below is upright so the beads have all fallen to the bottom...well most of the beads.  Some of the blue beads are a little stubborn about moving around freely.  This picture is darker than it should be because it was difficult to photograph the clear window that holds the beads.

In the next picture, the card is lying down, so you can more clearly see the bead the micro beads!

The emphasis is on GOLD...the background paper with gold, foil circles is from an old SSS kit and the message was die-cut from gold foil card stock.  All dies are from MFT Blueprints #26.  The card base is Neenah's Desert Storm.

Below is the inside with my grandson's new age...the numbers are puffy Heidi Swapp stickers colored with a Copic Marker to match the blue beads and a little Glossy Accents.  The balloon is cut from SU Glimmer paper.

I'll be entering the card into the latest Seize the Birthday Challenge (Anything Goes) and Word Art Wednesday #228-229.

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, April 8, 2016


Hi to all!  This will be a fairly short post since I've been at Scrapbook Expo...Anaheim CA...much of the day!  First I took a class...Mixed Media with Art Anthology, then off to shop!  And I'm back tomorrow for another early class and more shopping...getting my needs mixed up with my wants again!

The card I made is rather simple and remarkably.. is another sympathy card!

You really don't need to do a whole lot when you have pretty paper (Lemoncraft...House of Roses) and a Prima flower!  Agreed?

The sentiment is from a Verve stamp set called New Mercies (one of my favorite verses and most often repeated to myself when I wake up is the one about God's mercies being new every morning from Lamentations).  It always erases any heaviness I felt the night before.

Sentiment frame--->Vintage Labels Seven (Justrite)
Leaf swirl---> Petite Vinery (Creative Expressions)
Ink...Antique Linen Distress Ink and Spray Stain (Ranger), Java Bean (Ranger)

I have to show you a picture from my class this morning that I thought was so funny!  We were told to bring aprons to class because Mixed media is messy.  The woman you see was wrapped in plastic protective covering that is sold in the hospital where she works because she didn't want to buy an apron!  We all got a big kick out of this!

This card will be entered in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #224-225.

See you again soon!

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