Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Whoopsi Daisy Make A Wish Card

Hellooooo!!!  I'm so glad you stopped by today!  I have a little card I put together this afternoon that I'd like to share with you.  I've been coloring some digi stamps and decided it was time to make something with 'em!  So here's a card I made with a cute Whoopsi Daisy image:

The card is  A2 size, cut from the light blue cardstock used on the front.  The yellow paper is from my stash and I've had it forever!  The satin ribbon is Tinkerbell ribbon from Wal-Mart and I added a button brad, also from my stash.

I colored the image with my Crayola colored pencils, and used pop dots for a little dimension.

The banner is hand cut from scrap cardstock with buttons from Wal-Mart and a sentiment stamp from Pink By Design.

I didn't take my usual picture of the finished inside, but I mounted a piece of white and cut another green banner to go across it.

I hope you like the card and I appreciate any comments you would leave!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day.  Blessings to you!!!

This card entered here:
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes
Card Patterns - sketch #167
Celebrate the Occasion - Anything Goes
My Craft Spot - Buttons & Bows
Whoopsi Daisy - Include a Fairy

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Summer Gazebo Layout

Hello!!!!  We are lookin' for some Summer Lovin' over at My Sheri Crafts this week!  Create a project with a summer, layouts, altered project, etc. 

I've been wanting to use the Gazebo cut on the Freshly Picked cartridge so I decided this was the perfect time!  The background paper is from Karen Foster Designs and the paper used for the mats is from Paper Pizazz.

 The border is made by welding two gates and two fences from this same cartridge.  I just love this gazebo!  The hardest part of the whole project was getting the vines cut!  I cut two sets in the light green and one set in the dark green and 4 sets of the flowers.  I added a pink dot in the center of each flower with a pink gel pen.

The borders on the photo mats are a Fiskars punch--one of my favs!

I didn't have any pictures printed to use in this layout, so I decided to leave the title mat blank for now.  The mat is an Imagine pre-loaded cut.  As you can see, I used the extra flowers to embellish the mats and just here and there!

I hope you like the layout, please tell me what you think of it!  And then get to your craft area and let's see your summer project!  You also need to check out all the things created by my Design Team Sisters and our Guest Designer, Barb of Bug Bites.  They all do such beautiful work, you're sure to find some inspiration from them!  Don't forget to have fun with it! 

I hope you have a blessed week and come back and see me again soon!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Stamping my own Wrapping Paper!

Hello and Happy Wednesday to you!  Today I have a project that is a first for me.  I was getting ready to wrap my neice's wedding shower gift and wanted it to match the card I had made but didn't have any paper that would work. 

I figured that since my granddaughters are 10 & 11 now, I'm probably past the Barbie wrapping paper stage,

so I turned it wrong side out and stamped it!  I used a Studio G clear stamp inked with red & black.

And here it is with the "matching" card!  Nothing too fancy, but it worked!  Emily was unwrapping it and stopped after the first tear, and just looked at it a little bit and then asked me "Did you stamp this paper?  I really like it!"  I believe that was the reaction I was looking for!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a great week and be sure to check back Saturday for a new challenge at My Sheri Crafts!

Project entered here:
Stamp Scrap & Doodle - Flowers
Anything Goes Challenge - Black and one other color
Tuesday Throwdown - 3D

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Floral Thank You!

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  I hope you've been having a good week and looking forward to a great weekend.  Today (actually it's tonight!) I want to share a card with you that I sent to Michele over at Thoughts of  Cardmaking Scrapbooker.  She recently gave away a couple of Garden Soup cartridges and I won one of them!  WOOHOO!!!  So I used the cartridge to make a Thank You card for her.

 This flower was cut at 2.5" and the edges of each petal have been curled just a bit.  The leaves are cut at 1.5" in two different colors.
 This cutie is from the border feature cut at 1.03".  I used two of them.
 The "Thank You" is the only cut on this card that is not from this cartridge.  It's from Cindy Loo at 1.2"   As you can tell from a couple of odd sizes, I laid this all out in my Gypsy!
I really like the look of a finished inside and it doesn't take long to cut a couple of strips from your scraps!  I added some bling from The Paper Studio and lots of doodling with a white gel pen and there you go! 

I received an email from Michele today letting me know she received the card, so I knew it was safe to post it now!  She seemed pleased with it and I hope you like it, too! 

I'm also entering this card at Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog

Saturday, May 12, 2012

My Sheri Crafts Challenge #85-Wedding/Anniversary Card

Hello!  I'm so glad you stopped by!  It's time for a Wedding/Anniversary challenge at My Sheri Crafts.  Use Black and White With a Pop of Color and start getting ready for those summer weddings!

  I have a card to share with you today that I'm really excited about.  I just love the way it turned out!

The card base is Colorbok Glitter Paper in black for a finished size of 5 1/2 x 6.  The next layer is black and white patterned paper a friend gave me from a B&W paper pack she bought at Hobby Lobby.  The white and silver paper is from The Paper Studio 1 lb paper pack.
 The lable cut is from Lacy Labels cut at 3 1/2 and 3.3 (sized on my Gypsy).  The white layer is embossed with my Cuttlebug using a Quickutz folder and inked with red.  The rose is cut from Potpourri Basket at 2 1/2 and accented with red glitter glue from Studio G.  The bloom is pop dotted at the top only, so the flower actually raises toward you just a bit. 
 The lace is from Wal-Mart and the pearls are from Premier Quality and were given to me by a friend.  The pictures don't show just how pretty these pearls are!  They are kind of a glass pearl and really shiny.  LOVE 'EM!!
LOTS of sparkle and shine to this card!

 The inside is finished with another layer  of the patterned paper, black cardstock and white, inked with red.
This card could easily work for a wedding or anniversary either one, but I think I'm going to stamp the inside with a wedding sentiment and give it to my niece, who is getting married in June. 

Well, it's time for you to head to your craft area and pull out some black and white and get creating.  Don't forget your pop of color!  Then link it up at My Sheri Crafts!  You just may be our next Guest Designer or win an "Ooh-La-Lah" Blog Award!  Be sure to check out the beautiful work of my DT Sisters!  Thanks for stopping by and please leave me a comment, I love to hear from you!

This card is also entered here:
Do You Stack Up? - Use a flower

Friday, May 11, 2012

Glass Etching Samples

Hello!  Today I have some glass etching samples.  My neice is getting married in June and asked me to etch her champagne flutes.  She is using daisies in her wedding.  Here are some samples for her to pick from. 

This first one has an H from Storybook and a flower from George & Basic Shapes.

This H is from Calligraphy Collection with the same flower.  It's kind of hard to get good pictures of glass etching!

This H is from Billionaire, same flower

This H is from Storybook and the rose is from Disney Princess Happily Ever After. 

I need to move the design up about 1/2", but otherwise they came out pretty good.  I hope you like one of them Emily.  If not, I can keep etching all the way round 'em 'til we find something better! :)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Simple Mother's Day Card

Hello!  Happy Weekendeve!  Saturday is National scrapbooking day!  Do you have special crafting plans?  I'm afraid I don't, but I'm hoping to get some crafting time in anyway. 

I actually turned on the air conditioner this afternoon.  I have my grandson and he loves for me to rock him for his nap and we were sweating rivers!  I would much rather pay the electric bill than miss that time in the rocking chair, so on it came. 

I have another Mother's Day card today.  This one has some recycling in it.  Can you pick it out?
Yes, the white background is that plastic web stuff a ham or whole chicken comes in.  I thought that kind of reminded me of the chicken wire my Grandma used to put around some of her flowers.  Anyone else remember that?  These flowere were included in some blog candy I won several months ago.  I took them out of the package and added them to the drawer of the rest of my flowers, so I don't know the name.
This "Mom" cut is from the Mother's Dy 2010 cartridge.

The beautiful digi is from Designed 2 Delight.  It's one of my favorites and colored with colored pencils.

This card isn't anything fancy, but it was fun to try something new and I like the end result.    Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderfully blessed weekend! 

I'm entering this card here:

Kaboodle Doodles - add Dimension
More Than Favors - Mother's Day
My Craft Spot - Mother's day
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes & Blog Hop
Tuesday Throwdown - In the Garden