Thursday, August 23, 2012

Polka Dots!!!

Had to play with some of the awesome Stampin' Up products that, somehow, have come to live with me......a mystery..hmmmm ......anyway, I decided to use 3 of the new stamp pad colors today aolng with Designer Series Papaer to whip up this card.
Delicate Doilies
Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink pads:
Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals
In Color DSP stack 2012-2014
Gumball green
Whisper White
Scallop oval
Flower punch (? retired)
Bitty Banners
Pearls colored with stamp pad inks for centers

It just looks like summer to me!!!!

Wishing you a crafty day!!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Stampin' Up Day

Just a quick note for today.  Amazing how fast this summer has flown by!  HOT, HOT days this year.
Very busy so not much time for crafting but I am planning on getting to a better schedule to have time for "playing"..... Here is a card I made using Stampin' Up products... they just help give anything such a professional look!
     Paper: Whisper White, International Baazar Desiger Paper
     Ribbon: Lucky Limeade, Bakers Twine in Lucky Limeade
     Stamps: Four Frames, Elementary Elegance
     Stamp pads: Lucky Limeade and Chocolate Chip

     Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Stampin' Up Start

Today, I am launching my Stampin' Up business and am very excited about what is ahead!
I LOVE the products and the quality is unmatched!!!  So many things to use in crafting and home decorating and I can't wait to get started.  I am primarily a card maker but love all the options that are available with Stampin" Up products.....SOOOOOO   here we go.....
Please visit my web page  and check out the new catalog.
It is a buffet of crafting options!!!!!!!!!!!

Best to you,

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New Challenge Card

Now I must say that I love Mary over at Cardz TV.  Lots of great videos and ideas.  This week, she did a card for the challenge at PaperPlaytime .  I love it when there is a theme and the card design is freestyle so I thought I would do an entry.

After my daughter's wedding I had GOBS of teal scraps left so I try to use them when I can.  S,o in this card, I pulled out a teal scrap and added a designer paper.  Then I added white rick rack (  rarely think of using this but it worked!).  Love the addition of the yellow flowers for a bit of punch.  I inked the scallops with teal and popped them up on foam tape.......had to add a bow .....just 'cuz!  Anyway, hope you like it!
Having a bit of trouble with my camera...not the greatest picture

A close up of the center

Have a flowery day!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday Musings

Well, I have not posted in a gets in the way..........
Amyway, hit my craft room with gusto the last couple of days as I had several projects I needed to do.
cards for a bridal shower, a birthday and a thank you card. I received the Mojo MOnday challenge sketch and knew I had to make a card from the sketch.  The sketch is below....

So off I went to my stash to find the perfect paper....
and I did!!!!!
I found a great group of papers by Authentique called Loyal.
Kind of "guy" paper" but is versatile so I went with it.

So here is my take on the sketch!
Hope you like it!  I was pleased with how it turned out.
Have a great day!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

CardzTV entry

I am a devoted follower of Mary at CardzTV.  She is SO creative and I get a lot of ideas from her videos.  I am one of those visual people so love videos for craft projects!
Anyway.....I am entering my Valentine's Day card that I posted the other day in her challenge ...I will repost the picture.
It was made with Ornamental Iron 2 Cricut cartridge.  The details are in my previous post.

Have a Great Day!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Valentine Card

  Well, it is getting near Valentine's Day so I
 thought I should get going on cards.  I had recently seen the
technique of inking an embossing folder to get a two color emboss.  It is much like pottery and is very elegant.  So, I played with this a bit and came up with a card base done in pink and white.  Then I took a Quick cutz heart die and cut 2 hearts in 2 sizes with red and pink paper.  I ran the pink heart through the swiss dots folder and popped both hearts on foam tape.  I think it turned out elegant and simple.  The shading on the embossed card can be tailored to the look you want.  Great technique and one I will use a lot.

                                                      Close up of the embossing effect.

910 pm:  Well more cards made!  This next one uses the same color embossing as the one above but a reversed image..the colored part is the unraised part and the white is the raised embossing.  I then cut out a frame from Ornamental Iron 54...lace 2 in pink at 2 3/4 inches and then the  lace 2 shadow (on the left) at 2 3/4 in in white.  I popped the frame and shadow on 2 thicknesses of foam tape.  I then stamped the greeting  in SU chocolate chip.  The stamp is a Michael's dollar bin stamp.
I think it is a great girly card with the pink........Having fun today crafting....hope you are too!


Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Year Craft Room Clean Up

Well, started cleaning up and organizing my craft areas.  I quilt as well as papercraft so have many bits and pieces around.  Found a bag with left over scraps from wedding crafts......Teal everything!!!   Will be giving away lots of teal projects this year! Fortunately I am not finding too many duplicates so I feel pretty good about that! I am notorious for buying the same things several times!!!UGH....
No recent crafting moments but will share a adorable little gift box I made for a Christmas gift.  The box file is from SVG Cuts.Com....I used a glitter paper with packages on it and added a bit of bling with a glitter box embellishment!

Loved the way it turned out!!

Have a great evening!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Close of the Weekend

Well, it is Sunday night and it is back to work tomorrow. My son starts back at college this week and I am wishing him all the best!  Not much time to craft this weekend..paying bills, grocery shopping, errands....and of!  I am a fan but there was definately too much testosterone in my house this weekend, couch coaching was at its all time best!
Anywayyyyyyy....   my daughter recently got married and I made these letters from svg files at SVG  (awesome site).  I thought they turned out great...their living room is decorated in black, greay and burgundy so I used a variety of papers and embellishments to make the set.
Hope you have a great week!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sharing a Card or Two

So to begin my return to blogging, I thought I would share a couple of cards that I have made recently.
I have to tell you that I am a CardzTV fanatic and just love the videos Mary does.  I am also madly in love ( not romatically of course) with SVG Cuts.  Mary and Leo are so creative and continually supply their followers with great new designs.  I am putting a Sizzix Eclipse on my birthday list as I think it would make my designing and SVG cutting better. 

I needed a "male" birthday card so used a brown/blue/green plaid background paper, cut happy birthday and popped it up and added some skinny blue ribbon and a green bow.  Simple, Male ...worked well.
Don't you sometimes find that guy cards are tough......I try to always keep some made as I seem to have a lot of men in my that part!!!!

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year, better nlogging

So I have neglected my blog for several months. Wedding, holidays etc kept my focus elsewhere. So , in this new year, I want to regroup and work on my blog. I want to share my creations of paper and fabric! More to come!!