Thursday, June 13, 2013

Wedding Card

My Daughter wanted a special card for her friends who are getting married at the Butterfly Conservatory this coming weekend.  She showed me the invite and told me to have fun.  So this is what I came up with.  I printed the sentiment and their names on the computer and cut using Spellbinders die.  A Martha Stewart border punch and butterfly punch embellish the embossed surface.  A homemade bow add sparkle when it's made from sheer ribbon.  The butterflies are sprayed with glitter.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

This card is almost like the last one.


The Mothers Day Card I made in a previous post is very similar to this one.  It was a larger card, 6.5 x 4.5 inches.  This card uses the smaller dies in the Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles so it fits on a 5.5 x 4.25 inch card.  Papers are from My Minds Eye. I had the green netting in my stash, so I ran it through my Xyron sticker maker.  The flowers are Prima Bubble Green and the corner flower is sitting atop a large clear button.  Queen and Company's Orchid Pearls and Stickles Lime Green add interest as embellishments.  Justrite Stamps Large Fancy Sentiments is stamped with Momento New Sprout dye ink.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Jacob

I did this layout for National Scrapbooking Day, a challenge over at Scrapbook.com.  We had to use at least four square pictures on a layout.  I used my cricut to cut the title and then I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist.  Jacob was a good little model for these shots.  Papers are from The Paper Studio.  I do love folding flowers for little corner accents.  The button was made out of filmo clay and dotted with my signo pen.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Mothers Day Card

Happy Early Mothers Day to all!  This card is for my Mother and I used my brand new Spellbinders Dies  Resplendent Rectangles.  I've been drooling over these dies, seeing wonderful creations by fabulous designers, and had to have them.  They are a bit intricate so I recommend laying wax paper under the paper you are cutting in the die so it releases easily.  The sentiment is from Justrite Stampers All in the Family Large Sentiments.  The paper was a scrap I had, I think it was from My Minds Eye.  The flowers are from some silk flowers that I pulled apart and the leaves are folded ribbon.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Watch my very first video!


I like to customize my ribbon to match the ink I use on projects.  Below is my first video showing how to dye ribbon.  For this card, I used Basic Greys Green at Heart Paper, Spellbinders Lacy Ovals, Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals, Justrite Stamps Large Fancy Sentiments, Pallete Ink in French Lilac and a Pearl Pen in Cream.

Thanks so much for watching!  I would love to hear your thoughts!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Sunshine Altered Notebook and Gift Basket

I have a dear friend who could use a little sunshine in her life right now.  My dear cousin Debbie did a gift basket for me when I needed some sunshine.  So now it's time to pay it forward.

I remember my taste buds were all messed up when I was in the hospital and for quite a bit afterwards.  Food just didn't taste right.  So in this sunshine basket, there are all things yellow, Candy, Candle, Cookies, Goldfish Crackers, Gum, Bubbles, Brightly colored Napkins and even Sunflower Seeds (for planting, not eating). Also this altered notebook for her to jot down just anything she feels like.  The yellow tub was a bargain purchase at Target for a mere $3.00.  I hope this makes her smile!

The notebook is just a standard composition book that I covered with paper from Michaels Recollections Line.  I printed the Sunshine Sentiment from a Pinterest site here.  The swirly's down the side are from a Sizzix die Loops and Ric rak.  The white background is cut from Spellbinders Die Fleur Di Lis Rectangles.

I had some gold ribbon that I glued down before gluing the patterned paper down.  This gives the book a nice finished look once tied.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Photo Shoot

Isn't he adorable?  Yes, I'm prejudiced, he's my Grandson, Jacob.

Well Jacob, his Mom Sara, his Aunt Ellie and Me (Mimi) set out to take some pictures of this little handsome man.  Yes, it took 3 of us.  Mainly because I was still recovering from surgery.

Echo Park's Times and Seasons line has moustache paper, perfect for this layout, in fact all the papers on this are from this line with the exception of the journaling spot.  It was made using brown kraft card stock and Spellbinders Labels 18 with bling from Want2Scrap.

EK Success Border punch was used on the navy blue and finally I had a bit of black tulle that I tied in a bow.