Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sympathy Card

I found a tutorial on Youtube  for this card here.  Loved it so much I used it for a sympathy card.  A family friend passed away and I wanted to make something special for them.  Basicgreys Green at  Heart Line was used along with Spellbinders Labels 18 and Marthas border punch.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Kendalls Card

My sweet Niece Kendall just turned 15 so I wanted to make her a special card.  Using Basicgreys Wisteria line, I die cut all the parts using Sizzix Lilac Build A Flower Die.  Spraying Tattered Angels Mist on the leaves and on the background was a way to add sparkle.  I did use a chandelier mask for the background.  Copic markers and micron pens were used to accent the leaves and of course I added a little more bling with the gems and sparkly thread (that I snagged at Michaels - in the yarn section).  The leaves are raised with pop dots and were curled a bit to add dimension.  Finally a sentiment stamped using a $1 stamp from Michaels.

Friday, May 11, 2012

This Mothers Day Card was inspired by my Mom's love of sewing. A few years ago she bought a new Bernina and I don't think that baby has gotten much rest since in came into her home.  She's even teaching my Niece and Nephew to sew.  Anyways, this one is for her.  I used Basicgrey Stella Rose for the background.  The Mother's Day Cartridge on my cricut was utilized for the Die Cut.  And of course I thank Becca Feeken at Amazingpapergrace.com for her amazing bow tutorials.  I really like the look of the ribbon hanging off the card.  Since I'll be hand delivering this one it won't get smushed in the mail.  Although one of Becca's tips is to use a padded envelope for mailing her wonderful creations.  I added one of my homemade hat pins for a bit of sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish each of you a wonderful and very Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Justrite Stamps Thank you Card

After receiving my new Justrite Stamps in the mail, I had to give them a try!  I made this Thank You Card  with someone very dear in mind.  These angels in our life have been through the ups and downs in life with us.  We recently had some down stuff and as usual, they were there cheering us on and sending prayers and praises up to heaven.

This card was made with Basicgrey Wisteria Collection along with Spellbinders and those Kindness Justrite Stamps.  The corsage pin was made with goodies I already had.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Can you say BLING - CARD

Pinterest is one of my favorite places to browse.  I saw a card just like this one but it had buttons under the monogram and if you read my last post I warned you that my cards would have more "Bling" on them :)   I used my cricut for the B and of course the negative spots as well as the entire front has pop dots under it.  Hope you like this one, as it was a blast putting it together.  

Have a wonderful Easter!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Moroccan Accents - Card

So my Daughter gave me a Thank You Gift, a Michaels Gift Card, recently, which I promptly marched myself into the Spellbinders Aisle and snagged Spellbinders Moroccan Accents dies.  This card was made after I scrapbooked two pages using  Crate Paper Restorations line so the scraps were handy to use.  At my last trip to Hobby Lobby I got a huge plastic container filled with bits of bling with a 40% off Coupon.  You can count on seeing more bling on my cards and layouts.  Bazzill Dotted Swiss, another favorite of mine, gets used quite a bit.  Just love the added texture.  To learn how to tie the perfect bow, just wander over to www.amazingpapergrace.com and click on tutorials.  Becca Feeken  does a wonderful job with her Peg Bow Tutorials, actually, all of her tutorials are Fabulous!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Buggy Birthday Card

This Birthday Card is for my Grandson Dominic who is celebrating his 4th birthday tomorrow.  Bug is just a nickname we all use when greeting him and since I've had this Piggy Tales Bug paper forever, the two just seemed right.  For the sentiment, I stamped each letter, used an exacto knife to cut, outlined with a micron pen and adhered using Zip Dry.  The paper has the same pattern on both sides but sized smaller on one side.  I added a strip of the smaller pattern and then fussy cut several of the larger critters.  The larger critters have stickles on them and are raised with pop dots.  To keep the ribbon from sliding all over, I made a small slit in the top fold and threaded the ribbon through.  On the reverse side, one of those critters is holding the ribbon in place with a tad of glue.  Karen Foster makes a scrap floss that is perfect for threading through teeny tiny button holes.  The green button...I made with filmo, shaped, baked and doodled.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Exposed Filigree Acrylic Mini

I scored three of these Exposed Clear Acrylic Albums from an online sale for only $.99 each!  What a bargain, plus I got oodles of odds and ends for cheap!!!!  This mini album features my Daughter Ellie and Grandson Dominic playing in the sprinkler.  First thing I did is spray Tattered Angels The Paint System Sprays on the cover and dry with a heat tool.  Inking all edges with The Angel Company Ink, I cut a scrap strip and used a two inch circle punch for the picture.  Using Staz On I stamped the Technique Tuesday Sentiment and added Making Memories Flutter Trim and a felt star.   The fibers and paper was adhered with a xyron sticker maker covering the entire back so it wouldn't show on the back side.  On the back I placed another circle punch sticker exactly where the previous side pic was.

The second page was done similarly only using a square 2 inch punch for the pictures.  Spellbinders Labels 18 were cut and placed on each side for journaling and a Bazzill Border was placed using the xyron also.  One side has Tattered Angels Glam and the other side has gems along the border.

The final page has Zing Embossing powder on the surface not covered by a photo.  Careful to not overheat the powder or the acrylic will melt and bend.  The Back side has cardstock covering the entire page.  Technique Tuesday sentiment and doodles are stamped.  KI Memories makes the glitter border sticker.  I probably wouldn't have added that if I hadn't goofed and stamped the sentiment upside down....See, that goof made my page prettier, I think!

Finally, I added the ring to bind the pages and covered it with lots of various ribbons.

Fleur De Lis Card

This Fleur De Lis Stamp is from Stampendous.  The background paper is from Teresa Collins and the dies are Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Rectangles and Fleur de Lis Doily Accents that are raised with pop dots.  I didn't have a black button so I just got my sharpie marker out and colored a blue one black then tied a bow with Scrap Floss and used Red Line Adhesive to attach both the dotted bow and button.

Pinterest Inspired Card

I don't know about you, but Pinterest has been taking up lots of my time these days.   Here is the original posting that shows how to use a square punch to make banners.  For this card I stamped the Heidi Grace sentiment on ribbon and made a bow using a tutorial at www.amazingpapergrace.com. (Made by the lovely Becca Feeken), then used the pinterest post about making banners to use on some of my scraps.   A little bling, a little inking, a little doodling and ta daaaa, a card.

Basket of Cards

This is my basket for the Trivia Night.  It had 30 different handmade cards.  I'm fortunate enough to often make more of one card at a time so I didn't have to make each card just for this basket.  That being said, I did make 10 cards just for this.  Our Trivia Night was a success and we raised over $14,000 for our Team to go to the Tranplant Games of America this July.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Yes, still making cards!

My daughter is hooked on Fleur Di Lis right now and that's why I bought this stamp.  I thought it looked pretty cool too.  Got this stamp at Hobby Lobby and I paid full price for it.....no coupon...FOR SHAME!
This stamp is from The Angel Company.  I stamped in brown and used the copics.  Had this really pretty shimmery pink scraps that I paid a fortune for a while back.  

Another card using the same stamp, only in blue.  The sentiment is actually a sticker as are the stars all from a page kit that I've used before.

The Trivia Night is Saturday so I'm going to put all these cards, plus more in a basket for the Silent Auction.

Have a great day.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Still Making Cards

These papers are from Teresa Collins, the drink stamp cost me a buck at Michaels.  After I colored it in with Copics, I put Crystal Glaze on the glass parts.  The sentiment was outlined and then cut with my cricut.  

Yes, still working on cards for my Silent Auction Basket.

Not really excited about this one, I used two colors of ink to stamp and colored in with copics.  It's got a versamark stamped background and a touch of stickles in the center.

I've had this border stamp for years and this is the first time I've used it.  When it's completely closed the scallop edge rests against a solid red stripe.  Simple card.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

More Cards

More cards for the Trivia Night Silent Auction Basket.  This one using K&Companys paper stack, Spellbinders Fleur Di Lis Doily Accents, Classic Circles and Labels 20, Marthas Doily Lace Trim Double Edge Punch, Stickles for sparkle and Pop dots for dimension.  Love using up those scraps!
This one is very similar to a make and take I did at Archivers, only this was made with my stamps/dies/punches.  Spellbinders Grand Circles and Lacy Circles were used under the stamped image.  The border was done using one of Martha's Punch around the page punches.  I used versamark to stamp the background and lined the inside with white so the border would show better.  A little bling is always a good thing, tiny bits on the stamped image.
I scraplifted this from a group of talented ladies at the last crop I went to (2 weeks ago).  They always find the cutest cards to make. This is one of those cover up your mistakes cards.  I tested the sentiment on a scrap, then reinked the stamp (I thought, only the little plastic cover was still covering the opaque ink) and goofed it up. So I covered it up.  Not a complete loss.
The inside has the punched/embossed hearts.  I just love hearts....can you tell  lol!

This card used a cuttlebug embossing folder, a heart punch, Stazon Opaque White ink and you guessed it...scraps!

More cards to come!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cards, Cards, Cards

I'm making a basket of cards for a Trivia Night Silent Auction.  Last year I made a Baby Girl Album all ready for pictures but this year I decided to go the card route.

This card was made using K&Company paper, Bazzill Swiss Dots and Bling paper, all scraps from my stash.

This card was made with K&Company paper (scraps) and cardstock.  The sentiment was one of those dollar stamps from Michaels.  I used Spellbinders Labels 21 and Lotus Pendants.  Marthas Heart Punch for the center.  Love using Hug Snug Seam Binding for the bow. 
Super simple card using Martha's Score Tool, scraps of black and white and a little ribbon.

I'll be posting more cards tomorrow until then, have a great day!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Heart Birthday - Number 19

Who has a heart birthday?????  People like me who have had a Heart Transplant!  Nineteen years ago I received the heart of a 22 year old man.  His gift of life has allowed me to:
*  Raise 3 daughters now ages 28, 24 and 19
*  See the wedding of one daughter to a wonderful man.
*  Experience being a Mimi (Grandma) to 3 year old Dominic
*  See my brother marry a wonderful woman
*  Meet my five Nephews and two Nieces
*  See my cousin give my other cousin her kidney.
*  Participate in five US Transplant games and win 10 medals in swimming.
*  Have the heartbreak of losing both of my husbands parents.
*  Celebrate 31 years of marriage to my love.
*  Wake up and celebrate life for 19 years.
*  Make many memories with family and friends.

My donor family = HERO'S

Please have a conversation with your loved ones about organ donation.  For facts check out www.unos.org.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

ScrapbookPal.com Design Team Entry

I made this card for my Son In Law who recently got a new job in his Degree Field.  We are so proud of him!  

The background on this card is paper from K&Company's Que Sera Sera Stack that was painted with a coat of Mod Podge and covered with Tim Holtz's Tissue Wrap/Composer making sure to have lots of wrinkles.  Apply Tim Holtz Distress Stain Spun SugarWild Honeyand Antique Linen on the wrinkled tissue.  Rub Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Tea Dye around the edges and Antique Linen on the wrinkles.  Using Fiskars Sure Cut Trimmer trim cream and brown cardstock for the card base.  Attach Hug Snug seam binding with Scotch Pink ATG and take a smaller piece of seam binding and tie a knot.  Tonic Serrated Scissors are my "go to" for trimming ribbon.  For a more "manly" look add tiny staples with Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

For the sentiment I used my trusty Cricut and Gypsy along with the Don Juan Cartridge to cut kraft and red cardstock.  For shimmer spray Creme de Chocolat Glimmer Mist.  For sparkle apply Christmas Red Stickles.  Before adhering the sentiment with Scotch Foam Mounting Tape, outline the words with Micron 005 Pigma Pen.