Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hello Sweet Heart,,,,,,,

Good afternoon!

I keep thinking it's Sunday,,,isn't that ludicrous? I have no idea why I'm several days ahead, but I seem to be LOL

Today I have a quick, easy card I put together for my sister,,,,,

I have been having an affair with Stampin Up stamps lately,,,,,,and I think I've bought a dozen sets on Ebay over the past couple weeks,,,,,oy.

Anyway, here's the card,,,,,,,

I just love this Stampin Up Stamp! Once you figure out how to put the pieces together to make wreaths, it's easy peasy!!!
Hope you enjoyed the card, and thanks for looking!!!

Card Recipe:

Papers: Scraps
dies: Cottage Kutz Teatime Doily, Spellbinders hearts and scalloped hearts
Stamps: Stampin Up All Season Wreath and Sweet Shapes
Inks: Memento Bamboo Leaves and Rhubarb Stalk, Stazon black
coloring medium: Derwent Inktense pencils (chili red for the roses)
pins, clip, ribbons: My stash

Monday, March 24, 2014

Silhouette Cards!

I lovvvvvvvvvvvve my silhouette! I don't use it for every project, but I use it a LOT.

I love it for guy cards, because I can cut card shapes,,,,,,or I can download an image I like and be cutting it in about 40 seconds.

It doesn't get much better than that!

so yesterday was my husband's 55th birthday. Happy Birthday, Jaime! Love you!

and of course, that meant CARD MAKING :)

My husband loves few things more than his camper! So this Silhouette image--turned into a card-- looked perfect!
And he also loves coffee! This is a cute card in the Silhouette store that has a space for a gift card inside.
Just thought I'd share!

Thanks for looking, and I hope you're having a lovely week so far!

Card Recipe:

papers: The Paper Company
Stamps: Hero Arts Operation Write Home stamps
Inks: Memento Tangelo, Rhubarb Stalk, Bamboo Leaves, Stazon black.
Die Cuts: Silhouette store.
Embossing folders: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Stampin Up square lattice.
Buttons, String: my stash.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Graphic 45 by the Sea, Stampin Up,,,,and some new pencils!

Good afternoon!!!!!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! Nothing fun going on here this weekend,,,,,my husband is working, so I'm working on some cards!

Next weekend, however, we're going on a camping rally here in FL, and we're having a Yankee Swap,,,,,,,I have to bring something worth 20 dollars.

So I decided, since I got this fabulous paper for my birthday, and I just bought some amazing Stampin Up stamps (discontinued, of course,,,,,why is it I always fall in love with Stampin Up stamps AFTER they are discontinued??), so I thought I'd make a set of cards and a matching box,,,,,,

and boy did I have fun!!!!!!!
Here is the box, itself, with that gorgeous Graphic 45 paper, By the Sea.
Close up of the Bow. Isn't that "note in a bottle" darling?
Cards in the box, with envies.
Here they all are laid out so you can see each one.
And here I wanted to show you my NEW LOVE,,,,,,,,Derwent Inktense pencils! Oooo la la, love that vivid color!

I had SUCH a hard time NOT adding bows, buttons, gems, etc,,,,,,,but since this is a gift set, I don't want the recipient to have any issues with postage and have them go unused due to that,,,,,,,

so, I made up for the FLATNESS of the cards on the cover of the box!

I hope you enjoyed the box and cards! Leave me a note so I know to go see YOUR blog!!!!!

Thanks for looking, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Card Recipe:
Paper: Graphic 45 By the Sea
Stamps: Stampin Up Summer by the Sea and Seaside Sketches, Stampabilities (note in a bottle)
Ink: Stazon
coloring: Derwent Inktense pencils
die cuts: Silhouette Portrait (Silhouette store) and Spellbinders Postage stamps, circles large, labels 22, labels 14, ovals large, lacey ovals
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Bottles: the Paper Company (Hobby Lobby)
shells: Walmart
Pearls, twine, cheesecloth: my stash

Monday, March 17, 2014

Mother's Day Card,,,

Good afternoon!!!!!  Leave it to me to hop ahead LOL,,,,,,,I really need to make Easter and Passover cards, and instead, I'm having a ball making Mother's Day cards,,,,,,,

Here's my own mother's Mother's Day card,,,,,,,,fortunately, she has no clue what a blog IS much less that I have one LOL

I had so much fun with this card,,,,,,,,,,,somewhere, I saw a similar card,,,I don't remember much about the card, except that it had letters or papers bundled together with a lacy die cut (like mine),,,,,,

but if you know where I got this idea, please let me know,,,,,,I'd love to credit the person I got that idea from,,,,,,,,,,

other than that little lacy die cut bundle, it's pretty much my design,,,,,,,I hope you liked the card and are having a lovely week!!!!

Please leave me a note so I can come visit YOUR blog!

Card Recipe:

Papers: Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 8x8 pad
Embossing folder: Anna Griffin Rosa
die cuts: Heart Felt Creations decorative lace border.
Stamps:Hero Arts (Happy Mother's day) and Stampendous (music)
Inks: TH distress ink Tea Dye, and Versafine Vintage Sepia
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
leaves: Prima
stick pins: Handmade by me.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Happy Bee day, My Son!

Good afternoon!

My son, Nick, turned 26 years old on sunday,,,,,,we share a birthday (we won't talk about how old *I* am), and we have spent every birthday together since,,,,,,,

except this past Sunday,,,,,,

My husband took me on a lovely 3 day trip to disney. We stayed in a hotel (NOT the camper),  Ate at Be Our Guest (this is HARD to get a reservation to!) and generally had a lovely time,,,,,,,

but I didn't get to spend OUR birthday with my son,,,,,,

so I had to make him an extra special birthday card,,,,,,,do you like the bees hanging off the edge? I totally swiped this design and the honey technique from Debbie Blake. You can see her amazing card HERE.

Here's a close up of the honey!
Glossy accents makes the honey look shiny!!!!!

So Happy 26th Bee day, Nicky! I love you!

thanks for looking, and I hope you had a super weekend!

Card Recipe:

paper: Recollections, My Mind's Eye
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Brushed corduroy, vintage photo, Wild Honey,,,,,,and Versafine onyx black
Stamps: Inkadinkado bee stamp
die cuts: Silhouette Portrait (silhouette store)
Honey: Glossy Accents by ranger
embossing folders: Cuttlebug (hexagons) and Stampin Up (square lattice) for the bee hive

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Justrite Friday Challenge!!!!

Yep, it's me again,,,,,,,,more than you've seen me in six months LOL,,,,

Just dropping off another card, this time for the Justrite Friday challenge!

This is one of my favorite challenges, because it uses my favorite brand of stamps,,,,,,and because it's always so full of amazing talent!!!!!

This week's challenge is to use a spring color palette,,,,,,,,,and I've done so here, with this card for a friend of a friend suffering from cancer,,,,,,,,she needs as much springy cheer as I can possibly send!!!!

I hope you enjoyed the card, and I hope you have a chance to pull out those Justrite stamps and get into the spring mood!!!!!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Justrite
Ink: Memento
papers: Graphic 45 Secret Garden
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
dies: Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Spellbinders Framed tags one
Punches: Martha Stewart Winter branch punch, unknown small flower punch
stickpins: handmade
ribbon decoration: Recollections

Monday, February 24, 2014

Simon Says STAMP!!!!!

Good afternoon! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend!  I'm here with another challenge entry, this time with Simon Says Stamp,,,,,,,and this week, Simon says HAPPY ANNIVERSARY or CONGRATULATIONS on your marriage!

I was working on another challenge card for the Justrite Friday challenge, and I had these papers out,,,,,,since I love this stack, I went with another card with this stack for the Simon Says challenge,,,,,,

Of course, with Simon's challenge,,,,,,,one must STAMP,,,,,and I've used a rarely used but much loved stamp for wedding cards here,,,,,,,the Happily Ever After stamp,,,,,,,

thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoyed the card,,,,,,,,,

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Seven Gypsies/Hampton Arts
Paper: Graphic 45, Secret Garden Stack
ribbon: Hobby Lobby
stick pins: handmade by me
key and pearl string: my stash
border punch: Martha Stewart
Embossing folder:Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Rosa.