Sunday, February 19, 2017

Same Image, Two Different Ways Cards

Hi everyone!  Spring has arrived here even though it's not due for another month.  We've had an extremely mild winter, much to my disappointment!  Not liking this climate change thing.

Today, I have two cards to share using the same My Besties stamped image.  These cards were for Valentine's Day but, with no sentiment, could easily be used for any occasion.

Both cards use papers from Recollections and the My Besties Blue Jean Baby image which was colored with Copic markers.  The base is white cardstock with the pattern paper matted in red cardstock and placed on top.  The oval shape for the image was done with a Tim Holtz die.  A Spellbinders diecut heart was placed under the oval as well as some pretty laces in white and red.  Flowers are Recollections.  The red bow is from my stash.

My next card is done in a similar fashion.  This time, I tore the paper and distressed the edges around the image.  Liquid Pearls were added around the image.  The sentiment and enamel dots are Recollections.  The red bow was made with a die from Our Daily Bread Designs.  A piece of lace trim was added across the bottom.  If you changed the sentiment on this card, it also could be used for any other occasion.

Well, that's all for me today.  I intend to relax the rest of the day.  Tomorrow begins the new changes in my job status.  I did have a little training last week and am trying not to let it overwhelm me.  Breathe and relax, I tell myself!  lol  Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead.  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and for your kind comments.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

To My Love Card

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, I have a sweet card to share with you using an image from Blue Fern Studios.

The card began with a white cardstock base followed by a layer of pink cardstock and then pattern paper on top.  The beautiful diecut heart is from Memory Box and was a gift from a dear friend.  Tiny lace trim from Joann's edges the sweet image.  Lace trims were also added across the bottom of the card.  The fabric flower with dangles in the upper right corner was also a gift.  Flowers from Recollections and a hemp bow add the final touch.

This card came together very quickly and I am happy with the results.  I love that Memory Box heart die and need to find it for my collection!

After a week that saw record-breaking warm temperatures followed the next day by a couple of inches of snow, today is a rainy, raw day.  Good day to stay indoors and relax!  Big changes for me at work which I'm trying to not stress about.  Praying for a positive outcome.  I do tend to worry so, thank goodness, I have my crafting which takes my mind off things.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!  Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.  I appreciate each of your kind comments.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Valentine Pocket Wall Hanging and Two Tags

With Valentine's Day coming up soon, I have been working on various projects for the occasion.  Today, I have a pocket wall hanging and two tags to share with you that began from a simple heart template.  There are a lot of photos to share, so let's begin.

Cutting the heart shape from a cereal box, I covered both sides with Pion Design's To My Valentine papers.  A piece of lace fabric was glued to form the pocket.  Using various trimmings, roses, rhinestones and seam binding, I decorated the front side.

Here is the back which I finished off with a pearl trim and a tiny bow and charm,

Here is the finished wall hanging holding two tags also made from the same Pion Design paper collection.  Each tag is shown below.

After covering both sides of the tag with the pretty papers, I layered a doily, fussy cut roses, cheesecloth, a sweet cherub image and a butterfly from the collection onto the tag.  A piece of heart trim was placed at the bottom.  Roses from my stash and a piece of seam binding were next added.  Liquid Pearls and Stickles add finishing touches.

This tag was done similarly to the first.  Papers and tag image are again Pion.  I added roses to the hearts and a sentiment cut from the papers.

Well, there is my first Valentine project for the holiday.  I made this for a swap and had a lot of fun working on it.  It came together much easier than I thought it would.

If you hung in this far, thank you so much.  I hope you enjoyed this project.  I appreciate your visit and the sweet comments you leave.  Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Tag Redo

Hi everyone!  Not feeling well today so just a quick post.  I have this tag to share that I re-did because I wasn't quite happy with the original look.  Unfortunately, I couldn't find a photo of it before the redo--I thought I had one in the files.  Oh well, here is the finished version.

The base is a manila tag edged in silver glitter and covered with glittered paper from Recollections.  The tree was made from a Tim Holtz die.  The smaller snowflake and the rhinestone one are stickers.  The larger snowflake is from a Martha Stewart punch accented with a Recollections rhinestone.  Silver and white twine was tied to a Maya Road clear bauble at the bottom of the tag.  A seam binding bow was tied at the top.  That was the original tag.  To dress it up more, I added the lace trim to the bottom with a row of rhinestones.  A vintage photo was placed in a Prima frame and surrounded with ferns from a punch and tiny roses.  The word "winter" was cut from silver metallic paper using a Tim Holtz die.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments.  I hope the week ahead is a wonderful one for each of you!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

A Couple of Cards

It's another rainy day here.  I'm still waiting for a significant snowfall!  Not looking like it will be this week.  In the meantime, I have two cards to share today.

First up is this sweet little My Besties image which was colored with Copics and highlighted with Stickles.  She was diecut with a Wild Rose Studio frame which I inked the edges in Vintage Photo and Inka Gold touches.  The gold accent white lace was a gift.  The flowers are Recollections and were given a touch of Stickles.  The gold and white twine is Recollections as well.  The paper background is Pion Design.  Gold beads add a finishing touch.

Next is a quick card I made using some scraps I had.  The paper, chipboard and label are Bo Bunny.  The doily is Wilton.  The purple swirl and the flowers are Recollections.  The navy pearls are Queen and Co.  The seam binding ribbon is from Martha Stewart.

Well, that's all I have to share today.  I have been working on some Valentine projects which I will share soon.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a wonderful week ahead.  Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Winter Tag

Hello everyone!  Winter has been trying to take hold here and there this past week.  We've had a small amount of snow and some icing conditions; however, milder temperatures keep forcing their way in.  I am not very happy about that!  I love the winter season, so I decided to make a tag focusing on that theme.

For the background, I used Maja Design papers.  The snowflake and needle branch dies are Tim Holtz used on glittered cardstock.  A bit of cheesecloth was tucked under the vintage image which was mounted on red cardstock with Snow Writer accent across the top.  Lace trims, pearls, rhinestones, flowers and an angel from my stash help to complete the tag.  Seam binding in two shades was tied to the top.

I apologize for the poor photo quality--I was sending this to a friend and didn't have time to wait for better lighting.

Today, I plan on making a large pot of homemade chicken noodle soup and a pan of cornbread--perfect to take away a winter's chill!  I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.  Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

After Christmas Cards

Christmas has come and gone and I am just now uploading a few of the cards I made to celebrate the day.  I know they are late but, if you change the sentiment, you could use them for other occasions.

This card was easy to make using papers from Maja Design.  The image is from Authentique.  The snowflake is a Cheery Lynn die, and the silver round embellishments are from Recollections.

Alright, this card really can only be used for Christmas!  The papers are Maja Design "I Wish" collection.  The poinsettia is Prima.  I used Liquid Pearls as an accent (and accidentally smeared it a bit).

Last but not least is another card using the Maja papers.  I fussy cut the little girl.  The sentiment and branch die are from Tim Holtz.  I used Ice Stickles to highlight the snow and the snowballs the girl is holding.  A piece of lace trim was added to the top.

That is it for my Christmas cards of last year.  I didn't get nearly as many done as I had hoped.  This is something I need to plan better this year!

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments.  I wish everyone a wonderful week ahead!