Sunday, June 28, 2015

Yellow Butterfly/Flower Tag

Hi everyone!  What a week this has been!  We were hit with a brief, but severe, storm Tuesday that left our little town and some of the surrounding area without power.  Ours was out for three days.  Ice was hard to come by, so we had to throw most of the food away from the refrigerator.  Our town declared a disaster emergency.  I must say the people pulled together to help where they could.  There were a lot of uprooted and split trees as well as property damage from the straight-line winds.  Fortunately, no one was seriously injured from this.  Most of the power is back on but there are still some outages.

On a brighter note, I have a tag to share using everything Prima except the lace trim at the bottom.  The paper is from the Tea Thyme collection.

It was very simple to make.  After creating the tag base with the patterned paper, I layered a Prima diecut doily and some fussy cut flowers on top.  Next came the flower embellishments and the sparkly butterfly.  A couple of pearls, lace and ribbon were added to finish it off.

I love making tags.  They come together so quickly.  Of course, using Prima products makes it so easy!

Well, that's it for me today.  I hope the week ahead is a wonderful one for all of us.  Thank you so much for coming by.  I appreciate each comment you leave.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day 2015

Hi friends!  Today is Father's Day and I wish a very happy one to all the dads out there as well as the men who act as dads to those without one.  In honor of the day, I made this card for my own Dad using just about everything Tim Holtz.

First, I began with a cardstock base of Frayed Burlap paper.  I then adhered a piece of paper from the Wallflower collection.  I highlighted the paper with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, the rays stencil, and Golden's Pearl Mica Flake for sparkle.  A bit of cheesecloth was tucked under the Spring Greenery diecut leaf branches cut from Crowded Attic paper.  The Bird Silhouette was diecut also from Crowded Attic, inked with shades of Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, and Black Soot, and attached with foam dots.  Using Crowded Attic stickers and foam dots, I spelled out the word "DAD" in the upper left corner.  The rhinestones in the lower right corner are from Recollections.  Of course, I couldn't resist adding a little bow to the bird!

My Dad really liked this card which made me happy.  I struggle making masculine cards, but I did enjoy this one.

Have a wonderful day and week ahead!  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and also for your sweet comments.  It's hot and humid again here today, so I'm wherever it's cool!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Tea Thyme Paper Tag

Hi friends!  I hope you are well.  We are in the midst of a heat wave and I'm not liking it.  Heat and humidity zap my energy.  But, it does make me appreciate the change of seasons so much!

In my quest to start using papers I've been hoarding because they are just "too pretty" to cut, I came across these gorgeous Prima Tea Thyme papers that I won as part of a giveaway awhile ago.  I also had a beautiful Prima butterfly and flower set (who knows how long I've had it) that I thought matched perfectly.

I decided to create a tag with the paper.  I did a bit of fussy cutting from the patterned paper of the roses, leaves and label and simply adhered them to the tag.  The flowers and butterfly were placed next.  The flower was accented with leaves from a Prima die.   A piece of crochet lace was added to the bottom of the tag and a satin piece of ribbon to the top.  Tiny pink pearls add a finishing touch.  If you click on each photo, you can see it in larger detail.

And there you have it.  The tag came together so quick and easy.  I made another one in this same style but with different colors that I'll share another time.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for the sweet comments you leave.  I appreciate each and every one.  Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Get Well Card Using Graphic 45

Recently, I was asked to make a get well card for someone and to include butterflies.  I immediately thought of Graphic 45's Sweet Sentiments line, and this is what I made.

Beginning with a white cardstock base, I layered two sheets of patterned paper on top.  I accented the second sheet with a string of pearls.  The QuicKutz doily edges were given an aged look with a bit of ink.  A decorative strip of paper was placed over the doily.  The Prima flowers were accented with Recollections rhinestones and a hemp bow.  The butterflies were fussy cut from the paper and accented with Stickles.  A sentiment was stamped onto the tag whose daisy centers were highlighted with Stickles, and tiny chipboard circles were placed in four corners.

It's a pretty day outside today.  I just finished pruning some bushes and weeding the flower bed.  After I finish ironing, I think I'll catch up on some reading.  I hope the week ahead is a wonderful one for you.  Thanks so much for stopping by and also for your sweet comments.  I appreciate it!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Precious Things

Hi everyone!  Another week has gone by too quickly.  I am finally starting to feel better and I thank you for your well wishes.

After making so many frilly things the past few weeks, I really felt the need to bring out the inks, paste, glitter and get a bit messy.  I've been longing to use my Tim Holtz butterfly duo die and decided to make this tag.  Everything used on this tag is from Tim and Ranger.

Beginning with a kraft tag base, I adhered a sheet of paper from Tim's Wallflower collection.  The edges were distressed and inked with Vintage Photo and Black Soot inks.  Using Tim's Dot Fade Stencil, I applied Ranger Texture Paste and then some Distress Glitter in Antique Linen.  After that dried, I applied rub-ons in various spots.  I then gave the tag a coat of Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold.

The butterfly was given a coat of Victorian Velvet Ink, raised edges sanded, Frayed Burlap Ink was applied next, followed immediately with clear embossing powder and then heat dried.  Black Soot was added to the edges for a bit more definition.   A piece of wire was shaped for the butterfly's antennae (is that what they are called?).

The crinkle ribbon was colored with a combination of all the above inks.  The typed token and  heirloom rose (colored with Victorian Velvet) was attached to the bow with the pin.

Please forgive the quality of this last photo.  The lighting wasn't too good today.  If you click on each image, you can see a better view.

Well, that's it for me today.  I enjoyed making this tag and have a few butterflies already cut waiting for some different colors and shine.  Thank you so much for stopping by and your sweet comments.  I wish everyone a wonderful week ahead.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Burlap Flower Tag

Hi there, everyone!  I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend.  For those of us here in the States, it is a long Memorial Day weekend honoring those who served.  It's been a rough week for me as it appears I came down with the flu and an upper respiratory infection.  Still not feeling very well and hoping it passes soon.

Today's post is a tag using a gorgeous burlap flower.  You may recall a card I made using the same type of flower in a previous post.

I began by attaching a piece of older K&Co paper to a premade tag.  The edges were inked with Tea Dye Distress Ink.  A bit of cheesecloth was added next.  The flowers and leaves are Petaloo, and the butterfly and gems are Recollections.  Sheer ribbon was added as a finishing touch.

I really love these colors!  They just seem so peaceful and relaxing.  I never tire of the old K&Co papers--probably one of the first lines I bought and still have plenty left.

That's it for me today.  It's a beautiful day here and I hope to be feeling well enough to go out and enjoy it.  Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Pocket Pal Letter Featuring Prima

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend so far.  We had some very pleasant weather for a couple of days but got hit with heat and humidity yesterday and today.  The humidity just seems to sap my energy.  Thank goodness for air conditioning!

Recently, I participated in a swap for Pocket Pal Letters.  This was my very first one.  The theme was fairies.  The papers are from Prima's Butterfly collection.  Mostly all of the embellishments are from Prima.  I made charms using the 6x6 paper pad.  The little mason jar in the upper left corner was stamped onto white cardstock with a tiny fairy embossed in pink--these are also from  the Butterfly collection.  There are leaves from Prima dies, flowers, chipboard from Fairy Belle and Nature Garden as well as some pearls and rhinestones.  There are some Tim Holtz charms and a fairy charm hanging from the large white bow.  Other pearls are from Jolee's, and the lacy butterfly top center is Martha Stewart.  Stickles were added here and there for sparkle.

On the back, we were to fill each pocket with little goodies.  I added a vial from Tim Holtz of fairy dust, more charms, mason jar tags, diecut leaves and butterflies, flowers, fairy images from the collection, a tea bag, and a note about myself.

Once I got started, I really enjoyed how this came together.  It was a lot of fun, and I hope to give it a try again.  If you click on each image, you can see the details a bit better.

Well, that's it for me today.  We have a graduation later today, so I better get some things done before then.  Have a wonderful week!  Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments.