Sunday, July 24, 2016

Quick Tag & Card

Hi there!  We are in the midst of a long heatwave as is most of the country.  I am counting down the days until cooler weather!

Most of us, I am sure, have the need to put together a quick tag or card to go along with a gift.  When short on time, I find it easy to resort to premade items.

First up is a tag I made using a precut Recollections tag.  It was very simple to just add flowers, a bow and a butterfly and it was ready to go.

The flowers are Prima, and the centers and butterfly are Recollections.  How quick is that!!

Next up is a card using stickers.  The pattern papers are Teresa Collins.  I used a Martha Stewart punch on the side of the floral paper and tucked a strip of Recollections lace underneath.  The birdcage, bird and butterfly are Jolee's.  The hello stickers are Making Memories, and the rhinestone swirl is Zva.

Again, all these items have been in my stash for awhile, so it is wonderful to make use of these.  I usually enjoy taking more time fussy cutting and other techniques to put a card or tag together but, sometimes, there just isn't enough time.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.  If you are in areas experiencing the intense heat, do take it easy and stay cool.  Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.  I appreciate each of them.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Same Card Two Different Ways

Hi everyone!  It's another hot, humid day here.  I've spent some time this past week working on an altered box.  It's almost finished, and I hope to be able to share it soon.

Recently, I needed two cards for two different swap groups.  Being short on time, I decided to use the same Sherri Baldy stamped image on both cards.  I also used a Sizzix die for the shape of both cards.

The first card was done in a pink theme.  The pink cardstock is Bazzill and the pattern paper is Prima.
The image was colored with Copics.  I used Liquid Pearls and Stickles for highlights.  A blue flower from Recollections was attached to the hat.  The trim, ribbon, lace and flowers were from my stash.

The next card was done in Aqua tones and put together basically the same was as above.  The pattern paper is from Sherri Baldy.

It really was so quick and easy to put these cards together since they had the same basic design.  These are also my very first shaped cards, and I definitely think I will be making more!

Well, that's it for me today.  I have some things to catch up on as I got a late start today.  Thank you so much for taking time to stop by.  I appreciate all your kind comments.  Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Brown and Teal Birthday Card

Hi friends.  We have a bit of a break today from the extreme heat and humidity, thank goodness!  I plan to enjoy the weather before the heat/humidity returns in a couple of days.

Today, I have a card to share using scraps from Pink Paislee's Hope Chest collection.  I began by attaching a piece of the patterned paper to a white cardstock base.  A piece of white crochet trim was added to the bottom.  Next came a Prima doily die in white, Pink Paislee journaling cards, and a Maya Road polka dot envelope filled with some PP ephemera.  In between, I tucked in some diecut Prima leaves and a diecut flower from Wild Rose Studio.  The butterfly is from Jenni Bowlin.  Flowers are Petaloo.  The button is from Jolee.  The banner was stamped with a Papertrey Ink sentiment and adhered to the flower cluster with a hemp bow.

It's amazing how many little odds and ends from collections that one can accumulate!  It does feel good to use up these pieces as I hate to waste things.

That's it for today.  I have some things to get done around the house and plan to enjoy a bit of time outdoors.  Thank you so much for stopping by as well as for your kind comments.  I enjoy reading them.  Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Shoreline Treasures Wall Hanging

Hi friends!  It's a long holiday weekend here in the States for 4th of July.  Time for BBQs or trips to the beach.  I'm doing neither!  I am in the midst of enjoying a stress-free, relaxing weekend.  After doing various chores around the house, I have been taking some time to relax by crafting.

Today, I have a wall hanging to share using the beautiful Shoreline Treasures papers from Pion Design.  I love this soft color palette and the sweet images.

The base was cut from a cereal box and covered with the papers.  The edges were inked and distressed.  The chicken wire was cut from cardstock using a Tim Holtz die.  A layer of cheesecloth came next.  The adorable image was attached to a frame cut with a Spellbinders die.  Several banners were cut from the papers using dies by Cheery Lynn and attached under the frame.  A border strip edged with lace was placed under the image.  All the buttons are vintage.  The butterfly was also cut from the papers.  Stickles gave some sparkle to the butterfly, starfish and shell.  I used a piece of rope for hanging.

This hanging was made for a dear friend.  I was happy with how it turned out and hope you like it as well.  If you click on the pictures, you can see the details better.

Thank you so much for stopping by and all the kind comments on my previous post.  I appreciate each and every one.  Have a safe and happy 4th to all those celebrating!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Little Birdie Tag

Hi everyone!  Today, I have a tag to share using mainly Tim Holtz items.  I love his crazy bird stamps, so that became the inspiration for my tag.

I began by adhering paper from Tim's Wallflower collection onto a premade tag.  I tucked some cheesecloth under the Prima doily.  A wreath was formed using Tim's paper string.  The branch is a Tim die.  The little bird was colored using various shades of Distress Ink and attached with foam squares.  The stamped sentiment is from Tim's Saying Stuff set.  The tiny flowers are from Recollections.  An idea-ology ribbon is tied at the top.

I am entering this tag in the Anything But Cute challenge blog, even though I think this tag is cute!  But that's between me and you!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your kind comments.  Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day 2016

Hi there!  It's a very warm sunny Father's Day here.  Happy Father's Day to all the Dads and those taking the place of Dads.

Today's card was made for my own dear Dad.  Whenever I need a masculine type card, I always go to my Tim Holtz stash.  The papers used are from his Correspondence collection.

Beginning with a dark blue cardstock base, I simply layered three different paper designs after distressing and inking the edges.  I attached an idea-ology book plate, stars and a hemp bow--all from Tim.  The bronze Dad stickers are from Making Memories.

Well, that's all for me today.  I'm off to begin preparations for Father's Day dinner.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend and best wishes for a wonderful week ahead.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your kind comments.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Card Showcasing Flowers

Hi friends!  Our weather today is very warm, but the humidity is starting to drop.  I just came home from an arts and craft outdoor show.  There were a lot of jewelry and art work vendors.  I didn't buy anything but enjoyed looking at everything.

Once again, I have pulled out an older line of Melissa Frances paper to use as a background for my card showcasing flowers.  It came together very quickly.

The papers, which were actually scraps, were attached to a white cardstock base.  A lace trim was placed at the seam.  Cheesecloth and a Prima diecut doily were placed under the flowers.  The center flower is Prima and it is surrounded by various Petaloo flowers.  A hemp bow and tag stamped with a PTI sentiment were tucked into the flowers.  Prima rhinestone and pearl swirls were added as a finishing touch.

I love this pretty color palette.  I find it very soothing.  Using up some of my older stash of papers is always a good thing!

Well, that's it for me today.  I hope you are enjoying the weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate the comments you leave.  Have a wonderful week!