Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fairy Tale Tag

After some very unseasonably warm weather this past week, we finally have a return back to Fall.  I am loving the crisp, cool weather.  On my agenda today is making a nice big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup with fresh, warm bread.

My post this week features a tag I made awhile back.  Everything used are older items from my stash, so I'm not sure where they came from.  I do know that the flowers are a combination of Prima, Recollections and Spare Parts.  I began by covering a tag made from a cereal box with K&Co papers.  A doily was placed next with the fairy tale like image on top.  I surrounded that with some trim and a string of pearls.  A piece of lace was glued to the bottom on the tag.  Next, all the various flowers were placed around the image.  A hemp bow, ruffled lace, Prima diecut leaves and a pearl were tucked among the flowers.  A piece of lace trim was tied to the top.

I did have another piece of lace attached across the bottom of the tag but didn't like how it looked.

Well, that's it for me today.  I guess it's time to put the summer clothes away and bring out the fall ones.  At least, I'm hoping summer is finished making an appearance this season!  Thank you so much for your kind comments and for taking the time to stop by.  Wishing all a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Halloween Cards

Hi everyone!  Let me begin by saying I am not really a fan of Halloween.  However, I do have occasions when I need a card in that theme.  A co-worker of mine loves Halloween and anything related to it year round.  Her birthday was in July and this is the card I made for it.

Mostly everything used on this card has been in my stash for quite awhile.  I'm not sure where the pattern paper came from as it was just a scrap I had left.  I simply layered in onto white cardstock and then onto the black card base.  The flowers are Prima that have been spritzed with various Glimmer Mists.  The skeleton sticker is from Jolee.  I then made a bow with stripe ribbon and twine and accented it with a Recollections rhinestone.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

Next up is a card featuring a My Besties stamped image called Cats Meow.  I colored it with Copic markers and highlighted with Stickles.  The pumpkin brad on her shirt is from Queen & Co.  I used a Tim Holtz Stitched Oval die to frame the image.  Again, the pattern paper was a scrap from my stash that I adhered to a black cardstock base.  The decorative Steampunk Corners are from Cheery Lynn Designs.

Well, that's it for me today.  I hope you are enjoying your Sunday.  Thank you so much for stopping by and the sweet comments you leave.  Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Decorative Edge Tag

Hi everyone!  It's a rainy Sunday here with a bit of rain from what's left of Hurricane Matthew.  Nothing like what the southern coastal states experienced, though.  We should have clearing by late this afternoon.

Today, I have a tag to share that I used a Spellbinders die to create the base.  I first cut it from a cereal box and then cut the pattern paper to cover both sides.  The paper is K&Co.  From that point, I just began layering.  A lace bow was tied around the left side of the tag.  I used some ruffled lace for the bottom of the tag.  The sweet image was also edged with lace.  Various flowers from my stash were then arranged to accent the image.  A few Prima diecut leaves and a couple of hemp bows were tucked around the flower cluster.  Flat-back pearls edge the dream word tile by Bead Landing.

This tag was so much fun to make and came together very quickly.  I made another one at the same time which I'll share later.

That's it for me today.  I hope the week ahead is a good one for all especially anyone who had to deal with Hurricane Matthew.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate all your kind comments.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Card Featuring Lissy Bee Stamp

Hi everyone!  Just a quick post today sharing a card using a sweet stamp by Lissy Bee Stamps that was given to me by a dear friend.  I decided to use if for a birthday card.

The image was colored with Copic markers and highlighted with Stickles.  I used a Spellbinders die to frame the image.  The blue flower in the lower corner is a layered die by Little B and also highlighted with Stickles.  The sentiment is a PTI stamp.  The rest of the card was made with scraps from my stash.

It's been a rainy couple of days here, but I don't mind.  There is something peaceful about rainy days.  I did whip up three tags on Friday once again trying to use up things in my stash.  Why doesn't it look like I put a dent into it?

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I appreciate your kind comments.  I hope the upcoming week is wonderful for everyone!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Shabby Chic Altered Paintbrush

Hi friends.  Last week, I mentioned I was altering a paintbrush in a shabby chic style for a swap.  This was my first attempt at one.  Here it is.

First, I began by sanding the handle and giving it a coat of white gesso.  Once that dried, I gave the handle a coat of Antique Linen paint by Martha Stewart.  I glued various appliques around the handle and several lace trims around the brush part.  A Prima butterfly was placed at the top.  Seam binding bows were attached to the sides of the brush.  A Recollections metal embellishment was placed on top of the lace.  All the tiny flowers are also from Recollections.  I highlighted them with Diamond Stickles.

This is the back of the paintbrush.  A seam binding bow was attached to the top for hanging.  I tied a hemp bow to a metal "Made with Love" charm and attached it to the back to finish it off.

If you click on each photo, you can see the details better.  I apologize for the poor lighting in the photos.  I needed to get it in the mail that day so there was no time to wait for better lighting.

All in all, this was very easy to do.  The hardest part was removing the glue from my fingers!  lol

It is a beautiful day here today.  You can definitely feel that touch of fall in the air, and I am so happy about that!  Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I appreciate all your sweet and kind comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Shabby Chic Aqua Tag

Hi everyone!  Another week has gone by--time is really passing quickly.  I was on a roll this week making two cards and two tags.  My next project is altering a paintbrush--a first for me.  We'll see how that goes.  What are you creating?

Today, I have another tag to share.  This tag came together so easily.  My tag shape was cut from a cereal box and covered with an older line of K&Co paper, distressing and inking the edges.  Then the fun began.  The appliques and trims as well as the white fabric flower were given to me by a dear friend.  The sweet image is showcased in a resin Recollections frame.  The flowers, butterfly and gems are also Recollections.  The white delicate leaves were made with a Prima die.

My most favorite crafty item are tags, especially vintage and shabby chic ones.  Love making and swapping them with friends.

I love the cream and white tones paired with the aqua.  There is something soothing about them.  If you click on each photo, you can see the details better.

Well, that's it for me today.  I need to get dinner started and then get ready for work tomorrow.  Have a wonderful Sunday and week ahead.  Thank you so much for stopping by and for leaving such sweet comments.  I appreciate each and every one!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

A Couple of Cards

Hi friends!  I thought I would take a break from featuring another tag and post a couple of cards I recently made.

First up is a card I made for my Dad's birthday.  When making masculine cards, I frequently turn to Tim Holtz products which is what I did here.   A dear friend gave me the set of crazy cat stamps for my birthday so I just had to made a card.  I bought the matching crazy cat dies which are much easier to use than having to fussy cut.  The cat was colored with Copics.  For the background, I cut a piece of paper from Tim's Wallflower collection and placed in onto a light brown card base.  I did fussy cut the flowers and leaves on the lower right side.  All cut outs were attached with foam dots.  I stamped the sentiment onto a stamped label, cut is out, and accented it with a hemp bow.  The Dad stickers are from Making Memories.

I really am a dog person, but I find these crazy cat stamps so adorable!  Looking forward to making more things with them.

Next up is a quick feminine card.  The papers are from Pion Design Vintage Garden collection and attached to a deep pink card base.  A simple seam binding bow was wrapped around the paper and accented with a rose, twine and a tiny Pion envelope.  Pink pearls add a finishing touch.

I simply love Pion Design papers and never tire of using them.

Well, that's it for me today.  I have been making quite a few tags lately and will share soon.  What I need to do is to start making Christmas cards/tags now so I don't fall behind as the holiday nears.  Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments.  I wish each of you a wonderful week ahead!