Sunday, October 7, 2018

World Cardmaking Day

Hi everyone!  Just a quick post today.  With my Mom being ill, I haven't had much time to craft but I did squeeze in some time to make a card since it was World Cardmaking Day. 

The layered stamp set, dies and inks are from Papertrey Ink--Winter Fox set.  The paper is Bo Bunny.  I used sequins, glitter glue and a fern punch to add for accents.  I did heat emboss some snowflakes on the oval background (which is a Tim Holtz die) but you can barely see them. 

I also used the tree stamp to decorate the envelope.  It was so relaxing to make this card and easy to do.

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by.  I appreciate your sweet comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Cocoa Tag

Hello there.  I haven't had a chance to craft or post much these days as I have been helping my parents.  My Mom was in the hospital for a week and is now receiving therapy to try and regain her strength and ability to ambulate.  Please continue to keep her in your prayers.  We do appreciate them!

Back when there were Christmas in July postings, I tried to get a head start on my Christmas cards/tags.  I was fortunate to receive a free stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and could not resist making this small tag.

I stamped the image onto a Recollections white tag and colored it with Copics.  I edged the tag with glitter glue as well as on some of the stamped image.  The hearts were given a coat of Glossy Accents.  For extra sparkle, I added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  A sheer ribbon and some twine were tied to the top.

There you have it--a sweet and easy tag.  I hope to make a few more in different colors before the holidays.

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by and for all your kind comments.  I am so glad that Fall is officially here even if it is a rainy first day!  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Thinking of You Card

Hello, crafty friends!  Thank you all for your prayers and dear comments regarding my Mom in my last post.  We appreciate your thoughtfulness.  It means a lot to me.

Today, I have a card I made for a crafty friend who is facing a challenge at this time.  I was given this sweet stamp as a gift and thought it would be perfect for a card.

The stamp image was colored with Copic markers and cut out with a Tim Holtz stitched oval die.  Touches of Stickles were added here and there for sparkle.  The pattern paper and noteworthy cutout are from the Bo Bunny "Secret Garden Collection."  The "Thinking of You" sentiment stamp is from Inkadinkado.  The butterflies were also cut from the Bo Bunny paper with a Martha Stewart punch.  I tucked a wide strip of lace under the image and added sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for an accent. 

This card came together quickly and the image was so relaxing to color.  The papers from this collection are so pretty with their vibrant colors.

It's been a very rainy weekend here but I do not mind one bit.  I love rainy days!  Enjoy your Sunday and have a wonderful week ahead.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

What's Up? Card

My father recently celebrated his birthday and I made a card for the occasion.  Whenever I need to make a masculine card, my go to always seems to be Tim Holtz.  His vintage, whimsical line of products make it easy to make a masculine-themed card as well as for any other type of card.

Once again, the majority of the products I used are from Tim Holtz.  I began by cutting a postage stamp frame from Distress cardstock.  The pattern paper is from his Wallflower collection and is embossed with a folder from the Bird Talk #2 stamp/die set.  I highlighted the embossed areas with Viva gold paste.  The bird, present and balloon were stamped, die cut and then colored with Distress markers.  The grass was cut from Distress cardstock using an Eileen Hull die.  Sequins from Studio Katia were added for some sparkle.  I also used Wink of Stella on the hat, balloon and bow.  The stamped sentiment is also from the Bird Talk#2 set.

Well, my friends, that's all for me today.  I do have a favor to ask.  My mother is experiencing health issues and has given up.  Please keep her in your prayers.  I don't usually post personal issues here but I am at a loss in what to do.  Thank you.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Life Is Peachy Tag

Hi there!  Back again with a new tag made with Pion Design's Life Is Peachy collection.  I love the papers in this collection but, then again, I always love their papers!

First, I just think the image of this lady with the butterflies is so pretty!  All it needed was to be embellished.  I added some fussy cut vines to the ones at the top of the tag.  All the flowers and leaves are from my stash as are the pearl, lace and pleated tulle at the bottom of the tag.  I tucked in a few diecut leaves.  The beautiful pink butterfly and a couple of Butterfly Kisses are from Reneabouquets.  I added a few Nuvo crystal drops for accent and a lace tie at the top.

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

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Heart Gift Tags

Hi everyone!  Just a short post today.  I would like to share a couple of heart tags I made which were inspired by Jill Norwood on YouTube.  I used Tammy Tutterow Spellbinders heart dies to make them.

Up first is a tag I made in a shabby chic style.  The paper is from Prima's Love Story collection.  Each heart was edged with glitter.  The cherub is made with a mold I have.  The word "hugs" is diecut and layered three times for strength.  The tiny flowers, eyelash trim, baker's twine and flatback pearl are from my stash.  You can use the eyelash trim to tie the tag to a package and write your sentiment on the back.

Next up is a Winter-themed tag.  The paper I used to make the hearts is from The Paper Studio.  Each heart was edged with Silver Stickles.  The banner and sentiment are from Papertrey Ink.  The sentiment was embossed with silver embossing powder.  I also embossed snowflakes onto vellum using a stamp and die set from Papertrey Ink and tucked the snowflake cluster under the banner.  To finish the tag, I tied eyelash trim and a snowflake charm from Tim Holtz to the upper left corner.

Here are the two tags side by side.  They were so much fun and easy to make.  I definitely intend to make more!

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  I appreciate your kind comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Summer Tag

Hi there!  It's very hot and humid today so I will be staying indoors where it is cool!  With all the Christmas in July postings last month, I am looking forward to the cooler weather.  Yesterday was my birthday.  I enjoyed a quiet celebration with family.

Today, I have a tag to share with a summer theme.  The papers are from Pion Design's Seaside Stories collection.  The tag base was cut from a cereal box and both sides covered with the paper.  Edges were inked and distressed.  The image, tickets and banner were cut from the papers.  Cheesecloth was tucked under everything.  Lace trims were added to the bottom.  An anchor was cut from Distress Metallic cardstock.  The flowers, charm and hemp bows are from my stash.  I added a seashell charm to the tie at the top.  Tiny seashells were tucked into the flowers.  Bubble droplets from Pretty Pink Posh were added as accents.

This was a fun tag to make.  If you click on the photo, you can probably see the details a bit better.

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by and visit my blog.  I appreciate your sweet comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead and stay cool is your weather is hot!