Sunday, August 28, 2016

On Wings of Love Tag

Hi friends!  August is fast coming to a close and I, for one, am looking forward to the Fall Season and all it brings.

My tag today is made with bits and pieces from my stash.  The papers are all K&Co.  The lace is from Joann's.  A bit of ruffled lace was used to frame the Craft Secrets image.  A crochet doily was cut in two for added layers.  The ruffled trim as well as the beaded trim and the metal embellishment were a gift from a dear friend.  The flowers and butterfly are Recollections.  The rhinestone swirl is Prima.

The paper edges were all inked and distressed.  I used foam tape for dimension between the layers.  A resin rose was placed on top of the metal embellishment.

So, what have you been up to this weekend?  I have spent over six hours in the course of three days working on a tag featuring a Julie Nutting doll stamp.  I was inspired by a beautiful card posted the other day by Pamellia Johnson.  Let me say, she makes it look so easy; but I can now say that I know firsthand the amount of work she puts into her gorgeous projects.  I am still not finished with the tag and it does not look as beautiful as her card, but I am trying!  Hopefully, I will be able to share it in the future if I'm not too embarrassed by it!  lol

Have a wonderful week ahead, dear friends.  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.  I appreciate all your sweet comments.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

August Tag

Hello dear friends!  I hope all is well with you.  We are due for a storm front to pass through later today bringing a welcome relief from the heat and humidity.

Today, I have a tag featuring journaling tags from Graphic 45 Time to Flourish collection.  I thought it would be nice to showcase the one journaling card since it is August.  The tag came together very quickly using an assortment of items from my stash.  I simply covered the tag in paper from Teresa Collins and tucked some cheesecloth under the journaling card.   Pieces of trim were added at the bottom of the tag.   The flowers are a mix of Prima and Recollections.  The butterfly is from Martha Stewart.  Rhinestones are Recollections.  The round pearl cluster on the tiny tag is from Prima.  I attached a flower charm to the cord tie at the top.

I thought the colors were a nice match for this summer theme tag.  Everything fell into place so easily.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.  I always appreciate the sweet comments that are left.  Have a wonderful week ahead.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Wish Card

Hi everyone!  Another week has passed and has been a bit stressful for me.  I'm not going to dwell on it as it certainly doesn't help.  We are also in the midst of a terrible heat wave, although not as intense as other areas of the country.  Thank goodness fall is not too far away!

Today, I have a very quick card to share with you.  I was short on time and needed a birthday card.  Here is the finished result.

Can't get any easier than this.  I began with a yellow cardstock base.  The diecut background is from Tim Holtz. Most everything else is from Michael's.  I simply layered the flowers, tucked in a twine bow, and attached the butterfly.  The jeweled wish stickers are from Making Memories.  The little star gem in the lower right corner is also from Michael's.

Just a short, quick post today.  I hope you are having a good weekend and wish you a wonderful week ahead.  Thanks so much for stopping by and your sweet comments!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

By the Sea Tag

Hi there, friends.  I hope you are well.  This past week had its ups and downs.  My son moved into his first apartment, so we have an empty nest now.  Not sure how I feel about it yet, but I know it was bound to happen sometime.  On the up side, my birthday was last week as well.  It has stretched on for a week!  I received some beautiful handmade items and cards and other wonderful gifts which I appreciate so much.

Today, I am sharing a tag I made using the beautiful papers from Pion Design--Shoreline Treasures.

For the base, I cut a tag shape from a cereal box and covered both sides with the paper, inking the edges.  A bit of trim was added to the bottom.  Using Tim Holtz' chicken wire die, I cut the shapes from brown cardstock and tucked them beneath the vintage photo.  Isn't that child so sweet?!!  I placed various flowers from my stash around the photo with some seashells from Michaels.  A couple of Prima diecut leaves and some hemp bows were also tucked under the flowers.  The "By the Sea" sentiment was cut from a border strip and placed on a flower. The word "moments" is also a diecut by Tim Holtz.  Butterflies were fussy cut from the papers and added to the top.  Tea-stained seam binding finishes it off.

I am pleased with how this tag turned out.  Although it was difficult to part with, I sent it to a dear friend to thank her for her kindness.  I hope she will like it.

It's a beautiful day here today with a break in the humidity.  I plan to take some time to enjoy it.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate the sweet comments you leave.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Altered Shabby Chic Box

Hi friends!  I hope things are going well for you.  Can you believe August arrives tomorrow (although it has already in some parts of the world)?

My project today began with a small box I purchased at Hobby Lobby.  I first gave it a coat of gesso followed by two coats of Martha Stewart Summer Linen paint.  Then the fun began.  The inside of the box and the top of the lid were covered with paper from Prima's Tea Thyme collection.  After that, I just started covering everything with various laces and trims from Joann's and some that were gifted to me by a dear friend.  I used Fabric Tac to adhere everything.

Here it is finished.  The resin piece in the front is from Melissa Frances.  The large fabric flower on the lid is my first attempt at making one.  I used a rhinestone button from Joann's for the flower center.  The glittered flower is from Recollections.  You can barely see the decorative metal legs by Spare Parts that I placed at each corner.

You can see the details of the lid better here.  The Spellbinders butterfly was cut from cardstock as well as vellum for a layered look.  I tucked a Prima diecut leave under the larger flower.

In this photo, you can see the butterfly with pink pearls from Recollections a little better as well as some small velvety Petaloo flowers and leaves.  The pearl spray is from a friend.

On the back corner, I added a little bow with a charm that reads "Made with Love."  It actually helps hide where the trim was joined together.

Last but not least is a photo of the inside of the box and lid.  It was a bit tricky trying to get that tiny trim to adhere to all the edges and corners.  My fingers didn't have a lot of room to work in!

This box was made for a swap with a sweet friend.  I wanted to make it extra special as she has been so kind to me.

I know this post was a bit longer than usual, but I hope you enjoyed it.  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.  I appreciate each of your comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

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!