Sunday, May 21, 2017

Shabby Fabric Tag

Hi there!  I hope the past week has been a good one for everyone.  Yesterday, my cousin's daughter got married.  The wedding was beautiful.  I will be sharing the card I made for her at my cousin's request sometime in the near future.  Today, however, I am sharing a shabby fabric tag.

I began by cutting a piece of felt into the shape of a tag and covering it with a canvas-like piece of shabby chic fabric I bought on clearance at Michael's.  Using various appliques and lace trims, I layered them around the tag.  Taking an image of a young girl from the Internet, I edged the photo in lace and added some tiny vintage buttons.  A wooden timepiece by Recollections was tucked under the photo frame.  A ribbon flower and some glittered leaves from my stash were added next.  Another piece of lace trim was tied to the top as a finishing touch.

Well, that's it for me today.  I got very little sleep last night and am starting to feel very sleepy.  I think I'll take a nap!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I do appreciate your very sweet comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day 2017

Hi there!  Happy Mother's Day to those celebrating today.  I'm a bit late in posting as I was enjoying the beautiful day we had today and spending time with my own dear mother and son.  I do have a couple of cards to share that I made for today.

First is a card I gave to my wonderful Mom.  The papers and flowers are from Recollections.  I added a doily and pearls from my stash.  The stamped word "Mother" is from Papertrey Ink.

This card as well as the second one came together so quickly using the matching papers, journaling cards/sentiments, and flowers.

For my second card, I again used Recollections papers as well as a sentiment card, self-adhesive glitter tape and roses.  Both cards have gold foiled papers.  The pretty double layer butterflies were made with dies by Spellbinders.

This card was made for one of my aunts who is also my godmother.

Well, that's it for me today.  I took a day off from work tomorrow and am looking forward to some crafting time.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your kind comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Altered Embroidery Hoop

Back again with another first for me--an altered embroidery hoop.  It really came together rather quickly once I got started.

First, I began by giving the hoop two coats of white paint to help cover up any wood that might show through.  Next, I stretched a piece of pretty embroidered fabric between the hoops, trimming the excess close to the edge.  Using a sweet vintage image from the Internet, I glued a delicate trim around the photo.  Then, began the layering of all the lacy trims, appliques and fabric flowers.  Did you notice the pretty bird by Prima at the lower right corner of the image?

There you have it!  All done using glue--no sewing required.  I purchased an extra hoop so I may whip up another one soon.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your sweet comments.  It's a crisp day here today and I love it!  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Pin Cushion

Summer is trying to arrive too early for me.  After a couple of days in the 80s, today is a bit cooler in the 60s.  However, we are back to the 80s again tomorrow but the 60s by the end of the week.  The seasons no longer seem to have the weather patterns they are supposed to have.

Today, I have another first for me--a pin cushion project.  After watching a couple of tutorials on You Tube, I decided to give one a try.  No sewing is involved--all put together with glue.

To begin, I cut two circles from a piece of fabric.  A mound of batting was put in the center of one circle with the second circle on top and gluing the edge closed.  A strip of lace and an applique were glued across the center.  Various pieces of ruffled trim were glued around the edge.  Fabric flowers were added for some interest.  I added some handmade stickpins--they are not very good (I need more practice!).

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and for leaving your sweet comments.  I enjoy reading them.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

One More

Hi friends.  I hope the past week has been a good one.  For me, work continues to be challenging.  By the time I get home, I'm so worn out.  But, enough of that!

Today, I am squeezing in one more Easter card made from Pion Design's Easter Greetings papers.  This one is probably my favorite that I made with this collection.

Beginning with a white cardstock base, I distressed and inked a couple of the papers and layered them onto the card.  The tag was cut from one of the sheets and layered onto another piece of paper.  I used punches to create the hole and reinforcer at the top of the tag and then tied a seam binding bow though it.  The tag was attached to the card with foam tape.  I tucked some cheesecloth underneath it and some vines cut with a Cheery Lynn die.  Crochet trim was placed across the bottom.  The flowers are from my stash and were given a coat of gesso.  The sentiment was cut from the papers.  Lastly, I created some splatters on the card with a mixture of gesso and water.

It's a beautiful spring day here today with cool temperatures and a picture-perfect sky.  My husband and I took a nice long walk as it is a perfect day for doing so.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.  I appreciate your sweet comments.  Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter Card 2017

Happy Easter!  It has been a very warm day today with record temperatures.  It will be a bit more seasonable tomorrow and the next couple of days.  We had a busy day visiting relatives.  I am now looking for some relaxing time this evening.

My card today features papers from Pion Design's Easter Greetings collection.  I love the soft colors and sweet images in this collection.

The base was made from lavender colored cardstock.  The top scalloped edge was made with a Martha Stewart punch.  All paper edges were inked and distressed.  I added some lace trim to peek out from under the layers.  The image was cut with a Tim Holtz stitched oval die and then framed with a Spellbinders die.  The Recollections flowers were given a coat of gesso to soften the color.  Vintage buttons and seam binding were added for a more shabby feel.  The banner sentiment was cut from the papers.  I gave a touch of yellow Stickles to the flowers and the tiny chick.

I decided to dress up the envelope a bit by placing a decorative lace/pearl trim down the side with an egg shape cut from the papers.  The edge of the egg was inked and distressed.  I added a bit of purple flower trim to the egg for decoration.

Well, that's about it for me today.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a wonderful week ahead.
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.  I do appreciate your sweet comments.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Live Life to the Full

Hi there!  Feeling a bit under the weather this past week but I have this springlike tag to share reminding us how important it is to life life to the full.

The paper I used for the background is from Graphic 45's Secret Garden collection.  The pretty lace trim and ruffles around the edges of the tag help to showcase the pattern paper.  Purple trim and pearls were added to the ruffles.  The lovely flowers were a gift to me.  I accented them with diecut leaves and vines from Prima and Cheery Lynn.  A double layer butterfly by Spellbinders peeks out of the flower cluster.  The sentiment is stamped on another diecut and framed with a Prima pearl circle.  A cluster of pearls from Recollections sits above the ruffled trim.  Lavender seam binding bows were placed on either side of the ruffled trim and a piece of the same seam binding was tied to the top.

It is hard to believe that Easter is next Sunday.  The weather is turning very warm this week, so I guess it's time to put the winter clothes away!   I also need to get a start on spring cleaning.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments.  I hope everyone has an enjoyable week ahead and remember to Live Life to the Full!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Shabby Chic Fabric Tag

Can you believe it is April already?  This week promises to have many April Showers in the forecast.  After a rainy start to the weekend, today is sunny and crisp.

My project today is my first attempt at a fabric tag.  It is a larger size tag.  No sewing involved.  Everything was attached with FabricTac glue.

For the base, I glued two pieces of felt together and then covered it in a lacy fabric.  I used two pieces of felt to provide a sturdier base.  A ruffled trim was added to the edges.  Next came various other pieces of lace and trims around the edge.  Appliques were glued to the tag.  Then, the embellishing began.  The flowers, frame and butterfly are from Prima.  A seam binding bow was placed at the bottom accented with a pearl cluster.  Little leaf-like pearl accents were placed at each corner.  A seam binding loop was attached to the back for hanging.

You may notice that the ruffled trim has an iridescent quality to it.  Gives the tag some added sparkle.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.  I appreciate the kind comments you leave.  Wishing everyone a relaxing Sunday and an enjoyable week ahead!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Spring Card

Hi everyone!  Hope you are having an enjoyable weekend.  It is a bit overcast here with on and off showers.  Good day to relax, if you can!

Today's card just says spring to me!  The papers and image are from an older Pion Design collection called Vintage Garden.  I love all their papers--so beautiful!  I began with a white cardstock base and adhered the pink pattern paper.  Next, I encircled the sweet image with a diecut from Memory Box called Catalina Wreath.  Lace trim and pearls were added across the bottom.  The flowers are a mix from Paper Studio and Recollections.

I don't always place a sentiment on a card so that I can use them for whatever occasion pops up.  I made this card for a friend shortly after Christmas because she loves pink and shabby chic.

Well, that's it for me today.  I am attending a bridal shower this afternoon so need to get ready for that.  Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments.  I appreciate each one.  Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Winter Angels Altered Canvas

Hi everyone!  This past week finally brought a much anticipated snowfall that didn't disappear the same day.  We got about six inches of the white stuff before it changed to an ice storm.  With the very cold temperatures in place for the week, most of the snow is still around.  However, I am sure it will disappear this week as temperatures will climb to the 50s.

Before spring officially arrives tomorrow, I have a winter-themed altered canvas to share with you.  I wanted to showcase the sweet angel image using the reverse side of the canvas.

The canvas is a small size measuring 6x6 inches.  I began by giving it a coat of white gesso.  After gluing the image onto the canvas, I covered  the canvas in a variety of lacy trims from Joann's.  A string of blue pearls was added to enhance the image.  Next, the embellishing began.  The white floral cluster is from Hobby Lobby.  The snowflakes and larger flowers are from Recollections.  The word "Peace" was diecut from silver metallic cardstock.

In the photo above, you can see where I used a Tim Holtz snowflake stencil and some Golden Pearl Mica Flake paste to decorate the sides and back of the canvas.  If you click on each image, you can view the details better.

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

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Butterfly Birthday

Recently, I needed a card for a dear scrapping friend who had an upcoming birthday.  I decided to dig into my Tim Holtz supplies, and here is what I made.

Everything used here is from Tim Holtz except the gold beads and seam binding.  The butterfly is a stamp and die set and was colored in an assortment of Distress Inks.  The base is Distress cardstock with a layer of pattern paper from the Wallflower collection.  The stitched oval was cut from the same Distress cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped with Distress Ink and adhered with foam squares as was the butterfly.  With St. Patrick's Day this week, I thought it was a good time to share this card since it is predominately green!

Winter seems to have finally arrived this weekend with a bit of snow on Friday, very cold temperatures, and perhaps a major snowstorm come Monday night.  What a mixed-up season this year!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your kind comments.  Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Heart Tag

Another week has gone by and we are now in the month of March.  Where did February go?  For that matter, where did winter go?  We've had mainly mild temperatures and very little snow.  In fact, we've been hitting 70 degrees each week at one point and then dipping back to 30 degree temperatures the next day.  Flowers are popping out on one of my trees which is way too early!

Today, I have a heart tag to share.  Papers from Pion Design's "To My Valentine" collection were used to cover a plain tag.  A postage frame chipboard piece was coated in glitter from Martha Stewart.  A wooden Recollections heart was added to the top of a chipboard heart from my stash and placed on top of the frame.  Pieces of lace were glued to the bottom and one side of the tag.  Flowers and leaves from Recollections form a cluster below the heart.  A twine bow was tucked into the cluster.  The butterfly was fussy cut from the papers and highlighted with Stickles.  Tea-stained twill ribbon is tied at the top.

While this collection was geared toward Valentine's Day, you can see that it can be used for any other purpose as well.

Last week, I ended up with a full-blown migraine--something I had been so fortunate to find relief from in the last few years.  I hope a new pattern isn't beginning!  Wishing each of you a wonderful week ahead.  Thank you so much for stopping by and for your wonderful comments!

Sunday, February 26, 2017


Hi there!  After several days with temperatures in the 70s, today is windy and cold with a temperature in the low 40s.  It is supposed to hit 70 again midweek and then back to the 40s at the end of the week.  What kind of a season is this?

Today, I have a tag to share which I really enjoyed making.  Using a tag cut from a cereal box as a base, I covered both sides with paper from Lemoncraft's House of Roses.  It is a beautiful collection.  Next, I layered a Prima doily and various lace appliques and trims.  A vintage photo was placed in a resin frame and surrounded with flowers from my stash.  The leaves were cut with another Prima die.  The butterflies were fussy cut from the paper.  The "For You" embellishment is part of the collection.  A strip of pearls and pink ribbon finish the tag.

Here is a view of the tag from another angle.  I love the pretty colors of this tag.  With Spring in the air, it certainly is ideal to welcome the season.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and for all the good wishes on my new job assignment.  It was a bit stressful this past week but I'm hoping that things will work out well soon.  I hope the new week ahead is a wonderful one for you.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Same Image, Two Different Ways Cards

Hi everyone!  Spring has arrived here even though it's not due for another month.  We've had an extremely mild winter, much to my disappointment!  Not liking this climate change thing.

Today, I have two cards to share using the same My Besties stamped image.  These cards were for Valentine's Day but, with no sentiment, could easily be used for any occasion.

Both cards use papers from Recollections and the My Besties Blue Jean Baby image which was colored with Copic markers.  The base is white cardstock with the pattern paper matted in red cardstock and placed on top.  The oval shape for the image was done with a Tim Holtz die.  A Spellbinders diecut heart was placed under the oval as well as some pretty laces in white and red.  Flowers are Recollections.  The red bow is from my stash.

My next card is done in a similar fashion.  This time, I tore the paper and distressed the edges around the image.  Liquid Pearls were added around the image.  The sentiment and enamel dots are Recollections.  The red bow was made with a die from Our Daily Bread Designs.  A piece of lace trim was added across the bottom.  If you changed the sentiment on this card, it also could be used for any other occasion.

Well, that's all for me today.  I intend to relax the rest of the day.  Tomorrow begins the new changes in my job status.  I did have a little training last week and am trying not to let it overwhelm me.  Breathe and relax, I tell myself!  lol  Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead.  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and for your kind comments.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

To My Love Card

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, I have a sweet card to share with you using an image from Blue Fern Studios.

The card began with a white cardstock base followed by a layer of pink cardstock and then pattern paper on top.  The beautiful diecut heart is from Memory Box and was a gift from a dear friend.  Tiny lace trim from Joann's edges the sweet image.  Lace trims were also added across the bottom of the card.  The fabric flower with dangles in the upper right corner was also a gift.  Flowers from Recollections and a hemp bow add the final touch.

This card came together very quickly and I am happy with the results.  I love that Memory Box heart die and need to find it for my collection!

After a week that saw record-breaking warm temperatures followed the next day by a couple of inches of snow, today is a rainy, raw day.  Good day to stay indoors and relax!  Big changes for me at work which I'm trying to not stress about.  Praying for a positive outcome.  I do tend to worry so, thank goodness, I have my crafting which takes my mind off things.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!  Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.  I appreciate each of your kind comments.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Valentine Pocket Wall Hanging and Two Tags

With Valentine's Day coming up soon, I have been working on various projects for the occasion.  Today, I have a pocket wall hanging and two tags to share with you that began from a simple heart template.  There are a lot of photos to share, so let's begin.

Cutting the heart shape from a cereal box, I covered both sides with Pion Design's To My Valentine papers.  A piece of lace fabric was glued to form the pocket.  Using various trimmings, roses, rhinestones and seam binding, I decorated the front side.

Here is the back which I finished off with a pearl trim and a tiny bow and charm,

Here is the finished wall hanging holding two tags also made from the same Pion Design paper collection.  Each tag is shown below.

After covering both sides of the tag with the pretty papers, I layered a doily, fussy cut roses, cheesecloth, a sweet cherub image and a butterfly from the collection onto the tag.  A piece of heart trim was placed at the bottom.  Roses from my stash and a piece of seam binding were next added.  Liquid Pearls and Stickles add finishing touches.

This tag was done similarly to the first.  Papers and tag image are again Pion.  I added roses to the hearts and a sentiment cut from the papers.

Well, there is my first Valentine project for the holiday.  I made this for a swap and had a lot of fun working on it.  It came together much easier than I thought it would.

If you hung in this far, thank you so much.  I hope you enjoyed this project.  I appreciate your visit and the sweet comments you leave.  Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Tag Redo

Hi everyone!  Not feeling well today so just a quick post.  I have this tag to share that I re-did because I wasn't quite happy with the original look.  Unfortunately, I couldn't find a photo of it before the redo--I thought I had one in the files.  Oh well, here is the finished version.

The base is a manila tag edged in silver glitter and covered with glittered paper from Recollections.  The tree was made from a Tim Holtz die.  The smaller snowflake and the rhinestone one are stickers.  The larger snowflake is from a Martha Stewart punch accented with a Recollections rhinestone.  Silver and white twine was tied to a Maya Road clear bauble at the bottom of the tag.  A seam binding bow was tied at the top.  That was the original tag.  To dress it up more, I added the lace trim to the bottom with a row of rhinestones.  A vintage photo was placed in a Prima frame and surrounded with ferns from a punch and tiny roses.  The word "winter" was cut from silver metallic paper using a Tim Holtz die.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments.  I hope the week ahead is a wonderful one for each of you!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

A Couple of Cards

It's another rainy day here.  I'm still waiting for a significant snowfall!  Not looking like it will be this week.  In the meantime, I have two cards to share today.

First up is this sweet little My Besties image which was colored with Copics and highlighted with Stickles.  She was diecut with a Wild Rose Studio frame which I inked the edges in Vintage Photo and Inka Gold touches.  The gold accent white lace was a gift.  The flowers are Recollections and were given a touch of Stickles.  The gold and white twine is Recollections as well.  The paper background is Pion Design.  Gold beads add a finishing touch.

Next is a quick card I made using some scraps I had.  The paper, chipboard and label are Bo Bunny.  The doily is Wilton.  The purple swirl and the flowers are Recollections.  The navy pearls are Queen and Co.  The seam binding ribbon is from Martha Stewart.

Well, that's all I have to share today.  I have been working on some Valentine projects which I will share soon.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a wonderful week ahead.  Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Winter Tag

Hello everyone!  Winter has been trying to take hold here and there this past week.  We've had a small amount of snow and some icing conditions; however, milder temperatures keep forcing their way in.  I am not very happy about that!  I love the winter season, so I decided to make a tag focusing on that theme.

For the background, I used Maja Design papers.  The snowflake and needle branch dies are Tim Holtz used on glittered cardstock.  A bit of cheesecloth was tucked under the vintage image which was mounted on red cardstock with Snow Writer accent across the top.  Lace trims, pearls, rhinestones, flowers and an angel from my stash help to complete the tag.  Seam binding in two shades was tied to the top.

I apologize for the poor photo quality--I was sending this to a friend and didn't have time to wait for better lighting.

Today, I plan on making a large pot of homemade chicken noodle soup and a pan of cornbread--perfect to take away a winter's chill!  I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.  Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

After Christmas Cards

Christmas has come and gone and I am just now uploading a few of the cards I made to celebrate the day.  I know they are late but, if you change the sentiment, you could use them for other occasions.

This card was easy to make using papers from Maja Design.  The image is from Authentique.  The snowflake is a Cheery Lynn die, and the silver round embellishments are from Recollections.

Alright, this card really can only be used for Christmas!  The papers are Maja Design "I Wish" collection.  The poinsettia is Prima.  I used Liquid Pearls as an accent (and accidentally smeared it a bit).

Last but not least is another card using the Maja papers.  I fussy cut the little girl.  The sentiment and branch die are from Tim Holtz.  I used Ice Stickles to highlight the snow and the snowballs the girl is holding.  A piece of lace trim was added to the top.

That is it for my Christmas cards of last year.  I didn't get nearly as many done as I had hoped.  This is something I need to plan better this year!

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments.  I wish everyone a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

Here we are in 2017.  I was not awake to see the new year in.  It's not my favorite holiday.  I spent most of the day putting away Christmas decorations and that always makes me a little sad.

Today, I have a couple of kraft tags to share that I made a few months ago.  They were super easy and quick to do.

Just about everything used on both tags are from Recollections.  On the tag above, the fabric roses are from Tim Holtz and the little doily behind the clock is Martha Stewart.  I love the gold touches on the kraft color.

The next tag uses kraft with black.  I love the burlap flowers on the tag above and this one.

It is a bit difficult to see but the papers used for the background of both tags also has touches of glitter.  If you click on each photo, you may be able to see it better.

Well, that's it for me today.  I am making a traditional New Year's dinner of pork and sauerkraut (said to bring good luck).  My wish for everyone is a most happy and healthy 2017.  Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments.