Sunday, April 29, 2018

Happy Anniversary Card

Hi everyone.  We have a fairly chilly day here today but I love it!  I intend to enjoy each moment of it as we are headed to 90 degree temperatures by midweek.

Today, I have a card to share using the layering stamp technique.  This was a first for me and I did enjoy it.  I used the Brushed Birds and Beautiful Berries stamps from Papertrey Ink.  The ink colors I used are also from Papertrey Ink.  I need to invest in more shades.  The pretty die cut frame is from Spellbinders.  The pattern paper is from an old K & Co pad I found in my stash.

It's a very simple card for me.  I made this for my parents' 66th Wedding Anniversary which is this week.  They both love birds so I thought this would be perfect for them.

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by my blog.  I do appreciate each of your sweet comments.  I hope the week ahead is wonderful for all.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Blue Butterflies Tag

Hi there!  Weather here has been on the chilly side for spring with a few days of summer temps but there is a warm-up again this week.  Today is a nice, sunny, comfortable temperature day.

It has been awhile since I made a tag.  Recently, I purchased a kit featuring Lemoncraft "Forget-Me-Not" collection and wanted to make a tag with it.  The papers and cut-out sheets are so beautiful.  Here is my tag.

The tag shape was cut from a cereal box and both sides covered with the Lemoncraft paper.  All paper edges were inked and distressed.  In my stash, I found a large Dusty Attic frame which I cut and attached to the right side.  Unfortunately, most of it got covered up.  Next, I cut a pretty card from one of the cut apart sheets and tucked some eyelash trim under it.  I also cut a blue doily from the sheet, put a crochet doily on top of it and tucked in under the card as well.  Various lace trims were attached across the bottom of the tag.  An assortment of flowers and leaves were placed on the left side.  Isn't that blue fabric double butterfly so pretty?  I added a couple of pearls to it.  I also cut two butterflies from the paper, added glitter to them, and placed them onto the tag.  A few sparkly gems were added here and there as well as some hemp bows.  Two pieces of lace were tied at the top.

If you click on each photo, you can see the details better.  I love the bright spring shades of this paper collection.  I am looking forward to making some more things with this collection.

Thank you so much for taking time to visit my blog.  I appreciate each of the sweet comments you leave.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend.  I wish all a wonderful week ahead.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Love You Card

Hi friends!  We had an early visit from summer this weekend for two days with temperatures in the 80s.  Today, however, is a raw, rainy and windy day with temperatures in the 40s!  Our seasons are way off anymore!

Recently, I was one of the lucky winners in the Magnolia Sunbeam bloghop.  My prize was a new Tilda stamp and a sweet umbrella die.  I was absolutely thrilled and couldn't wait to use them.  I have a couple of the Tilda stamps and dies but they are a bit difficult to find here in the States, so I was most happy to add these to my collection.  I decided to make a Mother's Day card with my prizes.

The card shape was made with a Sizzix die.  The papers are from Bo Bunny.  I placed a Prima doily as well as a Wilton doily between the layers.  The image was colored with Copics.  I stamped a postal mark around Tilda and accented with Frantage.  You can see the sweet umbrella next to Tilda.  The large flower, branch and butterflies are from Magnolia. The other flowers are from my stash and accented with Stickles.  The sentiment was stamped on a Papertrey Ink tiny tag. 

The pink seam binding bow is attached to a removable tag also from Magnolia.  I managed to incorporate all my Magnolia dies onto this one card!

Believe it or not, it took me several days to make this card!  Of course, I only worked on it for an hour or two each time.  I plan to give this card to my mother for Mother's Day.

I want to thank you so much for taking time to visit my blog and for your kind comments.  I am noticing that comments to my blog are decreasing.  I realize that it is time consuming to leave a message on blogs.  I wonder if my posts are just not interesting.  Well, we'll see what happens in the near future.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Birthday Wishes Card

Hello friends!  I hope everyone has had a good week.  It's been a chilly one here but signs of spring are popping out all over.

Today, I have a birthday card to share that I made for one of my sisters-in-law.  The paper and journaling card are from Bo Bunny and are perfect for a spring birthday.

Beginning with a white cardstock base, I glued a sheet of the paper and then attached the journaling card with foam tape for dimension.  The wreath is from Memory Box and the center diecut is from Spellbinders.  The circle of rhinestones are from Recollections and the sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs.  The fairy was cut from glittered silver cardstock.  The butterflies are from a Martha Stewart punch.  The flowers and lace were gifts.  The rhinestone center in the one flower is Prima.

I love the colors and patterns in this particular Bo Bunny collection.  It makes me think of spring each time I use it.

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by.  Please come back again.  I also appreciate your sweet comments.  Wishing all the best in the upcoming week!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Altered Easter Egg

Happy Easter!  Can you believe we have snow in the forecast for tonight after several days this past week with temperatures in the 70s?  Not that I'm complaining as I do love snow!

For my project today, I altered a plastic egg that I purchased at JoAnn's.  I started by covering it with a layer of Tim Holtz tissue paper.  As I could still see the pink egg underneath, I gave it another layer of the tissue paper.  Unfortunately, I could still see the pink color.  I should have given it a coat of gesso first.  Next, I decided to cover the outside of the egg with a lacy fabric to try to tone down the pink color.  I wasn't quite happy with the result but continued on!  I then applied some lace trims,  braiding and pearls around the opening.  Taking a small twig wreath, I glued the egg to it as a base and then gave it a coat of gesso.  After that, I placed some moss inside the egg and stood a Tim Holtz paper doll in the moss.  A tiny bunny was added in front the of girls' feet.  Flowers from Tim Holtz and Prima were tucked into the moss.  A seam binding bow was the finishing touch.

Here you can see the back of the egg somewhat.  I also added some Prima flowers around the wreath base.

Here are a couple of photos from each side.

Well, that's it for me today.  I wish everyone a happy, blessed Easter.  Enjoy your Sunday. 

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