Sunday, January 21, 2018

Snowman Love

Hello there!  We started last week with a bit of snow and have ended the week with temperatures in the 50s.  What a weather cycle anymore!

The card I am sharing today was made for my parents for Christmas, particularly my mother who collects snowmen.  When I saw this sweet image and papers from the Maja Design "I Wish" collection, I knew it would be a perfect choice to make a card for them.

Beginning with a 5x5 white card base, I layered scraps from several of the papers.  Next came the beautiful Ice Crystal die by Amy Designs.  The beautiful flowers and the seam binding as well as the die are from Crafty City.  The other snowflakes tucked among the flowers are from my stash.  The sentiment stickers are Tim Holtz.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and your sweet comments.  I appreciate each and every one!  Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sweet Christmas Birthday Card

Hi everyone!  We've had another crazy weather week.  We started the week with snow and extreme cold.  By Friday, temperatures were in the 60s with heavy rain.  Yesterday, temperatures were back in the 30s. 

A good friend of mine has a Christmas birthday.  I decided to make her card using papers from Stamperia's Sweet Christmas line as they are so versatile for any occasion.  While this is a Christmas collection, as you can see, it can be used anytime.

Using a 5x5 white card base, I layered two sheets of pattern paper.  Foam tape added dimension.  The white lace diecuts at top and bottom are from Tim Holtz.  The sentiment label was cut from the papers and is set off by a Quinn Flourish Memory Box die which can be found at Crafty City.  The gorgeous flowers can also be found at Crafty City.  The pink trim, lace bow and pearls are from my stash.

I enjoyed making this card with this soft color palette.  That Tim Holtz lace edge die almost looks like an actual piece of lace. 

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by and visit.  I appreciate all your sweet comments.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a wonderful week ahead.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Kindness Can Change the World

Happy 2018, everyone!  Let's hope this year is much better than the last.  This first week of January brought us a significant snowfall along with extremely cold temperatures.  I was very happy to see the snow, especially watching it from the warmth and comfort of being indoors!

Today, I am sharing a new tag which, I think, the sentiment is a perfect theme for this new year--kindness can change the world.  When I saw this beautiful collection from Stamperia called "Blue Stars", I just had to have it.  And, of course, this particular sentiment just spoke to me.

The tag shape was cut from a cereal box and covered with the papers.  The edges were inked and distressed.  The frame die, which was a gift to me, is from Studio Light.  I used it to frame one of the journaling cards.  I cut a star shape from the collection, outlined it with Mercury Glass Stickles, and added it with a pop dot to the heart.  Cheesecloth was tucked under the frame.  The little girl was fussy cut from the papers and popped up with foam tape for dimension.  Isn't she so sweet?  Wink of Stella was applied to her crown and wings and a string of pearls attached to the base of the crown.  She is standing on a word tile surrounded by tiny flowers from Tim Holtz.  Lace, bead and rhinestone trims were placed across the bottom of the tag.  The wooden stars are from Recollections.  Liquid Pearls in Platinum were added here and there.  A piece of blue seam binding and white cording was tied to the top. 

I've made another tag from this collection which I will share another time.  Stamperia papers are a wonderful quality and the patterns are beautiful.  If you click on each photo, you can see the details better.

Well, that's it for me today.  I hope your new year is off to a good start and I wish you all good health and happiness.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate all your kind comments.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

One More for Christmas

Happy New Year's Eve, my friends!  The Christmas holidays once again have flown by.  New Year's Eve is not a favorite of mine.  I guess that is because the decorations are soon put away and everything seems to lose a bit of that cozy, warm holiday feeling.  That being said, I meant to share this card sooner.  I made it with the intention of being flat for mailing.

Beginning with a white card base, I adhered an old sheet of snowflake paper I found in my stash.  The trees are a die from Tim Holtz.  I added some sparkly glitter to them.  The Santa Sleigh Silhouette is a rubber stamp from Stampabilities.  "Merry Christmas" is a die by Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I was finished with the card at this point but then decided to go back and add clear rhinestones to the snowflakes for more sparkle.

That's it for now.  I fell far short in my Christmas cardmaking this year.  I keep saying that I really need to make them much sooner.  Perhaps that should be my New Year's resolution!

Happy New Year, everyone!  I wish you all good things and good health in 2018.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for taking time to leave your kind comments.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas 2017

Can you believe Christmas is just about here?  Time is passing way too quickly.  Just a short post today.

I love this sweet image from Pion Design.  The papers are also from Pion combining "The Days of Winter" and "The Night Before Christmas" collections.  I used a Cheery Lynn die for the fancy edge.  The flowers, pearls and wooden snowflakes are from my stash.  The greenery are dies from Tim Holtz.  The word "joy" is a Momenta die cut from gold metallic cardstock.  Gold Stickles was used to edge the opening for the picture.

Well, friends who celebrate the holiday, I wish you the most happiest Christmas.  Take time to relax and enjoy each moment.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Noel Tag for Secret Garden Crafts

Hi there, everyone!  Today is the day for a new post on the Secret Garden Crafts blog and I have a Christmas tag to share.

The base of the tag is made from a cereal box and covered with papers from Pion Design.  The image is also from Pion and I added lace around its edges.  Three different laces were placed at the bottom of the tag.  I used diecuts from Tim Holtz and Memory Box to tuck in and around the image.  The gorgeous flowers are from Secret Garden Crafts--Hip Rosebuds, Sweetheart RosesWild Roses, English Roses, and Sweetheart Blossoms.  Rhinestones from my stash and Glass Bead Glitter Gel add some sparkle.  A pretty lace bow was tied to the top.

I was pleased with how this tag turned out.  The flowers are so pretty and add the perfect touch.  Remember, there is free shipping from Secret Garden Crafts for orders $20 or more.  Please also pop over to the Secret Garden Crafts blog to see some amazing inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments.  Enjoy the rest of the week!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Fabric Tussie Mussie

Hi friends!  Just a little more than a week to go before Christmas.  Are you ready?  I know I will be making things right up to the big day!  I never allow enough time.  On the brighter side, we had three small snowstorms this past week which made me very happy.  However, a warmup is expected this coming week which makes me not so happy!

Today, I am sharing a fabric tussie mussie.  It came together quite easily and quickly.  These make wonderful gifts or decorations especially for the holidays.  I began with a potholder that I covered in a lacy fabric and then rolled into a cone shape.  No sewing required--I used Fabric Tac glue.  After I had the cone shape, I simply began covering it with various trims and appliques.  Here are some photos.

These can be filled with whatever you choose.  I elected to fill this one with some floral pieces from Michael's.

I apologize for the poor photo quality.  The lighting was bad the day I finished and I wanted to get it in the mail the same day. 

Well, that's it for me today.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate all your kind comments.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend.  I will be back on Wednesday with a post for Secret Garden Crafts.