Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"Tea Time"

After the stress of dealing with an earthquake and hurricane in less than a week, I took some time to relax and created this layout.  The photo was from a Mother's Day tea that I celebrated with my Mom, an aunt and my cousins.  I love my tea and enjoyed this time spent with family.  Thanks for stopping by!

I used lots of Webster's Pages products here--paper from their Ladies & Gents Tea Time, cameo, heart whimsie, netting and bloomers.  I made the flower around the cameo using toile tissue paper from the tea room's gift shop.  I used the Webster's netting to create a flower around the heart whimsie.  Other products used were Bazzill cardstock, Wilton doily, K&Co chipboard, Ranger liquid pearls and stickles, Zva pearls, Recollections flowers and leaves, and Prima swirl and flowers.

This is a closeup to show the dimension of the cluster of flowers at the bottom of the photo.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Batten Down the Hatches

We're expecting to get hit by Hurricane Irene late Saturday into Sunday.  I do hope it is not as bad as the weather people predict.  Time will tell.  I guess we're as ready as we can be.  Earlier this week, we had a bit of an earthquake.  Too much in one week for me! 

Anyway, I have a card to share today.  I challenged myself to use up a box of scraps I had that were too pretty to toss.  I love the paper.  I think it may be K&Co.  Wish I could find more of it.  The white scroll design is raised and feels a bit like felt.  The tag, I think, is Melissa Frances.  Stamp is from Papertrey Ink and rhinestones are from Recollections.  The little bird is from Prima.  The first photo shows the tag in the envelope, and the second photo shows how it looks without the envelope.  TFL

Sunday, August 21, 2011

More Birthday Fun

Met up with my sweet sister-in-law Anabelle the other day for lunch to celebrate my birthday, plus I owed her a birthday lunch too.  I just had to share the beautiful gifts she gave me.  I have a collection of Polish Stoneware, so she gave me a butter knife to add to it.  Love the design.  Then she created the most gorgeous box and put it into a beautifully decorated gift bag along with one of her lovely card creations. 

Look at how beautifully this is embellished!  I just treasure handmade items so much.

Inside the box, Anabelle filled it with some of her favorite vintage items.  I can't wait to create with these!

My Dad's birthday was on Friday, so I created this card for him.  I used K&Co papers, tags, and flower from the Blue Awning and K-ology collections.  I handcut one of the swirls from the patterned paper and added a bit of Ranger Stickles to it, then added a bit of twine to the tag.

And last but not least, this is for Marlou.  She asked me to post a photo of my sweet little guy, Jasper.  I had to snap this picture.  He actually pulled the pillow over and laid his head on it! 

Thanks to everyone who stops by to visit.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me

Today is my birthday as well as President Obama.  I am going to a wonderful smorgasbord in Lancaster County with family.  The whole downstairs of this restaurant is the largest gift shop I have ever seen in my life!  So many unique items.  It's been a stressful couple of weeks, so I am looking forward to going out for the day.

Here are a couple of cards I made.  I need to start writing down the products I used so I can give credit where due.

This card uses DCWV paper, Prima flower, trinket pin made by me, Martha Stewart punch, ribbon from Joann's Fabrics,  and Recollection pearls.

DCWV paper, Martha Steward punch, trinket pin made by me, Papertrey stamp, and Recollection rhinestones used here.

I love this card!  My sweet SIL and I recently had a craft night and she let me use some of her supplies.  I used Melissa Frances paper, Prima flower, leaves and lace, as well as Papertrey Ink stamp, Bazzill cardstock.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.  I am so excited to see I have three followers!  I hope to get better at posting.  Have a great day!