Sunday, June 24, 2012

Royalty and a Giveaway

It's hard to believe the weekend is just about over, although, for me, it finished off much better than it started!  I came down with some kind of virus but feel so much better now.  We took a trip to Lancaster County on Friday to a favorite place to eat and stopped at a local farm to buy some summer fresh produce.  Today, we spent with family celebrating my brother-in-law's birthday.  Back to work tomorrow.

I made this card a couple of week's ago while watching Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee.  It didn't start out with a royalty theme.  I first made a card from some kraft Recollections cardstock.  The panels use K&Co Julianne paper which I distressed the edges.  Going through some random odds and ends, I found the Queen playing card.  I had a pack of Recollections diecut stickers that included the crown and Royalty label placed in two of the panels.  The tag was stamped with a PTI sentiment and attached to the vintage seam binding, twine and flower.  The rhinestones and pearls are also from Recollections.

I just want to mention that a sweet fellow blogger, Karen Letchworth, is having a giveaway on her blog My Cup Runneth Over.   If you leave her a comment by July 2, you'll have a chance to win the new CD#3 from Crafty Secrets of vintage images.  Love those images from Crafty Secrets!

Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Father's Day

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.  The weather here has been picture perfect with comfortable temperatures and low humidity.  Definitely time to enjoy the outdoors.  Unfortunately, I have come down with some sort of bug--cold, sore throat and body aches.  Don't have time for that! 

Tomorrow is Father's Day.  We are having my Dad and Mom over for dinner to celebrate.  Poppyseed chicken, strawberry shortcake and ice cream cake are on the menu.  For the occasion, I made this card for my Dad.  The card base was made from Recollections cardstock (as well as an envelope to match using my Martha Stewart scoring board).  The papers are leftover scraps from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found collection.  The tag and diecut embellishment are also Recollections.  All the edges of the papers, pennants and tag were inked with Distress Ink Vintage Photo.  Making Memories stickers were used to spell out Dad on the tag.  I tied some twine in a bow on the tag and adhered it to the card with Therm-o-Web Foam dots for dimension.  I believe the velvet brown flower is from Maya Road.  I punched a couple of fronds from the papers with a Martha Stewart punch and added a couple of buttons to the lower corner to finish it off.

I wish a very Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Focus on Webster's Pages

Happy Monday (although the day is just about over)!  It was a picture-perfect weekend here totally relaxing.  My son and I enjoyed a very nice lunch out on Friday and just enjoyed time outdoors.

The project I have to share today was made just about entirely with everything from Webster's Pages.  First up is a recycled Viactiv Chews container that I covered with paper from the Let's Celebrate line and highlighted with a bit of the Dazzle-Me Gems.  I handcut some of the flowers from the paper to cover where the two ends joined. 

The lid is a deep pink.  I covered it completely with Webster flowers and pinwheel florettes.  I took apart a couple of the picks and added them to opposite corners.  I created a flower from a piece of their deep pink netting.  I cut the butterfly off the stickpin and glued it among the flowers.  To finish it off, I used my Martha Stewart frond punch on some scraps of the Let's Celebrate paper to fill in some of the spaces around the flowers.  Here is a closer look.

Next, I made a card to match using the papers again from the Let's Celebrate line.  I attached the paper to a DCWV card.  Some flowers were handcut from the paper and put on the lower left corner, highlighted with a Princess Petal and some sparklers.  The gold leaf is from one of the picks.  I thought the corners needed something, so I used a the pretty bow and flower stamp and black VersaFine ink to fill in those areas.  Last, I cut the tag from a sheet of tags and adhered it to the card with Therm-o-web foam dots and a little bow.

My aunt and godmother has a birthday coming up this month.  I plan to fill the container with her favorite hard candy and give her this set.  I hope she likes it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Can You Guess What This Is?

After our Mother's Day tea outing, I spent some time looking at the beautiful items in the gift shop at Amelia's Tea House.  I spotted these beautiful items but didn't know what they were for at first glance.

The smaller doilies also came in a mauve color.  They were stacked on a tiered serving piece.  Then I saw them on a display table set for tea.

OK, did you figure this out by the first photo?  Well, the ornate top is padded satin and decorated beautifully.  It keeps your cup of tea warm.  And the small lace doilies are to set your teacup on.  Here's a closer look at the top.

Being the only female in the house, I tend to gravitate to these goregous type of items!  Now, I can have my tea in style!

Here are all the moms and daughters outside of Amelia's.

And just when you probably thought I was finished with tags, here are three more.  The first tag was made with Basic Grey paper, Prima flowers, Doodlebug trim, Michael's rhinestones and K&Co butterfly.  The middle tag was made with K&Co Wild Raspberry paper and adhesive gems and a Martha Stewart doily accented with Liquid Pearls in Buttercup.  The leaves were stamped in Ranger Distress Ink in Forest Moss using a Martha Stewart stamp and punch set.  The last tag was made all with K&Co Wild Raspberry paper, borders, chipboard and layered accents.

Once again, thank you so much to those who stop by and leave a comment.  It's nice to know that someone does read this blog!  lol  Have a wonderful week!