Sunday, September 29, 2013

Card Featuring Websters Pages

Hi Everyone!  I hope you have had a good weekend.  We have been in a stretch of beautiful weather with more to come in the upcoming week.

Recently, an elderly lady at our church who is having serious health problems celebrated her 87th birthday, so I made this card for her.  She love it and it brought tears to her eyes.

The card was easily put together using paper, trim, resin flower and stickpin from Webster's Pages.  A doily edge punch by Martha Stewart was used on the plainer paper.  I believe the daisy-like flowers are Prima.  The tag was made from a Tim Holtz die and attached with a piece of ribbon.

Back to work tomorrow but looking forward to some craft time on my days off, although I really need to start fall housecleaning.  Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by and the sweet comments you leave!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Classic Elegance Tag

Just popping in with a quick post.  Recently, I purchased a magazine from the UK that came with a free gift of Melissa Frances 6x6 paper pad and diecuts from the Classic Elegance line.  Also included were self-adhesive pearls from another line.  Since Melissa Frances products are one of my favorite things, I was thrilled to snag this.  As I've mentioned before, tags are my favorite paper craft to make; so here is what I made from the free gift.

I glued three sheets of the pattern paper to a tag making a banner out of one and inking all the edges.  A Martha Stewart doily was inked and cut in half with a diecut placed on top of it using foam dots.  Some eyelash yarn was tucked underneath of the diecut.  The flower from Recollections was sprayed with several shades of Glimmer Mist and highlighted with some modeling paste.  The tiny aqua and cream pearl swirl is from Prima.  The little metal heart touched up with modeling paste and tucked under the top of the flower is also from Recollections.  A pearl strip from Recollections was added to the top, and a piece of lace from my stash finishes it off.

Although I play around with different styles, shabby chic is my absolute favorite!  I love the soft, feminine, romantic look of it.  I do like other styles but I am drawn to this the most.

We've reached mid-week, so, for me, one more day of work tomorrow and then off for four.  I love this time of year with the change in the weather and all the wonderful things fall brings.  Enjoy the rest of the week!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Postage Stamp Card

After a few days of 90 degree weather, we're back with a touch of fall again this weekend.  It has been beautiful!  Perfect days to spend as much time outdoors as possible which I did.

My card this week features dies and an embossing folder by Tim Holtz.  I love the postage stamp die and used it for the base of the card.  The pattern paper is K&Co.  The embossing folder was used on the pink cardstock (also Tim Holtz).  A bit of washi tape was placed across the top with some faux stitching around it.  The leaves were die cut from the same K&Co paper using both sides and highlighted with a bit of Inka Gold Metallic Rub in copper.  It is difficult to see the shiny copper touches in this photo.  The tiny postage stamps are from Recollections.

The baker's twine bow was brown and white.  To age it a bit, I used some Victorian Velvet Distress Ink on it.  My sweet sister-in-law gave me an assortment of tags that she aged with tea, so I used a Papertrey Ink sentiment on one and attached it to the flower.

I spent some time the other day using my Sizzix to make a variety of tags and embossed papers for future projects that I'm anxious to get started making.  I am loving that machine!  Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments.  I appreciate each and every one!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Santa is Watching

Back in January, I made a promise to myself to make at least one Christmas card a month so I would have a good start for the holiday this year.  Well, needless to say, my intentions were good.  Finally, this week, I made my first Christmas card of the year and here it is.

The papers and Santa chipboard are old K&Co papers that I've had for awhile.  I simply rounded the corners and inked the edges.  A sheer red ribbon was tied around the papers.  I dabbed some Inka Gold around the edge of the Santa chipboard and glued it to the top of a layered Recollections snowflake.  The rhinestones are from Michael's.  I then tied a double bow of baker's twine onto a silver bell and attached it to the red bow.  Here is a closer image.

Well, now I can finally say my Christmas cardmaking is underway and hopefully there will be more to follow!  I love the Christmas season, so I look forward to making more.

On another note, does anyone know what went on with Google Reader?  I thought it was no longer to be in service as of July 1, but I am still getting my daily feeds.  I did sign up with Bloglovin just in case, but I am glad Google Reader is still around.

Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy September

I am so happy that September is here!  I look forward to my favorite times of the year--fall and winter.  We had a wonderful four-day weekend here for the Labor Day holiday.  I did some crafting with my Sizzix, worked on my art journal, and spent a nice day at the Jersey shore with family.  Today, the last day of the holiday weekend, has been a rainy, stormy one but I don't mind.  I got a lot done around the house and plan on spending some time this evening reading the book Sisterland.  I've heard good reviews about it, so we'll see.

Today, I have a thank you card to share that I made using primarily Pink Paislee's Hope Chest line.

I did some faux stitching around the edge with a white pen.  A pocket was created using a journaling card and layered with some diecuts.  The flower and banner can be customized with color.  I left the banner as is, but I spritzed the flower with several shades of Glimmer Mist and Heidi Swapp mists.  The flower ended up being the same color as the background paper, so I simply touched it up with gesso to make it stand out.   The swirl, tiny rose, leaves and arrows are Prima.  The silver metal flower and trim are from Recollections.

I stamped a Pink Paislee tag from the collection with a PTI sentiment and added the seam binding bow, twine and button.

I really had a lot of fun creating this card.  It's more my type although I do try to make other styles (and not always successful!).

Here is a closer, though somewhat blurred, view of the flower.

Well, that's it for today.  Looks like the sun is trying to make an appearance.  Have a wonderful week.  Thanks so much for stopping by!