Sunday, May 31, 2015

Precious Things

Hi everyone!  Another week has gone by too quickly.  I am finally starting to feel better and I thank you for your well wishes.

After making so many frilly things the past few weeks, I really felt the need to bring out the inks, paste, glitter and get a bit messy.  I've been longing to use my Tim Holtz butterfly duo die and decided to make this tag.  Everything used on this tag is from Tim and Ranger.

Beginning with a kraft tag base, I adhered a sheet of paper from Tim's Wallflower collection.  The edges were distressed and inked with Vintage Photo and Black Soot inks.  Using Tim's Dot Fade Stencil, I applied Ranger Texture Paste and then some Distress Glitter in Antique Linen.  After that dried, I applied rub-ons in various spots.  I then gave the tag a coat of Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold.

The butterfly was given a coat of Victorian Velvet Ink, raised edges sanded, Frayed Burlap Ink was applied next, followed immediately with clear embossing powder and then heat dried.  Black Soot was added to the edges for a bit more definition.   A piece of wire was shaped for the butterfly's antennae (is that what they are called?).

The crinkle ribbon was colored with a combination of all the above inks.  The typed token and  heirloom rose (colored with Victorian Velvet) was attached to the bow with the pin.

Please forgive the quality of this last photo.  The lighting wasn't too good today.  If you click on each image, you can see a better view.

Well, that's it for me today.  I enjoyed making this tag and have a few butterflies already cut waiting for some different colors and shine.  Thank you so much for stopping by and your sweet comments.  I wish everyone a wonderful week ahead.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Burlap Flower Tag

Hi there, everyone!  I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend.  For those of us here in the States, it is a long Memorial Day weekend honoring those who served.  It's been a rough week for me as it appears I came down with the flu and an upper respiratory infection.  Still not feeling very well and hoping it passes soon.

Today's post is a tag using a gorgeous burlap flower.  You may recall a card I made using the same type of flower in a previous post.

I began by attaching a piece of older K&Co paper to a premade tag.  The edges were inked with Tea Dye Distress Ink.  A bit of cheesecloth was added next.  The flowers and leaves are Petaloo, and the butterfly and gems are Recollections.  Sheer ribbon was added as a finishing touch.

I really love these colors!  They just seem so peaceful and relaxing.  I never tire of the old K&Co papers--probably one of the first lines I bought and still have plenty left.

That's it for me today.  It's a beautiful day here and I hope to be feeling well enough to go out and enjoy it.  Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Pocket Pal Letter Featuring Prima

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend so far.  We had some very pleasant weather for a couple of days but got hit with heat and humidity yesterday and today.  The humidity just seems to sap my energy.  Thank goodness for air conditioning!

Recently, I participated in a swap for Pocket Pal Letters.  This was my very first one.  The theme was fairies.  The papers are from Prima's Butterfly collection.  Mostly all of the embellishments are from Prima.  I made charms using the 6x6 paper pad.  The little mason jar in the upper left corner was stamped onto white cardstock with a tiny fairy embossed in pink--these are also from  the Butterfly collection.  There are leaves from Prima dies, flowers, chipboard from Fairy Belle and Nature Garden as well as some pearls and rhinestones.  There are some Tim Holtz charms and a fairy charm hanging from the large white bow.  Other pearls are from Jolee's, and the lacy butterfly top center is Martha Stewart.  Stickles were added here and there for sparkle.

On the back, we were to fill each pocket with little goodies.  I added a vial from Tim Holtz of fairy dust, more charms, mason jar tags, diecut leaves and butterflies, flowers, fairy images from the collection, a tea bag, and a note about myself.

Once I got started, I really enjoyed how this came together.  It was a lot of fun, and I hope to give it a try again.  If you click on each image, you can see the details a bit better.

Well, that's it for me today.  We have a graduation later today, so I better get some things done before then.  Have a wonderful week!  Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Hugs and Hearts for Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms in the world!  In honor of the occasion, I made this card for my own sweet Mom.

Reaching into my stash of paper goodies that I have been hoarding, I began with a premade card from DCWV.  The patterned papers are from Teresa Collins.  I did a border of Liquid Pearls in Buttercup to highlight the paper a bit.  The flowers are from Recollections and were highlighted with Stickles.  The sentiment was stamped onto a tiny tag and attached to the twine.  Rhinestones are also from Recollections.  See that pretty butterfly?  A friend sent me a letter on some stationery that had these pretty butterflies.  I simply fussy cut one and attached it with foam squares for dimension.

These usually aren't colors I go for but I think they made a nice, colorful card.  I thought the stamped sentiment worked well for Mother's Day, too.

On that note, I'm sharing a photo taken today of me, my Mom and my son.  He surprised us both with flowers and candles.  To those celebrating Mother's Day today, I hope you have an enjoyable, relaxing one.  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leaving your sweet comments.  xoxo

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Anniversary Love

Hi dear friends!  Looks like Spring will be short lived here as temperatures will be in the 80s beginning today, so I guess Summer is starting early.  It is a pretty day today.  We are celebrating Mother's Day a week early with my husband's family today, so the weather is cooperating.

Also, today is my parents' 63rd wedding anniversary.  In honor of the occasion, I made this card for them using a lot of diecuts.

A sheet of flower paper from Prima's Anna Marie collection was attached to a white cardstock base followed by a sheet of gold patterned paper.  The pink doily is from one of my most favorite Prima dies (but then again, I love everything Prima).  A layered heart sticker was glued to a black diecut heart and placed onto the doily.  The rose diecut and tag were placed at opposite corners.  These rose diecuts are Anna Griffin.  The pretty pink crystals are from Doodlebug Design.  The gold stickers are from Making Memories.  A pink bow adds the last detail.

I wasn't quite sure if I liked this card, but it is starting to grow on me.  Do you ever feel that way with things you make?  I did accomplish quite a bit of crafting this weekend, so I feel good about that.

That's it for me today.  I thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and appreciate each and every one of your sweet comments.  Have a wonderful week!