Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday I finished the quilt top, and worked on a couple of cards. Gingersnap Creations has a new challenge for botanical. I used the stamp set from Stampin Up, Thoughts and Prayers. The base of the card is green cardstock and the mat is in cream color, stamped the cardstock using the branch stamp, and then embossed it using a new embossing folder from Provo Craft and my Big Shot.
The tree was stamped on a cream cardstock and then added a green mat. Used a $1 stamp that I found in Reno for the sentiment. Tried to keep the card pretty simple, but added the green rhinestones to each corner. Didn't show a picture of the inside, put stamped a small tree on cream cardstock and added that to the inside.
One of my favorite places to go for other challenges is Crafty Creations, the challenge this week is to make your own background. There are so many ways to do this, mine is probably is the simplest, but does qualify. If you would like to see some other ideas, check out their blog.
Hopefully Sandy and I will be able to spend some more time together next week. It's my Monday, so time for me to go to work. Thanks for stopping by today, and have a great day.
P. S. Almost forgot Week 16 challenge of trees or leaves is at Lots to Do blog.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
The base of my card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, cut the blue mat 4x5 1/4, and distressed the edges of the card with blue ink, and the blue mat was distressed with black ink. Stamped a piece of cream cardstock with butterflies from an Inkadinkado stamp set, the size is 3 3/4 x 5, colored in the butterflies with colored markers. Did the faux silk technique, and then stamped a single butterfly, colored it and also did the faux silk technique. The blue strip of paper was also stamped with a smaller butterfly using black ink. Used a paper punch this time for the blue scalloped mat behind the single butterfly. Wanted to keep the card pretty simple so just added the one word sentiment, "enjoy."
This is a great technique and I can't wait to try some different stamps, really "enjoyed" making the card, and hope you "enjoy" it also. Please let me know if you give this a try would love to see all of your wonderful projects.
This card also happen to meet a couple of challenges:
1. Crafty Creations ---distressing
2. Simon Says ---Wings
3. Our Creative Corner--Butterflies
Once again a special thanks to JJ for sharing this information, she is true inspiration.
Also I'd like to send a special shout out to my sister, Kay, she just had knee surgery and is on the road to recovery. She and my daughter and trying some new products out today with their electric Big Shot. Can't wait to see what they come up with.
Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty weekend.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The card base if 5 x5, with 1 1/4" squares, the paper is from the "Once Upon a Time collection." Used the corner rounder on the center mat, and used my label die cut, from Spellbinders, to make the frame around the angel. The hardest part was the embellishment, didn't want to use ribbon, put after trying twine, beads, wire, and anything else I could find, the double faced picot ribbon was what ended up on the card.
A glue pen was brought out for the wings, and then glitter added to give some dimension. Also added a pink rhinestone to the center of the bow. Used colored pencils to color the angel. Will be sending this card to my sister, she just had knee surgery on Monday, she loves angels and fairies, know this will put a smile on her face.
The other card completed will be posted tomorrow, it is using the faux silk technique, this was really a fun technique and will be doing more with this technique.
Hope everyone is having a great day, time to work on some more projects. Talk with you soon.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
When I returned home on Wednesday night upon calling Billy to tell him I'd be home shortly, he then told me he was in the hospital. Got home and took care of the dogs, and started my week at work and going to the hospital, trying to cope with a new puppy, which is like having a baby. Made it through my week by the skin of my teeth. Billy came home on Monday, and I was able to take sit down and relax a little.
Checked out some blogs and started a quilt yesterday, for my grandson, got the fabric while in Reno. Also wanted to check out some cards and it suddenly dawned on me that I had completed a project before leaving for Reno for the color challenge at Gingersnap Creations, which was to use the copper, ginger and rust.
Made roses that are made out of paper and then coated with UTEE, learned this technique from Hels at Ink on Your Fingers, check it out here. Hels has a wonderful tutorial for the flowers, and I can't get enough of them, they are so fun to make and there are so many different ways that you can use them. I had this picture of my mother and father on the wall, and thought that it would be great to add these dimensional roses to the frame, love the result.
The paper was from my stash, used my flower die cut from Spellbinders and add copper brads for the center of the flowers. These flowers remind me of wood flowers, that were popular back in the late 50's early 60's, am now telling my age, know that my mother would love these and want to make tons of them. It is because of her that my sister and I have such a love of crafts, she was our inspiration.
This photo shows more detail and you can see more of the colors for the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today, hope everyone is having a great week. Am going to be working on my crazy quilt and will try to get at least one new card made before going back to work tomorrow. Found some inexpensive clear stamps in Reno, and a few other little items that I can't wait to use.
Have a crafty day.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Found some vintage type paper, and then it was time to take on the stickers, you think they are organized until you try and find what you have in mind. The vintage lady and Eifel Tower werea sticker that I found in the clearance aisle at Michaels. Used a sentiment sticker also, can't begin to know where these came from. The tag is chipboard from Michaels $1 bins, found some other shapes the other day, they are suppose to be mini scrapbooks, but that is what is so fun about crafting, we all improvise.
Finshed the tag off by using a glue pen around the edge and sprinkled with gold glitter. Did use my cutting system to add to oval behind the vintage lady, and red picot ribbon for the tie. Am literally running out the door. Thanks for stopping by, last but not least I hope everyone has a Happy Easter.
Friday, April 2, 2010
Really enjoyed making the card, it just seemed to fall into place with very little effort. Have some great news from last night, am going to be getting a new puppy next week, have to wait until we get back from Reno. Billy does know anything about the puppy so this should be fun, am having a hard time keeping the secret.
Time for me to head of to work. Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful weekend.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
I love to work with scraps of paper, and have them some what organized, I save every little piece, tell myself that there will be a time in the future that I will find a use for them. Ali gave use some ideas a while back on how to organize the scraps by color, I did this, but didn't get the prints separated by color. This is something that I really need to do, as it won't take as long to find those little treasurers.