Sunday, January 8, 2017

Birthday Earth Tones

Birthday Quickie ....

Birthday Card ready to go.  This card I used the scrapes (that I have tons of) from the wedding.  They are all matching earth tone.  I mounted it all on tan card stock and wrapped some bakery string around the printed papers.
I stamped the sentiment with Distressed Inks in Gathered Twigs  and then added clear embossing powder over the ink to give it a little bit of shine and lift.

I would like the add this card to the following challenges if I may:


Freshly Made Sketches

4 Crafty Chicks - use scraps

Polkadoodles - Anything Goes

Thank you so very much for peeking ...
Have a fantastic fantastic day and stay warm out there.


Shake your Birthday.

Shake Shake Shake .... Shake your birthday.

 Shaker cards are always fun to make and this one is for my niece.
Using the challenge from the Card Concept and the use of Pink, Gold and Black.
With black card stock I cut the balloon with a Simon Says balloon die. I backed the die cut with a new sheet of clear acetate with white polka dots from Recollections..
 I backed that with a specialty paper from Recollections in pink with mylar gold dots and filled the space with gold and iridescent sequins.
I cut the sentiment from a different shade of pink card stock and edged that with a die hard oldie but goodie martha steward edge of lace.  I stamped with a new embossing in gold and pink glitter.
I tied off the balloon with pink bakery twine in a bow.
All placed on a soft pink base.

I'd like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:

    The Card Concept - Colors - Using Freestyle

Simon Says - Something New

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Sparkles - Anything Goes.

Thanks everyone for peeking and have a wonderful day.


Green and Pink fun

              This was a fun card that sort of transformed differently.
Starting with black card stock, I cut it with a side fold and then trimmed the front off leaving a small strip.  I tucked that into a dotted embossing folder and ran that through my Cuttlebug.  With the green card stock I tucked that up under the black strip and glue them together (giving the inside of the card two tones of color.
With a piece of white card stock, I used another embossing folder and ran that through and then sponged on distressed inks in
I added a pink polka dot ribbon around the piece and glued the edge to butt up black piece.
With the piece that I cut, I stamped the sentiment and used hot pink embossing powder.  I then used a circle punch.  I attached it with dimensional tape to lift it off of the card.
I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:

Sparkles - Happy Birthday


Color Throwdown


MOJO Monday

Thank you for looking
Have a great day


Starting off the New Year

Happy New Year and
Happy Anniversary

The first card of the new year is an Anniversary Card for my friends on the other coast.
Starting with some printed bling paper from DCVM - a shiny silver/glitter piece that I used a PennyBlack edge die.
The maroon card stock I put through my cuttlebug with a Cricut folder of swirls.
The sentiment was just stamped on white CS with some very small diamond bling added to the side.
Off in the mail it goes.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:

The Double D Challenge- Anniversary
Casual Fridays - Celebrate
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes.

Thanks for looking.
And ....... Happy New Year.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year



Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Big Day ... The Wedding


Sorry I haven't been around in a very long time ... we were in wedding prep for a complete head to toe DIY wedding.
My beautiful daughter Jennifer and her husband Matt.
It was an amazing event and my daughter planned everything to the absolute minute detail.
99% was hand crafted and turned out absolutely beautiful (The other one percent were purchased table linens and boxed lights LOL)

So let me share with you some of the hard work by the crafters at hand.

Paper crafts abound from up above to the ground and everywhere in between.  
Below are hand painted blank cd discs strung to hang from the trees ... so beautiful. 

Then there was the open air chapel that they guys created from scratch .......

And more crafts ....


Monday, August 15, 2016

A bit of green on green


       I have a new die and some new inks ... testing them out a bit.  On white card stock I used a Penny Black border edge die which a got a thump print on.  That pushed me into going over the entire piece with green ink ... blending in different shades.  I used Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron and Evergreen Bough.   Then dropping water droplets onto the color to lift.
          The sentiment was stamped with Green StazOn and heat set with clear embossing powder.   I then brushed the edge of the entire card with Twisted Citron with rounded edges.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
QTR:  Monotone - shades of green.
Creative Corner: Favorite colors
Through the Purple Haze - ATG

Thank you for peeking.
Have an amazing week.