I found this frame at the local thrift store and since it was deep i could see me using it for more of a shadow box type project. So my dear sweet friend Melinda had sent me this Graphic 45 pack of paper, we are both huge fans of Graphic 45 papers....! So i had to use it! And like I was telling her, its like GOLD...you want to use it but you are afraid to use it , cuz you dont want it to be gone! lol Anyways i am on a roll of these roses..no pun intended...i cannot figure out how the talented Linda Duke makes hers and i keep bugging her for a tutorial on it so i have resigned myself to make my own style and these are it! I added some images from the paper pack of the graphic 45 along with the rose and the buds i made. took some wires to make the squigglys and stamped the leaves. I added a bit of pearl ex to the flowers for a shine and some vintage ink to age the edges. I inked the edges of the frame as well. Im debating if im going to sell this on etsy or keep it for myself! Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
I am going to list these two Pure Innocence cards on my Etsy. I love these stamps. So sweet! Both were colored with Colored Pencils, OMS and some Copics. A little stickles, brads,flowers, rhinestones...and some matching patterened papers and there you go! The top card does have a 3d effect with the image and the layout that its on also sticks up off the page.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I received these cute roundish tins from My freind Melinda and at first i was scared! How am i going to cover that!!!!!!???? But tonight after she asked me to make her up one of the tins into this cute raspberry theme, I have decided that I love them! They are so fun and they are a challenge and i like that! I like to cover as much of the tin as i possibly can and i did just that on this one. I think that it is darling! I covered the black handle with some twine braid and then added some coordinating ribbons! I colored the raspberries and their box with colored pencils and OMS and addes some clear embossing powder to make them look juicy! i attached them with glue dogs and also with some of the 3D dots to give a little demention. I love it! I think Melinda will be pleased!
Thought i would share this cute set of bag and tag gift bag set. I did it for a special order and used the magnolia Tilda butterfly stamp! To cute huh? I decorated the bags to match the paper tops i added and colored the tildas to match as well. I inked up the designs on the bags according to the style needed to go with the matching papers. I think they are so fun and i will be making more in the future!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I had fun tonight making 2 bag and a tags that I am going to list on etsy. I used my Penny Black stamp and on one tag i colored directly on the craft paper tag, and it has a unique look, The other i stamped and colored on stampin up cream card stock and then put it on the kraft paper tag. So one is muted and one is brighter. Both have embossing and stickles for a little bit of shine an demention. I added some lace and twine to attach it to the bag. I also stamped TO: and FROM: to the back of the tag. The bags have been stamped on both sides and I added some edging off of some mary engelbret paper to the tops of the bags both front and backs for a pop of color. Bags are approx. 8x12.
Monday, March 15, 2010
This award i have been given by my best commenter on my blog, Jude thankyou so much for even thinking of me Jude, how sweet. Now with this award the beautiful blogger award i have to do a couple of things.
here's the rules for this award:1) Add a link and note of thanks to the person giving the award(done)2) Pass the award on to 7 bloggers whose blogs you have recently discovered that you love.3) Share 7 things about yourself.
Well im going to have to get back with the 7 as i need to get all the links .
But 7 things about me.....
1.I am loyal 2. I have 4 kids, 3 boys 1 beautiful daughter
3.Im a recovering perfectionist! lol
4.I love all things crafty
5. I went to Bible College where i met and married my husband Shane.
6. I was a foster kid.....
7. I have Hashimotos Thyroiditis, and auto immune disorder where my body is attacking my thyroid. I also have Fibromyalgia which is a painful disease The two together...just plain annoying.
1.http://justgivemestamps.typepad.com/ I love Lauries style and color choices, she is awesome.
2.http://stamptalkwithtosh.blogspot.com/ Tosh is also great in her color combos and i dont think i have found a card of hers i dont like!
3.http://stampinwithmarkiesmom.blogspot.com/ Faith is very talented and i love her stories of her son Markie and their animal kingdom! she is so funny.
4.http://creationsbywendalyn.blogspot.com/ Wendy is very talented and makes the cutes 3d cards!
5.http://sweetmissdaisy.typepad.com/sassy_sweet_notes/ Anna is such a great artist and i love her blog to read of the stories of her farm animals and see her talent in all she does, from designing stamps, photography, and her sewing and card making.
6.http://www.lindaduke.typepad.com/ Linda Duke is so darn fabulous! her art is utterly beautiful. She always amazes me!
7.http://rosaswelt.blogspot.com/search?q Claudia is a great card maker, and really love her coloring skills on her cards with copics..check her out!
I love this stamp! Its my Helz Puppleditch design by Stampavie. So darn cute that dog. So I had to ink him up again and make another card. The card is 4.25x5.5 in size. I colored it with...ok everyone with me now..colored pencils and OMS...i love coloring it with colored pencils, not just because Im to "Po" to afford Copics, but just because i like too! ha Just make do with what you have. And be happy with it! I added a few rhinestones and i made the slipper 3d. Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
I got this new penny black stamp today and i had to ink er up and stamper er down! I love this image, i call it my "melinda stamp" as my friend Melinda is an avid gardener and just an all around super friend! So It reminds me of her!
I decided to use my cute bee paper bee-utiful by 3 bugs in a rug. and a few pieces of other papers out of my scrap drawer. I added a few chip board flowers with coordinating papers and some cute buttons and some twine. I colored it with colored pencils and OMS and i had to add some stickles OF COURSE!
I will list this on etsy tonight. thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
I saw on Linda Dukes Blog, her fancy roses that she made on her althered box, you can see that HERE. So i decided to make my own version of a rose ,and this is what i came up with. I inked it up on the edges after i put it together and then i took some stampin up pearl ex irrodecent blue and added to the rose. Which made the cranberry colored ink have a purplish tint to it when hit by the light. I then went back and sprayed it with glimmer mist cocoa or chocolate to make it look even older. I stamped some leaves and gave them a bend and added them to the roses. I colored the penny black Good Friends stamped image with colored pencils and OMS. I did her skin with copic markers. added a little bling and a HI on the inside !
I just finished this Special Order Nature Tin. I Love it! I think it turned out pretty nice, and think it has a nature feel! What do you think???
This is a tin from Oriental Trading Company and it is called a tin purse there...and its huge!!!!!! Bigger then the ones i normally make. Its 7x5x5. So lots of room for what is will be needed for! I added little twigs to the birds, stamped acorns, pine bows, stamped on the twill ribbon and added some twine. I love the rough cardboardy paper that i added some eyelets too and then strapped it on to the tin with the twine. Pretty flowers and bird stickers are from K and Company. The tin is covered inside and out. Top and bottom. 4 divider cards as per requested by the customer. I know she will be pleased!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I had a hard time with my "mojo" tonight...jeesh. I had to color like 3 images and decide none of them was working for me on this card.....finally settled with this blueberry girl! ha
I guess we all go through those days when we have a slump. Today didnt start out
well for me anyways......getting my new cell phone bill after switching over
to a new company, where we were to save money
get the bill and its almost $400.oo for the first bill! Almost had to use my
son asthma inhailer and i dont have asthma! All these connection
fees and a month and a halfs bill is what it all came down
too. But we were NOT informed of it when we signed up..so it came as a bit
of a shocker! So maybe that is what threw me off today!
I am going to list this 6x6 Magnolia Card on Etsy. I love this cute little blueberry girl! I used my K & Company paper again ! I love that paper.
I added some prima flowers and some of those cute roses in the centers.
I embossed the scalloped half circle, and then added some ink to the edges and some rhinestones to the scallops!
Machine stitched on the card inside paper and outside as well.
Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I started this Chipboard album the other day, i had purchased this paper and all the stickers etc to go with it as I thought it was so beautiful! It is by K & Co. Nature. I love love this paper and all the stickers of butterflies etc that go with. So pretty and fun. I made up this cute little Best Buds chip board album to list on Etsy. BUT it is sold !!! Places to put pics and places to journal. There are 5 chipboard tags to this album .
The second project I did for a special order is this cute Valentines tin. If you remember back a few posts i did a valentines album and it has some of the same papers in it as this Tin. The album will go in this tin along with some of the purchasers saved valentines! The dividers say Retro, Vintage and Recent. The Cute little dog valentine on the front looks like her cute little Dog Abbey! So fitting! I added the same ribbons and lace so that they will match with the album.
Thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
My friend Althea owns a little scrapbook shop downtown and had asked me to help out with doing some classes. So we came up with this Bag and Tag combo. I had given her a simular tag a while back and then we adapted it to be more simple to be able to do it in a reasonable time frame. I taught them how to use the color pencils and OMS technique and they seemed to have fun with that. We hope to do more classes in the near future. just though i would share!
I was asked to make a 8x8 chipboard Baby Baptism Album for a customer. I have not done that big of a chipboard album and so it was something new for me to try! I was told to go all out with pearls, sparkle and ribbon, lace. I think i did alllll that! And if you ask me to do that.....you know i have to do it! And i loved doing it!! I ordered this chipboard Album from A Cherry On Top, my favorite place to do my one stop shopping for all my orders. I have to say i LOVE these albums. They are so pretty and the paper that matches is so pretty. The flocked paper, i so so love. I orders some pearlized bazzill paper and i LOVE that as well. Its so pretty and lusious! I added stickles where ever possible, and rhinestones, pearls, and prima flowers and buttons. The cute little frame on the front i added stickles to the embossed ridges to give it a little more glam. They are miss Elisabeths brand, so cute. Lots of places for pictures and journaling in this album, i so hope that they will love it. I would like to say a special word to the father of the baby who will recieve this album, he will be off to the middle east to serve and i want to say how proud of him we all are for fighting for our country and for being brave and honorable for doing so. For having to leave his family behind, it has to be tough and my prayers are with him and his family. Thank you so much for letting me do this album for you .
Friday, March 5, 2010
Item Listing can be found HERE
I just finished this cute recipe card tin! I think it is so darn cute. I ordered these tins thinking they were the bigger ones i normally get....but when the box came , i knew just by looking at the box size that they were NOT like what i normally get! So i had 4 of these side to figure out what to do with....wellllll its really not that big a deal, and now i absolutly LOVE this size!!!!! They are approx. 2x4x5.
I covered it with cute October Afternoon papers and a few vintage items, with a splash of red check ribbons as well. I hand stamped up 24 recipe cards to put inside the tin, which is also covered with Oct Afternoon papers with a cute farm scene and print. The 24 cards were topped with matching papers in a scalloped design. I had a blast making this and i have other ideas for the other 3~ sometimes mistakes turn out to be treasures! yeah!
I will be listing this to etsy if you are interested in it! thanks!
Monday, March 1, 2010
I will be listing this on my Etsy here in a few minutes. I love the color combo in this album. So vibrant and fun. I used creative Imaginations (Renae's House) throughout. Fun butterflies from, K and Co. and flowers on the front.
12 pages front to back with 8 tags and 2 pull out pages. lots of ribbon, stickles and buttons, brads , rhinestones and pearls! Great gift!