Friday, December 27, 2013

Friends 4 Ever.....Me + You

So....I didn't think I'd be back so soon after Christmas, but here I am. ;))  Couldn't stay away from my crafty supplies.   Who adores Valentine's Day? Raise your hands.....I do...it's fun...and it's fun for kids....love seeing the joy on their faces when they receive Valentine's from their classmates.  Here's a card I made using the same Lawn Fawn set I used to make holiday cards:


I love that one set can be so versatile for different occasions! Can't wait to make more Valentine's cards.  Take care and have a great weekend!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Stamps: Woodgrain Backdrops and Winter Sparrows - Lawn Fawn.
Markers: Copics.
Round corner punch: EK Success.
Circle punch: Marvy.
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black and Memento Tuxedo Black. SEI Chalk Ink.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Merry Christmas to everyone!

It's that time of the year, where I try to capture our family portraits and I love to see how Chris has grown up with each passing moment throughout our lives.  We took literally hundreds of photos today.  Husband helped so much with all of the photos.  I will not show them all.  There were so many.  Here are two of them I will share:


And I LOVE lots of greenery in the background!! The park is such the best place to go for beautiful surroundings:


I wish for you all a very magical Christmas holiday with your family. And may your 2014 be the happiest in memories!  I probably won't be back to regular card making until after the New Year.  Going to spend some time with my little one while he is off on holiday break.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Mother....I am not lucky, I am blessed

Hello friends! I'm back with a floral card today.  Following the holidays, the rush of many Birthdays start for my family and friends - and the very first birthday in January is my mom's.  Each year, I try to make her something special and sometimes make a few designs before I decide which one to give her:


She loves lavender like I do, and flowers....just like me. ;)  So color is a given but the design, I always struggle with.  For this background, I very lightly inked an old HA background stamp called Misty Garden Pattern.  I purposely inked it so lightly as to not really see it so the focus could be on the mums.  The mum stamps are from THIS set.  I colored the mums with my copic markers, and free-hand illustrated the stems. Thought it would be fun to perch the mums on stems. The leaves were pre-made.

I matted the stamped background onto purple cardstock and did some layering with a patterned paper and the rest is pretty straightforward.

Are you finished with Christmas preparations?  I'm almost done with my shopping for family.  I'm happy I made some Christmas cards this year and actually sent some out.  Oh my!  A total of 82 handwritten and hand stamped cards, world record for me, but I'm glad I took the time to just get it done! ;)  Have a wonderful week!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White and Doodlebug Designs.
Yellow Patterned Paper: Teresa Collins.
Markers: Copics.
Sentiment: Mama Elephant.
Mum stamps: Mama Elephant/Lovely Mums.
Inks: Lulu Lavender/Memento.  Memento Tuxedo Black.
Corner rounder: EK Success.
Leaves: Recollections.
Glossy Accents/Ranger.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

More Christmas cards....

.....for lack of a better title! ;) Hi everyone! How are you all doing? It's been a crazy hectic week for me...as I'm sure it is the same for you, as we all prepare to spend the holidays with our loved ones. I'm here to quickly share with you the last few sets of cards I made.  Up until now, you've seen me use this Mama Elephant set and this Hero Arts Tree silhouette many times in various designs, but today, thought I'd mix them together to create this:

in the lane2

I've always loved using a mix of reds, burnt oranges, and yellows to create a sunset background for x-mas cards.  This one above uses 4 different blended inks for the background.  After the colors were blended, I added the deer, and the birds.  And here is one in classic red and green....a color combo I don't use often for Christmas cards, I like to use blues, purples, and pinks the most!!
Merry Christmas to you and yours2

The one above also incorporates 4 shades of green from light to dark.  All in all, I think I'm done for the moment. :) Have a wonderful tomorrow!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Birds, deer stamps: Mama Elephant/Winter Wonderland.
Tree Silhouette: Hero Arts.
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black.  Memento.
Solid colored paper: Doodlebug Designs.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Winter Wedding...

I don't know of too many couples who have a wedding in December but the thought of it is rather a neat idea! I did need a wedding card for this month, and my go-to colors for this design is ultra light and delicately simple:

Congratulations on your special day

I think my favorite part is the ribbon. It is a soft, crepe material. ;)) I still have a few more Christmas cards to make and hopefully finish up by next week. Hope you are all having a great day and are enjoying your weekend!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Sentiment: Mama Elephant/Water Blooms.
Flowers/leaves: Recollections.
Ribbon: Craft supply.
Doily: Wilton.
Pearls: K & Company.
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Thanks ever so much

Hey everyone!  How are you all doing with Christmas cards? I'm winding down mine and have sent out most of them already, just a few more to go.  In the meantime, switching gears real quick as I needed a 'Thank You' card for a friend:

Thanks ever so much

The patterned papers are already intricate so I didn't want to overpower this card with too many embellishments.  So I decided on a small cluster at the top, right hand corner, a scalloped bottom edge......and stamped the sentiment - that was the finishing touch.

Enjoy the remainder of your week!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Sentiment: Water Blooms/Mama Elephant.
Patterned Papers: In Bloom/My Mind's Eye.
Clothespin and Rose: Prima.
Circular cut-out die: SEI.
Scalloped edge punch: EK Success.
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black.
Paper rose cutout - Echo Park.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Sis....Today Is Your Day

For those of you who know me, you know I absolutely adore Vintage/Shabby Chic designs - that incorporates a little bit of a romantic look.  There is something about these type of cards that makes me happy and calm.

Sis...Today is your day

I was in the mood for yellows and whites today. And pretty much everything I have on this card I dug out of my current stash, nothing is new.  Just some simple layering of elements.

Hope you are all having a great weekend!  We put up our tree today and C's Birthday is tomorrow, so excited and so is he!! :))

Supplies:
Cardstock: Neenah.
Corner rounder: EK Success.
Large White flower and leaf: Martha Stewart.
Doily: Wilton.
Yellow pp: Authentique.
Pearls: Hero Arts and K & Company.
Tiny white tag: SEI.
Metal flower brad: SEI.
Pin: Maya Road.
Long, floral journaling tag: SEI.
Sentiment tag: Authentique.
'Sis' sentiment: Mama Elephant/Lovely Mums.
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black.
Twine.
Circular Frame: SEI.
Scalloped edge: American Crafts envelope.
Large Pearl and silver brad: SEI.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Pink and Chocolate

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating in the states today! Hope you are enjoying time with your family and are thankful for this day.  We finished up our festivities - my boys were relaxing so I snuck away to get some crafting time in and to address a few more holiday envelopes.  This one I made with a color combo of Pink and Chocolate.

Merry Christmas to you and yours

Boy, I just can't get away from this tree silhouette.  I've used it so much this year but I love it! You know I wanted to add so much more to this design including some pearls, but I decided to keep it flat for ease of mailing.  It still turned out as softly simplistic as I had hoped for. Enjoy the remainder of your holiday!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Neenah.
Tree stamp: Hero Arts.
Sentiment: Mama Elephant.
Brown textured cardstock: Doodlebug Designs.
Ink: SEI and Tim Holtz/Spun Sugar.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Season's Tweetings

Well, Hello! Happy Tuesday! I have a floral wreath stamp that I haven't used for awhile so thought I would incorporate it into a holiday card:

Season's Tweetings

Pretty straightforward card with some dry embossing, a little bit of coloring, layering, some cute birds, and a fun Lawn Fawn sentiment.

For all of you in the states, enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday with your loved ones!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Neenah.
Floral Stamp: Hero Arts/S5491.
Sentiment: Lawn Fawn.
Markers: Copics.
Birds dimensional: Pebbles.
Embossing folder: Anna Griffin/Cuttlebug.
Twine: Michael's.
Ribbon.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and SEI.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Snowman Tag

This tiny little tag was a true labor of love, lots of fun details and took me a while to make (isn't it funny the smaller the design, the more time consuming! ;)).  I used the Embellished Tag/Creative Cuts die from Mama Elephant, for the letters, green tag, and twine hole:

Snowman Tag

The snowman was from Lawn Fawn's Making Frosty Friends set where you can mix and match your snowman all sorts of cute ways.

The snow is dry embossed with an Anna Griffin/Cuttlebug Folder.  Finished off with some coloring and embellishments. Have a beautiful week, I may be back with some more cards before November is done.

Supplies:
Tag die and alpha letters: Mama Elephant.
Snowman stamp and accessories: Lawn Fawn.
Cardstock: Neenah.
Markers: Copics.
Embossing folder: Anna Griffin/Cuttlebug.
Colored CS, twine, and pink pearls: Doodlebug Designs.
Pin: Websters Pages.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Gradient

Hello! I needed a little break from Christmas cards - so I switched to a sympathy card that I needed. I love using the gradient technique on stamps.  For this flower stamp, I used 4 different palettes of lavender to create the flow of dark to soft colors, starting at the bottom of the stems:

With Sympathy

The floral stamp is an older one from Penny Black and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. Quick, easy, delicate for a sympathy design.

Hope your weekend is wonderful!!  Stay warm wherever you are!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Doodlebug Designs textured, Neenah.
Stamp: Penny Black/4155L
Sentiment: Hero Arts/CL574
Round corner punch: EK Success.
Inks: Memento/Lulu lavender, Lilac Posies, Sweet Plum, Grape Jelly.
Sentiment Ink: Versafine Onyx Black.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Winter Wonderland

Hello friends! I was in the mood for anything bluish/light green/and white today, so I made 4 cards all in the same color scheme with different embellies:

Winter Wonderland

I tried just focusing on these colors only and not adding too much of another color.  Oh, and pssst....mostly all older products in my stash, but you can still make good things with old products....so use up your supplies. ;) Must run now. Will be back later.  Have a good one and enjoy your week!

Supplies:
Snowman chipboard sticker: Imaginisce.
Cardstock: Neenah.
Femme Frames, Creative Cuts: Mama Elephant.
Doily.
Textured kraft star: SEI.
Star brad: SEI.
Blue crocheted flower: Recollections.
Dark blue snowflake: Echo Park.
Twine: SEI.
Die cut machine: Cuttlebug.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

in the lane the snow is glistening

I used some super yummy pastel inks for these CAS cards. There's really nothing quite like simple when you are mass producing. I have made some more intricate cards that took longer, but for the most part, keeping things small and stress free for the holidays is the way to go:

in the lane the snow is glistening

For the tree stamp, I used moss green, lavender, and not shown, a Hero Arts pink shadow ink.  The silhouette cling stamp is THIS one from HA.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Neenah.
Stamp: Hero Arts.
Sentiment: Mama Elephant.
Moss green ink: SEI.
Lavender ink: Jenni Bowlin.
Black inks: Versafine Onyx Black.
Round corner punch: EK Success.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Mix and Match

Hello sweet friends! It's been a busy day but I did have some crafty time and sat down and made a stack of cards. Some, unfortunately, went into the round file, but I was glad with the ones I was able to complete.  Here are two simple cards:

IMG_6340

I used Lawn Fawn's Woodgrain Backdrops, Winter Fox, and Winter Sparrows.

I love completely white backgrounds and some fun coloring on the images! Happy! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Fox stamp/sentiment, tree, birds, stem, leaves, and music note stamp: Lawn Fawn.
Femme Frames: Mama Elephant.
'Merry Christmas' Sentiment: Mama Elephant.
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black and Memento Black.
Brown ink: SEI.
Markers: Copics.
Die cutting machine: Cuttlebug.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The last one....

Hi all! I'm still working on holiday cards right now.  Don't have anything new to share at the moment but thought I'd post one of my last submitted cards that was published in the October issue of CARDS.  Here was my original card in THIS post.  And here is the photo in the magazine:

OctPub1 - miss you
(Photo credit: Northridge Publishing)

I always love the way the cards and projects are staged, so pretty. Thanks to my sweet friend, Cindy Lee, for providing the photo for me.  I'll be back with some more Christmas fun and I'm off to address more envelopes! Do you like hand addressing your envelopes? Favorite part for me......Enjoy the rest of your week!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Friend....you're the most beautiful flower in the garden of life

Well, hello there Sunday! I'm spending a quiet day with my boys, cooking, crafting, blogging, and about to start a turkey project for school with Chris.  But before I do that, here is a card I made this morning:

Friend you're the most beautiful flower in the garden of life

I took a break from Christmas cards for a bit and decided to do a soft, flowery card.  A combination of old and new items in my stash, enjoy!

Supplies:
Doily: Wilton.
Sentiment stamp: Mama Elephant, Lovely Mums.
Large, White flower: Kaisercraft.
Sticker flower, sticker leaves, kraft tag: SEI.
Pink pearls: Doodlebug Designs.
Patterned Papers: My Mind's Eye/In Bloom.
Round corner punch: EK Success.
Stick Pin: Webster's Pages.
Small, white flower: Kaisercraft.
Large white pearl: K & Company.
Cardstock: Neenah.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

wishing you a bright & sparkling holiday season

Hello and happy weekend, everyone! I had a bit of time for a quick card tonight.  You can't have Christmas without some pink in it. This snowman makes me happy:

wishing you a bright & sparkling holiday season

I adore non-traditional colors like very light pink, powder blue, lavender, and chocolate for holiday cards.  Sometimes I tire of the traditional red and dark green colors but I still use them often.  What are your favorite colors of the season?

Supplies:
Cardstock: Neenah.
Pink Cardstock: Bazzill Smooth.
Gems: SEI.
Snowman and sentiment stamp: Hero Arts.
Embossing folder for snow: Cuttlebug/Anna Griffin.
Pink pearls: Doodlebug Designs.
Markers: Copics.
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black and Memento Black.
Scallop Frame Die and Lined frame die: Mama Elephant.
Die cutting machine: Cuttlebug.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Winking Reindeer

Happy Friday! I'm digging out a classic favorite of mine - the Winking Reindeer from Hero Arts, oh, how I love this little gal, I'll call her a girl since I put a little bow around her neck:

sleigh bells ring

I also paired her with a sentiment and frame dies from Mama Elephant. And I had to add the red gem for her nose.   Simple and sweet.

Do you ever dig in your supplies for older stamps and see what you already own?! There could be some good finds! ;)
Have a great weekend!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Doodlebug Designs.
Red gem, Twine: SEI.
Reindeer stamp: Hero Arts.
Scallop Frame Die, Border frame Die, and sentiment: Mama Elephant.
Marker: Copics.
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black and Memento Black.
Glossy Accents.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sparkle and shine this joyous holiday season

Today, I was inspired by the very talented Emily Leiphart, if you haven't seen her designs, you must check them out, she is one artistic lady! I loved this card that she made a while back and wanted to case a version of it.  Isn't it beautiful? The soft and delicate pink background and the entire serenity of this design is so appealing.  And here is my spin on her card:

Inspired by Emily - Sparkle and shine this joyous holiday season

I decided to use a blue for my background, with Tim Holtz's Tumble Glass distress ink.  I sponged the ink onto the white cardstock after I heat embossed the two tree limbs.

I chose blue and kraft for this color scheme.  I also used a tiny bird stamp and ornament stamp for the tree limb.  The tree, deers, bird, ornament, antler, snowflake, and sentiment stamps are all from this Mama Elephant set called Winter Wonderland.  The scalloped border comes from this set called Femme Frames - Creative Cuts.

This Winter Wonderland set will be perfect for tags and other card ideas too, so many elements you can use from it, can't wait to play with it more.  Thanks, Emily!

I hope you were all inspired by someone today!

Supplies:
Cardstock: White and Kraft.
Stamps, sentiment, scalloped frame die: Mama Elephant.
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black.
Light gold ink: SEI.
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz.
White embossing powder: Stampendous.
Die cutting machine: Cuttlebug.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Thinking of You Sympathy

Unfortunately for us crafters, there is a need to create a card for a sad occasion. I like to keep my sympathy cards extremely simple with a straightforward, classic design:

Thinking of You Sympathy Card

The floral stamp is from this set called Water Blooms, and the large sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts called Fancy Basics.

I stamped the blooms in a soft canteloupe color from Memento. Basic layering of coordinating colors and a matching ribbon, and the card is complete. Enjoy the remainder of your weekend.

Supplies:
Floral Stamps: Mama Elephant.
Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts/CL652.
Inks: Memento Canteloupe and SEI/Tobacco.
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink.
Peach and Kraft cardstock

Friday, November 1, 2013

Hello....I Miss Your Face

Hello friends, and Happy Friday evening! Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween! Todays card features some new stamps and dies from Mama Elephant:

Hello I Miss Your Face

The scalloped frame and smaller punched line frame, mums stamps, tag die, and sentiment are all from Mama Elephant.  For the tag, I dry embossed it with my Anna Griffin die from Cricut/Cuttlebug.

I stamped the mums in a 'red grape' ink. It is such a juicy ink, gave it a real nice, deep impression. Love the font on the sentiment.  Enjoy, and can you believe it's November??

Supplies:
Stamps: Mama Elephant.
Tag die, Scalloped Frame Die, Punched line frame, sentiment: Mama Elephant.
Ink: SEI.
Cardstock: Paper Source.
Patterned Paper: Studio Calico.
Button: My Mind's Eye.
Pearl: K & Company.
Pin: Webster's Pages.
Die Cutting Machine: Cuttlebug.
Floral Embossing Die: Anna Griffin for Cricut/Cuttlebug.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

sweetness noted

Hi there! I used some Anna Griffin dies today from a Cuttlebug/Cricut embossing folder and did some coloring on a favorite flower stamp:

sweetness noted

I was so in the mood for pink and green, some bright, fun colors to make this day cheerful! Hope you are all well!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Doodlebug Designs.
Poppy and border die: Anna Griffin/Cricut/Cuttlebug.
Oval die: Spellbinders Nestabilities.
Copic Markers.
Flower stamp: Hero Arts.
Ink: Memento Ink.
Snippets: Elle's Studio.
Large Journaling Tag: Elle's Studio.
Doily: Wilton.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

May your home be filled with the joys of the season

Playing with some more dies today....One of my first holiday cards of the season...I really hope to make more and actually send some out this year. I've failed to do holiday cards in the past years.  This one I kept really simple.  It is a large Snowflake die from Hero Arts:

may your home be filled with the joys of the season

I used two, deep blue inks for the snowflake and sponged the outer edges with a darker pink ink. Added a few pearls, a patterned paper and my sentiment.  I was going to do a fancier looking sentiment but decided to keep this really simple.

Wishing you a beautiful week ahead!

Supplies:
Snowflake die: Hero Arts/DI064.
Cardstock: Doodlebug Designs.
Patterned Paper: Studio Calico.
Pearls: Doodlebug Designs.
Sentiment: Hero Arts.
Inks: Tim Holtz and Versafine Onyx Black.
Corner Rounder: EK Success.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Amazing....you are...

Happy Friday, everyone! I'm a huge fan of butterflies! Butterfly anything really, as that is my 'nickname' that my mom gave me when I was little, so it's no surprise the love for butterflies will continue to be with me forever......here's a fun card I made using a butterfly die:

Amazing....you are...

The die is this one from Hero Arts. I distressed it with three different distress inks to include orange, red, and yellow.

On the inside, I stamped the words, 'you are....'  That's it for my week.  I have to get started on C's Halloween costume now. ;)) Hope you are all ready for Halloween this year!

Supplies:
Patterned Papers: Studio Calico/Snippets collection.
Butterfly Die: Hero Arts/DI078.
Cardstock: Paper Source.
Button: Teresa Collins.
Amazing Die cut: Teresa Collins.
Pearls: K & Company and Hero Arts.
Scallop punch: EK Success.
Distress Inks: Tim Holtz.
Round corner punch: EK Success.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

hello there, handsome

I make so many girly cards, that I forget how nice it is to make a manly card every now and then, a card that a guy might appreciate.  The colors on here reflect the autumn season that we seem to have come upon recently:

Hello there, handsome

I had some new chalk inks that I really wanted to use and the color on this leaf stamp is my new favorite brown, yummy! It shows up kind of red on this card, but it's actually a deep, rustic brown. Don't you love new and fresh inks?!

Enjoy!

Supplies:
Stamp: Hero Arts.
Cardstock, buttons: American Crafts.
Ink: SEI/Cayenne.
Sentiment: Elle's Studio.
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Follow your bliss....

When I need a really dainty card with soft, pink colors I normally reach for this sweet, flower stamp by Jane's Doodles.   I blended three different copic markers to achieve the 'pink' that I desired:

Follow your bliss

I also dug out my embossing folder today to play with.  The leaves are chipboard shapes that were originally Christmas hollies, so I trimmed them into leaves, they are from LYB.

Supplies:
Patterned Papers: Pebbles.
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug.
Die cutter: Cuttlebug.
Floral stamp: Jane's Doodles/Pretty Peonies.
White flower.
Pearls: K & Company.
Corner rounder: EK Success.
Sentiment Sticker: An old Making Memories set.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Love You Love You Love You

Hello Sunday! I have a little card for you today....a bit of vintage, some softness, and a silhouette stamp that I stamped directly in black onto the pp:

Love You Love You Love You

And I love doing that, the simplicity of stamping with black ink. Have a wonderful week!

Supplies used:
Patterned papers: Pink Paislee.
Exotic Bloom stamp: Hero Arts.
Simple Frame Stamp: Hero Arts.
Clay resin flower, pearls: Recollections.
Butterfly chipboards: Studio Calico.
Corner Punch: EK Success.
White cardstock: Paper Source.
Die: Classic scallop rectangles/Spellbinders.
Die cutter: Cuttlebug.
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I'm so grateful for you...

Hello friends....I'm creating today with one of my favorite color combos...I say that about every color, don't I? :) Chocolates and Blues:

I'm so grateful for you

The papers are from BG, the floral stamp is from HA, and I threw on some other tidbits that I really love, ribbons, a stick pin, button adhesive, and some twine. Oh and, ofcourse, a doily!

Have a great day!

Patterned Papers: Basic Grey/Serenade.
Floral Stamp: Hero Arts.
Stick pin: Webster's Pages.
Cardstock: DCWV.
Twine: Doodlebug Designs.
Button adhesive: Teresa Collins.
Markers: Copics.
Ribbon.
Glossy Accents.
Sentiment: Papertrey Ink.
Heart shaped doily: Wilton.
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black and Memento Black.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Hello There.

Sometimes I absolutely adore this word: Simplicity.....

Hello There

I needed a fun and whimsical card for today.  I hope your day is truly filled with the simplest of all joys.  Have a good one!

Supplies:
Mini pearls: Martha Stewart.
Cardstock: Doodlebug Designs.
Banner, sentiment, bird, and stem Stickers: Echo Park/Sweet Girl - by Lori Whitlock.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sweetheart - Happy World Card Making Day!

Hello there! Well, I didn't think I would be able to make a card for WCMD! But I was happy to be able to sit down and put together a vintage design tonight:

Sweetheart

I'm really trying to be a little more random and free spirited with my designs, whether it be stamping, die cutting, or just collaging together some of my favorite pieces.....one thing I'll never tire of is the use of doilies and for this card, I layered two doilies for a thicker look, folded them almost in half, and clipped them together with a wooden clip.  All pp's for the butterflies, background, and leaves were used with one paper set, so convenient! ;)

Hope you were all able to get crafty today.

Supplies:
Patterned Papers: Pink Paislee/London Market.
Butterfly Punch: Martha Stewart.
Rose Leaf Medium punch: Martha Stewart.
Green flower: Prima.
Doilies: Wilton.
White Cardstock: Paper Source.
Vintage Clip: Prima.
Sweetheart label sticker: Echo Park.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Have a fantastic day!

A little card for my day....love the complimentary colors of purple and yellow, one of my favorite color combos to play with:
Have a fantastic day!

Hope you're all having a wonderful start to your week!

Supplies:
White cardstock: Paper Source.
Patterned Papers: Basic Grey/Serenade.
Doilies: Wilton.
Hydrangea Stamp: Hero Arts.
Sentiment: Hero Arts.
Frame: Elle's Studio.
Pearls: K & Company.
Ink: Versafine Black and Memento Black.
Copic Markers.
Button: American Crafts.
Yellow flower/Yellow clay resin: Recollections.
Sticker tab: Teresa Collins.
Twine: Doodlebug Designs.
Scalloped sticker: Teresa Collins.
Solid purple cardstock: Doodlebug Designs.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Thank You

I had a little bit of time today to get out my supplies and play, yay!! I really needed it too, what a stressful few weeks it has been, glad to sit down and make something happy....this is white on white with tidbits of color:

Thank You

It was hard to split with a doily and only use a tiny scrap piece of it but thought it was happy looking in the upper right corner there. :) I used a very delicate piece of lace at the bottom for a frilly look. Have a great day everyone!

Supplies:
Sentiment: Jane's Doodles/Pretty Peonies.
Scotch double sided tape.
Ink: Versafine.
Large flower sticker: My Little Shoebox.
Decorative button/chipboard: Teresa Collins.
Pink pearl: Doodlebug Designs.
Pink clay resin flower: Recollections.
You and Me Tidbits: Elle's Studio.
Scalloped pp strip: Elle's Studio.
Corner punch: EK Success.
White cardstock: Paper Source.
Doily.
Lace.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Miss you

Hi all! Happy Sunday, a flowery card today with some white lace, fun chipboards, stickers, and colorful papers:

miss you flowers

This weekend went by way too fast, hope you all enjoyed it!

Papers: My Mind's Eye, Teresa Collins.
Sticker flower: Echo Park.
Floral chipboards: American Crafts.
Big flower: Prima.
Scalloped punch: EK Success.
Lace Ribbon.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Dearest Friend

Hello everyone. Feeling crafty today and made a card, a small one, it is a 4 x 3.5.  Still love clean and precise lines on my designs but thought I'd be a bit abstract today:

Dearest Friend

It's small and packed with a lot of goodies.  I used some fabric letters, strung my twine through each letter, scrunched it a little and tied a knot at both ends.  Threw on some things I love and I'm done. So fun!

Supplies:
Cardstock: American Crafts.
Patterned Papers: SEI, Basic Grey.
Frame: Elle's Studio.
White button: Bella Blvd.
Love Fabric Letters: Adorn-it.
Twine: Doodlebug Designs.
Tiny white flower: Recollections.
Large pearl: Martha Stewart.
Floral pearl: K & Company.
Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart.
Circle punch: Marvy.
Heart Doily.
'Dearest' Chipboard: Teresa Collins.
Decorative Stick pin: Websters Pages.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

You make me so happy!

A soft and delicate card today for a special friend.....I used a pre-made, scalloped cut cardstock from American Crafts, don't you love the convenience of that sometimes?

You make me so happy

At first, I was going to leave it that rustic pink/brown/kraft look then I decided to throw in the punch of green. I liked how it worked out.

That's it, I'm off and running. See you later.

Supplies:
Snippet Labels: Elle's Studio.
You and Me Tidbits: Elle's Studio.
Patterned Papers: Graphic 45, and Basic Grey.
Cardstock: American Crafts.
Heart Chipboard: American Crafts.
Pink flowers: Prima.
Sentiment: Elle's Studio.
Twine: Doodlebug Designs.
Light pink pearls: Doodlebug Designs.
Button: Teresa Collins.

Monday, September 2, 2013

I'm back.....

A brand new, little girly card I made today, with a color scheme of yummy pinks and yellows:

Love you lots

Boy, I usually don't write too much and have been keeping my posts short and sweet as to not bore you, but today I feel like writing......I have always loved to write, you know.  It's always been one of my many passions.  So anyhow, for a while, my mojo went away, and for those of you who recall, I had my arm issues last year - and it seemed like after that episode, even after my arm was stronger again, I had sort of 'lost' a desire to craft.......GASP - imagine that! Coupled with busy times for me and my family, an ever changing lifestyle and some new challenges that I have kept private for a while......the desire to craft withered away into the dark distance and I was so busy doing anything but designing.

But.....I miss it.....miss it terribly and I feel I was at my very best, my strongest, mentally......when I did what I loved doing...designing cards and making my scrap pages.  So I've recently had a resurgence for the art once again.......hopefully, starting fresh and clean with the new school year starting, I have to say I think, with a fair amount of certainty.....that Tif is back.....hope you enjoy the card.

Have a fantastic week!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Paper Source.
Sentiment: Elle's Studio.
Saltwater Frames: Elle's Studio.
Sweet girl sticker: Echo Park.
Grey twine: Doodlebug Designs.
Yellow flower sticker: Echo Park.
Beige flower: Basic Grey/Serenade.
Decorative buttons: Teresa Collins/He said She said.
Pink mini pearls: Doodlebug Designs.
Honey comb pp: Teresa Collins.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Beautiful Sisters

I'm pretty sure I've never shown this one on my blog yet....it was for a vintage project I was working on.  Can you tell flowers was the theme? Oh my heart, how I love flowers!!!

beautiful sisters

I used doilies to give the the layout a soft frame and 'tucked' in some of the flowers and additional elements to surround the main photo.

Simple journaling and letter stickers for the title finish out the design.

Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sweet You

One of the biggest joys of crafting for me, is creating something that is really effortless, with a touch of understated elegance.  I really like having one focal point and the smallest amount of embellishments surrounding it:

Sweet you simple

Switch up the sentiment and this could easily be a card for several different occasions like a Birthday or a Thank You note.

That's it for today.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Darling Baby

A quick post for today and then I need to run - just sharing a delicate and sweet little baby announcement card, all dressed up in very light pink and green colors:

darling baby preg annc AUG

Where has this year gone? I seriously can't believe we are in August and school will resume in 3 weeks! I can't believe I will have a 4th Grader! Yikes! I'm not ready quite yet for this year to be over!  Hope you are all having a fab day! See you all later in Social Media land! ;))

Sunday, August 4, 2013

H2O

What would summer be without a fun-filled water layout? Haven't posted this one yet.  This layout was made when Chris was much younger, we giggle all the time about his younger hairstyle as we weren't quite sure as parents what we were doing with his hair....at.....all.  Many times, it was a mystery to us....lol.

H20 LO

Back then,  he didn't know how to swim yet, so a good soak with a water hose and sprinkler made him sufficiently happy.  Once again, my go to size of 8 x 11, clean and simple lines but with lots of colorful elements. You can't go wrong with super bright mixed papers from Echo Park along with their cutouts and letter stickers.

Hope you all have a fabulous week!!

Take care.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Shabby Roses

I'm in the mood for pink and green today with a little bit of yellow and some romantic flowers:

Shabby Roses

It makes me happy, oh, and LOTS of sunshine too!!!  We've been a little slow in getting our usual August heat, so I hope it comes around soon! :)  Hope you are all well in your part of the world!

Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Thanks for everything

How about some flowers today, a girl could always use some bold flowers, right? Even if it is lots of fun stamping!

thanks for everything buttons

The floral stamp is from Hero Arts, an older set called Flower Text! Hope it brightens your day and hope you're having a fantastic week!


Friday, July 19, 2013

A Girl should be two things - Classy & Fabulous

Hello, happy Friday! A card share for you using muted, neutral tones.  I wanted to give this card a very soft feel to it:

Classy and fabulous

Using some of my favs from Glitz Designs, Prima......I played around with folded, cream colored felt and, ofcourse, my love of silky ribbons and butterflies!

Hope you enjoy the weekend ahead!



Wednesday, July 10, 2013

handsome you

Hello all! Sitting down and looking through and organizing my photo stream....I haven't shared this one yet.....one of the layouts I made quite a while ago....that was not ever picked up for publication, I'm pretty sure this was for the 'Quick and Simple' category:

handsome you

I used some of my favorite papers from Bo Bunny with coordinating chipboards, for a quick and clean flow of colors and patterns. Other products include AC, DD, and WP.

I was so into the 8 x 11 size for scrap pages for a while.....it was just so much fun to work with this size instead of the 12 x 12.  I rarely do the bigger size now.  Anyone else prefer the former size.  How about 8 x 8's - or 10 x 10's?

Hope you are all enjoying a beautiful summer!!


Monday, June 17, 2013

Thanks for everything

Hello...here are some teacher cards I made last week. I made a lot of them and colored each flower duo in some of my favorite copic colors:

Thanks for everything2013

It's hard to see, but I sprinkled some stickles on each flower and the leaves. Flowers always makes me happy! Especially this time of the year!! Looking forward to summer and enjoying it with my family, hope you all have a fabulous summer!  I will try to not neglect my blog toooooo much! :)) Can you tell I've slowed down my crafting considerably?

Have a great one!


Saturday, June 1, 2013

You are so wonderful

A vintage card share, one of my favorite types of cards to make is Vintage style these days:

your are so wonderful - MayPub1

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill.
Patterned Papers: Webster's Pages.
Large and small orange pearl: Teresa Collins.
Sentiment chipboards: My Mind's Eye. 
Small white pearls: K & Company.
Flower: Recollections.
Butterfly layered stickers: Teresa Collins.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

You are simply the best

Happy Saturday, all!  It's been a busy day for us, just finally sitting down to post a fun card for tonight:

you are simply the best APR Pub2

This card follows a sketch challenge and is published in the April issue of CARDS Magazine.  Do you like sketches? I love the fun and challenge of trying to follow a sketch and twisting it up a bit.

Have a great one!

Supplies:
 Cardstock: Bazzill.
 Patterned Papers: Teresa Collins.
 Sentiment: Ali Edwards/Technique Tuesday.
 Die cut flowers: Teresa Collins.
 Pearls: Hero Arts.
 Ink: Versafine Onyx Black. 
 Crochet flower: Bella Blvd.
 Butterfly chipboard: Teresa Collins.
 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

You sparkle, you shine

Yellow has to be my fav color this past year......yellows and oranges, lol....I seem to say that with just about every new color that I obsess over, don't I?  Here is a card with mostly yellow and a hint of blue:

you sparkle you shine thanks Apr Pub1
Have a beautiful day!

Cardstock: Bazzill.
Patterned papers: studio calico and Webster's Pages.
White Button: Teresa Collins.
Flower chipboard: My Mind's Eye.
Scalloped sentiment chipboard: My Mind's Eye.
Doily: Michael's.
White large flower: Recollections.
Gems: Teresa Collins.
Masking tape sentiment: Pebbles.
Twine: Michael's.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Hello Sunshine

Another spring-y card to share!  Is it warm in your part of the world yet?  Hope you are getting beautiful weather!

hello sunshine

Supplies:
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Patterned Papers: Teresa Collins.
Clouds and tree sticker: Echo Park.
Letter stickers: Bella Blvd.
Sentiment stamp: Ali Edwards/Technique Tuesday.
Pearls: Doodlebug Designs.
Flower stickers: Echo Park.
Corner punch: EK Success.
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hello Spring!

A little spring time and bunny card using some leftover clear cuts, and fun little chipboards from Little Yellow Bicycle:

hello spring


Hope you all have a fabulous Easter weekend coming up!   Take care!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hey birdies!

Chirp..chirp....a quick springy card, hope it gets you in the mood for warmer weather, wherever you are in the world today.....it makes me happy and yearn for the sun to shine even more in the coming months:

hey birdies

Enjoy!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill.
Bird stickers: My Little Shoebox.
Ribbon: Michael's.
Green pp: Crate Paper.
Flower pp: Crater Paper.
Orange pp: My Mind's Eye.
Birdhouse chipboard: Bo Bunny.
Musical notes: My Little Shoebox.
Purple letter stickers: Doodlebug Designs.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hope you have a super fun birthday

Just a fun card for my day! Don't you just love birthdays??

hope you have a super fun birthday FEB Pub4

Have a good one everyone!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Patterned papers: Echo Park/Sweet Day.
Balloon sticker: Echo Park.
Cloud sticker: Echo Park.
Button: My Mind's Eye.
Sentiment stamp: hero Arts.
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black.
Corner punch: EK Success.
Twine: Michael's.