Thursday, April 28, 2011

I'm busy getting ready

for the boutique at our Mother/Daughter Dinner at church. The ladies always look forward to seeing the items available, and the husbands who wait on tables and wash the dishes there try to find a gift for their ladies too. All the money goes to our mission projects so it is great cause. I'll take a picture of the items I made before the event.
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

You're on my mind

I noticed the sketch challenge on the Verve Stamp blog. I really liked the sketch and it was simplier than I first thought. I changed it a bit and put my sentiment beneath my bow level. I used the Heartfelt Phrases set from Verve and once again I checked out my trust scrap box for papers. The pink rick rack I used on the card was a gift as was the vintage looking pale pink flower. The butterfly was punched from scrap box papers using a Martha Stewart punch. The edges were inked with Distress Ink for a vintage look. The sentiment was inked with Memento Tuxedo black. Verve has a contest which ends 4/28 if you complete four cards from their 4 sketches and post them on with a nice prize for a lucky crafter.
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Photo Time

Our oldest son stopped by on his way back home from a trip and a quick dinner with us and we got a new photo of the 4 of us. Tracy was not with him since her sister was visiting her out in Kalamazoo from Ohio for the weekend. Just me and my guys! Happy Easter to all.

Friday, April 22, 2011

I saw these sweet

mini baskets on and decided to make some for Easter . I just love the many scraps in my carton and made use of some very vintage paper on this project. The purple plaid paper is from HOTP and looks great combined with two different shades of purple as the basis of the basket. The pattern calls for 6x6inch squares to start so I used a 8x11 paper sheet and created the handle with the leftover scrap. I used two different edgers on the handles-Martha Stewart and a Fiskars . I really wished the companies marked the tool with it's name because I really do not remember that information. The pink striped paper is newer-2010 Pitter Patter from MM -one of my surprises found at Monday Morning (25 sheet double sided pack for 1.99). The coordinating brads hold it together and are are from Recollections.I plan to put some "grass " in the bottom with some treats for dessert .
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I tried

out my Inky Antics Carrot Bunny Honey POP set. I won it from Jackie and it is unique with a 3D surprise. I made a first card following her directions and know I will be making lots more. papers from the scrap box . The images were stamped with Mementos Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock and the bunny had a bit of detailing with a Prismacolor Rose Decor pencil. The ribbon is unknown but lime green to act as grass for him on the front of the card.The inside of the card is the surprise part by using the Honeycomb Pad to create a 3D effect.There are several other choices of sets with a variety of images.
Around here...we are counting the days until the Great Lakes Mega Meet ,in Novi, MI on May 7th. I will be seeing Jackie and many more companies also like ODBD . I plan on going with friends and we will have a fun "Girls Day Out" for ourselves.I have been saving my spare change for months.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Visiting a friend

today to stuff the plastic eggs for the egg hunt at church. After we were finished, she said I could check out her stamp drawers so I went through them quickly. One of them from Stamp-N-Doodle (1992) was a cute monster which reminded me of Where the Wild Things Are book. I made several stamped images of this one and others for a change in my stamp images options and brought it home to play with for fun. I thought this would be a perfect little birthday card and more items from the scrap box were used . I will get through the scrap box pile eventually.The image was water colored and inked with Mementos Tuxedo Black.
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I noticed

a sweet rabbit on the Cardmaking & Papercraft blog. They have free extensions from the magazine to download. In issue 90 Color Clinic, they offer the rabbit for coloring practice. I water colored the print, cut it with a die from Nestibilities Labels 3 on the Cuttlebug,and edged it with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. Next,I added a bar of vanilla scrap paper with organdy ribbon bows from discontinued SU ribbons. It was mounted on some lilac Bazzill card stock. It speaks of spring to if only our weather would cooperate.
Happy Crafting!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Christmas Best Wishes

I think I needed a break from bunnies. I got the idea to start my Christmas card stash. I read a few Christmas through the year blogs and using more from my scrap box, used a collage style to make this card. It used scraps from BG Olivia pad and the mottled paper piece is completely unknown to me. Both the green ribbon and sentiment are from SU and the LSS swap recently. The card stock is Bazzill Beige except for the sentiment piece which was white. Everything was edged in Distress Ink Antique Linen. I guess since it is snowing outside in SE Michigan on April 18th, a Christmas card was appropriate for the day.
Happy Crafting!

Friday, April 15, 2011

It's wonderful finding

something that is just right for a gift. Becca Feeken on her blog, Amazing Paper Grace yesterday(14th of April) had something that really attracted me . It was a Potpourri Holder made from a 12x12 sheet of paper. I tried to replicate it with my supplies at hand . I like how it turned out although I haven't quite completed the inside of the holder yet .Following the directions in her tutorial on the blog,( off I went to try it out. I used 1 sheet of ivory Bazzill, which was sponged with Distress Ink Tea Dye all over on both sides to give the folder an antique appearance. Next I cut a scrap of K&Company paper to glue on the front but added Offray Enhance ribbon first to act as a closure. The shaped panel was cut with a Spellbinders Lattice die while the sentiment is from ODBD Scripture Collection 4 and inked with Memories Sepia on a piece of pale gold scrap paper. The dimensional stickers are from Michaels with the flowers are from my stash. The MS punched butterfly is from the Glimmer Mist scraps from the other day that I prepared. It had 2 pockets inside that I edged with Fiskars edge punches. I plan to add some bath salts or potpourri packets inside but I haven't made a shopping trip for that yet. Thank you Becca for your inspiration.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My new order

from Lifestyle Crafts- Nested Scallop Heart set came in today and I picked it up. I ordered it at the open house a few weeks back at the local SSS. Here is my first card. I sprayed Glimmer Mist on wax paper and created something new with some white card stock using my 3 colors, Sunflower, Jazz Blue, and Tattered Rose. After waiting, patiently for it to dry,using the 2 smaller dies and decorated dried paper , it was run through the Cuttlebug . Pop Dots separated the layers. I continued by adding a small circle from my bag of extra punched shapes cut with CM punch. The final punch was my spring favorite-Martha Stewart's butterfly with a scrap from the new sprayed paper scrap. The card stock was Bazzill Kraft. The ribbon is unknown. The sentiment is from Stampendous.I like the soft colors combined in the card.
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Small Thing

I had forgotten the Greeting Farm set-AO Buddies I have and had not yet used the boy from the set. I decided to try something different with layers. I thought this would be great for a birthday card . The image was stamped in Memories black, and water colored. All of the papers are from the scrap carton and unknown. The brads are Making Memories.I like the unevenness of the layers on the square card .It seems perfect for a little boy's birthday card.
Happy Crafting!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring Sweetness

I just love this Magnolia Tilda cutie and her Bunny stamped with Memories black ink and water colored. This card combines pieces of Basic Grey scraps, plus pieces from Stampin' Up older papers . Just love that scrap box and I am determined to use it up this year. At this time, I have a full copy paper case box for holding my scraps so I have a long way to go to achieve my purging goal...The papers were all edged with Distress Ink Tea Dye. The die cut flower was from a swap and the brad is from Making Memories.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Party Time

Today was the party for my little friend after church.The children had so much fun and unfortunately, the mom who took photos for me had my camera on movie mode instead of photo so the 20 pictures she took I can't post. If I get a couple of photos from someone else, I will post one. The girls created their own party hats just right for a proper English tea and modeled them.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Princess Time

A friend of mine is having a Princess Tea Party for her sweet 4 year old. I am making place cards for each of the "princesses "in attendance. It is fun creating something special for her. The family has had to deal with some difficult medical times for her Dad and they are blessed that he is doing okay. I am looking forward to helping her celebrate her birthday. I will post photos of the event and my place cards soon.
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Hi Again

I'm starting to feel better . I have had one thing after another but... I have been working on cards while I was away. Here are two different ones. Life 's True Happiness card combines a WeR stamp and an Inky Antics sentiment. Zig markers were used to color the branches and flowers directly on the stamp before printing ,while the verse was stamped in Distress Ink Bundled Sage. The white Bazzill panel was edged with DI Shabby Shutters. I used Provo Crafts scissors to trim around the edge of the panel also and added on some Rock Candy Distressed Stickles on the flowers. The ribbon is Mays sheer dotted green. The other card has a sentiment from Clear Dollar Stamps on the collage card. The ribbon is from Michaels and each of the pieces were edged with DI Tea Dye. The butterflies were cut with MS punch.
Wishing you sunshine days!