Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hello! Boy where did the summer go? It's the last day of August already!! Crazy! I am looking forward to cooler temps though. I don't handle the heat very well.
This first card uses a stamp I got at convention from Denami Designs. I used some cloud paper for the background and cut out 2 clouds to pop up for dimension. I added some spica glitter pen in orange to the hearts. I added some clear glaze to his nose. That's why it looks funny. The camera flash made it reflect but it looks ok in person. The cheer up stamp is from Paper smooches Sept release. I thought it went perfect with this card. Embossed the background paper & added some twine to finish it off. Hope it brings a smile to the lady's face that's getting it!!

This card was done using my Cricut Imagine & the all seasons cartridge. I thought this little hedgehog was adorable! Added some glitter to his scarf and a brad for his eye & nose. A touch of blush to his cheek and he was good to go. I made the sunflower with a Cheery Lynn die to add a little extra to the card. Thanks for dropping by today. Hope your day is fabulous!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Good Morning! Another week starting. My how time flies!!
I worked on these cute "dolls" yesterday. They are made out of all punches except the body. For that I used a triangle nestibilitie set. I wish I could take credit for coming up with these cuties but I saw them on someone else's blog. You can see the original here. I had so much fun making these. Picking out the scraps I wanted to use. I embossed the backgrounds with different embossing folders. Added some ribbon, brad, pearls & flowers to finish them off. I just love them! It was fun project!
Hope you have a great start to the week and thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hello...How are you? Sorry I haven't been posting much. Been in a blah mood...unmotivated and a basic all around slug! House needs cleaning, laundry needs done but haven't felt up to it. I need a big boost of energy! Plus today is a beautiful day out. Weather is perfect here!! Not a day for "housework".
Today's card was made with a Tina Wenke stamp from Stampavie. This time of year reminds me of sunflowers and I had this stamp but never inked it up. I colored it with Copic markers and added a little bit of Spica glitter pen to the butterfly and rick rack on her apron.. Used a new embossing folder from Hobby Lobby and some sunflower ribbon I got on clearance last year. Finished it off with some die cut swirls and a flower button. I think it turned out nice & cheery!!
By the way...Have you tried the new Land O Lakes cinnamon sugar butter? MMMMM Good!Its so good you might find yourself dipping your finger in for a taste. Just had some on my toast. Oh my...yummo!!
See you soon. Enjoy the weekend! Keep all those people in the path of the hurricane in your prayers. Sounds like they are going to need them!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hello! Happy Tuesday!
It's a beautiful day here today. Temp in the 70s with a slight breeze...wonderful!
Today's card is one I had to make for a swap in our monthly card group. We had to make 12 Thank you cards. I chose this cute little lamb from Whipper Snapper to use. The floral paper has a shimmer to it. I added some swiss dotted ribbon and a flower made with my Nellie Snellen punches to finish it off. Small rhinestone was added to the middle. Hope the ladies like them!
I hope to get some crafting in this afternoon. My desk is atrocious!! I'm gonna have to clean off a spot to work. For some reason I can't seem to keep it clean when I am working. Drives me nuts!! I really should clean and organize my craft area before I begin today....
Have a good one! Thanks for stopping!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hello! Glad you stopped by. Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. It's been a not so good illness, drama and all around chaos...sucking the joy, creativity and just leaving me "down". But...This is my happy place! So no more whining from me! (at least for today lol!)
I made these cards using some of the new Die cuts I got on our stamping trip to Michigan. The sunflower & butterfly are from Cheery Lynn Designs. The vine swirl is from Marianne Designs. I just LOVE them! On the butterflies I added vellum wings behind and colored on the back with markers. Made the color more muted.
The bigger flower die is a Tim Holtz Sizzix die. I have been wanting a flower die for awhile but didn't want to pay some of the prices I saw from Stampin Up. I got this one for 1/2 the price they wanted. Not exactly the one I wanted but it will do! Of course I probably didn't NEED it as I already have a Cricut and I am sure I could cut out flowers with that. But I thought it would be nice to have to "take with me" for crops or classes. I want to try and make some flowers out of fabric with it too.The Hope die is also a Tim Holtz die.
Have a terrific day. I am looking forward to getting crafty this afternoon :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hello! Happy Wednesday! It's been almost a week since I have posted. I was down with a headache and then went away for the weekend. Fabulous time with friends!! Guess where? We drove to Novi, Michigan to attend the stamping convention. We hit up a lot of the stores in the area too. Tons of fun, lots of good food & company, and many new "toys" to play with. Over spent but couldn't help myself with all the wonderful things we saw. I love to see all the "demos" and samples that are on display.
This is a stamp set I bought there from "Prickly Pear" Never heard of that company before! They have stamps & die cuts that work together. It was hard to pick which one I wanted but finally settled on the bird cage set. The white birdcage was cut out, stamped & embossed with gold emb.powder. The black cage was just made using the die cut only. This set came with several birds to choose from and some little baby owls. C-U-T-E!! I used a new Marianne Die for the flowers on the the white bird cage card. The flowers on the other card was a piece of trim that I cut apart. I embellished the cages with stickers and beads. I also found a 6x6 pad of paper that was all about "bird & birdcages" to use with this set. I can't wait to use it some many ideas swimming in my head!
Have a great day!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

No new cards today...I'm down with a terrible headache!
Going to bed early tonight!
See you soon!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Howdy! Hope you are having a terrific Tuesday! Can you believe it's August already?!!
I've been playing with the new "Fruitastic" stamp set from Paper Smooches. I paper pieced all the fruit and cut them out. This is a FUN set!! The "lemonade" card is one of my favorites. I saw the idea on the Paper Smooches Blog. My friend Sandy gave me the paper and the little 3 dimensional lemon that I used on it. Makes me smile! My other favorite is the one will all the different fruits on the green "You are Sweet" card. Looks Yummy!
Thanks for dropping by. See ya soon!