Sunday, March 30, 2014

With Sympathy

Hello friends.  Today I am sharing a sympathy card I recently made.  Unfortunately I have made three sympathy cards lately.  This card didn't turn out exactly like I had planned, but I ended up happy with the result. 

Have a great week!!  Thank you for stopping by!

Stamps:  The Sweet Life, Think Big Favorites #3
Ink:  Sweet Blush, Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow
Paper:  Sweet Blush, White, Vellum
Tools:  Big Shot, Papertrey Ink Dies:  The Sweet Life, Mat Stack #1, Filigree Border
Accessories:  Sequins

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Home Sweet Home.....

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing a little something I made for my friend.  She and her family moved into a new house a while ago and I got them a little something for a housewarming.  Better late than never, right?  I ordered an address stamp similar to this one.  Today I finally got around to creating a little gift bag to package the little thing up!  Hope you like it.

I was so tickled with how it turned out!  At first I wasn't sure if I liked it but then  I kept adding little layers and now I am very pleased with the result. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Close To My Heart: Home Sweet Home
Ink:  Classic Kraft
Paper:  Rustic Cream, Pink Paislee: Prairie Hill, Vellum
Tools:  Big Shot, PTI: Fillable Frames #9, Tag Sale #1, Tag Sale #5, Heart-2-Heart #6, Love Lives Here die, Wonderful Words Die: Congrats
Accessories:  Baker's Twine, Sequins, Doily, Clothespin

Friday, March 14, 2014

Make It Monday #155: Create Your Own Confetti with Papertrey Ink Dies

Hello friends!  Today I played along with the Make It Monday challenge on Nichole Heady's blog.  Danielle Flanders showed how to create confetti using Papertrey Ink dies and I thought it would be perfect for the card I needed to make.  My original thought was to make a wedding card with the XOXO border die, but when I looked, I didn't have one!  Oops, my bad!  Anyway, I decided to use the Superstar Border die and use the positive and negative parts.  Hope you like it!

I used the Headline Alphabet die to make the initials of the bride and groom.  I also sprinkled some teeny tiny stars for a little pizzazz!  When I say teeny, I mean teeny!!  Those little guys were hard to pick up let alone glue down!  Luckily I used my little thing-a-ma-bob, actually it is called the QuickStik from Lifestyle Crafts.  But it was still hard!!

 I liked the look of some of the sparkly stars underneath the vellum.  It added a little interest for me.

That's all for now, thank you for stopping by!

Stamps:  Bountiful Banners
Paper:  White Cardstock, Vellum, Paper Studio Glitter Paper
Ink:  Memento Black
Tools:  Big Shot
Dies:  Papertrey Ink: Headline Alphabet, Superstar Border die, Grand Ampersand
Accessories:  Doily, Glassine bag, mini clothespin

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sympathy Card

Hello friends!  I am here to share a sympathy card I made for a friend.  These aren't the ones I like to make but it is a necessary evil so to speak.  This card could easily be changed up for a different occasion by changing the sentiment.  I used the Birds & Blooms set from Papertrey Ink.  I have to say it was a little intimidating lining up all of the parts, I am still not sure I did it right!  Anyway, I hope you like it.
 I stamped a little bit on the envelope to coordinate.

A close up of the butterfly.  I die cut the butterfly out of Sweet Blush polka dot pattern paper and then again with vellum.  I adhered the vellum butterfly to the Sweet Blush with a touch of Glossy Accents.  I also adhered a couple of pink sequins to the one side of the butterfly for a little dimension.

  I also stamped a little on the flap of the envelope to add a little extra touch.

Thank you for stopping by!

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Birds & Blooms, Think Big Favorites #3
Paper:  Rustic Cream, Sweet Blush Polka Dot, Vellum
Ink:  Sweet Blush, Scarlet Jewel, Simply Chartreuse
Accessories:  Pink Sequins
Tools:  Big Shot, PTI Love Lives Here Die

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Hello friends!  Hope you are all doing something wonderful with your loved ones today.  I am just dropping in to share the treats I made for Emma's class.  They were rather easy to make and I just used what I had around my craft room.  I had a paper pad from Recollections that was in my stash from last year so I thought why not break into it!!  The little sacks are also from Recollections.  I am in love with the glassine bags and there were 25 in the package, perfect!  That was just enough to cover the class, teacher, aides and bus driver, phew!

The bags are filled with Skittles and tiny Kit Kats.  I typed up the little labels on my computer and punched them out with my heart punch, so simple.  The little banners took the longest since I had to trim the banner end, but that really was no biggie.

 Below is a close up of the tag.  I used another heart punched from vellum just to soften the stark white of the cardstock.  The little heart is from a dingbat, at least I think that is what it is called.  I can't remember the name of the font that it is from, but I colored it pink right before I printed it so it looks like a little kid scribbled cute!

That is it for me today, thank you for stopping by!

Tools:  Heart Punch-Stampin' Up!, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Heart Punch-Recollections
Paper:  Recollections Valentine's Day "Love" and "With Love," Silver Glitter Paper-The Paper Studio, Whisper White-Stampin' Up!
Accessories: Doilies, Mini Paper Bags-Pink Chevron-Recollections

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

It's hard to believe it is that time of year again!  All of the hustle and bustle and then it is over!  I wanted to wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season.

In the spirit of the holiday season I wanted to share a little last minute gift card holder.  I have had this little file on my Silhouette Cameo for quite a while and have finally had the opportunity to use it.  It came together pretty quickly and I love the result.  The pattern paper is from Papertrey Ink's Pure Poppy collection.  The kraft cardstock is from the Recollection brand.  I find that it is the perfect weight to use in my Cameo.

I have to admit I have had a love-hate relationship with that little machine.  It seems I could never get the right combo of paper weight and blade depth.  All of the little things that everyone has cut out with their Cameo seems to look fantastic.  Mine usually looks like a shredded mess!   I don't know if it is just me or if others have had this problem but it had me so frustrated to the point that I didn't use the thing at all!  I finally played around with it and I still have some issues to work out but I am happy that I was able to get something cut out!!  This is by no means perfect, but it sends the holiday message, with a little treat tucked inside too!  Hope you like it!

 I added a little red Stickle for the nose.  Just enough sparkle!!

The Silhouette file can be found here:

Deer Card Pocket

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Modern Whimsy: Tag

Hello again!  I just wanted to share a little tag I made for the Make It Monday Challenge.  This is my final project to share.  I ended up typing the sentiment on my computer and printing it out.  I then die cut the tag using a tag from My Favorite Things Die-Namics Traditional Tags STAX.  I added a little washi tape and some snowflakes to the corner to add some Modern Whimsy Flair!  Hope you like it!

Just in case you were wondering, the fonts I used were California Harvest and Penelope Anne.  I thought the combo was fresh and whimsy!!

That's it for me, I hope you enjoyed stopping by to visit.


INK: Versa Mark
PAPER: Recollections White Cardstock, SU! Real Red, Vellum
TOOLS:  Big Shot, Fancy Flakes Die, Snowflake Medley Die, SU! Star Punch
OTHER:  Bell Brad from The Paper Studio, Heat & Stick Powder, WOW! Silver Glitter from American Crafts, Washi Tape

Modern Whimsy: Card #3

Hello friends!  Just stopping in to share another card I made for the Make It Monday Challenge.  This card is very similar to my previous card but I changed up the colors a bit.  Hope you like it!

I have to say that I am liking that vellum!  I have had it in my stash for quite some time and never really knew what to do with it!  It just adds such a nice touch without being too distracting.

Thanks for visiting!

STAMPS:  In the Meadow
INK: Versa Mark, Smokey Shadow
PAPER:  White, Wonderland by Studio Calico, Basic Grey Jovial, Vellum
TOOLS: Big Shot, Fancy Flakes Die, Damask Snowflake Die, Wonderful Words: Holiday Die, WPlus9 Snowflake Die
OTHER: Black Embossing Powder, Washi Tape

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Modern Whimsy: Card #2

Hello friends.  I am back with you again to share another card I made for the Make It Monday Challenge over at Nichole Heady's blog.  This card is very similar to the one that Danielle Flanders created on the video, in fact it is pretty much the same other than the paper and dies so I can't take any credit for the design.  I changed out the dies, since I didn't have the exact ones, but the snowflakes are my favorite!  I love the layering that Danielle did on her card and it has inspired me to try it out.  Also, I am starting to dig into my patterned paper and start to cut it up.  If you have been following me for a bit of time, you know I have issues with that!!

Also, you will notice that there is NO KRAFT PAPER on this card!!  I know, right?  Did you think I fell and hit my head?  Well I didn't, I actually went outside of the box on this one and used STARK WHITE PAPER!!  There is something about the white and vellum and patterned paper that was very striking.  It is fresh and new and I think I may have stumbled upon something here.  My kraft is going to get jealous!

I actually made this card for my boss for Christmas for all the staff to sign.  Although when I was thinking about what I was going to make the creativity wasn't anywhere around. That is until I saw the Make It Monday video, very inspirational and just the kick in the pants that I needed.

 To make the stars I used the same technique from this Make It Monday video.  I think this is going to become a very popular technique in my craft room.  Hopefully Santa will bring me some glitter in my stocking *wink*wink*  I can already see that I am poorly lacking in that department because frankly I didn't know what to do with it until now and it scared me a little. 

That is all for today, thanks for stopping by!

STAMPS: In The Meadow, Fresh Alphabet
INK: Smokey Shadow, VersaMark
PAPER: Paper Basics White, Wonderland by Studio Calico, Riding Hood Red by SU!
TOOLS: Grand Ampersand Die, Wonderful Words Holiday Die, Damask Snowflakes Die, Fancy Flakes Die, WPlus9 Stackers: Stars Die
OTHER: SU! Heat & Stick Powder, WOW!Crimson Glitter by American Crafts, Filigree White Embossing Powder, Washi Tape

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Modern Whimsy Style

Hello friends!  Today I played along with the Make it Monday challenge.  Danielle Flanders is one of my favorite paper crafters and I was thrilled to see her video this week.  Her style is sophisticated with a vintage twist, very pretty!!  Anyhoo, since I wanted to try out some new dies that I recently purchased, I figured this card would be perfect to showcase them.  Hope you like it!

 Here is a closer view.

I am in love with the Rustic Wreath Die from Papertrey Ink!  Also, these One-Liner dies could end up being pretty valuable in my stash! 

Thank you for stopping by! 

STAMPS: Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
INK: Versa Mark
PAPER: Classic Kraft, American Crafts, Paper Basics White,Vellum
DIES: Rustic Wreath, Spellbinders Nestabilites Standard Circles Large, One Liners: Happy Die
OTHER: Filigree White Embossing Powder