Monday, November 30, 2015

Snowflake and pine

What a pretty cut edge to this card. The green
sprig of pine added some nice color to this card.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Cutest Snowman ever...

What a great card to make that someone special smile this holiday.  The stripe paper has glitter !

2015 Christmas Season - off to a great start !

Thanksgiving Tradition...We spend the afternoon of Thanksgiving day making and decorating our Holiday Wreaths.  So full and fragrant...

Tea Light Snowman Ornaments


 Still more to go...I have the pieces all cut and will assemble (glueing/glittering) the rest while watching the Hallmark Channel tonight.  Hard to get a good picture so may try again.  Even harder to find the battery operated tea lights right now.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Holly and Ivy

Fun day making some new cards...Loving the shaped edge of this card.  I added large rhinetsones for the berries to make it sparkly for the holidays.  I used a Tim Holtz holiday word die (Merry Christmas) in red and a great santa list tag to pop the large ivy off the background paper.  The holly doodlebug paper was in my stash and was perfect to mimic the design and colors.  My holiday cards are underway !!!!  

Monday, October 19, 2015

A Gatefold Box style card

 I went with a glittery paper for the chipboard reindeer.  I tied the bow to close the card around the deer's neck I added a separate twine bow with a jingle bell. This is the 2014 Tim Holtz reindeer die and the word "noel" and snowflake were other dies new last holiday season.   

 The colors of the paper are a sage green, lt blue, and ivory.

 This was my first try with this style card.  I would not recommend to heavy cardstock as it doesn't lay as flat.  So, I made it work by adding a band instead of ribbon that slides off.

Great to put an ornament or gift tags inside for the receiver.

Getting ready for Christmas.....

 Getting my Christmas cards ready for this year... I added some glitter to the black jingle bells and his shiny nose.  What a fun reindeer card this was to try.  We made several cards today so stayed tuned for other pictures soon. 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Lemon Yellow - April 2015

 Erica & Mat

Bridal page..
Spellbinder frames and a dollar store wedding dress treat box that I jazzed up.

I love you swings out of the way so the strip flips up to reveal spaces for more photos on the back.

The Anna Griffin cartridge has some great items to die cut.  I used my silhouette to create the frame card that flips open for a photo mat that holds photos inside. Each page of the book also has a flap (Martha Stewart border punch for the edge) that flips up and pulls out to reveal and interior 8 x 8 page for photos.

A paper doily, yellow paper rose (Anna Griffin cartridge), a pocket I created with a stamped image and some silver dazzles to bring it to life. I found some perfect K & Company Wedding chipboard stickers. 

 The groom pocket was again from the dollar store favor boxes.  I cut the back off to create a pocket.  I added some tags, pull out frames here.

 This yellow frame slides up and off a belly band. Photos go inside and underneath on the white frame.  I used an Anna Griffin metal die to create a top for the frame and some rhinestones to make it sparkle.

A place to show off the toast... Our Wedding - the yellow satin ribbon unties, lifts up, & unfolds for a pull out that has photo's for both sides. 

 Wine glasses with green sequins to make the bubbles...
This paper pad is all silver, white, green, yellow and black. Green doilies from Michaels.

Unwind the bakers twine to open the doors to an interior frame area with flowers. The cake paper here is from a different paper line but fit perfectly with the theme of the page.

 My cake page !  Each layer is a pocket for photos.  The flowers are the tabs for each layer.  I got the green flowers at Michaels -3 colors in one package on darker than the other.  I added a border punch and then blinged it up with the black mesh rhinestone strips that come on a roll.

 The waterfall photo area.  Each layer lifts up for photos.  A wood bouquet painted white from Michael's. This paper has lots of silver glitter, and glossy black areas to it. 

 Stamped Memories and chipboard "Our rings". 

  A mixture of flowers with pearl spray.  The largest is a set from Prima.

 The butterfly's...

 A small set of rosebuds tucked in from I am Roses.  My last ones so am ordering more.  Off to the post office....

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The beginning of a mini........


 Goodies that match. My new blingy tape dispenser is in the background !
 A few items that are from different companies but will work.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Carrot Ginger Mini Breads

 Carrots, Pineapple, Applesauce, Coconut, Walnuts & Cream Cheese - How could you go wrong ?

 Just out of the oven..

 Waiting for them to cool so I can taste them !
 I made these baskets in class and they fit these mini breads perfectly.  I so loved the basket weave embossing folder and some ink to make the pattern stand out. 

Easter touches...

 Been trying to create a touch of spring here and there in my home so I thought I would share.  My newest edition ...he so reminds me of  Peter Rabbit from Beatrix Potter.

 Thinking about planting and so I picked up two of these mason jar style flower pots.  My bunny here was on clearance last year after easter  so I am finally getting to put him out and enjoy him.

Found this metal sign that is like a vintage postcard. 
 A wall or door style (flat back) basket.

 Making my hallway hutch look a little springy... ! I got the vine greenery at the dollar store.  I took out some antique flower plates from my mom that worked perfectly.  

New stuff...

 Something new....Tim Holtz new ink color called Cracked Pistachio (so pretty) and a new paper company for me to try called Trimcraft. 
 Really liking these metal word dies (Penny Black-Hugs, Kisses, and I Love You) in one package and Impression Obsession in the other. They are small and perfect for cards or scrap pages when you don't want to fight with a machine to die cut these.

 Some papers are double sided and some are not.  Some have a shimmer and a few had a touch of gloss.  Great for shabby chic look or garden tea.

Pretty for bags, boxes or cards.

 They are a nice heavier weight paper. Will let you know how they fold....