Good Morning! It’s finally Friday! I am looking forward to this long weekend…. I have so much that I want to do, I don’t know how I am going to fit it all in! Crafty time is at the top of my list and I am hoping to have a skype date with my lovely friend Lauren! Did you know she has some lovely blog candy posted? Pop on over to her blog and check it out! :D
As you are probably aware, I love making cards with butterflies. This beauty is the new Swallow tail stamp by Stampin’ Up. My friend Carol bought it and we inked it up a couple of weekends ago. At first I felt it was just too big but it is really growing on me! For this card I used versamark and white embossing powder and then just rubbed some Victorian Velvet distress ink over top of it. I rarely do one layer cards, but this stamp is perfect for them. I am off to work today again so I had better get my day started!
Have a good one!
Good Morning! Where did the weekend go? I am back to work today… this past week went by so quickly for me, I woke up feeling like I had missed something! LOL! I didn’t get much crafty time in this weekend but I still have something to share with you…
Yes, it’s another one of those tag cards that I love to make. This time I used the new paper Kim at The Cutting Garden has brought in… (I am sure my begging had something to do with it!). This paper is by My Mind’s Eye and it is the Collectable line. It is beyond beautiful. I have bought individual sheets as well as the 6 x 6 paper pad. I will probably hoard the little paper pad until I get back to the store to buy another one That is so terrible of me! LOL! Anyway, this is a pretty easy project and it has all the things I love… buttons and hand made flowers and lace with a little hand stitching to finish it off.
I hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by!
Good Morning! I have another quick post for you this morning while I am getting ready for work. I am at work today for a half day and then I am off to meetings for the rest of the week, including Saturday! *sigh* My brain will truly be fried by the time this is over I am sure. Oh Well… Can’t be helped. I have been coveting the Catalina Wreath Memory Box Die for quite a while now and I finally own it!
It is so intricate and there is so much you can do with it. I am looking forward to spending some time playing with this die. I have added some sweet velum flowers with little heart brads for the centers and of course butterflies! Kim has a wall full of beautiful memory box dies at the moment and there are a few that I have been wanting to pick up but I am trying to pace myself!
I hope you all have a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by!
Good Morning! I have another quick card to share with you before I head off to get ready for work. This time I am using the Hero Arts Sizzix Stamp & Die-cut set I picked up a while back from The Cutting Garden…
I like the bold colors on this card. Cutting the panel in three equal pieces gives the card extra interest. I am also pleased that this card is low profile and mail friendly. I have a very busy week ahead of me, starting Wednesday at noon I am in all day meetings that will take me into quite late in the evenings so I am not sure if I will be posting every morning but I will try Today the temperature is supposed to be lovely and warm, yesterday the sun was glorious and it is making me look forward to doing some work in my garden. This year I plan to plant Sunflowers and I am really hoping that I will be successful with them. I planted them the first year we owned our house and they were spectacular!
Okay, so I am off to start my day! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Good Monday Morning to you all…
I have been laying low this weekend trying to get rid of this ridiculous flu, it has been dragging on for what seems like forever! I need to get on the other side of this and back to work this morning! I haven’t been very crafty this week while I have been sick but I have loads of projects stored up to share with you.
This was made using the Martha Stewart deep edge Scroll Heart punch. This punch belongs to my friend Carol and it is absolutely my favorite edge punch… I use it often and I think I am going to have to buy her a new one because a tear comes to my eye every time I think she may want to take it back! LOL!!! I love the layout of this card, it would make such a lovely wedding or anniversary card don’t you think?
Well I am off to get ready to start my day. I hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Good Morning! I am still alive, but just barely! I have come down with a rotten stinking cold… but I don’t think I can fool myself any longer, it has to be the flu. I was in bed the entire day yesterday, getting up at 6:30 to try to eat some soup and then back in bed by 8 pm. I am up this morning but I feel like I have just crawled out from under a rock! Holy Cow! Anyway… Here is 2 cards I made using the My Mind’s Eye, The Sweetest Thing stamp set that Kim just brought in….
I used the My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found 3 6 x 6 paper pad to make these. These are nice and low profile, perfect for slipping in the mail for someone. I really love the simple layouts used for these cards.
I hope you all have a great day, I am going to try to stay up for a bit, but It probably won’t last long. Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Monday to you! *Ugh* I have a miserable cold and haven’t been out of the house all weekend. I have to head off to work today but I thought I would share the first card I made with my new stamp set by My Mind’s Eye! This one is called The Sweetest Thing – Bluebell Remember. These little stamp sets are my absolute favorite and Kim has them in stock right now! I believe Kim is bringing in two other new sets from the Lost & Found Line and I just simply can’t wait! Here’s my card…
The paper I used for this project is from the 6 x 6 Lost & Found 3 paper pad. Kim has brought in a supply of these as well, the little paper pads are perfect for card makers and the papers mix and match so well with each other. I really think this is a fun layout and I will definitely use it again in the future. The butterfly punch is also from The Cutting Garden. It is the new Martha Stewart double butterfly punch, I love it that you can cut out a detailed butterfly or just a solid one, this is come to be my go to punch. Well I am off to get ready for work!
I hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!
Good Morning and Happy Friday! I can’t even tell you how happy I am it’s finally Friday! I have a very relaxing weekend planned, lots of crafty time and some of my regular chores around the house and a few walks for the dogs. That’s It! I am planning on doing a small re-org of my craft room tonight… I am hoping it’s small LOL! I don’t want to tear my room apart because I want it to be in some sort of working order so I can play this weekend.
I have a card to share with you this morning that I made a while back….
The background frame die is by Cheery Lynn and it is called France Lattice Small Frame. It is the perfect size for a regular A2 card and it cuts beautifully in my Bigshot. I paired it with the JustRite Kindness stamp set and used white and black heat embossing. This is a very simple card but it looks very elegant.
This is just a short post and I need to get my act in gear and get ready to start my day.
I hope you all have a lovely day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Good Morning! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend. I’ve had a busy weekend as usual but I managed to get some crafty time in this morning….
I made these quick little cards this morning while I was sipping my coffee. What do you think of the beautiful Peony die? Amazing huh? I made these flowers using the Memory Box Lovely Peony Outline and Lovely Peony Background dies Kim has in stock at The Cutting Garden. I used the Martha Stewart Fans and Flourishes deep edge border punch that Kim is also stocking at the moment. I bought this punch a couple of months ago and I have to say, I have used it dozens of times and this punch is perfect for cutting a 2.5 inch strip and punching on either side to make this perfect looking trellis. It adds a lovely elegant touch to cards.
Now to clean up the mess I made in my craft room this morning! Have a great day!!