Good Morning! I have another pretty card to share with you this morning using the Dragonfly Vine stamp that Kim has ordered in at The Cutting Garden. I love this pretty stamp and when you add some shimmery stickles to it, it is just beautiful! This time I used some pretty purple paper…..
I am looking forward to spending some time in my craft room this weekend and as a bonus, Monday is a holiday so I have an extra day! Over the last few weeks I have snagged myself a few new punches that I am just itching to play with. I scored two new deep edge Martha Stewart punch around the page sets at The Cutting Garden that I am excited to use. Also I have 2 of the Martha Stewart Doily Punches to craft with so it should be a fun weekend for me!
I am off to get ready for work! Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!
One of my co-workers asked me to make a special Anniversary card for her daughter and husband. She didn’t tell me anything specific she wanted, only what their names were. The only thing she asked is that it be a ‘big’ card….
I always worried about making the larger cards because the envelopes were so hard to come by but now that I have the new We R Memory Keepers Envelop Punch Board it is so simple to make any size envelope! This card is 6″ x 6″ and I used the left over design paper to make the matching envelope.
Here’s a peek at the inside…
For the inside I used the Martha Stewart Antique Heart deep edge border punch to make the fancy design at the top.
The stamp I used on the front of the card is by Hampton Art and it is called Love Defined, it is heat embossed using Pearl Luster Sapphire.
Would you believe it took me 2.5 hours to make this card? These days it’s like pulling teeth! LOL!!
I am off to work! I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Good Morning! I am off to work again today and counting down the days until I start my vacation. I am off work next weekend and we have some projects to do around the house but for the most part, we will be just sticking close to home and relaxing. I have another card to share with you this morning with some hand made flowers….
The two large flowers are made with my scalloped circle punch and the little ones with a rolled flower die. They are very simple flowers to make and they always turn out lovely. I heat embossed the sentiment using gold embossing powder.
I am off to get ready for work! I hope you have a great day!
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 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 Evening All….
I am taking a break from my day of getting caught up with my housework to post a card I made a while back….
I spent this weekend at a marathon crop at The Cutting Garden and so I am totally behind with my chores! It’s back to work for me tomorrow but only for 3 days as Friday is my regular day off
The border stamp I used on this card is by Stampendous! called Elegant Border and I heat embossed it using sterling silver.
I hope everyone is having a nice evening and thanks for stopping by!!
Whoa! It’s a hot one today! I am sitting on the deck (in the shade) as I post this… the AC is on in the house but It is such a spectacular day I just feel I HAVE to spend some of my day outside! It has to be over 30 degrees out here, its so quiet an peaceful, this is such a lovely and relaxing day. I would love to get a bit of sun because I am so white, but I feel the sun is so intense, I will burn to a crisp if I attempt it!
Here’s another card I made this weekend…. I love this new sentiment stamp I picked up from The Cutting Garden. I will make a lovely wedding card don’t you think and after all it’s the season for weddings so I imagine I will be putting it to good use!
I hope you are having a wonderful day and thanks again for stopping by!
Hello Again Blog Friends…. My lovely Friend Lauren from Laurenscraft and I are in the middle of a fun challenge to each other using our new Stampin’ Up! Hello Doily stamp. We are creating machines at the moment trying to push the envelope to create something nicer each time we stamp! Here’s what I created while Lauren is loafing off sleeping LOL!! That’s not fair, our time difference is 12 hours so of course she is sleeping… I just couldn’t resist that friendly little jab….
I stamped the doily twice and used heat embossing, once in white and again in black and cut the center out of the black doily and popped it up on top of the white one. I wanted to show off some of the beautiful ribbon Kim has in stock at The Cutting Garden. Ribbon is pretty much my favorite embellishment for anything I create. I struggle creating anything without a bow!
What do you think of the lovely photo corners? I have finally broke down and picked up this handy little punch at The Cutting Garden because it adds some lovely interest to the corners of my cards and can be used as a simple embellishment as well as for photos. To finish off my project I made a hand made 5 x 5 envelope and faintly stamped the doily on to the corner. Envelopes can be very costly to purchase and making your own is very cost effective, when made properly, they look very professional.
Thanks so much for visiting today and I hope what I have created has inspired you to get inky!
Lauren…… TAG! You’re It! (again) *wag tongue*
We have a new challenge on SplitCoast called Mix It Up and I play along as well as host in this challenge. This week it was Donna’s turn to host and I made my previous card to meet the challenge rules but it was obvious I hadn’t had enough coffee this morning because I dared to use three colors!!! *SHOCK* I know I know… how could I do this when Donna said only two colors are to be used! *sigh* well I erred when I made my card and got totally body slammed when I posted and got disqualified! LOL!!! Don’t you just love it when that happens??? Especially when you have no idea that you made the error until everyone rushes in all excited to let you know! I FELT LIKE I WAS ON THE GONG SHOW! LOL!!! Opps… Did I just date myself there? LOL!!!!
Check this out…. How cute is that????? *grin*
Anyway…. It was SUCH a fun morning for me this morning…. I laughed until I was weak with all the fun banter on our little Mix It Up Challenge thread…. we usually poke fun at each other every chance we get… makes for some good light hearted fun!!! I Love It! Okay… I’ll shut up now and show you some more of what I made last night at Crop Night at The Cutting Garden!!!! Check out their site here: http://www.thecuttinggarden.ca/ I love that store more every time I go in! And here’s the biggest shock of all!!!! I think they want me to teach a class for them!!! How Fun Is That!?!?!?!? Here’s another peek…. Okay… don’t act so shocked…. Did you NOT expect me to figure out how to put a big double bow some where on this card??? LOL! So last night at crop night it was a packed house! There were so many amazing crafty people there doing the most incredible projects! I was literally in heaven walking around just soaking up all the crafty mojo goodness that was going on in the room! I loved it so much I signed up for the next two crop nights! This is one of the cards I made when I wasn’t rubber necking, checking out what everyone else was doing. It was so fun!… there were scrap bookers there… they were making the post beautiful Scrapbook layouts… I have to say, it’s very tempting for me to have a go at scrap booking now that I have seen how fun it can be!
Okay… So I am posting this in Donna’s Mix It Up Challenge just to drive her crazy! *I’m an instigator, that’s what I do* LOL!!!
She asked for 1 layer… I’m giving her 6
She asked for 2 colors… I’m giving her 9
The way I see it…. When you break the rules you might as well GO BIG OR STAY HOME! This is how I roll LOL!!
Here’s my entry…
I was so long winded I forgot to tell you that This stamp is by Darcie’s – JCS140, it’s just the cutest stamp set and I immediately fell in love with it, which is a surprise for me because this is totally not my style of card but hmmmm…. it seems it is possible for me to branch out a bit! :D
Thanks so much Kim & Mel for such a fun evening!! *hugs*