Hey there blog friends….
It feels like I haven’t posted in ages but actually it has only been a couple of days. I have been doing some crafting but haven’t gotten around to uploading them to my blog so I thought I should get on the ball and get it done! Check out this sweet little Martha Stewart Butterfly punch I picked up at The Cutting Garden! Here’s a quick get well card that I made for a co-worker….I have been having a bit of a difficult couple of weeks, dealing with some health issues in my family so I have been kind of hiding on the side lines, crafting and trying to keep myself busy. I had a massive house cleaning urge this past weekend and went crazy with some spring cleaning! WHEW! Am I Glad that is over! LOL!!!
I have some more pics of some cards that I have made before but have made some subtle differences to them so stay tuned! I will probably be posting again tonight!
Have a great evening!!!
I really love these Memory Box Dies…. This is such a simple little die called Sprig but I think it just looks stunning on this card! I picked up this lovely die at The Cutting garden… Check it out….
This week over at the Mix It Up Challenge Lauren has asked us to bring out our flowers and create! This is my second entry for this week Here’s a look at the whole card….
I am really pleased with how this one turned out! Hopefully my Mojo will stick around for a little while! LOL!!
Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!
My Crafting Mojo has been on vacation lately. I haven’t been able to create anything that remotely sparked my interest in days! That was until the lovely and talented Lauren gave me a kick in the butt in this weeks Mix It Up Challenge and challenged us to use flowers!!! She is even allowing us to break out our most precious flower packages and use them on a project!!! Now that was just SCREAMING my name!!! Please note…. although tempted, I was not able to break out the amazing hand made flowers Lauren sent me for Christmas but I managed to use some Prima’s I have been hoarding! LOL!!!
Thanks Lauren!!!! *HUGS*
Say it with me now…. Ahhhhhhhhh *happy sigh* LOL!!!
Behind that lovely Prima goodness is the lovely Memory Box Quinn Flourish! :) Here’s a look at the whole card….
So this card is all me… everything I love. Everything! I have been playing with my style and it really hasn’t been working for me so this is it! LOL!!! I picked up this lovely Memory Box Quinn Flourish Die from The Cutting Garden and Kim is expecting a new shipment in any day!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Okay my Mix It Up Friends…. It’s my turn to host again and I have a double decker for you!!!…. I plan to stoke you up this week! Everyone is groaning and moaning about their lack of mojo so I’m gonna open it up and give you a ton of options to play with this week!!!!
For Starters….. I want you to let your design paper do the work! Check this out…..
Now who (other than Lynn) can resist this lovely creation of pink and butterflies??????
Give it a go….. Create a pretty project where that lovely design paper that we all hoard is the focus!! It’s Clean and Simple on the Mix It Up thread this week! Here’s the link to the Mix It Up thread so you can play along!…
Hope you have some time to play along! and stay tuned…. I have something else up my sleeve for you *wink*
This is another quick post as I have to get ready to head over to The Cutting Garden to help out. We are expecting it to be really busy at the store today because there is a huge yard sale of crafting supplies going on this weekend!
Here is another card that I wanted to share with you…
I love pink and brown together. I bought the Labels twenty spellbinders die set from The Cutting Garden a while ago and spent some time in the last couple weeks playing with it. This is one of the cards I made with it. I love this little butterfly stamp that I scored at Michaels in the $1.50 bin, I used white embossing powder and fussy cut it out and added some rolled flowers. A very simple card to put together and the layout is very cute.
I am totally excited right now…. My friend Florence reminded me this morning that tomorrow is my Blog Birthday!!! I had totally forgotten about this! Tomorrow marks one year of posting my crafty fun on this blog! Wow did that time go by quickly!!! I love sharing my creations with you all, everyone is so kind and supportive and I thank you all for that!
Hop on over to Florence’s blog to see all her wonderful creations. Florence is a true artist in my eyes, she comes up with the most amazing projects!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
I love the Queen for the Day challenge on SplitCoast…. Our new queen is Jen!!! Her SCS name is Boo and wow is her gallery fantastic! Here is Jen’s card that I chose to CASE… http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2028392?&cat=500&ppuser=178156
Now here’s what I came up with….
I’ve really been trying my hand at the Clean and Simple cards. This one turned out pretty well I think Here’s a look at the whole card…
The stamp set I used is by Stampendous – Orchid Greetings and I heat embossed the flower image using Recollections Lilac embossing powder. Too Easy!
Have a great day!
Check out this Beautiful Dress!!!
How’s that for some awesome inspiration? The colors are so fab! The minute I saw this dress I just knew I had the perfect design paper to create with! The Paper Studio’s Turquoise Gothic Stripe. Over at Moxie Fab World it’s Tuesday Trigger time again and I decided to play along. Here is the link to the current challenge so you can play along: http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2011/10/tuesday-trigger-dress-finesse.html Check out what I came up with…
The stamp set I used is the Verve – Kind Words set. I have been using this set a lot lately, it is such a great set of stamps!
I created the background border using the Martha Stewart Double Arches Punch Around the Page punch set. This makes such a fancy elegant background. Here’s a closer look at how I stamped directly on the design paper with the solid flower found in the stamp set and then added some stickles over it to give it some shimmer:
I used my Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Accents to give it some fancy details.
Hope you like it!
Now that Dare to Get Dirty week is coming to a close life can get back to normal for me It was a blast and it has given me the confidence to branch out and try my hand at the Viva la Verve! challenges. I have stalked these challenges for quite a while but haven’t been able to muster up enough bravery to join in. I don’t own any Verve stamps but they are HIGH on my priority list!
This is the sketch we are asked to follow….
Here is my submission for week 1 of the August challenges…
I used the Martha Stewart Double Arches Punch around the Page punch set for the white background. The paper I used is by K&Company. For the flower I used the ek tools Dimensional Flower Punch – Carnation. This is the first time I used this punch and it turned out perfect the first try! It was amazingly easy to use! Here’s another view…
This is such a pretty flower! I can’t wait to try it in different colors…..
The stamp is by Hampton Art Studio G I picked up in the dollar bin at Michaels and the brad is from my stash.
I am so please with how this card turned out! It was a fun sketch to follow and I look forward to playing along again next week.
Hope you like it!