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!
This is my entry for LAST week’s Alphabet challenge. I am late…. Sorry Diane!!! Better late than never huh?? Last week was the letter I so this is what I created….
Not half bad for a rush job right? Diane has put a fun spin on her challenges, you should really check it out if you are looking for something new to try… she’s doing a fantastic job!! Here’s the link to the Alphabet Challenge thread. Diane just posted the letter J challenge today!
Okay, now I will let you know what I have going on here…
The paper is from a new paper pad I picked up by My Minds Eye – Lost & Found. I used Labels Twenty to make the decorative die cut under the butterfly. I found that cute little butterfly stamp in the $1.50 bin at Michaels and heat embossed it using Martha Stewart bright white embossing powder over craft paper.
The cute little sentiment stamp is by Inkadinkado – I Admit It. I originally picked up this stamp for Valentine cards but I really like it and I think it could be used for more than just Valentines. I glued some beads on the pin and made a double bow and toped it off with a pretty pink rose that matches the lighter pink paper under the butterfly.
So there you have it! That’s letter I…. now on to Letter J!
This pretty pink post is for my friend Lauren…. she loves my pink blog really!! LOL!!!
I made this card a couple of weeks ago while I was playing with all the lovely craft supplies at The Cutting Garden. I love this embossing folder and have put it very high on my wish list after making this card!!
This was such a quick and easy valentine card to make! When I started it, I had an entirely different thing in mind but this is what I ended up with. I am pretty happy with the result! I love that Martha Stewart Butterfly border punch and the lovely Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork die.
Have a great evening!
I made this card at the last Crop Night at The Cutting Garden http://www.thecuttinggarden.ca/ We had a great time and the place was packed!!! I am giving this card to Tony for Valentines day, I am sure he will like it Here’s that Cheery Lynn Doily die again! LOVE IT!!! The stamp is made by Hampton Art. The embossed background is the Elegant Lines embossing folder by Stampin’ Up!. Now have a look at that ribbon…. I picked that up at The Cutting Garden, it has a lovely ruffled edge to it and they have several colors in stock. Hmmmm wonder how much I need to whine to Kim to get her to order it in white and pink? ;) I am SO addicted to ribbon LOL!!!
Hope everyone is having a great evening!
One of my friends at work asked me to make three Valentine Gift Bags for her, one each for her daughters and one for her mother…
I went online to see if I could find some templates but unfortunately I can’t follow directions to save my life so I decided to just wing it again and make one out of one of my Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page punch sets….
I had a piece of scrap Valentine paper from last year and lined the front and back with it after I punched out a panel that measured 5″ x 10.25″ then I scored it to make the fold for the bottom. It was very simple to make the side panels as well I just cut and glued them on.
I added some bows and butterflies and made a computer generated sentiment. I used my cricut to make the rolled flowers and added some liquid pearls as a finishing touch.
Not too bad, it only took me a couple of hours to make these up and I think they turned out pretty well!
Have a great night!
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*
This week the Lovely and Talented Lauren is hosting the Mix It Up Challenge! I just knew she wasn’t going to make it easy on us! LOL!!! Here’s the deets….
Think outside the box by making a project that is not square or rectangle or cube shaped.
Okay, here’s what I came up with….
I thought I would make a little Valentines present for Tony! Loads and Loads of Kisses just because he is just so darn fantastic!!! He likes the caramel ones the best
I couldn’t find any masculine valentine paper so this will just have to do…. after all, All he will care about is the candy! LOL!!
Fantastic Challenge Lauren!! I just knew you were going to make us work for it! LOL!!!
Hi again all! As promised, here is a new digital Valentine sentiment! Hope you like it!
Have a great day!
Well the lovely Lynn is hosting this weeks Mix It Up Challenge and I knew she was going to try to make it difficult for me! She is actually saying that I can’t use PINK! Well I managed to do it! Check this out….
I don’t think I have ever used this color combination! Blue, Black and Red. This is a new Digi that Tony has made for me for Valentines day cards….. I will be posting this as a freebie in my next post
Well there you have it Lynn! I managed to make a card with out using pink!
Have a great day!