Tag Archives: DYI

Twirl Loop….

7 Aug

Good Morning!  It’s Wednesday already thank goodness!  I love these short weeks but I find it difficult because I have one less day to get all the things I need to get done at work finished up before the weekend.  I have another week of vacation coming up in a couple of weeks and I am really looking forward to it!

A couple of weeks ago I picked up a new Martha Stewart Deep Edge Punch Around the Page set of punches from The Cutting Garden. These punch sets are my Kriptonite!  Is that even spelled right?  Oh well, I am sure you know what I mean….

Twirl Loop 1I just had to pull it and and see what I could make with it right away.  I paired it with my new Anna Griffin embossing folder (also from The Cutting Garden).  This card was so simple to put together as I just used a piece of scrap, cut it to size which was 4″ x 4″ and and then popped up a little piece of plain white card stock with a small butterfly punched in the center.  I used Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet distressed ink sponged around the edges and viola! Simplicity!

Twirl Loop 2I think this card is so pretty… it would literally take only minutes to whip one of these up if you needed a card in a hurry and it’s a great way to use up some of your scraps!  This is about as clean and simple as I can manage lately.

I hope you all have a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by!!

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Dragonfly Vine….

31 Jul

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…..

Dragonfly Vine 1I 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!

Dragonfly Vine 2

I am off to get ready for work!  Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

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Graphic 45 Little Darlings Collection

28 Jul

Good Afternoon!  It is a beautiful day today and I am busy puttering around the house getting my chores done so that I am ready to head back to work tomorrow.  I have a sweet baby girl card to share with you today using an image from the Graphic 45 Little Darlings paper collection.

Baby Girl 1

I rarely make baby cards but I couldn’t resist using this sweet little girl image.

Baby Girl 2I hope you are all having a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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Adornment…

26 Jul

Good Morning!  Happy Friday to you all 🙂

I stopped into The Cutting Garden on my way home from work last night and I was so excited that the stamp I asked Kim to order for me came in!  It is called Adornment by Penny Black….

Adornment 001This stamp is absolutely beautiful heat embossed!  I can’t wait to try it in some different colors.  This is going to be one of my main Christmas card designs this year.

Adornment 002Kim ordered some extra stamps in if anyone else wants one!

Hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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Flowers….

24 Jul

Good Morning!

Fred She Said Blue 1No this image is not a stamp and I did not color it! LOL!  This is a digi image I bought ages and ages ago from Fred She Said.  I love pretty floral cards and I decided to print a few off to make some cards last Monday in between doing some house work.

Fred She Said Blue 2I used the lovely Memory Box wreath die I picked up a while back from The Cutting Garden and some of the pretty ribbon Kim keeps in stock.  The white sheer ribbon is my favorite.

Its another work day for me so I am off to get ready!  I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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Butterflies…..

16 Jul

Good Morning!

I hit 200 followers yesterday!  So tonight after work I will do the draw for my blog candy!  I am excited to see who wins!

I have a pretty card to share with you this morning.  I used a different technique for this one.  I cut the image into 4, inked around the edges and then used my VersaMark watermark stamp pad and coated each piece and heat embossed it using glossy embossing powder.  Kinda gave it a tiled look, but the picture doesn’t show it very well unfortunately.

Butterflies 1I colored the butterflies in with copics and added some glitter to give them some sparkle.

Butterflies 2I have had this recollections stamp on my shelf for months but haven’t used it.  I felt it was the perfect stamp to try this new technique out and I am very pleased with the results!

I hope you have a great day…. it’s stinkin hot again here today!  Thank goodness for the AC!

Thanks for stopping by!!

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Magnolias….

13 Jul

Good Morning Blog Friends….

This is just a quick post as I am in a rush to head out to teach a class at The Cutting Garden.  I waned to share a pretty card I made this week using the Flourishes Magnolias stamp….

Magnolias 1This card measures 5.5 x 5.5 and I used the Recollections – The Sweetest Thing paper pad.  The ink I used is Color Box Fluid Chalk Prussian Blue.

Magnolias 2I hope you all are having a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

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