Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hello Handsome


This one is for my (almost) 4 year old grandson. I've been using these Treat Cups from Stampin'Up for the past several cards I've made for him, looks like I've started something and will need to buy more if they're even available still. I added a kite tail for the string to the 'balloon', from Hero Arts Operation Write Home, Right at Home; The Hello Handsome is from Hero Arts Operation Write Home, Year Round Sentiment.  The cute little dog is of course from Tim Holtz Mini Cats and Dogs.


Of course, this one had to be an easel card to match his sister's...a little trickier providing access to the treat! The hugs + kisses is from Hero Arts Operation Write Home, Year Round Sentiment, and the Happy Valentine's Day is from an old Stampin'Up set, Holidays and Wishes.

This is my second card for Simon Says: Cute 

 

Valentine Twinkle

This is for my sweet little one year old granddaughter...all kids like getting mail, so I try to make a card for her and her brother when I get the chance.  I think her first word was 'dog' so I ordered the cute Tim Holtz - Mini Cats and Dogs by Stampers Anonymous, and I love it! The Twinkle Twinkle is by Unity Stamp Company and I bought it before I even had any grandkids but have never used it till now!  I wish I had more of this cute DSP, it came out of  Heritage Scrapbook Pages by Hot Off The Press from way, way back!

I'm on an Easel Card kick, I know my daughter-in-law will want to display their cards for a few days!


The tag die is from Spellbinders-Ribbon Tag Trio Two, the sentiment is from an old Stampin'Up set, Holidays and Wishes.

I thought this was good for the challenge at Simon Says: Cute


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentine


I like making panels for my Tim Holtz Flip Frame, but at 3 1/4 x 5" the work surface is a little bit limited.  I've had this cute little Valentine image from 7Gypsies for a long time and finally found a perfect home for it!


I started with a large manila tag, cut to size to fit the frame. Then I used my new background stamp by Wendy Vecchi, Vintage Text, inked it with Ranger DI Barn Door, added a heart shaped doily, also inked with Barn Door and Vintage Photo, stamped the number panel from Tim Holtz Lifes Possibilites, edged with Black Soot Distress Crayon, and the 7Gypsies image matted with black cardstock. I added some seam binding ribbon and a couple of charms, and done!  

Now to make a couple of quick cards for the two grandkids...they are one and four so I'll keep it pretty simple!

Challenges:

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Friday, February 3, 2017

All fun and games...


"It's all fun and games until someone ends up in a cone".  I wanted to make a couple cards for the staff at the hospital for hubby's recent stay, so when the challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog involved Pets, my new Tim Holtz Mini Crazy Cats and Dogs set immediately came to mind.  I also used a set from Skipping Stones Design-Dogs Volume 1 for the dog in the cone and the sentiment on the tag below.  The metal tag is from Tim Holtz Philosophy Tags. For the background, I used the Tim Holtz Mini Stencil (Brick) and some Texture Paste and then inked it with Walnut Distress Ink.


The tag is from Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio Two, popped up with foam tape to serve as a 'catch' for the easel portion. The sentiment 'You make a difference' is also from Skipping Stones Design-Cancer Schmancer.


I made an easel card for my friend's birthday last week and decided it would work well for this also.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Winter Birthday


The timing was perfect for the Frilly and Funkie Challenge - Winter Hues.  I was stumped at first, trying to figure out the type of project to work on with the winter colors, I thought, maybe a scrapbook page for my granddaughter's first year, so I started looking through my Graphic45 'A Place In Time' paper pad, and it hit me! My good friend had a birthday last Saturday and this January Cut-Apart fit her personality perfectly! She is the type of friend who loves to display the cards I've made for her, so I made an easel card.  I chose the sentiment 'Hope Your Day is Fabulous' so she can display it as long as she likes and be reminded to have a fabulous day, every day!


I am finally getting around to using some of my hoarded stash...the paper is from a 12 x 12 pad from My Minds Eye called Signature Christmas which I've had from my very early days of papercrafting. I pulled out some beads from my jewelry making stash to make the stick pin and added some aqua pearl embellishments.  Both of the die cut pieces are from Spellbinders, and I used foam tape to add dimension to the main focus page as well as the die cut pieces.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink called Signature Greetings.

Thanks for stopping by, looking forward to the next challenge.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New Years Goals



I was inspired to create this piece for the challenge at Frilly and Funkie - New Years Goal

Hubby and I decided, with his health scare, that we'd like to take that trip to Italy and Greece while we are still fit enough to really enjoy it...and oddly enough one of his brothers and one of his sisters already have a cruise planned later this year to those exact locations!  Meant to be, I guess.

I wanted to use some of my new finds from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  


I also used a sheet from 7gypsies Lillie 8x8 paper pack for part of the background and a retired stamp set from Stampendous called Charm Collection for the tiny Eiffel Tower and Postage images as well as the alphabet letters.

Anyhow, it was fun to add a new page to my Flip Frame and to play along with the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

12 Tags of 2016 December


This is the final tag for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 Technique Remix, but I understand this ends the 10 year "Tag Challenge".  I'm glad I was able to participate in all 12 months of this challenge and I'm sorry it has ended.  I will be curious to follow Tim's Blog as he comes up with new ways to share his product and techniques.