Thursday, May 10, 2018
In a hurry to get this posted quickly as we are heading out of town in the morning, and I wanted to bring this card for my daughter-in-law. Two boys and a girl...and the little girl on the swing looks an awful lot like my granddaughter! The boy on the tire swing and the girl on the swing are from Carabelle Studio, and the little boy on the scooter is from Stampendous. This started out as a project for Simon Says Stamp: Ombre.
Monday, May 7, 2018
The current challenge at Frilly and Funkie is Neutral Point of View...use neutral colors on your project. I recently purchased a burlap scrapbook album to use for the new 8x8 pages for the two grandkids with a D ring so I could add pages as I go. Since it is basically for the grandkids to be able to look through, I didn't want to make it too frilly or too funkie, but what do you do with burlap? Right?
So, I've had these pretty flowers from Maya Road for a very long time, and I happened to pull them out to use on my Kentucky Derby Hat for our neighborhood party;
and then decided they would be sturdy enough to use on my burlap album! Next, I die cut a scalloped square, cut the inside to make a frame for the photo opening, die cut some leaves and added a rhinestone flourish. The stamp I was going to use was 'Twinkle twinkle little star, do you know how loved you are', thus the star brad and the heart brad...then I ended up using the 'you are my sunshine' stamp instead...pretty easy to switch out if I change my mind since there is a 'window' for a removable photo!
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
This paper from Bo Bunny (from my hoarded stash) has always reminded me of bohemian jewels, so of course I thought of it when Elegant Jewels came up as the current challenge at Frilly and Funkie - Elegant Jewels.
I was actually pleased with how it all came together, with the Tim Holtz Paper Dolls ballet/tightrope walker, the vintage Ferris Wheel, and the circus elephant!
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
This birthday card for my good friend was inspired first by the current challenge at Frilly and Funkie: Bloomin' Marvelous, and then by the following photo on Pinterest of Honey Lavender Cheesecake.
I had a bit of a hard time getting the colors of the card to show correctly, here is a different angle.
I started by adding some texture paste to a Tim Holtz Mini Stencil (Set 10) and after it dried, colored with chalk. I cut the Dainty Doily from QuicKutz die, added some sheer ribbon, and cut a couple of Mini Tags from Taylored Dies. The little butterfly is from a Stampendous Floral set.
I thought about making the Honey Lavender Cheesecake for her birthday to go with the card, but she is the dessert queen on our block, so I'll have to give it some thought!
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Friday, March 23, 2018
I ran across this little 'wooden nickel' in my stash recently (picked it up several years ago, an advertisement on the other side) and thought it would be fun for the current challenge 'Knock on Wood' at Frilly and Funkie.
It was a bit of a challenge to choose which image to use from the Paper Doll collection, but when I settled on the vintage car, this 'driver' seemed to fit the bill. Young and naive enough to be reminded to not take any wooden nickels!
When I looked up the history of the saying 'don't take any wooden nickels', it was often used as part of a farewell comment, ie "see you later, don't take any wooden nickels"; so I thought it would fit in with the challenge at Simon Says Stamp: Road Trip.
Notice the holes at the top, now I have a new panel for my little display stand!
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
When I saw the current challenge at Frilly and Funkie, Knock on Wood, I started searching through my old stash of wood pieces and ran across this little wooden Easter Greetings Tag that I picked up years ago at a 'going out of business sale'. I never quite knew what to do with it...so I also found this little wooden tray and decided to create some Easter Decor. I used to have a children's book about an Easter Bunny painting the eggs, so I decided to turn this little 'painting mouse' stamp into a 'painting rabbit' with the use of the bunny ears from Tim Holtz Clear Stamps, Things/Talk, and added a little 'cotton tail'.
It didn't turn out quite as I had envisioned, but I decided to get on with making Easter cards for the grandkids. Who knows, I may change it up later!
This one is for my 2 year old grandaughter. I've got both grandkids looking for a candy treat with their cards...this little cloud shaker insert is from Jillibean Soup by Hampton Arts. It's a nice change from the round Treat Cups I've been using in the past.
I was disappointed to see that Skipping Stones Design has retired the set 'Gray Hare', I enjoy using both rabbit images as well as the cute sentiments from their set.
Here's a peek at the 'trap door' to release the candy without destroying the card.
This version is also submitted to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Easter Inspired.
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