Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Moments...just like this

Last month I made a card for my daughter in law for Mother's Day, so I started out wanting to do the same for my son...and then it evolved into a tag that he can display at work. I wanted something masculine and I remembered how much I enjoyed the first Technique Remix in 2016 by Tim Holtz (here).  So, I found my Stars embossing folder, used on Spellbinders Precious Metals, and dabbed on some black Distress Paint, rubbed in and wiped down. I trimmed the metal piece to fit the Jumbo Manila Tag, and adhered it to the top portion of the tag. I then stamped the quote from the retired set from Ali Edwards, It's OK in white craft ink onto black cardstock.  I used Snow Cap acrylic paint to fill in the image on the Word Bands and Typed Tokens.

For the photo, I changed the image to Black and White, printed it in wallet size onto an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of photo paper, and used Spellbinders Large Deckled Rectangles to imitate the edge of an old photo. (Looks like they caught the grandkids on Family Movie Night!)

I like that I was able to fit this into my two favorite challenge blogs:
Frilly and Funkie: Letter Perfect
Simon Says: Anything But a Card

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

#1 MOM

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.

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Burlap Sunshine

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!

Here are the first two pages I made to go in this album...lots to go!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Not my circus...

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.

My good friend has a birthday coming up and she likes elephants lately and has incorporated them into her decor. Also, a favorite saying of hers when we worked together was "not my circus, not my monkeys", so I merged the elephant theme with the circus theme, with the jewel theme. I added diamond rhinestones to the elephant hat and amber rhinestones to the design in the upper left, as well as on the little hand for some added jewels. In addition, the cardstock base has a bit of a sparkle to it along with the rich jewel tones.

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!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Lavender Cheesecake

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.
Yummy, right?

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

Don't take any...

 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

Easter Greetings

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!

 Thanks for looking!