Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Love is not...

One of my nephews is getting married this month, and the wedding is outdoors, in the mountains, so I wanted the card to have a little bit of an outdoor feel without going too far over the top. 

This paper is from a 6x6 retired Pink Paislee set called Queen Bee.  Being the paper hoarder I am (it is from 2010), I decided to finally use it. I ran across a wedding quote I used in a scrapbook several years ago and recreated it on my computer using the Papyrus font. I then used the Tim Holtz Thinlits die to create the background and the Paper Dolls collection. I stamped a tiny butterfly (Skipping Stones Design) and then fussy cut another butterfly to give it dimension and added a tiny pearl.

I made a copy of their wedding invitation and cut out the heart with their initials (Travis & Alisha) and added it to a kraft envelope so I could tuck in some money.

I was inspired to add the butterflies for the challenge at Frilly and Funkie to add birds, bees, and/or butterflies.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

To be all that is possible

Just a quick gift card holder pulled together for my nephew's high school graduation, but I really wanted to tie it into the challenge at Frilly and Funkie, thus the rush, since we've got the grandkids coming this morning for the 4th of July activities.

It took me a while to figure out what type of graduation gift card to send to my nephew, but I finally decided on an Uber gift card in case he gets stuck for a ride! Anyhow, I made a gift card holder that looks like a tag and sealed it with twine and added a few of Tim Holtz sentiments, and added it to some vintage postal background paper. A little different from the normal Graduation card, but I kind of like it!

Frilly and Funkie: By Airmail

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

Thanks for stopping by!

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.

Thanks for looking!

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!

Thanks for stopping by!

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!

Thanks for stopping by!