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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Discover new beginings

Howdy friends and fellow crafter's.  I sure hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  It was so nice here, the only rain we got was in the first of the morning while we were asleep.  So that left the whole day for us to work together on house projects.  Well now of course I had to make an excuse to be in the craft room to finish putting together a book card for my Step-daughter's Graduation.  I used some grunge board for the base and covered it with the paper collection called "Once Upon a Time".  I also wrote the verse that is on each page, together it reads like this, "As time goes by You grow inside, You bloom in the Spring You want to Fly High,Until the next Window opens in Life For you to Fly by.  On the Cover I used some flowers in shades of mauve or browns, I mixed 3 types of ribbon and tied a ting bow, I also added some bling.The 2nd page has pic's of clocks and I also added inside parts to a clock.  Then added some lace around the   boarder.  On the 3rd page I added some little flowers and also some tiny butterfly's spreading their wings and then in the corner I added a diploma.  Finally on the last page I put a banner reading "The Graduate" and an embellishment of a graduation cap.  I tied this all together with distress Ink around all the edges and a ribbon to keep it together.
Front

2nd Page

3rd page

last page


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:http://www.littlescrappieces.blogspot.com/2014/04/show-it-off-saturday-linky-party.html
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http://www.craftsbybobbie.blogspot.com/2014/04/discover-new-beginings.html

Friday, April 25, 2014

Love is in the Air

Howdy friends and fellow crafter's, well here it is Friday wooohoooo.  Hubby is getting home early and hopefully finishing my stamp pad rack, plz plz.  I had company most of the day but still found some time to put a sweet little card together.  Since it's such a nice spring day it just feels like Love is in the Air so that's what I named this card.  I used paper's from the Once Upon A Time Collection along with some red velvet strips on which I used some glass gel effects and some pearls.  I added a few little sweet flowers and there ya go.  Hope you like it.

Love is in the Air


I've entered this at:
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com/2014/04/ffc-46-its-sketch-time.html

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Happy Birthday

Howdy friends and fellow crafter's, I hope that this week is going by wonderfully for ya'll.  For myself it's been a beautiful week so far.  I was able to go out and plant some beautiful flowers in some very large pots we have out back and now looking forward to doing more planting out in the front.  Ok back to the fun stuff....card making and sharing.  I am still learning about what to put with what and how to incorporate different mediums, paper's, embellishments and interesting items together.  Any advise in the comment sections are very much appreciated and please be honest.  On this card I used the butterfly stickers from Dazzle and colored in the open area's with my new Wink of Luna Metallic paint pens (love them).  Then I used some holographic green paper for one ribbon and the other I used a scrap that I received from a dear friend that moved away and brought 4 boxes of items over for me.  The cream colored ribbon has a raised gold row of like stitch marks going through it, I also used my Distress Ink in Antique photo to age around the card and the cream colored tag.  Then I flipped the cream colored paper over and stamped Happy Birthday with a gold ink.  I hope you like it.

Happy Birthday
I've entered this at:
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com/2014/04/ffc-46-its-sketch-time.html

  

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Birthday

Howdy friends and fellow crafter's, I hope this finds everyone just loving the day.  I actually went outside and worked a bit in our yard.  The doctor might not like me to do that just yet but it was fun.  Shhh.  Back to my Happy Birthday card, this is a very special card for me, it is going to our 9 year old granddaughter.  She went to Disneyland for her birthday surprise and had a blast.  I had a set of die cuts left from Hunkydory and I thought it would make a beautiful birthday card.  I used some left over papers I have laying around for the backgrounds.  I used Inka Gold in silver to highlight around the center circle and also around the edges of the other 2 blocks.  I used some bling in the upper and lower corners to add some extra sparkle.  On the inside of the card I used the bottom corner of one of the papers I had and added the words "with love".  I sure hope she likes the card.

Happy Birthday

Inside

I've entered this at:
http://www.littlescrappieces.blogspot.com/2014/04/happy-easter-and-show-it-off-saturday_19.html
http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/2014/04/pde-linky-party-8-anything-goes-dt-call.html
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2014/04/challenge-128-anything-goes.html
http://stuckonusketches.blogspot.com/2014/04/die-cut-challenge-anything-spring.html
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/2014/04/april-anything-goes-challenge.html

Monday, April 21, 2014

Merry Christmas

Howdy friends and fellow crafters.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend.  Myself, I was just grateful to be out of the hospital finally.  I couldn't wait to get back into my craft room and start playing again and well this is one card I came up with.  I used a number of paper's from Hot off the Press and added some glitter to the front of my black snow flake to make it sparkle some.  I'm a bit out of practice I reckon but getting better everyday.  Thanks for viewing my creation.



I've entered this at:
http://www.jwscrapshack.blogspot.com/2014/04/ffc-46-its-sketch-time.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-april.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/2014/04/pde-linky-party-8-anything-goes-dt-call.html
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2014/04/challenge-128-anything-goes.html
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/2014/04/april-anything-goes-challenge.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/chnc-challenge-extra-for-april-2014.html

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Happy Birthday

Howdy friends and fellow crafter's, well I'm still in the hospital.  Was put in last Wednesday had some surgery yesterday (Monday) and have to stay until Thursday I was told.  But, I had made a card the day that I was put into the hospital but never had a chance to post it so here we go from my hospital bed let's see how my memory does me.  I used a soft pastel rose background and then took a piece of pink paper, stamped it with memento's pink ink and used clear embossing powder for make to honeycomb pop.  Then I used a tag I had laying around that had Happy Birthday on it and attached it with a pink ribbon.  I then used my cricut to cut some butterfly's out of some flowered paper and used the foiled punch out from the tag for the butterfly's body.  I try to never waste a thing.  I had an extra butterfly cut from some pink poka dotted paper that I attached inside the card and stamped the definition of birthday onto the center.  I hope you like it and I sure hope to be home soon to make some more cards.

Happy Birthday

Inside
I entered this at
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-172.html
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2014/04/dlart-april-linky-challenge.html
http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/2014/04/pde-linky-party-8-anything-goes-dt-call.html
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2014/04/challenge-128-anything-goes.html
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/2014/04/april-anything-goes-challenge.html

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

For Someone Special

Howdy friends and fellow crafter's.  Wow Wednesday and what a wonderful day outside.  I thought I would share this beautiful basket of flowers with you that I put together.  It's put out by Dreams of Spring and looked a lot easier than it was.  I added layers of flowers to help it look really full and use a ribbon at the top.  I attached a cute tag for Someone Special.  Hope you like it.

Someone Special
I'm entering this at:
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-172.html
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/2014/04/april-anything-goes-challenge.html

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Happy Easter

Howdy friends and fellow crafter's, I hope you've had a great Tuesday.  Mine has been a very busy one for sure.  I did although find some time to make oh 7 cards.  OMG!! Now I know why I hurt so bad.  While sitting and drinking some coffee this morning I looked outside and heard and saw the birds playing and singing.  That gave me an idea for an Easter Card so here we go....I started with some Washi Tape and just lined the top and bottom on my white background,  I then found this beautiful rose paper for the background.  I remembered that I had some cute embellishments stashed so I drug them out.  I used a bird cage with 2 birds singing and decided to do some 3-D effect.  I added a white bow and a special tag that said, "A Note to Say" and on the inside I stamped "Happy Easter".  Can't get anymore to the point than that.  Hope you enjoy.

Happy Easter

I entered this at:
http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/2014/04/monday-challenge-132-happy-easter.html
http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/2014/04/craft-it-up-link-it-up-anything-goes.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-april.html
http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/2014/03/challenge-83-add-some-flowers.html
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.com/2014/04/ttcrd-challenge-april-8-14.html
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/2014/04/april-anything-goes-challenge.html

Monday, April 7, 2014

Just Because

Howdy friends and fellow crafter's.  I really love the words, "Just Because" think about it you can use it for so many different occasions.  On this card I tried one of the Color Me card toppers and tags.  I colored them in with chalk in shades of blue and lavender.  Doesn't really show up good in pictures but I also added little lavender circles with glitter on them throughout the front and tag.  I also choose to use 2 different types of flowers as one and tied a small lavender bow to top it off.  I hope you like it.

Just Because
I've entered this at:
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com/2014/04/ffc-44-anything-goes-challenge.html
http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/2014/04/craft-it-up-link-it-up-anything-goes.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-april.html
http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/2014/03/challenge-83-add-some-flowers.html
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/2014/04/april-anything-goes-challenge.html

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Merry Christmas

Howdy friends and fellow crafter's.  This weekend seems like it just flew by.  Yay.....we finally received rain today, they were saying that the water supply is down to under 400 days.  Pray for rain for us here in Texas.  Ok so today I worked on a Christmas card that I am ready to share with ya'll.  I was in TTCRD watching and reading the latest issue of this wonderful magazine they put out and wow the knowledge there is unreal.  I learned how to do a few different pop-out cards but this one I had to do some figuring myself because their example was a heart.  Here we go...I used some 80 lb. green card stock for the base of my card.  Then I used a red, green and beige stripped paper for the main background along with some red with poka dots for the center stripe.  I used my Distress ink in Antique Photo to accent the outer edges and carried it onto the stripes.  I attached white paper on the inside to write on, and a traveling santa on the front center.  I hope ya'll like this one.

Merry Christmas




Entered at:
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com/
http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com/2014/04/ffc-44-anything-goes-challenge.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-april.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/2014/04/april-anything-goes-challenge.html

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Thinking of you

Howdy friends and fellow crafter's, I hope your having a wonderful weekend.  Hubby is working all weekend so I'm playing in my craft room.  My darling hubby asked me to make a card for one of his sisters so here it is.  I used beautiful paper from Kirby Teesdale Studio Paper pack for the background.  I then embellished it with some pearls and a metal plaque that reads "A sister is a friend for life".  Then I attached a vellum butterfly on the inside and the outside of the card.  Couldn't really put to much on it since it has to be mailed and no time to go to the post office.  I sure hope she likes it.

Thinking of You


I am entering this at:
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com/2014/04/ffc-44-anything-goes-challenge.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-april.html
http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/2014/03/craft-it-up-link-it-up-party28
http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/2014/03/challenge-83-add-some-flowers.html
http://littlescrappieces.blogspot.com/2014/04/show-it-off-saturday-linky-party-and.html
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/2014/04/april-anything-goes-challenge.html

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Date Night Invite

Howdy friends and fellow crafter's, I hope your week is going by quickly and looking forward to a wonderful weekend.  Speaking of the weekend, how many of us would love to have an official date night?  I know I would.  So I thought I would make a card for my darling hubby to surprise him for a wonderful date night.  Good idea right? Here what I used.... This wonderful Color me musical notes paper from HOTP I just love adding color to this stuff.  I used my distress Inks in Seedless Preserves, picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar for my background and toned it down with some tea dye.  I used some of Tim Holtz idealology embellishments and then I found an old pair of broken earrings that had a heart with the word "Love" and 3 keys hanging from the bottom of the heart that hubby had given to me years ago.  (I wonder if he will recognize them).  I took the colors of Ink and dyed a strand of ribbon and put it along the edge to pull things together.  Wish me Luck oh and I hope you like this one if so please leave a comment.

Date Night



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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ho, Ho, Ho

Hello friends and fellow crafters, Christmas always sneaks up on us and by golly I want to be ready this year so I'm starting early.  Plus, I just love the Completely Christmas Challenge that at Suzysmarty1 has.  Santa travels all across the globe during his ventures so I decided to put a piece of his travels in the background.  I used the Tim Holtz and sizzix stamp and die set Merry Christmas.  I added some glitter to dear old Saint Nick and have him shouting, "Ho, Ho, Ho.  Hope you enjoy.

Ho, Ho, Ho

Entered at:
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com/2014/03/completely-christmas-challenge-4_28.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-april.html
http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/2014/03/craft-it-up-link-it-up-party28.html
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2014/03/ttcrd-challenge-april-1st-april-8.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Happy Easter

Hello friends and fellow crafter's, I'm sure everyone has been very busy with Easter coming up.  I would like to share my Happy Easter Tag booklet with you.  I used brown paper and my cricut to make the tags.  I then used Inka-Gold in Gold, Jade and Magenta to accent the embossed background that were applied to the tags.  I stamped a couple of pics and embossed a little bunny that I colored in using my new 150 count prismacolor pencils that my hubby bought for me.  He's so good to me.  Those that know us actually know he is that and much more to me, I'll admit I'm very spoiled.  Back to the tags...on the front is a flower from K & Company and few strands of ribbon.  I hope you enjoy them.

Happy Easter

Front

Surprise! 2nd Page

Ending with colored Eggs

It's hard to tell from pictures but on the 2nd page it say's "Surprise!" and of course has the little rabbit racing for the egg hunt on his riding pony.  On the last page it reads. "It's the little things in life that mean the most.  Of course as for Easter it always comes with an egg hunt.  Hope you enjoyed my tag booklet.

I've entered this at:
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com/2014/03/ffc-43-tag-youre-it.html
http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/2014/03/craft-it-up-link-it-up-party28.html

My youngest pic

My youngest pic

  Entering a challenge at "A Mermaids Crafts" celebrating their 3 Year Blogaversary Giveaway they asked that you post a baby picture of yourself.  So of course I had to go digging around and I found this favorite picture of me so I thought I would share it with everyone.  We were all so cute at these younger years.  Thanks for viewing.
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