Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mother's Day and Flowers at Craft Us Crazy!

It's that time - a new challenge theme at Craft Us Crazy!  Link up a Mother's Day and/or Flower project.  We have two sponsors for this challenge.  One is Meljen's Designs
You can find darling digital and rubber stamps at her store.  She's giving 4 digi stamps to the winner of this challenge.   The other sponsor is Your Next Stamp
 The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate!  We also have a monthly sponsor:  The Cutting Cafe!  
 Regina has fabulous digital stamps and cut files in a lot of categories - go check it out and enjoy yourself!

My card is a vintage image Mother's Day card.  It does have a flower - I hesitated at first to make a brown rose, but I ended up really liking it! 
 The cute little envelope is from Papertrey Ink and the stamp is from a set by Melissa Frances.  My grandmother gave me a bunch of old booklets that I often use (you can see a tiny piece peeping out from behind the envelope).   The design team's inspiring projects have been posted at Craft Us Crazy - go see!  And post your own wonderful creation - I can't wait to see them all!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!   I realized I hadn't posted some of my Easter things, so this seems a great time to do it!  I love these angels - just think they are so pretty! 
They didn't need much to turn them into a beautiful Easter card:  just cut out the frame and popped it up, glittered liberally, and added pretty ribbon...

For I know it's Easter morn,
and life and love and peace
are all new born.

These Webster pages papers are so pretty, they don't seem to need much either.  I cut out the middle with a Spellbinders die and popped it up.  Glitter and pretty ribbon again!

This little guy has kept me company at work for the past month or so.
  A sweet little bunny in a cute little basket just makes me happy!  Wishing you and yours all the best...

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sweet Girls and a Guy Card

These cards were sent to my husband's parents.
  They are a part of the April flurry of birthdays.  My mom's is April 15, Lauren and her grandpa share an April 16th birthday, and my mother-in-law's birthday is the 17th. 
 The sweet little girl image is from Iralamija's etsy shop and that cool lace shelving paper is from 32 degrees North.  
Do your birthdays come mostly at one time?  It's curious, but a lot of people I ask do have birthdays in their family that cluster together.  I wonder why!?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Polka Dot Rabbits

Here are a couple of polka dot rabbits all ready for Easter!  That's  my old Easter basket, which is also the one my daughter, Lauren, carried for Easter Egg Hunts.  (Hey, Mom - Is this also Daddy's basket?)  I need to fix the stragglers on the handle!  It's looking a little worn.  
 The paper is digital from My Time Made Easy.   I stapled two shaped bunnies together at the ear to create the card.
  Added a fluffy tail and a few other goodies - but pretty simple over all.   I made several of these for special orders and for my little cousins.  Happy bunnies!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Birthday Card

Hi!  I just spent a wonderful weekend with my family.  Lauren turned 25 this weekend, so we (Dennis, me, my mom and dad, and Paul's mom) drove up to Wichita to celebrate.  It just so happens that it's also my mom's, and my husband's parents' birthdays, as well!   We had a great time visiting.   Lauren had discovered a great antique store called the Paramount.  So, of course, we had to go... Got a ton of stuff - vintage nut cups, bingo cards, flashcards, lace...  FUN!  
This card is one that I designed for Daddy to give to Mom for her birthday.  The little fairy image is from The Graphics Fairy.
  She's just darling!  The paper is K&Co and DCWV, along with vintage sheet music.  The stamp is from a whole package of them that I got at an antique store.  I just love the color of them!   Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Challenge at Craft Us Crazy!

Hi, everybody!  It's time for a new challenge at Craft Us Crazy...Thinking of You and/or Animal.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Robyn's Fetish

From Robyn's Fetish:  Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.  Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.  Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to offer the winner of this challenge 5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 paper set of their choice.

The image I used for this card is A Little Bird Told Me from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps.  Used my Copics (of course, I'm still such a novice), cut out and popped up the bird and the flowers to give some dimension.  The little round tag is a new set of stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink.  The scallop card was created with Nestabilities and the paper is some older paper from We R Memory Keepers.  Simply topped it off with my hand-dyed ribbon, buttons, and some Divine Twine.  I think this will work for both parts of the challenge - it's got an animal and just a note could certainly count as Thinking of You - don't you think? Head to Craft Us Crazy to check out all the inspiration and link up your own creation to be elgible for the awesome prizes! 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Love Grows...

Hi!  How are you?  Have you had a great weekend?  It's been unseasonably warm here - 90 degrees in April!  Seventies would be much better!  My friend, Mika, and I go around on this one, however...she loves hot weather.  I'm more of a cool weather girl myself.  I don't like to feel about you? 
I've mentioned before that I've been lucky to have always lived in a happy home. 
So, I really like the sentiment (from Papertrey Ink) on this card. 
 I think it's the little things on this card that make me happy:  that little house, the pearl and cool safety pin on the bow, the vintage button...   

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Springtime Butterfly

Do you ever feel amazed by time?  Sometimes it moves so slowly I just can't believe it... and then suddenly, it's Friday already!  I'm popping in to share a little card made with some  really pretty Glitz Design papers.  I just love the pale acqua, yellow and pink combo.
  The pretty frame/journal spot is one piece out of a package by Recollections at Michaels.  The butterfly is part of a digital set from etsy shop KoolJewelry.
  The challenge at Do You Stack Up is to use yellow.  Since I think this card wouldn't look as good without that yellow stripe, I'm going to link it up there!  So glad you stopped by!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

More than One Fold

I've been seeing a lot of tri-fold shutter cards and I think they are so cool.  I wanted to try one out for myself.   I changed a couple of things from what I've seen - it seems I can hardly ever just leave something the way it is!  I adjusted the dimensions so that I could showcase a larger image and I folded the inside folds a little different. I like the idea of part of the image being hidden and then revealed when opened.  I did a dummy card first to get the dimensions the way I wanted - which worked great!  But,then....when I'm ready to cut the Turquoise paper, I totally screwed up!  I cut one wrong, I scored one wrong, I cut one perfectly and then noticed that the name of the paper showed on the back!  I wasted paper like crazy!  Oh, well, I FINALLY got it! 
 I'm going to link this card up at Basic Grey Challenges and Moving Along with the Times.  It just so happens they both have the same challenge:  more than one fold.  The front paper is My Minds Eye and the floral paper is from the Curio collection from Basic Grey.  The image is from The Graphics Fairy.
  The scallop stamp and sentiment are Papertrey Ink.   The other stamps are Making Memories.   Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Sweet Girl with the Really Big Hat

Guess what I did today!  Those of you who thought it would be great for me, will be glad to know I helped Dennis plant flowers and herbs today!  While it wasn't GREAT FUN, it wasn't bad, either.   When they really start blooming, I'm sure I'll feel a sense of accomplishment.  Today it was more fight the wind and face fulls of dirt... 
Okay, isn't she the cutest - love her dress and that great hat!  She's printed on transparency (and in case you're wondering regular transparencies do not work in an inkjet printer, however I found on-line at Staples a product by Apollo called Quick-Dry Ink Jet Printer Transparency Film).  Works great!  The background papers are K & Co. and the polka dot background is created with a stamp from Papertrey Ink.  I happened to remember that little bunny punch, which was probably the first punch I ever bought (eons ago). 
 She's finished off with a flower made from tea-dyed twill.  She looks ready for an Easter egg hunt!   We had several easter egg hunts at our house for Lauren's birthday, complete with egg-in-spoon races.  It was so much fun and the kids all thought it was a special treat!  Do you look forward to an Easter tradition each year?

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