Saturday, October 10, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
I wish I could find time to post one card at a time instead of saving them all up for weekly posts !!
The Flowers are Prima's and dictated the colour scheme for this...melon berry and ripe avocado...not one I would have thought of myself. Little brad is paper source. The leaf is leaf ribbon from PTI, and the for you sentiment is from SU's set great friend.
So of course I made her a thank you card with one of them........
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I can only use that word to describe my brand new love. My Janome Sew Mini !!
NOW AVAILABLE IN CANADA through overstock.ca (however they are refurbished)
I got it last night, and got it up and running in NO TIME at all - and I've never used a machine. I thought I would start using it with a really simple one layer card. THEN I got brave and thought why don't I try my take on the whole messy ribbon thing. SO here is my very fist sewn-on card.
Next is a little card that I made inspired by Geny Cassady. I love the embroidery floss frame she made on her card for the Autumn Elegance countdown at PTI, and decided to do something similar. Stamp Set is vintage picnic, basket stamped onto Summer Sunrise bitty dots. Buttons are from a Wal-Mart grab bag.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Yellow and Kraft is PTI, ribbon is PTI, button is from a Walmart grab bag, faux stitching stamp, and coloured in with my copics.
Stamps are fun and fast notes from SU
Finally getting to do some things with my button bits- LOVE it and it was so easy to make this little set of cards. I used a rhinestone from the dollar store for the eyes...Berry sorbet with some clear embossed polka dots on the bottom, and the wing is cognac stamped on rustic cream.
Last is something I took straight out of the PTI forum, it's Debbie Olsens take on Made of Snow. It was an extremely labour intensive card, and I made five of them !!! I used Versamark and chalks for the sentiment. PTI Aqua Mist and White, polka dot ribbon, and copic finished it up. TONS and TONS of cutting out later, and the set was finished !!!
I've got some more great cards for you tomorrow !
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I pulled out Green thumb which was the first set I received and used the star burst image to make a Christmas card- gotta keep those up !!
Used both images on Guidelines 2 cardstock. I heat embossed the large image, and stamped the small one with some brilliance ink. Matted on EE with some EE satin ribbon, and then on some stardream cardstock.
It was a very easy card and I think it will be easy to mass produce, although I think next time I'll leave off the sentiment and put it on the inside.
Stay tuned, the glue is just drying on my next card..................
Friday, July 31, 2009
TODAY I finally finished my custom order invites, I'll post those up a bit later…this post will be long enough !!
A bunch of card to show off today, featuring mostly my new PTI stamps sets. The first two feature In Bloom and the middle flower from that set, I LOVE it !!
I made this card for my Grandmother who had a little surgery done this week - no biggie, she's home already but she loves anything I make her !
Her name is Rose (where I got mine) so I thought the flower from in bloom and these pretty reds would be perfect. Used my copics, put it up on some PP whose name has completely escaped me- I'll get it if you like just leave me a comment. The green dots is the reverse of this gorgeous paper- and the ribbon scarlet jewel from PTI. Backed on some Smokey Shadow PTI card stock, EK success damask border punch, and Spica glitter pen on the flower.
This next card is a technique I found while scrolling through Nichole Heady's Blog, the Faux Silk. It's just a stamped image (or patterned paper ) cover it in glue and then wrinkled tissue paper. I'll use a different glue next time, mine did not dry as clear as I would have like. I added a little snippet of the original coloured image before the glue, cause it's just so pretty !! The little wire flower is from the dollar store (love the dollar store finds !!) and the brad is making memories. I used a magnet to close it just like Nichole did, as the faux silk panel gets REALLY heavy with all that glue !! Scarlet jewel base, scarlet jewel twill tape layered over ripe avocado grosgrain.
A good luck card for an agent who is leaving our team, I used Pure poppy and Enchanted evening, love those 2 and they look great with Kraft. I love how the saddle stich ribbon (EE) almost looks like the road !
Last Card is an almost complete and total case of a Niki Estes card with the exception of the taggy thingy..……whew, 4 cards in one post, hope you're still with me !!!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
I've been working on 2 custom orders of baby shower invitations, one of 30 pieces and one of 40. Takes up lots of my crafting time !!
I was looking forward to some crafting for pleasure time, when I got some terrible news that one of my employee's suffered a brain injury. Thankfully she is alive, however it has affected her so greatly, we don't know how long or arduous her recovery will be.
I created 2 cards for her, so my team can pick the one they want.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
I was still living at home when my brothers little boy was born, and my mom was babysitting him during the days from about 6 months. He was the first niece/nephew of my siblings, and the first baby in the family for a long time. For that reason, he has a very special place in my heart...i remember his first words and steps....and I"m so glad my little monster loves him and looks up to him.
Today was his fifth birthday (FIVE!!!) and I wanted a very special card for him...so the labour intensive pajama's from last week were perfect.
PTI paper is Soft Stone, Pure Poppy and Smokey Shadow. I stamped the sentiment with PTI's Fresh and Simple Alphabets and Fresh Snow ink. (spaceship is Paper-Source) I coloured in with my copics some red, some gray and left some spaceships outline. I purposefully skewed the "world" to make it seem as if it was shaken from take off. I Crystal Effects the mirrors and put some Spica clear glitter pen on the smoke. Some red eyelets finished it.....next time I'll punch the eyelet hole BEFORE I stamp the sentiments !!
Off to enjoy the birthday party ............
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
This ADORABLE little card is an invention I saw on another blog- Christmas Card Tuesday. Start making a Christmas card every Tuesday and then come Christmas you are not swamped. Thought it was a fantastic idea, and I went to work using my Waltzingmouse stamps- see link on sidebar. Claire from Ireland designs these adorable little stamps, and I thought this October Afternoon Paper was a good match. The circle sentiment "For my Favorite little Gingerbread Girl" and the Gingerbread girl are 2 separate stamps - and I coloured the vest in with my glue pen to add some MS glitter. Edged it in Chartreuse palette ink- LOVE pink and green - and added this fun Michaels ribbon.Tied to tag - Spellbinders- to the ribbon with some Karen Fosters paper floss. Finishing touch are these 2 button brads with the backing cut off and glued together.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I was able to create the one card that I thought up on vacation
It`s a little card I made using the Roses of Sharon stamp from Lockheart (I`m a bit partial to it...my name`s Rose !!) I coloured it in with my copics, matted it on some Crate paper, and then on some PTI Spring Rain.
The red ribbon is PTI Pure Poppy Twill, and the blue was a bit of ribbon included in an order from Ellen Hutson........Love it ! A couple of vintage button from PTI, and an October Afternoon sentiment stamped on Ripe Avocado finish off this happy little card.
I also wanted to include a card I made for my husband for fathers day.
It`s a cute little Changito stamp from 7kids, that I coloured in with my Copics. After the colouring, I rubbed it all over with New Canvas pallet ink to give it a bit more of a fuzzy look. I made the background using the stripe image from Beyond Basics Border- PTI- as I saw on Nichole Heady`s blog recently.
She also showed us to customize our ribbon with copics, and I made a stripe of brown on the blue gingham ribbon. A couple of button and a brown brad finish if the front of the card.
I`ve got tons of half finished cards and half formed ideas, and I`ll post some pictures of my space once my hubby finishes it........
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
SO......it would only be logical for me to create one! As a challenge to myself...I decided to make a very victorian inspired card....and THIS is embelishment overboard for me !!
I used PTI's Kraft, aqua mist and green tea leaves PP for this card. I was inpired by Nichole Heady's recent post on make your own embelishments, so I made these little flowers to go along my "vine" (PTI leaf ribbon)
I punched some flowers out of Aqua cardstock on my Mcgill flowers punch (my CS is still stuck in it !!) and inked the edges (tead dye duo)
I then dipped some black rhinestones in glue, gold leaf, and then scracthed them up with some scissors to age them.
I used an antique peice of tulle I had off a hat I bought in my high school vintage craze....but I was a little scared of the delicacy, and found I could duplicate the look very easy using the tea dye duo..I just didn't feel like sewing the tulle into rosette's. So I went ahead and used the old peice.....must makes ome tulle rossettes soon. I made a mask with the EK success damask border punch....and antiqued the edges of the whole card.
And here is the inside of the card. Leaves from PTI's beyond basic borders, and sentiment from year round puns. Bracket stamp is Paper-source- my other online addiction.
This is probable more what I normally do for the OUTSIDE of my cards !!!!
SO, here is my foray into victorian/vintage (barf!) cards. Not too sure what I think, would love to hear what you do !!!