Sunday, February 3, 2013

Shabby Love

Here is another card I put together today. Boy I am on a roll! I am not a huge football fan so while the boys are enjoying there sports, I am enjoying mine..:)  I really wanted to try my hand at a romantic shabby chic vintage feel, I think it came out great. I created this circle easel card using my nestabilities dies. The background doilie actually looks like lace, I colored it with Tim Holtz distress ink in tattered rose and sprayed some glimmer mist on. The beautiful Victorian image is actually a cut out that comes included in the stack. I think it worked excellent with the feel I was going for. The sentiment really gives this image a story. The first time they met maybe. I just love it. Thank you for stopping by, hope you enjoy this card, stay crafty.
DP: Authentique, The lovely collection
I am roses for all flowers
Rhinestones, beads, pearls, from my stash
Spellbinders Fancy tags 3, for sentiment
Spellbinders labels 4, behind image
Spellbinders Grand circles and scallop circles for card base
Memento ink in Rich cocoa for stamping sentiment
Sentiment, I cannot recall were it is from :(
Tim Holtz distress ink in walnut stain and tattered rose
Glimmer mist in Pearle
I plan to enter this easel card into the following challenges:

p.s. I love you

Today I want to share a quick A2 card. I am back in my comfort zone, using my favorite colors and embellishments. The fabulous digi "Cabaret" was colored with my copics. I added some glitter to her boots and I glimmer misted her as well. I have her sitting on a doilie that I stamped with hearts  and heat embossed. The sentiment was stamped in memento ink and punched out with my Stampin up punch. I made a stick pin and tucked it in the bed of roses. Once the card was assembled I sprayed everything with glimmer mist to give it some sparkle. I hope you enjoy this cute little valentines card. Have a great day and as always stay crafty!

DP: Authentique, The Lovely Collection. I just love this paper!!
Recollections Kraft cardstock
Stampin Up: P.S. I love you stamp set and coordinating punch
Memento ink in Tuxedo black
Distress ink in Black soot
I am Roses
Rhinestones, ribbon, beads from my stash
Digi: Kenny K Cabaret
Baking doilie
Glimmer Mist in Pearle

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges:
Kenny K's Krafty Krew: Hearts and flowers
Card Makin Mamas: In the mood for love
Dream Valley Challenges: Valentines
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: anything goes with ribbon

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Green Wishes

I have to admit, green is not my color! I wanted to create a card using a color that I normally would not use as a main color. This is what I came up with. I'm not sure how I feel about I did have fun creating it because I did some heat embossing on the background. A technique that I love on projects that I see but have been unsuccessful with.  I am really happy with my results on this card.  I got my nestabilities dies out, which have not gotten much use recently, for the flourishes and circles. I punched the sentiment out with a Stampin up punch. I really "wish" you enjoy this card. Thanks for stopping by, stay crafty.

Paper: Botanical steampunk from Recollections, solid card stock from Stampin up
Nestabilities dies: Grand circles and scalloped circles, Fleur De Lis accents and Motifs
Prima flowers
Background stamp: Medallion from Stampin up
Martha Stewart embossing powder in evergreen
Digi: Aliah from Hannah Lynn, Crafts and me Stamps
Brads and bling from my stash

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges:
Moving along with the times: Punch it 
Anything goes challenge blog: Monochrome
Sketch Saturday: the sketch
Celebrate the Occasion: Green with envy
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Circles


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Fairy in Flight

Hello Everyone!! I am really excited to share this A2 card I put together today. I used the sketch over at Kenny K's Krafty Krew challenge to plan this card. If you have visited my blog before you probably already know that I love Kenny K digis. They are so fun to color and work with. My collection of these  fabulous digital stamps is definitely growing. Without further ado I present my fairy in flight. This gorgeous little faerie was colored using my copics. I used some different colors on her and I really like the way she came out. I also inked her up using distress inks to soften the colors and give her more of a subdued look. I sprinkled glitter on her skirt, wings and vest to finish her off. I used pop dots to add dimension and her wings come off the card. The fabulous roses were rubbed with distress stickles in diamond. I also made another pin, and tucked it in the roses. I think it gave it a nice touch. Thank you for stopping by, hope you like the card! Have a great day, stay crafty.

Paper from Prima, The Almanac Collection
Kraft paper from Recollections
I am Roses
Stampin Up labels punch, Four frames stamp set, Chocolate chip ink
Memento ink in rose bud
Sentiment from Inkadinkadoo: Inspirational Lift
Kenny K Digi: Fun Faerie
Cameo for doillie
Beads, pin, bling, glitter, from my stash
Tim Holtz distress ink in walnut stain.

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges:
Moving along with the times: Bling it on
Kenny K's Krafty Krew: Get Sketchy
Die Cutting Divas: Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown: Bling it on


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Easel with a twist?

Hello everyone! Hope everyone is having a great weekend. I have finally gotten around to crafting and I am super excited to show you what I have come up with. I actually got this idea from Candy C over at Creativity is Contagious. I am really in love with her take on this easel drawer card. I followed her link to the tutorial, and this is what I put together. I love the vintage,shabby chic look, and really wanted to try my hand at it. I really LOVE the way this came out! I even made the stick pin, so super easy. I went to my local Hobby lobby and Michael's and picked up a couple of new things. The doilie was white and actually from the baking isle at Michael's, I glimmer misted it with Cork. I love the vintage look it gave it. I also put glimmer mist in Pearle, to the flowers. I think I am going to become addicted to Glimmer Mist! The butterfly is a die cut using my Cameo. It is not showing up in the pictures but I heat embossed the solid portion of the die cut with an antique gold and inked it with black soot to give it a metal look. I hope you enjoy this little project as much as I enjoyed creating it. Stay crafty!

Prima Paper: The Almanac Collection
Kraft paper from Recollections
Glimmer Mist in Cork and Pearle
I Am Roses in pink and Multi brown
Trim by Stampin Up
Book plate and metal sentiment plate by Tim Holtz
Distress ink in black soot and walnut stain
Metal flower Charmfrom Recollections
Stick pin beads and findings from Hobby lobby
Brads and rhinestones from my stash

I plan to enter  this into the following challenges:
Moving along with the times:Bling it on
Dream Valley Challenges: Girls Girls Girls
Stampin for the Weekend:Something girlie
Crafts and Me challenges: Vintage
Sassy studio designs: How charming


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I'm Yours Shadow Box

Hello my fellow crafters! Hope whatever part of the world you find yourself you are keeping warm. It has been frigid in my little corner of the universe and I am definitely counting down to those great summer days! I had the opportunity to put together this 5 by 7 shadow box this week, desperately trying to get away from making another card. It was really easy to put together, I was pleasantly surprised. I  enjoy using my silhouette Cameo, wish I could find more time to create with it...:(  The file is a die cut from Lori Whitlock, that can be purchased on her site as an SVG or on the silhouette online store. Not really sure what I am going to do with it. I thought of attaching a card to the back, with a magnet closure. It would make a really nice valentine for my husband. Although it is not the least bit masculine! Hey I tried I put hinges, also die cuts, on the corners of the frame. OK, I'm not done they need some bling! After all bling, roses, red, that's what I'm known for. Hope you find some inspiration in this project to create your own special valentines. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

  1. Sentiment, background heart doilie, cupids, hinges and couples silhouette are all die cuts using my Cameo. I inked the doilie with Tim Holtz walnut stain. The "I'm Yours" sentiment and cupids were coated with zig two way glue and covered with red glitter powder.
  2. Paper from Authentique, Lovely collection
  3. Muse token by Tim Holtz, Forevermore
  4. Metal keys by K and Company
  5. Roses in various sizes and colors by I am Roses
  6. Ribbon and heart beads from my stash
 I plan to enter this shadow box into the following challenges:
Craft us Crazy: Celebrate love or use the color red
Crafty Catz Challenge: Anything but a card
My Craft Spot:Bling it up
Simon says stamp and show: What are you know for
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 37: Love,Romance,Anniversary



Friday, January 18, 2013

The Scraps of Life

Greetings my fellow crafter's. Does this feel like the never ending week or what! I am so glad to say its Friday! After a long day at work I had the joy of coming home to appreciate the better things in life.. Family and crafting.. Who could ask for more. Today I have a 5 by 7 card that I made using the sketch at Stamptacular Sunday. I really like to use sketches as they give me some much needed direction. The best thing about this card however is that it was made using up some fabulous scraps. I love when I'm able to dig in my ever increasing bin of paper pieces and make something like this.  I really enjoyed making this card, hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by.

Paper: from various stacks of DCWV and Recollections Botanical steam punk
Stamp: PS I love you from Stampin Up.
Digi Image: Hannah Lynn image, Forever Rose
Ribbon and button from my stash
Punches: Stampin Up for sentiment, Martha Stewart punch aroung the page for frame

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown:Frame It
Stamptacular Sunday: Sketch Challenge
Anything Goes Challenge Blog: Buttons and Bows
Charisma CardZ:Punches