I wanted to do some more bird cage cards. I haven't decided if I really like this or not, I think the flowers are too big. The flowers were a stem from the dollar store. I removed the plastic and added my own brads for centers. The brads I glittered with Glossy accents and Martha Stewart glitter. The glossy accents works perfect for this, it doesn't shed glitter at all. I also did the glitter on the bird cage differently too. I ran it through the xyron to apply adhesive and used Martha Stewart Quartz glitter instead of gold. The adhesive worked really well.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
I saw the glittered bird cage in a magazine at the store, but the magazine was $10 and I wasn't in the mood to spend that much on something that had one thing that i wanted out of it, and it wasn't even a Christmas card. But I thought that it would adapt for Christmas ok. I am very happy with the way they all came out.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
I remember when Pastor and Mrs Leisy moved to New York and he gave me a hosta that he called his "baby." It was huge and really beautiful. This is my "baby" begonia. I bought it in Snohomish the summer we left there in 2008. He goes outside every summer and inside for the winter. He will loose a lot of his leaves in the house, but as you can see, he recovers quite well. I had to put him in a new pot this year as he outgrew the last one, and he really took off after that.
Monday, October 17, 2011
A few of the cards I did this weekend. We went to Impress Stamps on Saturday, and I saw these papers used and thought they were so cute, yet simple. I may have to go back and get some more. Kind of a mish-mash of stamps. Some Close to My Heart, and some other miscellaneous.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Went to Impress Stamps in Tukwila today to get some new sentiment stamps for the inside of the cards, and picked up another paper pack. This first card I made four of yesterday. The background papers were from last year, and the lace I bought at a garage sale this summer. I really like it on these cards, and I love my rosette die.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Christmas card season is well under way. I went to Kent tonight and got some new papers. The old ones just weren't doing it for me. Also picked up the new Paper Crafts Holiday special for inspiration. Made a couple tonight from the book... or inspired by the book, they are not identical. I need to pick up a couple more stamps for the insides of the cards this weekend. None of the cards shown here have a message on the inside yet.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The first card was inspired by Paper Crafts Nov/Dec issue, page 23. The artist had stamped three red Christmas balls on the white, but I thought this was a perfect showcase for the shiny rosettes made from the rosette die. I made three of these, and the other two I heat embossed the phrase, but the ink actually matches the red papers better on this one. Lacey scallop border is a Martha Stewart punch. I'm not having much luck with punches lately, I have jammed up two of them this week, this one included.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Still at a snails pace with my cards this year. I really like this stamp and like to offset it on the spellbinders dies. I used different mediums for the flower centers and haven 't really decided which one I like best. The first one is colored in with Copics, along with the flower. Second one is done with a glitter pen, which really doesn't show well on a scan. Third flower center is done with Flower Soft.
Backgrounds on first two cards are dry embossed.
Backgrounds on first two cards are dry embossed.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
I usually start at least by July, if not in the spring time to do my cards, so this is extrememly late. Spring came and went in another continent, Praise God! Summer was catch up time, but not with cards.Michael's had a great sale this week, with all Sizzix dies 50%, so I got this cute tree die. The first one is embossed. They are all attached with pop dots so they have dimension.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Oh my, I have ignored this blog for so long. I wonder if anybody even knows? Since coming back from our trip to South Africa I have not really had much inspiration to get back into the craft room. I have done little bits here and there but nothing serious. I did teach a mini class for my church's women's group make a little mini tag book. Here are some of the results. These are from women who have never done paper crafts. I think they did great!
A few shots of the family just before we headed for the airport in Johanasburg. I have so many wonderful memories of the trip and will be sharing some of the pictures real soon.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Just killing time today. Background paper is Butcher Block that I've had forever! Background stamp is Inadinkado wood. Bachelor Button is Hero Arts cling. The adornments are from Quikkutz. Punch used is EK Success. Flower is colored with Copic B00 and B15. Background and floral stamped with Memento Cocoa. Background inked with Tea Dye and Stormy Sky.
Friday, February 25, 2011
This is the second set of stamps that I got recently from icopics.com . They are OA Buddies from The Greeting Farm. It took several tries to get it right. I wonder if all the people that do the fantastic coloring that I see had to go through as much trial and error, or does it come just naturally?
The paper is DCWV stack, punch is EK, die cut Spellbinders.
I love the red/yellow combo, it is just so bright and cheerful. I think it is psychological because my mother would never let me wear red and yellow together, she said it clashed! Well, actually I would never 'wear' it together now, but my little kiddies can. :) Flower die cut is Sizzix, labels Spellbinders, punch EK. Paper is from old stash.