Saturday, April 23, 2016

Rhinestone Birthday




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Gosh I just could not get a good picture of this card design.  The shiny gold card stock is really pretty but the picture makes it look like there is a shadow.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Vintage Happy Birthday
Impression Obsession - Grass
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame
Rhinestones

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Spring Day

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Just a quick card design, I embossed the background, used green glitter paper for the body of butterflies and created the flowers and then doted them with the Peridot pen.

Materials:
Cuttlebug - Tiffany Embossing Folder
Poppy Stamps - Delaney (top) & Cheviot Butterfly (bottom)
Impression Obsession - Tiny Flowers
Dee's Distinctively Small Leaves
Viva Decor Glitter Lines - Peridot pen 
Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit Inspired by Susan Tierney-Cockburn (to shape flowers)

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Elegant Blooms

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I really like shiny card stock but wow does it make taking a picture difficult.  I first embossed the background and then offset the Dee Distinctively - Border No 3 & Spellbinders Classic Ovals pieces to create a shadow effect.  Then added the Hollyhocks and Lilies.

Materials:
My Favorite Thins Die-namics - Lily
Impression Obsession - Hollyhocks
Poppy Stamps - Massa Leaf Background
Dee Distinctively - Border No 3
Spellbinders Classic Ovals
Cuttlebug - Winter Bundle Embossing Folder
Viva Decor Yellow Pen

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Blooming Hollyhocks

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I saw something similar to this design on Pinterest by Angela of From The Tool Shed Blogspot.  Since I had the Hollyhock die I thought I would try my hand at creating the design.  It is really quick and easy to design.

Materials:
Mounting Tape- back of card
Impression Obsession - Hollyhocks
Poppy Stamps - Swirly Curl Border Outline & Meadow Leaf
Yellow Viva Decor Pen (flower centers)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Lily Bouquet

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I die cut the lilies and used my watercolor kit and copics to paint the colors and dots.  I coated them with Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer for a little shine.  The punched border is Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Punch Around The Page.

Materials:
Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer 
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Punch Around The Page.
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Memory Box Lavish Branch & Vintage Apothecary
My Favorite Things - Die-namics - Lily
Pink Rhinestones
Watercolor Kit
Copics

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Twilight Evening

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I broke out the watercolors again.  I finally got around to buying some watercolor paper.  After watching many videos I thought I would try creating a nighttime background scene.  After it was dry I attached the small deer and tree and framed the design.

Materials:
Artist's Loft Fundamentals Watercolor Pan set
Memory Box - Grand Alder Tree & Valley Deer Trio

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Spring Day

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Still raining, since October 1 2015 until today we have had 42 inches of rain.  We have now set an all time high.  Really I am so looking forward to some dry weather.

I am still playing with my cheap watercolor set, I painted the background using watercolor paper  my set and then die cut the pink and white oval frame and used mounting tape behind the white for a little dimension.  I added the wide tree and tiny pink flowers and dotted them with pink Viva Decor.  Then added the grass, ducks flower and bunny.

Materials:
Spellbinders - Grand Ovals
Poppy Stamps - Leafy Sprig & Bunny Buddies
Memory Box - Peace Doves
Impression Obsession - Tiny Flowers, Farm Girl & Wide Tree
Scotch Mounting Tape
Viva Decor 
Martha Stewart - Grass Punch or any grass die of your choice
Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit Inspired by Susan Tierney-Cockburn
Artist's Loft Fundamentals Watercolor Pan set


Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Colors Of Spring

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When I made the first flower I thought this would be a fun project for kids to make.  All you do is either punch out or die cut 4 or 5 colors of the same flower and then glue them together.  After the design was done it looked like a retro flower to me.

Materials:
Memory Box Norrland Flower (leaves and stem)
Memory Box Fabulous Phlox (just die cut with 4/5 different card stock colors)
Martha Stewart - Butterfly punch
Pink Rhinestones
Corner Punch

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Cherry Blossom Gathering

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For today's design I wanted to create a silhouette which made creating it really easy.  I punched out the grass and die cut the little girl.  Then framed the design in a square pattern starting with the white card stock which is a 4" X 4" square.  The next pink frame is a 4 1/2" X 4 1/2" square and so forth.    

The tiny flower die is my go to flower because it is so easy to use and the flowers always come out great.  I just use the stylus and the pad and press down in the center of each flower to create a little dimension.

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Tiny Flowers, Girl With Easter Basket & Wide Tree
Martha Stewart - Grass Punch
Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit Inspired by Susan Tierney-Cockburn


Sunday, March 6, 2016

Watercolor Butterflies

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I recently purchased a cheap set of watercolors and thought I would try something different. I used Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper but I will need to buy some watercolor paper and try it again.  I took the brush and dipped it in water then used the red watercolor and splattered it on the paper.  I used several colors for the butterflies and once the paper dried I die cut them out.  I used mounting tape behind each butterfly and behind the splattered red piece.

Materials:
Watercolor kit
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper
Poppy Stamps Delaney Butterfly & Cheviot Butterfly
Impression obsession - Easter Joy die
Mounting Tape
Pink rhinestones




Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Garden Nymph

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Wow we had a strong wind and rain storm yesterday, knocked out power, blew branches everywhere and some folks had trees come down.  Made for a good day to stay indoors and make cards.

The dancing lady die has always been my most favorite because you can use it so many ways.  I used some left over pieces from other designs to create this card.  I die cut the Lady and added a black shirt then attached some Viola Leaves and silver card stock cut outs from the inside parts of the Crisp Bows.  I added a few Tiny flowers and dotted them with Peridot light green.  I attached the Leafy Sprig and more Tiny Flowers.  For her hat it was a left over tiny pumpkin which I dded some Tiny Flowers and the Cardinal.  I punched the grass and tucked some Tulips into it and added the Mountain Landscape to the top.   

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Mountain Landscape Layers, Tiny Flowers & Cardinals
Poppy Stamps - Tulip Fanfare,Leafy Sprig, Viola Leaves
Memory Box - Lady Dancing - Crisp Bows & Garden Tools
Martha Stewart - Grass Pinch
Viva Decor Peridot light green

Friday, February 26, 2016

Spring Phlox

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Making flowers are really hard for me, I just have not gotten the hang of it.  I took the Phlox and Norrland flowers and used the Sizzix Accessory tool to shape them.  Next I used the Copics Vermilion and colored a little on the top of the orange petals.  I applied a little clear Wink of Stella to the petals and a drop of Viva Decor - Peridot light green to the centers.  I embossed the Candy Jar and used it as a vase in the center of the design.  To complete the design I added a little mounting tape to the back of the Floral Frame.

Materials:
Memory Box Norrland Flower, Fabulous Phlox & Candy Jar
Poppy Stamps - Dianna Border
Cuttlebug - Kassie's Brocade Embossing Folder (embossed the Candy Jar vase)
Spellbinders - Classic Ovals Large & Floral Ovals
Clear Wink Of Stella (I coated the orange and flower petals)
Copics - Vermilion R08 (to tint the orange petals
Mounting Tape (behind the Floral Frame)
Sizzix Accessory, Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tierney-Cockburn
Viva Decor - Peridot light green

Monday, February 22, 2016

Spring Blossoms




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I am not very good using the alcohol inks but I wanted to paint the bird several colors.  I die cut the two branches and added some tiny pink flowers then used the Sizzix Accessory tool and pad to shape them and doted the centers with  Viva Decor Yellow. To complete I  then framed the design.  Really easy and quick to create.

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Tiny Flowers
Memory Box - Woodland Branch & Gold Finch
Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics B
Alcohol inks
Viva Decor Yellow 
Sizzix Accessory, Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tierney-Cockburn

Friday, February 19, 2016

Spring Day

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I first die cut the blue frame using the Spellbinders Matting Basics and added mounting tape to the back,  I used the Cloud Border and created a mask for the background.    Next I die cut the tree, grass, leaves, squirrels birds and grass.  I used the Sizzix Accessory tool kit to shape the flowers and added a drop of Viva Decor Peridot to each flower center.

Materials:
Spellbinders - 5 x 7 Matting Basics A
Poppy Stamps - Viola Leaves
Memory Box - Peace Doves, Grand Alder Tree & Prairie Grass
Taylored Expressions - Cloud Border Die
Impression Obsession - Tiny flowers & Squirrel Set
Mounting Tape
Sizzix Accessory, Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tierney-Cockburn
Viva Decor - Peridot light green

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Birthday Delivery

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Another quick and easy card design.  I die cut from red glitter paper the bike and then punched the balloons.  I attached the balloon bundle to the Crisp Bow and added the words and framed the card and I was done.  Really this is the last birthday design for a while.

Materials:
Memory Box - Crisp Bow & Brand New Bicycle
Impression Obsession - Happy Birthday
Martha Stewart - Balloon Punch

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Celebrate Your Day

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As you can see from my previous posts it is Birthday season, here is another really simple design.  I wanted the circles to look as if they were bursting out of the Apothecary jar.  Kids might like making this design since really all they need to do is punch out circles.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Vintage Happy Birthday
Memory Box - Vintage Apothecary Jar
Fiskars - 1/4" circle punch
EK Success -1/2" punch
Assorted Glitter Stock Paper


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Sending Birthday Wishes

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My motto on this design was keep it simple 10 minutes or less ,  After die cutting the cupcakes I coated the tops with Wink Of Stella to add a little glitter.  Then took the two smallest square dies and used them to frame each cupcake.   I die cut in black card stock the Happy Birthday and then framed the design. 

Materials:
Tattered Lace Mini Dies Cupcake
Poppy Stamp - Vintage Happy Birthday
Spellbinders - Classic Squares Large
Wink Of Stella Clear

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Wishing You The Best Birthday

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Very quick and easy, I punched the glitter card stock balloons and attached each with a silver Crisp bow.  Then die cut the silver scalloped heart silver and pink swirl and attached together before adding mounting tape to back.  Next, I  placed the balloons and framed the card.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Vintage Happy Birthday
Memory Box - Crisp Bows
Spellbinders - Classic Hearts
Spellbinders - Scalloped Hearts
Spellbinders - 5 x 7 Matting Basics B
Martha Stewart - Balloon punch
Mounting Tape
Swirly patterned card stock

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Lace Hearts

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I had no idea where I was going with this design when I started.  I first die cut the heart in white and then in pink, I liked the pink better so I glued the white behind it and used the lacy inside die for the center.   I added mounting tape to the back of heart.  I embossed another piece of pink card stock and framed it with white card stock. then added the fun corners and framed that in black card stock and finally white.

Materials:
Spellbinders - Lace Hearts
Cuttlebug - Textile Embossing Folder
Cheery Lynn Designs - Lace Corner Deco F
Small pink rhinestones

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Valentine Surprise

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Materials:
Martha Stewart - Punch Around The Page Sweet Hearts (heart frame)
Impression Obsession - Cupid With Hearts
Spellbinders - Classic Squares Large (envelope)
Spellbinders - Classic & Scalloped Hearts

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sending Warm Hugs

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I had so many ideas for Valentine cards I want to get them all posted before Valentines Day. I had some left over pieces from holiday designs so added the Mountain Landscape as snow and the fun Snowman all decked out in hearts.  I embossed the background and added some Viva Decor Glass Effects to some of the dots but you can not really see them.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Tulip Fanfare
Cuttlebug - Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Penny Black - Heart String
Cheery Lynn Designs - Frosty the Snowman
Impression Obsession - Mountain Landscape Layers

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Tic Tac Toe

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Another 10 minute card design.  I die cut the Fleur De Lis frame and then used two different sizes of the Classic Square dies to create the red frame.  I inset the Tic Tac Toe parts and was pretty much done.

Materials: 
Poppy Stamps - Tic Tac Toe Love
Spellbinders - Fleur De Lis Squares
Spellbinders - Classic Squares Large

Monday, January 25, 2016

I go nuts for you Valentine

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I finally have gotten around to using the A2 Curved borders dies, I just picked several and created the curved border and then added the branch and the fun squirrels.  The ribbon banner I die cut in white, brown and cinnamon color and overlapped them for the shadow effect.  I wanted to make a non traditional Valentine card design and colors.

Materials:
Memory Box - Busy Squirrels & Lavish Branch
Spellbinders - A2 Curved Borders One
Spellbinders - Ribbon Banners

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sending You Tons Of Hearts

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Another 10 minute card design.  Really easy to create I just die cut everything, added the hearts to the dozer and truck then attached paint can on ladder and cascaded hearts downward.  I just thought this design was so darn cute.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Candy Hearts, Garden Step Ladder & Paint Cans and Brush
Memory Box - Little Dozer, Mighty Dump Truck & Dump Truck
Spellbinders - 5 X 7 Matting Basics B
Wink of Stella - used on tires and paint can

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Cupid With Hearts



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Another 10 minute card design.  I card the white card stock 5" X 5" and punched the heart design.  The used the two largest Classic Squares together with red card stock to create the frame.  I added mounting tape to the red frame and also behind the punched hearts.  Then added the cupid and some red hearts.

Materials:
Impression Obsession Cupid With Hearts
Spellbinders Classic Squares Large (3½ x 3½” &  3 x 3”) Red Frame
Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page Sweet Hearts
Mounting Tape

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