Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Miss You

Good Morning everyone!
    Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you, but I had some computer problems and now bad weather(Batten down the hatches!). I hope you all had a wonderful and restful Easter, and didn't eat too many goodies and spoil your appetite! Hubby got hooked on the Robins Eggs and bought some more afterwards. I'll have to admit I kinda like them too much myself!
   Here's another card I made at the same time as the previous Anniversary card. It was very simple and I used some of the new items from CTMH. I embossed the card, stamped the feathers and fussy cut them out, added some sequins and a small tag sentiment and ,"Whala", it's done ! Thanks for looking, and have a beautiful, creative day!
 Supplies- CTMH: Embossing folder "Chevron", Stamped feathers: "Feathers" seasons and nature, Sequins are from the Lollydoodle WOTG. Sentiment: "4 My Friend", and the tag is from a Sizzix die.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter wishes

Hey everyone!

   Isn't it funny how you run across something you forgot you had while looking for something else, and know instantly why you bought it ( 3 years ago ) and what you intended on doing with it! Such was case with these little bunnies that I purchased at Big Lots when they use to carry a good selection of scrapbook supplies. Sadly this is not the case any more, at least not at the one in my town. Any way,  I rescued them from going into the yard sale bag and teamed them up with an embossing folder I recently purchased from Consumer Crafts online. A couple of weeks ago they had all of their embossing folders on sale for $1.99 and I bought 6 or 7 of them at that price! It all came together rather quickly once I dug through the gazillion buttons that I have in my stash! Honestly, I think the buttons are growing like weeds in my craft room. I find them everywhere!!

  I hope you all have a wonderful Easter, and thanks for peeking in on me!

    Supplies- Bunnies: Paperbilities, Martha Stewart: Grass border punch and "Frond" punch for the leaves, "Loops"  punch around the page for the inside, Darice: "Cloudy Sky" embossing folder, Stampin' Up: "Banner" punch and "Loads of Love" stamp set for the sentiment, Button flowers from my ever growing collection.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Easter Chick

Hello everyone! I dropped in today to show you another little Easter card. I have been seeing these shaker cards all over Pinterest and on various blogs and I thought I would try one myself. I ( Don't faint ) got out my Cricut and and cut out the window using the centerpoint feature. I stamped the egg, cut the top half off, then I used the top half as a mask so that I could add the chick from another stamp, then stamped it again and added the chick. I then used my markers and colored pencils to  color in the egg and chick. I fussy cut them out and glued them to another piece of patterned paper. To make it a shaker, I used  a small bag that "dollar stamps" come in and added the sequins. I used Score tape to adhere the whole thing to the back of the mat and glued it all down to the card base. I had so much fun with this that I ended up making two of them. I hope you'll try this yourself, it was really not as hard as it sounds. Thanks for looking!

    Supplies- CTMH: Cricut Art Philosphy", "Colored Egg" M stamp. S.U.:" Modern Label" punch, EK Success: Scallop Circle punch, Both ribbons and sentiments from my stash, Sequins from Hobby Lobby in the Easter section. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Dry Embossing.

Hello all!

  I was recently asked to do a technique for one of our Team Training Days with Close to My Heart. This is what I came up with. I used the Easter egg from one of the new "M" stamps and did some dry embossing with a stylus. In keeping with the "purge" of 2014, I used some retired papers from CTMH also. This was the second try on the egg. The first one was done on colored vellum and I didn't get as good of an impression I as wanted, so this one was done with plain white vellum. I used watercolor pencils and a blending pen for the egg colors. Even though Easter is a bit away, it will be here before you know it! Are you getting your cards and decoration made and ready to send out snail mail? I hope so. Thanks for looking in on me!

Supplies- CTMH: Paper "Lucy", Egg: M Stamp "Colored Egg", Bling: "Bitty Sparkles" and "Glitter Gems". SU: Punch "Modern Label". Sentiment: Studio G. Ribbon from my stash.