Thursday, May 29, 2014

Bee Happy

Hey everyone!
   I thought I would drop in today to show you this card I made with one of the stamp sets from the Spring and Summer Idea book with  Close To My Heart. I thought this stamp set was so cute, it is one of the first ones I bought. I wanted to use them all on a card so this is what I came up with.
  I decided to use up some scraps and a new embossing folder that I purchased lately. I also stamped some of the flowers and a bee on the inside and left it blank for a sentiment, but do not have a picture for it. I hope everyone had a fun in the sun Memorial Day, and said prayers for all who made it possible for us to enjoy the holiday. Thanks for looking and I'll see you soon!

   Supplies- CTMH: "Happy Hive" stamp set, Paper is "Buzz and Bumble" WOTG retired. Recollections: Small heart punch, Darice: Honey comb border embossing folder "Bee Border" 3pk, all coloring was done with markers and a blending pen. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Parchment and Piercing

Good morning all!
   As all of you know by now, I am  purging (trying to!) my craft space. I found this kit that had been purchased several years ago from Paper Wishes. It contained some parchment paper and patterns for dry embossing. Use it or lose it, so I made two of the three cards in the kit. I also did a bit of piercing and used pearlescent watercolors to add a some color. I do like this technique, and prefer parchment to vellum because it is a heavier weight. I hope you enjoy, and thanks for looking!

I placed a piece of dotted paper behind this one.

The paper behind this one has wispy looking cloud shapes.

Supplies: Parchment kit by Ecstacy Crafts, Pearlescent paints byNiji purchased in the art department of Hobby Lobby, Outside sentiment, "Love This" from CTMH.  

Friday, May 9, 2014

Mother's Day

Hey Ya'll!
  It's that time again, the rush to get Mother's Day projects done before the actual day ! I've been busy making the cards, shopping for presents and even making a box for one of them to go in. I have been seeing these pop-up card boxes everywhere I look lately, even at Walmart of all places! When I saw how much they wanted for one, it sealed the deal, and I had to make one for myself.
  Oh course it ended up not being for me but for my Mother. I got the instructions and a tutorial at Split Coast Stampers, and it really was not as hard as it looks. The box itself took no time at all. It was deciding what to put in the box and where to put it that took so long, lol. I did some stamping and embossing on the flowers, and used a strip of acetate to place the butterflies on. I also made a belly band( not pictured ) to hold the card closed.

I had so much fun making this one, that I made another one for my Grandson to give to his Mother!
This one also has a belly band (not shown). I wish all of you a very Happy Mother's Day, and thanks for peeking!

Supplies- Top box: S.U.- Designer Series paper "Everyday Enchantment" (retired), Large flowers- "Secret Garden" bundle, Small flowers- "Petite Petals" bundle, Martha Stewart: Rose Leaf", "Frond", and "3 in 1  Butterfly" punches, Sentiment: Studio G.
   Supplies- Bottom box: CTMH- Paper "Pemberly" (retired), Large flowers: " Art Philosophy", Sen-
timent: "Splendid Day" (also retired), Martha Stewart: "3 in 1 Butterfly" and "Frond" punches. S.U.: "Petite Petals" bundle.