Friday, May 27, 2011

I love handmade flowers and a Giveaway...

I just designed and uploaded a new blog header.. I think it fits me. lol  Would love to know what ya think about it???

Ok so I know I am not alone here when I say I love using handmade flowers.  I enjoy making my own out of all kinds of different things and when using them on cards just makes your cards look more handmade.  I love it.

Products used:
Bazzill Cardstock
Ruby Rocket Pattern Paper
The Girls Paperie Pattern Paper
Ribbon
Vintage flower sprig
Handmade flower

I also used the same sketch as I posted yesterday for this card so be sure to check out yesterdays post for the sketch...   If you like handmade flowers be sure to leave me a comment by midnight Sunday and I will draw a lucky winner on Monday and send them some of my handmade flowers.  Lots of different kinds.   If you follow my blog I will put your name in the drawing twice.  Just let me know your following me.

Also the McGill Inc Blog is having a giveaway today for that awesome Ice Cream Cone Dimensional Punch so hop on over there and get in on the fun and scroll down to see all the different things you can create with that punch...

A couple week ago I posted a card using seam binding that I dyed.  I offered a giveaway and well life got in the way and I almost forgot about it till I seen the bag full of dyed seam binding.  So I quickly drew a name from that giveaway...

Blogger Tracy said...
Beautiful card. Your tiny envelope is so cute, your binding is lovely. I haven't tried this yet, have to much on my to do list.
Congrats on the weight loss :)
Tracy send me your snail mail addy to elisak12 at gmail dot com

I will be back soon with another project and maybe another giveaway...



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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Little Girl cards and a Sketch

Today I would like to share with you a couple cards I made.  Right now I am calling them "My little girl" cards as they don't have a sentiment just yet.  I love creating cards but a lot of the time I am not sure what sentiment I want on it or who I am going to send it off to.  Which is nice as I always have a card ready when I need one.  All I have to do is add the sentiment or just write something inside.  Do you always add your sentiment on the card when you are creating it or do you store it away till it's time to use it and add it then?  I sure hope I'm not the only one. LOL

Products used:
Kraft Cardstock (i just love it)
Crate Paper Pattern paper
Lace
Crate Paper Die Cut and card stock sticker
Pop dots

 Products used:
Kraft Cardstock
Crate Paper Pattern Paper
Crate Paper Die Cuts
Recollections Flower Brad
Ribbon (Joanns)

Here is the sketch I created for these cards...

The card sketch is simple to adjust for any die cut shape or stamped image you may have. I love it when things are easy to recreate and I think I may be using this simple sketch for my Christmas Cards this year. 

Feel free to use the sketch and if you do please send me a link...

Till tomorrow.... Be creative and have fun.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Card...

Wow I can't believe it's been a couple weeks since I last posted...  I have been so busy with my children, organizing my scrapbook room, teaching classes and creating a lot of projects that some days I didn't know if I was coming or going..  So now that things have settled down a bit and you can actually walk in my scrapbook room I have time for a break here and there. LOL

Today I would like to share with you a card I created for McGill Inc. using the Dimensional Ice Cream Cone punch. We are featuring this punch on the McGill Blog and showing you lots of different ways you can use the punch other then the obvious Ice cream cone.

Supplies used:
McGill Inc. Dimensional Ice Cream Cone Punch
McGill Inc. Mini Petals Paper Blossom Punch
Core'dinations Black Magic and Whitewash Cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
Websters Pages Pattern Paper
Jenny Bowlin Cardstock Alphas
Basic Grey Acrylic Stamp
Cricut "Elegant Edges" Cartridge
Twine
Staz-On Black Ink
Foam Pop Dots

For complete instructions on creating this card please visit the McGill Inc. Blog.  While your there sign up to follow the Blog and or the Facebook page to see more exciting projects and so you won't miss out on some fun giveaways.  hint hint  there will be one on Friday... 

I will be back tomorrow with another project.  Until then... Happy Crafting.

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Monday, May 09, 2011

Thinking of you Card

Today I would like to share with you a card that is also being featured on the McGill Inc Blog today. It features a single Lily created with Core'dinations whitewash cardstock that I sanded parts of to bring out the yellow core color.  If you haven't seen the McGill Paper Blossom punches yet you might want to take a look.  I love that I can create over 15 different flowers and use any cardstock and or pattern papers that will match what ever project I am working on.  I just adore the simplicity of the Lily flower.

Products used:
McGill Paper Blossom Star Lily, Crystal and Starburst Punches, Tool Kit and Molding Mat
Kraft Cardstock
Corrugated Chipboard
Core'dinations Cardstock
Vintage sheet Music
Twine
Pebbles Rub-ons

To create the Lily visit the McGill Blog for step by step instructions on creating the Lily and my Card above. 

Don't forget I still have a giveaway on my previous post till Midnight tonight so if you have time after leaving a comment on this post, come back and leave a comment on my previous post for a chance at some hand dyed vintage seam binding.  

Thanks for stopping by...  I will be back tomorrow with another project a winner... 

Till then,  Happy Crafting. 


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Friday, May 06, 2011

Wow does time fly... and a Giveaway

I can't believe I haven't posted for a couple weeks.  Things have been a bit crazy here with the kids schedules, me getting sick and trying to purge all the scrappy stuff in my scrap room so I can once again move and scrap in my scrap room again.  I have also started Weight Watchers.  Now let me tell ya it hasn't been easy...  I am having huge problems drinking all the water and trying to eat all my points worth.  Lets just say I have come to terms with not being able to eat all my points but the drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day is killing me and not to mention I feel like a bloated fish in a tank 10times to big. lol  Oh well I will say that my first week on WW I did loose 2lbs.  I'm doing great and even though I miss my daily Starbucks Green Tea Frap.  I am loving my fruit smoothies. 

On to creative stuff...

I have been doing a lot of cardmaking lately... what's new right. lol  So here is one that I wanted to share with you today.  I call it a gift card card. lol  The little envelope fits a gift card perfectly.  I just adore the little envelope.

Products used:
Bazzill Cream Puff Cardstock
The Girls Paperie Pattern Paper
Jenny Bowlin "soda water" Pattern Paper
Manilla Coin Envelope
Vintage Seam Binding that I hand dyed

If you like the Vintage Seam Binding I have several colors that I have hand dyed and would love to share.  So if you leave me a comment from Today until Midnight Monday May 9th I will draw a name to send some of my hand dyed seam binding tooo...  

Until Next Time,  Happy Crafting. 



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