I live in a very small town.... but it's full of wonderful folks who like to celebrate life..and it shows in our Annual Parade that is held at the same time as our County's Exhibition...with lots of Farm Animals, Tractor Pulls..Horse Racing, Cotton Candy and a Fun Fairground full of rides...
Sunday, June 22, 2014
I couldn't help myself...hee hee
I really liked the water color card I made a few days ago... and wanted to re-created it as a birthday card.... I added a few more flowers and green foliage.. filling out the white space even more...
The taller flowers remind me of Lupins, a wild flower which grows profusely here on Prince Edward Island in June...maybe that's why I like them so much!! hee hee
Flower Cards are so versatile... aren't they..??
Flower and Leaf Stamps are an assortment of very old ones I have stored in a CD case... no I.D.'s ..Sorry...
Sentiment Stamp; Heidi Swapp - HS01127
Mason Jar Stamp; Lawn Fawn - Summer Charm - LF449
Assorted Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Stazon Jet Black Ink
Thursday, June 19, 2014
I used a mixture of many old stamps that I had transferred to a CD case, so I don't have their original manufacture's names... sorry... :(
I stamped the images with Tim Holtz Distress and inks, then fussy cut them and placed them in the Mason Jar... giving the card a bit more dimension...
Generally I just had a whole whack of fun....!!
Check out Nichol's Blog and watch her tutorial....
Monday, May 26, 2014
I was pleased... :)
Now..how to deal with my scrappy addiction???!! hee hee
Camera & Film Strip Die - Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Snapshot - S5-149
Tab Punch - We R Memory Keepers - TABP-71312
Stamps - My Minds Eye - Find Your Wings and Fly - #FLY123
- My Favorite Things - Document it - Expand Your View - 815765018432
- My Favorite Things - Just My Type - 815765017015
- Pink Paislee - Color Wash - PP01039
- Teresa Collins - Vintage Finds Stamps #1 - VF1021
- Farm House Paper Company - Market Square Stamps Emporium - MS0010
Inks - Walnut Stain Distress Ink - ColorBox Chalk, Chestnut Roan
Cardstock & Twine - from my stash
Sunday, May 11, 2014
The design is simple, the banner style holds the focal image/sentiment and adds dimension to the card...and creating a vintage look, gives the quote a timelessness..
I guess the flowers means that I will be giving this one to a girl!! hee hee
Background and Sentiment Stamp: Tim Holtz - Flights of Fancy - CSS25856
Inks: ColorBox Chalk - Yellow Ochre and Olive Pastel;
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Forest Moss and Tea Dye
Stazon - Jet Black
Punches: Martha Stewart - Hydrangea 3-n-1 - M283031
Martha Stewart - Rose leaf - M283014
Monday, May 5, 2014
With Graduations just around the corner, it seemed time to get crackin' ..
It's not often I make a card without stamping ( on the outside )..but this one had the perfect sentiment right on the paper...!!
A little fussy cutting, a bit of distress inking....some glossy accents..and I had myself a bit of a Steampunk look...perfect for any graduate... or even someone on any new adventure!
Frame Die - Spellbinders Nestabilities - Nobel Rectangle - S5-190
Design Papers - My Minds Eye - Find Your Wings and Fly - Sky's the Limit #FLY101 & #FLY108
Button - My Mind's Eye - Sky's the Limit Decorative Buttons - #FLY119
Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Twine from my Stash
Friday, April 25, 2014
Even though it snowed ( again ) yesterday, officially making it 6 months of Winter, so far.. most of it melted today and that feeling of Spring is back in the air...inspiring my "Be Happy" Card!! hee hee
I white embossed the flowers and leaves then painted them with Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn and Mustard Seed distress inks....then glossy accented the centers.
Papers were from Echo Park 6x6 pad - Happy Days and My Minds Eye 6x6 pad - Fine and Dandy Girl..did a little layering..
Hand stitched a framed border..popped it on a card base and Voila!!
Flower Stamp - Inkadinkado - Mod Flowers - 60-30305
Sentiment Stamp - Itty Bitty Unity Stamp - year-o-graphy banners - IB-SS-257
Versamark Embossing Ink
American Crafts Zing Embossing Powder - Opaque White
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers - Mustard Seed - Mowed Lawn
Ranger Inkessentials - Glossy Accents
Martha Steward Border Punch - Rounded Lattice