Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Well, I sure hope everyone is having a nice Easter with family and friends. I usually cook dinner early so we can nibble all day...except this year my daughter isnt coming over till later and my other daughter has to work. :( So I decided to make dinner later....also because silly me put myself on call at work till 6pm...duh??? I didnt even realize it was Easter....Oh well, so far I have been lucky and not called into more hour In the meantime, since I didnt want to start dinner and get called in...I decided to make one more Easter card for the year. I think I will give it to my daughter who cant be with us tonight...
You know I really didnt have any ideas on what I wanted to make today...i just kind of threw all this pieces together and I used some super old patterned paper that I totally forgot know what I mean? lol

It is a 5 x 5 inch card and I used lots of diecuts throughout. The bunny is a coloring book image that I found online and attempted to color it with copics...guess it will have to do...

I added pearls around the image and liquid pearls on the egg and around the sentiment. The flowers are part of my old stash and I just added rhinestone brads in the centers. I did use liquid applique for the bunny tail....I just love that stuff!

Well, have a great rest of the day....Happy Easter!! 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Easter *Easel Card*

Good Morning and Happy Easter Weekend! This week has been super busy at work and I was trying to work on this week's Mojo Monday #286 sketch. Im in the spring mood and with easter right around the corner...I wanted to make another bunny card with eggs. I looked around my scraproom to see what I had and then I remembered these foam pieces that I bought years ago from Michael's. It came in a big foam box so I have lots of them left. I thought why not use some more up? I added little flowers to the top of the foam using my "punch bunch" and then added liquid pearls in the centers. 

So this is my First Easel card. I have always liked the way they looked but never gave it a whirl....I cant believe how really easy they are to make? This card is a 5 x 5 card. I also used lots of punches for the grass, lace and fence. The diecut sentiment was made on the computer using 2 fonts and the background tree is from "memory box" called "swirly tree".

I basically did the inside like the front to match and I used a bigger "labels twenty" for writing inside too. Don't forget to use some foam underneath for the card to stand up. 

Here is a closer view of the foam pieces, simple and yet adorable. All the patterned paper is from Martha Stewart. 

Here is the choices of sketches for this week Mojo Monday...the ideas are endless.

Thanks for stopping by....
Have a great day and Happy Easter! 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Heartfelt Wednesday's...Beyond The Horizon....Hope Awaits

So today, I wanted to share my zodiac sign with you. I'm a cancer, I was born July 20th...and all of us crabs love the water. This card reflects my love for the water....and it is this week's project for Heartfelt Creations. I loved the stamped image and once again like the week before I wanted to focus on the beauty of the stamp. I did color it a bit with copic markers but it was not too bad...especially since I can't color to well! I only used 3 for the water and 2 for the wood/boat. 

I have had these swirls from my designing with Donna Salazar Designs and I thought they would go great with the whole water scene. I added the dots on top of the chipboard using the leftover pieces of punched cardstock. The sentiment was printed on the computer on the 2nd smallest lacey circle, the font is called "beachtype medium". Perfect!

With a little bit of fish netting and more diecuts from spellbinders...this card is ready to go. 
I get my strength from the water and it inspires me...

Hope you are inspired too! Be sure to check out more creations at the Heartfelt Creations Blog!
Have a great week....xoxo

Monday, March 25, 2013

Shabby Birthday Cake *TSTR Week #159 Lovely Layers*

 Well, it is Monday and it is my last day off till next weekend. I had another fabulous 4 day weekend and I cant believe it is already coming to an end. :( So this morning, I was looking at the newest challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room #159 Lovely Layers and I seen such a beautiful sketch and of course the beautiful inspirational photo of a shabby cake. Of course, you can never have too many birthday cards right? Once again, I made another shabby chic pink birthday card. Here is the inspirational photo of the shabby cake this week. Doesn't it look yummy and yet cuddly too?

Here is my interpretation using the sketch below. I used cream, white and pinks. I layered it 10 times in some places...whew....I thought I would never stop! I really enjoyed making the cake. It was cut at 2.5 inches on my cricut using "sweet treats" and then I just glued down the lace in pieces. I recently used a strand of pearls on another card and I figured it would go great with a shabby cake. So I wrapped it around the large "lacey circle" and around the sentiment. 

I seem to using quite a bit of pink patterned paper...the supply is getting So I thought I would emboss the cardstock in the background. I think it is my favorite embossing template because I tend to use it quite a bit. The other patterned papers are from K & Company "luxury stack".

Here is a closer view of the shabby cake...I also used my "Bitty Blossoms" for the tiny flowers in the matching cardstock. In the background, I used "Italian Flourish" from Cheery Lynn Designs.

Once again, I printed the sentiment from my computer on white cardstock and used "Fancy Framed Tags Two" by spellbinders. I added pearls around the sentiment to match the larger circle. The two larger Prima flowers were from my stash of old but beautiful leftovers. 

Here is the beautiful sketch! Don't you love all the lovely layers! I sure do! 
Thank you soooo much!

Thanks for stopping by today...see you soon!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

A Love Story Never Ends

Hello, this weekend is pretty busy for me crafting away. I have been working on DT work for Heartfelt Creations and some other GDT work for another Manufacturer sure to come back for the month of April... :) In between all of that I needed to make a card for a young couple getting married in I was looking around on pinterest to get some ideas quickly. I ran across this beautiful card made by Teneale Williams. Thank You!! I loved the colors and the simplicity yet elegant look to her card. I used a heart template from my cricut to make the base of the heart and added little leaves punched with my bunch punch. The doves and banner are part of Donna Salazar's "mixd media elements" diecuts. I just added pearls for the eyes and around the whole card. The sentiment was printed from the computer called "channel". 

I love making either 5 x 6 or 5x 5 cards, but I was also getting a little tired of the same basic look. So to change it up a bit I have been punching them with Martha Stewart around the page punches. I liked this particular one for a elegant! The inside cuts are 5.25 x 3.75 and I just took another piece of white cardstock and embossed it with my cuttlebug. The whole card took about 20 minutes to when that happens! 

Here is a closer view of love birds and heart wreath. You can really see the embossed paper better here and what is a card without pearls....wait??? no flowers? lol

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Heartfelt Wednesday's *I Thank God*

Hello my friends...have you ever thought about your friends and cant believe how lucky you are to have a true friend who doesn't care what you say or do and loves you no matter what? Well, this sentiment was perfect to thank that very person in your life. When I think of God, I think of peaceful serene things. This stamp from the new collection from Heartfelt Creations "Sweet Serenity" was a perfect match to the old sentiment from Heartfelt Creations "Inspire Me Sentiments

I have been making for a long time now cards for Heartfelt Creations with lots of flowers. I really didn't think this card needed any flowers because I really wanted to focus on the beautiful stamped image and sentiment. If you notice I didn't even use any patterned paper either...just diecuts and punches. 

So I was going to use my liquid pearls in white for the framing of the image but then I looked in my ribbons and found the string of pearls. I used clear glue to hold them down. I sure like the look, plus it was super fast....I will be doing that more often. :)

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to Thank God for your dear ones in your life...
Stop by the HC Blog for more inspiration too!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St Patrick's Day!!!

Happy St. Patty's Day! I tend to use green quite a bit for many cards and layouts so I thought why not make a card today using that color once again! I used my scrap papers and cardsock. The beautiful dark green shamrock is a diecut by Cheery Lynn Designs called "2 of hearts". I also used some foam stickers (glittery) that I have had for years.... The sentiment is part of a 3 small stamp set that I bought in the dollar section at Joann's. 

The distressed leaves are from Heartfelt Creations...but they are retired now....sorry. I had some swirl felt that I just thought I would use up too...found that at the dollar just never know what you will find there....

I tried to layer 3 pieces of ribbon together and added a green pearl in the center....also on the bottom right hand corner. The card is a 5 x 6 inch card and I used the same punch that I used recently on the Easter Chocolate card....I really love the shape. 

Well, gotta go, off to celebrate St Patty's Day! Be safe and have fun!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Easter Chocolates

Good Morning everyone! Today, Im sharing with you a card that I made for Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #71 Easter. I was in the mood for chocolate again and the new stamp from Heartfelt Creations, called butterfly and bunny, I was thinking the bunny is the perfect stamp for my theme today. So I wanted to make the card all brown and I had this old brown floral paper that I wanted to use...however, by the time I placed all the elements on top it is a little hard to see? lol So I fussy cut out some of the leaves and placed them on top. I was thinking to make the title of the card Happy Easter, but then it seemed to common so I went with Easter Chocolates instead. 

The shape of the card is Martha Stewart punched at 5 x 12 inches and folded in half. I used the polynesian sails in the center...OMG! Love the intricate details of this diecut! I also used the lace egg 3 times and placed 2 different colored brown cardstock behind them and topped it off with liquid pearls. 

The swirls are victorian romance flourish in chocolate paper and I added prima flowers and pearls to finished the card front. 

Here is the inside using the lace egg again and the MS punch for a personal inside sentiment. 

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed my easter chocolate inspiration :)
I was soooo lucky and honored to be a winner!
Also to be a guest designer...come back soon! 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Heartfelt Wednesday's *New Sweet Serenity Collection *

Welcome to the New Heartfelt Creations Sweet Serenity Collection!  We are pleased to present the Sweet Serenity Collection. This set includes a floral frame die, four new nature stamps, four animal stamps and some fun floral and typographical stamps. Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by March 19th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $113.94 
The "posy patch papers" with this new collection are so light in color and it makes me think of spring and Easter. This photo is of my niece, Victoria and I gave this little bunny to her...she cracked me up still looking in the bag for something more than the bunny! lol

I used the new bunny stamp from "butterfly and bunny" is too cute and it is perfect for spring and Easter projects. I also used 2 different flowers "vintage florets" and delicate asters". The vine in the background is part of the New collection and it is called "leafy frame". It has a matching stamp too! You will see lots of beautiful projects using this diecut over and over again.

The basket is also from HC called "decorative layered basket" it is great to use on a layout, card or making little candy baskets for small gifts or on the table. The fence on top is a diecut from "garden romance" It is very delicate and great to diecut alone or make more for a long fence. The grass is a MS punch and I thought it worked out great for this spring. 

This layout is not as think as many other layouts I do, so if you like less 3D then this will be great for you too....

Have a great day and don't forget to leave a comment at the Heartfelt Creations Blog for a chance to win this beautiful collection too! 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Shabby Room Birthday Wishes

Good Morning! Last night I was working on this card for this week's Shabby Tea Room Challenge # 156. I have been thinking about what I wanted to do from the inspirational photo the past few days. Basically, I decided I wanted to make the room with the desk and and chair. The rules for this week is to use WHITE and ONE color plus a FRAME. I originally was going to use the "floral ovals" for the frame that I use quite a bit, but with the desk there would be no room? So on this 5 x 6 inch card,  I used my cricut for the chair, desk and frame. It is from the "sentimentals" cartridge. I have never cut these pieces before and well, I love the way they turned out! The desk is cut at 2.5 inches, the chair and mirror/frame at 3 inches. I also used my "sweet treats" cartridge again to make another birthday cupcake. I added liquid applique for the frosting and doodled the white lines for the liner, plus a pearl. :)

I wanted to use this light beige color and I didn't have any patterned paper to match? So, I just embossed the white cardstock with Donna Salazar Chox- Driftwood and ran it through the cuttlebug. It sure gives it a shabby look. I also cut a square for an accent pillow and did the same as the background paper. The lacy diecut on the bottom is from Cheery Lynn Designs called "border carnivale" and the beautiful chandelier is soooo delicate it is from Memory Box. I chalked the top of the bulbs with and colored with a jelly roll pen to give it some shine. 

The stamped sentiment is a stamp I bought a long time ago and I don't remember who made it sorry? :( I used the same chalk throughout and used it to stamp the sentiment, then enhanced it again with the jelly roll pen. Of course I cant seem to make a card without ribbon and bling...but it matches the beige color. On the photo inspiration, there was also a feather wreath on the chair so I added one behind the chair. I really like how it adds that one little extra something. Pop dots and pearls finished off this "shabby room birthday wishes" card. 

Here is the photo inspiration for the week....I think I got as close as I could? :) Thank you! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Sunday! 
Im sooo honored to be a winner!! Thank you so much! 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Got the Blues?

Hello again, 
Today, I wanted to make a card for the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog Challenge #70 using a doily. This past weekend, I went to the local card convention in Mesa, AZ and I purchased many diecuts from Cheery Lynn Designs. I just LOVE the delicate details of all the diecuts, I sure wish I could own them all! I was lucky to win the first place card contest on Saturday, so that sure helped out quite a bit in getting lots of goodies! That also helped me feel a little better after a recent death close to our family. However, my daughter is still having a really hard time...that is where I got the theme for today..."got the blues?" 

This little 5 x 5 card has 4 diecuts from Cheery Lynn Designs. The main focus is the doily in the background it is called "Italian Flourish". I fussy cut out the blue cardstock behind the doily background so the doily could really pop off the card. I then used a slightly lighter blue to match my copic markers that I have and diecut a "victorian romance flourish" from Cheery Lynn for the left hand bottom corner. On the bottom, is another new diecut that I purchased called "border carnivale" I really like the thickness of it and it has really amazing details. 

The adorable little hearts are called "two of hearts" are part of the doilies and exotic dies. There are 2 different sizes in the package, I used the smaller of the two because of the size of my card, next time I sure will bringing out the big one so you can see it. I placed the sentiment, printed from the computer, in the center on a smaller heart and then framed it in blue cardstock. The little bear with torn patches is a stamp that I bought years ago from Stamps By Judith. I sure wish I could color better but for this card it worked out great for the mood of blue. To finish the card I added navy blue ribbon, liquid pearls and buttons. No flowers??? lol...I'm thinking you sure don't need them for all the diecuts are just as beautiful as it!

I usually don't finish insides very often...mostly because I make cards but don't send very many out? Sad huh? But this card I did finish the inside because I want to give it to my daughter who is having the blues....sigh....I used navy blue cardstock and cut another "victorian romance flourish" and then just added liquid pearls around the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and send some "Cheery" thoughts my way for my daughter. Im also hoping that I can be a Guest Designer for Cheery Lynn Designs in the near future...
I'm keeping my fingers crossed.... :)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Heartfelt Wednesday's "Hi"

Welcome back to another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!
This past weekend, I went to the Mesa, AZ Card Convention and met up with Emma Lou again. She is adorable, sweet and cute as a button! Hugs!! I wasn't sure if I was supposed to help out at the show and well late the night before I called one of the regular show guys and he called me back to say "yes" It was a nice day once again...I'm so blessed and honored to work with such an amazing company. I never want it to end.... :) So I made this card for this week's project. I just love greens and with the new "sunny day" collection all the work is done for you...just add cardstock. Gotta love that! 

The sentiment was printed once again from my computer, just a simple "Hi" is a nice card to get once in a while. The little flowers are "posy patch" and matching diecut from HC. The milk can image is part of the "sunny day" paper collection and it is perfect for me because I'm not very good at no need to stress out if you cant color either....just use the images like me!

I wanted to add one of favorite swirls called "bella rose" the stamp and the the diecut are always so beautiful to use of cards and on scrapbook pages. This card is mostly green with touches of yellow and gold. I just bought the gold liquid pearls yesterday....I cant believe I didnt have it? lol

Have a great day and be sure to stop by HC Blog for more beautiful projects and maybe a sneak peek at the NEW collection coming next week!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Mojo Monday *With Sympathy*

So I know it is the end of the week, but I wanted to use this week's Mojo Monday sketch. Since I recently made some sympathy cards, I decided instead of waiting until I need one to go ahead and have one ready.... I sure don't hope I need to use it anytime soon, but at least I have one ready so I don't have to think about it when another sad time comes. Here is the sketch this week by Julee Tilman. 
Thank you!

Here is the sympathy card that I made using this sketch. The flourish in Kraft is from Cheery Lynn Designs "fanciful flourish" and I added tiny flowers using my Fiskars punch with tiny pearls in the center. The big flower was made using tissue paper that I recently made for a shabby chic birthday card. You can find the tutorial here. The beautiful stamp is from Verve called "treasured words "and I used Donna Salazar's Chox in "sparrow" which is wonderful and fast drying. 

Here is a closer view. The bling I bought at the local Michaels and it comes with several pieces. 

I chose the wood background paper and I found it at Joann's. The card only took about 30 minutes to make which is perfect if you need a card in a hurry. I also added a bit of lace to the flag to give this card a warmer look. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!