Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tag You're It

Once again I am excited to tell you about the new challenge at the Sisterhood.  As you can see by the title of this post, our challenge is to make a tag, which could be used on any project. For my creation, I chose this vintage photo from Pinterest. I haven't made many tags, so I am very happy with the way this one turned out. The tag and sentiment were aged using a dauber and SU Sepia ink. Also added some to the image to give it an aged look.

I am trying to decide whether to keep this tag and use it on a gift or make a piece of framed art. The sentiment is from Hellen Keller "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." 

 And now for the recipe:

Tag: Julie Nutting Prima Tags

Frame for sentiment: DCWV Heirloom Collection, White cardstock for sentiment

Ink: SU Sepia, Memories Black

Embellishments: Charms by Pixie Press, Ivory Sheer Satin Ribbon

Stickers: Special Moments Scrapbooking 

Why not join in the fun this week at the Sisterhood Challenge blog? You will find lots of inspiration from the sistahs' and the other players.

Thanks for stopping by today and please come again soon.


Friday, May 16, 2014

More Flowers

Today I have another stamp set that I purchased at the "Adventures in Stamping" convention in Akron, Ohio last month. This stamp set by Rubbernecker stamps is simply called "Layered Flowers". The petals were stamped and misted with water before stamping. Then the detail stamp was inked with black and stamped over the petals. The background was stamped with the "Branch Shadow" background stamp (using SU Mellow Moss ink) also by Rubbernecker stamps. This is another very versatile stamp set. The recipe is listed below the photo.

Card Base: SU Mellow Moss, SU Always Artichoke
Ink: SU Summer Sunshine, Mellow Moss, Black India 
Embellishments: Butterfly and Flower Stickers purchased at the local dollar store

I love stamp sets that can be used for so many occasions. Now I just need to stamp some to put away for future use.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope to see you again soon.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

May Flowers

About 2 weeks ago, my friend Judy and I attended a stamp/scrapbooking convention Akron, Ohio. This is a two-day event held at the John Knight convention center. There are always over 100 vendors at this event selling stamps, dies, paper, punches, etc. I purchased some new stamps and dies that I am excited to share with you. The card below was created using the "Flowers in the Breeze" stamp set by Rubbernecker stamps. I used markers to color the flowers and larger stems and leaves, misted with water and stamped on white cardstock. Next, I used a darker green marker to color the thin detail stems and stamped over the flowers and leaves. The recipe follows the picture.


Card Base: white cardstock, SU Always Artichoke
Designer Paper: Marcella by Kay
Markers: Marvy
Ink: SU Mellow Moss
Ribbon: 1/2" Pink Gingham

I love how misting the stamp before gives the image a watercolor effect. I'm going to stamp more of this image in different colors and save them for future use. The possibilities for this set is endless. Could be used for "Thinking of You", "Mother's Day", "Birthday", "Get Well" and "Sympathy".

Thanks for visiting with me today. Stop by again soon.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Welcome Baby!

This week's challenge at the Sisterhood hosted by Lisa is to create a project for "Baby". Maybe a baby card, gift box or other gift. I just purchased this Memory Box Carriage die to start making baby cards for craft shows. Isn't it precious? The background paper is from a baby paper pack, just can't remember the name of the company. I'll have to go back through my stash and find it. It is hard to tell from the picture, but the baby carriage is cut from glittered cardstock and I put purple gems on the wheel centers. I added lace to divide the top and bottom of the card and added these cute paper roses.

Now, how about heading over to the Sisterhood for more inspiration from the "Sistahs", then share your creation with us? Remember you have until 8pm Sunday, May 25th to enter.

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Hurray for Sunshine

What a busy week this has been. Between doctor appointments, dark rainy days and my husband's car breaking down, I haven't had any time to get into my craft room. Thankfully, appointments are done, the car is fixed and it is a beautiful sunny day. Today I want to share a 3D project with you. I purchased some acrylic photo frames and decided to make desk post-it-note holders. Each holder will have a pen, but I forgot to add the pen when I took the photo. (Yet another senior moment.)


Cardstock: SU Sunburst, Mellow Moss, White
Designer Paper: Prima Sun Kist Paper Collection
Sentiment: JustRite Nature's Nested Sentiments
Dies: Spellbinders Labels 6
Flower: Pinwheels Florettes

I purchased the flower at a Stamp Sale and Swap this past weekend. The flower collection is from Webster's Pages. I checked this website out and they still have these flowers. They come in a pack of four and each has a different color in the center.

Off to do some housework, then hopefully back to crafting later this afternoon. Have a great day eveiryone. Thanks for stopping by.