Thursday, October 30, 2014

Vintage Best Wishes

Feeling a little nostalgic today as I remember all the fun times I had with my Aunt Donnie. I spent almost every weekend with her. We baked cookies, made popcorn, watched movies and played board games. In the summer, we would pick flowers from her garden to make flower arrangements for her church. Sometimes we would pack up the car and head to my cousin's house in Lakewood, Ohio for the weekend. So my project today is a birthday card, inspired by her.

White card stock was used for the base. The background paper and sentiment came from a scrapbooking pack that I have had forever. The pink card stock is Stampin' Up and the brown is Core'dinations Chocolate. The image was found on Pinterest.

I just purchased this Spellbinders Wrought Iron fence over the weekend and couldn't wait to use it. I love how it adds to the vintage look of my card. The flowers are paper flowers from the wedding department of a local craft store. I am very happy with the end product.

Well, that's it for today. Time to pick up my 2 year old granddaughter. I will be taking her trick or treating tonight because her mommy has to work. This will be her first time and I am so excited to be the one to take her.

Have a great day! Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Happy Fall

Didn't have a lot of time for crafting last week. Beside babysitting my 2 year old granddaughter, I helped decorate and attend a baby shower for my friend, Judy's, daughter. Then I helped with a Halloween Party at our local library and attended a Halloween Party on Saturday. Now I am trying to catch up on my crafting.

Last night I decided to try my hand at CASE-ing a card I saw on Pinterest. You can see the original card here. The details for my card follow the picture.


Cardstock: SU white, always artichoke, pacific point

Designer Paper: SU Brights Collection

Punches: 1 1/4" circle, 1 3/8" scalloped circle, Owl, Bird

The sentiment was typed on my computer and then punched with the circle punches and adhered to the card with dimensionals.

 This will be my swap for our Stamp club meeting in November. I love getting together with this group
of ladies every month. Lots of good food and inspiration.

Well, that's all I have for today. Don't forget to stop by the Sisterhood and check out the new challenge.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall Days

I am exicited to share my project for the Sisterhood challenge "Fall Colors" with you today. Fall has always been my favorite time of the year. I love all the reds, oranges and yellows against a blue sky.
The basket was made using my Envelope Punch Board and Stampin' Up old olive cardstock and DCWV fall designer paper. The stamp set is SU's "Autumn Leaf Print" stamp set and Real Red, Pumpkin Orange and Old Olive SU markers. Pop dots lift the rough cut leaves for dimension and topped of with orange and green grosgrain ribbon bow. The leaf vine across the handle was purchased at a local craft store in the ribbon department.

It would make a beautiful center piece for a table or a nice gift for that someone special. It is such an easy project, I will definitely be making more for friends and family.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Make A Wish

My project for today is a fall birthday card. This picture doesn't show the true beauty of the image I found on Pinterest. (I really need to find a better place for my photo box, so I can get the proper lighting.)


Cardstock: White for the base, Chocolate (Core'dinations)

Designer Paper: DCWV's Amber Autumn Stack

Sentiment stamp: Make a Wish (don't know the manufacturer)

Die Cut: Memory Box "Lovely Tendril"

Embellishment: Pumpking Ribbon

I found a few more similar pictures to use on projects. I will be using them for birthday, Thanksgiving and general fall projects.

Thanks for visiting. Please stop by again soon.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Simple Birthday

Hello everyone. Today's project is a simple birthday card. I just received my order from Stampin' Up and couldn't wait to create with the Flower Shop stamp set and pansy punch.

I used my Spectrum Noire markers to color the flowers and used the blender pen to make them look like watercolor. White cardstock was used for the base and the designer paper is from DCWV. SU Blue Ballet and Core'dinations black cardstock were used for the mat behind the flowers. The sentiment stamp is from Stampin' Up.

I have been trying to get up early, so I can work on projects in the morning before my 2 year old granddaughter gets here. I may have to add a little table in my craft room for her and then she can be my crafting buddy. For now, her attention span is very short, so she jumps around from one thing to another every couple of minutes. But, I wouldn't want her any other way.

Well, that's all I have for today. Stop by again soon.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Season of Thanks

Fall has always been my favorite time of the year. All those beautiful bright flowers and leaves. I have so much to be Thankful for this year. Good friends, healthy, happy family, four beautiful fun-loving grandchildren and other God-given blessings. I want to share a Thanksgiving card with you today. It is very simple, but I think quite elegant. The recipe follows the photo.


Cardstock: SU White, SU Marigold Morning

Designer Paper: DCWV Amber Autumn Stack

Sentiment: SU Holidays and Wishes (2007)

 Embellishments: Chocolate Organdy Ribbon, Chocolate Gingham Ribbon, Gold Leaf Button

The focal image was found on Pinterest

I hope you have time to get out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather. Temperature for today here in Northeast Ohio is 75 degrees and tomorrow the high is supposed to be 79 degrees with isolated thunderstorms. Then back down to the 50's and 60's.

Don't forget to stop by the Sisterhood and check out the new challenge "Think Pink" in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Thanks for visiting.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Craft Show Pics

Hello friends. Sorry I haven't posted much lately. Last week was busy with babysitting and finishing items for my craft show on Saturday.  Here are some pics of my set up:

Rain (or should I say "downpours) kept people away for most of the day. Some of the customers said  some areas had snow or hail. However, I am pleased with the outcome of my first show. I made enough to cover the cost of my space and a profit of $20.00. Most of my sales were on $1.50 and $2.50 items.

Now I am preparing for a craft show on November 22nd. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and more people will attend.

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by and visiting.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Think Pink

Hello, everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful day. The new challenge beginning today at the Sisterhood is "Think Pink" in honor of Breast Cancer Month. My mother's baby sister died of breast cancer when she was 38 years old. My mom died of complications of thyroid cancer, my older sister died of lung cancer and my other sister died of pancreatic cancer. I have had this stamp set for quite awhile and never used it, so this was the perfect challenge.

Now for my card and the details.

Cardstock: SU white and Pink Passion
Die: Sizzix Scallop frame
Ink: SU Pink Passion
Embellishments: Pearl bridal spray, pink gingham ribbon

Okay, now it's your turnl. Head over to the Sisterhood for more inspiration from the Sistahs, then share your project with us. You could be one of the top award winners.

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