Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Celebrating with Jacque

Jacque over at Jacque's Joie de Vivre is offering a great candy this week.  She is celebrating a positive report from her oncologist.  Jacque, I am celebrating with you! 

Here is what she's offering this week:

1 Zutter Bind-It-All Starter Kit which includes Templates, Owires, and Chipboard Covers
1 Matching Heavy Duty Corner Rounder
1 Matching Wire Cutter 

  Be sure to stop by her blog and enter to win!!

Blessings & Hugs


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Back to School Box

Thanks for stopping by my humble blog.  Today I have a box I made for my daughter who is starting her first semester of college tomorrow.  I thought she may need some chocolate to get her through some rough spots.  She is alot like her mom after all.  :)

I used an adorable image from Mo's called Trinity .  Isn't she the cutest thing?  As always I painted her with my acrylic paints.  I used paper from 2 different DCWV stacks.  One is Nana's Nursery (boy), the other is Nana's Kitchen.  The blue paper on the front is actually a page from my dictionary that I photocopied.  I used the page with the definition for "school".  The buttons and beads are from my stash.  The bow (I know its hard to see) is made from a thin strip of green bridal netting.  It has a shimmer to it and looks great in person.
Another picture of Trinity.  Too cute  :)

The inside cover has more of my "text" paper.  I like this idea.  I may use it again in the future  :)

This is the other side of the inside.  It is a box I made.  It's about 1 1/2" deep.  The spine (in orange) is about 1 3/4" wide to accommodate my embellishments.  I used my Nesties to cut the circles.  The box is yellow.  I cut a piece of patterned paper for the top and the inside of the top.  The circle is filled with a piece of acetate. 

Here's the back (or maybe I should say bottom).  The border punch is from Martha Stewart... I love those things.  I used my custom stamp which I loooooove!!  And, more of the text paper.
Several layers on all 4 sides have different colored Stickles.  I love that stuff too.

I will be entering this in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Dies to Die For
Mo's Challenge Blog - Back to School
Stamp Something - Back to School
I was going to enter the challenge for Cupcake Challenge, but unfortunately I was too late  :(

Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessing & Hugs

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Today's card was made for a friend's daughter who's getting married in a few weeks.  *gasp*  I am ahead of schedule again!!  As exciting as that is, I don't expect it to last very long.  School starts soon and I will almost certainly be running around last minute in no time.  But for now I will enjoy the feeling of being ahead of schedule!
My pictures aren't so great.  Sorry for the poor lighting.  While the card is ahead of time, I was rushing to get this posted for this week's challenge over at The Paper Shelter, which is where this adorable image comes from.  The challenge this week is to use 3 designer papers, 2 images and 1 embellishment.  While it would have been fun to embellish more, I tried to stick to the rules and only added the 3 pearls at the bottom, which follows the sketch from The Sweetest Thing.  I used papers from a K & Company pad called Classic K McKenna.  Love the vintage look of the papers in this collection.  The sentiment is from one of the papers in the pad.

For the inside writing panel I used a MS corner punch.  The sentiment on the top is from Stamping Up.  I don't know if it is still available.
I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

The Paper Shelter - 3 Design Papers, 2 Images, 1 Embellishment
Cute Card Thursday - Weddings
Crafty Catz - Pink & Brown
Catered Crop - Pink & Brown; paint; and ribbon

Thanks for taking a peek.

Blessings & Hugs


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Get Along Little Doggie

I know my blog has been sadly neglected the last 4 months.  I finally cleaned my studio and feel the creative juices flowing already!  Today I made a card for my son's upcoming birthday.  I am in shock, to say the least, that I have a card made more than a week in advance!  So, on to the card....

I made this card to fulfill a whole list of challenges.  I used a great stamp from Whimsey Stamps called Get Along Little Doggie.  As always I painted him with acrylics.  My papers are Coordinations from Joanns.  I used a Cuttlebug folder called Spots and Dots to emboss the navy paper.  I added red Stickles to the band on his hat, and light blue Stickles around the edge of the image.  For the banner I simply used a font on my computer to print the letters and cut the triangles free-hand.  A piece of twine from my stash anchored to 2 matte silver brads forms the banner.

I made the banner on the inside the same way.  I stamped the edges of the red paper with a paisly border stamp from Fiskars.  The set is called Just Between Friends.  The paisley on the writing panel is from the same set.  I used a Martha Stewart corner punch for the corners of the blue panel.

On the back I used my custom stamp and the same paisley from the inside.

I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Sparkles - One for the Boys
Digi Tuesday - On the Farm
Cute Card Thursday - CleanSimple
Catered Crop - recipe (I used the colors red, blue and brown; I embossed; and I used twine.)
Cupcake Craft - Sketch
Stamp Something - Dog Days of Summer
Crafty Catz - Embossing

I think thats about it.  Thanks for taking a peek.

Blessings & Hugs