Thursday, February 11, 2016

Stitched Together with Love Card


When we took  our last trip to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, before Christmas, it was mainly to do our gift buying. However, I definitely stocked up on papers at the scrapbook shop as well. I just can't get much that I like in our local big box stores, and with buying online, you can't also get a good perception of the patterns. I found a collection by Carta Bella called Home Sweet Home that I adored. Even though it's not exactly my style, I've been able to mix it up somewhat with other brands and come up with cards that are "me". This sewing card is one of those.


Aside from the white cardstock base and the Echo Park Dots, the other papers are all Home Sweet Home. To me they look a lot like some of the old October Afternoon stuff that I've always loved.
The pretty pink leaf button is from Prima, the lace is vintage... from my stash, and the natural burlap string is by May Arts.


The tag was cut with Alterations Tiny Tabs & Tags. It's stamped with a Hugs Stubbie Stamper. My big teal flower is by Petaloo.


The doily was cut with Sizzix Vintage Doily. The chipboard piece is part of the Echo Park The Story of Our Family collection by Lori Whitlock. The small flowers are Petaloo and the leaves are from I Am Roses.


The gem is TPC Studio... which after much online searching, I've found they no longer make. I use to buy tons of these at Archivers when they still had their stores. Wow, do I ever miss them!!!

More snow today, so we're hanging out at home... the Penmaker's in his workshop making scores of pens and I'm getting ready to work on a Valentine's box with Adelaide as soon as she gets home from school with her mom.

Thanks for stopping by!
Linda

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Butterfly Garden Sympathy Pocket Card


I made this sympathy card using Jodie Lee's Printable Butterfly Garden craft papers. I normally go with a brown shade of Distress Ink for the edges, but today I did the sponging with Worn Lipstick for something different.


The tag was cut with Alterations Tiny Tabs & Tags and tied with natural burlap string. I heat embossed the stamping with Ranger's super fine detail gold embossing powder.


The white flower is by Petaloo and the pink ones are all from I Am Roses. I cut the leaves (Spellbinders Foliage) from a manilla file folder, inked it with Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint Distress Inks, then heat embossed with Ranger's utee.


The fence was cut with Spellbinders Floral Fence using plain white cardstock. The filigree antique bronze corner piece is from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.


It's snowing and blowing here with the temperature heading downward. Ugh... I long for Spring... don't you? The Penmaker and I went out this afternoon and I couldn't wait to get back even after being homebound for nearly a week. Just a little too cold out there.

Thanks for stopping by... I really appreciate your visit!
Linda

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Fairy Tree Pocket Card


I'm using some new papers I purchased when we were in Pigeon Forge, TN, before Christmas. These are from Bo Bunny's Enchanted Garden. I'm not sure when this collection was released, but I'm assuming it's been around awhile. I usually don't buy a lot of BB products, other than the vintage double dot cardstock, but several things really caught my eye... this EG being one. I loved the purple, teal and green combination. The tree isn't actually part of the collection, but is a chipboard accent from The Story of Our Family by Echo Park. 


The frame is white cardstock cut with Alterations Ornate Frame die. I added a few TPC Studio gems and two I Am Roses tiny purple and white flowers that were a gift with a order. My other small roses are also IAR, and the big bloom is Petaloo. I have some natural burlap string by May Arts tied to the Birthday Wishes tag (cut with Alterations Tiny Tabs & Tags.)


The filigree antique bronze corner is from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.


I heat embossed my leaves with utee by Ranger. I cut them with Spellbinders Foliage die using Butterfly Garden printable paper I purchased from Jodie Lee's Etsy shop.


The gears border is a die I just got from 123 Stitch.com by Cheery Lynn Designs. It's Border #15. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Linda

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Golden Bird Sympathy Pocket Card


The bird image is a dig and the papers are from Prima's Time Traveler. This is a versatile collection that works well for so many different themes.
  




I hope you had a good weekend. We are still battling some unknown illness, both with different complaints. Hopefully Monday there will be a change.

Thanks for stopping by!
Linda

Friday, February 5, 2016

You Hold The Key Valentine Card


The Penmaker and are are not up to par this week, so I'll keep my description short. The papers are Graphic 45 and MME.


Cotton lace from my stash, a Prima button, a key from The Funkie Junkie Boutique, and a half pearl from Queen & Co.


Ivory glittered flower by Prima and the others from I Am Roses.


Alterations Mini Hearts die cuts


Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

Thanks for stopping by!
Linda

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A Birthday Card For My Granddaughter


My goodness these grandchildren are growing up even faster than our kids did! It seems that I make a card for one of them every other week... slight exaggeration I'm sure, but nevertheless... they are all growing up too fast for my liking! I have memories of the three oldest grandkids in our warehouse sitting on the steps up to my office (layout I did in 2013).


The one on the end is Penny... now twelve! Can hardly believe that!!!


She loves pink and purple, plays basketball and volleyball and is a real sweetheart.




This is a mixture of old stash embellishments and trim, Tim Holtz Wallflower and MME Heirloom. 


And for her, I was praying that it was the best day!

 Thank you for stopping by today... I really appreciate your visits!
Linda

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

You Are The Best Valentine Pocket Card


The Penmaker and I just got back home from a trip over to Amish country to drop off a load of wooden pen boxes he's having engraved for the up coming Boggy Creek movie. These are part of the Kickstarter rewards offered for backing the film, and he's pretty excited to be able to create them. 


By the way, the Kickstarter funding is at 90% after two days.
Just to be clear about the movie... it's NOT a monster movie. Our son does documentaries about strange creatures that have been reported being seen in, for the most part, small towns. Thus the name of his production company... Small Town Monsters.


My "You Are The Best" Valentine card was created with the MME Lost & Found Heirloom collection. The insert tag was cut from a bonus sheet I received along with the papers when I bought them... one reason I love buying from Etsy and eBay shops. 


I cut the hearts with Alterations Mini Hearts set. The banner is a 3-D sticker from the collection. I combined it with a rectangle of white corrugate from Canvas Corp.


The flowers are by Petaloo, the heart stick pins are Maya Road and the burgundy red ruffled tulle was bought from Bluemoon Scrapbooking several years back.


The tiny cameo is another oldie by The Girls' Papery called Kitch... LOVE these little delights!

Thanks for stopping by!
Linda
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