Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Williams' Soap Masculine Pocket Card


I like the challenge of making a masculine card. When I received a packet of free manly-type goodies from The Funkie Junkie Boutique, I put them aside until an idea formed. Well, one did and this is what came out of it.


The papers are from various older Graphic 45 collections. The mustache, Williams' Soap ad, comb charm, and wood button are all from FJB.


I used Alterations Postage Stamp Frame to cut this black layer. The Distress Ink is Walnut Stain.


The wood button is has a clock face with a tiny mustache and pipe. I tied it with some natural May Arts burlap string. It's sitting on an antique gold filigree I got on clearance at Michaels.


The scrap of ribbon was tied around the burlap string. I'm sorry but I can't remember who I purchased it from. I buy a lot of this stuff and have several bundles. I colored the mustache die cut with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain DI.


 The comb charm is attached with an Idea-ology Ring Fastener. 


The tag is tied through the wide eyelet with black seam binding. An Idea-ology Muse Token is pinned on with a tiny safety pin purchased from Hobby Lobby. I thought this card would made a great holder for one of the Penmaker's turned safety razors. Now if I can get him to make one, I'll be all set.

Thank you for stopping by!
Linda

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Inspiration Wednesday Week Nine


Good night, here I am again, weeks behind in my Inspiration Wednesday classes. Yesterday I laid other things aside and worked on week nine's lesson. I can't give you any of the specifics other than to say that I didn't follow Donna's choice of paints, but went with what I thought would make me happy... Distress and Liquitex paints very much watered down.


If you check out Donna's work here, you'll see that mine only slightly resembles hers... but that's the point. This journal page is me using her inspiration.


The new Twisted Citron Distress paint.


Thank you for stopping by!
Linda

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

October Afternoon Vintage Ladies' Card


I am happy to report that our granddaughter's birthday party was a success and they both liked their cards (big smile from grandma). So while I had out the box of October Afternoon papers to make Faith's card, I also created this ladies' card. The papers and the sticker sheet the ladies came from, are all from old Pixie Dust kits. I am little by little using up all the goodies from those beloved kits, but believe me my instinct screams HOARD.


The lace is from a garage sale my daughter scored for me sometime ago. I was hanging on to it, too. I really need to keep working on my de-stashing.


The flowers are, of course... Petaloo Botanicas with some of my new two-toned rose buds from I Am Roses. I tucked in ivory May Arts burlap string bows and Die-namics Fancy Flourishes. 


The ladies sticker is resting on a doily cut with my Prima die. They are popped up with 3-D foam tape.


I gave the gals some jewels on their ears, belt and shoulder. After all, a girl needs a little bling.


Still lots of rain in our area and way to cool for my liking. Thankfully the sun was out for a short while this evening.

Thank you for stopping by!
Linda

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Girl's Birthdays


Two of our granddaughter's birthdays are at the end of June and beginning of July, so our daughter wisely combines their party. Of course, in a short while that won't work for her, but at the age they are now, it does.


Both of these cards are make-overs from my older card stash. Believe me, you wouldn't recognize the original as being so. These are totally made-over except for the bases.


New trim, new Prima and I Am Roses flowers...


and a new focal image. This is another of those gifts from The Funkie Junkie Boutique... both the image and the fairy charm.


I cut up this spray of flowers to go farther. I still have half of it left to use on another project. It came in one of the Special Delivery kits I bought from Prima awhile ago. You should check those out... they're a real bargain if you love Prima goodies like I do.


I made the frame by cutting with two Spellbinders' Deckled Rectangles. The doily was cut with Sizzix Vintage Doily. As you can see... lots of layering with 3-D foam tape. Addiction?


The base that's mostly covered up looks like My Mind's Eye paper, so I tried to match it by using their Lost & Found 6x6 paper pad of Madison Avenue. A perfect fit!


Now this card is a little more recognizable, but still pretty well covered over. Thankfully I have enough papers to come up with a pattern that's close.


I added the piece with the 3 which is October Afternoon cut with Spellbinders Labels One. The word stickers are Authentique Diction. These puppies are really old. The three green rhinestone were another gift from FJB and matched the tiny one that was already on the heart.


I updated with an image cut from an 8x8 paper pad of Graphic 45's called An ABC Primer. I re-arranged my flowers... took out some and added two from I Am Roses along with May Arts ivory burlap string bows. I believe that green leaf stick pin came from Maya Road and the little roses came in one of the old Pixie Dust kits. These cards are just a riot of memories. I love using up my stash!!!


Thank you for stopping by!
Linda

Friday, June 26, 2015

Romance Novel, Masculine Style


I always like to take a set of beautifully feminine papers and see if I can make a manly card from them. Marion Smith put just enough neutrals in this collection to do just that. Even with the hint of pink on this chipboard piece, I think it still says masculine.


I piled on the chipboard... five pieces total. I was really trying to reduce my stash here, plus add a lot of layers since I knew I couldn't use my flowers and Spanish moss. I squeezed on some gold Liquid Pearls to brighten things up a bit, and tied on a few wraps of May Arts natural burlap string.


The book paper heart was a gift from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. I can truly say I use all these little bits and bobs that Linda packages so prettily and adds in with my orders.



The metal filigree is also from Linda's store.


We have had an amazing amount of rain in our neck of the woods... nearly everyday for about three weeks now. Thankfully there have been times of sunshine to offset the cloudy skies, but still it would be nice for a few days of dry weather. We are getting a garden full of flowers though... one compensation.

Thank you for stopping by!
Linda

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Time for a Little Marion Smith


I seem to be living in the past in using all my older papers. I am determined NOT to buy any new ones until this "stockpile" of collections is reduced. Now really, why would I want the latest when I still have this. I LOVE this collection! Do you remember these gorgeous designs by Marion Smith for Prima called Romance Novel?


Seriously, I still have over half a package of the chipboard pieces, several flowers, and quite a few sheets of the papers. 


They mixed wonderfully with these tiny two-tone pink rose buds I just got from I Am Roses. So instead of using my Prima ones, I went with I Am Roses and Petaloo. I layered them on some cheesecloth. Then I teamed them with leaves cut with Alterations Tattered Flower Garland and May Arts natural burlap string bows.


All the edges are inked with Vintage Photo Distress. These two white and grey papers (cut with Alterations Distress Doily and Mini Tickets) are Marion's downloads I bought a few years ago.


As I've been doing lately, I used a rather large amount of 3-D foam. (Just in case you're wondering about this excess of 3-D foam tape, my daughter bid on three enormous rolls on eBay and got them at a terrifically low price for me. I can now afford to be extravagant with the stuff.)



I always like to finish my cards inside, too. They seem more substantial that way.

Thank you for stopping by!
Linda

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Steampunk Pocket Card


I realize I said that I was going to be doing something different, but I actually made this before I said that. My steampunk card is part redo and part new. I created the double tag some time ago, but recently did some updates on it and decided to make it into a card...


and since I still have plenty of these G 45 papers, I was able to match it up just fine.



The metal gears, pen nib and filmstrip ribbon are from Idea-ology. Eyelets are by We R Memory Makers. The natural jute cord is from Darice. The timepiece was cut from a sheet of textured black card stock... I believe it was Core'dinations, but I'm not one hundred percent sure on that. I had sanded it with my Tim Holtz sanding grip to expose the core.


The stickers are Graphic 45's Staples.


Thank you for stopping by!
Linda
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