Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hollywood Vogue Birthday Pocket Card

I've been holding back this last sheet of Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue "Shine A Light" for years. I finally broke down last week and pulled it out. It wasn't a full sheet, but there was just enough for a base, a frame, tag, and sentiment label. The colors of it are sheer divine... which is why I had trouble letting it leave my stash.

It, like so many others I have, came from one of the Pixie Dust Paperie kits. 

My pretty metal black bird, is also on my extinct list of supplies... a Momenta closeout from Michaels a couple of years back.

The gems on the chandelier are Prima Say It In Crystals. The flowers are Petaloo Botanica and Chantilly Velvet Hydrangeas from the rose pack.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Birthday Wishes in Mosaic

A birthday pocket card today using up old hoarded papers and lots of new die. The old papers I'm referring to are Webster's Pages (?), Prima's 6x6" paper pad Delight, and Prima's Lifetime.

Two of my new die are Alterations Thinlits Stitched Ovals and Doily 2. I cut the doily out of the Lifetime paper then gave it a few passes through some squished Distressed inks (Broken China and Evergreen Bough) on my craft mat along with a spray or two of water.

With Alterations Bigz Mosaic die, I cut the Delight and two pieces of black cardstock. I adhered the three into a stack to give the pieces a bolder look. I arranged them, adding in a Prima ceramic tile of like colors and a tiny silver key. A few blue pearls tied in the ones on the flowers, which are from Petaloo.

Since it's a bird theme, I decided a add some feathers to match... love the soft look it adds along with the teal fabric flowers.

Have a happy Monday!

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Garden Tea Party Pocket Card

We have a busy schedule from now until we leave for Seth's movie premier in New York in April. I'm really excited for this one... meeting new people as well as looking forward to the trip. I haven't been to NY for a number of years, so this is a treat.

My card today is a mix of Graphic 45 and Prima papers with some fussy cutting.

The textured flowers are from Petaloo with a mini heart twig wreath from Darice added. I used Alterations Thinlits Stitched Ovals and Doily... loving' these new dies from Tim Holtz.

Thanks for stopping by... and have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Baby Boy Pocket Card

I've been working on Easter projects... filling plastic eggs with candy and, in between, making cards. With our Ohio weather getting warmer, I really should be outside working. Our son, Seth (The Director) was in Boulder, CO, doing a TV program over the weekend, and when he left on his return flight Monday, a storm came in dumping almost a foot of snow. We sure were glad he got out of there when he did.

I have another baby card to show you today. I don't know why, but I seem to get stuck on themes. I try to stagger them so I don't post the same thing over and over. Thankfully, I create something nearly  everyday and have lots of projects in reserve.

I have only one baby collection, which is my old standby Echo Park Bundle of Joy... love this!!!

I cut the leaves using Spellbinders Foliage and mixed them in with these I Am Roses flowers in varying shades of yellow, mustard and lime. I adore these cute chipboard pieces... the hanging baby clothes, the snail and It's A Boy!

Now back to my thoughts on outside jobs... I really think I'll head out to the garage and see if the hedge cutter will work after a long winter's rest.

Thank you for stopping by... and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Simple Rust Technique on Home Decor

I just finished working on a piece of home decor for our living room using a simple rust technique. My motivation was the challenge at A Vintage Journey. After I completed my project, I realized I had failed to add one of the key elements which was purple... as the main colors. Oops! Well, anyway, I have something new hanging beside our rough sawn mirror even though I didn't get to enter the challenge.
I started out with a 5"x12" piece of corrugate and the same of a sheet from Tim Holtz new Dapper paper stash. I peeled some of the top layer off of the corrugate and tore the paper to somewhat match. I distressed both.

I purchased two packages of tin ribbon from Michaels on sale last year and a metal drawer pull from Hobby Lobby... perfect for my project. I first added some gesso to both, let dry and applied some Vintage Photo Distress Stain. I gave them several coats. On the ribbon, I added a little Prima Texture Paste and dumped on Distress embossing powder in Vintage Photo. When it was dry, I sanded with my TH sanding grip, then added more stain until I got the look I was after.

I glued down the ribbon with Glossy Accents and added a piece of vintage doily from my cupboard stash. I also pulled out another sheet of the Dapper PS that looks like rulers, and cut and distressed it. I screwed on the drawer pull to the bottom of the corrugate.

For embellishments, a pulled out TH ephemera packs, Petaloo flowers, 7 Gypsies wood rulers, and a copy of a very old photo of me and my sister at a construction site (?).

My finished project... minus the purple.

I  punched holes and attached wide metal eyelets at the top so I could add jute as a hanger.

Almost forgot... I slipped in a piece of a doily cut with Alterations new Doily Thinlits die that I inked up with Faded Jeans, Weathered Wood and Vintage Photo plus water. Also glued on a twig vine mini heart and a piece of a vine that my granddaughter, Adelaide brought me from her walk in the woods with her mom.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Together Owl Pocket Card

This isn't my typical look, but I've been trying to shake things up a bit. I like to try new embellishments, and this owl certainly is different for me. He's from Echo Park's The Story of Our Family chipboard accents

The card base and tag are from Tim Holtz new Dapper paper stash. One of the mats is 7 Dots Studio, Nature Walk. The other papers are Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden. The Together frame is from the EP The Story of Our Family ephemera pack.

The doily was cut with Alterations new Thinlits die by Tim.

My assortment of flowers and leaves are all by Petaloo.

The silver corner filigrees are from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and the half filigree at the top of the frame is from Momenta. The dark blue rhinestones are Prima Say It In Crystals.

Have a happy day, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by... I so appreciate it!

Monday, March 14, 2016

It's A Girl Pocket Card

It's Monday... almost as good as Friday, right?
The Penmaker and I are off to a big start for the week. We've already gone to Amish country for breakfast, made a stop at some stores, and got our hair cut... and it's only 10:15. Another large special order of pens just came in, so we have quite a busy day going.

My baby girl card is created from the Echo Park Bundle of Joy collection, along with white cardstock, I Am Roses flowers and leaves,  pearl trim from Pat Catans and a pink wide eyelet from We R Memory Keepers. I used Spellbinders Oval Floral, Classic Ovals, and Scalloped Ovals dies.
Have a happy day, my friends!

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Headlines Pocket Card

Oh Boy! I created this masculine birthday card a while back, and now I can't remember what paper this is for the base.... maybe My Mind's Eye (because the brads are) or Teresa Collins. Is this what happens when you turn seventy years old (Saturday)?

The mats and fussy cut pieces are from the Timeless Type Stack from DCWV. The half photo is Tim Holtz Found Relatives.

The Filmstrip ribbon is Idea-ology.

The scissors came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique...

and the border was cut with my new Tim Holtz Alterations Stitched Ovals Thinlits set. The insert ticket is TH ephemera Expedition, with an added eyelet and scrap of inked text fabric.
I think I've said it before... I love the challenge of making masculine cards! 
Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

G45 Lovely Ladies in Blue Pocket Card

This week I've been all over the map with paper collections... pulling out something different for each card I've created. This one is of Graphic 45 papers with some Prima Lifetime for the frame (Spellbinders Oval Floral).

The fancy button is by Prima, the stamps were fussy cut and paper punched... G45. The flower is a  Petaloo Velvet Hydrangea. 

I'm not sure about the bird... I have several of this style from different sources. Ideology has one, but it has a loop at the top. This one may be Momenta.

The lace scrap is an old piece I've been saving, the flowers are I Am Roses and Petaloo.

The Penmaker has been extra busy with special order pens which makes me extra busy (funny how that works). I'm about two weeks behind in showing what I've created, but maybe I'll catch up soon.

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