Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Vintage Friendship Card

As I said on my last post, I love the artistry of the old October Afternoon collections. Having pulled out what is left of my OA stash for my last card, this printed chipboard piece caught my eye and I determined to use it as a focal point for my next. The pretty lady in the hat is from their Farmhouse Attic Trunk sheet. The other papers are vintage Cosmo Cricket Odds and Ends Remnant. The leaves were cut from a scrap.

Vintage lace from my stash.

I Am Roses mulberry flowers from my recent buy. LOVE this color!!!

I got the frame from Michaels Dollar Bin. It was an odd sort of pearly silver color. I brushed on a coat of Titanium white acrylic paint and when dry added some Distress Rock Candy Crackle. The pearliness still shows through which was okay. I was happy with the look.

I heat embossed the leaves with Ranger UTEE for that high gloss finish and extra strength.

It's a pretty gloomy day here with rain on the horizon. It would be great if we would get a good downpour, but for the last two months the precipitation seems to skirt around us. We had the odd shower, but nothing to really soak into our bone dry ground. Maybe today!!!
Take care, friends!

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Golden Memories Fall Card

We're back from our trip safe and sound. We didn't go to Tennessee, ended up just a two day jaunt, but are relaxed and happy. Some times the length isn't the key, but the refreshing of your spirit.

My fall card is a bit of Echo Park and a little of vintage October Afternoon. I should say something again about how much I love October Afternoon products and how I wish they would come out with  a new collection, but it would be repetitive. Still... I would love that!!!!

More vintage with the Maya Road star pins. I'm starting to dig deeper into my hoards of embellishments and letting go of some of the more treasured ones. Most of what I have I had purchased from Archivers.    

I just heard the beep from our coffee maker... Verona Cafe here I come!
Have a wonderful Sunday, friends.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Autumn Is In The Air Card

I soooo love these papers (zoom in and take a peek)... K & Company and Carta Bella Autumn. Such fabulous patterns for a fall card!

We're packing for a weekend conference trip, but if we can find a room, we may head down to Gatlinburg, TN for an extended stay. If not we'll just wait until next month.

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Friendship Card with Authentique Homestead

When I saw Authentique's Homestead collection online, I freaked out thinking "I've GOT to have this!" Then I happened upon it in Pat Catan's and realized that I have a lot of similar colors and patterns like them already except for the sheet Enhancements. This was true love!

Totally true love!!! 
I love these cut apart images, and to top it off, in the upper right corner is a quote by Laura Ingalls Wilder, whom I adore. 

The quote is also on the image here that I used... "It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all."

I put this together with some of the scraps on my desk and a K & Company 3-D sticker that is vintage. It went perfect with the colors of the image.

The chipboard leaves are by Bo Bunny, flowers and green leaves are from I Am Roses, lace and a button from my stash, natural burlap string by May Arts.

We're expecting a visit from my sister and my 95 year old Mom any moment now, so I'll run.
Have a wonderful weekend!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Smith's Farm To Market Marketplace Fall Card

Why am I creating Fall cards? I have no idea, unless it's an escape from this heat, humidity, and thunderstorms we've been engulfed in for the last week... with no change in sight, I might add! Ahhhh, crisp, cool weather... it will be coming soon, and then I most likely will look back fondly on the warmth of August. I need to learn to be content with Ohio's climate. 

My crisp card is a combination of Echo Park's Fall Is In The Air and Carta Bella's Autumn collections...

with the addition of I Am Roses and Petaloo flowers, a dab of Spanish moss, leaves and dragonfly from my favorite Tennessee wood shop, white crocheted lace from my stash, and an ivory burlap string tied teeny red button.

The red and white checked border was cut with Alterations Thinlits Stitched Ovals set.

Stay cool, friends!

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Autumn Wall Hanging


Hi friends. I hope you're enjoying a wonderful day. Our's has been busy with an early morning trip to the orchard for fresh fruit and veggies, a stop a Rural King for birdseed, and a drive thru at Starbucks for a pound of Caffe Verona (our favorite). I can tell you, the car smelled amazing all the way home.

With August nearing the halfway point, I'm starting to create some fall wall hangings for gifts and some to sell in my shop. This one is lots of machine stitching on fabric and paper with a base of chipboard.

For fall projects I like to use natural elements like jute, burlap, burlap string, wood, along with corrugate and paper.

Plenty of mulberry flowers...

pumpkin stickers and outdoorsy images.

I love autumn and nothing makes me happier than to work with the colors of fall.... even when it's in the 90's outside!

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Adventure The ABC Primer Card

Do you recognize these G45 papers? Graphic 45 has released the ABC Primer in the Deluxe Collector's Edition, but being the paper hoarder that I am, I still have the originals in the 8x8 pad and 12x12 sheets. Here I did some mixing of product and created a back to school card for student or teacher. I get very sentimental this time of year. I wound up home schooling my children when the youngest was going to start kindergarten, and we had to travel for my work. I had years of quality time with them, and don't regret a single moment.

For this 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" kraft based card, I have layers of G45 paper in rectangle mats and Spellbinders die cuts, a black cardstock Die-namics border..... 

I Am Roses flowers, wrinkled ivory seam binding bow, and a Prima Engraver wood button.

Adventure is a Tim Holtz Chit Chat sticker.

Yesterday, our son, The Director, drove down to spend the day with us. He lives about an hour's drive away, but with his hectic schedule we seldom see him unless we get to one of his speaking events. We do a lot of phoning. 
It was such a pleasant day, and will be one of those memories that I'll relive in my heart over and over.

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