Wednesday, April 19, 2017

We Can Do It! Pocket Card

Can't help but think of our daughter Sarah when I look at this image. This is her to a T. I may just put this card away until her birthday.

I made this a while back, and as usual, when I wait to post, I forget half of the papers I used. The image, I know, is from Authentique's Honor. The card base is Bo Bunny's Heritage Census from the Heritage collection. I think the others are by Bo Bunny also. My flowers and leaves came from I Am Roses. I especially love the navy curly rose.

The ephemera pieces are by Tim Holtz Idea-ology, and the text printed stars are Artisan Chipboard by PinkPaislee. The wood US flag is from my favorite wood shop in Tennessee.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy Birthday Card and Motorcycle Pens

Just a quick post today with a birthday card I created for our son-in-law JD. He is quite the manly man, and it's always a challenge to make him a card with no frills. A real test of my metal. 

The Penmaker created a couple new motorcycle pens I wanted to show you. These are both of designer acrylic.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Home Sweet Home Pocket Card

Hi friends! 
Today I have a bright, cheery card to put you in the mood for some sweet, tasty strawberries. I've combined several different paper collections here to come up with my pink and red home sweet home theme, starting with a base of Bo Bunny DoubleDot in Passion Fruit Vintage.

The pink gingham is from Echo Park's Lori Whittlock Celebrate Spring collection called Blooming Flowers. Next up are Authentique's Saucy. I used their Saucy Two and Saucy Four sheets. 

From Carta Bella I chose their Carina Gardner collection Home Sweet Home. The tag is cut from Baking Tags and the red home sweet home sentiment from Kitchen Labels.

The cute little pink clothes clip I bought at Pat Catan's.

The recipe tab and the banner came from the Carta Bella Home Sweet Home Ephemera pack. My flowers are all from I Am Roses and I used raspberry wrinkled seam binding for my bows.

My layers are popped up with 3-D foam adhesive. 
This is one of my favorite images, mostly because of her sweater. I have one just like it that I'm wearing as I write this. It say the least... I'm a huge cardigan fan.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

A Tim Holtz Extravaganza Pocket Card

Yeah, I know extravaganza is probably not the best word to describe a card, but it was the closest fit for what I felt it is... a elaborate production of quality paper products creatively put together in a card to gave to a family member or friend. Ummmm... a bit much, you say. Still, it is a lot of TH.

 The base, tag and the focal image are from the 12x12 Wallflower Paper Stash. You'll also spot some Dapper mixed in those layers. 

In between is paper from Echo Park's Celebrate Spring collection, and a TH Alterations Thinlits Doily cut from Garden Tools of the same EP collection.

Do you remember my Sneak Peeks from January's Creativation 2017 that I moved over to my want list? Well, at least one of those SP made it's way to my craft room... Idea-ology's Botanical Layers. This bird image...

the arch of flowers, and the yellow wild flowers all came from that collection.

I mixed that yarrow piece in with my other florals, popping it up with 3-D foam adhesive. The ferns and berries were cut with Thinlits Garden Greens.

The yellow bloom is a Petaloo Botanica. These are still my top favorite flowers from Petaloo.

Tucked into the layers, you can see some TH Ephemera Thrift Shop. The antique brass corner piece is from my stash, and a beautiful way to finish up a card.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Happy Birthday Masculine Card

Sitting here at my window, the sky has gone from black with lowering clouds to blue with sunshine in a matter of minutes. That's Ohio for you. Truly though, the county we live in is gorgeous, and I would find it hard to leave this area. A scrapbook shop could improve it greatly, however, but what are the chances of that happening?

I have one Ikea storage box full of 6x6 paper pads in my craft room. Lately with this urge to downsize my stash, I've been pulling them out trying to see how many sheets I can use up. The birthday card I created for our Pastor's birthday is an example. Along with the kraft card base I used the Market Square pad by Farm House Paper Company ... which is now out of business. Which makes me ask, have you noticed how many paper companies have closed their doors? 

This is a beautiful paper collection with a very vintage feel.

I added a couple die-cuts using Alterations Thinlits Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Ovals for some layering along with a Jolee's Nostalgiques golf bag and clubs sticker. I cut the antiques sign from the paper pad.

 My sentiment was cut with Thinlits Celebration Words.

Well, the sun has now disappeared behind some very dark clouds and, I need to turn on a light. One thing about today... it certainly isn't dull.

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Remembering These Special Moments Pocket Card

I've always been a big fan of Prima products, which is why they fill nearly one quarter of my paper stash boxes. Most of the Prima collections I have, however, are older ones. I just haven't been smitten with any of their newer designs. Their 2013 Lyric collection though... LOVE IT!!!

With the variety of colors in this collection, embellishments can run in any direction... peach, pinks, fuchsia, black & white, beige. I went with a really hot pink on this pocket card, toning it down with some white doilies.

The flowers and leaves are all from I Am Roses and the die-cut were made with Spellbinders and Alterations dies.

A beautiful day of sunshine here in Ohio. Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday wherever you are, whatever the weather.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

You Are Such A Joy Thank You Card

Hi friends! I hope that your week has been pleasant so far and you're creating away!
I did this thank you card using My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart 6x6 designer paper pad called Be Happy. It's a lovely collection from a few years back. Since I wanted this to fit in an envelope, I made it as flat as possible by using some small single petal Prima flowers as my embellishments.

The thank you was cut with Alterations Thinlits Celebration Words using paper from DCWV's 6x6 Glitter Cardstock Stack.

I basically made this with a 4x5.5 white card base and scraps from the paper pad. Nothing fancy, but I loved how it turned out... and it said what I was thinking.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Joy Birthday Card For Mom

My mother turned ninety-six last week. What a milestone! I'm sure when she had her eighty-fifth birthday she wasn't planning ahead as to what she would do when she turned ninety-five let alone ninety-six. Who ever would think they would be around that many decades. Her body may be wearing down some, but she's sharp as a tack. On our last visit, she blessed us by reciting the scripture verses she's been learning... Psalm 91. Now that's something to want to emulate.

This is the birthday card I created for her. It's mostly from vintage Prima. The ephemera pieces are by Tim Holtz Idea-ology. The trim was cut with Alterations Thinlits Lace.

The glitter charm is by The Girls' Paperie and you can buy them here.

The pink flowered vine is by Prima with a few I Am Roses rosebuds tucked in.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

In Every Walk With Nature Pocket Card With A Magnet

In going through my stash looking for embellishments I haven't used in awhile, I found a whole stack of laser cut wood magnets I purchased from my favorite wood dealer in Gatlinburg, TN. I remember buying these to put on cards, getting them home, promptly wrapping them in tissue, and putting them away... two years ago.Well, it's still a great idea, so I'm executing it... with just a bit of delay.

I wanted a way to create the card so I wouldn't have to glue down the magnet. I found by building up some layers and adding flowers, I could just tuck the magnet in place and it would hold.

The base of my pocket card is Prima's Romantique from the Sweet Fairy collection. The other papers are by Graphic 45. In place of a tag, I inserted a G 45 post card. The lace is from my stash... just a scrap I found in the bottom of one of my trims boxes. The center flower is an oldie by Prima and the purple velvet ones are Petaloo. The bow is wrinkled purple seam binding.

The G 45 birds and nest image is popped up with 3-D foam. The doily was cut with Alterations Thinlits Doily 2.

I added another layer under the spot where the magnet fits, so when you remove it, the card is still finished nicely. I put on an additional wood piece (the butterfly) by the same craftsman.
Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Expresso Yourself Pocket Card and A Buckeye Burl Motorcycle Pen

Still on my journey to downsize my paper stash, I've created a pocket card with my last sheet of Glitz Vintage Love Polka. It literally makes me cry to see this go. I adore this sheet. This has to be one of the best vintage polka dot patterns every made. I'm down to one small rectangle of it, and I may not be able to part with it. On the other hand, I just have to reduce this huge amount of paper. 

Polka made a beautiful base for the Moxxie coffee papers... a great team!

I used the last one of the Darice Cafe` 3-D Embellishments... this cute little cafe` hanging sign. I added in a few I Am Roses flowers plus ferns and leaves cut with Alterations Thinlits Garden Greens.

The antique copper corner is by Momento.

The Penmaker's antique brass motorcycle pen features a gorgeous piece of buckeye burl wood finished to perfection.

Very unique!

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