Thursday, April 26, 2012

City Crafters Challenge #106

Sweet Cheryl Nelson
this week's hostess at CCCB, has given the unique challenge of "A Little Rough Around the Edges"

Simply add a little burlap to your project to add texture.

This card has a base of
white cardstock with Bazzill Petalsoft pink for mats. The patterned papers are from K & Co's Ancestry 4x6 Designer Mat Pad and My Mind's Eye Madison Avenue 6x6 Designer Paper Pad. The transparency frame is a Glitz French Kiss Peek-A-Boo. Vintage Photo Distress Ink was sponged on all the edges.

The flourish was cut with 
Die-namics Leafy Flourish Die. The sentiment is from Verve and is stamped onto a piece cut with the Die-namics Layered Label Die Set. The pearls are Queen & Co and the gingham ribbon is from my stash.

The flowers and leaves
are all from I Am Roses and are misted with Lindy's Stamp Gang Cactus Gold Glitz Spritz... all arranged on a piece of natural burlap. 

This adorable bird is
from American Crafts and was in that grand prize package I received from Cheryl as winner of her drawing awhile back. Amazingly, it matched these papers perfectly.
Be sure to head over and
see the lovely projects the CCCB Design Team have made. Their Guest Designer, Michelle Bala, has created a knock-out burlap bag... SO pretty!!! 
Have a fabulous day... it's absolutely GORGEOUS here! ... and we're packing our bags. Getting ready to head out for another adventure.

I'm also linking my card to:
Little Scrap Pieces - Use Pink or Purple
Sentimental Sundays - #99 Celebrating Earth Day
Shopping Our Stash - #49 Starts with a "B"
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - #79 Distressing & Die-Cuts/Punches
Tuesday Throwdown - #95 Use Some Sparkle
Word Art Wednesday - Challenge #25

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Melissa's Spring Giveaway And Captain America At Gettysburg

Just a reminder to you
to hop over to Melissa's blog "Creating From The Heart" and see her fantastic Spring Giveaway.

Our son, Ethan's birthday
is next week, but we'll be in Virginia. So I wrapped his gifts early and made him a special card...

I know... it's a bit
different, but I like to personalize my cards and this is what he likes... comics and military!

These papers came from
that terrific shop... Forevermore Scrapbooks... in Gettysburg, PA. I hope we can stop by there on our way back home (if we make a slight detour of a few hundred miles). They have tons and tons of papers... a card makers dream store!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Springtime Prayer

When I received a 
prayer request the other day for a friend with breast cancer, I knew that I wanted to make a special card for her instead of pulling one from my stash. I got out the Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime 8"x8" paper pad and chose several of my favorite patterns. 

One of the things I love
 about Graphic 45 is the fact that the collections always have images that can be fussy cut.

I used an ivory cardstock
base, a paper doily, Queen & Co pearls, flowers and leaves from I Am Roses. All the flowers were white, so I misted a couple with Lindy's Stamp Gang Fuzzy Navel Peach Starburst Spray... wish you could see this sparkle!

Our weather has taken
a slight turn back toward winter, as has most of our country. After spending all of last week working to get our shade garden cleaned up, de-weeded and mulched... in one short day, it is nearly back to where it began. Ahhh well... it was lovely to see... even if only for a brief time. I guess I can do it all again.
Thank you for stopping by today!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Prima's Printery

Hey, friends...
yes , I finally made it back to my computer. After a successful family garage sale, the Penmaker and I have gotten things back in order and I'm ready to blog once more. We had an extremely enjoyable time with the grandchildren (all six of them), our daughters, their husbands and my sister. There's nothing like family!!!
Last night I was able
to get a little time to put together a card using Prima's Printery collection. Then, alas, the batteries in my camera were dead... figures, since I haven't used it for over a week... right?

I've never done a lot
with chipboard die-cuts, but this year I've been buying complete collections and loving all the bits and bobs that Prima, October Afternoon, etc have been bringing out.

I especially am fond
of this set of Printery Chipboard Stickers. I layered these pieces with Spellbinders Labels Seventeen. Added a crinkled seam binding bow in pale yellow and a stick pin from my stash.

The borders were cut
with Martha Stewarts Traditional Scallop punch and MFT Die-namics Jumbo Scallop die. The buttons are from my stash.
I hope you are
doing well... am looking forward to a visit to see what you've all been up to!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Hi blogging friends!
This is the week of our annual family garage sale... so I will just be popping in for a quick "hi"! Also wanted to remind you of the challenge going on at Pixie Dust Paperie... "Fly Away With Me".

You can check out the 
Design Team inspiration projects Here... Here... Here... and Here.

I hugh "Thank You"
to the sweet ladies at City Crafters Challenge Blog for putting my card in the spotlight!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Fly Away With Me

is "Fly Away With Me". Just create a project related to a city such as New York City, Paris or London... someplace special you've been or are dreaming of going.

The winner this month
will receive a $15 gift certificate to shop at Pixie Dust Paperie.

This is my DT project...

My dream is to go
to Paris... the real place, not this city in Epcot. But for now... I'm content and can enjoy what is closer at hand. These photos are from our Florida vacation this winter.
I started my layout by 
using the Glitz Happy Travels "Bicycle" and "Floral" DP that came in the Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary kit for March from Pixie. 

Glitz French Kiss 6"x6" paper 
pad coordinated beautifully with Happy Travels, and Vintage Photo Distress Ink gave them all that aged look. The florals are a Prima script spray that was misted very lightly with Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist, I Am Roses and Recollections flowers sprayed with Cactus Gold Glitz Spritz, and Martha Stewart punched oak leaves. The key is from an Etsy shop.

More CG Glitz Spritz 
misted I Am Roses and Recollections flowers, MS oak leaves, lace from my stash (Webster's Pages, I think) and a Maya Road bloom. This top photo is covered with a transparency from the Glitz Vintage Blue Peek-a-Boos that came in the kit. PARIS was cut with Alterations Vintage Market.

The paper doily from
my stash was sponged with Vintage Photo then misted with CG Glitz Spritz. The pearls are Queen & Co. More flowers are nestled beside a BoBunny trinket and a Die-namics butterfly that is topped with a TPC Studio Reel Me In jewel.

Lots of layering
with the Glitz French Kiss papers.

An Ideaology mini paper
clip and a crystal bauble from my stash. It's hard to see, but there is some stained tulle tucked between the two mats. I did some aging on all the papers and photos with my paper distresser.
I think that covers it.
Please join us at the
Pixie "Fly Away With Me" Challenge... I'd love to see what you create!

Thanks for the visit!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Mail From Cheryl

On March 12th,
Cheryl Nelson posted the start of a Give Away in honor of her son returning home. Well, can you believe that was on my birthday... and I won!!!
Today my prize came
in the mail and I was totally surprised at all the abundance... just look at this...

Boy, am I gonna have some fun!

Tucked inside was one
of Cheryl's gorgeous cards... how perfectly sweet! Thank you so very much, dear lady! Now, go give that son of yours another big hug!

Thank you for the visit!

Friday, April 6, 2012

With Sympathy

It seems a good idea
to keep a stash of get well and sympathy cards as more times than not, they are needed rather quickly. This is one I made yesterday using the BoBunny Timepiece Collection 6"x6" Pad.

The card base is black
cardstock, and I really do wish I knew where it came from. It was with my 81/2"x11" papers and is a very sturdy weight. All the other papers are Timepiece.

The sentiment is one
in a set of four mini clear stamps by Kaisercraft called Sympathy and is stamped with Coffee Archival Ink.

The tag can be pulled
out and a personal note written on the back.
I'm linking my card up at:
Word Art Wednesday - Challenge #22

The weather here today
is beautiful and trees are filling in with that spring shade of bright green... but, man, it's cold! I hope it warms up for our big, family garage sale next weekend. I may have to plug in some space heaters if not. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Pretty In Pink

Aside from the kraft
cardstock base and the white textured cardstock Lacy Circle die-cut, today's card is made using the Glitz Pretty in Pink 6x6 Paper Pad.

This collection is a
combination of beautiful pink and brown patterns with grung... in fact, extreme grung!

I used several dies
with my Cuttlebug and Vagabond, including Spellbinders Lacy Circles and Floral Motifs, Alterations Cabinet Die and Die-namics Butterfly, along with two Distress Inks... Vintage Photo and Antique Linen.

The corner resin piece 
is a Prima Shabby Chic Treasure that I misted with Scintillating Silver Glitz Spritz.

The trims and ribbon
are from my stash and the bow is tied with May Arts Ivory Burlap String. The pearls are Queen & Co.
I'm entering my card at:
Simon Says Stamp - Use Your Favorite Tool
Truly Scrumptious - Use Lace On Your Creations

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

City Crafter Challenge #103

Our sweet Hostess, Ros,
at City Crafter Challenge Blog, has set a challenge of creating a card or project with either "A Hat On It"... "The Word Hat On It".. or "Both"!
Here is mine...

I don't know, but it
seems to me, I'm using more and more product on my projects. Once I start, it's hard to know when to quit! This card began with a base of white textured cardstock... then a mat of Ice Cream textured cardstock machine stitched together with a piece from Glitz French Kiss 6x6 pad.

I then layered on a paper 
doily misted with Scintillating Silver Glitz Spritz, a die-cut from Glitz French Kiss Whatnot collection, a music paper ribbon heart die-cut, a Venise lace heart I purchased from Linda at The Funkie Junkie on Etsy, a bow of crinkled white seam binding tied with ribbon and twine from Linda's shop along with a cute little pink heart she also sent me. All this is topped with a vintage button, a Prima Say It In Crystals gem and a pearl stick pin. The pink mini rose is from I Am Roses.

The cute couple are
from my stash of Victorian papers and are popped up with 3-D foam adhesive. A few more of those Prima gems are there in the corner.

 The florals, all from
I Am Roses, were misted with Scintillating Silver.

for the month and has a killer layout displayed... be sure to check it out!
Now, one more treasure
to show you... the Penmaker has been in his work shop...

His latest creation
is made from "Gemstone" and is a Virage in black Titanium.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Communique Masculine Card

I purchased the
Graphic 45 Communique 12x12 Paper Pad from Enchanted Dreams Shop on Etsy and had to make something with this fabulous collection immediately. 

My original intent was
to make a few projects for the Penmaker, seeing there are some sheets with pens and ink bottles, but when I open the pad, I saw tons of other possibilities. 

I made this card to add
to my masculine stash. I can put a sentiment on later, as this will lend itself to nearly any occasion. The card base is Vanilla Weave American Crafts cardstock, that I bought at Archiver's yesterday with their buy 3 get 3 free coupon (LOVE it)! The base mat is Black Magic cardstock by Core'dinations that I embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile Texture Embossing Folder, then sanded. I use my paper distresser and Antique Linen Distress Ink on all the edges. The metal trinket is from Prima and is popped up with 3-D foam adhesive.

The brad is from the
My Mind's Eye Kraft Funday collection, the arrow was cut using Alterations Mini Jalopy & Arrow Set and the film is Ideaology Film Strip Ribbon. Lots of fun products... check them out!
I'm entering my card at:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, April 2, 2012

More On My CJSS 2012 Journal

Just a few photos
to show you today of some pages I did over the weekend in my Creative Jump Start Summit 2012 journal...

I love the fact that
I'm using up so many of the scraps in my box and that I don't worry about if the pages are perfect. I'm just having fun! ... and enjoying going back through and reliving the memories of the sessions! I believe you can still see them if you go to Nathalie's blog and look under Free Tutorials. Well worth it, friends!

Thanks for stopping by today!
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