Monday, February 29, 2016

Memories All Occasion Pocket Card

Eclectic to the hilt. This card is a real mix of collections and patterns. There are so many I'm sure I'll leave something out, so I'll just let you guess. I was picking up a bit of this and a little of that from off my desk before I got down to clearing it again. In the long run, I think the best projects are born in that way.

If there's anything you want to know about, just give me a shout. I'm happy just hanging out in my studio today, creating and drinking Starbucks.

Thank you for stopping by... I love your visits!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Happy Birthday Birdies Pocket Card

My papers are a combo of Bo Bunny Vintage Double Dot and Juliet along with the birdie image and banner, which were gifts from Linda at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I added some shine to the fern and sentiment (both Alterations Thinlits) using Ranger's UTEE.
The button is from Prima, the flowers are Petaloo, and the Happy is an Idea-ology Big Chat sticker.

The frame was cut with Spellbinders Oval Floral.

The gem is a Prima Say It In Crystals and the metal corner piece is by Momenta.

Have a fabulous weekend, my friends!

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Happiness Pocket Card

Happiness... isn't that what we all want in life. I left this card blank so it could be used for quite a few occasions... good to have on hand in your stash.

It's made with Bo Bunny's Heritage and Juliet collections along with a bird digi.

Happiness  is a Prima Ingvild Bolme Jeans Plate. I have a package of these in my stash I had forgotten about, and was shouting for joy when I saw them. Found treasure!!!

The white corrugate is Canvas Corp and the banner is a 3-D BB Juliet sticker with additional 3-D foam under it.

Cheesecloth with a Petaloo Botanica and an ivory burlap string bow.

I Am Roses flowers and leaves along side a Prima resin Shabby Chic Treasure corner piece.

It's raining to beat the band here. It's been such a mixture of temperatures with first snow then rain, but I have to say the sky looks amazing. Thank you Lord for little pleasures.

Thanks for stopping by today, friends!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Life Is Short, Pedal Faster Masculine Birthday Pocket Card


A quick post today so I can get back to work. I love the weekends, but always get behind. 

I created this masculine birthday card with a little of this and that... some Carta Bella Home Sweet Home, Prima Cartographer and Lifetime collections.

Cheery Lynn Designs gear border with Prima junkyard trinkets and Tim Holtz mini gear.

 Farmhouse chipboard and my own computer made sentiment stickers.

Prima timepiece brad with Printery petals and Idea-ology metal leaves.

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Mixed Media Enchanted Garden Pocket Card

Working with Bo Bunny's Enchanted Garden papers here and playing with inks. I really need a couple good days of working in my art journal, but haven't been able to find the time. This card gave me that release of energy that getting my fingers dirty with ink does for me. A freedom of expression.

I worked with Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage and Twisted Citron Distress inks rubbed out on my craft mat, sprayed with water and dabbed onto a piece of white cardstock... several times and drying with my heat tool in between. I used the Alterations Thinlits Mixed Media little circles die on it next, then sponged the edges with Frayed Burlap DI. I did the same with a scrap of paper, and stamped it with Tim Holtz Nature Walk Fig.1, etc, stamp.

Next I did the leaves using some of the Enchanted Garden paper with green tones. I stamped it with the leaf stamp from that same set of Tim's with Jet Black Archival. I fussy cut them and heat embossed each with Ranger's UTEE.

The wood butterflies are from my favorite wood shop in Tennessee. The tag is decorated with a silver eyelet, a hand-dyed seam binding bow (same Distress ink colors), a garment pin, a crystal rondel bead and a fairy charm.

The flowers are Petaloo. I just bought the smaller ones, which are called Chantilly Velvet Hydrangea. As always I had to get all the colors, but yellow would have been good as well. 

The circle tag here, came on some seam binding I had just purchased, and worked in perfectly with the colors. I love using found treasures!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Looking Good Today Masculine Birthday Pocket Card

Today I have a second masculine card created with Carta Bella's Home Sweet Home and 7 Gypsies Lille, and since all my embellishments were still out on my desk I used those as well...

Tim Holtz ephemera and FarmHouse chipboard. I also added Idea-ology Industrial stickers down the side and to the mat corners.

A Prima screw head, a Petaloo teastained text bloom sponged with Jet Black Archival ink, and an Idea-ology metal leaf combined to make a man's flower. I think a guy will accept one that is a bit rugged. 

My sentiment is Tim's Big Chat stickers sponged with Frayed Burlap.

The tag is stamped with Birthday Wishes and tied with MME Lost & Found ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by... I love our visits!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Keep Faith Pocket Card

I just had a visit with Ros, aka Mikey's Mom, and oooh'd and ahhhh'd over the beautiful card she posted today.  Seems she is hosting the challenge at City Crafter and the theme is Negativity. I did this card last night using a negative... coincidence... so I just have to enter this.

My negative is that skinny text paper border that was left over from a frame I cut a couple days ago, and had laying on my desk. The base is an oldie by The Girls' Paperie Kitch (from one of Kirsty's Pixie Dust kits.) It's combined with Prima's Lifetime collection and some polka dot paper my daughter-in-law gave me.

I cut the blue frame with Spellbinders Oval Floral. My sentiments are all cut from the Lifetime papers.

The kitty chipboard is Prima's Cartographer and the "rug" is Prima trim. My flowers are from I Am Roses and the leaves are by Petaloo.

I'm linking up at:
City Crafter - Negativity

Thanks for stopping by on a very snowy day in Ohio!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Masculine Vintage Cadillac Birthday Pocket Card & Addy's Valentine Box

The Carta Bella Home Sweet Home collection has some good B side patterns that lend themselves nicely to masculine projects. That's what my base and tag are on this card combined with a little of BoBunny Juliet and 7 Gypsies Lille. I know... it sounds more like a card for a lady than a man.

To help it along to a manly look, I added a Tim Holtz mini gear to the teastained Petaloo flower and border, and a couple of Prima metals to the corners. I tied on the sentiment tag (Alterations Tiny Tabs & Tags) with natural burlap string.

The Tim Holtz ephemera is by Idea-ology. 

The chipboard pieces are from FarmHouse, who I believe are no longer in business as I can't find any info on them and their blog has been taken down... so sad. They had some great product including awesome chipboard albums. 

The tag is tied with a scrap of MME Lost & Found ribbon and pinned with an Idea-ology Wire Pin with a Muse Token.

This year I had the honor of helping my granddaughter create her first Valentine box for her school party. Her mom gave us a Toy Story boot box that she thought would work, and we ran with it.

I left Woody's face exposed along with a bit of the red edging, but covered everything else with papers and lace trim. I did the sentiment on the computer, and cut lots of hearts with Spellbinder's Classic Hearts. I added some roses and leaves.

Then Addy and I went to work on gluing. What a joy! She a very eager worker, a born craftsmen...

and was pretty happy with the results! I am so blessed!

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