Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Colorado Springs xmas

I'm finally back with a Christmas card.  This is made using Waltzingmouse stamps and dies.  The mountains were stamped and then I added some snow to the mountain tops.  The trees and houses are stamped and then some snowy glitz is added to the roofs.  I added a few snowflake dies and punches.  The sky is an embossing folder.  Love how it turned out!  Looks like the Springs today!!!  Have a great day!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Here comes Santa Claus

I have been very anxious to do one of these bendie cards for the holidays.  This one was quite fun to make.  I used lots of those cute holiday buttons and just clipped the shank off of them so they would lay more flat.  There are a few diecuts used by Memory Box and the snow was added with my snow pen that is almost gone!  Hope I can find another one as I really like it.  Happy holiday crafting!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

It is so good to be back in my craft room.  I made many Halloween cards but did not have time to photograph them before mailing out.  I did lots of the Prima Doll cards all dressed up for Halloween and I was very pleased with how they turned out.  So, this is a card I just made this morning.  Lots of die cuts used in this one.  The little children are a cutting from Graphic 45 papers.  I added snow to the window and lamp post.  These are mostly Sizzix and Memory Box dies.  The brick background is an embossing folder that I have distressed.  Have a wonderful day and thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Warm Wishes

I'm back with a fun holiday tag to share.  The background was run through a mixture of several distress stains by Tim Holtz.  I sprayed some gold mist in the stains as well.  I dried the tag.  Then I stamped several images with gold embossing ink.  I embossed Tim's deer in gold.  The pointsettia dies were also dabbed with distress stains and dried.  I sprinkled some glitter in the stain too.  I embossed a pearl in gold since I didn't have a gold bling for the center of the flower.  The burlap ribbon is from HL. The tree stamps at the bottom is by Memory Box.  The snowflakes stamp is by Tim Holtz.  Have a fun crafty day!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Glory to God

I am finally back with a holiday card.  I have had 2 computers crash on me in the past few weeks so posting cards has been impossible.  I am finally getting a few made though so that is good.  This is a new "chalkboard stamp" by ODBD that I ordered and really like it.  It is stamped in black on white paper thus the chalkboard look.  The pointsettia and leaves are dies by Memory Box.  I bought a bolt of this burlap ribbon to add to some of my cards.  The papers are from my stash.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Halloween bag card

Hope your fall day is going well!  It is so beautiful here in Colorado...finally!  It's been a rough year for us but hopefully we are on the mend and can stay out of the news for awhile.  So, this is a fun die...cute bag to use for many occasions.  Our LSS has kraft paper that is a good weight for these bags.  I added a few stickers to the front and made a tag (which I forgot to pull out of the bag to include in the picture - sorry).  There is a bit of tulle behind the bag.  Quick and easy! 

Monday, September 30, 2013

Wedding card

Here is a wedding card I made using a Lily of the Valley stamp.  The papers are leftovers from a kit I ordered from Button Farm.  They are Kaisercraft papers.  The cut out behind the wedding couple is also from those same papers.  I added a little SU stamped tag and some bling and ribbons.  This will go with the little book I made for them using these papers.
Happy crafting!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Bohemian Card

Today I have a Bohemian Bazaar Card to share made with Graphic 45 papers.  It is one of those trifold stair step cards that are easy to make and the directions for various ones can be googled.  I just cut the papers to fit the folds and added embellishments.  The butterflies are 3D stickers from my stash that tied in well with the colors of the papers.  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Cadet Frames

This is a quick frame I made for our Cadet's Moms when they were here a few weeks ago for Parents Weekend.  I had some dollar frames laying around and put one coat of acrylic blue paint on them.  Then I picked up a deck of cards at the AFA and cut pictures from the cards to put on the frame.  I had a few embellishments I also added to get some bling in there!!!  And then I FORGOT to give them to them!!!  I did manage to get one Mom as she was getting in her car so that was good...maybe the other two will make great xmas gifts!  Have a fun day!

Monday, August 5, 2013

More Christmas Tags

This is my last in this series of holiday tags.  Again, these were made from large 12 x 12 papers that usually had one decorative side to it.  I cut tags from the sides and then added embellishments, ribbons, diecuts and bling.  These really went quickly which is what I love about them as my time is getting very short for projects I really want to get done for the holiday season.
Happy crafting!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

More Xmas Tags!

Wow...I'm back 2 days in a row!  So, here are a few more xmas tags I made yesterday.  These were so much fun to FANCY UP!  I just used old papers from my stash and embellishments.  I did add a few of the new Memory Box die cuts.   A few touches of bling pulled them all together!  Have a great week!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Christmas Tags

Hello my friends!  I am finally taking a bit of time to play in my craftroom today.  I wanted to get started on xmas tags for packages.  If I don't start won't get done.  And I have a big fear that I will be doing some wedding things at the last minute through the end of October so I trying to do what I can now.  We'll see what happens!  So, here are some quick and easy tags I made using papers I had on hand.  I went through my xmas papers and found some with pretty designs on the edges or one side of the papers.  Then I just cut them into tags and added embellishments and ribbons.  I love that they are simple, yet elegant.  I must have made about 25 in a few hours!  It was fun getting back into the swing of things.  I'll be back with more to share another time!  Happy crafting!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Darcy's Baptismal card

This is a baptismal card I made for a 9 year old little girl that joined the church the same day as us.  She was recently adopted from Foster Care and asked her new parents to join a church and allow her to be baptised!  Her wishes came true in so many ways!  Her parents are in their 70's!  She is a very smart little girl and so sweet.  It is hard to believe what she has been through in her short life but hopefully things have become much better for her with her new family.  This stamp is from a Baptismal set by Jillian.  The background is a Sizzix embossing folder, I believe.  I added a touch of pink to the card and some pearls.
Have a crafty day!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

4th of July card

I'm back with a 4th of July bday card for my nephew.  I believe he will be 30 years old!  This was made from a Sizzix Pop n Cut die.  I added a few Spellbinders dies for the inside of the card.  The sentiment is embossed.  The cutie below the card is my granddaughter who is 5 months old today.  Isn't she adorable?
Hope you have a good weekend!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Baptismal card

I am back with a post of a baptismal card I made for my granddaughter.  This was made with lots of Spellbinder's dies.  The stamp is a very old stamp I have had for many years and I'm unable to make out the name of the company that makes it.  Sorry about that!  I stamped and cut it out and added a few hints of pink on the bows, lace and hanger.  Pearls were added to the card for added embellishments.
Here is a link for the directions for making the Star Album that was posted previously.  Hope this helps!

I used 4" high pages rather than 5 3/8" (or whatever was used) as shown in the directions.  I used the amount of pages that I needed for the amount of pictures I wanted to display.  It turned out beautifully and my folks really enjoy it.  The book is very quick to put together too so that makes it even more fun!

I have had several people ask me about the wildfires.  Yes, I did have to evacuate for 4.5 days.  My house is fine, no damages here.  I will be going through the house taking pictures of EVERYTHING so we will be more prepared in the event of another fire.  If I go through the trouble of doing this...there will be no more fires so that is my plans.  I can't tell you how horrifying the experience was and the nightmares I am still having now!  Thanks for the prayers...God answered them!

Monday, June 17, 2013

60th Anniversary Star Album

This is a Star Album that I made for my parents 60th anniversary.  I believe I found the direction on SCS but I'm not sure as it's been awhile since I put it together.  It was actually very simple to make and I had seen one many years ago and always wanted to try it.  I finally found a reason to make one.  It is full of lots of photos, embellishments and memories!  The papers are all from one pad of paper...Lyric is the name of it.  The papers were well suited for this occasion.
I am FINALLY back home after being evacuated because of the Black Forest Fires in Colorado.  I was gone 4.5 days and they were probably the longest days of my life!  It's an experience I would never care to repeat.  I had 10 minutes to get out and it was horrifying.  I am so glad to be back home.
Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Secret Garden Birthday Card

Thanks for dropping is a Secret Garden card I made to go along with the book I posted yesterday.  It is a stairstep card...although it may be difficult to tell from the picture.  The base of the card is the blue cardstock and the Secret Garden papers are cut to fit the different steps on the card.  Lots of embellishments were used to complete the card.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Secret Garden Birthday Book

Yes, I am finally back again!  I don't think I have ever been away for this long and hope it never happens again!  It's just been kind of busy around here!  So, here is a book I made for a dear friend.  It is using Graphic 45 Secret Garden collection of wonderful papers!  I added lots of embellishments and pulled it all together with my Bind-it-all.  I love how it turned out.
If you subscribe to my blog, you will not receive updates as before.  I hope to get back to regular posting soon and at that time, I will continue with the email updates.
Hope you are enjoying your's still pretty cold at my house but I'm loving it!  See you soon!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mother's Day Place Cards

Here are some place cards I have been working on for Mother's Day.  I will have a house full of company so I always like to do something special for those occasions.  My table will be decorated with lots of pink to honor the Moms as well as our granddaughter on her baptismal day.  These were made with Memory Box stamps and dies that were made especially for Simple Pleasures last year for their anniversary celebration.  I have stamped and cut 2 of each hummingbird for added dimension which you can not really see in the picture.  The centers of the flowers are also stamped and cut out twice.  The placecards are by Sizzix and the nametag is a Spellbinders die.  I added a few pearls to the medallion in the center.
And now I'm on to my next project...baptismal announcements!  Happy crafting!

Monday, April 22, 2013

The most adorable little girl...

My local stamp store posted these adorable little girl stamps on their FB page a few days ago and I knew I needed to get to the store to get my little hands on them.  And it is just a good thing I went today because they are selling like hotcakes!  They are big stamps of the most adorable little girls.  The stamps are by Julie Nutting.  I think it is a new company.  She also has the tags in a pad to go with the girls so I couldn't pass those up either!  I have stamped the girl image on cardstock and cut it out.  Then I have stamped the image on a few DP's and cut them out so it is like paper dolls!  I added some embellishments from my stash.  How cute is that!
So I really need to get back on track and work on some baptismal announcements for Mother's Day!  Fun fun!  We'll see what I can come up with!  Happy crafting!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Happy Mom,s Day

Time seems to be flying by me...way too fast!!!  I think I only have Mom's Day cards and one birthday card this maybe there is hope!  Here is one that I have done!  The papers and center floral diecut are by Melissa Frances.  They actually came in a kit by Becca Feeken.  She always provided lots of extra papers so I am using them.  These are especially beautiful papers too!  The dies used here are designed by Becca for Spellbinders.  The stamp is currently hiding from me so can't give you the manufacturer!  Need to do some serious cleaning around here!  Not sure when it will happen but hopefully soon!
We may be doing my sweet granddaughter's baptism in 2 weeks (when I have a house full) so I am trying to get my daughter's christening gown cleaned and repaired so Aubree can wear it.  I made it for Brittany 26 years ago so the elastic in the sleeves has pretty much died.  I think it will be so special for her to wear it and then maybe I can make another one for the next child that comes along. 
Hope you have a great week of crafting!  I hope to get in a few more projects too!!!  We'll see how that goes!