Monday, February 28, 2011
Well I didn't really feel like doing anything when I walked into my craft room. I was just sort of walking around in a stuffy-head-cold-daze. Went in, plopped down & picked it up and thought.... if I distress the edges a bit, add a bit of lace and flowers & low-and-behold I liked it again!
This is one of my most favorite Mo Manning images.
Gabriela sent them to me a while ago and I've been hording them until now. I added a bit of sparkle to her slippers and to the leaves under the rolled flower.
Well that's it from me. This weekend was a bit of a bust - missed all my "weekend favs" like Saturday morning coffee with the family at Tim Horton's and 2 visits with my nieces. Can't risk letting them get sick. I've slept most of today away, no laundry or housework done... but my parents delivered groceries which was really nice! I can live without certain things... but my 19 year old Siamese cat Bailey is not about to go without. Thank goodness for them or I would have had to go out.
Well I've rambled on enough - going stir crazy and desperate for a chat I guess - lol.
Have a great week all!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Here's the inside with a quote from Verve....
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Probably difficult to see but I added glitter to the dress, eyeshadow & hair bow using a glue pen and tiny dots. Sentiment from Verve.
Well......... that was fun, but back to cleaning!! Wish me luck this time. =)
Friday, February 18, 2011
I used two MFT dies (border & rolled flower) & two spellbinders nestibilities (large oval & labels 5). The flower under the rolled flower is a Martha punch. Other then that, a little bit of sewing, lace, velvet ric rac & pale yellow sheer ribbon... and of course lots of pearls! =)
Here's the inside:
Have a lovely weekend ALL!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
I tried to stay with the antique-y-feel of the old record player and thought a little lace could add to that. I stamped the image in SU Choc Chip & Always Artichoke. I used Sizzix die Corner Flourish #2 (cut into pieces & assembled) for the base of the rolled flowers and added glitter to both the flourishes & the little fern leaves. Lastly, I glittered up the small Martha Stewart butterfly & added the MFT border punch. By the way, I absolutely love these dies from MFT - they cut beautifully.
The Sizzix die as "uncut"... is as it appears on the inside. It's my first Sizzix die I've ever tried - and I love it!
Well that's it from me! I have to say it really is so nice being back in blog land... thanks for all of your encouraging comments - means a lot! =)
Monday, February 14, 2011
I had a request to make a thank you card with a musical theme.
I thought I would try this Bo Bunny paper, which is a little out of my comfort zone for colour but I was happy with it in the end. I placed a single dew drop on the center of this old style record player (image from MFT) and used a combination of spellbinders (Fancy Tags, Classic Ovals, Nestibilities Labels 10) to frame the image. I love this beautiful ribbon I found at my local stamp store!!
Well I've taken the day off work so I have a big card-making day planned. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day with whomever you're with... and wherever you are!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
I love the deep richness of this Cherry Cobbler SU cardstock... Christmas and Valentine's has really depleted my supply. =)
Happy Sunday everyone!
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
I was happy to finally play with my new spellbinder heart die set and my new MFT border die & rolled flower die. Yeah - love new toys!
The inside is fairly simple, wording is from the same Verve set as the front and the paper is from American Crafts... it may be hard to see in the picture but it's actually a "salmon" colour.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
I dug out one of my old favs from SU - this beautiful stipple rose and I coloured it up with my copics. I coloured extra roses and added them with foam tape and added a little glitter for a bit of a frosted look.On the inside is a sentiment from Verve. You can always rely on Verve for just the right thing to say... in a beautiful font. How can a stamper ask for anything more??????? =)
Monday, February 07, 2011
Can't wait to get my hands on all of these goodies. I'm just beside myself with excitement!!!
And all I was going to post today was a Valentine Card - LOL!
I made this for a friend to give her (french-speaking) husband. I thought I would do the words on the computer to personalize it a little for her. So no stamps were dirtied in the making of this card.... also I just copied a layout from a previous post so it was super quick too.
This fun paper is from My Mind's Eye (Lush). I love that it's not a primary colour red, but it's rich and deep - it's gorgeous.
Well that's it for me......... I'm off to have a Stamper's Dream about all my new goodies!!
Sunday, February 06, 2011
On this card I used Labels 13, Floral Accents & Classic Rectangles. Sentiment is from a gorgeous Verve set. I added the Martha Stewart punch in Close to Cocoa (because I'm on my usual "brown" kick). Finished up with a little bling, SU satin ribbon and this time I made my rolled flower a little looser. Can't remember the name of the pale blue background paper... it's been in storage as long as my skinny jeans - lol.
Back tomorrow with a Valentine. xox
Thursday, February 03, 2011
So I admit I snuck a little of all of those "forbiddens" on this card, but I'm hoping the note paper background, the shades of brown and the scripted patterned paper are enough to "man this up". I love the quote ... another great stamp from Quietfire Designs.
The inside I kept very simple and carried the note-paper theme through. The stamp is from a beautiful Verve set called A Happy Hello.
Well that's it for me tonight. One more day of work to go! If you look really hard... you can see the weekend from here. Oh yeah!
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Made 2 cards from this gorgeous paper this afternoon. In this first one I made a frame with the S/Binders Label 13 - I need to do this more often, I just love the affect. I glittered up the rolled flower & Martha butterfly.
In the second one, I used an old SU stamp for the wording because I needed something teeny-tiny... and the flowers are from Verve.
Well I've procrastinated long enough......... I must go and try to dig out my car. Any such thing as two snow days in a row? LOL Naw... didn't think so. =)
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
I just in the mood to "make something pretty". You know... all flow-y and soft... haha. Added a bunch of pearls to this and sponged the edges on most of it. Used my very last piece of cream silk ribbon. Martha's butterfly was added as a last minute thought.
We're expected to get hit quite hard with a storm tonight so fingers (and toes) crossed that the roads will be okay for the morning drive.