Sunday, September 28, 2014

Creating With Scraps...



I'm sure each of you stampers have a large box filled with extra things you may have stamped or cut out and your collection is growing.  Well....mine is and I decided it was time to start trying to use up some of the scraps and such. 


I generally try to cut out more than one die cut or embossing folder while I have it out as to save time somewhere down the line later.  This particular embossing folder from Marianne Designs is one that I had a lot of them as spares so I decided to make a quick and easy card today.  I needed a quick birthday card for one of my girlfriends Sandy.  So it was put in the mail and on it's way.

Have a happy scrapping week ladies!



Sunday, September 21, 2014

All Occasion Card...


I was in JoAnn's Fabric's recently and looking for something else I needed and while perusing the stamping aisle I came upon this new die cut that I had never seen before either in the store or on someone else's blog site of cards so, I picked it up and bought it.  I thought it was pretty and could do a lot with it?   Time will tell?


I believe the Spellbinders die cut is called Flourish Trim.


This is actually two of the die cuts married together to look like one die cut.  So don't be fooled by my picture here.  I just happened to like them put together and one overlapping the area that I cut it shorter at to give it a different look.


I added five  pretty little diamond shaped penalized embellishment to add interest to the line where the two die cuts are married together.  I will eventually stamp a sentiment of some kind into the center when I need this for any occasion to send to someone.   So I have another all occasion card ready to go!

Before you leave don't forget to stop by Darnell's place for her challenge.  I decided to enter today since my new die cut happens to be NBUS!  Which simply means NEVER BEFORE USED STUFF!   

                                                        Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)    

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pansies And Bling, Bling ....


Oh my....another week is over and it's time once again for another little shot of more of those homemade pansies on another card trying to inspire you to make some of your own.  If they inspire you at all you can go to my last weeks post for directions on making your own.


I enjoyed last weeks card so I tried creating something similar but also hoping to look a little different.  I used glitter paper to cut out the background and smaller Spellbinders die to add some bling to this card.  I tried shooting the picture in the sunshine so it would show off the bling, bling here for you. 


 I haven't used a large butterfly on any of my cards lately and decided this would set the pansies off nicely. 


Until next week ladies, I hope you have a wonderful time creating and enjoying some of the fall weather setting in in many parts of the country where you might live.  I know those fall leaves will soon be upon us and the gift of fall colors for all to enjoy.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

More OF My Homemade Pansies....


Welcome to my little corner of the world today and glad you found your way to stop in here.  I hope you've come by today for some more inspiration and a quick peek of this soft and pretty little creation I have waiting for you today.  

I actually set out with this card to take the die cut I had from Joy Crafts # 6002/0147 and make it fit a oblong card size 4 -1/4 X 5- 1/2  rather than the square size 4 -1/2 X 4 -1/2  die cut size that really is intended to be.   I actually cut it into quarters (4 separate quarter squares) while placing each quarter in the the corner of the card with pop up dots.  I then took my Spellbinders Nestabilities Floral Ovals and used two sizes to hide the corner cuts.  Making them look like it was one die cut to fit the card size.  I was happy with the result.

The next best thing I did here was to make more of my homemade pansies that I made out of Spellbinders Rose Die Cuts to form and make my own version of pansy flowers.  I had previously made these flowers for another card and project back in March of 2013 and you can find my directions to make these on another post by clicking.HERE in case you missed it.

The directions and post from March 2013 named "Tutorial On Homemade Pansies" is really very simple so don't be dismayed into thinking they are two hard to make?  I trust my directions will lead you along?


Why not let me know if you tried making your own version of the pansies and let me know your results?  I'd love hearing from you?

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Long Stem Rose....

I love this rose stamp and rarely use it.  So after making a pretty background frame with Spellbinders Nestabilities "Timeless Rectangle" I decided the "TImeless Rectangle"  might look pretty for the focal point along with the rose?  
The pink center paper frame is from Spellbinders Nestabilities called "Decorative Labels Eight".  I then overlapped Spellbinders Nestabilities "Floral Ovals" before over lapping the rose stamp on top. 
I lightly smeared glitter all over the leaves and outline.  I then crunched the large leaves to give it more depth rather than leaving the leaves flat. I used the green leaf die cut called " B117 Fanciful Flourish" to the background of the rose .   I added a tiny bow and some white covered wire and spiraled the wire and added gauge to the background hoping to give it a little more whimsical character?
Again, pink and green are two of my favorite color combinations together.  

Have a fantastic week everyone!

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