Sunday, April 29, 2012

Gold Medallion And Pink Pearls

Whoops......There is a little bo-bo on this card.  I'll let you take a look at it and see if you can't notice it yourself?  It's a bit subtle.  I didn't notice it right away either.  Keep reading and you will find my explanation to the problem.

A few weeks back it was my sister-in-laws birthday and I made this card and gave it to her.  I think she was pleasantly surprised when she opened it.  She told me in email it was another "Master Piece" of mine.  Well...not sure you can call it that but....perhaps just another pretty card.

You may be wondering what are the metal gold medallions in the center?  Well...last year I was at a stamp show and I picked these up from a vendor called "Scrapyard 329".  I think they were only $1 with four inside the packet and I felt I couldn't pass them up and would be able to use them somehow on a card at some point.  I then added to each center of the metal medallion a few self adhesive embellishments (pink pearls studs) to the center that I had from Prima Marketing Inc.

Still wondering about my Whoops....? You may have noticed that the white pearl in the top center had slipped down lower than the top right and left pearls. Unfortunately, I did not notice before taking the picture.  It was NOT intended to be off center as shown in the picture.  Since I already gave the card to my sister-in-law I was not able to retake my picture before posting.  I think you'll forgive me for that?  LOL!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure tell your stamping friends to stop on by also.  Till then...may your week be a happy one.  Blessings.....

Supplies Used:
Stamps: None
Paper: Light Pink from Michaels, Whisper White
Ink: None
Punches: EK Success/Morocco Lace Edge Punch

Embossing Folder: None
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Shapeablitlites Fancy Tags, Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares

Accessories: Say It In Studs/Prima Marketing Inc. Embellishments #530976, Scrapy Yard 329 Metal Embellishments #7029800202, White Pearls, Pink Satin Ribbon

Monday, April 23, 2012

Soft Pastels

I fooled around with this card and tried to just do a small portion of my Marianne Design Die Cut on the edge only of this card. Not the whole die cut on the front.  Not so sure... it's as nice as I had hoped for but decided to post it anyways.  I decide to use this card for a challenge at Stampin Sisters In Christ Challenge #136.  I love the soft pastels together on this card and the challenge was about pastel colors.  So what could be better?


With this card I used two different stamps sets.  One was a Stampin"-Up stamp set and I do not know the name of the set?  I borrowed the set from my daughter and have given it back to her so I can't check for you.  Sorry...     

However, the other stamp is a Penny Black stamp.  I combined the two stamps to give it a added look of several flowers for the front rather than just one big daisy. I love the large daisey stamp, don't you? 

As I've mentioned before I usually always put a computer generated verse into the inside of each of my cards to give it a more personal touch rather than just handwriting a simple Happy Birthday in my own handwriting inside.  For this card I chose a pretty Birthday verse I liked and used my Marianne Creatable Die Cut and then popped up the verse for the inside of the card.

Wish me luck with challenge and
may you all enjoy your week?

Supplies Used:

Stamps:  Stampin Up, Penny Black
Paper: Whisper White, Light Pink Pastel
Ink:   Stampin Up Pretty In Pink,
Punches:  Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edge
Die Cuts:  Marianne Die Cut #LR0116, Spellbinders Labels Twenty
Embossing Folder:  Marianne Designables #D50907 
Accessories: Butterfly

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Lace N' Flowers...

Glad to have you stop by today....
Here's what I have for you to peek at this week.

Today I am not going to go on and on rambling about how this card came together.  Today, I hope you'll just enjoy viewing it and hopefully give you inspiration to create something of your own after stopping here.

I think you realize from my work now, and in the past, that I have a very feminine side to my work.  It's often hard for me to create a card for a man because I enjoy femininity with flowers and lace when creating. I have to put my feminity to the side when making a gentleman's card.  It's a bit hard for me sometimes, to step out of my comfort zone when making a mans card. 

At the last minute I decide to enter this card into a challenge at
"Our Daily Bread Designs" for their ODBDSLVC104 "Spring" Word Challenge.

My Interpretation for the word SPRING is....

S = Size 4 X 6 card
P = Pink Paper
R = Rose
I = Inspiration to play along
N = New Die Cut for me
G = Green Leaf's

May your day be blessed with God's abundant grace...

Thanks...for stopping by!
Supplies Used:

Stamps: None

Paper: Whisper White, Medium Pink and Medium Green Paper

Ink: None

Punches: None

Embossing Folder: Sizzix Textured Impression's Corner and Lattice Embossing Folder

Die Cuts: Marianne Design Creatable's LR0220 Corner, Marianne Design Creatable's LR0116, Marianne Design Creatable's Leaf and Flower's LR0156

Accessories: Lace Flowers, Pink Rhinestones

Monday, April 9, 2012

Iris's Bouquet...

Hope your Easter holiday was a blessed occasion?
Welcome back today and glad to spend a few minutes with you today!

This card has been entered in
Sweet Stamps Challenge #60 Vintage Shabby Chic.

I promised, I'd be back with more cards that  I made with these pretty Marriane Design Die Cuts LR0220 .  Now that Easter is behind us I can show you another pretty little card here. I needed to display my Easter card last week and to celebrate the Easter season with you.

I am trying whole heartedly to try and make each card look a bit different from one another?  I used this pretty little Sizzix Embossing Folder to the upper left hand corner to break up the four corner repeated look. 

I also used my Spellbinders die cut for the center here and added three pretty K & Company Iris flowers to complement the center.

I used three Orchid and Pink dimensional colored Iris's to look like a bouquet of flowers in the center and made a cute little green satin bow and adhered it to the flowers stems. I added pretty white pearls around outer edge of the pendant heart die cut and adhered a tiny cute key to dangle from the bow for more femininity.  These pink and green colors used together are such complementing colors. Don't you think?

Let's not forget to  take a closer look at the pretty little silver key dangling from the bow. I bought these pretty little keys at a stamp store when traveling last fall on vacation out of state.  I couldn't resist purchasing them because I thought they were so cute and would add a sweet touch to a few cards along the way.

Hoping you'll leave me a message today?  Tell me your thoughts?
I think many of you are much to shy and afraid to leave a message?
I'd love hearing from you again?

May your week be blessed....

Stamps:  None
Paper: Medium Pink and Medium Green/Michael's Store
Ink: None
Punches: None

Die Cuts: Marianne Design Creatable's LR0220, Spellbinder's Shapeabilities Pendants Renaissance Hearts

Embossing Folder: Sizzix Textured Impressions Corner's
and Lattice Embossing Folder's
Accessories: White Pearls, Silver Key, Green satin Ribbon

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Post A Note Challenge

A little more Easter inspiration here today...
using these colors remind me of Easter.

 I have another quick post this week as I've entered this in Post- A- Note
Challenge #12 over at Joan's Garden again this week.  I'm quite sure that winning a challenge two weeks in a row is almost impossible. So I have a dual purpose here.... one for the challenge and one for a gift.    So... I thought I'd make it for the challenge and then give it to a special friend this week when I stop by her office to drop off some papers.  I love giving a little something to this person because she loves and appreciates my little gifts and cards I've given her in the past.

As you can see I adhered a post it note pad on the inside and added a verse to the top sheet (only).  About a year ago, I downloaded directions on YouTube on how to make Post-A-Note Covers so that you can attach a pen or pencil to the top portion.  Just go to YouTube and put in Post-A-Note Cover and several videos should come up for you to follow the directions.

Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #12
  • Cover a Post A note
  • Use some kind of Die Cut for a background
  • Purple is this week's color
  • Use a butterfly or something from nature

I did all the above except I used a cute little dragon fly instead of a butterfly and added little diamond cut rhinestones to each corner of the die cut.  These little rhinestones add a touch of elegance.

I covered this gift with a clear cello bag and added a bow and a cute little tag that reads: For You!  I love putting my little do-dad's I make into a cello bag when giving a little gift to someone.  I think it just helps it look a little more special like you fussed for them.

I hope your were inspired today by my little note pad?  Even If I don't win at Joan's challenge I'm sure who ever does win... will be thrilled and enjoyed in the fun playing along.

Have a blessed week and a beautiful Easter everyone!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Easter Flowers....Bring May Flowers...

Hopping along to Easter. 
Hop, Hop, Hop....

It's almost here and I don't want to forget to post this little Easter card for you.  I used a couple different flower punches and hoped to make this card feel like spring?   I used as many spring colors to give this card some spring time life.  Spring happens to be my favorite time of the year.  So let's bring it on!

I love my stamp set from Stampin-Up that has this elegant "Happy Easter" stamp in it.  I just had to use that stamp along with the pretty Easter flowers and added that beautiful cross that represents Christ during Easter and that he arose again for us.  

I used some white pearlized paper giving it a more elegant look and used my Spellbinders Nestabilities larges die cut from Labels 20 to give it an un-ordinary shape rather than making it a square card, (like we most often do). Adding pearls and flourishes help give this a soft effect.  My neighbor liked it so well she purchased this card from me so that she could send it off to family members for the Easter season.

The card reads...

 Easter is not just the
dawning of a new day...
.....It's the dawning of a new life!
Happy Easter

Next week... I'll be back with a couple more cards made with the Marianne Design die cut that I've been using quite a bit.  I just needed to get this one in here for you, for Easter. 

My little grandson and family will be joining us so it will be loads of fun around here for the Easter season.  Can't wait to color eggs and have our Easter Egg hunt outside, again this year.  Hoping your Easter season will be a blessed one?

Happy Easter EVERYONE.....

Stamps: Stampin-Up Stamp Set/"Well Scripted" w/Happy Easter
Paper: Michael's White Pearlized
Ink: Lavender Cat's Eye Chalk Ink
Punches: Martha Stewart Hydrangea Punch, Marvy Uchida Daisy Punch
Embossing Folder: None
Die Cuts: Marianne Design Leaf and Flowers LR0156
Accessories: White Pearls, Cross

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