Monday, April 30, 2012

I Promise

Recently I joined an accordian book swap at SCS that included scripture.  I chose "I Promise" as the title because I used scripture that referred to promises made to us by God.  I used DCWV The French Country Stack papers, Recollections bling and some seam binding to tie it closed.

 I added a tag at either end so I could add a few more promises.

Thank you so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Challenges I would like to enter
Little Birdie Blessings
Word Art Wednesday
Stampin' Sisters in Christ:  color green/image of something planted

Friday, April 27, 2012

Mother's Day Card

I can't believe it's almost the end of April which means it can't be long till Mother's Day.  For this card I used Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3439- Flirty Fleurs PreCut Set and HCD 717 Layered Scalloped Posy Topper.  I became acquainted with Heartfelt Creations last year and was immediately drawn to their flower stamps with matching dies which makes everything quick and easy.  For this card, I stamped the image on acetate and colored with the shimmery paints from Creative Inspirations Paint.

Here is a more detailed description of how I made this card:
Cut CS 6 3/8 x 8 3/4", score at 4 3/8", fold and crease.  Cut DP 4 1/8 x 6 1/8".  Die cut Romantic Rectangle.  Stamp Flirty Fleurs image on acetate and paint with shimmer paint.  Die cut with Lacy Oval.  With DP, cut 2 Lacy Ovals, cut out the center of one.  Die cut the Posy Topper as a doily, trim to fit center of Lacy Oval and adhere.  Adhere image over Posy Topper with Glossy Accents and then add the Lacy Oval with center cut out.  Adhere panel to card with pop dots.  Make 3 small flowers by stamping with VersaMark and using gold EP.  Die cut tag, print sentiment from computer on DP and add to tag.  Add tag to card base with pop dots.  Add seam binding bow and 3 small pearls.

Thank you so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Challenges I would like to enter
Dutch Dare Card Challenges:  Mother's Day/special lady
Southern Girls Challenge: get your girly on
Craft Us Crazy:  favorite stamp co.
Moving Along With The Times:  garden or flowers

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Flirty Fleurs Z-Fold Card

This is another card I made for Heartfelt Creations.  It's a z-fold card made with HCPC 3439-Flirty Fleurs Precut Set  
I always seem to be late to the party but I did finally manage to buy some seam binding and am wondering why I waited so long!  Love, love this ribbon!  I bought white so now I'm coloring and crinkling and loving the results.
I embossed this image in gold and then colored with a blender pen and chalks.  The lacy design around the image is HCD 717 Layered Scalloped Posy Die inked with Broken China distress ink.

Thank you so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

I would like to enter this card in
Papercraft Star Challenge:  polka dots

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Exciting News

I am so honored to have been chosen to be a part of the Heartfelt Creations design team!  Emma Lou and the team are so amazing and I look forward to working with them for the next 6 months.  You can check out all the other talented finalists here.

Here is one of the cards I submitted and all the details. 
I Believe In You

all edges have been distressed with distress tool and Tea Dye Distress Ink
card base, cut 5 5/8" x 8 1/2", fold in half.  Cut pink DP 4 1/8 x 5 1/2", wrap lace around center and adhere to card base.  Cut floral DP 3 x 4 3/4", measure down 2" from top right edge, insert 2" mark in center of MS punch and punch once.  Position Posy Topper around the punch out and die cut.  Lay aside the smaller piece.  Cut CS 3 1/4 x 5", lay the larger DP with the die cutout over the CS and mark the circle cutout onto the CS.  Cut out by hand.  Distress all edges.  Layer the 2 pieces together with ATG.  Wrap ribbon around and tie bow.  Cut 3 flowers with Posy Patch die, attach flower layers, add stickles and a pearl.  Add flower, leaves and stick pin to center of bow.  Stamp sentiment from Posy Patch stamp set onto DP, die cut with Labels 2.  Trace around outside of die twice on DP, cut out by hand.  Add stickles.  Attach all 3 layers with pop dots.  Attach to floral DP layer with scor-tape.  Adhere the assembled layers to the card base with ATG.  Stamp 6 flowers from Flirty Fleur, 3 from floral DP and 3 from pink DP with VersaMark.  Emboss in gold.  Layer to make 3 flowers and add pearl center.  Add flowers to half circle die cut with glue dots, add to card front with pop dots.  

finished card size: 4 1/4 x 5 5/8"
supplies used: scor-tape, ATG, glue dots, distress tool, Tea Dye Distress Ink, VersaMark, black StazOn, StarDust Stickles, Ranger SuperFine Detail Gold EP, Sizzix Branch with Leaves, Spellbinders Labels 2,smallest, MS Eyelet Lace Punch
HCD 701 Posy Patch Die, HCD 717 Layered Scalloped Posy Die, HCPC 3304 Posy Patch Swirls PreCut Set
Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

challenges I would like to enter
The Corrosive Challenge:  hit the bottle (stickles)
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge:  loaded with layers
The Crazy Challenge:  feminine/girly
Lexi's Creations:  punches and dies
Tuesday Throwdown:  use some sparkle
Ribbon Carousel:  anything goes

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Spring Makes The World A Happy Place

April showers bring May flowers.  At least we have something to look forward to during all this rain.  This card certainly brightened up my day!  The image was colored with Prismacolor pencils.  The DP reminded me of a quilt pattern so I did some faux stitching.  It's a good thing I quilt better with fabric than with paper, you could catch your toenail in this stitching, LOL!

I added one of my Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch die flowers made from a cereal box, felt, some glitter and a flower brad.  There is a butterfly stickpin and a seam binding bow.

I wanted to add some pearls along the border of the image.  They aren't flatbacked and I was afraid that I would make a big mess with the glue so I glued them to a 1/8" piece of ribbon and that worked perfectly!
Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

challenges I would like to enter
Tuesday Throwdown:  stickpins
Scrap-Creations:  spring
Scrapbook Sisters:  anything goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge:  spring
Sassy Cheryl:  anything
Truly, Madly, Crafty:  handmade flower

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Today I have a very simple but pretty card in beautiful spring colors.  I am following the sketch at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.

The pretty color scheme is from Stamptacular Sunday.

The sentiment stamp is a clear stamp which I layered on a Lacy Oval diecut with pop dots.  The left panel is bordered with a MS punch and some small lace trim and is then also added with pop dots.

The charm is added with a seam binding bow which I colored with some shimmery  Creative Inspirations Paint to match my paper. 

The flowers are an attempt to try something new and I was quite happy with how they turned out.  I used Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch die and cut the bottom layer from a cereal box and painted it with white acrylic paint.  After it dried, I coated it with glue and Diamond Dust glitter.  The next layer was cut from DP and all 3 smaller flowers were cut from felt.  They were finished with a button.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

challenges I would like to enter
Sunday Sketch & Stamp:  sketch
Stamptacular Sunday:  photo inspiration
Paper Sundaes:  Sunday bar, use at least 2, Kraft, lace, charms, die cuts
Crafty Pad:  just Die-Delicious
Pollycraft Monday Challenge:  fabric