Wednesday, April 16, 2014

St. Bernard undefined

There is a very special person in my life that loves her St. Bernard! I had to have a stamp to share on her cards, so created this one. Sure hope she thinks it looks like her "Buffalo" at least a little!

The Undefined kit from Stampin' Up is SO easy to work with. I amaze myself each time I use it and I think you will also! You really should give it a try!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Washi Tape Card

After a couple of beautiful spring days, we are back to cold and snow. Won't complain too hard though, because we need to moisture so badly!

This card is decorated with strips of washi tape to form the back ground. I added jewels to the one strip and placed the sentiment at the intersection. I am thinking a black and white version would be perfect for a graduation card, so you may see that in the future.

Hope you are all staying safe and warm, and having a great day! Thanks so very much for stopping by!

Monday, April 7, 2014

pink on pink

I made this one for Valentine's Day, but I think it would make a great sweet sixteen birthday, or several other occasions. Just change the sentiment. It is also quick and easy!

Now for my good news!!! We have relocated to an area that has internet!!!! So I hope to be posting a lot more! I am still unpacking, so it may be a little bit before I actually am able to get into a routine again, but that is my goal!

I haven't done my Easter cards yet, either, so must get those done. I have some really fun ideas, so don't want to waste them!

Have a great day and thanks SO MUCH for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spring has Sprung!!

Well, at least in AVON it has :) !! I love all the new colors and want one of each of these watches (well, okay, if you know anything about me, you know I don't want the purple/lavender one!)

Click on the AVON button to the right and check out all of the other spring and Easter items!! Don't forget that with a qualifying order (just $35), you can have it shipped directly to you for FREE!!!

Have a really great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Teddy card in a box

These adorable little teddy bears were a free gift with one of my magazines. I knew I had to use them for my daughter, and when I found the card-in-a-box, also knew they would be perfect for one!! What do you think?

If you haven't tried this style of card, you really should. I know that you will even impress yourself! I have other examples and directions in previous posts, so hope you will give it a try. Let me know if you have any questions.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

More anniversaries

Seems several of my family members decided to get hitched fifty years ago! We have celebrated three of these in as many months. The last picture is the inside of the center picture. This couple was married on Valentine's Day and are my folks.

Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Paper Roses

I really love the look of this card and it is so easy to create. The base is from black cardstock. The background is squares of a print DSP mounted onto squares of black cardstock cut out with decorative scissors (or you could use the postage stamp punch). These are all mounted on a Very Vanilla mat which was embossed with the Lattice embossing folder. I used the Tea Party stamp set and another sentiment placed over the stamped image and mounted with dimensionals. The greens are punched from the build a bird punch.

The roses: Punch out a scallop circle, then cut in a wave, in a circle to the middle(or use the die available in the occasions catty on page 32). Roll the coil from the outside to the inside and glue. (hint: use a glue gun to put a spot of glue on a heat resistant mat and place flower on this to hold) Fold the petals over or flatten with your hand to make it look more realistic. (hint: if you have a quilling needle, it works great for rolling the coil and the petals) I then sponged on a bit of matching ink to add depth. I placed the roses and greens on the card before attaching with glue dots to decide where I wanted every thing.

This type of card I mail in a padded envelope and add a bit of bubble wrap so that the roses don't get flattened. It costs a bit more to mail, but when I send it to a special person, it is so worth it.

I hope you have a great day, and thanks so much for stopping by!