Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Yellow flower


I've had flowers on the mind, lately. 
I've been making fabric flowers for a customer, and I've been doing a bit of gardening too. 
Today was such a nice day, that I spent most of the day with my hands in the dirt. I don't have a big flower garden, just a flower bed in front of my house but every spring I love to dig around and add new things. This year I decided to rid my flower bed of all the periwinkle-hate that stuff! It was so invasive, and unruly... But now I have room for new plants...I planted some gladiolas, lupine, delphiniums, foxglove and blue bonnets. Then I had my husband plant a lilac and a couple of hydrangeas in front of our house. (I've tried hydrangeas several times but they usually die...we'll see how these ones do) I still have a lot of things I we  he needs to do...we've lived in our house for 4.5 years but our landscaping is still and ever-growing project.
Our backyard is completely void of flowers. Of course a couple of kids and a couple of dogs could have something to do with that. ;o)
Anyway, sorry for that long gardening tangent there... Here is my yellow flower card.

 
This card was totally inspired by the CR84FN color challenge this week. Light blue, light yellow, and kraft-soo pretty and soft! 


I made the yellow flower, and used papers from Echo Park and DCWV. I also used some Prima lace, seam binding ribbon, and a little key from The Girls Paperie. The sentiment, as always, is from Papertrey ink. 

I'm still working on a card order, so I have lots of other cards to show- I just need to find the time to take some pictures while its still light outside.

Thats all for tonight folks, I've had a good productive day and now i'm tired...Night!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Father's Day card

Hi friends, its a Shabby Tea Room Sunday night! (Or Monday morning...)
This week Charlene ask us to use 2 patterned papers, 4 buttons, and 6 layers. What a fun challenge! 
And this week's sponsor is Just Rite Stamps- their prize packages are always so great, you definitely don't want to miss a chance winning it!



I really tried to make this card masculine, so I left out the ribbon and used twine instead and kept it pretty simple...I think maybe I should have made it grungier? Either way... 
My favorite part is the award ribbon. I love that image from Just Rite's 'You're the best' cling stamp set. This stamp set is so fun, and I can see myself using it a lot. (I'm thinking I'll have to make all my brother in laws' Father's Day cards soon!)

The Shabby Girls have some beautiful things to show you, so make sure to stop by their blogs too!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz -  Simple Treasures

Charlene Cundy - Expressions of Me!

Melissa Bove - Creating From the Heart

Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch

Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Happy birthday cupcake

Another quick post for another challenge card. 
This one is for Card Pattern's sketch challenge this week. 


I used my Cricut for the cupcake, cute huh?

Lavender poppies

Is that confusing or what?
 Lavender-yes, poppies-yes...lavender poppies-huh?
Oh well, thats what happens when you're trying to make a card for a color challenge. In this case its the CR84FN Color challenge, which I haven't done in a while! I've been working on an order for an Etsy customer, and seeking inspiration anywhere I can find it.


How can I help but be inspired by that ^ ?

So here's my purple and kraft card...

I also linked this card to the Wee Memories stamping challenge this week.

I used Papertrey Ink's new 2010 anniversary set on this. I really love the simpler look of this card...doing it again! 

Busy bee

I've been busy as a bee creating cards for a sweet Etsy customer. Here are a few of them....I still have about 20 to go! 










BTW- did you notice that some of these pictures appear brighter and clearer than other? Its because I've been trying to fight the 'Auto' function and i've been playing with my manual settings on my camera... well the duller photos are the manual ones.. lol. So i'll stick with my auto settings until I take a class or two! 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Cute as a button


Hi friends, here's my card for this week's Shabby Tea Room challenge. The challenge this week was to make a baby themed card. I chose an image (cute duck) from Lauretta's Digital Stamps   this week's sponsor. 
I printed the stamp on velum and layered it over some cute paper!

The Shabby Girls have some beautiful things to show you, so make sure to stop by their blogs too!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz -  Simple Treasures

Charlene Cundy - Expressions of Me!

Melissa Bove - Creating From the Heart

Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch

Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards

Thanks for visiting! 


Friday, May 20, 2011

Attack of the...


Super Mojo! Yesterday I was taken in a fit of creativity, or drive to create, whichever. So I sat in front of my craft closet (coat closet taken over), put in some Blues Clues for the kids and whipped a few cards up.
I didn't cook dinner, nope, hunny don't bug me i'm making cards. We had left over white chili- I love that white chili! 
By the time I was ready for clean up it was 1AM and I was spent. 
So here are the fruits of my labor-













I just finished putting away all my new PTI goodies from this month's release, and its nap time... So who knows, creativity might strike again. 
Have a great weekend, friends! 

ETA- All the vintage images on the cards are from Made by Janet, except the chocolate box and thinking of you tea cup. I used Papertrey Ink stamps for the sentiments. :o)

Monday, May 16, 2011

A couple of Mother's Day cards

 I know its past Mother's Day, but I wanted to show you a little something I made for my sisters who are mommies. 


I all started with 7 brown bananas and some time to kill before going out to a late movie. Dun dun dun...


And then an adorable stamp set 'Everyday Treats' from Papertrey Ink....


And then there was the Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen Paper....


AND a perfect Mother's Day stamp set from Crafty Secrets...


So I made these cards with matching tags for the banana bread. I love the color combo SOOO much. So much, that my house is decorated in these colors... :o) 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Peachy

The Shabby Tea Room has a fun challenge for you this week--Monochromatic! Fun right?!
Use one color and a neutral. (I might have maybe cheated a little teeny bit with the foliage...but foliage is neutral right?? 


The challenge this weeks is great, but the prize is pretty awesome too--$20 to The Beary Scrap Paper Crafting Boutique! Sweet! 

Go visit the Shabby Girls' blogs for more inspiration and then go create! ;o)

Debbie Marcinkiewicz -  Simple Treasures

Charlene Cundy - Expressions of Me!

Melissa Bove - Creating From the Heart

Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch

Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Ruffles

Hi friends! I'm here again to help inspire you for this week's Shabby Tea Room challenge. I am this week's host and I thought it would be fun to use RUFFLES on your card or project! I found this delicious photo and went from there.... you don't have to use the colors in the inspiration photo, just the ruffles...but that cake looks amazing! 



(sorry for the awful picture, the light and my camera were not cooperating)

For this card I used a digi stamp (Happy Mother's Day Sentiment) by this week's sponsor- Digital Delights by Louby Lou.
Also I finally got my hands on some Melissa Frances 5th Avenue paper and had to use it right away, I seriously love that collection.

The Shabby Girls have some beautiful things to show you, so make sure to stop by their blogs too!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz -  Simple Treasures

Charlene Cundy - Expressions of Me!

Melissa Bove - Creating From the Heart

Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch

Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards



Saturday, May 7, 2011

Hello?

Mojo? Is that you?.... I hope you're here to stay! At least for a little while...








I actually made all these cards on Monday. Josh had the day off so I sat at my 'craft closet' all day long! I was on a roll and wasn't about to stop that! 
These are going in my Etsy shop that i've been neglecting for the last month or so....
Happy Saturday! Don't forget to check back tomorrow night for the Shabby Tea Room post.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Blues

I was so tickled with the color combo challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room, that I couldn't resist creating a couple of extra blue cards. 


I can't stop using those adorably Tiny Tags from Papertrey Ink....I will love that set forever and ever. As soon as I got the die, I cut a bunch of 'em out of rustic cream cardstock (my fav!) and now I have a little bag full ready for use. They are just perfect on a big shabby bow.


I used a bunch of papers out of my scrap drawer, and a sweet little baby from Crafty Secret's Altered Fairies scraps. 



This Mother's Day card also follows that lovely color scheme, and of course I included another shabby bow with those tiny tags. Its hard to tell but above 'Mom' i stamped 'love you' in a light blue ink. 


I stamped a heart-filled sentiment from Crafty Secrets' Mother stamp set. 


And then used the bird and nest image from the same Crafty Secrets set and embossed it in white. I love white embossing soo much...I need to do it more often I think! 


I hope this inspires you to come and play in this week's Shabby Tea Room challenge if you haven't already!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lady silhouette

 Hi there! This week at The Shabby Tea Room we are having a color challenge! Use blue, white, and another neutral for your card/project. I used a digi stamp (I heart U) from Robyn's Fetish (this week's sponsor) for the shape of my project. 
I printed the heart shape onto card stock and patterned paper, paper pieced the heart and glued the bottom part of the two cardstock hearts together, leaving the top open. This formed a little pocket in the heart to put a note, a small RAK, candy, ect... I think this would work well for Mother's Day! 


I embellished my heart pocket with some fun products from the Girls Paperie, Tattered Angels, and a vintage image from The Graphics Fairy. 


I finished it off with some glitter and a couple of vintage millinery flowers.
I stuffed the pocket with some crochet lace for the photo below.


The Shabby Girls have some beautiful things to show you, so make sure to stop by their blogs too!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz -  Simple Treasures

Charlene Cundy - Expressions of Me!

Melissa Bove - Creating From the Heart

Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch

Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards