Monday, January 26, 2015

Silver Wedding Rings

Hi. :-)  I looooove an all-white card, don't you?  But, with all that whiteness, you need some texture to make it extra appealing.

The details that bring this to the next level (all supplies listed at the end of this post):

  • a 'busy' embossed background
  • a lacy, filigree heart die cut
  • a wedding ring die cut, with the ring portion embossed in silver (I used a Versamark marker to get only that section covered)
  • one rhinestone gem

I am so glad you popped in today.  Hope you like the card!  Be blessed.

Paper: white - Papertrey Ink Ink: watermark - Versamark Marker - Tsukineko Accessories & Tools: Lacy Brocade embossing folder - Stampin' Up!; Precious Wedding Rings die - Memory Box; Large Doily Heart die - Simon Says Stamp; rhinestone - Queen & Co.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Overjoyed for You

Hello!  Ever have a song of joy and gratitude in your heart, and when you make your art, it shows? The day I made this card -- and then the day I wrote the post about it, which were months apart -- reflect the joy in my heart at those times.

I had just received a juicy ol' bag of scraps from my Stampin' Up! demonstrator, and it included this fringe-y strip of cardstock, and some butterflies, and a few flowers.  I threw them together and it ended in this happy card.

The pink butterfly had been white, with a strip of floral washi tape on it.  I customized it by running a pink Copic marker over the white parts, to tie in with the flower below.

Had to add some pearls too, 'cause I just think they make nearly everything better!

“Joy is the serious business of Heaven.” ~ C. S. Lewis

Thank you SO much for visiting today!  May peace and joy be yours.

Stamps: Purely Sentimental - Verve; flower, butterfly - Stampin' Up! Paper: cardstock and patterns - SU Accessories & Tools: 5 Petal Flower, butterfly, small flower punches - SU; pearls; washi tape; pink Copic marker 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Loving lavender!

Welcome!  It's no secret that I love purple, if you've followed my posts for some time.  I don't always reach for it in crafting, but when I do, I get a little thrill.

I found a card with this sketch in one of my older issues of Papercrafts Magazine, and earmarked it. It's simple in design, but those two rounded corners give so much more interest.  All supplies used are at the end of the post, but I want to point out the sentiment:  it's from Verve's Joy For The Journey.

I love this sentiment!

Stamps: Joy for the Journey - Verve Paper: Pale Plum; Wild Wasabi - Stampin' Up!; white - Papertrey Ink; damask - Luxury Stack - DCWV Fibers: lace Accessories & Tools: assorted roses -; Branch With Leaves die - Sizzix; corner rounder punch - Fiskars

Monday, January 19, 2015

Bada Bling!

Hey there!  Thanks so much for the supportive comments from my last post, regarding balancing work and family time and "me" time (aka, crafty time).  I had to laugh at this one:
Julie Tucker-Wolek said...
My time is at 3:30 in the morning! That's when I get everything done! LOL!! People say I am crazy (probably true! HA!) ... but it's the only time the whole house is asleep and there is QUIET for me! So it works! :) I love love love your card! LOVING the pearls!!!!!
Julie, you are too funny!  I WISH I could do that, but boy do I ever need my sleep.  If I don't get enough of that, I'm a little cranky.  ;-)

I'm sharing a bit of bling today, for a card that can be used for engagement, wedding or anniversary.

I had delivered this one to A Beautiful Touch a couple of months ago.  It was easy enough to make:  two circles, one die cut in white (to match the background) and one die cut in silver mirror cardstock.  Got mine from WorldWin, but I'm sure there are other sources available.  The sentiment is from Verve's Love Story.

Thank you, too, for the comments with regard to my frequency of posting.  I used to post nearly every day (which is probably too much for some folks), so this new routine/schedule feels strange to me, like I am lacking in some way.  I realize though, that it is 'quality' versus 'quantity', and I am okay with that.

Stamps: Love Story - Verve Paper: white, True Black - Papertrey Ink; silver mirror - WorldWin Accessories & Tools: circle dies - Spellbinders; rhinestones - Queen & Co.
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