Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mad for Plaid

My friend asked for some monogrammed cards, and she is WILD about plaid.  She says that plaid is her favorite color!  Isn't that funny?  :-)

She also loves wreaths, so I paired this glittery plaid paper from My Mind's Eye Garden Vignettes with a wreath image from Avery Elle's Happy Spring.  I snagged that AE stamp set from i{heart}papers when they first announced they were going out of business.

The alpha stamps are from Doodlebug Designs.

Thanks for letting me share this with you today.  See you soon!

Stamps: Curly Alphabet - Doodlebug Designs; wreath - Happy Spring - Avery Elle Paper: plaid - Garden Vignettes by Carina Gardner - My Mind's Eye; Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black - Stampin' Up!; white - Papertrey Ink Ink: Old Olive - SU; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Accessories & Tools: circle, Fancy Tags Three  dies - Spellbinders; rhinestone gems - Queen & Co.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tinsel & Twig Christmas

Happy Monday!  I've got some Christmas Joy to share today:

Nearly everything you see here is from the Girls' Paperie Tinsel & Twig collection.  I picked up one of these kits for $20 a few years back at a Tuesday Morning store in North Carolina.  It has so many cool things in it:  a stamp set, alpha chipboards, snowflake embellishments, ribbon and laces, and die cuts.  I remember how excited I was to happen upon it.  :-)

I've tucked this card into my Christmas stash, all packed and ready to be sold when the time comes.

Hope you have a blessed day!

Stamps: text, snowflakes - Tinsel & Twig - Girls' Paperie Paper: green cardstock Ink: Early Espresso - Stampin' Up! Fibers: crochet lace, red scallop trim - Girls' Paperie; twine - Creative Impressions Accessories & Tools: alpha stickers, snowflake die cut embellishment - Girls' Paperie; Champagne Liquid Pearls - Ranger

Friday, February 27, 2015

Seashore Thank You

Hey there.  :-D  A short while back, a longtime friend of mine asked for a custom set of thank you cards.  This is one of the designs she received, since she is a fan of all things nautical:

It is quite simple, with some repetitive stamping of a starfish (Blockheads Paper Arts) and a nice, big sentiment (Papertrey Ink).  I also added a scallop shell (Golden Acorn), another starfish -- both trimmed out and popped up -- and a couple of pearls.  The images received a coat of clear glitter, too.

My youngest daughter had oral surgery a week ago today, in preparation for braces.  Sure would be nice if she could just have braces put on her teeth, with no issues to fix beforehand.  Poor kid had a couple of teeth grow in sideways, and some extra-heavy layers of gum tissue covering some teeth in the back, where the brackets/anchors for braces go.  The doctor dug holes into her gums to give a clear view of the teeth in there (ew), so the orthodontist can attach those brackets.  It's been a painful week for her.

When her smile is finally picture-perfect a couple of years down the road, she'll be glad.  Right now, she is having a hard time imagining that!

Stamps: starfish - Seashells with Round Frame - Blockhead Paper Arts; scallop - Golden Acorn; sentiment - Think Big Favorites #5 - Papertrey Ink Paper: Sahara Sand - SU; white - Papertrey Ink Ink: Close to Cocoa, Sahara Sand - Stampin' Up!; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Accessories & Tools: Crystal glitter - Martha Stewart; pearls - Queen & Co.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

xoxoxo roses

A little something eclectic today.  I let the card take me for a ride the day I made this.  The starting point were two String of Hearts die cuts (Simon Says Stamp) I made, as tests that the die worked okay.  Do you check your dies when you first buy them?  I learned the hard way to always try them right away, before too much time passes.  I've had a few dies with glitches on them, where the metal is messed up and you don't get a clean cut.  Luckily, the companies stood behind their products (My Favorite Things, Memory Box, Spellbinders) and I was able to get replacements.

I joined those two strips of hearts together, and used pearls between each heart.  I added a seam binding bow, a tiny tag with Lawn Fawn stamping (from Love n' Breakfast), a beautiful old-fashioned roses sticker from Anna Griffin, and a tiny piece of Wrought Iron Gate die cut (Memory Box) in pale gray.  It was lying on my craft desk, and thought it looked kind of neat on here.

Oh!  Not sure if you can tell, but the little white strip of paper, under the roses, is actually white glitter cardstock from Colorbok.  It's another cast-off that was just lying on the desk, and almost made it into the trash bin.

Thanks so much for your visit today!

Stamps: tiny heart, xoxo - Love n' Breakfast - Lawn Fawn Paper: white glitter paper (strip) - Colorbok; black/white patterns - Harper's Boutique - The Paper Studio; True Black, white - Papertrey Ink; Going Gray - Stampin' Up! Fibers: Pink Aster seam binding - Hug Snug - The Zipper Stop; vintage thread Accessories & Tools: String of Hearts die - Simon Says Stamp; rose stickers - Anna Griffin; Tiny Tags die - Papertrey Ink; Wrought Iron Fence die - Memory Box; pearls; button
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