Tuesday, February 14, 2012

~~~ Celebrate ~~~

Good morning!! I am on a Shabby Chic binge and this tag I made for Diane, proves it ! I might have gotten carried away with the roses, but I couldn't help myself! I printed off a vintage image of roses and slathered it with ink and Crackle Glossy Accents, a gift from Diane...thanks D !! The paper roses are a combination of Art Philosophy and a Sizzix die. The butterflies were made using a MS punch and the antennae are flower stamens given to me by Tatiana...thanks T !!   I painted the bare chipboard tag a pale blue, added lace, some bling and I think I misted it all with some glimmer mist. Didn't I D ? lol I hope it's shimmery! lol I made a tag for the back and wrote her a little note and used some vintage seam binding on both tags. Oh and I made the stick pin. Thanks for stopping by to take a peek !!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

~~~ Love U ~~~

Hi Y'all ! wooohooo I made another Valentine card!! Nothing like waiting until the last minute. I'm thinking that I will send this to my son, John Allen and yes it has pinks all over it. Men need to get purtty cards too, on Valentine's Day! I used Sweethearts for the hearts and Art Philosophy for the mat. Did lots of distressing on this one with Ranger Walnut Ink and I used a Stampin Up stamp for the heart and the sentiment, using white Kraft ink.I think this stamp set is one of the prettiest I have seen. ( I used the same set on the card I posted yesterday)I embossed both pieces and added glitter to the scalloped hearts and the U....a chipboard letter from my stash. Oh and I stamped several images, using Tim Holtz stamps for the background. Added some more of my vintage seam binding and another tarnished silver heart.Thanks for stopping by to take a peek !!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

~~~ Happy Valentine's Day ~~~

Hi Y'all!! I decided that since Dan was gone to his hunting club today, I better get in gear and make him a Valentine's day card ! I used the Sweethearts cart for the frame that I stamped on and for the heart with the Curly Q on it. The scalloped heart is a Martha Stewart punch.I used paper by Echo Park ( thank you T !!!) I stamped the sentiment with a Ranger Clear Embossing pad then covered it with Pewter embossing powder from Stampin Up and boy do I love that stuff!! I used it along the edge of the shadow cut of the frame as well. I also used it to cover the heart and then added 2 coats of UTEE. I don't have any grey ink, so I used a Copics marker to cover up the white core of the paper  ( Thanks Joanie !!!) Added some bling, some Vintage seam binding and a silver heart that had tarnished but looks great with the paper and binding. Thanks for taking a peek!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

~~~ Dream...Create...Inspire ~~~

Hi Y'all....I found some MoJo over the weekend and it lasted for several days! wooohooooo I am going to a Scrapbook Retreat on the 17th of this month and we have to decorate our bedroom door, as part of a challenge. I decided on a banner or should I say multiple banners. I think I had a weak moment, oh let me just say what it was , it was a Senior Moment, filled with aspirations of a younger woman!!
My thinking is, you dream about a project or you have an idea running through your brain ,then you create the dream and then you inspire with your art. I thought this would be very fitting for a scrapbook retreat!
I used the Art Philosophy Cart for the banner, (both pieces) the circles and the scalloped circles. The felt flowers were made using a Sizzix Die. Everything else was from my stash, including the beautiful yellow flowers ( Thanks T ) small lil paper flowers from the dollar bin at Michael's,laces, inks, pearls etc etc etc ! LOTS of inking and layers on this banner. Each banner was cut 2 times, the straight edges as well as the scalloped. I wanted them to be sturdy enough to hold up all the Shabby Chic goodness!! I even made tiny wire antennae for the butterflies, hand painted and distressed all the letters, adding small pearls to some. The Dream banner has Rock Candy added to each letter.I kept the circles/scallops for the letters, identical through out the banner to keep them symmetrical and they were the central theme to work from.As you can see I used lots of Tulle and I love the idea that I found on Youtube, to use old wooden spools to connect each letter. I think that is my favorite thing about the banner Create.
 I added charms to each letter on the Inspire banner and they represent what inspires me. The heart, is for for and from my family and friends. The Eiffel Tower represents shabby chic for me. The cross of course represents God. For without His love and Blessings, I would be nothing. The Birds, well they are part of the nature God created. I found the Hummingbird charm in my stash after I had already attached the other one, but I said the heck with it cause I really am inspired alot by Hummers, so I have 2 birds on the banner. The flower charm speaks for itself. All of you that know me, know that I LOVE flowers.The butterfly charm was added because I think we all love those dainty lil creatures ! This entire banner pretty much has lots of things that I love on it and things that inspire my art . I so wish you all could see this in person, these pictures just don't do it justice !! I think this Dream that I had to Create this banner , is my best creation to date ! I hope it will inspire me to stay on track and continue to create! Thank you all for reading this novel and for Inspiring me with your own talents !!! Much love to you all!

~~ You're Sew Sweet ~~

Hi Y'all....I made this card for my niece  Elizabeth and I was tickled when I found the "E" charm. I used French Manor for the dress form and Art Philosophy for the flowers and the frame.I tucked in a hand made stick pin and a darling tiny spool, wrapped in Bakers Twine . Thanks for the sweet lil spools, Diane !!!! And thanks for taking a peek , y'all !

Welcome to My World

This sight is dedicated to the art of card making....of which I am addicted ! I began making cards a few months before Dan was deployed to Iraq.I wanted to make sure he had a new card to open every day, so I used BlueMountian.Co and created him 2 months worth of cards !About a year ago I saw that famous infomercial for a little bug called a Cricut.Well, after watching it numerous times, I HAD to have it...and I ordered it!!!Then I found the Cricut Message Board and I hit pay dirt!!! I was, and still am so inspired by some of the talented women on that board!I have to give them credit for making me the card maker that I am today!!!
Thank you ladies, from the bottom of my heart!
I hope you enjoy looking at my cards, as much as I enjoy making them!!!