Friday, September 30, 2011

Autumn Get Well

"Tis the Season to be sick, fa la la la la la la la la."  Battling my way through a second sinus infection, I decided to go ahead and make a Get Well Card.  Using the tree bark embossing folder, and an ornament shaped die cut, a page from an old book, decorative cardstock, and ribbon this card was made in a matter of minutes.  Now if only my sinus infection was so easy to finish!  :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

These Three Crowns

Hip Hip Hooray, I'm back to my favorite style....Vintage!  The picture does not do this card justice.  The middle crown is raised and has some thick embossing powder on it to add a bit more dimension, the paper is distressed and inked using Tim Holtz Distress ink in Vintage Photo!  A bigger black bow finishes the card off.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Leaves

The official start to Autumn was Friday so here is my salute to it!  When I think of Autumn, instantly trees come to mind, colorful leaves and warm tones.  To make this card I used the tree bark embossing folder, some colorful decorative paper, pages from an old book and of course some distress inks (peeled paint, rusty hinge, vintage photo)  to help the leaves stand out I used some copper embossing powder.  The card is finished off with a copper colored ribbon and dew drop. 
Happy Fall to you all!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Grandma's Get Well Wishes

Okay this is the last card of the week of dedication to my grandmother.  She is very talented in crocheting, as you can see by the doily that this card sits upon.  I wanted to honor her so when I started designing this card I took into account her favorite color, what she enjoyed doing and my wish for her.  Get well Grandma, I love ya!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Grandmas Birthday Wishes

Adding on to my week of dedication to my grandmother, I made this card.  Once again I used some doilies on the card and in staying true to my grandma some roses.  While growing up I can remember going to her home and seeing the most amazing rose bushes lining her backyard fence. There was never a wilted bloom or weed along that very long fence, only beautiful roses!  To give the card some dimension I made a rose using the Tim Holtz tattered floral die and  applied some glossy accents to a stamp to give it a bit more pop.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Grandma's Doily

For those of you who know me, you know that I've been having a hard time dealing with my grandmother being in a nursing home.  Each time I go up to see her I notice her spirit gone more and more.  This week I'm dedicating my blog to her and her love of something homemade.  One of her many talents was crocheting these lovely doilies.  Her hands would be flying away creating the delicate stitches, while her foot tapped to the beat of the music and she still managed to continue on a conversation with you!  To honor her, I've made a card using tones of brown, a bit of cream and of course some yarn and a ribbon rose.  The doily stamp is from Stampin Up, the bottom doily is from my amazing grandmother. 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Memories Saved

I recently came across some old damaged books and I decided to reuse them for card making.  Using a spellbinder some vintage photo distress ink and dusty concord distress ink gave me the look I was going for. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pressed Treasures

Yes I know I resorted back to the style I love VINTAGE!  Recently I purchased some handmade paper and then I didn't want to use it!  LOL  It took me a few days to get up the nerve to tear into it and this card is what came of it.  I love the way the swirls and distressed spots give it that vintage flair, the ribbon is that faded pink color, the bee is done in distress walnut stain ink and wings covered with glossy accents, the label is in distress vintage photo ink and the rose completes it. 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Church Window

Keeping the cards bright and colorful.  I chose to use a clear card base and attached this beautiful vellum flower in the front and a solid piece inside the card for writing the greeting.  When held up to light this looks just like stained glass.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Birthday Candle

Okay so like I said in my last post, I'm taking a break and trying something new.  I pulled out my cricut and printed out the birthday blessing, dug in my cake supplies for the candle and used my scraps to finish making this bright colored card.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Birthday Cake

Okay,  so I'm taking a small break from my usual vintage style for a cute fun one instead.  I love the simple striped background, the stickle glue on the cake reminds me of sugar crystals and a cute pink ribbon brings it all together.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sparkle Stems

A simple card stickle glue, ribbon, and silver embossing powder.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Dragonfly on Canvas

I love how this card turned out.  I took some paint and swiped it over the cardstock and misted with a water bottle to give it that wavy, weathered look.  The canvas was stamped on and then colored a bit with distress inks, frayed edges make it look worn.  Added some twine knotted and separated, a word charm, beaded pin and vintage clip to finish it off.