Monday, January 23, 2012

Computer Sick

I am sorry that there is no picture today, my computer decided it was not feeling well and so I have had to send it off to my computer doctor.  Hopefully he will be able to perform some magical miracle and get it back up and running soon!  I know there will be a lecture that I will have to hear, as I am horrible about backing up my files!  In the mean time I hope you continue to be inspired and let your creativity flow.

Friday, January 20, 2012


Okay I've been busy working on lots of different projects, I promise I will post them as soon as I finish!  I did however take some time out to create this cute card.  I know Winter is upon us, but I'm wishing for Summer!  This was created by using scraps of  paper.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Unhurried Time

It is amazing where you sometimes find your inspiration.  I was looking through my husbands tool area (finding items for another project) SHHHH don't tell him, when I came upon these amazing little metal caps and holders.  What their true purpose was originally used for I have no idea but to me they looked like buttons! 
Knowing that I had the perfect stamp for it, I raced up to my craft room and this
is what I came up with.
First i inked up the background with dark blue ink, used glimmer mist to spray the background, using a distress pebble stamp I inked it with a medium blue and also blended around the edges.  The sentiment was inked and embossed with the same dark blue as the card base.  I stamped the images in archival black ink  and put a bit of crackle on the watch faces.  The watches also received a bit of silver along their edges.  The butterflies I stamped on shimmer paper and cut out.  The last item that I put on this card was the thing that inspired it.  The found metal button!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Damask Goodbye

Did you ever notice there is no dark sympathy cards?  Right now I am dealing with a loved one preparing to die and I did not feel like making a "happy" card.  Making cards is very therapetic for me, and knowing that I will need this one, I decided to make it a bit more personal.  The dark background is to acknowledge the mourning that I know we will go through, the rose is a reminder of the wonderful roses that grew like wildfire in their yard and the homemade pressed flower paper is representing how they made a lot of things homemade and also a bit of hope that life will eventually be bright again. 
Now onto how it was created....
The background was embossed and using a clear embossing ink and black embossing powder, rubbed over the raised edges then heat set.  The oval is a spellbinder, the rose is Tim Holtz tattered floral die, and the leaves are a punch.  A few pearls finish it off.

Friday, January 13, 2012

A Work in Progress

I'm sorry there is no card today.  As you can see, I've been busy creating something that I just can not pull myself away from.  I promise as soon as I finish this I will post a video showing it off.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mr. Melty

Usually by this time, we are covered with snow.  This year looks to be a bit different, there is no snow on the ground!  To celebrate this, (I do not like driving in that white stuff) I made a melting snowman.  I took from my scrap pile the cardstock, and ribbon.  To make the snowman, I used the spellbinders circles.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sparkling Penguins

Yes, I know another sticker card, but I just love how cute these penguins looked.  I added some snowflake stickers, a few snow dots using stickes and with vellum I made a slippery slope but before attaching it I put a few fish underneath.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Winter Tree Make N Take Sneak Peak

Just another sneak peak of the Make N Take for tomorrow!   I will be at Scrapbook101 from 9:00 -5:00!  Hope to see you there tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Winter Blues

I fell in love with this paper line from BoBunny and just had to use all of it.  With my scraps I cut them down in size and did the same with the squares.  Using a spellbinder I made the oval label, stamped it and attached a light blue ribbon behind it.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Make N Take this Saturday

Just a reminder, I will be doing another Make N Take for Scrapbook101 this Saturday, January 7th.  This is a sneak peak of one of the cards you can create!  Once again there are prizes that we will be drawing for throughout the day.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Musical Snowflakes

Sorry for the lateness of this post.  I have been busy helping with my grandfather who was just released from the hospital after a long stay. 
Since we just had a our first heavy dose of snow, I thought this card was perfect.
It is made with light blue cardstock, some snowflake stickers and fringe yarn.  I found some old musical buttons that I attached, covered the outer edges with frosted lace stickles to add to the snow look and adhered a snowflake sticker on the top section of it.  When you push it, it will play
"White Christmas".