Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Witches Hat

It has been way too long since I've posted to my blog.  Lots of reasons but mostly because I've moved from PA to VA.  Not an easy task when you're doing it by yourself.  Not to mention I'm no spring chicken!  And it seems my furry friends aren't much help!  Speaking of furry friends I'm no longer 5 Bichons.  I lost my furry little man Snickers this year right before the move.  He was diagnosed with liver failure and was having very violent seizures all too frequently because of it.  My sweet Rosie girl passed earlier this year so we are 3 Bichons and me now. 

I've managed to find some of my stamping supplies and made these adorable little witches hats. They are not my original creation.  You can find instructions for them here on the Chic n Scratch you tube video from Angie Juda.  They are so easy to make.  The little ghost is a punch I've had in my stash for years.  Everything else is Stampin Up - black glimmer paper,  Happy Hauntings dsp and su clothes pins.

Thanks for visiting today.


Monday, March 30, 2015

Stampin Up Berry Baskets for Easter!

I made these  Easter Berry Baskets for my son and his family!  They will be going off in the mail today.  The Berry Basket Bigz L die is perfect for most any occasion.  I used several punches and some framelits to make the bunnies.  The sentiments are from the For Peeps Sake stamp set in the Occasions catalog and Hippity Hoppity is from the stamp set And Many More.  Here are some individual photos a little closer:
Thanks so much for visiting today.  I hope you like my baskets and bunnies!

Have a great day.


Friday, March 27, 2015

Cheerful Critters Birthday!

I made this card for a special young lady whose 13th birthday was yesterday!  It's going off in the mail today.  The inspiration for this card came from here from Lee Conry for Stamping and Blogging.  I changed a few things but the concept is the same.  The strip at the bottom is Sweet Sadie Washi Tape.  The sentiment is from Endless Birthday Wishes.  Gotta love those Cheerful Critters!  A strip of Blushing Bride Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and some sequins finish off this Pink Pirouette A2 card.  The Bunny is colored with my blender pen and Pink Pirouette reinker in the lid of the ink pad.

Happy Birthday Sarah!

Thanks for stopping in today.  Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Stampin Up Butterfly Framelit Birthday!

The white layer is embossed with the Lovely Lace tief.  Flowers are punched from Painted Blooms dsp with the Petite Petals punch.  Leaves are Wild Wasabi cs and punched from the Bird Builder Punch.  I added a 1/4 in. punch to the center of each flower from the same dsp with a Pearl in the center.  I used the medium butterfly from the Butterfly framelits and more pearls.  The sentiment is from the Flower Patch stamp set and is stamped on a leaf from the coordinating framelits - finished with a Wild Wasabi candy dot.  Butterfly and base A2 card are Rich Razzleberry. 

I hope stuff is blooming where you are.....
Thanks for stopping in today.


Monday, March 23, 2015

Moon Lake...Thinking of You

I loved the Moon Lake stamp set the moment I saw it in the new catalog......last June!  I'm just now putting some ink on it.  I stamped the duck image with Memento black ink and then die cut it with the Labels framelits.  The image is colored with my markers - Wild Wasabi, So Saffron and Crumb Cake.  The sun is Daffodil Delight.   I used Soft Suede and Lost Lagoon ink on the feathers from Four Feathers and die cut them with their matching framelits.  The button is from the Very Vintage collection with a Linen Thread bow and the sentiment is also from the Moon Lake stamp set.....fits perfectly in that feather! The ribbon is Lost Lagoon stitched satin.  Card stock is Crumb Cake, Soft Sky and Whisper White.

Have a great day and thanks for taking a look today.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Summer Silhouettes Flower Patch

Spring is coming, Spring is coming....not soon enough however!  We had a lovely 60 degree day last Tuesday but alas we are back to the 40's again....sigh.  So to encourage the weather man I did some flowers for today's post.  I've been watching watercolor videos and decided to use my Stampin Up products to create today's A2 card.  Truth be told the watercolor piece started out bigger.  My nimble (not) fingers smeared ink on a portion of it...dang!  So I cut it down and changed my layout!  All in all I was happy with the way it turned out. 

 Coastal Cabana, Very Vanilla and Watercolor cardstock
Bordering Blooms, Summer Silhouettes and Flower Patch (sentiment)
Coastal Cabana SAB ribbon, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Banner Thinlit (Circle card Thinlit set)

Hope Spring is right around the corner where you are!  Thanks for stopping in today.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sheer Perfection Gold

I love the newly added Sheer Perfection vellum to this year's Sale a Bration.  When I saw this card over at the Stampin Schach here I couldn't wait to case it.  I copied the layout but changed out the colors and sentiment.  I used Very Vanilla and Brushed Gold cardstock.  The butterfly is double layered, punched with the Elegant Butterfly punch on Gold Foil and again with a scrap of the Sheer Perfection vellum.  I adhered Gold Sequin trim to Gold Satin ribbon and stamped the sentiment from Butterfly Basics with Encore Gold ink.  I love how it turned out.  Hope you do too!

Thanks for stopping in today.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Cheerful Critter for St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Today this Cheerful Critter is Irish!  He's stamped in Garden Green and colored with my Stampin Write markers - crumb cake and Wild Wasabi.  He's die cut with my ovals framelits and with a layer of Painted Blooms dsp.  The clover is punched with the heart from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  The stem was hand cut.  I added some pearls to the center.  Cardstock is Wild Wasabi and Whisper White  The left side is stamped with Bordering Blooms and three Candy Dots were added at the bottom.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Thanks for visiting today.  Hope your day is wonderful.


Monday, March 16, 2015

Bloom with Hope on a Tag

For this card I was going for clean and simple.  Once I decided on the elements it was pretty quick to put together.  The large butterfly from Butterfly Basics was stamped in Wisteria Wonder and then I punched the Bitty Butterfly from the larger image.  The Scalloped Tag Topper punch adorns the front of the card with Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding and White Bakers Twine.  The flower and the Happy Birthday sentiment are from Bloom With Hope and the green leafy image is from Build a Bouquet. I did use my Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz markers to add a little more color to the flower and stem.  I added pearls to the butterfly and adhered the tag to the Stylish Stripes TIEF layer.  All on Whisper White cardstock. 

Thanks for taking a look today.  Hope your day is grand!


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Traveler on the Rails

This card came together pretty quickly.  The Traveler stamp set is perfect for some friends that are planning a cross country trip in the fall.  The card is 5 1/2" square.  The striped dsp is the SU Typsest paper and the sentiment is from Life's Adventure.  Very Vanilla, Basic Black cs, circle framelits and a piece of Lost Lagoon stiped satin ribbon and the card is complete.  I used the sketch CCMC345 at Create with Connie and Mary.

Thanks for stopping in today.  The weather here is getting closer to spring....Yay!!  Hope yours is too.

Just a note:  Sadly my little Rosie has left us this past weekend.  I will miss her terribly.


Monday, March 9, 2015

Well Worded....just because

I tried my hand at the popular technique called Bokeh.  There are videos and tutorials available on You Tube and other blogs.  For this background piece I used water color paper and reinkers.  You can also sponge the background color.  Here's a tutorial from my upline Sandi MacGiver.  The flower is from the Stampin Up stamp set Well Worded.  The sentiment is from And Many More and is die cut from the Bitty Banners Framelits.  The colors on this card are Rich Razzleberry and Bermuda Bay.  White craft ink did the circles with a stencil I made from circle punches.  Try's fun!

Thanks for visiting today. 


Thursday, March 5, 2015

From the Herd Birthday Celebration

The From the Herd stamp set is just too darn cute!  The banner, balloons and bow are from the Celebrate Today set.  And together they make a great birthday celebration card!  Blendalbilities were used to color the herd, markers colored the banner directly onto the stamp before stamping and classic ink pads for the balloons and party hats.  The whole herd is picture perfect in the On Film Framelits.  The sentiment banner was hand cut and is adorned with candy dots.  White bakers twine holds the balloons.

Thanks for stopping in today.  It's snowing again here (what a surprise.....not).  Be warm and comfortable where you are.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A Bootiful Occasion

I made this card for a special friend on the opposite coast.  I remember her birthday every year but somehow the card never gets sent!  This year will be different.  This card is for her and will be going out in the mail this week.  I've used Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White as the base cardstock colors.  They were colored with my Wisteria Wonder Blendability marker.  And the sentiments were stamped in Elegant Eggplant Classic ink.

Other Supplies:
Silver Glimmer Paper
Stars Framelits
Itty Bitty Accents Punch
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
Large Oval Punch
Organza Ribbon
1/8 Silver Ribbon
Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder
Wisteria Wonder Blendabilities
And Many More (happy birthday sentiment inside)
Bootiful Occasions (boots and sentiment on front)

Thanks for visiting today.  We are in for some more nasty, cold, dreary weather here in eastern PA for the next few days.  Spring can not come soon enough!  I hope your weather is better than ours!


Monday, March 2, 2015

Irresistibly Yours Butterflies

The Irresistibly Yours dsp is so versatile.  It is paired with the butterflies from Papillon Potpourri.  The technique can be found on France Martin's blog here.  After stamping the butterflies I used a dauber to add a touch of calypso coral to them for a little pop of color.

CS -  Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Stamps - Papillon Potpourri, Petite Pairs (sentiment)
Ink - Memento Black, So Saffron, Calypso Coral
Other - Calypso Coral Seam Binding, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Pearls

I happy with the way my first try at this technique turned out.  I hope you like it too.  Thanks for stopping in today.


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Painted Petals Birthday

My Mom is 90 today!  This is the card I made for her for this milestone big day.  She loves butterflies so every card I make for her has a butterfly on it somewhere.  I hope she likes this one.  And I hope you do too.

I followed the sketch on Freshly Made Sketches #173. All products used are Stampin Up and are listed below.  I stamped a scrap of the vellum with Something Lacy and punched out the butterflies which were layered onto whisper white punched butterflies.  The flowers were punched out of vellum and crisp cantaloupe cs and sponged with the Color Box Rose Coral ink. 

CS - Sahara Sand, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Vellum, Crisp Cantaloupe
Ink - Color Box Chalk Rose Coral (new), Wild Wasabi, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps - Painted Petals, Butterfly Basics, Bloom With Hope, Memorable Moments, Something Lacy
Other -  Spring Flowers TIEF, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, Petite Petals Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch,  Basic Pearls

Thanks for visiting today.  Stay safe and warm.