Monday, February 28, 2011

Fred She Said Daffodil Birthday Card

Can you tell that I have spring fever!!! This is just the beginning of what I have been working on. This is from the Fred She Said collection called "Spring Flowers" that you can find here. This is what I was talking about with my Copics. The light, the dark, and the shadow....trying to master that!!! Hope I can find some place around here to take a class in the fall.
Oh and let me tell you how much I love distress inking. I distressed this beaded spellbinders die with sage distress ink. I also distressed the frond leaves that I punched with my Martha Stewart punch. The branches and butterflies are also from Martha Stewart. The tag is a spellbinders fancy tags. The little flowers I got on clearance last year at Micheal's. The paper is a new release from K & Company. As you can see in this picture, I made an extra circle so that I can write my sentiment or include a picture of my family to the "Birthday" person. I like this little added touch!This card is 4-1/2" inches round and I created this custom box envelope to match. I am keeping the template because I have a feeling I will be making more of these cute little cards. Thanks for stopping by. I sure to appreciate your comments.

Challenges Entered
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Birthday Wishes
Anything Goes Challenge - Distressing
Digital Tuesday - Punches
Scrap Creations - Birthday
Sweet Stamps - Flowers
Tip Top Tuesday - Bling It On
Tuesday Throwdown - 3D
Cooking It Up With Katie - White, Wings, Wishes
Crafty Creations - At the Bottom of my Garden Lives.....
Forgotten Scraps - Spring or Flowers
Freshly Brewed - Ribbons and Bows

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fred She Said-Spring is in the Air

"Spring has Sprung" here in Georgia and oh boy the pollen is an inch deep everywhere!!! I am sneezing like there is no tomorrow!! lol It's that time of year where nature under goes a rebirth. The flowers are starting to bloom so what better way to celebrate than to bring out some pretty Fred She Said images and make some cards.
This image is the "Tulip Trio" image that was a freebie last year. Isn't it beautiful. I am still practicing with my Copic Markers. It's a whole other world of coloring and I think my next post you will see some improvement in my capabilities. It takes thinking in light and dark shadows.
This is the card and envelope gift box combination I made. I used the Tulip Medallion from Spellbinders and distressed inked all the edges with tea dye distress ink. The butterflies are a small and large butterfly punch. Everything has been stickled and I used pearls for accents. The paper is the DCWV Butterflies and Flowers stack.

This is the inside of my card. Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to get out some beautiful flowers and create some cards to celebrate the coming of spring. The Fred She Said store here has a wonderful selection of beautiful flowers for your creations that I am sure you will enjoy crafting with.

Challenges Entered
Crafty Emmas - Flowers and Flutterby's
Card Creations by C - Sparkles
Crazy 4 Challenges - Flowers
Just Us Girls - Envelope Gift Box
Little Claire's - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - Spring Flowers
Shannon's Sentiments - Fussy Cutting
Sugar Creek Hollow - Inside Out Challenge
Happileigh Scrappin Challenge - Sketch
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Spring...Flowers Everywhere
House of Gilli - Recipe: Some form of Sparkle, 3 Patterned Papers, at least two dies or punches
Lexi's Creations - Flowers

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine Six Nugget Candy Boxes

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone! Today I wanted to show you some Nugget Boxes that I made for the guys at work for Valentine's Day. For years, I used to make little projects like this for the girls I worked with. At my new job, I am the only woman. I knew I would make something for the guys, but my first instinct was that it was not going to be as much fun as giving them to women co-workers.
Today, I discovered it was a lot more fun to give them to men!!!! lol They were so surprised, so appreciative, and so complimentary. Well, God works in strange was. What fun I had giving these away this morning. You can find the tutorial how to make these nugget boxes here. I used this fabulous "Old Truck" digital image from Fred She Said that you can find here.
This is the feminine version of the Six Nugget Box that I made for the Guys at work to bring home to their wives. So I really made his and hers! lol I used both the scalloped spellbinders nestabilities and the nested hearts for the masculine version.
Thanks for dropping by. I hope you got something wonderful from your sweetheart today. Have a great day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

4 Drawer Easel Valentine Tilda Card

Happy Saturday everyone. Hope you get to do some crafting today. This is the card I made for my Mom for Valentine's Day that I sent with the Altered Whitman Box that is posted here. As you can see, it has two drawers in the front and two drawers in the back.

These Tilda images speak to my heart. I just think they are so sweet. I am practicing coloring with my copic markers on them. I have a long way to go, but you have to start It's a lot of fun and I hope to be really good at it one day.
You can see in this picture that I placed some mini "Reeses" peanut butter cups in the drawers. I know my Mom loves peanut butter cups!!!These flowers start out with a prima rose, then a white flower, and then a Martha Stewart Punched flower. Put a little stickles and some shiny baubles I found in the Bridal section at Micheal's and you have yourself a pretty little accent on your card.

If you are interested in making one of these very cute 4 drawer Easel cards, you can find a fabulous tutorial here. I am sure that I will be making a few more of these cuties. Thanks for stopping by today. I will have some more projects to show you tomorrow. I get to play in my craft room today! See Ya Soon!

Challenges Entered
Crafty Catz - Love/Valentine
Fairy Knoll - Valentine
Fun With Shapes and More - Love/Heart
Fussy and Fancy - Sweet Treats
Sew Many Cards - Valentines
The Stamp Man - Heart Theme
Stamp Something - Something for your Valentine
Stampin' for the Weekend - St. Valentine's Day
Stampin with the Dragon - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Love
Ellephantastic - Distressing with a Love Theme
Sweet Stamps Challenge - Shades of Pink

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Alter Whitman Chocolate Box

Greetings friends and loved ones. Today I am pleased to show you a Whitman Chocolate candy box that I have altered. My husband was going to throw this away, but I snatched it just in time to make this creative little number.

Now there is a story behind this box....and why I made it. You see, my dear Mother has been home bound since October. She fractured 4 vertebrae in her back. During her recovery she has lost weight and went down to 86 pounds. Well, I know she loves chocolates, so I have been sending her boxes of chocolate so that she can keep her weight up.

This labor of love I started has cost me a box of chocolates a week!!! I did not know my Mother was such a Chocoholic!!!! lol Must run in the family!!!! So for Valentine's Day, this was sent off today filled with Lindor Truffles. I keep sending something I know she hasn't tried just so she doesn't get bored. I also sent her a card I will show you this weekend with more chocolate in it!!! lol I shall see if it will last a week....hahaha I have succeeded at getting her to 90 pounds at least.

Here are the roses I made to place on this box. Hopefully I can make that tutorial this weekend for you. I just used left over paper from covering the box to make the colored roses you see here to match. Very cool. I adore these roses.

Isn't this just the most darling box ever??? Yum and look at those chocolates. It was such a fun thing to do to present to my Mom. I know she is going to love it. It is very easy to if you get some "Whitman" Chocolates for Valentine's Day Ladies from your sweethearts, take my advice and keep the box and make someone you love or even yourself one of these pretties.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Challenges Entered
Crafts and Me - Red
Creative Card Crew - For a Loved One
Penny's Paper- Crafty Challenge - Hearts a Flutter
Scrapbook Sisters - My Valentine
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything But A Card
Sisterhood of Crafters - In Love with Valentine's
Stampin' Royalty - Hearts Hearts and More Hearts
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Let's See Some Love
My Time to Craft - Hearts and Flowers
Oldie But Goodie - Add a Heart
Crafty Card Makers - Hearts
Die Cut Dreams - Lots of Hearts but no Sentiment
Ooh La La Creations - For Someone Special
The Pink Elephant - Be My Valentine
Gingerloft - The Color Red
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Glitter
Magnolia Down Under - Love

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Fred She Said Heart and Roses Napkin Fold Card

A warm and hearty welcome to everyone. I hope this finds your warm and snug in your homes and not having to deal with the blustery weather. Here's a creation I made using the Hearts and Roses Digi Set found here at the Fred She Said Store. This is a really cool folding technique that I found here at StampArtic. Isn't this wonderful, when I saw it I new I had to try it. Not only is it a fun folding technique, but it reminds me so much of quilting I just had to do it.

See what I mean. This is the inside of the card. I printed out two sheets of the Hearts and Roses digi set and used some of the rose sprays for the four points on this card. I punched with a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Punch and the new large lacy heart punch you see in the corners here. I distressed all the edges with tea dye distress ink. You can't see it in the picture, but I stickled all the edges. IRL this is amazing!

This is the card and the box envelope that I made to put the card in. I can't tell you how much fun this was to make. So get out a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock and start folding your way to a fabulous creation. You are going to love it. Thanks for stopping by. I have something else to show you again this week. I am on a

Challenges Entered
Craft Your Passion - Bling and Red or Hearts on your Creation
Karen's Doodles - Love (Red/Pink and White)
KB Challenges - Use Hearts
Lexi's Creations - Valentine's
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes with a Digi
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Some Love
Claudia & Company - Unique Fold
Flourishes - Valentine
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes (Flowers)
Stamping Vacation - Pick three (3)