Tuesday, April 29, 2014

CottageCutz Sweet Spring Kitty Card

Can you believe Mother's Day is just around the corner.    This is a card I created with these sweet CottageCutz dies.  Have you noticed lately how burlap is all the rage,   I have to admit that I just love it.  I used a piece of hot pink burlap on this creation and rolled some roses with it too.
This is was so fun to make.  I used Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, and Mustard Seed distress ink to color my basket and flowers.  Love using distress inks.  The more I get ink on my fingers the better I like it....lol   Thank you so much for stopping by to see what I have been up too.  I appreciated your visit and wish you a day filled with the best creative endeavors!  Here are the dies I used.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

CottageCutz Coffee Thank You

Thank you-just two very small words that can make someone's day.  A show of appreciation for a kindness bestowed upon us.  That is what this sweet card is all about.  It was created to thank someone who helped me collect on some past due invoices at work.   She hasn't received it yet as she is on vacation-but I think she will love it don't you.  As I told you in my last post, I am so into burlap and neutral colors right now.  I thought it would be perfect for my "Coffee" theme.
All these cute little dies from CottageCutz helped me to make this super sweet card.  I used Mr. Snuggles, Hot Drink Cup, Cup of Latte, Thank You, and Bella Leafy Branch.  On the inside of the card I had decorated with coffee sleeve from Starbucks.  Inside the coffee sleeve I inserted a gift card.  It makes for a super cute thank you.  One I know she is going to love.
When giving a gift card try to "think outside the box".  Use something from the store you purchased it at to add to your creations.  It makes them so fun to give and a whole bunch of fun to make.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Wishing you a Happy Easter and Happy Crafting.  Here are the dies I used:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Shabby Chic "Faith" Themed Mini Album

Welcome to my blog.  Thanks for joining me today to view my latest project.  This album is titled "Faith" and was created with paper from the Paper Studio "Antiquity" that can be found at Hobby Lobby.  Vintage Photo distress ink was used throughout along with Prima or Tim Holtz stamps embossed with copper embossing powder.  It says copper on it, but it looks black-so go figure right....lol
On the inside cover is a place for a picture.  I used the die cut bird from the birdcage again for this page.  Those are Martha Stewart Butterflies and the Tattered Floral die for the burlap flower pieces behind the $1 bin flower.
This is a mini inside a mini.....yes that's right.  It's an acrylic pocket holding a mini album created from an 8-1/2" x 11" inch piece of cardstock.  I would love to leave the link to that tutorial-but I can't find it again.  If anyone knows who had the tutorial, please let me know so I can give proper credit.   Those rolled burlap flowers were so fun to make and are absolutely darling.
The Tim Holtz clock was cut three times with light chip board and once on burlap.  The center pulls out to place a picture inside.  Just like a locket. 
On this page we have a burlap pocket with tags.  Did I mention how I love working with burlap!  There's a couple tags with my crochet flowers as embellishment.
This is what the tags look like.  The stamp is My Minds Eye.
The expandable pocket is a favorite album page of mine.  I think I have done it in almost every album I ever created.  It's fun to do and super cute.
Here is what the tags look like (there are 4 of them) inside the pocket.

The last page in the album features this pretty birdhouse.  It holds a tag and envelope behind it.
This is the envelope and tag
I have attached a video I made showing the interaction of the various parts of the album for you to see.

Here is what the little mini looks like that is inside the pocket.  Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate it.
See you soon!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

CottageCutz Spring Mini Album Page 5 & 6

 Today is the final installment of the Cottage Cutz Spring Mini Album I created.  These are the last two pages.  This mini was created with the We R Memory Keepers Envelope punch board using this tutorial.  I actually love this style mini even though it is really different for me.  I didn't use any chunky layers.  I tried to keep it pretty flat.
This page features the cute Sweetheart Lovebirds, Fancy Floral Butterfly Border, and the Fancy Floral Corner #2.  The banner was created with a Martha Stewart Border punch.
 This opens up to reveal the inside which feature the sweet Spring Duckling die.  Isn't he darling?  Again the Martha Stewart Punch around the page was used for the frames.
For the last page the Fancy Floral Corner #1 was cut twice and overlapped to create the pocket to hold the tag.  The Garden Butterfly Vine was used to decorate the tag insert.  This completes the Spring Album.  If you would like to review the entire album, I have included the video I created.  Thanks so much for visiting me today.  I really appreciate it.  Happy Crafting....see you soon.
 Here are the dies used:

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Marianne Designs Sympathy Card

 Hi everyone and welcome to my blog.  Today's post features the beautiful Marianne Designs dies.  I am so in love with Marianne Designs and Joy! Craft dies.  I love the beautiful intricate cuts they create.  For this card I wanted to create something beautiful, something exquisite-from my heart.  It is never easy to create a Sympathy card and this was no exception.
 This card was created to send to the family of a very very dear friend I lost a few weeks ago.  Oh my gosh I can't tell you what a shock it was to hear that she got sick with pneumonia and waited to long to go to the Doctor's.   I had just talked to her on the phone a few weeks before she passed.  She was my dearest friend and neighbor for many years.  Since the first day I moved into my house here in Georgia from Connecticut we became friends.  She helped me and my family with so many things and we helped her and her husband as well.  
When her husband passed away a few years ago, she continued to live here even though her family was in Macon.  Back in 2010/2011 the economy had finally taken a toll on her and she could no longer afford her home.  So she moved back to Macon and went to take care of her aging parents there.  I had missed her dearly and we had still kept in contact.  Her sister called me to tell me she was in Hospice and they didn't know how long she would be there.  My husband and I discussed going to Macon to see her one last time, but she passed the next day after we received the phone call.   It has been a few weeks since I made this and mailed it.  Today seemed like a good day to share it.
Thank you for letting me share my card and my story.  I appreciate you dropping by to take a peek.  Sure do appreciate your visit.  See you soon!