Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Gift for Ann

Morning, finally completed a birthday gift for my best friend Ann. When I saw this wood pallet like piece at the store I knew I wanted to give my hand at stenciling and adding some blooms. This statement was perfect as I made my first attempt. Mind you I need more work but I think it turned out great. 


The awesome blooms are from Abundant Petals and the matching dies. Yes I could of cut them all out but why when I have the dies. ha ha  Plus their is a LOT of blooms here. Each bloom is individual and popped up on dimensionals. Added lots of sparkle to them all that I tried to capture with the outside light but not so much. Hand delivered and she LOVED it! 



Here is a close up of the bottom flowers. One thing that does come to mind after this project and that is I need to take a class on how to arrange flowers. Not only for real flowers but the paper variety as well. hee hee  With my some what inexperience I think I did okay for the first round. Now I have another idea to get started on with the stenciling. Squeel... like I need another new hobby. HA!  Thanks for stopping by today. 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Congrats Poppy

Good morning. Hopefully you had a good weekend. Today is the first day of summer at our house and boy are they excited.  ;-)  What shall we do with these long lazy days? How about a little coloring? Grabbed my Poppy XL and colored up a congrats card today. 


Now I have to say that normally when I decide to color with red shades I cringe. They never seem to turn out quite like I want or blend or whatever other reason. However this card actually I think turned out pretty good in red hues don't you? This poppy is so fun to color and I wanted it to be the focus so very little embellishments. A simple dippled border verses my scored border I tend to do. A few sequins and voila. Look ma... so sparkles even. hee hee  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your first week of summer. Woot woot!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Round two


Happy Friday! If you missed it last week over on the Power Poppy blog the June Power and Spark posted and it is round and round. Add rounded corners one, two or more, round shaped card or round objects. You get the idea. Play along and post your creation over on the PP Blog for your chance to win $50 in Power Poppy Bucks. 


My first creation was a round shaped card with round items, so today is all about the rounded corners. Well two corners to be exact and some buttons.  :-) This is Big Sexy Leaves for my card. I stamped the image and colored with various Copic markers. Rounded the two right corners and added a scallop edge in black cardstock to the left. Some textures to the base chocolate cardstock and then a few buttons for my sentiment flags. Voila! 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:
  Allison Cope
Christine Okken
  Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
  Kathy Jones
  Katie Sims
  Tosha Leyendekker


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

2018 Graduations

Morning. It dawned on me that I had not shared the graduation cards I had created for this year.  I always personalize the grad cards with each kids favorite scripture. It is one of the best ideas I came up with and I am rather popular for it among the grad's now.  :-)  Reading each kids favorite is fun and most of the time I can see why they choose their verse based on the personality of the kid. Anyways... Here is what this year's cards will look like. 


Grabbed the numbers dies and scored a box panel around the edge. Some die cut balloons and streamers. Each scripture is different so I had to adjust the placement on a few but this is the over all layout. Some sparkle and sequins, voila! Happy Graduation all around.  ;-)  Now someone asked me if I create it for each graduate and NO, I am not crazy. Just the close friends and family of the graduates that we know. I better start thinking up what to create now to get ahead of the game for next year. ha ha  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Friendship hives

Happy Monday. We made it through graduation and all the parties this weekend. What a great group of kids this year, sure going to miss them all. In visiting with everyone I came to the conclusion that next years class is going to be the hardest other than when the boys graduate. They are pretty tight with this class since they have been with them since 6th grade. EEK. I guess that is just part of life.   Anyways... onto my card today.


Bee Kind Toile stamp set was calling my name. Not sure this turned out quite like I wanted but I was just happy to get some stamping time in lately. The flowers are stamped on the white base for a background. I die cut the Spellbinders frame like I usually do but cut the bottom off and not doing that again. I like the full frame of the die cut for the base. Live and learn right.  :-)  Added some crochet ribbon between the layers and my sentiment on vellum with some pearl accents. Voila! 
I hope you have a wonderful day!


Friday, June 1, 2018

Round'er Up at Power Poppy


Good morning! Over on the Power Poppy blog this month it is my turn to host the Power and Spark challenge. My challenge this month is Round and Round. One, two or more corners rounded or simply create a round shaped card. You playing along gives you a chance at winning some Power Poppy Bucks, be sure to post your creation over on the PP Blog. Hope you can play along this month. 


My first one for the month is a round card shape and stamp set Precious Baby. This baby set is just adorable and I knew it would be perfect for the round shaped base. My round base has some added swiss dots texturing before I added the scalloped base. A few pearls and some buttons to finish it off Voila

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations: 
  Christine Okken
  Julie Koerber
  Katie Sims
 Tosha Leyendekker



Thursday, May 31, 2018

Sweet Music

Evening. I am putting the June Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge up a little early as I will not have computer access tomorrow. This months challenge is fun and I hope you get to play along. You can find the challenge HERE. These guys are called Trumpet Blast from my House Mouse collection. Are they not so sweet? 


These guys are colored with various Copic markers and then die cut with a stitched rectangle. Pulled out my large Spellbinder rectangle die for the base embossing, then a stitched rectangle over the top. Layered my designer paper to the base white and wrapped some ribbon around the bottom. Just a few gold metal corner accents and some sparkle to the wings and snow. Voila! Have a wonderful day.