Friday, August 19, 2016

Friendship Card with Authentique Homestead


When I saw Authentique's Homestead collection online, I freaked out thinking "I've GOT to have this!" Then I happened upon it in Pat Catan's and realized that I have a lot of similar colors and patterns like them already except for the sheet Enhancements. This was true love!


Totally true love!!! 
I love these cut apart images, and to top it off, in the upper right corner is a quote by Laura Ingalls Wilder, whom I adore. 


The quote is also on the image here that I used... "It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all."


I put this together with some of the scraps on my desk and a K & Company 3-D sticker that is vintage. It went perfect with the colors of the image.


The chipboard leaves are by Bo Bunny, flowers and green leaves are from I Am Roses, lace and a button from my stash, natural burlap string by May Arts.


We're expecting a visit from my sister and my 95 year old Mom any moment now, so I'll run.
Have a wonderful weekend!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Smith's Farm To Market Marketplace Fall Card


Why am I creating Fall cards? I have no idea, unless it's an escape from this heat, humidity, and thunderstorms we've been engulfed in for the last week... with no change in sight, I might add! Ahhhh, crisp, cool weather... it will be coming soon, and then I most likely will look back fondly on the warmth of August. I need to learn to be content with Ohio's climate. 


My crisp card is a combination of Echo Park's Fall Is In The Air and Carta Bella's Autumn collections...


with the addition of I Am Roses and Petaloo flowers, a dab of Spanish moss, leaves and dragonfly from my favorite Tennessee wood shop, white crocheted lace from my stash, and an ivory burlap string tied teeny red button.


The red and white checked border was cut with Alterations Thinlits Stitched Ovals set.


Stay cool, friends!

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Autumn Wall Hanging

 

Hi friends. I hope you're enjoying a wonderful day. Our's has been busy with an early morning trip to the orchard for fresh fruit and veggies, a stop a Rural King for birdseed, and a drive thru at Starbucks for a pound of Caffe Verona (our favorite). I can tell you, the car smelled amazing all the way home.


With August nearing the halfway point, I'm starting to create some fall wall hangings for gifts and some to sell in my shop. This one is lots of machine stitching on fabric and paper with a base of chipboard.



For fall projects I like to use natural elements like jute, burlap, burlap string, wood, along with corrugate and paper.


Plenty of mulberry flowers...


pumpkin stickers and outdoorsy images.






I love autumn and nothing makes me happier than to work with the colors of fall.... even when it's in the 90's outside!

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Adventure The ABC Primer Card


Do you recognize these G45 papers? Graphic 45 has released the ABC Primer in the Deluxe Collector's Edition, but being the paper hoarder that I am, I still have the originals in the 8x8 pad and 12x12 sheets. Here I did some mixing of product and created a back to school card for student or teacher. I get very sentimental this time of year. I wound up home schooling my children when the youngest was going to start kindergarten, and we had to travel for my work. I had years of quality time with them, and don't regret a single moment.


For this 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" kraft based card, I have layers of G45 paper in rectangle mats and Spellbinders die cuts, a black cardstock Die-namics border..... 


I Am Roses flowers, wrinkled ivory seam binding bow, and a Prima Engraver wood button.


Adventure is a Tim Holtz Chit Chat sticker.


Yesterday, our son, The Director, drove down to spend the day with us. He lives about an hour's drive away, but with his hectic schedule we seldom see him unless we get to one of his speaking events. We do a lot of phoning. 
It was such a pleasant day, and will be one of those memories that I'll relive in my heart over and over.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Big Smile Pocket Card


This is another of my combo cards where I pull out a collection and end up adding bits and pieces from what I like of others to complete the look. The main papers are from Prima's Engraver, as is the brad. The tag was a free printout they gave away a couple of years ago on the Prima Facebook page. 


The small tag and vintage look image are by Graphic 45. The scrap of lace is from Surplus City in MD. I put on some new flowers I just got from I Am Roses along with a Petaloo Botanica. The twine is ivory May Arts burlap string.


The printed chipboard tab is Prima... "friends" is a Tim Holtz Chit Chat sticker... the hummingbird is from my favorite wood store in Tennessee.


Have a wonderful day, friends. I'm working on Fall cards today and possibly a wall hanging or two. It's extremely muggy outside, so it's indoors all day for me. I know when I'm well off.

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

It's Party Time


I think I've mentioned before that I love creating masculine cards because of the challenge of making a project without a bunch of flowers, ribbon and lace. That's really what tests my metal because I usually pile on those elements.


I make a lot of cards, and since it's sometimes a couple of weeks until I post them on my blog, I have a tendency to forget what papers I use (possibly old age?). This one has a variety... I see some BoBunny (more than one collection), Canvas Corp corrugate, and Tim Holtz products, ephemera and Found Relatives. The clock is from an 8x8 pad.


The corner piece is a TH Industrious Sticker and I couldn't resist adding two grungy blue Petaloo  teastained blooms with leaves.


Have a wonderful Sunday evening!

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Friendship Card


Happy Friday, friends! It's hot and humid here, and extremely dry. Our lawn is now just a patch of brown, dead grass with some sprigs of clover here and there. I can't ever remember a rainless summer  like this one. On the plus side... we also haven't any mosquitoes or many weeds.


I created todays card using my scraps, a base of BoBunny vintage double dots, vintage lace, and the addition of some lovely flowers from I Am Roses.


My pretty butterfly is from Lindy's Stamp Gang, and the border scallops were cut with Alterations Thinlits Stitched Ovals.


Have a wonderful weekend... stay cool!

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