Wednesday, August 16, 2017

You N Me Cabinet Card


One of my favorite scrapbook shops went out of business some time back. It was located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Whenever we were in the area, we made sure to stop, get inspired, and buy supplies. By being in the area, I mean anywhere in the state of Virginia, so therefor we often drove hours to get there. Well worth the trip though. I very much miss that place, and these cabinet cards are a happy reminder of my shopping excursions. I bought them on our last visit before they closed at a terrific discounted price. But more than a great price, it's still those good memories.


As I said this is a  cabinet card by Tim Holtz that I used as the base. The papers are from Prima's Love Clippings collection.


I made a number of die-cuts using Alterations Thinlits Garden Greens (which I covered in Glossy Accents), Movers and Shapers Mini Hearts...


and Thinlits Lace threaded through with hand-dyed, wrinkled seam binding.


The flowers are from I Am Roses. I included a tag to write a sentiment on and tucked it inside. I added a few crystals here and there.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

A Few Little Notebooks


Ah yes... it's Saturday!!! 
The Penmaker took me out for breakfast at one of our favorite spots, and then a stop at the car dealers. He's been shopping around for something new. It usually takes us months to decide on anything, so I'm not holding my breath.


I did this project last Saturday for our grandkids. My son-in-law gave me a stack of these little notebooks a couple of years back, and while I had decorated one or two, I still had a bunch to use up. I figured it would be a nice little book they could draw or scribble in.


I decided to do some college on them using Tim Holtz Distress College Medium. After working with this stuff, I could easily throw away all my other mediums and never miss them.


I kept them all pretty simple, just working on the covers.



I have a lot of 6x6 paper pads and pulled out some of those... Prima, My Mind's Eye and Graphic 45.


This was a good way to use up some old stash... old printed chipboard pieces and different alphas. 


A fun project for me and hopefully something the grandkids will enjoy.


Thanks for stopping by! ... and have a great Saturday!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

St. Tropez For You Pocket Card


Hi folks!
I'm sitting here with a jacket on... freezing. Not really, but I am chilly. It's rainy, cloudy, and not as warm as it should be for August in Ohio. Sure could use a bit of sunshine about now. I'll show you something sunny to get things on the brighter side... a card with St. Tropez.


I stacked and layered several patterns for this card and topped them off with a bird image instead of using something beachy from the collection. This one went perfectly with the color scheme.


The foiled papers add so much to the layout... love using these pieces to jazz things up. A little glitz does wonders.


For the florals, I began with a couple of some curly vine pieces I found in the woods at Ohiopyle during our filming trek with our son. To those I added some navy berry sprays I purchased at Pat Catan's.


For the flowers I chose Prima's St. Tropez (that's the name of the flowers and leaves pack as well as the collection) #596460. They have a velvety texture to them... so pretty. 


I mixed in a few I Am Roses tiny rosebuds and a for you tag cut and stamped with Sizzix Framelits w/Stamps by Stephanie Barnard #660195. It's tied with ivory burlap string by May Arts.
Have a wonderful day friends... tomorrow is Friday!!!

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

I Think You're Awesome Card


Hello crafty friends!
I've been working on my garden this week trying to tidy things up. Now that our day lilies are finished blooming, they are looking a little sad. In fact, if it weren't for the potted flowers, there would be only the hostas and a few other odds and ends. I need to make some plans now for next year. I've thinned things down over the past few years so the snakes can't hide from me and scare me with I'm not expecting them. LOL! I really miss my Cassidy in times like this.


I have one more stash card to show you today. Another simple one able to fit in a regular envelope.


I used some Echo Park papers that I bought in the spring from A Cherry On Top. I buy a lot of my papers from them... they always have promo codes for discounts and they ship quickly.


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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Thinking of You Card and Grayden's Performance


Hi friends. I'm so happy you're visiting today.
I have a simple Thinking of You card to show you that's going into my stash made from a My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pad on a pre-made white card base.


I cut a second label from white art foam to put under my sentiment label for some dimension. Just a basic card to fit into a regular envelope to mail off to a friend that needs encouraging. Good to have on hand.


Next I have a bit of family news. Our grandson, Grayden, did a one night performance in the outdoor drama Trumpet in the Land last night. It's a big deal for a twelve year old, or anyone for that matter.


This is the stage setting. It begins at 8:30 so it was just at dusk.


The play is about the Ohio frontier during the Revolutionary War. I've mentioned before that we live in a very historical area and this program brings a part of that history to life. 


Grayden here with his younger brother William. The Penmaker is there in the center back. This was a great family event for us and another opportunity to get together and cheer on one of our grandchildren.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

God Bless You Card


Hello sweet friends!
It's a lazy Sunday afternoon in our household. Catching up on some rest after a busy week.


My card is another I made for my stash... basic and simple. It actually got sent out a day after I made it, so I still need to create a few more to get caught up. The papers are from the My Minds Eye Blush 6x6 pad. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with Ranger's Gold Fine Embossing Powder. You was cut with Avery Elle's Sentimental Too die set using Core'dinations Metallic Kraft Paper Pad.
Hope you all enjoy the day.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Life Time Birthday Pocket Card


Hi friends!
Moving back to pocket cards, I have this one created with Prima's Life Time 6x6 paper pad. I dug deep into my stash to pull out some older products that were screaming to be used. The base and tag are from a sheet of Bo Bunny Heritage Census, which makes a great neutral background.


Along with cut and distressed layers of the Life Time collection, are an Alterations Thinlits Stitched Oval of Bo Bunny Vintage Double Dot in Gingerbread, an Alterations Doily 2, a stack of Die-namics Layered Labels, and a piece of ephemera from an unknown origin. The sewing machine image was fussy-cut from the paper pad.


Happy was cut with Avery Elle's Elle-ments Sentimental Too die set, and birthday was stamped with their coordinating stamp set onto a Thinlits Labels cut from Cor'dinations Kraft Metallic paper. The flowers are from I Am Roses and the berry spray was cut with Thinlits Garden Greens. I glitzed the berries with some Wink of Stella.


My five layer clock was cut with Tim Holtz Vintage Alarm Clock & Camera set.


Two other vintage stash items I used are these fibers by Darice and the two printed chipboard buttons and cord by Webster's Pages that came in Kristi's August 2011 Picnic Basket Pixie Dust kit. I now have only two of those little gems left. Someone please talk Kristi into making kits again... they were the best!!!

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Praying For You Card With Avery Elle


Is it August already? 
Summer is flying by, and what a wonderful one we've had in our neck of the woods. I don't think we've had a mosquito yet... and we live beside a river. Fantastic!!! My shade garden is the prettiest it's ever looked. The only downside... I miss our sweet Cassidy running around in it chasing out the snakes and rabbits. How long does it take to get over losing a longtime pet?


Recently, I purchased my first set of Avery Elle stamps and dies from Simon Says Stamp, and I'm more than thrilled with them. I've been trying lately to do more cards in a simpler manner so I can mail them in regular envelopes. This set is called Sentimental Too. I used the die to cut the you. I love the long length of these dies and the thinness. 


I didn't use the stamps on this card, but an older set I had from Verve that teamed nicely with the die-cut. My card base is a standard white pre-made from Core'dinations and the papers are a mix of older 6x6 pads from My Minds Eye. I used Alterations Thinlits Stitched Rectangles for the image mat and the thin strips. I cut the Praying for labels with Thinlits Labels set. I can't remember where I got the bird image. It's been laying on my desk in a pile of other similar ones, so it was time to put it to use.


Have a happy August 1st, my friends!

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Monday, July 31, 2017

La Bella Vita Graduation Pocket Card


Hi crafty friends!
It's Monday again... and the Penmaker and I have begun another week of... who knows what! I feel I could have used a bit more rest yesterday, but there's no time to dwell on that. Saturday, we spent the day with our son in Pennsylvania. He was shooting B-roll with some of his team for a new movie, and we got to tag along and watch. The scenery was fabulous and the weather was absolutely delightful. Lots of hiking, a visit to a festival, and an all round great time. Thus... the tiredness.
But here we go with another week.


I like to make my cards a little unusual... not the expected design for an occasion. This is one a created for the daughter of some family friends who just graduated.


The base, tag and layers are Bo Bunny's Enchanted Garden and Juliet. The image (I love this) was cut from Authentique's Fabulous. The flower is one of 49 and Market's Blush Shimmer & Shine Melange. I cut the foliage with Alterations Thinlits Garden Greens and congrats with their Celebrations Words Script. I gave them all a coat of Wink of Stella for some shine.   


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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunshine & Good Times Pocket Card


Happy Sunday sweet friends!
With a glance at this card, can you tell it's from Prima's new St Tropez collection? This newest release is mostly a beachy, ocean theme, but this sheet that I used for my base and tag is a gorgeous floral. Oh, how I love Prima papers!!!


I went with the rich, dark navy of the floral background, adding in the pinks and greens. This stripe is a favorite of mine. I topped it with one of my mini wood hearts.


The leaves were cut with Spellbinders Foliage die set and glossied-up with Ranger UTEE... triple coat and heat set. The pink flowers are from I Am Roses, and the beautiful green bloom is 49 and Market Sage Vintage Shades Bouquet.


Clebrate is cut with Alterations Thinlits Celebration Words Script... three layers in Core'dinations Metallic Kraft Cardstock. It's held together with Ranger Distress College Medium.


The triple bicycle layer was cut with Die-namics Layered Labels. I used white craft foam for dimension.
Since it's Sunday, I'm considering a nap. It's too hot out for sitting on the patio, so I think a good movie and a rest are in order. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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