September 23, 2011

With Deepest Sympathy

I made these cards a while ago and wanted to show them to you. I like the flower as the main focal point, it shows up so well. But then, maybe it shouldn't be so bright and bold. So I made another card and didn't put the flower on it, instead I added a small blue rhinestone. It is more toned down somewhat. I think it is all in what the person likes or prefers.
I started with a piece of black cardstock, I ripped out a page from (a not so favorite) book and tore the edge. Glued the torn page to the black cardstock. I stamped the background with a distressed stamp. I like how it distressed the words from the page.
The tag is from Kraft cardstock that has rounded corners. I stamped the Sympathy words on white paper and punched out with the fancy frame punch. Added the flower and crystal rhinestones in the center of the flower and on the small swirl in the middle of the image. And of course I needed to add ribbon somewhere to the card. I think that is my trademark on a card. (Ribbon). I turned the top of the ribbon to make a loop and glued it between the Kraft and white paper.

                                                      more toned down than the first card
I think they are both very nice cards.

Paper and Ribbon are both from my stash
Stamp images and Punch are both from Stampin Up.

Hope you enjoyed my cards today and come back again.
Thank You.  

September 14, 2011

It's your Birthday, Wish Big

I wanted to show you a Birthday card that I made for my nephew.
I didn't want it to sissy looking for him. So I just added a balloon brad and some jute string. The design paper from Karen Foster has all about a birthday, so it worked well for him.
I colored the Big with Tombow Markers. I think it is cute and my nephew will love it.

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September 13, 2011

Cute Candy Bar Purse

Here is a candy bar or a treat purse I made a couple weeks ago.
So cute and easy to make.
Holds a mini size candy bar or a lipbalm stick.

 another view of the purse

I added black ribbon for the handles, I think it works better than the paper ones that I seen on the internet. And of course lots of bling. The bling is from a sticker sheet. Last but not least, I used a library clip for the closure.  

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Hope to see you again real soon.

September 12, 2011

Birthday Wishes

I wanted to make a clean and simple card with lots of color.
I think this one will fit the challenge. 
I used Kraft paper and some design paper to accent the flowers.
I stamped the flowers, colored them with Tombow Markers and then cut them out.
Then I painted the flowers with glossy effects. Then I punched the corners on the top of the card.
Added some ribbon and done.

Stamps: There She Goes (Dance)
Paper: My Stash
Embellishments: Corner Punch, Ribbon and Brads.

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September 11, 2011

Remembering 9/11 - United We Stand

Remembering 9/11 - United We Stand

Where were you when you heard about the events of 9/11?
How has 9/11 impacted your life?

I invite you to join me in honoring the memory of all whose lives were lost or forever changed on 9/11 - and to pay tribute to our nation's heroes.

September 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Poppies

Here is a very pretty Poppy Card that I made last month.
I love the orange color of the poppies, I colored my poppies with a Tombow Marker the same color as my sister's poppies. She has oodles of them. I have only one poppy plant and it is white with a deep purple center. It is pretty, but I love the orange poppies.

The Poppy Stamp is from Hero Arts
Paper and Ribbon are from my stash.

                               Here is my sister's Poppies... 
                               aren't they pretty?

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September 5, 2011

If Friends were flowers, I'd pick you

I seen this adorable bear and just had to have him. I love daisies too, so it was easy to buy him.  
I colored him with prisma pencils and blended with OMS. 
The daisy is a die cut from MFT and I put 2 flower together with a yellowy/green brad that I put glitter on myself.  
I stamped the sentiment on the designer paper. I liked how it looked and I wouldn't have to add another layer of paper for it.
I don't remember the name of the other designer paper, it was in my stash and I liked all the colors and the flowers on it. Went perfect with my bear and daisies.  

Stamps: Oopsy Daisy (Bear) My Favorite Things
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September 4, 2011

Happiness comes through doors

I loved this happiness sentiment, so perfect for a special friend or family member.
This is adorable with the heart embossing folder and the heart designer paper. 
Of course I had to add ribbon, so I thought do polka dot to match some of the hearts on the designer paper. 
I liked the black card stock, it brings out the other images so well. 

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