Tuesday, March 25, 2014

So very grateful Tagged Greeting

Hello Papercrafters,

Happy Tuesday!  Things have been so busy lately with spring and school sports, all 3 of my daughters are involved- 2 are playing softball and the other is on the track team, I have turned into the taxi service......I don't mind so much although it can be hard to get anything accomplished.......however I do like watching them play it's enjoyable and relaxing, plus I get out of the house for awhile.   Going to watch an evening game tomorrow, I like those, except it's still a bit chilly, will probably need to take a blanket to cover up with. 

Today I have another card using the 'so very grateful' set, I sort of did some casing of a tag in the occasions catalog but then decided to add the tag to a card front....I really love the way it turned out....the flowers in this set are so pretty, love it!  ...........here's the front...

I had to do a little extra stamping and fussy cutting to add the extra flowers and leaves,  to shade the flowers I used my blender pen and SU ink and markers.

 On the inside I simply stamped a sentiment, then stamped, cut, and painted a flower to add to the corner.

 For my supplies I used:

strawberry slush cs
fresh prints dsp stack
So very grateful stamp set
1/8"  rose regal ribbon
blender pens, markers and ink

Many thanks for stopping by, I hope my card inspired you to create one of your own!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

So Very Grateful Moms day

Hello Papercrafters, 

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you are all having a good week so far, I'm sorry I'm a day late with this post but as I was working on editing my photos for this post yesterday my daughter sent me a text and said there softball game was starting about 30 minutes earlier than we had thought and she wanted me to bring her a drink and some sunflower seeds, lol, got to have those for the game......so I had to drop everything and head out the door.  When I got home of course it was time for fixing dinner,  and getting everything ready for today, so I did not get back to my post until this morning. 

Today's greeting is for mothers day,  I combined the two set's 'so very grateful' and 'my mother' from the occasions catalog............I love the flowers in this set, it's such a beautiful design and it looks fabulous when painted.   I used a blender pen and SU ink to color in the flowers, then I added a little sparkle with some rhinestones.

 My cs base is strawberry blush........

And with such a lovely front I decided the inside needed to be just as lovely, especially since it is a mothers day card.

I really adore this set and I can see I will be getting  a lot of use out of it. 

Well I really must be on my way, busy day ahead and I want to get all the un-fun chores done so I can spend some time in my craft studio.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monday, March 17, 2014

Oh Snap Cat Birthday Greeting

Hello Papercrafters, 

Happy Monday!  Today our weather took a turn, well last night really, yesterday was so warm and sunny that I was in shorts, t-shirt and barefoot, but last night a high wind came in and it's still blowing, it's sunny and nice but chilly. 

Over the weekend I created a couple of cards to post this week, today's card is using the new 'oh snap' , and 'Cool kid' stamp sets from the Occasions and the 'See ya later' set from the SAB....you to can get the 'See ya later' set for FREE!  with a $50. purchase!  Don't delay SAB ends March 31st!  Anyway I also used the 'sweet sorbet' dsp (from SAB) and some of those cool sequins you see everyone using to dazzle up their creations. 


I used the 'gorgeous grunge' set and gold heat embossing to create a background for the cat. Here's the inside....

Tomorrow I will be back with a greeting made with the 'So very Grateful' set from the Occasions catalog, it's one of my favorites, can't wait to share. 

Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Easter Petal Parade

Hello Papercrafters, 

Happy Saturday all!, as I promised I am back with a quick post and another card using the petal parade stamp set, I really love the flowers in this set.....I can see that it is going to get much use.  I had a die cut piece from the 'on film' framelits that I had used part of on another card sitting on my desk, so I decided to incorporate it into another card. 

I started by adding a piece of vellum to the back of the frame, then I layered some dsp on the front and topped it with the frame so the flowers would peek through, I added the 'sweet sorbet' embellishments....cork flowers.....and some of the twine.  It needed some sparkle so I added some of the sequins, I separated them from the string and attached them separately. 

Here is a side view...

I added a little dress-up to the inside but left room to personalize. 

I really must be off for now, the girls and I are getting ready to go out to lunch then bridesmaid dress shopping for my nieces wedding....I love playing dressup, hoping I can find a nice dress to wear to the wedding while I'm there too. 

So I hope you all have a great weekend, I will be back on Monday with something new to share!


Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy mistake Side Closing Greeting with Petal Parade

Hello Papercrafters, 

Happy Friday!  Well I'm so happy the telephone repair guys came early, actually yesterday afternoon, but hey that's 2 days earlier than they had originally said they would be here........so yea we have the internet back again!!!  While they were fixing it I went to watch my daughter play some varsity softball, the weather was great, I was in short sleeves.....seems like spring is arriving early this year, for California anyway. 

The card I'm sharing today is using the petal parade set from the SAB, only available through March 31, 2014, now my card base is actually an accident that I played with and made work, I just had my paper lined up in the wrong spot and of course I didn't notice until I had already scored it, so I decided to create a flap at the end and add a closure........I used 2 buttons and some twine attached to one button, you just twist the twine around the other button to keep closed.
The cs was cut at 4 1/4" x 10"  then scored at 5 1/2 " and 7/8"

My happy mistake turned out kind of cute, I think I will try using this design again only perhaps rounding the corners, I also think it would be awesome with a pocket inside for holding a gift card, more work for the design dept. :)

And here it is opened fully .........

Here is a list of my supplies:

pool party cs-122924
petal parade stamp set- w 133599 or c 133602 from the SAB get free w/$50.purchase!
happiest birthday wishes stamp set- retired
rhinestones- 119246
twine lucky limeade- retired
inks:  summer starfruit-126991
          coastal cabana-131175
          pear pizazz-131180
          buttons- retired

I hope you liked it, I think it turned out pretty good for starting with a mistake :) 

Thank you for stopping by, I have another card I will be sharing tomorrow,  I made it using some of my new supplies! 

Have a wonderful day!


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Internet where are you

Hello Papercrafters,

I am just making a quick post today to update everyone as to my whereabouts, lol......I had planned on posting another card on Tuesday but suddenly we had internet one minute and it was gone the next :(  Not a problem with the bill just the line and being the speedy service techs they are I cannot expect them to be out until Saturday!  what?  Saturday,  omg......we'll right now I am going through internet withdrawals,lol .....I am now using my phone's wifi to piggy back so I could post my card but the photos are in my desk top computer and the network is not cooperating sooooo I cannot post it yet, ugh.....I'm so aggravated with the mess...... :(

 So I will have to try for Saturday afternoon, in the meantime I got a new order of SU with a bunch of new stamps and dsp so I will be creating some new goodies and will share as soon as I can get back on-line. 

I hope you all have a wonderful week !


Monday, March 10, 2014

Petal parade with Vellum Window

Hello Papercrafters, 

Happy Monday, I hope everyone has a good start to their week, it's kind of windy around here today but this week the weather is supposed to be nice.  On Sunday I took some time to mess around in my studio and created a greeting using the 'petal parade' set in the SAB flyer, you can get it free through the end of March with a $50. purchase.......contact me for any details or info you need!   

Anyway I've seen some examples on the web using the stamps in this set to create a background, plus there's also some dsp with a print using those flowers, love it, but since my order still has not gotten here yet I made my own background using the set. I wanted a window to look through to the background so I decided to use the new die in the occasions,  'on film' and vellum for the window.  

 The butterflies and leaves were die cut, the flowers were stamped and cut out then attached, the hello was stamped with versa mark and heat embossed with black. Here's a side view.....

And the inside...........

 Tomorrow I have another greeting card made for a Birthday, it is similar in that I used the 'petal parade' and the same colors and patterns but the card is different than todays post.  So if you have the time stop by and see what's new in my crafty world. 

Have a great day!


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Happy Day share

Hello Papercrafters,

Happy Saturday!!!  I'm here for a quick share, today is my birthday and I am going to be out playing, shopping and eating out to celebrate :)  My wonderful mom got a new work light for me!!!, it's so awesome.....I will be testing it out tomorrow :)  thank you mom!!! I love it!  

I thought I would share a card and say Thank you to all my followers!! I really appreciate you following my blog and for all the wonderful comments you leave. 

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!!!  I will be back on Monday with a new creation to share!  Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Standing Coastal Box tutorial

Hello Papercrafters

Happy Thursday! I hope your week is going good so far, we are actually having some great weather here, feels like spring, temps in the 70's, we have some tomato seedlings coming up and we're making our garden plans, I can't wait, home grown vege's are so good.  

If you follow my blog I'm back to share the second part of the Standing box/ greeting card set tutorial.  I actually filmed them back to back, but it takes awhile to get them from the camera to my computer to the web.....

I missplaced some of the measurements during the taping so I want to add the measurements here:

For the box bottom:  cut cs at 6 1/2" x 10 "~ on the 10" side score at 4 1/2" & 5 1/2"
turn and score @ 1" & 5 1/2"-------fold on score lines, cut off center tab, adhere together as per video
For the top:  cut cs at 6 1/2" x 6 3/4"  ~ on the 6 3/4"  side score at 1"  & 5 3/4"   turn and score at 2 3/4" & 3 3/4"---------fold on score lines, cut off center tab, adhere together as per video.

If you are unclear about any of my instructions, just comment on this post and I will get back to you......if you miss any of my videos just click on the link to my channel (on the top right side. 

Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!



Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Petite petals parade cut away Floral greeting tutorial

Hello Papercrafters,

Happy Wednesday! I hope your having a good week so far, I have been busy as always but I'm really happy because Saturday is my Birthday! :)  Great day for my Birthday to fall on, usually my kids are at school, now we can celebrate all day together!

I was finally able to get the video tutorials made that I promised you all last week, my apologies for taking so long, I woke up on Friday with a migraine type headache and a sick stomach :( needless to say I was not up to making a video or crafting at all, but I am better now I did my prep work and filmed the videos yesterday. 

I ended up making 2 tutorials, 1 of the card and 1 of the box that holds the set of cards.  Today I will be sharing the card video tomorrow the box video will be published.

Here are the measurements for the card:

pool party cs- cut at 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2 "
white cs- cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
(for the other cards in the set, I used baked brown sugar, pistachio pudding, & pink pirouette cs w/ whisper white)

I used the stamp sets:  petal parade- from the SAB catalog
                                       petite petals- from the Occasions catalog
                                       lots of thanks- from the IBC

I'm not the best videographer in the world, still trying to figure it all out, so please excuse my mistakes......I am trying to tweak and improve my efforts, lol.   Enjoy!

Thank you for your patience and for stopping by, have a wonderful evening!