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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sister Birthday Card

 This card is for a very special lady that really is not my sister in the blood sense but my sister in every other way.  She is one of my very best friends and I love her more than I could possibly love her if she were blood.  I hope she likes this little showing of my feelings towards her for her birthday.

I first found the sketch from Sketch N Stash and then chose my stamp.  I love this cutie from Bildmalarna holding the heart.  I crop with a couple ladies each week and we had a challenge where each lady brought something that had to be used on our creation.  One lady brought a button, one flowers and one a little paper pad where we had to use two different patterned papers.  The small cream flower is the one I used from the lady.  I actually had three of them but they disappeared off my desk one at a time.  My grandson and I searched everywhere for them.  I just could not figure out where they went.  Well as I was starting to work on said project, Charlie, my pain in the behind cat, jumped up and grabbed my last little cream flower and ran off.  I chased him down and rescued the poor flower.  I can almost bet where the other two are now!  Anyway, due to missing items, I had to dig thru my punches until I found the closest I had and punched me out a few more flowers.  Dug through some more old stash until I found some golden rhinestones for the centers.  Now on to pick the papers.  I just laid my image on each paper in the pad and found the ones I thought she looked best on and used those two. The lace border is a die from Magnolia and the sentiment is a stamp and die from Whimsy.  The ribbon was a small piece of leftover at the bottom of my ribbon bag. The greenery is a MS punch.  Stitching, inking and a little stickles and I called it done.


Thank you all for stopping by.  May God watch over you and keep you safe.

Challenges:

Sketch N Stash- sketch .....oldest stash would be the rhinestones.  newest would be the paper as the pad was just purchased for this challenge.

ABC Challenge- X for x-tra special

Emerald Faeries- sparkle

Card and Scrap- Bithday

Cards Galore- flowers

The Crafting Cafe- anything goes

Live and Love- pink

Shopping Our Stash- oldest ribbon.....not sure if this is actually the oldest but it has been around a very very long time!  lol

Bearly Mine-anything goes

Anything goes-girly

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thinking of you card for Dorothy

My dear son in law lost his grand father this month.  His grandma is a real sweetheart and my heart breaks for her.  She had endured many trials this year and now is without the man she was married to for 67 years.  I wanted to just let her know I was thinking about her and that she will remain in my prayers, so I made this plain little card.  I do hope it brings her a little joy in all her sorrow.

Three nurses where my mother resides, and I meet once a week to scrap and share ideas.  We decided we would try doing a few challenges just for fun too so I found a sketch from Mojo Monday celebrating their 300th sketch.  None of the ladies had ever done a sketch and I really thought this would be a wonderful one for a first.  And it turned out to be great.  Their creations were wonderful.

Anyway, this is what I made from the sketch.  I chose the pink and green because they are one of my favorite color combos to scrap with.  I don't get to use pink too often when scrapping for the nine grand sons!   I inked and sewed edges.  I am not sure where the main sentiment is from but the circle sentiment is from Clear Dollar.....am so sad to see them closing.  I used my good old nesties for the circle around it. The leaves are also a Spellbinder die. The papers are all just scraps out of my little (big) scrap stash.

I do not usually post the inside of my cards but thought I would this time.  It is fairly plain also.  The sentiment is from Clear Dollar.  I am so glad I bought the stamps before they went digi and now out of business. :-( 



  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Hugs to all and may God watch over you and keep you safe.

Challenges:

4 Krafty Girls- anything goes

Addicted to Stamps- anything goes

Lady Anne's -anything goes with a stamp

Crafty Sentiments- anything goes

Creative Craft 2- anything goes

Inky Chicks- use two different dies....circle and leaves are Spellbinder dies


Oldie but a Goodie- BINGO- stitching , flowers, die cut ( everything on this card is way more than 6 months old with the exception of the leaf die.

Papertake Weekly- use two of something......use two sentiment stamps and two different dies.

Divas by Design- three or more layers

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Altered tin can

I cannot believe it has been almost six months since I have been able to scrap anything.  I decided that it was time to force myself to get back among the  living and start doing what I love to do.  I have a small challenge group and figured the best way to motivate me may be to challenge them!  I posted 7 challenges for them to do this month.  The first challenge was to alter something.  I had used a small can of tuna one day and thought that would be good to alter.  The more I looked at it the more I thought it was too small as I decided to make a mini album to go in it.  So, off to the grocery store I went and found a chicken can that I thought would be just the right size.  I was talking on the phone to my niece as I shopped and when I told her where I was and that I was searching for something to alter, she just laughed at me.  I think she will be surprised with what I chose and how it came out.  lol

The item as purchased:

The finished item after I had a little fun with it.:
Spray painting the can black was the first choice I made.  I wanted to make a Christmas themed item so chose the papers from an older  Daisy Ds pad.  I then chose the stamp I wanted to use......this cute one from Bildmalarna.  I just love their stamps and think they have the sweetest little faces.  The lace border is from a Magnolia die and the sentiment stamp is also Bildmalarna.  I inked all the edges with chestnut roan Color box ink.  The pearls, ribbon and flowers are just out of old stash.  


Upon lifting the top off, you will find a little drop down coaster album. A good friend, Alana, sent me some coasters many years ago and am finally getting a few used.  I covered each with black cardstock and then decorated with patterned papers.  After using  my crop a dile to punch holes, I  chained each to the other.  They fold accordion style to fit in the can.

Page one is the bottom of the lid.



I used the nesties die for the scalloped pocket and Magnolia dies for the tags.  A little red stickles around the edges and yellow stickles in the flower centes finished this page off.

 Page 2:


This is a very simple page.  I used a couple red flowers along with a couple punched vine leaves to top the plain square photo mat.  The sentiment stamp as well as the die cut for it is from Whimsy.  Again a little stickles finished this page.

Page 3



This page is a little fold out matchbook type mat.  The snowman stamp is from Studio G.  The sentiment stamp is just a random one I have and have no idea what company.  The little holly leaves on this page as well as on page two, come from a border punch from Fiskars.  Velcro hold the flaps shut.

Page 4:


Another simple page using a Nesties die and another Fiskars border punch. The red pearls finished this page.   I am still trying to use lots of stash and tools I have had forever that have been neglected.  I will never be able to even make a dent in my room but feel better knowing some are finally getting used!

Page 5:


Another little fold out mat for this last page.  I think I may add a few more decorations and still need to finish the back pages.  





Thank you all for stopping by.  I am hoping  to be back into the scrapping world again without any major disruptions.  God bless each of you and many hugs to all.


Challenges:

Bildmalarna - Red

7 Kids College Fund - anything goes.  I used copics and the Neenah paper that I know was purchased from them.  Not sure on the floweres and pearls as I have had them for a long time.

613 Avenue Create - create your own challenge- alter something- I used Punch, die cut, pearls, image stickles, sentiment flowers, ribbon and lace

Simon Says - anything goes

Designed to Color- anything goes

Crafty Sentiments- not a card

Challenges 4 Everybody- anything goes


Glitter n Sparkle - metal,  since my entire project is metal can, I am hoping it qualifies

Hobby Cutz - pearls and lace

Pile it On - leaves......lots of leaves on this project

Crafting 4 Eternity - anything goes

Ladybug Crafts - anything goes

Crafting by Designs - anything goes

Whoopsi Daisy- anything but a card 

Party Time Tuesdays- anything goes

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Mini album Envelope book

 One of the facebook groups I am in was holding a fun little challenge.  Two of us in the group were to make mini albums including items sent to us by 8 other ladies.  This is the book that I created to fulfill this challenge.  We have both finished our books so we put the names of the 8 contributors in a drawing and two won the albums.  I was very pleased to see my niece won mine!  She seemed very excited when I called to let her know who the two winners were.  I do apologize for such a long post but wanted to get all the photos in for you to see.

This project is also way out of my comfort zone!  I love the antique looking projects but have never felt I could do justice to one. I am sure I have a long way to go and a lot to learn but this was fun. I used so many things that I purchased years ago and just was not brave enough to use.  I tried new things as the hinged binding as well as other techniques. This album was a new experience in so many ways but I do like the outcome for my first attempt at something like this.   All edges in this album have been inked in brown Chalk from ColorBox and a lot have been sewn around.  I had a lot of fun using everyone's items.  It was a great challenge!


This is the front cover.  The beaded spray, large white flower and some of the brown leaves were sent in by one of the ladies.  I used MS butterfly punch for the little critters.  They are punched out of the same paper as the cover.  I then inked them in brown and gave them a coating of Glossy Accents.  When they were dry I inked them again in copper.  The lacy edge is from a Magnolia border die.  I really like the pattern it is.


 This is the first pages.  One lady sent two large flowers and I could not decide just what to do with them until  my friend, Lyn, told me to just use them as a page.  This album is created from envelopes so I  glued a plastic scalloped circle to the flaps and then added the two large flowers.  The stamped images are from another wonderful lady that sent us a set of CTMY stamps. 
This shows the drop down album and the tag lifts out of the pocket.
 
 This is the flower page 2.
 I added a tiny circle album as the center of the flower.  It is held on with magnets.  The other side of the circle album has two flowered with a green center.
 On this page I used some mesh, papers, beads and a small clipboard that was sent in.  These pages are made form cards so they also unfold from the center.

 This is the small mini album that sits under the heart.
 Back of mini album.
 This page consists of some papers one of the ladies sent as well as the circle paper clip.  The lacy jute ribbon was sent in by another lady.

There are two pull out tags as shown here.  The smaller one is obvious but the larger one hides itself well on the page.
 
 I was running out of ideas by the time I got to this page so it is fairly plain Jane.
 The flaps do lift to expose pull out tags.  They are held shut with magnets.
 This page contains another mini clipboard from the lady that sent the other one!
 This photo shows the tag album opened.  Again you can see the stamped images from the set of stamps I received.
 This shows the pull out album from the second page.
 Reverse side of pull out tag.
 Here is the little pull out album from the clear pocket.
 Coming to the end is this set of pages.  The rose paper and butterfly ribbon were sent to me to use.  The key and lock are some from my old old old stash.  The frame on the bottom of the green half page is a Spellbinder die that I cut out of brown cardstock and inked the edges in black.  I then applied a layer of glossy accents.  When it had dried completely, I inked it in copper.

 On the top of the green half page is a sticker I received.  The two frames are from Spellbinders dies. 
 Mini album out of the pocket.
 I used Kathy Orta's hinge binding tutorial for this book.  Since it turned out quite thick I wasn't sure how to decorate the spine.  I played with some twine and finally ended with this.  The twine also seems to hold the hinges tighter against the spine so pages are not sneaking their noses out the front.  lol  I used quite a few charms and a MS butterfly punch..
 On the front of the album are three charms hooked on to the pull out tab.  I love the tiny purse one  and knew I needed to use it somehow on this book.  It measures 3/4 inch by 1/2 inch.
 Yes, I just had to make a tiny book to make it's home in this purse charm!
 Just another photo showing the spine charms a little better but the coloring is off.


Thank you all so much for stopping by.  May God be with you all!

Challenges:
Hot Shots-anything but a card
Jelly Park- it's about a book.....am hoping a book will qualify
Raise the Bar- door/key/lock
Simply Create Too-old stash.  Almost everything is from my old stash other than what the ladies sent in to use. 
Chalk N Stock- use chalk....the inks I use are Chalk inks from ColorBox.  Not sure if they count but thought I would try!  lol
Charisma Cardz- tags.....this book has a few!
Cute Card Thursday- Butterflies



Monday, March 25, 2013

One for the girls FF challenge #58!

This fortnight at Forever Friends, our challenge is "one for the girls"! Our sponsor for this challenge is Saturated Canary.   I won some wonderful FF stickers and wanted to use one for this card.  Thanks Diane!     I made this Easter card for my Mother-in-law and hope it may give her a smile while she is convalescing from shoulder surgery.  I also belong to a small private group on facebook and this card will fulfill a challenge posted there.  We were to use the sketch provided and the color purple somewhere on our creation.  The papers are from one of the  LOTV NitWit collections.  I just love their papers.   I inked the edges as well as sewed them.  I used a MS punch for the heart border. The sentiment stamp is from Studio G and the shape is a die from Whimsy.  "Mom" is from a Quickutz die set.  The image is popped for added demension.  The little heart charm is out of some old old stash of charms.  The flowers are also some that I have had since the beginning of my scapping life.   The leaves are from a punch.  Added some pearl hearts and some stickles and called it done.  lol  Please come a play along with us at Forever Friends!!!

Thank you for stopping by and may God always watch over you.  Hugs.

Challenges:

Shelly's Images- anything goes

Fussy and Fancy- spring......Easter always lets me know spring is here!

My Sheri Crafts- Easter

Sweet Stampin'-lots of layers

Creatalicious- Easter

Charisma Cardz- die cuts

Oldie but a Goodie- Easter...Everything but the pps circle die and the image is over six months old.

Glitter and Sparkle- Animals

Sentimental Sundays-stitching

All that Stickles- must use lime green which so happens to be the stickles I think I use the most.  I love it on leaves!

2 Sisters- Easter/Spring

Crafty Calendar- Easter

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Card for Michael

I am finally making another card for my dear brother!  I wanted to send him flowers or something to let him know I was thinking of him.  Barb told me that he said he didn't want flowers,  balloons or a stuffed animal and for me to send nothing!  Well, I decided I would send all three on a card.  I picked this little Popcorn Bear stamp because of all the balloons he is holding.  With the balloons and the bear, I have covered two of the three "do not send" items.  I will work on the flower thing with a future card or project for him.  lol  The patterned papers are from my new pad I bought from LOTV.  I really love their papers!   I inked and sewed the edges.  The little banners are from a Whimsy die and glued to some homemade twine.  The circles for the sentiment are from Quikutz and the sentiment is from Clear Dollar stamps. I fussy cut around the bear and balloons and then popped  him off the ovals cut from Spellbinder dies.   I think my brother will get a kick out of this card.  At least I hope it will lift his spirits while he is in the hospital.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hugs to all and God bless.

Challenge:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday- sketch

365 Cards- fussy cutting and stamped image.

Shelly's Images- sewing

Sourthern Girls- waving in the breeze- banners

Crafting for all Seasons- dies and punches

Crafts and Me- add a charm

Creative Moments- shades of blue

Little Red Wagon-totally teddies

Penny's Paper/Crafty-anything goes

Whimsy- metal

DRS- plaids

4 Crafty Chicks-twine

Sunday, February 17, 2013

New items I just had to use!


I ordered some new stamps and paper pads from LOTV.  I just love their products.  They were having a nice sale on some of their older stamps as well as special on a new release.  Needless to say, I just had to take advantage of a bargain! lol    When I received my new things, I decided to make some thing immediately.  So the stamp is new, the papers are new, and some of the flowers are new too....all from LOTV.  The greenery is from an old Quickutz die. I used my nesties for the ovals and thh little banner is a die from Whimsy (I think).   The little heart pearls are  from my old old old stash.  As I was looking for embellishments I saw the little heart pins.  I have never used pins on any of my creations yet so decided I would try them on this. I inked and sewed around the edges.  I do think I did a touch of overkill on the flowers but just couldn't seem to quit. lol  Anyway, not too sure what I will do with this card except add it to my ever growing stash of cards!  Some day my daughter will be so happy to have to sort all this junk out!  lol  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hugs and God bless you.

Challenges:

Guylou's- BINGO.....bling, flowers and ribbon

Alphabet- anything with wings

Crafty Catz- BINGO.....pearls dies and ribbon

Cream Valley- bling and ribbon

NMWC- 2nd entry Ribbons and bows

OSAAT- make it girlys

A Gem of a Challenge- dies or punches

Allsorts- anything with wings

Catch the Bug-BINGO.......sewing, players choice-(stickles) and heart

CMC Copic- girly

Cute Card Thursday- and eye for detail




Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Thank you card

This is a card I made for a private challenge with a group of other ladies.  One lady sent us each a baggy of flowers and two stamped images.  We have one month to use all the flowers she sent.  This is my first project and I used 7 of her flowers.  I colored the image with copics.  I think LOTV has the cutest stamps and I really enjoyed this challenge.  The papers were some I just bought from our lss that were on sale for 55% off.  The large heart die cut is also from my findings at that sale.  I inked the edges and sewed around most of them.  Tho you can hardly notice the border punch I did use one across the bottom.  The sentiment stamp is from Just Rite.  I thought the pearls were a little different touch for me to use instead of stickles everywhere.   Thank you all so much for stopping by.  May God always watch out for each of you.

Challenges:

CLP- sketch

House of Gilli- pink and bling and anything goes

Pretty Little Ribbon- anything goes

Challenges 4- anything goes

Corrosive- hearts and flowers

NMWC-Ribbons and bows

Allsorts- Let's get cute

Crazy for Challenges- be of good spirits....make someone smile

One Stop Craft Challenge- anything goes

Baffies Kreativladen- anything but Magnolia

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Anniversary card for FF


This card was made for the challenge at Forever Friends this round for Ribbon or Lace.  I also searched You Tube for something new to try for another challenge group I am in.  The challenge in this group is to find something you have never done before and then post the inspiration it came from.  I want to thank Luv Lee Scrappin for inspiring me to attempt to create something new.  I had never heard of this type of easel card before and was amazed by hers the moment it popped up on the screen.

Our sponsor this week at FF is Pink Gem Designs.  We got to choose out images and I really liked these cute little birds for my anniversary card.   I colored them with copics and colored pencils.  I added paper flowers where stamped flowers were.  I popped parts of the images for more dimension so they would show better since this is a shadow box card.  The lace is just a small scrap I had left and almost tossed.  lol  I used MS punches for the leaves and small butterfly.  The ribbon on the lace and around the inner as well as the outer edges of the shadow is new.  I used TH distress tool on the edges and then inked in Chestnut Roan.  The pp are from a mini stack by My Minds Eye. The two hearts on the bottom are an old sizzlet die. Added a few beads and of course stickles and calletd this card done.  lol  It is no where near as pretty as the one from the video but I am happy that I tried something new and it turned out at all.  lol  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Please come join us at FF for this fun challenge!  Many hugs to you all and may God be with you in whatever you do.

Challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody- anything goes
Come and Get It- Tic Tac Toe-glitter, free and  ribbon
Opus Gluei- Glitz, glamor and bling
Scrappy Frog's- try something new
Crafty Calendar- what's new
My Time to Craft- things with wings
Sparkle and Glitter- anything but square
Delicious Doodles- All you need is Love
One Stop Craft Challenge-sparkle and bling
Sugar Creek Hollow-Lots of layers
C.R.A.F.T.- Valentine or Love
Pink Gem -holidays (not sure if you will accept an Anniversary as a holiday but thought I would join just in case since I used your image.)






Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Wishing You Happiness card

This is a card I made for a challenge group I am in.  The challenge is to use something new you got for Christmas. (if you didn't receive some scrappy gifts, then you were to use the newest thing from your stash).  Well, I did not receive scrappy items so I chose to use this little Tilda stamp I received last week.  I ordered with the idea of making my sister a card.....so here it is.  lol I colored her with copics.  The sentiment and die are from Whimsy.  The tag die is also new from Magnolia.  The little heart doilys are some I have had forever from MS.  The charm and ribbon are some of the first ones I bought when I started making cards several years ago.  And the little hearts are from a punch that I forgot I even owned until I was digging thru my punches looking for something else.  lol  My sister was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer.  I sent her a get well card already so this one just wishes her happiness.  I do hope it brings a smile to her face when she sees this cute little Tilda.

Thank you all for stopping by and may God always fill your hearts with His love.

Challenges:

My Time To Craft- sketch

Totally Tilda- Tilda in trousers

Creative Card Crew- Girly

Oozak- pink and bling

LEJ-stitching

Oldie But A Goodie-glitz

Inky Chicks-Tic Tac Toe-sentiment, image and bow

Papertake Weekly- bow

TTCRD-anything goes

Card Mania-Girly

Lady Anne's-anything goes

Bearly Mine- Tic Tac Toe-lots of embellies, stamped image, ribbon and the color pink

One Stitch at a Time- Love