Sunday, July 20, 2014

spending time with this little guy...


Back home in the U.S. spending time with this handsome little fella...being a grandma is so very {special}! Grandma and Grandpa cannot get enough of him!

Will be back with more designs in August...see you then!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Doily Bouquet


I needed a card for a wedding so decided to pull out JustRite's new Small Cling Doily Two.

I began with a base of decorator paper: MME Lost and Found Record It! and stamped the doily image offset on the sheet then heat embossed it with Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder. I then used Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and sponged over the embossed image to really make it pop, as well as to add distressed appeal. 

I then took a bunch of small Prima blossoms from my stash and made a little bouquet. The blossoms are very similar to Prima Romantique Avon Roses. There are also a couple of velvety leaves behind the bouquet from the Prima's Stationer's Desk Blossom pack--Draft. You can find all of the Prima Blooms HERE.

A vintage bow made of Seam Binding Ribbon finishes this romantic design.

I plan on using a Crystal Clear 5.5" Square Box to present this card to the wedded couple.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Just a note: I will be away for a bit as we will be traveling for our annual leave. Have a wonderful 4th of July, and see you back here soon! Thank you!


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sweet Dreams Butterfly


Here's a design with a bit of lace...and a pretty, flitting butterfly image.

I began this design using My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio  6 x 6" designer paper. I layered the pretty paper base with some beautiful Venise Lucia Lace.

The image is from JustRite's Small Cling "Butterflies" set. After stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloring it with Copic Sketch markers, it was die cut with Spellbinders Standard Small Circle dies. Melt Art Ultra Thick UTEE Embossing Powder, along with a Versamark Watermark Pad was added to heat emboss the image panel for a shiny finish on the image medallion. I used 3D Thermoweb foam squares to pop up the medallion for added dimension.

A Bow Easy was used along with Seam Binding Ribbon for the lux bow...you can find a tutorial for this bow HERE.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.




Wednesday, June 18, 2014

JustRite Bells of Christmas

I have a sparkly Christmas tag to show you today featuring JustRite's Small Cling, "Bells of Christmas Vintage Labels Two" set, available from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

The stamp set also coordinates with JustRite "Vintage Labels Two" dies.

Paper used here: Kaisercraft "Be Merry Collection" along with American Crafts Glitter Tape and May Art's 1" Tinsel Edge Sheer ribbon.


All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Last Minute Card!


Have you ever needed a card just as you are ready to go out of the door? You would think that with making cards I would have a stash for just about anything, but not true!

Here is an extremely quick and easy design, also quite flat and easy to mail.

Start out with a solid card base, layer up a panel with stripes of Washi or decorative tape (see the many types HERE and HERE--this is My Mind's Eye Decorative Tape Set in Red and Black); add your sentiment (JustRite small Cling Bicycle Built for Two, stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink), pop it up with some dimensional tape (Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips)and voila, DONE! 

All ready to go! 

Just search for "washi tape" on Pinterest...see all of the fabulous items you can use it for! Wonderful!

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.




Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Prima's Stationer's Desk


Had some fun with Prima Stationer's Desk products from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.





The card base is layered with a sheet of Prima Stationer's Desk Decorator paper, then layered with a Melissa Frances Cream Lace Trim Card ribbon ric rac border. A Prima Stationer's Desk "Tag Me Tags and Tickets" tag is also added to the layers. 










Notice the cute wooden scissors? They are Prima Stationer's Desk Wood Embellishments. 

A Seam Binding bow, along with a Prima Audrey Rose and Tim Holtz Memo Pin finish the design.

Fun! All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Little Black (elegant) Dress

Here's a really quick design that you can fall back on...just like that little black dress in your closet! 

It's elegant in that it is a very dark yet clean design with a glossy embossed finish...I used JustRite's new Iron Swirls Background Stamp. I stamped the image onto black cardstock with Versamark Watermark pad, then embossed with Black Ultra Fine Embossing powder.

The image panel is layered onto a cardstock base, then simply embellished with a Kaisercraft Ebony Sparklet placed into the center for a touch of sparkle.

Elegant, flat, and easy to mail.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Have a great weekend!