Friday, May 27, 2016

Summer note cards

This cute file reminds me of camping under the stars:
You get 3 each of 4 different designs for a total of 12 hang tags. You can find this file here:Ewe-N-Me-Printables
After cutting out my hang tags I punched a hole in the top and added some twine then I layered my card bases with some burlap, added some jewels and I was done. Very fast and easy note cards which you can use yourself or give as a gift.
Thank you for stopping by to take a look.


Friday, May 20, 2016

A Gift of Tea

It is Tea Time again, my favorite time of day. I really like this cute Tea Bag Envelope file, the flowers are so sweet.
You can find this file here: Ewe-N-Me Printables. You get 2 Tea Bag Envelopes on a sheet and you can print as many as you need.
I thought this was perfect for giving a gift of tea.
I paired it up with this cute flower tea cup I received as a gift from a very good friend and this sentiment:

After cutting out my Tea Bag Envelope I ran the card base though my Cuttlebug with a cherry blossom folder, then I stamped tea pots onto a piece of pink cardstock and layered them up. I also added a few jewels to the Tea Bag Envelope, put in a tea bag of Irish Breakfast Tea (my favorite) and adhered it with foam pads.

I am entering this project into this challenge:

DL Art - May Linky Challenge
Thank you for stopping by to take a look.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

PDE Linky Party - May 2016

I can't believe how fast my time on the PDE Linky Party  design team has gone, it must be my age the older I get the faster time seems to fly.

As usual this week's challenge is Anything Goes.

I have really been enjoying painting decorative birdhouses.
After adding 2 coats of Gesso I painted the roof and bottom 2 coats of yellow and the house itself with 2 coats of orange.
The crows are from Plum Purdy.
Please come and join in the fun over at PDE Linky Party.

Christmas in a Box

A while back I won a giveaway over at Craft Smith and I received a very heavy box filled to the brim with some wonderful Christmas papers. These papers are all very heavy duty and I really like them but I haven't had much of a chance to play with them until today.

The sentiment and ornaments are a freebie digi stamp from All Dressed Up Challenge Blog. All of the other embellishments are from my stash.
I am entering this card into this challenge:
All Dressed Up Challenge #55

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Blue on Blue Birthday

Recently I have really had an itch to actually use my favorite color to create something and this is what I came up with.

I started with a blue card base then I embossed a piece of vellum with a Cuttlebug folder which I received as a gift from Dawn at Designs by Dragonfly. After embossing I used a StazOn ink pad, I ran it over the embossing to give the vellum a little color.

I have been unable to find a vellum adhesive that is actually hidden so I used a few glue dots and covered them with the pearls.

The sentiment panel was cut with a die that has been in my stash forever, sentiment is wet embossed and backed with a lighter blue, adhered to the vellum with foam pads then I added a bow and chomped my corners.

I am entering this card into these challenges:
Dies R Us - #49 - Birthday
Just Us Girls - #343 - Trend Week - Vellum
Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge - #10

I went with the bottom row: Bow, Texture, Vellum.


Friday, May 13, 2016

Bathing Beauties Card in a Box

Summer is in the air here in Arizona, the mercury is over 90 degrees here today. HOT!! It was a good day to play with these bathing beauties:
You can find them here: Ewe-N-Me Printables. You get 6 different images in 2 different sizes for a total of 12 images and you can print as many pages as you need. I really love the retro look of these images.
Collage sheets are perfect for making a Card in a Box.
After I printed and cut my images out, the card was very easy to assemble, I just followed the general instructions for cutting and assembling the card then added Deena's darling images,  a sentiment and some flowers.
All of the papers are from my stash as well as all of the flowers.
Thank you for stopping by to take a look.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Silhouette Showcase #37 - What NOT to do

My post is more of a, "What Not To Do/This Is What Happens When You Don't Follow Directions" than showing something off.

This box contains a card in a box for my granddaughter. I made the paper using my Silhouette, pen holders and a TomBow marker. I reread the directions because I hadn't used it for a while BUT!!! I didn't follow directions.
There is a very small cap on the bottom of the Silhouette pen holder which you are supposed to leave in place until you have your marker screwed into the holder. Well, smarty pants me decided that I could decide myself how far down the marker needed to be. 

And I ended up with these lovely lines running through my, "Happy Easter". Now I have to start all over again.

Starts May 1, 2016
Ends May 31, 2016
Click HERE to link up!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Get Your Motor Runnin'

We have already had a pretty busy summer, we have taken a few rides with the Brunch Bunch a local group of riders who enjoy riding together.

Here we are headed to Wickenburg, AZ for brunch then down to Scottsdale, AZ for a look/see at a Harley Dealer down there. We ride the orange Goldwing in this layout.

I wanted to play along with this month's Sketch-N-Scrap challenge which is using this sketch:


Arizona has beautiful blue skies, many varieties of  cacti and a BLAZING sun. We also have lizards, jack rabbits, snakes, sand and rocks.

Top picture is the dog run at the Chevron station in Wickenburg, middle is part of the landscape on AZ-17 (before it turns into a freeway), bottom pic is the riders in front of us and the road ahead with some mountains in the far background.

I am entering this layout into these challenges:

Sketch-n-Scrap 104
Jo's Scrap Shack - 137 - Anything Goes

Cousin Elmer Shaker Notecard

When I spotted this file it made me giggle so I decided to play with it.
You can find this cute little guy here: Ewe-N-Me Printables. You get 1 Seed Packet Envelope per page and you can print up as many as you want to.
I used my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool to create a shaker card. After cutting my card base I cut out Cousin Elmer's picture and sized my shaker sleeve to fit the image. I didn't take any pictures of my work with the Fuse but all I used it for was to seal up the edges of the sleeve.
Elmer's image is inside the sleeve along with some seed beads for shake. I also added a ladybug brad to Elmer's hat.
The entire sealed shaker sleeve is glued to the front of the card base. I added some jewels and my note card was complete. 
Thank you for stopping by to take a look.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Unity itty bitty Stamp Challenge

Over at Unity Stamp's (show and tell) facebook page they are having a challenge, you can use any one of their over 700 itty bitty stamps. I had just ordered a few of the itty bitty stamps when they were on sale 3 for $8.99, I thought they went perfect with these little pocket cards I like to make.

Candles and Cake (wit & wisdom).

Smile in your Heart, Cake Wishes.

Smile in your Heart, Fabulous Girl (dresses & sentiment), other Fabulous Girl sentiment and Cake Wishes sentiment.

Did you notice the tag sticking out of the top of the card? This card forms a pocket that is just right for a tag, bookmark or gift card. I used one of the tags that came tucked in with my stamp order, they always stick a little something extra in, (thank you Unity).

After sponging the tag with some Peeled Paint Distress Stain I stamped it using my Jack (ass) stamp set, also from Unity. This set has some really funny sentiments and I love it.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look.