Saturday, April 25, 2015

HIMCR #197 - Any Holiday

HIMCR #197 - Any Holiday!

The sponsor is The Paper Shelter!

The giveaway is 2 digital images, winner's choice, from The Paper Shelter!

Mother's Day is on it's way and I have more cards than I can use for the occasion including this cutie.

The image is from The Paper Shelter, you can get it colored or uncolored. I choose the colored one.
The embossed background was done using the Cuttlebug, "Thank You" All in One set. This is something that Provo Craft put out a few years ago but I never used it because when I purchased it I was unaware that I also needed the folder, which is yet another product. I finally got the folder and I really liked the way the embossing plate went with the image.
I used a piece of teal Core'dinations paper for the embossing then I did a light sanding on the raised areas. I have found that using a piece of sandpaper works better than any of the gadgets on the market.
I added a piece of yellow ribbon to the bottom of the embossed piece and layered it onto a piece of yellow Core'dinations paper (thank you Renee).
The sentiment is a stamp from my stash, I used a teal ink and stamped it onto a piece of vellum which I mounted onto a scrap of the yellow I used for the card.
I mounted the image on to an Action Wobble just for fun.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Fastest Mother's Day Card in the West

I couldn't resist this printable I love the flowers and the wonderful colors in this beautiful printable.

You get 1 of these envelopes on the page and you can print as many as you need.

All you need to do is cut it out and do the very easy assembly.
I started with a 5 x 7 blank card which I covered with some Bazzill Basics paper and washi tape to the sides. I added the sentiment and the seed envelope, I used foam pads on the envelope.
You can add a gift card, pack of Zinnia seeds or whatever you like in the envelope.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

HIMCR #196 - Freestyle - Shop Pumpkin Spice

HIMCR #196 - Freestyle!

The sponsor is Shop Pumpkin Spice!
The giveaway is a bundle of goodies from Shop Pumpkin Spice!

My son and his wonderful wife who is without a doubt the BEST DIL EVER live in Tokyo, we keep in touch through email, snail mail (on occasion) and Skype. These kids are up to SOMETHING, I'm just not sure what I'll find out this weekend during a Skype session which they requested. Not knowing what to expect from them, I thought it would be fun to have these pins on hand just in case there is a little one on the way. Right now my thoughts are: little one on the way or they will be stopping by on their way home from a planned trip to Belgium, Paris and London this summer. I have been on pins and needles all week wondering what these two little monkeys are up to.
Bazzill Basics papers
Cream paper scraps
DC WV Adhesive Fabric (layered onto the hearts, I added a bit of color with my eBrush)
Ribbon, tulle
Baby embellishments
Cricut Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge
Cricut Beyond Birthdays cartridge
Pin backs
Adhesives including glue gun
I used the Heart 2 cut at 2.5" to cut the rosettes and medallions, I used 2 pink papers and 2 blue papers. After assembling the rosettes I used the glue gun in the center to hold them together and added the heart medallions as well as circles on the backs (not pictured).
Then I added my embellishments, ribbons, tulle, etc. as well as the pin on the back.
I think these would be really cute for a baby shower.


Friday, April 17, 2015

Mother's Day Cards

Mother's Day will be here before we know it, these pretty bookmarks make great Mother's Day cards.
You get 4 bookmarks total, 2 of each design. These are very easy to work with, all you need to do is cut them out. I also cut a piece of chipboard and layered mine up, I used all of the bookmarks, putting 1 on the bottom, chipboard than the 2nd bookmark (Lilac on Lilac and Lavender on Lavender) on top.
After layering them up I punched the holes in the top and added a piece of twine. I used my paper crimper on the card face and a Cuttlebug embossing folder (butterflies) with some Core'dinations paper, I sanded some of the embossing along the butterflies, "trails".
I also added a small wood butterfly to each bookmark and a jewel to the center of the butterflies. Sequins and pearls on the opening edge and used my only Mother's Day stamp on the sentiment.
Thank you Renee from for the wonderful paper crimper and Core'dinations papers.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Blog Quick Quotes Friday Challenge 50

This month's theme over at Quick Quotes is celebration so I made a birthday card. I used what I call the, "flip card" design which I learned from my pen pal Lana in Montana.

Card front when folded for mailing.
Open card.
Back of card when open.
Quick Quotes Products used:
Paper - Patsy's Paradise (both sides)
Vellum quotes - All Boy - "Happy Birthday" sentiment
Other products used:
Core'dinations paper : I sanded the front but not the back
Cream paper scraps from my stash
Edge punch : Fiskars
Vellum: inside sentiment is printed on vellum backed with cream paper
Hero Arts: birthday card stamp
I'm entering this card into this challenge: Blog Quick Quotes Friday Challenge 50


Saturday, April 11, 2015

HIMCR #195 - Friendship Card

This buzzy bee from Scrapper's Delights is just darling, I knew that she would go perfectly with my "What's Buzzin' Words and Vine" stamp set from:

The card base measures 6" h x 5 1/2" w. I added a scrap of Core'dinations paper which I embossed with my Julis Garden embossing folder. I added an Action Wobble to the bee.
I stamped the, "Buzzzzz........" onto a scrap of cream paper and backed it with a scrap of Core'dinations paper which I embossed with an embossing folder from my stash.
I stamped the vine onto another scrap of cream paper and backed it with the same scrap of Core'dinations paper and embossed it with the same embossing folder.
I stamped the, "What's Buzzin............" stamp on the inside and added a piece of black twine to the fold.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Spring Tea

Spring has sprung so it is time for a tea party to celebrate. I collect teaware, most of mine is from England, the set I have used here is from Royal Standard and manufactured sometime after 1949, was purchased by an American GI and brought home for his wife. I have the original receipt, the buyer paid 9 pounds for it.
This week I decided to go with this adorable tea bag printable Hello Spring
This little chick looks like he is already for springtime. You get 2 tea envelopes on the sheet and can print them as many times as you like. It can also be used for Easter.
All of my papers are scraps from the DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack. The card measures 6" x 6", I cut a banner and ran it through the paper crimper my BFF sent me this past week. Thank you Renee.
The scalloped circles are the 2 largest in the Spellbinders set. After gluing the circle layers together I also crimped them.
Cut out my tea bag envelope and assembled it (a few folds) and attached it on top of the circles. I added a piece of twine to the side.
Besides my Granddaughter, having tea with my tea friend Kare at some of Michigan's finest tea rooms is something that I really, really miss from Michigan. We used to try to get together once a month if possible to enjoy afternoon tea, at times I would bring my Granddaughter along. When my son and his gal came to the US to get married, afternoon tea was a must at my favorite spot, Thyme Well Spent Tearoom .
I'm the blonde, Miki the bride is wearing the hat and my Baby Girl Rachael. Not a very good picture but a wonderful time was had by all. Kare was ill and couldn't join us for the day but she did make it for the wedding.
Thank you for stopping by and joining me for a trip down memory lane.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

HIMCR #194 - Think Spring

Use colors that make you think of spring! 
The sponsor is A Day for Daisies!

The giveaway is a $12 Gift Certificate to A Day for Daisies!

Due to some printer issues I don't have an image from A Day for Daisies to work with so I went freestyle.

 I made this for my girlfriend Renee, she sent me a big box of paper crafting goodies, I thought that I was dreaming there were so many wonderful items in the box. I should have taken a picture of it but was so stunned by my wonderful surprise. Most of this card was made with items from Renee.

 I decided on an accordion card, this is 11" wide x 5 1/2" tall.

Paper: Core'dinations
Border Punch by: Martha Stewart
Green Flower: Spare Parts
Ferns: Darcie Dried Botanicals
Ink: StazOn - Timber Brown
All of the above from Renee

Butterfly: Melissa Francis
Flower Brads: Spare Parts (Renee sent the same flowers in a bigger size)
Jewels: Imaginisce
Washi Tape: Stash
Ribbon: Stash

I have left the middle panel blank for now, I am going to write a personal note on vellum and add before I mail it.


Friday, April 3, 2015

Gift box with matching card

I love chickens so when I saw this printable I just had to have it, one of these days I would like to have a few chickens of my own. Link to printable
You get 7 images on the sheet, 3 of the larger image and 4 of the smaller one. I used two of the bigger images on the box and 1 of the smaller images on the card.
I made this cute gift box and matching card. The box is cut using my Cricut and Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge. The papers were printed with my Imagine. I used my Cuttlebug Alphabet Dies to cut the, "Hello Spring".
After cutting the box out I added the checkerboard paper then wrapped a black and white stripped ribbon then topped that ribbon with red ribbon. I added red and black twine at the top and tied it into a bow. I adhered the images using foam pads.

I used the same papers on the card but added a piece of read to break up the checkerboard paper. Wrapped the same ribbons around the checkerboard and lower part of the red layer, I used foam tape to adhere the layers to the card face with some extra foam tape under the shaker portion. I used clear beads and red sequins to the shaker element. And added a piece of red twine to the folded edge.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Clamshell Box

Saturday I took a class at the Kingman Art Hub, I was pleasantly surprised with the project and the instructor Pat Miller Evans.  

This clamshell box was very easy to assemble and we were able to bring home a copy of the detailed instructions so that we can make more.