Thursday, July 19, 2018

Christmas in July

When I saw these snow globe ornaments over at Plum Purdy  I just had to get a few to make some snow globe shaker ornaments.

After I painted the ornaments I stamped some snowflakes then I cut 8 layers of 120 lb. cardstock to create the shaker portion for each one, as well as a piece of acetate and the top, "frame". 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Sunrise Wedding

My other half's daughter is getting married in a sunrise ceremony on a boat in the Atlantic Ocean. I hope that she likes the card I designed.

I found the sunrise picture online, printed it out and made a frame using DCWV'S Mercury Glass stack. One of those things, saw the stack and had to have it even without a project and I'm glad I did, it was perfect for the frame.

It was hard to get a good picture of the card due to the brightness of the sun.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Happy Birthday Rachael

My granddaughter's birthday is right around the corner. Of course I'm having a senior moment here, will she be 23 or 24? 

Her favorite colors are coral and teal, I picked up DCWV's Coral Couture stack just for Rachael.

I used my Happy Jig for the wire, "Happy". The stamps are from Fun Stamper's Journey and the butterfly is from Hero Arts.

I am entering card into these challenges:

Friday, May 11, 2018

Connie Can Crop Oriental Blog Hop

Welcome to the Far East Blog Hop.

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), celebrating the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by the Asian culture. Join us as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage!
You should have arrived from Shannon- but if not,
Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this fun filled hop!
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.
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I made two projects, this first one is a card for my granddaughter.

I used Cricut's Pagoda cartridge to cut the doll, the flowered paper was a gift from my son and his wife who live in Tokyo.

They had 2 wedding, a semi traditional US wedding in David's hometown then a real traditional Japanese wedding in Miki's hometown which is where they met at work. This layout is from their Japanese ceremony.

The papers are from Basic Grey's Konnichiwa collection. The kids are both wearing traditional Japanese wedding kimonos. The heart is done with origami, it was very easy to do, here is the link:  You Tube Origami heart video

I made the, "Love" with the heart on the end with my We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig.

The hearts are a die cut from a really old set I have and I can't remember who they are from.

Next head on over to Alicia- 

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Happy First Mother's Day

Last year my niece gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, this will be her first Mother's Day so I decided to make her a special card.

I used DCWV's Watercolor Garden stack. I  really like the way the flowers on a couple of sheets run across the entire bottom of the card, making it perfect paper for the card in a box design.

The flowers are some really old stamps from Heartfelt Creations, I picked them up at the 2011 Great Lakes Mega Meet. 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Lots of Hugs

My lifelong BFF is going through a really rough time right now caring for her aging parents as well as working.

This super cute die set Spellbinder's April Small Die of the Month selection. The flower, circle and leaf die cuts are all a part of this set.

The stamped sentiment is really old, the copyright on the box says 2003, it is from Hero Arts.

I made my own little template and used it to guide me as I cut the layers of the card. I have 5 layers of white 110 pound paper for the shaker element. 

I am entering this card into this challenge: Retro Rubber Challenge Blog - Challenge - 84 - Inspiring  

I was inspired by April Showers bringing May Flowers.

Monday, April 2, 2018

DCWV April Stack-A-Holic Sample

I saw a facebook post from DCWV asking for volunteers to make samples for their April Stack-A-Holic challenge. Always looking for a challenge I raised my hand and was one of the lucky ones to be chosen.

I used their Coral Couture stack.

Here is the sketch we had to follow:

And here is my take on the sketch:

Here is the facebook link for anyone who wants to follow along:

Friday, February 23, 2018

Sparkley Birthday Card

I am really not one to join, "whatever flavor of the month clubs" but I came across one that seemed like a pretty decent deal to me so I signed up for Spellbinder's Small Die of the Month Club. This month's die was this set of 4 border dies:

I used the bottom die in the picture for my card.

I used some coppery, shiny paper for the die cuts. I went shopping in Vegas last week with foil paper on the top of my list. I went to Jo Ann's, Hobby Lobby and Michael's this copper was the best I could do but I think that it works well.
I used a copper embossing powder to do a wet emboss on the sentiment and added some pearls to add to the sparkle. Of course it is very hard to see how it sparkles even in this close up, it is one of the few cloudy days we get here in Arizona.

The card base is 5" wide x 6" folded, the copper layer is 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" and the printed layer is 4" x5", I had to cut off the end of the die cut in order to make them fit the card.

I am entering this card into this challenge: 
Use Your Stuff Challenge - 300 - Twinkle-twinkle

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Guest Design Team - Miss Kates Cuttables

Hi, Sue from Sue's Paper Crafts very excited to be here today to show you what I made while I was playing with some files from Miss Kates Cuttables . I live in Arizona and have some pictures from our trip to Tombstone trip to scrap so I used  Miss Kates Westward Ho and Wild West files to work with. I mixed up cuts from both files on both pages.

After getting all of the pieces cut I had fun creating the layouts. In the first picture several members of the group we rode to Tombstone, AZ with got together for one of those old west sepia pictures. I dry embossed a woodgrain look on the barrels but you can't really see it in the pictures. 

We are right up there in the middle under the, "Tombstone" sign.

We stopped in at Boothill Grave Yard. There is a lot of history there. Most of the headstones contain the poor soul's name as well as cause of death. Lots of gun fights, hangings and diseases in those days. Many very odd deaths also.

Why the two suns? Because even in mid October in Tombstone it is so hot that you feel that there are two suns bearing down on you. I was going to add some flower blossoms to the prickly pear like cacti but in mid October their flowering season is well over.

If you ever take a trip to Tombstone be sure to take the stage coach ride. It is well worth the $10.00 it costs. They take you around town pointing out where gunfights happened, where the wild women lived, who lived in this house and the history of the house.

We had fun but weren't able to get in everything we had wanted to. One of these days we would like to go back and take the tour of the haunted Bird Cage Theater, the OK Corral and the comedy gun fight down the road a bit.

Thank you to Miss Kate for having me as her Guest Designer.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Card in a Box Using FSJ Stamps

Time for another birthday card in a box. I used mostly Fun Stamper's Journey Stamps and dies on this card.

 I had to add some Tea Time embellishments because my friend's daughter was taking her out for High Tea on her birthday and that is my most favorite thing to do. I put the tea pot on an Action Wobble.