Sunday, February 21, 2016

Birthday Shabby Chic

I made this card for my sister's birthday.
The picture does not do it justice, but since I put it in the envelope
before I checked the pics, it will have to do!


The beautiful foil paper on the top is actually a rich maroon color
that matches the dainty rose print on the bottom.
I chose the pleat fold to accentuate the bottom.
A gold lame ribbon and a die cut tage adorn the card front
along with a stamped Happy Birthday (using Memento Ink) sentiment on a
hand cut banner.


I embossed the whole card base, encorporated the mat from the matching
paper on the front, embossed the Happy Birthday mat, and added a pocket
to hold the die cut tag that will send my personal message.

Thanks for looking!

I will enter this in the following challenges:




Thursday, February 18, 2016

We share our heart...

This Valentine was made for my dear friend. 
I met her a few years ago under difficult circumstances.
Since then, our friendship has blossomed and grown.

This is a fairly easy card to make and took only a short amount of time to complete.


I started with a black cardstock base, matted the front with a red pattern paper,
 and rounded the corners.
Starting with an offset larger pink heart doily, I added a smaller white heart doily,
followed by a black and white heart cut from the FAF cartridge.
A gold lame ribbon adds some sparkle, followed by a fancy star from the HD cartridge
with a gemstone in the middle gives this card front some bling.
The Martha Stewart branch punch was used to make a wreath to cuddle the two
 entwined hearts.
The matted banner shape was computer generated and hand cut.
A personalized message inside and this card is complete.

Thanks for looking!
I will be entering this is the following challenges:




Friday, February 5, 2016

A Heartful of Love

This is for my Mom's room at the nursing facility.
I thought it would brighten up her surroundings.


The basket is a cut from the Silhouette store, and it is anchored on a
doily that was punched from the Martha Stewart circle punch.

A large pink tissue paper flower is the backbone of this piece and it is
surrounded by hearts from Folk Art and rosebuds from Formal Occasion.

A few pink glittery picks to catch the light and this centerpiece is complete.

Thanks for looking!

I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Mom's Valentine x 3

This is my Mom's Valentine for 2016.
It has been a hard year for our family.  We have had losses and set-backs, but we are still moving forward.  Although she is now in a skilled nursing facility, she continues to improve.


I used the Cricut Sweethearts cartridge for this card.
The front consists of 3 graduated hearts that have been popped
for dimension. 


The inside is the same heart popped and embossed.


The back of the Valentine, is an original verse that I composed for my Mother,
and it is printed in the heart shape.  That makes it just a little more special.


This is the finished easel card.  The white glitter paper along with the
small pink gemstones, set this card on a level all its own.
Happy Valentine's Day, Mom!

Thanks for looking!
I will be entering this in the following challenge:








Happy Valentine's Day!

This is one of my vinyl projects that I have finished for this Valentine Day of celebration.
I started out with a ruby red plate charger and used white and gold vinyl for the adornments.


The center cut is from the Silhouette Store,
the white hearts along the edge are the actual weedings
from that design.
This may be used as a cute decoration or a platter for your goodies!

The small gold hearts are from the Cricut cartridge - Plantin School Book.

I have only recently started vinyl crafts, but I am addicted!
Thanks for looking!
I will be entering this in the following challenges: 












Thursday, October 1, 2015

Happy Haunting!

It has been soooooo long since I have posted to my blog.  A lot of life's changes have prevented me from taking the time to create.

I made this Halloween Door decoration for my Mother, who is now in a skilled care facility.


I used the Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge to make this project.
I did some inking, and popping to make this decoration come to life.

(Since upgrading to windows 10, I can no longer access my design software.  It has been a painstakingly long process to complete.  I literally had to watch a video to use my Expression 2!)

I will enter this in the 
Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!
 
I know it's been quite a long time since I have posted,
but I wanted to show you the pop-up box card
I made for my Mom for Mother's Day.
 
 
I used the instructions from the Splitcoaststampers tutorial.
All images are "Cricut" cuts except for the
Spring Array in the back - that is a print and cut from the
Silhouette Cameo online store.
 
 
Since I won't be sending this in the mail,
I did not have to make sure that all images
fit "inside the box" and that they could be
popped for dimensional effect.
 
 
A personal message on the back of the card,
and this one is complete.
 
Happy Mother's Day, Mom!
 
I will be entering this in the following challenges: