Tuesday, June 30, 2009

summer theme

wearing flip flops and eating a dreamsicle ! does it get any better?

summer flip flops

another pair of flip flops. these are so easy to make, couldnt resist another pair. paper flowers attached to the toes with floral brads make me want to go to the beach now !

fourth of july challenge card

made this pair of patriotic flip flops for the southernbreezes.com fourth of july card challenge. soles made from corrugated navy cardstock, tops from a summer stack and red, white and blue ribbon from AC Moore. two sparkly blue stars give a bit of bling

Friday, June 26, 2009

explosion box cards

made this for a southernbreezes.com challenge....to make a gift box/bag. this has to be presented in person of course !!!
it's very easy to make, http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/explosion_box/, instructions by the talented beate johns

i put just the word Happy on the inside....i'm waiting for a specific occasion to complete it.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Janine made a fathers day shutter card !!

we had fun playing with paper...she made this super card for her hubby ! so easy, but soooo great

Sunday, June 14, 2009

shutter cards (trifold shutter)

this one looks quite complicated but actually it is really simple to make. of course, i couldn't stop at one....

i found the directions here (craftiblog) when i googled shutter cards:

a really nifty site....Bonnie does beautiful work.....thanks to Bonnie's sharing her artistic skills !!

gift card holder

i am still in love with the dimensional lady bug....so i made this gift card holder with another bug on it.

i used a regular A2 envie, sealed it and then cut off 1.5 inches from one side. then i ran the larger piece (the bottom) thru a crimper. this allows the top to fit over it.

for the gift card holder itself, i used the word window punch to make a slit, edged that with black dotted ribbon....i made a little card since i didnt have a gift card and it fits in the slot...of course, another ladybug had to show herself....stamped the image, colored with copics.

i'll be ready for the next time i give a gift card.....

Friday, June 12, 2009


made this one using the SU scalloped circle punch.....( 3 circles, folded each in half and glued them together to form a 3-D bug body), a 1 inch circle punch for the head....and 1/4 in hole punch for antennae...made the black dots on the card and ladybug body with a new pencil eraser and memento tuxedo black ink

a cute 3-D ladybug.....happy looking i think !!

another dad's day card

this one is for our son.....a great dad to his 3 beautiful children.....

made this with a wood embellie from Hobby Lobby...doesnt get easier than that !

Sunday, June 7, 2009

fathers day

i just found out our son and his wife and 3 kids are coming from MD to visit us on fathers' day weekend ! it will be their first visit to our new NC home.

so....i made a fathers day card for DH and will do another for DS too.

this is a spinner card.....thought the owl was sort of wise....like a dad is. on the inside i stamped "happy fathers day"....

i find that you have to play with the spinners to make sure they work, so it will be neat to hand it to our son instead of risking it getting smooshed in the mail....maybe i'll make his a spinning froggie ! he used to collect frogs....not real ones....and his frat in college had frogs somewhere in their wacky charter.....i think they had to eat small ones during pledge week. how barbaric. thank goodness he survived college....in my day we just studied.....but my BSN is now 41 years old. times have changed !!

i'll post the froggie card when done.....

left over paper challenge

my goodness, i do have lots of leftover paper. i never seem to toss anything, ya never know when you might need a certain scrap...right? so most of this card is made of leftover pieces of paper.....

this dress from stamp looks "vintage to me".... so distress inks seemed to be perfect....

I created the background for the form using the "distress ink smeared on craft mat" technique....a technical term. i ran the tattered rose distress ink pad over the craft mat (non stick) and then spritzed it with a fine mist of water. placed the leftover white cardstock piece on the beaded ink and pressed gently. each one turns out differently....the background is sort of striaed and the from itself more aged.

the sentiment (from a Micahels $1 set) is popped up on a grograin ribbon.....
i used crystal effects on the dress form stand to give it some dimension too


i do love the house mouse stamps.....and i DO love this little ballerina. sparkled her tutu and used a nestie for her to dance on.....

i made a blue one for a cyber friend's granddaughter's friend who was a victim of a horrible shooting recently. hope the little mouse puts a smile on her face.....

another grid

these grid cards are very addicting....i popped a few bees up for interest.....

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

a grid card

saw this on


and had to try it. i used the "unfrogettable" set....snail and dragon fly, colored with copics and sprinkled with diamond dust. it has a nice crisp feel to it.....sort of a happy card. no sentiment yet, have to wait and see what card is needed next

flower for a special friend

stampin'up daisy is popped up and glittered with some diamond dust.

i made the background paper using several distress inks smeared on a craft mat, misted with water and shimmery mist. then just put the cardstock over the mess and tada....a glistening background paper

pretty cool. i did have to iron the cardstock as it curled up though

shaped card

for this little butterfly i used my butterfly nestability set. largest is the card and the smallest the popped up butterfly. antennae made from colored wire.....Dream is a clear sticker. how easy is that