Sunday, February 21, 2010

st patricks day

ok, so i got carried away.....blame the horrid cold weather and too much time in my craft room.

i did have fun though

Monday, February 15, 2010

crepe paper flowers

amazingpapergrace (becca) had a tutorial using crepe paper streamers to make flowers.

took me back to the 60's and those large flowers we made !

i used 26 inches of the streamer which was cut down to an inch width.  gathered the paper using a long stitch on my janome machine (reserved just for paper sewing).  attached a button to the center....PTI tiny dots black paper lets the bright yellow flower pop ! i love the yellow and black combo

embossed card for a challenge

this week's challenge on southern breezes is to use different embossing techniques. this card has lots of embossing, both wet and dry......the background is embossed with a sizzix folder, and is covered in sparkle tulle.  the butterflies are stamped with SU stamps and cut either with the large butterfly punch (SU) or by hand.
the inside is embossed with a SU embossing folder.....

i also used wet embossing in gold and red for the butterflies on the front.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

grunge board bird

i cut the bird from diamond patterned grunge board (tim holtz) with my nestie bird die......then embossed with red and gold....

patterned vellum, red button and the gold cord add a bit of interest.....

rainy day bee

another freebie digital stamp. colored with copics, popped up the umbrella and the boots.....

for a rainy effect, i embossed clear acetate with large even reflected the spots when i took a picture of the card.  nesties are great for mounting images.....

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

masculine valentine

another easel card.....this one has little gold sticker hearts....cardstock from the safari mat pack.....

more digi stamps

got these little digital mice from them.  easy to download, print and color.  these are called "fat mice".  some of the flowers are popped up, all glittered....brads are added to some for additional dimension.

the weather better start getting better....i am in the craft room too much. i am now into little 4 inch square cards.....they are kind of cute and smile provoking.  or maybe it's just the dreadful cold weather making me loopy?

dont know what i will do with this little set of 4.......left the insides blank so far

Sunday, February 7, 2010

interesting spiral

this card is made from a card that i got in a pack for 1$ at Michaels, cut the white scrolly part off and used the glitter window glitter really shines !  punched out many small hearts and haphazzardly attached to the front... inside i used the spiral technique....(cut a circle and then cut inside the circle to make a spiral)...then attached both ends so when the card is opened the other hearts are suspended.  the "happy anniversary" is from Amuse

(excuse the bandaid-ed thumb!)

digital stamps

this one (another freebie) has lady bugs flying around a trapped bug....the sentiment was already on the digi stamp.....

colored with copics, dusted with some glitter

digital stamps

free digital images are available online....just save them, resize, print and color.

the first one.....hummingbird....i sewed on some sparkled tulle for the background....

pretty cool and the price is right !

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

bits and pieces challenge

i used several papers from the Asia stack....punched out butterflies with a martha S punch for the inside and a 3-D butterfly with a SU punch for the outside tag.  that tag is made from grunge board (tim holtz).... clear acetate is used for the inside flutterbys....that technique is addictive...

sentiment was sent to me by a good friend.....the inside tag has embossing made from the asian CB bundle (love that set !!)....some crackle added with sepia versafine ink and a crackle background stamp

inked the tag and then applied clear embossing powder heated and then reinked.....a pretty satin ribbon ties it together....