Saturday, August 28, 2010

Yummy birthday card

Isn't this paper yummy? Love the colors together!

Made the sentiment plaque with my Slice machine. Really wanted to have some stitching on this, since i don't have a sewing machine, I used my sakura gel pen.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

girly fufu

So this is just me messing around. I've had this great chandelier acrylic set for over a year and this is the first time ive used it.
The paper I've had for YEARS. It's from the angel company. I have lots of papers from hem that are just gorgeous, I'm scared to use them!
I decided since I hadn't used he stamps or the paper, I had to embellished with something rarely used also. I picked the crimper.
Pretty colors, pretty stamp, I'd say it turned out ok!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

vintage & elegant wedding card

Card base is basic black CS. Covered with an ink distressed piece of Cream CS that has script stamped in walnut ink, torn at the top. Girl is from SU set, stamped in versamark and heat embossed with pharoahs gold on a piece of old sheet music. Used lovely piece of sparkle gold ribbon to catch the eye.

Monday, August 23, 2010

recycled bird

Card base is covered with packing paper, everything else is from the scrap pile.

I cut the bird out of a magzine, mounted on a srap paper, then adhered with 3D tape to base. Used twine scraps on side. Every paper is inked on sided with tim holtz walnut stain distress ink.

Friday, August 20, 2010

vintage birthday

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This is a 5x5 card made out of white CS. Covered front withthe acknowledgement page of a vntage book on ladies fashion. Ink distressed edges with tim holtz walnut stain distress ink. Stamped flourishes are SU "baroque motifs" stamped in same ink. Glued vintage lace across card front. Flower is made out of vintage sheet music using cuttlebug & sizzix "flower layers #3" die and sprayed with starfish glimmer mist. Used vintage gold button in center.

Sentiment is SU "warments regards" stamped in walnut stain & embossed with pharoahs gold on scrap from book page. Ink distressed edges & mounted on scrap of red. Leaf is cut from a martha stewart magazineB embellished with brown feather.

Monday, August 16, 2010

21st birthday

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My fabulous friend just turned 21!!

This card is 5x5 made on white CS. All patterned paper is from Stampin' Up's Simply Scrappin' "friends & flowers". Brown ribbon is from Michaels. Used this great acrylic stamp set called "cheers", think its retired from Close To My Heart. I stamped the glass in colorboxes opaque silver on white CS and cut out. Stamped liquid in SU's wild wasabi on whitw CS and adhered to glass. Lined top of rim of glass with liquid glue then dipped it in SU's green chunky glitter. When glass was fully assembled I put it on top of a thin piece of plastic (like the cellophane bag my last set of envelopes came in) and used exacto knife to cut out plastic replica. This replica was placed on top of the glass to make it look like glass. Used scrap of confetti white paper to mount glass to card.

Cherry was stamped onto red vellum and carefully cut out. Limes were stamped in SU's certainly celery.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

wedding congrats

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This card was made for my new brother-in-law and his new wife. They got married last weekend on a gorgeous day.

Bird stamps are from the angel company. Used my SU blender pens & pastels to color them in. "Forever" was at the top of the page in the dictionary, worked out great for what I needed. Flower is the rest of the dictionary page, used my cuttlebug and flower Sizzix die for the shape. I used "starfish" glitter mist on flowers. Ink distressed the papers using tim holtz walnut stain distress ink direct to paper.

charming outdoor furniture

Isn't this just the most charming piece? My husband and I were walking downtown centralia when we passed an antique store with this outside. I took a picture and told him "I want one!!". He's a pretty busy guy and its not exactly the top of the priority list.... we'll see.

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Sorry my picture is askew. I can post from my droid phone, just can't post upright :D

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Trying to post from my phone. Let's see if this works...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

my craft room

this was my christmas present from my husband and my father in law!

after months of hearing me "ohhh" and "ahh" over pictures of craft rooms in magazines, i came home one night from work to a freshly painted room (GREAT colors, huh!?). christmas morning he had moved all of the homemade boxes and that awesome desk into the den. isn't he just the best?!

the boxes have so many uses! he made me paper sorters, drawers, shelves, and open spaces for my big stuff. he built the boxes to fit into the space and leave the window unobstructed for light.

my mr & his poppa: THANK YOU!!

crazy about picture frames

centralia college (local communiyt college here) had a spring craft show in which i had a booth. my first craft fair to be at as a vendor!! i brought about 55 frames and who knows how many cards... but this is about the frames!

i picked up these little guys at michaels for $1 each, unfinished wood frames that came in oval, square, rectangle, and heart.
i covered them in sheet music, patterned paper, cardstock, old wall paper, handmade paper, painted them... they were stamped on, ink distressed, sandpaper distressed, and modge podged.
i embellished them with hat pins, buttons, sequins, and flowers (homemade, fabric, die cut, silk).

more wedding accessories

these lovely things i made as table decor for our wedding. wanted something tall to offset the little glassware.
i bought two diffrent bases, both inexpensive terra cotta from home depot. used pots and saucers, covered holes in bottom with scotch tape before filling with quick dry cement (simple to use, never used before but was very easy to work with). i got diffrent kinds of twigs and branches from michaels and the backyard (another good reason to live in the middle of nowhere!) and shoved them into the cement as it was drying. once dry, i spray painted base of twigs, top of cement, and base itself with primer then with a chocolate/woodsy spray paint.
the birds i made out of ivory cardstock. each bird is two pieces (body & wings). before connecting peices, i ran the paper through my cuttlebug and enbossed with french script to give texture. once embossed, used scrapbook tape adhesive to connect wings to body, poked hole in through where the two were connected, and used fishing wire to sting up on the twigs.
once the cement was dry, i used hot glue on top of cement around base of twigs and stuck moss to base for the "natural" feel.

of all the things i made for our wedding, i think these were my favorite!

Monday, July 12, 2010

more wedding accessories

we shopped around for months before the wedding collecting odd vases, bottles, tea cups and saucers, candlesticks, and anything else that caught our eyes. we wanted blue, brown, and creamy things. items to hold vintage buttons, floating flowers, short and tall candles, sticks, feathers, flowers, beads...

we found some great wooden candlesticks that i spray painted chocolate and we used with tall teal tapers. we found some awesome old clorox bottles (brown glass) that looked impressive with a single blue hydrengea in them. got some short old copper candlesticks i spray painted cream then sanded for a vintage/distressed look. we turned them upside down and placed the tea cup saucers on top to use as a holder for the buttons and things.

i was very happy with what we collected and am still not sure which i enjoyed more, the collecting or using!

wedding accessories

i bought this creamy pillow at michaels and wrapped it with sheer wired chocolate ribbon coupled with a thin chocolate. the teal around the middle is actually left over material from my dress. turned out just gorgeous, matching our colors pefectly!

i made all the bouquets, mine and the two bridesmaids (my daughters walked with me). got all flowers from michaels craft store and paired magnolias, hydrangea's, roses (large open), and peonies with feathers and twigs. covered the stems with a creamy satin ribbon and covered that with the same sheet chocolate as in the pillow.

wedding day bling

this wonderful set was a wedding gift made for me by my friend and photographer, robyn bell ( isn't it just absolutely FABULOUS?!? it was perfect for my perfect day. quirky, funky, vintage... thanks robyn!!

Friday, July 2, 2010


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