Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fit for a Princess

This was a super quick card for my daughters birthday. The paper is from Bo Bunny & they have coordinating cardstock stickers that I used for the sentiment. I stuck the sticker to a scrap of cs, then cut it out & used pop dots to make it raised up off the card. There are flowers on the sticker,that I covered up with paper flowers. I added pink brads in the centers. Of course my daughter (who turned 21) could have probably cared less....except for the money that was inside the card... You can see my Princess singing by clicking HERE (she is really good)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Life is a bowl of Cherries

I am going through a phase...I just love the "shabby chic" vintage look! I study the work of Melissa Phillips & think to myself....How does she do it? I wouldn't think to put those pps, ribbon, etc. together- Yet I love it! So I am trying to think outside the box. I realize that I am to "matchy matchy" Admitting it is the first step....right? But how do I break that cycle???
Anyway, I pulled the sewing machine out of the closet, dusted it off, and set it up on a TV tray (because I have NO room) and this card is what I wound up with. The stamp is from Art Impressions, the pprs are Paperpizzaz, and cosmo cricket. I used a scrap of fabric as a ribbon.
Please help with any advice on how to break the cycle of being to "matchy matchy" !

Monday, April 20, 2009

Frame of Flowers

I feel so fortunate to have gotten to go take some classes by Susan Tierney Cockburn, the Author of "The Paper Garden" & The Paper Bouquet" I was a two hour drive ( in the rain) both directions- but so worth it! This Floral Matt was one of the classes- I didn't finish in the class, but finally got it all put together today. The class was great, I learned to make several new flowers, bought some new punches, and met a new friend.
Sonya Appel from Appel Quilling and I had become blogging buddies, but we were able to actually meet in Temple, Tx for the classes. Here is a picture of Sonya, Susan, & me.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Old Fashioned Posie

Things have been so busy here lately! I am going quilt shop hopping tomorrow, then off to Temple, Tx on Friday to take classes on making flowers using punches (trust me there is still much to learn) Then I teach a class on Sunday in New Braunfels!

I really like these "lollipop" posies-they are so easy! I am very into the vintage look right now, so I hope yall aren't loosing interest. I defiantly go through phases in my crafting...do you? If you want instructions for this card let me know. I will be happy to share, but Im off to bed for tonight!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Vintage Rose

This time I punched the flower petals out of cardstock, then sponged with Antique linen Distress Ink. The I shaped the petals & assembled the rose. The Designer Papers are from
K& CO and Die cuts with a view. The swirl & rick rack are "element stickers" from Basic Grey.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter

I want to wish everyone a very Happy Easter! These are a couple of Easter cards I made a while back.

These stamps are from Verve, accented with pearls.

This stamp was from the $1.00 bin at Michael's

accented with very small pompoms for tails.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Antiqued Flower Pot

Ok- I saw all those cute flower pots at SCS and finally realized they were for the Technique Lovers Challenge.....then after searching for a while....found the instructions to make it! Remember I am blonde-LOL- I must have favorited 8 or 10 others because there were some Great ones! My flowers were punched out of cardstock, sponged with distress ink in Tea Dye then shaped & assembled. They are attached to the pull out tag that sits inside the flower pot. I just love this idea & thanks to who ever came up with it! Thanks to Stephanie Luman for sharing the instructions which you can find HERE
I will probably be making many more of these, in brighter colors, and with different flowers-because hello....I love flowers!
Here are the punches I used to create the flowers,the small sun is used in the center of all flowers.

Also I am honored by Sonya at Appel Quilling to receive an award! This blogging stuff it toooo fun. I get to make new friends, share ideas, and get awards! Life is Great! Thanks!!!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Soft Pink Rose

I am sooo happy that I have been reconnected with an acquaintance from about 10 years ago. Yuki Zepeda & I sold SU way back when. I found her again, and she is now with The Angel Co. She has about 65 in her down line, and has socials at her home about once a month! I attended one Fri night & had a blast! She had stations where we could make different cards- I started this card there. The background papers are strips pieced together (from the Angel Co.) I was too busy takling, eating & having fun to finish anything, so I brought it home, & put a flower on it! The tag is a cuttlebug die & is stamped with a clear stamp from a Crafty Secrets set.
I think it turned out not too "shabby" & a little "chic"

Saturday, April 4, 2009

I love awards!

I just love awards...maybe because I never received any before I started blogging, but I just get so happy & giggly & walk on cloud 9 all day! Thanks to everyone for their encouragement!

A great big THANK YOU goes out to Becky at A Diamond in the Rough for giving me this award! It made my whole week! I am to pass it on to my top 10 Fav's ....so here it goes...but in no particular order!

Shannon's Seniments

Appel Quilling

Paper Possibilities

Mainly Flowers

This is My Story

Planted in Joy

Papers Pads, and Pictures


Whirlpool of Imagination

Pure Flow Studios

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Shabby Chic???

During my blog surfing I have found some great, and I mean great talent that I have been sooo inspired by. I absolutely LOVE the "Shabby Chic" look...but creating it doesn't come so easily for me. If you like the Vintage/Shabby Chic look I highly recommend these 2 blogs!
Lilybean's Paperie and bibbis dillerier
This is my first attempt to create the "shabby-chic" look...and I am not totally happy with it....but we all start somewhere...right?

Please share any shabby chic tips you might know.....I would love to have your comments!