Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Antique Handkerchief

I have been on cloud 9...seriously giddy! I got some exciting news but I'm keeping it a secret for now...hmmm let's see if you can figure it out? Here is a card I made for Heartfelt Creations The stamp is "Autumn Corsage" however I colored it more with Christmas in mind. The finished card reminds me of an antique handkerchief.
You can click on the image to englarge for detail.
I used Marvy LePlume markers to ink the stamp on to watercolor paper. I also used the same markers to water color in the image. I used Nestabilities "Labels 1" to cut out the image, and the pink designer paper is by K&Co. The finished card is 5 1/2 X 5 1/2.
Today is the last day to get entered for my blog candy give away
Just scroll down to the post titled "Vintage Christmas Cherub & blog candy" and leave your comment there by midnight tonight for a chance to win a great prize package!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Cookbookin' Design Team Announcement

I have been sitting on some Exciting News and I wasn't sure if I could formally announce it! I have been asked to be the very first Design Team member for Cookbookin'! They have the cutest clear stamps, papers & kits! I am so excited I am bouncing off the walls! Go check out their blog here. If you aren't familiar with their products you can see more about them Here
Here are a couple of things I just did using their paper and stamps. Their stamps are high quality which is what allowed me to be able to stamp them with the curve of the paper on the mugs. The hot chocolate packages with cute little witch are designed by Mary Engelbreit. I found them at Michael's arts & crafts stores. The template for the mug can be found Here
Don't Forget to enter to win my blog candy! Just scroll down to the post titled "Vintage Cherub & blog candy" leave me a comment there by midnight Sept 30th to win some fabulous goodies!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

More Flowers

Just a couple of flowers cards I made for upcoming class samples. This first one could be a Christmas card...just add a small sentiment. The one below is bright and cheerful, but I love the idea of using non traditional colors at Christmas too....
Don't forget my BLOG CANDY! see the post below this one for all details!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Vintage Christmas Cherub & blog candy

I have been spending way too much time on the computer lately, but you might thank me...I stumbled onto some blogs that have the most wonder full vintage clip art that is free!

This card was made with one from "Shabby Chic papirskatter"
I saved several images to a file, then configured it to print 9 different images to a page(wallet sized) & printed onto cardstock. I have a cheapo ink jet printer and was very surprised at how great it came out. You could also burn them to a CD & have it printed at Office Max. OK, I cut out the image and distressed the edges-I even crumpled it then flattened it out to make it really look old. The striped paper is from and the pine bough punch is by McGill.
I will be creating more cards with these vintage images beacuse I am busting at the seams with ideas for these!
BLOG CANDY to celebrate the hit counter turning over Ten Thousand in only 7 months I am offering blog candy! I have a lot of goodies I have been saving for this including punches, paper, ribbon, stamps, embellishments and more!I promise it will be a great "surprise package" so to enter simply leave me a comment on this post by September 30th & I will draw a winner on October 1st. I would love to hear what your favorite flower is, or what you would like to see more of on my blog. Thanks & good luck!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Info & Award

Several of you have asked about the Shoe pattern-you can find it Here at Ellen Hutson's Blog. The other shoe pattern is in the Oct. issue of Scrap & Stamp art magazine, you can order a copy Here. I did have to draw part of this pattern as I could not find it in the magazine, but it has the base & instructions. I don't have a scanner to put it on the computer to share it with you.

I was given an award by Gvendalen *she is from Russia" I have to list 10 things about myself....hmmmm
1) I have a miniature dachshund (wiener dog) named Cindy
2) I lived in the Virgin Islands for about 3 years
3) I used to collect tea I have too many
4) I used to collect vintage Disney items,because I love everything Disney!
5) I Love Everything Vintage! The Victorian era to the 50's
6) I Love waterfalls-nature is so amazing!
7) I think the Internet is the most amazing invention in my lifetime!
8) I don't watch much TV, but I do love the HBO show True Blood
9) I think Im addicted to blog surfing-there are so many talented ladies out there!
10) I do all my crafts at my kitchen table since I don't have a craft room...YET!

I am passing this award on to some friends: Joanne,
Sonya(who has been sick) and Yvonne who's cards are amazing-I hope to be that good someday!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Paper Toling for Fred She Said

This is my first card for the Fred She Said design team. I think this technique is called "paper toling" Here's what I did: I printed the image on watercolor paper (sized to print 9 on a page) I heat set the printer ink, then used Twinkling H20's color 3 flowers. I cut one out for the base with Spellbinders Labels 8, then I sponged the edges & color dusted in come color using pastels & Antique Linen distress ink so my watercolor paper wouldn't be stark white.
The next step is to cut out the other 2 flowers that I had all ready painted. I carefully cut the leaves & the flowers. I shaped them a little and layered them on top of the flower I used a the card base. The patterned papers are from K&Co (from a 12x12 pad)

I hope you Likey!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Design Team Announcement

I am so excited to be chosen for the Fred She Said Design Team! I have been busting at the seams waiting to announce it! This is my first Design Team so I hope I don't dissapoint you Tracey! I have had her linked on my "Favorite Blogs" list on my side bar for a while now so I hope you are familiar with her digital images & beautiful flowers! So watch for some types of flower cards comming soon!

paper shoes

I saw these Witches shoes in the October "Scrap & Stamp Art" magazing and had to make some!(template is in the magazine) I used Basic Grey "erie bats" paper for the accent and black/purple coredinations cardstock. Now I wanna be a witch so I can wear them!
For these wedding shoes the template is by Ellen Hutson. I think they would be perfect for a wedding shower filled with butter mints. I used double sided cardstock by Fiskars (sorry I dont have the name of the collection)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Painted Fall Projects

I can't believe I haven't posted in a whole week! I have been busier than a one legged man in a but kickin constest! (I love that qoute from Steel Magnolia's") I promise to be a better blogger & I have lots of stuff to show you...but I think I will spread it out over the next few days so check back soon!!! First-I have been painting some fall items that I purchased last year on clearance for 90% off- so they were cheap-ola! It feels good to have them done, since I have had them for almost a year in a closet!

Here is the before I painted & then the's much cuter than it seems in the picture.
For these Hanging leaves, I took them apart before I started painting. You can see the before picture, the in the middle stage, then the finished project. These cost literally pennies to make if you can catch those "end of season clearance sales"

I am quickly approachin my ten thousand hit mark, and when it does I will be offering BLOG CANDY!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Halloween Ensemble

I don't know about you all, but I have always liked Halloween...any excuse to buy candy is Great! But I defiantly prefer the "cute" to the "scary". I love these stamps by Cookbookin' that I have used on these projects. The top of the bottle says "tricks & treats". I used nesties for the circles & scalloped squares, and the shoe template is by Ellen Hutson.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Paris in Bloom

Well...this is the last card in the "Gardening for Small Spaces" series and I feel like I ended with the best one! I didn't plan it that way, but when I finished this card last night and showed it to my hubby, he said it was his favorite and asked "can I touch it?"
I didn't have a plan or vision when I started making this one, I was just playing...and it just evolved. I guess that is the beauty of creating art.
The background paper is K&CO -Que Sera Sera In Bloom (thus the title of this one) I only had 1 sheet of it-so I hope I can find more because I love it! Thanks for visiting...I would love to hear what you have thought of this series now that it is complete.