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April 15th, 2014

IBS design team…

Hello everyone~ Today, Joanna from Inspired By Stamping, is featuring a little bit about me on the IBS blog and has asked me to make something to share with you.  I’m a vintage loving, shabby chic girl at heart and I began using IBS stamps when the company was brand spanking new! This little project uses two of my much loved and used, new stamp sets~ Garden Seed Packets and Sweet Peas.  I’m also going to link you to a template that I made for my own use with Garden Seed Packets and a tag to fit the packet that you will see in this project…

 

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The seed packet design was stamped onto white card stock with kraft colored ink.  The sweet peas were stamped in the oval with black ink and colored with Copics.  The gratitude sentiment is found in the Garden Seed Packets set.  The Mother’s Day sentiment  and the ‘I Love You’ on the tag, are both from Mother’s Day Bouquet

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I have sweet peas growing in my garden and the rich purple variety have the headiest of fragrances!  My plan was to make a little seed packet with a pull out tag, to accompany gifts of these luscious flowers.  They have just begun to bloom, but by Mother’s day, they will be blooming up a storm and allow me to cut armfuls of them!  Each of these tag cards will be personalized for the recipient, while the basic idea remains the same…

 

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I designed this template (cut from kraft card stock for this project), to mimic the shape found in many seed packets and to fit this stamp perfectly.  You can download and print the template HERE.  If you print it out at 100%, it will give you just the right size.  For most printers, this means you don’t have to adjust anything ;)

I hope you enjoy using this to create lots of love notes and gift cards.

 

Sending you ((hugs)) and blessings,

April 15th, 2014

layer upon layer…

Good Morning Sweet Friends, I’m so glad you dropped in!  Today I want to share with you a card I made for Craft Dee BowZ with the theme of ‘Layer Upon Layer’…

 

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There are so many aspects of this card that I enjoyed making!  I must tell you about a very special bow that I made with my Craft Dee BowZ tool.  There is a single loop bow made from 1″ wide ribbon and behind it is tucked a triple loop bow, slightly smaller (in width) and gathered at the top of the single bow.  Long tails were left on both and trimmed to layer the effect.  I just love the effect!…

 

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The sentiment reminds me of the gift we are given of each new day.  It’s accented with embossing powders in white and ivory and some coarser gold metallic chunks.  The patterned paper panel is covered with 2 wide bands of lace and my favorite style of gossamer butterfly has alighted on the sentiment panel…

 

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The bow is accented by two small blossoms, die cut from a lightweight watercolor paper and accented with distress inks in antique linen and frayed burlap, then sprayed with water to move and dilute the inks. Tiny cream colored pearls were nestled into the centers…

 

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In addition to the bow having layers, the bottom of this card is accented with 6 layers of lace, paper ruffles, punched edges and trims.  It speaks to the vintage and shabby chic loving heart of me!

I’m also entering this card into these challenges for some added fun!

Thanks for stopping in and I hope to be back very soon~

 

Sending you blessings and ((hugs)),

April 14th, 2014

vintage baby…

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by!  The theme for this month’s challenge at Vintage Udfordring is Baby and/or Baptism.  The design team is creating with the newly released collections from 7 Dots.  I received a packet of beautiful papers, stickers, tags and stamps in their ‘Illuminations’ collection.  I selected a tender, vintage image of a mother and baby and set to work play!…

 

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The bottom of the card was filled with a diagonal pastel stripe called ‘Joy’.  The right side of the card is in my favorite ‘Acceptance’ pattern…

 

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Using silk buttonhole twist and a simple running stitch,  I bordered the image.  It sits on a paper doily and a card that was originally part of the packaging for another crafting supply…

 

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There are some bands of embroidered lace around the card, that barely peek through.  Two bows of hand dyed seam binding were mounted at right angles and topped with a brad that I covered in patterned paper and a single colored rhinestone.  Two hand made trinket pins were also tucked behind the bows.  I had so much fun making those as well!!  The round ‘love’ sticker was die cut with a scalloped circle to bring it down to the size I desired and to soften the look with the scalloped edges.

Thank you 7 Dots!!  I really loved working with your wonderful, high quality supplies!!  I hope I get to try their other new collections as well~

This card will also be entered into these challenges for some more fun!

 

Sending you ((hugs)) and blessings,

 

 

April 13th, 2014

a gorgeous sunday afternoon….

Hello sweet friends~ I just have to share some photos of the garden.  I live at the northern edge of the Sonoran desert and so spring is past it’s half way point here.  At least that’s what the flowers and wildlife think.  It’s too pretty to keep to myself and I wish I could truly invite you all for the afternoon, but since we are separated by miles, I’m inviting you in for this while…

 

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This yellow tea rose was planted in memory of my mother-in-law, who was a very gentle woman.  Her name was Frances Louise and her favorites were yellow roses.  This one produces blooms the size of salad plates in the most beautiful butter yellow.  Their stems are straight and strong and there is a certain dignity to this rose…

 

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This David Austin rose is one of my favorites.  Peonies can’t grow in this climate and this lovely, raspberry pink rose (with a fragrance to match), reminds me of some undulating petals I have seen on peony varieties. ~sigh~…

 

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This is another absolute favorite and a David Austin rose, whose name is escaping me.  I can’t imagine a softer more beautiful flower…

 

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Then there is the back gate…It is painted in a very soft blue/green with a touch of grey to it, though it’s not as subdued as this early morning photo would make you think.  An old wicker basket is an anchoring point for the snail vine that grows to the left of the gate.  It is as beautiful as it is unusual!  It takes it’s name from the spiraling habits of the flowers…

 

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You can see a flower bud just peeking out from the top of this flower and a partially opened bud below.  You could hardly imagine such a beauty bursting out of this bud!…

 

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Near the gate and hiding under some hollyhocks, there is a small, volunteer viola growing.  It is dear and lovely and I can’t help but admire it…

 

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There are loads of hollyhocks that are just coming into their own.  In the next month, they will add lots of height and make an incredible show.  They’re the garden’s last hurrah before the summer heat halts all but the hardiest heat loving plants…

 

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I love that each hollyhock has it’s own distinct colors and marks.  When you really look closely, between the color combinations of petal and throats, petal markings, edge shapes…it’s evident that there really don’t appear to be any identical twins!  And then, there’s a happy accident…

 

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Two years ago, I bought 2 seed packets of purple larkspur to plant outside the bedroom window.  Sowing them in November, I could expect a wonderful March/April show of flowers.  The only thing was, the seeds of poppies resemble the seeds of larkspurs in a remarkable way!  As the seedlings were emerging, I had an occasional thought that went like this, “I don’t remember larkspur seedlings looking quite like these.  Perhaps I’ve forgotten.  Ummmm, maybe it’s a different variety.”  And then there came the day when there was no denying that while the packets clearly said Larkspur and there was a beautiful photo of the purple lovelies…that’s not what was in the seed packets…

 

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The variety of color is once again staggering and happily, for me, I have exceptions to the clear reds.  There are the pink and red ones above.  From a distance, it looks as though pink butterflies have landed on the red poppies.  Then, there are…

 

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Stunning pink poppies!!  Yup, I adore pink flowers..nearly as much as I adore blue flowers!  Another favorite is a tiny little flower…

 

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Cambridge blue lobelia!!  Each flower is about a centimeter across, but that blue makes me weak in the knees!

I hope you’re enjoying the day, wherever you are and whatever the weather.

 

Sending you blessings and ((hugs)),

 

April 12th, 2014

saturday step x step…

Hello everyone~ Thanks for stopping by today.  I’m here today to expand on the March 12th challenge about using a die or dies in new or different ways.  I have lots to share with you, so grab a mug and something soothing (or stimulating if you haven’t had your morning coffee yet!) and spend a few minutes while I show you some ideas I’ve been playing with…

This isn’t a new idea, but it’s one I had, wanted to try for a few years and never gotten around to!  I love bows…of all sorts and while most of mine are either shabby and scrunchy or soft and flow-y,  I had seen a bow that was rather prim and proper and made with a punch on a post from the U.K., quite some time ago, before the ‘bow-tie’ dies were released.  I’ve created some versions using dies in my own collection…

 

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Lets start with the first one I made.  These are two fairly generous ovals, quite full in the middle….

 

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To create this double bow, I die cut two of the larger (scalloped) ovals from sheet music.  There are two of the smaller, plain ovals cut from dictionary pages…

 

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In order to create ’rounded’ bows, I coaxed the middle of the ovals around a brush handle, to prevent fold lines…

 

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A small dab of quick drying paper glue at one end…

 

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Bring the ends together and press for a few seconds until a bond forms.  You will want to repeat this for all four ovals…

 

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A bit of the same glue to hold each pair together and then you will need a 1/2″ x 1-1/4″ piece of paper, coated with two strips of double sided adhesive tape.  Once the wet glue is dry, join the two halves of the bow on top of the small, tape coated paper, to form the bow…

 

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I scored a two inch length of paper, 1/4″ wide and wrapped it around the middle to hide the overlap.  After glueing it in place in the back, the excess length of the strip was cut off…

 

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A strip of dictionary paper was folded, ends trimmed and adhered to the bow to form the tails.  It then became the anchoring feature in this card…

 

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The background was embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing folder.  Another strip of dictionary paper forms the central ribbon tag and a die cut scalloped square and plain square support a stamped sentiment.

For the next variation, I used some plain, narrow oval dies and some gorgeous Pion papers…

 

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I’ve kept these card designs simple.  The gorgeous seed packet is included in the Vintage Garden, Pion collection and it’s irresistible.  This one worked so beautifully with the background paper.  The butterfly was also cut from one of the accent sheets included in this collection…

 

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Using a typewriter font, I printed out a birthday wish and colored it to work with the packet color.  It is adhered without fanfare on the bottom of the packet.  The dimensional bow adds a luxurious touch to a card with a ‘country’ feel…

The next bow used three stamped images of a butterfly from the Flower Market stamp set from Artistic Outpost.  I used a sheet of scrap paper as you can see…

 

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I positioned the die over the right and then the left wing of the butterfly.  The body was cut out of the third image and set aside…

 

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The sides of the bow are assembled as before, each wing forming half the bow…

 

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The body was glued on, to hide the join and two simple strips make up the tails of the bow…

 

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This is the card I shared for the March 12th post about using dies in a different way.  It was made with an assemblage of tags and cards, layered onto a sheet from ‘Grandma’s School Book’ Pion paper along with some tags and images included in this collection…

 

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The simple stamped sentiment comes from the Flower Market stamp set.  Some half pearls and a single heart, cut from venice lace, were colored with alcohol markers.  The tags and interesting images are all part of the Pion paper collection (except for the round green tag, heart and pearls)…

 

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This ‘winged’ bow adds a delightfully quirky element and makes me smile ;)

I hope this encourages you to take out some dies and spend some time playing with them.  All sorts of wonderful discoveries can happen!

 

Sending you ((hugs)) and blessings,

 

 


April 12th, 2014

Iilies of the valley…

Here at Sugar Creek Hollow, challenge #84 is all about Easter~  I found a vintage image of lilies of the valley that just speaks to me of the fresh greens of spring and the renewal of life all around us.  With these thoughts in mind, I created this card…

 

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I adore this fresh color combo and had such fun embellishing this lovely image.  I believe that it is copyright free and so I am happily sharing it with you… 

 

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For this card, I printed the image onto white card stock, 45% of the full size, then matted it with a sliver of green and then white…

 

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A band of venice lace and an undulating ombre green ribbon trim run behind the image.  There are die cuts of lily of the valley sprigs, bits of faux fern and die cut leafy branches.  The triple looped bow is made from 1/4″ silk ribbon..a favorite for tying bows!…

 

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On the right side, a loopy, flourish of white card stock adds some movement and lightness to the layout.  My favorite embellishment though is a gossamer butterfly!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join us for this challenge!

For some extra fun, I’m entering this card into these challenges;

 

Sending you blessings and ((hugs)),

April 9th, 2014

inspired by spring…

Hello everyone and welcome to a new Frilly and Funkie challenge, hosted by Trace~ ” Create any project inspired by the onset of spring. Your project must include wings somewhere..either in the form of birds, bees or butterflies.”  I began with two favorite stamp sets by Artistic Outpost…

 

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Some gorgeous papers by Maja Design and stamping, lightly coloring and  fussy cutting a nest of eggs and a robin (with a glossy accents eye)…

 

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along with some handmade roses that I colored with distress inks…

 

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and a scattering of tiny butterflies and one majestic dragonfly, all stamped, colored and glittering in the sunshine!

Create something with bees, birds or butterflies and join us for a fun challenge~

For some added fun, I’ll be entering this card into these challenges;

 

((hugs)) and blessings,

 


April 8th, 2014

blooms and butterflies…

Hello everyone~  I’m here today with a card that is just bursting with flowers and sprinkled with glittering butterflies…

 

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It’s actually a ‘pop-up box card’ and you can find a very clear tutorial of the basics HERE.  It folds flat for mailing, which I will show you just a little later…

 

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You can see above that there are three layers or ‘stages’ of embellishments.  I used flowers from Summer Flowers, Vintage Roses, Sweet Peas, Spring Lilacs, Garden Seed Packets and Mother’s Day Bouquet.

 

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The little bird and butterflies were stamped from the Spring Lilacs stamp set, colored and then glittered…

 

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It was such fun, mixing and coloring all the different flowers and flutter byes!  This bursting box contains roses, sweet peas, lilacs, hibiscus, pansies and a dahlia!  There could be other flowers hiding in there…

 

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Some swirling, die cut vines with leaves were added to keep the look light (and because I love swirls and curving lines!)…

 

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AND…the whole thing flattens out to fit in an envelope!  Because I wanted some more vines and leaves that go past the folded card, I’ll be making a custom envelope, just a tad bigger, to accommodate these extras.  A fancy sentiment tag is going to be added to the center flap that folds down when open.  There’s also a solid back panel (see tutorial) that provides a handy space to write or stamp a sentiment.I hope you pull out your IBS stamps and let yourself mix and match for some interesting and beautiful results!

For added fun, I will be entering this card into these challenges;

 

Sending you springtime ((hugs)) and blessings,

April 7th, 2014

thinking of you…

Hello everyone~  I hope this post has gone out to everyone.  It appears that WordPress has had some major glitches in the past few weeks and many of you were not receiving my blog posts.  You may want to take a look at the past month or two as some of my favorite (current) creations happened during this time!  If you’re not receiving this, we will never know ;))

I have a card to share with you, that uses the newly released IBS stamp set, ‘Everyday Greetings‘.  The inside can hold another stamp from this set, that will determine the type of card it will be… birthday, thanks, friendship, love, support, encouragement or sympathy.  The look of this card is cheerful and upbeat, so I would skip the sympathy card option!!…

 

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The lovely swirling typeface made me think of scrolls and romantic images.  The sentiment was stamped onto a patterned paper with tiny writing and the other papers are all patterned.  Some patterns are barely visible while the background paper is boldly and beautifully patterned with roses…

 

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I created these flowers from lightweight watercolor paper, coloring them with distress inks and spraying them down with water to spread the ink and add to their shabbiness…

 

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The card base is a dark grey, so an ivory panel was added inside and embellished with some stamping.  Pardon the poor focus…I was running out of light!

For some added fun, I’ll be entering this card into these challenges;

 

((hugs)) and blessings,

April 2nd, 2014

with sympathy…

Hello everyone and welcome!  Today at Craft Dee BowZ, we are presenting a blog hop featuring sympathy cards with simple bows made on the Craft Dee BowZ tool.  While I don’t like to think about needing sympathy cards, we all need to have a few on hand.  Invariably when I need to send one, I’m feeling sad, not crafty, so here’s one to add to the stash…

 

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Using any branch or flower stamp, you can use this basic idea to create a classic and classy card.  Mine was intended to be entirely monochromatic, but I needed some relief from all the grey.  The ribbon is threaded through a slit in the card front, beginning and ending under the dark grey panel. The single bow is adhered on top of the flat ribbon.  It’s so much easier to tie the bow on my Craft-Dee BowZ and then just glue it on.  My days of contorting myself to make bows directly on the card are over!!

Thanks so much for stopping by~ Hop on over to see all the wonderful ideas that the design team has prepared for you!

 

Sending ((hugs)) and blessings,