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March 2nd, 2015

bits of green…

Amazing…we’re in the third month of the year!  When it’s time to change the page on my calendar, I usually feel as though the month has evaporated, but now, I’m feeling that the year is evaporating!!  Since the only direction is onwards, join me for the new My Artistic Adventures challenge…

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Starting with Heather’s wonderful, new group of ‘10 Victorian Vintage Whimsical Shabby Cream Spring Green‘ digital papers, a base was created using three fab patterns from the collection…

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The focal point is a fussy cut image of an elegant green teacup and saucer set in front of a pink circle, complete with ‘Sweet Irish Blend’ and beautiful blooms from the ‘Victorian Vintage Shabby Chic Pink & Green St. Patrick’s Day Irish Blend’ digital sheet.  I added a ring of pink glitter to the circle’s frame…

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This central image was layered onto two different tags from the same digi file.  The larger green tag has lines and ledger details (including the large, shadow numbers) and a smaller, lighter green tag was layered onto the first.  It has beautiful flourishes and handwriting.  A line of die cut hearts was sitting in my container of odds and ends and found it’s way onto this card.  Pink dots and green dots encircle different areas, just for interest, and because I love an excuse to use glitter!…

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The butterfly is from the same sheet as the focal point and tags.  A short piece of linen thread was folded and glued beneath the butterfly and two size 8 seed beads were slipped over the ends to create whimsical antennae.  A bit of peacock blue glitter was just for fun…

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This bow is from the ‘Victorian Vintage Green Shamrock, Banner, Hats, Bows‘ digi file.  I used some distress stickles on the bow, but it’s photographed as though it was a sprinkling of salt!  In real life, its a green glitter.  The embossed/distressed tag that it anchors, was another find from my odds and ends container.

I hope you will join us for this ‘Bits of Green’ challenge.  You might just be the winner of a wonderful, new, collage sheet!

These are the challenges that I will be entering;

 

Blessings and hugs,

March 2nd, 2015

pop of pink…

Welcome and thanks for joining me for today’s new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room.  It’s called, ‘Pop of Pink’.  Using the inspiration photo and dies…

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Our sponsor for this challenge is Dies R Us, so I incorporated 4 different dies into this card.  It’s so easy and so much fun to work with dies.  They’re one of my favorite ‘go-to’ elements for any project.  The inspiration was taken from this photo…

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I used the horizontal division of three unequal bands…the bottom container with it’s wire sides (represented by the lattice die cut), the center layer of pink flowers and a top band of dark background…

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The band of floral paper that represented the ranunculus flowers looked a little sparse so I added two toned, stamped pink flowers to fill out the design. You can get a whole other use for your patterned papers when you think of adding to the existing design!  The central embellishment as made from a hand dyed silk ribbon bow, a triple bow made from seam binding and layers of fabric flower petals that were all glued together…

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The two tiny sentiment tags were die cut from a subtly printed paper from the same paper collection as the rest of the patterned papers.  The same set of tiny, stamped flowers was used to embellish the tag on the left, just as it was used to fill out the floral design of the center patterned paper band…

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Since a dark brown card stock was used as the card base, two sheets of patterned papers were trimmed along one edge and one of the sheets was flipped 180° to form the inside papers.  I love the papers from this collection and the fabulous ornate look of these two pages, just waiting for a hand penned sentiment!

 

Blessings and hugs,

 

Supplies;  All patterned papers from ‘Madeline’ 6×6″ paper collection by Prima; Early Espresso card stock by Stampin’Up; Loop de Loop, Coverplate:Quatrefoil, Tiny Tags dies all by Papertrey Ink; Tiny Tags stamp set by Papertrey Ink, Baby Blossoms stamp set by Stampin’Up; Dark chocolate, simply chartreuse, hibiscus burst, raspberry fizz inks by PTI

February 16th, 2015

thinking of spring…

Hello dear friends.  Don’t throw snowballs at me, but spring has sprung here in the southwestern desert!  Trees are bursting their buds and weeds are popping up at an obscene pace!!  What looks like the tiniest dot of green is 3-4″ high the next day~ That’s spring in the desert southwest.  Flowers are in full glory and the hollyhocks and sweet peas are zooming right along.  February has been full of 70 and 80° temps, making this the shortest ‘winter’ (desert style), that I can recall.  Honestly, I’m not ready to put my sweaters or fleece away, but mother nature didn’t ask my opinion!  Hymmmmph.  For those of you with frozen toes and blue noses, Heather’s new challenge called, ‘Thinking of Spring’, is a welcome subject.  Here’s what I created with her beautiful ‘Vintage Chic Victorian Lilacs Envelope’ file…

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I made this card to please my own shabby chic, vintage loving heart, beginning by mixing some soft and sweet papers, layered with trims and perfect pearls in my new favorite ‘platinum’ color…

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The envelope was fussy cut along with the lilac spray from another envelope in mirror image.  A snip of lilacs from the second cutout was placed under the lower left corner and the rest of the lilac is positioned on the upper right, behind the flap.  Some more perfect pearls outline the envelope.  Pan pastels were used to color the doily (on the right) with some peachy-pink and soft green.  A set of wings was colored with copics and topped with a button and is flying out of the envelope…

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The sentiments were snipped from the printed sheet and edged with distress stickles in Bundled Sage.  A little bird came from a container I keep on my desk, of little papery embellishments that didn’t make it onto projects and were too fussy to put away.  It found a job delivering the sentiment…

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The card base was a quarter of an inch shy on the back page so I punched an edge in green card stock and adhered it to the inside.  Some wonderful heather ric rac was placed over the join.  The bonus is that it dresses up the interior with very little effort!

So now, it’s time for you to create, with spring in mind!  Please join us for this challenge at My Artistic Adventures!

I’ll be entering this into the following challenges;

 

Warm, sunny wishes, bountiful blessings and ((hugs)),

 

February 16th, 2015

mason jar love…

Hello dear friends.  Today’s new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room is called ‘Mason Jar Love’.  Our sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps and I’ve had some fun combining one of their digital stamps, with inspiration from the photo for this challenge, plus an image that I stamped with ink!…

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I printed out Bugaboo’s ‘Balloon Bundle’ digi image, onto some white card stock.  It took a few trials on copier paper to figure out that the image printed at 39% of it’s file size, would fit into a mason jar stamp from my own collection.  So, after printing the balloons, I stamped the jar around the image.  Here is the inspiration photo…

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I used the colors from the photo for inspiration…

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The balloons were colored with Copic markers and the hint of trim behind the jar was just quickly added with a pale pink Copic. I printed the balloons a second time, in order to fussy cut the balloon that is front and center, to add a little whimsey.. with an escape…

PaperPrimrose TSTR3I loved layering patterned papers, die cut loops and cotton lace.  Bakers twine worked perfectly to embellish the top of the jar and hold the sentiment tag.  Two colors of hand dyed seam binding were used in the bow. The trinket pin was part of a gift…

Please join us for ‘Mason Jar Love’ to be eligible for the weekly prize and honors!  I hope to see you at TSTR~

This card will also be entered into these challenges for some additional fun;

 

Sending blessings and hugs,

 

February 14th, 2015

a bird’s house…

Welcome dear friends.  It’s time for another challenge from Vintage Udfordring.  This 96th challenge is about birds and/or birdcages.  I have a ‘thing’ for houses, so these 2 lucky little birds received a house all their own…

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Using Sizzix ‘Gift Card Holder, House’ die, I created a favorite house with a drop down front door.  The wood grained exterior was made with a printed woodgrain paper from Michaels and treated to some additional distressing and coloring. I first added some additional grain lines with a fine felt-tipped, black pen and then dragged some white pigment ink across the paper in the direction of the grain. The paper on the front of the door is Melissa France’s ‘Antonia’ patterned paper.  I used my old Fiskers scallop-edge paper scissor to cut the musical trim along the roof edge.  The tiny birds are from Prima and the garland across the door is made from Wild Orchid Crafts paper roses, mixed with some carved buttons that I repurposed from an old garment.  They rest on a base of linen cord that is tied in tiny bows at each end…

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The tag is from PTI’s ‘Tiny Tags’ dies and the little sentiment from Tiny Tags 2 stamp set, also from PTI and heat embossed in white.  A Tim Holtz, screw back post was treated to alcohol inks, snow cap and aqua.  A hole was made with my crop-a-dile and the ‘door knob’ installed.  Inside the house, I used an ancient scrap of patterned paper, probably from Michael’s as well.  The sentiment is from an often used stamp set called, ‘Wishing You’ from Verve.  I won it as a prize from a challenge some years ago and still think it’s an elegant stamp set that has stood the test of time.  The house it topped with some hand dyed seam binding, just cause it’s a consistent favorite of mine!

These are the challenges I will enter this card into;

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful, crafty day~

Sending you blessings and hugs,

 

 

February 8th, 2015

roses, lace and pearls…

Sometimes, making a card gives me time and (mental) space to focus my mind away from worries and cares.  This card is one of those ;-)  Life is good and demanding at the same time.  Translation…my life is ‘normal’…

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In addition to the fun of creating it, I hope it will carry some love into someone’s heart.  We all need to know we are thought of and loved, from time to time…

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The colors are soft and limited, there are lots of layers and a play of textures.  The embroidery hoop that holds the first word of the sentiment was stamped and the word, heat embossed with pewter in a fine, cross stitched effect. Both the embroidery hoop and the sentiment are from PTI’s ‘Stitched Sentiments’ set.  The musical cherub and the roses die cuts are both from Kaisercraft’s ‘Key to My Heart’ die cut embellishments.  The tag behind the vellum sentiment banner was die cut with the ‘Basic Bookmark 3′ from PTI, on a scrap of patterned paper. A band of very fine cotton lace added to visually ‘widen’ the otherwise vertical design…

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The card base is a cream colored card stock, layered with a panel of flowered, patterned paper.  On top of that is a slightly smaller panel of old vellum, rescued from an aging dust jacket of a hard cover book.  Next, there is an off white panel with a punched design along the bottom and then a die cut tag made from dotted paper.  Some platinum colored Liquid Pearls were dotted around two of the panels.  I adore the high shine and soft grey/gold of the platinum…

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The top of the tag is finished with a resin bird and backed with a cluster of ribbon tails.  It doesn’t show up very well in this photo, but the ‘metal’ tensioning mechanism on the stamped embroidery hoop was colored with a black/silver metallic pen.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

This card will be entered into these challenges;

 

Sending you blessings and ((hugs)),

 

February 2nd, 2015

warms the heart…

Hello again!  I’m popping in twice today, to share twice as much papery love!  The new challenge at My Artistic Adventures is  about ‘warming the heart’.  I created a banner that I will send by post, with messages that I hope will warm someone’s heart!..

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I had a blast, using Heather’s ‘Red Romantic Victorian Vintage Banner Bases’ for each tag.  I love the mix of white swiss dots on a field of red, punctuated by random pink roses!  I must explain, we have had very unusual weather the past 3 days…gentle rain under grey skies, continuously, followed by thick, thick fog today!  Bright sunny weather is the norm around here and so I didn’t get my photos taken far enough in advance.  My indoor photos with insufficient light, have dulled down the colors.  I did manage to get one close-up that fairly, accurately reflects the color palette of various shades of reds, punctuated with pinks in this next photo. The rest of the line-up aren’t so accurate…

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Each of the 5 tags that make up this banner has the digital tag base mounted onto a cream tag that I cut and eighth of an inch larger in every dimension.  Each tag also has a cream, scalloped heat that was die cut and a heart that was die cut out of the tag printed paper.  On top of this combo, is a cut out heart from the ‘Conversation Hearts Images Medium Vintage Valentine’s Day Valentine tags’

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Looking at each tag from left to right, you may be able to see that the ‘conversation hearts’ were cut out and popped up with foam tap.  These hearts were accented with Liquid Pearls in Bisque.  The die cut cream hearts were accented with Liquid Pearls in Ruby Red…

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The next tag is the ballerina.  Between each tag is a cluster of ribbons and trims.  When working with a single color, I find it much more appealing to have variations of that color.  This banner has warm reds, cool reds, cranberry, ruby red, hot pink, primary red and other reds that caught my eye…

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The center tag was made without the dotted red, die cut heart and instead of a ‘conversation heart’, I used a cupid from the,‘Victorian Vintage Valentine’s Day Shabby Images’

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This sweet little bird is the focus of the fourth tag.  You may have noticed that random ribbons or trims have paper hearts dangling from them here and there.  These wonderful fold-over hearts are on Heather’s Etsy site (Conversation Hearts Images Card bases VintageValentine’s Day Valentine tags) and I just had to use them.  They’re easy to miss, as they’re the second sheet included in this listing.  I think they add so much to the finished effect!…

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These crossed keys complete the fifth and final tag.  Please join us for this ‘heart warming’ challenge!

 

Warm hugs and blessings,

 

February 2nd, 2015

i {heart} you…

Hello dear, crafty friends.  Oh, I do love to create pretty little love messages to cheer up someone’s grey winter’s day!  A perfect starting point is one of Heather’s beautiful digital files that you can print out at home and play with, without delay!  I selected a heart embellished with lily of the valley flowers from a sheet called, ‘Victorian Vintage Valentine’s Day Shabby Images‘ and used a tag base from,’Shabby Vintage Blue Roses’

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February is here and crafters turn to thoughts of papery, Valentine projects! This week at The Shabby Tea Room, our sponsor is My Artistic Adventures and our theme is I {heart} You.  This is the inspiration photo for this week’s challenge…

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The flowery heart, that’s the focal point of my tag, was treated to two shades of pink glitter around it’s border and white opaque glitter to highlight the lily of the valley flowers.  It was fussy cut and popped up on foam tape.  The tag has a front and back which give it nice body and a finished look that I really love.  A small paper doily was treated to a spray of Perfect Pearls heirloom gold mist, cut apart and sandwiched between the front and back…

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The heart on the tag was also treated to a line of glitter around it’s edge.  The sentiments were cut from the ‘Victorian Vintage Valentine’s Shabby Images’.  A tiny vine of ribbon leaves twines up the side and a little white(ish) dove flies above…

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The large organza bow was tied closed with some delightful try-colored bakers twine that was made into a double bow and topped with a brass charm.  Using some metal snips, I cut off the ring at the top of the charm.  Some coarse sandpaper smoothed the rough edges and some strong adhesive holds it in place.  Since there is a blank, beige hear on the tag’s back, some personal sentiments will be hand written before sending this off to my sister whose birth flower is lily of the valley…

I hope you will try your hand creating with some of Heather’s sweet designs!

 

Sending you warm hugs and blessings,

 

 

January 19th, 2015

warm winter wishes…

Hello friends.  I had some creative fun making this wintry window for the new Shabby Tea Room challenge, called, ‘Forecast, Freez’in!’.  I used inks to create the sky, die cuts for the icicles and branch and a darling vintage snowman image from Heather Hudson.  This little scene was built around a sentiment from Paper Sweeties called ‘Warm Winter Wishes‘.

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The inspiration for this new challenge is taken from this inspiration photo…

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Thoughts of warmth made me think of being wonderfully cozy indoors!…

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I didn’t feel like too much of a heel, leaving this sweet snow lady outside in a winter landscape.  The cold is her friend after all!  I snipped an opening around her hand, so that she could hold an assortment of hearts.  The sentiment was stamped directly onto the window frame…

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A big, soft bow anchors a wrap of pleated ribbon that runs along the side.  It needed a little ‘something’, so I heat embossed a heart that was die cut from a cereal box.  After turning it pink, I treated it to a thick layer of frantage.  I want to point out a little detail in this room with a view~  I separated the two different wallpapers with a chair railing.  What makes it notable is that I used a crimper, which hasn’t seen action for quite a few years!  It’s always nice to rediscover a tool or supply.  It’s like adding a brand new item to my craft room!

I’ll be entering this card into these challenges;

 

Warm hugs and many blessings,

January 17th, 2015

a sewer’s pocket…

Hello dear friends~ I had an urge to create a pocket of tags for a sewing friend…

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A paper pocket is filled with thread and button cards, lengths of ribbons, tiny spools, a needle case filled with trinket pins.  A band of ruffle edged ribbon is topped with a strip of stitched paper and mother of pearl buttons…

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A ‘For You’ message was stamped inside a faux embroidery hoop and embellished with two layers of ribbon tails and topped with a luscious triple bow on top…

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A thread or yarn tag was wound with embroidery thread and topped off with a rose made of cream satin ribbon and some speckled rick rac held together with a heart topped trinket pin…

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I just had to find a place to use the delightful, vintage image of the woman and her sewing shears, so I stood her on a sewing machine topped tag.  There is another yarn card that is embellished on a variation of the one above…

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Using some copies of old button cards, I added buttons to each, along with a multi-looped ribbon bow and a gather of damask trim…

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A Tilda sewing fairy (I decided she’s a sewing fairy ;), had to be included in the contents.  She will watch over the sewer that she goes to live with…

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A piece of heavy weight paper was folded to make the cover of a needle case…

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Inside, is a rectangle of wool felt, ready for some sewing needles, trinket pins or anything else with a point!  Not wanting to tie the ribbon, I added two tiny pieces of velcro which hold it closed.  I just have to take an alcohol marker to the velcro, now that you’ve seen the little white strips in the photo.  That will make them disappear…

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Thanks so much for joining me~ I’m entering this project into a challenge by The Ribbon Girl…since I’m really a ribbon girl already!

 

Warm hugs and blessings,