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July 31st, 2015

butterflies…

Hello dear paper crafters!  Oh, have I had a good time!  The latest challenge at Vintage Udfordring is about Butterflies.  I’ve been storing a renaissance image that I’m entranced by.  Mixing together some brilliantly colored butterflies and a classically colored renaissance woman~ how could that possibly be anything other than a blast to play with!!!

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I fussy cut the womans’ image, trimmed her wings and added a flurry of tiny, fussy cut butterflies…

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Distressed papers are layered with some hand dyed cheesecloth.  I love the addition of raggedy bits between the layers.

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I had the perfect stamp for this image, from one of my favorite stamp sets called ‘Follow Your Heart’, from Stemplegarten.  My shabby chic heart loves the style of the lettering and sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you’ll link your project to Vintage Udfordring!

 

Blessings and hugs,

 

 

July 20th, 2015

summer picnic…

Hello dear blog friends!  We’re nearly at the middle of July (can you believe it)!  It’s also time for challenge #256 at The Shabby Tea Room.  So many of you are able to take advantage of the summer and actually have picnics.  Not around these parts!  Even in our cool months, the ants can bite and the ground is rock hard..not my idea of a picnic.  I stared at the beautiful inspiration photo for this challenge for a loooooong time and just couldn’t get into the picnic vibe.  Instead, I focused on the pink and teacup themes and created this project…

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Lots of layers!  There is a fancy rectangle anchoring the focal point.  It is a die cut made from Spellbinders’ ‘Decorative Labels 8′.  Our sponsor for this week is Dies R Us

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A scrumptious triple bow is topped with pink, paper lilies…

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A lovely little bird has perched itself on a china teacup…

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Above, you can see layers of patterned papers, layers of lace and ribbon trims, a cream colored fancy edged rectangle followed by more lace, pink lilies and tendrils.  They all conspire to make me smile and think of an idyllic summers’ day…somewhere in the world~ If you have the opportunity to pack a picnic lunch or snack…or tea (my preference), go out and enjoy yourself.  Don’t forget to take a few pictures so that I can enjoy it surreptitiously!  All pictures gratefully appreciated 😉

I nearly forgot as I was lost in picnic thoughts!  Here’s some gorgeous inspiration for this weeks’ challenge #256…

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Blessings and hugs,

July 15th, 2015

she adjusted her sails…

Hello everyone~  I’ve had work piled up past my eyeballs this week and like most of you, the way I relax is to play with paper and ink and scissors and glue.  After spending the day writing reports to judges, I gave myself a much needed break last night and decided to create this card…

 

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I love this sentiment.  It seems a reasonable and a good way to live!  An unopened pad of, ‘By The Sea’ was sitting on a surface near me and calling my name…  You know what I mean :-))       …

 

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I die cut a cream colored tag and again another tag with the ‘B’ side of a paper from the collection.  I love it when a company makes a B side design as cool as the ‘A’ side.  Some fussy cut seashells were used to anchor the two tags, in place of a standard bow.  Some teeny shells were added to the flag end of the tag…

 

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A fussy cut light house, complete with waves breaking on the bolders, along with a ship in full sail were added to a bottom corner…

 

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The inside of the card was embellished with a strip of leftover patterned paper and leftover, fussy cut seashells.  I think I would have preferred them clustered to the side, but I claim extreme mental fatigue!! If they weren’t already glued down, I would have changed that this morning.

 

Stamp~ she adjusted her sails-Verve
Ink~ tuxedo black-Tsukeniko
Card Stock~ very vanilla, not quite navy-SU
Patterned Papers~ by the sea-Graphic 45
Die~ tag sale #5-PTI

 

There is more variety in my activities for today and I’m grateful for that!  Before I get going, I’m going to enter this card into these challenges;

 

Blessings and hugs,

 

 

July 7th, 2015

papertreys’ make it monday…

Hello friends~ It’s hot, Hot, HOT here in Arizona and so I am staying indoors as much as I can.  I took a little break from report writing this morning to make a card with a stamped edge/border for PTIs’ Make It Monday challenge #217…

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Using a circle stamp from ‘Daily Designs’, I created an overlapping, scalloped border.  First, the circles were stamped in sweet blush, lavender moon, winter wisteria, spring rain and spring moss and then used a 1-1/2″ circle punch to create these 5 circles.  By overlapping them it creates a unique of border…

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The triple bow is made from some hand dyed seam binding that I dyed a few years ago.  It changes colors every few inches (the yellow in the photo is much stronger than it is in real life).  Two sweet little trinket, heart pins are tucked underneath.  The panel of sweet blush card stock is debossed with PTIs ‘Vineyard Impression Plate’..

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The die cut sentiment was made with PTIs’ new ‘Scripted’ die set.  I love the sentiments that are included in this set and the style of the lettering.  It was cut from irridescent white card stock.  Half pearls were added to the circles that make up the border.

I do hope you’re enjoying a more moderate warmth in the place you call home.  I’m looking forward to an unusual ‘cool spell’ that is being predicted for the end of the week…98°!!  Now that is amazing!

 

Blessings and hugs,

 

July 6th, 2015

sweet as sunshine…

Hello everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!

The Shabby Tea Room has a new challenge called ‘Sweet As Sunshine’ and I had fun making this playful card…

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The sponsor for this weeks’ challenge is Bugaboo Stamps.  I used their ‘Yummy Cupcake’ digi image.  Here is the inspiration photo for this two week challenge…

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I decided to treat this sweet image a little differently.  Instead of coloring it (which I love to do), I paper pieced the layers of frosting with bits of patterned papers, used coarse clear glitter for the whipped cream and Glossy Accents over the cherry.  The fluted paper cup was the only part I colored, mimicking the design from the photo…

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The background was made from an assortment of scraps that I saved from an old Crate Paper collection called ‘Emma’.  By creating variety in the background, lots of little bitty paper scraps found a home!  I went a bit ‘over-the-top’ with a big bow (and little pieces of leftover ribbons).  A tiny tag is tucked into the fluffy profusion…

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I love it when I get into the spirit of it and let myself create whatever comes to mind with whatever supplies are at hand.

Take some inspiration from the challenge photo and join us at The Shabby Tea Room!!

For some extra fun, I’ll be linking this card to these challenges;

 

Blessings and hugs,

 

June 30th, 2015

working with a sketch…

Hi everyone.  Andrea has made a sketch for the latest Vintage Udfordring challenge.  I really enjoy sketch challenges because they leave color and theme choices up to me, but give me a ‘skeleton’ on which to hang my design choices.  Here is the card that I made…

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I had this vintage image set aside for a good opportunity to use it.  This challenge was just the one!   I love it as my focal point.  Here is the sketch that I worked from…

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If you have never worked from a sketch, think of it as a map.  Let it guide shapes and placements without being tied to the exact diagram.  You’re also free to add or subtract elements to the sketch.  For example, here is an element that I added to the design and wasn’t in the original sketch…

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I just love the way this hand dyed, blowzy bow broke up the symmetry of the design.  The trinket pin is one I made…

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I added a mat to the vintage image.  It’s another layer added to the original design…

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A doily was used as the background circle.  The sheet of patterned paper that is sandwiched between layers of solid card stock was stamped with two shades of green using some solid leaf stamps and an outlined leaf stamp.  The strip of punched branches was used in place of a solid horizontal strip.

I hope this helps to clarify some of the ways you can exercise personal choice when using a card sketch and I really hope it inspires you to join us in this challenge!

Because I love ribbon and love bows, I’ll be linking this project to the challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #121~ Pretty Bows.

 

Hugs and blessings,

 

June 28th, 2015

my turn…

Hello!  Today I’m sharing a card that I made for my turn at The Pony Case-Press!  If you haven’t visited Mynns’ newest challenge, you might like to check it out and participate in this long, card challenge chain.  This is my card for the chain challenge…

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This is Karen Bourkes’ card, which was my inspiration…

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I started with those gorgeous delphiniums and beautiful colors…

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Layers of vellum and some silver embroidery thread between the sheets, in place of the die cut circle ‘scribbles’ that Karen used on her card.  A few white iridescent sequins are scattered around.  Karens’ sequins were placed at the corners…

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This was a very quick card to make and I really like it!  Usually, I like the pieces that have lots of time consuming and intricate work.  This was a happy surprise~

I’ll be entering this card into these challenges;

 

Blessings and hugs,

June 27th, 2015

4th of July…

Hello dear blog friends!  I’m popping in with a card for Independence Day…

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It was my desire to create a card full of exuberance!  A little fireworks sort of explosion made from ribbon was my choice. This is the card sketch that I worked from…

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I really love the challenge of making something that expresses my feelings and still uses a guide.  The one thing you can always be certain of is that every creation made from this sketch will be entirely unique!…

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The banner that was die cut from a shiny silver paper has lots of small star cutouts.  Instead of discarding the pieces, they exploded out of the tag and found their way onto the card stock…

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Thin florists’ wire holds the gathering of ribbon and trim bits together.  A red button was strung with red and white twine that secures a tag stamped with the year this nation was established…

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As you can see above, I scored double lines every half inch for some added texture.  Freedom is the word that seems most essential to me, when I think of July 4th.  So many people have given life and limb, for the cause of freedom.  The freedom to vote, the freedom to work hard and succeed, the freedom to worship, the freedom to have our individual ideas and the freedom from tyranny.  The list is long and each of us has our own version. That too, is liberty…

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This is the inside of the card.  I cut the navy card base of the front panel, an inch longer than the height of the card.  I scored that flap and punched the swaged border.  A bit of extra stamping along the bottom, just because.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you a happy and safe 4th of July.

I’ll be entering this card into these challenges;

Blessings and hugs,

  • stamps~ Est.1776- Papertrey Ink
  • papers~ cardstock-Bazzill, patterned papers-scraps
  • inks~ poppy red-PTI, midnight muse-Stampin’Up
  • punch~ beaded ruffle-M.Stewart
June 15th, 2015

sweet summer…

Hello everyone~ The newest challenge at The Shabby Tea Room is called ‘Sweet Summer’ and is inspired by a photo that Debbie has chosen…

Paper Primrose- Sweet Summer

I had fun, using the color inspiration and the mason jar theme from this photo…

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I opted for just one jar and the great summery color combo…

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I embossed a scrap of light yellow card stock and swiped an ink pad over the raised design.  The mason jar and label were stamped and colored with Copics…

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Some paper daisies, colored to punch up the color and a stray bee, left from a set of chipboard embellishments finally found a home!…

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Above, you can see the inside of the card.  Hinging it at the top, I punched an edge along the flap from the front sheet and embellished it with some ribbons.  I printed some Basic Pink Tags from Artistic Adventures and used two with different patterns, to  create something a little different for the inside.  I really do use these tag files in lots of projects.  They come in a range of yummy colors!

Life has been busy, busy and I miss posting to you more often.  I have a few projects in the making that I hope to share with you very soon.  The weather here has continued to be very strange.  The month of June traditionally has less than .02, or two hundredths of an inch of rain for the entire month.  Only one week into June, we have had an inch of rain in my area and other locations had even more.  The weather service is now forecasting more rain this week, with the possibility of it lasting through the week!!!  I am doing a happy dance in my heart~ I just love clouds and rainy days and here, they are few and far apart.  I’ll let you know how it goes ;-))

 

Blessings and hugs,

June 14th, 2015

a vintage challenge…

Hello friends~ Today is the start of a new Vintage Challenge, aka Vintage Udfordring!  I had so much fun, working with a precious, vintage style stamp called ‘Baby Hugs‘ (Baby Kram in danish), from our sponsor, Shop.YourOwnScrap.dk

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I began by coloring the stamped image and die cutting it out in a circle.  I just love this sweet little image!  The circle was mounted onto a pink doily that I found in my stash and then embellished with some die cut vines, cut apart to work around the circle and leaves colored to add some contrast. Tiny paper roses and leaf green rhinestones were added next.  They’re hard to see, but there are also some small pink half-pearls in the ring.  The next step was deciding to take this image and place it front and center on a sleeve that will hold a tag.  Again, the same lacy, die cut detail was added to the edges of the sleeve and the focal point was added to the crossover front…

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The tag was cut from a beautifully floral Tilda paper and mounted onto white card stock.  The same die cut lace was used to top the tag.  A die cut corner embellishment was embossed and highlighted with pink ink.  A bow made of thin, stitched ribbon and behind that, a multi looped bow made from hand dyed seam binding, was added to the back of the tag…

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A doily in the center, is where a message will be added.  There’s more room on the back if needed.  I hope you will join us for this challenge which is all about ‘Flowers’ in a vintage style~

 

Blessings and hugs,