Saturday, August 25, 2012

Hold on to Each Other

Well this card is fitting, we experienced some heavy rains today due to Hurricane Issac, so I decided to hang out in my craft room and play.  Its been a while since our last hurricane but you can never really know how
damaging  the high winds will be.   But seriously when a hurricane does hit hold on..... tight..... and to each other :).

I am super excited about this card that I made for the  My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club 86.  So much to say about it... 

First I love having other crafting buddies with talents that I don't posses. Julie is a friend of mine that does tatting as "one" of her many hobbies.   I have been trying to come up with an idea to incorporate some   flowers that she recently made for me.  While visiting with her one day she let me go through her scrap bag and even her scraps are amazingly beautiful.  I used a tatted band as a border to this cute PI girl.  It sorta pops on the card adding just the right amount of dimension.

Tatting is generally done to make jewelry but I don't know it's elegance is really nice to add to a card,  what do you think?  To see more of Julie's  tatting and her other talents, here is a link to her blog. Let me mention she is also a great writer and reading her posts are informative and a lot of fun!

Second so glad I decided  not to paper pierce this Pure Innocence  little girl's dress. The only way to get better at coloring with copics is to practice, practice, practice.  I am  beginning to see some improvement in my coloring abilities.  Just need to practice.

Lastly I just love this DP vellum paper by Anna Griffin.   I purchased this set some time ago and never really figured out what to use it for.  Today I just got creative and went for it..

So here is what I came up with below.

Paper: SU Cardstock Basic Black, Whisper White, DP an Vellum Ana Griffin Darcey Collection
Stamps: MFT PI Purrfect, Clearly Sentiments about Audrey Hepburn  
Ink: Copics and Black Memento
Accessories: Bits of Bruce Tatting, MFT Rolled Roses, Kaisers Rhinestones and Pearls, American Craft Ribbon.

Well thanks for stopping by,  I hope this gets you enspired :).  Have a great weekend. 

Monday, August 20, 2012


Ok confession,  I snuck in two cards :).  We were actually home this weekend and catching up on chores uh scraping, chores and scraping he he.  So I got to do another Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge.  

I am actually excited about this layout because I bought this bling at the last scrapbook expo and have not had a project to use them for.  It's made by Want2Scrap and they coordinate nicely with your nesties

Paper: SU Crushed Curry, Kraft and Espresso, DP My Minds Eye Miss Caroline
Ink: SU Regal Rose, Memento, Tim Holtz Tea Dye
Stamps: Verve Forever in Our Hearts
Accessories: Nesties, American Craft Ribbon, Martha Stewart Punch,  Spellbinders Nestabling, Prima Flowers Innoscene 2

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Being Together :)

Hi All, I was able to sneak in a quick card this week.  My husband is on break from work and school and we have spent a lot of time enjoying each other's company over the last days of summer.   But in a few weeks its back to the grind.   Oh well at least this ridiculous heat will be behind us and and we can look forward to cooler days :).

So as I said I snuck this card in barely making the deadline!   Of course I couldn't resist doing a Mojo Monday sketch challenge.  Very unique layout.   I love the little square on this card.  I decided to re-stamp the word together and then pop it up on the card.  Hope you like it!

Paper: SU cardstock Cherry Cobbler, Espresso, DP Reflections-The 12 Days
Accessories: Pearls, Copics
Ink: SU Old Olive and Riding Hood Red, Memento
Stamps: SU Short and Sweet and Holiday Line Up, MFT Clearly Sentinments About Christmas