Monday, April 30, 2012

Hello All,

   Another rainy weekend - great time to stay in and create - this is my posting for Joan's Garden # 16


 http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/04/selma-has-created-this-beautiful-card.html

Card is made of bazzil card stock using Marianne DS0908 embossing folder, for back ground I used Basic Grey -"Karma" print card stock - the Large butterfly is black embossed using Ranger embossing powder and the butterfly is from Inkadinkado clear stamps. The scollops is from a Martha Stewart punch and little butterflies are hand punch from CM.


This is the inside of the card as I made it a pop-up from Tim Holtz scollop pop-up die cut, my butterfly bush id from "Heritage" Cricut. The same large butterfly as on front except it is embossed in gold with lavender highlights. http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/04/selma-has-created-this-beautiful-card.html

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Hello Again,

It was a pretty day but just to cold to be out so after I finished my card I want to use a new tool that I had just recently gotten from my secret pal. So this is what I did this afternoon. It's for Joan's Challenge15.
 http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/04/this-weeks-challenge-something.htmlhttp://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/04/this-weeks-challenge-something.html

This is a 6 x 6 photo album I made using one of the new tools "Eight" a punch from We R Memory Makers that will punch a whole sheet 12 x 12 or smaller paper in eight punches to make different designs.  This is the front where I used Bo-bunny paper for the front and back of the album "yes glue" to adhere to to chip board. Flowers are from the punch a bunch punches -Sentiment from Just Right "Nature's Nested Sentiments" the fence is from Martha Stewart punch and the stamps are from Stampscapes and Stamp-land.  Kaiser pearls.
 I used 5 sheets of different card stock most was Bo-bunny some I don't even know,sorry - You punch out the 12 x 12 sheet then fold it ending up with two pockets from each folder paper and two no pocket areas for more pictures or to journal - you may have seen this type album before this is just with the new punch. Also notice I used punched flowers or leaves to be the pull for the inserts that I also use Fiskers corner rounders on.
 Just another look
Back side.
Hello All,

Change on blogger - has me a little confused so bare with me here.  I have been learning lots of new things for crafting.  Seems like it just keeps growing like wild fire.  I decided to step out of the box this week on my card and try new mediums for this card . Hope you like.
 http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/04/this-weeks-challenge-something.html

Here goes: the back ground is a piece of shear floral patterned material it really is green but seems so much green shows up blue so just imagine green. I used the following products: All from Joan's Garden.
Marianne die cuts for center oval, used a lavender oval for center using vellum that I embossed with the Sizzix embossing  "Swiss dot "folder.  Circle back ground for the Just Right sentiment (from Family Garden) is also from the center of a Marianne die cut. I embossed the sentiment with Ranger Concord Grape and clear embossing powder. Cherry Lynn Tropical Flourish , Corners are the Lace Trio from Cherry Lynn as well. Punch from punch a bunch for the little white w/green and pearl centers. Vellum was also used for behind the large flower as well as a Marianne die. The purple flowers I created using the Spellbinders carnation die and silk material with a heat gun. Ribbon from stash. Think that covers it. Oh all the pearls are from Kaiser (Joan's shop).

 Side view so you can see layers on sentiment - I love popping up.

Close up of my Silk Carnation and you can also see the greenish color of the background
http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/04/this-weeks-challenge-something.html

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Challenge 14 - Flower Pot

Hello All,

     This rainy day kept me in for the most part so I did chores and then worked on the Challenge for Joan's Garden.  I love the challenge of making flowers but I get carried away with it but it is what it is. Hope it's not to much for you.


 http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/04/this-weeks-challenge_12.html

 I used my cricut for the flower pot" Walk in my Garden", the paper was from the High Tea(Fab Scraps) 6 x 6 from Joan's. The back ground was from the same paper pad. I used (which is hard to see) Marianne's Craftable CR1204 Oval -white. The light vines are from Memory Box - flourish and the Tropical flourish from Cherry Lynn B127.  The flower pot was distressed with Ranger "Duty Concord". All flowers except the medium white (from the same Marrianne's oval) are hand made by me and the wonderful punches which by the way are on sell at Joan's Garden right now. I especially liked the way the ivy turned out.

 This is the inside left of the card -so you could see how I turned down the corner and added ivy for the inside of the card .
The blue daisy is attached for the inside of the card when it is open as well as being a part of the closed card
Well that another challenge.........The blue daisy is attached for the inside of the card when it is open as well as being a part of the closed card

Friday, April 6, 2012

Tri Fold Challenge

Hello All,

   Going to be a busy weekend and next week also, so thought I would get working on this challenge to make sure I could even do it. This is my entry:

 http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/04/this-weeks-challenge.html

I use Selma's fold tech on a yellow card stock and found this older packet of Basic Gray "Cappella /bruno" papers left from another project - I really like the paper because I love paisley. I also used "From Joan's of course - Just Rite Old Friends Sentiment and Flourish from Die-namics, and a Flourish from Cheery Lynn. I haven't done paper piercing for a while but used on this card -Distressed front and back flaps with TH distressing tools, and  Peeled Paint distressing ink for all edges.  
http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/04/this-weeks-challenge.html
 This is the front of the card when it is closed
 The center or second fold of the card
 This is the third fold or back of the card -Oh the flourish is in green card stock and is from Cheery Lynn
Last is the top view to see the fold -

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Easter

Hello All,

     Sorry I was called away just as I was going to post these card, just getting back to it - hope you enjoy them.
I am not going to go into detail on each one - but if you have questions please feel free to contact me. Most all the supplies used came from Joan's. Enjoy:
 This is the box I had to make to hold the following card (My rose was just to big but thanks to Selma and Joan I knew how to create it own home. Oh the colors are really pink and yellow with green silk ribbon.

 This is the rose card -At Joan's Class -we created an adorable box using these same dies - I just used the opportunity to make another rose and made this card.
 Side view
 Inside -loved the pink bunnies bouncing through the grass.
 2nd Card I did again using a wonderful ideal taught by a really cool lady at Joan's -Peal and glitter type idea and I love it - so very easy to do and so beautiful.
 inside view-
 3rd Card: Loved the basket Dies and so I had a field day punching all the jelly beans for this great little bunny. Didn't show inside of this card (Duh - but I stamped the Happy Easter and added a very small bag of real jelly-beans. To cute for kids.

 4th Card: Again taken from what I learned at Joan's -can you tell we had a full day of learning - I so totally love her teaching and her guest teachers I learn so much and then build on it for what I do.
The inside of the last card #4 - I made it a pop up card with the golden egg in a grassy area - Pop up card are always fun and with TH die cuts they are so easy.
Well hope by now you know I love making flowers - and I hope you liked the cards - I will have to see what the recipients have to say.
Have a great Easter 

#12

Hello All,

I have been so busy -wasn't able to do the book corner challenge, but if you check out the blog you will see why I have been making Easter Cards so pop over to see them -Back Porch Crafts by Judy.
My take on the really cool idea Challenge 12 Post Note cover:

http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/03/this-weeks-challenge_29.htmlhttp://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/03/this-weeks-challenge_29.html


I use several shades of Purple card stock (not blue) I also did a reverse use on the die cut
I used spellbinders Ironwork Motifs I used the negative for the top and used the die cut piece on the inside.
The flower was made by using the "Punch a bunch" punches and the little corner punch was Martha Stewart.
All of which was purchased at "Joan's Garden. The butterfly was a punch I had from CM.



Side view to show depth.



This is the inside of the note card using the die cut -a sentiment from a stamp in my stash that doesn't have a name on it and a small butterfly which I embossed.