Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hello All,

    I was so excited yesterday - I received a package from "Joans Garden" -Oh yeah my new order of new releases. WOW Awesome die, stamps and paper.  I don't have much time at home during the week to craft but I really wanted to use a couple of the new items so I very quickly made this card and wanted to put it in the challenge so you could see new stuff in use by a rookie. Ha

This is the front of the card -Pink White and cute border.

inside just a little something in bottom right corner.

Products used: Cheery Lynn B202 Celtic chain
                       Tim Holtz -Distress Ink -Picked Raspberry
                       Pop Dots
                        Ranger embossing powder
                        TH MarkersNEW ITEMS:  Just right stamp "Antique Valentine Tags 2 CR04325
                        Just right background stamp "Cupid background stamp CL04335
                        Memory Box Die "Precious Hearts 98474

Monday, January 28, 2013

Hello Crafters,

It's time for week 3 at Joans Garden: Pink and White card with pretty border and at least one heart.
Well I got carried away with the hearts:

I bought a better camera and still bad color believe me the hearts on the front are as pink as pink can be
Don't know why they wouldn't come out the right color.

 Inside view

 Side view of the front to show how popped the hearts are - I love this techenique

Products Used:  Heartfelt Ceations "TimlessAmour" HCD728 Dies
                         Martha Stewart Punches
                         Creative Memories heart punches for size
                         Distressed Ink TH - "Picked Raspberry"
                         Stickles "Frosted Lace
                         Sentiment is an unknown stamp
                         Ribbon -stash

Monday, January 21, 2013

Hello Bloggers,

   Week 2 at Joans Garden and how exciting - Tent style card open from bottom, use purple, aqua, light green and have something from Nature.  Selma used one of my favorite paper packs so I had to follow suit.
 This is the front of my card:


 Back side of the card:
 Inside of card:
close up of bottom front:

Products used:  Heartfelt Creations Delicate Aster collection (Paper)
                        Heartfelt Creations Delicate Aster precut Stamps (HCPC 3493) Larger Aster
                        Heartfelt Creations Die Cut HCD725 for (Post under bird house)
                        Cheery Lynn Mini Flourish - B1175 (Vine up post)
                       Tim Holtz - Distress Stain (Peacock Feathers) part of butterfly, Flourish, Lace.
                       Tim Holtz - Distress Markers - 
                       Jambo - Self-stick lace colored with TH stain
                       Tattered Angels spritz
                       Cheery Lynn  Make a flower #1 for center of large Aster
                       Sizzix 657706 -Die Cut pop Up for inside of card
                       Stickles -yellow and yellow brads

I cut the bird house from the HFC paper pack popped it on top of post added cut out buds from the
paper for the mini flourish vine and added stain to the cut out butterfly on the Aster. The sentiment is also
from the Delicate Aster paper pack. Corner flourish was cut from white card stock and stained so the
Aqua color was consistent through out card.  When you have beautiful card stock you don't have to add
much to create a beautiful card and I only used two different sheet with left overs.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Hello All,

    So excited to get back to Joans Garden Challenge's -Clallenge @1 - Blue and White Card
 Flower and Thank You sentiment.

Products Used:  Cheery Lynn - DL161 Small lace butterfly (inside)
                                                B178 Flourish leaf strip
                         Sizzix - Pop and Cut die # 657796
                         Paper - Authentique BJ0001
                         Spellbinders - Sentiment S5-071
                         Sizzix - 657790 - (THANKS)
                         Punches - leaves and flowers
                         Ranger - white embossing powder and gemstones
                         TH Distress ink - Salty Ocean

 This is what the inside looks like.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Hello All,

   I am so glad the holidays are over - don't get me wrong they are great but ready for some routine again.
I thought I would give TH tags of 2013 a try so this is my first tag for 2013. Sure wish I had more trinkets but that will come with time.
 This is the tag I made tried to stay close to his but a little different -I didn't have proper ribbon so I had to use what I had  I did use the  some of the same distress inks they are my favorites: Iced spruce, Rusty Hinge and walnut stain. I will be getting some of the crinkly ribbon Tim was using looks very interesting. I used a couple of gears, the small face of a clock, and the clip with another bobble on it. All Tim's products.
I made up the little saying - seemed to just fit with the clock, gears and such. Hope I didn't offend any one.
 This shot was just to show you the saying it's a little blurry but hopefully you can read it.