Friday, March 29, 2013

Hello Crafters,

  Time for Joans Garden #12 - This challenge is: You can make 3 cards
                                               Use a container - fill with flowers and use the colors yellow,green and orange! Also use something you purchased from Joans Garden.

Well after posting it was to late but I wish I had not put the cat on - for some reason it look a little mean at least the way I have it. Oh well we will just pretend we don't see it. HA-HA
Any way : The products I used were all from Joans Garden my favorite one stop shop from home as well as getting out.

Paper background is from the Heartfelt Creation "Sunny Days" collection the watering can in the center is printed on the paper I just love their paper.
The flowers were made using "Cheery Lynn" - BAF1 and BAF2 B188 with the Kaiser pearls for centers as well as Mambi Stones.
I used CL Tiny things B266 for the Butterfly and the dragon fly on the handle of the water can.I also used the CH Mini Fanciful flourish B1175, Leaf strip B178.
Behind the flowers is The ornamental gate B196 cut from gray card stock
The cat is a Poppy stamp cat 871 -she was made from fuzzy card stock spritzed with Dylusions ink spray-pure sunshine and black. I used green card stock with Glitter "Lily of Valley" yellow Art glitter, wings from yellow card stock.  I think that is all I used. Don't need a lot with the paper and dies.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Hello Crafters,

   Challenge at Joans Garden week # 11: Use a square - alter something even a card - flower paper
Wasn't sure what to alter, and not sure this is right but here goes:

I love making flowers from card stock, vellum, material just about anything. I started looking in my stash for
stuff - hum - I found something I had purchased so many years ago I knew it couldn't still be go or even on the market and I used it. As usual the flowers on my square look much better in real but to me they are cool.

Products used:  Spellbinders - Marvelous Squares S4-383 backed by Yellow and lavender card stock
                        Graphic 45 - Paper is from the "Secreat Garden collection"
                        Cheery Lynn - Tiny things (butterfly) B266 & Fancy lace corners #1 B114 backed with yellow card stock.
                        Perfect Pearl - Mist White which you can't really see in the pic. on the square
                        Kaiser Pearls - Lavender (dark) 
                        Just Rite - Sentiment from CR04346
                        Tim Holtz - Distress stain "squeezed lemonade and mowed lawn" with seedless preserves and spiced marmalade markers.
                        Flower brads and ribbon are from stash
                        Sizzix stencil - flower
                        Dreamweaver stencil embossing paste(the flowers are made from this)

I added the two stains to two  small amounts of the paste. Taped the stencil down to the square and spread the lemonade over the stencil for the flower and mowed lawn for the leaves, spread evenly on the stencil with the spatula and then immediately took the stencil off and washed it and tools while the paste dried about an hour.  With the markers I touched up edges and center to give them a real look and they turned out so nice. Feel like velvet when you touch them and are about 1/8" thick. This was altering for me. I took the idea from the card Joan made and I loved it so much I had to try something like that but I didn't have the same supplies. Oh the paper, pearls, Cheery Lynn, Tim Holtz Spellbinders  and Just Rite items all came from Joans Garden,

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Hello Crafters,

   I wanted to try my hand again with a Challenge for JustRite Stamps, Although I don't have lots of their die cuts I have lots of stamps and still collecting - This is for 092 Birthday card POPed.

This is the card I created for a Birthday with bright colors to celebrate with.

Products used:  JustRite: Friends Forever Stamps - CL02115
                                      Buntings & Button's Die -SW 04415
                                      Vintage lables two - JB 03990
                       Stamper Adhesive 3-D dots my favorite
                       Paper was from stash
                       Sizzix - Embossing folder - Party Hats
                       Embossing powder - Spring Willow by Sprinkle and Sparkle ( for  sentiment)
                       Sentiment from Friends forever Stamp set as well
                       Ribbon - stash

side view to show popped up for all the layers.
This was a fun card to make.

Hello crafters,

 WOW, what a change for Joans Garden, this week - What fun - Challenge 10 - Black and white card, use embossing folder, flowers, pearls, lace and something purchased from Joan Garden. This is my creation for this Challenge.

This is the front of my card - there will pictures below of the back side and inside. This card was created using a 12" piece of black card stock. Left side folded forward 3" and right side folded back three inches.
Sides were embossed and center was covered with a large patterned floral piece of paper on both sides.
Center was cut out Oval shaped and was created with two different size ovals each oval one side white and one side black card stock then attached to the Center cut out so it would swirl as it sits with opposite ovals showing as you can see above to contrast black and white. Large pearls and small pears used. Edges of left and right side decorated with lace. Flowers and corner added where needed on front, inside front, inside back and back side of card.

Products Used:  Black card stock - Bazzil and print card stock by Tuxedo
                         Embossing folder - Retro Swirls by Mpress
                         Flowers:  Heartfelt Creations, Tattered Blossom using Vellum
                                        Dogwood Bloom Outline by Memory Box #99481
                         Pearls: Black and white by Zva Creations
                                    Black by Kaiser Pearls
                                    White by Studio 112
                        Back ground for Flowers: Cheery Lynn - Mini Fanciful Flourish
                                                                Marianne - leaves LRO 226
                        Ovals: Melti Frames #MF0047 by Nellies
                        Thread for holding ovals: Madeira Metallic White
                        Distress Ink - Peeled paint by Tim Holtz
                        Lace - Jambo self sticking - White
                        Spritz: Black marble and perfect pearl by Dylusions
                        Corners: Cheery Lynn - Lace Corners

This is the inside the the card and if looking from the other side would look the same except the Oval would be White (large) and Black(small) with Black pearls (large) and white in center.

back side of card when folded together.

Oh The only products not purchased at Joans Garden were the Studio 112 pearls and Tuxedo pattern paper
So wonderful  to do the one stop shopping at Joans Garden.


Monday, March 11, 2013

Hello fellow crafter's,

I have created a card for Joans Garden Challenge this week - I believe she said a garden scene so I wanted something easy but elegant.  Well easy it was & elegant I believe because of Graphic 45. You decide for your self what you think.

This is the front of the card but you must see the rest!

 Inside of card - 4 pockets to hold the beautiful cards  there are two outside and two inside pockets
to show you how the go on the inside - lots of room to write sentiments on the back of each card.

This is the back of the card -

List of products:   Graphic 45 brand new "Secret Garden" collection 480649
                            Brads and ribbon from stash
                            Pop dots
                            liquid glass
That's it I fuzzy cut and popped up on front and inside
Oh yes I also used a little glitter on the swirl on front but it doesn't show up much.

Remember Graphic 45 is always at Joans Garden - I think the paper by it's self makes a great card.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

I thought since I had the colors and JustRite stamps out I would use the paper up and I had an idea:
Simple Elegance is the name of this card -

As you can see the light got in the way the whole card , to bright on left and shadowed on right. But the card
is Light and Dark Grey and Bright Yellow with green.

Products used: JustRite Stamps: Hugs and Kisses Sentiment -CR04340 and Cast all your Cares - CR03630
                       Ranger Adirondack Slate stamp pad
                       Kaiser Pearls - Yellow
                       Tim Holtz - Distressed Markers - Peeled Paint and Mustard Seed
                       Old broach - Mom's old sewing box
   I left the inside blank so I can add appropriate Sentiment when I decide to send this card.   
I love the JustRite Stamps because the different stamp sets can be used together.

Challenge for Just Rite: Using colors : Acid Yellow, Dark and Light Grey

First view is front of card and second is inside of card:

Products Used:  Just Rite: Grand Sentiments - CL02190 "Shabby Chic Labels Four"
                                        Sentiment & Butterfly set - CR03885
                                        Card stock from stock
                                        Flower Soft - Sunshine yellow
                                        Ranger Adirondack -Slate stamp pad
                                        Jambo J&Bobbins self stick lace colored with
                                        Tim Holtz Distress stain "Sueeded Lemonade and Iced Spruce
                                        eBosser delicate dots embossing folder
                                        Marianne embossing folder DS0907
                                        Flower made with following: Cheery Lynn-Build a flower 1 (leaves & Stamen )
                                                                                    Spellbinders dies Tattered flowers HCD 722
                                                                                    Vellum ( white/clear) Distressed stained with Spiced marmalade and mustard seed by Tim Holtz. Chalked with pebbles chalk.
                                        Kaiser Pearl - Yellow
                                        Dylusions - Spray spritz - "lemon zest" and "Cut grass"
                                        Inside card colored with Sepia at you spica markers - Yellow, and twinkle

On front card there are two pockets with small tags that will pull out to put a very special message on.


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Good Morning Crafters,

    This week at Joans Garden Challenge #8 was a very cool challenge - Made me really color out side the box. I did take lots of inspiration from Selma's card hope I didn't copy to much. Well this is it:

Top is of course the front of the card

  This is the left side of the card front
 This is the right side of the card front

and this is the inside of the card.

Products Used:  Sizzix - embossing folder
                         Martha Stewart - Lattice punch
                         Memory Box - Calypse flourish #98348 and the vine flourish on right side of card to which
                                                 I don't have the #///
                         Cheery Lynn - Lace corner - B165 and the new Tiny things -B266 (Can you find my 3 tiny
                         Tim Holtz - Squeezed Lemonade distress ink
                                           Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutter, Antique Linin, black soot and crushed olive 
                                           distressed markers. Also his distress crackle paint rock candy TDC26696
                         Just Rite - Sentiment CRF03885
                         Perfect Pearls - Clear Mist
                         Adinondack dabber acrylic paint: Sunset Orange
                         Memory Maker - Lemon Paint
                         Heartfelt Creations - Tattered Blossoms HCD 722
                         Kaiser pearls - Yellow
                         *Sprinkle & Sparkle - Marquis Orange embossing powder
                         Ranger Clear embossing powder
                         Core-dinations white card stock
                         Flower Kit tools and small tweezers
                         Ranger - Perfect Medium Pen

* Is the only item I didn't get from Joan's Garden - The best one stop shopping place (on line also) I have ever seen, and  for the most up to date products and instructions. I love how all the different mediums work so well together. Oh and I didn't even list the adhesives, also from Joans.