Saturday, June 29, 2013

Hello Crafters,

   Time for the Challenge over at:  - .  This week is Polka Dots, Vellum, Butterflies, and use any colors  also must have purchased something from: OK so everything on my card come from Joans except the green flowers on the Dress and the small polka dot bow, oops and the small butterfly.

Products used: Just Right  - "Just the right words" AG-04015
                       Ranger - white embossing powder
                      Julie Nutting - Doll Stamp 910198
                      Jambo Lace - self sticking (loved the way it bunched for the bottom of the dress)
                      Wright Ribbon - Light green flower
                      Vellum: with polka dots over the top of the skirt part of the Dress
                       Heart Felt Creations : Posy Patch paper
                       Copic Markers - skin white, yellow Sepica : Brown
                       Cheery Lynn - Die "Tiny Things - Butterflies
                       Viva - Glass effect gel
                        Creative Memories - small butterfly

Close up of the bottom of the dress wanted you to see the way the Lace bunched just right and the Fab shoes. They really do look like glass slippers just no so much in the pic.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hello Crafters,

This has been a really hard week to get through but I am setting aside time for just one card so I can keep my sanity, or try to. I love doing challenges at  so that is my focus. This week was "(Plaid background, something dimensional, embossing folder and friend birthday card. Oh and of course something purchased at, believe me that part is always covered -MY FAVORITE STORE!

Finally a picture that looks ok - I don't have much in the line of plaid paper so I had to look for a long time
when I saw this piece I was very excited. Love the colors. Flowers are made using vellum paper. I really like using vellum for flowers. I like the way the baby bud turned out. OK products:

Marianne - LR0168 - Circle Doily
DCWV - The Pet Stack
Cuttlebug - embossing folder "Foundry" new from Joans
Cheery Lynn - Lace Licnt Deco CL -B133 (border)
Just Rite - Sentiment Forever Friends CL02115 (can't really see it here but lower right hand corner says
                                                                           Fabulous Friend"
HFC - Tattered Blossom HCPC 3468 and Die HCD722
HFC - Decorative flower Pot leaves HCPC 3532 and Die 732 from "Beautiful You"
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Dried Marigold - Vintage photo
Tattered Angels - glimmer mist "Thatched Roof Cottage"
Dylusions  - Ink Spray - squeezed orange
Art Glitter - Gala Glitz - (74009)
Viva - 3-D Stamp paint "Moss green" on the leaves
Flower tool kit
Sprinkle N Sparkle - Sunny Daze glitter
Punch - for flower centers
I hope that covers most of the supplies 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Hello Crafters,

   I wanted to get a card in for Joans Garden Challenge this week since I missed out last week so I made this very quickly today.  See if you can tell I LOVE Heartfelt Creations!

 The products I used:

Heartfelt Creations:  Blossom Corner -HCD 729 (3 of them)
                               Melodious Songbird - HCPC 3511
                               Leaves - HCPC 3532 Beautiful You
                               Tattered Blossom - HCPC 3468 and Die - HCD 722
                               Paper "Possy Patch"
Tim Holtz:               Distress Markers - Faded Jeans, Tea Dye, Pealed Paint, Rusty Hinge
 Paper Pearl Pen:    Green for center of flowers                             
Gems:                     Studio 112

I followed the directions from Emma Lou for the flowers so fun and easy.. And the best thing of all
I purchased everything except Gems from

This is to show how the front is very useful by having a removable card as well as the inside.
Love it.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Hello Crafters,

   Thought I would do the second card for Joans Garden Challenge #21 this week:  Leaf design  background, purple flowers, white, green and purple colors and add a Sentiment. Hope you like it.........

I used one of my favorite background stamps "JustRite - Elegant Fronds" and of course it doesn't show up in the pic. Oh well I tried!  I used white card stock and white embossed the Elegant Fronds so it is white on white. Framed it with a purple card stock frame. Made flower from vellum and painted them. I also painted the leaves. For the Sentiment I pop dotted the layers after spiraling them with some metallic thread. Added a row of ribbon flowers that were not the right color green so I painted them as well.

Products used:  Art Anthology - Paints - Mardi Gras  (purple) Pickle (green)
                        Wrights Ribbon - flower at border
                        Coats twist threads -Purple and Green
                        Heartfelt Creations - flowers - HCPC 3468 Tattered blossom and HCD 722 Die
                                                       Leaves - HCD732 Die Deco flower pot and the HCPC stamp
                        Stampendous - white embossing powder
                        JustRite - "Elegant Fronds" background stamp
                        Tim Holtz - Distress pens - Vintage photo - vines on leaves
                        Birdie Inspirations - Sentiment

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Hello Crafters,

  How time is flying - time for the #21 challenge at Joans Garden - this week is about my favorite subject "Mother Nature" I love when all the colors brighten up and flowers and trees come back from there long winter's nap. Oh well, rules" leaf design background, purple flowers, use white green and purple colors, add a sentiment, limit 2 cards.  My take on card #1:

Asters -  What card embossed with eBosser polka dot embossing folder, green card stock embossed with an aster leaf (you really can't see it here. Then I embossed a leaf back ground stamp with "Spring Willow" embossing powder . Made the Asters, and built the card.
Products used:  Sprinkle & Sparkle "Spring Willow" embossing powder
                        Flower Soft - "Sunshine Yellow" centers of Asters
                        Heartfelt Creations: Delicate Aster - HCPC 3494 Stamp and HCD 726 Die
                                                      Decorative Flower Pot HCD 732 (leaves on vine)
                                                      Beautiful You - HCPC 3532 - Leaves
                       Viva - 3 D paint - Moss green (Leaves)
                       Stampscapes - Sentiment
                       Rubber Stampede - Background leave stamp - 3255R
                       Tim Holtz - Distress Markers
                       eBosser - embossing folder - Dots
                       Stampendous - White embossing powder
                       Creative Memories - butterfly punch