Sunday, May 27, 2007

little bluebug

I played with my Little Lady set by Paper Trey Ink, isn't she cute? In my fantasy life ladybugs would be all colors, not just red and black Ü

I wanted some big flowers to go with her, so I used the flower from my Looks Like Spring set by SU! I stamped 2 in So Saffron and Brocade Blue classic ink and cut them out. I punched the flower centers out of the patterned paper with a 5/8" circle punch by EK Success. I stamped the Brocade card base with Brocade ink using the Linen set by SU! and the bigger flower from Little Lady. I thought the Oh Baby Boy paper by Basic Grey matched the SU! flowers really well. I punched the corner piece with my punch by EK Success out of Certainly Celery CS and stamped it with the smaller flower in the Little Lady set, and put a celery brad in the center. I adhered the flowers, ladybug (she's popped with Dimensionals) and corner piece on a Very Vanilla CS base. And, put that on Certainly Celery that I cut using my tiny scalloped scissors by Prova Craft. I tied the celery and blue gingham on the card and added the main image with Dimensionals.

The antennas on this little bluebug are green swarovski crystals from Starlit Studio, those crystals are so yummy, they really add the sparkle!

I hope y'all are having a fun safe Memorial weekend. It's crazy around here! The masses come to this lake area from EVERYWHERE!!

Greers Ferry population 900ish.
Greers Ferry population on holidays 10,000ish
Leaving Greers Ferry on holidays, priceless!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

sparkly iris

I decided in my rush to stamp with retiring stamps I would use the gorgeous iris stamp. This SU! set, Still Life Stems retired before I even used it, geeeez. This set is not going anywhere!

The 3 stamps in the set are big, so I made a long tall card. The patterned paper is from the 6x6 paper pad Hannah, by K & Co. I decided to use some of my new Martha Stewart glitter, Brownstone, on the paper. I used my Quickie Glue Pen and just outlined the patterns on the bottom piece of the patterned paper. Then I sprinkled on the brown glitter, mmmmm, LOVE this brown glitter!

I stamped the iris with Stazon Timber Brown on Confetti White CS and colored with SU! Certainly Celery and Rose Red classic ink and a blender pen. I shaded around the iris with a Sahara Sand marker. I wrote "iris" along the stem with my Chocolate Chip marker. I then sponged the edges of the CS and paper with walnut ink by Ranger. I used some cuttled pieces of Chocolate Chip CS that I had using the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder from Eclectic Paperie and layered behind the image. I added a spiral clip and brad from my HodgePodge Hardware, Aged Copper kit and attached some burgundy velvet ribbon. I put the label holder on the bottom and stamped "cherish" from SU!'s Warm Words set.

I hope y'all have a wonderful day!

Sunday, May 20, 2007


When I saw the Petal Pushers set from SU! was retiring I wanted to use it. Why do I think I need to hurry up and use retiring sets? After all, I always keep the ones I love. This set has been one of my fav's, the flowers are perfect for cutting out and putting on cards. I sent these two cards out to a couple of ladies that could use a smile Ü.

I used the Palette paper pad from SU!, chocolate chip and so saffron cardstock on the saffron card, brown rick rack for the stems and brown eyelets that are in the top corner and at the end of the "e" in smile. The rose red card is rose red and basic black cardstock with black eyelets and black rick rack. I stamped the flower and stamped it again without reinking to get the lighter shade and cut them out. I punched two flowers with SU!'s Daisy punch for the center and punched the circles with the 1/2" circle punch for each flower on the card. I adhered the flowers and the stems with E6000, I wanted to make sure they didn't fall off!

I got the rick rack from Cindy at Starlit Studio the store.

My daughter and SIL are moving into their new house today in Conway, it will be a busy day. I'm sure I'll be doing a lot of cuddling with Jasmine and Jayde Ü

I hope y'all have a smiley, cuddly kind of day!!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Special Delivery!

My daughter wanted me to make her some baby announcements. I saw the Cuttlebug bow frame embossing folder in Joy & Daisy's store, Eclectic Paperie, and I new I wanted to use it. I thought I would emboss it on Whisper White cardstock and layer it on Pretty in Pink cardstock. After playing some, I decided I would do a simple all white card with a touch of pink, very clean and simple. Simple is always the way to go when you are mass producing! To emboss the card I took the whole card and put the front on the inside of the folder and closed the card on the back of the folder, KWIM?, then I put it through the Cuttlebug. I used my Quickie glue pen and added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the frame and put a pink crystal in the center of the bow. I stamped the swirly flower from SU!'s Doodle That set with Pretty in Pink classic in the bottom right corner and the sentiment (with Close to Cocoa) and dots with PaperTrey Ink's Faux Ribbon set. The inside is stamped with the heart and flower from the Doodle That set and the baby details stamp from Wordsworth. I got the pink satin edged organdy ribbon at my LSS at their going out of business sale :( I ran out (the horror) and finished up the cards with the light pink polka dot organdy. I couldn't decide which ribbon I liked best after I had them done, so I thought I would share both Ü

I took the picture while they were still in the hospital and it's one of my fav's. I thought I would print them in black and white, but decided I would print them in color to add some more color to the white card. I wanted to show off her pretty dark hair too Ü. I punched them out with my SU! 1 3/8" square punch and adhered them inside the frame.

I'm soooo in love with this little bundle of sweetness, she's a doll!

Happy Mothers Day!!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

vintage clip earring board

Remember the vintage jewelry box I got at a flea market? well, I finally got my project done and I'm really pleased with it. I'll be on the lookout for more of these old earrings!!

I got the wooden hanger at a flea market too. I believe it's an old pants hanger, you pull the hook down and the hanger opens, you push it back up to clamp it down on your pants. I covered the front of the hanger with Basic Grey paper from the 6x6 paper pad Stella Ruby, sanded the edges and put on a coat of Mod Podge. The chipboard flower is from the On Board Accents by SU!, I covered it with paper from Stella Ruby, sanded the edges and painted it with Stickles, I stuck it on the hanger with E6000, I LOVE that stuff, I use it on everything!
I cut some chipboard and paper flowers with my Cuttlebug, stuck the paper on the flowers and adhered those to the hanger. I took the clip earrings and broke the clips off with my little jewelry pliers and adhered those onto the cuttlebugged flowers. I stuck some of the earrings on tacks to use on the board. I bought a package of 12x12 cork tiles at Wal-Mart. I glued the big green rickrack all around the tile then I stamped the bottom left corner with SU! Chocolate Chip craft ink using the Autumn Leaves swirls 2 by Rhonna Farrer. I stamped the edges with SU! Rose Red craft with the flower from the SU! Small Sayings set. After everything was dry, I tied some ribbon pieces on the wire on the sides and I clamped the tile in the hanger and now it's ready to use for notes and cards.
I got the Basic Grey paper pads from Joy and Daisy at eclecticpaperie they have the Cuttlebug and flower die too. I got the Stickles and ribbons from Cindy at StarlitStudio the store.
Have a great day!!

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