Tuesday, June 26, 2007

crafty support

I love the ultimate support lady image by Crafty Secrets. She's so pretty standing in front of the mirror on the wall with the vintage rose patterned wallpaper. There is just a touch of aqua blue here and there in the black and white image, so pretty. The vintage roses birthday image is beautiful too, they look like wild roses. The images are from the Heartwarming Vintage booklet, Wacky & Wonderful.

I used the Cuttlebug folder Textile on the aqua paper from Crafty Secrets Radiant paper pad and on the SU! Chocolate Chip cardstock on the birthday card. The flower and leaves are by Prima. The ribbon is by Martha Stewart. The buttons are from my mom's stash. I cut thin strips of cardstock and threaded them in the buttons, and attached them with a glue dot, much easier than a needle and thread!

I got the Crafty Secrets paper and images from Anna at Sassy & Sweet Crafts , the Cuttlebug folder from Joy & Daisy at Eclectic Paperie

I'm still waiting on my SU! catty........the anticipation is a killer I tell ya!

Friday, June 22, 2007

clothes-pin bag

I went to my daughter's in Conway a few weeks ago and I stopped at a junk shop I'd never been in before. There was an older gentleman puttering around inside. Stuff was stacked to the ceiling! Dust everywhere, you could tell they had been there forever, it was kinda creepy really, LOL! I could have stayed in there all day, after I told myself he wasn't an ax murderer, (snort) But, I was kinda in a hurry to see my babies Ü Anyway, I saw a door to another room and I asked him if there was stuff in there and he said "I'm afraid so", cracked me right up! That is where I found this old clothes-pin bag, the kind the ladies hung on the clothesline to hold their clothes-pins while they hung their laundry. I snatched it right up, brought it home, took the bag off and washed it. I decided I wanted to use the Crafty Secrets bird from the Homespun Cotton Scraps - Flowers. I ordered them from Anna at Sassy & Sweet Crafts and went to work. I sewed the buttons on the eyelet ruffle and I glued the ruffle to the top of the bag with Fabri-Tac. I sewed some more eyelet ruffle around the bird image, sewed the buttons on the corners and glued that on the front with the Fabri-Tac. Then, I sewed the buttons on the corners of the bag. I want to do something on the wire hanger, just haven't figured that out yet.

Here are the clothes-pins that were in the bag. The wood is worn smooth on them from many years of use. I wonder who the lady was that worked so hard hanging out her laundry? I wonder if she would approve of her bag now.

I'm off to see my mom tomorrow. I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

hi there

Another card with my SU! Baroque Motifs set. I wanted to do a black and white card with a little pink. I cut up the swirl background and pieced it back together, ugh, now I remember why I don't do this often. It's like a jigsaw puzzle, no, worse than a jigsaw puzzle!!

Look real close at the flower on the hanging tag, there is an ant on it. The big dummy, doesn't he no a real flower from a paper flower?! I took the pictures outside on the crossarms (crossarms are off high line poles, look up they are the boards that go across at the top of the poles) I didn't know the ant was there until I picked up the card. I decided he made a cute embellishment!

Supplies: Stamps - Baroque Motifs and Fancy Flexible Phrases. Cardstock - Basic Black and Whisper White. Ink - Jet Black by Ranger and Regal Rose classic. Acces. - 1", 3/4", 1/16", horizontal slot, word window, giga scalloped square punches, Dimensionals, brads by Making Memories, scalloped scissors, May Arts ribbon from StarLitStudio and a dumb ant :)

I hope everyone had a Happy Father's Day!
My family was here, we had good food and lots of hugs and kisses with the little ones, a perfect day!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Father's Day

I made this for my hubby for Father's Day.
I used my new Baroque Motifs stamp set by SU!
I love the big swirly stamp in this set, so glad SU! has offered this one!

I tried to stay manly as best I could, it's always hard for me to do manly, but, I think this works using the browns and striped paper.

Supplies: CS - SU! Confetti Tan - retired, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Urban Window Boho Chic note cards by We R Memory Keepers (I cut the card and used the pieces for the BG papers).
Stamps - SU! Baroque Motifs, Linen, Rough Edges Alpha.
Ink - SU! Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel classic pads and markers, Walnut ink by Ranger
Acces. - May Arts ribbon, Vintage brads, hanging charm, 5/8" circle and 1/16" punches, brass brad, Dimensionals, sponge, sewing machine, tan thread, cutter kit.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Vintage cards, the real thing!

Easter cards

My mom gave me these cards last weekend. They were sent to my uncle Troy "Orin" Branscum in the 40's, so they are at least 60 years old and are in perfect condition! I think they are beautiful for cards that are not hand made (grin) He was in WWII, a tank commander in the 2nd Armored Division and KIA on 1-3-45. I only wish I could have known him. My grandparents kept these all through the years, my mom got them and now I have them. Since cards are our thing, I was so happy to get these. The colors and design of that era are so pretty and I notice a lot of the same now in new vintage designs.

These are Valentine cards. The one on the far right has a sheet of thin foil laying inside, it shows through the cutout heart.

Here are the Christmas cards. The one on the top left with the soldier is one my uncle sent home to my grandparents.

Look at this one, it's so unusual, there's a greeting for every month of the year. I love the sponged look on this. Did they have creamy caramel in the 40's? :)

I hope you enjoyed the trek to the 40's in card design, I'm off to put these away, very carefully!

Monday, June 04, 2007

ribbon keeper

I got this CUTE Maya Road Coffee Break tin from Joy & Daisy at Eclectic Paperie. It's really a cute size and fun to work with. You can remove the handle to put your paper on!! Way cool!!!

I made this ribbon keeper with a tag ring for a friend. I made the tags from lightweight chipboard and the cutest images from Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Cuts - Friendship & Flowers and Heartwarming Vintage Booklets - Wacky & Wonderful. I covered the tin with Crafty Secrets Radiant patterned paper that I adhered with Mod Podge and painted a coat on the outside. I got the Crafty Secrets paper and images from Anna Wight's Sassy & Sweet Crafts.

After I put the paper on the tin, I marked with a pencil and my paper piecing template where I wanted the holes to be in the front. I took my Crop-a-Dile and punched the holes in the tin. I die cut some flowers with my Cuttlebug, punched holes in those and glued them over the holes in the tin, then I set the pink flower eyelets (SU! retired) in the holes with my Crop-a-Dile. I put loose ribbon inside and ran it through the holes. I put the pink rick rack on the lid rim with E6000. The black buttons were shank buttons, I snipped off the shanks with my small pliers and glued those on with E6000.

For the tags, I cut the chipboard and patterned paper the same size, adhered the paper to the chipboard, front and back and punched the corners with my ticket corner punch from SU! I cut out the images with my tiny scalloped scissors and adhered those on the tags. I set the oval eyelets (SU! retired) in the tags with my Crop-a-Dile. I glued on the ribbon and buttons with E6000. I told y'all I use that stuff ALL the time, LOL! I put the tags on a binder ring along with a key and clipped it on the tin handle.

The ribbon, rick rack and 7gypsies key came from Cindy at StarLit Studio

The lace and vintage buttons came from my mom Ü

Friday, June 01, 2007

WOOHOO! I'm an Eclectic Paperie Friend!

Thank you Joy & Daisy, for choosing me!
I'm SO tickled!
You know how much I love ya!

I found this little shadow box frame at a thrift store for .50. It was pink with a little boat scene in it.

I painted it white and distressed it with walnut ink. I traced the frame on a piece of cardstock from the Basic Grey Pheobe 6 x 6 paper pad, cut it out and glued it on the front with Mod Podge. I sponged the edges with more walnut ink and put on 2 more coats of Mod Podge. I took the mat from the inside of the frame and traced it on a coordinating piece of paper, cut it out and adhered it to the mat. I took one of my fav pictures taken at the hospital. I printed it in black and white and adhered it to the back of the mat.

Now for the fun stuff :) I got out the trustee Cuttlebug and a few dies. The Floral Borders, Vintage and Paisley. I cuttled the Floral Borders in brown, adhered around the pic, added Prima flowers and Fruit Punch Stickles. I cuttled one of the Vintage dies with light weight chipboard and paper, put that in the top right corner of the picture and added a big green crystal brad. I cuttled the Paisley die with more chipboard and paper added Prima's, crystals, ribbon and a flower brad. I stuck that on the outside of the frame with E6000.

The two little darlin's are my granddaughter's. This pic was taken the day after Jasmine was born, she wasn't even 24 hrs. old yet, awwww, Jayde is a very proud big sister! Man I miss them, it's been a whole WEEK since I've seen them Ü

The crocheted piece in the background is a round table topper I made several years ago when I was big into crocheting, long before paper crafting!

I got the Basic Grey Pheobe 6 x 6 paper pad, Cuttlebug dies and lightweight chipboard from Joy and Daisy at Eclectic Paperie, be sure and check out their store. They have awesome stuff and are always updating with the latest and greatest! Check out the 'Brand Spankin New', I just left there...Love Elsie, Palette ink, papers OMW!!!
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