Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving Day Cards

Hi folks!  Hope this Sunday evening finds you well :) Today I'm bringing a quick post of my Thanksgiving Day cards.  Cards really aren't my forte, I don't make that many of them.  I make this holiday and Easter for my mom and two aunts.  Then throughout the year, I will usually make birthday cards for various family members, but not all the time.

These were made with a combo of scraps from Bo Buuny and DCWV's autumn lines. I cut the leaves with my cricut and an EK Success maple leaf punch,  I then smeared some distress stain and ink on my craft resist mat, sprayed water as well and then dragged the leaves through for such a gorgeous effect.  When dry and glued to the card, I then stickled with my gold.  Gotta have that bling :)  Love the silky ribbon in both sage and burnt orange.  So pretty, then some rhinestones and pearls for finishing up.

Take a look -

I found quotes online that I liked and printed them up, then cut them with my nestabilities die, I stacked them with the larger die,  You can see on two I had the saying going horizontal with the die and the larger die cut under going vertical, and on one vice versa.  I really love how then came.  My mom got her's and she loves it too, but she's pretty biased ;) Cards really are a fantastic way to get rid of those scraps.

Working on some mini's I'm giving as gifts this year so I've been pretty busy, and Thanksgiving is at my home.  Lots of yummy food and pies, oh PIES!!!   Coconut cream, and salted caramel chocolate tart are the two new ones on the menu this year. Of course we never leave out the good ole stand by's, pumpkin, apple, pecan and salted caramel apple.  I just like to make at least one new pie each year.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving if you're in the states friends.

Sunday, November 16, 2014


Well hello again!  I'm going for a record here!  Today I'm sharing my layout for Swirlydoo Kit Club's Round Robin challenge.  Each week a gal from the team shares their lift from the gal who went before them, unless you're first, then you set the standard. It's all about the family for this one.  I used September's gorgeous Vintage Love kit filled with Prima goodness!  Just beautiful, check out the pic -

So, in the challenge, if you use a Swirlydoo tutorial you get an extra point, using 60% of the kit gets you another.  My technique I used was for Vintage Chipboard -

My picture is of all of us from Desirae and Omar's wedding and I did a teeny step out just to show a couple of steps.  I layout all my pieces to make sure they're where I want them, then I start putting it together.

Some embossing
 starting to glue it all down

I love that Blue Fern chippie!  I used the great treatment to give it such a nice effect.  I curled the burlap string on the tags to give it a bit more fancy look.  The little clock face is scrap from my scrap stash pile.  I just glued it on and kept it plain. The amber rhinestones and the Family rub-on have been in my stash since the wheel was invented ;)

Procuct List (first five from kit)

Prima Time Traveler - "no 70", Love Affair, 
Prima Time Traveler  - Tag Me Ticket Tag Set  
Prima Cartographer Flowers - Roamer
Blue Fern Chipboard - Ornate Frame
Lace Trim - Black
I Am Roses - Roses, Cherry Blossoms
Butterfly Printable
Stickles - Copper
Distress Ink - Brushed Cordouroy, Rusty Hinge
Acrylic Stamp Flourish
Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Spray - Icy Primrose Gold, Fuzzy Navel Peach
Lindy Stamp Gang Embossing Powder - Midnight Bronze Obsidian
Rub-on - Family (stash)
Rhinestones - Amber (stash)

Thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Imaginarium Design Team Call

Hi all, this is a special post specifically for Imaginarium Designs. Trying out for a dt is always exciting. Nerve wracking too, for sure. In this post I have put 10 of my most favorite projects.  Be warned, it is very pic heavy:)

Hope you like them too!


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