Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Four Frames Card

Good morning to all of you! It's such a beautiful day here, I hope it's sunny and fallish where you are too!

I made this card to send out as a RAK card to a lady who is going through cancer treatment right now, I hope it lifts her spirits some when she receives it. This card will remind you of the one that I made for Chanda as her birthday card. I had some left-over items to use, so I came up with this one. I used the Four Frames stamp set and the sentiment stamp from On the Grow. This time I lightly sponged the raised embossed areas with Soft Suede ink, added some Pretty In Pink ribbon, some more crochet trim and thought it looked finished. Card stock is Rich Razzleberry and Very Vanilla. I lightly colored in the roses in the frame with Pretty In Pink and Certainly Celery to add just a hint of color. I used my Decorative Label punch to punch out the frame and added some Rich Razzleberry card stock behind it so it would stand out from the Very Vanilla.

Well that is my share for today, thanks to stopping in to see what I've been up too! Mary

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Chanda!!

Hey everyone!! I have a birthday card I would like to share with you, it is for my special Internet friend, Chanda! Today is her birthday and I wanted to make a special card for her, well, because she is special! She has the GREATEST sense of humor, just love it!

Okay onto the card. First I started with a card base of Rich Razzleberry because when it is paired with Very Vanilla, looks elegant, to me anyway and this is a special card. Than I took a piece of Crumb Cake card stock and ran it through the small frame embossing folder, which I than cut out. Hmm....the frame needed something else, so I took my retired Sanded background stamp with some Crumb Cake ink and used that to add some character to it, perfect! Than I took one of the stamps from Just Believe and stamped out the image I wanted onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, the sentiment is from the Petite Pairs stamp set. I lightly sponged the edges of the "picture" inside the frame. I ran some Very Vanilla card stock through the Stripe and Dotted Swiss embossing folders, cut them to the size I wanted, than I added some 3/4" circle punches cut into half the the top part of the Stripe card stock piece (click on image to see better). I found some old crochet trim in my craft closet and added that too! I used my Bow marker and some Crumb Cake seam binding to make a bow that I attached with glue dots. It seem to be missing something, so I got out my tag punch and the Tag stamp set and a safety pin and added the "friends" to the trim below the bow. Whew...this card fought me tooth and nail to be made, nothing seem to go right when I was making this card, but I was determined to win the battle, LOL!!!

Inspiration for this card was found HERE

Well that is my post for the day, hope you all have a good one, especially, you Chanda!! Mary

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wedding Invitation Re-make

Hi everyone, I hope you all are having a great day today. I would like to thank everyone for their kind words of sympathy, they really help me through this hard time with losing our Molly. Some days are great and others not so great but we are starting our healing process.

Today I would like to share a card that I made from a wedding invitation that we receive about a month ago. I know I should have taken a picture of the actual invite, but just plain forgot to. The circle with the "S" on it was part of the invitation, I used my 1 3/4" circle punch to punch it out. The two side pieces under the "S" was a long strip that was used as a belly-band to hold the invitation shut. I took that piece and put it through the lace ribbon border punch. Than I was at a stand still for a couple of weeks. I finally got around to making the card just last week. I cut out a piece of Whisper White card stock to adhere to my card front, but before I did, I used my bone folder and paper cutter to score some accent lines around the piece of card stock. If you click on the picture, you will be able to see it much better. I adhered the two small pieces of lace ribbon border on the card, than popped up the "S" with some dimensional. For the finishing touch, I added two pearls to either side. Stamped my sentiment on the lower right hand corner and was done. I love the clean, simple and elegant look of this card! Oh, I also took some left over border pieces and adhered them to the inside of the card along with a sentiment. This is the card that we will be giving to the new couple next week-end, sure hope they like my re-make of their invitation!

Stamp set: Petite Pairs

I hope you enjoyed my simple card today and thanks for dropping by to see me! Mary

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Good-bye to Our Sweet Molly

Good-bye, sweet Molly we will all miss you so much. You were our gentle giant and you gave us unconditional love for the last 12 1/2 years. We were so lucky to get you from the family that could no longer keep you and you brought so much joy and happiness into our lives. Now you and Samantha can run and play, once again, with each other. Until we see you again, love you much.

Love from your human "pack".

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pizza Anyone??

Good morning to everyone! I hope your Wednesday is going great so far. Oh, I'm enjoying this cooler weather, it has been so nice.

Today I'm going to share a card that I made as a thank you card for my husbands' cousin. She invited us to a local pizza place last week to join her and her siblings to chat and visit, it was so nice and than she surprised us by paying for everyone's pizza too! So I just had to make a special card for her. I found the directions for this card HERE It is time consuming, but so worth the results and you can easily add more "toppings" to it. The pizza we had that night was pepperoni, so that is what I wanted to make. The only stamp set I used was the Petite Pairs by Stampin' Up for the sentiment on the inside. The card stock I used was Very Vanilla for the cheese, Crumb Cake for the crust and Cajun Craze for the pepperoni and the sauce. The pepperoni was made with the one inch circle punch with Cajun Craze marker dab around along with a white gel pen. Crumb cake ink was sponged around all of the edges. After I was done making this I wanted a piece of pizza so bad!

Well that is my share for the day, hope you get some crafting in today too, now back to painting trim in the house. Have a crafty day.............Mary

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day 2011

I wish you all a safe, happy and lazy Labor Day! Thanks for stopping in to say HI!


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Petal Cone Santa

Happy Labor Day weekend to all of you! So far our's has been quite and restful, which is nice!

Today I wanted to share a 3-D project that I made. I found the inspiration for this cutie in the current Current catalog that my daughter got in the mail this week. The minute I saw this, I knew I could make those with my Petal Cone die from Stampin' Up. Wouldn't these be cute as table favors?! I included the picture from the catalog so you could see what my inspiration looked like.

I cut out two petal cone die shapes from Real Red card stock, this would also be so cute made with the Red Glitter paper too! I took a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock and ran it thru the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, I than cut the piece to measure 1 3/4 inches tall, used some Tombow glue to adhere it to the box and trimmed the sides. Than I sponged some Blush Blossom ink (retired) onto another scrap piece of Whisper White, used Tombow glue, and adhered it right above the beard, trimmed again. I used the Two-step Bird punch and puched out two wings to use as Santa's mustache, attached with Tombow glue. Oh I did lightly sponge the edges with Bashful Blue ink to give it some depth. For the collar of his hat I used the Scalloped Circle punch and punched it twice, adhere. Nose was punch with the circle from the Itty Bitty Shape Punch Pack. Eyes were punched from the Cupcake Builder punch, used a white gel pen to make highlights for nose and eyes. For the pompom on top of hat, I used the 3/4 inch circle punch and than added Dazzling Diamonds.

There you have it, I think it turned out very nice, what do you think? Hope you all have a fun, safe holiday with your family and friends, oh and some crafting too! Mary