Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Little "Wren" House

I did a workshop on Sunday and we made these tiny wren houses uisng the SU milk carton very simple...inside I put a bit of Easter grass and a few chocolate eggs....after all you have to have eggs in a birdhouse...right??  We could have added a bit more, trimmed the roof with a scallop punch, but time was a factor......and look at that roof paper...yummy!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Take The Time

Here I am doing yet another challenge...but who could resist a challenge from a place called "The Shabby Tea Room"???  I know I couldn't!!!  The challenge was to use scraps...I have plenty of those...and remember awhile back I sorted ALL my paper scraps by color???  So easy peasy to use now, and I find myself using them all the time...a perfect challenge for me to do!!
I did a bit of sewing on this card.....left it simple as the scrap bits of paper were so pretty... I didn't want to cover them up!  Sorry the picture is a bit "slanted" haven't figured out if I was holding my camera that way...or maybe my head is "crooked"!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Just Hoppin' By

I did this crazy frog card for Betsy Veldman's challenge to use your die cut machine to make a "shape" card....the hardest was making the decision of which shape to make...I saw this cute frog on one of my newer cartridges , but have to tell it, he took me forever....lots of cutting and re-cutting to get what I wanted!   I attached the back and the front of the card together with my "new" tool of the TH tiny attacher...such a fun little gadget!!.  The sentiment, as well as the inside of the card is from a SU set...well off to do her other 2 challenges.......look below to see another one I did today!! 

Paper Piecing Challenge With Your Die Cut Machine

At Betsy Veldman's blog, she was having a challenge using your various die cut machines...on this day it was for paper piecing...I paper pieced my umbrella and also did some paper piercing on it.........kind of fun to use my machine for  a change!  The rabbit is a stamp I have had a long time...I like his somewhat "vintage" look!  I stamped the sentiment in SU Only Orange....
The next photo made me laugh...gee...who is that in my tulip...Cloe, could that be you??

Blogger Issues Today Everywhere

If you can't load photo's or see photo's...don't's a blogger issue and they are working on it......"ain't" the cyber world great???!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Friendship Garden

Frustrating morning on blogger...could not get into my blog.....if you see any "funny business" please let me know!
I decided to try my 2nd attempt with my keep in mind I only have about 7 sketch pens~kind of limits one's creativity....have high hopes of getting more soon!!  I spent way too much time on this card...not with the Copics, but picking out paper~ribbon and a design.....all this time on the paper which has a shiney damask design, only to cover most of it up anyhow!!
I did a few more images with my limited Copic colors this morning...I will post those tomorrow, though I think this one is the best of "the bunch"

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bird On A Branch~Emboss Resist

Not such a pretty day here today...gloomy.....good day to stamp!!  My May 2009 Stampin' Success had a card using "Bird On A Branch" with the emboss resist technique.....I changed mine a bit, adding the free sale-a-bration Vintage Labels for my sentiment...
I love this set, it stamps beautifully and I just love the look of it, not to mention the set utilizes our SU punches!  Simple but elegant cards....and no flowers!!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Purple~Purple~Purple ~ Big Fat Fabric Flower Pin

This is "my" last card for the week long color challenge HERE .......  I made one of the flower pins from fabric using the same SU Flower Folds die I used in my yellow card, except eliminating the largest's a pin that can be taken off the card, so its a "real" gift am not a real fan of "purple", my least favorite color, except in the garden..., be sure to scroll on down to see my other "flower" cards I did today for the color challenge....become a follower as next month I will be giving away "candy"!!

Green~Green~Green ~Organza Flower

Here is my "green" card for the challenge HERE ...the flower is one of the organza ones I made awhile back...its kind of big, if I made them again I would do smaller :>)   
Scroll on down to see my other cards for the week long color ends at midnight more post after this one...and then I done...whew!

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Orange~Orange~Orange~& A Bit' of Kiwi Kiss

Did I mention flowers are "hot"....oh yeah about 20 times.....
This is for the "orange" challenge "here"...... used my new SU Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch...did 3 layers andkind of "bent" the petals up...gathered a bit of white crepe paper underneath, added some leaves......and stamped my sentiment in Kiwi Kiss..(oh how I miss that color).....okay off to do my "purple" and my "green".....then have to get busy....
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Today's card I did for the "yellow" challenge HERE  .......I made this BIG paper flower last week as soon as my new SU Sizzix Flower Fold die arrived.....I can't seem to stop making these...I LOVE them....this is a big card...wish you could see it IRL, as it is much 3D!!  I am putting a computer generated sentiment inside....something clever...I still need to finish that, and make a big envelope...but maybe will just decorate a white padded one...I don't want to crush my flower!!  Okay off to do purple, orange and green...scroll on down to see my PINK flower I did today!!!  Become a follower...I will be having "blog candy" next month" sometime!!


Birds are singing~grass is starting to "green up" ~ and I am thinking "pink"!!!  I have been working know what my creative room.....I can see light at the end of the tunnel...still lots to do, as I can't spend every minute in I took a fun break to create......  if you go HERE to Paper Hugs and Stamped Kisses you will find some fun color challenges.....hurry though, you only have until midnight tonight to enter.....that being is my card for the PINK challenge.......simple...but I loved how it turned out.....the inside is done as well, and there is a matching envelope......told you I was into making flowers this week ...I promise to stamp next week!
The flower tutorial  is from HERE  ....go and have a look, you will be glad you did.....her flowers are gorgeous!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cute and Wonderful Blog Candy

Want to visit a darling blog and meet "MiMi"???  Go HERE and sign up for a special blog will be glad you did!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St Patrick's Day!!!

I didn't make a traditional St. Patrick's Day card~too late to send~but I did do a green card~perfect for Mother's Day or a Mother's birthday...inside is finished as well...I bought these Prima flowers awhile back, they just looked like shamrocks to me~36 in a package~all in these colors...I might have to think of lots of ways to use them...maybe a scrapbook page~eating corned beef and cabbage today...yum....I am making a cake for the occassion...stay tuned tomorrow and I will show it to you and the recipe of course!!  Wait until I show you the other flowers I did this week.....gorgeous!!!
Want some fun go HERE to the Sisterhood of Crafters and join in!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Flowers Are Hot!!!!!!

I am sure you have seen the "wave" of flowers going has to be one of the "hottest" trends right now...and me...well, I am right there in that trend!  I LOVE flowers~I LOVE making mostly for this week, that is what you will see here!
You all know I am cleaning, revamping, reorganizing my "creative" room...well ,that's where I have been...what a mess, but when its done, you will hear a big sigh of "relief".....don't listen for it yet, I have a long way to go!!
Now back to my card,   I loved how this card turned "Spring" like, and I think the colors are divine!!  I just ordered the "Blossom Party" die from SU (along with another one) and could not wait to use it.....the sentiment is from the sale-a-bration set "Whimsical Words".....I love this set, the "script is so beautiful~the punch is also a freebie from the same catty....want either of these free??  Email me and I can tell you how to get them free.  Iam putting this in the challenge at Lilybeanpaperie blog...the challenges each week are from A Creative Mint.....yummy, always!
Paper:  SU Gable Green~Whisper White, Ink:  SU Basic Black, Gable Green,  Stamps: SU Tiny Tags, Whimsical Words,  Accessories:  SU Pretty In Pink Ribbon, Blossom Party Die, Curly Label Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Fifth Avenue Floral

Some of my favorite stamps are flowers~but I am a huge flower gardener, so it all makes sense.....I LOVE this SU set Fifth Avenue Floral...was playing around a bit with color...rather bright, but it fits for this dreary day...58 here, but with all the snow we still have and the gloom, one would never know it...not complaining though, I can see my Spring flowers pushing up out of the ground......I used Only Orange, Taken With Teal, Whisper white and a scrap from SU Pink Flamingo DS paper...well off to color  a few more flowers...see ya!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Vintage Vogue

Took a break this early a.m. to create this "pennant" card~I used the SU Sizzix die for pennants (small one) and the "yummy" SU Sending Love Specialty DSP...each sheet has glitter on one side......the chocolate chip ribbon is also SU~all items (cept' the die) are from the Occasions Mini Catalog...want some....I'll be glad to order it for you!  The stamp set used is "Vintage Vogue"~also from the "mini"!

Flowers are "HOT this season"...I made this flower from a collection of items, bottom flower is from the same die as mentioned above, next layer is the SU scallop circle punch, and the the 4 layers are from various sizes of round SU punches`all have been "crumpled" and the last 4 layers I inked the edges...the inside has detail as well....that's it...what do you think???  Have a SU order arriving tomorrow...I can hardly wait...ahhhhhh life is good!!!

Might have to venture off to Hobbylobby.....heard they had NEW Copics in........see ya!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Paper Flower Eggs & Carrots

We have had sunshine for 4 days.....and yesterday it was 46 degrees...yippee!!!  We still have lots of snow, but I'll take those temps!!!
Have you seen these paper eggs and carrots yet???  They are made of tiny paper flowers and glitter!  I purchased these yesterday as they were only $1.99 (carrots $2.99)...I noticed Joann Fabrics had chicks, rabbits and lambs......but these eggs just called to we could make these ourselves, but at $1.99...I'll take these...LOL.....I just love how they will fit right into my "paper room"......speaking of that...where have I been???  I am cleaning out my "creative room" from top to bottom...big plans photo shows the fabric I just purchased for my window valances...I LOVE reminds me so much of my stamps and Stampin' Up! ink colors...and the birdie...well he will be one of my display items on a hutch I am creating from 2 pieces of vintage furniture!  My creative room is used to be the master bedroom, until we built a new one...perfect for it has a master bath off it, so convenient!  I am redoing it, so that is where I have been.........I purchased 2 chairs at Goodwill to paint and recover the seats, another chair at a garage sale to paint and add a seat cushion...all out of the same fabric...tell me what do you think, do you love it, too???  It will be a long process, but I can still "create" as nothing has changd there, my tables are still ready to use......I'll have some new stuff up tomorrow.......can't wait to show you!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

It's A Sunshine Day!!

The sun is shining~life is good!!!  We finally have sunshine.....makes me want to decorate for Spring~makes me want to clean~makes me want to shop for new paper goodies~makes me want to shop for fabric~makes me HAPPY!!!
The paper shopping won out yesterday...yes we had sun yesterday, too! I ventured out after being closed in and sick for over 3 weeks~it was fun just to jump in my little "go-getter" and go and get...LOL!  Still no time to "create"....but here are  a few of the pretties I bought at our local craft shops yesterday......yummy...enjoy..I did!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Stay tuned & Best Friends

Remember me mentioning being "sick" with a sinus infection awhile back??  Well, this really got me...bad...won't go into all the boring details.....but I am feeling MUCH better and will be back soon with some new posts......I got the "bug" from my was so bad I am sure it's "grounds for divorce"...LOL....we will leave it there!
Thought I would share a photo I took the first part of February in the "North" vacation home with two  "best friends"....see you soon...enjoy...thank you!!