Thursday, August 1, 2013

You are lovely

Well, good morning friends! I have a sweet little card to share with you today. I think this is by far, my favorite digital papers! I will use this collage over and over again! Being that I did not get much done in the month of July as far as creating and show casing just some of the pretties in Beatriz's Etsy shop, I will try to better in the month of August.
Don't you just love the roses, pink dots and the and the vintage text (to which I just noticed is upside down... insert laugh here!) I was so focused on having the roses at the bottom of my card that I did not pay any attention to the text! Maybe I better redo the card before I give it away?
Anyway, ignore that little mishap and let's focus on all the other pretties, like the resin butterfly from Melissa Frances. I have had them hidden for a while now and I thought they needed to finally come out of the package and join the roses, lace and washi tape (my favorite that I use all the time).
After adding a few little pearls and my sentiment (from Papertrey Ink) she was perfect... or at least I thought so until this morning! You can find the digital collage HERE.

Have a great day...

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Jar of butterflies

Hello friends... sorry for the long absence here. We took some much needed time away and now I am back refreshed and ready to get back into the groove of things. I am starting with a card I made using some of my most favorite digital images designed by Beatriz Jennings. I am Guest Designing for her this month so you will be seeing lots of papers used from her beautiful shop.
For this card I have used the Vintage Jars Collage, Neutral Backgrounds Collage and Flea Market Backgrounds Collage papers. I stitched a heart in the lower left corner of the jar, catching the butterfly in the center of the heart. The black and white striped piece is washi tape.
The sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink. I like to stamp some of my sentiments to look kind of old so, to do this I simply don't apply as much ink in some areas of the stamp (just barely inking). The jar collage has several different patterns to choose from!

I hope you like what you see today... more soon!


Thursday, June 20, 2013

"Rosie" grocery bag tutorial

Hello friends... if you are interested in this little bag, you can find the complete tutorial HERE over on the Sizzix blog today.
I have used the Grocery Bag die and I might be just a little bit partial to this one because I love the size... not too small not too big.
I have used Prima paper and resin embellishment, a wooden heart from Freckled Fawn along with some more dies from Sizzix. So, to see more photos and complete details head over HERE.

Have a wonderful day...

Thursday, June 13, 2013

"Love" mini wall hanging

Hello all! Today I have a quilted mini wall hanging that I made for Therm-o-web. It is probably one of my favorites so far. I found the letters (L,V & E) at one of my local antique stores... wish I could have found tons of these little gems!
See the ever so bit of aging on  the letters? I adhered the letters, butterfly, doily, flower & house with some HeatnBond Lite and then appliqu├ęd around them.
I have the "O" letter as well but I could not resist using this doily instead.
The heart, grid and sentiment were embroidered using three strands of Cosmos floss. You can find the pattern for the heart and sentiment HERE (her shop is currently closed as she is on vacation).
Some leaves from Prima and another vintage doily for the flower, felt hearts, lace & fabric for the bottom and she was complete!

You can find a complete tutorial HERE on the therm-o-web blog.

Thanks for your visit today...

Thursday, May 30, 2013

With all my heart...

This evening I have a card featuring some Sizzix goodies for you! This is a real simple card that you could make several of in no time at all.
Beginning with the Card, Ornate #3 die, die cut one card base from cardstock and two front portions of the card (you don't need to die cut the whole card just enough to cover the front of the card) from patterned paper. Trim one of the pieces to fit the front of the card base leaving a little of the card base showing around all the edges, machine stitch a square and adhere to the front of the card. Trim the other piece (the bottom scalloped piece) down to about an inch and a half and adhere to the backside of the card base with just a little bit peeking from the front.
Adhere the "With all my heart" frame in the middle of the card just adhering the top only and machine stitch at the top if desired (click on the "With all my heart" to take you to where you can find the frames). Die cut the circle tag from the Thinlits For the Record Set and adhere it behind the frame in the lower left corner. Now you can adhere the rest of the frame down. From felt, die cut the heart from the Thinlits Tags Set and adhere in the middle of the frame then, adhere the wooden heart onto the felt heart. Add a Chit Chat word sticker from Tim Holtz in the bottom right corner of frame.
Die cut a butterfly using the Movers & Shapers Butterflies Set  and adhere to the left side of frame. Adhere a piece of lace to the bottom of the card, add a couple of tiny staples to each side and put a small heart from felt in the center of the circle tag (I stitched an "X" in the center of the heart). Wrap a piece of seam binding ribbon around the top of the card and tie into a bow and you are now complete!

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by...

Monday, May 20, 2013

Sharing a little love...

Hi friends... I hope your weekend was as relaxing as mine. I did a little embroidery, some hand quilting and some paper crafting. I can't remember the last time I actually had a whole weekend to just sit back and relax but boy, I sure enjoyed it (yes, I could have been doing some cleaning, laundry and some yard work). This card uses some background paper from Authentique (music) and a digital download (rose paper) from Beatriz Jennings Etsy shop.
I rolled a flower from some zipper ribbon by Melissa Frances and added a few other little bits and pieces like lace, pearl and a bow with wooden embellishments from Little Yellow Bicycle and Prima.
Have a wonderful week and thank you for your visit today...

Friday, May 17, 2013

Hello everyone! Today I thought I would share with you what I made for the Therm-o-web booth at the Quilt Market that is going on now in Portland, Oregon... wish I were there. First up is a dish towel...
I used a Small Dresden Plate die from Sizzix to make the flower. I just trimmed each blade down to fit the size of flower I was wanting and appliqued each petal onto my towel with some HeatnBond Lite.
I then used some SpraynBond Fusible Adhesive Spray to adhere a vintage doily down in the center of my flower as well as a circle in the middle of the doily.
Lots of ruffles and lace to complete the bottom of the towel. Next, is an apron... I used a pattern from this book
I again used my SpraynBond Fusible Adhesive and to put the flower doily down and then used some HeatnBond Lite to add the leaves and "made with love" label.
The gorgeous fabric is by the one and only Pat Sloan! I remember when I was putting these projects together how rainy it was but, the fabrics made it bright and cheery inside.

You can see more Quilt Market projects from other Designers by clicking HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today...