Monday, February 24, 2014

With Sympathy

Hello again! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Just popping in to share a card I made last week. I started with a sketch I found on Pinterest but I veered away from it in the end.

My main goal was to use new products that have been collecting dust...embossing folder, ink, cardstock, & die are all new to me.

Hope you like it!

Stamps: Simple Sentiments (PTI)
Paper: Smoky Slate (SU), white (PTI)
Ink: Smoky Slate (SU)
Accessories: die (PTI), embossing folder (SU), pearls (Kaisercraft)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Nursery Crafts

Ah, my poor, neglected blog...with a new baby in the house (plus a full-time job), it's hard to find time to craft, let alone blog about it. BUT my friends & I have recently recommitted to making crafting a priority in 2014, so here I am.

Today I thought I'd share some old stuff...two crafts I did for L's nursery. Both were Pinterest and here.

I made this wall art using embroidery hoops, some stain, fabric (got some cheap squares at JoAnn), & my hot glue gun. I was inspired by the colors & animals in L's bedding. The whole project cost about $15.

This second piece of wall art was made using cards we received at the baby shower. Such a cute way to decorate the nursery AND do something with all those cards, right? All it cost me was the price of the frame (on sale & with a coupon at Michael's...about $9).

Hope you like them!

Materials: embroidery hoops, fabric, stain, hot glue gun, picture frame, heart die (PTI), greeting cards, adhesive

Monday, July 15, 2013

Greeting Card Gift Set

Hey there! I've been busy, busy, busy with baby preparations, so I haven't had much time to craft. I did, however, find time to create a few things for my niece's bridal shower last week.

Today I'm sharing a set of cards I made as a prize for one of the shower games. I used a set of 3x4 journaling cards I picked up at Michaels as my starting point.
I kept it simple, mounting each journal card on a white cardstock base. I dug through my stash and added a few embellishments to each...
 Some rub-ons...
 Punched images & rhinestones...
And stickers. 

I think they turned out very cute, & it took me less than an hour to put the set of 10 cards together.

Hope you like them, too!

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green (SU), Aqua Mist & white (PTI)
Accessories: Recollections journaling cards, American Crafts rub-ons, SU flower punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punches, SU corner rounder punch, Martha Stewart & Recollections stickers

Thursday, June 13, 2013

July Showers Bring...Brides!

Hey there! Been busy the past few weeks planning a bridal shower for my niece, so I thought I'd share the invite here.

My SIL & I are co-hosting, & we are going with a tropical party, so I went with bright colors & some fun flip flops to give a hint about the theme...

Finished off the envelopes with some fun washi tape...

Hope you like it!

Stamps: Flipping Out (PTI)
Paper: Aqua Mist, white (PTI), Melon Mambo (SU)
Ink: Hawaiian Shores (PTI)
Accessories: Flipping Out die (PTI), rhinestones (Kaisercraft), washi tape (Freckled Fawn)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ruff Day?

Hey! Just popping in with a quick CAS card to share.

School is almost out...the time of year when you can hear summer calling your name, yet the days are stressful & the end seems far away. I made this quick card as a "hang in there" for a co-worker. I love the punny sentiment the dog is holding up--SO cute!

Hope you like it, too!

Stamps: Puppy Love (There She Goes)
Paper: PTI white, pp from stash
Ink: Adirondack Espresso, Pumpkin Pie (SU)
Accessories: PTI button, The Twinery twine