Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Welcome Sweet Baby Card

This week's challenge at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges is to create a baby card.  I chose blue and yellow colors to coordinate with the baby buggy sticker that I had.  I added some cute buttons tied with baker's twine and a little bit of vintage lace.  The sentiment says welcome sweet baby and I hand wrote it on a flag.  Be sure and visit Ruby's Rainbow Challenges to see all of the pretty baby cards.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Square Challenge Card

This week's challenge at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges is to create something with squares.  I chose a square shaped card and added square shaped matting for my pretty little bird which is a diecut from K & Co.  I even found square shaped gems.  I love the trim - the colors were perfect.  All of the paper is from my new paper stack by My Mind's Eye.  Join us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges.

I had some leftovers and decided to whip up another bird card.  Sometimes simple is good.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Just a Note

This card was made for the Sound of Music challenge at Papertake Weekly Challenge.  I started with gold mirrorcard and then added vintage style sheet music paper.  I have been waiting to use one of my Tim Holtz ornate plates on just the right project and this was it.  I added a filigree corner from Dry Gulch Beads & Jewelry, a beautiful crystal flourish and of course, vintage lace.

Mother's Day Card from my Sister

Don't you love getting handmade cards in the mail?  This is the beautiful card my favorite sister sent me for Mother's Day this year.  I love the little birdie and the birdcage in the background.  The lace is one of my favorites and the pearl gems add just the right touch.  I love vintage inspired designs.  Thanks Sam!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Tim Holtz Tags of 2013 - May

This month's Tim Holtz's Tags of 2013 has a splash of color with lots of rubons in black for contrast.  My interpretation is pretty colorful too.  I added metallic distress stain at the end and that toned down the colors a little bit.  I added rubber stamped images using Chipped Sapphire distress ink.  I just had to use a little tissue tape at the bottom.  I couldn't find my film strip ribbon anywhere.

It took all of these distress stains for the tag background.

Quilled Hollyhocks Card

I love to quill flowers and the varied colors of pink are perfect.  I used a glittered vellum overlay to soften the hollyhock flower image, then I attached my quilled flowers on top of the vellum.  Quilling is a lot of fun and if you have never tried it, you should.  It is easier than it looks!

I am entering this card in this challenge:
Craft Catz - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes
Card Mania Challenge - Flowers
Stamping Dragons - Flowers
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes

Fun New Supplies

I have gathered a few new supplies lately.  We finally have a few colors of the Distress Paint locally and I can't wait to try them.  I plan to use them on my version of the Tim Holtz's May 2013 tag.  I love birds and butterflies, so the K & Co. diecuts and birdcages will be used very soon.  I purchased 4 new colors of Gelatos to add to my others.  I haven't even tried them yet, but since they were on clearnace, I couldn't help it.  The nautical themed stickers will be used for my husband's Father's Day card this year.  New supplies are always inspiring for me.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Festive Colors Christmas Card

It is never too early to get a jumpstart on Christmas cards.  This one is my design team card for the Festive Colors challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.  I started with red mirrorcard and added a pretty piece of paper from a 6x6 paper pad.  The lace is vintage from an antique store and the sentiment centerpiece is a sticker from K & Co.  The challenge blog is named Sparkles, so I had to add lots of sparkle.  Join us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges - we would love to see what you create in festive colors.

Our challenge sponsor for his month is Fantastic Ribbons.  Stop by and see the beautiful embellishments they offer.

Doggone Awesome!

This week's challenge at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges is Furry Friends.  Come over to Ruby's and show us your furry creation.  This one was challenging because I have a zillion butterfly, dragonfly and bird embellishments, but not much of anything that is furry.  I was just about to start looking for digital art when I found this puppy sticker.  He fit perfectly on a Bravissimo rosette. I added paw print stickers to the ribbon and wrote the sentiment on a flag. I have been trying to find a way to use the flags for awhile now.  Pretty simple, but cute too.