Archive for April, 2011

Ladies Drink Tea


   I have decided to make a series of tags using my Afternoon Tea stamps from Oxford Impressions. I want to make a fabric journal to display all the tags. This is the second tag in the series. I decided to keep the same color scheme as the first tag because I love the turquoise glimmer mist. The color is so warm and inviting just as a warm cup of tea on a cold, rainy day or any day for that matter. Thank you for stopping by.

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Shabby Tea Grunge Tag

    I had OH SO MUCH fun making this pretty! I saw a tutorial on the technique at Studio L3. I used the Oxford Impressions Afternoon Tea stamp set. What a gorgeous set.Did I mention that I am obsessed with tea? It is my favorite drink of all time. So, this was my first time working with red rubber stamps and I loved them. I distressed the tag in several distress inks, heat dried and then embossed with the stamps. I painted over the embossed areas with perfect pearls and then heat dried again. I took a paint brush to the excess perfect pearls and wha-la… a beautiful shimmery background. The teapot is my favorite stamp! I glimmer misted a piece of cardstock, stamped my image and distressed. I did the same with the tea bag tag. I trimmed the tag with Tim Holtz rose ribbon and brown Prima lace. The rose ribbon was glimmer misted in three colors. For the top I made two sheer ribbon roses and glimmer misted those as well.  Such a fun project!

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says stamps and Show Anything but a Card

Paper Crafting Journey For the Ladies in Your Life

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Inori for Japan


 I mentioned in my previous post that I had made a card for Tomoko  for her Inori Project.  She is collecting craft donations from anyone that would like to give. She will be selling these craft items on Japanese Facebook and all the proceeds will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross to help victims of the recent earthwakes and tsunami.

    I am a stay- at-home mom and wife. I love my job and would never give it up but at times I feel disconnected from the world. I want to help where needed but as the mother of two small boys I feel as though I am unable to vollunteer my time. This is the perfect opportunity to feel useful. How great is it that I get to create and help others at the same time? Please check Tomoko out at Crop-Addict. Perhaps there is a way that you can be a blessing to someone else by donating some of your projects. Even if you cannot donate remember the way you can help most is by prayer. We have such a GREAT and POWERFUL GOD. All he wants us to do is cast our burdens upon Him and He will take care of the rest.

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Couple of Lovelies

     Here is card I made for my mother-in-law. She has been a bit under the weather lately and I thought it would be fun to make her a card. I love how this little card turned out! I  adore the little pouty- lipped child who looks like she is refusing to do something. Of course we all don’t like the attitude from such a child but I have to admit that her face is priceless. Anyway, I used a nestibilities die and inked it and stamped in my favorite French script, added some vibrant colored Prima flowers with bling and brads and finished off with some flourishes. Rather simple but  pretty. I liked it so much that I created another card using the same layout with a few minor adjustments.

Challenges Entered:

Res-Q Challenge Corner Rounder RESQ76

Fresh Brewed Designs Flowers

I Did It Creations Anything Goes

     This second card I made to send to Tomoko in Japan as part of my craft donations for her Inori project. I’ll be posting all about that sometime soon.

      Here is another card that I worked on for Mother’s Day. I made it really simple so that it could be sent via air mail and not get damaged. Again, I made use of my Nestibilities dies. Can I just say that I love Spellbinders?

     Have a lovely Thursday!

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   Well, here it is! I finally finished my handmade shadow box complete from cardstock, designer paper  and chipboard. This was my FIRST altered project ever, except for a canvas of course. I had loads of fun but what a relief that it is over. At times, I was worried I was going to have to tear it apart and start all over.

   So, I am not going to bore you with every detail. Just going to give you the basics. I used all Graphic 45. Embellishments were the paper,Tatttered Angels glimmer chips, glimmer mist, handmade flowers, I AM ROSES, 7 Gypsies stamps and trims from the Jule Box. The technique I used for the box construction is by Kathy at Paper Phenomenon. She used it to create a shadow box mini album. What awesome ideas she comes up with. I put it together to make a full 12 X 12 box to hang in my kitchen. Lots of photos so I hope you enjoy and leave a comment if you like! Thanks.

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