Friday, March 28, 2014

Mother's Day Hello


Greetings everyone,

Here in the Northwest we actually had one dry day, but then the rain, wind and clouds returned.  I guess Spring just hasn't arrived yet. So far today it has rained 1.5 inches and there is rain forecast for the next 7 days.

Today's card is really easy, I punched out the cornflowers and added circles to the centers using glitter cardstock.  I placed them at the top and bottom of the Floral oval and used the Martha Stewart punch around the page Eyelet Lace set.  I ran pink cardstock for the sentiment through the printer and die cut it with the Ribbon Banner.

Materials:
Martha Stewart Cornflower & Eyelet Lace punch
EK Success Paper Shaper 1/2" circle punch
Poppy Stamp Massa Leaf Background die
Spellbinders Nestabilities Floral Ovals
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Ribbon Banners

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mother' Days Garden



Greetings Everyone,

If I came upon this flower garden I would feel like dancing also.  I really like taking the Lady Dancing and just reposition either the legs or arms depending on what you want to create.  I added a fun flower hat to her head and a small bow on the dress. I have been adding small pinched flowers to the Viva Tree and then cutting the branches and using them as flower vines.  For the birdhouse I mounted it on the Village Lamp Post for some height.

PS. For the orange and purple flowers I am using the Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit by Susan Tierney-Cockburn.  I am still learning how to use the kit and make flowers but I just punch 1/4" circles and use the shaping tools to create the small flowers.

Materials:
Memory Box Lady Dancing, Gold Finch & Tender Leaves
Poppy Stamps Viva Tree, Tulip Fanfare, Fairy Flower, Picket Fence, Village Lamp Post, Evanston Birdhouse & Ivy Tendrils
Martha Stewart Grass & Doily Lace Punch

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Mothers Day Flower Cart

Greetings everyone,
A big thank you to all my followers, I really appreciate everyone who leaves comments and those that are using Pinterest to pin my projects.

I thought this might be a fun Mother's Day card or just a Spring design.

For today's card I started out die cutting two Grand Flower Box pieces and trimming the ends off and shortening on side to create the cart.  Then I filled it with a strip of grass which I realize you really can't see.  I added the Brighton Flowers, Tulips and some pinched little red circle buds.  Next I die cut two Vintage Bicycles and trimmed off everything so I only had the wheels and attached one in front and the other behind the cart.  I filled three pots with more flowers and then took the Spellbinders circle piece an trimmed it slightly less than half then added the Martha Stewart Doily Lace for the trim.  I used only the handle of the Petite Umbrella and attached the umbrella to the back of the flowers.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps Grand Flower Box, Brighton Flower Border, Tulip Fanfare & Dianna Border
Memory Box Vintage Bicycle, Garden Pots & Petite Umbrella
Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large ( 3¼″ die size)
Martha Stewart Doily Lace & Grass punch

PS for those who might be interested here is the finished wood floor in my craft room. Please ignore the hideous wall color (purple) it came with the house when we bought it.  Painting the walls will have to wait until next year.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Spring Garden Blooms


Greetings Fellow Crafters,

I just discovered  that the new Swirly Curl Border Outline die lines up with each other for additional creative uses. I used it as a lattice background and added the Fairy Flower Drops and then filled two baskets with grass and flowers.

Materials:
Memory Box Woven Basket, Fairy Flower Drops & Arched Stems
Poppy Stamps Swirly Curl Border Outline, Fresh Cut Grass, Brighton Flower Border & Fuzzy Bunnies


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Poppy Stamps Blog Blitz - Bountiful Sunflower Delight


Greeting Fellow Crafters
Diane here, Poppy Stamps has released a lot of new and exciting dies and I am so excited to start using them.  We’re celebrating with great project ideas and giveaways on our blog for two weeks!  Poppy Stamps  Stop by and see whats new.
My post today features the gorgeous new Bountiful Sunflower die which can be used in so many ways. After embossing the background I popped on a few new Delaney Butterflies, grass and a little glitter to complete the card.   I hope this design makes you think of Spring and warmer days.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Catching Butterflies



Hello Crafting friends, followers and all of you who stop by to leave comments.  Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day.

I have sort of hit a snag in creating anything, the noise, smell and dust of having the wood floors installed has finally chased me out of the house.  After two days I just could not take anymore and then when they said they would have to seal off the craft area and upstairs I thought ok, enough is enough.  It will only get worse for five more days and then it will be done.

Another strange thing happened yesterday a few months ago I purchased a Spellbinder Grand Calibur because you can use a 8 ½” X 11” paper through it.  Well, right from the start is had some part loose and it rattled every time you moved it.  I ordered it online so I did not have a way of shipping it back.  Finally other things starting breaking inside of it and it really rattled, until sadly the entire handle just popped and that was it.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps Picket Fence, Curious Cat & Sitting Cat
Memory Box Grand Oak Tree, Vintage Bicycle, Lavish Branch, Adorable Posies & Puffy Clouds
Martha Stewart Grass Punch

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Pretty Posies


Greetings everyone, just a quick card design.

Materials:
Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Nestabilities A2 Matting Basic A
Spellbinders Nestabilities Floral Ovals
Poppy Stamps Lorelai Leaf
Memory Box Twisty Stalk, Fabulous Phlox, Adorable Posies & Ting Bow
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