Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Jasmine Blooms

Hi and I hope you are all fine.

I am practicing making shaped leaves and flowers.  I still need lots of practice but the Garden Notes Jasmine dies are easy to use and make some cute flowers.

Materials:
Elizabeth Craft - Garden Notes Jasmine
Poppy Stamps - Leavenworth Butterfly Trio
Spellbinders - Fleur De Lis Squares & Classic Squares Large
Gold Pearls

Coyote in the back yard.

Friday, February 24, 2017

All Occasion Card Design



Greetings everyone, thank you for the lovely comments on my last design. Gosh I had a terrible time taking a picture of this card.

Materials:
Dee's Distinctively - Small Leaves
Elizabeth Craft - Bunch of Flowers 4 (1030)
Elizabeth Craft Bunch of Flowers 2 (729)
Poppy Stamps - Climbing Vine
Spellbinders - Floral Ovals

Friday, February 17, 2017

Orchid Stem


Hello everyone we have had such crazy weather lately, first 6" of snow, then heavy rains with wind. Finally a couple of dry days.  I spent my time indoors making this design.  The Orchids are time consuming but worth the time.  I first die cut all the pieces, the darker orchids are from card stock called Sunflower.  The other one is light yellow.  For the stems I just die cut the flowers in green and cut them apart and glued to them to the stem. Even through I used Wink of Stella the picture does not show the wonderful sparkles.

Materials:
My Favorite Things - Lily
Wink of Stella
Card stock - Sunflower, Light Yellow, Black, White and Purple


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Strolling In The Garden

Hello everyone, hope you are well and if not I am sending good wishes out to you.

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Wide Tree, Girl with Easter Basket, Cardinals, Tiny Flowers & Fence Trio
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders
Memory Box - Stitched Clouds
Poppy Stamps - Frisky Squirrels & Small Garden Sprig

Monday, February 6, 2017

Layered Holiday Design

Greetings everyone, I meant to post this design a while ago but it just never happened.  I created the entire design just using layers without mounting tape.  I cut several clouds and added them to the top of the card.  Then die cut the Village House, Country House and Manor House and just trimmed pieces from them until I had a house with a steeple and second story.

For the trees I added glitter card stock and the top snow covered stacker tree and used blue and red Nuvo Crystal Dots for the ornaments.

Materials:
Dee's Distinctively - Small Snow Covered Stacker Tree
Impression Obsession - Fir Trees, Boy with Easter Basket & Mountain Landscape Layers
Lawn Cuts - Puffy Cloud Borders & Stitched Hillsdie Borders
Memory Box - Star of Wonder, Village House, Country House, Manor House & Swirled Lollipops
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Red & Blue

Craft Note:  I recently purchased a thin galvanized metal board by ArtMinds from Michael's craft store and a package of magnets.  I have it on my craft table and I find the magnets really hold the paper in place while gluing and creating my cards.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Have The Sweetest Birthday


Greetings everyone, hope you are all doing well.

I thought the little cupcake stand die from Impression Obsession was super cute.  I used glitter paper for the frosting but the picture does not show it very well.  Before attaching to the polka paper I added a little mounting tape for dimension.  

Materials:

Cuttlebug - Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Die-namics- Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame
Impression Obsession - Cupcake Stand
Mounting Tape
Spellbinders - Floral Ovals
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