Thursday, August 28, 2014

Welcome Baby Grady!

Here's the little card I made to go along with the gift I took to the hospital last Friday morning.
The occasion: Welcoming another great-nephew.
Here's how the mini card opens:
Supplies and Tools: Cardboard, Blossom Nestabilities, My Favorite Teddy Bear (Stampin' Up), Square punch, brads. Kraft Cardstock

Grady Owen
7 lbs. 20 1/4 in. long
A little bundle of sweetness!
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Quilled Love

Paper bag bouquets of love featuring a combo of quilling and punches.
Supplies used: Kraft bag, Kraft cardstock, Flower punch, Quilling tool, Twine, Pinking Sheers,  Definitions (Stampabilities), Honeycomb embossing folder

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

By The Sea

I have had a lot of fun of late using the weathered wood technique that I learned on Kittie Kraft's blog.
Here I turned my weathered wood into a fence by the sea and created a scene.
Here's a closer view of the fence:
Supplies and Tools: Elmer's Glue, Paint, Twine, Seashell Stamp, Sand Stamp, You Are My Sunshine (Stampin' Up), Circle Punch, Branch Punch (Martha Stewart), Digi Web Studio Graphics

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Clean and Simple

A simple card using one of the embellishments I posted on Monday.
Supplies & Tools: Tattered Florals (Tim Holtz), Script Embossing Folder (The Paper Studio), Circle Punch, Quilling Tool, Dye Inks, Script Stamp, Clean Embossing Powder
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

You're a classic

Two masculine birthday cards.
Supplies and Tools: Distinctly Classic Stamp set, Labels Four Nestabilities, Kraft Cardstock

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Scripture Card Set

I enjoy gifting sets of cards to friends on occasion.
Here's are two sets I made to have ready for upcoming birthdays!
The flowers are colored with my Prismacolor Scholar Pencils.
Here's a closer view so you can see the details clearer.
 One set has the flower stamped on the left -- the other on the right.
They are mounted on the card-fronts accordingly.
Supplies and Tools: Kraft Cardstock, Transparent Flowers Stamps, Biblical Impressions Stamps, Prismacolor Scholar Pencils, Baby Oil, Twine, Script Embossing Folder (The Paper Studio), Scoring Board (Martha Stewart), Labels Four Nestabilities

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(I keep mine clean -- but the prismacolor pencils are stored in a bin on it!)

Monday, August 11, 2014


My niece and I spent a relaxing Sunday afternoon making embellishments for cards.
We used leftover bits and pieces from my scrap bins.
We also tried a different technique -- emboss resist! (You can find a tutorial for that here.)
Supplies and Tools: KRAFT cardstock, Tattered Florals Die (Tim Holtz), Quilling Tool, Puzzle Die (Sizzix), Paper Crimper (Fiskars), Script Stamp, Versamark, Clear Embossing Powder, Assorted Dye Inks, Circle punch, Square Punch, Twine, Pearls, Blossom Nestabilities, Leaf Punch (Martha Stewart), Paperwork Greetings (Inkadinkado)

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Kraft Journal - What's on your work table
(I usually keep my desk clean with nothing but my lamp, clock, and a bin of "tools" on it [see photo below] - BUT today these embellishments were sitting on it waiting to be photographed, blogged about, and put away)

Thursday, August 7, 2014


A paper pieced, lacy card for a special friend!

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Supplies and Tools: Flora Grande 2 (Heartfelt Creations), Posie Patch (Heartfelt Creations), Clear Flowers (Making Memories), Transparent Flowers, Black Button, Twine, Flower Dots Border punch (Martha Stewart), Eyelet Lace Border punch (Martha Stewart), Labels 10 Nestabilities, Sharpie Marker

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hello Friend

 This card was inspired by the Kraft Journal Challenge to use dictionary pages in our creations.
Usually my card has a more vintage feel to it when I use dictionary pages, but this time I wanted to try something different...something "brighter."
Since the dp was a bit too bright to mesh well with the the dictionary, I sanded the edges of my paper to give the card a "tattered teddy" feel. 

Supplies and Tools: Bow Bear (Stampin Up), Eyelet Lace Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Large flower and leaves slim punch (EK success), Pearl, Dictionary Page, KRAFT cardstock, Sharpie Markers, Sandpaper

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Masculine Birthday

I made this CAS masculine birthday card for an older friend of ours.
To created the striped effect I inked up a sponge and moistened it with water before swiping it across my cardstock.
Here's the gift I gave along with it:
This card fits the Curtain Call Challenge in that it's masculine, striped, and has a brown background
Supplies & Tools: Moose Stamp (Blue Ridge Impressions), Hounds tooth stamp (Distressing - Glitz Design), Sponges, DIY embossed  brads, Sharpie markers

Monday, August 4, 2014

1st Birthday

A friend of mine ask me to make her a "cat themed" card for her great-great niece who was turning one last month.
I used the pattern from here and came up with the above card.
Here's a close-up of the flower soft I used on the kitty's ears.

Supplies and Tools: Cat Template, Swirls Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Flower Soft, Sharpie Marker, Ribbon, Scallop Circle/Circle Nestabilities, Nouveau Sizzix Alphabet