Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tea and Flowers

Tuesday Trigger: Now That's My Cup of Tea!

For today's challenge at Tuesday Trigger, I was inspired by the delicate colors on the pretty white porcelain cup with the soft blue saucer. I wanted to show the bolder side of the flowers. My blue pearls pollen represents the saucer. the chevrons are the opposite of the soft curves of the set.

Card Ingredients: Spellbinders Flower creations die, Elizabeth Curvy Leaves die, die-namics chevrons die, Verve sentiment, Yellow liquid pearls, memory box blue pearls.

MOJO 307 Gratitude

Mojo Monday 307

Another wonderful sketch by Julee! I just love this Toile paper by Recollections and wanted to feature it's scene as much as possible. I die cut the circle and framed it to go over the pattern. I used a light pink vellum to allow the pattern to show through. The banners are made using accompanying designer papers from the collection. The Verve flowers are stamped and heat embossed in blush powder and fussy cut. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Free Style

Hello bloggers!  This week for the Technique Lover's Challenge at Splitcoaststampers we are to do a little Freestyle Design.  process of adding elements, layers, stamped images, die cuts...anything that strikes our fancy. I have loads of things  previously die cut, stamped and etc. Some elements were gifts and some are scraps from other projects.

Sunday, August 18, 2013


 Challenge #15 Floral Fantasy 

(use flowers on your card:  image, papers, accents)

This was fun to make because I love ,and look forward to seeing, sunflowers around town soon. I stamped yellow, green and brown card stock with a letter background stamp by Penny Black and heat embossed with white powder. I Used two Sizzix dies, one the the Sunflower and one for the stem. I also stamped the sentiment and heat embosses and used Tim Holtz Distress Stain tumble glass dauber. 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Good Time Friend

IC402 ~ Winter Water Factory 
For the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers we are directed to the WINTER WATER FACTORY
What adorable goods they have there! I was inspired by this Grey and Yellow Dress

Card Ingredients: Verve's Great Friend Set of 12 VSA-10-018,
Spellbinders Labels Ten and petite oval, Martha Stewart black gems

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Gift Note cards and Box

I'm always looking for something other than a bottle of wine to bring to someone's home when invited for dinner or weekend visits. What if they don't drink wine? Well, what about a little box of 3x3" note cards to add to gifts they may give. Of course it helps to know the hosts a little. We have friends whose home decor incorporates some beautiful asian watercolors. 

card ingredients: Great Impressions Lily stamp for the note cards,
Susan's Garden Lily by Sizzix for Lily on box top, Verve Sentiment,
Spellbinders crown circle, copic markers, Pebbles Inc., Metallic Cream Chalks.
(I used a clementine crate mesh cover from the grocery store as a stencil 
for the gray pattern on the bottom of note cards)

Box bottom:  9”x9” sq scored at 1½” 3”, 6”, 7½” turn and score same

Box Lid:  5⅝” x5⅝” sq scored at ⅝” and 1¼” on all four sides
Add some kind of glue to secure tabs and to keep the folds in place