Sunday, July 12, 2015

Summer Wedding

WOW, the summer has flown by with weddings, graduations, birthday parties, and vacation. First off let's start with a wedding card. I wanted to do a monochromatic wedding card and this is what I came up with. I didn't do any stamping on this card, just die cuts and embossing. I loved how it turned out, hopefully the bride and groom will think so too.

Have a wonderful crafty week,

Embossing folder: Crafts-too Flower Corner 1
Dies: Butterfly by Cherry Lynn, Sentiment by Essentials by Ellen Hutson Zipper Panel, Tulips by Poppy Stamps Tulip Branch
Paper punch: small butterfly by Martha Stewart
Ribbon by Joanns

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mother's Day

I'm finally getting around to posting my mother's day card and also a grandmother's card. I love all of the mothers in my life. The first card is for my mom - she loves pink and girly things, so this captures all of that and then some. Plus it's a shaker card, what is there not to love about that.

Die: Dienamics High-Rise Alphabet - lowercase, Spellbinders Lacey Oval Dies
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Damask Decor
Watercolor: Mister Huey's watercolors
Sequins: Daiso
Seed Beads: General Bead

This next one is for my grandmother. She's Swedish and loves bright colors and flowers.

Stamps: sentiment from Stampendous 1053 and PTI Delightful Dahlia, and the flowers are from PTI Year of Flowers
Dies: Dienamics Doily 4inch
Doily from my stash
Glitter glue: Studio G

Have a fabulous week,

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Tiffany Bridal Shower

Last weekend I went to my friend's bridal shower and it was so lovely and lots of fun. Here's the quick card that I made for her. I found this paint swatch in my bin of scrap paper and it was the right colors for the Tiffany themed party! It took me all of a half an hour to put it together - gotta love that!

I also made her homemade bath products. The first is my special blend of Lavendar bath salt with a mix of epsom salt, sea salt, and of course Lavendar essential oil. I also made her a Blueberry Bliss sugar scrub. Turbiando sugar and Blueberry essential oil are the main ingredients along with vitamin E oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, and coconut oil! I designed the labels in Adobe InDesign and printed them on our computer.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Supplies for card:
Die cut sentiment: Essentials by Ellen Hutson
Embellies: gems by Recollection, ribbon from American Crafts, bathrobe and slippers from Jolee's

Supplies for bath products:
Jars: Hobby Lobby
Tag die: Mama Elephant
Embellies: misc from my stash, ribbon from Recollection

Friday, April 10, 2015

Wham-Bam-Kapow Exploding Box Card!

Happy Friday,
Its a gorgeous day in California, then again when is it not. My neighbor's son recently got back from the hospital, I won't go into the details but he is going to be fine. I made this card for him soon after he got home from the hospital along with a huge tray of lasagna for him and his family.

It is a card that literally explodes out of the box! I found the tutorial online - just google exploding box card. My brother J made the prototype and here is my version of it. Super hero powers for one super cool 10-year old. The best part is that it fits in a A2 envelope. It folds down flat so you can slide that card right in and not worry about additional postage!

I blended the background to create the swirly pattern and infused lots of bright colors for added pop! The superhero dog (from Mama Elephant) is too cute and I just had to include it. Glossy accents was used to highlight the shield along with a fun star sequin.

Here is a closeup of the card.

And of course, how it looks when you pull it out of the A2 envelope.

Have a fabulous weekend,

Stamps: Mama Elephant Tiny Heroes, My Favorite Things Birdie Brown You're Super, Studio G wood mounted stamps (from Micheal's)
Star Sequin: Daiso
Inks: Distress Inks, StampinUp
Copics coloring

Friday, April 3, 2015

One Happy Baby

Hello! I can't believe its April already. I should be posting bunnies for Easter but instead I am posting a teddy bear. I finally got around to taking some photos of the completed baby blanket, burp cloths, and bib for my newest nephew! The package should be arriving at their home anytime now... I hope they like it.

I just love this flannel fabric that I bought from Joann's Fabrics. So adorable and fun. I hand cut all the letters and bear out of felt and embroidered them onto the blanket. French knots are in the bear's eyes, a small black button for his nose, and a little bit of stuffing just to give him more texture.

Here is a close up of the letters and bear.

Matching burp cloths and bib.

All supplies from Joann's Fabric.

Have a Hoppy Easter weekend!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A New Nephew!

I just became an Auntie again and I finally got around to photographing the card. The current number of nephews is 7 and 2 nieces. Yup, we sure have a big family! And I love it that way! Super simple card but with the fun shaker element! I will post the baby blanket, burp cloths, and bib another day.

Stamp: Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcake (I just love this stamp set don't you?)
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Divine Swirl
Word die: Essentials by Ellen Hutson, Zipper Panel by Julie Ebersole
Circle die: Sizzix
Ink: Memento Ink
Sequins: Daiso (Japanese store)
Seed Beads: General Bead
1 lonely Swarovski crystal - I wonder how that got in there? :)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Beanies for cancer patients

I never know what to say to friends who are going through breast cancer except that I will be there for you no matter what. I do know that I can brighten up their days with some fun hats to wear. My friend Anna actually sent me a photo of herself with the bear beanie when she was at chemo, she said that everyone smiled when she showed up and lifted everyone's spirits!

I also gave her some more girlie beanies for other cancer patients. I hope they like them because I sure had fun making them. Flowers and embroidery always make me happy. I hope they made the ladies happy wearing them.

Supplies for all of the beanies are listed below:
Fleece fabric from Joann's Fabrics
Felt from Joann's Fabrics
Buttons from Micheal's Crafts
DMC embroidery floss

Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

One can never have enough cake!

I recently hosted a StampinUp party.  Has anyone else hosted these parties? They are very fun and you can get some great products. I wanted to design a very simple one layer invitation that I can pop in the mail. Time to pull out those StampinUp ink pads and go to town.

I also created these fun Thank You gifts for my friends. It is a Paper Cake and it was so fun to make. I put yummy peanut butter M&Ms inside the cake. Anyone want a slice???

Have a great day,

Invitation Supplies:
Stamps: The two flowers on the left side and the small yellow flowers is from Papertrey Ink DayDreamer, dark purple flower is by Amuse Stamps, and Martha Stewart butterflies. Sentiment by Penny Black Petal Party.
Vase Punch: Marvy (I found this at my local Marshall's, I know right!)
Embellies: Recollection by Micheal's

Paper Cake Supplies:
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Divine Swirls
Dark purple paper flower: Spellbinders Daisy Flower Topper
Light purple flower punch: Marvy
Bling: Recollection by Micheal's

Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

I made 2 cards for Valentine's Day, one for my niece (who I hope has received it in the mail already) and the other for my husband. I just love this stamp set from Mama Elephant, its called Carnival Cupcakes. It has the cutest little animals in it so I just had to use it for these 2 cards.

Supplies for Card No. 1:
Stamps - Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcake, sentiment from Mama Elephant In My Heart
Dies - Simon Says Stamp folded banner, Sizzix circles, Spellbinders scallop circles
Embellies - heart sequins from Daiso (a Japanese store)
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Colored with Copics

Supplies for Card No. 2:
Stamps - Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcake, Mama Elephant Carnival Toppers, sentiment from Papertrey Ink Tiny Treats, Valentine
Dies - Penny Black ballon dies called Uplifting, Spellbinders squares
Embellies - heart sequins from Daiso (a Japanese store)
Colored with Copics

Have a great Valentine's Day weekend,

Monday, February 2, 2015

New Year's Resolution

WOW, the time has flown and I haven't been writing or posting anything to this blog. Bad me... Ok, so I will try to post and write more often. First off for the new year....a graduation card! Hope you like it. I threw everything into this card: watercolor background, die cut word, shaker card appeal. LOL!