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Saturday, May 21, 2011

A special Thanks!

This is a Thank-you card I made for a special friend! The designer paper is Citrus from K&G paper company. The image is a Studio G clear stamp I found at Michael's. I used copics to color in the image. I used scalloped Nesties to frame the image. I sponged orange die ink around the white scalloped frame, and them nested it inside the blue DP from the Citrus paper pack. I lifted the image with foam dots. I used paper flower punches and MS leaf frond punch for the flowers where I only glued the stem to the paper and let the flower tops rest on the lifted scallop frame. Each flower center has a mini brad. I then used jewels on the strip of striped designer paper. The card base is a bazil aqua plain cardstock. Simple but sweet!

Gruffies Birthday using Copics

This is a card I made for a certain little girl for her birthday. I am fairly new with Copics coloring. I do love to color with them! The ribbons were a little time consuming but fun. When I was done coloring in, I used Labels Eight to frame the image. Then I took the Terrifically Tacky Red tape and lined the edges of the back and then took this pale blue-green ribbon and tucked it and bunched it and made this ribbon ruffle around the frame. Then I simply used K&C designer papers as the background for her card. Fun and Sweet! Just love these Gruffies images! I got this one from my friend Julie from her online shop Scrapbook Store at your Door! Happy Birthday to my little someone special!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

MIL Tray, Printers Tray altered for gift!

This is another view of the same tray. The first pic I took outside and this one I took inside.
Lots of fun! Details are in the post below this one!

For my Mother In Law on Mother's Day

I made this altered tray for my MIL on Mother's Day. It's a 7 Gypsies tray, that I did a quick white wash over. I selected several designer papers from 7 Gypsies, and several others. The trinkets I have been collecting awhile, but some are Tim Holtz, some are Bo Bunny, some are Making Memories, and some are from Red Lead, a specialty shop in Webster Groves, Mo. Some items are some things I had from my grandmother's sewing kit, like the white button where I put glitter in the middle. The spoon is one of my favorite items. I made this during a St Louis Splitcoast stamper's swap where our theme was altered items. I knew it would make a good feature on an altered tray! I also made the zipper roses, where I found the tutorial on one of the many blogs I visit, sorry I can't remember which one, but thanks for this cool idea! I also made the hemming lace flower by bunching up the lace in a gathering and stitching in place. I used some Tim Holtz bottles and typed Nehi Time in one and just the word Time in the other. I got this idea from the Tim Holtz website, when Tammy Tutterow showcased her beautiful tray. I simply had fun putting this together from finding the pictures of my Mother in law when she was young. Her sister helped by sending pictures to me in secret! So much fun to work with these fun photos! I wasn't afraid to cut the cute photo of my MIL when she was young in pigtails with a bottle of Nehi Orange Pop in her hand! I really liked putting all four pieces in each of those four frames. I also took another photo of her after she had her baby--now my hubby! The photo is cut in two pieces and centered in two frames. It contains her father and mother. The cute little framed picture of the four kids is my MIL second from the right, her sister and two brothers. I really love their wedding photo, they are still together after 55 years! Amazing! Still going strong! I had been thinking of doing this for quite awhile, and have gathered trinkets and collectables for a long time. These collage frames are really fun to do and the recipient was very happy with her Mother's Day gift!
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful hard working mothers out there! Hope your day was beautiful!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

My First Award! from Julie at: http://designs-by-julie.blogspot.com/

The Liebster Blog award is given to bring newer blogs into the light. 
It's a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise have been noticed and should be! As recipient you must share the love and pass it along to others, as well as these four things:

1. You must post on your blog and tell a little about the award and
announce your 3-5 picks.
2. Let those know you have chosen them.
3. Copy and post the award on your blog for all to see.
4. Have fun and continue to inspire

The 5 recipients I have chosen for this award are, in no particular order...
1.  http://serenitylanedesigns.blogspot.com 
2. http://ariiaana.blogspot.com/
3. http://www.shareyourgifts.blogspot.com/
4. http://lastampers.blogspot.com/
5. http://ogilviesfollies.blogspot.com/

I chose these blogs because they are new, and they offer some great ideas, and have fun things to see. 
I wish to thank Julie who visited my blog and simply offered this neat award! I hope to post a new project soon!