Saturday, November 27, 2010

Crazy Week!

Working on several projects at once is killing me!  Gotta just focus on one and get it done!  I have a few more wedding cards in the works, another CD pencil holder, and a little girls princess themed birthday card.  Hoping to have a post by Monday night as I will have some time to myself on Monday then lots of Christmas decorating to do :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy 90th Birthday

Sometimes in your life a person touches you and you are changed forever.  One such person in my life was Mrs Moshier.  I grew up in a military family often far away from family and grandparents. Sometimes it can get really lonely.  When we moved to  Texas we met the Moshier family who instantly and firmly welcomed myself and my family into theirs.  I remember some of my best memories of childhood in their backyard, often playing right alongside their "real" grandchildren. Mrs Moshier introduced me to one of my true loves; baking.  I remember gathering pecans from the trees in her backyard for pies, eating as many as we collected. She helped teach me manners, and never once laughed about me spending a whole summer in a tree with a book. Though we moved many times our families always kept in touch.  This week Mrs Moshier is turning 90 and I just couldn't make her a card I wanted to make her something as special as she is. So in my searches to find the perfect thing I came across the link toThe Magic Boxes website.  I have made these before for gift card holders using this tutorial from Debbie.  This time I altered the box so the sides were 4 inches square and used left over plastic from laminating my sons birthday invites.  I have found various tutorials for making roses on the web but my favorite is this one by Helen.  I have altered it a little by using 3 different size punches but still use this basic technique.
With out further ado on to the box....
Pink paper is Club Scrap that I embossed with my BigShot. The butterflies are cut from K & Co paper that covers the top and insides of the box.  The bow attaches to a tag that is tucked under the top of the box.

I cut around the wings of the butterfly and elevated them to give some dimension and made cream colored roses as an accent throughout.

When you open the box roses and butterflies spring to life.
Another View

With the top and the tag removed

Happy 90th Birthday Mrs Moshier!
Love you lot's

Friday, November 19, 2010

More Wedding Cards!

More wedding cards! 
I took some DCWV paper and layered it with black and cream heart shaped pearl brads and a ribbon I saved off a chocolate box ( You don't wanna know how long I have been hoarding holding  on to it)

I spent way too much time trying to find this paper but I am pleased with the results;  I CASE'd this from Ashley Newell I just found her blog and love her CAS style!

Creamy tan cs used for the base and paper from DCWV. Sentiment was computer generated after scanning in the paper to color match the ink.
My favorite of all I CASE'd from this lovely card at SCS.
I altered it a bit to fit my materials.  Digi stamp that I got from somewhere, (I really need to start keeping better track if I am gonna do this blog thing) I printed it out twice and cut a cluster of flowers from one and popped it up with foam dots on the other. I added a slight shimmer to the paper with some glimmer mists, and tiny stick on pearls.  I dry embossed the black layer with my Big Shot and punched the silver border with a Martha punch.  The silver "ribbon" is a small strip of silver paper.  I added a double bow as I only have thin ribbon I think it came out fabulous!  The sentiment was computer generated.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Valentine's for OWH

Yay I can post again!
So today I have some valentines' cards for OWH Just playing around with various images that I have found on the web.
DCWV papers and letter stamps from the dollar bin at Target. The cute little mouse is by Alison ( Sorry don't remember where I got it and cant make out her last name on the stamp it's A something.) 
Stamp is by Bugaboo, background paper was stamped with various shades of pink and paper ribbon is a Fiskars punch I have had forever.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, dragons, this cutie is by an artist unknown  paper is from my stash.

Background paper is stamped with a Club Scrap stamp from the Birds of a Feather Jr kit then spritzed with  glimmer mists.  Border is a Martha punch.
All stamps were hand colored with pencils.
That's the Valentines for now next post will be more wedding cards.  I made one yesterday that I am in LOVE with!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Crazy Blogger

I wanna post really I do but Blogger wont let me add pics...Sigh... X-tra long post tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas Gifts

So I started working on Christmas gifts last week and since my in laws don't watch my blog I can post their stuff here :)  At least what I have in progress LOL.  For my MIL who is a bridal consultant I thought that I would make an assortment of congratulations cards for her to give to her brides.  On that vein here are 2 cards that I have finished today.
All the white layers are embossed card stock framed in black, the decorative border is a Fiskars punch.  The Wedding cake is a sticker from Martha embellished with pearls.  I then added a black ribbon layered on top of a silver one.  Inside is lined with white paper and a Congratulations on your wedding sentiment.  The dimensions are 5 1/4" x 7 1/4". I CASE'd this design from someone over at SCS but cant find their link for the life of me.  Now on to my favorite of the day;

Where to start???? I follow the blog of the extremely talented fiber artist Stefani Tadio This design is inspired by her work.  I used cream colored floss on cream colored card stock and  stitched a star pattern.  I then added pearls to the points and intersections.  I used my stamp and flower dies from Heartfelt Creations. I stamped the flowers with Dune ink which I also edged the layers of the card with.  I placed the star on a layer of velum that I embossed with my BigShot .  I mounted that on another layer of cream colored card stock and used pearls to cover the glue dots :)   I punched a left over strip of velum with a Fiskars border punch  and mounted that on the back of another strip of card stock stamped with dune ink and embossed with strait  lines to frame the sentiment. The dimensions of this card are 5"x5".
More cards to post tomorrow as I have also made more Valentine's for OWH
Thanks for looking

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Operation Write Home Valentine's Blog Hop!

Happy Veteran's day to all the men in my family and to the men and women serving past and present!
Glad you stopped by on the OWH hop!
If you didn't start at the beginning please go to OWH Stars and Stamps  to start the hopping fun! You don't wanna miss anything!
 Just wanted to let every one know the deadline for sending in Christmas cards is past, and the deadline for Valentine's cards  is January 7th. Please send in cards or donations!!!!!  Also OWH is in the running for $$$$ from Joann's please go and vote daily at Joann's Craft for a Cause.
OK that's all the official stuff now on to the cards! :)
I made 3 special for the hop I find that I am a CAS card maker and scrapper so not a lot of frills here LOL

For the background I took scraps from my stash and did a herringbone technique I learned over at Club Scrap.  The strips are 1 inch wide and held down with strips from my Xyron.  The sentiment was computer generated and I cut heart out of some of the background papers. I couldn't of course do just one (fair warning this technique is crazy addictive! It will have you saving the littlest scraps.)  I think this one is my favorite that I have made so far;

The image is free from Elizabeth O. Dulemba and was colored with pencils, once again the sentiment was computer generated.  Last but not least I decided to try a new technique, Iris folding, with non-traditional Valentine's colors.

Paper is wrapping paper and scraps from my stash.  I like how it turned out I may try this again some time :)
Thanks for looking!
Now on to the fabulous blog of:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

CD Jewel Case Pencil Holder

I found the coolest project over at Club Scrap it is a pencil holder made from old CD jewel cases!  This is the best gift for my Hubbie (also know as "Gadget Boy") who is a computer geek and has EVERYTHING!  I found a video on You Tube that has step by step instructions and dimensions Here.  First I made 4 pages digitally.

Digital Paper by 2 Diva's Designz

Digital papers by Club Scrap

Digital Papers by Club Scrap
The fourth side is a New Orleans Saint's Superbowl logo as my hubbie is a rabid fan. Assembled it all looks like this;

I will be making a divider for the center probably in an X shape I also reinforced the base tray with glossy tape.  Next time I will also make the inserts with 8 1/2 x 11 landscape pages rather than 12x12. (Then shrunk on the computer of course :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Coming Soon

New post coming soon. Just finished my Christmas cards yesterday, now I am hunting up tutorials for the gifts that I want to make.  I love homemade gifts, don't know if anyone else does but I do!  I will post pics next week of the cards sooner if I have time :)