Thursday, October 25, 2012

Polka-Dotted Swirls Wedding Card

Hi Crafters,

I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying being able to run up to the craft loft and whip up a project.  There's nothing like having everything out and ready to go.

I found out recently that a new co-worker is getting married in a few weeks.  I created this for our group gift from the team.

I used this Taylored Expressions sketch for my inspiration. 

The triple accent are 3 little sewn hearts from my machine.  The rings are cut from Sweethearts cricut cartridge.  I embossed the small white square with the the textile cuttlebug folder.  I used the Martha Stewart scoreboard to make an envelope to fit the A7 sized card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Ya'll East Coasters stay safe this weekend! The hurricane Sandy is late to the hurricane season party.

Happy Crafting,

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fall {wedding} love card

Hi Crafters,
The leaves were at their peak this weekend here in the mountains. It's a beautiful day for a vineyard wedding.

I made this card for them using the sketch from the previous post for inspiration.  I also sliced up their wedding invitation and made it into a Christmas ornament for their tree.  I hope you are enjoying your week!

I had the best weekend up in the craft loft with my friends and niece.  We enjoyed being able to spread out (and make a mess)!

Lots of autumn love and blessings,

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Layers of Fun {and Birthdays}

Hi Crafters,
I creaeted this birthday card using a sketch from Taylored Expressions by Jen Shults

I must admit (and if you're a follower, this is probably not a surprise) but I am normally a very clean and simple 1 or 2 layers kind of girl.  This card really stretched me and I have to say I'm pleased with how it turned out.
The colors and pattern really cam together in the end.  It was great to spend some time with the birthday girl at dinner tonight!   I'm looking forward to a fun filled weekend!

Happy Crafting,

[Alligator Baby Shower Invititation]

Hi Crafters,

I created a variation of this baby shower invitation this past weekend.   I embossed the background paper with the argyle cuttlebug folder.  This handsome alligator is from Create a Critter.  I printed out the wording on white card stock and used my ATG gun to attach it to the background.  The alligator is adhered with a pop dot.

*The names have been changed to protect the guilty :wink:


Thanks for stopping by...
Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

.--Happy Birthday Cupcake--.

Hi Crafters,

Let the birthday celebrations continue!  I made this side step birthday card for my baby (I say this loosely, she's in her mid twenties) sister who celebrated a birthday this past weekend.

I used this Side Step Card Tutorial from Split Coast Stampers for the pattern.   The frame cut is from Gypsy Wanderings. 

Happy Crafting,

Monday, October 8, 2012

Gender Reveal Banner

Hi Crafters,
This is an exciting week for a co-worker.  She finds out on Tuesday the gender of her sweet baby.  I made her a banner for her classroom but since I don't know either I made it reversible. I used gender neutral colors for the ribbon and background.
The banner pieces are from Teresa Collin's Chic and Scary cart.

The font is from Opposites Attract.  A word to the wise... (you probably already thought about this but it took me a minute to figure all of it out) when you are making a reversible banner you need to reverse the word on the other side so it will read correctly.  The B is on the L, the O is on the R, the Y is on the I, and the ! is on the G.  I hope that makes sense.

Her students are so excited to find out what it is so this will be a fun way to add to the celebration.

Happy Crafting,

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Birthdays Galore

Hi Crafters,
September and October are big birthday months in my family.  My husband's birthday is at the end of September quickly followed by my dad, brother in law, and sister within the following weeks of October.

I created this side step card for my husband.  I put the frame on the outer most layer then put the squirrel on the back layer using several pop dots to help him stand up.  The squirrel and frame are both from Camp Out Solutions cartridge.

I made this cute little gnome for my dad's birthday.  How cute is he?  He's from Freshly Picked.  I must admit I am not a layers kind of girl but these layers were easy to assemble and really made him perfect.

Thanks for stopping by,