Saturday, February 27, 2016

Banner Time

     I stepped out of my box and tried something besides just making cards.  I thought I would try to make a banner for a birthday party I would be going to and to surprise the guest of honor with it.  I know she loves The Greeting Farm Cheeky Beach girl as much as I do.  Love TGF!  I took and colored the Cheeky Beach girl three times in different colors.  The banner letters were stencils that I traced and hand cut out.  Yep you heard it correctly....all were hand cut and then glued onto another layer and hand cut again.  Once the letters were layered to give a shadow affect, they were popped up onto the die cut banner piece.  The flowers were sticker embellishments I had gotten from the Dollar Tree Store.  The background banner pieces were from the decorative pack of DP that were all shiny patterns, but I am not sure the name of the company the pack is from.  If I was to guess at it, I would guess it was a Recollection pack of DPs.  The die cut used for banner is from what I do believe is the Postage Dies Set from SpellBinders.  And then once all was assembled, I strung a sting through some of the holes of the edge design to complete the banner.
I hope you like and enjoy.  Thanks so much for stopping in to view my latest creation.
 
Oh yeah and forgot to mention, please don't mind the mess I had while trying to lay it out before stringing it all together. 
And drum roll please.......ddrrrrrrrrrruummmmm.
Here is the finished project.
 
And sorry if it appears rather blurry.  I still have a lot of practicing in my photography skills.
 
 

Baby Greetings

     I forgot to post this one when I made it and sent it out, so I am posting it now so I can share it everyone.  I hope you like and enjoy it.  Thanks for stopping in to view my latest creations.

 
and the inside of the card is:
 

Texting I Love You

     Here is yet another one of my posts for this mega marathon postings I am doing today.  This one is very dear to my heart since this is the special one I did for my Granddaughter.  It seems rather fitting these days..... she is always taking her Mommy's phone for one reason or other. 
      I was rather upset and disappointed with the different glue I used to put this card together.  I should have stopped what I was doing and took time to go buy my favorite Tombo glue I normally use.  But I pressed on and did the best I could do with what I had at the time of working on the card.  I guess I am chalking this up to live and learn...... do not use a new glue on projects until its been tested out on scraps before projects.  Yikes what a space out moment! 
     The I Love You embossing folder was used in the background.  I thought it would go well with the stamp choice and could be what was being texted on her phone.  The stamp is named Evie  which is from the Super Secret Stamp Club Collection of The Greeting Farm  Company.   I am so in love with TGF stamps!  Awesome selections of stamps!  The Embossing portion used as the sentiment was colored in with a glitter gel pen and then a colored heart from the St Valentine's Recollection collection from Michael's Store as the heart portion of the sentiment.  I added a die cut from Memory Box Company to the bottom of the card just to break up the design paper a bit and make it appear a bit softer and blend back into the background.  The heart layers used behind Evie are from the die cut set from Nellie.
     I hope you like and enjoy it.  Thanks so much for stopping in to view my latest creation.

Heart You

     While I was digging into my valentine themed stash, I found the perfect embossing folder that matched up with some new embellishments I picked up at Michael's Store recently.  I could not have asked for a better match!  Awesome!!  It took more time trying to find what I wanted to do than it took to do the card.  Go figure, right? 
      I also found that the green color of Sparkle Foam Sheets  from a variety pack I purchased from the Dollar Tree Store, to use for a variation of green color to add to make the card designs pop. 
     On top of the sparkle foam sheet, I then added the hearts designed layer done with the Cuddlebug Embossing Folder.  I love, love, love this heart design embossing folder!!
     I  randomly added the little colored hearts with sentiments onto the embossed layer.  These colored heart embellishments are from the Recollection's St Valentine collection set found at Michael's Store.  The Happy Valentine's Day Sentiment is also from the Recollection's St Valentine collections and was stamped with one of the green shades of Momenta Inks  I have in my stash. 
     And I also wanted to share what I did to the inside of the card.  I realize it does not totally match up with the outside of the card, but I could not keep myself from making it randomly different design and use up some other supplies I also had bought at Michael's Store from that same St Valentine's Collection.  It was like I couldn't stop with randomly using as many items as possible.  Lol. 
I hope you like and enjoy it.   Thanks so much for stopping in to view my latest creation.
 
and the inside of the card:
 

Puppy Love Valentine

     I was able to find a bit of time to play in my Valentine's Day themed stash.  I was also blessed with spending quality crafting time with my Granddaugher for the day.  What a great time we had! 
     It is amazing what one can find in their themed stashes.  LOL.  I came across a puppy stamp, and I just had to use it for one of my cards I wanted to send to family members.    The puppy stamp is from the SP and Company.  I think the SP and Company is a retired company.  I love their stamps I was able to purchase..... awesome stamps!    This puppy stamp is colored in with my Spectrum Noir set of markers I use when I am crafting with my Granddaughter.  I then added a layer of different colored hairs to puppy with colored pencils.  I used stickle type glitter glue on the larger hearts the puppy is holding, and a pink colored gel pen on the little hearts on the present the puppy is popping out of.  The rounded sentiment of the I Love You is from a framelit die and  stamp set from Stephanie Barnard which is called the  I Love You and Happy Anniversary set.  I added some sparkle sequence hearts in between each sentiment of the circle.  Behind the puppy and the sentiment I used the mini hearts embossing folder.  The sparkly frame layer is a sparkle foam sheet.  I found the sparkle foam sheet variety pack with several different colors at the Dollar Tree Store. 
     Thank you for dropping in to view my latest creation. 

Love You Berry Much



     Here is another card I did for another birthday.   This card took a different path than the ideas I had in my mind on what I wanted to make..... but I thought it wasn't too bad and cute enough to share with everyone who stops in to view my creations.   Of course I am beginning to repeat myself when  I say... I did not have a sentiment to say what I wanted it to say and one that would bend around the die cut I used for this card design.... so again I decided to free form it since it was a card for family member.  I was limited in embellishments at the time I was putting the card together, so I went with something close in color that I found within my stash.  The stamp is from CC Design, the Mashi Collection.   I just love that collection of stamps.....they put a smile on my face every time.  I hope it does the same for everyone who drops in to view this too.

Birthday Greetings

     I'm back!  I realize it has been a long span of time since my last posting.  My life took some unexpected turns and things were quite chaotic and crazy to say the least.....filled with some family issues, other personal issues and then the loss of my cat Travis-a-meow.  I lost my creativity and was unable to do any crafting for a long span of time.
     I thought perhaps with the beginning of the new year, I would try to get back to doing some crafting.  I was able to get a little bit of creativity back and have created several cards.  I am just now finding time to post the cards.
     This card I used a stamp which is from The Greeting Farm and the stamp is from the Anya Collection.  The background of the card is several design papers that were in my stash but I am not sure from what company.  The birthday design background is an embossing folder I have.  I think the embossing folder might be from Darice.  I colored Anya from TGF with colored pencils and colored the embossed areas with water colors.  I could not find a Birthday greeting that would bend with the decorated area in which I wanted the greeting to be in, so I free formed it with a sparkly gel pen.