Here is my last post-it note holder for a while. Now I need to spend some time cleaning up my craft room. I don't know about the rest of you, but when I create, I get everything out and don't put it back until I'm done with that project. Bad habit, I know.But, when my mind is going, I can't stop it to clean up! *Ü* My cardstock used is from Close to my Heart in the colors of Taffy, which I Cuttle Bugged with a dots folder, and Sunset. The images are from Fred She Said and are called Wee Hummingbird and Petunias in Peach. These pre-colored images come in 7 colors of the Petunias and 11 combinations of colors of the hummingbirds. I printed out the sheet of Hummingbirds so I could get the color I needed in reverse, and the Peach Petunias twice. I fussy cut out a set of the petunias and both hummingbirds and layered with foam tape for lots of dimension. I added a small amount of yellow Flower Soft to the center of the flowers. The Hand stitching was done with matching Embroidery Floss in my own unique design. Other Challenges for this card: Anything but a Card - Anything The Crazy Challenge - Easel Card
Here is another Easel Post-it note card in purple and light blue. I used the pre-colored Wee Hummingbird and Petunias in Purple. The Hand Stitching was done with White Embroidery Floss. Other Challenge Blogs for this card: 2 Sisters - anything but a card Sweet Stampin' - seeing double
I've been busy making Easel Post-It Note Holders this month. I had a lot top get done in a short amount of time so I used the same design and the same pre-colored Images from Fred She Said, just each in a different color. This card was done in Blues. I used the Wee Hummingbird and Petunias in Blue. I printed the flowers twice and fussy cut the second set and layered them with foam tape for added dimension. I printed the hummingbird in reverse and fussy cut it out to add a second one at the bottom The Hand Stitching was done with matching Blue Embroidery Floss in my own unique design. Other Challenges for this card: C.R.A.F.T. - Not a card Card Crafter's Circle - Anything Goes Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Anything Goes Stampin' for the weekend - Anything Goes
Welcome to my Christmas Stress Blog! I can't remember the last time I was this far behind for Christmas. Oh, yes I can.....it was last year! I only today got my first batch of Christmas cards in the mail. I used to make my cards with snowmen so if I didn't get them out before Christmas, I would put Happy New Year inside instead. But this year I used the Fred She Said Little Fat Snowmanfor most of my cards. The Ho Ho Ho is from a CTMH stamp set called Perfect Fit - Holidays. I used Martha Stewart glitter glue around the frame. I was going to add some liquid applique and flower soft on Santa's fur, but that would have taken more time than I had available. I still have about 10 cards to make for tomorrow's mail. That is, if no new ones come in today's mail that I missed.
My card today is a post-it-note pad easel card. I used the pre-colored images from Fred She Said called Daisies and Ladybugs. This set not only has the pre-colored images, but digis that you can color yourself. The stitching on the card was all done by hand with my own unique design.
Good Morning Sweet 'n Sassy Fans. Welcome to their 5th Birthday Blog Hop. It's so hard for me to believe that it's been 5 years already. I had been on the Sweet 'n Sassy Design Team for about 2 years before my life got crazy. I was so thrilled to have been asked to participate in this blog hop. Korin and I have been dear friends for probably 10 years now. I have to tell you a story about our relationship because it makes me smile just thinking about it and is quite funny. I am a Close to my Heart Consultant and about 10 years ago I did a home gathering for Korin's sister Casey. Korin told me right out that she was only there for her sister and she had no intention of getting into another hobby. 2 hours later, I had her hooked!!! A year later she became a CTMH consultant. She loved what she did so much that she decided to leave CTMH & design her own clear stamps. And, here she is 5 years later with an extremely successful and growing business. My card today is using one of my favorite SNSS stamp sets, Chritsmas Joy. I actually purchased this set last winter and never got around to using it until now. I then decided to use this weeks Sweet Stop Challenge Sketch and make an Easel Card with it. I find it fascinating how sometimes paper, a sketch and a stamp just fall right into place. This sketch reminded me of a window frame. So, I used some old papers with trees and gifts for the background which makes it look like you are looking through the window with the Cardinal outside. The Cardinal was colored with Copic Markers. Even though I own 2 sewing machines, I LOVE the look of hand stitching since the embroidery floss seems to give it a bit more dimension. Actually, I LOVE doing the stitching by hand. It's therapeutic for me. Make sure you leave me a little lovin in the comments for a chance to win a supper prize. There will be 4 random participants from whom I will choose 1 commenter to
receive a $15 store credit. To be included in the drawings, comments must
be left by midnight EST Friday, November 30th. The winners will be announced
on the SNSS Blog on December 1st at 8am EST Other Challenges for this Card: Cards for Men - Christmas Scrap Creations - Christmas Use It Tuesday - Ink it up-Finally Tuesday Throwdown - Lots of Layers
I decided at the last minute to play along with the Flourishes New Release challenge since I love to have the chance to win some free stamps. My chances have always been slim to non, However, it gave me the incentive to make another Christmas card.
There are four different challenges with this one card. 1. a sketch challenge 2. Make it Monochromatic 3. Use designer paper 4. Add Bling. This was such a gorgeous sketch that I couldn't pass it up. I'm a sketch junkie. Then I stamped the Poinsettia and Pine Stamp set with Memento Black Ink and used clear detail embossing powder to just give it a little more dimension. I also stamped the Joy! from the same set with black and heat embossed it also with clear EP. I then colored it in with Copic Markers. I love to do hand stitching on my cards but didn't have much time today so I just added some hand stitching in two of the corners. I flip flopped my designer papers on the background and the circle. I then added lots of pearls and pearl swirls along with pink crystals around the red part of the circle for the bling.
Good morning all you Fred She Said fans and those of you who have never experienced the fabulous FSS artwork. The design team is featuring newly released winter images today. This card is a little simpler then I usually make because this is one I used for my card workshop this month. Welcome to the Fred, She Said Winter 2012 Blog Hop! The flakes will be
flying in earnest soon...grab yourself a cuppa something warm and spend a while
checking out the new Fred, She Said Winter images!
If you have arrived from Tracey Lynn's blog, you are
right on track. If you are just happening by, you will want to go back to Tracey Lynn's blog since her's is the beginning and you wouldn't want to miss any of the fabulous artwork nor miss a secret word. Collect a secret word on each blog along the way, leave us some love on our
posts and follow the directions at the end of the hop for your chance to win
this FABULOUS PRIZE!
For my card, I used the pre-colored image ofSnow Lady - Light Up Your Holidays. Isn't she just the cutest!!! I used a narrow embossing folder with snowflakes in Heavenly Blue cardstock then sanded over the raised images.
The "Season's Greetings" is from PaperTrey Ink.
With a Ball Point Glue Pen I added dots of glue for the snow in the sky with prisma glitter. I used the glue pen on each of the lights and used coordinating MS glitter.
I love the Fred She Said pre-colored images so much that I actually printed them out and used them for my card class last night. This is one card and the other will be shown for the FSS Blog Hop on Friday. For my card I used the Pumpkins and Sunflowers for the main image and then the Sunflowers and Thankfulness set. I omitted a sentiment so they could use it for any occasion this fall. The inspiration for the design of this card came from a Sketch and Stash sketch #53. Their challenge this week is to use any sketch from their catalog. They have so many gorgeous sketches there that I had a hard time choosing. All papers are from Close to my Heart. I used two spellbinder dies and a MS border punch. The background paper was made with a Fall embossing folder then sanded lightly. Other Challenge Blogs for this card: Die Cuttin Divas - Brown, yellow, orange + one other (green)
Well, this is the second year in a row that Halloween was ruined for my grandkids. We live in Eastern PA, right in the heart of Hurricane Sandy and thousands of people still are without power and there's major flooding. Last year we had a freak snow storm on Halloween. Luckily, they were camping twice this month and got to go Trick or Treating at the camp grounds. I've been doing some card making with new stamps from Flourishes to help my stress, which has been really bad lately. Why is it that the smell of New Acrylic Stamps can have such a calming affect. This card was inspired by the week 5 sketch challenge from Viva La Verve and the Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week, both of which go together perfectly. The Flourishes challenge is to have the focal image fall off the page. I used my new Flourishes stamp set called Poinsettia and Pine. I stamped it with memento Black ink then used clear detail embossing powder to give it a little more dimension. This also helps when coloring to keep the colors where they belong. I also used the Merry Christmas from the Flourishes Naturally Merry Stamp Set. Another thing that calms my stress is coloring. I LOVE my Copic Markers but haven't been using them lately. It's amazing what a calming affect coloring has. The Hand Stitching was done in my own unique design with matching Embroidery Floss. I love how this stitching just frames the whole project. It is time consuming, but also a calming affect and well worth the extra time. Other Challenges with this card: Ooh, La La - Christmas Simon Says - Just add Pearl Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes Stampin' for the weekend - Anything Goes Fussy & Fancy - Anything Goes Crafty Ann's - Christmas The Crafty Pad - Christmas One Stitch at a Time - Christmas Anything Goes - Anything Goes Jacksons Digital Expressions - Anything Goes
Well, the worst of Hurricane Sandy is past us now. We still have some rain and wind, but not like last night. I hope everyone else is safe. We live in Eastern PA just north of Philadelphia. And we got hammered with 70 mph winds. I didn't get much sleep last night with the howling winds and the creaking house. We live out in the country with lots of trees around us. Luckily, the only one that came down was an Old Christmas tree that we bought balled about 20 years ago and planted. It got really big & ugly over those years and we wanted to cut it down. However, it was taller then the power lines and right next to them. The lines weren't there when we planted the tree. If it went the other way, it would wipe out the one corner of our house. Well, mother nature took care of that tree. It uprooted it and took it down perpendicular to the house and lines. There really is a fabulous God!!!
The tree is so big, I couldn't get a picture of the whole thing from my deck and I wasn't about to go out in the cold & pouring down rain to get a better one. I took the picture from my deck.
That's out daughter's house down below. Her basement is so flooded that when she opened her sliding glass door, the water just poured out and is still flowing. It's coming up through the floor.
The only other problem is that we are without power and it may take a week to get it restored. We do have a generator that we run just long enough to warm the house and then we turn it off again. Last year we were without power 5 times for a total of 24 days. So, we had enough and invested in a generator. Best investment we ever made. We are so grateful for what we had. It could have been so much worse. All that rain could have been snow!
Good morning and welcome back for another Fred She Said Easel card post-it-note holder. I'm just loving making these. They make perfect little gifts. The inspiration fro this card started with a Viva La Verve week 3 sketch.
Then I printed out the pre-colored Wee Hummingbird and Petunias twice, then mirrored the printing and printed out another set, slightly smaller three times again. I cut one out with the "out of the box" technique and a spellbinders oval die. Then fussy cut everything else out and mounted with foam tape for lots of dimension. The Pearls and papers are all from Close to my Heart in Gypsy and Crystal Blue. I love these two colors together. The Hand Stitching was all done with matching Embroidery Floss in my own unique design. Other Challenges for this card: Everybody Art - Purple Ladybug's Craft Ink - "P" - Pearls, Purple, Petunias Clear It Out - Gift Bearly Mine - Easel Card One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Here is another creation with the fabulous Fred She Said pre-colored images. This one is called Emma in the Strawberry Parch. It's hard to see in the picture, but I printed out Emma and a variety of sizes of strawberries several rimes, cut them out and layered with foam tape. My inspiration for this card came from the Friday Sketch Challenge. I have been commissioned to make some post-it-note holder cards so I turned the card into an easel card and added a matching post-it-note pad. The previous post had the first one I made like this. I will be making many of this style in the coming weeks for my Etsy shop as they make perfect Christmas Gifts. I think I should have started on them months ago. If only we didn't have to eat and sleep!!! *Ü*
The papers are all retired for CTMH. The red crystals are actually clear ones from CTMH that I colored with a Copic Marker. The Hand Stitching was done with matching Embroidery Floss.. Stop by tomorrow to see another one with Petunia's and Humming birds. Other Challenges for this card. Bearly Mine - Easel Card Clear it out! - Gift Created with Love - Something sweet
Well, I'm trying to create again. I've been sick for the past three weeks and I just can't seem to shake it. Let's just say that Musinex isn't the answer. It's very expensive and I'm still violently coughing. But, things need to get done so here is a card that has taken me a week to make. Hope the next one goes a little quicker.
This card is an Easel card turned into a post-it-note holder.
I used the Fred She Said pre-colored image of Emma in the Leaves. Isn't she just the cutest!!!
The papers are retired Close to my Heart papers. I used matching buttons and bakers twine. I hand died the seam binding with sunset ink and alcohol to match the paper and the crinkled it as I heat set the inks. Heat setting gives it a mottled look rather then a solid look by letting it dry on it's own.
Welcome to the Fred, She Said Early Autumn Blog Hop! Summer has ended and memories remain! The FSS team wants to share with you the newly released FSS images!
If you have arrived from Janet Kay’s blog, you are right on track. If you are just happening by, you will want to start on the FSS Blog.
Collect a secret word on each blog along the way, leave us some love on our posts and follow the directions at the end of the hop for your chance to win this FABULOUS PRIZE! One winner will receive ALL of this:
$25 GC to CropStop (provided by Fred She Said) $25 GC to Fred She Said Store Hop ends Friday, October 5, midnight EST.
My card today is made using the yellow and orange pre-colored Poppies images.
Welcome to the Fred, She Said Surprise Blog Hop! Summer is coming to a
close, and maybe we can find a few moments to spend in our crafty spaces! The
FSS team wants to surprise you with the wide variety of great images there are
to be found in the store! We have no idea what anyone has selected to work
with....so we’ll be surprised right along with you!
If you have arrived fromMichelle's blog, you are
right on track. If you are just happening by, you will want to start on the FSS Blog. Collect a secret word on each blog along the way, leave us some love on our
posts and follow the directions at the end of the hop for your chance to win
this FABULOUS PRIZE!