Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Finished Centerpiece

Just wanted to share the finished center piece I made for the Mother/Daughter Tea I attended at my church just before Mother's Day. I had posted the table mat and the candle holder earlier. To finish off the centerpiece, I added a box of greeting cards. The center piece was to show something about our selves and the things we enjoy doing.

A close-up of the box.

A little closer look at the flowers on top.

These are the cards inside the box--

Rich Razzleberry was the accent color on each card. Used different stamp sets and different embossing folders but the same circle die on each card. Thanks for letting me share this project with you.

Friday, May 19, 2017


I was having trouble getting started making some cards that I really needed. I searched Pinterest for what seemed like hours. I came across this one card. I had the exact designer paper and the exact stamp set. So I decided to try CASE'ing the card just as Angela Westland had made her card. The link to her card is HERE.

Here is my card. The "Floral Boutique" designer series paper is so pretty. I love the Night of Navy color with the white. The sentiment is from the "Floral Phrases" stamp set.

Making this card was just what I needed. I began going through my box of scraps and ended up making two more cards.

After doing these cards I was able to get some more cards made for my class coming up next week.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Better Late Than Never

I seem to always be running behind these days. It is a challenge to just keep up with "today's" activities. April 30 was my son's birthday. I just got his birthday card in the mail. Daniel grew up by the sea. He loved the water. One of our favorite times was watching the sail boats go by our house. This was not really a birthday card, but I wanted him to know how thankful I am that he is my "son".

I used the stamp set "Swirly Bird" to create the sailboat and a die from the coordinating thinlets to create the waves. Using a large post-it note to mask off the sky, I sponged on Brocade Blue ink and then added Night of Navy ink to the horizon. I then turned the post-it note around to mask/cover the sea and a punched circle to create the sun. A scalloped circle was used to add the illusion of clouds. The sentiment stamp came from the "Sheltering Tree" set.

Mentioned in the "Weekly Favorites for the week ending May 21"

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Updated Post

I was doing some updating and editing of my blog and found that this post had never been finished. It was still in the draft mode. I decided that it was time to finish it or delete it. I really like this card so it is time to "finish" what I had started. I made this card some time ago basically using a piece of SU designer paper. The paper has some of my favorite colors and "flowers". I love the delicate feel of the paper and the design. The "thank you" sentiment is from a Unity Stamp Co. set called "Butterflies and Sunbeams," the August 2015 Sentiment Kit. The little flowers are from the SU set "Petite Petals".

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and letting me share my love of card making with you today.

Friday, May 5, 2017

A Mother's Day Project

Been working on my centerpiece for the Mother and Daughter Tea which will be at our church on May 13. I first started out by making a small table topper. I pulled out some batik fabrics that I had purchased some time ago. I cut my strips 2 inches wide. Sewed six strips together and then cut the strips into triangles using my 60 degree triangle ruler creating a hexagon shaped mat. Love the results. But I think it needs something else.

Since I love paper crafting and making cards, I came up with the idea of making an "explosion box" into a candle holder for one of the little LED candles that can be purchases at craft stores. The box is 3-inches square and 4 1/4-inches tall. I used Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum Stampin' Up card stock.  I topped the box off with some little paper shaped flowers. For the defuser over the cut out circle, I used vellum card stock. I was not able to get a picture showing how the box looks with the light on.

I needed someway to keep the tea light centered so I created a little box/platform to hold the tea light in place. It was then glued it in the center of the bottom of the box.

 All together!

The following picture shows how the box opens and the tea light in the center. 

I had lots of fabric left so I made another table mat. This is made basically the same way. I cut the strips 2-inches wide and sewed two sets of six strips together. I then cut the strips into triangles using the 60 degree ruler. Ten triangles are needed to make this mat.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Create, Challenge, Encourage

Sometime ago the three words "Create, Challenge, Encourage" became my motto for the stamp classes I have been leading. We all learn from another. I love sharing things I have learned, challenging others to try new things and encouraging them in their daily lives. It has been a blessing for me to get to know a special group of ladies that had been attending my classes at the local scrapbooking store Altered Art Addicts.

We were all sad when the owners of the store announced that they were closing. Everyone wanted to continue the classes but I was going to have a conflict with the Saturday afternoon time. The group decided to try meeting at my house on the fourth Saturday of the month at 10 o'clock in the morning. Saturday, April 29 was our first meeting. We had a great time.

Here are the three cards that I had prepared for the class to make --

This first card was based on the "Gift Card Holder" I posted a few days ago. The card base is Primrose Petal card stock with Primrose Petal designer series paper used on the inside. The birthday stamp comes from the Stampin' Up set called "Birthday Blooms". The stamp creating the design on the front is from the retired Stampin' Up set called "Fresh Vintage". The sentiment on the right side is a quote from Corrie Ten Boom; the stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs.

My goal for the next card was to create a card using only one stamp set. The set used was Stampin' Up's "Kinda Electic" which is being retired. Since this stamp set has no sentiments I pulled a stamp from "Flourishing Phrases". The card base is SU Pool Party. The inks that were used are Pool Party, Soft Sky and Smoky Slate -- all from Stamping Up.

Because Masculine cards are always a challenge, I wanted to include one. This card is on a white card base. Smoky Slate and Basic Gray with black accents make up the other card stock colors. The birds are from the Stampin' Up set "Wetlands". The backgound for the image was created with a stamp from the set "Gorgeous Grunge" using Memento Desert Sand and Sky Blue ink. These are such soft colors that they are ideal for adding color to a background.  The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. The dots were made using a paper punch, gluing them onto the card and covering them with a crystal lacquer.

Thank you for your visit today.