Heartfelt Sympathy

A friend's father recently passed away, so I used a batch of sunflowers that I had colored with no specific purpose in mind and constructed a sympathy card.

You can see a hint of my workspace in the background. I'll get pictures of my craft area up soon. :)

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock:  Enchanted Evening, Classic Kraft, Vellum, X-Press It Blending Card Paper (Copic)
  • Stamps:  Sunflower Bouquet, Year of Flowers: Carnations (sentiment)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Versamark (both Tsukineko)
  • Dies: Mix & Match: Scallops, Sunflower Bouquet
  • Other Tools: Linen & Canvas impression plate, white embossing powder (Filigree), Copic markers, white gel pen

A Gift For Eva - G45 Vintage Hollywood

When I saw the Graphic 45 'Vintage Hollywood' collection months ago, I knew immediately that I could use this beautifully designed paper to create something for my daughter, Eva. She loves to create in a different way than I do. Her creativity is with hair and make up. Having been a beautician, hairdresser, beauty school instructor & manager, including an interest in fashion and costumes with a background in musical theater, she has many photos that she could put into the mini album with the Vintage Hollywood theme. This paper collection is so her.

When it comes to mini albums, with all the pockets, mats, and tags, showing it to you by video is much easier than taking a ton of photos. I completed this mini album about two months ago, but never got the video edited (minus music) till now. Enjoy the 12 minute video.

The album measures 7" x 9" x 1 3/4".

In the video I refer to Claire, but don't mention her site. I am referring to Claire from "My Creative Spirit"

Below are photos of the main pages as you turn the pages, without the additional photos of flipping this, and pulling out that.

As this project is a gift, and not a class project, there are no tutorials or written instructions for it. However, you are free to case any ideas of this project for your own version of this mini album.

Thank you for stopping by today, and hope you enjoyed the video and are inspired to create your own lovely album.

Happy creating!

Spellbinders Educator Class 2 Photos

Hello everyone!

Yesterday we had two Graceful Fans Spellbinders classes. (Click here to see the cards for this class) Everyone was amazed at the versatility of this set of dies. What ye see bellow is just a small portion of combinations for the Graceful Fans die set.

So here are just a few of the photos from class. We, of course, had a lot of fun.

We have had a few ladies that decided to get the Spellbinders Platnum6 die cutting machine. Everyone has been real happy with their purchase and look forward to future Spellbinder classes.

These were the cards we made in class.

One of the ladies that took this class played with her dies before class and brought a couple of the cards she made for show and tell. Didn't she do a great job!

See the next Spellbinders class (Kaleidoscope Optical Illusion) here.

Thank you for stopping by today for a peek at our class, and have a great day!

Happy creating!

Sending You Sunshine

A card for a kind acquaintance:

Admittedly, this card could have used a bit more bling...

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Enchanged Evening, Stamper's Select White, Copic X-Press It Blending Card Paper (?), patterned vellum
  • Stamps: Year of Flowers: Daffodils, Simple Sunflower, Signature Greetings
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
  • Dies: Year of Flowers: Daffodils, Stitched Mats: Circles (Li'l Inkers)
  • Other Tools: Copics (Y13, Y15, Y35, YG13, YG25, YG63), sewing machine

Happy Mothers Day #2 and #3

I created these 2 cards at the same time. Layout is the same, vellum is the same, colors slightly varied. I was going for an artistic messy kind of coloring job on the flowers. The leaves were stamped.

The circle base on the first card is actually the same color as the second card. I used to plain vellum to soften it.

Interior is the same for both cards:

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Kraft, Autumn Rose, plain and patterned vellum, Stamper's Select white
  • Stamps: Garden Grace, Fillable Frames #4, Mother
  • Ink: Autumn Rose, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Sweet Blush, Prairie Grass
  • Dies: Fillable Frames #4, Garden Grace, Stitched Circles (Li'l Inkers)
  • Other Tools: Clearstar gel pen (Sakura), sewing machine, random Copics

Happy Mothers Day #1

I made a few Mothers Day cards for some people I know. The first one I wasn't entirely pleased with. To be fair, I was rusty in the card-making department.

Goofed a bit on the butterfly and the stitching, mais c'est la vie!

Love these botanical letters!

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock:  Soft Stone, Stamper's Select White
  • Patterned Paper: On the Bright Side (My Mind's Eye)
  • Stamps: Cutaway Tags: Spring, Botanical Letters
  • Ink: Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening, Prairie Grass
  • Dies: Cutaway Tags: Spring, Butterfly Hope Coverplate
  • Other Tools: ColorShine mist (Heidi Swapp), touch-up Copics (butterfly), sewing machine, Stardust gel pen (Sakura)

Card Catch-Up: Hello

This is another card that I created at my mom's last summer, this time my own design. :)

Card Catch-Up: Thank You for Your Kindness

I feel the need to post card pictures that haven't seen the outside of my computer folder...

I created this card while visiting my mom last summer. It was her design and supplies, my monkey-see-monkey-do.

Shabby Chic #5 - 49th & Market

It has been so enjoyable to see everyone having so much fun creating Shabby Chic cards, we are continuing with more classes. This one is scheduled for July20th.

In this class we will once again be using more of the gorgeous 49th & Market papers as well as some of their gorgeous flowers! More work with paste and stencils too, as well as some more fussy cutting for this class, so that means some more homework. If you love making Shabby Chic cards, but don't like fussy cutting, perhaps someone that loves doing it, will be happy to do it for you. We will be stamping without a block which adds to the distressed Shabby Chic look. Plus, we will be adding a bit of colour and sparkle with coloured sequins!

Please bring to class: Completed homework, paper distresser, scissors, tweezers, double sided adhesive tape, liquid glue, 3D Foam Squares or foam tape, mini-glue dots, Distress Ink "Hickory Smoke" & "Gathered Twigs", ink blending tool, non-stick craft mat, and if you have Tim Holtz Mini-Stencil Set #25, & 49th & Market "Gabi's Crackle Texture Stamp Set". I will have one set of each there, but if you have something similar, it will work just fine. You can also order these from Stacey.

WHEN: Thursday, July 20th
TIME: 6:00 - 8:30
COST: $30.00
CONTACT: Stacey at sbebc2011@gmail.com to register for this class

On this card you will see some stamping form the 49th & Market "Gabi's Crackle Texture Stamp Set", gorgeous 29th & Market glittery flowers, and a metal embellishment from "Butter-Bee Scraps".

On this card I used some Liquitex Ceramic Stucco with the Tim Holtz Mini-Stencil Set #25. I love the added texture flowers on this card.

Instead of cheese cloth for this card, I used Ivory tulle.

We are going to have some great fun in this class. See you there!