Sunday, May 27, 2012

Deliver to Dad

Here is another father's day card. This time it is for my father-in-law who is crazy about trains! He even has a huge model one in his basement. I almost never make shaped cards, but I have been wanting to try out my new Spellbinders banner dies.  So I made a banner shaped card! The PP is Imaginisce and We R scraps from my stash. I also made a couple of dimensional stars. 

I thought I would play along with the SJ Crafts challenge this month: "All About the Boy." Plus you had to use something OLD. I have had these train Cuttlebug dies forever, and the "Katie" font from Quikutz is even older than forever! I am glad I dug them out though. I think Gus will love this card!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy Father's Day

I figured I had better get started on my Father's day cards! I used a similar technique here as my "Sending you Sunshine" card I posted earlier this week. 

This one is for my dad and he loves nature. So I used my new Tim Holtz wood grain embossing folder and then sanded, distressed and inked the background. I stamped a Cornish Heritage Farms owl and branch and then coloured them with my copics. I even added some glossy accents to the owl's eyes, but I know it is hard to see here. I added some leaves cut with Spellbinders and some flowers from my wagon and tiny acrylic flowers my friend Dee gave me. Some PTI twine finished off the rustic look. 

Judy over at LRW issued a challenge this week for cards for dad. So I thought it would be fun to play along as always with those great ladies and their terrific challenges.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Here's another layout I made featuring my blooming pear tree last spring. If you look closely you can see a huge bumble bee on the top left branch!

I am loving hexagons right now. Not only are they all the rage right now in papercrafting, but they remind me of my favourite quilt pattern, Grandmother's Garden. So I thought this was perfect for the quilting challenge over at Frosted Designs.

I started with a woodgrain base from DCWV and splashed some white acrylic paint on it. I cut out some hexagon shapes from a MME 6x6 pad. The flags are also from MME. The chipboard title is Scenic Route and the mini alpha stickers are MLS. I also added some tulle to the top of the wooden bird cage.

Here's a close up of those hexagons.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sending you Sunshine

My cousin in Vancouver is going through radiation right now and she is on my mind. I decided to make her another card, sending some love and sunshine her way. 

I decided to play along with Tammy's challenge over at LRW in making my own background. I used my new Tim Holtz brick patterned embossing folder. Then I sanded, distressed and inked it. Then I thought it was screaming for some vines and flowers growing on the brick. Gave me a chance to used some neglected Spellbinders dies. I also made some flowers by misting and scrunching some die cuts. A Your Next Stamp sentiment, PTI twine and Dee's seam binding finished it off.

Love you Shel and thinking of you!

Friday, May 18, 2012


With this lovely weather lately I have been wanting to scrap these photos of our new pear tree from last spring. Look at those blossoms! I cut into my new 6x6 MME pad to make these cool chevron shapes. I used this great tutorial from Belle Paperie. I also added some splashes of Tattered Angels blue mist. The chipboard letters are Scenic Route and the mini alpha stickers are MLS. The chipboard subtitle and butterfly and heart are from Studio G. I also added some tulle to the top of die cue bird cage.

Here are a few detail shots...

I thought I would play along with the bingo challenge over at Shopping Our Stash.  I did a diagonal line on the bingo card with my tulle (fabric), embossing (on the butterfly), blue (the mist, and MME patterned paper), and of course the chipboard butterfly (butterfly).

Thanks for stopping by and happy spring!

Thursday, May 10, 2012


I spent some time this week at my craft table getting messy. This is a layout of our hibiscus bush we planted in Florida. Also living in our garden is a ceramic pelican we have dubbed "Gus" for my father-in-law. This pelican used to live at their condo years ago, so we are so glad we found him a new spot to perch at our place! I took these pictures last Easter when the bush was about a foot tall. Now that bush is taller than me!!

I dug in my stash for papers from Jillibean and SEI. The chipboard title is from BoBunny, laquered leaves from Prima, a couple of Maya Road pins, letter stickers from Lily Bee, and I cut some butterflies from cork. I also sprayed some golden Smooch onto the background and "threw" some peach and yellow acrylic paint around the page too. I just love how it turned out!! Of course I have some yoga pants that will never be the same!!

Here's a couple of detail shots.

I also thought it would be fun to play along with a few challenges this week.
Jan over at LRW asked us to "Mistify" her with some mists on a project.
And Moxie Fab World has a "Splatter Technique" challenge going on right now.

Now this officially means I am only about a year "behind" in my scrapbooking!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Boca Grande

I had so much fun playing with LRW last week that I thought I'd play again this week. Joanne is asking for stitching.

I rarely use my sewing machine on my layouts but I always mean to do it more. Here's yet another layout of Boca Grande, Florida last March with my inlaws. I am enjoying scrapping photos from that trip so much. I stitched with my machine around the inside edge of the plaid paper. I just can't seem to get enough of these Florida layouts or MME's "Good Day Sunshine" line. Sadly this is nearly the last of that collection from my stash. I also crimped some of the paper, made an accordion flower and added a corrugated heart from Jillibean plus some Thickers for my title. PTI twine topped off my banner. I also dug deep in my wagon for some Making Memories rub ons.

Here's a detail shot...

Thanks for another great challenge and thanks for stopping by...