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Thursday, March 31, 2011

with a rose

This one has a rose rather than the other flower.  I used my stardust glitter pen on the darker areas of the rose.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

note cards

A friend asked me to make note cards for her mother-in-laws birthday.  Here is a prototype.  If she likes it I will produce 30 or more for her.

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Mother Daughter project

Greilyn's banner

My daughter is going to a baby shower this week and wanted to make a gift.  First she wanted to make an entire album, but that takes a whole lot of time and money, neither of which I have lots of so....this is what we came up with.

Aaron B over at Booth 32 has a beautiful banner for someone named Lauren.  I showed that to K and she was gung ho.  This is what we came up with.  Sorry the color is a little off in some of the photos.  We finished it about 11:30 last night and had to use overhead lighting for the photos.  I used paper from the Life's Delight paper pack.  To get the ric-rac to stick I used 1/4 inch scor tape and then sprinkled silver glitter over it to cover the sticky.  I made the organdy flowers using the instructions from Connie Mac Farlane's Paper Petals and Ribbon Roses.

I hope you will check out these two blogs as these ladies are so very talented.

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

got to use some fun stuff

The flowers are from yesterday's post, well two are anyway.  I made the third one today to bring all this together.

I used the Friendship stamp set and hollyhock and pear inks to make this random, okay not so random, stamped card stock. I made a gift for a friend and had to include a card with it, right?  I will put this in the mail tomorrow and hope that the card remains intact until she receives it.  If you look closely you can see that the glue is still wet under the dew drops.  The green flower started out as 5 colonial white paper flowers that I colored with a Copic marker, folder and glued together with liquid glass.  As I mentioned in yesterday's post check out Paper Pleats and Ribbon Roses for some great how to videos and lots of ideas.
My daughter just walked in and is distracting me so I will sign off.

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

fun stuff

1 inch wide organdy ribbon with a center of a big brad with a button glued to it, on top of that is a large clear sparkle and about 7 smaller red sparkles attached around that all held together with liquid glass.

paper flower made with 5 paper flowers - cute huh???

Another fun paper flower

lots of fun paper flower

ehhh, not so hot paper flower.  This one didn't have any character to the petals, all just flat so it didn't turn out as pretty as the others.

probably my favorite.  it is smaller than the red flower as this organdy  ribbon is about 5/8 in wide.  Love this color blue.  The center is a larger colonial white brad with the pearl and blue sparkles glued down with liquid glass.

This one was probably my first one that I made last night.  I was sharing my joy over my little goodies that I had made and my daughter snatched this one up and said she wanted it and could we attach it to something so she could wear it in her hair, thus the bobby pin you can see in the lower center of the picture.  Since the center is made using a brad, I just put the brad ends through the end of the bobby pin and bent them over it.  It looked darling in her hair and survived an evening out at a dance club.
I found the how-to videos on Connie McFarland's blog Paper Pleats and Ribbon Roses.  Check out her blog.  She is a very talented lady.  I love her style.

I will have some photos to share, eventually, of an ATG stand.  I made one this morning for a blogging friend and will put it in the mail to her once I get the right size envelope.  After she gets it, I will post my photos.

I need to run some errands and then come back to get a few cards made.  Got to do something with these flowers, right???

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

March Birthday cards

This little guy is a party animal from the stamp set of the same name.  I hope the little girl likes it/him.  
This hibiscus has to be my favorite stamp.  It is getting so cloudy though, I think I need to order a new one.
 Deneen Treble had posted a card like this and I had to copy it.  I made 6 or 7 cards today.  I am not sure if blogger will let me load them though.

I saw this card design in a magazine by CardMaker and thought I'd try it.  I like things to be a little different.  
This is the inside of the card below.  I have not figured out how to master blogger since they  changed the add photo link.  Oh well, you get the picture right?
Inside of the first card
I had a few other cards, but nothing to write home about so I won't even bother posting them.  I really don't know why I bother posting anything.
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Sunday, March 6, 2011

a couple of journals and a card

This is a journal a picked up at Michael's from the $1.00 bin and covered it with some CTMH TopStitch paper.

I saw a card similar to this on Kelly Jo's Stamp Pad.  I saw a paper pack at JoAnn's with these colors and it keeps catching my eye so I decided to combine the two - Kelly Jo's card layout and the colors.

Another journal from the $1.00 bin at Michael's. The paper pack is Cherry-O by CTMH.  It is such a fun paper to play with.

 I plan to use them as goodies when I hold a gathering at work.  I have had three ladies sign up already and hope to have several more.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Thinking of you

I found the pattern for this in an All Occasion booklet that I got for  renewing my subscription for Card Maker Magazine.  A woman at work asked me if I had a card like this at the office and at the time I didn't so I thought I would make one to have on hand, just in case.  Something seems to be missing, but I don't know what it might be.  You can't see it real well, but I went over all the dark areas on the rose with my stardust pen.  It is so pretty IRL.

A birthday card for a teacher.  I tried to use the latest technique from SCS, but not real crazy about the job I did.   I probably left out a few steps.  Maybe another day, right?

Well, I am going to read for awhile before bed.  

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