Pretty Pink Posies!

A last minute entry for the Hero Arts Flower Challenge.  I used an old Hero Arts favorite to create the large flower. I embossed it using white ink and embossing powder, cut out the image and curled up the petals.  I used some pretty printed background paper and added light green for the larger background paper. I added a paper doily, word banner, twine bow and bundle and tiny flower buds.  One last piece was liquid pearls to center of each flower.  I try to enter card challenges when I can and  thought I would give this one a try with only one day left to enter.

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Mixed Media Mini Boards

I have decided to consign some of my crafts at Jubilee Junction in Groton, CT.  I am going to give it a try and had to decide what craft projects I wanted to showcase. So I had to begin my research about the designs I wanted to create for the boards.  I had plenty of paper- of course, then I had to create the first model.  Here are my first boards, simple but makes a statement. I am sure my boards will continue  to evolve.  I hope I sell a few and my inventory will change with holidays and events, too.

Say It With Flowers!

I was given an assignment from Roni at Scrapbook Cove to create some projects using the new spring line of paper from Bo Bunny for a class I would be teaching in March to welcome Easter and spring weather.  The papers samples were beautiful.  I also used a die cut from Impression Obsession and a hydrangea stamp from I.O as well.  All stunning card making supplies.  After some Pinterest inspiration and several different attempts, here are the samples. I created three cards and one mini milk carton candy box.  I created the paper flowers by folding and refolding the pieces.  I added the bird on a branch to a die cut picture frame on a different card layout.  A paper doily, watercolored hydrangea or violet image and a few other embellishments finish the projects. I love the way they came out, like the shabby chic look.  Can’t wait to teach the class in March.

Happy Wedding Day!

I was asked by a friend to create a wedding card for a February wedding.  I wanted to create something different and I was inspired by a post on Pinterest. I CASed the posting and put my own spin on it.  I liked that it was a different layout. Glitter, sequins, watercolored hearts, die cutting and #myfavoritethings stamps and die cuts finish the look.  Glad I sent away for some new word die cuts and stamps.  Could always use more of those! I guess I am into watercoloring these days!

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Sending you Hugs!

I love making Valentine day cards and crafts.  The stamps by My Favorite Things are so cute and used one of the little girl stamp sets for the card this year.  I stamped the image in black permanent ink and watercolored the image.  I added some banners for accents and a glittery heart with tied bow.  A stitched cut and scallop frame were used for some of the shapes and of course  the finishing touch was some glitter glue.  I will enter this happy creation in the #sparkleandshinechallenge that was posted today.  My cards were in the mail yesterday and could not wait to send some happy mail!