Sunday, June 15, 2014

Special friend blend

Hello there!
Just popping in quickly to post a couple of cards I have been working on.

My first time ordering from Paper Sweeties - I just love this tea pot die along with the stamp set. Pattern papers are from Melissa Frances and Graphic 45; ribbons, flowers, and doily from my stash.

Another card using same die and stamp set:

Pattern papers from Graphic 45 which I used to make coordinating flowers too. Flowers were die cut using PTI dies and Stampin Up punches. Doily, pearls and brads are from my stash.
That does it for me today. I have been doing a lot of yard work today. It's time to soak these old bones and muscles in the tub!
 Have a great week ! N~

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sunday, funday

Happy Sunday morning! And what a gorgeous morning it is - sunny and warm; sipping coffee while looking through the morning's paper outside at the patio table. My week off is over as of tomorrow morning and I'm not looking forward to going back to work. It was such a relaxed and slow week which I love. No plans, spur of the moment shopping sprees, lazy days, the perfect week. And the weather was absolutely gorgeous. I'm spending my last day of vacation by driving to my sister's house to spend the afternoon lying on a float in her pool!
I also spent time in the craft room this week . Here are a few cards I made:

Using my new Sizzix Framelit die and the Good Ole Sport paper line by Graphic 45, I made this simple and quick card. As you can see, it's plain but perfect for giving it to a sweet little guy (both my nephews have birthdays coming up)! And it didn't take but 10 minutes tops putting it all together. The hardest part was deciding which papers to use!

This card was made with the same Sizzix Framelit die using the Botanical Tea papers by Graphic 45. I dressed it up a bit by adding a flower & ribbon  from my stash and a chipboard tag from the same paper line.
 Another card I put together fairly quickly. Using kraft paper as my base card, I rounded the corners and adhered pattern paper from Graphic 45 again - Good Ole Sport line. I made a 3-layer tag out of some scraps. I stamped the graduate with Versamark watermark stamp pad and embossed it with gold embossing powder. On the middle layer, I also stamped "congratulations". I tied the 3 layered tag with twine and adhered it to the top of the card.

I have much more to share with you but I will save it for my next post. Until then, enjoy this beautiful Sunday. See you next week!