Friday, June 21, 2013

Don't worry- Chicory

There have only been a few times that I have seen a set and knew immediately that it was one I HAD to have. One of those sets was a Layers of Color sets with butterflies. Another time was THIS Our Daily Bread set called DON'T WORRY.  The reason this set appealed so much to me is the little chicory flowers. I love chicory flowers. They are hardy, beautiful and the butterflies and birds love them. I especially love doing the smashed flower technique with them. It creates such pretty papers. I made a lot of smashed flower paper last year but had only a few left, so I was super excited when the chicory flowers started blooming last week. 

These are three cards that I made using the ODB Don't Worry set this week. The top one was for the ODB sketch. It is kind of hard to see the little banner panel. Partly because it was an embossed vellum panel, and partly because I had placed the butterfly kinda close to it before I realized that I had almost covered it up.

 This card I made for my friend Ardy. She spent many, many hours preparing for a rummage sale for boy scouts. I had all the boys sign this card to thank her and my son Joshua who is the senior patrol leader presented it to her at our meeting Monday night..I tea-stained the card to give it a vintage look.
I made this card for the splitcoast sketch challenge. I really like how this card turned out. It is one of my favorites. One of my husband's customers, lost his mother this last week and my husband asked me to make a sympathy card for them.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 4 - Classic Dad



June Blog Hop! 


This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured June 11th

Need a Vacation

Featured June 12th
Fire Fighter
Featured June 13th 
Be Proud
 
Featured June 14th

Classic Dad

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on June 15,2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday June 14,2013.




 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"You Are an Angel"


 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Wings"
                                                      

Patty P.
Pam 
Toni 
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co 


I made this card for my Grandpa who is  91 years  young. He was a mechanic and worked on a lot of old cars. When I saw this set it made me think of him. I wanted an embellishment that went along with the car theme. I thought a cross roads sign would but fun. I drew the sign so that the sentiment could fit inside. I wanted to have a map. I printed a generic map off of the computer. I wanted it to look antique so I tea bag dyed the map and sign. I distressed the edges of the map and sewed it to a red piece of cardstock. I only wanted a little bit of the red showing. I added a crumpled paper bag layer and a black cardstock base.
  
Here is a photo of my drawing that you are welcome to use for
your own projects.


I was thinking of a song to share with this card and this is what came to my mind.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mark's Finest Papers June Blog Hop Day 3 Be Proud



June Blog Hop! 


This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured June 11th

Need a Vacation

Featured June 12th
Fire Fighter
Featured June 13th 
Be Proud
 
Featured June 14th

Classic Dad

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on June 15,2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday June 14,2013.




 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"You Are an Angel"


 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Wings"
                                                      

Patty P.
Pam 
Toni 
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co 

 For the background for my card, I took a toothbrush and blue and red water color paint and I splattered it onto white cardstock.


When I stamp on white cardstock and then cut it out, you can see the white edges. This is especially noticeable when I have the image on a dimensional or a paper spring.





 By coloring around the edges of the image with a black permanent marker I am able to eliminate
the white edge.


 This is a short video showing how I make paper springs.

video













  Here is photo showing where I glued two of my paper springs to the back of the bear.




 Here is a side view of the paper springs once I put the bear on the card.




The finished card.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Mark's Finest Papers June Blog Hop Day 2- Fire Fighter



June Blog Hop! 


This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured June 11th

Need a Vacation

Featured June 12th
Fire Fighter
Featured June 13th 
Be Proud
 
Featured June 14th

Classic Dad

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on June 15,2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday June 14,2013.




 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"You Are an Angel"


 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Wings"
                                                      

Patty P.
Pam 
Toni 
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co 

My oldest daughter is getting married in a month. She lived about 4 hours away from me. We were talking about how stressed she is getting as the wedding day gets closer and closer. She has always loved dalmatians. She has a collection of them. Every time I see a dalmatian I think of her, so when I saw this set, I knew the first card was going to be for her. I wanted her to know that I was thinking about her as she gets close to the wedding.
 I used the big background stamp from
 Mark's Finest Papers set called CRACKED HELLO
I stamped it with black stazon ink onto a piece of 
red cardstock. The sentiment is from another
Mark's Finest Paper set called SPRING THINGS. 
One of the nice things about using Mark's Finest Papers sets is 
that you can bend straight sentiments on your acrylic block
before stamping, and when you are done, they will
go back to being straight. I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock
and cut it out with deckle scissors.

I used two paper springs to make the image
stand out. I like using paper springs because they
give dimension to my cards, but they can be compressed
to fit inside an envelope for mailing.

This is the song that I was thinking about when I was making my card. I had to share.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

MFP- June Blog Hop Day 1 Need a Vacation


June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured June 11th

Need a Vacation

Featured June 12th
Fire Fighter
 
Featured June 13th 
Be Proud
 
Featured June 14th

Classic Dad

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on June 15,2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday June 14,2013.




 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"You Are an Angel"


 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Wings"
                                                      

Patty P.
Pam 
Toni 
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co 



 I used the flower from this set. I water colored it and did paper tole technique.

 
Usually I am intimidated by making bows. 
I watched this video on Youtube that showed how to 
tie a double bow. It was really easy to understand and do
I may be making more bows now.






Here is a card I made last week. I stamped the flower twice.
 One I kept whole and one I cut in half.