Friday, November 6, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
I also must tell you about the most AWESOME paper pack purchase EVER!! It is a 300 piece paper assortment from K&Company that I found at JoAnn. It comes in a cool 12x12 paper box, and you get three sheets of 100 different papers. I don't know if you're like me, but when I get a large paper assortment like that, I usually only love about a third of them, but with this box of paper, I absolutely LOVE all of them with the exception of maybe 7 or so. That is about 279 pieces of paper that I just adore!! Can't beat that!! This box of paper sells for $40.00 retail, but I bought it when it was on sale for 50% off, and with my additional 10% coupon, it was a real steal!! I am trying to resist the urge to buy another one, because then I would have to be pretty much set on patterned paper for LIFE!!
Also, as promised, I am including a snapshot of the stamp I refered to in my previous post, the handmade stamp for the back of my cards, that I found at JoAnn about a month ago. It is made by Inkadinkadoo, and I LOVE IT!!
Supplies for Card: Unity Stamps - Dress stand stamp (April KOM); Stampin Up - Sewing Machine stamp, from Puns of the Past set; S.U. Cool Carribean Ink and Cardstock, Distress Ink; Inkadinkadoo - Handmade Stamp; Patterned paper from K & Co. Sewing Maching, button, antique safety pin, and random piece of Ivory cardstock.
I just love How it turned out. It has a totally antique-y feel too it and is "Punny". What's not to love? This one is going to my BF's mom, she does crafts with me all the time, and has been teaching me to sew. Perfect!! Hope you like it. - Fae
Saturday, May 16, 2009
I don't think the picture does the card justice, as the pierced butterfly trails aren't that easy to see, but framed the "Mom" sentiment beautifully. I hope you like it, she said she sure did, and commented how long this card must have taken with all the detail work that was put into it. All I have to say, is she was worth every second, and then some. I just love stamping "handmade" images on the back of my cards, and found the most awesome stamp for this a couple of weeks ago. It says "Handmade, because you're worth it." And it's from Inkadinkadoo. I didn't think to get a photo of it on this card, will get one, and put it on my next post. I just love it!! I purchased it at JoAnn.
Supplies: Patterened, green and yellow papers from My Mind's Eye, card base, and letters are Ocean Tides CS from PaperTrey, the Mom sentiment was cut using my Sizzix dies - Girls are Wierd. The butterflies are a stamp from the Paper Trey sympathy set, stamped in S.U. Rose Red and Only Orange, and cut out. I used my paper piercing tool to create movement from the butterflies, and sewed white stitches around the edges of the layers, with my machine.
Hope you like it as much as mom did, lol. Have great weekend.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Another "Punny" card, surprise, surprise. lol. This one seemed to take forever, just couldn't get it to come together, but I think it turned out cute. I was afraid I was over-doing it with all the red, but afterall, Valentine's Day IS right around the corner. =)
Recipe: Old Olive, Real Red, and River Rock inks from S.U. and Ranger Frayed Burlap Distress ink,White cs and Real Red cs from S.U. the frog, mushroom and sentiment stamps are all from the S.U. stamp set Unfrogetable, and the Soft Swirls background from S.U. I also used the new shape cutting template from Creative Memories to cut out and mat the focal image. No little toad would be complete without the beady little craft eyes.
I have the perfect stamp to put on the back of this card too, it has a little frog image, and says Toadily handmade!! Hope you like it!!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Wow... Can you believe it? A post two days in a row... lol. I've been busy.
I'm not positive if I love this one, but I thought it turned out cute. The strawberries are from the Paper Trey ink set My Punny Valentine, which is just adorable, and perfect for this time of year. One of my old bosses told me once that I had Forster's Syndrome, which is the frequent and uncontrollable use of puns... (or something like that). Anyway, if I see a "Punny" stamp set, chances are I'm just going to have to have it. He must be right. =)
Recipe: My Mind's Eye pink and patterned papers, S.U. Old Olive cs and ink, S.U. Chocolate Chip cs, S.U. Basic Brown and Regal Rose inks. S.U. Scalloped circle punch, Ranger Tattered Rose Distress Ink, Fiskars Threading Water punch, and the My Punny Valentine set from Paper Trey Ink.
I used my paper piercing tool and template to punch holes (which really don't show in the photo) along the top behind the strawberries, and connected them using a brown colored pencil, to give the faux sewing look, and did the same on the strip of olive, using a white colored pencil. I aged the edges of the berries using the distress ink.
I just love the new border punches they are coming out with. So cute!! Must get more!! lol.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Alright, alright... The slacker finally updated her blog!! It's about time, huh? I'm gonna... I'M GONNA keep up with it this time. =) Things have been kinda rough around here the last couple of months, so what better way to relax then to go spend some quality time in you craft room, ay?
I went to Joann's a couple of weeks ago, and I saw this little beaver and I JUST HAD TO have him. He is in a paper stack from DCWV, that's called the Green Stack. The rest of it is pretty cute too, but the Beaver single-handedly made the sale. I resisted the temptation at full price, but my co-worker just had to tell me on Wednesday that they had all their stuff at 40% off. Thanks to a good sale, I get to show all of you, just how cute he is!!
This one is a square card, I think it's all easy enough to figure out how I put it together. A couple of notes though: I cut out the beaver using my circle cutting template. You probably can't see it real well, but I used some Pink Pirouette ink to color in his belly a little (it was off white) just to tie the card together a bit better. I typed the font using my computer, and probably my favorite element of the card, (besides the beaver of course) is the little bite marks I made using just the edge of my scalloped circle punch. Although it's not pictured, I typed the inside sentiment too, using the same font, cardstock and brown ink, and it says "Wood you be my Valentine?"
Hope you like him!! I'm not going to want to part with this one. He's just too cute!!