Tuesday, February 5, 2019

A Few Layouts

I've actually managed to get a few layouts done since my last post. This first one is a layout of a photo of my grand kids back in 2010. I can't believe how little they were, especially my grandson who is now 6'1", lol. I used the pretty "Blue Land" paper collection from Stamperia for this layout.

This next layout is of a photo of my daughter and her boyfriend from last summer when they were up visiting for a friends wedding. I used Kaisercraft's "Fairy Garden" paper collection. Did a lot of fussy cutting of the flowers from this paper line. Kaisercraft paper always have great collections for fussy cutting. 
Here's a couple of close ups.

This next layout is a photo of my daughter with her pink wig on. She's currently going through chemo treatments for breast cancer and I must say she looks a lot better bald than I did when I was going through my breast cancer, lol. I used Prima's "Tales of You & Me" for this layout.
A few close ups.

This next layout of my daughter again. I used the Prima "Zella Teal" paper collection. I also did some stenciling and spraying on the layout and paint splatters.
Well thanks for looking and as always I'd love to hear your comments!


Monday, January 14, 2019

January 2019

Wow I got so busy with Christmas and doing a few craft fairs I totally got away from doing any posts on my blog. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and the new year is going to be awesome for everyone! 

So this is my first layout of 2019. Actually my first layout in quite awhile as I was making so many Christmas cards for the last  month or so. For this layout I used Bo Bunny's "Serendipity" paper collection. I did a lot of inking and distressing of the papers, as well as doing some fussy cutting of the birds, feathers etc. This photo is from 2009. My grandkids didn't know I was coming for a visit until I showed up at my granddaughters baseball game. I can't believe this was 10 years ago. Love these two so much! Here's the layout and a few closeups.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Christmas Cards

I've been busy making Christmas cards for the craft markets I'm doing this year. I haven't done any sort of markets for about 20 years (Oh my I'm old!), so we'll see how it goes. So here are the cards I've made so far. I'd love to hear your comments on them!


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Birthday Cards

Just wanted to post a couple of Birthday cards I made. The first one I made using the Prima Zella Teal papers and made it at 4¾" x 6¾".
The second card was also made at 4¾" x 6¾" and I used the Making Memories SimplyFab Multi Pack "Meg" from my stash.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Life is Lovely

I've  made another 5"x5" card with a box envelope using Prima's "Zella Teal" paper collection. I've distressed all of the papers for this card and matted all of the papers using a light cream colored cardstock. For the first layer I cut the matte at 5"x5" and the "Collect Memories" paper from the collection cut at 4½" x 4½". My next layer I cut the matte at 4"x4" and then cut the "Floral Stories" at 3½" x 3½". I cut the sentiment "Life is Lovely" from the other side of the "Collect Memories" paper and added that to the front of the card.

For my flower cluster I used some Prima flowers from my stash that were different shades of cream colors.I added three in the top left corner of the card which I tucked a brown three loop bow into and added another small flower on to the bottom right corner of the card. Here is the finished card, I'd love to hear your comments on my card.


Monday, September 10, 2018

Grateful For You

Well for today's card I decided to use Prima's "Zella Teal" paper collection, these papers are just so pretty. I made the card size 5"x5" and matted the layers with a pale blue card stock, I also distressed all the papers. For the first layer I used the "Stone Rose" paper cut at 4¾" x 4¾" matted with the pale blue cardstock cut at 5"x5". The next layer I cut the matte at 4¼" x 4¼" and I used the "Floral Stories" paper cut at 4"x4". I then added the sentiment witch I cut from the "Live Loudly" paper and matted with the pale blue cardstock.

For my flower clusters I used 3 small teal rose buds from my stash on the bottom right corner. For the top left flower cluster I took some teal cardstock and made a bit bigger flower for the top corner. I then took some teal ribbon and made a double bow witch I tucked just under that flower. I added three more of the small teal rosebuds for the top cluster and called it done. I'm very happy at how the card turned  out and I'd love to hear your comments.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Just Because

Okay I think I'm addicted to these G45 "Floral Shoppe" paper collection. I had to make another card with them. This card is 4¾" x 6¾" and I matted all the papers with some matching pink cardstock and I distressed all the papers. For my bottom layer I used the A side of the Verdant paper cut to 4½" x 6½" onto the pink matting. For my next two layers I cut a piece 2" x 5" of the Pink Lillies paper and a piece of 1½" x 5" of the Golden paper and matted them both with the pink cardstock. I laid the smaller one overlapping the bigger piece and down slightly. Before I glued these two layers down I tucked a small doily underneath them and  to the right. I printed my sentiment off on my computer. Of course nothing is ever complete if you don't have flowers on it! I used some Prima flowers from my stash, the three main ones being a sort of peachy pink color. I then tucked in some pink and pale yellow rosebuds along with some other smaller flowers and die cut some leaves and tucked them in here and there. to finish the card off I made a double bow and tucked that just underneath the top left flower of the flower cluster. I was very happy with how it turned out. I'd love to hear your comments!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Hello Card

Hello, I'm back with another card using the Graphic 45 "Floral Shoppe" paper collection. I just love these papers. I made this card 5" x 5", with a box envelope. I used a bright yellow card stock to matte the paper layers and also distressed all the papers. For my first layer I cut the yellow matte at 5" x 5" and I then used the A side of the "Pink Lillies" paper cut at 4¾" x 4¾". My next layer was the yellow matte cut at 4½" x 4½" and then the A side of the "Midnight" paper cut at 4¼" x 4¼". For this layer I only taped three sides of the top paper and the yellow matte on the right side. I then tore the two papers on the right side towards the center of the paper so that I could roll the papers back as shown in the photo. I then added a small pale yellow flower and two small pink rose buds between the rolled papers. I then added a larger pale pink flower to the top layer where the tear in the papers ends. I added some tiny pink flowers along with some die cut leaves and tucked them in around the larger flower. I then die cut the hello sentiment and added that to the card.

I was very happy at how the card turned out. I'd love to hear your comments on the card. Thanks for stopping by. Here's the finished card.  

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

G45 Floral Shoppe Card

Hi everyone. I hope you all had a great Labour Day long weekend. All the kids here in BC go back to school today, which I think will have a lot of parents doing a happy dance, lol.

 I wanted to share a  new card I made using Graphic 45's "Floral Shoppe" paper collection. This card measures 4¾" x 6¾". I used a pale mauve piece of cardstock to mat my layers with. For the first matted layer I used the Midnight Medley paper. For the second matted layer I used the Sunlit Medley paper. For the sentiment I printed it out in my graphic program onto the B side of the "Indigo Lilies" paper. I  made a bow using some mauve ribbon I had in my stash and tucked it between all the Prima flowers I used on the top left corner. I was quite pleased at how it turned out. I'd love to hear your comments on my card. Thanks for stopping by!
   #handmade, #scrappers-heaven, #graphic 45, #floral shoppe, #cards, #good friends,

Monday, September 3, 2018

Sun Kissed Cards

Just sharing three new cards that I've made using Graphic 45's "Sun Kissed" paper collection. This first card I've made is a lift of Maggie Harding, one of Graphic 45's  Special Project Designers, easel card that she made using Graphic 45's "Floral Shoppe" papers. Here is my take on her card.
These next two cards are for all the mermaid lovers out there and I love the saying. With the first card I die cut the mermaid using a deep navy blue and I covered the mermaid with stickles to give it a bit of sparkle. I made the small rosebuds out of navy blue paper. I felt the mermaid kind of got lost in the papers so on the second card I used white card stock to help her stand out more.
I hope you like the cards and I'd love to hear your comments. Thanks for stopping by!