Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Just Because

Just wanted to share a card that I made for a friend to give his wife. He was quite adamant that he hadn't done anything, just wanted to give her a card so she knew how much she meant to him. You gotta love men, lol. Anyways I thought that Graphic 45's "Secret Garden" collection would be perfect for this, especially since I had the 8x8 paper pack. My basic card size was 4½ x 6¼.

For my first layer I used the blue side of the Posy Patch paper which I distressed with both my distress tool and Vintage Photo distress ink, all papers used on this card were distressed in the same way. The next layer I used the back side of the Leafy Tree Tops paper and then the next layer was the main side of the Posy Patch paper. I then cut out one of the tags from the Springtime paper and popped it up on the card with foam pop dots. I used one of the tags from the Meadow Lark papers for the sentiment. I used my Paint Shop Pro program and laid and typed out the sentiment on plain paper and then laid the tag over the printed paper and ran it through my printer again to get the sentiment on to the tag. This tag was also popped up with foam pop dots. I took my 1" punch and punched out one of the Seed Fairy stamps and added it to a bottle cap and added that to the card. I also took a couple of Hydrangea petals which I spritzed with water and twisted the petals slightly and let them dry and then glued together to make the large flower on the card and added two small mauve rose buds that I made to the card. I'd love to hear your comments on my card, thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Vintage Photo

I always remember this photo of my Mum's older sister Lillian, when my sister and I would go over to out Mum & Dad's on the weekend we would drag out this big old cookie tin that my Mum & Dad kept all their photos in. I just thought photo was so cool that it was slightly colored and since they didn't have colored photos back in 1945 my Mum told us that this was hand painted. My Aunt  was a little bit better off than the rest of my Mums family so I imagine that she could actually afford to have this done to her photos.I used the "Treasured Yesterdays" kit from Swirlydoos Kit club for this layout, this kit was just perfect for doing vintage layouts. Here's the finished project.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sympathy card

I haven't made a sympathy card before but I had a friend ask me to make one for her. The Blue Fern Studios "Sanctuary" papers from Swirlydoos January 2015 "Bejeweled" kit were perfect for this card. This was also a lift of a couple of cards made by a few of the girls from Swirlydoos for a card round robin. I hope you like it, TFL!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Birthday Tag

So my family has a few birthdays this month, the first being my granddaughter who will be 16 on Saturday. I can't believe she's 16, where did all the years go? I couldn't believe my son (her Dad) turned 35 last month...hmmmm, I guess I'm getting old, lol. So I have had some of the Julie Nutting doll stamps for quite awhile but haven't had a chance to really play with them, so I decided to do a tag/birthday card for my granddaughter with one of the stamps. I used one of the tags from the Julie Nutting Tag Pad "Aquarelle" for this tag. The doll stamp I used is "Olive", for some reason she just made me think of my granddaughter. I used Graphic 45's "Secret Garden" paper collection for this tag and I used a small doily. It's a pretty simple tag but I was pleased at how it turned out, here's a photo of the tag. I printed out the sentiment on my computer and used a brad to attach it to the card.
 Well I hope to hear what you think of my tag. Have a great Easter weekend everyone!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Spring Round Robin

So we just wrapped up the March Round Robin over at Swirlydoos this past Monday. To celebrate Spring our rules for this RR were:
1. We had to use a photo with flowers in it
2. We had to have a least one handmade flower on your layout
So this is my entry for Team 1, week 4
I used the Webster's "Western Romance" paper collection for my layout. The photo is of some flowers my husband gave me for our anniversary/Valentines. The handmade flower is the yellow one between the two blue Prima flowers. After I made the flower I brushed some glossy accents all over it and then dipped it in some diamond dust. Here's a bit of a close up of the flower.
It looks so much prettier in real life. Thanks for stopping by, have a great evening! 

April already!

I can't believe another month has flown by, were so busy here this past month, going away a few weekends and trying to fit other things into the daily schedule. So I have a few things to share with you.

This is a photo of my Mum taken when she was about 20 yrs old (1941). It's a lift of one of Gabrielle Pollacco's layouts called "Love & Laughter". I used the October "Treasured Yesterdays" kit from Swirlydoos for this layout. This kit is absolutely perfect for vintage photos!

I made the brown card for my son's birthday at the beginning of March. It was a very simple card as I was trying to use up some left over papers from other projects, which is why I made the other card, left over papers and then put it into my stash of cards.

Photo of my Dad on his brothers motorcycle, or as my Dad called it "Lance's Steed". This was taken approximately 1940.With three little girls the closest my Dad got to having a son was me. I was such a tomboy, I'd go fishing with my Dad while my two older sisters were like "Eewwee" My Dad was always my hero, as far as I was concerned my Dad could do anything! This is my take on the "Treasured Yesterdays" sketch from Swirlydoos! Here's the sketch:

On this layout above I used the "Treasured Yesterdays" October kit from Swirlydoos again. The photo is of my Mum & Dad and sisters and I, I'm the baby of the family. I cut quite a few long banner strips for this layout, for some reason I'm really into using strips like this on  my layouts right now. It helps to use up a lot of your smaller pieces of papers that you have.  The bottle cap dangle I made myself, I hope to make some more of these to sell in my Etsy shop when I get some time.

This layout has photos of my Dad when he joined the Canadian Air Force in 1940 when he was 18. I did lots of layering and distressing to the papers. I also used one of my stencils and molding paste and a small music note stamp here and there on the layout. I added som Tim Holtz photo strip to this, along with some Prima flowers and wooden clocks. I also added a bit of cheese cloth under the photos and other goodies. I was very excited to find out that this layout of mine was chosen for "Layout of the Week" for March 22nd over at Swirlydoos!

Well I'm so happy you stopped by and I'd love to hear any of your comments on my projects. Have a great week!