Monday, January 26, 2015

Valentine Tag Trio


I was browsing around my bookmarked challenges this weekend, and Tag, You're It caught my eye. Check out Heather's awesome inspiration tag:



Reverse Confetti has a new floral set, LOVE BLOOMS, that I thought would fit perfectly. Turns out, as I got going, I kept gravitating toward hearts. 'Tis the season, I suppose!




 All three tags were first cut with the TAG ME Confetti Cuts die using two different patterns. Tag 1 also includes a pair of hearts from the HEART TO HEART Confetti Cuts, along with the word "love" from the HEART LOVE PRETTY PANELS Confetti Cuts. I added a little gold splatter and some gold metallic stitching for fun.




Tag 2 has a large heart (also from the HEART TO HEART Confetti Cuts die set) and an ARROW Confetti Cuts die-cut in place of the loops and heart pair. 



And Tag 3 is just like Tag 1, only in different colors:









PAPER: designer paper scraps, Crate Paper Open Book 6x6 collection, red card stock, dark gray card stock

OTHER: gold cord, ivory thread, gold metallic thread, Heidi Swapp gold and black mist, foam squares



On a different topic -- I always enjoy the variety of crafty things my fellow card-makers also do, so I thought I'd share a sewing project I was busy with last week. My daughter's 5th-grade class put on an Aladdin Jr. performance, and so naturally, the parents were busy with all kinds of things: costumes, painting sets, gathering props, and such. 

My husband and parents got a kick out of seeing our old brass dining room chandelier, which had been gathering dust in the garage for a few years, as part of the Cave of Treasures set. And I told my mom and dad to be on the lookout for the magic carpet costumes, which I warned might have a lot in common with my old window treatments! It's not a very good shot, but here are my daughter and younger son modeling the magic carpet costumes I made (sadly, I didn't get a photo of the two girls who played the magic carpets [and did a fabulous job!]):



This was one of those things where I found some spare fabric in my basement and some basic instructions online (thank you Lori Hart Beninger), and thought 1) I know how to sew; and 2) it's just a flat piece with a border and layers, right? I do that ALL the time with paper ... how hard could it be? Turns out, it wasn't hard, just time-consuming. The first carpet probably took me 12-14 hours. The second one went much more quickly -- maybe only 2 hours, 'cause I knew what I was doing by then! 
And if you ever need magic carpet costumes, I now have two!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 


Friday, January 23, 2015

Penny Black Guest Designer - Final Day!


Here we are at the end of the line for my guest designer week with Penny Black. Please join me over on the Penny Black blog today for one final project, featuring the gorgeous Cupid's Wish die and a heart-shaped text collage stamp from  So Very Much. Both products are from the new Love & Friendship catalog.

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the fantastic variety of Penny Black products - stamps, dies, and stencils. It's been such an honor!


Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Oh Yea! Happy Day

[Scroll down, or click HERE, for my Penny Black guest designer post]


It's no secret -- I LOVE making cards. I can get happily lost in the creative process for HOURS! But we all know sometimes you just need (or want) to make something quickly. Reverse Confetti's new Quick Card Panels are perfect for creative quickies!


For this card, I clear embossed the sentiment "oh, yea!" from HERE'S THE STORY onto the happy day Quick Card Panel.


I stamped the "two fourteen" circle from CRUSHIN' in red, cut it out and popped it up onto the quick card panel. Then, for a quick accent, I added a twine hanger and a little flag that I die-cut using a die from DOCUMENTED. I rounded the corners of the quick card panel, then adhered it to a white card base. So quick, so easy, and so fun!










DIES: DOCUMENTED Confetti Cuts

INK: VersaMark, Hero Arts Red Royal


OTHER: twine, foam tape, corner rounder




Thanks so much for stopping by!



Penny Black Guest Designer - Day Four


This week has flown by! It's already Day Four of my week with Penny Black. Today's card features a super sweet Mimi from the I HEART YOU stamp set in the Love & Friendship catalog.

You can see the full card over on the Penny Black blog!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Penny Black Guest Designer - Day Three




It's Day Three of my week as guest designer for Penny Black. Today's cute image is part of the SHARE A HUG stamp set from the new Love & Friendship catalog. 

To see the full card, please visit me on the Penny Black blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Penny Black Guest Designer - Day Two



Please join me over on the Penny Black blog for my second day as guest designer. 



Today's card features a gorgeous die, ARDOR, along with the new SO VERY MUCH stamp set, all set against a lovely watercolor wash background. 


You can see the rest HERE on the Penny Black blog. Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, January 19, 2015

Love & Friendship Guest Designer with Penny Black



I am so thrilled today to share that I'll be a guest designer with Penny Black all week. Oh my wow! I'm sure I stand with many stampers who can say Penny Black stamps were among the very first in their collections. The lovely floral and nature images were the first to capture my heart, then came the critters, and now Mimi, and dies, and stencils, and more! It is such an honor to be featured on the Penny Black blog this week, and I invite you to join me over there!

I'll be featuring many of the products from Penny Black's newest release, Love and Friendship. Here's a little peek at my project for today:



You can see the rest on the Penny Black blog!

Thanks for sharing in my excitement! Have a fabulous week!

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