Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter Everyone !!!

Happy Easter to you all! This is a card I made with Crafty Secrets "Spring" set! I also used Papertrey Ink's embossing plate called "Picnic Plaid" for the background and the I used Lauren's MTME Fresh Fabric Collection DP, which is digital and can be used again, and again, and again.I cut it with my pinking shears...lots of colors too! I placed 3 glitter dots at the bottom...and that is that :)

I wish you all a Very Happy Easter !

Thank you for your visit and for your sweet comments!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Blue Bells from Serendipity Stamps and Challenge

First of all, I apologize for the photos, it was late when I photographed them and really too dark for it to show up as pretty as these tags are. For some reason, I am really having a time with blogger and I cannot seem to get it right...I have spent way too much time trying, so I have given up and just hope you understand. Hi everyone! I am getting brave and taking on the Serendipity Challenge that is due tomorrow night at midnight. The Challenge Subject: Card for a teacher or coach. I am hoping that my "gift tags" will qualify. As I have told you all before, by sister, Annie has the gift of planting anything and everything and it always blooms or heck, survives. I am not so lucky in that area. Everything I have ever tried to plant eventually has an early demise, to put it nicely.

Well, with spring here, we have a "Farmer's Market" and Annie and I visit many times when the springtime comes. A few weeks ago we visited the Farmer's Market....and she talked me into getting some planters and impatiens (flowers) because I have so much shade in my yard, she said that the impatiens flowers would thrive in my front yard. So we went to Home Depot and got some potting soil...did you know that Miracle Grow is awesome? Anyhoo, we came home and she showed me how easy peasy planting those darling little blooms were...I must say, I felt kinda "dumb" when I saw that there was nothing to it. She gave me instructions for watering and fertilizing...and here me am...a "planter" of flowers!!! I hope they will live under my care and with her instructions.

I bought this little round box at Michael's and covered it with DP paper. I used Spellbinders Largest Circle die and made six tags that fit perfectly into this round box. I then began to work on the "Blue Bells" image from Serendipity Stamps. Isn't this just gorgeous? I stamped the image with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink. and colored with my Copic Ciao Markers. I added tiny rhinestones to the image and used a butterfly punch on glittered gold paper to add to the image. I also sponged SU's Barely Banana around the image and then I added some lace and gold string around each tag. I covered the glued string with another butterfly on the back so it would look pretty.

Shoot, I forgot to take a pic of the tags opened up...although, they are blank inside. I hope you like my little gift to my sister...I really think she will like it! Please DO click on each shows up so much nicer than what you see here.

Try and take the time to visit Serendipity Stamps. I KNOW you will find images that you will love. I am in the process of ordering more right now, because they have a Buy 3 get one FREE deal through April 19th, I believe.

Thank you for stopping by! I am SO looking forward to the weekend...and I know you are too! Have a great one :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Basket of Flowers by Serendipity Stamps

Hi there all! What a beautiful Spring day we are having here. I woke up to weather in the 40's and now it is in the low 70's with a breeze! I actually opened the windows on my beautiful patio and sat in my wicker swing while drinking coffee this morning! I never find time to do that, but it was so beautiful I just had to enjoy! I did post pictures of my patio back in April of 2008. I call it my haven. I have a fountain behind the wicker swing and love nothing more than to turn it on and listen to the falling water. I painted the fountain myself...but you can hardly tell in those old pictures. At any rate, I feel blessed to have a place that I love to relax in. My card and the little notebook is made with the "Basket of Flowers" from Serendipity Stamps. Isn't it lovely? I used DP from Memory Box Gossemer and Carddstock from Papertrey Ink, I think it is called Mellon Berry. I colored with my Copic Ciao Markers and used some glitter pens to add shine. The butterflies were from MS and from the dollar bin at Michael's...also, the notebook was from the dollar bin at Michael's. I also added Copper Pearls. For the flowers I used Spring Mix from Flower Soft. I am saving this card and notebook for someone very special as a Birthday token. I know she will enjoy it! I tried to get a better photo of the notebook so you could see how easy it was to make...Just took DP paper and glued it all around and added the butterflies and Copper Pearls. Thanks for stopping by all! Have a great "rest" of the week!! Try as I might, Blogger will not let me make paragraphs...I have tried 4 times and I am now giving up, sry this is so jumbled !