Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sweet Little Girl Birthday Cards

Happy Sunday everyone! I have a couple of cards to show you today. I have two little grand nieces who were born one day apart last July and we have two parties to attend this weekend. Of course with it being their first birthday and me being a card maker, I had to make them special keepsake cards! I finally got my hot little hands on October Afternoon's Cakewalk collection at a scrap convention earlier this month. It's bright colors and beautiful patterns are perfect for a child's birthday card or album.

They are similar in style, I just changed up the embellishments a bit.
 I love the sunburst technique! A few have asked me how to accomplish this. The tutorial I used can be found here.  It's actually quite easy to do.

Card stock- Bazzil and Georgia Pacific
All Patterned Paper and Die Cut Shapes- October Afternoon Cakewalk Collection
Stamp-Papertrey Ink
Tulle Trim/Pom Pom Trim/Pearls -Webster's Pages
Die Cut Numbers-Cricut

I hope you like today's cards! have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Bird And Burlap Happy Birthday

Good morning my lovely readers! I'm starting off this week sharing a card I made for my mother in law. I've been wanting to try a blue, kraft and white color scheme for a while. I love the soft, earthy combination: it reminds me of sea, sand and sky.
I hand rolled some burlap ribbon into a flower and topped it with a beautiful brad. I did have to use hot glue to fasten it to the card because it was so bulky!

Supply list_
Card Stock- kraft and blue-Recollections
Patterned paper- Authentique
Stamp- Magenta
Die Cuts-Spellbinders (Fleur De Lis Squares and Labels Eight)
Brown Pearls- Kaisercraft
Brad-K and Company
Burlap Ribbon- My Mind's Eye
Ribbons-May Arts,American Crafts And Martha Stewart Crafts
Inks- Frayed Burlap Distress and Frost White Colorbox

I'm Linking up to the following challenges:
Stampin' Royalty

I hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Butterfly Gift Tag

Hi guys! I hope this Tuesday finds you well and happy.Today I'm sharing a tag I made especially for the Just Rite Stamps Friday Challenge. We were to make a tag using Just Rite stamps. I love how it turned out.
Here is a closeup of it lying down:
The color scheme was inspired by one of my cat's toys! See? Inspiration really is everywhere!

Supplies I used:
Kraft Stock- Recollections
Patterned Papers- Melissa Frances
Stamps- Just Rite ( I used Thank You Labels Twenty,Bon Voyage,and Kindness sets)
All Die Cuts- Spellbinders Labels Twenty, Labels Six and Nesting Butterflies Two
Bling- Swarovski Crystals, Floral Supply
Bling Button- My stash
Paper Flowers- Recollections and Taylored Expressions
Ribbons-Tulle-Mellisa Frances
               Pleated Gray-The Ribbon Reel
               Wide And Thin Gray Satin- Micheals
               Cream Seam Binding- Hug Snug
Metal Crown-Tim Holtz

Thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate each and every visit!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Where Bloggers Create 2012 Blog Party

Hi everyone! Welcome to my little corner of the Internet.I would like to thank Karen over at My Desert Cottage for hosting her yearly soiree' of our creating and blogging spaces.This is the first time I am sharing and I'm thrilled to be able to show you my special creative space!

My  space has seen many incarnations and rooms of my house. I have been in the garage, dining room and finally a room of my own when my son left home a couple of years ago.   This version of my craft space is a culmination of a year of trying to configure things to work for me and our family. I finally decided to create a crafty, yet multipurpose space for exercising, relaxing and creating.

Back in January, I completely redecorated this room and tried to create a French inspired look. I should name it the "Triple B" room: Burlap,Birds and Butterflies! I decided we needed a daybed should the need for a guestroom arise. My daughter can also use it as extra space for sleepover parties. The elliptical machine is there for exercise. The rest is dedicated to creativity and houses all of my creative supplies and a work surface. I also wanted this room to be as pretty as it is functional because it is on the main floor of our home and I wanted it to fit in with the rest of the overall decor.

Without further adieu, I present my creative space: I have captioned most of the pictures so you can browse them easily.  This is picture heavy, click on any picture and be taken to the picture lightbox if you prefer not to scroll.

I have made extensive use of Jetmax cubes purchased at Micheal's Arts and Crafts Stores

South wall above Jetmax Cubes
Here is where I keep my inks and mists

My desk is made up of Jetmax cubes stacked 2 deep and topped with melamine shelves from Lowe's.
 I keep  my most used supplies and tools here for easy access. This area is directly across the room from the shelf/cube area.

My desk top. Martha Stewart self healing mat,tool caddy,laptop,pens and cute bird lamp!
 Next up is a peek inside the drawers if my desk:


This is located right at my back, so I put my most used papers here.

Scoreboard, extra paper trimmers and baby wipes

Callie And T C ...they like to keep me company
I feel truly blessed to have such a wonderful place to make cards and create freely!
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed touring my most favorite place!


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