Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
These little barky yorkie cards were created with a stamp set from Raisinboat called "A dog's Life" - one of my favorite sets for making shelter cards with, because the other dog in the set (the one in bed) is PERFECT for pet sympathy cards. I'll show you sympathy samples tomorrow.
The patterned paper here is by Heidi Grace....I bought it at Michaels 2 weeks ago on CLEARANCE for .29 per sheet! I bought a ton of sheets because it was so cheap, and the opposite side of the paper is that green plaid, that mimics GRASS! QUICK! EASY! CHEAP!
The inside of the card has more "BARKING" and then a sentiment that says "THANK YOU, YOU'RE THE BEST".
I invite you to CASE any and/or ALL of my cards for this project - if you want to participate, please take whatever inspiration you need in any form. The goal here is to USE UP paper, create something from nothing and help raise money for shelter animals.
Tomorrow: Animal Sympathy
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I have had the pleasure of playing with this new Wizard of OZ set for a few weeks now, and as I was coloring one image, card ideas just kept popping into my brain, so I KEPT MAKING THEM!! There are SO many ways to use the images in these sets!! I am always in AWE of the cool images Sandy finds... are you LOVING these as much as I do???!
Here are some of the samples that I made with the new sets. I'm a day behind the Crafty Secrets blog, so if you want more new releases & samples, check it out HERE. She has a new Alice in Wonderland set too, that I'll post tomorrow! Short but sweet tonite. Lots to upload! L.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
The little 3-d felt hearts were from a kids package of valentine decor from Michaels. Makes it less putzy when they are pre-made, and the whole package was only $2.99! Enjoy your weekend, ladies!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Hi again! I thought that today I'd post some more vintage valentine inspiration for you. Yesterday's valentines were more from the 50's era..these are definitely VICTORIAN and putzy!
I scored these last summer during a junking adventure. I love the multiple layers on them, and how lacy they are.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Hi girlies! Life is crazy here in snowy MN...I'm a travel agent, so I'm fielding calls left and right for people whose flights have been cancelled from the snow! I just heard that out of the 48 continental US states, 47 have snow...the only exception is FLORIDA! Girls, let's all head to FLORIDA!
The good thing that happens when the weather is cold and snowy, is that I hit my stamp room after work and lose myself in creating cards. Last week I was busy creating valentines. Here is another Unity valentine, made with Unity's "Rockin It, Unity Style" stamp set. This fun little gumball machine is easy to color, and I can crank out about a million of these, easily.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Wooooo HOOOO! On a roll with the blog posts! 2 in a row! I should get a silver star for that! My Dad (affectionately known as Papa Z) had a birthday last week, which we will be celebrating today. My Dad is KING OF SHORTCUTS. If there is a shortcut way to get there, he will find it. Sometimes the shortcuts involve dirt roads that dirty your car, complicated routes through foreign neighborhoods, or cutting through farm fields (kidding). But if there's a shorter way to get home, it's all worth it. SNICKER! I pulled out my Crafty Secrets Car Classics set to pull out a fun speedster car to make a birthday card with.
The base of my card is made with a vintage map that I scored at a sale for .75 cents. I pulled out the Wisconsin map and used my hometown section so that it reflects the actual area that Dad does all his "SHORTCUTS".
I also pulled out some vintage metal buttons, and found some really worn ones! The one on the top almost reminds me of some kind of wrench. I want to do a vintage button 101 class for you soon; I have lots of stuff up my sleeve but need to get organized!
I also framed the sentiment with some Crafty Secrets chipboard frames, covered in glitter. A tip for you when glittering; I colored the white chipboard with grey copic marker before I glittered, so that you don't see any white base peeking through the glitter. Gives it a more even effect. Also, I mod podge my glitter on, so the glitter sticks better & more evenly. Happy Sunday, all! L.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
I glittered the jukebox up with some fun "punk" purple glitter from Our Craft Lounge. I'm sort of on a glitter kick this month with all my cards, so you'll be seeing sparkles on everything right now!
Carol!) Because this Unity kit had so many images, I had to use 4 cd boxes for this set~ so I figured out that you can use a big ribbon, threaded through the top case, to gather the boxes together.
Baby steps into the organization! My Mom found this great cd holder at a garage sale for a buck. It has handles on the top and bottom, so if I need to move this, I just tip it sideways and carry it as is! HANDLES! YAY! Yikes, I just noticed my ribbon holder needs some love. BIG SIGH~!
Happy weekend, everyone!
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
I hit the after xmas clearance sales at Michaels last week and ended up getting this cute set by Inkadinkado, called Animal Hearts. All of these valentines were done with the set; there are SO many cute images to play with in here!
I started by choosing some Anna Griffin bright paisley paper, and then paired it up with some fun My Minds Eye pink polka dots. After I had chosen my paper, I pulled the colors from the papers into my images, to make sure they coordinate perfectly.
The fun thing that runs throughout my Valentines this year, are these candy-coated little "Luv Ya" hearts, that I embossed with Versamark and red embossing powder. I love the shiny texture that it gives to the cards. I also went crazy with the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim punch that I splurged on for 50 percent off. I love that it looks just like vintage lace, but is FLAT and doesn't give bulk to the cards!
I'm always inspired by vintage valentines, and usually when I pull out my collection, it gets my mojo going. I'll be posting some of my vintage valentines thoughout this month, so you can see what inspires me.
Here are some closeups of my valentines if you want a better look. It's not too early to start spreading some love!
Talk to you soon!