Monday, May 26, 2014

Father's Day Card...

This year I seem to find myself committed to using products that I already have ( but yes I am still a shop-a-holic!! hee hee) I started with my dies... pulled out the one(s) that I liked in that moment.. then went looking for stamps to go with the back of my mind I was thinking about my favourite oldest son and making him a non-traditional Father's Day Card...
I was pleased... :) to deal with my scrappy addiction???!! hee hee

Products used:
Camera & Film Strip Die - Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Snapshot - S5-149
Tab Punch -  We R Memory Keepers - TABP-71312
Stamps - My Minds Eye - Find Your Wings and Fly - #FLY123
             - My Favorite Things - Document it - Expand Your View - 815765018432
             - My Favorite Things - Just My Type - 815765017015
             - Pink Paislee - Color Wash - PP01039
             - Teresa Collins - Vintage Finds Stamps #1 - VF1021
             - Farm House Paper Company - Market Square Stamps Emporium - MS0010
Inks - Walnut Stain Distress Ink - ColorBox Chalk, Chestnut Roan
Cardstock & Twine - from my stash

Sunday, May 11, 2014


I was looking through my stamps when I came across this older set by Tim Holtz and I thought how appropriate it was for a graduation sentiment..I used the flower cluster stamp to create the background on the matt and behind the quote..
The design is simple, the banner style holds the focal image/sentiment and adds dimension to the card...and creating a vintage look, gives the quote a timelessness..
I guess the flowers means that I will be giving this one to a girl!! hee hee

Products Used:
Background and Sentiment Stamp: Tim Holtz - Flights of Fancy - CSS25856
Inks: ColorBox Chalk - Yellow Ochre and Olive Pastel;
         Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Forest Moss and Tea Dye
         Stazon - Jet Black
Punches: Martha Stewart - Hydrangea  3-n-1 - M283031
                 Martha Stewart - Rose leaf - M283014

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Sky is the Limit...

With Graduations just around the corner, it seemed time to get crackin' ..
It's not often I make a card without stamping ( on the outside )..but this one had the perfect sentiment right on the paper...!!
A little fussy cutting, a bit of distress inking....some glossy accents..and I had myself a bit of a Steampunk look...perfect for any graduate... or even someone on any new adventure!

Products Used:
Frame Die - Spellbinders Nestabilities - Nobel Rectangle - S5-190
Design Papers - My Minds Eye - Find Your Wings and Fly - Sky's the Limit #FLY101 & #FLY108
Button - My Mind's Eye - Sky's the Limit Decorative Buttons -  #FLY119
Tim Holtz - Distress Inks - Tea Dye & Walnut Stain
Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Twine from my Stash