Sunday, March 18, 2018

Shabby Chic Bird's Nest

Hi everyone!  Hope all is going well with you.  It has been an eventful week at our house from family illnesses to plumbing emergencies to carbon monoxide scare.  I am hoping this week will be more positive!

Recently, a friend and I did a shabby chic bird's nest swap inspired by Jennifer Stevens at Ooh LaLa Vintage Treasures.  The nest is displayed on a bedspring.  A doily was starched and shaped to create the nest.  From there, it was just adding various lace trims, appliques, bling, yarn, more doilies, eggs, and, of course, the bird.  There is a picture overload, so please sit back and enjoy.

I began by painting the bedspring with gesso and then covering it with trims, lace, appliques and bling.

This is a view of the completed nest from the top.  I wanted to make sure you could see the tiny eggs I tucked in by the bird.

The rest of the photos show the nest from various angles.

The link for Jennifer's creation is at  I just used whatever I found in my stash. 

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by and if you read through this long post!  I appreciate reading your sweet comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Hello Card

Hi there, dear friends.  We experienced two Nor-easters last week.  The first one resulted with a power outage from Friday evening until Sunday night last week for us.  That is why there was no new blog post from me last week.  It took an extra day until our cable services were restored as well.  Winter, apparently, has decided to make its appearance in March!

Today, I have a card to share featuring a sweet stamp designed by Sherri Baldy called "Little Sophia."  She was colored with Copic markers.  The pattern paper is from Scrap Berry.  The flowers and leaves, as well as the paper, can be found at Crafty City.  The oval frame die and the double-layered butterfly are from Spellbinders.  The pink strip of diecut hearts on the left side are from Penny Black.  Glossy Accents were added to the eyes and a touch of Stickles used here and there.  All other items are from my stash.

With spring around the corner, I thought it was time to make a card in those soft, pretty colors of the season.  I guess it is time to switch gears and start creating with the warmer weather in mind.

Thank you so much for taking time to visit my blog.  I appreciate your kind comments.  Wishing all a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Birthday Card Using Tim Holtz Items

Once again, it is another rainy day here but I do not mind.  I find the rain rather peaceful.  I would rather it be snow but I guess that is not going to happen much more this season.

Yesterday was my husband's birthday.  I struggle making masculine-themed cards and almost went out to buy one.  Being a fan of Tim Holtz and owning quite a few of his products, I thought I should make some use of them.  Here is what I made.

Everything on the card is by Tim Holtz except for the card base and foam tape.  The postage stamp frame was cut from his Classic cardstock and covered with paper from last year's Christmas collection.  I used Distress Inks in Stormy Sky, Scattered Straw and Mowed Lawn on the background.  The flower diecut shapes are from his Botanical Ephemera.   A butterfly from the Botanical Ephemera was attached to the little boy paper doll.  All were adhered with foam tape for dimension.  A remnant rub was placed on the Enameled Tag and tied with a Jute String bow.  A couple of metal stars were glued in the upper right corner.

My husband liked this card and I hope you do as well.  I must admit I did enjoy putting it together.  I like the fact that the Christmas paper worked well with the botanical items.  I need to play with these things more often!

Well, that's it for me today.  I am looking forward to a nice dinner with my family later and just taking it easy.  Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and also for your sweet comments.  Have a most wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Pink Birthday Card

Hi everyone!  We had a small amount of snow last night but it is already melting fast.  Temps are supposed to soar into the 70s this week for a couple of days.  Not liking this!  Anyway, just a short post today.

This card was made for a dear friend's birthday.  The papers are from Pion Design and the edges were distressed.  Ruffle trim, lace and pearls were added on the lower half.  The flowers are from  I love the sweet diecuts as accents.  The rhinestone type stickers are from Recollections. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate the kind comments you leave.  I wish a wonderful week ahead for everyone!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Love Card

Hi there!  We are having heavy rain today--why can't it be snow?  Just about every time precipitation moves into the area, the temperature goes up and we get rain.  As soon as it leaves, the temperatures get cold again. 

Valentine's Day is this Wednesday and I put together a quick card for the occasion.  I hope you like it.

When I saw this die and embossing folder set by Recollections, I just had to get it.  I began by layering pattern paper from an older line by Recollections onto red cardstock which, in turn, was set onto a white card base.  The sweet image from My Besties was colored with Copic markers and attached to the card with foam squares.  I applied a bit of Glossy Accents to her eye and some Stickles to her flowers.  A piece of white hemp was threaded through the banner and accented with gold enamel dots.  The embossed heart, also included in the set, was cut from the same red cardstock as the banner.  I used the X's and hearts from the banner at the bottom of the card.

There you have it.  Just a short post from me today.  Thank you so much for taking time to stop by.  I appreciate all your sweet comments.  I hope the week ahead is a wonderful one for everyone.  Oh, and Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Altered Vintage Heart

Hi there!  Are you watching the Super Bowl today?  Things in my neck of the wood are all pro Eagles.  I must say I am not particularly an Eagles fan.  I do not plan on watching the game but will probably tune into the Half-Time Show.

My project share today is a vintage heart I made for a swap.  I free cut the heart shape from a cardboard shipping box.  Both sides were then covered with paper from K&Co.  The edges were inked and distressed.  I then covered the side edges with a flatback pink pearl trim.  A small ruffled fabric trim outlines the heart shape.  Next, lace trim, a doily, a charm, fabric rosettes and vintage buttons were added.  On the right side, I placed a photo of a young girl and inked/distressed the edges.  Tea-stained twill from Melissa Phillips was then tied around the heart.

On the back of the heart, I placed a braided trim for hanging accented with two vintage buttons and hemp bows.  I saw this idea on You Tube as an alternate way to hand something but I don't remember whose channel it was.

This heart came together quite easily.  It isn't very big--probably about 6 inches wide.  I meant to measure it before I mailed it.

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by my blog and for the kind comments you leave.  I appreciate each one.  Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Twinkle Snowflakes Tag

It's a rainy day here in my neck of the woods.  Wish it was snow!  Anyway, I'm sharing a tag with snowflakes to get my snowy fix!

Using a tag I cut from a cereal box, I covered it with the beautiful papers from Stamperia's Blue Stars collection.  Lace trims from my stash were added at the bottom along with a few rhinestone accents.  The large snowflakes were a gift to me and the silver snowflakes were cut with a Cheery Lynn die.  There are also clear acrylic snowflakes on top of the silver snowflakes.  The adorable image is from the same Stamperia collection and I added Melissa Frances glass glitter to the edges.  It may be difficult to see but I added some Wink of Stella to the little girls's wings.  The "twinkle" diecut is Tim Holtz.  The tag was finished with seam binding and a hemp bow at the top.  The silver snowflake charm is also from Tim Holtz.

This  card was fun for me to make as it is filled with wintry goodness.  The Blue Stars paper collection has a wonderful assortment of images and pattern papers.

Well, that's it for me today.  I thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and for the kind comments you leave.  I seemed to have a problem with my post from last week showing up on Blogger so I hope today's post shows up in the feed.  Enjoy the week ahead!