Sunday, October 22, 2017

Beautiful Butterflies Tag

Hi friends!  Fall has taken a backseat once again to summerlike weather here.  The leaves on the trees have hardly begun to turn yet.  The weatherman said this is the warmest October we've had since they began recording records back in the 1800s.  By midweek, we should begin to take a turn back to Fall again.

Today, I have a tag to share featuring a couple of pretty butterflies.  I have a special place in my heart for butterflies!


The papers I used are from K&Co and I have had them forever it seems!  I tucked some bits of lace here and there.  The flowers, butterflies and other accents are from Recollections.  The leaves were made with a Prima die.  A stained seam binding bow and twine bows were then added.  White paint splatters add the final detail.


Thank you so much for stopping by.  I love to read your comments and appreciate receiving them.  Please stop back on Wednesday to see my next design team project for Secret Garden Crafts.  Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Smile Card for Secret Garden Crafts

Hello, my friends!  I am so excited to share with you my second design team project for Secret Garden Crafts.  I hope you like it.




Using white cardstock as a base, I layered a sheet of pattern paper from Craft & You White Days collection.  I also made a tag from paper in this collection to add to the top.  Cheesecloth was placed under the tag as well as some diecuts.  The image and frame are from my stash.  I used these beautiful flowers from Secret Garden Crafts--Cottage Roses, Bourbon Roses, Sweetheart Blossoms, and Blooming Buds.  I did add a touch of gesso to the flowers for a shabby look.




I hope you will visit the Secret Garden Crafts blog to see what my fellow design team girls have made.  Also, there is free shipping at the Secret Garden Crafts shop on any orders $20 or more.  Thank you so much for stopping by.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

From Me to You Card

Hi friends!  Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my previous post regarding my selection for the Secret Garden Crafts design team.  I've never been on a design team before and I am very excited to create for them.


Today, I have a card I made awhile ago using a Sherri Baldy clear stamp and colored with Copic Markers.




The papers I used were from Graphic 45's Secret Garden collection (what a coincidence that I would be on a design team with that name!).  The butterfly and flowers are from Michael's and Recollections.  The leaves and swirly vine were made with Cheery Lynn dies.  The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs.





I am posting a day earlier because we are having computer issues.  We are having a problem with Google Chrome so I am using Internet Explorer to get this post up.  I hope our issues with Chrome get resolved soon because I find it easier to navigate there.  Anyway, thank you so much for taking time to stop by.  I appreciate your kind comments.  I will be back on Wednesday (barring computer problems) with my second project with Secret Garden Crafts.  I hope you will stop by again then.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Happy Tag for Secret Garden Crafts

Today, I am so excited to share the news that I have been asked to be on the design team for a wonderful online store called Secret Garden Crafts operated by Archana Joshi.  They carry the most beautiful flowers, and I am honored to be able to create with them.  Here is a photo of my design team package.


And here is a tag I made with some of the items.


For this tag, I did some stenciling and distressing to the tag base.  The gorgeous flowers I used are Cottage Roses, Sweetheart Blossoms and pink and ivory rosebuds.  A bit of white lace trim was tucked under the torn edge of the paper and pink seam binding tied to the top (these items are also from Archana).  The papers are from Craft & You White Days and can be found here.   Everything else is from my stash.


I hope you'll take some time to visit Secret Garden Crafts.  Right now, there is free shipping on orders of $20 or more.


Please also visit the Secret Garden Crafts blog to see what the rest of the design team has created.  You will find wonderful inspiration there.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Two in One Tag

Hi friends!  Today, I am sharing a two tags in one post.  I was inspired by a you tube video; unfortunately, I do not remember whose video it was.


I created a fabric tag and attached it with a kilt pin and seam binding to a cardstock tag base.  Lots of various laces and trims were used.  The next photo shows the tag base.  The fabric tag is easily removed so there are can be two tags.  (Above the seam binding bow is the back of the fabric tag flipped over.)


I didn't want to add too much dimension to the base tag in order for the fabric tag to lie on top evenly.


Well, that's all for me today.  I will be back on Wednesday with a special post, so I hope you'll stop by and check it out.  Thank you so much for all your sweet comments.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Fabric Brooch

Hello fellow bloggers!  Fall has made an appearance over the weekend and I am absolutely delighted!  Love that touch of crispness in the air.  However, it will be a bit short lived as warmer temperatures are expected again this week.  I just hope Fall returns for a much longer appearance soon!

Today, I am sharing something a bit different.  A friend and I decided to swap fabric brooches.  You Tube is filled with lots of tutorials and examples.  They are quite easy to make.  I began by cutting a strip of felt and covering it with a lacy fabric.  The sides were edged with lace trim and a piece of dangle lace was attached to the bottom.  A small applique was glued to the top.  Next, I took a fabric image and edged it with lace and pearls.  Some batting was placed under the image to give it dimension when attached to the backing.  Pretty little fabric roses, bling and a bow were used to dress it up.  If you look closely, you can see very small gold doilies under each rose.  A kilt pin was used to attach the brooch to whatever you wish.


This is what the back of the brooch looks like.  I added lace trim at the top and bottom of the back to give it a more finished look.  Best part of all?  No sewing required!  I used Fabric Tac to adhere everything.


This took no time at all to put together.  I don't think I would actually wear this but it may be used on a purse or hung up as a decoration.



Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.  Your comments are much appreciated.  Have a wonderful week ahead.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Smile Card

Hi friends!  Summer still has it's grip on my corner of the world.  How I long for cooler temperatures!  This card about sums up how I feel.


When I saw this My Besties stamp, Pouting Prudence, I just had to have it.  I colored it with Copic markers to match the Tim Holtz Correspondence papers I used.  Each layer was matted with dark blue cardstock.  The lace and trims are from my stash.  Flowers and other embellishments are from Recollections.


Well, that's it for me today.  I am looking forward to some quiet time today.  Thank you for all the sweet comments on my previous post.  One thing I want to mention is that the paper doll figure by Tim Holtz that I used on last week's card does not have any tulle added to it.  It is strictly a photo.  It is, however, so realistic that it does look 3-D. 

Enjoy the week ahead!