Friday, April 27, 2012

Mother's Day Card

I got my mojo running for this bloghop and what better way than to celebrate the lovely ladies in your life. Silhouette images seem to be popular this Mother's Day so I jumped on the bandwagon. My inspiration for this card came from seeing the cover of the Paper Source catalog. I used one of the more mature looking silhouettes for my card. Hope you enjoy yourself looking around our blog and Happy Mother's Day to you all. Pin It

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Royal Arrival

I made this card for my cousin's daughter's newborn daughter Sophia aka my third cousin. I am on a right royal roll these days since my last card also had a royal motif.

 I got out my L Letterpress machine and letterpress plates and used hot pink ink to make the trellis background. The carriage is an SVG  I made in SCAL and cut on the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine using white paper and then inked with angel pink dye ink. I also used  Michael's silver glitter ribbon and ivory satin ribbon, pearl, rhinestones, and a fabric rose. The banner was designed in Photoshop using a banner brush and the font used was Some Weatz Swashes, it was then printed and fussy cut and elevated on foam dots.

 I must find some challenges for this card too.

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God Save the Queen

In honour of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee year here is a picture from the  Sex Pistol's album cover banned during her 25th year Silver Jubilee in 1977.
I have always loved this image. The sentiment was made using the Dynamo Label maker. I love the combination of gingham and lace with this edgy picture.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Anna Griffin-esque

Hi everybody,
My inspiration for this card came from a book I took out of the library called "Decorative Impressions, Handmade Greeting Cards with Rubber Stamps & Brass Stencils" by Anna Griffin.

Here is the recipe if you are interested:

White cardstock cut to 11" by 6 1/4" and Brilliance Pigment ink pad in Mineral
  1. Score along the 11" length at 4 3/8, 6 1/8, 6 5/8, 8 5/8, 9 1/8 and 10 7/8.
  2. On the 2 larger side panels I stamped using Anna Griffin's Swirl Motif Stamp #580G04 in silver.
  3. On the middle panel I stamped using Stampabilities Frieze Border  #DR1033 in copper.
  4. Punch 3/16" holes in the small pleat portion at the top, center and bottom on both sides with a Cropodile then secure the pleats with glue from behind.
  5. Thread 1/4" soft white double faced satin ribbon from Paper Source through the top holes on both sides and tie a bow, repeat for the other 2 sets of holes. For the sentiment I used the same white cardstock using Stampendous Everyday Messages 2 Series #SWS045 in copper, punched a small hole and threaded it through the center ribbon before tying the center bow.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Middle aged Barbie doll

Thanks to the Mad Men Show story line where Don Draper's ex wife Betty got fat from a "thyroid" problem there is now a FatBettyFrancis Twitter account and some of the  tweets are pretty funny  also I took this picture from a FatBettyFrancis Tumblr site.
I just had to share.

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Perpetual Birthday Calendar

I wanted to show you all a great idea. I received this beautiful Marie Antoinette covered perpetual calendar as a Christmas gift from Cissy.
Now I will never forget a loved one or friend's birthday. Isn't this a great idea she had? Such a pretty organizing tool.
I have to call a few friends and get their birth dates so I can fill up the months and then all I have to do is stay a month or two ahead with my cardmaking and I will have on the ready their card to mail out and avoid that last minute rush to get one done.
Here is what the inside looks like.
Let's give Cissy a big hug and say THANK YOU CISSY.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

And the winner is

Amy E from Scrap This, Save That has won the March Blog Candy Prize using the random generator.
She wins the Oh La La Shoes in Bloom CD.
Amy please leave your contact information so we can send you your prize.
Congratulations Amy and to all who entered. Pin It