Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Lovely Oval Card

 Hi Bloggers, 

Today I would love to share this card I made using my favorite color.....Blue. I love how I was able to find embellishments old and new to create it. 

 The easel greeting card is not your traditional or typical greeting card. The easel on the back of the card makes it sturdy for display on your desk, counter top, and or shelf.

You would simply decorate the card as you would a regular card, and recipient can easily fold at the mid-joint, enter the mid-joint into the tongue of the easel  to display.

Using embossing powders, along with Piccolo enamel adhesive,  and a heat gun I changed my chipboard heart to a golden color to add a special touch as you see on the card.

Here is a side view of the card showing you the easel to hold up the card. 

Products Used -
  • Easel Greeting Card - Globecraft Memories
  • 24K Gold Embossing Powders - Globecraft Memories
  • Piccolo Enamel Adhesive - Globecraft Memories
  • Ribbon - May Arts
  • Hearts -  Piccolo Card Set #3
  • Paper - My Minds Eye
  • Crystal Floral Stem- Prima Marketing
  • Butterfly - K and Company
  • Border punch - Martha Stewart 

Thanks for stopping by and please come back soon.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Fabulous Mini

 Hi all,

today I wanted to share the mini album I made using the 6"x6" Clip-Board Wood  cover, Heidi Swapp , and Bind It All V2.0.

 When I first saw this Sugar Chic line from Heidi Swapp, I knew immediately that it would be a perfect girlie album, especially with the fabulous photos I took with Alexis. The freedom to create an album using this awesome line makes me so happy. Mini albums have been my favorite thing to make and gift for many years now. Along with my Bind It All V2 and 6"x6" clip-board I set off to do just that. 
I love that I can be silly with Alexis, she makes me feel young again.  When using the clip-board and because of the thickness, you will need to apply a whole lot of pressure to get the cut through. I had decided to center the album in the middle for my Bind It All and cut only 6 holes for my O-rings.

 On the inside of my mini album I used chipboard and cut it to 5 3/4x5 3/4 to fit inside the 6x6 album. I loved all the embellishments that came with the Heidi Swapp line and I was able to find these cute Zebra gemstone to match it perfectly.

Thanks again for stopping by.

See you soon ♥ 

Products Used -

  • Zutter Bind-It-All V 2.0
  • Zutter O-Wires in Silver 1"
  • Zutter Clip-Board Wood 6"x6" 
  • Sugar Chic - Heidi Swapp paper, embellishments, and stickers
  • Ribbon - May Arts, & Fabric Barn
  • Heart - Cricut, Plantin cartridge
  • Deckle Scissors
  • Ranger - Stickles
  • Colorbox Ink - Mixed Media, Black
  • Lettering stickers - Authentique 
  • Zebra gemstones - The Paper Studio

Monday, July 2, 2012

Starting Monday With A Bang!

I have to admit, what a difference your life makes when you surround yourself people who support you, teach you, push you to be all you can be, and more......I feel nothing but blessed right now, and oh so thankful. 

I have been blogging for over 4 years but not weekly as I had originally had hoped for. So, the beginning of this year I made a promise to myself to make sure I did just that, and I feel that alone has made a huge difference on where I am at today.

About 3 months ago I opened a private email on Facebook from a sweet young lady asking me if I would like to be published in her on-line magazine as a featured designer. I was very shocked because I had also just recently been selected to be on 2 manufacture design teams. I used to think that I would never be chosen for any of these opportunities and to me I think the whole difference was being on top of your blog, and a lot of creating.

Pictured above is the very photo I used in the magazine. I went with a patriotic theme due to our Country celebrating our Independence this month. 

Ekkkkk! I am super excited, so please check out the her magazine here....... A Homespun Affair

Stay tuned for the next few blog posts, I have so much more things happening that I want to share and cannot wait to share. 

Have a safe and Happy 4th of July.