Friday, December 31, 2010

Shabby Chic Baby

Week #42 at The Shabby Tea Room brings this beautiful inspiration picture of a lucky baby girl's nursery.

If I'd had a girl her room might have looked a lot like this. That pink toile fabric and creamy furniture is so pretty.
Here is the card I made based on this picture:
I thought this vintage photo of a mom and sis looking down at the new arrival tied in nicely. The fabric part of the card is the floral border on the left. I adhered it to Heat & Bond then ran it through the bug with Papertrey Ink's medium scallop border die. You can also cut fabric with your paper trimmer after it has a backing. The lower corner embellishments were made by layering 2 of the tiny pink flowers over a scallop circle cut with Vintage Cream felt.
The other trick I used on this is to air brush the polka dot pp so it isn't pure white. That's the #1 favorite tip I learned at the copic certification class.
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful new year:)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Heartwarming Vintage contest

Two lucky people will be winning a $25.00 gift certificate to Crafty Secrets. All you have to do is send in a sample of one of your favorite creations using their products.

Here is the card I sent in. This was published in Paper Crafts Card Styles magazine. The bird, floral paper and sentiment are all Heartwarming Vintage. I *heart* Heartwarming Vintage.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wall colors

Just posting this so I can share it on the PTI forum:

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Paper Crafts January/February Issue Publications

                                                Have you seen it yet? It's packed with pretty ideas.     

Here is a card I made using one of my vintage sewing patterns.

And here is a Valentine using a sweet image from a piece of fabric.

    I start to look forward to making Valentines as soon as Christmas is over. Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


This card is for Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger - All That Glitters. Here is the beautiful inspiration photo:
My good friend Zaneta got married 10-10-10 and these were her wedding colors. So pretty.

 For the wreath I cut out the center of a silver doily with a Spellbinders Circle Nestability. Cardstock is
Papertrey Ink's Plum Pudding. That ribbon is not pink even though it looks pink in this photo. It is Lavendar Moon. There are clear rhinestones inbetween the baubles on the wreath but they don't show up very well in the photo. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Holiday Spirit Sentiments...embossed with silver EP.  

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

More Tags

I can't seem to get enough of tags made with Papertrey Ink's Tag Sale #1 Die. It's the perfect size.
 The base is Vintage Cream card stock, adorned with new Melissa Frances patterned paper from the 6 x 6 pad and 1930 sheet music. I was very excited to find Jingle Bells in this old song book - the perfect music for my tags. Those pink sprigs peeking from the top are a new Martha border punch that I love.

The pink snowflake is covered with Melissa Frances Pink Mica Flakes. Thanks for stopping by:)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Merry & Bright

I was very happy to get my copy of The Best of Card Creations in the mail recently.
What a great book full of inspiraiton.
And this Christmas card was selected for publication.

                                                              Thanks for looking.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Shabby Tea Room Week #38

I made this tag for the Waltzingmouse Tag challenge and decided to also enter it into the
Shabby Tea Room's current challenge to make a project with no squares or rectangles.

The floral PP is Crafty Secrets. The circle frame and sheet music image are both Waltzingmouse stamps.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Reindeer Noses

This idea was posted on Papertrey Ink's forum by Ted and the minute I saw these little treats I knew I wanted to make some.

I hope you can see that tiny red rhinestone on their noses! I bought a new software program called Print Artist {Version 23}. I really love it so far and was happy to find this cute image.  The bags are Wilton. I just folded the top down a couple times before stapling. The Tim Holtz tiny attacher made the assembly a snap.
I'm not sure how many of these little candies the 3rd graders will eat because they're kind of spicy. These were so fun to put together. 

Edited to add the image for your use:  

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Holiday Spirit Sentiments meets Vintage Santa

This month is all about the tags. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

I was so inspired by Betsy Veldman and Dawn McVey and their beautiful pockets full of tags. I
couldn't wait to make some of my own. I made six of these sets to give away after Thanksgiving.
I used Papertrey Ink's medium glassine bags for the pocket, and decorated it up with vintage goodies. I trimmed the top of the glassine bag with pinking shears.

This panel was stamped with Background Basics: Botanical and the sentiment is from Holiday Spirit Sentiments. I'll put my note and signature under this part. I cut the top with a large scalloped oval nestability.

I was snooping in an antique store and found a 1950 Night Before Christmas book. I love these old fashioned images so much. This tag is made with the Tag Sale #1 die. The old sheet music is from 1945.

The 'believe' and 'fa. la. la' are also from Holiday Spirit Sentiments.

Thanks for looking and I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mantle Sharing

Holly of Creating Cupcakes is asking for pictures of decorated mantles so I thought I'd post mine. Decorating our mantle is one of my favorite things to do as the seasons change.

Monday, November 15, 2010

you are Missed

Hoping to get this posted before our power goes out. Lights are flickering and the lightning is lighting up the entire sky - so pretty.
Here is the sketch for the current WMS challenge:
 The Waltzingmouse part of this card is the sentiment. I love the Fancy Phrases set. This card is going off to my good friend Pat in Madrid. The leaves were cut from Vintage Cream CS using a Sizzix small leaf die. Then I drenched them is Martha glitter. Thanks for looking - I'm off to light a few more candles:)

Saturday, November 6, 2010


This card is published in the brand new Paper Crafts special issue, Card Creations Favorite Occasions, Vol. 2. The sentiement is from papertrey Ink's Say it with Style set. The image is an old sewing pattern from the early 1960's.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Waltzingmouse {Christmas} Tag Challenge

There is a fun challenge going on over at Claire's Waltzingmouse Makes blog.
Here is my tag:

This tag takes fussy cutting to a whole new level. LOL. I even did some fussy cutting with my exacto knife. But I sure love the results. I used Waltzingmouse Vintage Circles (small) and Musical Backgrounds. The floral pp is Crafty Secrets. I layered the pink circle onto the music background with foam tape for dimension.
There is a sweet prize in store for the winner of this challenge. Thanks for looking:)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Halloween Greetings Shabby Tea Room Style

Here is my card for week #31 at The Shabby Tea Room.

If I don't get any other challenge card done I always want to get at least one done for The Shabby Tea Room. I love any chance to get vintage supplies out and create a card.
Blogger isn't letting me post more than one photo for some reason so I can't post the inspiration photo but we were to incorporate a pumpkin into our design. I just love this sweet little girl with one hand on her kitty and the other on her pumpkin. And of course I love the fact that I  could sneak in some pink on a fall card!
Her shawl is adorned with Antique White Art Glitter. I love this glitter because it has a subtle hint of pink.
Thanks for stopping by!  

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Warm Winter Wishes

Here is another card that is published in Holiday Cards & More Volume 5.

For the CS part of this card I colored Vintage Cream CS with distress ink and a sponge so it would resemble the background on the grid PP. The snowflakes were punched from October Afternoon PP and adhered with foam tape. The sentiment and swirl are Papertrey Ink stamps.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Warm Winter Wishes

  Caardvarks current challenge is to make a CAS card, which is always a real challeng for me. I knew I wanted to use these sweet little birds from a Memory Box sheet of PP. The green PP is Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen. The prize this time is a great bundle of Hero Arts products. Thanks for stopping by today.

Just a note

                                            This is for Week #28 at the Shabby Tea Room.
                                                                      "School Days"

                                                          I just  love the inspiration photo.

The library card image and pocket die are from Papertrey Ink. The text, polka dot and sweet vintage circle image are from Sweet Little Studio. She has the most adorable collection of papers and embellishments. The one on my card reminded me of the pictures in the children's book in the inspiration photo.
Check out The Shabby Tea Room to see more entries into this fun challenge.