Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pearls in My Hair

I just loved this digi image when I stumbled on it here.  Had to buy it right away!  This image is called Pearls in My Hair so I tried pearls, rhinestones & liquid pearls....

I like the pearls the best.  So fun! 

Having an awesome week off work.  Surprisingly enough it hasn't all been card-making... apparently there are other things in life??  Who knew!  Actually I had every intention of spring-cleaning... but it dawned on me that it's really"summer", not spring... and who ever heard of summer-cleaning?  I mean, that's not even a thing.  So I opted for the next best thing... going for some walks, a bit of shopping and of course a pedicure.... 

Well I'm off to take my Copics for another spin tonight.  Going to get a walk in first and then it's the craft room for me.

Hope you are having a great week as well!
Till next time,

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Saw this sentiment in my Facebook feed this afternoon and immediately thought it would look nice in a card... so I just printed it on some SU Whisper White.  I made the white layer by using the small fleur de lis from the older fleur de lis spellbinder set... and just placed 4 of them in a square formation.  I used the new cross collection for the brown cross and placed the sentiment on top.  The beautiful lace at the bottom I bought from Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Ribbon Store... and of course I'm hoarding it.  LOL

The inside I kept simple and stamped a little image from a Verve set called Because of You.

Well I'm actually on holidays this week and unfortunately feeling under the weather.  Figures, eh?!  Oh well, I'm going to have "Faith" that this won't last and I'll be up and at 'em in no time.

Until next time,

Friday, May 11, 2012

A Lifetime of Happiness

I love making wedding cards.  In fact my craft room is a little heavy on roses, lace, silk, pearls, hearts & flowers.  Can't help it... I gravitate towards the stuff.  Whenever I get a chance to make a wedding card; I jump at it.  I was recently asked to make one and the only stipulation was that it had to be black, white... and purple

I'm not a fan of purple.

I fussed, hummed and hawed... pulled out the 2 pieces of purple paper I own  (probably bought by accident)... twirled my hair... made a coffee, put in a laundry and when I ran out of things to procraste with... I began.  Basically it did not come together easily, but in the end I was happy with the outcome.

Not sure why I let it cause me so much grief... so when I learned that the bride & groom loved the card; I was absolutely THRILLED.  I just love that.

Here's a nice picture the bride's family took... looks all soft & dreamy.

I'm just basically a point & shoot girl.  (... camera that is).

I did stumble across a neat idea with the pin... perhaps you might already do it but I had recently bought a pair of earrings and the tiny plastic backing on them was perfect to cap the pointed end of the pin.  I do hate leaving the end exposed and usually try burying it somehow... always afraid a child will pick it up... and... well I dunno.  But I'm so tickled pink that these little plastic ends that come on new earrings just fit beautifully and give me peace of mind. lol

Well it's Mother's Day weekend... I've already posted 6 Mother's Day cards and with ONE Mom, that's not at all bad.  8)

Hope all you Mom's out there have a lovely well deserved weekend and that your kids spoil you rotten.

Till next time,

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Because of You

I thought this would make a nice Mother's Day card - I like the simple message but I held back from stamping the traditional Happy Mother's Day on the inside because it may have other uses.

I saw a blog post recently of a beautiful card of a dress form with sheer polka dot ribbon ... so it gave me the idea to try this with the satin ribbon and I used the MFT dress form die.  The sentiment (inside & out) are from the same Verve set.  All dies are from Spellbinder & MFT and the white scallop edge is a Martha Stewart punch.  Of course I had to get my flourishes in there.........  ;)

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!!  'Till next time.......