Yes, it has been awhile since I posted here. I’ve been busy with many things – some traveling as well as crafting. I just have not had the time to update the blog – but we are in full swing for Christmas and I thought I would post a thing or two.
I’m participating in an ornament swap this season and wanted to show the quick and easy way I packaged it. Here is a photo.
The ornament came with its own box. I wrapped it in simple white linen wrapping paper. I purchased a large roll of the wrapping paper at a local supply store that is open to the public but sells bulk paper goods to stores and restaurants. I love the clean look of white – and I can use it for any occasion so there is no need to purchase separate paper for birthdays, weddings, Christmas, etc. The green ribbon is from the $1 ribbon bin from Michael’s. If you dig around in these bins you can generally find “regular” colors – green, red, blue, etc. The decoration on top was purchased for $1 at Michael’s during their after Christmas sale.
The sentiment is from Papertrey’s Stylish Sentiments: Holiday set. I’ve used the sentiments on this set so many times – it has become my “go-to” set because it is so perfect not just for cards but for tags as well. I embossed it in gold to coordinate with the decoration on top. Here is a closer look.
So – with just a little work I ended up with a pretty package!!
Thanks for stopping by – I hope your holiday season is going well!
Hello friends! I hope your summer is off to a great start – it’s been hot and humid here – normal for us. Our vegetable garden is in full swing with tomatoes, peppers and squash.
Here is a quick and easy birthday card I made with a free printable. The printable is available from several different sources and I cannot remember whose blog I downloaded it from. I did a google search of “birthday subway art” and came away with several sites that listed this particular piece so I don’t know who originally created it.
Anyway, I printed it out twice and cut one section to “pop up” on the card so that there would be a little dimension instead of a flat card. I hope you like it!
I’m feeling a little tropical today – probably due to the very humid weather we are having! And today’s card is a perfect fit. I inked up this image, from Local King Rubber Stamps, and needed some color inspiration so off I went to google-land in search of photos and came across this beautiful painting (shown above) by artist Patti Bruce. I really can’t due justice to her work so I will just thank her for inspiring me!
I colored the image with many different copics. The leaves were done in the YG series – YG21, 23, and 25. The flowers were done with Y00, Yo2, Y08, YE02, YR04, YR68 and B000, B21, B24. I sponged memento summer sky and bahama blue around the edges.
The small blue panel underneath the main image was stamped with a palm image from Alextamping and versamark ink. The green background paper is from Memory Box (I think) and I was finally able to use those square orange rhinestones I’ve had in my stash for years.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hello friends. I’m back in my craft room – and it feels great!! I want to share a card I made with an image from the Greenhouse Society Club at Technique Tuesday. Do you know about this club? When you join, they will send you a limited edition stamp set each month. They are all floral/plant designs with a few sentiments. They offer a few sets to people who are not members of the club (at a higher price) but there is a limited stock available. This card was created using the first issued set – it is no longer available. The sentiment is from Papertrey. Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Memorial Day to my USA friends! I hope you are enjoying the day off from work.
Have you noticed the new look of my blog? I decided to make a change and go with this new workpress theme. I’ll be tweaking things over the next few weeks as I work through the details and get better aquainted with all the features. In the meantime here is a clean and simple card using Papertrey stamps and Memento inks.
Thanks for stopping by today!