Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thank You Card for Our Orthodontist

Hello friends!  Welcome to those visiting for the first time!  I hope everyone had a fabulous week-end!  I am getting close to my 50th post; make sure you stay tuned because I will be having a giveaway on my blog to celebrate this milestone.  Today, I am sharing two cards I made; one I will be mailing to my son's orthodontist; the other will be posted in my Etsy shop.  He recently had his braces removed and I am so impressed with how great his teeth look.  I want to let him and his staff know how appreciative we all are.  I made two similar cards.  All of the paper is from the DIY Shop Paper Pad by Crate Paper.  The inspiration for this card is from the backside of this paper pad.  The ruler trim is Tim Holtz.  Let me know which one you like better!  Thanks for visiting and I hope you come back soon!  Remember, keep crafting in peace and love!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hello Friends,

I hope all is well!  Today, I am sharing a variation of a card I made for a friend.  She is hosting a fundraiser for one of her friends who just finished receiving treatments for breast cancer.  She asked me if I could make a few invitations because she could not find any breast cancer awareness stamps at our local craft stores; she even thought about buying stickers.  I could not let her do that...I told her that I have stamps.  I have breast cancer awareness stamps thanks to Unity Stamp Company! 

Her invitation has the other sentiment from the Cure Girls stamp set by Unity which says, "Can't imagine the journey without you."  Her invitations also did not have the butterfly and stars stamp.  The butterfly and stars stamp comes from the Unity Stamp Company October 2011 Kit of the Month (Faith, Hope, by it).  The stamp with the ladies comes from Cure Girls and the sentiment, "we can beat this" also comes from Cure Girls.  I am entering this card with Friends with Flair over on the Unity blog.  Thanks for visiting!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Friends with Flair October 3, 2014

Hello there friends,

Today I am sharing a burlap utensil holder I made for someone throwing a rustic birthday party.  I am submitting it for Friends with Flair over at the Unity Stamp Company blog.   She gave me the colors she wanted to use...this purple and gold really rocks!  Has such a regal look about it!  Hmmm...going to have to use this color combination on future projects.  First I took a wood tag and painted it purple.  I then applied gold paint using a paint dauber to the stamp of circles.  I stamped the circle image at the top and at bottom of the wood tag.  The sentiment was stamped in versamark ink and embossed with white opaque embossing powder on gold paper.  I then used an oval cutter.  The leaf was die cut from gold embossed paper and coated with a little of the purple paint.  The leaf is attached to the sentiment with a wood clothespin.  The sentiment is attached to the tag with foam adhesive.  The entire tag was adhered to the burlap bag with Glue Lines.  The circle stamp is from Unity's June 2014 Layers of Life (Beautiful Wish) and the sentiment stamp is from Unity's October 2014 Sentiment Kit (today, I am thankful). 

She wanted a monogram on the bag too, so I added the letter 'W' to a birch disc.

Have a wonderful week-end!

Keep crafting in love and peace,