Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Butterfly Elegant Goodness

Hello Friends, today I have a quick card to share. I enjoyed making this so much because I made it with a specific person in mind, a very sweet lady. I am sooooo bad about making cards and NOT getting them in the mail or to the person. This is totally on my list of things to improve on. Now that the Chitlins are back in school I have NO excuses right? 
I started with the center. The frame is K&Company and the paper is DCWV Ciao Bella Stack, the sentiment is TPC and that beautiful stem is Recollections from Michael's. I made it, embossed it, and looked at it. It was originally only supposed be the center card and be a fairly smaller card so it could fit in the envelope. Then I realized that it was kind of dark , I matted it on the lighter paper, also from the same stack and inked it up with some gold Brilliance. I added the small amount of twine because I love twine, don't know why. That square brad is Making Memories, I think I've had these for like 2 years.
I think it came together well, hope you like it. Thank you so much for visiting my little blog. Until next time Amigas.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Happy Pretty Colors

Hello lovely Ladies out there! Hope your week is going great so far. My Girls started school last week so we are getting into our regular groove this week again. I hypothetically should have more time to craft now. But between errands, cleaning, phone calls, etc, it's crazy! Well I know I'm telling you all things you do and go through EVERYDAY. Stay at home Moms are AMAZING. I know I will miss this busyness and being needed when they are off on their own.

I made the base of this card forever ago. I made it and have been thinking about a good color combo to go on it. Well I played with a few things and love the colors. Simple and fairly clean. The background is Bazill, the charm is Making Memories, all of the Card stock is Coordinations, stamp is TPC and those lovely butterflies are Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly and the flowers are from Michael's.

Thanks so much for visiting :-) Until next time amigas!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

You are Sew Lovely

 Hello Lovely Ladies. Today I have a quick post to share. This is a card I have had in my head for a long time. I've had the lace on it saved FOREVER. It was my first time I tea stained lace and I really like the result. I purchased a giant spool of it from a very sweet old lady at an Estate sale. She said her father used to own a textile shop in Los Angeles in the 60s. We are about 45 minutes away from there and 45 minutes away from San Diego. So we get to enjoy all of the cheap textiles from the garment district and not live too close to the hustle and bustle or traffic. Yeah, I love my little suburb ;-).

Any who, it's all white so I am able to change it up as I please, YAY. The dress form is Graphic Fairy, the rose and frame are K&Company, the hounds tooth paper is DCWV (retro stack), the solid card stock is Recollections, the button is vintage.  I used a Sakura Stardust pen for highlight the rose. I really like the how those pens add just a little sparkle.

Thank you so much for visiting. Today I will leave you with a happy dance just because it's almost back to school (tomorrow) and happy dances are in order.  Until next time Amigas.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Friends with Flair Sweets

Hello Friends, today is Unity Stamp Company Friends with Flair. Do I need to gush more about Unity than I usually do? Well I say YES! They have some new releases coming up and I am beyond excited.  Go HERE   to check out all of the lovely Ladies creations for today. Fun stuff Girlies.

I made this card and did some crazy emobossing. Love it. This sentiment is AMAZING! How many things does it fit for? LOTS I say.  Take a look at the June 2011 KOM it came from HERE.  The patterned papers are DCWV Sweet Stack (candy/sweets) and Summer Stack (green), the cardstock is Coordinations Foundations. I have to say they sell this line at Joann's and I love the very dark pigment of them. They are colored to the core and so nice to work with, a total fave! The cherry rhinestone is Michael's. The ribbons are all Joann, the twine is Martha Stewart, and the button is Dritz.

Most IMPORTANT, please leave a COMMENT here. Unity is giving away a prize to one random commenter on one random blog and one random participant. Thank you so much for visiting my little blog and sharing my LOVE of all things paper and Unity. Have a great weekend. Until next time Amigas.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Simple Birdie Goodness

The past few days have been insanely hectic around here. Getting everyone ready to get back to school, orientations and the DREADED clothes shopping is torture. We also have all of the dentists and doctors appointments to get out of the way. Major wallet drainage and sweltering heat with indecisive teens is not for the faint of heart. Don't get me wrong I love my girls but I wouldn't wish back to school shopping on my worst enemy. Well, maybe the worst but that's just cuz I'm mean like that. So soon we will be back to our normal schedule and craziness. But that's okay because I also hear A LOT less, "I'm bored, what are we doing today?". LOL

Now on to the crafty goodness. Here is a Birdie card I made that was fairly simple. The patterned paper is Autumn Leaves, the frame is Me and My Big Ideas, stamp is TPC, the jewels are Making Memories, ribbons are all Joann and the brad is Chatterbox.

I love that M&MBI frame is so beautiful, and I love the whole new stuff they are making. I do wish very much that the surface wasn't glossy and easier to stamp. So I stamped the sentiment with Staz-on and it smeared a little because it is so glossy. That's okay, not too bad right? But I do like to include the mistakes I make so hopefully it helps someone out there. Or perhaps someone has a better way to do that, I would love to hear about it. Maybe I should have used dye ink but didn't want to risk it smearing and ruining the frame. I only had one of these. :-(  It's always a learning process right? All part of the fun. So the result is a cute fairly simple card. Thanks so much for looking. Until next time Amigas.