Sunday, April 8, 2018

Seasons Spring Center Step

     Here is a spring mantle card made with Graphic 45's Seasons Collection. The base of this card is a center step with kraft card stock.

Front of Card
     The card features a handmade window embossed with a wood grain folder. The window pane is die cut from a Stampin Up die on an antique gold paper. It is pop dotted to the card using double thick dots.
 
Trellis Window

     The card is embellished with die cut flowers, organza ribbon, champagne pearls, and Graphic 45 ephemara as well. The butterflies were fussy cut from the patterned paper.



Inside of Card

I will be making 16 cards and 4 calendars with this Graphic 45 Seasons Paper. All of these SPRING cards can be made using:
  • one sheet of each of the spring patterned paper 
  • one sheet of each of green stripe and green floral from Prints and Solids
In order to make All Seasons cards and calendars, you only need purchase the following items once:
  • Tags and Pockets
  • Chip Board
  • Ephemera
  • Stickers
Stay tuned for more cards this year.
Spring
Spring Center Step Card - You are here!
Spring Calendar

Summer

Autumn

Winter


Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 - Seasons
     Card Stock: My Colors - Brown Eyes
                                        Kraft
                                        Concord Grape
                      Metallic Gold
     Die: Burniston - Flowers & Bee
           Sizzix - Frameworks (Trellis)
           Stampin Up - Cheerful Tags
     Embossing Folder: Darice - Woodgrain
     Punch: EK - 1/2" corner
     Stamps: Gina K - Stately Flowers 9
     Ink: Distress - Frayed Burlap
            Stampin Up - Crumb Cake
            Adirondack - Expresso
     Markers: Micron Fine Tip - Black
                  Permanent Chalk - Gold
     Embellies: Bronze Pearls - 5mm
                    Eyelet - Small Purple
                    Ribbon - 3/8 in. Ivory Organza
                    Twine - Purple & Cream 
                    Gems - Starfoam Stickers (Pink)
                    Paint - Deco Art (Dazzling Metallics - Purple Pearl

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Above Rubies

     Here is another layout for the 50th anniversary mini album. I finally figured out the titles on the pages for the book. I have already removed all of the previous titles and changed them to bible verses. 

2-Page Layout
     I am really enjoying taking these one-page sketches and turning them into 2-page layouts. One reason that this works is because the second page can be adjusted anyway I please to accommodate the pictures I have left. 


Sketch #150 by Lisa Hidy


     My brother and his wife had a long distance romance. She was from Ontario, Canada and we lived in northern Illinois. 


     Hey, I am in this bridal party pic. I am the second from the right. This was a special day for me as well. This is the only time I ever served as a bridesmaid and it was my first long dress. I felt very much like a princess that day. I remember at the rehearsal as I walked down the aisle, my brother Lyle said that I had natural poise for this sort of thing - he worded it differently. You never forget moments like that. Kind makes you think about remembering to say something nice/complimentary to people whenever you get a chance.


     I have always thought that they were the perfect couple. They were very lucky to have found each other.



Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: BoBunny - Bella Rosa (Damask, Shutters)
                                               Double Dot (Wine, Island Mist)
     Ink: Gina K - Cherry Red
            Distress - Frayed Burlap
     Dies: Stamps of Life - Hearts 2 Die For
     Punch: ek - 1" Corner
               Martha Stewart - Alphabet
     Embellies:  Silver Enamel Dots
                     Ivory 1 inch Lace Trim

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Seasons Spring Seed Packet Holder

     Here is the perfect spring card. It has a pocket up front that is the size of a seed packet. Anyone would be happy for receive a packet of flower seeds at this time of year. 


     The sentiment is a sticker matted on brown eyes paper - "Life Began in a Garden". The sentiment is flanked by copper mini brads.
     Decorating the pocket are three stamps on stakes which are embossed with a wood grain folder. The stamps looks very much like seed packets themselves - the kind used to mark seed rows in the garden.


     Here you can see that the pocket is only 1/4 inch deep. Actually there is plenty of room to for two packets of seeds.


     The card is complete with a piece of ephemera or journaling card. This is a great place to add a handwritten sentiment and sign the card.

Inside of Card
This pocket fits nicely on an A2 card.
I will be making 16 cards and 4 calendars with this Graphic 45 Seasons Paper. All of these SPRING cards can be made using:
  • one sheet of each of the spring patterned paper 
  • one sheet of each of green stripe and green floral from Prints and Solids
In order to make All Seasons cards and calendars, you only need purchase the following items once:
  • Tags and Pockets
  • Chip Board
  • Ephemera
  • Stickers
Stay tuned for more cards this year.
Spring
Spring Seed Pack Holder  - You are here!
Spring Calendar

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 - Seasons
     Card Stock: My Colors - Brown Eyes
                                        Kraft
                      Bazzill - Sawdust
     Ink:Distress - Frayed Burlap
     Embossing Folder: Darice - Woodgrain
     Embellies: Ribbon - Seam Binding Ecru
                    Brads - Copper

Challenges

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Spring - #44 - April 15
Dream Valley Challenges - Spring Colours - #44 - *
Everybody Art Challenge - Spring - #6 - April 10
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Spring Flowers - #24 - April 6
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Anything Goes - #46 - March 31
Simply Create Too Challenge - Green - #74 - *


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Easter Bunny Pail

     We are having Easter brunch at my house this year. My husband's nephew with 3 boys is going to be joining us. It is their first trip to the Houston area. In addition to the 3 boys, we will also have my 3 grandchildren. We will be having French Toast, sausage, bacon, fruit, etc. For whomever is still here later in the day, we are planning to put some hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill. I'm not sure about this as this is my husband's domain. I never know what is going on the grill.
      In addition to the brunch there will be a Easter egg hunt in the back yard. Since the age of the participants ranges from 1 to 9 years old, we have decided to color-code the eggs. Each child will have a color and is only supposed to pick up items of that color.
     I tried to find baskets or pails in 6 colors, but couldn't find what I was looking for. The result is that I attempted my first vinyl project.

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     A friend of mine came over last week and gave me some tips on how to do vinyl on my Silhouette. I was shocked at how easy it was. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Puppy Dog Tails

     I am always needing "Welcome Baby" cards. I have had this Photo Play paper for a little over a year now. I decided it was time to break the seal!
     I was going to use the giraffe ephemera, but ended up with this puppy dog tails sentiment instead. 



     I used a Burniston die to make this puppy. There is a complimentary die set that had the dog bowl and bone. 
Sketch # 118 by Lisa Hidy

Inside of Card

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Photo Play - About a Little Boy: Lullaby
                                                                             Naptime
                                                                             Ephemera
                                                                             Element Stickers
     Card Stock: Bazzill -Stormy Medium
                      My Colors - Desert Cactus
     Ink: Distress - Hickory SMoke
     Dies: Burniston - Cat and Dog
                               Nature Edges
     Punches: Martha Stewart - Embossed Button
                   ek - Flower Set
     Embellies: American Crafts - Gray Organza