Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Not my circus...


This paper from Bo Bunny (from my hoarded stash) has always reminded me of bohemian jewels, so of course I thought of it when Elegant Jewels came up as the current challenge at Frilly and Funkie - Elegant Jewels.

My good friend has a birthday coming up and she likes elephants lately and has incorporated them into her decor. Also, a favorite saying of hers when we worked together was "not my circus, not my monkeys", so I merged the elephant theme with the circus theme, with the jewel theme. I added diamond rhinestones to the elephant hat and amber rhinestones to the design in the upper left, as well as on the little hand for some added jewels. In addition, the cardstock base has a bit of a sparkle to it along with the rich jewel tones.


I was actually pleased with how it all came together, with the Tim Holtz Paper Dolls ballet/tightrope walker, the vintage Ferris Wheel, and the circus elephant!

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Lavender Cheesecake


This birthday card for my good friend was inspired first by the current challenge at Frilly and Funkie: Bloomin' Marvelous, and then by the following photo on Pinterest of Honey Lavender Cheesecake.
Yummy, right?



I had a bit of a hard time getting the colors of the card to show correctly, here is a different angle.



I started by adding some texture paste to a Tim Holtz Mini Stencil (Set 10) and after it dried, colored with chalk. I cut the Dainty Doily from QuicKutz die, added some sheer ribbon, and cut a couple of Mini Tags from Taylored Dies. The little butterfly is from a Stampendous Floral set.

I thought about making the Honey Lavender Cheesecake for her birthday to go with the card, but she is the dessert queen on our block, so I'll have to give it some thought!

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Don't take any...


 I ran across this little 'wooden nickel' in my stash recently (picked it up several years ago, an advertisement on the other side) and thought it would be fun for the current challenge 'Knock on Wood' at Frilly and Funkie. 

It was a bit of a challenge to choose which image to use from the Paper Doll collection, but when I settled on the vintage car, this 'driver' seemed to fit the bill. Young and naive enough to be reminded to not take any wooden nickels!





When I looked up the history of the saying 'don't take any wooden nickels', it was often used as part of a farewell comment, ie "see you later, don't take any wooden nickels";  so I thought it would fit in with the challenge at Simon Says Stamp: Road Trip.




Notice the holes at the top, now I have a new panel for my little display stand!



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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Easter Greetings


When I saw the current challenge at Frilly and Funkie, Knock on Wood,   I started searching through my old stash of wood pieces and ran across this little wooden Easter Greetings Tag that I picked up years ago at a 'going out of business sale'.  I never quite knew what to do with it...so I also found this little wooden tray and decided to create some Easter Decor.  I used to have a children's book about an Easter Bunny painting the eggs, so I decided to turn this little 'painting mouse' stamp into a 'painting rabbit' with the use of the bunny ears from Tim Holtz Clear Stamps, Things/Talk, and added a little 'cotton tail'.


It didn't turn out quite as I had envisioned, but I decided to get on with making Easter cards for the grandkids.  Who knows, I may change it up later!

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Easter For You


This one is for my 2 year old grandaughter.  I've got both grandkids looking for a candy treat with their cards...this little cloud shaker insert is from Jillibean Soup by Hampton Arts.  It's a nice change from the round Treat Cups I've been using in the past.

I was disappointed to see that Skipping Stones Design has retired the set 'Gray Hare', I enjoy using both rabbit images as well as the cute sentiments from their set.

Here's a peek at the 'trap door' to release the candy without destroying the card.



This version is also submitted to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Easter Inspired.



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Egg-ceptional Easter


I've definitely started something with the grandkids, incorporating candy into their cards! I found these cute little Cloud Shaker pieces by jillibean soup, and they are a nice change from the round treat cups I've been using. The grandkids are only 5 and 2, so I decided to track down a few more of them for future holiday cards and 'missing you' cards.

My daughter-in-law likes to save the cards I make for the kids, so I try to include a 'trap door' to let the candy out without destroying the card!




This fits well for the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp , Easter Inspired.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Spring Wishes


A simple spring greeting for my cousin who just finished chemo for Breast Cancer; she is still going through radiation, so I try to send a note of encouragement when I can. I love the March Cut-Aparts from Graphic 45, and love the spring green and purple combination.

This is my second card for the Spring Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.