Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Today and Always

Hello, everyone! I'd like to share with you that I was invited to be a guest designer on the Craft-Dee Bowz blog this month. I was honored to be asked and this is the card I created to capture the theme, which was "wedding". 

To me, there is something about weddings that calls for elegance. Maybe it’s the gorgeous attire of the bride and her bridal party or the beautifully decorated wedding reception halls. Traditional colors of ivory or white, accents of gold, and pearls and bows immediately come to mind. So, here is the card I created for June’s wedding theme. I do hope you like it.

I started with GKD (Gina K Designs) Pure Luxury Ivory card stock for my base. I cut a layer in ivory using a Sue Wilson’s Spanish Collection – Granada die and outlined the edges with a Sakura Gelly Roll gold pen. This was adhered to my base card. Next, I cut another layer in wedding designer paper using a die from Sue Wilson’s Spanish Collection – Seville set and layered it over the ivory layer.

A Poppy Stamp Claudette Oval Frame die was used to create my frame which was then stamped with a sentiment from GKD Elegant Florals stamp set using Versamark ink. The sentiment was then embossed with gold EP and adhered to my prepared base card using dimensionals.

In my final steps I attached a pearl spray to my card, created my bow in ivory satin, attached a lace butterfly and added a pearl to its center. This completed my project.

I hope you enjoyed this post and have been inspired to create a wedding card. You just never know when an invitation may arrive requesting your presence at another beautiful wedding!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #129 - AG
TTCRD  -  Challenge Jun 23-29  -  AG
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  -  Challenge #91 - AG
IIC  -  Challenge #215  -  Embellish It!
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #189  - AG
Creative Moments  -  Challenge #71 - AG / Big Announcement
Papertake Weekly  -  Tri-Tastic Challenge
The Sisterhood of Crafters  -  Wedding Month Challenge
Sister Act  -  Challenge #112 - AG

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Birthday in Blue

Hello everyone! With this rainy season we're having I hope all are safe. We've had several days of rain and some areas have been flooded. More rain is on the way for a few more days. I do hope that the drought conditions in portions of the U.S. have been alleviated and, at the same time, that dry weather in Texas has aided with flood recovery. 

Today I'd like to share a birthday card that I made for a dear friend. It turned out to be such a soft and lovely card. 

My card base was  created from GKD white card stock. I added a layer of SU Mossy Meadow. Next I die cut another layer in PTI Spring Rain using a die from Spellbinders 6x6 Matting Basics B. My final layer was from GKD Floral Essentials paper pack and cut with another die from the Spellbinders 6x6 Matting Basics B die set.    

For my focal panel, I created a frame in PTI Spring Rain and cut it using a Poppy Stamps Claudette Frame die. Next, I used  a  die from Spellbinders Triple Floral die set and dry embossed the inside edges of the frame. I stamped my sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink using a stamp from GKD Always Autumn stamp set. The focal panel was then adhered to my prepared base with dimensionals.

The flower was stamped on vellum,, embossed with white EP and then cut using Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur die. After assembling the flower it was attached to the focal panel. I added some Stickles to the center. The foliage was cut using Poppy Stamps Pine Sprigs and attached to the flower. My project was complete.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to make it a great day!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
613 Avenue Create    Challenge # 128 - AG
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #64 - AG
Great Impressions  -  June Challenge  - AG
Papertake Weekly  -   Challenge June 16 - Ohhh So Pretty
Sister Act  -  Challenge #110 - AG
TTCRD  -  Challenge June 16-22  -  AG
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #188 - AG

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Sharing in Your Sorrow

Hello crafting friends! It's always a sad day when you find yourself creating a sympathy card. This one was made for a co-worker from my working days who passed away last week. He was much too young to be taken away from us but he is in a better place now. My heart goes out to his spouse, children and family.

The supplies used for this card were as follows:

Card Stock  -  GKD pure luxury white, SU Mossy Meadow
Inks  -  Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout
Stamps  -  GKD Stamp Sets Country Road, Farm Life, Sending Sunshine; SU Thoughts and Prayers
Dies  -  L'il Inker Stitched Rectangles                        

Thank you for stopping by!  Hope you can make it a great day!
 And remember to cherish the ones you love for they can be taken away at a moment's notice.