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.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Birthday Suspenders

Hello everyone! It's been a little while since my last post. Like most of us, I've been busy with outdoor projects now that the good weather is finally here.

Today I have a cute masculine card to share with you. I made this for last week's Mod Squad Challenge where the theme was "masculine". And this challenge came just at the right time since I needed to make a masculine birthday card for my daughter's special guy. My daughter says his pants slide down somewhat when he bends over or stoops. You get the picture.  LOL   So I thought this would make a great card for him. I cut one of the pant's pockets open so I could insert the Happy Birthday pennant which slides in and out.

Here's a photo of the inside (the 2 suspender images were computer generated to create the effect of the inside panel being help up by them).

Card Inside

Products I used to create this card:

Card Stock  -  GKD Ivory, In the Navy, Soft Sand, other
Ink  -  Versamark, GKD white
Stamp  -  Sassafras Lass Stitched Borders
Dies  -  Spellbinders Pennants, Paper Smooches Dots & Dashes, IO Buttons
Embossing Folder  -  Marianne Designs Bricks
Wording & Sentiment  -  personally composed and then computer generated
Other  -  ribbon, white EP, silver EP, soda can tops, adhesives

I hope you enjoyed this card. I really love how it turned stinkin' cute! This could double for a Father's Day card, simply change the greeting, sentiment and inside wording. Here's a basic link to create the T-shirt. Just add your own touches.

Have a great day creating or doing what you love! 

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
Mod Squad  - May 27 Challenge - Masculine
Aud Sentiments  -  Challenge #132  -  Cute Plus a Sentiment
The Crafter's Cafe  -   Challenge #118  - One for the Boys
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  -   Challenge #87 - AG
Sister Act  -  Challenge #108 - AG
TTCRD  -  Challenge May 26 -Jun 1 - AG
Tuesday Throwdown  -  Challenge#246 - AG
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #185 - AG

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Birthday Shoot

Good sleepy Sunday morning! I'd like to share a card I made for my brother's milestone birthday. His favorite hobby is photography and he takes some awesome photos of nature and landscapes. With this in mind I created a card with a camera theme.

I chose a wood panel digital paper pattern for my background and composed and computer generated my sentiment. This was then matted with black card stock. Using Die-Namics camera dies, 3 different camera styles were cut out. To make them a bit more realistic looking, rain dots were added for the lens. Then the cameras were adhered randomly on this panel. Having completed the focal panel, it was popped on a white base c0ard with dimensionals.

For the inside of my card, i used the same wood panel digital paper and computer generated my saying. I added a photo of my brother as a little guy, used a transparent piece to cover the photo in order that it imitated glass and then framed it in black and adhered it to the inside panel. This panel was matted in black and adhered to the inside of the card.  My project was complete.

Card inside

             I really, really love how this card turned out. I think my brother will get a big kick out of it.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope your day is filled with sunshine and happy thoughts and lots of creativity! Make it a great day!

Floral Feather Grass Birthday

Good morning crafting friends!  Do you have trouble not being able to sleep and just get up and start crafting? Well, last night was that kind of night. Insomnia ruled the entire night. So I got up and created this card for a friend's upcoming birthday.

I began by creating my focal panel in white card stock using a Spellbinders Triple Floral die. Next, I covered the cut out design on all four edges with Post-It notes. I wanted to use the emboss resist 
technique in this project so I stamped the feathery image on both sides of my panel in Versamark ink and then embossed it with white EP. Finally I sponged over the stamped images and around the panel with Memento Sweet Plum ink to create the emboss resist effect. The sentiment is from GKD Stately Flowers 8 and was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

The flowers were made by stamping images from HC Striped Sun Kissed Fleur  on vellum, embossed and then cut with HC Sun Kissed Fleur dies. Before attaching them to the focal panel, I prepared my base card in white card stock and layered it with coordinating plum colored paper. The focal panel was adhered to the base and as a final step the flowers were popped on.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and check out  this project. Hope it inspires you to create!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
Mod Squad  -  Challenge 4/29/15 - Emboss Resist Technique
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #181 - AG
Allsorts Challenge  -  Week 309 - April Showers Bring May Flowers
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #122 - AG
Brown Sugar  -  Challenge #144 - AG
Papertake Weekly  -   Take Your Pick Challenge  - Technique
Sister Act  -  Challenge #104 - AG
TTCRD - Challenge 4/28 - 5/4  - AG

Friday, May 1, 2015

Retirement Watch

Hello everyone! Happy Friday!
A friend and former co-worker retired a few days ago and this is the card I made to send him. 

I began by creating my focal panel in a wood panel digital paper pattern. Next, I made the watch band using a strip of brown card stock and then adding a stitch pattern along the edges using a die from Paper Smooches Dots & Dashes. I found a clock face on line that I thought would match my color scheme and cut it with a Spellbinders Standard Circles die and matted it with ivory card stock. Then I cut several gears from a Cheery Lynn Gears die set, adhered the clock face to the largest gear and then to the watch band which was popped on to the focal panel with dimensionals. The other gears from the gear die set were adhered randomly on the panel. The focal panel was then matted in ivory card stock and adhered to a brown card base.

My sentiment was composed and printed on ivory card stock and then all four edges were trimmed with craft scissors. On the inside I added my message/verse on an ivory panel that also had all four edges cut with craft scissors. Some gears were randomly adhered there as  well.

This completed my project. Thank you for visiting and leaving any comments. I sincerely appreciate them. Until next time, make it a great day!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #121 - AG
Brown Sugar - Challenge #144 - AG
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  -  Challenge 83 - AG
Inspiration Destination  -  Challenge #31 - AG
Sister Act  -  Challenge #104 - AG
ABC Challenge  -  Challenge 5/1/15 - I is for Inspire
TTCRD  -  Challenge 4/28 - 5/4
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #181 - AG