Sunday, September 17, 2017

Pinterest inspired

My cardmaking group had a challenge to make a card from something you saw on Pinterest, well I have seen these folded cards on a few blogs but This card , is the one that I went with.  I was doing the challenge before leaving for vacation and I didn't have a lot of time to color, so I reached for my stickers so it made getting this card out  in the mail on time just perfect!

I first added the sticker to card stock so that it would be a bit firmer so I could pop it up with some foam tape.



I colored the gems with a yellow marker so that they would match more to the flower.

K&co. -- classic K paper
Hampton Art - sentiment stamp
Miss Elizabeth's- Sun flower sticker
Gems - colored w/markers

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by, Have a blessed Sunday!

Connie

Friday, September 15, 2017

Gift Bags

I am a guest designer today over on The Crop stop blog today, with some cute gift bags!  Be sure to drop by and see all the past wonderful projects from the blog too, great inspiration over there!

I am showing it in two different sizes to give you an idea of the different sizes you can achieve with this but there are many different sizes you can make depending on the size you cut your paper.
I wanted to show you that they have great picture instructions as long as a description on how to score and punch your paper to make these bags, and they even come with their own score tool that stores right in the base so you won't lose it.  




The tall bag started as a 12x12 inch piece of paper and the smaller one started as a 11x6  inch piece of paper.  I am showing in this picture the different ways you can add holes to the bags. The tall bag I used the punch board that has a whole punch on it and created hole punches all around, that way I can add my ribbon all the way through to keep the bag tied shut tight.  The little bag I used my Crop a dile to add my own holes to add the ribbon.




Here they are both finished with their tags, I love the different sizes you can make depending on the size gift.  I used more heavy duty paper for the taller bag and a thinner paper on the smaller bag.



Here is a close up of the tag on the taller bag.  I cut the sentiment die twice, using my cuttlebug and plates,  glued them together for more bulk and added glossy accents to make it stand out a bit and used Dusty concord Stickles to dot the i.  I love my craft mat for blending inks as I did on the tags also, while my paper is still inside the die.


Here is a close up of the small bag, I just added the tag directly to the bag on this bag, but you could add it to the ribbon before adding to bag.


Here I wanted to show that I made the holes too big for the size ribbon I used so I applied the ribbon to the inside of the bag with my scor tape and then with scor tape again I added strips of paper to the inside to cover my ribbon ends, but if you do the holes smaller you can just tie the ribbon ends on the inside of the bag.


I hope you have fun making up your own bags and you can even match your cards with your bags for a nice set to give to someone.


Here are all the links to the products I used from Cropstop


Thanks so much taking the time to stop by today, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend,

Connie

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Flowers

Using another image from my coloring daily calendar. I went with the pencils this time instead of the markers. The background was made from the scraps of this paper pad, I made two backgrounds and that is all that is left to the paper pack, feels so good to use up every bit of a pad of paper.


Once again after coloring the image I applied it too cardstock to make it a little stiffer and then cut out the image, and applied it to the die cut base with foam tape, I did color the shadow to the container in a gray marker but the rest of the shadow is from it being lifted off the cardstock. Stamped the tag and added it under the bow with a brad.

Basic Grey -- Lilykate paper
Image- Color for calm daily calendar (colored w/pencils) hand cut
Spellbinders - Majestic labels 25 and back to basics tag
Our Daily bread designs - Mini tag sentiments
JoAnn - ribbon
Brad

 To all of you that take the time out of your busy day to stop by and leave a comment letting me know you have, I thank you so much, so fun to hear from you!!

Connie

Monday, September 11, 2017

Potted Flowers

I have been on Vacation for over a week, hubby and I went out to the west, mainly Colorado and New Mexico, but drove through Missouri and Kansas too.  It is good to be home, there never is much relaxing on our trips.  I haven't had a chance to go through pictures but I may be sharing them in the future, but it will take some time going through the many I took.  I did pretty good at visiting blogs at the beginning of our trip so I wouldn't be too far behind but toward the end when we finally got to a hotel I just needed to rest and not use my mind for anything, so I will hopefully catch up soon on all your blogs :)


Every now and then I like to send cards to those people that are pretty regular at coming to my blog and I have been blessed with a few great cards from Gina, so it is very fitting that she was next on my list to send a card too :)

I decided to send her a potted plant mixture, in a golden pot of course :)


I tried to go with more Autumn colors since that is what we are leading up to.  The bigger flowers were made by spreading Apricot Inka gold onto mixed media, cotton rag paper, then cutting out the flowers with dies and molding them using my foam mat and stylus and then further using tweezers to give them a big more shape.  The smaller flowers were from a rolled flower die.  Added a pretty frame, stamped a tag, some pearls for embellishing.

Spellbinders -- Flower pots, Back to basics tags and Majestic Labels 25 dies
Heartfelt Creation -- Carnation die (large flowers)
Tim Holtz -- Tiny tattered florals
DCWV -- Metallic stack
Queen &co. -- Chocolate Delight pearls
Purple flower gems
RS Tapestry -- Trellis vine stamp on tag
Hampton Art -- Sentiment stamp
Inka Gold -- Apricot for large flowers

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead and to all those that are in Hurricane Irma's path, I have been praying for your safety, hope all will be well soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by to all of you that are so sweet to let me know you have,

Connie


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Another year older

I have talked about this lady before on my blog, she is in her 80's and she and her husband have had many health problems and they had to move about an hour away to an Assisted Home, so we don't get the opportunity to see them much anymore but a couple weeks ago their daughter brought them to church and you could just tell how happy everyone was to see them again.

While talking to her, I mentioned how good she looked and she said she doesn't feel it, she says she just feels old, so when I saw this sentiment in my stamps I thought that will be perfect for her and hope it brings a smile to her day.  I embossed it with gold embossing powder to match the gold piece.


Most of this card came from my collection of unused products from other cards.

Pink patterned piece is a cut from Cricut machine
Sentiment tag from Making memories packaging
Spellbinders -- Long classic rectangle small die (gold)
Paper Smooches -- Happy Birthday sentiment (embossed w/gold embossing powder)
Paper flowers
Gold Brads
Embossing folder


Thanks so much for stopping by today,
Have a great weekend,

Connie