Monday, January 13, 2014

Swing Time!!!

Good morning everyone,

Well I have been busy recently, trying out all these techniques and folds that I was afraid to do before, but figured what would it hurt to give it a try.  So, here I am with another card that I wanted to try and make.  Not sure how many of you have made Swing cards, but they always looked really difficult to me.  Well I did a you tube search again, and watched several different videos and looked at cards for inspiration on Pinterest.

It wasn't as difficult as I thought, but it was hard for me to make it, because both of my paper cutters don't cut in straight lines.  No matter what I do, the lines are crooked.  So, I remedied that situation by buying a new cutter.  Michaels was having a really good sale and I got one for 9 bucks.  I used my birthday money to get it, among several other things that I am sure you will hear about in the near future *smiles*.

Now onto the card, hope you like it and please let me know what you think by leaving a comment.

Have a scrappy day!!!! (sorry I can't find the link for the inspiration for this card)


Cardstock: White and Real red for mat from Stampin' Up
Stamps: Happy Heart Day (sentiment), Elements of Style (background and bird)
Adhesive: Tombow Multipurpose Glue

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Oh Sunny Day :)

Good Morning,

As I said in my last post, I have been trying different techniques and card folds.  The last post was the pop up card fold, well today I am going to show you my finished card for the Sunburst technique.  I love the look of this on cards, but couldn't really figure out how it was done.  So I went on a search on youtube, and found lots and lots of different videos on how to do it, and different techniques to get basically the same effect.  So I watched several then decided that I would give it a try.

I made my way to my scrap box, *whispers* its actually an instant potato box, that I have decorated and use for smaller scraps and half sheets of cardstock.  So digging I went, and pulled out 4 different patterns that I thought looked very good together.  Pink is my favorite color, so my card is done in pinks and greens.  Also, the flower on the front, it was one of my Michaels finds.  They have these flowers in different colors in their dollar bins.  You get like 8 flowers for a buck.  Couldn't pass it up and thought that it would be pretty on the front of this card.  So here is my attempt at the Sunburst technique and I hope that you all like it.

Remember, I love comments, so let me know what you think!!

Supplies used:

Scrap papers: Daisy D's, Stampin' up
Cardstock: Light Pink from Recollections
Flower: Michaels dollar bin
Sentiment: Happy Heart Day from Stampin' Up
                Green CS from Recollections

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Love is in the air...

Afternoon, Well in my last post, I told you we were in an arctic freeze here, well one week later, guess what? it's now 60 degrees outside and sunny. The weather in the south is quite weird to say the least. I have been playing around with different techniques and folds on cards. Years ago when I was going to Stamp Club with my Stampin' Up demonstrator, we did a pop up card with the Just B stamp set. I saw one on a blog the other day, and decided to give it a try again. The one I saw on the blog was done in pink and black I believe, but chose to do mine in red, black and cream. I like the way it turned out, and hope you like it too. I will list the supplies I used for the project at the bottom. Remember, let me know what you think, and leave me a comment!!! *smiles*

Supplies used:  

Just B- Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Basic Black and Real Red, Stampin' Up, Elegance patterned paper by Recollections
Ink:  Real Red craft pad
Ribbon: Black Grosgrain
Brads:  Silver

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Brrrrrrr, it's cold outside!!

Brrrrrr, how is everyone on this early frosty morning?  I don't know about where you are, but here in Georgia, it's COLD.  Heard today that it was warmer in Alaska than it is here.  On to warmer thoughts.  Sorry I have been MIA again, but life has been tossing me around and kicking me in the hiney the last few months, with sickness, and a death in the family.  But I made myself a promise that I would be a better blogger this year, so here we go.

I know I am a little late in posting these, but wanted to share my Christmas cards with you.  The weather right now feels more like Christmas so I think it might be appropriate don't you?

Hope you like them even though this year I went simple.  Have a wonderful day and try to keep WARM!!!

Thanks for following and I welcome all comments!!!