September 27, 2011

Recycle, Reuse, What's old is now new!

My sister asked me to make a wedding card from the wedding invitation. I said ok, send it to me and I'll see what I can do. The invitation was very pretty. It had many elements on it: White embossed outside, black and white patterned paper inside, black ribbon, and deep red ribbon, also it had a tag with the bride and grooms name.
After cutting up, stamping, gluing, bows and bling, here is what I'm sending back to her. I had to make the envelope for the card as well as it's a 5x 5.5 card, so I decided to use elements of the invitation on that as well. I love the results, and a huge thanks to my sister for asking me to do this.

If you have been invited to an event and need a card for it, why not send me the invitation and I'll create a personal card for you too!!

September 19, 2011

Facebook Page

Oh Happy Monday!!!

I have created a Facebook page. I'm hoping I've done it correctly, Can only see from my personal page. May have to get my sister-in-law involved for this one! I'm so excited about my Etsy shop and Facebook page. Well, off to post more items in my shop and create, create, create!!

September 12, 2011

Happy Monday

I had an excellent weekend celebrating my sisters birthday! My mom's birthday is just around the corner!! I created a card for her and thought I'd share it with you. Let me know your comments!

Materials I used to create card
Girl stamp from Taylored Expressions "Olivia"
Paper My Minds Eye "Everyday Tango"  LOVE this paper pad !!
Card stock Recollections
Ribbon Offray
Sentiment Stamp by Paper &  Co Studios "Cupcake"
Rhinestones by Queen & Co
Oval was cut from the Plantin School book cricut cartridge
I inked the oval using Tim Holtz Tattered Rose distresss ink
Paper pieced the dress and leggings
colored image with colored markers from American Crafts
I also used colored pencils from Art Works
Hope you like this card as much as I do, it was so fun to make! Iwill be putting one up just like it for sale on my Etsy Shop! Stay tuned for those details!

September 3, 2011

Thank you cards


I have been making thank you cards for my sister to give out to all those who have helped her during the power outage due to hurrincane Irene. She is still out of power and they don't think it will be back on until Tuesday Sept. 6th. For all those in CT with no power I hope you've had the kind of help and support my sister has been receiving from her friends and family. Without power my sister can't take a peek!
This first card I made her a set of four. After talking with her today she wants another four of anything I want to make. The first card she told me she really liked slate blue, so I used that in the card.

The front of the card: Patterned paper by My Minds Eye Everday Tango stack
Card Stock used DCWV Shimmer Stack
I used Viva pearl pen in Ice white
Gem from Recollections
Sentiment stamp from Hero  Arts Everyday sayings
I like to finish the inside of the card and used the same MME paper stack.
The next card I got some inspiration from another website, I'll look for it and post a link. I modified the design a bit.
Paper used was still MME Everyday Tango
Stamp for girl from My Favorite Things "Cheers"
Used black Marcella ink to stamp image
I paper pieced her dress from the MME Everday Tango stack
Ribbon from Recollections, is used the Bow Easy to tie it.
Used Recollections punch to add interest.
Gems from Recollections
I colored hair, face body, shoes champagne with Artworks colored pencils (saving up to purchase copic markers, that's quite the investment!)
I added Glossy Accents to the champagne to make is shine.
I also finished the inside of this card.
Sentiments from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings, and instead of using black ink for the sentiment I used
Inkadinkado Coffee Bean.
Hope she likes them. I'm working on a few more and will post those when I'm done!