Thursday, September 26, 2013

Halloween Card Swap

Hey peeps!

What's crack-a-lackin'? Hehehehe  Okay, that's my bit of slang for the year... So here's what I've been doing at a place called Art & Sassy:

This is a match book kind of card with the scored lines at the top to angle the card and a flap at the bottom to hold the larger flap in.

This is the inside of the card - you can see the bottom flap better.  The frog came with the other dies from K&Company.

This is a pocket card I made inspired from a card on Splitcoast Stampers.

There's an insert (you can write on the back) - I used Martha Stewart's border punch (a gift from Ms. Dee of Dee's Special Things). 

This card was made using the tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers.  It's a side-step card.


When you open it, you're greeted by the!

Here's the card I made for the hostess (and added a little goody-goody).  The pocket came from a fellow blogger some years back and the card is card stock so that you can write a message on the back.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy crafting! :-)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Hey y'all,

Here's another Friday and I'm off today so this is a GOOD day! Hope you're having a fantastic Friday as well!  I joined a challenge at Creating the Crafty Life where we had to follow a color challenge:

There were seven of us and the three that posted already actually used the sunflower in their project; how cool is that?

This is a library pocket card.  I simply added a bow to the outside of the pocket.  I took a flower apart and added a second layer to give it the look of a sunflower.  The thing is, my center needed to be larger, but it's okay - I'm still with the color scheme.

The library card was covered with designer paper, sunflower embellishment from Recollections, grass I ade my cutting strips and curling them downward.  I added a scalloped oval and sentiment.

Here's the back of the library card.  I made a topper to to hide the info.  Even with the lines, it's a nice card; something you can do with the library card and pocket besides using in a mini.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Happy crafting! :~)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Another Swap

Hey y'all,

I keep saying that I won't swap anymore but find myself compelled to join these fun swaps at different NING sites that I am a member of.  Wait until you see my Halloween stuff - but for now, look at the vintage tickets I made for the swap at Mini Album Swaps (MAS):

 I found this image and background paper (already stained music sheet) online (free vintage images).  I added liquid pearls, some gems for "fire" and stringed beads for the elegant chains on a chandelier.

 I made a tussie mussie to go with the corset (another find on the internet - same place), added the pink bow, flowers and pearls that those things usually had.  The purse is a charm from my stash.  I ink distressed the edges but the stains on the paper were already there with the image.

 Paris is a distinct destination, so I love creating around that theme.  I made the passport and added a bit of lace for the vintage look and placed a charm Eiffel Tower to give it that more pronounced look.  The image I found on the internet was the Eiffel Tower with the lady - how cool is that?

 This bicycle was too cute to not take up.  I added a burlap bag I quickly glued together, added mail from clip art on MS Office and it becomes something great for the swap since the bike itself is vintage.

 Look at this chair! I added the bird cage, an organza bow, some lace and pearls to the background and image that was already there.  How fun is this?

 This one was a little hard to create around but glasses, a newspaper, a charm compass and it seems like something for a man, right? Don't you love his umbrella?  Heehehe...

This image just needed a little pearl beads, a ribbon, a flower and a bit of lace and she screams vintage.  Don't you love it?

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting! :-)