Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Crocheted Flowers

I finally got some flowers crocheted and bagged. I've got these for sale in my Artfire store (use the button to the right to go there).

Each bag has 6 flowers in different sizes and various colors. The cost is $5.5o per pack.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cards 6-26-11

Hello friends. I made some more cards inspired by the latest edition of PaperCrafts magazine.

This first card I stamped the cardstock to make my own "patterned paper". I like the effect. I know, I know, this is an old technique but it's new for me. I'm also trying to do more with layering with my cricut cut-outs.

Also, a shout-out to my crocheted flower!! I've got some done in different colors which I will be putting in my Artfire store soon.

This card I finished 3 times before I finished it. You know what I mean :P The second finish was to add the hearts and the third was to ink the top and bottom edges. I guess my style is not clean and simple because that always looks undone to me!

Oh, I used my roller stamp from Stampin Up. I bought 3 of these and this is the first time I used one.

Don't you love the butterflies? I cut them out of patterned paper in blackout and the put the patterned one out of vellum (yes, I'm still learning how to use my Cricut). I really think they are cute.

This is my least favorite card today. Just didn't come out quite like I wanted. The one in the magazine is sooo much prettier. I don't ink my embossing folder very well (or maybe my pink ink was too dark). Maybe I should have used pop dots and made the top piece stand up...maybe next time.

Hope you had a relaxing weekend and are recharged for the work week to begin. Thanks for stopping by, Susan

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cards 6-25-11

I've got some cards to share. These were inspired by cards in the PaperCrafts Magazine. I love that publication. Enjoy.

I'm still struggling with my camera. For such a fancy camera, I sure can't take a decent picture. I'm sure it is user error.

Keep your heart open and let your creativity change someone's life. Thanks for stopping by, Susan

Sunday, June 19, 2011

cards 6-19-11

Had a great time at our first White-Dieterly family reunion in Van Wert, OH. I can't wait to go thru the pictures and scrap them! My Aunt Jo brought some family documents dating back to the 1800s. WOW. I'm going to get them scanned so I can scrap them too. I think it is so cool to hold a document that my great grandmother held and one that my great great grandfather signed. Too cool.

Here are my cards for today. This first one is inspired by Windy Robinson's design on page 36 of the newest PaperCrafts Magazine.

Have you seen the new Martha Stewart magnetic punches? That's what I used for the scalloped design (in blue). You can put these punches ANYWHERE on the page because the top and bottom are completely separate and then join together with magnets. I bought 3 - love them. I got them from Cherry On Top because they had a buy 2 get 1 free promotion.

This card is Teri Anderson's design in the same issue. I used string to create the flower - neat idea Teri.

Hope you all enjoyed Father's Day today. My dad has been gone for many years. My heart goes out to those who lost their father this year - I promise, it does get easier.

My father-in-law was disappointed that his card was not homemade. Oops...neither was my husband's (I didn't get him one). I was gone all day yesterday and it's been a rough week so I didn't get up to the scrap room.

Keep your heart open because your creativity could change someone's life. Thanks for stopping, Susan.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cards 6-11-11

Good evening - okay, almost good night! I finally got back into my scrap room tonight.

This first card is a copy (well, an attempt to copy) Trish's card - she sent me a prize from the OWH blog hop and a card was enclosed. Her center flower was scored and folded and so very cute - couldn't figure it out so this is what I got.

I think the bulb in my lamp is making these look too yellow so I switched up and used the overhead light but it is missing a few bulbs - I forget to bring them upstairs :P

Tomorrow is my husband's family reunion and then we have my nieces graduation dinner (she's graduating from OSU tomorrow. Here is the card I made her.

All but the first card were inspired by the newest edition of Paper Crafts magazine (July/August 2011).

Thanks for stopping by. Keep your heart open... Susan