Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My Help

This is my VLVSEPT2014 week 2 card and I will be linking it over on Word Art Wednesday, also. I did have some other paper in mind, but settled on this pretty floral in the All Abloom paper stack.  The lighting is a little off since I took it with the early morning sun. It seems it's still trial and error for me in taking photos of my cards. {smile}

I  will be making this short today.  I have a Woman's Bible Study this morning and a Card Class with some ladies from the park where I live. I'm hoping to get in a pedicure, but don't know if that will happen today. I seem to put that off. I'd rather spend that hour or so in my Studio, although I do enjoy getting them.

I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday and do something CRAFTY my friends.

*Stamp set - Verve Scripture Medley 2 , which I just love. I have used this set of uplifting scriptures on at least 5 cards, and there are still 7 left!

*SU retired embossing folder and button

I forgot to mention that I used one of my favorite papers, Shimmery White #101910. I love the subtle little shimmer it has to it and the weight of the card paper.(stamped sentiment and flower)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Bloom with Hope Birthday

Good afternoon everyone. After a very busy weekend, I was finally able to finish up a card that I'm entering in the Viva La Verve challenge for September, Week #1. I will be uploading Week# 2 tomorrow  since I already had the papers laying out on my desk that were begging to be used.

This is a great sketch and I wanted to use the colors that were suggested along with the sketch. Since I didn't have a suitable, pink patterned paper, I relied on embossing folders and the Stampin' Up!s Stampin' Distress Tool to add interest to the card.

I hope you get a chance to play along this week with the sketch challenge. There is a $100 gift voucher to Verve at the end of September if you play along, although you don't have to play every week.  

Have a wonderful Monday and do something CRAFTY my friends!

* The ribbon is Crumbcake, but is retired. The flag die is non-SU.

Below you can just pick, click and buy directly from my online store. I would love to be your demonstrator of choice.

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Thanksgiving Table

Today's project and card is something I thought would be a special little something on a Thanksgiving Holiday table.

The treat holder, minus the treat (I'm on WW and treats are not allowed in the house-smile) and a little 3x3 card. The sentiment is minus one word,"you". That was intentional. As you can see by the photo below, the space on the inside is for someone to record what they are grateful for. They are intended to be put into an album and each year a newly designed "Grateful For" card will be made and added to the others.

The little treat holder was designed design  by Dawn Griffith. Thanks, Dawn!

Here are some measurements and pictures of the project:

Base4 1/4 x 2 3/4"

Top/candy holder piece: 2 1/4" x 5 3/4" - Using your SU Score  Board, Score this piece @ 1 3/4" and 2" horizontally.
 *The corners are to be rounded after you score*

The DSP for the holder: 

1 5/8" x 2 1/8"(bottom) -  2 1/4" x 3 3/4" (inside)

It is best to put the dimensionals down the center, not only to allow the treat to have room, but room for the ribbonto be threaded through. You could put the ribbon on before you attach the holder, but I found it was easier for me to do it this way.

This is the side view of what the holder should look like when complete.

I hope you have a chance to try  this project sometime soon. You'll find that it goes together very quickly. If you have any questions about this project, you can contact me at: bpb4553@gmail.com.

Make it a great weekend and go do something CRAFTY my friends!