Monday, February 23, 2015

Love With Owl My Heart!


Hi Everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day!! I've been trying to use my Silhouette Cameo that I received last July for my birthday!! It has been so much fun learning how to use it and creating some projects with it. I have two friends that had a birthday on the day after Valentine's Day, so I decided to use some of the cuts that I bought from the Silhouette Store to create this Owl Heart Pocket Birthday Card for them! I think it came out so cute!!

For the Heart Pocket, I cut Silhouette Heart Pocket #24583 by Alaa'K out of Pebbles Yours Truly ~ Heart Strings Design Paper. I added a ruffle of Melissa Frances Crepe Paper that I found at a local scrapbook store.  I gathered two strips of the Crepe Paper using a running stitch and then I glued them to the inside of the heart using some Fabritac.  I added some red seam binding and a ribbon flower that I made using some ribbon that I found at the Dollar Store. The resin heart in the center of the ribbon flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts!

 

For the Owl Card, I cut Silhouette Love Owl Treat Pocket #72430 by Pebbles In My Pocket from the same Pebbles Design Paper. I glittered the wings using  DecoArt Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint ~ Ice Crystal. I added a birthday hat that I stamped using Hampton Arts ~ Doddlebug Design Birthday Set #ICO163. The tiny buttons and "XOXO" are from my stash.



I also made a larger Heart Pocket to give for Valentine's Day that I cut using Silhouette Heart Pocket #24996 by Lori Whitlock  from the same Pebbles Design Papers.  I adjusted the design of the cut by deleting the holes that were at the top of the heart. The "XOXO" border is from Pebbles Yours Truly ~ First Kiss Design Papers. For the scalloped border, I used one of my favorite punches, EK Success Dotted Scallop Slim Edger Punch and for the border on the card, I used EK Success Arrow Slim Edger Punch. The red and white twine is from Offray that I found at Target.



I made these Candy Boxes as well using Silhouette 3D Heart Cracker Box #73228 by Lori Whitlock. For the acetate window, I used Judikins Embossable Window Plastic.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!! I hope you like all the projects I created!!
 
I have entered my card into the following challenge:
 

Have a wonderful day!!

Big Hugs,
Suzan

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

February Tag

 
Hi Everyone!! I'm back today with the February Tag that I made for the Tag Challenge that my friend Gunilla and I decided to do this year. The theme for February is Love Is In The Air. This tag was a lot of fun to create!  I've been trying to be good and use the things that I already have in my stash and what a great way to use some of the scraps that I have saved from other projects.
 
For my tag, I used Shery K Digital Design Papers ~ Love Is In The Air Collection from MyGrafico. I sponged around the edge of the tag using Recollections Chalk Ink.  I added some lace that I found at Hobby Lobby along with some Recollections Pearls.  I cut the Scalloped Oval using Spellbinders  #S4-139 Petite Scalloped Ovals Large out of Recollections Glitter Paper and Spellbinders #S4-138 Petite Ovals Large out of the Digital Design Paper Collection. The heart was cut using Sizzix #656764 Heart Set #2. The Heart Resin and the Pink Seam Binding are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
 
Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I hope I have inspired you to make some tags from some items in your stash. Please visit Gunilla's Blog ~ Nillas Kort to see the cute tag that she has created for February! If you would like to play along with me and Gunilla, the theme for March will be Anything Goes. Gunilla and I have talked about using some Graphic 45 ~ Secret Garden Design Papers and Embellishments on the March Tag as well. It will be fun to see how each of our tags come out when we both use the same papers.
 
Have a wonderful day!!
 
Big Hugs,
Suzan

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Tag Challenge



Hi Everyone! My sweet and talented friend Gunilla  and I have been talking about doing a challenge for quite awhile. Gunilla lives in Sweden, so we talk on SKYPE.  We show each other the projects that we are working on and we talk about different techniques that we have seen. We finally decided to do a Tag Challenge with a different theme for each month this year.  The tags will measure  4 3/4" x  2 3/8" and we will add them to a ring. At the end of the year, we will have 12 tags to look back on. Almost like a journal in a way. The theme for  January's tag is Winter.

For my tag, I used Echo Park Country Drive - Big Sky Digital Paper for the background. I printed Shery K Love In Paris 20 - Music Notes Digital Paper on white tissue paper and added a strip to the left side of the tag. I added gesso over it to help tone it down a little bit and I continued around the edge of the tag. I added more shading to the edge of the tag using Studio G Grey Chalk Ink. I also used the gesso to add the little polka dots using a Printworks Stencil that I purchase at a local Stamp Convention. I added a piece of lace from my stash that I trimmed down to the scalloped edge. I used Echo Park Country Drive Digital Elements 1 - Bluebird for the cute little bird.  I added DecoArt Ice Crystal Glamour Dust Glitter Paint to the wing and went around the edge of the bird with Studio G Grey Chalk Ink to help it stand out from the background. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and All Natural Accents. I also added some DecoArt Ice Crystal Glamour Dust Glitter Paint to them. The pearl flourish is from Recollections.

Please visit Gunilla's Blog - Nillas Kort to see the beautiful winter tag that she has created for the Challenge. If you would like to play along with us, the theme for February is Love Is In The Air. Leave a link in the comments, we would love to see the tag you have created!

I'll be back soon with some Valentine's Day projects that I have created along with the February Tag!!

Have a wonderful day!!

Big Hugs,

Suzan




Thursday, December 18, 2014

May Your Christmas Be Filled With Warmth and Love



Hello Everyone!! I can't believe how long it has been since my last posting!! I'm so sorry that I have been away for so long!! I hope this finds you all doing well! I've been busy trying to get everything ready for Christmas! I'm so behind this year!!  I was able to make a few cards for some sweet  friends though!

I decided to make a Pocket Card using Lifestyle Crafts Treat Bag Die. For the background and the striped border,  I used Echo Park All I Want For Christmas Digi Design Papers. I stamped Santa's Helper Tilda on Cryogen White Card Stock and colored her using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I added Hero Arts Ultrafine Prisma Glitter to Tilda's Santa Hat and Wink of Stella to the sleeves of Tilda's dress. I fussy cut Tilda and mounted her to a Christmas Sweets Frame Die Cut that I downloaded for free from Paper Wishes. The little gingerbread man and lady are also from the same download. I added some little peppermint candies that I made from some Perler Beads. I found a tutorial on Youtube that shows how to make them from Craftyirina. I cut the Candy Cane Heart - #52908 using the Silhouette.  The doily was cut using Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Tiny Doily Die - DL234. The mini pompom trim and candy striped baker's twine are from my stash. The little red felt heart is from a Christmas Card Making Kit that I found at the 99 cent Store. There were all sorts of little embellishments in the kit.


  

The saying that I used is from Uptown Rubber Stamps - Holly Pond Hill. Unfortunately the company has gone out of business. The glittered heart is also from the embellishment kit.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

I have entered my card into the following challenges:

Tilda's Town Challenges #134 - Happy Holidays

Midweek Magnolias #104 - Anything Goes

Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Tuesday Challenge - Anything Goes

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Big Hugs,

Suzan

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

What A Sweetie!




Hi Everyone! I would like to share with you a card that I created using the cute Mini Tilda With Heart! I love the Mini Tildas, but I have to admit that I have to wear two pairs of glasses when I color them in. You are probably thinking, "What?" Well, I place a pair of reading glasses that I found at the drugstore on top of my prescription glasses. It helps magnify the image, so I can color in all the small details. I've tried getting a pair of  drugstore reading glasses with a higher power than my prescription glasses, but they just make me dizzy. LOL! I use the two glasses whenever I have to do any of the detailed work on my cards!

For my card, I used Digital Design Papers from Sara Schmutz - Strawberry Patch Collection. The polka dotted frame and "what a Sweetie" with the strawberries tag is from the same collection. I mounted them both on solid papers from the collection and fussy cut around them to help them stand out more. Tilda With Heart was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and colored with alcohol markers and Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. For the flourish die cut, I used  Bosskut - Leaf  Flourish #0728. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, Prima and All Natural Accents. The large rose from my stash started out white, but I dyed it using water based markers and some Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist that I mixed on a craft mat and rolled the rose in it. And, I made the felt bow using Savvy Dies -  Bow Set #10088 .



 
I had fun making some bows from felt that I found at Daiso! They were really easy to make. I used Fabri-Tac to glue them together. 
 
Well, thank you for stopping by blog today! I hope I have inspired you to get out your Mini Magnolias and play with them!
 
Have a wonderful summer day!
 
Big Hugs,
 
Suzan


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Arigato!

 

 
Hi Everyone! Not too long ago, I was so lucky to win a Sister Stamps image and some beautiful embellishments from Linda - Lfundoo on Youtube and Jenny, the owner of Sister Stamps. I wanted to thank them both for their kindness with a card using the very cute Kiyomi image from Sister Stamps.
 
 


For the purple and blue easel card, I used Nitwit Collections - Promises Digital Design Papers. The Kiyomi image was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and colored using Alcohol Markers and Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I filled in the hair with fine lines using a Copic  Multi Liner 0.3 and then colored on top of the lines. I added Hero Arts Prisma Glitter to the butterfly wings. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, Prima and All Natural Accents. I also added some pearls from a spray I found at Hobby Lobby. The "Arigato" is a stamp that I purchased many years ago and I'm not sure who made it. The scalloped circles were cut using Spellbinders Nestibilities -  Petite Scalloped Circles Dies and the matching Circles Dies.



For the pink and blue easel card, I used Designs by Angie - Isabel Collection Digital Design Papers.


Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I always love hearing from you and appreciate the comments that you leave for me!

Have a wonderful day!

Big Hugs,

Suzan

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Celebrating the Red, White and Blue



Hi Everyone! I'm back to share a card that I created for The Greeting Farm Stamps - Color With Pencils Challenge.  I love coloring with Prismacolor Pencils, so I decided to make a 4th of July card. I can't believe that the first day of summer is this Saturday and the 4th is only a couple of weeks away!

For my card, I used Echo Park - 4th of July Digital Papers and Elements. I stamped the very sweet "Summer" from The Greeting Farm - Roll Call Wild Sprouts Collection 1 on Cryogen White Card Stock and colored her with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I added a small star to her shirt to make it look more patriotic! The die cut behind her and the banner are from the Digital Elements. The flowers are from Prima, All Natural Accents and Michael's. I added Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

I hope you all have a wonderful summer!

Big Hugs,

Suzan