Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Irises in bloom at my house

I won't get to see all my irises bloom this year. They are just starting and very pretty. God's art is the best of all!


Last night I was anxious about my trip and leaving my family.  I am excited but nervous too. I stayed up very very late last night and made this necklace. The stones are redline marble. I got them from Fire Mountain Gems. I watch for dutch auctions on their site and have quite a collection of stones and beads.

Have a creative day! 

Friday, May 8, 2015

More Sheltering Trees

I made a few more seasons of cards with the Sheltering Tree stamps.  Lovely stamp set!
So here are the fall and spring versions. 

So simple to put together the layers.  I used all Stampin Up inks. The one above has some fabulous metallic paper behind it. Can't really see it in the pictures.

And finally the spring version. 
Have a creative day! 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Sheltering Tree Card

The Sheltering Tree stamp set from Stampin Up is pretty amazing. I love the effect and can't wait to make the tree for spring, fall, and winter.

I used Old Olive and Baked Brown Sugar for the inks on the tree. Both Stampin Up inks. The words and swing were Archival Ink by Ranger. Papers are Old Olive by Stampin Up and the base is whatever came out of the stack of card bases. 

If you have the set, give it a try. Pretty amazing. 
Have a creative day! 

Garage Sale Treasures

The other day I went to a garage sale. I love to look for craft supplies at garage sales. We actually didn't have much time and just stopped at  one while running errands. I found a pile of reed for making baskets. I liked the colors and although I haven't made a basket for years, ask what it wouls cost. "Three dollars" she said. Okay, not much. Might be fun to try again.

As I lifted the pile from the basket she had it displayed in, I found a deer antler had been used to create a rim for a basket. I have never done anything like that. How fun!

I have late church this year and don't attend meeting until 1pm so Sunday morning I got up and decided to make a basket. Pretty brave for a woman who hasn't made a basket in years and then only one, in a class at the fiber arts fair.  I did search the internet and didn't find anything really to help.

So before church that morning, I had created this!

Certainly not perfect but I was so pleased with myself. People are always so amazed at what I do. This time I amazed myself!

I think I will hang it on the wall!
Have a creative day! 

Second Wedding card

Here is a second wedding card I did. The floral heart die by Sizzix and called Heart Card Front.  The words are from the same Stampin Up set as the other one.

I altered this card. I was told by someone they liked the other one better and I was hoping this would make them like this one more. Haven't decided if it does or doesn't. 

Which do you like better?
Have a Creative Day!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wedding Card for trip to Peru

Next week, I leave for 2 weeks in Peru with my mother visiting some relatives. She has first cousins there that she only meet for the first time last year. We are going for a wedding so I have been working on some wedding cards. I was pleased with this one. The hardest part is finding two dies ot punches that work for the hearts. I used a Sizzix die. I am sure it is very old and probably not made any more.

The words and flower embossing folder are by Stampin Up. 
I might have to make more of these. 
Have a creative day! 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Past Flower class

Here are some cards from a prior card class. The theme was flowers.  There are three of the cards. My daughter provided the fourth card for class. She was visiting from Illinois.

I didn't know I would like this set of stamps from Stampin Up so much. Love how they turn out! this is Flower Patch and it has a coordinating die.  

I did this with a Silhouette file. So simple to just cut and glue together. 

This is a flower with the Lotus Blossom set from stampin up. I loved how the flowers look hand painted.