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For my friend…

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Are you ready for a really cool technique my blogging marathon buddies?!  How about a little Faux Tile (or Grid) Technique?!  This is sooo cool looking!

Check…it…out!  Grab your score pal and have some fun ladies! Centre your cardstock vertically and score every inch then give your paper a turn, center it again and score every inch to give you a 1 inch scored grid pattern on your cardstock.  Now grab those stamps of yours, ink them up and ‘gently’ press the image onto your scored piece of paper.  You don’t want to push too hard or you’ll lose the tile effect as the grooves will fill in.  This card was stamped using the Stampin’ Up! Mixed Bunch flower set in both Calypso Coral and Lucky Lime Aid. Then it was sponged all over the grid pattern with the Crumb Cake ink to really bring out the tile look.  I just love this look!

The base of the card is made with Crumb Cake, then a layer of the Calypso Coral and then the card front.  Before we glued the top two layers down we took strips of thin, sheer ribbon and wrapped it around the card three times and tied a knot. The flowers were punched out, pop-dotted on and the card was complete!

I’m getting ready to get back to my craft room and just create something already!!!  One more card…..lol

Huggss,

Yvonne  😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mother’s Day….

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Good day my amazing blog friends!!  I thought I’d better post a couple of Mother’s Day cards too so the amazing Mother’s don’t think I’ve left them out!!  This is a card we did at my last Stampin’ Up! demo night and I absolutely LOVE it and the layout.  It’ll be a very versatile layout for my collection as it would also make a wonderful wedding card.  First of all, just check out this amazing flower stamp!!

I just love this set from Stampin’ Up! and it’s called Mixed Bunch.  One of the best things about this set is it comes with a matching punch so you get the wonderful little cut out scallop edges to the flowers. We punch the flower out around the stamped image and then again on a piece of the Concord Crush cardstock, rounded up the edges of the flowers, layered them and attached it with some pop dots.  The Elegant Lines embossing folder is also one of my favorites from Stampin’ Up!  And check out the Ruffled Ribbon!!  I just love the look of that ribbon!!  The colors we used for this card were Concord Crush and Wysteria Wonder (which is starting to become one of my favorite SU colors!!)

Check out this adorable sentiment for the inside of the card!!!  I love it!!!  It’s from the ‘Well Scripted’ stamp set and is just sooo perfect for the Mother’s Day card.

 

 

 

 

 

So, here it is in full size.  I really like the look of the elements of this card and think it would look sooo stunning as a wedding card.  Switch up the colors to a beautiful tone on tone or a white and cream mixture.  Yup….a definite layout keeper….lol.

Thank you my friend for checking out this little gem…..how about one more Mother’s Day card I made using one of my new Memory Box dies…..

Huggss,

Yvonne  😉

Smashed……

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Hey there my blog friends!!  I have to tell you……I’m really excited about my new Smash Book I made!!  What’s a Smash Book you ask??  It’s only the most fun thing thrown together for you to use to record anything and everything you want!!  A place to stick (smash) that concert ticket you’ve always held onto, or a place to smash that really funky coaster you kept from that awesome bar you found down in Mexico, or for the Oh so FUNNY things your grandkids say that make you laugh and you don’t want to forget!!  No rules…..no worries about it being a great entry, or beautiful…..for the things too good to forget…….for the conversations that made you smile…..just because you like it – smash it!!  As the makers of the actual official “Smash Book”  K&Company say,’It’s all yours – THE CATCHALL for the STUFF that makes YOU smile’.  I had my best friend down this last weekend and we stayed up to all hours of the morning (literally) and had soooo much fun making these books!  We each made two of them and they’re really easy and quite quick to throw together.  You can go to an on-line store and actually order the ‘real’ smash book from K&Company, or you can grab some paper…..any size you want to make it from a small pocket-sized one that could be 3″ x 5″, to the 6″ x 6″ ones we made, to 4″ x 6″, 5″ x 7″…..whatever YOU want it to be!!!

Okay…..so here’s what mine came out looking like.  Because I love everything vintage, I had to put lace (thanks to Rhonda…..isn’t that lace G O R G E O U S ! ! ! ) around my cover. 

And because I’m frugal, I found the embellishment for my front cover in the hair accessory isle at the local Dollar Store and just ripped those suckers off the bobby pins, clips and headbands they were attached to!!  The book was put together with O-rings and because I didn’t like the look of just the O-rings I tied little pieces of ribbon, lace and seam binding to them to ‘hide’ them just a bit.

Inside the front cover (which by the way was made using the two sheets of Designer Paper which were glued to a 6 x 6 piece of cardboard which came from my empty Minute Rice box…..lol) I attached an envelope and inside the envelope I filled it with journaling tags and other odd’s and end’s sentiments I thought I may want for the book.  Throughout the book there are little ‘pockets’ made where I stashed some journaling tags and they can then also be used to tuck a picture into, or a souveniere…..whatever you want! 

Here’s just a sample of some of the pages in the book….

So, there it is……my Smash Book.  I’m thinking I may add more just plain blank pages for journaling…..we’ll see how it goes as I begin to use it.  I’m not sure if the journaling tags will be enough room to write…..but the best part is….I can add to it whenever I want!!  I’ve made two of them already.  The other one I made for a friend who’s just got back from a one month holiday over in Hawaii, so I made her a Hawaiian inspired book to use to record all the great things about their trip.  I’ve started my third one too as one of the girls at work wants one for her daughter. 

That’s it!!  I’m off to go find another project to post to my blog…..I’m soooo far behind!  Thanks for checking out how I’m planning on getting smashed…..LOL LOL.

Huggss,

Yvonne  😉

Bliss…

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Hey there my blog friends!!  I love brown and black together…..I like Kraft cardstock and black together even better!!  This is the third card I’ve made for the challenge I’m hosting over in the Mix It Up challenge thread over on SCS.  Check it out!!  Mix It Up.

 

I really like this black satin ribbon.  I also love my peg bow maker that I made myself…..very rough variation of it, but it works like a charm!!  Speaking of which…isn’t that pearl charm gorgeous?!  It’s another one of my treasures from Making Memories and their Vintage Groove II line.  I just love these little trinkets and my friend Lynn got me hooked on them when she happened to include a couple of the sets in a package she sent me a while ago.  The background on the Kraft paper is made using my Versamark ink pad and a cute little ‘craft smart’stamp I picked up in the $1.50 bin at Michael’s.  I just stamped it in a pattern on the front of the card and it made this subtle but elegant background for my card.\

 

 

Look at this border I made on the card using half pearls, rhinestones and yup…..buttons!!  Again, I saw this border idea in a craft magazine and just had to give it a try!  I really like how it turned out and I think I’ll be using it again.  I stamped the word Bliss, another little treasure I found in the $1.50 bin at Michael’s and it made by Hampton Art and their ‘studio g’ line.  I stamped it with my Versamark and then embossed it with clear embossing powder to make it pop just that much more.  I dotted the I with a half pearl and put a string of bling along the bottom….pop dotted it onto the card, and all done!!

 

 

 

And here’s the whole card.  I like how it turned out and I think it would make a very nice wedding card.   That’s it…..I’m going to drag my butt to bed now…..hopefully the girls haven’t all ran away from the challenge this week!!  Thanks so much for dropping by…..I love visitors and I love reading your comments!!!

Huggss,

Yvonne   😉

 

 

Friendship……

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Hello blog friends…..I’ve just been on a creative marathon it seems!!  My good friend Kathy over on SCS hosted our challenge for last week on our ‘Mix It Up’ thread.  We were to go to the resource section on SCS and choose something from there to do.  I hadn’t been to the resource section in a while so I was excited to see what new things I could learn.  It didn’t take me long to find just the project to work on as I wanted something to make for a very dear friend and was looking for some inspiration…..I just need to ask myself though…..why do I pick these projects to do when I have a timeline and dealine to follow and I start it the night before it’s due…you would think I’d learn……you would think.  Ya.  This is a project that’s a little bigger than a card……so I have the funny feeling this will be a long blog post……better go grab a coffee or something…..lol.

 

 

It’s an acordian ‘folder’ made from a file folder.  You can find the instructions here, Accordian File Folder.  I’ve had those swirly rhinestones with the combination of bling, pearls and raised roses for some time now and have just never found anything to put them on……this fit the bill perfectly!  They’re made by Prima and are from their “Say It In Crystals’ line.  All of the designer paper I used on this project was from Creative Imiginations and I love this paper.  It’s in the rich earth tones which I love and every piece I bought had a butterfly or butterflies on it. I bought a few of each sheet when I found it cause I knew it would be one I’d gravitate to a few times.  There is only one sheet of designer paper made by Prima from their “Moulin Rouge Collection – Celest”

 

 

 

Isn’t that metal butterfly gorgeous?!  It’s from a set made by Blue Moon Beads and I love this set.  It comes with 4 of these beauties, all a little different and in 4 sizes.  I used a few of them in this project.  the parchment paper sentiment is from a set made by Creative Memories.  It’s their Nancy O’Dell Collection and called ‘expressions of life’ and it is sooo versatile.  You’ll see a few of the sentiments on this little folder.  I tore around the word Friendship and then inked around the edges with my Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.

 

 

Here’s the whole folder opened up.  It has 4 ‘pockets’ with little tags in each one and all decorated up!!  The whole folder was inked around all the edges and folds with my Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.  I love the definition that’s created when you ink around the edges of a piece of paper.  This was allot of fun to put together……it just took a long time!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the first pocket with the tag sticking up out of it.  The ‘tag’ I have attached to the top of this tag is a two piece set that I’ve had for so many years I don’t know where it came from anymore.  It’s a cardstock tag with an acetate sheet overlay that has light grey print on it to create the black distressed edge, the butterfly overtop of the fern leaf and the post office paris stamp on it.  The brad I used to hold it on is from Close To My Heart and from the Filigree Charms set…. (love that set of charms and brads).  The ‘jewelled’ piece up on the right hand side at the top of the main tag is from a bobby pin hair accessory I found at the local Dollar Store and just detached it from the bobby pin.  I love those hair accessories!!  The pic on the right is of the pocket itself.  that gorgeous vintage looking metal flower is from my good friend Lynn (FMcrafater) on SCS.  I finally brought myself to start using these little treasures she sent me instead of hording them and just drolling over them from time to time…..lol.

 

 

 

 

The second folder and tag.  This tag has a sentiment from the Creative Memories Nancy O’Dell collection again.  Torn and inked around the edges with my Vintage Photo distress ink.  All the tags have various strands of fibres linked through the hole in the top of the tag.  I love the look of the barb-wire scroll on the desginer paper on this tag…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’a close up on the left of a beautiful little trinket my friend Lisa (Ashdale) sent me a while ago.  I love this thing and just thought it was a perfect addition to this tag.  On the right is the pocket for this section of the folder.   That little jewelled beauty on the top is another hair accessory that I just took the pliers to and detached from the clip.  The sentiment is from my Creative Memories set again and the cameo is from a set made by Making Memories and their Vintage Groove II series.   Sentiment inked with the Vintage Photo too.

 

 

 

 

Section #3!  The tag has another parchment sentiment from my Creative Memories set and I’ve attached another one of my metal butterflies.  I also added a pearl scroll from Want2Scrap and their ‘Say it with Pearls’ line.  I also added three pearl drops on the right hand top corner from Making Memories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s a close up on the left of the sentiment, pearl swirl and that wonderful little metal butterfly.  On the right is the pocket for this section of the folder.  Three more pearl drop hearts for the top right corner and another embellishment I’ve had for some time and I’m pretty sure it was a Prima set.   There’s more of that designer paper with the barb-wire swirls and butterlfy on it.

 

 

 

 

Here’s the last section of the folder and my favorite sentiment!!  Another one of my metal buterflies and some swirly bling on the bottom of the sentiment, which was inked with my vintage photo, peeled paint and broken china.  I love how these inks blend together so well and make for a subtle hue on the parchment paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man I love those butterflies!!!  The pocket for this last section has a tag that I pop dotted up and again, from a sheet I’ve had forever and don’t know where it’s from.  The beautiful butterfly on this pocket is from a sheet of them I picked up from Walmart and I don’t have the outer packaging!!!  Oh well……

 

 

So, there you have it.  Hubby apparantely thinks I need to feed him now, so I’m off to throw some chow into the oven.  Thanks so much for popping in……I love to have you!!

 

Huggsss,

Yvonne   😉

Soft Suede…..love the sound of that…

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Well my blog friends, get ready for a few emails to be filling up your in-box tonight.  I have to upload my cards that were made at the last Stampin’ Up! Demo our group had.  I was late arriving as it was the night before we left for Hawaii, so my wonderful SU! Demo (her nick name is cutter…..don’t ya love that??!!)  put them together for me…..but I have to show them off anyway! 

 

 

Don’t you just love those two colors together??  The Soft Suede cardstock and the So Saffron satin ribbon….mmmm hmmm….yup, those colors work for me. 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out this border die cut!!!  I love it!!  It’s the new Edgelits and they have a matching stamp set to go with them…..notice the dotted line…..that’s the stamp that matches the edge die.  It make such a nice focal point for the card.

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the whole card…..and my cute little bear…lol.  I don’t know if I have more fun posting the blogs or finding the things to use as props for my pics…..lol. 

 

 

 

Okay….off to post card #2…….can you feel the suspense??  lol lol

Huggs,

Yvonne  😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations…..just cause

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Hey there blog following friends.  This is a card I made earlier this evening just because.  It’s not for any particular challenge or person.  I was looking through one of my card magazines and kinda got the idea from one of the cards I saw in it.  Not allot going on with it, but i kinda like it!  I changed it up a few times as I was putting it together.

 

 

 

I was just recently in a ribbon swap and received this enveloped stuffed full of ribbon!!  One of the ribbons in the envie was ther really cool felt ribbon that I just love!  I was looking for something to use to separate my cardstock from the designer paper and this did the trick!!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have this paper pack from K&Company and their Tim Coffey Designer Paper pack and I just love this pad of paper…..have I maybe told you that already in a previous post…..lol.  The flowers are cut out from one of the sheets and then layered together.  I didn’t glue the flowers down completely which gives them a very slight dimentional effect that works pretty well. 

 

 

 

The card base actually started out white, but I didn’t like the sharp contrast so I grabbed by Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad in Old Paper and inked up the front  of the card…..much better and more subtle!  The sentiment  is from my Close To My Heart ‘Frames, Tags, Borders’ set and I inked it using my Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink in ‘Forest Moss’ .  I didn’t have a green ribbon that I liked so I took a cream colored piece and inked it with the same ink pad and it was the perfect shade for my card.

 

 

 

 

I think I need to start bloggin either in the early evening or morning cause I always seem to be cramming it in right before I hit the hay!!  Oh well…..it’s not like I’m one to go to bed early!!!  Later ladies…..thanks so much for stopping by once again!!

Huggss,

Yvonne  😉

Pink bows and butterflies??!!

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Hey there blog friends!!  Got side tracked there with grandkids again!  This is the second card I made last night just cause I could.  This one isn’t for any particular challenge.

Take a look at this fabulous ribbon!!!  I found it in Saskatoon at one of the DollarRamma stores!  I thought of my friend Lisa right away when I saw it and if there had been two rolls I would have bought one for her!  I just love it!  That cute little pink butterfly is punched using my Creative Memories butterfly punch and is just perfect when I need a tiny butterfly for something.  For this card I used the Marth Stewart Double Arches Punch Around the Page border punch.  This is another of my favorites.

I had to add a bling swirl to the card.  The sentiment is from my Close To My Heart Treasure Life set and it’s matted on top of the Deco Fan punch around the page border punch. I sort of cut and pasted it to make this frame for the sentiment.  I like this sentiment and use it quite often.

Here’s the whole card.  I’m quite happy with the results…..maybe I’ll have to deviate from my earth tones more often! 

Thanks so much for stopping in to have a peak!  I love hearing what you think so feel free to leave a comment!  I’m off to visit the other grandchild now……..hope to get inky again this evening.  Later my friends!

Huggss,

Yvonne  😉