Friday, September 28, 2012

Birthday Wreath for my boss

I made this birthday card for my boss. She is turning 76 this Sunday.  She runs the little cafe where I wait tables sometimes and she has finally decided to retire.  I got this beautiful paper from one of big box stores, not sure which one but the darker flourishes on it are glittered.  I used two plain circles to cut out the shape and then added lots of the leaves from Cheery Lynn's flourish leaf strip.  Then cut out several strips of the pretty medium roses and used pop dots to put them together.  I used a stylus and soft pad to shape the petals.  I added some dried flowers from Michaels and pearls to finish this card.  I hope she likes it. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cheery Lynn Frame it!

The challenge at Cheery Lynn this week to use a frame or make one yourself.  I chose their Anastasia border and mitered the corners to make this frame.  I added the Fanciful Flourish and topped it with the holly leaf strip.  I used this strip to make the leaves and the flower.  I just added some gems to the center of the flower and a peel off saying to finish this card. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Timeless Tuesday sketch 187 and Stampin Sisters in Christ

The challenge at Flourishes this week is a sketch.  I used their pretty Apple of my eye stamp set, colored with copics and layers with dark red cardstock.  The two background pieces were embossed with a cuttlebug folder and I added a red  border carnivale from Cheery Lynn and the yellow one is a Martha Stewart border punch.  I cut the tag from red cardstock and added a peel off saying and two green gems.  Finished size of the card is 5x7. I"m also using this for the fall/autumn card for the  Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge.  Be sure to check out the new stamp sets from Flourishes this month, get an early start on holiday cards as well.  Here is a picture of the sketch we were to use.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Our Daily Bread Design and Joan's Garden Challenge

This pretty step card is for the challenge at
Our Daily Bread Design and Joan's Garden.   I used two sets from Our Daily Bread Design.   The back image is from Bird and Butterflies labels.  The saying on the front is from You will find refuge. The die cut around the image and fence is from Our Daily Bread Design also.   The paper on the side is from K&Co.  I added lots of bling for this step card, the pretty bird cage is new and I can't find the paper on it.  The flourish and butterflies are  from Cheery Lynn.  The ferns are a Martha Stewart punch.  The extra birds are cut from the paper. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Guest Designer for Cheery Lynn, Borders and Edgers

I am so excited and honored to be the guest designer today for Cheery Lynn.    I started this card with with a 6" square and used the silver French Flair die for the shape of the card.  I then used the same die on another 6"square and laid the  Carnivale Border and  Ribbon Eyelet Border  on the square and taped them down. Then I used the silver French Flair and cut it out.  That way the borders are cut perfectly along the sides as well.  By adding this extra piece over the top of the card you hide the fold along the top also.   I wanted just a few things on this card so the borders remained the focal point.  I added the Lace Corner Deco D under the Cuties 2 flowers on the bottom corner.  The peel off saying is on the Sentiment 2 frame and the pretty butterflies are from the Small Exotic Butterflies.  I added some gems to finish this card.  Make sure you hop over to Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog and see the beautiful creations and join in the fun, you may even win some free dies!!!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Any Which Way Challenge

The challenge at Flourishes this month is a sketch and you can turn it any which way.   I love this new  Autumn blossoms set and colored it with copics in Autumn colors.  I used a spellbinders die to cut it out and then edged it with a copper pen.  The background is a leaf cuttlebug folder and across the bottom I put some ribbon, peel off copper border and gems. I added some MS ferns and leaf with the bow that I colored with my copic markers and a couple of gems on top.  The beautiful corners are from Cheery Lynn's Lace corner Deco F.  I used some distress ink to make the card look more like fall.  Be sure to hop over to Flourishes and see the new sets coming out this week for the holidays, YUM!!! They have some blog hops going on and you may win some of the sets. 

Monday, September 3, 2012


I made this card for the Our Daily Bread Design and Cheery Lynn challenges.  Both of them were for stitching real or faux on the card.  The images are from Ask Seek and Knock and  Child of God
The shape of the card is the coved rectangle from Cheery Lynn, I used the coved rectangle stitch plate on the top piece. I added some iris leaves and a miniature rose to the side the image from Cheery Lynn.   I added a peel off border vine to the image to finish the card.