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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Debbie

Today's card is very dear to me. The Shabby Tea Room Challenge for this week is to make a card using your birthstone colors. October was the birth month for my first child, Deborah Rose. October's birthstone being Rose and pink, I decided to make it for her instead of me. She taught card making at School Adventures and was the one who encouraged me to make cards. She was very dedicated to her many friends and students. 

I didn't really start making cards until she passed away from colon cancer in 2008 and I know that many times she's up in heaven looking down on me and laughing as I struggle with some little detail. Debbie was very talented in many ways. Her cards were always a hit with her many students and they, me and her family all miss her. I know she watches over us every day. Happy Birthday Debbie.

No supply list today, just this card for Debbie.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Christmas Joy Card

Christmas Joy

The weather is still terribly hot here, 117 degrees yesterday! Thinking about Christmas this time of year is just what the doctor ordered.

School Adventures has gotten in some new Cheery Lynn dies and they were perfect for this card.

I started with some Bo Bunny Christmas paper and made this card 5"x7" to give it more height so that I could use the Spellbinders Lace Border die at the bottom.  I trimmed off some of the top of the Lace Border die to give it more of a Victorian Christmas tree fence look.  In the early 1900's small feather trees were commonly set onto a table and surrounded by a cute Victorian fence. This die can be used in many different ways.

The Christmas tree is a die from Cheery Lynn called O' Tannebaum. The scroll at the top is also from Cheery Lynn called Victorian Romance Flourish. Behind the the Christmas tree is Spellbinders Labels 4.  All of these dies are available locally at School Adventures.  For you internet buyers you can some of find them at Classy Cards 'N Such and some at Amazon

Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions about this card or others just leave a comment and I will get back to you.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Card

Here is another card designed for Classy Cards 'N Such.

This card made for Classy Cards 'N Such was so much fun to make. Don't you just love that peacock peeking out from behind the lattice fence. He is from the most wonderful 6x6 paper pack from Webster's Pages called Hollywood Vogue and Wonderful Fall. I have lots of plans for this super little paper pack!  The  French Pastry Doily and Exotic butterflies are made from a wonderful glossy paper. I wish it photographed as beautiful as it is but alas some things you just have to see in person! It is called Star Dream Emerald and you can get it here . It comes in several colors. You will be so pleased if you try it. It is card stock weight and just sparkles.  Be sure to check out the Classy Cards 'N Such store. They have some super things and you can use my discount code Pati-10 until October 31st on your whole purchase.

Paper:        Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue 6x6 paper pack
                   Star Dream Emerald card stock
                   Black Bazzill card stock
Dies:          Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily Die,  Exotic Butterflies
                   Tim Holtz     Birdcage Bigz Die
                   Spellbinders Scalloped Circles, Tags Three
Punch:        Martha Stewart Lattice
Flowers:     Prima

Card entered in Colour Q Challenge #98
                          Totally Gorjuss Challenge #93
                          The Shabby Tea Room #75

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fancy a Cuppa Tea Card

Remember my last post? Well here's another Tea time card!   One just wasn't enough. Actually I needed another tea time card for the Shabby Tea Room challenge and I wanted to show you this beautiful heart die set by Cheery Lynn. 

For you local gals, it's available at School Adventures (my LSBS). You actually get three dies with heart cut outs and one large scalloped solid heart.  When you diecut the two largest you also get a solid heart from the center cut out. 
I used the middle sized one for my card using both pieces, the lacey heart and the solid center.  The heart in the background of the card is a Spellbinders scalloped heart. 

All of the supplies today are available at School Adventures. 

For those of you that aren't local, you can get most of this from Amazon.

Dies:               Cheery Lynn Heart to Heart Lace Doily
                        Spellbinders Scalloped Hearts
                        Spellbinders Ovals
Paper:             6x6 Moulin Rouge collection by Prima
Pearl Swirls:   Kaiser
Ink:                 Tim Holtz Distress Ink, faded jeans

Have fun with your card making;

This card entered into:

Friday, August 5, 2011

Tea Time Shabby Chic Card

Shabby Chic style Card

Tea time, what memories that has for many of us.  Just relaxing with a good hot cup of tea, sharing with a friend, talking about all the fun times. If you're not a tea drinker maybe it was coffee time or a soda at the fast food resturant or cookies and milk at home that evokes all those wonderful memories. In any case, it's nice to just relax and take time for all those special people in your lives.  If you can't have a cup of tea, coffee, soda or cookies and milk with them right now, how about sending them a card like the one above. Share a memory or two!

Paper:     Designer Paper Pack by K&Co. and 6" Paper Pad KaiserCraft     English   Rose Collection
Dies:       Spellbinders Frame
Stamp:    Hot Off The Press, Fancy A Cuppa
Flower:   Prima

Supplies can be purchased or ordered from School Adventures (my local SBS)


 I used one of the papers from the Kaisercraft paper pad then added a cut out strip from the English Rose Collection down the side. I added the lace trim, adhering to the back of the paper and attached to the card base. Then I die cut the frame from ivory cardstock and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy distress ink, . The tea pot and sentiment were stamped onto another paper from the Kaisercraft paper pad using Memento Rich Cocoa inkpad and then colored with Copic Sketch markers. They were also inked on the edges.  Adhere everything and add flower and pearls.

Have a wonderful Friday and a super weekend!

Card entered into:
The Shabby Tea Room
Week #73 Mix and Match

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wishing You Birthday Card

This card was designed for Classy Cards 'N Such, a super online card making and paper crafting supplies website. Be sure to hop on over there and see all the goodies Beverly has for sale.

Don't you just love this gorgeous pink ribbon, it has ever so light stripes on it and it has a wonderful drape to it. The card itself was made using the Spellbinders–™ Grand Nestabilities–™, Grand Big Scalloped Circles, which I cut out using my Vagabond. I can cut the three smallest circles with either the Big Shot or the Vagabond. I believe you could also use the Cuttlebug. The three larger circles would require a larger format die cutting machine such as the Grand Calibur.  I also used the Spellbinders™smaller scalloped circles set for the sentiment and backing.

All of the pearl bling came from just 1/2 package of the want2scrap Finesse Swirls. Very economical as you can get more than one card decorated from each package.

The sentiment is Verve Stamps Wishing You set. Be sure to check out Classy Cards 'N Such Blog  too.

Hope you've enjoyed your visit and be sure to stop by again.