Monday, February 27, 2012

Seed Packet Cards

Over the weekend I went to a nearby local craft store and bought a sheet of paper with 15 flower, fruit, and vegetable packets on it. I cut the paper up and decided to make a card with each of the packets. I am having a good time embellishing the cards with my SU! supplies. Yes, the pearls and bling are SU! that I have colored with marker pens. I will share more cards in a day or two.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Penned Thanks

I really like the pen in the Rue Des Fleurs set and would like to see it added to the new catalog. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mixed Bunch and Blossom Punch

I am trying to use the In-Colors from last year since they will be leaving soon. I used Concord Crush ink for the background on this card. I also like the Blossoms punch. It adds a nice little touch of class to the flowers.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Just for You

I had a wonderful day with some friends in my Craft Palace. I was able to make several cards and get my swaps ready for our March demo meeting. This is one of the cards I made today and I hope you enjoy it.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Designer Cuts Card

My friend and upline, Kim Becker, designed and shared these cards at a recent workshop. It is such a good idea that I want to share it with you as well. You get two cards from one of the laser cut heart cards in the Designer Cuts set.

One of the Heart Collection Framelits dies is used to cut out the lacy laser cut heart on the card. It is put aside to use for the next card. The face of the card is run through an embossing folder and a piece of DSP is put on the inside of the card.

The second card uses the laser cut heart as an embellishment on the front of the second card. This heart can also be enhanced with embossing powder to make it stand out even more.

Here is a closer look at the laser cut. We put a piece of card stock, that was cut with the same size heart framelit, behind the laser cut for extra panache.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

What I did on my Vacation

I thought I would share some of what I did while we were on our Hawaiian cruise.

During our days at sea there were heirloom lei making classes and I went to each one. A very talented woman, Leialoha, taught us how to make a variety of leis with yarn, kukui nuts, ribbon, and a straw. Yes, I did say a straw.

This lei is made with fun fur yarn and a loop ribbon. It is wrapped around a ribbon and you use a straw. This looked like one of the hardest leis to make but it was very easy and elegant. I will be making more of these.

This piece uses fun fur and loop yarn crocheted around a kukui nut bracelt. Who knew I could learn to crochet on a cruise. Basic stitches, but I did it.

This little number is a bracelet or hair scrunchy. It is fun fur crocheted around one of those elastic hair thingies. You add an embellishment every few rows. This was fast and easy to make and it is fun to wear.

 Who knew I could learn to do a popcorn stitch? For this lei I made lots and lots of popcorns and then crocheted around them with fun fur. It took a while to do this one and I felt a sense of accomplishment when it was done.
Thanks for looking at "what I did on my vacation."

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Just back from Vacation

Hello all. I know it has been a long time since I posted something, but I have been on a wonderful cruise for the last two weeks. It was a wonderful roundtrip from LA to the Hawaiian Islands. We were pampered and warm, we met some wonderful and interesting people, and we saw some amazing sights. Now that I am home I will be back in my CP creating some cards to share with all of you. Come back and see me in the next day or so.