Friday, April 22, 2011

The Birth of Spring

Happy Good Friday to everyone and thanks for stopping by today to see what I've created for you. This is a card I made for ABC DT highlighting this precious birds nest...such a sweet sign of spring and the new birth that it brings. I just love it. The stamp set is from Craft know how much I love that line....Fairyland is the set. I colored the image with Copic (B02, B05, E31, E35) and then cut it out with Spellbinders Label 13. I then layered it up with some more Spellbinders die cuts and topped it off with some pearls. I did color the pearls with my Copics too, so they would blend in perfect.

I hope everyone has a blessed and safe Easter weekend and I look forward to seeing you next week. Oh and if you're having a long weekend and need something on your to do list...don't forget ABC DT  Easter Card Challenge is still going on and we'd love to have you participate...

Hugs, Lori

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Something to Share

So you all know how much I love to add pearls, baubles and such to my work...well Creative Charms has asked me to be a part of their Design Team and I'm thrilled.  I can't think of a better pairing, can you?  Creative Charms has all sorts of gems, pearls, flowers, baubles of all kinds and more...I can't wait to create some beautiful projects for you and Creative keep watching as they'll be coming soon.

Here are the other talented ladies that are joining me on the team ....go check out their work, they're awesome
Laura Evangeline
Midori Vasquez

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Banner of Birds : Heartfelt Style

This is a banner I created for Heartfelt using their new collection : Springtime Cardinal.  My husband loved it when I got should have seen his face when I told him we couldn't keep it, LOL.  I may just have to make another. 
Heartfelt Creations Products Use: HCPC 3388 Spring Cardinals, HCPC 3385 Spring Birdies and Roses, HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers, HCPC 3353 Cardinal Family Precut, HCPC 3316 Poinsettia Petals, , ZD20Z Zip Dry Glue, 159723 Dries Clear Glue

Other products and Tools: , Spellbinders Pendants In Spades, Spellbinders Big Scalloped Circles Small, Copics ( E31, E33, E35, YR15, R05, BG11, BG15, RV04, YG23)Kaiser Craft Pearl Brads, Tim Holtz pearls/jump rings, Tattered Rose Distress Ink, Grunge Board Letters, Prisma Glitter, CTMH Chipboard Banner, Stampin Up Ribbon, 3-D Foam Tape, Prima Paper Madeline Collection, Crop-A-Dile, Files, Sandpaper, White Paint, Bazzill Swiss Dot Cardstock, Bazzill Pink Cardstock, Tattered Angels Diamond Glimmer Mist.

Cover all the base banner chipboard pieces with patterned paper. Sand and file edges and ink with distress ink. Stamp cardinals, birds, leaves and flowers and color with Copic markers and fussy cut all images. For the cardinals color with R05 Copic but then color over the top with RV04 to give just a hit of hot pink, it helps the cardinal blend with the color palette. Layer birds on top of one another with 3-d tape. To create 3-D flowers spray colored/cut flowers with Glimmer mist, while still moist crunch and curl petals, let dry. Glue flowers together with zip dry glue for finished flower.

Paint all the Grungeboard letters with white paint, let dry and sand to bring the base pattern out. Ink edges of letters with distress in. Cover letters with Dries Clear Glue and sprinkle with glitter. Once dry ink edges again with distress ink. Cut 6 Spades Pendants out of pink cardstock and 6 scalloped circles out of green swiss dot paper. All components are done and banner is ready to be assembled. Letters are layered on die cuts with 3-d foam tape, and all stamped images are applied with 3-D tape. Punch hole in the bottom tip of two of the pendants and add pearl and jump ring. On remaining pendants glue down pearl brads. Connect your banner with ribbon.

Have a great hump day and I'll see you on Friday.... Hugs

This project qualifies for the following challenges:
Beary Scrap : Things with Wings
Class Act : Anything but a card
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Tim Holtz Technique (Painted and Distressed Grunge Board)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Baby Will

Just wanted to give a big SHOUT OUT for my baby boy Will.  Today he turns 10 and granted for any kid that's a big deal, but for Will, it's extra special.  Will is disabled and was never suppose to make it past the age of 2 and now he's turning 10...I'm so happy.  He is such a sweet blessing to me and I really thank God everyday for the special gift he has given me in my boys.  Will is a great example of Jeremiah 29:11 " For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  "  

Thanks for letting me get personal for a moment...I promise Wednesday's post will be back to just crafting....


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Thank you for Easter

This month at ABC DT our challenge is Easter cards and as much as I love bunnies and chicks...they aren't the real meaning of Easter for me.  I'm so thankful for the love my savior showed me by giving his life.  Amazing!!! Everyday I strive to show the love and sweet spirit that Christ examples...and though I have so much work to do, I hope people will see a glimpse of  him in me. 

This is a card I did for the monthly Easter challenge and I created the cross with a bunch of stamped and cut butterflies...The butterfly stamp is from Crafty Secrets Arts Stamps Sew Special  and just like all of Crafty Secrets stamps, they are so detailed and beautiful.  The sentiment is Crafty Secrets Rose Flowers.  I love the sentiment but you should see the flower that comes with this set, beautiful.  Of course, I used Spellbinders to cut the oval backgrounds and also the rectangle for the sentiment. 

I hope you have a wonderful week and take a moment to show someone a little extra love.  Oh and be sure to join in our Easter Challenge during the month of April.