Friday, November 30, 2012

True Love

Anniversary of our first date..... One year he came home from work all happy with 12 long stem red roses and all I did was cry. Here is a glimpse of that moment. The kids were arguing over whose turn to watch their program on the TV. Our  puppy "Buddy" loved to chase the cat around the kitchen and I dropped the pot roast all over the floor as I tripped over the dog. Then my wonderful husband came through the door with roses and all I could say was "why did you spend money on flowers? He said " Happy Anniversary to the woman I  love and  met for the first time this very day 15 years ago".  Me being covered in pot roast juice and the animals eating dinner he gave me a kiss and I cried. Of course the kids came in the kitchen and thanked the animals for eating the "yucky" dinner.

 I remembered the date this year and will not look like a stressed women with day old life all over her~ENJOY!

I cut out a heart stencil with spellbinders and used it as a masked for my scene. I used distress ink and Stampscape Stamps. The sentiment stamps~true love: Studio 112 and the inside sentiment is:Penny Black. I wanted to add some ribbon or twine but decide to leave it simple.
The Challenge at One Layer Wednesday  is called Scene with Karen this week.    

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Distress Gift Tags

There is a Challenge at One Layer Wednesday called One Layer Gift Tag. It is hosted this week by Heather.  I made some quick Stampscape Gift Tags to be used for homemade goodies. The sentiment on the back: "From Our House To Yours".

Stampscapes A: Duo Pines&Sm cabin. 
Distress Markers: Chipped Sapphire, Pine Needles & Red Brick. 
Distress Ink Walnut
Star Dust Stickles
Scraps of ribbon/ twine
Tags Scraps: Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving~Test Tube Cards

 I wanted to share a quick project, I made for today's celebration ~ Test Tube Card. I am sure there is a more technical name. These make wonderful little gifts for those special people in your life.
Materials need: Card-stock, Scissors, Scored board or Score tool, Tube, embellishments and adhesive.

Cut card stock cut  to 3.5" x 8.25"
Starting with the long side you will make 3 scorelines   at  3.5", 4.25" and 5"
Then measure 1" down and 1" up from the first scoreline and the 3rd scoreline and make 2 horizontal cuts. Should look like the picture.

 Then fold center scoreline and push the middle piece in the opposite direction. Like the picture. Add the tube filled with anything your desire
 Then decorate front and embellish as much as desired. I printed off  the image and added scrap paper to make a collage. I added ribbon and a lonely feather in honor of Mr. Turkey. I filled the tube with Chia Latte Coffee to go with all those wonderful pies we will have after dinner.~GOD BLESS AND ENJOY!

Here is the link to the Turkey Vintage Clip Art from  Vintage Holiday Crafts

Card Entry:Casology week 20~Gobble

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ruffle Scarf and OLC

 Just love making these quick projects. It is a long strip of nylon material with holes.(knitting/hobby stores)   Material and knitting needles is all you need. Cast on 5- 7 of those holes and start knitting. Bringing the ribbon  from back to front while you knit and repeat. It took a little less than 3 hours to make. They make nice gifts and look great with your jacket.

CONFESSION:  I have to admit I didn't know what CAS was for the longest time. I just thought people were spelling the word CASE wrong. Months later I finally got it ~Clean and Simple...duh Deanna! I put the definition on my blog to remind me.
 I'm horrible with CAS cards because I never leave enough white space or over obsess when there is too much white space. I'm now realizing white space is a good thing and to stop over thinking it. I made the card in 10 minutes and I am pretty happy too how it turned out.
This card is made from Inkadinkado/Cloud 9 stamps, score board, Stickles, Distress Ink Markers and a Breath~ENJOY!
Card Entry: One Layer Wednesday 114: Christmas Thank You

Friday, November 16, 2012

First Snow Storm

 The scene depicts a sunny sky before a snow storm. There is a beautiful bright light that radiates through the dark snow clouds just before millions of snow flakes fall gently to the ground.
This is a cloud photo that I turned into this scene using Stampscape Stamps and lots and lots of  dye ink/Q tips.  I tried to to make it look as realistic as possible.~ENJOY!

Craft a Scene~November Troubled Skies

extra supplies:
card stock and corners from scrap stash
sentiment~studio 112 and pigment ink

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Made in Michigan OLC

One layer card: I sponged yellows, reds and green into a Michigan stencil I made. I stamped the scene with Stampscape Stamps and sponged light blue for the water that surrounds us. The sentiment was made by a local rubber stamp maker in town. The card is to represent the beautiful sunrises/sunsets by the water~ENJOY!

Card Challenges: