Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Papercraft Star 147 - Handmade flower


This week Papercraft Star's theme
was chosen by Ros 

Isn't that a striking color !

and here is my card ...

Everyone loves handmade flowers I think !

Card stock - Recollections
Design Paper -Kaiser Craft
Punch - ek success
Pearls, pearl brad, tulle - stash
Small tag & hemp - Kraft Outlet
Sentiment - ?
Ink - Mixed Media


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Papercraft Star 146 - Beauty


This week the theme at Papercraft Star 
was chosen by Deanne ...


What a gorgeous picture !!

my card ...

Well, this may look just a little odd for this challenge ....

But, as Deanne says, Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder ...

I made this thinking about my daughter, Brie, when she was about 3 years old.  Right out of our living room window was a large "hill", or "mountain" as mid westerners would think.  It had a hiking trail to the top, and it was not an easy climb.  One day we went with her grandpa and grandma to climb it, and I really had my doubts Brie could do it.  BUT, not only did she do it, but she ran back and forth, back and forth, and actually probably took that hike about 3 or 4 times.  One time she stopped to look at some teeny little flowers and said to me ...

"I don't know why God calls them weeds.  They are so beautiful !"

and that is truly what IS beautiful.

Come and play with us this week, that photo is so striking !!

Card stock - Recollections
Design Paper - Creative Imaginations, My Mind's Eye, Authentique
Flowers  & key - K & Co
Blue Ribbon & Punch - Martha Stewart
White Ribbon - Hug Snug seam binding
Glassine envelope - The Kraft Outlet
Tag - American Crafts
Pearls - Recollections


Monday, May 20, 2013

TKJ 122 - Celebrations


The Kraft Journal's theme this week is ...

Celebrations !!

This week I did a graduation card for a guy, using the Celebrations theme.  I began with a Kraft Note Card, and adhered a piece Kraft and Black Cardstock to the top.  I added three banners of Washi Tape, adhered to some Kraft Cardstock, and black paper.  The sentiment was stamped on a Memo Book Sticker, and mounted on more black and Kraft CardstockEarthy Hemp Cord was wrapped around the card, and bowed atop a button.  I completed the inside with more Washi Tape.  This was a very easy card to make for a man, and very quick !! 

All supplies from Kraft Outlet are linked above
Other supplies:
Black cardstock - Bazzill
Button - stash
Stamp - Fiskars



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Papercraft Star 145 - Pastels


Anitra chose our theme this week at Papercraft Star

Pastels !

and I always think of babies when I think of pastels

I think this turned out pretty cute !

Card stock - Recollections
Design Paper - Graphic 45
Stamp - Fiskars
Jewelry cording, button, ribbon - stash


Monday, May 13, 2013

TKJ 121 - Red, White or Blue


Red, white or blue is our theme this week at 
The Kraft Journal !

I chose red for my color for the red, white OR blue challenge this week.  I began with a Kraft Lunchbox Note Card, and adhered some design paper.    I added Black & White Script Washi tape across the top, and a button tied with Earthy Hemp CordC-Flute Corrugated Kraft Paper formed the base of the sentiment portion, with a Town Square Journaling Card and "a magical possibility" from the Chitchat Word Stickers.  Atop is a "real life" Lille Tag, threaded with a piece of Ruler Ribbon.

Hope you find time this week to join us for this fun challenge !!

All supplies from Kraft Outlet are linked above
Other Supplies
Design Paper - 7 Gypsies, Bo Bunny
Button - Prima

An update on my husband's surgery ...  He is out of ICU, and apparently doing quite well.  Tho' I thought he looked awful, my nurse Sister-in-Law, Annette, said she thought he looked great.  He is unable to eat or drink, and is desperate for a big tall glass of ice water, but that will come !


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Papercraft Star 144 - Sun


Hi Everyone !  Today at Papercraft Star Allisa has chosen our weekly theme ...

Let the sun shine !

Ah, the title of a song from Hair, a scandalous Broadway musical from the hippy years.

And my card this week ...

A Beatles song from the same time period.

Although I am writing this far in advance, today, 5/8 my husband is having his esophagus removed.  Some of you may remember he suffers from the rare disease, Achalasia.  He will be in the hospital for a couple of weeks, far away from home.  Your prayers, thoughts, and if you are from Eugene Oregon, your good karma, are much appreciated.

Cardstock - Recollections, American Crafts
Design Paper - Bo Bunny, My Mind's Eye
Pearls - Jinny Bowlin
Gelly Roll Pen
Jewelry Cording - Stash


Monday, May 6, 2013

TKJ 120 - Just for her !


This week The Kraft Journal features 

Just 4 her !

One of my favorite groups is the Beatles, and I use their songs a lot when I create my cards.  This card began as a Lunch Bag Kraft Note Card.  I punched and adhered some design paper, and added the Black Burlap ribbon.  The tag with sentiment is from the Affirmations Tag Kit.  A Graphic 45 tag was affixed  with a Custom Fastener, atop some Film Strip Ribbon, echoing the film on the tag.  A flower and some Natural Hemp cord complete the outside.  Inside I added another design paper, and a page from the Memo Book.

All Kraft Outlet supplies are linked above 
Other Supplies :
Design Paper - Graphic 45
Flower - Petaloo
Ink - Ranger distress


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Toro Toro Taxi


This week I am entering two challenges,
Just Us Girls, with this sketch ...

Crazy 4 Challenges, with these colors ...

here is my card ...

I haven't had much opportunity to create cards for any challenges other than the design teams I am on.  Getting prepared for my husband's travel north for major surgery next week.  He will be home in a couple of weeks, but off work for some time, and I suppose I will have my hands full !

Card Stock - Kraft Outlet, Recollections
Design Paper - My Mind's Eye
 Stamp - Fiskars
Punch - Martha Stewart
Ribbon and pearls - stash


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Papercraft Star 143 - Lace & Polka Dots


I make most of the challenges at Papercraft Star, and pick out the pictures.  I always have something in my head about where I will take that challenge - and I have never ever ever been right !  Always go in a different directions, cause that is where my fingers go without my brain.

This week, at Papercraft Star, our theme is Lace and Polka Dots.

Our inspirational picture ...

This looks so fresh and I can almost smell the lilacs coming through the open window.

But, here is mine, nothing like that at all ...

How does this happen to me so often ??

Card stock - Cordinations
Design paper - Creative imaginations, My Mind's Eye, Carta Bella
Flowers - Recollections
Stamp - Paper Smooches
Lace and bling - stash
Punch - Martha Stewart