Friday, April 26, 2013

Masculine Birthday and Altered Tag

I actually made this a couple months ago and just realized that I didn't ever finish up the post...doesn't surprise me a bit.  What surprises me is that I haven't done that more often but I'm sure I do it all the time but just don't even realize it. 

I thought both these cards would be appropriate for a guy.  Those always seem to be the most hard for me.  The tag is off a piece of clothing, it was so nice and thick plus it had a really cute string so I've saved a couple of them to play around with.  I often save little bits of things to use like this, only to end up throwing them away after all, so I'm really glad that wasn't the case this time. 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Chantilly and Buzz & Bumble Circular Easel Card

This was a fun little card to make.  I found the instructions over at Split Coast Stampers.  I used all Close to My Heart products, the paper packet is Chantilly and the stamp sets are Card Chatter Sympathy and the Buzz & Bumble Workshop on the Go set. 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #194 & The Shabby Tea Room #162

Wow...I have not been a very good blogger lately! Work and family things have been much more demanding the past couple months.  But hopefully I'm back.  I'll explain more about that later :o) - I may need a new tab on my blog!

Today I decided to participate in a couple fun challenges and picked the Shabby Tea Room, because I love pink and blue and of course it was next to impossible for me to pass up the theme "Pretty Shabby" the only problem I had when it came to picking out what I wanted to use for something "Pretty Shabby" is my hoarding instincts kicked in so I declined on using the first 4 or 5 ribbons and such that I picked up. I just wasn't ready to use them on a card, I'm saving them for pages because those will be around longer.

I picked the Tuesday Morning sketch because it was simple and I've been so limited on time lately that simple was exactly what I needed. The bow is made with a pinch of my most hoarded stash that I found at Melrose Vintage in downtown Phoenix quite a while back.  The stamp sentiment, Rosette Ribbon and Pearl Opaques are Close to My Heart,  This color ribbon is now available only in Colonial White but it is beautiful.