Thursday, September 27, 2012

You're Vintage Birthday Card

Vintage Birthday Card
Here's a quick card I did for the Hampton Art blog. Hampton Art has teamed up with 7 Gypsies for some great stamp images. The sentiment on the bottom is one of those. I think anyone would love to have this saying on their birthday card (I know I would since I'm definitely falling into the vintage category). :) You can see the stamp here. I used some papers and cardstock by Diecuts With A View. The flowers are by Prima Marketing while the large decorative brad is by My Mind's Eye. I used a Wicked Black Archival ink pad by Clearsnap. Finish it with a label tape "happy birthday" sentiment for a fast and easy birthday card. :)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Vintage Anniversary Card

Happily Ever After Card
How about a "fun" anniversary card today? :) This one was posted on the Hampton Art
blog last week. I've always loved to create cards with vintage photos and "funny" sentiments. :) The stamps are by Hampton Art and can be found here. The patterned paper is by Diecuts With A View while the flowers are by Prima Marketing with a decorative brad by My Mind's Eye. Finish it off with some photo corners by Canson and a label tape sentiment by Dymo and you have a fast and easy card. :)

Hope you have a beautiful afternoon planned. I'm loving this autumn weather. My favorite thing to do in the fall is go outside and read. It's perfect weather to sit on the front porch and "escape" with a good book. Speaking of good books, there is a nice giveaway over at the "Are You Finished?" blog. You could win a copy of Into The Forest by Jean Hegland or if you prefer a $10 Amazon gift certificate (for book of your choice). I stayed up late last night reading and finishing In The Shadow of the Banyon Tree (which I recommend). :) Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your fall day.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Hampton Art Blessed Card

Hampton Art One Blessed

Stamps -- Hampton Art (IC0193 Blessed, PS0698 Diamond Background
and IC0195 Butterfly)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap, Inc. (Archival Dye in Glacier Lake and Colorbox
Stephanie Barnard in Artichoke)
Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View (Homespun and A Type of Art CS Stacks)
Rub-On -- Royal Brush (ROY-508 Baby Sentiments)
Patterned Paper -- Authentique (Splendor Collection)
Icon Sentiment -- Authentique (Splendor Collection)
Glitter Glue -- Royal Brush (ECGG-116 Intense Lime)
Pearls -- Prima Marketing, Inc. (#300623) and Doodlebug Designs, Inc. (#3290)
Spool Button -- Pink Paislee (#00547)
Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M

1. Trim teal and green cardstock for card base.
2. Stamp diamond background image twice with artichoke ink on green card-
stock. Stamp “blessed” with glacier lake ink pad as shown. Trim and
mount with patterned paper banners as shown.
3. Adhere sentiment icon at bottom.
4. Stamp two butterfly images with glacier lake ink pad on striped paper.
Trim each and adhere. Adhere pearls to centers.
5. Apply rub-on definition to teal cardstock. Trim and adhere with foam
tape to upper right.
6. Secure spool button.
7. Adhere aqua pearls as shown.

After being absent from my blog for a long time, I am back. I have had a "tough" summer. It seems like it was spent being sad. My mother was ill and in the hospital for weeks and then on to hospice and finally passed away a few weeks ago. On top of this, my oldest daughter was in the process of moving far away from home. She had graduated from college in May and was spending time home with us before her move. But I am back today and hope you will join me again as I try to get back to regular posting of my creative endeavors. :) So on to today's post!

It is one I did for Hampton Art (and is being posted on their blog today as well). I wanted to do something with butterflies which make me "happy." I have lots of flowers in my yard and have seen some of the prettiest butterflies the last few weeks. :) Thanks for stopping by. Hope your summer has been a blessed one filled with lots of butterflies. :)