Saturday, April 30, 2011

Pretty Posies

I finished up my cards this morning. Here's my little flower cards. They look so happy!
And here's one with the matching envelope.
Lot's of fun to make. I think the girls will like them.
I used stamps for the faces from the new Treasure Box Design Faces 2 stamp set. Love those cute faces. Cardstock is from ColorBok. Designer papers from Colorbok and Stampin' Up. Green ribbon from Offray. Jewels used on faces and envelopes from IRock. Thanks for looking and have a great rest of the weekend.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Some Assembly Required

I am not one of those who got up early to watch the Royal Wedding. Sorry to say it just didn't interest me. But I did get up early to work on some cards for Mother's Day. I need quite a few this year, so I decided to create them assembly line style.
I decided to go with a flower theme this year, because all gals love flowers right? I don't have them all put together yet, but will finish them tomorrow. So stop back for a look at the finished project.
I think they're turning out the way I envisioned them, even though it is taking longer than I thought to get them done. No two are exactly alike so I do like that about them. You can always click on any of my photos for a closer look. So,until tomorrow...have a nice night!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Boy

Today was more like Spring here, so hubs and I went for a ride down to Lake Michigan. A little too cold for a beach walk yet, but we did try. We sat and watched a single wind surfer doing his dance on the waves. I had forgotten my camera so, no photos to show. I do however have this cute card I whipped up this morning. I made a boy's birthday card, even though I haven't a single boy to give it too. I used a cute image from Cuddly Buddly's.
I had to restrain myself from adding a lot of bling since it was for a boy. But I like the way it turned out.
I hope every one is having a wonderful day. Happy Easter!!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Easter Goodies

I love Spring! And especially the Easter holiday! I get to play with pinks, yellows, blues and greens in pretty pastel colors. And I get to play with bright  flowers ,bunnies, and cute little chicks like these.

 This is a cutting machine file from Silhouette America. It holds a small little treat bag, ( in this case I used Peeps candy).  I stamped the easter greetings using stamps from the dollar store bin (Joann Fabrics).The paper pieced chicks are included in the cutting file.Perfect for tucking into an Easter basket.

I bought these candy tubes a while back from my local stamp store (Haveman's) and was going to use them for valentine candy. But I never got around to it, so today I decided it was time to use them.
I think they look so spring like. I used 2 different punches to create the flowers, and finished them off with pretty rhinestones. I also added a rhinestone to the top. I stamped the tags with more dollar store stamps and filled them up with jellybeans. Decorative paper is from Stampin' Up.

And remember this cute little bunny bear I showed you a few posts back? Well he's finally finished. I made a table centerpiece, that would be perfect for an Easter table.
(Click on any of the photos if you'd like a closeup view)  To make my centerpiece, I hot glued green card stock around a piece of styrofoam, and added easter grass inside. I stuck in some cute little lollipops to represent flowers.
I used a grass border punch on the green card stock, and stamped a cute little sign for the front. I think it turned out pretty well. The little bunny bear is a cutting file from Treasure Box designs.

Thanks for stopping in.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Some new cut files

Trina Clark from Digi Scrap Kits now has svg cutting files. I pieced two of them this morning and have posted them here for those that asked about them. I did her cute bunny and the bear fun  patterns.
The bunny went together fairly easy and I was very pleased with it. Although it has an Easter egg in the pattern, you could substitute another item and use the pattern for any occasion. I added stitches on the ears and foot pads, and inked around all the edges before I pieced it.

On the bear pattern I had to change the piecing on the ears a little because the pink inside of the ear cut out separately. So next time I will cut the ear out as one piece and add the pink piece separately. I think it turned out cute. I added the grass at the bottom using a Martha Stewart border punch. So the grass isn't part of the pattern. I just love their cute little facial expressions.

The files were cut on my Silhouette SD cutting machine after I converted them through Inkscape.
Stop by Trina's site for more cute cutting files. I believe she has 28 current ones.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.