Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Gift Tag Tuesday Part 2

Happy Gift Tag Tuesday!  Hope this week finds you all well! 

Today I thought I would share another crowd pleaser.  I've made bunches of different versions of this reindeer tag in the past.  He has been aqua, brown, and, just like today, red.  As I write this I think he might be pretty cool in navy or lilac.  I have some fun non-traditional Christmas papers that might just work with this fella!  Stay tuned to see if I can get it in gear and make that happen. :)

Once again, I used the circuit to cut the green paper, the white tags are office tags, and I added some bling to the reindeer with Stickles on his nose. :). Tags always look cuter with bakers twine and this is a Christmas combo version that I bought and am proud to be using rather than hoarding!  I have such a hard time using my supplies sometimes.  I'm always wondering if I could be using the goods on something "better" but then if they never get used... It's best to take the plunge, right?

What's been the hardest "thing" from your stash to use, or are you still holding on to? :-)


Monday, March 2, 2015

Lighthouse Sympathy


Thought I would share a couple sympathy cards today.  A customer wanted a few to have on hand and these are a couple that I made.  This is a favorite go-to image for me.  It can work for sympathy, fathers day, guy cards, thinking of you, or even thank you.
I went with a simple palette here.  The photos don't show it well, but the lighthouse is lightly colored with a very pale aqua.  The lighthouse light has a light yellow with some yellow Spica for a glow.  The last two months I spent a TON of time making and mailing out valentine kits.  The way I had to cut paper for them left a lot of Kraft scraps that I used to die cut the little doilies (MFT die).  One of my Etsy buddies in Bavaria and I traded some goodies around the holidays.  Her package had wonderful vintage buttoned that I used to make the gray button/doily embellishment. :)

Well, I'm off to the races!  Hope you have a great Monday!

Friday, February 27, 2015

A Rose of Thanks


Good Morning!  Thought I'd share a fun and easy thank you card.  It uses one of my last pretty Wilton cupcake doilies.  The ones they made before they changed the design. :( I use the new ones, but they aren't as pretty as these really lacy ones. 

I am pleased that everything I used was something I have been hoarding for a bit. :) It's a more subtle mellow palette and I kinda like that.  This isn't a combo I would have put together usually and I'm really liking how it turned out!

What unexpected colors or overall creation have you used/ created lately?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Gift Tag Tuesday!



Good Morning Peeps! Thought I would share some tag inspiration.  I made a bunch of different tags, so I thought I'd take the next few Tuesdays to share them. :) I figure it is never to early to start getting ready for gift giving, particularly since where I live we currently have 6 FEET of snow.  I know at some point it will be hotter than blazes, but since it looks kinda Christmas I thought it was best to embrace the cold and use it as inspiration.

Today I thought I'd share some cheerful red present tags.  I've made a few versions of these in the past and they are always such fun to make.  Way better than wrapping the gift.  I am AWFUL at wrapping.  I often have my husband do it and then I decorate the boxes.  LOL!

Well,  I love me some plaid and these tags do the trick!  These were made thanks to the help of my cricut.  I'd love to get a silhouette, but I'm running out of room in my little studio.  Gonna have to stick it out with the circuit 'til it dies. ;)

Thanks for stopping by!  See you soon!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Tea Party!


This is one of my favorite stamps!  It so reminds me of coloring in coloring books as a kid and it is even better because I can keep coloring this image in different ways. :)

I had a customer request a few for her "little old ladies group", that's her quote not mine!  She wanted some birthday cards with this image and I had soooo much fun making them that I went a little nuts and made something like 10 more!  I've loaded them in my Etsy shop for Mother's Day. :)

I'll try to put a montage together later.  In the meantime, you can check out some of my previous versions here and here.  In getting this post ready I tried to find other pics of what I have done with this stamp and could only find these two!  I'm pretty surprised because I know I have used this a bunch.  I'll have to do some more searching!!

What's your favorite way to enjoy tea?  Mine might be a bit of honey in some chamomile tea just before bed. :)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

June Lobsters!


Well, did you think I dropped off the planet?!?  I have been buried in 6 FEET of snow up here in Massachusetts.  The good part of that is that I have been busy crafting and I am finally getting around to sharing. :)

It's been crazy with snow, so I just had to share this much more beach inspired set of cards.  I had a request from an Etsy customer to make a June birthday card, so I made an extra too!  The best part is that I used lots of bits I already had ready.  I was going to make something else, but it just never looked like I wanted.  Then I got the month themed birthday stamps from PTI and voilà!  Love when that happens!!!

I have some pics of all the snow, but honestly I haven't the heart to share them right now.  It's actually a balmy 30 degrees (that's Fahrenheit), so we are going to take the pup for a nice walk.  Once it stops snowing that is!

Enjoy your Sunday Peeps!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

More Thanksgiving Pretties


Another set of place cards I whipped up for the craft fair last weekend.  They didn't find a home yet, but there is always next year right. :)
 
I haven't used the scalloped die from PTI in a while.  Gosh, I don't know why!  I love the look of the lacy loops.
 
The bows are a little wonky in this photo, I think I got them straightened out a little more after looking at this! :)
 
Three Cheers for it being Thursday!