Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter bloggers!!
Hope you're all having a wonderful day. I spent the morning making a big pancake breakfast with the family recipe. Yummy! 

Then a big Easter egg hunt with my grandchildren, a perfect day for grandma. 

Happy Easter!

Friday, March 29, 2013

BirdHouse Card

Happy Friday!
Let's take care of a little business first. I'm sorry I had no response from Beth Anne so the die goes to.....

Fun! Love the bright colors! I want to get the Pillow Box die too.... it's on my wish list!
PLEASE email your address and Ill get your prize out! The Tattered Floral die compliments of TIM! Thanks Tim!

Now for a spring time card featuring Artful Dwellings Bigz die, Keyholes Movers and Shapers die and the Bird Branch Bigz die. The paper collection I used the What's Up collection from Basic Grey. I love the colors in the paper. 

Cut background piece 4” x 5 1/4”. Adhere to your base card. Stamp message on a strip of card stock. Adhere the message strip to the card.

 Die cut Bird house from red pattern paper. Use the Mover and Shapers Key Hole at the same time to die cut the keyhole out of the bird house. Attach Metal Foil Sheet to another piece of card stock. Emboss and die cut the roof. Adhere the roof to the house. Punch a hole in the top of the roof for the twine to go through. Thread twine in the roof. Cut a piece of black pattern paper for behind the Keyhole. Pop dot the Birdhouse to the card.

 Die cut Bird Branch from brown card stock and Bird from turquoise pattern paper. Glue Branch to card. (Lay twine under branch.) Tie a bow around the branch with a bow.

Paint the Flowers and Leaves with Distress paint. (Broken China, Barn Door, Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint) Let dry. Adhere flower to the card.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a happy Easter!

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Drum Roll Please!!

A big thank you to Tim Holtz for donating the Tattered Floral Die for our winner today. And for always inspiring us all.

 And the winner is......
WOW! So bright and beautiful. I could see someone's eyes lighting up when you give them these...doesn't even matter whats inside LOL! Thank you for sharing and putting together such a great tutorial :)
Beth Anne in PA

I'm so overwhelmed by all the lovely comments. Thanks for all the blog love.
So as promised I have a Tim Holtz Apron to send to ......

How bright and colorful! Great decorations for just about anything. :)

Beth Ann and Pamela please email me your addresses and I'll get your prizes right out. (

Here is a look back on some of the projects I've made using the Tattered Floral Die...

Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring Configuration Book

Thank you Carol and Stampers Corner for an awesome day Saturday! Love the new classroom. 

Here are the ladies working away!

You  all did such a great job! 
Thanks for hanging in there and staying late with me.

This is the outside cover complete with a super cute bunny!

The inside cover...

...and the inside. Look at all the Tim goodness! In fact the only thing that's not a Tim product are the vintage buttons and a little moss. 

Have a great week!

Don't forget to leave a comment before the end of the day on March 22nd on the Tattered Floral Post. You could win a Tattered Floral die from Tim. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Easter Bunny Card

Hi bloggers! I'm over on the Sizzix blog today to share this Easter card. Head over for the full tutorial. I also have a bonus for you today here on my blog. I made some cute egg holders.

The card features the Easter Elements Bigz dieButterflight On the Edge dieTattered Florals Bigz die,  the NEW French Script Texture Fade embossing folder and the NEW Tapered Fringe Sizzlits die that's perfect for making grass!  

The card is very dimensional.

I'm loving the NEW Remnant RubOns from Tim Holtz on the Enamel Tag.

I used some leftovers from my card to make these fun egg holders. 

 I die cut a few elements from watercolor paper, chip board and some Kraft'core card stock. I colored the watercolor paper with my Ink Blending tool and Distress ink, similar to the how I made the card.

I glittered the chip board bunnies by painting with Glue and Seal the pouring Cinnamon Dry Glitter on him. Isn't he cute.

 For the grass die cut the tapered fringe from several color of green card stock , sand and then ink with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. 

 Scrunch up the grass and glue together with Glossy Accents by shifting the 2 layers off a little as shown. 

 Wrap the grass around the egg to make a ring to hold the egg and adhere the ends with Glossy Accents. Adhere the elements to the egg. I think my grandchildren are going to love them.

Don't forget to head over to the Sizzix blog for a full tutorial on this Easter Bunny card.

Thanks so much for stopping in. Please leave me a comment, I'd love to here from you! 

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