Archive for February, 2014

Peep, Peep!

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Easter Border Card

The current challenge at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog is dusting off supplies you haven’t used in awhile. For my card I got out some yellow flocking powder which I haven’t used in ages and also some decorative edged scissors, which I also just don’t pick up as much any more, even though I probably have 8-10 pairs. I used stamps from the Lawn Fawn “Happy Easter” set, adding flocking to the little chicks, now they’re yellow and fuzzy! :)

To make this card:

cut a piece of green cardstock in half and fold for the card base

trim a floral pattern paper to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and  adhere to card front

trim white cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 1″, line up flowers, eggs and chicks stamps on one long clear block and stamp twice with black ink

color all images exept chicks with markers

using a glue pen add glue to chicks and cover with yellow flocking powder, lightly press down and then tap off excess, let dry

cut blue cardstock to 5 1/2″ and cut one long edge with decorative scalloped scissors, punch small holes in each scallop

adhere stamped piece to blue piece and adhere to card front

stamp sentiment in black on card front

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A Bevy of Buttons

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

I love using vintage buttons in my jewelry and collage, especially white mother of pearl, so pretty! Here’s a grouping of jewelry and a collage I’ve made using buttons. Everything shown is currently in my Etsy shop.

Vintage Button Jewelry and Art

Bad Kitty!

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Kitty Birthday Card

Just wanted to share the birthday card I made for my Mom this year. She has an adorable grey kitty with white “socks” on her legs so they named her Boots, so I used a kitty with a gift stamp from C C Designs and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers to look like Boots. The stamp is actually in a Christmas set but using bright yellow and blue colors instead of red and green it’s a perfect birthday stamp too. I also added the banner stamp from Lawn Fawn.