Friday, May 23, 2014

25 years and a Lifetime


Is everyone ready for a nice long Memorial weekend?! I know I certainly am...My sister-in-law recently celebrated her 25 year wedding anniversary. It was perfect that Sister Stamps came out the Wedding couple image just in time for me to use =P I went happy with Washi paper and cherry blossoms on this gift I made them. It's pretty much a desk photo stand made from coasters =D

 First photo up is the front of the photo stand laying flat. The washi paper are from Hanko Designs I picked up awhile ago at the Stamp in A Hand show. He has the best washi selection and their made from Japan =) The heart shape block is from TGF - Film Die cut. The letters and numbers are from ATS - mini Alphabet & numbers die.

Up next is the inside of the photo stand. I used the Wedding Couple stamp and embellished with cherry blossom stickers. The red washi design at the spine of the photo stand is actually fabric tape. Cool huh? I got it at the Daiso store (They got some neat crafty goodies there for cheap!) I had a postage spellbinder which I cut out and written "Insert Photo Here" and distressed it with red ink on the left. 

Next is the back of the stand. I finished it off with the cherry blossom stickers to accent with the white washi paper I have in the background.  I used the washi tape on both sides of the stand in order to cover up the gap it needs to fold nice and snug.

Here is the inside again laid flat =D
Had a lot of fun making this for my sis-in-law. Hope you like my share as much as I enjoyed making it!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hats off to You!


It's graduation time everywhere!! My husband's niece graduated college and we celebrated this past weekend for her BIG MILESTONE! I was looking for inspiration and came across this awesome card by Jenny from Sister Stamps using Kiyomi. Loved the idea and layout so much...that I cased it with a lil personalization of my own. The school colors are red and black so went with that scheme on my card. The sentiment and background stamps are from Heidi Swapp I have picked up from Michael's. The alphabet die cuts are from ATS. I had a buddy help me do the heart dotted lines by stenciling a small heart shape I had. The graduation hat is a sticker pack I bought from Michael's as well and used red twine to replace the gold tassel it came with.

Here is a closer look at Kiyomi =D
Thanks for stopping by and have a nice remainder of the week!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Bigger and Better Things


Made a special card for my co-worker that was leaving. She loves to dance in her other life so I decided to combine it in this card. I used Miss Anya Night Out set. The dress is masked. I generated computer sentiments for this card since I don't have any goodbye sentiments. Turned out pretty decent as I went away from the standard card size. This card circulated around the department so I made extra flaps inside for their words of wisdom and goodbyes to send my co-worker off =D

Farm Fresh Friday

Card from front view
Here is a close up. The sentiment says "You surely will be missed!"
Here is the inside of the card. Looks like a 2 pocket folder with inserts to write on both sides. This is the pre-stage of card =D
Here is the left pocket completed with a sentiment and embellies. It says "Laugh your heart out, dance in the rain, cherish the memories, ignore the pain"
Here is the right side...and the sentiment is a continuation from the left saying "Love and learn, forget and forgive because remember you have only one life to live."

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mom's Day


In honor of Mom's Day today...I made a clean and simple card for the occasion.  Used Misaki from sister stamps. Loved the innocence of her chasing birds and being playful! I shaded in a shadow for her foot on the ground can you tell?!? The cherry blossoms are from Stampin Up - Eastern Blooms. That's all for today and enjoy spending time with your mom's! She deserves the special treatment not only today but EVERYDAY =D Take cares and have a great week ahead!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Picture Ornaments


I have lots of pictures to show today. I made 3 picture ornaments for my buddies. There is a heart theme, a cherry blossom, and a sweets theme.  I bought the wood blocks from Joann's and pretty much just cut out design papers with my selection of photos and embellishments to flare each. The paper and photo measures close to 2 inches (1.97 inches).  I used small hooks that you can twist on which can be bought at home depot to add the ribbon string. Below are more details of each. Hope this made you smile and have a great day!

The heart lace above is a punch from Martha Stewart I added light pink pearls to pop it even more.

Here is a photo of me and my buddy Linda. The bow is tied on directly to the hook here.

This is the cherry blossom theme. The letter "S" is the initial of my other buddy. Here the bow is on both sides held down by glue dots.

Here is the front and side view of the ornament.

The back and side of the ornament

Here is the sweets theme. I used sheer creme ribbon for this ornament

Here is a closer look at the cupcakes. It's stickers from Martha Stewart. The flower gems are from the Anaheim convention which I bought a while ago.

Here is the top front view of it.
This is the back of the ornament. I used glue dots to hold down the roses.