Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day Gift Bags

It was bound to DD caught her first cold and mommy is now starting to feel like she's catching that cold. =( So I haven't had much time to craft, but I'm going to share two gift bags that I decorated for Mother's Day gifts. One for my Mom and one for my Grandma.

First up, one for my mom.

I used some K& Company pp to cover the lower portion of the bag and some Bazzill cardstock to cover the top. I cut the scallop borders from vellum with a Sizzix die and layered them. The flourishes are cut from a Lifestyle Crafts die and the sentiment from the Flourishes Motherly Love set (Love that set!) is stamps and cut using a Spellbinders die. The finishing touch was a few Prima flowers and rhinestones.

Next is one for my Grandma.

For this bag, I layered some papers from DCWV. I then added a vellum die cut doily, a Mat Stack 4 die shape that was stamped and embossed with Hero Arts Classic Fabric stamp, and lastly a die cut circle stamped with a sentiment from Motherly Love. Quick and simple.

These will be entered into the Word to your Mother challenge at Flourishes.

Off to get some rest! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

A local camera store was offering free Mother's Day portraits today, so my Mom, Izzy and I went to have our picture taken.

We showed up at the perfect time because we didn't have to wait. That made for a better picture with my dear little one who is indeed suffering her first cold. =(

Since I knew in advance that we'd get to take a picture I planned on putting it in a shadowbox as a Mother's Day gift for my mom. Finished it just in time to give to her this evening. I think she really liked it!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day everyone!

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: K&Company
Dies: Spellbinders, Tim Holtz/Sizzix, My Favorite Things
Stamps: Flourishes
Ink: Colorbox
Other: Stickles, Felt, Calla Flowers
Adhesives: ATG Gun, EK Success, Glue Dots

Thursday, May 5, 2011


I got one card finished this week.

I used the Mojo Monday Sketch 189 and the colors from Play Date Cafe although I didn't get this finished in time.

It was a fun sketch and I got to use some new papers from DCWV that I just LOVE. I also used one of those metal oval label holders from Making Memories that I have had forever. The ribbon "flower" is actually a clip that can be removed and worn in the hair, on clothes, etc.

Thanks for looking!

Great Grandma's Shadowbox

I haven't had too much time to craft this week with the baby teething and maybe getting her first cold. So there's been a lot of time devoted to comforting. One thing I did have to finish is a Mother's Day gift for my Grandma.

We took a 4 Generations photo at Easter. It's so hard to get the baby to look at the camera or not cry, so yay that we finally got a good one!

I used tissue paper to make the rosettes and I have to admit it was actually a little easier for me to lay them flat than using regular patterned paper. Who knew? I used die cut buttons as centers since my Grandma likes to sew. Hope fully she'll like it!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Lifestyle Crafts giveaway week!

Lifestyle Crafts is having a giveaway week in honor of National Scrapbook Day. Here's today's prize.

Aren't those dies amazing?

Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Strawberries or Flowers?

One more post for tonight...

I used the Modern Basics set from PTI to stamp the border. I intended it to look like flowers, but it sort of looks like strawberries. Oh well. I stamped the PTI sentiment and added a partial line frame. The panel is then mounted on grey cardstock.

I drew the color inspiration from this photo over at the Play Date Cafe.

Thanks for looking!

Playing along with these challenges:

Make it Monday #12

Just getting a post in for the Make it Monday #12 challenge at Papertrey Ink.

I was inspired to make a card that kind of had a stained glass feel. Over at the Moxie Fab World, Cath is having a tissue paper challenge and thought that tissue paper might look like stained glass.

I used a PTI butterfly die to cut out the butterflies and then backed them with tissue paper that I had blended with some ink. I think it does look a little like stained glass. After that I stamped the sentiment and drew my line frame. I punched butterflies from the tissue paper and arranged them on the card to fill in some of the white space. Love how it turned out!

Thanks for looking!

I will be playing along with the following: