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May 2014

Bailiwick Window Vines and Butterflies

Good Saturday morning.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend morning.  I sure am.  I had lots of fun creating another see thru window card using the Poppystamps Grand Madison Window paired with the Bailiwick Background, Memory Box Butterfly Delights and Impression Obsession Large Fence. I used one coordinating sheet front and back of the Authentique Flourish designer paper for my card base.  I love this color combination.  Here’s what I came up with.

KC Poppy Stamps Bailiwick Background 3 left

I started by attaching the designer paper to the card base.  I cut the window out twice, one for the front and one to finish the inside. I used the window as a template to draw the lines to use as my guide for cutting and used my craft knife to cut the see thru opening. You can see my see thru window tutorial here if you would like to see the step by step photos of this technique. I cut thin white strips of cardstock, ran through my crimper and attached to the card base to create a chair rail division for the two paper. I attached the window over the opening with mounting tape.

KC Poppy Stamps Bailiwick 3 center

Next I cut the Bailiwick background, moved it around on the inside of the window until I got the section that I wanted to show and attached it to the inside of the window opening with ATG adhesive. I cut the unseen portions off and then attached a couple of the leaf sections to spaces that needed to be filled in a little more. I attached the second window to the inside of the card over the vines with ATG adhesive.  I cut and attached the fence section to the back side of the window.  I finished by adding several pink butterflies to the vines and window. 

KC Poppy Stamps Bailiwick BAckground 3 close[4]

Here’s a closer view.

 

KC Poppy Stamps Bailiwick Background 3 right

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Layered Rose and Butterflies

Good Friday morning.  I have a quick after work project to share with you today.  I had the Impression Obsession Flourish still out on my desk from last night and thought I would use the Fancy Cutout Border to create a background for another floral project.  I made the flower using the My Favorite Things Layered Rose and added way too many Memory Box Butterfly Delights.  LOL!  I can’t seem to stop myself when I start adding butterflies to a card.

KC MFT Layered Rose 6 left

I used the border twice to cut the background layer.  I love my magnetic platform.  It makes lining up a die to for multiple cuts a breeze. I attached mounting tape to the back of the layer and attached to the card base.

KC MFT Layered Rose 6 center

I cut the flourish sections, formed them light and attached to the card base with glossy accents. I cut the flower sections, formed them with my molding pad and stylus and assembled using glossy accents. I cut an extra of the largest section to create a fuller base for the flower and an extra of the smallest to create the center bud.  I applied glossy accents to the petals and rolled and held them shut until they remained in place.

KC MFT Layered Rose 6 close

Here’s a closer view of the flower so you can see all the different layers and the tiny bud.  I like how it turned out.

KC MFT Layered Rose 6 right

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Framed Circles and Floral Spray

Good Tuesday morning.  I got home from work early enough last night that I was able to make a fairly quick card.  I haven’t made an all cream card for quite a while and decided to create one using the Taylored Expressions Circles Cutting Plate  Elizabeth Craft Designs Bunch of Flowers 1, Impression Obsession Flourish, Border Duo 2 and Spellbinders Classic Oval and Scalloped Ovals.

KC Taylored Expressions Circles Cutting Plate 2 left

I started by cutting the scalloped oval and then cut the oval opening in it as well as the opening on the main card layer.  It cut the circles background and taped it to the back side of the oval opening on the card base.  I applied ATG adhesive to the scalloped frame and attached it over the circles opening.  I attached the whole framed layer to the card base with mounting tape.

KC Taylored Expressions Circles Cutting Plate 2 center

I cut the flowers, molded them with my stylus and molding pad and attached the sections together with glossy accents. I cut the flourish foliage, lightly formed them and attached them to the frame opening.  I attached the flowers with glossy accents and finished them with champagne pearls.

KC Taylored Expressions Circles Cutting Plate 2 right

All white and all cream cards are a little hard for me to photograph so these turned out a little dark.  It really is much prettier than it shows in the picture.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.

Card size:  5.25” square


Ringo, The Big Kitty

Good Wednesday morning.  I got home from my “sisters” vacation too late yesterday evening to create a project to post for today. But since you know how much I love cats I thought I would share some pictures of Ringo, my sister Jeannie’s amazing 30 pound Maine Coon. Ringo is the largest domestic cat I have ever seen and one of the most loveable. Look at his gorgeous face.  

Ringo 1 

I wanted to get a picture taken with one us to show his size.  This is my sister Cynthia struggling to get him to look into the camera.  Doesn’t he look happy!  LOL!

Cindy and Ringo

Cynthia decided she could maybe get a close up face shot by getting down on the ground with him but it didn’t work because he kept looking down. 

Cindy and Ringo 2 

I finally got him on my lap for a shot that shows how huge he is.  He is the most docile, mild mannered cat I have ever seen.  He is such a big baby and loved sitting on our laps. Maybe I should say he loved getting as much of himself on our laps as he could.  I slept on the couch I am sitting on in the picture below and it was a tight squeeze but Ringo figured out how to get up there and sleep with me.  LOL!

Kittie and Ringo

It’s always wonderful to spend time with my sisters.  Since there was only the three of us there we weren’t able to get pictures of ourselves together.  We sure missed having Cheryl, our oldest sister there with us and I hope we can all be together sometime soon. I have the most wonderful sisters in the world. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day.


Spring Review

Good Friday morning.  I have been looking forward to this long holiday weekend.  How about you?  I won’t be posting any new projects for a few days.  I am flying up north this morning for a sisters reunion celebration.  I’m sure there will be lots of long morning chats over coffee, fun stories and laughter.  There always is when we get together. 

I thought for today’s post I would do a review and share a few of my favorite projects made this spring.  It was really hard to only pick a few as it seems each one is my favorite at the time I am making it.  LOL.

If you missed any of these projects and would like to see the details and products used you can click on the link below each picture to be taken back to the original post.

Quatrefoil and Floral Spray

Brick House Scene

Garden Trellis and Wheelbarrow

Weathered Birdhouse

Sunny Garden, Watering Can and Button Flowers

Framed Polka Dot Hydrangeas

Hollyhocks Floral Spray

It’s pretty obvious that I love creating scene and flower projects.  I really appreciate you stopping by and want to take this opportunity to thank you for following my blog and for the wonderful supportive comments.  I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day holiday weekend.