Saturday, February 25, 2012

New Card Creations

 The card above was done all in black and white theme. The oval was a technique using crumpled tissue paper laid on an oval cardstock piece that I ran through my Xyron. The flower layers are ones that I created using two different flower shapes. In side the card I stamped a flourish design and covered it with black glitter....the picture didn't turn out so that's why no posting.
  This card went in a package sent out on Friday to a blog friend.
The card above is going to my MIL. I used a couple of layers of is a peach shimmer paper and the white piece on to I ran through my cuttlebug using the small dot embossing folder I just got...this one is hard to find. Lucky it was on clearance at Joann's. 
I tied an organza purple dot ribbon and placed a silk flower that I had died using alcohol inks....that was a fun day.
I used two different Spellbinder dies for the front embellishment. The sentiment lace circle has pop dots over the Ironwork Accent die cut. Two pearl embellishments placed on each end.
The butterfly is of course the Martha Stewart punch which I added three little pearls in the center.   

Enjoy your weekend...I'm off to the thrift store to see if I can find anything good!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pinterest Inspiration....

 This beauty was inspired from Pinterest.
The blog the original pic was from is called 
Uniquely Ella. Go check her out.
 I found this gumball machine at Goodwill this morning...the original color would not do. Ella did her's in a vintage pink, tho I considered that color decided on the gloss black.
 The buttons are all from my mom's collection that I inherited when she passed away. I use to play for hours on end with them when I was a child, so they hold very warm memories for me.
 I added flat back pearls in an off white around the top, some black beaded trim around the glass base and some Recollections bling on the front and sides.
I think my mom would like how I've displayed her collection.

Trash to Treasures over

I'm so glad our "Trash to Treasure" day is to put my house back in order. 
We did well....a lot of people participated and we had a steady stream of people for the 4 hours it was open.
Hubby sold all his tools and we only brought back a couple of things that we're donating to our church this Thursday for their missions rummage sale next weekend.

We had a great time on Friday....I got my new Cinch...Joann's is clearing them out of their stores so it was marked down 50% off and because it was employee appreciation day I got an additional 30% off that price....all in all it cost me $42.00!
I'm doing the happy feet dance...oh yeah!
Bonus....they were clearing out all the supplies as well so I picked up several pkgs. of wires for more than half off.
Was a good weekend!
Relaxing a bit and then on to cleaning....have a blessed day!