Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Birthday Tree

A couple weeks ago I was browsing blogs on my google reader and I came across this fabulous sketch. A smart girl would have written down who created it at the same time she scribbled the design on a scrap of paper. Sad to say... I am not that smart girl.

This is just the perfect guy card to me! It's simple, has masculine colors and yet still pops. Through the Trees and Turning a New Leaf papers (both PTI) work so well together.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Happy Winter

Hello again -

We visited a new church recently and there was a beautiful scrolled wood frame around the cross over the alter. As I sat listening to the sermon my mind started to wonder back to that beautiful frame. Yes, I know I should have been listening, but I kept thinking of how I could re-create that on a card.

Then the light bulb went off! Embossing folders and Nestabilities!

I embossed a piece of white-core blue cardstock with a snowflake embossing folder. Then I used two sizes of large circle Nesties to create the frame. After it was cut I lightly sanded the top to really let the snowflakes *pop*.

I cut a larger circle of white cardstock, edged it with a glue pen and glitter and then attached the frame with foam tape.

The cute little penguin is from Penguin Fun and the sentiment from Snowy Sayings both from Our Craft Lounge.

I can't wait to try this with other folders. Just think... leaves, polka dots, script, oh my. :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Find Joy...

That is where I am... finding joy in the every day. Being able to sit down, look at all my wonderful supplies, pick up a stamp that makes me happy in that moment, and create.

The butterfly from Taylored Expressions, Discover Your Wings, was my happiness the other day.

Well, that and my sewing machine. Do you know how long it takes to sew around 9 little squares of paper (Basic Grey)? Ok, not that long. lol The sentiment is Hero Arts.

I hope you are finding joy in this day!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Miss you

Thank you everyone for such a warm welcome back. I really have missed talking to my blogger friends.

As I look through my drawers of stamps that haven't seen the light of day in almost two years I am just giddy with excitement! This little guy (Whipper Snapper Designs) is one of my all time favorites. Don't you just love the way he holds his head? Can't you just hear his heavy *sigh*. LOL.

Time to put my feet up and relax after a long day.
See you next time!

Monday, September 6, 2010

I'm baaaaack!

dust dust dust... sweep sweep...

Helloooooo.... anybody still out there?
Yes, it's me, Carol 'er HB! I'm back! After months and months we finally have our own place and all my wonderful goodies are out of storage. yeaaaaa!

Today, being Labor Day and all, I thought I'd "labor" over my craft table. It was a productive day and I am a happy girl!

Here is a little creation I made using PTI's Warm Happiness and Basic Grey Wisteria 6x6 pad.

The flower is linen fabric (scrap from my patio door curtains) cut with PTI's Beautiful Blooms #2 dies.

If you happen to stumble onto this place, I am so happy to see you!