Saturday, September 29, 2012

50 Years!

Happy Saturday everyone!
A few day's ago my Mom called and ask me if
I could make her a card for her friends and neighbors
"50th Wedding Anniversary".
Since I know the happy couple since my childhood,
I was more then happy to do so.
 I decided to do an easel card.
 Added punched flowers and gold embellishments.

 The number 50 is actually a sticker I found at 
 The two hearts were stamped with Stampin'Up!
"You are Loved" stamp set.
I used my VersaMark stamp pad and then embossed
with gold detail embossing powder.
I did the same on the sentiment.
WOW, 50 year, what an accomplishment!
I'm so happy for them and
really hope they will like the card.
Mom also needed some labels to put on some vine bottles.
Yes, you guessed right a special 
"Golden Wedding Anniversary" vine.
This is the first time I used Avery's website 
to make labels and I have to say I liked it.
I fell in love with a golden vintage frame, 
I thought it fit the occasion perfectly.
Well, card and labels went in the mail today,
keep the fingers crossed they will make it 
undamaged across the big pond.

Wishing everyone a wonderful and creative weekend
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pebbles and Shells!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and
 a great start to the week!
I took some time this weekend and tried to salvage what's 
left of my yard and flower beds.
The much cooler temperatures made yard work a breeze 
and I was done in no time.
Maybe that there was hardly anything left 
but cutting down dead stuff sped things up quiet a bit.
Even so Fall is definitely in the air I'm not ready
to let Summer go!

I bought this wooden $1.00 frame a wile back
and deco-paged it with old book pages,
but then I got stuck and it was put aside...
... to this weekend, when I came across a very old
children's book called "Pebbles and Shells". 
 Loved the illustrations in the book.
I also reused some of the text on the frame
and stamped some birds on it.
 This is my mom and me on vacation on the seashore.

Well, what do you think?
Not to bad for my first altered photo frame?!
But I definitely need to get into the fall mode,
well, maybe next week ;)
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

A lucky little trade!

Have you ever seen an idea and can't let it go?
Do you just have to go out, search and search for that specific item, to you find it?
For the last week I have been on the search for an old window.
Not just any window, it had to be an old wooden window.
While strolling through town the other day, 
I seen an old window used as display in a photo studio.
What a neat idea I thought
and the treasure hunt began!
I mentioned my little mission at work and
I couldn't believe it 
my wonderful co-worker still had an old window 
from an old house in her attic and 
was more then happy to give it to me...
...for FREE!
I hated not to give her something.
So I traded her some of my cards,
 including the one I made this week,
 for the sweet little window.

I love the little crown on the bird, 
a perfect spot to add some rhinestones.
The stamp is "Bird Post" by Stampendous.
Of course I had to wrap the cards up pretty.
I closed the bag with a flower paperclip she can use as a bookmark later.
She loved her cards and baggy
and I adore my old window.
What a lucky little trade!

Thanks for stopping in!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Blooming Birthday!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful long
Labor Day Weekend!
We are still waiting for the promised rain,
leftovers from Isaac, but so far nothing.
I know it's bad timing for rain, especially over a long holiday weekend,
but we really need it, so I won't complain.
And I don't feel so guilty being inside and playing with my stamps!

This is a Birthday Card I made for my Uncle in Germany this week.
He loves working in his yard, 
so I reused the seed pack idea again.
 The background panel was stamped with Tim Holtz's Heartfelt stamp set
and then dry embossed with Stampin'up! - Sizzix Square Lattice embossing folder.
After adding all the layers to the card you really can't see the background stamping anymore.
I might have to rethink that part!

 I found this adorable origami butterfly on Karen Bailey's wonderful blog
called Todolwen
 Look under her free tutorials, she has awesome stuff
and best of all very easy to follow instructions!
My butterfly is folded out of a 2'x2' old book page.
This is the Stampendous! stamp called Botanical Asperula 
I used on my seed pack.
Sentiment Stampin'up! - Elementary Elegance.
Now I have to wait to Tuesday to get it in the mail!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Labor Day weekend
and thanks so much for stopping by!