Saturday, May 31, 2014

Happy Graduation

Just a little starstruck number I made for a graduate.  The little tab at the top pulls out and you can put a gift card in it- cute huh?   I have my own graduate and already 4 graduate party invites.... so lets see how fast I can get some of these cards done.  I will tell you it has been a little bit of a struggle with all that is going on (preparing for graduation, work, the holiday).  So wish me luck! 

Have a great week! 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Unlock Your Future

 Hello all my friends.  Today is kind of a sad day for me as this will be my last post for Gina's Designs.  I have really enjoyed this team as the product is a little different than what I was used to, the products are very nice quality and very versatile as well.  And most of all, Gina is such a generous owner and is eager to work with the design team to let them give ideas and design things with her.  So I will miss this team.....  but real life has gotten into the way of being able to keep up with things and so I just need to take care of some things at home and not have to feel committed to designing- now if I can just make myself create. 

I digress here.... you all did not come here to hear all this stuff.  So on to the project which is a graduation  card box.  I had been seeing these with flowers and my first thought was to use the graduation set which is a set that I had asked Gina to design for us and then Heidi's stars, which I designed and Gina put into work for me (and I adore them!).  I did this one in Red and Black for my son's graduation as these are his school colors.  The graduation items I spray painted and the stars i used some adirondeck paint.  
Here is a closer picture of the box using the graduation hat and a little stickle on the tassle!  I also added a few little twirlies that are just cardstock rolled around a pencil- I thought it was cute to add the little extra fillers.  

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Feeling a little Pink and Orange

Hello everyone!  It was a great Memorial Day weekend here, my son was home from college and so we just did some "hanging" around and then went to a museum and today, we did some grilling.  It was so sad to see him leave.  This week is all about preparing for graduation next week. So I am trying to get a few posts ready. 

So I wanted to get back to participating in the Reverse Confetti Challenge and it is the color challenge right now.  Once again- a challenge with these colors for me but they are beautiful together don't you think?   Stamp is also RC.
Feel free to come and join us!   

Sunday, May 25, 2014

A little China...... Cabinet

 Good Day my friends!!
Today's project from Gina's Designs is a new little china cabinet and it is A-dorable!  It is made with a hard board and so it was easy for me to use my American Chalk paint on it.  I have been wanting to do a project with it and this worked perfect- the small version of my ideal little cabinet.  The doors open and there are 2 shelves in there to store little items on it.    
On the bottom are 3 little drawers that are sturdy and open and can actually be used for storage (imagine that!).  I got these little drawer pulls that are actually brads- aren't they perfect for the distressed cabinet?  I adore it. 

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Just wishing you a lovely spring day.......... and hoping you are having a wonderful one at that!  

Sunday, May 18, 2014

You know, the REAL paper cards!

Project number one is a card.  My son is a pilot so as soon as I saw this cute litte (masculine) airplane I knew I had to make a card to mail out to him.  So back up a few weeks and he and I were talking about making a card that was black, had clear embossing and then one white object on it.  So this is my take on our discussion for him. 
  I thought I needed to start working on graduation cards since this will be a big year for graduates with our friends and family.   So this is the first one I made- kept it simple but fun I think.  The frame is just cut out of red cardstock.  The cap is chipboard that I painted black and then covered with glaze to give it a little sheen: little red stickles on the tassle. 

This graduation set is so perfect this time of year to be making graduation invites and cards- check them out! 


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Birthday Wish!

Just a little wish for your Birthday my friend!  
Reverse Confetti Die: hearts and scallop square.  

Friday, May 9, 2014

Ticket to Birthday Wishes

Just a little splash of color again for an otherwise black and white card!  I am loving this combination and clash of old and new.  

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Whimsical Wishes

Happy Wednesday! 
I was working on a bunch of birthday cards for my "stash" and this is one that I made this weekend.  I just love the black and white with the addition of colors thrown on the front of it all.  Kind of gives it a vintage feel I think but overall fun!  

Have a great rest of your week! 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Moments Like This

Hello  everyone!  Today's project is a little Project Life double page.  Some of you may have seen that Gina's Designs has come out with some great chipboard embellishments, project life cards as well as organization tools!  

The page on the left lower card is a MOMENT card.  In this page I used another sentiment card behind it but it could easily be used in front of a picture that was highlighting a specific moment.  I am trying to get some of my graduation pages ready for pictures to be added for my son.   

This is another of the little project life die cut cards- again I took one of my graduation cards with the diploma on it and used the chipboard card to highlight it.  I just love that little scroll there in the top corner!  

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