Friday, May 31, 2019

A bit of this and that~

Hi friends~
Your visit is Very Much Appreciated!!
I hope all is well for you?  Are your days warming? (or is it snowing yet! : )  [Our friends in Australia are heading into their Autumn and Winter seasons.]   We are warm and a bit rainy in Montana; but I love to look out my apartment window and see the lush green grass! (rather than mountains of snow : )
I have just a few cards & whatnot to share with you today.

A birthday card for one of my dear sisters-in-law.  I made a copy of a vintage photo.  This is her (& my late husbands)  Poppy - [top left.]
Simple, quick and easy card using some My Minds Eye papers; layered and edges inked. The 'paper-clip' looking cut out is from an old die.  I stamped the tag with a fun sentiment and bike. Twine for good measure! : )
This is quite the vintage shot, isn't it : )
Look at that poor skinny boy next to Poppy!  He should share that candy bar!

 Next is a small tag I made from a piece of recycled Prima packaging~
 When I fell in love with scrapbooking/card making it was both vintage And shabby-chic that made my heart race!
 A little 'ticket' under the bow. A small piece of Kaisercraft brand 'sewing' paper.
The stitching was already on the tag (I think some resin pieces came on this?)
I 'fussy-cut' some small flower clusters from pattered paper and loosely attached.

The last one is a simple 'envelope-style' card made quickly! I needed a Thank You for two special friends~
 This (env. style) idea was shared a few years ago on a blog (no longer active) -  I really liked the look!
 I like to use postal stamping~
 This envelope style is so simple, but I think it dresses up the look of a card so pretty~
Thank you sooo much for peeking in! 
 The warmer weather has brought on baseball and soccer; and so I've been busy enjoying my grandkids games. 
Wishing you a blessed week-end~

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Finding a little time to create~

Hi friends!  I'm still here : )  and have had a bit of time and a little creativity~  Hope you are well?  Are you heading into a busy Summer season?  We had a few very warm days - but (sigh) still in the midst of 'rainy-cool' weather. Perhps this coming weekend we will warm.   That's OK; Summer is bound to be late some years : )  she can get lost along the way - Montana is so far . . .

Here's a large tag    (from >  Graphic 45 )
I used some vintage book paper (Lesson Hour with the Little Ones . .)
I've also used papers and washi tapes from the My Minds Eye paper collection called "Gingham Farm." > 
I added some seam binding in black and gold; and a chipboard hinge from Dusty Attic.
I covered the hinge with white paint, clear crackle medium, distress ink; and some micro-beads~

The chipboard butterfly is covered in micro beads as well : )  There's a little felt flower under the ribbons,  created by a dear friend.
 I always seem to go a bit crazy with those teeny beads!  You should see my desk . . .(they roll all over the pace! : )
That's a little chipboard heart near the top, held fast with a black mini clothes pin.
I attached the hinge with a little "give" so it can hold a few photo's or notes~
Sorry about the shadowy post pic's   : /  There just hasn't been much outdoor light during these cloudy days ( to take good photo's with my phone.)

I think I must say goodbye for now.  I hope you have a blessed week ahead!!  I have one or two small things to share when I can get back~ I'm glad to have been at my craft desk and actually create! LOL ; )
Loving hugs to you'

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Happy May! (& thinking Neutrals)

Hello to my dear friends in Blogland! Yes, I'm still around ; ) and am able to visit around about once a week~  I am seeing beautiful work!  and always lots of inspiration.   May is now here and with it - - -well,   c h i l l y weather!
: )  It has warmed up here in Montana' USA and I'm thankful.  But it is still very chilly and even below freezing for some of our overnight forecasts~  Lots of green though!  so I am very pleased <3
Come the first part of every month I start thinking "Neutrals," in anticipation of Wen's Simply Neutrals Tuesday blog parties! And although she is taking a well deserved break from that for the time being - my heart just naturally goes there : )
                 Can you handle yet another 'blast from the past'  from my archives!?!?  I hope so!
I am truly working on a few things I hope to post soon - but for now let me share this small journal cover from a while ago~
Pressed board covered with a vintage hankie; on the left is a strip of muslin, pleated & stitched.
Then from the bottom to the top I layered a gazillion things! including laces, vintage buttons, corrugated board, white burlap, fussy-cut flowers (for a sort of 'arbor' effect)  and some white felt die-cut hearts sizzix-bigz-die-hearts-primitive- topped with a piece of wedding lace~
(I believe I've used that heart die far more than any other die I own.)
I know, I know, I shared this not too long ago at one of the Simply Neutrals Party's  : /  but I beg your forgiveness! while I wait patiently for new creativity~
Hugs to you all!  I hope to visit you very soon.
Weekends seem to be my best time to 'get out there' and do some blog visiting <3
And so I wish you a wonderful weekend ahead!  and many blessings too.
Loving hugs,