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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Two Peas In A Bucket CLOSING?

OMG, I woke up today to some sad news. I went to their general message boards like I do all the time and  saw the closing message. I was telling my husband about it and got choked up.

I joined the Pokey Peas there on the message boards and many of us have become long time friends. They gave me such support and praise as I was discovering my various arts. I enjoyed chatting with the girls about life too. It was a place where I grew was a woman and an artist.

I am so grateful for Two Peas and all they did for the scrapbooking community all these years. The videos, the events, the shopping and of course the friends will be missed!

Where will we hang out now? Any suggestions?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Note Cards Galore

I am still in a note card mood. They are so easy to make and with all the stencils, paints and ideas the designs are almost limitless. Here are more that I recently created.

Each one of these is layered with multiple colors.

I used my different ink pads to go over the edges. This one in orange.

This was fun layering the colors on top of  the other.

That is it for today. Hope you enjoyed!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Chalkboard Cards 4 Moms

I really like this chalkboard trend that is out there these days. I have had some ideas swirling in my head and finally got those ideas created. For Mother's Day, I wanted to make my own chalkboard look.

I painted some white card stock black with regular acrylic paint. Then, I stamped and embossed with white powder. Finally, I took some white chalk and rubbed it all over and then rubbed it all in to smooth it out. That was it!

Take a look!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Bow Ties 4 Dads

For Father's Day, I got an idea to use this bow tie template I saw online. Here is the link from How About Orange So easy to make and adorable. I used a paper bag as the base and cut the top off to make it a 6x6 size.

The inside panel was just right for journaling our thoughts on the front and back. Alone with patterned paper and a few stickers this gift was just right for my father in-law and brother in-law.

Take a look!

A nice pouch for my journaling panel.

The metal piece was just right too.

The back of the card.

Here are a few stickers I added.
Here is the back where lots of journaling was written.

Here is another one with the rich wood grain patterned paper. This was given to my father in-law.

I added some foam sponge inside the bow to keep it uplifted.

On both sides I distressed the edges with brown ink and ripped it up some.

Thanks for looking and have a nice day!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

More Cute Note Cards

Here are more cute note cards I made out of  4x6 index cards. I really enjoyed these and still coming up with more new ideas.

I used acrylic paint to paint the cards and the doilies. I even used colored chalk on the orange and yellow doilies just to see how that our work. Then I cut the doilies in half to mix and match them on different cards.

I made these for my husband. I used more masculine colors and styles. He loved them, too.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Fun Mini Album

Happy June! A few weeks ago I had an idea to make some inspirational cards for a birthday gift to myself. Then I decided to use up some 4x6 index cards my hubby has had like forever. LOL!  It was so fun painting them different colors and using my stencils to create the designs.

Then, I had some leftover rub-on words and images I added along with some jewels. I used my Crop-A-Dile to make the holes and added the metal eyelets. The yellow tulle tied it all together. So cute!

Take a look!

Double sided tape and lots of heavy pressure is what I used to make the cards flatten out.

This week I will be sharing more of these fun note cards. Hope you stop by and have a great week!