Thursday, September 13, 2012

Happy Summer

I know summer is drawing to an end but I just love this sweet “Garden Tilda” & wanted to use her today … She was colored with Copics & made with a whole lot of love …  I made the little wood minitures & card display rack while I was working ... I am sooo NOT a wood worker but my "boss, who is a quadraplegic" can tell us how to do thse things & he maks it fun to turn a little piece of wood into a tiny wagon wheel or wood vase with his tools. Although he can't do them himself anymore he's a wonderful teacher & I'm so pleased when I look at the finished project & can say "I did this myself !!! Sure couldn't have done it without him tho. Thanks Al ...P1030794
Darlene from Dutch Paper Crafts asked me to do a few more samples for her & the die I backed Miss Tilda with is a LifeStyle Craft oval die … They are so nice to use & cut like butter. I stamped the sentiment on one of the 3 Memory Box Puffy Clouds that come as a set that Darlene also sent & used a leafing pen to make a little “silver lining” on the clouds …
I added a little Flower Soft for the “dirt” & the watering can is an old Sizzix die I cut out of a Pepsi can & then ran thru my Vagabond & crimped it with a wavy paper crimper. The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts & the little cones are from my “gathering” outside. I LOVE to use things I find for little fillers … The leaves are a Cheery Lynn Flourish …  Gee, I sound like a salesman but I truly do love this crazy “addiction” hobby & just like to share what makes me happy.
And the inside done to match .. Looks like I forgot to add a little something to the right side of the sentiment but will fix it later. The papers are from the Nitwits “Petal Fresh” digit collection & I can’t believe how wonderful they print out. These beautiful “quilt” papers are some of my favorites …


There, I added a little Cheery Lynn butterfly to fill in the blank space …
The wonderful scalloped card base was sent to me by a sweet lady Eileen from "across the pond" ... She makes some amazing cards so go check out her blog when you have time. But I WARN you she uses some wonderful dies that makes you want to rush right out & pick some up. If you stop by to "visit" her tell her Janie says Hi ...
I wanted to use pale yellow filler flowers but only had white so I got out my nifty little Mini air compressor & a Copic marker & sprayed them to match. Quick & easy !!!

From white to yellow with just with a quick spray … I also sprayed a few leaves for another project.
Here’s a couple more samples I did for Darlene using the Life Style Crafts Floral Doily & the Nesting Squares & Cheery Lynn butterflies & Olive branch... when I order from Dutch Paper Crafts, Darlene usually gets it to me in about 2 days. Fastest service possible. If you don’t see something you want just e-mail her & she will get right back to you & let you know if she can get it.
This was a little long but I hope you enjoyed the post half as much as I did making it.
Hugs & happy crafting, Janie

Monday, September 10, 2012

From My Kitchen With Love

Here’s something a little different from my normal “Tilda” cards … This is a delicious family recipe & although it’s a silly name that’s what everyone has always called it… I’ve been doing a few samples for Darlene at Dutch Paper Crafts & she was so wonderful to send me some amazing dies to work with … This recipe card is done using Lifestyles Craft Nesting Rectangles & Circles. They come in a set of 4 or 5 & cut like a dream …

These were taken outside on an old wagon wheel my daughter Theresa gave me & next to an old whiskey barrel filled with Hen & Chicks & other Succulents my daughter Bridgette gave me for Mother’s Day this year. I LOVE that kind of yard decoration & even used a pair of old boots & filled them with plants. You can barely see the toe of the boot it’s sooooo full …

The inside has more Nesting circles & the sentiment from JustRite stamps is put on with an Action Wobble so it spins when you flip it from the side. Darlene did a wonderful video showing the cards I sent her & it’s up on her blog today if you have time to check it out. She offers a great discount on everything she sells & it’s the fastest shipping I’ve ever seen.

After I posted this I went back & reread it & noticed on my Recipe I typed Prehead instead of Preheat ... Wonder how many of you noticed ...

Here’s a little treat bag I sent to Darlene for her dog Buddy … I used another Lifestyle Craft rectangle for the computer generated sentiment & just put a couple of Milk Bones in a tiny ziplock baggie I bought at Michael’s. I used my Cricut to cut the Doggie & stamped a Peachy Keen face on him & put him on an Action Wobble.
Thanks for stopping by & hope you can take a little time to craft today…
Hugs, Janie