Wednesday, December 31, 2014

'Garden of Life' Card

Happy New Year! I hope you've enjoyed a lovely holiday season and that you're ringing in 2015 surrounded by those you love. We're celebrating at the Frilly and Funkie Blog with a brand new challenge. Nicole is our hostess and her theme is 'Anything Goes,' with the only guideline being your project be either vintage or shabby themed.

I created this 'Garden of Life' card for my sweet daughter who graduated from nursing school a couple of weeks ago. She has followed in the footsteps of my mother and me (we're a family of nurses). She's worked diligently these last few years and can now put those coveted initials, R.N., behind her name!     

I layered, distressed, and stitched my favorite Maja papers, hand painted the flowers, then added a few dew drops and a twine bow to finish off my little rose garden.  

Thank you so much for joining me today. My thoughts are with all of you as you celebrate with your family and friends. May this year bring you blessings and untold joys!  


Other products used: Chipboard elements and flowers from my stash, Magnolia Rose Leaf die.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A Vintage Christmas Card

Hello my friends! It's hard to believe that December has already arrived, bringing with it the wonder and magic of the season. Many of us are in the midst of our preparations for this festive time of the year. For the new challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog we're getting one step closer to finishing up our to-do lists by creating a vintage themed holiday card, and everyone is invited to play along. For challenge details just click on the link above and let the crafty fun begin!

I created a companion card to give with the ornaments I made for the previous challenge. I layered, distressed, and stitched my favorite Maja Christmas papers then created a holiday floral spray to compliment the chipboard sentiment.


I'm so happy you stopped by today! I've met so many wonderful friends in the world crafting and I treasure each and every one of you. I send wishes for peace, joy, and love!


Other Products: Sue Wilson Classic Poinsettia die, chipboard sentiment, mini pine cones and berries from my stash.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Vintage Inspired Ornaments

Welcome friends! I hope you're having a great day! Autumn has well and truly arrived in Charleston with cooling temperatures and falling leaves. We've been busy preparing our home for the Thanksgiving holiday. The thought of having our family together and spending time with my loved ones fills me with incredible joy. Signs of Christmas are everywhere as well, from the stores to the music on the radio. What a wonderful time of year!

I'm excited to announce our newest challenge, 'A Gift from the Heart' at the Frilly and Funkie Blog. Cec is our host and she asks us to get a jump start on our Christmas planning by making something we can give as a gift. For all challenge specifics just click on the link above and you'll be ready to join in the fun! 

My friend and I have a tradition of exchanging something handmade for our Christmas trees each year. I was recently inspired by some beautiful bauble cards I saw on Pinterest. They were designed by Klaudia from I love her cards and set out to put my own spin on them to create ornaments for my friend.

used Maja Design papers that I stitched, distressed, then mounted on grunge board for sturdiness. Each bauble has been embellished with handmade Poinsettias, seasonal greenery, berries, and pine cones. 

I'm hoping you'll find a little time to play along in our challenge!

Thank you for stopping by and sharing your time with me. Your kindness and friendship warm my heart. For those of you in the U.S. may you have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration! If you're traveling I pray for your safe journey. Wherever you are and whatever your plans, I hope you're surrounded by the people you love.


other products used: Sue Wilson Classic Poinsettia die, Hot Off the Press Christmas Word stamp set, mini pine cones and berries from my stash.