Saturday, September 6, 2014

enjoy...



Welcome to day #2 of the Precious Remembrance and Tombow blog hop.  Keeping with the them of yesterday's project (posted below), created a greeting card using the same stamping technique.  Love the addition of the Tombow pens to add more detail to the hearts.  I do love my polka dots!


Now for the fun part...


You could be the lucky winner of this amazing prize package.  In order to qualify to win this prize you must:


1. Comment on each of the Design Team Member’s blog post AND the Company Blog post.

2. Like BOTH TombowUSA and Precious Remembrance Shop on Facebook.
The winner will be announce on Tuesday, September 9th.
Time to complete your hop over at Precious Remembrance!  See you back here tomorrow for day #3.

Precious Remembrance Shop - your next stop!

Friday, September 5, 2014

the sweet, pink flower...


There is nothing sweeter than peeking out our window into a garden full of flowers this time of year.  After a hot, humid summer that prohibits anything from surviving I look forward to the change in seasons.  Today's blog hop project celebrates a thriving garden, shades of pink and something all girl.
 


To create this boutique, I began with constructing the flowers.  Beginning with the heart stamp from Positive Thoughts set, I stamped a flower onto cardstock using five stamped hearts in a circle pattern to make one flower layer.  Using a pink Tombow penI added a polka dot pattern to each stamped heart.  A lighter pink pen helped to enhance each dot.


The center of each flower has been created from a small circle punch, cardstock and the New Day stamp set bubble.  The stem of the flowers is a short bamboo skewer, inked in green and finished off with a stamped leaf from the newest Precious Remembrance set, Fall Colors.

Now for the fun part...


You could be the lucky winner of this amazing prize package.  In order to qualify to win this prize you must:

1. Comment on each of the Design Team Member’s blog post AND the Company Blog post.

2. Like BOTH TombowUSA and Precious Remembrance Shop on Facebook.

The winner will be announce on Tuesday, September 9th.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

scattered fall...


Popping in to say hello before heading back out to the garden.  A little something fall-ish for this "Crafty Sunday" over at Precious Remembrance.  Hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

fall...


Today is the day...we are welcoming a new stamp set from Precious Remembrance, yeah!  Perfect timing for the season to come.



Completely in love with the leaves and created a colorful bunch of cards.


Enjoy the hop and release...a wonderful new addition for fall!

Monday, August 18, 2014

a day of layers...


There is nothing like feeling those butterflies getting ready for the first day of school, but as I get my boys ready for another first day of school there are twice the flutters.  Making sure their clothes are laid out, their lunches are planned and that the first day goes off without a hitch.  Back to routines, and a little excited to get my daily routine underway once again.  No more sleeping in I suppose.  Sharing a Precious Remembrance project today that was posted yesterday.



I had fun with this one.  Make sure you stick around the Precious Remembrance blog this week for a new set that is sure to get your creative energy going.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

crafty sunday...


It may be obvious that I have a complete head over heels love for Precious Remembrance stamps. There are so many ways to mix and match them and all of those inspirational sayings captures my creative heart.  Today I am sharing my first project with you for "Crafty Sunday"...yeah!


Make sure to check out the post today, and everyday for some amazing projects!

Friday, August 8, 2014

like mother, like daughter...


It has been said for years and it is true.  Like mother, like daughter.  The past week was spent strolling around a craft store, putting our heads together to come up with a type of flower that we have yet to  try.  This creative journey brought us to this point...needle felting.  Have you tried it yet?  The white and yellow flower above is one that came out of this experiment, others didn't fair as well.

Our attempts began with wet felting, gathering supplies we could find around the house.  This method was not as successful, although I am sure with time we could have walked away with something useable.  The next attempt required another trip to the store where we picked up a some needle felting supplies, these you cannot find around your house so easily.

With the lack of supplies to share, we took turns with the needle, felt and pad.  As many forums state, there is something therapeutic about this process of poking a needle back and forth through the layers of felt fibers and pad.  Only a few jabs of the finger later the felting technique was in full swing and a few flowers came out successful. 

My mother and I can now check that box off and continue adding it to our projects.  Along the way we laughed, shared ideas and realized these simple moments are what makes life so amazing.  Thank you mom for such fun times!


Recently had a request to recreate one of these pincushions so thought why not recreate three.  All a little different, using tiny scraps of fabric, felt and working on my embroidery skills.

Have a wonderful weekend!  Will be back on Sunday with some Precious Remembrance.  A little sneak peek...