Tag Archives: Ladybug

Just a little something…

15 Sep

A couple of weeks ago I was asked if I could make a really FANCY card for an anniversary.

Hmmm, is that something I could do?  Well of course!

The “husband” said, she is from a tropical place, and loves flowers and get this…LADYBUGS!!

Oh, I can do ladybug cards alright and he said I could go HEAVY on the ladybugs, so I did!

This is a Tri-Fold card, this is the front.

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This is opening up the front piece.

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A close up of the color papers and ladybugs;)

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This is the inside of the card with his message..

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This is on the card side, that is on the left of the message area.

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This is on the card side, that is on the right of the message area.

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This is the back of the card.

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He wanted a large card.  So this ended up measuring 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.

What do you think.  When I delivered it, he was all smiles and gave me such a nice compliment. He said he could tell by looking at the card, I really enjoy what I do.

He is right, making things, especially for others, yep, that is where it’s at!

I hope you enjoyed this special card, it really was quite a masterpiece.

Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific week.

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Multi layers and flowers with Cheery Lynn Designs

2 Mar
I was visiting blogs the other day for Cheery Lynn Designs, Lots of Layers, challenge entries and one lady’s blog post really stayed in my mind.  She was talking about Cheery Lynn Designs challenge and said, “I can do layers.”
I thought that was so cute, and she did do a fabulous job on her entry too.  I felt the same way about the challenge this week, “I can do layers, (too!!)”
I have used a lot of dies and I do have a lot of layers, so brace yourself! I am also using some really great papers from MOMENTA.
To start, I took the FRENCH LATTICE SMALL cut it out in a patterned red, backed it with ad nice textured white and mounted that on a kraft card front.  I added some machine stitching, because I think it adds a lot of flair to a card.
Next, I took the SWEDISH SPRING OVAL and cut it out in a patterned blue and layered that on top of the lattice. Both the red and blue papers are from the 5 x 7 Cardstock Pad.
The last time I used the FRENCH LATTICE SMALL die, I thought all those cut out squared would make a cute something, I just didn’t know what.  But today when making my card, I knew they would make perfect flowers and mini pinwheels.
You can see my finished card here.  The stems and grass are made from paper from the 5 x 7 Textured Cardstock Combo Pad.
 I also used the basket from BUNNY IN BASKET, CUTIES 4, MEDIUM ROSE, DARLING DAISIES, LACE CORNER DECO D and DOTTIES RIC-RAC to complete this card.  The ladybugs are also from Momenta and are called Lady Bugs Dimensional Sticker.
The fluffy yellow flowers are made out of piece of tissue paper my 7yo brought home from school for me.  I made the yellow flowers with the MEDIUM ROSE and layered them on one of the DECO CORNERS.  The stems are made from DOTTIES RIC-RAC.
The mini pinwheels and pinwheel flower are made from the leftover squares from the FRENCH LATTICE SMALL as I mentioned above.
Here is a close up of the fluffy roses.
 The flowers in the basket are a combination of the leftover LATTICE squares and the
DARLING DAISIES . Just by layering a lot of the squares and daisies, I was able to make these adorable flowers.
Here is one more look at my card that I am sure you will agree has LOTS OF LAYERS.
I hope you have enjoyed this fun card I have come up with.  Be sure to join in on our challenge, like I have mentioned, the theme is LOTS OF LAYERS.
You can find all the details here.
To view any of the Momenta products I have used, be sure to visit their site which you can find here.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great weekend!

You wouldn’t believe this!!

5 Sep

So you all know who DOODLEBUG DESIGN is, right?

They had a call for their first design team call EVER!

I love their products.

They even came out with their own line of TWINE!

I have loved their buttons and brads forever.

I was so excited to see they were doing the call for a team and decided to try out.

I spent a couple of days getting some things done.

My local scrapbook store did not have a ton of paper, at least that I could find…but I made do with what I could find.

I submitted all the required written info they wanted and THOUGHT I attached my pictures and submitted all in plenty of time, before the deadline.

Then 2 days later, I went to my SENT folder to look something up and just about PASSED out when I saw there was no attachment to my emailed DT submission.

Can you believe I did that?

I immediately wrote them and begged to still have them look at my things and told them what happened..posted on their Facebook wall, but I know they are overwhelmed with applications and I never got a response.

So, who knows if I will even be considered!

I am sooo mad at myself, I mean, I have NEVER done that before!

So, they said we could post what we made, so I though why not…they might never even open my email, right?

Oh…I am such a NINCOMPOOP!!

I will just put a gallery of everything I made.

The 2 layouts are made from My Little Shoebox products which are a lot like Doodlebug Designs, other than that everything else is DOODLEBUG DESIGN.

The altered writing book/purse  is made from one of those composition books that you find everywhere.

I sewed a vinyl pocket on the front and really enjoy how that turned out.

I am short for time so I will just group them all here and hope you enjoy the things I made…maybe post on Doodlebug’s Facebook wall to give me a chance:)

https://www.facebook.com/DoodlebugDesignInc

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Ladybug Princess set with Cheery Lynn Designs.

29 Jul
Aren’t these cute? I got them on sale for $1.00. It was meant to be because my princesses flip flops broke and these are their replacement.
Not fit for a princess how they are, so let me show you how to jazz them up!

I used some glitter fun foam and the WITTLE WICKER die.

By cutting the fun foam with the WITTLE WICKER die, I get perfect 1/4 inch strips.

Next I took my red and black glitter fun foam and cut ladybugs
out from the LADYBUG FRAME die.

Here the pieces are ready to assemble.

Next I took a piece of fabric and ripped it in about 1/2″ wide by 5″ long strips.

Here is a nice pile of strips ready for the next step.

I took them one at at time and tied them on to the flip flop straps.

Finished with the tying.

Now with my white glitter foam 1/4″ strips, I accidentally bought sticky back foam, so I stuck all my strips with a matching “buddy”.

After I stuck all the sticky sides together, I cut the strips in half. They are about 1 inch long here. I covered a button with fun foam as a base. I them glued all the strips in a spiral fashion on the fun foam covered button.

I then cut a yellow flower out from the SWEET WILLIAM die.

I glued the SWEET WILLIAM to the top and trimmed and cut the white fun foam until I liked the shape of the flower.

I assembled and glued on the ladybugs and added some dimensional spots with a BLACK VIVA DECOR PEARL PEN.

Here are the flip flops all done.

Awww, look at those spots!

Next, I made a matching headband.

Using the same technique and design as the flip flops, I tied some fabric onto the headband.

Here is the finished headband.

Might as well make a bracelet to go along, right?

Look at those flip flops, I love how they turned out!

Here is the full ensemble.


Now we are just showing off!





You can tell she really LOVES her new things! The whole set cost between $5 and $8 to make. Not too bad, right?
I hope you have enjoyed my set fit for a princess, this has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with Friday Fun!
Dies used today:

The Perfect Recipe

5 Apr

Here I am today with a NEW CHALLENGE up at Sweet Stamps Blog.

We have a recipe for you.  Recipe?  For a card that is.

I found this challenge extremely easy and fun.

It is just the right amount of everything for a perfectly splendid card.

2 – DP’s (Decorative Paper)

3 – Gems

Use Ribbon or  a Border Punch (I used both:)

How easy is that?

Here is my creation:

My Camera sort of focused on the lower half of the card, so I will gladly show some more pics here.

Upper half of the card:

Here is a close up of the lower half of the card:

A side view to see the layering:

Now the inside:

A close up, so colorful, I LOVE IT!

The Sweet Stamps products I used are:

Umbrella 244

Under The Weather 9057

Liquid Pearls WHITE OPAL

Liquid Pearls RUBY RED

So there you have it, my card made with a very SWEET recipe.

Go on over to the Sweet Stamps blog to see the other DT members cards.

Play along too!  You know how much fun a $20.00 gift certificate to Sweet Stamps would be!

Right?

What’s stopping you?

Answer should be:

NOTHING!

See ya, TOMORROW..I have some FABULOUS things to share:)

 

 

 

I have some New Friends!!

3 Dec

I want to introduce you to yet another WONDERFULLY TALENTED group of ladies.  We have been invited to work with Tiffany over at Tiffany’s Doodles.  I will be part of her Design Team.


Original Digital Stamps

Here is the Talented Group!

Official Site    Tiffany Doodles

Tiffany Richards    Tiffany’s Garden

Cammy Wall    Pink Room Therapy

Collette Landwer    Heaven Sent For You

Donna Mikasa    3 Umbrellas

Jeannie DeGruccio    The Polka Cabana

Jillian Foster    Inspired By

Jodi Ann Lee    Inked Inspirations

Joy Taylor    Less is More

Karen Baker    The Bald Dragonfly

Kim Schofield    Paperie Petals

Lindsay Amrhein    Note To Self

Lisa Summerhayes    Lisa’s Handmade Cards

Pattie Goldman    The Pampered Paper Patch

Peet Roeven    Scrap Album

Shannon Neparko    Desert Design Studios

Simone Naoum    Designs by Simone

Sue McRae    Inky Fingers

Willemien Katerberg    Styles in Paper

I will be creating things to show you with her AWESOME Digital Stamps.  Tiffany is a wonderful artist.  Her images are cute and so fun to work with.

Here are a couple of cards I have made with her Images.

 

 

I made these with 2 of Tiffany’s Free Digis, so if you like them you can snag these Digi’s to try out yourself!  They really are a lot of fun!

Cherry Card made with:  CHERRIES

Mushroom Card made with: MUSHROOM HOME & LADYBUG

You are Cordially Invited to:

Join us next week for Our Official Blog Hop and December Card Challenge.

Festivities Begin Dec. 7th, 2010.

Hope you can join us!!

Now hop on over there to check out her AMAZING stuff!!

Bye for now!