Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Hello! Today I have another card for Cheery Lynn Designs featuring the Classic Coved Rectangle, Silver Stacker Coved Rectangle and the Polynesian Sails Oval.

I cut the Oval doily in half and positioned it just around the top and bottom of the Coved Rectangle diecut. The large flower is two layers of Cuties #2. By embossing and scrunching 3 layers of the Miniature Rose, I created the little flower buds. The foliage consists of Olive Branches and leaves from Small Leaves #2. The gorgeous mini doily under the flowers comes from the center of the Polynesian Sails Doily die. Two beautiful dies for the money!  A definate bargin!!

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I want to take this time to thank you so much for your wonderful comments and never-ending support! Wishing you a safe, and happy 2012!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Celebrating Dad

Happy Friday!  I'm here today sharing a masculine card focusing on mixing basic shapes with dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.

I started by cutting my stamped image with the Classic Square Silver Stacker and layering it on the Scalloped Square Nesting Stacker. I then chose to layer atop the Classic French Flair Silver Stacker and Scalloped French Flair Nesting Stacker Die. The Border Carnivale is perfect for dressing up masculine cards.

The swag consists of several layers of Pine Branches and Olive Branches, topped with leaves from the Small Leaves #2 set.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Only You!

Hello! I want to take a quick moment to share a layout I made just for fun! When my son was little he used to find entertainment in the most interesting ways!

I used the October Afternoon Space Age line, throwing in some fun elements in unexpected ways much as my son would have!

I adhered the pattern paper to chipboard, then attached with dimensional foam to add texture and dimension.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Vintage Angel

Happy Holidays!  Today I have a couple projects featuring dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.  First, I want to share an ornament I created. I wanted an old, vintage looking angel for my tree. I remember seeing some made from doilies and decided to try my own.

Using pages from an old book, I cut the body from English Tea Party Doily, and the arms are the small center doily from Polynesian Sails Oval. After gluing them in cone shapes and attaching together, I created the wings by scrunching the center of the Italian Flourish doily.
Once the angel was complete, I embellished her with the Miniature Rose and leaves from Small Leaves #2.

I had so much fun putting my angel together that I decided to make a larger version with the daycare kids. They love when I get the machine out and let them cut out their own dies! For their angel, we used the Mega Tea Party doily for the body. The arms are the Italian Flourish Doily. The largest die from Scalloped Window Stackers became the head. I think the parents enjoyed seeing the kids’ projects as much as the kids enjoyed making them!

Here is a picture of my angel next to one of theirs so you get an idea of the difference in size of the regular dies compared to the mega doily. 

I also created a card for you! 

Rather than cut out the snowflake, I opted to emboss the die Snowflake #2 unto Coredinations cardstock, placing the die slightly off the edge of the paper. I sanded the embossed details of the die for a fun texture. Once the snowflake was prepared to my liking, I lined up my die from Classic Circle Silver Stacker and cut out a circle containing the snowflake, and layered on top of the Circle Scallop Nesting Die. In the middle of the card lies the Classic Coved Rectangle Silver Stacker, layered with the Classic Coved Rectangle Nesting Die, using Lace Light Deco Border to dress up the bottom. Lastly the Classic French Flair Silver Stacker layered on the Scalloped French Flair Nesting Die creating the card shape.

Thank you for taking time to stop by on this busy day!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend filled with lots of love and laughter!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Bouquet of Love

Hello!  Today I have another Cheery Lynn Designs creation showcasing an 8x8 layout featuring the Mega Tea Party Doily.

Isn’t this doily just gorgeous?! The details are just phenomenal! What a fun texture the Cuties #1 flower adds. I inked and embossed leaves from Stacker Flowers #1 Leaf and Small Dimensional Leaves #2 to tuck under the flower. A swirl from the Fanciful Flourish gives the finishing touch.
The title is highlighted by the beautiful and delicate lacy die, Anastasia Border. Toward the bottom you can see the lovely details of the scalloped Border Carnivale.

The bouquet is centered around the flower I created using Sweet Williams. I layered about 15-20 layers of tissue paper for each size die. Yes, you can easily cut that many layers tissue paper at one time. Once cut, I attached the layers with a brad. After having the brad in place, I fluffed the layers by pulling them apart and scrunching them slightly with my fingers. To add a bit of color, I lightly rubbed the edges of the flower directly to a distress ink pad. Finishing it off, I spritzed the flower with Pearl Glimmer Mist allowing the distress ink to blend, and adding a bit of shimmer to the flower.

To the left of the flower is the Large Rose and Miniature Rose. I’ve used leaves from Stacker Flower #1 Leaf, Dimensional Small Leaves #2, Dimensional Large Leaves #2. Fanciful Flourish, Pair of Ferns, and Olive Branches make great fillers, adding nice texture and dimension. The bouquete rests atop of the Victorian Romance Flourish. Of course I had to add one of my all-time favorite Exotic Mini Butterflies!

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Shawn Davis Designs

I am so sad to say that this is my last reveal for Shawn Davis Designs. Shawn has decided to pursue another venue. Shawn, Thank You so much for giving me the opportunity to design for you! I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you and the team. I wish you the best of luck in your new venture!!!
Shawn has put together a new book with fabulous templates and instructions for adorable minis using gift bags!!! You can order your copy through her store.
Here are some pages from a mini I created using the templates found in her new book.

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sparkle in my Eye

I'm here to share another fun layout full of layers using dies from Cheery Lynn Designs. This weeks challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs inspired me to dig out my silver sparkles. What better glittery winter fun than snowflakes! Honestly, I got these snowflake dies in the mail this week and they are so beautiful that I couldn’t wait to play with them! *wink* 
I apologize.  I don't know why blogger is cutting off the edge of my photo or making it appear fuzzy, but you can click on the photo to see the entire layout.

The bottom blue layer is edged with Border Carnivale. Topping the polka dot paper is a section of the Dutch Scallop Square Frame. Not only is it gorgeous, but it is just the right size to frame and draw attention to her precious little face. Tucked between the photo and the Dutch Scallop Square Frame is Snowflake #1. Exactly half of the snowflake is showing . Again I used exactly half of Snowflake #1 at the top right hand corner. Snowflake #2 is fluttering on the left hand corner between the blue and polka dot layers.

Anastasia Border dresses the bottom of the photo.

On the right hand side, I layered the Mega Polynesian Sail Doily under the polka dot paper. To add a bit of fun and texture, I cut the doily from Coredinations cardstock and sanded the edges, then added splashes of distress ink here and there. Adorning the top is Snowflake #2 cut from Silver cardstock and adhered with a foam dimensional dot. I added an Epiphany Silver Setting to the center of the snowflake.

The English Tea Party Doily garnishes the bottom left corner, tucked in under the polka dot layer. I cut the Fanciful Flourish from cream cardstock then added splashes of two colors of distress inks. I  meticulously added silver and blue stickles. The moisture from the stickles allowed the distress inks to blend, and the different colors of stickles added a bit of interest.  Again,  Snowflake #2 embellishes the top; decorated with a lacy bow and Epiphany Metal setting.

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

With Love

  I just love to make my own flowers. Cheery Lynn Designs has such a fabulous variety of flower dies to chose from. Today I have a close up of the newly released Cuties #1. I diecut two layers and staggered them before winding them up, giving me a bit larger fuller flower. After cutting leaves from Small Leaves #2, I placed the flower on the larger heart of the Two of hearts set. Underneath the layers is the Polynesian Sails Oval doily, adding a bit of elegant flair to the card. Lastly, the dainty Anastasia Border is the perfect touch along the edge. The finished card is 3 ¾ inches x 7 ½ inches.

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