Sunday, May 20, 2012

Card for Mom

I made a card for my Mom for mother's day...  she really enjoys them much more than the store bought ones

This card is was made with scraps (My Mind's Eye, Fancy Pants, & Prima)
I stitched all the layers to a 4-1/2 x 6" piece of kraft paper.

I stockpile the tiny type letters they are perfect for cards that I don't necessarily have the right sentiment stamp for plus I LOVE the look especially with stitches at the bottom.

Layers of border punched strips along with a small piece of lace trim.  The addition of "ancient" K & Company flowers with buttons & a twine bow add lots of interest & texture.

Hope you had a great weekend & took some time to be creative...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Music... I'm a Jordis Fan

I've been a Jordis Unga fan since she was on CBS show Rockstar years ago.  I still have her version of "Man Who Sold the World" and "Heart Shaped Box" on my iphone & listen to it often.  The above song titles are linked to youtube video of the performance on that show.  I didn't want to embed it since I like to visit blogs at night in bed and music has a habit of waking the whole house if I forgot to turn off my speakers lol.

So when she turned up on this season of NBC's The Voice I was excited to see her trying to continue to live her musical dreams.  She has the bluesy style voice that I really like to listen to & puts a lot of heart & emotion into any song she performs.  Unfortunately Blake Shelton didn't keep her as long as fans like me would have liked but huge congrats to her fellow team member Jermaine Paul!  He sure can sing.

Anyway the reason I'm blogging about her on a "scrapbooking" paper crafts blog is because as a fan I'd like to see her succeed & give me more music to put on my iphone....  She is doing what a lot of other independent artists are doing and that is publishing their own albums for much less cost.

You can help her get to the magic number of $33,300 too by visiting this website.  Even just $1 will help her achieve that goal.  She has set up rewards for different levels of support.  Last I checked she was already 30% of the way there.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Happy Birthday Karen

Today is my sister Karen's birthday.  I made her a card & decorated a bag that came from an Aveda salon that she goes to.  Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze is such a pretty line with lots of different patterned papers. I love the color combo it seems so fresh to me and classic.

I like to "fussy cut" different things out of patterned paper & these little yellow flowers are perfect embellishment

We went over to her house for a cookout with my parents & a couple of her neighbors.  Dad bought her a cake.

Yummy fresh picked strawberries from a local farm were a gift from one of my parent's neighbors who goes every year and cans jelly

Even Karen's dog Lilly had to give her a "present"... lots of love & kisses

We had a great time... wishing her blessings & good things in the coming year.