Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy Hippity Hop!!!

Can you believe that January is over?  It is amazing how time flies....

Here are a couple of recent projects - the first one uses some vintage embroidered sheer trim I found at an antique mall.  I circled it numerous times and, finally, couldn't resist buying it.  I used Sizzix embossing folders for the solid cardstock and colored the little flower from "How You Doin" with a new set of Prismacolors (40% off at Asel Art Supply). I wasn't brave enough to trim the white card backing from the sheer trim but I do plan to try that next time when I am able to stitch the card.  Right now, my Big Shot and paper cutter are on top of my sewing cabinet so getting out the machine is a chore!

Here is my husband's idea of playing a joke on our beloved Rosemary - she is looking up at him and wondering why this object is not edible:-)  She's in her favorite afternoon sun retreat in her cat bed.  She is not spoiled at all....

Yesterday was my husband's birthday so I struggled with a masculine card.  I love these charms - they have a little hole at the top so I inserted these cool vintage brads in them.  I embossed the red paper with a Cuttlebug folder.  The papers are from the 365" 6x6 pad from Pink Paislee - I just love their paper!

Here's a closeup of the brad and charm - ignore my embossing powder error - it's part of the distressed feel of the card.

That's it for today!  I hope you all have a wonderful week and I thank you for stopping by!!!


Monday, January 24, 2011

Hippity Hop!!

Okay, so I can't actually hop right now - lots of knee trouble but it is getting better, I hope!

I am still behind on my Christmas thank you cards but here are a few I have made so far.  The last two have amazing handmade printed paper on them.  All use Ippity stamps.  The second card had a problem with the embossing portion - my glitter paper melted, too:-)  My friend will still love it, though....

I wish you all a happy Monday and have a great week!


Monday, January 3, 2011

2011's First Hippity Hop!!

Happy First Monday of the New Year - when the year is full of promise and hope....

This is a joint project that my friend and I made a while back - she had the fabulous idea of adding the ribbon and the flower - just the right touches for this card.  It also is appropriate for the new year - make every day the best!  That is the only resolution we should make!

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