Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wedding Season is Just About Here!

Wedding season is coming up! I have these adorable hankies on sale until the end of the month! These would make a cherished gift for the bride. It's something New and Blue! And something that will be a keepsake forever.

This elegant lace handkerchief is embroidered with the bride and groom's first names and date of their wedding in blue. Other colors can be chosen. Then the hankie is dressed up in this adorable card stock bodice, hanging sweetly on a tiny hanger with a ribbon sash.

During the sale, these hankies will also come with a pretty tag in it's own gift box ready for giving. ON sale here: KZ Embroidery & Gifts

Wedding hankie gift tag

hankie and tag in gift box

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Paper Rosettes for Card Making

Here are 2 cards we've made recently. I purchased a Martha Stewart scoring board and made lots and lots of paper rosettes. I even got my teen making them! So we put together these two cards and decided to post them to a few challenges just for fun.

Mom's card
Daughter's card

Once you get the hang of it, using the scoring board makes rosettes much easier! The only problem I had was figuring out the paper sizes. I have been trying every size of paper I can think of to make the smaller rosettes for cards. This was my first attempt!

As you can see... I still need to do some tweaking! So here goes!

For the smaller rosettes, I tried useing 1 by 6 light weight scrapbook paper. I had 2 problems with this. The lightweight scrapbook paper is too light. If you press the least bit hard on the scoring board you rip the paper. There goes those flowers! Secondly, 6 inches is just a tad too short if your paper width is 1 inch. Once I was finished scoring, I cut my 6 inch paper into a 3/4 inch strip. Accordion fold on the score marks. Pull the two ends together and match up the valleys and mountains to glue. Then gather it all together and pull out until you have a rosette. Use a small circle of card stock on the underneath to glue it all together.

This blue rosette was 8 inches by 3/4 inches. It was scored on the black marked lines on the scoreboard, which was every 1/4 inch. The smaller rosettes were made using 6 inch by 1/2 inch paper. I even made a few from 8 inch by 1/2 inch and scored them every 1/8 inch. These were small and short. The larger rosette was made with 12 inch by 1 inch paper scored every 1/4 inch.

So now we have lots of rosettes for our next card making attempts!

We are submitting our cards to these challenges:

Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
CPS Sketch 254
CES Challenges - Blues and Cream
C.R.A.F.T Challenge 143
Cure for the Winter Blues Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

Pink Paper Paradise      I love CASE Study

And daughter gets this for her participation! Yay!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Grape Vine Birthday Card

Inspired by Sonya at Appel Quilling Garden I have come to love making cards with grape vines!

I made this card for my aunt for her birthday. She loves different kinds of wine and I thought this would be a nice card for her.

By the way... Sonya is giving her Twirled Paper class again at My Creative Classroom. I would highly recommend it! It was an awesome class.

And... don't forget to enter my giveaway for a personalized fleece stadium throw! Enter here: Out of the Box Sampler Giveaways

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
  Pink Paper Paradise   

The Craft Garden

Monday, February 6, 2012

Polar Fleece Stadium Blanket Giveaway!

Hi all!

I don't know if you've heard of this company.... Out of the Box Sampler but they have the greatest idea! Small businesses contribute samples of their wares. Out of the Box Sampler, or OOTBS for short, puts these samples together and once a month sells boxes of samples from all these great small businesses! I've purchased a couple and have gotten the neatest things!! I love the 'Try before you buy' idea! and also, you see things you might not otherwise have found!

OOTBS has a new giveaway app on their Facebook page! I am doing a giveaway! Yay! Enter HERE to win your own personalized fleece blanket throw!

My giveaway is for one high quality polar fleece approximately 50 by 60 inches with a whipstitched edge. It also comes with it's own elastic carry strap.
                                  Loads of colors to choose from!

 I will personalize it with one line of personalization for you.

Here are some others I've done (Leo is not included in the prize!)

These make a great gift for grads, weddings, birthdays, just about any gift giving occasion. Or just keep it for yourself and drape it over the sofa for the cold afternoons!

Again, please enter HERE. Comments on this post will NOT be entered. You must use the OOTBS Facebook page to enter.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pink Posies and Pearls, Add Some Butterflies!

Just a quick post before we head out to Arizona for a week! Where it's warm! And no snow!

I did this birthday card for my sister in law using pink cardstock, embossed with butterflies using my new butterfly embossing folder! The edges are distressed a bit but this picture doesn't do that part of the card justice. I punched some small flowers and put pearls as their centers and added a few quilled scrolls. Then I quilled the butterfly and added some pearls and gems.

I am working on another quilled birthday card but it won't be ready until we return from the warm weather!

I am linking up to these challenges:

Cooking Up With Katie
Truly Madly Crafty
Crafty JC
CRAFT challenge
Cupcake Craft Room

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Leo's Visit

Happy New Year!!

Well, it is time for Leo to travel to his next destination! I think he had a great visit. The first day he was here I was working on some personalized fleece blankets. He helped me get those ready to ship out. I think he was confused though. He kept trying to get in the box. He thought he was going already too!

So to make him feel more at home I let him try on some bling. He makes a great model.

He helped me make Christmas and Hanukkah cards.
We took a break and went to Fond du Lac to see the lighthouse. This was something I hadn't seen before. It was really pretty but it was also really cold!

He celebrated Hanukkah with us and then learned how to make Eggs Benedict!

All in all I think Leo had a great visit! We will miss him as he travels on to his next destination!
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