11 August, 2010

A little something......

A quick post today with a couple of things to share. I found this bird stamp in the dollar fifty bin at Michael's. There's another one that faces the other way with a different pattern on it and I picked that one up too so I'm working on a layout with the two birds. For now, here's something I whipped up. I'm just LOVING white card bases right now. I am in LOVE with PTI's white cardstock since its so heavy. I wish I could find some locally as the shipping is insane!

The sentiment is from a CTMH set and the ribbon is from the dollar store. I recently have discovered CTMH after years of being curious about it. Now, I am still a rubber lover. My first preference I think will always be a wood mounted red rubber stamp. I was going to give up on clear stamps until I discovered that not all clear poly is alike! CTMH stamps are very pliable and they come off the backing without a fight. Unlike the cheapie dollar fifty bin stamps that come from Michael's, the cheapie Imaginesce and not so cheap Inkadinkadoo stamps that I have that I feel I have to fight with to get off the backing. There are a few other clear stamp companies that have this same particular texture & I'm starting to wonder if the material is different altogether?! Now if only I could find the "perfect" storage solution......lol
Onto the next....!

Some time ago, I made a couple of quick kid's frames and gave them to bf's cousin for her kids. They were in place of a birthday card to accompany birthday presents. They loved them! She sent a message not long after asking if I would please also make a frame for her step-daughter and so I was quite happy to oblige. I picked up the frame at Michael's and a little tube of paint and anything I could find in my stash that was purple. I didn't want the frame to be too busy so i did up some flowers, used my new-to-me Sizzix lollipop dies for the letters and voila! I hope she likes it! (thought it will be some time before we see them next).

Well, that's me for today! Thanks for stopping by!



Catherine said...

Kare-bear! Wow! These are bothso beautiful!!! I love the soft colors and elegant look of the card, and the frame is just gorgeous! Love the purple color scheme! The accents of green really make it pop.

Lorie said...

Two beautiful projects, Karen! The card is so soft and sweet, and completely elegant, and then in the same post, you've managed to bring in a colorful and fun altered frame! Both are just beautifully done, and showcase your versatility in crafting. Very well done, my friend!!

Love ya,

Judy McMullen said...

Awesome projects, Karen! It's been so long since I've done any blog hopping and decided to give each of the Sistahs with blogs some attention today. I LOVE your card. I'm really attracted to the clean and simple look of a basically white card with a punch of color and this is so beautiful! Wow! Love this frame!! Great job!!!

kadie said...

OOOOOH, I love the white card base too!! Gotta love those Michael's bargains!

And that frame is ADORABLE!! What a cute idea! Wish my name was Morgan!!

P.S. Let me know if you ever want PTI stuff...I can always find stuff to order :)

MiamiKel said...

Ohhhhhhh so sweet, Kare! Your first card is absolutely beautiful! I love, love the style and layout and soft colors - fabulous! I agree with you on the PTI - and wait til you try GinaK - holy shrimp, even better and I'm a diehard PTI fan!

LOVE the frame! That is so detailed and beautiful - I can see why they were requested - they are gorgeous! LOVE seeing you blogging again!!! xoxo