Tuesday, May 11, 2010



This is the card that I made for my Mom for Mother's Day. It is so big, 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches square, that I had to make an envelope to put it in. The top photo is the envelope that I made out of a brown paper bag. I cut it down to the size I needed it for the card and stamped one of the images from Vintage in a random pattern all over the bag in Cameo Coral. I then rubbed Cameo Coral and Creamy Caramel ink pads all over it. I sewed around three of the edges with Linen Thread (I pierced the holes first). The card base is Cameo Coral with layers of Creamy Caramel and Blush Blossom, each one stamped with random images from Vintage. One of the layers of Cameo Coral was cut out using the Large Square Scallop die cut. On top of that layer is Certain Celery and then Blush Blossom stamped with Fresh Cuts, colored in with Copics and run through the Big Shot with an embossing folder. I rubbed a Cameo Coral ink pad across all the raised parts. The ribbon is scrunched seam binding. The flower was made by stamping random images all over a piece of Blush Blossom paper, punching 6 Scallop Circles out and then embossing them. They were then scrunched up, then stacked and attached all together with a green jewel brad. The sentiment was stamped on Certain Celery, punched out with Oval Scallop punch and adhered with dimensionals. The frame is from a Maya Road framed alphabet chip board set that I just rubbed a Creamy Caramel and Cameo Coral ink pad over it and adhered it with dimensionals. All of the layers are distressed with the distressing tool and then sponged with either Creamy Caramel or Cameo Coral or both.

Well that's it for me tonight. Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day. I know I did!

Until next time....

Hugs and Happy Stampin'!

~Lorrie

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Grunge Board.... how I love thee......


but am still a little intimidated by you! I bought some Tim Holtz Grunge Board at a Stamp/Craft Show back in February and could not wait to make something with it, that is until I opened the package and my mind totally went blank. All of a sudden, I had no clue what to do with it. I mean, what if I cut into it and then totally screw it up?! I thought long and hard before I decided on this little what ever it is, lol. I think it would look cute hanging amongst some pictures on a wall or on a desk. I have a cute little "coat hanger" that I could hang it up with. Sorry the pic is so dark. I had a real hard time photographing it, but it is very shabby chic and textured in real life. I cut the Grungeboard out using Top Note die cut and then sponged Old Olive color on it. I stamped the leaf image and the Friends images from Vintage Vogue in Chocolate Chip. The cute little frame is from Tattered Angels. I sponged it with Creamy Caramel and then rubbed a little Chocolate Chip over it. I adhered it using dimensionals. The flower is made by stamping the same leaf image from Vintage Vogue in Creamy Caramel and the flower images in Cameo Coral on a piece of Pretty in Pink paper and then punched out eight flowers with the Flower Punch. I then scrunched each piece and then sponged with Creamy Caramel. The flowers are adhered together with dimensionals and finished off with a metal heart shaped button. I added some tulle that I sponged with Creamy Caramel to the back of the flower as well.

So that's it for me today! Until next time,

Hugs and Happy Stampin'!

~Lorrie