The journey of creating begins with a spark from deep within. The artist continues on the loom of life and throughout time a beautiful tapestry takes shape and form from the luscious fibres, brilliant gems and precious pearls we encounter along the way....

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Using Butterflies, Doilies, Spellbinders and Punch Around the Page Large Punch Set

Hello All My Blogging Friends... I'm back today with another seasonal card as the days continue to be warm, humid and sultry and we continue to find ourselves in the throes of summer.  Summer flowers are out in full bloom and everything is growing beautifully working towards harvest.  I just love the availability of fresh fruit, berries and vegetables that this time of year presents to us!  Early corn is coming into the stores, strawberries are finished now and we're in the middle of raspberry picking season.  I've been canning some peach preserves and making some raspberry jam and the jars are so colorful sitting happily on my counter.  Oh so yummy!!  I just love puttering around with the berries and fruit right now I'm looking forward to doing some relishes and pickles with my husband at the end of August.  That is something that he enjoys as well and he looks forward to working with me on that. Fall is my favourite season of the year but summer is a very close second with all there is to do, see and be a part of.  I never want to forget however, any one of our distinct seasons as I'm grateful for the four separate and breathtaking color palettes that we use to paint our memories alive each season and how we take up our looms of life and weave our rich and intriguing stories.  Loving the summer and being in the moment!  I love the delicate look to this card. Again, I layered diecuts and added detail and dimension through the use of rhinestones, small butterflies, one small flower and  two pearl ended stickpins.  The birdhouses denote the rythms of nature as our summer winged friends fly in, build their nests and have their babies and then raise them before flying off again for another cycle.  Each living creature and all of life must Honor the Seasons of Nature and the Rythms of Life.  I just love this sentiment. Click on the pictures for a closer look at the details...

Summer Theme card using Prima Marketing Botanical 6x6 paper pad.  Spellbinders Labels 20
 and Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and Petite Scalloped Circles Large.  JustRite
Stamps -- Birdhouses Interlocking, 31/4" round colored with Copic markers.

Lovely sentiment stamp from Rednecker Stamps - Honor the Seasons, stamped in Cocoa
Momento ink.  Maya Road Stickpins and Prima tea stain rosettes along with
Zva Creative rhinestone bling flourishes.
Gotta love those Butterflies! Another Martha Stewart punch and available
at OC Scrapbookers, my favourite online Canadian source for all
your scrapbooking and cardmaking products. The Punch Around the Page
Punch set is one of the large ones called "Wildflowers", perfect for this card.

All of these products and more can be found at OC Scrapbookers.  Go on over to check what is there and if you have questions, email Deb for more info or to order something specific.    Thank You and I'll be back again very soon...

A Birthday Card for either Gender!

Hello My Friends

Welcome back to the blog to view this card that I put together very quickly for a friend.  I love the colors of it and that it can be for either gender quite easily.  The Pattern Paper collection is Basic Grey Capella.  I 've cut one of the patterns from the collection using a Martha Stewart's punch around the page punch set and then the cut a Marianne Creatable Round Doily using a coordinating color of cardstock to go with the patterns I chose to work with.  I used a Spellbinders Tags Three tag and topped it with one of Spellbinders Ribbon Banners dies.  I stamped the Celebrate Your Day with Justrite's Mini Everyday sentiments on the ribbon banner cutout.  The inside of the Card features a coordination paper from the Basic Grey collection in two of the pattern paper selections and stamped up a Red Neck sentiment stamp that talks about seasons.  Hope you like this card and I would like to hear from you all.  My blog members and visitors are the best and most gracious people.  I always get a few comments to say what you like on my work.  Love the feedback. 
I hope you click on the link above to my favourite online scrapbook store for these products and much, much, more...

The Front of the Card - Brown embossed cardstock for the card base.
Basic Grey Capella Collection, Basic Grey matching covered brads,
Marianne Creatable doily diecut, Tags three and Ribbon Banners
from Spellbinders and JustRite's Mini Everyday Sentiments.

The inside of the card.  See more of the Capella Collection,
matching cardstock colors and RedNeck stamp
Sentiment, "Honor the Rythms of Your Life"