Friday, April 21, 2023

Tea Time

I picked up this paper at my favorite scrapbook store, Violette's.  Unfortunately, they closed, and I miss going there and spending my hard earned money.  She had the best supply of paper, stamps, embellishments and everything else you need to make the perfect card or scrapbook page.    I was able to use this paper with a stamp from Paper Nest Dolls that I picked up at the annual scrapbook convention which is coming soon next month to Orlando.  I better start saving so I can spend!

Stamps:  Paper Nest Dolls - Emma in Wonderland, Papertrey Ink - Tea Time
Paper:  Bazzill, Paper Company, Echo Park
Ink:  Versafine
Misc:  Mama Elephant - Bow Die, Papertrey Ink Tea Pot & Cup Dies, Cheery Lynn Designs Doily Die, Copics, Cricut Clock Cut & Drink Me Tag

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Happy Birthday Part 2

Just another quick birthday card using two of my favorite companies, Papertrey Ink and My Favorite Things.

Stamps:  Sentiment-Spellbinders, Papertrey Ink-Flower Fusion #1
Paper:  Bazzill, The Paper Company
Ink:  Papertrey Ink, Versafine
Misc:  Crochet Flowers, My Favorite Things Grass Die, Buttons

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Another Birthday Card

Here is another card for Operation Gratitude.  I found this die set at Sugar Pea Designs.  The banner is from My Favorite Things.  

Paper:  The Paper Company, Echo Park
Misc:  Baker's twine, Sugar Pea Designs - Letter Message Die, My Favorite Things - Banner Die, Diamond Glaze

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Monday, April 17, 2023

Crossbody/Hipster Bags

I've been spending some quality time with my embroidery machine.  I love making purses.  They are different sizes and styles.  They all come with a fun key fob charm.

This a medium fully lined crossbody purse. It measures approximately 9 (nine) by 5 1/2 (five and a half) inches. It has an adjustable strap to accommodate most body dimensions. It is fully lined.  Check out more of my purses at my Etsy shop, Bethapalooza.

Misc:  Fabric, thread, marine vinyl, purse hardware, nylon webbing

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Sunday, April 16, 2023

You’re the Apple of My Eye

One of the things that I love about this card is the multiple textures and layers.  I used lots of pop up dots, one of my favorite staples.  Paper punch butterflies, die cuts, crochet flowers, buttons a little bit of Diamond Glaze were also used.  I really want to take a Copic class as I'm still struggling with getting my coloring exactly the way I want it to look.

Stamps:  Paper Nest Dolls - Fairest of Them All, Papertrey Ink - Fruit Fusion:  Apple Stamp
Ink:  Momento, Versafine
Paper:  The Paper Company, Echo Park, Bazzill
Misc:  Paper Punches, buttons, crochet flowers, pop up dots, Diamond glaze, Copics, Memory Box Mini Scalloped Border Die

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Thursday, April 6, 2023

Thank You Teacher

I'm totally addicted to the Petite Places collection at Papertrey Ink.  They are so much fun to put together.  The combinations are endless.  For this one, I just used the school set for a special thank you card.  I added some apple brads and a pencil made with paper punches to finish my card off.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Petite Places School
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  Echo Park, Bazzill, The Paper Company
Misc:  Papertrey Ink Petite Places School & Trees Dies, Paper Punch

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Monday, April 3, 2023

Happy Birthday

I decided that my box of cards for Operation Gratitude would be for birthday cards.  So, I decided to do take out of my favorite Papertrey Ink sets started stamping.

Stamps:  Flower Fusion #1
Ink:  Papertrey Ink
Paper:  The Paper Studio, Pebbles
Misc;  Embossing folder, buttons, Papertrey Ink flower dies, pop up dots.

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Sunday, April 2, 2023

Berry Bunny Baskets

I saw these adorable baskets on Pinterest and I knew I had to make them for my coworkers.  I have a bunch of berry baskets in my stash and I'm really trying to use up my stuff before I buy any more.

I was super excited when I found I had matching cardstock to go with the berry baskets that almost never happens!  Babette used punches and dies to cut her bunny bodies.  I decided to use my Cricut to cut the ears and paper punches for the feet.

The tail is made from Papertrey Ink flower dies and pop up dots.

I folded one of the ears down and the other I adorned with a pretty gingham bow.

And, you can't for get the candy and treats to fill the basket up with!

Paper:  Bazzill, My Favorite Things
Misc:  Paper punches, candy, pop up dots, Cricut, paper shred, My Favorite Things Bow Die, berry baskets, Papertrey Ink Flower Dies

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Friday, March 31, 2023

You’re Pretty Awesome

This is a Pinterest inspired card.  It's a great way to use of scraps and it combines two of my favorite things, sewing and card making.  All I did was punch out the shapes, layered them, and sewed a straight stitch right through the middle.

Stamps;  The Paper Studio - Sentiment
Paper:  Echo Park
Ink:  Versafine
Misc;  paper punches, sewing machine 

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

You Were Born to Fly

I love lots of things, including airplanes.  This is something I share with the world's greatest Dad, my Dad.    I used a combination of paper piecing and Copics for this card.

Stamps:  Hero Arts- CM324
Paper:  The Paper Cut, Echo Park
Ink:  Versafine & Momento
Misc:  Pop Up Dots

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Sunday, March 26, 2023

Hanging with My Farmer Gnomies

I love making gnomes.  This is my latest batch.  After looking at hundreds of different ones on Pinterest, I combined my favorite ones into one.  I’m constantly tweaking the pattern to get the perfect look.

I call these gnomes my farmer series.  I'm not sure if farmers wear top hats, but mine do!

If you are interested, I have these and more listed in my Etsy shop.

Fabric, poly fil stuffing, rice , oven bake clay, plastic shoes, foam rollers, hot glue gun, flowers, buttons, faux fur, buttons, glass stones.

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Saturday, March 25, 2023

Happy Birthday Shark Style

Jaws is one of my favorite movies, and I love shark stamps.  This great set from Avery Elle has so many possibilities.  For this card, I chose to make a birthday card.  Shaker cards are so much fun and I thought it would pair well with these smiling sharks. 

Stamps:  Avery Elle-Hello Chum
Paper:  Echo Park, Bazzill, The Paper Company
Misc:  Copics, Sequins, My Favorite Things Happy Birthday Die Circle, Pop Up Dots, Sequins, Circle Shaker

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Friday, March 24, 2023

Cute But Psycho

Next to Jaws, Psycho is my other favorite movie.  When I saw that Whimsy Stamp set Cute But Psycho set, I knew it was made just for me!  Wishful thinking, but still it's a perfect a set for me.

Stamps:  Whimsy Stamps:  Cute But Psycho
Paper:  The Paper Company, Thte Paper cut
Ink:  Versafine, momento
Misc:  Enamel Dots, Copics Pop Up Dots

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Thursday, March 23, 2023

You Bake the World a Better Place

I love this Karen Lockhart apron stamp.  It is so versatile.  Paper piecing and Copics can change the apron to suit any occasion.  I've been baking a lot lately, trying to perfect my cakepops so they don't look like lumpy balls of chocolate and my cupcakes decorated by a third grader.

Stamps:  Karen Lockhart - Apron,  Open Studio - Life Is What You Bake it
Paper;  Authentique, Bazzill, The Paper Company
Ink:  Momento, Versafine
Misc:  Open Studio Baking Dies, Baker's Twine, Pop Up Dots

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

You're the Apple of My Eye

Just a simple card.  A little paper piecing and a little Copic coloring.

Paper:  Bazzill
Stamps:  My Favorite Things Love You to the Core
Misc:  Baker's Twine, Diamond glaze, Pop up Dots
Ink:  Versafine, Momento

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Seasons Greetings

Here is another card I made for Operation Gratitude.   I love the simple clean and white (even though the picture looks blue).

I also love snow globes.  My Favorite Things Scenic Snow Globe was used for this card.  I kept the colors neutral so it could be used for any winter holiday.

Paper:  Bazzill, Echo Park
Ink:  Versafine
Misc:  Pop Up Dots, Nestabilities 

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