Thursday, October 27, 2011


Finally, my first card since July! I really felt so lost when I sat down to make something in my craft room after all this time. Then I thought...why not start with some of my favorite embellishments.

Although I have not been able to do any paper crafts, I spent loads of $ on stocking up and new to me embellishments. One of my favorite newbies are the cute little rose buds I found at Pizzazz Aplenty, along with the paper (except the green paper used on top), jewels, pearls and ribbon.

Aren't they just so cute. The green paper under the ribbon is the ruche paper from Paper Temptress. It adds a wonderful texture without having to emboss :o)
I added quite a few of the buds between the roses, too, as well as some of the white things, lol (I have absolutly no idea what to call them!). I have seen lots of crafters adding cute things popping out of the flowers and thought it would be difficult, but to my pleasant surprise it was not.

The lacey background paper I saw at a local scrapbook store and just had to get. I was not sure if I could cut the 12 x 12 sheets for cards. It seems to have worked out well, though 2 sides are die cut and 2 sides are straight. Next time I think I will cut the 2 die cut sides straight, I just did not think of it this time.

The layer and base are pretty shimmer paper and looks really pretty in the light. I love using this type of paper. It just seems to add that "extra something" as opposed to regular flat paper. To bad the colors are limited but one can make do.

Aren't these butterflies adorable. Penny Duncan makes them in a few colors as well as some dragonflies. The die cut circle is made form on of the Marianne Design Creatable Dies.
I hope you like this one. I will be able to spend my day in the craft room today, yeahhhhhhh!!! Wish me luck, lol!!!

{{{HUGS}}} Sandy O


THERESA said...

This is absolutely stunning,it has the WOW factor, love everything!! Judy sure has the most stunning embellies, love her stuff........ :))
The white things, lol, you are referring to is called 'stems' as in flowerstems, you get dfferent sizes and colors, you can even color the white with copic's to what color you want.
You have placed everything just perfect!!
lotsa luv

Dee said...

Good to see you back. Boy have you been busy. What a cute little grandson. He would keep you busy. The flowers you make a beautiful. They must take a long time to make. Your card is beautiful, love the roses.

Elizabeth said...

Oh Sandy how I have missed you! So glad you are back!! Your card is just stunning!

Judy said...

Hi Sandy I missed you, glad to see you back. This card is beautiful.

Favorite Favors said...

Love this card!!!!