Sunday, October 31, 2010

A few Halloween Cards

Hello,
Sharing a few Halloween cards. The first mummy card was CAS from Patti Lee.  I personally think Patti Lee made the best Halloween projects that I've ever seen. Don't take my words for it.  Go check it out yourself!









Thanks again for stopping by! Happy Halloween!

Helen

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hand Stitches Album Front Cover

Good Friday Morning Everyone!
My last two mini album covers were a bit plan so I thought I will try something different.


I couldn't fine the red floss that I like so I used the regular sewing thread but the thread was very pretty.  I used single thread for this one.  It looked o.k.  


I had to try another one with double thread.  I love the second one but it took much longer to do the stitching because every time I pulled, the thread became uneven.


 This front album took me over 3 hours to complete.  I added the word "celebrate" under the tree.  It looked very nice.  I was very happy with the finished album.

And of course the Christmas tree inside the album.




I don't do challenges but I like Michelle Make It Monday linky party so I am going to enter this.


 Thank you for looking.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Helen

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mini Albums

Hello,


I enjoyed making mini albums.  My mini albums are very simple. I wondered  why I couldn't just keep my card simple as my scrap pages?  Hmmm...


Here is the front cover.


 The finished album is very bulky so I had to make something for closure.  There was nothing much I could do so I added a brad and elastic cord with some beads. I printed "celebrate the season"  and just used Stampinp' Up! 5 petal  punch to make the poinsettias.


Here is another one.


I also printed the word "celebrate".  I cut out the word to fit the hardware.  Then I added lots of Stampin' Up! Crystal effect on top of the word.  If you don't have SU crystal effect, there is a similar product at Michale and with the 40% off coupon you could get it for a fraction of the cost.




Here is one of the inside pages.



I love to add this Christmas tree in one of the pages.  Cool huh!




Thanks again for stopping by!

Helen

Monday, October 25, 2010

Purse & Brief Case Gift Card Holder

Good Monday Morning Everyone,
I enjoy making boxes and purses.  I bought this Sizzix Scoreboards box and scallop from Michale, hoping that I can make boxes and purses faster but it didn't. The die didn't score! I tried on different material also.  It still didn't score properly.  I had to score all the score lines. May be the one I bought was malfunction? And I couldn't find the receipt.


Here is my first box/purse.


Box/purse opens

I didn't really like the ribbon for the handle so I  make another one.

This one I  used card stock for the handle.  I like this one better because it looked more like a brief case.  What do you think?  Which one do you like?

Sizzix also has a Bussiness Card Box die that looks just like this.

No I did not buy the Business Card Box die.  I cut off the scallop edge and here is the business card box.


Thanks for looking.  Have a lovely day!

Helen

Friday, October 22, 2010

More Handmade Roses

Good Afternoon Everyone,


I made these roses a while ago.  I really like them!  They are so much prettier than the last roses that I made.  I guessed because they looked so much like Prima flowers.  I made these flowers from scrap papers.  What an awesome way to get rid off some of those scraps!


I used Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.  There are four flowers on the die but I used the two smallest flowers to make these roses.  I used the same tutorial that you can fine it here.


This next rose I used Stampin' Up! Fancy Flower Extra-Large punch.  It is not as nice as the Tim Holtz die because of the edges.  Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die had an uneven edge that look more like the rose petals. But it still is a nice flower.


Here are a few more hand made flowers:

This one was made from sewing the ribbon on one side and pull it together. 

 These two were called the lollipop flowers.  They were just different size of circles.  Scrunched them up and stacked them together.
 These last two were made the same way as the lollipop flower except I used the Pony nesti dies.

Thanks for looking.  Have a wonderful weekend!


Helen

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Quilling Thank You Cards

Hello,


Sharing a few quilling cards.  These two cards were for the two ladies who had lend me supplies when I needed.  Thank you SO MUCH Tracy and Janis!

I am entering the first card to Take A Quill Pill.
Here are two more cards.

Thanks for looking.

Helen

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Brick Wall Cards

Good Morning,


I wanted to make this brick wall card a long time ago and Donna at Butternut Sage Design had a great video tutorial that I couldn't resist. I love her card but I didn't have black ribbon so I used Chocolate Chip instead. 

I couldn't believe myself! I found one big spool of black ribbon, 50 yards!, and I thought I didn't have any black ribbon.  So here is another brick wall card using black card stock and black ribbon.




Thanks for looking.

Helen

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thank You Cards

Good Morning,


I am sharing a couple of thank you cards today.





Card stocks were Very Vanilla and Navy.  Finished cards measure 
4 x 4.


Last week I received this lovely card from my friend Pat.  Isn't it a great card!  I love it! Thanks, Pat.


Thank you for visiting again!

Helen

Monday, October 18, 2010

quilled Wedding Card

Hello,
I made this for Joan to give to her daughter, Desirae. The wedding was this past Saturday.  I made Desirae's wedding invitations back in July.

I didn't realize until I finished the card that the letter "o" in "to"  was capitalized.    Thank goodness I can just print out another one.

I am linking this to Make It Monday.


Thanks for taking a peak!

Helen

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Big Fish Card

Hello,


My neighbor (Rose) asked me to make a few birthday cards and three of them were for her brothers.  Male cards are not my specialty.   However, one of the brothers enjoy fishing and he owned a Jeep. I just happened to have this stamp.  Hope he likes it.


Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend!

Helen

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Slippers Card

Good Morning,

This was another card that I made for my neighbor, Rose.  It was for her 12 years old niece. The shoes template was from a quilling book that I had. The crochet flowers were from my stash that I made early this year.


Hope you've enjoyed today post.

Helen

Monday, October 11, 2010

Night Sky

Good Morning,





These two cards are very quick and easy to make once I've learned how to bray.  The second card would make a great male card.


I  am also going to link this card to Make It Monday Linky Party.


Thanks for looking.  Have a lovely day!


Helen

Friday, October 8, 2010

Congrate Quilling Card

Good Morning Everyone!
I made this card for Janet.   I made some wedding announcements for her a few weeks ago. 


I learned how to make a similar roses last year but I never really like them.  I didn't know why.  Then the other day I was looking through my quilling strips and saw these roses and thought that I'll give them another try and I LOVE it!


You will need 9 pieces of 1/2" square of paper and one small 5 petal punch for the base. 




I cut a tiny bit off on each side. This step was not necessary.
Then cut a small slit in the center.

and glue them like shown and curl the two corners outward.

Use the 5 petal punch for base. Glue each rose petal like shown
For the roses center you can use pearls or the flowers stamen if you don't have the quilling strips.

You can also fine more tutorial at Quilling with whimsiquill


Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Helen

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Lovely Blog Award

Good Morning,


I received this blog award from the very creative Monica.
I recently visited Monica's blog and I love her creations. Monica used natural materials for her card making! Love it!   Don't know what I was talking about! Well, hop on over to Monica's blog and check out her creative creations.
Thank you so much Monica for this blog award.

I would like to pass this award on to the following bloggers in no particular order:

Barbara's World of Whimcees

Patti Lee

And Another Thing...

Susan's Quilling card

Quilling


Capture A Heart

Creative Paper Quilling by Doreen


Ann's Snap Edit & Scrap


Out On the Prairie

Gaby

Do visit these lovely blogs.  You won't be disappointed.


Thanks again for stopping by.

Helen

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Inspired By Nature Sunset

Hello,
Last week I decided to take out my brayer and used it to create a few cards.  They were all very similar.





The "m" on the last card are suppose to be birds.  Do they look like birds?

The colors that I used were: Summer Sun (retired), Pumpkin Pie, and Really Rust (retired).  These were the only colors that I had. You can substitute any colors that you have for the sun set. All were classic ink. 


These cards were inspired from these wonderful blogs:

Dawn Stamping Studio
Tami White
Michelle Zindorf

Thanks for taking a peak!

Helen

Monday, October 4, 2010

Purse Birthday Card

Good Morning Everyone!



The layout for today's card was from the talented Michelle at Pink Paper Paradise. I love Michelle card that she posted on September 30.  I thought her card was simple yet very pretty!  I wanted to make this purse card but had a hard time finding the right layout for it and Michele's layout was perfect. 

I am also link this to her Make it Monday linky party.  It's a great way to meet new blogger friends and at the same time promoting our papers addiction,  at least for me.  It had became an addiction. :)




Another one in Orchid Opulence.




Thanks again for taking a peak! And thank you SO MUCH  for your sweet and kind words about my creations.  I really appreciated them.

Hugs,

Helen

P.S. I just found out that this week Wild Orchid Challenge is "Stitch it up." So I am going to enter the challenge.