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Mojo Moments Card

I needed a bunch of thank you cards for the lovely professionals who cared for Teddy and me in the hospital. I had several great nurses and my OB was great too so I did an assembly line.

breath moments mojo

I used Mojo Monday 222 sketch for this card. I really like this layout and I’m certain I’ll use this again.

Mojo222Sketch

Such a simple card, I think I’ll leave it at that!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
PTI-Out on a Limb Sentiments
Ink: Memento black, celery-SU!
Paper: pink CS-PTI, white CS-Taylored Expressions, DP-Echo Park Country Drive, doily-Wilton
Accessories: button-PTI, Divine Twine, foam dots-Jody Morrow, square punch-SU! (used to create banner ends on sentiment)

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Super Simple Card Gift Set for World Card Making Day

This should be an awesome, stamping-filled, paper-loving card making day. Sadly, I have recently learned that a sweet friend of mine has been diagnosed with Stage 4 bone cancer. She isn’t a super close friend but I am still really upset. OK, part of that is because I am pregnant, maybe I am just more likely to cry, I imagine I’d still feel as upset no matter what. I am planning a gift basket for her (Becca, if you already did your own, no prob, I will either do my own or if not, I will include this in it) and figured she’ll need a bunch of thank you cards in the coming months. So instead of rockin’ a few online challenges, I decided to make this set.

ds card set in box

It is a set of 8 cards all the same, just different colours of card bases. They are all stamped with a background stamp in the same colour as the base. The branch is done with PTI Out on a Limb which was stamped twice, once in full and once below just partially.  Ditto with the matching flower image. This was very quick to do! I added the leaves individually, coloured with a Copic and hand drew in the flower centers. It took a lot less time than you might think!

ds card set closeup in box

I wanted glitter along the top edge of the main panel but glitter is so messy so I used Scor-Tape and glittered EP. The butterflies are only adhered in the middles so the wings can be lifted if she is giving them in person. The mail will just squish them back down of course!

ds card set all

Here are all the colours I used. They look good together right? I deliberately chose them so they would look good as a set and still all go with the flower and butterfly colours. I wish I’d had something more formal than the twine at the bottom but I don’t have much ribbon in white that I liked that was also in sufficient quantity for 8 cards. Sheer white with a gold edge would have been nice. Oh, well.

ds card set closeup

I got a new macro lens. I am thrilled with it! I went to a larger camera store than the one near my house and they had several lenses that were lower priced than the ones stocked locally! Yeah! I entered expecting to pay $649 and left with a lens for $449! WooHoo!! I love that you can actually see the sparkle of the glitter!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
Out on a Limb and OOAL sents-PTI, background-SU!
Ink: rose red, regal rose, banana, celery, artichoke, amethyst, eggplant, cocoa, brocade blue, pink pirouette-SU!
Paper: natural white CS-PTI, rose red, regal rose, banana, celery, amethyst, eggplant, cocoa, brocade blue CS-SU!
Accessories: pearls-Dollarama, twine-PTI, iridescent ice EP-SU!, butterfly punch-MS, Scor-Tape 1/8”, white taffeta ribbon-SU!, card box-Clear Boxes of Canada

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OCC Weaving Challenge-Floral Vine Card

This week our OCC challenge was to use weaving on your card. I decided to use an uneven type of weaving, threading Memory Thread by DMC through a trellis to resemble a vine.

weaving vine card

Memory Thread is like very thin cording with wire inside so it holds it’s shape pretty well. I used a hydrangea punch, embossing the petals individually in a circular pattern to give them dimension. The larger ones are embossed downwards and the small ones are embossed upwards in a cup shape. I think I will add more flowers later and when I decide to use this card, I will add a tiny tag tied onto the trellis with a little sentiment.

I hope you will play along this week. Be sure to visit the OCC blog to see the other AWESOME samples the Design Team have created!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Paper:
SU! DP, white CS-Taylored Expressions
Accessories: Trellis, hydrangea punch-MS, Memory Thread, EK Success scalloped border punch, pearls-Dollarama

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Doodle Pantry Release Day! Bunny Wabbit Baby Card

Welcome to another release day for Doodle Pantry. We have some new fabulous images available for your crafting pleasure. I was delighted to use Bunny Wabbit again, it’s an image that was previously licenced to Clear Dollar Stamps but now it’s available at Doodle Pantry! I seriously think it is just the sweetest image EVER!

bunny wabbit capella_wm

Although it’s a bit girlie, I would give this to the mom of either a boy or a girl as long as she likes this style. Because everyone who loves vintage knows that boys historically used to wear dresses until they were toilet trained, wore lace and ribbons and even pink! So I don’t think the bow, blush and flowers would bother them. It’s not like the baby will wear this right??

The ribbon was hand dyed by spritzing it with alcohol then pressing it crumpled into an Antique Linen ink pad. This of course leaves much undyed so I filled in the missing areas with a R11 Copic marker. Then I spritzed and scrunched again, then dried it.

Details: pearls on image and on punched edge, tone-on-tone background stamping, embossed sentiment.

I hope you will visit Doodle Pantry, Laurie has some awesome specials so be sure to check out the Specials Page. One bundle is 32% off! And she has outdone herself with an ADORABLE SVG file of Noah;s Ark! It is truly one of the most unique templates I have ever seen. And if you don’t have an E-die cutter, she has also created PDF files and some awesome digi papers to print it on!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Image:
Doodle Pantry
Stamps: Crafty Secrets (Baby Girl Postcard Kit), flourish-Tim Holtz
Ink: Versamark, sage-SU!, Antique Linen Distress
Paper: Capella-Basic Grey, Sage, Cocoa-SU!, Ivory CS-Taylored Expressions
Accessories: chocolate EP-stash, seam binding ribbon-Etsy, punch-MS, pearls-Dollarama, Copics-E11,31,33, R20, W00,1

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Floral Frame–It’s a Blog Hop!

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Hello to everyone new to my blog today. At least I hope I’ll see some new faces because I’m participating in a Mother’s Day blog hop.  We are making some great projects that will hopefully inspire you to make some beautiful crafts for the lovely ladies in your life. If you came here from With All My Heart then you are in the right place. If not start at the beginning at Jamie’s blog for all the wonderful projects lined up for you today. But make sure you come back!

mothers day frame

I don’t actually celebrate Mother’s Day but the lovely Jamie Rogers Moore who is running the show said no prob. Just create something you could give to a mom! Well, that describes 90% of what I create so I joined anyway! And I’m so glad I did as this frame was fun and easy to make.

The base is painted with chocolate acrylic paint. Then I adhered the DP to the front of the frame and glazed it lightly with PPA glue. The chipboard pieces and the DP all come from the Basic Grey Porcelain collection.

I ‘made’ the ribbon by scrunching it and dyeing it myself. I coloured it with R11 and RV10 Copic markers, just very messily, allowing the colours to overlap in places and not worrying about missed areas. Then I sprayed it with alcohol which blends the colours even more. The last step is to press it into a light brown ink pad while still wet to add some shabbiness and distressing to it. Then dry with your heat gun while scrunching and bunching it. I didn’t this time but if you want it really shabby, press into the ink again while dry. Twist it into a loopy bow and voila! Add some lace, a vintage button, twine and a few pearl sprays and all done!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Here’s a list of participants.

Jamie http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/

Rhonda http://scraphappenswithRhonda.blogspot.com

Kristen http://www.fantabulouslypink.blogspot.com/

Court http://courtscrafts.blogspot.com/

Sonya http://sonyaspapertrail.blogspot.com/

Mari http://madebymomo.blogspot.com/

Amanda http://rickettscricuts.blogspot.com/

Tiffany http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

Lisa www.lisascreativeniche.blogspot.com

Meighen scrappin3rdeeschik.blogspot.com

Helen http://www.craftingcricutmom.com

Liz www.mywhichcraft.blogspot.com

Jennifer http://craftycardgallery.blogspot.com/

Tere http://terecontodomicorazon.blogspot.com/

Rebecca http://www.EclecticEndeavours.blogspot.com That’s me!

Shawnee http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com

RECIPE
Paper:
Basic Grey
Ink: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress ink
Accessories: chipboard-Basic Grey, pearls-Recollections, acrylic paint-Apple Barrel, seam binding ribbon-Etsy, vintage button and lace, Copic markers, frame-Michaels ($1!), twine-PTI

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Daffodil Gift Card Holder for Doodle Pantry

MY TE BLAST FROM THE PAST BLOG HOP PROJECT WILL POST AT 11 AM.

Another GORGEOUS floral image from Laurie of Doodle Pantry. I’m not sure how accurate my colouring is but I hope there are daffodils this colour IRL. I know there are ones with the pink trumpets, just not sure if they come with creamy/peach petals!

daffodil gift card holder

I can’t wait to get my new ‘sunshine’ Copic marker; I can’t remember the colour number but it is perfect for adding a light, sunny background around white petals. This is a gift card holder, you can see the inside here.

daffodil gift card holder inside

I used most of a 6×6” sheet of DP to create the holder. It is so simple, just one punched edge, two pieces of adhesive and two scores! The lace is wrapped around the flap only, the ribbon goes around the whole thing to keep it closed.

Be sure you check out the rest of the new releases at the DP store. Laurie is starting a new program with this month’s release. She is going to bundle several of the new releases and when you buy the bundle, you will save about 25% off the regular retail price. This month, you can get  SUPER BIRDIE, DECADENT DESSERTS (outlines), and DAFODILL & SWEET PEAS (outlines) for only $6.50, regular price when sold separately, $8.50. What a fabulous deal!

Aren’t digis so economical compared to real stamps? And in many ways, they are so much more versatile! Print them any size, on any paper that will go through your printer. Print two or more for paper tole, run patterned paper through for paper piecing. and boy do they store in a small space!!

I’m also going to enter this in the Moxie Fab Gift Card Challenge. If you have time, why not play along!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Image:
Daffodil and Sweet Peas-Doodle Pantry
Paper: Porcelain DP-Basic Grey, white CS-Taylored Expressions
Accessories: green ribbon-Dollarama, button-Vintage, lace-May Arts, Labels 1 Nesties

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Baby Favour Tin–Blast from the Past Blog Hop

Time for another Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop! This month the theme is SPRING!

TE blast blog hop

When I think of Spring I think of babies, I guess mostly baby animals but since I I have no TE animal stamps, I went with human babies! Wouldn’t this tin be cute for a baby shower favour? You could put the baby’s or the mom’s name along the bottom.

TE baby favour tin

I used the pennant stamp from Hangin’ Out along with the tiny flower and the sentiment. Shame this photo is too washed out, I have the hardest time getting soft colours to look right. The little flowers were coloured with Copics G21, Y35 and I blended R11 and RV10 for the pink. It keeps the pink from being too peachy or purpley. The blue dots in the corner are brads and I used my Big Bite to go right through the metal of the tin lid to attach them.

TE baby favour tin side

I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog hop! See below the recipe for the rest of the bloggers all showing you fabulous projects this month! If you enjoyed this post, I hope you will subscribe to my blog, you can become a Google Follower, sign up for RSS feeds or receive emails in your inbox, all on the sidebar. You can also click on the Blast from the Past TE blog hop tag at the bottom of this post to see my other blog hop projects. Thanks for visiting.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
Hangin’ Out-TE, Alphabet-Hero Arts
Ink: all SU! except Memento brown
Paper: CS and DP-SU!
Accessories: tin-stash, punch-EK Success, Scor-Tape, Big Bite, Brads-Making Memories, Twine-PTI, ribbon-stash, Copics, foam dots- Jody Morrow

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Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Preview – Medallion de Fleur

SCROLL DOWN FOR ANOTHER REVEAL POST!

OK, I have to preface this project by saying it is easily the hardest project I have ever had to photograph!

MedalliondefleurRE2
Between the hanging nature of this project (my photo box has nothing to hang it on!) and the surfaces all at different angles, I am amazed they turned out this well. I took over 40 pictures to get these. Every aperture setting and lighting set up combination possible!

I thought it would be cute to make a bunch of these to hang at a baby shower, maybe with a cut out baby image hanging from the ribbon at the bottom or just to at some seasonal decor to your home. Since it was spring while I was making this (of course) I went with springy colours but I can see so many possibilities for parties and other seasonal events.

medallionDeFleurRE3

It is very easy to make. Stamp 6 medallions in your choice of colours. Mine were pink, peach, yellow, green, blue and plum on white CS but of course, you could use lightly printed DP or coloured CS too. Die cut the circles, FYI, the largest die of the large set of Nestabilities circles fits perfectly! Score your circles in half; I aligned my circles using the pattern to make sure they all were scored the same way. Glue one half of one circle to one half of the next circle. Make sure your glue is all over including very close to the fold line. Repeat until you are all the way around the circle except the last one. Tie a loop in your ribbon and lay the tail in the center of the ornament. Now glue the last circle halves together. Dress up your ribbon with die cuts, beads etc. I added a bow to the top of mine and Swarovski crystals to the bottom. It hangs much nicer when it isn’t rigged up funny for the camera.

Another idea I had was to punch holes in two opposing circles at the very top of the fold and assemble as usual except leave the last segment unglued. Write a message in there and thread the ribbon for hanging through the holes rather than threading it down the center. This would be really cool hanging from a bunch of balloons or even hung from a hospital bulletin board (some rooms have them). I hope you can think of TONS of uses for this gorgeous stamp! I know I look forward to continuing to use it long after this reveal is over!

Be sure to visit tomorrow to see the final fabulous sets being revealed by Clear Dollar Stamps for June! If you need ideas for the guys in your life, hold on to your hats! Be sure to visit Clearly iStamp to see the other team members who are revealing this stamp set on their blogs and to see the full set!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
Medallion de Fleur-CDS
Paper: white CS-SU!
Ink: pretty in pink, apricot, banana, celery, bashful blue, plum
Accessories: Swarovski crystals, silk ribbon-May Arts, Nestabilities circles

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Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peak – Pansy Bunny

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I decided to go with a project other than a card to show the versatility of this sweet set. I mean, who doesn’t need a gift card holder in their stash? I thought this one would be great for a busy mom who is so devoted to her family she forgets to have fun! You don’t know someone like that do you??? Nahhhh! LOL! I make a point to have at least a bit of fun everyday!

PansyBunnyRE1 
This is soooo easy to make. EPLS (easy peasey lemon squeezey)! I used a 8.5 x 5.5” (half sheet) piece of white CS and scored at 3” and 6.5”. This leaves a 2” piece left inside which I also border punched. This basically creates an uneven tri-fold card. The smaller segment becomes the pocket inside. I simply used red line tape to hold the edges of the pocket up. With the pocket being 2” high, the top edge of the gift card will show above the pocket. You can write a message on the underside of the outer flap or above the pocket inside. I would have taken a photo but with it all being white and not having a gift card to put inside, it really didn’t show up well and it is a pretty easy concept!

Under the flowers, all coloured with different Copic markers, I cut a frame with Nestabilities Label 8. I wanted a size in between the available sizes so I used the second smallest and die cut it. Then I placed the smallest die in the center and embossed only. I used a hobby knife to cut on the largest embossed line. I cut out the flowers, in come case removing the leaves. Then I glued them back on at angles which suited their placement along the frame and a  few tiny pearls finished it.

I stamped the sentiment in the center of the upper portion (I used pencil lines for placement) before adhering the frame with foam dots. In case you are interested, I got all of the colour combos from real photos of flowers in Google images.

Be sure to visit tomorrow and the next day to see more fabulous sets being revealed by Clear Dollar Stamps for June! I just love release days!!! Be sure to visit Clearly iStamp to see the other team members who are revealing this stamp set on their blog and to see the full set! Hope you love it! I know I do!!!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
Pansy Bunny
Paper: white CS for flowers-Taylored Expressions, white, perfect plum CS-SU!
Ink: memento black, perfect plum
Accessories: Copics: V09,12,15,17, BV00,02, B93,95, G24,28, YR02,20, Y21,35, foam dots-Jody Morrow, MS pansy punch, pearls-Dollarama

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Lily of the Valley for Doodle Pantry

More colouring! I think I might enjoy deciding what colour the flowers are going to be more than I love colouring the flowers. OK, well maybe not more but this choice was really easy! There are only pink and white lilies of the valley and I went traditional. I think it would make a great wedding card!

lily of the valley
I couldn’t decide what DP to use. Green overwhelmed the leaves making them blend in. All the colours I tried, even pastels seemed too strong for tiny white flowers. So I went with all white. I mean, why not? It is elegant and sweet.  The background is scored in a diamond pattern to give some texture. I haven’t done this before and I see it over and over again and never get to trying it so here it is! Finally! And I got to try my pansy Punch-Around-The-Page rather than just using the border punch.

Lily of the valley close up

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Image:
lily of the valley-Doodle Pantry
Paper: white CS-Taylored Expressions, white CS-SU!
Accessories: pansy punches-MS, foam dots-Jody Morrow, pearls-stash, Copics: Y21, YG00, G21,24,28,85, C00,01,05, Blender, V000