Monday, July 18, 2016

New Sympathy Die from Impression Obsession

Happy Monday!

There comes a time when we need to make a sympathy card, and in those times we like to create something beautiful for the recipient.  This die helps you do just that.  Once I saw this new die in the new release, I imaged that if I add a few flowers, it would make the perfect card.

 So simple, yet very pretty.  

Next, I reversed the colors - cut the die in white and layered it on a colored background. 

And, lastly, a sample with just the "sympathy block" die and a border.  This of course is when you don't have the time to decorate the card, but it still comes out very nicely.


Supplies used:

Dies:  Impression Obsession "sympathy block", rectangle borders and stitched rectangle borders
          tiny  flowers
          small butterflies and medium butterflies
          Cheery Lynn cherry blossom die
Punches:  Nellie Snellen punch & emboss rose leaves


Thank you for stopping by,
      ~Anna

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A Thank You Card and Coordinating Gift Box --- When a Card Just Isn't Enough

HELLO EVERYONE!!!
I'm back!  Yay!!!
So glad to get my "mo-jo" back and get back to blogging!
And I thank you so much for your continued support!!!

So, let's get down to business.
 
Recently I had to thank someone and knew that a card was simply not enough. So being the crafters that we are, I made a coordinating box and filled it with chocolates --- because, who doesn't like chocolate, especially Lindt truffles?

Here is what I created




I have been on a "teal" kick for awhile and had to use it here.  The card stock is from Hero Arts and by sanding the embossed medallion, the white core of the card stock comes through and you get both colors on one sheet!  I stamped and heat embossed the vellum and added the Cheery Lynn butterfly to complete the design.  The box is made from the same card stock with Cheery Lynn flowers and Marianne leaves. The "for you" die is from Impression Obsession.

Clean and simple, yet it makes a nice statement!

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Anna

Monday, August 10, 2015

Christmas Tags Galore!

Hi Everyone!  Just love the tags we made in the Christmas Tags Galore class ---


And we will be making them again, on Saturday, August 29th, at 1PM.  Join the fun and get a head start on your Christmas projects all at the same time!!!



And here are close up pictures of the tags.




Looking forward to seeing you on the 29th!
              ~Anna

Monday, July 20, 2015

Birthday Cupcakes!

Hi All,  Hope you are enjoying your summer.  We've past the half way point of July :(  Boy where does the time fly?

I'd like to share with you a birthday card I made for my daughter, Maria, who loves a good cupcake.


It's a simple layout, yet it focused on the happiness of cupcakes.  I also got to use one of the new border dies from Tattered Lace, which was included in their #17 magazine.

Supplies used:
Dies:  Marianne Creatables Cupcakes die, Tattered Lace lacey border die
Stamps:  Impression Obsession "It's a cupcake kind of day"
Other:  Tattered Lace Ditsy Dots embossing folder
Card size:  4" X 8"

Thanks for "stamping" by,
             ~Anna

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Awesome Flower Tags! and a Baby One too!

Happy July !!!  Due to popular demand, we will be repeating the Flower Tags Workshop this Sunday, July 5th, at 1:30pm.  (Don't worry, this should give everyone enough time to attend church before class.)


You'll make these 4 fabulous tags PLUS this very cute giraffe tag!!!!


Tags are so versatile, especially when you seem to run out of time to make a card!!! LOL And it always seems to happen to me!!!
I therefore, just added the orchid tag to the gift bag and look how it saved the day!!!


Supplies used:
Dies:   Orchid and Love dies by Dee's Distinctively Dies, Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles, Impression Obsession Mini Tags, Small Picket Fence and Mini Solid Butterflies, Pansy flower by Leane Creatief, Sunflower by Marianne Creatables, Cheery Lynn's Chrysanthemum and leaf flourish
Stamps:   Impression Obsession, Lawn Fawn and Outlines

Thanks so much for "stamping" by,
                ~Anna

Monday, June 29, 2015

Axios!

Last month our new parish priest graduated from seminary and our bishop also made Fr. Gregory's appointment to our parish permanent!  Everyone was very happy and in honor of the occasion, I made a special card for Father Gregory and Matushka Kathy.





I used all dies on the card and "Axios" was computer generated.  I really like the beautiful cross die by Die Versions.

By the way, the meaning of the Greek word Axios is an acclamation of faith. Adopted by the early Eastern Orthodox church, it is made by the faithful at the ordination of bishops, priests and deacons.


Supplies Used:
Dies:   Cross - Die Versions, Cherry Blossoms - Cheery Lynn, Stem flourish and Pretty oval - Marianne Creatables, Large square lattice - Nellie Snellen
Punches:   Mini flower/butterfly set - Nellie Snellen
Other:  Peel off circle ruby gems, Viva Decor pearl pen and Stickles

Thank you so much for stopping by,
                 ~Anna

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

An iPhone Birthday Card

It's the age of the iPhones and smart phones!  I have been wanting to create an iPhone card for the longest time and I finally made one for my son-in-law!  It was so much fun.  Gary has a black iPhone and I took it from there.  He doesn't use a case but I used my artistic license and "created" a teal one for him. 






On the inside, I even stamped #s to tag Gary's 30th birthday!

For your convenience, here are the dimensions of the card:
     Teal layer   3" X 5 1/2"
     Black     2 3/4" X 5 1/4"
     White    4" X 2 1/2"
Don't forget to round the corners except for the "screen".

Hope you'll try making a personalized iPhone card for your loved one soon!


Thanks so much for "stamping' by,
           ~Anna


Supplies used:
Stamps:     Impression Obsession, Hero Arts, Marianne, Just Rite alphabet
Other:     Star punch, Crop-a-dile