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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

7 Gypsies ATC display

My road to all this crafting stuff started in 2007 with ATC's. I've since gone to a larger canvas, first with cards and then to scrapbooking. But what to do with all the ATC's I've collected? ta da, 7 Gypsies to the rescue.

Here's what the blank tray started out as. Plain white blocks just itching for some alteration, right?

And this is what happens after the magic wand is waved.
Isn't it gorgeous!!

I've used all sorts of trims including Prima, Petaloo, K and Company, hand made flowers, lace.... such fun!!

Thanks for taking the time to stop in. Please say hi!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Flower Cart

Happy today! Tomorrow...well that will be a different situation. Yes, it's Friday which is good for most peeps. But for me it means another round of epidurals. This time we are going to try to take away some of the problems that I am having in my lower back. It's been just over a year since my fusion and I am still having loads of difficulty. So cross your fingers for me that these next few weeks will be worth all the trouble of having needles stuck into my spine. ugggg

So onto this adorable gift box. Yes, gift box!! See the little pink ribbon pull? This is sooo cute! I came across the directions at Mu-Ha.Blogspot. I'll warn you's all in Russian. If you'd like to make the wheel barrow and need help with the tutorial, just let me know.

Chipboard, Brads, Kraft and Pretty in Pink card stock, hand made flowers (by me).

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Father's Day

I just mailed off my Dad's Father's Day Card and am hoping that I put enough postage on it. The card is a bit 3-d plus I made my own envelope out of SU card stock so it's quite sturdy. Meaning it doesn't bend, which I guess that's not what they like. Oh well, I'm sure my Dad is gonna be happy.
My card is loosely based on a card I found on Splitcoasters made by sunshinestgurl.
I printed the FATHERS on the computer, cut them into tag shapes, inked the edges, threaded them with twine and added faux stitching. The Happy and Day are stamps from SU's Occasions Collection. The stars were cut using SU's star punches, inked and faux stitched. Ribbon and brad are also SU. I added a small punched circle in the center of the brad and set it with glossy accents.