Wednesday, June 15, 2011

3 Weddings and a Box

It seems like everyone is either getting married or going to a wedding lately. This first set was made for a friend who is going to London for her father's wedding. I thought I would surprise her and make a card with a matching box.

Yellow and gray are one of my favorite color combos, so I had to use this new paper from DCWV called Lemon Flower Stack. The stamp set is called Love Story (Verve) and I used a silver flower that I took the center out of and added yellow and gray roses.

This card was for a Mojo Monday sketch challenge, that really had me stumped because of those panels. I couldn't figure them out for the life of me. Thank goodness ny daughter knew what to do and it worked out perfect. Her cousin is getting married this week so it worked out perfect. I've been hoarding this dp for over a year, and finally cut into it. I even made the flower from the gold paper. The sentiment, flower, and leaves are all Verve stamps.

This last card was a request from a friend whose sister is getting married. I went soft and romantic for this one using my favorite wedding couple from Inkadinkado, a pearl flourish and lavish wedding flower I found at Michael's.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mother's Day

Since Mother's Day has come and gone, I thought I would show the cards that I made. I used Verve's  stamp set Love Deepens and Because of You for all the cards.
First up is a card I made for my wonderful momma. I went shabby chic on this one and used the current sketch from Mojo Monday. The dp is from DCWV (Mademosille), finally fot a chance to use tose fancy pearls I have been holding on to for months.

 This second one is for Mrs. Wheeler, who we call Nana. She has been such a blessing to me through the years, so I had to make her something special with her favorite color purple. I used the same dp from DCWV with lots of pearls.
 This one was for my good friend who I affeciatenly call Momma Pearl. This fabulous woman has been such an inspiration to me and is always there when I need her. I used dp from K & Company and a dimentional flower that coordinated with the dp.
 My sister friend Leonor got this lovely creation of blue and pink . When I think of her I always envision springtime and roses. The dp came from K & Company (Sweet Nectar).

For my God Mother's card I used the largest die from the Curved Rectangles nestabilities to make the card base and this yummy dp from DCWV(Lemon Flower). I added a rhinestone flourish and gren ribbon to complete the look.
So that's what I've been up to lately, see you next time!


Friday, April 15, 2011


Here I am again trying to get my Easter cards done in one week. Where does the time go? It seems that work just takes too much of my time, but I did get a chance to make this card that I'm gonna send to my aunt in Georgia.

The card base is the largest Curved Rectangels Nestabilities, and the dp is from Prima Marketing. I sponged the edges with Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Inks, added some pearls and of course I had to add a big bow with a flower in the middle.

I'll be back tomorrow with a Viva la Verve card. So until then Ciao Baby!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Two Valentine's Day Cards

Move over Thank You cards, it's time to make Valentine's Day cards now. This first card was made using week 3 of the Viva la Verve sketch. I love red and black together, they are so romantic. The dp is a new stack from DCWV (Immortal Love), I got it at Joann's and now I wish I bought the 12x12 stack and not the matstack. I used a stamp from Verve's Love Story stamp set, some lace from Michael's and of course flowers.

For my second card I went all "cotton candy pink" lol. I used the Mojo Monday sketch #174 and some dp from GCD Studios (Cloisonne). The stamp is from Verve (Heart's Desire) and the pearl flourish is from Zva Creative. I love these two and it's gonna be hard to part with them when the time comes, but at least they will warm someone's heart.
That's it for me tonight, but I will be back tomorrow night.
Blessings & Love
Julia M

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Viva la Verve

This is my entry for the Viva la Verve sketch week 2. I still need to do the first week. I pulled out some K & Company dp (Ancestry.Com), and Cherry Cobbler cs (SU!). The stamp is from Verve (Thankful Blossoms), and I found these pearls to match my ribbon at Michael's on clearance. I'm gonna send this to my aunt in Georgia to thank her for the wonderful Christmas gifts.

Blessings & Love
Julia M

Monday, January 10, 2011

Changing my Crafting Resolution

Well my crafting resolution is not starting off as good as I planned. Making a card a day is probably gonna have to change to every other day, and if I post on my blog three times a week I'm doing good. Here are some recent cards I made.
This first one is for the Mojo Monday Sketch # 172, that I did last night. This worked out perfect since I needed a quick sympathy card for a guy. I used some K& Company dp, Basic Gray cs (SU!), and Verve Stamps (Joy for thr Journey, and Notes of Prayer).

I made this second card using one of my favorite DCWV stacks (La Creme), Verve Stamp (Celebration of Thanks)& Martha Stewart bp (Deco Fan). I have an order to make 10 Thank You cards, so the next few cards are gonna be just that.
Well I did make a card tonight, but I was too tired to take a picture so I will show it tomorrow.....Good night!!!!
Blessings & Love
Julia M

Monday, January 3, 2011

I was up lat last night making this card. The dp is from DCWV called Street Lace, I used a sketch from Club Anya & Friends.

I'm right in the middle of making a Thank You card and I realize that I'm out of black satin ribbon, so I gotta wait until I can get to the store before I can finish it. It's 10pm and I'm too tired to start another card, so there goes my card a day resolution. Oh well, that just means I'll have two cards to post next time.

Blessings & Love
Julia M

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

My first post of the year whoo hoo!!!!

So much has happened this past year and I can't believe it's over so soon. One of my resolutions is to make sure I post everyday, even if I don't have a card to share. Since I haven't made a new card yet I thought I would show some Christmas cards and my Mom's birthday card.

This first card uses Winter Silihouettes stamp set from Inkadinkado. I used an older Christmas Glitter Stack & Mat Stack from DCWV, and my new favorite SU color Cherry Cobbler.

This next card uses some dp from SU called Deck the Halls. This is one of the most elegant Christmas papers I have seen. I used the same stamp set, Regal Flourish Textures Fade from Tim Holtz, and these cool Prima Holiday Poinseittas I found at Michael's.
I made this last card for my mom's birthday which is on New Year's Eve. I choose these soft colors because it has been so cold here lately and I wanted to make a cheerful card.

I made this last card for my mom's birthday which is on New Year's Eve. I decided to use Berry Sorbet (PTI), and Certainley Celerey (SU), two soft
and cheery colors because we have had some very cold weather here lately and I needed to brighten things up. The dp is Porceleain (BG), and I got the floral spray from the dollar tree.
Well that's it for me, I will be back tomorrow with another card and let you know what I bought online last night.
Blessings & Love,
Julia M