Saturday, January 9, 2010

I've been a BUSY BEE

I have been stamping and crafting my heart out. I am hoping to have a display at our local craft center and needed to get plenty of cards ready for it. I am not ready yet but I am closer than I was. I have had a lot of fun but hope to get more done. Right now I am also currently working on a custom order of Valentine cards for a friend's daughter. I will post photos of those later (loving how they are turning out though) Here are a few of the things I have created. These cards were inspired by the tags I saw on Dawn McVey's website here

They are not a complete copy, I started by making the tag using my spellbinders labels and then paper pieced the pattern on the tags. I also used the Turning a New Leaf stamp set in Spring Moss. I like how they turned out and will be making some more like these but with other color combinations

I can't remember where I saw the pocket cards but it was such a cute idea that I CASEd this as well ~ again using multiple colors and a variety of stamp sets for the sentiments (though only one color is shown) I also used Papertrey Ink patterned paper for these cards.


These next two photos show cards inspired by Dawn McVey again - only this time it is the card on the cover here
I am loving these cards because I hadn't really used my Damask Designs stamp set, yet. This was a wondeful opportunity to do just that. I also liked the different colors I chose when recreating something similar to Dawn's card. I did use the same base stamp sets but chose different colors and different embellies so they weren't a total copy. And, in case you were wondering, I have been challenging myself to try and create 4 cards at a time. One for my private stash, 2 for my Art Center display and one for my Etsy store. Not sure if that is how it will all play out but I am at least trying to build up my stash.



These last two photos showcase cards I made using Friend's Til the End paper from Papertrey Ink and various stamp sets, inks etc all from PTI.


So...what do you think? Please leave a comment and let me know.

18 comments:

Heidi said...

Wow! You have been busy! It's all beautiful too!

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW, so much loveliness in one post!! I think your work is amazing!

:::b r a n d i::: said...

These are all beautiful!! I love the color combo on the first picture...the brown and lime green. So pretty!

Kim said...

Wow! A great collection of cards! I

Nadine said...

Wow all your cards are gorgeous! That is such a good idea to make extras for your stash while you have all your supplies out. Im totally loving all the kraft…!

Tammy said...

You have been a busy girl! I love it all, especially the Friends PP with the Wish Big sentiments. Great color combos!

Noora said...

AMAZIG!! GORGEOUSE!! I am not kidding, you are tallented..quality work, I love your cards ...they look like a work of PTI DT..no kiddin..I hope that you make a great sale in the craft center and leave a good impression.

Mary said...

You certainly have been a busy bee, and what beautiful creations you have to show for it!! I have recently gotten into the habit of making 4 cards at a time. All the same except the sentiment, sure does help build up my stash that way.

*LittleMissT* said...

I love all of these Angy, they've turned out so well!! That Ms McVey ought to get an award too, she's a genius!

KellieC said...

Love them! Can't believe I'm just now seeing these!!!!! Can you believe I just received your Christmas Card today? APO....go figure!Love to you, K

Nerina said...

Oh Wow! How can we leave a comment on so much yumminess all in one go?? Everything is absolutely beautiful! I love your colour and pattern mixes and compositions - it's all truly gorgeous! (If you don't mind the question - what die did you use for the tags? I was also trying to case Dawn's tags and hoping I could find a Spellbinders equivalent!)

Nerina said...

Angie - thank you so much for the advice on how to do the tags! I DO understand what you were saying - but I reckon a tutorial on your blog would be *fabulous*! What a creative way to do it! I'm really grateful for you sharing your trick - thank you!!

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

tes créations sont géniales, fabuleuses, un grand bravo à toi

peggysue said...

Good luck with the display, hope it goes well for you@ Those tags look great! Like Nerina said, hard to leave just one comment for all that PTI loveliness.

Cammie said...

WOW! So many beautiful creations! I honestly can't pick one favorite--I love them all. I'm so glad you're one of the peeps.

Kimberly said...

These are lovely. I think the damask are my favorite. It's really nest to see it sideways and with the bow at top! I'm going to try that with some other patterns.

Rhonda said...

Thank YOU!! I have the Big and Bold Wishes set as well. I fought it for hours the other day and it won. I can't wait to borrow some of these ideas. I bet these fly out the door.

Terri said...

Nice job on all of them! I especially like the ones made with the Damask set. I bet you sell a lot of them. I also wanted to stop by and say that I am glad you are part of the Papertrey Peeps group. I look forward to seeing more of your work and getting to know you better too.

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