Inspiration Jars

While my daughter was down from Wisconsin for a mother daughter visit.

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We created these gifts for friends and coworkers. They are designed around each person and each one is filled with little notes of inspiration. Each day they can take one out and read it and start their day with a smile of encouragement.

 

Fourth in the Series Quilt Retreat Box Card Set

 

Quilt retreat for 2016 had two sessions this year,  so I did two sets one for each week. It was the fifth year celebration and the color was blue. I’m a very visual person and blue is out of my comfort zone of colors I like to work with. With that said I think the sets came out pretty well.

I also added a little gift box  for each person who attended as a keepsake for fifth year. For some there was a little something extra in their box, a little beaded scissor fob to adorn their favorite tiny scissors. No one knew who would receive the extra gift for each box contained something. It was fun to watch and see who received them.

These are the little scissor fobs that were inside some of the boxes.

You Make My Heart Flutter

For our 30th. Anniversary, I made this card for my husband. I wanted the card to be simple so that the message would be the focus of the card. Short and sweet was my goal.  As you can see in the pictures I was trying to convey that after 30 years together he still makes my heart flutter.

Floral Expressions 10 Card Box Set. “A Step Back In Time”.

I was asked to make a special Card Box Set that would house 10 Cards in Purple and Lilic. My mind quickly went back in time to a paper collection called Floral Expressions. I was thinking maybe 2009, well I found it went back further than that. It was in 2006 when we had this collection. So I reworked a box I had created in Design Space and decided to incorporate a butterfly in the design. I used an image from the latest CTMH cartridge “Artistry”, image # M58A2E4. I first just used the shape outline to cut the  butterfly shape into my box design. As I worked with it I changed the body on the butterfly so it would fit in the space overlapping it enough as to create 3D wings using the top layer of said butterfly.  It really worked out very nicely. 

Other things I used were :

X7061B Floral Expressions a paper Packet, X5667 Petal Card Stock, X5631 Amethyst Card Stock, White Daisy Cards and Envelopes,  Petal, Black, & Amethyst Inks, C1391 Embrace Life, C1299 Butterfly Kiss, A1108 A Flitter, D1627 Your Own Kind of Wonderful Stamp Collections. Most everything is from CTMH (to which is mostly retired products now). I used a few non CTMH products to embellish the box and cards, just a few though.    

    
    
    
   
As I finished up I decided the recipient of this beautiful box should have a Birthday Card to match si I created this one for her.

  
 

I played with the left over pieces of paper and created a cut file for the lattice cut in design space. These are the last two cards from that.

  
   
  
  
   
 

Autumn Theamed 6″ x 6″ Mini Fold Out Album

Album made from the 6″ X 6″ Kraft Cards and Autumn/Winter 2011 – Dreaming Paper Collection.

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Colors used are Kraft Card and Envelope, Cardstock – Autumn Terracotta, Chocolate and Colonial White. Inks – Coco, Chocolate, Olive and Autumn Terracotta. Ribbon – Colonial White, Twine – Colonial White. Buttons – Autumn Terracotta. Other embellishments – photo hinges, brads and swirls are Autumn Terracotta.

Special details: I stamped the pumpkin three times and cut the desired segments into layers, using chip board I stacked them to give the appearance of a round pumpkin.  image

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A cute spin on what we can do with a 6″ x 6″ card, this little mini album was created to be part of a workshop for my up-line Brigetta Jiles “Brigetta’s Creative Trends”. It might be small but it is packed with lots of places to place picture memories and journal your story. It’s a great way to showcase that visit to the pumpkin patch with your little ones, that Thanksgiving dinner with the family, or A great little keepsake for your guest to take home with them after a visit over the holiday event.

Fall is a beautiful time of year filled with color and prepares us for Thanksgiving. A time to remember all our blessings throughout the year.

Peace and Comfort

 I loved making this card and playing with different ways to Embellish it.

I used the For Always Paper  Collection from 2012, Stamp Sets B1343 Beloved and C1524 Words of Comfort, InksBlack, Desert Sand and Slate, RibbonsBlack and Slate, SparklesBrown and Tan. Stamping was done on Colonial White Cardstock. I also used a stippling brush and applied stippling in Desert sand and slate to the Colonial white pieces and the envelopes.

For for this last version I used the Avonlea Paper Collection, Smokey Plum and Colonial White Card Stock, Grey Organza Ribbon, Clear Sparkles and the Stamp Collection from the Avonlea Cardmaking Kit.

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Wonderful Card

This is a card that I designed using the Moonlight Paper Collection from the Autumn/Winter Idea Book 2012 which was a Halloween featured collection. I used Fabulous You C1533 also from the same idea book for the sentiment and border. I used the flower from the January 2013 Stamp Of The Month S1301 which is a valentines day stamp set. I love to use the papers for other events to show their versatility and that they don’t have to only be used for the featured event.

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Card and Envelope

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Card front shows the flower is layered

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Inside of Card

This card can be used for many different events. Use it for a Birthday by adding a sentiment inside referencing to a birthday wish. Use it for a note card to say I’m thinking about you. Being blank inside allows you to decide how to use it. It has a beautiful flower that has a little dimension just by adding an extra layer of the two bottom petals and curling them up just a bit. I also used liquid glass in the center of the flower in tiny little dots to add a little extra dimension.