Monday, August 22, 2011

Our Prayers are with you! Masculine Card.....

Hi All,  I don't know about you, but I have a really hard time coming up with Masculine cards and gifts.  It's easy for me to add flowers and bows and make it girly, but a masculine card...Yikes!

I have a sick cousin, he has been struggling with blackouts for a while now and they just don't know for sure what is wrong with him.  He also owns a farm that is not doing well, so they are having to sell their farm and move into town.  I made this card, tile and box for him.  Please tell me what you think???
I made a card, a tile and a box to hold the tile.  I just love this paper, the greens and browns are so rich...these pictures don't do it justice.  On the card, I used my cuttlebug to make the brown paper with the writing on it...I started out with ivory paper and then ran it through the cuttlebug, then inked it with Tea Dye and Walnut Stain Distressed Inks.  The colors match really well.  The bird cage is a stamp from the Gina K Springtime Stamp collection.  The green ribbon is also from that collection.
Here is the inside of the card.  The sentiment is from a file of tile layouts that I bought from Vinyl Ready Designs.
The box is a envelopbox that I made with a 11 x 11 inches piece of heavy cardstock.  I wrapped the tile in tissue paper and inserted it in the envelopbox.  It fits perfectly.

Finally, I broke out my very neglected Cricut and cut the sentiment in black vinyl.  The letters were very thin and it was really hard to get the vinyl to stay on the mat so that I could put it on transfer paper before putting on the tile.  I love how these tiles look!  I will be making more of these as the holiday get closer.  Wishing you all a wonderful week.  Please keep my cousin in your prayers!  Hugs, Teresa.   

Friday, July 15, 2011

Wine Cork Wreath

I saw a Cork Wreath on a website a long time ago and thought I would like to try making one.  My friend asked me to make one for her and I wasn't sure it would come out very good.  I read online that you need between 300 and 400 wine corks!  Wow that is a ton of corks.  Never fear, I just happen to have that many corks.  What started out as Tuesday night wine tasting with 3 of my bff's has turned into Tuesday night dinner and wine drinking!!  So here is my attempt at a wine cork wreath...
Of course it has to have grapes!  And I am sure you will notice that they are red grapes.  We are definitely red wine snobs. 

Okay so we also like a little champagne on occasion.

Unfortunately we ran out of corks! Oh well...maybe we should do Tuesday and Friday night wine tasting! Sounds good to me.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

College Graduation!! YOU DID IT!

My beautiful niece Rebecca just graduated from California State University of Monterey Bay.  I am so very proud of her!!  Everyone in the family took the trip up to Monterey to see my niece is 5 hour drive from Southern California...a lot of it along the beach, it was so very beautiful.

Here is Rebecca with my sister, Kelly, her husband, Chuck and my other niece, Jessica.  It was a cool summer day in Monterey.  We were all freezing!
Here is a picture of Rebecca with her son is the youngest...the one in back with the hat on backwards.  Since this picture was taken, he has grown 4 inches!!  I think he is almost 6 feet tall at 16 years old!

We stayed at the Portola Spa and Resort in what a beautiful hotel, right on the water in the middle of Monterey. So after the graduation, we all went back to my hotel room and celebrated! This is the banner I made with Graduation Tilda. Sorry the pictures are dark, it was hard to get good pictures in the room.

The banner says "Congrats Rebecca".  I used beautiful pink and green designer paper along with pink and green ribbons to tie the pennants together.  I would love to give credit for the pennant to the designer, but I am so very sorry to the incredibly talented and creative lady that allowed me to download the templates...I can't find a link to her blog!!  If anyone recognizes the pennants, please send me the link so I can give her credit.  Special thanks to her!!
I used lots of bling, the scrolls at the bottom of each pennant is pink and green gems and the pink and green letter is the glitter paper I got at Walmart.  Everything matched so perfectly.

Here's Tilda....I colored her with my copic markers and it matches the paper and flowers so well don't you think?  The flowers are all from Wild Orchid, what can I say, they have such beautiful flowers.

I used my Spellbinder dies to cut out the Tilda.  I also outlined my Tilda with a lite gray to make her stand out. 

My niece was so excited...we celebrated with Famous Cupcakes and Sparkling Apple Cider!  Yummy.  Thanks for stopping by!!

Father's Day Gift Card

I joined a new group on Paper Craft Planet and am so excited about all the new challenges and inspiration.  I love making 3D projects and Adele at AR Creations has some beautiful templates.  Adele posted a tutorial on making a card that looks like a men's suit.  My version is much larger, my son wanted to put a couple of things inside for his Dad.  What do you think?

The shirt slides into the jacket, or the button opens with son wrote a note to his dad on the shirt. 

I used a piece of 12 x 12 designer paper that is black and white from the glitter stack.  Hard to see, but the silver lines are glitter.  I used a button off of an old jacket of mine that I have had in my sewing box forever.

I rounded the bottom of the jacket and the bottom of the shirt by placing a bowl unside down on the paper and drawing a curved line.  It worked really good.  The tie was cut by hand..surprising it is so straight.

Hope you enjoy this project as much as I enjoyed making it!!

Hugs, Teresa

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Couple of Cute Hanglar Cards

I just love the fact that hAnglar and stAnglar stamps are now available worldwide....yeah!!!  Here are two cards I recently finished for friends.
The first one is a baby card I did for one of the guys in our office.  He and his wife just recently had a beautiful baby girl.
Next a co-worker asked me to make a birthday card for her grandson.  I don't usually do many boy cards, so here is what I came up with. 

Thanks for stopping by!!  Hugs, Teresa