Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Thoughts of Love and Spring...and other fine things.

We are getting more snow today in my area and I took my FIRST EVER "snow day" off work. Okay, so I am really sick today with a nasty sinus infection....I called in "snowy" instead of "sick." So I guess that counts as a snow day :) I have been working in my craft room since the weekend...making a valiant attempt to organize some of the clutter that just seems to appear out of nowhere. It has been like a treasure hunt...I have found things I had forgotten and even a few I don't recall ever seeing before...a scrappers dream come true :)

My first card is all about Valentines, white and of my favorite color combos. I made this flower from Martha Stewart Crepe Paper....oh so easy! I used a 3" scalloped circle punch and punched 6 flowers. I crumpled them tightly and then straightened a bit, anchored the center with a brad....gave the center scallop and extra pinch and crumple, secured it with a glue dot and added my button! Pretty simple and simply pretty. I also used Die Cuts with a View Paper, Keepsake Essentials Paper, Imagine That Button, white ribbon scrap, craftsmart stamp and MS ink. The sentiment on the inside reads, "All you need is Love."

This card has me thinking SPRING!!!! I just love the oversized Michael's Flower....beautiful and it makes me feel oh so hopeful that nice weather will come soon. This is a birthday card for my niece, Amber. Today is her birthday and since I will not be seeing her today, I thought that I would post it especially for her so that she can enjoy it on her BIG DAY! Happy Birthday Ber...praying that you are blessed today beyond measure! (You can visit her wonderful blog at The Country Scrapper. She is an awesome artist and an awesome niece ;)...oh and she loves gerber daisies.

I have been practicing my "paper quilling" for flower making. Hmmmm, this one didn't turn out quite like I had envisioned....but, I will keep trying. Lollychops blog has a great tutorial on making these cute flowers and she does it much better than I, so hop on over and check her out. For this card I used Nature Preserve 100% Recycled papers, ribbon scraps, Craftsmart Stamp and Martha Stewart Ink.

Packer Puppy and I have certainly enjoyed this mid-week day off. He has been my shadow all day and is even now, lying on my chair arm watching me type. Ahhh, such devotion....everyone should experience the unconditional love of a sweet puppy! Hope that your day is great.....until next time....happy scrapping.


Amber said...

Love your cards T. Especially my birthday card! So springy and hopeful. We are visiting mom on Saturday around 12 probably. As long as we don't get much more snow. I'm bringing your present.

Audrey Pettit said...

Very cute cards, Tammie! Love that you are trying new things! the paper quilling looks wonderful, and I adore how your crepe paper flower turned out.

Annette said...

Awesome cards Tammie, LOVE the handmade flowers! Amber's card is gorgeous, love the big pink daisy! Animals are such a blessing and Packer is so lucky to have such a wonderful mom! Hope your feeling better and you have a wonderful weekend!

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