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Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy Father's Day with Word Art Wednesday

Dad's sometimes don't get special stuff on their holiday like Mom's do.
My customers love their Dad just as much!  Here are the custom order requests I received:

A Dad that loves wood working. Used the wood stamp from stamping up and some SVG files for the cute tools!
            


           A Dad that loves the beach.  See the real sea shell glued on top of the ribbon??


A Dad that loves the water.....did some clear embossing and used distress inks. 


This Dad is a super hero!!  Loves Superman!

Hope you show some love to your Dad!  I know I will mine!

This is family friendly -I'll be entering my friend Karen Letchworth's blog
WORD ART WEDNESDAY.  Please check it out! They have beautiful scripture featured weekly that's FREE.


Altered Box using Unity Stamp sentiment

Friday is Friends With Flair with Unity Stamps.
I LOVE Unity Stamps.  They can be used in so many ways!
The quality is superb.  

This altered box is for a special little girl turning 8 next week.  Her Mom wanted something special to give her.  I was so glad to be a part of making it more special.
 Wild orchid Flowers are always my go to item.  The Black Pearl flourishes are beautiful.
 The designer paper has fun bright colors for an 8 year old girl.  I cut her first inital out with my silhouette.  Boxes are fun to collect and alter.  I encourage you to try it!

 I'm linking up with:

Simon Wednesday Challenge: Using your favorite technique/product:  love altering boxes and love Wild Orchid Flowers and Unity Stamps.

Unity Stamps: Friends with Flair

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Need something made for that special someone??

Today I'm sharing some items I made special order.

Below is a 11x14 canvas.  Acrylic Painting.

 


   Below is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 oversized card.  For a special young man that wanted to honor his Mother that has passed. He wanted to display it on the mantel so I made it extra sturdy.




Below is a fun birthday card for a young lady's dad.  He's a chef.  I think he's adorable!

If you have something special in mind for your loved one-email me at
kconner1961@yahoo.com

or send me a message on facebook     https://www.facebook.com/karen.conner1



Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Mother's Day with Really Reasonable Ribbon


Really Reasonable Ribbon has an inspiration photo for their challenge.
I was immediately drawn to the vibrant color of the flowers.
I had this beautiful purple ribbon from RRR to use!

The background is a gelli plate creation of mine.  As you know-I'm addicted and make multiples every time I get my gelli plate out!
I always use DecoArt acrylic paint.  There are so many shades to choose from!
 The flowers are from Wild Orchid Flowers.  They have the best mulberry flowers!
The hummingbird is from Doodle Pantry.  I love how it turned out!



Mojo Monday /Mother's Day

In order to complete all the Mother's Day cards that were ordered,
I like to use sketches.  
There are none better than Mojo Monday  396!

Here's my take on this week's sketch.
I used Kaiser Craft designer paper, Wild orchid flowers and pearls.


 I'll have more to share....I had orders for 35 Mother's Day cards!  I've been busy!!

 

May Challenge with Blue Fern Studio

Wedding Cards are so fun to make! You can doll them up.
Add flowers, bows, ribbons, hearts-and even Blue Fern Studio Chipboard!

I followed the May Sketch at Blue Fern Studio and created this gorgeous card!

In case you can't tell-The Big Day is a chipboard piece from Blue Fern Studio.
I covered it with gesso, painted it with a maroon acrylic paint and then coated it with DecoArt Metallic Wax in gold. Just love how it turned out.

 I added flowers from Wild orchid flowers along with rosettes, heart pearl rope. The tiny banner was created with a Stampin up punch and stamp set.

I love using DecoArt products with other products. I used their gesso, acrylic paint and metallic wax product. You can purchase DecoArt HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, May 4, 2015

Viola -a Fancy Earring Holder!

Hi everyone!  I'm sharing with you from Altered Pages today.
We've partnered with MD Hobby and Craft.

Here's my finished project.
 If you'd like to see a video with more explanation-please jump over to Altered Pages Blog.  I started with an old frame and an old frame mat.
 I've used several products that you can purchase from Altered pages:
Niji Oil Pastels, Gelatos.


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mother's Day Cards

Here are some of my Mother's Day cards I've made. Have had a great time!
 Lots of Wild Orchid flowers, Stampin Up punches, pearls, ribbons....
 This motorcycle was cut from MTC file. Custom order.....





Monday, April 20, 2015

No stamping-Mother's Day card=WOW!!!!


 Happy Monday!
 Mother's Day is coming up and I've been making cards like crazy!  The Altered pages collages have some of the best images to use!
This one comes from 1731D Bits and Pieces.  When receiving a collage sheet, there are numerous images on one sheet.  What works the best for me is to crop the pictures in Microsoft word and then resize them in Paint. Works like a charm!

The bottom layer (image 1) I took a paint brush and rubbed some gesso around the edges and then sprinkled extra fine glitter around the edge and allowed to dry.
Layering designer paper really gives depth and dimension.

I wrapped a piece of seam binding around the postcard images after adding it to another piece of designer paper.
Add it to the background with foam dimensionals.  Then added flowers around the edge. I did the same technique on the flowers -adding gesso with a paint brush and then sprinkling glitter on top of it while wet.  Close up of the flowers (image 3)

The four corners is a piece of extra lattice I had cut in my stash. I cut it out more to create some corners.  In the end, I added flat back pearls to them as well.

There are so many collage choices -it's hard to choose which one to use, but I bet you'll find several you could use that you'll love!

 Go over to Altered Pages blog daily to see inspiration from our design team.


Altered Pages products:
KaiserCraft 6 1/2 inch paper pad
gesso
collage sheet

Karen's stash:
flowers
glitter
seam binding
foam dimensionals

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tax Day play time

Today was the dreaded April 15th!
Were you happy or sad?
Did you create anything on this special day?

I wanted to share this gelli plate card I made.
The sentiment is from Stampin Up-a new die. I love it!!!!