Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Matching Girl and American Girl Doll dresses

Hello! Hello!  I am finally posting a picture (or two) of one of my creations lately!  I made matching dresses for my little Princess and her doll as well as matching dresses for one of her friend and her doll :).

We found the fabrics for these dresses at a yard sale a few Saturdays ago.  I love those fun finds! 

Thanks for stopping by :) -Dari

Monday, June 22, 2015

CTMH Brushed Card set

Hello! Hello!  On Saturday, I went over to a dear friend's of mine and created a set of 8 cards for one of the sisters I visit teach.  She had requested cards from me last month.   I love CTMH's Brushed paper pack. I wanted something summery and cheerful but could be versatile.  This paper pack fit the bill. 

The top card has small strips inside that say, "forever," "best wishes," and  "anniversary." I thought it would be easy enough to adhere whichever sentiment fit the purpose of the card. I made 3 of this card for her set.

The second card is a blank all purpose card. There are 2 of this in the set.

The bottom card continues on the inside.  It says, "Happy Birthday!"  There are three in the set. 

I used lots of fun ingredients for these cards.  I hope I don't forget any :):

CTMH white cards and envelopes
CTMH White Daisy Cardstock
CTMH Brushed Paper Pack
CTMH Dots and Stripes embossing folders
CTMH Blossom Card Making on the Go Stamp Set
CTMH Brushed Workshop on the Go Stamp Set
CTMH Flowers for Mom Stamp Set
CTMH Finding the words Stamp Set
CTMH 3D foam tape
CTMH bonding glue pen
CTMH Coral Washi Tape
CTMH Pink Flamingo dots
CTMH dye inks: sunflower, black, cranberry, pear, glacier, smoothie, pixie.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today :) -Dari

Thursday, June 18, 2015

CTMH Cherish This Day Card

Hello! Hello!  This summer has been a whirlwind for me.  Besides the craziness of having the kids home and "flying by the seat of our pants" per se, I have hit a burnout, too.  Not the best combination :). 

Yesterday, I finally was able to sit down and do some papercrafting.  I was reminded how therapeutic creating is for me.  As I sat at my desk creating and listening to classical music on Pandora, I felt peace and calm.  Now, if I can only remember that I need that daily, I will be much better :).

I have been sewing a lot lately.  My Princess is getting an American Girl Doll for her birthday tomorrow, and being me, I am not going to pay for the brand name clothing with the exorbitant price tags.  I will have to post pics of those creations soon. 

I have a special card group today, and this is one of the cards we will be making.  I had to simplify my usual style for the group I will be doing this with. I like the way it turned out; however, when I look at it, it screams "Valentine's"!  This card is actually intended for a wedding or anniversary card.  Oh well!  I think it will be fun to create with the group. 

Here are the ingredients I used:

CTMH white card base and envelope
CTMH White Daisy card stock
CTMH Heartstrings paper pack
CTMH stripes embossing folder
CTMH Bitty Sparkles
CTMH silver trim (sticky back)
CTMH 3D foam tape
CTMH dye inks: cranberry, black, smoothie and pixie
CTMH Finding the Words Stamp Set
CTMH Love Struck (?) Stamp Set.  I am not by my stamps to double check.  This stamp set is in the Seasonal Expressions 1 (2015) supplement.  It is the Valentine's set with the sentiment "Love Struck" in a frame.
CTMH bonding glue pen.

Thank you for stopping!  As always, if you have any questions, just let me know :). -Dari

Monday, June 1, 2015

Purple Graduation Pop Up Card

Hello! Hello!  My brother-in-law graduated from Nursing this past Saturday.  I didn't dare post this picture until after his graduation, because he may have seen the pic online :).  This was a bit more challenging than I anticipated.  First, his school's colors lend more towards the feminine side; and second, I have been in girl graduation/mother's day mode for a while :).

The truly funny thing about all of this is that I didn't want to forget to take this to him at our celebration dinner, so I put it in the camper.  Then, I left it there (lol). 

The glitter paper and black cardstock  are not CTMH, but everything else is.  I used several different stamp sets.  If you have any questions, just leave a message/comment. 

Thanks for stopping by! -Dari