The Lavender Fields

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Simon Says Stamp Challenge

     Hi I know it's been a while, but it always seems like September just flies by, I guess it's the fact that a new school years is starting, summer activities are not finished and the fall ones are starting up...all of this combined with me starting a new job has meant my Blog has been neglected a bit. So I thought it was time I get into my craft room and do something creative.

     I decided the best way to get my mojo jump started was to challenge myself, so I found this great challenge- Simon Says Stamp use your punches or dies challenge. I made this card for my Cousin who was getting married this past weekend. I used my Martha Stewart punch, Tim Holtz die, and a great stamp from Simon Says Stamps the patterned paper is from My Minds Eye.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Make it Monday # 79

Here is my card I made for this weeks Make it Monday challenge over on Nichole Heady's Blog. It was the perfect challenge, as I needed a card for my neice's sixth birthday. So I created my card using the very cute "Sweet as can be" die from Papertrey Ink. The challenge this week was to use fabric with your dies, so I had some burlap that I wanted to use for the icecream cone, I adhered it to some chipboard and then ran it through my Cuttlebug, and viola, the perfect icecream cone!!  I also used my "Beautiful Blooms" dies to cut some fabric flowers. I love the way this card turned out, and I hope my neice loves. Some of the other products I used were, My "Mat Stack 5" die from Papertrey ink,  the sentiment stamp is Butterfly Dreams, Dark Chocolate, Autumn rose and vintage cream felt, Hibiscus cardstock and ink, also from Papertrey ink. The patterned paper is Echo Park-Country Dirve, my Martha Stewart border punch, Rangers Stickles, some gems and twine from my stash. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Papers Crafter's Library Challenge

       This week I had to make a card for one of my Daughters friends, so I thought it would be fun to take on the  Paper Crafter's Library Challenge.   The card they used was from Kristina Werner. So I created this card with my chevron stamp from Hero Arts, cardstock from Papertrey Ink, sentiment stamp is also Papertrey Ink, Butterfly die from Memory Box, clear embossing powder from American Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by, and Have a great day!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

I am sooooo very honored...

One of my cards is being featured over on the Melissa Frances Blog  I am soooo very honored!! I just love any thing Melissa Frances, her vintage style is so wonderful!!  I love using her paper and embellishments on projects, they make it so easy to create something that is both beautiful and a pleasure to share with others. Thanks for stopping by, Have a great weekend.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Goodbye to Good Friends

     We had to say goodbye to some very good friends last week, it was a very emotional week for all of us. We meet about 12 years ago when my husband coached their daughter ( who had special needs) and our daughter in soccer.

 They had a son the same age as our son, so they became best of friends, and played soccer, lacrosse together, and went to the same school, and are still best friends today. The father took a job in another city, about 8 hours away. We will miss them very much...

Here is a card I made for them, we had them for dinner one evening before they left, I also made a scrapbook of our kids years together.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Gorgeous new dies from Simon Says Stamps

Simon Says stamps now have their own dies!! There are some gorgeous designs. They are having a Bog hop to celebrate, check it out here Simon Says Stamps blog.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Make it Monday Challenge # 64

     Here is my second card I made for the Make it Monday #64 Challlenge over on Capture the Moment , Nichole Heady's Blog for Papertrey Ink. The challenge this week was to create a project using color inpiration. I used this photo from Nichole's Blog as my inspiration.
     I loved the soft muted tones of this inspiration photo!! especially the Terracotta and Aqua Mist together with kraft, just spoke to my heart!!! So here is the card I created for this challenge.
     For this card I used Kraft cardstock as my base, then Fine Linen, which I stamped a background using the Beautiful Butterfly stamps with versamark ink, I love the tone on tone images I got!!! I used a small scrap of My Minds Eye patterned paper which had all the colors of the inspiration photos, I die cut some Aqua Mist cardstock with the Filigree Border die, added a doily from my stash, then I cut some Terracotta Tile cardstock with my Spellbinders-Label #8 die and stamped my sentiment from Beautiful Butterflies in Dark Chocolate on Kraft cardstock, added more butterflies with versamark, and die cut it also with the Label #8 from Spellbinders. I mounted these on foam adhesive then ran some seam binding and tied a bow, I punched two Butterflies with my Martha Stewart punch, one in Aqua Mist and one in cream velum, added some pearls from Melissa Frances and a flower pin from Maya Road, which I colored with my Copics to match the Terracotta Tile cardstock. For all my Papertrey Ink supplies, you can find them Here. Thanks for stopping by, Have a great day.