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.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Make it Monday Challenge #64

     Here is a 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 love the vintage feel of this photo and the soft colors. So here is the card I created using this as my starting point.
       I used Berry Sorbet cardstock as my cardbase, then added this very pretty vintage looking patterned paper from Echo Parks-This & That collection, as my next layer. I die cut three butterflies using Berry Sorbet, Hawaiian Shores, and Aqua Mist cardstock and my die from the Beautiful Butterfly die set. I stamped each butterfly with the Gingham background stamp using versamark ink, then added clear embossing powder and heat embossed them, it added a nice dimension of color to the Butterflies!! I added grosgrain ribbon down the middle of the card in Berry Sorbet and Aqua Mist, then mounted my butterflies on top using foam squares. I added Melissa Frances pearls down the centers of each butterfly, for thier bodies, a little bakers twing and button twine, a Hawaiian shores button, then I stamped my sentiment  from the Beautiful Butterfly stamp set in Dark Chocolate ink. You can find all my Papertrey ink supplies by shopping Here . Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day, and tomorrow is NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY!! Have fun everyone.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Make it Monday Challenge #61

This week on  Nichole Heady's Blog  for Papertry Ink , the Challenge was to make a flower using a non-flower die. I had so much fun going through all my Papertrey Ink dies, trying to see which one had  the best possibility for making a flower. Then it came to me, I love making rolled flowers from plain circle punches, how fun to make a rolled flower from one of  the Papertrey Inks Doily Detail dies. So I cut out a few and started to play and I am really happy with how they turned out, so delicate and a little different from the traditional rolled flowers.

I got a head start on my Mother's Day cards with this one, but with these beautiful papers from Bo Bunny-Country Garden, they just said "Mom" to me. The stamps are from the Daily Design set from Papertrey Ink, I used their Dark Chocolate ink and button twine also. The seam binding I colored with some glimmer mist  and added some Star Dust Stickles to the flowers.

 Here is a photo of how my Doily die cut went from plain to an adorable flower, in three easy steps. The trick is to roll the flowers from the inside-out, this keeps the lacey details on the outside of your flowers. You can cut out portions of the middle to make your flowers smaller, like the yellow flower bud on my card.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

With sadness....

This is a card I made for one of our neighbours who's wife passed away last week, it is really sad, they were such a nice couple, my kids kinda thought of them of like grandparents, they always watched out them when they were little, and treated them so special around any of the was difficult for my kids to go to the funeral, and as I told them it never gets easier...

The wreath stamp is Hero Arts, from a Christmas set, but I love using it for all occassions , the background paper is Melissa Frances-5th ave. This card is also entered in a wonderful new Bog challenge A Blog named Hero Challenge #1

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Scrapbook & Cards Today, Color Suite Challenge!!

     If you head over to Scrapbook & Cards Today's blog you can see this months Color challenge from Color suite. SCT Color suite Challenge This challenge was kinda easy for me, because these are my favorite colors, pink, lavender and purples just speak to my heart!! Here is my card for this challenge,  I used one of my new favorite stamps by Memory Box, just love this image and there is a matching die too. I colored the image with my copics and used another new stamp from Hero arts the chevron background stamp, so popular right now with so many companies. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Hello Friends, long time no hear...

Hello everyone, long time no hear from me, I am so sorry, but I have had some family things that have kept me away from here and crafting in general...all I can say it's not easy to be a Mom today!!!  

I have a couple of cards I have made for friends and family, that seems to be all I have time for, thanks for stopping by. 

I made the above card for my neice for Valentines Day!! I love these images from Magnolia colored with my Copic markers!!   Thanks for stopping by.