Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Good Morning!
Can you believe May is so close? Where did April go??
This past week has just been crazy busy. Right now I'm in St. Louis sitting in a hospital room with my Dad who had surgery. I don't know why, but it is completely exhausting sitting around and waiting.
Today I have a Two Paper Diva card to share with you.
Since Father's Day is just around the corner I made some Man Cards for a class I'm having.  Creating masculine cards is a bit out of my comfort zone, but I managed to get it done.... with the help of Pinterest.  Now that is a place where I can lose hours at a time if I let myself go there.
This card is a simple, yet perfect card for that 'special guy' in your life.
Man cards are hard for me because I like lots of layers and typically man cards don't call for that. So this card is relatively simple, but with some layering.
I used For a Special Guy stamp set. Love that sentiment!! 
I hope you have a wonderful week!
Hoping mine will get back to normal soon!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Rene'
 
 
 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Good Morning Friends!!
I'm here with a Two Paper Diva's card to share with you.
I'm just loving this card!! I've seen a few baby cards on Pinterest using a onesie. So, I thought I would give it a try too. And... what better to use than a clothesline!!
This is the Diva stamp set that I used.
C154 Wanna Hang Out
I stamped the clothesline poles, colored them with copics, cut them out and popped them off the card. I stamped the clothes line onto the card between the poles and hung the onesies from the line.
The sentiment is from Banner's One stamp set.
Isn't it cute??
Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a wonderful week!!
Rene'


Monday, April 13, 2015

Good Morning!!
It's been a bit quiet on the blogging the last couple weeks.
Life has been a bit of a roller coaster lately and I have had lots going on - and I've just been holding on tight!
I have a Two Paper Diva card to share with you this morning.
 
This card was so much fun to make! I embossed the background paper, stamped the bee hive on Kraft paper and cut it out. I stamped each of the bees on the paper where they were going to "bee" and then stamped them again on yellow paper, cut them out and popped them off the first stamped bee.
 I used the Bee Happy stamp set.
C147 Bee Happy
I hope you have a wonderful day today!!!
I'll be back soon!
Rene'
 


Monday, March 30, 2015

Good Morning Friends!!
It's been a long and crazy couple of weeks with a lot going on in my neck of the woods.
I don't know about you but I'm sure ready for some warmer weather to come. Brad and I just got back from a Caribbean cruise and I sure enjoyed the long days and warm sun. It was a well needed break from the demands of life. 
Today was Palm Sunday and next week is Easter Sunday. My... how time flies these days.
Today I am here with a Prickley Pear card to share with you.
I just love these sweet vintage bird stamps Prickley Pear has. They remind me so much of my childhood and the cards and post cards that were so popular back then.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful Easter week.
Rene'


Monday, March 23, 2015

Good Morning Friends!
I am here with a Prickley Pear Easter card.  Considering that Easter is just a couple weeks away I thought I had better get busy getting some cards made.
Today's card is bright and cheery with colors of yellow, green and purple.
I first stamped the image using Tim Holtz Distress Markers.  Then I used a water color pen to blend the colors in the tulip and leaves.  I added some additional color and "bling" to the flowers using Zig Wink of Stella glitter markers, which really brightened up the flowers.
It's a beautiful stamp and just perfect for making a simply gorgeous card.
Hop on over to the Prickley Pear Blog and check out all the wonderful projects from the design team.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great day!!
Rene'

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Good Morning!!
Today I would like to share a "Man Card" I made for Two Paper Diva's. I really struggle with making masculine cards so being on Two Paper Diva's design team pushes me beyond my comfort zone.  But that is a good thing, because I tend to do the same thing - same style - over and over. 
So here is my idea using For a Special Guy stamp set. 
I stamped the tie on three different patterned paper and then cut them out and popped them off the front of the card. 
I think it turned out wonderful - what do you think?
It's perfect for that man in your life, whether it be a father, uncle, co-worker or boss.
The Diva's have a new release out and the stamps are just fabulous. 
You can check them out Here.
Thanks for visiting today.
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Rene'

Friday, March 13, 2015

Vintage Easter Paper Clay

Hello my friends!
Today I want to share with you some really fun pictures I took at my last class. We made some vintage glittered Easter clay projects.  
Here are the projects from the first class in Gardner. We really had so much fun doing these. I think the girls were proud of their creations!!
Melissa finished first (imagine that!) and she had already left before I got the group picture. So here is her Easter Bunny.
Isn't she just adorable!!
My next class was at Peggy's house in Olathe.
Can I just say.... Stinking Cute!!!
Everyone's project turned out fantastic and we were almost giddy when we put them all together for the picture.
Oh my.... aren't they sweet?
After class was over there was lots of talk about what paper clay project would be next.
What do you think??
Thank you girls for making this class such a wonderfully fun time!!
I truly enjoy sharing my passion with each and everyone of you.
Love you all!!
Rene'
 

 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Good Morning!!
I got my hands inky and had some fun creating these little tags for Two Paper Diva's.
I started out to just make one, but was having so much fun I made two more and could have kept going had the house, dinner and hubby not been calling my name.
I have really missed getting messy and inky with mixed media.
I can get lost for hours doing this.
Like I said, I started out to make just one.
This was the first tag.  I used Sweet Blossoms and the You Are My Reason stamp sets. I inked the tag with Tim Holtz inks and then stamped and drew some doodles. I then stamped the flowers on patterned paper and cut them out.
Sweet!!
Then I made this one!
I used the same technique as above but cut out the house with different patterned paper.
I used the Simple Phrases stamp set.
Just Lovely!!
And I just kept going!
This one I decided to put a heart on it.  I used the same technique as above.
I used Simple Phrases for this one also. This stamp set is just sweet!!
I am going to have to get back into the mixed media scene - Love it!!
Be sure to check out Two Paper Diva's Blog. They have some wonderful new stamp set that have just been released!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a lovely day!!
Rene'

Monday, March 9, 2015

Good Morning Friends!!
Beautiful, beautiful weather this weekend!!  :)
This morning I would like timeshare a really simple yet pretty card I made for Prickley Pear.
It is mostly white with a touch of purple. 
I embossed the bottom layer with a Swiss dots embossing folder and topped that with a fancy square die cut. I then used D052 Circular Pendant Die cut where I inked the center of the pendant.  I then topped the circular pendant with D013 Scalloped Circle Die Cut, also in white.
Next I stamped, in purple ink, the sentiment using
CLR013E Circles Set - Sentiments Clear Stamp Set and popped it off the card.
I added some sheer purple polka dot ribbon and some pearls.
This card could be used for many different occasions by just changing out the sentiment.
You can check out all the other design team samples here.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a fabulous day!!
Rene'

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Sending Love



Good Morning Friends!!
Here is to sending some love your way! 
I'm here with Two Paper Diva's today to share this card. 
The colors are soft and spring-y and a weee bit shabby!
 I used the Sending Love stamp set.  
I stamped the heart on pink paper and floral paper, cut them out and layered them together. I also stamped the "Sending Love" on a tag and popped it off the card.
I added lots of layers, some small flowers, pearls and of course...a bow!!
Two Paper Diva's have been really busy these days.  Be sure to check them out Here.
Thanks for taking some time to stop by today.  Feel free to leave a comment below - as it always makes my day to see the "love"!!
Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Happy Spring

Good Morning Friends!!
One look outside here in Kansas City and you will see that it isn't so much a Happy Spring!!  Bitter cold and snow this past weekend has me home with a heater at my feet as I work in my craft room. Have I said lately....that I am soooo ready for Spring??
Here is some Happy Spring Inspiration for you from Prickley Pear.
Spring is just around the corner (truly...it is...it has to be!)
The tulips and daffodils will be bursting through the ground to remind us of how resilient life can be - despite a cold rough winter. 
These little duckies are just so sweeet!!  Love them!!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful day!
Rene'

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Little Perk-Me-Up

Good Morning Everyone!
Grab a cup of coffee or tea, sit back and take a look at my next creation for Two Paper Diva's.
I made this sweet little coffee cup-to-go from a silhouette file.  I assembled it and added some embellishments using the Cup of Joy stamp set from Two Paper Diva's.
I Stamped the coffee cup on matching patterned paper, cut it out and popped it off a small doily die cut and adhered it to the top of the coffee cup lid. I also added pearl lace, a bow and twine to dress it up a bit.
I've seen many similar little to-go cups on Pinterest lately and I think they are just adorable, and a great gift idea for that person in your life that enjoys coffee or tea!
You can put a gift certificate, your favorite chocolates or coffee/tea samples inside and give it to someone you love!
LOVE IT!!  :)
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a fabulous day!
Rene'

Monday, February 23, 2015

Good Morning Friends!!
I'm here with some Prickley Pear Inspiration for you.
Saturday was such a beautiful sunny day. It was cool but really nice out and boy did I have Spring Fever!!  The sunny weather inspired me to make this card. The yellow and the blue are really pretty together - kind of like the blue sky and the sun.
I embossed the flower and butterfly with white embossing powder. I stamped the "You Are My Sunshine" twice, masking off the saying in order to have it separated.

Don't forget...the winner from the blog hop last week will be announced tomorrow. Keep your eyes and ears open and good luck!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Rene'


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Good Morning Friends!!
I'm here with a little St. Patrick's Day inspiration from Two Paper Diva's.
This is really fun stamp set for St. Patrick's Day!  The colors of this card are bight and cheery and perfect for that Irish friend!
I stamped the hat and little clovers on patterned paper, cut them out and popped them off the card. 
There are little green gems in the centers of the clovers, but they aren't really visible. 

This stamp is called Lucky Me!
Be sure to check out the other Diva inspiration Here!

Thank for stopping by!!
Have a wonderful day!
Rene'

Monday, February 16, 2015

Good Morning Friends!!
I hope everyone enjoyed the Prickley Pear Blog Hop. I sure did and the cards were fabulous!!
I've got some Monday morning inspiration for you!!
I'm sure enjoying these new stamps!! They are just sweeeeet!!
I colored this little girl with Copies and then cut her out and popped her off the card.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful day!
Rene'
 


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Welcome Back!!
It's day 3 of the Prickley Pear Blog Hop.  
I hope you have enjoyed all the wonderful cards the design team has done!
Have you gone and checked out the new release yet?  If not, hurry on over there!!
Don't forget you can be eligible to win this wonderful prize package!
All you have to do is comment on each of the blogs along the hop.
The drawing will be held February 23rd
If you are coming from the Prickley Pear Blog, then you are in the right place. If not, then go back Here and start at the beginning.
My creation for day three is this:
I really love this new die - it's so elegant!
I stamped the little pink flowers on white cardstock, stamped the sentiment in black and then die-cut it with the circle die. I then layered this onto the pink scalloped circle die. Then I popped it off the white Circular Pendant die-cut.
Very simple, yet elegant!
Be sure to leave a comment below!
Your next stop is Angie's blog!!
 Enjoy the Hop!!
Rene'

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Blog Hop - Day 2


Welcome back to day two of Prickley Pear's Blog Hop!!

If you are coming here from the Prickley Pear Blog, then you are in the right place. 
If you aren't, then go back to Prickley Pear and start from the beginning.
Leave a comment on each blog stop along the way and you will be eligible to win this wonderful prize package of Prickley Pear Goodies!!



Here is what I came up with for day two:
Isn't he just adorable??
I colored this little guy with Copic markers and did some doodling around the edges. I stamped the sentiment, then cut out just a portion of the saying. I added stars and buttons and there you have it.
 
Be sure to leave a comment below and on each of the other blogs to be eligible for the prize.
The drawing for the prize will be held on February 23rd.
Your next stop is Rita's blog.

Thanks for stopping by!
Rene'






Friday, February 13, 2015

Blog Hop!!


It's time for a Blog Hop!! 
Today is the first day of the hop where we are introducing Prickley Pears new release.
Each day there will be wonderful samples that the design team has created using this new release. 
Here is a fabulous prize package that you can be eligible to win: 
Be sure to visit and comment on each blog - each and every day to be eligible for the prize.
The drawing for the prize will be held on February 23rd.

Let's get to HOPPIN'!!

If  you are coming here from Barb's blog, then you are in the right place. 
If you aren't, then go back to the beginning HERE and start from there. 
Comment on each blog along the way and you will be eligible to win the prize.

Here is my creation for day one:
I just love these sweet blue birds!!  One of my favorites!!!
You better go grab a little bluebird stamp for yourself because I doubt they will be around long!!

Your next stop is Michelle's blog.
Don't forget to comment of the blogs along the way.

Thanks for stopping by!
Rene'






Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Good Morning!
I'm here to share a really pretty card I made for Two Paper Diva's.
This stamp set is a new release for Two Paper Diva's. These flowers are just so sweet!!
It is a perfect stamp set for Mother's Day - don't you think?
C145 Happy Mother's Day
 And ironically the stamp set is called Happy Mother's Day. Sweet!!
There are quite a few samples using this stamp set on the Diva blog, which you can find here.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a fabulous day!!
Rene'


Monday, February 9, 2015

Monday Morning is here!!
Everyone put a smile on your face and.... get to work!!
Just kidding!
Are you ready for some Prickley Pear Inspiration?
How about this?
Can I just say that I am really liking this stamp set?
These butterflies are just gorgeous!!
 
On another note.. Prickley Pear has a new release coming up soon and can I just say WOW!!
Can't wait for you to see them - it's a wonderful release and you won't be disappointed!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!!!
 


Monday, February 2, 2015

Good Morning!
It's a bit frigid here in Kansas City this morning.  After being nearly 80 degrees last week, this is quite a change. It complicates the whole wardrobe mindset at the very least!!
I doubt the ole Punxsutawney Groundhog will be seeing his shadow this morning!  Soooo looking forward to Spring this year.
I'm here to share with you a Two Paper Diva's Valentine card I made. I used the Sending Love stamp set.  Love it!!  
This is what you get!

I used the "Sending Love" sentiment and the little heart stamp for my card.
I made this card for a card swap I participated in yesterday with a bunch of wonderful ladies.
So much fun to share a passion with others!!
Be sure to check out what the other Diva's are up to Here.

Have a wonderful day!!
Thanks for stopping by.
Rene'

Monday, January 26, 2015

Good Morning Monday!!
I'm here with another Prickley Pear creation to share with you!
It's a shabby and chic card using one of their mini butterfly stamps sets.
Love them!!
 As always... it's much more beautiful in person. It's hard to capture the true color and dimension!!
Be sure to check out the other inspiration from the design team Here.
Have a wonderful day!
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Rene'
 
 


Friday, January 23, 2015

I had my first class at Ink Paper Rubber on Wednesday. What a wonderful time we had! I got to see some familiar faces I hadn't seen in quite some time. It was good to catch up and do some card-making. A big thank you to Jen for inviting me!!
Here are the pictures of the cards we made.



I also made three additional cards using some of the remaining images from the sheet of images.
Here they are!


 
I just love Valentines day projects!!
I will be posting some pictures of other Valentine projects I have done soon.
Have a wonderful day!!
Rene'

Monday, January 19, 2015

Good Morning!
How about this Kansas City weather?? It is gorgeous and I got spring fever BAD!!  But, we got quite a while to go before spring hits. So, I just got to enjoy these beautiful days and spend some time outdoors and patiently wait for warmer weather.
Today I am going to share a card for Prickley Pear. A sweet valentine for someone you love!
I stamped the heart twice, cut out the center heart of one and popped it off the other heart.
It's hard to see, but I glittered the ruffles on the heart.
I just love these papers too - one of my favorite color combinations!
Valentines Day is just around the corner and Prickley Pear has some awesome stamps that can help you get those Valentine cards made for those special people in your life.
Be sure to check them out here.
Hope you have a lovely day!!
Rene'