Saturday, August 2, 2014

PaperCrafter's Challenge Week #61

This week has been super busy while I had carpet laid in all the bedrooms and craft room! That meant EVERYTHING had to be moved!!! Crazy! Well, after moving it out, I managed to get it moved back, and made this layout. Was inspired by Paper Crafter's Corner's inspiration of Week #61, here:
It reminded me of nostalgic times, of family fun days. I used the one word title and the colors of green, blue and red as well for my inspiration. So here is my layout of my 2 boys playing a family game together. This was many years ago, and they are now adults living away from home. Good family memories!
Here is the Paper Crafter's Corner Challenge #61 Link

Sunday, July 27, 2014

DCWV Stack The Magnolia Way Card for July's Challenge

Here a wonderful CAS card from DCWV's July Challenge for cards.

 I used the Magnolia Way Stack 12x12 because it has smaller prints as well.  I fussy cut quite a few things and added them to my card inside and out, and added a piece using a Martha Stewart Border Punch to add some more dimension. A little of some lace from my stash which I think is Prima Marketing if I remember correctly, went on last. Oh, and a rub-on for my sentiment. I hope you enjoy my card! Beverly

Saturday, July 26, 2014

"Delicious" Basic Grey Layout

This is a layout about a restaurant that we really loved, and describes the food we had that day.
  Supplies: Basic Grey Kioshi papers and chipboard flowers. Letters: American Crafts Thickers in Honey Puffy stickers. Transparency used with an Inkjet Printer to add text.
Challenges I am entering:
PaperCrafter's Corner: Pops of bright colors (My flowers), A one-word title (delicious), Block of text (Printed on transparency), and a variety of shapes (chipboard flowers added).

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Clear Scraps Send-It Birthday Card

      Here is an adorable acrylic card for my son's upcoming birthday. I just love how it came out! Supplies used were Clear Scraps Send It Clear Card and DCWV's Birthday Stack in 12x12 and 6x6. I fussy cut a lot of it and added twine for the banner affect. The Birthday Wishes is Rubber CafĂ© stamped with black ink. The hardest part was hand cutting each of the elements and meticulously matching everything up to lay right. The chocolate icing was made using a Viva Decor' Pearl Pen in brown and adding swirls and layers until it resembled icing. It took a long time to dry, but really made it look so yummy!! #ClearScraps #SendItClearCard #Cupcake #DCWV #SimonSaysStamp #Challenge #PaperCraftersCorner
I am posting this for the following challenges:
Paper Crafter's Corner: Birthday
Simon Says Stamp Blog Challenges: Make it from scratch
Simon Says Stamp Blog Wednesday Challenge: Make it Clear

Sunday, July 6, 2014

4th of July 2014 Card

Fabulous holiday here in America is our July 4th, Independence Day!  Here is my card for my 2014 Celebration! I used various inks on artist paper, then tore it. Of course it needed the added ribbons. Had bought the stamp a year ago, and finding it was tough. Added the sentiment and the star. Viola! Gathering all the supplies, and getting this uploaded was the hardest part!!
Hope you enjoy it!
Challenges: Paper Crafter's Corner Challenge 57

Red carpet Studio: RCS#73

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Core'dinations and Stampendous Card

I just love this card! This is using my fabulous #Stampendous Stamp set called, Jumbo Lovely Garden Stamp and die set for the butterfly! I used #Core'dinations' Black magic in violet. I embossed with a folder by Darice using my Cuttlebug, and then I used my new nifty Sand It Set, which I LOVE!!   Topped it with a Fuchsia satin ribbon by #MayArts. Some Want2Scrap bling and Copics for coloring.
Challenges I am entering:
PaperCrafter's Corner
I was inspired by the pic's black background and swirls throughout from the bird images.

Red Carpet Studio Challenge:
Create a project that includes ribbon in some way.
Well, since I love ribbon that was easy!! So I chose the gorgeous fuchsia satin ribbon by May Arts!
SimonSaysMondayStampChallenge: "I ought to use this more!" And that was easy because I haven't used my Cuttlebug nor my Copics nor any of my ribbons, and I have a ton of them! So I got to feel like I really accomplished something with these 3 challenges in making this one card! Now to try to finish some of my scrapbook layouts I have been working on! :)

I hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Florentine Dinner and dessert

Had this wonderful quick dinner at La Prosciutteria! After asking for their recommendation, they served us ours on a wooden board with different proscuitto, ham, bressaiola, ricotta and gorgonzola spreads, eggplant, olives, artichokes and cheeses. After this enjoyable meal for two we wondered further down the street because I had read that Gelato di Neri had the best gelato. Upon arriving 30 minutes later, I just had to try their petite canoli for only 1 euro!! It was delicious, as well as their gelato! What a delightful adventure of flavors!! Don't worry, we walked UP the hill to Piazza Michaelangelo, and then rode the bus back after the sunset.  Rick Steves recommends doing that in the opposite way, but we needed to burn those calories off. Had a delightful day!