I know it’s been a long time and I am so sorry. I am still trying to get my act together since the move and we are STILL trying to settle in. More on that in another post…
I am excited to share the newest section on the my Etsy site WarmTidings. It’s Wall Art Quotes. In one of my various mom groups on Facebook a lady posted that she wanted quotes for her daughter’s room. I mentioned that I had a site and that I would be happy to create something for her and well this is what we came up with. (If you click on the picture it will take you to the listing. )
The best thing about digital files is that it is so easy to create exactly what somebody wants because everything can be altered. I’m excited about this part of the shop just because I have always loved quotes and I find them so inspiring. Plus it’s one of the most clicked on things on the blog. 😀
All quote prints are just $7 for any size or customization.
What are some of your favorite quotes or sayings??
Have a great rest of your day!!!!
Be back soon with all of my moving drama, the 1,000 mile journey continues….
So sorry friends that I didn’t do the 31 days of Christmas this year. We are still trying to get settled in our new home and I am still figuring out the new job. So keeping up with Etsy orders is about all I can do on a day to day basis.
With that said the Holidays are right around the corner. I can’t even believe it. So I need to get cracking on making some gifts happen because now because we live so much further away from everybody I need to get things done and shipped way earlier than usual. No more last minute gifts for us which makes me excited and nervous all at the same time.
So with that said it’s time to get my craftiness on and make some Christmas cards and start thinking about the infamous Black Friday shopping. We are excited to start some new family traditions in our new home.
So stay tuned for more exciting projects coming and as I create new things I will be sure to share them with you!! 🙂
Happy Tuesday everybody. I finally got my Mother’s Day cards done over the weekend and wanted to share. (Sorry mom if you see this and aren’t surprised by your card!!). I wanted to come up with something with a vintage feel and of course I wanted to use my new toy. Hope you like the idea!!!
First off here is the list of tools that I used to make the card:
I made 2 of these and they took me roughly 15 minutes.
Wildflower vines embossing plate
Alphabet Plate – Sizzix Bigz XL BLOCK TALK ALPHABET & NUMBERS by TIM HOLTZ ALTERATIONS
Silver Metallic Card stock
Reflections blank greeting cards either in White or Ivory (purchased from Michael’s) roughly a 5×7 size folded
I cut squares to fit in the plate out of the silver metallic card stock. You don’t have to be super precise here, you will trim them anyway.
You need 4 or more squares for each card
Adhear the 4 squares to the card to make it look like a tin celing
Knowing that I was going to be putting “Mom” on the card I put a center piece in to help make sure that the letter laid nicely
Using the Sizzix I made the word “Mom” from my Block talk plate and fancy purple paper I had
After looking at the card I knew it needed a little something extra so I colored in some of the flowers.
Add a nice note and picture on the inside and done! I won’t show you the inside, my mom needs some kind of surprise for Mother’s day!!!
Hope everybody has a great rest of their week and a Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mommies out there!!!!
Like what you see – check out my etsy shop with digital cards & invitations – click on the logo below
As I am trying to use up my vast amount of supplies and trying to come up with some new things so that I can perfect them and list them on the Etsy site. ———> Link on the right!!! You will see below that I created 3 cards that I am trying to just get the ideas out there and testing some new ideas. Would love feedback on any of them.
Here is an Easter card I came up with. The point was to have a sunrise in the back the crosses and He’s risen are printed on velum and then I made a border. They are put on a 4×6 card with foam squares to give more depth.
the background could maybe use some work but you get the idea. I have more ideas for this one and will work on other variations.
A sympathy card that I made for the Mother-In-Law. I wanted to use the velum again and was trying to figure out the best way to keep it muted!
I made the grey background out of the shimmery sliver paper. I cut the velum long so that it would wrap around the sides so that I could secure it in the back. I then added a boarder which luckily fit. It wasn’t exactly planned when I made the “with Sympathy” and then added bling embellishments on the sides. This card ended up being extra special for my mother in law because the flowers for Nana’s funeral were all White and Red, which I didn’t know. Intuition at it’s finest.
Super simple Easter card. This is what happens when you only have an hour to make 3 cards.
I used my favorite new tool, my sizzix bigkick, to create the letters in various colors. I wasn’t even going to attempt to try to make them straight so I deliberately made them whimsy. Added a flower and some bling embellishments and off we went.
Hope you liked these card ideas. There will be more to come as I come up with ideas and please go and check out the Etsy site for all your invitation needs. Prices for digital cards are just $5 and I have them done in less than 24 hours!!!
So around Christmas I saw that the U.S. Postal service was coming out with some cool stamp collections. Knowing that my husband was a fan of Ray Charles and Johnny Cash I thought I would get him the sets for Christmas. When I was shopping on the USPS website I found that there were Miles Davis ones too so I got him those as well.
Fast forward to a week before Christmas and I am wrapping gifts. I knew full well I couldn’t just wrap up the stamps and say “Here you go honey” and leave it at that. Let’s face it I would end up having to display them somehow anyway so why not do it before he opens the gift. So I happened to have a 12×12 frame laying around for something else we were going to frame. You can get these really cheap at Michaels. I then used Clear Photo Corners to mount the stamps. I knew I didn’t want to straight mount them because face it they are stamps, it’s like money so I didn’t want to ruin the integrity of the stamp. So, photo corners it was. A little overlap is okay the other 3 corners kept it secure.
So now we have another piece of art on the wall made for only a couple dollars!!!
Thanks for checking it out. Time to get working on some photo cards that I can share with you 😉