Saturday, May 2, 2015

Giraffe Family

Good Morning Ladies,
It was a little hard rolling out of bed this morning. But I did not sleep that well last night so I was also happy to see this morning.
The card for today is Giraffe Family
The giraffe family image is from Magenta. It is an older image but was looking at me and I just had to use is. It had never seen ink. I am creating with the things I buy. I am out of the collecting phase and on to the creating phase. The image was stamped on yellow cardstock using Archival Ink in the color of potting soil. This image was hand cut. It worked perfect layered on the Sue Wilson Creative Expressions Burgandy die set. It was popped up. A Hero Arts hoof print stamp was stamped on a yellow background. Washi tape runs up the side. At the top of the washi tape is the center piece of the die cut. A flower is popped up on top of that. The flower was created using a black-eyed susan die from Cheery Lynn.
 A close-up of the giraffe image.
A close-up of the flower.
A side view to show the popping of the giraffe image.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Friday, May 1, 2015

Dog Certificate Inserts

Good Morning Ladies,
I am working the dog show all weekend. I had to do some creating for the raffle for this show.
Today's project is Dog Certificate Inserts
These inserts were made the same. The only difference is the direction. They are created on a piece of red cardstock. The size is 81/2 by 11 to fit document frames. A certificate will go across the front. The blue ribbon was stamped and hand cut. Each streamer is single and then added to the rosette. Washi tape runs across the top and the bottom. The dogs were cut from an Obsession Impression die set. This die set gave me the variety I need for an all breed show. The mat fits a 4x6 photo. 
I will also have cards for sale at this event. My friend Dru will have crate pads and some other surprises for sale at this event.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pink and White Wedding

Good Morning Ladies,
I am so excited about all the new Sue Wilson dies that are coming out! So pretty!
The card for today is Pink and White Wedding
I am trying to get some wedding cards made for the shoppes. The inspiration for this card was the burgandy Creative Expressions die. Pink and white card stock was used to create this card. The bow however was created from stiff backed felt. I wanted to see how this would work and it worked fantastic. The bow was cut from a Creative Expressions die. The ferns were cut from a Memory Box die. The daisies were cut from a FSJ die. the rest of the dies are Sue Wilson's Creative Expressions dies. Pearl sprigs peek out from underneath the flowers. The The center of the center die is popped up as well as the oval sentiment. The sentiment is from Just Rite Stamps.
A close-up of the center die.
 A close-up of the flowers and the strip die.
A close-up of the bow.
A view of the lift with pop dots.
This is the inside sentiment. Also from Just Rite Stamps.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Graphics 45 woodburning

Good Morning Ladies,
I turned in early last  night. After a long day at work I went to a friends house and took a barn hunt lesson. What fun I had with my friends and their dogs.
The card for today is Graphics 45 woodburning
 This card was inspired by the balsa wood burning ship piece. You see my dad love auctions. He buys all kinds of things. He shares these things with his kids. So he purchased and old wood set and gave it to me. It has this ship in it already done. I knew it had to go on a project. I imagine some child did this piece. I looked around and found that the Graphics 45 By the Sea pad was the perfect match. The anchor is a die by Kelly Purkey from Simon Says Stamp. The card base is from a pack from Create and Craft.
 This is the sentiment on the front.
 A close-up of the ship.
 A close-up of the anchor.
This is the inside sentiment.
A close-up of the sentiment.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Woodpecker

Good Morning Ladies,
It was way too chilly last night. I am still waiting for warm weather.
The card for today is Woodpecker
This card was created with a woodpecker bird image that my sister gave me for my birthday. It is an unmounted image with no company on the back. It was stamped on a tan background and then colorized with watercolor crayons. The edges of the panel were inked. The side strip was created using a Hero Arts bird print stamp. The edges of this border strip were also inked. A natural feather tops this card off.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Monday, April 27, 2015

Purple and White Bride and Groom

Good Morning Ladies,
The weekend seemed to go fast. I did get a lot of things done that needed to be done though.
The card for today is Purple and White Bride and Groom
This card took a bit to create, but was worth it. I started out with a D'sire embossing folder. I have not used many embossing folders in the past but am falling in love with them now. The die cuts are from a Create and Craft couture die set. The sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations. The flowers were created using a FSJ daisy die set. Pearl sprigs peek out from beneath the flowers. Love ribbon tops this card off. 
 A close-up of the sentiment.
A close-up of the ribbon.
 A close-up of the flowers.
 This is the inside of the card. The gate and fence is a die from Spellbinders. The pop out humming birds is from Create and Craft the songbird collection. I was surprised how easy this pop out die went into the card. The Sentiments are from Heartfelt Creations and Just Rite stamps.
A close-up of the sentiment.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Dog Talk Birthday

Good Morning Ladies,
I am a little late on the take this morning. Thanks to my friend I am hooked on Create and Craft. So many awesome crafting goodies.
The card for today is Dog Talk Birthday
This card was created using a Sizzix Flip-It card die. The card base was cut from red card stock and the layers are cut from dog print paper from TPS. The dog image is from SU. It was colorized using watercolor crayons. A ribbon tied on the side tops this card off.

 A close-up of the dog image.
This is the flip side. The sentiment is from SU same set. The paws were cut from an old thick Sizzix die. This is my favorite paw die.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog