Sunday, November 4, 2012

Finally managed to take some pictures of my paper flowers and a couple of small projects I had worked on.

This is a box of note paper with an embossed border and 6 different images using the colors red, green and blue.  These colors I had taken from the color of the cardstock used to create the box.  Clear actetate lid with border of the same cardstock.

This is a sticky note cover with pen.  Just made a simple rosette for the front

Love these 6 petal flowers made with 5 layers.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I finished a project for my step-daughters birhtday.   Love how it turned out.  I found the tutorial for the stationery box on SCS

I used red card stocked and layered the pink paisley and the pink striped paper onto that

On the inside I made a co-ordinating address book that can be removed, a side pocket to keep a book of stamps and a pen holder.  There is also 5 gift cards with envelopes, 5 gift tags, and 5 all ocassion cards with lined envelopes.

The pictures a little dark but these are the tags.  Red flowers with clear gem stones give the tags a bit of bling.

All the cards were made using elements and matching papers from the stationery box.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Quilled the numbers and added the flowers for this special 62nd Birthday card.

This one I embossed the background, inked the edge, quilled the butterfly and made the flower.  I added the birthday sentiment, some ribbon and rhinestones to finish it off.

I love how this one turned out.  It would be great as a goth wedding card or even an sympathy card.
The base of the card is black card stock layered with white another black, then a stamped black background.  Added ribbon, the leaves are lined with coiled gold jewelry wire and gold glitter.  Black roses with white glitter, black ribbon and faux pearls, white feathers and green leaves finish off this card.                                                                                                                                                    

Still a bit busy and haven't really created anything new this past week.  So posting some oldies but goodies!

I made all the animals from circles except for the trunk and tusks for the elephant.  I adhered them to springs so the bobble back and forth. 

This was a Christmas card I did last year.

Made this quilled clown for my Grand daughters birthday.  The card stands 11.00 X 8.5. 

This card I made for my daughters anniversary.  She's a avid book reader so I also made the removable bookmarker

Thursday, October 11, 2012

   For the past couple days I've given up all my facebook games as I wanted to be more productive.  I'm looking for craft orientated pages / friends to add.  I've also been busy getting my house in order as I kinda let that go too since I was spending at least 5 hours in the a.m. harvesting / plowing and planting crops for 7 Farmville farms.  Then all the quests and challenges and omg where did the time go.

    I have been getting my notes together for all my ideas for creating greeting cards, I have some tutorials in mind as well.  These will be the things I'll be working on in the coming days and weeks and will post them as I finish them. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    So everyone has a story to tell and I guess I'm no different.   My story is like most.  It's about the good times the bad times, the ups and downs of everyday living.  I have been depressed most of my entire life so even though I've experienced more downs then ups I like to focus on the up times.  The one thing I enjoy the most is the creativity.  I love crafting whether I'm making a card, working with clay, knitting, sewing or embroidery those times are very peaceful and rewarding to me.  This blog will really be more for my card-making which I got into about 4 years ago.  It started out very simple by creating them in programs such as PrintMaster or Hallmark card creator.   I really wanted more control over what I was creating so I started hunting and a year ago I came across this fantastic site call Card-Making Magic by Christina.  I was amazed at all one could do.  I'm sure there are more sites out there but this was the first site that was willing to give out some of the secrets to great card-making.  I've learned so much and there is even more to learn.  I'm hoping that by blogging about what I do will not only help me but others as well.

One of the latest creations was a special card for my sister's 60th birthday.    This truly was a labor of love.

It took me 3 weeks from start to finish.  Finding the pictures, making my box template, designing the layout, quilling all the pieces (with the humidity and no central air it took much longer) and putting it all together.

Since then I've worked on making some gift-card sets for my etsy site called Ann Ridge Creations .  I created the template for the cards as I wanted something a little different then what I was finding.  Most of the tutorials are similar so you just need to tweak things to how you'd like them yourself.  I wanted a flat box with a divider as it was to hold 10 greeting cards with 10 envelopes.  The divider to me just makes it more stable then just putting them all in the box.  To easy to shift.

This next one I found the tutorial on the SCS website for this treat box card.  What a fantastic resource for any card maker out there.  For this I quilled the hair and face, made the body from a cone shape and added scalloped circles for the dress.  Green and pink gems on the bodice to set it off.  I made the small jewelry box and added a string of glass beads, put some festive confetti in the bottom to represent jewels.  Quilled 2 butterflies and added some bling.  I'm sure it's the Mom's who would appreciate the work on this as the little girls would more then likely love the treats inside of it!