Monday, January 28, 2013

Valentine's Day Inspiration

 Hello everyone!  Apparently I have Valentine's on the brain - BIG TIME!!!!

 Yesterday's challenge over at SCS was an Inspirational Challenge!  This week's Inspiration came from a very talented lady, Daphne.  She has an Etsy Shop - Octopurse.  She has beautiful coin purses, iPad covers and just tons of cute stuff!!  I actually combined two items for my card.  The heart patterned coin purse got me on the valentine's road and the iPad cover inspired the tri fold design! 

Card holder - Retro Harmony in sugarDeep mum - Tiny hearts on pink - metal frame purse

Valentine's Day Tri-Fold Card

Thanks for stopping by,
Shabby Jo

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Masculine Thinking of You

Today I have a Masculine Thinking of You Card I did for a WT Challenge over at SCS.  This week's challenge was to incorporate a Time theme into your design.  It could be calendars, clocks... whatever, as long as it had to do with time.  Well I bought CB's Clockworks embossing folder some time ago and have desperately wanted to play around with it but just haven't had a chance yet - until now!!  This card actually took a few turns during its creation but in the end I am really happy with the way it turned out!!

Masculine Thinking of You All The Time

 I double embossed with SU Daffodil Delight and inked a few of the gears with SU Old Olive.  I then matted it with green Core'dinations.  The woven ribbon is actually a gem of a find at the Dollar Tree - I bought all of it!!!  The buttons are SU and I used hemp cord to connect them together and attached with hot glue.  The sentiment piece is three layers.  For the top layer I hand wrote the sentiment onto vellum and then layered onto a cream colored scrap that I had inked the edges of with SU Pumkin Pie.  I matted that onto an orange colored scrap that I inked the edges of with SU Old Olive.  I punched the brads through all three layers and then threaded hemp cord through the brads and tied off with a little bow!

 Thanks for stopping by, Shabby Jo

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Valentine's Day Cards!

So Christmas has come and gone and let me tell you that as for our family we are happy!!  Our holidays unfortunately were riddled with illness :((  We passed around a nasty stomach bug, allergy attacks and cruddy colds!!  Hopefully we have built some immunities and will stay healthy for a little while at least!

So jumping right into 2013 with a bang... I have some super cute Valentine's Day cards for you today!  I hope you like them - they tickle my heart for sure!

Valentine's Day Cards
 I had a ton of fun creating these little treasures!!  I designed the hearts in eCraftShop Pro and let Edward (my handsome eCraft cutting machine!!) do his handy work!!  I inked the edges of the white and red hearts with SU Real Red and the black hearts with Momento TB.  I also inked the edges of the sentiment pieces with varying combinations of SU RR and Momento TB.  The background DP for the front card is from tPS All Seasons II and the black with whites hearts DP is also tPS - B&W Doodle Hearts.

I hope everyone has a Very Special Valentine's Day no matter who you spend it with!!

Thanks for stopping by, Shabby Jo