Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Friends Are Chosen Family

That's the sentiment on this great card
 I made for today's 
Design Team inspiration at
The theme is
for Challenge #22

Gathering up some of the ideas -
 notice how it changes up as I work on the card...

 This seam binding and lace is probably 30 plus years old. 
 My mom gave me a box of it like this.  
Notice the aging on the pink trim 
  and the PRICE!!!

 Geesh, I just LOVE bling!!!

 It's all starting to come together now.  
A little here, a little there..... 

And the finished product
Products Used:

  • Tsunami Rose Printables
  • Tsunami Rose New Beginnings Printable Papers
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Fleur de Lis Rectangles
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities Foliage
  • Heartfelt Creations HcPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
  • Heartfelt Creations (Spellbinders) HDCD701 Posy Patch Die Template

Supplies Used:

  • 12 x 12 ColorBok Off White Card Stock 
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers
  • Liquid Pearls - Peacock
  • Darcie Adhesive Back Acrylic Gems -Turquoise - Michael's Crafts (
  • Clear Acrylic Flowers and Gem  - Crafty City
  • Ribbon and Lace - Heirloom Stash from Mom
  • Silk Lily of the Valley blooms - Dollar Tree
  • Clear Glitter
  • ATG
  • Tacky Glue
  • Foam Tape

 Tsunami Rose Designs Links  

Monday, May 27, 2013


Happy Monday y'all - time to check out all the wonderful creations at
Challenge #65 -  
Anything Goes Using Vintage

This great image is from A Day for Daisies 
(it's called Little Vintage Girls Hat).  
She's just adorable!

Supplies Used:

  • A Day For Daisies image - Little Vintage Girls Hat
  • Spellbinders Nestbilities Fleur de Lis Rectangles
  • CuttleBug Nathaniel's Penwork Embossing Folder
  • Cricut George and Basic Shapes (flowers)

Products Used:

  • Colorbok 12 x 12 Card stock - Masculine
  • 6" Glitz Paper Pack - Vintage Blue from
  • Home made stick pin
  • Small blue and purple flowers (Michaels Crafts)
  • Lace, pearl string and ribbon from stash
  • Liquid Pearls Hydrangea and Light Blue
  • Paper Studio Spare Parts (Purple Antique Style Brads)
  • ATG
  • Foam Tape
White craft glue

Read - Dream

Hey ya'll.  Today's card is
Read All About It 
(Make a Bookmark or Add a Book)

I used this adorable 
image from 
for my Design Team Inspiration.  

 that's right -
 my first card as a member of
Design Team Family! 


This is a step card - I keep a "template" in a notebook of the various types of cards I find.  
It can be modified to fit any image I've used, with just a little effort.

 Since I don't have a large collection of markers 
(YET - I now have 24 or 25 Spectrum Noir and will add to the collection when I can),
 I color with watercolor pencils or,
 in this case, 
with regular colored pencils. 
 I do my coloring, shading and outlining and blend with baby oil on a qtip.

 I drew the clouds free hand, fancy cut them and outlined them with Liquid Pearls.
 I  brushed them lightly with white glue and added the glitter.

 I printed the sentiments on white card stock, inked and added the gold thread

 The flourishes were cut on white card stock and inked with the Distress Paint.  
Gold Liquid Pearls and the clear acrylic gems were randomly added as accents.

Supplies and Materials Used:

  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Twenty-Nine
  • Sizzix Decorative Flourish Dies
  • Cream and White  Colorbok Card Stock
  • Decorative Paper (                       )
  • Liquid Pearls - Bisque and Gold
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint Tarnished Brass
  • Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Mustard Seed and Dried Marigold
  • Blended Thread - Gold 0 HTC Handler Textile Corp.
  • Clear Glitter
  • Darice Adhesive Back Acrylic Gems (Gold)
  • Clear Adhesive Gems - Walmart
  • ATG
  • Foam Tape

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Marriage - Tsunami Rose Designs Challenge #21 - Card

I hope you are having a wonderful week!
It's Wednesday, time for my DT Inspiration for 
Challenge #21 - Cards

 Tsunami Rose Designs Links  


  • Spellbinders /Heartfelt Creations Die Template Posy Patch HCD 701
  • Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCutSet
  • Inkadinkado Clear Stamps - Dot Flourishes
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Foliage Dies

 Products Used:

  • ColorBok Pattern Pack Cafe Au Lait
  • Simple Stories Documented 6 x 6 Paper Pad (from Archana Joshi at Crafty City)
  • Kraft Paper 12 x 12
  • Black card stock from scrap bin
  • Inks:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
  •           Stampabilities Pigment Ink Pad - Brown
  •            VersaMark Dazzle Embossing Pad
  • Recollections Opaque Embossing Powder - Ebony
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Antique Bronze
  • Liquid Pearls - Buttercup
  • Flowers from Michaels Crafts
  • Cousin Crystal Cristal (WalMart)
  • Home made stick pins
  • ATG
Foam Tape

Monday, May 20, 2013

Pink - and Girly - with Sparkle

Good Monday Morning Y'all....
Time to check out the new challenge at Tammy's Scrappin' Corner.

Ya gotta love these great pansies - made with the Pansy Pattern digi from
  Eureka (#580200)

And the beautiful background papers are from 
Tsunami Rose Designs - 
they are from her 

This is the template

 I decided I wanted a somewhat transparent look to my flowers and 
printed out the digi on velum, 
which I suddenly forgot need a 
drying/seasoning period 
before inking and coloring..... 
time for plan "B"...'

Inking with digi with Tim Holtz Distress Inks prior to fussy cutting images

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tags, Tags, Tags with Tsunami Rose

I hope you are having a great week. It's Wednesday
Tsunami Rose Design Team Time.

Here is my inspiration "Tag" for Challenge #20
This is my first Tag, as I seem to be a cardmaker, for the most part

 Tsunami Rose Designs Links  

Monday, May 13, 2013

Lovely Lavender and Lace (and don't forget the ribbon)

Happy Monday Morning!!!

It's Anything Goes with Ribbon and Lace over at Tammy's Scrappin' Corner.

Stop by and check out all the great inspiration from my fellow DT's
enter one of your creations for a chance to win some great stuff!!!

This beautiful potted lavender image is from A Day for Daisies
 I love this digi and plan on giving it a lot of use as
 I harvest my lavender from my garden.  
What a terrific image to go on the front of 
seed packs or
 bundles for
 sachets or a

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tsunami Rose Designs Challenge #19 - Motherly Love

I hope you are having a great week - 
it's Wednesday -  

This week we are celebrating Motherly Love

This is my DT inspiration for you

I used one of Daisy's 6 x 6 Vintage  printables called 

Close up of center panel 

 The 6" x 12" kraft card base was scored according to the directions I found at a 
Spellbinder's Paper Arts Blog Post 
which were posted by Marisa Job.  
You can check them out here
 Thanks Marisa for the tutorial!!!

Products Used:

  • Tsunami Rose Designs 6 x 6 Vintage Printable "Lucid Flowers"
  • Kraft Card Stock 12 x 12
  • Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Nine Dies
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities Foliage
  • Sissix Decorative Flourishes Set
  • Ranger (Tim Holtz) Distress Ink - Old Photo
  • Memento - Rose Bud
  • Liquid Pearls (Daffodil and Hydranga)
  • Stickles Cinnamon
  • Silk Flowers (Dollar Tree)
  • Ribbon and lace from stash
  • ATG
  • Foam Tape
  • Tacky Glue