Monday, August 31, 2009

Water Color Book Mark Card


Hi all! Well we are back! For the last two weeks we have been on the run and out of town and getting Rachel back to Stephen F. Austin to finish her last year of nursing school!!!! I am exhausted and glad to be back home! We had a great time and I will share some pics later. The last couple of days I have been trying to get caught up on some design team projects that I should have finished up BEFORE I left! Well they are done now and in a few days I can share them with you. But for now I have a quick card to show you that was in my "done" stash.
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This thank you card has a little gift book mark attached to the front. I stamped and embossed in gold the image and then watercolored it with Tombow markers. I edged it in gold and then mounted it on a Nestie scalloped rectangle which I pierced along the edges. A tassel was added to finish off the bookmark. The bookmark is held on by a small blue binder clip for easy removal. I have had this cute plaid designer paper and though that it fit the color scheme and design. A short post for today, be back later with more on our trips!
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Shalom,
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Sonya
Comments are always welcome and I appreciate and read them all!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Embossed Stargazer Lilies



Hi all, here is a short post while I am visiting family in Pittsburgh, it is the last of the Custom Quilling DT projects from July. This one has a little bit of everything - quilling, floral punch, embossed cut out, Flower Soft. If you have any questions or want more details just leave me a comment or email me at the contact on the sidebar and I will respond when we get back!

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Shalom,

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Sonya

Comments are always welcome!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Quilled Flowery Hello


Hi all! Things have been very busy around here, getting my nursing student daughter ready to go back to S.F.A. and a last camping trip before school for her (posting more on this later). Also we will be out of town again this week so I will have a project to scheduled to post while I am gone. The busy schedule and the still constant pain hasn't let me work on many cards and I also have some DT projects in the works, but, I wanted to share one of this months Custom Quilling August Newsletter projects with you before we leave.
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It is a simple but bold card with the eccentric quilled flowers peeking out from under and layered on top of the glittery chipboard HI.
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I have more to post but I must finish packing, we have to be at the airport by 8 a.m. Thanks for all the wonderful comments and I have lots of ideas for cards and projects coming up when I get back later this week.
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Shalom,
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Sonya
Comments welcome, If you email me I will respond when I get back!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Bring on the Bling!


Hi all! This card was made for Flourishes Fit For Royalty Contest, but, I only found out about it last night and I couldn't get a good enough picture of it before the deadline : ( . I entered it anyway and sent an explanation of why it was late. Maybe it will be considered, if not, that's ok. I had so much work into it I wanted to send it in anyway. The contest was to make a card fit for royalty. The first thing royalty that came to my mind was Faberge eggs! They are so beautiful and intricate and have lots of BLING! So I chose the Lily of the Valley egg and tried my hand at making a card to mimic the look of it.
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It was very hard to get a decent photo of it because of the metallic cardstock that is the base layer of the lilies, the scalloped border and Fleur DE Li's. The lily of the valley flowers on the Faberge' egg are pearls and so I used my four petal punch and cupped it, added a pearl to the center and attached these to a gold gilded quilling strip. On the back side of the flower and strip I added a gold bead to add the gilded jewelry opulence the eggs have.
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The purple metallic cardstock was scored on my ScorPal to look like tufting and I added a rhinestone to the intersections. The gold metallic scallop circle underneath as well as the border has aurora borealis crystals to further bling it up! The gold metallic fleur de lis have pearl accents as well. Shear ribbon finishes it off. Ok, I know I say this every time but it really does look A LOT prettier, shiny and glitzy in real life. Click on the picture to enlarge it.
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I added this picture also, I am not happy with it, but it shows the metallic card stock better and the color is more true.



It was fun and hectic trying to get it done, and I don't know if I will do anything like it again, but it sure has BLING!
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Shalom,
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Sonya
Comments always welcome!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Quilled Monogram


Hi all! Here is another Custom Quilling DT project from the July Newsletter. The quilling strips were pretty lavenders and greens and I had been wanting to try my hand at quilling a monogram and they seemed to be just right for it. I used a Dover clip art book with beautiful ornate alphabets in it and choose one that could be easily done in quilling. The quilling is accented with iridescent seed beeds, click on picture for a close up view. I layered the quilled panel onto a crystal accented pierced Nestability label 2 and then onto a sparkly designer paper. Thanks again for all your sweet comments!! One more project from the July Newsletter tomorrow! Until then,
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Shalom,
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Sonya
Comments are always welcome!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Pink Paisley Quilled Card


Hi all! Today's card is one from the Custom Quilling August Newsletter and there will be no card details today as it is the first one to be offered as a pattern at Custom Quilling!!! The designer paper, rub-ons and quilling strips used on the card come in the August Custom Quilling Kit. Click on the link to "patterns" on the Custom Quilling site and you will see not only the pattern for the card above but another project pattern from Sue, my sister DT member, and an awesome quiller! Her pattern has the prettiest quilled flowers decorating the paper mache' frame that also comes in the kit.
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You get a lot of great card stock, designer paper, the frame, lots of quilling strips and fun rub-ons in the kit to do do many quilling, card and other paper projects! I have had lots of fun creating cards and projects with these kits. In fact I have a hard time paring down the project ideas to only three for the newsletter each month.
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Off to clean up my crafting table so I can finish up some more projects! See y'all tomorrow!
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Shalom,
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Sonya
Comments are always welcomed and each one is read and appreciated.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Butterfly Rose Card


Hi all, I went to the GI Dr. and he told me that I have to be on the acid reducer meds for two weeks before the insurance will even consider doing the other test. I am hoping that it will work but I have been on them before, but, maybe this time they will! I had a good day yesterday with the pain not as bad so I was happy to be able to create again! Notice I said nothing about cleaning the house that hasn't been done for a few weeks, priorities, right! lol!
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I had several cards in various stages of completion and finished up this one which is appropriate for my current health trial! The roses are a creamy yellow with the tips of the petals inked in a raspberry and a touch of orange. They also have dew drops on them made with Crystal Effects. All of the roses have them but you can see them the best on the top right rose. The little accent flowers are made from cream pearlescent paper with a textured pearl for the centers. I think this is my favorite little accent flower, but sadly I think EK Sucess has discontinued this punch. For those who want it and can't find it in the stores, email them and tell them you want them to bring it back! I can't find the name for it anywhere but here is the picture of it so you know what it looks like.



The butterfly is one of Fred She Said's new releases, Flutterbies. I printed the flutterbie onto heavy weight vellum and took my embosser ink pen and inked the areas that I wanted to emboss with gold. Then I watercolored it with my tombow markers and added the black accents and glitter. These super cute butterflies come in several sizes and you can adjust them to whatever size you need. There are different transparency files and outlines so you can make background paper, or color and "paint" them in your favorite draw/paint, picture editor program.
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And, Tracey gives GREAT tutorials on how to do that if you are technically challenged such as I! Her latest tutorial is on using distress inks to color and emboss her Lovely Blossom and Butterfly digi set. Tracey isn't just limited to digital art either, she is a very talented painter and her K9 art (pet portraits) is stunning, check out her blog here to see her most recent painting.
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Thanks for the encouraging comments! I have heard that some of you are leaving comments and that they are not showing up. I too have had that experience on other blogs and I can't find the reason why it happens, must be a blogger glitch. If it does happen to you, please use the email contact link on the side bar and email me your comments or questions and I will enter them on the post for you!
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Shalom,
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Sonya

Monday, August 3, 2009

Hydrangea Petals Quilled Card


Hi all, I am still having problems with the pain and nausea but thankfully I have an appointment with the GI specialist in the morning! Maybe he will continue with the next test to finally find out why I keep having these problems.
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But on a happier note, the August Custom Quilling Newsletter is out!! You can see the August DT projects using the current kit, and great new products for quilling and paper art. Denise has wonderful quilling supplies and don't miss the new quilling kits! Check out the newsletter to see Sue's awesome quilled heart wall plaque and just to cute quilled cake! I have three new projects also, including a photo album using my brand new pink Bind It All 2. I love it and you will see more projects in the future using it.


Above is one of the projects that I made for last month's newsletter with the July kit. The kit featured hydrangea papers and lovely quilling papers. The designer paper in the kit inspired the quilled hydrangea petal border on the card. The details for this card are listed in the July Custom Quilling newsletter here. That's all for today, another card tomorrow!
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Shalom,
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Sonya
Comments are always welcome, I love hearing from you and y'all are so sweet with your encouragement!