Homegrownart’s Blog

Blogging about paper crafting and other things I enjoy.

Check out My Card Slide Show! August 2, 2009

 

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY May 10, 2009

Happy Mother’s day to all of you mommy’s out there that are celebrating Mother’s day today. Last week was mother’s day here in Portugal and it was a lovely day. So then, I am celebrating two weeks in a row, hehehe!!

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day

Today I made this card for all of you that are reading this blog. I love how it turned out and thanks to my friend K, who gave me the idea to coordinate the base CS (card stock) and and the DP (designer paper). I stamped the flower on white CS and then stamped again on another piece of white CS. I cut out the sides of the flower and popped up on dimensionals. One of the leaf was done in the same way. Next, I used my 2-way glue pen on the edges of the flower and a leaf, and then sprinkled the glitter. I made sure to cut the DP in and area to capture the flowers. Each strip of paper is cut to 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. The ribbon was tied to the lower portion of the stamped flower strip. I used Scrapbook adhesives Ez-runner to apply the DP strips to the green base CS. The entire stamped flower strip is popped up on dimensionals. And Whalaaa! A beautiful card made for you.

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day

Ok, the card is a 6×6. I used DCWV DP (Spring ’09 Glitter stack) and CS (Metallic Stack).
Stamps set is Bodacious Bouqet from SU (Stampin’ Up!)
Inks: SU Summer Sun (flower), Certainly Celery (stem), Bashful blue (for inking the edges)
Chalk: Pebbles Inc Pearlescent Chalks for chalking the flower background (love this stuff!)
Ribbon: American Crafts
Glitter: Stampendous ultrafine glitter

Thanks for looking. Bless!

 

Happy Easter Message April 12, 2009

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Easter Lily

Easter Lily

Hello Dear Reader,

Just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Easter!  For me this is a wonderful occasion to celebrate.  In my Catholic faith, this is what it all boils down to.  Jesus dying on the cross, and 3 days later rising from the dead to be our Saviour.  And boy, do I need to be saved!   If you don’t know who Jesus Christ is, or just have not been giving him the time of the day, look him up, it might just be that missing piece of the puzzle that will make your life complete. 

Be Glad for He is Risen!

 

Spring has sprung .scut files April 2, 2009

Hi Crafters,  You can use this .scut file to cut out a welded  HB.  This can be used on cards to say Happy Birthday, or if you have initials that are HB.  Also posted today is a Springy flower file that you can use to decorate whatever your heart desires.  This may be a tip or not: use pattern paper instead of plain card stock, or you can layer using a combination of both.

Hope you are enjoying the Spring.  I sure am, and also looking forward to celebrating Easter.  Thanks for stopping by. 

http://www.4shared.com/file/96409474/84d95bfa/HB_online.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/96409473/1abdce59/springy_flower.html

 

Delight in Life! March 7, 2009

 

 

Delight in Life

Delight in Life

This is a card I sent to a friend when she had her baby boy.  Giving birth is truly a miracle, from the moment of conception, to all else that follows.  We should Delight in Life!

Here is the list of products I used, however, you can always improvise with other embellishments, papers and stamp sets that you have, inorder to create your own unique cards.  Inspiration from www.splitcoaststampers.com, however I cannot find the link.  I will edit should I find it.  SCS rocks!

 Stampin’ Up! Products used:

 Delight in Life (sentiment) and Looks Like Spring (flower) stamp sets.

Certainly celery green gross grain ribbon

Certainly celery green button

Apricot Appeal cardstock (CS)

¼” circle punch to get the ticket corner look.

Chocolate Chip Ink pad for sentiment

Apricot Appeal Ink Pad for the flower

 

Cuttlebug  (CB) Folders:  D’vine Swirls and Bloom Dots

Offray: Green ribbon on button

Bazill Basics Green Cardstock

Measurements:

v  A2  Card which measure 4 4/16”W x 5 8/16”H; same as 4 ¼” x 5 ½ “ or 4.25” x 5.5”, so if using and 8 ½” x 11” CS score down the middle at 4 1/4” and cut at 5 ½ “  You will now have two A2 cards.  Hope this makes sense.

v  Bloom Dots layer is 4”W x 5 4/16”H

v  Green CS layer for sentiment  3  4/16 ”W x 1 8/16”H

v  D’vine Swirl  layer is 3”W x 1 4/16”H

Procedures:

v  Stamp Flower on Apricot appeal CS with Apricot Appeal ink. Cut out with scissors.

v  Stamp sentiment with chocolate chip ink. Color in small flower with red marker, and leaves with green marker.  You can also use colored pencils.  Emboss sentiment layer with D’vine Swirl CB folder.  Layer on green CS.

v  Emboss  Apricot Appeal  CS  with Bloom Dots CB folder.  Attach ribbon, and flower with button. Attach  sentiment on the lower portion.

v  Use enough adhesive and secure to the green CS base.

v  Smile and give yourself a pat on the shoulder.  Job well done!

Delight in Life Ver. 2

Delight in Life Ver. 2

 

Being featured on Craft Critique February 16, 2009

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Hello Crafters,

Just wanted to share my excitement.  I got an email alerting me that one of my blog post was being featured in the latest Carnival at http://www.craftcritique.com.  Right away, I went to their website to see for myself.  Yes, it was true.  Instant fame…, well I felt famous and special!

So thanks a bunch Craft Critique, this means so much to me.  Since this is a new blog, you have sent a lot of viewers my way. So crafters, if you are ever curious about crafting products, please check out www.craftcritique.com .  They will give you honest straight up reviews. 

Sending love back at you Craft Critique.

 

Elegant Valentine’s Day Card February 13, 2009

Hi Crafters,

Just wanted to share this beautiful V-day card with you.  I custom made it for a dear friend, who also happens to be my best customer.  He is going to give his lovely wife.  This card was CASEd (here to mean: Copy and Selectively Edit) from a SCS member, at the following link: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1075352

I really admired the uniqueness of this card when I saw it.  Hope you like my rendition of it.

Valentine's Day Card Front View

Valentine's Day Card Front View

Here are the measurements and materials I used.

All paper used are from DCWV. Forever tag is from The Happy Hammer; silver brads from Making Memories; embossing, hearts, key, corners done with  the Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine; sentiment is from Stampin’ Up! (SU)Elegant Greetings set; Cranberry Crisp Ink pad from SU; Corners punched with my SU  1/4″  circle punch (I don’t have a ticket corner punch, so I use the V mark that is seen right  when the paper is inserted.)Rhinestones (Joann’s); glue dots and dimensionals also used. Silver string was salvaged from a gift set.

Measurements in inches:

Light Pink Cardstock (CS): 6×12 scored at 6 and 9; 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 (you will need to vary this depending on the size of sentiment you are using)

Burgundy CS: 5 14/16 x 5 14/16; 2 14/16 x 5 14/16

Designer Paper (DP): 5 12/16 x 5 12/16; 2 12/16 x 5 12/16

White CS: 2 x 3

If you need further clarifications please post a comment.  Great,  now you have a go at it!

Valentine's Day Card Angled View

Valentine's Day Card Angled View