Sunday, January 31, 2010

Published Images and PeggyLovesVintage Contest

I'm so excited! The totally talented and wonderful Regina Easter from Bitten By The Bug (BBTB) is published in the CARDMAKER magazine, March 2010 issue page 48 to be exact. And she used one of my baby images on the card she published. It's a beautiful card and you just have to check it out! Be sure and visit her blog and congratulate her on her accomplishment.

Regina used this image

Which is available on the New Baby Volume 1 CD located in the etsy store and ebay store and web store where you can satisfy all your Vintage image needs.

Now on to the contest. My granddaughter and I spent the day yesterday making our cards. We brought out my stash of craft supplies and just went to town. We had a grand time and now I have glitter from one end of my house to the other, but it was well worth it! So anyway...the unveiling of our works of art!

Jordan first, she's 5 years old and has been crafting since she was about 2. She's my best crafting buddy and we always have a good time. The only thing Grandma really helped with was the card stock base that she used. She wanted to do a stand up card and the black card stock wasn't very thick. So we attached it to some white Georgia Pacific to make it sturdier. Grandma cut out a nice square for her to decorate. She used two different sizes of wooden hearts, one size was red and the other size was orange, that she glued togethered. Red rhinestones were added to some sparkly snowflakes. She also used foil hearts, vintage buttons,lace embellishments that I don't think you can see in the pic and some red bows and of course lots of glitter. For the inside of her card she used a computer generated sentiment that she created and typed herself. The inside was embellished with some I Love You ribbon and of course more glitter. She was so excited about her card, she just had to sign and date it before we got the pic. Great Job Jordan! Watch out's your future competition!

I've never claimed to be a card maker, I usually only get into making cards for Christmas and Valentines (smile), my two most favorite holidays. But anyway, I went ahead and gave it a shot and like I promised last week, here's my completed card. Now don't laugh!

So, last week I explained how I created my images. I added some little foil hearts to the corners and an open foil heart in the middle of main pink heart. I attached the main image to black card stock. I wanted it to be offset just a little on the black. I also added some gorgeous ribbon which is shimmery and has flower patterns on it which you really can't see unless you view it big. The background paper is my digi roses and pink paper which (sigh) still isn't listed in the stores but it will get there one of these days. The corners looked pretty bare to me so I decided I'd add some of my left over calendar project flowers with a few of the shiny foil hearts added for interest. I had just enough flowers to do one corner. Oh Well, that's life (smile). I'll have to go to the craft store to see if I can find something for the opposite corner.

For the inside, I kept it pretty simple. I attached the sentiment to black card stock and then just added some really pretty gold wire ribbon at the top. I used the digi roses and pink paper.

Here's Sharon's - Gramma's House of Cards - completed card. Of course, she's very talented and as always has created a masterpiece for us to oooo and ahhhh over. Take a moment and visit her blog to see her other great cards and projects.

Ok now, we've shared ours, are you ready to share yours? Come on, go ahead and do it!
We'd love to see all the great work out there. It doesn't have to be a card, any kind of project can be submitted. So just visit last weeks blog and leave a comment with a link or send me an email with a pic of your project and you'll be entered to win any 2 cut outs of your choice from my stores.

Have a great week full of smiles!


  1. Oooh- Jordan's card is amazing!! I see a card-making career in her future! :) Your card is beautiful, too! You can too make cards!! And Sharon's is gorgeous :) Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful projects!

  2. OMG! A whole FAMILY of talented crafters! Those moments with Jordan will be remembered throughout her whole life and truly treasured. GREAT JOB ladies! xxD

  3. Wow, Jordan!!! Beautiful card, honey!! You and Grandma will have to come visit Great Auntie Sherri so we can make cards together! Beautiful cards, sis! Love yours too! You did a great job!! The contrast with the black is awesome. I do love me some black on a card! :) Fabulous contest and can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! Love ya!

  4. Wowee Jordan look at your beautiful cards! You and your Grandma and Great Auntie are so creative!
    The heart image is adorable, can't wait to see what everyone creates for the contest!

  5. Whoa! Jordan that is one AWESOME card girlfriend! And Miss yourself have created a masterpiece too! I love it gilrie! I had a little fun with your wonderful image as well! You can see it here:

    HUGS & Smoochies!


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