October 29, 2011

Thankful Banner

I've always loved the Fall season. This is an old chipboard set from Stampin' Up that I've finally gotten around to making. Its embellished with tons of goodies; ribbons, metal tags, beaded chipboard, crocheted flowers......and the paper is a K and Company small pad.

 The swirly design behind the letters is a Hambly Screen Print in a ivory pattern.  LOVE those plastic papers! The leaf shapes are chipboard that came with the set.  They were painted ivory and then covered with orange TINY glass beads and silver beads.  The tiny maple leaf on the H has the word "together" on it.
 The flower is an older collection of Tim Holtz.  The 'LOVE' button is a 7 Gypsies (luv those gals!) as is the gaffer's tape that looks like blue lace.  And the tiny crocheted flower is new from Prima, do they rock or what?  Here at the Kropp Home we adore the squirrels and so they adorn our banner as well. 
 The owl is such a cutie pie, a punch set from Stampin' Up.  It was pure luck that I made the punched paper beneath it look like 'feathers', I didn't catch that until later. 
 And a nod to Tim Holtz again with the Cherish Tag attached to a swirly clip.  The beads on the leaves look so much prettier in person.
There is nothing quite like completing a craft project and then displaying it in my home.  Each time I see it I am drawn to it, to look closer at it...and I made it mind you, but the allure of the handmade craft forever fascinates me.  I hope you are finding time this season to enjoy some crafting time and the enjoyment it brings. 

P.S.....still working on Holiday card kits..should not be too much longer.  Oh to find more hours in a day to devote to crafting......

October 18, 2011

Butterfly beauty

Well, time flies!  Ive been working on Holiday cards, Birthday cards, a few commissioned cards and specialty projects.  Plus , I took a couple of days off and went to Art is You.....Oh. My. God.....!  What a spectacular event this was.  For those of you who remember the good ol' days of the Art Continuum Cleveland, its like that in Ct.  Ill post my project pics from that in another post.  Suffice to say, Ill be back next year!

Today's post in a card I made upon request to welcome a new staff member at work.  She is groovy and spunky and I made the card to match! 

I'm still working on Holiday card kits......more to come.  Enjoy!