Thursday, July 26, 2012

WELCOME HOME card.....inspired by teri anderson

hello to all,
it has been a while , i know.
 i have been lost in the yard, practicing what i have been learning about gardening :P making homemade potions, and planning and planning and planning where the plants will go, their needs and so on. (wink)
i have learned a lot but there is much more to keep learning.

i check my blog and the web at night and while browsing the paper crafts magazine site i read about a challenge/submission. below, is the pasted copy of what i read:

Ever browse through a Paper Crafts magazine or special issue and created a card or project inspired by one of the designs you saw in the publication? We want to hear your story and see your creation! Maybe you took the design of a birthday card and made it into a Valentine, or maybe you switched up the colors to take a Mother's Day card to a Father's Day card. Submit an image of your Inspired By project, tell us where we can find the original in our magazine, and you just might have your card featured in the Paper Crafts Connection section of one of our issues! 

and..... since i was having a "paper withdrawal" anyway-- hehe,  i decided to make it my inspiration,
below is my take on it.

 Welcome Home
5.25"w x 4.0" h
some of you might recognize these houses. they are from the dcwv "songbird" collection. i chose this row of birdhouses for my card.
the background paper is from my mind's eye: "everyday flair" and, the orange border is the reverse side of that same mme pp. the thin red strip is from my scraps and so is the brown border (punched with a martha stewart border punch). the blue zig zag border was done with decorative scissors.

the "welcome home" phrase came from the "cake basics" cricut cartridge. i used the gypsy hide contour feature for this because i wanted the phrase to be separated. 
in the cart you get both together: one on top of the other and it was not going to work for my card.
the clouds were punched and stamped, the heart was also paper punched. 

oh! i almost forgot to mention that my go-to gal was teri anderson. i found her project on page 72 of the july/august 2012 issue. i will edit this post during the weekend to add a pic of her project. it is late now and tomorrow i have other things to care for :(
ETA: teri's card
teri's card is titled: "see you soon" and i titled mine: "welcome home", get it?
 i am so silly, :P

(i do not think i will submit it to the magazine because the magazine prefers current products and this songbird paper is pretty old, in the crafty world anyway, hehe, but then, who knows---maybe i will submit, just for fun). 
you should too.

well, i hope i have inspired "you" the same way these gals have inspired me. :P

thank you for stopping by
and have a great weekend!


  1. Hi, sweetie -- my GOD but you're one busy lady... lol!!!

    Thought I'd forgotten about you? NOT!!! I've kept you in my thoughts and prayers (especially when I snuck in here and read/found out you were in the hospital a while ago).

    Anyway, you always have love coming from me, my friend -- and, by the way, I love your fabulous card!


  2. Super sweet! Carri~abusybee

  3. Hello Friend! Love your welcome home card. That font is Adorable! Glad you're enjoy the outdoors and gardening. I love to plant flowers and shrubs and I wish I knew more about it. :)

  4. Great card Agnes.
    Love the houses.
    DIANA L.

  5. This is so cute! I love finding things in magazines and making my own project.

    Hugs, Sheena

  6. Love the card. You are truly talented. Missed you. Love seeing you create! Hugs

  7. Great project. Love the colors. Hope your summer is going GREAT. sorry just ate some frosted flakes. Lol.

    Hugs to u


  8. Hello, my sweet sister-friend! Thanks for stopping by today -- soooo glad to see you as always!!!

  9. This is so nice, So beautiful design with nice color. I really appreciate your work, I am so inspired.


Have a fun day!!!