...birdies, buttons, bows...and a little bling...

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

...these are a few of my favorite things!

I had pulled a few of those things together this last weekend to start working on these...

...not for any particular challenge...just wanted to pull together some things I find especially pretty. I just recently bought some chipboard from Maya Road. I have been admiring it for quite some time on everyone else's projects and finally got some of my own as part of my Mother's Day from our oldest son. It's definitly a new favorite and I was anxious to get creating with it. Check out this tiny little crown...fancied up with a little button, bling and glitter...

...and this sweet little Crafty Secrets bird...I have had him cut out and smudged up, sittin' on top of a pile of stuff, for months now...wanting a pretty piece of chipboard to put him in. Couldn't wait to pair him up with one of my pretty new crowns...

I fell in love with the pretty vintage journaling notes a LONG time ago and pulled together some pretty, fresh colors and patterns to layer with them...

...and there you have birdie card #1!

For birdie card #2...more buttons...more bows and some bits of some beautiful trim...

I just love these K & Co. birds and blossoms...

This pretty little creature is sitting on top of another journaling note and more of my favorite (soft) colors...

I like the way he turned out!

My second card wasn't quite done when I discovered The Shabby Tea Room's challenge theme for this week: "My Favorite Things". The best thing about this challenge's all up to you...your favorite images and embellishments...your favorite style!! I thought these little creations, with all MY favorite things, fit perfectly with it!

Hope you enjoyed them half as much as I enjoyed creating them!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!



  1. I am always so glad when you have time to create. It just makes my day and I love your style and techniques. These are so adorable. The layers and those cute crowns just put a smile on my face. Like I'm in a make believe land many years ago.
    Thanks for sharing. May you and your family have a wonderful weekend celebrating our freedom.

  2. Simply gorgeous, soft and shabby!! I love both of them :-)Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

  3. Classic Geri! You gathered up the perfect little assortment of goodies to put together these two cards. I wish I had your eye for doing that. It's one of my downfalls in card making. I'm afraid my design brain cells are few and far between. So wonderful to see some more of your lovely creations my friend. Hugs!

  4. So beautiful, both of them. I don't think I can pick a favorite. Lovely:)

  5. Geri it's always lovely to see another post from you. And looking at this I can tell you that I want that crown... I love the way you layered it with glitter, a button and that fabulous piece of bling :)
    It shows off that you love these products but also the way you create your cards. You always put a lot of effort, time and love on your cards and that is a guarantee for gorgeous and precious keepsakes. I love them!

  6. As always, Geri, it's such a TREAT to visit your blog and peek at your lovely creations!! These two cards are no exception to the rule -- simply stunning work! Thanks for sharing some of your favorite things with us all in the Tea Room this week :)

  7. They are both gorgeous!
    Beautiful details:)

  8. Congrats on your honorable mention; so well deserved!!!!!

  9. I hope everything is well with you and your family. Just dropping a line to let you I am thinking of you and miss seeing your gorgeous creations.

  10. Thank you so much for your kind words! It was actually your card that inspired me! I loved the card and decided I had to order that collage sheet and several others from Etsy! Your work is amazing! You are such a wonderful artist...I can't wait for more tutorials! These birdie cards are just gorgeous and can't help but make one smile! Thanks so much!