Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lady Bug Tilda

Hi My Folks!
    I thought I would drop in and say hello.  I have been busy doing all kinds of stuff from making cakes to trying to make covers for my crafting machinary (still working on that).  I'm also of course working full time and trying to maintain some kind of order in my home (not so successful there).  It's always so very nice when I am able to come in my crafting room and do a little something.  Today, I want to share a card that I made for one of my co-worker's b-day.  She is over the moon for Lady Bugs!  So this was a perfect opportunity for me to use my Magnolia Lady Bug Tilda from the 2010 Raising the Ceiling Collection.  Man...when I have time and I put my mind to it, I can whip out a card pretty quick. However, I create a serious mess in the frenzy.  It only took me 2hrs from start to finish for this card. I have included a close up of Lady Bug, showing the technique I used in one of my beginner videos (colouring skies and trees)  I hope you enjoy it.   Hope to be back a little sooner with some more creations.  Until then, keep crafting!
Lady Bug Tilda
Inside signed by our Team Mates

Close up showing sky technique

Paper: Neenah Classic #110, Dotted paper (download), black and white CS-JoAnn's
Inks: SU Bashful Blue, Copic Marker, Jelly Roll Silver Star and White (Opaque), Momento Tux Blk
Embellies: SU Basic Black grossgrain 1/4" ribbon
Dies: Nestabilities Floral Ovals and Grand Decorative Ovals One
Punch: SU Modern Label
Other: Greeting and sentiment author me and printed out from my computer
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Friday, October 26, 2012


Howdy folks!
     Hope all is well for everyone.  I wanted to share a card that I made for All Hallows Eve aka Halloween.  This sketch was from a challenge on Jackson's Digital Expressions a few weeks ago.

side view

Paper: Hobby Lobby and JoAnn's
Die cuts: made with Cricut Expression and Pazzles die cutting machinges.  Happy Hauntings Cart and an SVG file from Pazzles Craft Room
Card Base idea from: Magnolia Ink Magazine.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Fall Door Hanger

Hi All,
    Just thought I would put out a quick post (or what I hope to be a quick post). Every week there is a new challenge over at Jackson's Digital Expressions .  This week's challenge is hosted by our very talented Altered Art team.  The theme is Altered Door Hanger.  You do not have to do a traditional door hanger, as you will see when you pop over there.  Our DT members have really brought forth their creative sides to bring inspire you to branch out.  The door hangers look grrrt!  I also made a door hanger.  I used a lot things I already had on hand.  Whenever I go to Hobby Lobby, JoAnn's or Michael's, I try to buy something to altered that I didn't already have.  I find my items in the dollar bins at JoAnn's as well as their wood works section.  At Michael's I go the wood works section. Hobby Lobby, has a spectacular assortment of things to alter and different sizes.  This is a wooden door hanger that I got at Hobby Lobby for .79 cents.  The paper is an old (2008) Debbie Mumm (for Jo-Ann) cardstock pack.  It is called "Harvest & Holiday". The paper pack has Fall, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Christimas (what a bargin for me)!   I used Modge Podge to adhere the cardstock to the door hanger, sanded the edges and the inner circle (front and back). I inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink, I used the Tim Holtz "Autumn Gatherings"  die to make the leaves and branches (I highly recommend this die).  I cut out a thin black circle (from stash cardstock) to randomly glue the leaves and branches in a circle. I added a couple 2-3 WOC Roses , I used pop dots to adhere the branch wreath to the door hanger (to give it some lift).  I cut out the pumpkins from another piece of cardstock in the same paper pack; and viola! you've got a door hanger.   Well, gotta run for now.  I will be back very soon with a very cute seasonal card I think you'll enjoy. 

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