Friday, December 12, 2014

Merry Christmas Tree

Wow! only 13 days left!  You're all probably busy running around preparing for the next wave of holiday madness, so I won't take much of your time.   This little cutie I've seen while surfing the net many times. Credit goes out to anyone who's ever done one.   I have seen so many versions of this card and thought I would give it a try.   I used Recollections cardstock, a Tim Holtz embossing folder, Stampin Up stamp set "Lovely As A Tree" ( I think this is still available, #115026),Poppy Stamps "Grand Madison Window" die, Gelly Roll Stardust pen (streaked on the branches of the tree), Stampin Up Stampin Write markers ( Colours used: Chocolate Chip, Early Expresso, and Always Artichoke).  I also used Stampin Up classic ink pad Mellow Moss to stamp the large tree.  I used the We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board to make the matching envelope.  If you are in my area, you can contact Barbara Cambron on her Stampin Up website (click the hyper-link). Some of the items I used are retired but Stampin Up has replaced them with similar if not even better colour options.  You'll be sure to find something that you just gotta have! If you are not in the area but want to get your hands on some Stampin Up products, check their website to find the demonstrator nearest to you.

Happy Holidays and Hugz from me!

A2 (5 1/2 x 4 1/4) sized card with matching envelope

You can see the Gelly Roll Stardust on the branches better here.

Kept the inside very simple.


Monday, December 1, 2014

Mema Crafts December "Anything Goes"!

Happy Holiday everyone, 
Mema Crafts December challenge is everyone's favorite-ANYTHING GOES!  You can pump-it-up even more by adding the twists of celebrate the holiday or cold winter days.  We have two sponsors for the December challenge, Bugaboo Digi Stamps and Stitchy Bear Digi Stamps.   I did a card for each sponsor. 
Bugaboo digi stamp Nutcracker 5 and Stitchy Bear- O Christmas Tree.  Other supplies include: Heartfelt Creations Die set, Stampin Up Stamp sets, Martha Stewart punch, wooden embellishment, Tim Holtz embossing folder, dies, and Distress Inks; foam tape, and Copic Markers. Caution: This is going to be a long post secondary to the pictures, so brace yourselves.  I hope these cards will inspire you to join us at Mema's Crafts for the December challenge and also to visit our very generous sponsors Bugaboo and Stitchy Bear. Happy Crafting!
What a cute little guy, this is Bugaboo's Nutcracker 5 (I want them all!)

Stitchy Bear card

This is an amazing tree from Stitchy Bear.  This is the type of winter I grew up with up North. I added some Gelly roll stardust to the branches to make the forest come alive.  How beautiful!!

   Well, just-in-case I don't get to post again before my Jesus' B-day; Merry Merry Christmas to everyone.  Hugz from me

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Zebra Print Wall Hanger

Happy Turkey Day folks!
I know you're all probably hanging out with the folks, giving thanks or our many blessings. We have only but to look at the daily news to know just how blessed truly are. 

I want to share a Zebra print wall hanger I did for a co-worker.  She really likes the hot pink, black and white animal print; so I decided to make her hanger with those colours.  The print is a bit busy for me, so I needed to keep it simple with the embellies.  I left spaces  where she could post little pictures of her children, herself, quotes, or Bible verses that she likes. Supplies: gross grain ribbon, hot pink cardstock, Zebra print designer paper, WOC and Recollections flowers, charms,  rose bud strip, bling, and tassels.

Thanks for stopping by, Hugz from me


Friday, November 14, 2014

Canvas #2, The Dress!

Hey Y'all,
   Hope all is well.  Today, I am sharing my second canvas project.  I am following the Gabrielle step-by-step tutorials on YouTube.  Of course, I start out pretty good; then I take that left turn and can't for the life of me get back on track with her. However, whatever I've come out with I am quite pleased.  For this canvas, I used an old Colorbox Paper pack (sorry, my craft room is a mess and I can't find it).  The piece in the corner, I made using my Cricut and Ornamental Iron I cart.  I cut the corner out 3 times and adhere them together to make my own chipboard piece.   My next canvas project will be the Window! That one will take way longer than the other two, so I've got to syke myself up for it.  For now, I hope you enjoy this canvas project.
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Friday, November 7, 2014

Give Us This Day...

Howdy my crafting friends,
    Today, just wanted to share a nice rustic sympathy card I created.  I created the scene using a number of stamps and inks. This is a perfect card for the season and not too over the top for a sympathy card.  I really like the way the inside of card turned out.  I used 2nd Corinthians 5:7 for the inside sentiment.  I also used some moss and jute on the outside of the card.  The card stock is from my stash, I printed the greeting (Give Us This Day) and used a Stampin' Up! punch to punch it out.  Now, I just need make a brown matching envelope and it will be ready to go.  I hope you enjoy the card, thanx for stoppin' by...

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

All Dolled Up with Prima and Heartfelt Creations

Hi everybody, just a quick note to share a tag I did using my Julie Nutting Mixed Media Doll stamp from Prima and Heartfelt Creations paper pack Sun Kissed! I did this tag for Lesia November Challenge over at Mema's Crafts.  I used some seam binding that I dyed using Tim Holtz Distress re-Inker Vintage Photo, I traced around a wooden flag embellishment onto some of the Sun Kissed paper and stamped it with a JustRite stamp.  I used Heartfelt Creations a flower stamp with the matching die and a Memory Box "Estate Fence" die. I added some Recollection greenish-blue flat-back pearls. The base tag is some turtle green cardstock from my stash. Additional supporting items included 7-Gypsies verbiage stamp, a Fleur de Lis stamp from Hobby Lobby, and a piece old book paper. The tag was inked using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Many of the items I used to make this tag and others, like Memory Box Dies, Prima Marketing, Tim Holtz, and Copic Markers can be found at The Rubber Buggy.   I'm kind of stuck of the Jules dolls now, so I'm going to do a few more tags before it's all over!

Chat soon and hugz from me!


Friday, October 24, 2014

Graphic 45 French Country Caddy

Hi everyone,
      Just want to share a super cute and super quick project.  I went to Tuesday Morning today and found this cute little spinner caddy. It was already finished and ready to use.  I decided that I would jazz it up a bit.  What better way to jazz it up, than to put some French Country paper in the mix!  I cut up 8 pieces of scrap paper (the caddy is an octagon), inked the edges, and used the tape runner to adhere the paper to the caddy and Viola!  I just love it!  Super eeeeeazy project!  Here are a few pictures, so you can check it out (I have to remember to take a picture of the project before I start on it, sorry).

Thanx for stoppin' by...Hugz from me


Friday, October 17, 2014

October Challenge at Mema's Crafts

Hi everybody,
   There is still time to join in over at Mema's Crafts October "Tic-Tac-Toe" Challenge.  Here are my inspirational projects.  I paper pieced the "AKV Scarecrow Leaves" digi image from Bugaboo and coloured his face with Copics (E40, 41, 42, and 43).  I outlined the image using W2 .  I wanted to do something just a little different, so I made the open edge pockets for the inside.  And for my StitchyBear Digi Outlet image, I used the Spellbinder nested classic circles large, I printed the image out on some pale peachy coloured card stock 6 times, cut out the images using each of the nested circles, and re-created the image in layers using foam tape between each layer to add dimension .   Here are my finished projects:

Here is a peek at the inside of the Scarecrow card.  I love the fall colours.



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Cricut Milk Carton Elegant Favors

Hey everyone,
    I hope all is well.  Today I'd like to share a cute little project that would make excellent favors any party.   I've been wanting to try something with the milk carton idea.  My plan was to buy the Stampin' UP! Milk Carton die; however, that baby is "30 something dollars".  Of course that "30 something dollars" does not include the shipping and tax.  Depending on where you live you can add another 18% plus to that "30 something"-NOT!!!!!   Well one day, I was just looking at some of my Cricut carts and happened to come across the milk carton cut (Oh yeah baby)!  It was great!  I stamped my paper first using Amazing Paper Grace's Vintage Alphabet Soup Background Stamp.  I bought it on the JustRite Papercraft site, I used some black Staz-On ink,  I think I used a SU stamp for the greeting but I can find it to give you the name (sorry),  I used some trim that I got from JoAnn and a couple of Prime flowers called Sherwood Rose Cottage (2011).  You can probably still find these flowers on e-Bay; I have not done a search to confirm that, but it would be a good place to start.  Also to hold the top of the Carton closed, I glued one of the flowers to one of the Tim Holtz tiny paper clips.  Here are a few of the pictures I took of my finished project.  This would be a good one to try.  There are also tutorials on the internet that tell how to make a milk carton from scratch, if don't want to buy the Cricut cart (Tags, Bags & More 2) or the SU die.  Some of the Cricut image can be bought individually for a small fee, I'm not sure if the Milk Carton is one but I would give it a try.   Thanks for stopping by and have a awesome crafting day!


Friday, October 10, 2014

Graphic 45 Place In Time Card Series 4th quarter

Here is the last group of cards in the Graphic 45 Place In Time series.  See Gloria Stengel's tutorials. This was a fun journey using my favorite paper line. I hope you will be inspired to give them a try. 







Friday, October 3, 2014

Graphic 45 Place In Time Card Series 3rd quarter

Here is the next set of cards: July, August, and September.  See Gloria Stengel's tutorials .
July is also a special month because it's my mommy's birthday month.







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Friday, September 26, 2014

Graphic 45 Place In Time Card Series 2nd quarter

Post #2  Graphic 45 Place In Time Cards; April, May, and June.  See Gloria Stengel's tutorials.  I love the May card, especially because its my birthday month!





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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

My First Canvas Project!

Hi everyone,
Today, I'm sharing my first canvas project.  I followed the tutorial by Gabrielle Pollacco.  Yes, the one and the same Bo Bunny paper designing dynamo! Gabrielle has some amazing works from cards to canvas in her video library on You Tube and you can also check her works on her blog Such A Pretty Mess. Let me just say, some of her stuff is so drop-ya-jaw gorgeous; it should come with a "do not attempt this at home" warning.  When I first started the project, things weren't going well at all but I just kept going and the end results made me smile.  The lesson in that was... its canvas and no matter what, the project will take on a unique life of it's own.   I hope you enjoy the photos and that you'll visit Gabrielle's You Tube channel and or her blog to give it go.  Oh yeah, did I tell you it was a quick project, 3 hours from start to finish!

This is the canvas hanging on my wall in my craft room.


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Friday, September 19, 2014

Graphic 45 Place In Time Card Series 1st quarter

Hello friends, (DISCLAIMER: LONG POST)
    In my next few posts, I want to share the series of Graphic 45 cards showcasing the 12 month of the year.  I followed the tutorials by Gloria Stengel, a former designer from Graphic 45 designer.  If you are ever at a lost for a project or stunning card Gloria gives some amazing crafting ideas.   Here are Jan, Feb, and March.




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