Sunday, December 31, 2017

Hershey's Nugget Treats and Impossible Christmas Treat Box

Season’s Greeting to all my crafty peeps out there! 

With the Grace of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’s blessing we will enter a new and exciting new year!  This has truly been a challenging year for pretty much everyone.  This year has also been a year of giving and blessing one another.  The natural disasters brought out the best in all of us as a whole. It is everyday proof that God is always in the mix and there is always hope.  So before we say goodbye to 2017’s Christmas Holiday I wanted to get a couple more projects in; after all it's the 12 days of Christmas.   The first project is the ever popular Hershey’s Nugget treat tray (not sure if that is the real name).  This little holder is sooo cute and so much fun to make.  It’s quick, very easy, can be made for ANY occasion, and of course my number one thing in's cost effective!  I did five Hershey Nuggets but you can easily adjust the measurements to accommodate more.   I got the idea from Tmika from Scrapdaworld, check out her tutorial on YouTube here .

Instead of cutting patterned paper I used some peel-n-stick Christmas labels from Wal-Mart, they worked out perfectly.  You can also use holiday mailing labels.  Other supplies for this project are: patterned paper for the tray-Recollections’ Sugar Plums 6x6 pad, Recollections Celebrate-It treat bags, some balloon ribbon (the kind you coil with the scissors), Spellbinders A2 Card Basic A (the long rectangle at the top), and the sentiment is a stamp from Hobby Lobby (clearance section).   Here's a Tmika Tip: after you have the tray made and the Nuggets wrapped use a dry adhesive to keep the Nuggets in place in the tray.  I also rounded the corners of my trays for a cleaner appearance.   I made borders for my trays (this is optional).  Some of the tutorials I watched did not make borders.  They just attached the Nuggets to a strip of patterned cardstock and slip them in the treat bag.  The borders make the tray a little more sturdy.  I used Stampin’ UP! Real Red classic ink to stamp my sentiment.    The measurements for my tray: 2 ½ “ x 5 1/8 “(5 Nuggets).   The first time I tried this I did not have any Nuggets so I used Hershey Kisses.  The measurements I used for the Kisses:  a piece of cardstock cut to 2 7/8” x 5”, score at 1” and 1 7/8”, round the corners and there you have it!  I think that holds 6 Kisses.

Okay…project number two is a cute little box, called the “Impossible Gift Box”.  I saw this on The Paper Pixie’s YouTube channel, here is the tutorial.

It’s not really that hard but it is a little time intensive, at least until you get familiar with it.   I made an uncut template, a cut template, a demo, and a finished project in about 2- 2 1/2hrs, all of this was my first attempt at the box, so the name is a little’s not impossible.   The supplies I used for my box are: Recollections 65# white cardstock for the box (it’s even better if you make it using heavier cardstock like 80-100#). I used some old cranberry coloured heavy cardstock from the first mat and some Christmas PAPER I had in my stash from Hobby Lobby.  The sentiment/greeting is from a Hero Arts stamp and die set called “Merry”.  I used Stampin’ UP! Cherry Cobbler classic ink to stamp the sentiment and the Stampin’ UP! Window punch to create the shadow for the sentiment.   I had about 7-8 Hershey’s Nuggets in the box and then I tried 4 Ghirardelli Squares both fit very well.
And with that I will say to you and yours have a Happy, Prosperous, Safe, and absolutely blessed New Year!!!

This little box is made with the lid attached


The Duchess of the Glenn

Friday, December 15, 2017

Waffle Flower Marbled Masculine Card

Hello Everyone,

I hope your day is going well.  Just under two weeks before the greatest day in the world…My Jesus’ Birthday!!!  Whoop-Whoop, go Jesus, go Jesus!!!  Given the focus of the season, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to try a layering technique using Waffle Flower’s Marble Stamp Set to make a masculine set of cards.  I saw this on Channin’s You Tube channel, you can find it here.  As usual I started with 110# (white) card stock.  My card base started out at a A2 size but to make sure all the sides were nice and even, the finished cards ended up being 3 ½" x 4 7/8".  I used some Stampin’ UP! Cherry Cobbler card stock scraps and some (Michael’s) black cards stock scraps.  I used the Waffle Flower Marble stamp set to make the marble look on the cards.  To stamp the images I used Momento’s  Flannel Gray, London Fog, and Tuxedo Black.  I used Spellbinders Die-D Lites for all the greetings.  I cut each die out 4 times, one of which I foiled using my Heidi Swapp Minc Machine and the other 3 I stacked together to create the dimension and then glued the foiled piece on top.   I created small white envelopes for each card.   The insides are blank.   FYI: This is a really cool stamp; however, this is not the most user friendly stamp.  All the videos I watched about the stamp do their best to make it easy to use by giving as many tips and tricks as they can. There is also some instruction sheet I saw on the internet but the stamp set (at least mine) did not come with those instructions.  I had a great deal of problems lining up some of the images, especially D3…ugh!!!  I almost gave up on that piece but I kept practicing until I got one that I could tolerate.  So, I am saying this to say just be patient.  Luckily, I wasn’t in a hurry and could take my time.  All-in-all at the end I was pretty okay with how my cards turned out.   I would still encourage you to give it a try.


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Let It Snow Christmas Card

Hello Everyone,

Here is a quick Christmas Card.  You know it’s quick if I can complete 2 Christmas Cards in one day…lol.   This is an A2 sized card (4 ¼” x 5 ½”), made with #110 card stock for the base.  All borders are ¼ “.  I used black card stock for the mat and the focal point is a scrap piece of #110 card stock.  The back ground is made by using painters tape to cover all 4 sides and Tim Holtz Distress Inks-Blueprint Sketch and Broken China.  The greeting, sentiment, and snowflakes are all made with Just Rite Stamps “Large Fancy Holiday Sentiments”.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Weathered Wood and Memento London Fog to stamp the snowflakes.  The tree stamp is from Stampin’ UP! “Lovely As A Tree stamp set.  The Greeting is stamped on 65# paper; using and I used some very old Stampin’ UP! Movers & Shapers Label die and the matching hand punch. I kept the inside very, very simple with only the sentiment.  I made a matching envelope with a few random snowflakes stamped on the front and back.  I think I saw this card on YouTube; however, I forgot to write this one down, my apologies.  


Stained Glass Stamping Christmas Card

Happy Holidays everyone,
Here is a Christmas card I made using a technique called Stained Glass Stamping.  You can find the video on Jennifer’s YouTube channel here.  Jen used some fall stamps for her card.  As you can see, you can use any matching stamp and die set.   The base of my card measures 5 5/8” x 4 ½” and made with 110# cardstock.  I’m not sure what size Jennifer’s card ended up being.  I did not pre-measure my card either, hence the crazy “5 5/8”.   The card front is ¼ inches smaller and popped up for dimension using 2mm fun foam.   The “Merry” is cut using the Hero Arts #DC170 “Merry” stamp and die set. The greeting is from the same stamp and die set.   The Christmas Bauble is cut using Spellbinder’s Heirloom Ornaments 2011 set.  The Image within the bauble die cut is a Heartfelt Creations pre-cut stamp set #3417 “Poinsettia”.  I embossed the image with gold embossing powder on heat resistant acetate.  The colour behind the die cut and stamp is a piece of white card stock that I coloured with distress inks.  I used Tim Holtz’s Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Candied Apple, and Aged Mahogany and then I heat set the colours.  The sentiment inside is from one of my favorite stamp lines Quietfire Design, #5858 “Gentle Thoughts”.   It looks difficult but really it was easy.  The only challenge I could see for anyone is finding some heat resistant acetate locally.    I actually got lucky and found some heat resistant acetate in my stash, that I bought from Judkins at a stamp convention in 2010!!!  I almost forgot to mention the matching envelope.  I made the envelope using my WRMK punch board, some Stampin’ UP! Cherry Cobbler card stock, gold embossing powder and the pre-cut Heartfelt Creations stamp set noted above.  I removed the Versa-Mark from the outline of the stamp, then stamped and embossed the inside image on the flap of the envelope.  Well folks that’s it for today.  I hope you’ll give it try.



Thursday, November 30, 2017

Holiday Gift Idea: Note Card Set

Okay crafters ready-set-let’s get it going for the December challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu! 
December’s theme is “Can be a Gift or anything Festive.  For my DT project I did a set of note cards with matching envelopes in a cute little festively decorated bag.   Let’s dive right in to the project. Starting with the cards, the base is cut to 3 ½ x 4 ½ and the mats are ¼ inches.  The toppers are from a cut-a-part page from Michael’s Recollection brand.  I usually save the name strip for the post but I think I discarded it when I was cleaning up after the project was complete (sorry folks).   I am certain that I got it at Michaels and it is Recollections.  There are 12 little 3 x 4 toppers.  It is one sided PAPER, not card stock.  My base card is Michaels 110 cardstock (vanilla/cream).  The inside of the cards are blank.  I made the matching envelops using my WRMKs punch board.  I saw the gift sack on Pinterest.  Here are the instructions.   The sack on Pinterest was made with Antique Ticking (it’s the material they used to cover mattresses with back in the day).   I did not have any ticking, so I used some Muslin and it came out perfect!  If you can sew a straight line, you can certainly make these.  I was so pleased with the end result.  I decorated the outside of the bag with a large gardenia (didn’t have a poinsettia), some berries from JoAnns, some stemmed gold beads (Michaels Wedding section) and used my Tim Holtz Holiday Greens thinlets dies #658759.  I cuffed the bag by folding it down but I did not stitch it in position, I tied a piece of jute loosely to close the sack and attached a tiny tag using my Stampin Up thinlets –Cheerful Tags #141838. The bag itself can be a gift too after the cards are removed.  I attacked the embellishment with glue dots instead of hot glue for easy removing; 2 gifts in 1!!!   Til’ next time Happy Holidays (and the race begins…lol).  Here are a few pictures of my project.

Gift bag with 12 blank note cards.
Here's a peek at the 12 little note cards.


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Galaxy Background

Hello from the Glenn,

I am back with another Electic Ellapu design team card.  November’s theme is “Anything Goes.   My DT card has a galaxy background made with Distress Oxide Inks.  I am really please at how it came out.    I used 5-6 Distress Oxide ink colours including Black Soot to make the background on Strathmore 140lbs cold press watercoloured  paper.  I think what really made it come to life is using Tim Holtz’s Distress Paint (Picket Fence) and my fan brush to make the white spots.  Once it was dry, to keep the colours from moving (if it got wet) I sealed it with some Distress Glaze.   I added some Wink of Stella Clear to some of the dots to make them glitter just a little.   Out of all the stuff I have in this craft room I could not believe that I did not have one stamp that had anything to do with space!  Well, it just so happened that our local craft store The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, TX was having a great sale today.   I found a Lawn Fawn stamp set called “Out of this World” that was just perfect for my card.  If you are ever in the area, it would be well worth the trip to stop by the store.   Other supplies I used for the card are 110lb White CS from Michael’s Recollection brand, Stampendous White embossing powder, Versa Mark ink pad, and Momento Tuxedo Black to stamp the sentiment .  The sentiment is from a Stampin’ UP stamp set called Bring On the Cake.  I’m not sure if it is retired but I know I’ve had it for a while.  The finished card is 4 x 5 ¼, slightly less than an American A2 card.  I think this is a great card for your little space enthusiast or even your big one…lol. 
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you’ll give the galaxy background a try and I look forward to seeing your inspiration in the November challenge.

Here is a look at the inside of the card.  I kept it simple.
I made a matching envelope using my We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board. My card is a little less than the standard A2, so I used the measurements for a 4 x 5 1/2" card.
For more great card inspiration, check out Jennifer McGuire's You Tube channel here…til’ next time


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Dreamweaver Dark and Dramatic

Hello crafters,

My favorite time of the year is nearly upon us…FALL.  This month’s challenge theme at EclecticEllapu starts the season off with Dark/Dramatic Colours and/or something Scary.   My project is a dark dramatic and somewhat scary looking card. I didn’t want to do a the usual Halloween card.  I went to Pinterest for some ideas.  I got the idea for this card from Susan H.  I followed the link to Susan’s blog which is My Mindful Creations that link should take you directly to the post for this card, it’s dated October 5, 2012.  I changed up a few things on the card but her card truly inspired me, thank you Susan!  
The supplies I used for my card:  Grey cardstock I had in my stash for a long time.  It was from The Paper Company, the colour is charcoal.  Black cardstock- Michael’s Recollection brand, Strathmore 140lb Cold Press Watercolor paper, Tim Holtz (TH) Oxide Distress Inks Black Soot and Iced Spruce, TH Distress Ink Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, and Squeezed Lemonade, Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, TH Distress Spray bottle to add a little water, my heat tool, Spellbinders Die D-Lite “Hello”, Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles, 3 black flat back pearls, and I created the sentiment on my computer using font-Chiller a size of 26.   I really like how it turned out.   Please join us at Eclectic Ellapu, I can’t wait to be inspired by what you create!!   Check out the photos below. 

This is really dark, I tried to enlarge the image so you can read the sentiment which says: "Bat you didn't know I was thinking about you?!"

Here is a close up of the greeting.  I added dimension by cutting the greeting x2 in black and x1 in the charcoal cardstock, then I glued them all together but I offset the charcoal just bit.

Well, I'm off on another crafting adventure, let's see where my mind takes me...til' next time,



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

30 Day Color Challenge Day 6-Decorated Eggs

Hello Colour Challenge Friends,
This is going to be a very quick post.  I just got home from work and I am absolutely exhausted but I had to post my colouring project for today.  This literally took me about 7 minutes to colour.  This is a stamp by Stampendous, stamp number Q150 Decorated Eggs.  I coloured the eggs with Copic Markers.  The cardstock is Stampin UP’s Daffodil Delight and the patterned paper is an old Prima paper pack called Fairy Flora.  Since the challenge is about colouring, I may or may not make cards out of the images that I colour.   Well, that’s it for tonight, I hope you pop on over to The Daily Marker and join the fun!  Here's a picture of my eggs...

See yins tomorrow, stay colourful

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Daily Marker's 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello Crafty Peeps!

Okay, I needed some motivation and I think I have found it!  I was looking for something on Jennifer McGuire’s blog when I stumbled upon The 30 Day Coloring Challenge hosted by Kathy over at The Daily Marker.  The challenge goes from Sept 1st thru Sept 30th.  Basically, the challenge is to colour something every day even it’s only five minutes. You can use any colouring medium.  You can find the specific details of the challenge on The Daily Marker.  I am pretty excited about the challenge of trying to colour something every day.  You all know how much I love my Copics.  The other challenge is going to be making something with the images I colour.  Over the last several months I haven’t been feeling so good and haven’t been able to get in my craft room as much as before.  I felt like I was becoming detached from crafts.  My crafts are my therapy!  So The 30 Day ColoringChallenge came right-on-time.  

Today is day 5, Kathy says there’s no need to feel you have to play catch up but if you want to no problem.  You can upload your colouring masterpiece on the site, Facebook, or Instagram.  Please go to the Daily Marker site for the specific information about the challenge and about Instagram.   

I am uploading my favorite flower…The Sunflower.  I coloured this image with a combination of Copic Markers and Pro Markers, the Stamped image is by Stampendous, it's called "Sunflower Ladybug" and the stamp number is P024. I purchased the stamp from Hobby Lobby.  I absolutely love the way it turned out.  Well, I better get crackin'  on my next image if I'm going to try to keep up.  I hope you’ll join us for The 30 Day Coloring Challenge.   Have a colourful day!

Joyce, the Duchess of the Glenn

Monday, July 31, 2017

Graphic 45 French Country 4x4 Utility Box

Hello my crafting friends,

August is upon us and it’s time for the next exciting challenge at Eclectic Ellapu.  This month is a fan fav…wait for it…you guessed it…ANYTHING GOES!!!   It’s far too hot to be outside so grab the kids and head to your crafting sanctuary.  Let’s rocks some awesome projects to share an inspire others.   For my design team project, my inspiration came from a simple personal need.  I needed a pencil/pen container for my desk.   Now of course, I could just go right out and purchase one but why do that when I have everything I need to make one right here!   I started with a craft coloured DCWV Explosion Box that I got from Michaels awhile back.  I tore out the inside papers (it come with 1 layer), so that it was just the base of the box with the attached 4 sides.  I attached some binding strips I made out of craft paper to hold the box sides together and created the 4x4 box.  And yes, you know how I love building things from parts; I could have made the explosion box from scratch as well but why should I work that hard when I don’t have too (save that energy for another project).  I put the box lid away; I will use it for another project some other time.  Some ideas for the lid: a decorated little trinket/embellishment holder when you are working on a project and want to keep all those little items together and out of the way.  If you glue some thin silicone rubber on the sides and inside bottom you can have your very own hand-made hot glue gun holder, and if you are careful with paper placement and embellishments you could probably squeeze the bottom of the box down into the lid as its holder.  Let me warn you, it will be a tight squeeze and I say once it’s in there, it stays, that’s how tight the squeeze will be.  Sorry got a little off target, continuing on with my project info… I inked all the edges with Distress Ink Vintage Photo.  I used some left over scraps from my favorite, favorite, favorite, favorite paper Graphic 45’s French Country (can you tell it’s my favorite paper).  I used the paper for the inside and outside of the box.  I place a piece of acetate on the inside bottom of the box to eliminate the ink pen and pencil stains. I finished off the box corners by hot gluing some Chinese Braid to the edges.   Since this will be a heavy use utility box for me, I felt that minimal decorations for the outside of box would be best.  I just wanted something simple and cute to sit on my desk at work for my writing utensils.  I’ve seen some boxes that are really gorgeous with lace, metal embellishments, flowers, ribbons, the bottom feet doohickies (not sure what they are really called but they lift your box up so it’s not sitting directly on the surface).     Below I have shown the box as a decorated small table or mantel piece box.  You can use this little box for many things… a loose change, bill or stash money holder, etc.    Again, I plan to use mine for pens, pencils and highlighters on my desk at work.   Well, that is it for now, see you over at Eclectic Ellapu for the August “Anything Goes” challenge!!!



Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Cross and Lilies

Here is a card front I did a few months ago using Heartfelt Creations' Cross and Lilies Pre-Cut Set HCPC #3450.  I coloured the image using Copic Markers and ProMarkers.   I was binge watching Jennifer McGuire Ink one night and saw her make an adorable card using some dies by Mama Elephant.    One die she used  is called Femme Frames-Creative Cuts. I used the Femme Frames to make this card.  I love the stitched look around the edges.  I also used some fun foam to pop the card face up for more dimension.  I’m sending this to my sister who is a minister.  I scanned the photo in the computer, shrunk it down and made some miniature cards similar to the one I’m sending my sister so she can send them out to her church members as needed.  I have included the video for Jennifer McGuire’s video (warning: you will be binge watching all night…lol).  Many thanks to Jennifer for her inspirational projects and crafting ideas.

Inside sentiment by Stamp Simply called "He Has Risen"

below is Jennifer's YouTube video, enjoy!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Kaiser Craft ATC Mini and Video

Hello everyone,
I had some time so I thought I would post a project I did some time ago and forgot to put on the blog.  This is a 4 ¼ x 3 ¼ “ mini album.  I used the tutorial done by Alexandra M, which can be found on YouTube.   I made a few adjustments, so that my mini is a little bigger than hers according to her measurements.  I also did a little tutorial after my show and tell on a couple things in the mini with Alexandra’s permission.  The majority of the paper I used is now out of print, it is called 75Cents, the manufacture is Kaiser Craft.  On the spine I used some faux suede paper from JoAnn’s (black) and a metal Fleur-de-Lys charm embellishment on the spine, some flat back gold pearls in each of the corners, I cut out a doily from one of my favorite doily dies, cut it in half used some of the paper for the center and a closure for Hobby Lobby.  This is a perfect little mini for wallet sized photos, inspirational quotes, Bible verses, or what I call God moments that you want to remember.  I plan to use my mini for inspirational quotes and Bible verses.
Many, many thanks to Alexandra. Here is the link to Alexandra M's YouTube video ATC Mini .   Also, I have inserted the show and tell YouTube video I made.  Hopefully you will be inspired to give it a try.


Friday, June 30, 2017

Summer Time with Graphic 45

Hello everyone,
Well, summer is here in Texas! The kids are out of school, its hurricane season, and it's hot know what!  It's also time
for another strutt-ya-stuff challenge at Eclectic Ellapu.  This month's theme is "SUMMER" yes it is!!  For my challenge inspiration project I am going to continue with my inspired calendar series from Eclectic Paperie.  I used the July month to model my calendar page.  I'm in Texas and during this time it's all baseball and the Texas Rangers and American Independence (July 4th).  I changed up a few things on my calendar page to incorporate baseball and the 4th. Nothing says summer like our heat, the beach, baseball, and firework on the 4th.  I am loving the calendar pages.  It also helps that I'm doing 8x8 calendar pages.  I can get through a page in about a hour (now that is fast for me).   I also decided to use the empty mini calendars and eventually I will have tiny little numbers that I can use over and over.   Here are few pictures for you to enjoy.   Til' next time...

Supplies used for this project:
Graphic 45 Place In Time-July 8 x 8 and 12 x 12 calendar pages
Graphic 45 Place In Time 12 x 12 Foundations page (used for all the base pages)
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Doily punch
Black Card stock-Michaels (Recollections)
Cricut cartridge-Old West (1"cut)
American Craft- cream coloured thin jute (dyed with Copic E19)


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A Blast from the Past!

Alright Party People! 
 It’s the June challenge at Eclectic Ellapu.  This months’s theme: A touch of pink and or purple.   For this theme I decided to finally brake open my Graphic 45 8x8” desk calendar.  I am planning to do a page a month.  Since its May and my birth month, I am starting with this month and how fitting the primary colour is “purple”.  I am following the layouts done by AnnetteGreen from Eclectic Paperie.   Annette did the calendar in 2012.  I love how she brings the paper to life with her layouts.

Supplies: Graphic 45’s A Place in Time 12 x 12 July Foundation #4500603. I found a pack of the 12 x 12 July Foundation pages at Tuesday Morning some time ago.  I used the B side of the Foundation pages as my base pages.  I followed Annette’s cutting instructions for making a 7 ¾ x 7 ¾ base page.   I used the 12 x 12 May cut apart page and the 12 x 12 mini calendars page,  Martha Stewart corner punch and butter fly punch, some coloured twine, decorative edge scissors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Vintage Photo.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day part II

Now, this little project I had to develop from scratch, only because what I saw wasn’t quite what I had in mind.  I wanted something that was specific to the gift to be given.  I didn’t have a whole lot of time so, I had to reel my mind in a little bit. I didn’t even have enough time to research YouTube!   This is where being familiar with the concept of making a box from scratch came in handy!!!  Once you get the basics of how to construct and decorate a box, you are good-to-go on most any box.  You can find all kinds of tutorials on YouTube, that’s where I got my PhD in Crafting; YouTube University…lol
Here are some pictures of what I came up with… A little box to hold a Blu-ray/DVD

Supplies for this project are:  My template, JoAnn’s Vanilla Cardstock, patterned paper -Graphic 45’s Ladies’ Diary (Delicate Details both A & B sides and Lasting Impressions A side), Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Vintage Photo, Stampin Up Very Vanilla satin ribbon, a Martha Steward Doily punch, and some fun foam to pop up the title. 

Well thanks for stopping by and I hope this Mother’s Day was a great one for you!



Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother’s Day

Today I am sharing a couple of Mother’s Day projects I did. These were actually pretty simple and quick. 
I made a 4x4” gift card holder with a matching envelope.  For this project I used some Recollections white cardstock, the patterned paper is a 6x6 paper pack from MME’s (2011) Lost & Found Collection called Market Street.  I used a Spellbinders die called Splendid Circles (S4-354), some Stampin Up Real Red Card Stock, a Stampin Up 1 ¾” circle punch, Altenew layering stamp set: Vintage Roses,  Altenew Crisp Inks , Red Sunset Cube Set , Tropical Forest Cube Set ,  pop-dots, and ¼” vanilla ribbon from JoAnns.   I used some scraps from the above mentioned  patterned paper pack and the We R Memory Keepers punch board to make the matching envelope.   I added a pocket in the inside for either a gift card or cash.   I didn’t follow any tutorial, I just improvised as I went along until I came up with the final project.


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Happy Administrative Professionals Week!

Hello Everyone!

It’s time for the May challenge over at EclecticEllapu.  This month’s theme is a big fan favorite…Anything Goes!!!    For my design team inspiration card I decided to do something related to Administrative Professional’s Week.  I used a digital stamp I got from Pinterest.  I resized it and printed it out on my laser printer on some 80# Neenah.  I used Copics to colour the picture, a gold Gelly Roll pen, and some Wink of Stella Clear to give it some shimmer.  I kept it really simple but I think it turned out really cute!  

Friday, March 31, 2017

Vintage Rose Just A Note...

Hey everyone,
Running a little behind on this one.  I got a promotion recently, so my days, night, time, and whatever else you can think of are all running together.  But anyway, let me just jump right in to my DT card for the April challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu.  Both teams have been combined.  The theme for April is "Shabby Chic" or  "Vintage"!!  One of my favorites.  Today, I did a super quick note card over at my stampin' BFF Lesia's house (Mema's Crafts) .  I have been watching Jennifer McGuire on You Tube and wanted to try out the Altenew products.  I used their layered stamp set called "Vintage Rose", along with their awesome crisp ink cubes.  The patterned  paper is MME "Howdy Doody" (6x6 pad).  I used some plain white cardstock from JoAnn's and cream ribbon from my stampin' BFF Lesia's stash.   I love the way it turned out.  I hope to see you in the challenge, I am really looking forward to the vintage and shabby chic projects and inspiration!


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