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.
 
 
 
 

 
 
Joyce
 
 
 

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 as...you 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)


Joyce









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.
Joyce

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!

 
Joyce


 

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!


Joyce


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

So Lucky to be Your Friend


Hello again,
Not sure if I told you but I was chosen to be a guest designer for the Words 2 Craft By design teamers for my December/January entry-Winter Wonderland tag.  What an honor to be chosen as a guest designer for the Words 2 Craft By March/April challenge. Thank again ladies!  The challenge words for March/April are: “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have. ─ Irish proverb.”  For my guest designer project I did a cute little card using a Sherri Baldy image and paraphrased the words.   I hope to see you in the challenge; I’m looking forward to all the creative St. Patrick’s Day cards and projects! 

 
 
 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Water Coloured Spring


Hey you guys,
This will be a super quick  post today.  Can you believe it, it’s almost spring?!  I just want to pop in and tell you about the March theme for Eclectic Ellapu.  The theme is one of my favorites...Spring Colours or Easter.   Here is my design team inspiration card.  I decided to do a water coloured thank you card.  The inside is blank and I made a plain white envelope to match.  I can't wait to see how you all are inspired by either the colours of Spring and or the blessings of Easter.
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

With Love...

Hello everyone,
      We are back for the start of the new year with our first challenge of 2017 at Eclectic Ellapu.  Our February challenge theme is "Anything Goes".  This is a great way to start off your challenge year.  It's a jump start for those creative juices to start flowing!!  Remember our challenges are for bragging rights, so come strut-your-stuff and join us! 
      For my DT inspiration I choose to do a "Loaded Envelope with a Wand.  This is the latest crafting craze on You Tube.  I just learned about it a week or so ago and thought I would give it a try.  There are several tutorials on You Tube on how to construct the envelopes and the expandable envelopes.  There are small loaded envelopes and large envelopes and all kinds of decorating ideas.  And, if you are like me and love numbers, once you get the concept you can apply it to make your envelope as large as you want.  Additionally, it seems most of the envelopes have a "Wand".  I have to say, I wasn't that thrilled about the Wand thingy but once I was done with the envelope; it looked like it was missing something???  After I put a little Wand in the envelope package, it really made a difference.   Like the envelope there are many, many Wand ideas and tutorials on You Tube.  The easiest tutorial I found for the Loaded Envelope was by Laura from The Vintage Key. Laura does a tutorial for the large expandable envelope.  Tmika from Scrapdaworld does a great tutorial on the Mini Loaded Envelope (the tutorial is at the end of the show-n-tell).   Here is a wand tutorial from Erica at Scrapdiva29 and if you want to make heart rosettes (sooooo cute!) you can look at Sheshe's tutorial .  Oh yes and there are many tutorial on just the envelope (without the expandable part and pockets), I could not find a good one; I'll leave that one up to you.   Til' next time, here are a few pictures of my February project.


Here are a few pics of the demo hearts and then I made one for the Loaded Envelope Topper, cute ey??


I took this picture before I made the Heart Rosette. I loaded this baby up with Prima products, bling, ribbon, mini clothes pins, charms, blank cards...yummy stuff.

I used Spellbinders border dies to make the pocket edges and mats, the poker-dot card is a little greeting card (blank)

I made a wand and tried to make it sparkle by using some Jelly Roll Gel Pen

This is the back of the envelope I put in 3 blank card with envelopes, the recipient can use or give away.

Joyce






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