I'm not much of a purple fan, but I love the way this turned out. The cream, white layers help that the purple does not over power the card. Cheery Lynn Design French Pastry doily and Oueen Anne's Lace border. help to finish it off
Do you ever come across some paper and think I have to have this and then it sits in your craft room forever? Well that is what happened with this paper. I am in love with anything vintage and when I came across this paper that had clocks, gears, an aged look to it.... I had to have it! Needless to say I didn't do anything with it until now! I gathered some black ribbon, used a spellbinder oval die, one of my favorite quotes, a cog punch, vintage button and the Italian Flourish Doily Diecut from Cheery Lynn Designs. Can you believe no bling was needed!
Just wanted to let you all know that Tuesday, February 21st I will be demostrating the Cheery Lynn Design diecuts! Take five airs from 9-10 on wzzm13. Wish me luck, this will be my first television experience.
The sun was shining, my spirit was soaring and this bright colorful card was created!
What did I use to create this.... well, White Card stock, Daisy Swirl embossing folder, Alcohol inks, glossy card stock and Cheery Lynn Designs exotic butterfly small #2 (I love, love, love this die set), glossy accents to hold those darlings in place.
This card reminded me of a box of chocolates! A perfect way to use up your scrap decorative paper. Hope you all enjoyed your Valentine's Day! I know I did, my dear hubby bought me distress stains and border punches! He laughs at me because I prefer craft supplies over chocolate or jewelry!
Are these not the cutest little polar bears? When I was doing my Make N Take last Saturday, the owner had a version of these and I just loved them and had to make them up for my boys. I plan to add their names on the hearts later, but the best part about these they hold a regular size candy bar!
I have been drawn to the flappers lately. They are in the books that I read, in the pictures that I see, television shows that I watch and now I am seeing them in stamps. This card was made using chocolate cardstock, a tim holtz tattered floral die and distress ink for the rose, hero arts vintage lace trimming, spellbinders, graphic 45/hampton art stamp, distress ink for the background and inkadinkadoo chalks for shading, and to finish it off a rose colored pearl and gold marker.
I wanted dimension when I made this card so I used a spellbinder and very roughly colored it in with gold. I wanted the look of it a bit worn, the rose gives a lot of dimension on its own so I just glued that down, attached the background paper to the card after using frayed burlap on it to age it a bit and stamped the image in walnut stain. The flapper still needed a bit more so I stamped again, colored and cut out attached with a few foam dots. finished it off with the ribbon and pearl. I love how you get the shadow from the flapper and how the background looks lit up
Okay, ,my biggest addiction besides paper crafting items is Pinterest! I came across this recipe for homemade laundry soap and as a family of five we do a lot of laundry. I was tired of spending 20.00 for a box of laundry soap that only lasts a few weeks. According to this recipe, this should last me almost a year! All the ingredients I found at my local grocery store along with the plastic tub.... and the kicker is it was just over 20.00 that is including the price of the tub. I have the first load in the wash today so I will post tomorrow as to how it turned out!
Sorry this blog post has to be short and sweet, have a sick child at home today.
This past weekend I did a make and take for Scrapbook101, the cards will be up until Thursday so you still have time to create these. For this card, the hearts are colored using colored pencils and gamsol. It is the perfect way to blend them!
This is one of the cards that I will have at the Make N Take this Saturday, February 4th @ Scrapbook101!
I love this stamp from Technique Tuesday it coordinates great with the clockworks embossing folder and we all know how in style gears and clocks are right now.
This Make N Take is a bit different from the other ones we have had in the past. We looked around and realized that our "extra paper" was getting a bit out of control so we challenged ourselves to take these leftovers and create something new with them! For this Make N Take there are more then five cards to choose from, but only if you are early! Since we used up some of the leftover paper we have limited quantities! Looking forward to seeing you there!
Hip Hip Hooray! My computer is finally back. We are still working out a few issues but at least I am able to get back to blogging! While I was away I kept myself busy working on a few non card related projects!
I saw something like this on Pinterest and figured it would solve my issue of all my necklaces getting tangled and me forgetting which ones I had! So to make this, all I did was take a piece of scrap wood, figured out my spacing, said a prayer and grabbed my hubbies drill. Yes I know a lot of you are not intimidated by power tools but I am not one of them! LOL Needless to say I conquered my fear and succeeded in drilling all the holes that I needed. Next, I painted it black, sealed it with some clear sealant spray and waited. A couple hours later I was ready to begin screwing in all the hooks. After I finished with that I decided it just needed something else. It looked a bit bare and modern which is not my style so off to the craft room I went! A few seconds later I had found my hero arts vintage lace and runner adhesive. Let me tell you I lucked out because I was able to just hook the lace through the hooks on the bottom so I only had to use the adhesive for the top section of lace. I love the way it turned out!
This is the second project I worked on. I had this shadowbox just laying around, so I decided it would be perfect to display my bracelets. I took some thick cork, and attached some scrap fabric and batting to it with staples. Then I just nudged the "pillow" into the shadow box. I did not glue it in because I may want to change the fabric later on down the road. A few white pins holds the bracelets in place. I love how my two projects are decorative and yet functional at the same time. They may not be cards but hopefully I've encouraged you to face your fears and try something out of your comfort zone.