Saturday, February 1, 2014

Sheena's Faux Leather Technique




January is gone and a new month begins. I came across this video in an email I get from Crafter's Companion. Sheena does a beautiful job. I buy quite a bit from them, especially the cardstock. Please check them out for ideas and inspiration.





Thursday, January 9, 2014

Card in a Box






This is a gorgeous box. I can see this for all holidays and occasions:)


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Winter Gazebo SVG Kit - Trailer

This is simply gorgooues for a winter theme using Fancy Pants Blissful Blizzard.


Happy New Year!

 
 
 
Another year has come and gone.
Here is my Year in Review of 2013:
 
 
January- Happy New Year
February- Valentine you tube videos
April-Easel Card
August- I made the decision to go back to school:)
September- Fall/Autumn
October- More videos
November- Exams to study for and will be starting my 6th year for my blog.
 
 
I hope to post more in the coming months. I will have a few blogs to post about and hopefully some surprises in the future:)
 
 
 
 
 



Sunday, December 29, 2013

Late Merry Christmas! and a swap

 
  
 
I was in a swap on the Cricut MB and we created items to the Christmas Song
 
 
 
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Create a TAG using a brick stencil or brick embossing folder or fireplace themed designer paper

Jack Frost nipping at your nose

Alter or decorate a GIFT BAG using a snowman, snowflakes, icicles, or snow theme

Yuletide carols being sung by a choir

Must incorporate sheet music designer paper or images of carolers into your idea
 
 



And folks dressed up like EskimosCreate something wintry but not Christmas-y

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe

Must incorporate Greenery (Mistletoe, wreath, holly, etc.) into your idea

Help to make the season bright

Your home-made or bought idea must incorporate Tim Holtz inks/stains/paints or glimmer mists




Tiny little tots with their eyes all aglowYour home-made or bought idea must incorporate bling, light, illumination

Will find it hard to sleep tonight

Your idea must incorporate something to do with a star or stars (forgot to post pic of the frame with
 stars she made)

They know that Santa's on his way

Must incorporate a Santa theme with your idea

 
Decorate any type of CONTAINER and add a Holiday TREAT (candy, chocolate, nuts, etc.)

And every mother's child is going to spy

I spy something you would really like to have… (check out her wishlist!) She altered a canvas for me! Want to learn to do this.

To see if reindeer really know how to fly

Must incorporate a Reindeer into your idea OR a grunge idea with no reindeer required
 
 
 
And so I'm offering this simple phraseUse your favorite verse on a project or stamp/emboss/diecut out a favorite verse (3 images) for your partner to use on future cards or projects.

To kids from one to ninety-two

Your home-made or bought idea must incorporate numbers or December 25

Although it's been said many times, many ways

Create a set of 3 NOTECARDS or THANK YOU CARDS or GIFT CARD HOLDERS
 
 
Merry Christmas to youUse “Merry Christmas” phrase on a CARD you will make from you to your SS

Love and joy come to you

Create a 2 page 8x8 LAYOUT using theme “Love” and/or “Joy” (or use size your SS would prefer or create a mini, mini album, or if your SS does not scrapbook pictures, then feel free to send her Love or Joy Titles, Diecuts, Embellies she can use on her own future projects

And to you, your carol to you

Create something based on any CHRISTMAS CAROL fancy Folded card, tag, ATC, chunky dangle charm, etc)
 

 And God bless you and send you a Happy New YearMust incorporate something Inspirational

And God send you a Happy New Year

Create something your SS can use in 2014 (layout page, mini, canvas, frame, travel diary, etc. for an upcoming trip or event or a 2014 calendar, Goals, Resolutions, Swap Journal, are a few suggestions)



 
I loved everything I received from my partner:)




Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Autumn/Fall

While surfing on pinterest I came across some Card Candy. I thought I would try my hand at it. Since I was in a fall swap, I felt this would be a good opportunity. So here is my Fall/Autumn card candy. I thought for my first try, it was not bad:)


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Fall Alphabet swap

I was recently in a swap. The theme is fall and we made/bought 26 items plus altered a shoe box. Here is what I received from my partner MoGoggingirl:)


I love the box:) Will be great for holding my fall scrapping items. I love altered box!!
Thank you Mogoggingirl. I loved it all:)

To see what I created for my partner, Just go to her blog Donna's Thought's


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Challenge #151 Lemonade For Sale at Kenny K'sKrafty Krew



The theme for this fortnight Challenge is:

Lemonade For Sale

with a Photo Inspiration








Here is my take on this, I chose Kenny Fun Faerie. I used Spectrum Noir pens on her. The background is a picture I found on the internet. I uploaded to power point and used the wordart for the month (April). I am in the process of making a Kenny K Kalendar with the images I have bought. So be on the lookout for more to come:) Hope you like it and TFL:))






Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Origami Box

A while back I posted a video of this box from Card-Making-Magic. Here is mine, it was actually a lot easier than it looked. This was another item for the fall swap. I thought this would fit the berries theme. The color reminded me of strawberries and cream.




Sorry I can not remember what all I used. It was left over items from my stash.

TFL:)


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Fall/Pumpkin Stick Pin Easel Card



I made this for a swap. Thought it turned out pretty good for my first try at it. The theme is a fall alphabet theme. Pumpkins is for this one.

Beads for stick pins are from Jesse James Beads-Fools Gold, flowers from Petaloo-Citronelle, solid cardstock from Colorbok, pearls from Prima-peach, pumpkin bling from Recollections and pattern paper from DCWV Fall paper stack




TFL:)

Challenges I have entered:
Link Up Tuesday/Pink Cricut
Brown Sugar Challenge #51- Anything Goes
Anything goes challenge #22 at Krafty Girls


Friday, July 19, 2013

Easel Stick Pin Card Tutorial


I have been searching for a way to hold stick pins. I did not always want to make a pin cushion. I came across this video and this is what I will make for any future stick pin swaps I will be in. TFL:)


Origami Box Pt 2 The Top (card-making-magic.com)

 Lovely, she is just amazing!


Origami Box Pt 1 Base (card-making-magic.com)



This is how to make the Origami box that is in the video below, Part 2 soon to follow:)


Vintage/Shabby Chic - Origami Box, Calendar, Pin Cushion, Easel Card -







I know I have not been posting much. But I promise I will be. I am currently in a Fall Alphabet swap due in Sept. So I will share pics soon. In the meantime I will be posting youtube videos I like and hope you will enjoy.
On another note, after being  out of school for 24 yrs, I have decided to go back to school. In August I will be attend Marion Technical College. I will be the first in my family to go and my parents are proud of me going back. Wish me luck with my new adventure to add to my life.

TFL:)


Wednesday, June 26, 2013