Saturday, March 10, 2018

Canvas Corp: Spring "Snow" Globe

Hi everyone! Today I want to share a musical snow globe that I have altered for the Canvas Corp blog. I found the globe sitting in my husband's study window, all the water evaporated and the base and the "winter scene" bleached from the sun. I thought this would be fun to give the globe new life by altering and creating a Spring scene inside. For the complete blog post you can find more photos and the how to's HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Hey Friend Tag

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a fun tag I created using a wide assortment of mediums...embossing folder, diecuts, inks, punches, etc. You can say I pretty much used everything but the kitchen sink. 😃 

I started with a 6.25"x3.125" Tag as the base and I embossed with the tag with Tile Embossing Folder. I used the following ColorBox Blends: Sunshine, Melon, Wildberry and Tutu which can be found HERE and HERE which I lightly inked each color over the tag.

I used the Crate Paper Bloom Collection to cut banners and Friend Diecut (Floral Arch and Words Diecuts) before cutting out the friend die I applied an Adhesive Sheet to the back of the cardstock and once the word was cut out I peeled the backing off and added to the tag. Since I couldn't find a "Hey" stamp I printed that from the computer and adhered it and a sequin to the sentiment.I cut the smaller Wreath Diecut out, added a little green ink here and there for color and adhered to the tag. The vintage ladies I purchased from Lisa's Altered Art on etsy. You can find this image HERE. I printed and fussy cut the select image out and added to the tag.

From my stash of lace and pom pom trim I adhered those to the bottom of the tag. Next I punched out two leaf sprigs, inked and shaped before digging into my collection of paper flowers which I adhered to the corner of the tag. I finished off the front with a wad of thread.

On the back of the tag I covered with patterned cardstock and added Ric Rac trim and seam binding.

I cut an assortment of diecuts from the Bookplate, Hinges and Label Diecuts and adhered to the tag. I left the back of the tag plain for journaling or adding a small photo. 

As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Also I would like to submit this project for the following Challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #324-#325
Simon Says: Wednesday Challenge

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Happy Moments Tag

Hi everyone and Happy first day of March! I am here to share a quick project I created using leftover Tattered Angels Glimmer and Simply Sheer Mists from another project that will be hopefully shared soon. 😉 

This is a great way to use up mists from previous projects. All I did was place the tag onto the glass tray and let the tag soak up the leftover sprays. The following Glimmer and Simply Sheer mists I used are: Rum Punch, Peony, Soft Peach and Gold. I made sure both side were placed in the mist and then I let dry. 

I used Crate Paper's Bloom Paper Collection on this tag and the image of the girl and chicks I purchased a few years ago but I'm not sure the name of the company or the collection?

I added the happy moments cardstock off center along with bits of lace and ribbon to dress up the little girl and chicks.

The back of the tag more cardstock from the same collection was added and of course a tag wouldn't be complete without a doily.

Before cutting the flower arch and flower from the Floral Arch and Words Diecuts I cut a piece of Adhesive Sheet big enough to cover the pieces of cardstocks and then I ran through the diecut machine. All you have to do is peel the backing off and place on your project...easy peasy! I finished off with the other chick diecuts and a small amount of pom pom trim.

 As always if you have any questions please let me know. Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Simon Says: In My Garden
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #324-#325

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Little Birdie Crafts: Floral Heart Pocket

Hi everyone! Today over on the Little Birdie Crafts blog I I have a heart pocket I created using an assortment of products from Little Birdie. For all the details you can find my blog post HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Love You Valentine Card

Hi everyone! With Valentine's Day right around the corner I am here to share a 6"x6" card I created using Eileen Hull's newest diecut Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame  and some of her older diecuts Romance FlowerStitchy Flowers and Leaf and Spring Leaves dies.
I started by cutting and folding a piece of Coral and Ivory Big Rev Cardstock to create a 6"x6" base for my card. 

I cut the frame from the Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame which is cut from Mat Board and embossed with the Sweet Blooms Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I spritzed with Rosey Simply Sheer Mist, let dry and lightly inked over the edges and embossing with an aloe chalk ink. I cut a floral patterned cardstock slightly larger than the oval on the frame and adhered to the base of the card before adding the frame close to the edge of the card. I also added three banners before adhering the frame down.

I cut out several flowers from the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf and Spring Leaves dies on white cardstock. On a glass tray I spritzed an assortment of Simply Sheer and Glimmer Mists: Soft PeachRosey, Classy Green, Silk and Moss (retired),added a little water and laid the flowers and leaves down to absorb the colors. Once I was happy with the results I removed and placed them on a tray to dry.

I shaped all the flowers and leaves and adhered to the corner of the card. I added a brad to the larger flower, a Dew Drop to the medium size one and the small flowers I added sequins and then I applied Stickles over each floral center.

I bunched up gold thread and gold ribbon and adhered under the flowers along with felt hearts from my stash and to pearlized needles.

I used the Love Notes stamp set from Crate Paper to stamp  the "love you valentine" sentiment on a piece of cardstock and added off center of the banner to finish off the card. 
If you need more inspiration hop on over to Eileen Hull's blog and check out what the team is up to. You can find her blog HERE.

As always if you have any question please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this card for the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes-Challenge #320-#321

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Beach Disc Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I am here to share my Inspiration Team project I created this month for Eileen Hull. The weather has been so cold in my neck of the woods that my project has a warm weather beach theme to it.

I decided to gather up all of my beach theme cardstock, stickers, embellishments and things I had put back from my trips to the beach along with the Book Binding Movers and Shapers Magnetic Diecut, Base Tray, burlap covered matboard, Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut and Medium Discs to create this journal.

I got so carried away that I didn't photograph a before photo of the cover which I cut from burlap covered matboard using the Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut. I backed the cover with a patterned cardstock and inked the edges.  I fussy cut sand dollars from scrapbook paper and adhered to the bottom corner of the opening of the cover along with a button and added a pearl and gem to the center of each sand dollar.  I adhered gems around the oval of the opening. A side note use a heavy duty adhesive to hold the gems in place. I used Zip Dry Adhesive at first but wasn't holding so I reapplied Fabri-Tac and that seems to be holding them in place.

I love the Book Binding Movers and Shapers Magnetic Diecut! There is so many possible uses for it! My journal has a total of 35 pages, plus the front and back covers. So this is one packed journal and the best part I can take it with me on my vacation already assembled. No, taking a load of cardstock, embellishments, etc. which nine times out of ten I won't fool with that much know..I'm on vacation. 😎

I added a business card (Chick A Fil is a favorite place to eat at) and sacks/bags to the journal too.

I love the fact that you can move pages around or add or even take out completely.

I also made pages from a pamphlet I had picked up.

I used a hotel note pad for some pages in my journal too.

I threw in some paint chips in a beach theme.

The map I wanted to include was too large so I cut it down and folded and used a paper clip to keep it from flopping around.

Coffee sleeves work well as pockets to hold tags or receipts.

I added a drink coaster from my favorite restaurant to the journal.

I saved this bag from an order I received. I folded it over to create a flap, added some ric rac and a clip to keep ephemera safe.

Since the discs have a small heart in the center of each one I added an assortment  of fiber, seam binding, ribbon and charms to the top disc on the journal.

There you have it! One junk journal ready to go to the beach with me...hopefully this year...all I'll need is an ink pen, Insta Printer and a small stash of embellishments and I am ready!
Be sure to check out these posts from Eileen's team: HERE, HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Challenge #318-#319
Mini Album Makers Challenge: January Challenge

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Valentine's Day Candy Jar

Hi everyone! I am back with a very quick and easy project that I created for Valentine's Day! 

I purchase these cups of Oui yogurt  and the cups are made of glass. I love the shape and thought wouldn't these make great gifts if I could dress them up in some way?

Well, I started by peeling the labels off, giving the jar a good washing and rubbing Goof Off to get the sticky residue off the glass.

I cut several flowers and leaves from the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Diecuts on White Cardstock.

I spritzed the following glimmer and simply sheer mists onto a glass plate: Gold, Moss (retired), Soft Peach, Rosy and Classy Green.

I added a little water to the mists and watercolored the flowers and leaves and let dry.

I cut strips of white and soft blue cheese cloth...Hobby Lobby now has cheese cloth in different colors...and tied around the lip of the jar. I added a bit of adhesive to hold the cheese cloth in place. I cut a two inch strip of lace and bunched up an assortment of different colored thread and adhered to where I tied off the cheese cloth.

I used a stylus and shaped the flower pedals and leaf and adhered together.

I used pliers to snip off the shank off the back of a button so it would lay flat when I glued it to the center of the flower.

I adhered the flower to the jar and waaaa laaaaa finished!!! Now all I have to do is add candy!

Which I did! 😊 Once the candy is eaten a battery operated candle can be added to the jar for a nice decorative touch. 
As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like submit this for the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Challenge #318-#319

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!