Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Just Us Girl #125 Challenge

Hello everyone.  I am back with another project that I made for the Just Us Girls Challenge #125 this week.  I kind of stepped out of the box for me.  Black is always such a sharp looking color that I rarely use because it is so intimidating to me, but I love to see others use it.  So here is my version of using black in my 3d challenge.
The challenge called for using a 3d project or template with buttons, flowers and ribbon or bows, so I used them all.  I used the I Am Roses flowers.  The small one is sprayed with glitter mist and the large one I embossed with black glitter.  I added a double butterfly that I cut out with my Silhouette machine.
 I used a few of my buttons from my stash, a few rhinestones and pearls and topped it off with a label on the front.  The template is from My Time Made Easy.  You really should stop by there.  They have a new release out starting tomorrow.
 And here is what I put inside.  I wrapped a few tea bags and candy pieces with some matching paper and there you have it, a little gift to make someone feel good.

Thank you so much for stopping by and please come visit me again!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Play Date Cafe Challenge #120


This card is for the Play Date Cafe Challenge #120.  I just love the color scheme.  I know I say that a lot, but there are some people who really know how to pick an inspiration picture, don't you think? 

 So with that being said, here is my card that I made to hopefully catch the spirit of the inspiration chosen.
 I wanted to do something to incorporate the water theme in the bottles, so I colored the vase with a Copic marker B000.  After it was dry I applied some Glossy Accents.  Don't you love that stuff?  This stamp set is called Vogue Vases from Gina K.  Love this set.  It has so much versatility.
 I used some Stickles, a little crochet flower and some buttons from my stash for the flowers.  I love using buttons, but I have to tie some form of thread or twine in the middle.  I know, it is a little OCD, but I can't help it.
So here is a little closer shot of the embellies.  Well, I hope you enjoyed this, and thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Week #102-High Tea

Week #102 - High Tea
at The Shabby Tea Room.

The Shabby Tea Room's challenge this week is one I fell in love with the moment I saw the picture.  I love anything having to do with tea, and if it has a rose in it, well, count me in.

I made this card using background paper from Melissa Frances, stamp and die set for the tea cup and roses are from Heartfelt Creations.  The phrase stamp and die set is from Papertrey Ink.  I used some hand dyed seam binding for the bow and an Epiphany epoxy dot in the middle of the bow.
I tried a new technique with this card that I have been wanting to try for a while.  I used chalk on the inside of the card with copics marker accents on the leaves and outside.  I used my Glossy accents for the liquid in the cup and then the P.K. Glitz EP lite as accents for the roses and leaves.

As an aside, I just got back from the Scrapbook Expo show in Anaheim this weekend.  Every time I go to a show I always come back with so much information that it is hard to remember everything I learned.  So this time I decided that I would make a card a day every day this week just so I can put the techniques to use.  So keep checking back, and hopefully, I can show you some exciting stuff I learned.

Thanks for stopping by and look forward to seeing you next time!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

JUGS Challenge #124

Hello everyone!  I just love the color combination on the  Just Us Girls Challenge this week and couldn't resist putting something together.  I like all the spring colors and it made me think of candy, so here is what I came up with.
I used the My Timeless template that Lauren Meader designed for Papertrey Ink called Home Made.  It is very easy to put together and makes a great gift box.  I just love all the glitter.  I used Tim Holtz Stickles along the roof shingles.  I found this ribbon at a local florist supply house and the stamp set that I cut out was from Papertrey Ink and it is also called Home Made.
It is the perfect size for a couple of Bath and Body Works products, don't you think?
The lid comes off and you can fit in your little gifts.  I used the Bath and Body Works lotion and bath gel.  When the ribbon comes off, the door is attached.  On the side of the roof I put a button with a stone in the middle.  You can also see my lollipops on either side of the windows.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my whimsical project.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Anna Fearer Giveaway

Okay, my friends, here is a post about a website that I absolutely love.  More Paper Than Shoes is a blog that you must see.  If you can believe it, she makes the flowers in the picture above.  She is having a giveaway right now.
Aren't they gorgeous?  I urge you to go to her blog and take a look around.  She has a great Etsy shop and also has classes too.  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine Oreo Cookies

Here is my last post for Valentines. I got the idea for these goodies from Danielle Flanders, who is on the design team at Papertrey Ink. I saw hers and thought that it was perfect for Valentine's Day.

I changed mine up a bit to match my style by adding the frilly stuff and doilies. I love using clothes pins, so I thought this would be perfect. I just added some sticky tape and glitter and topped it off with a pearl thingy from Sa Crafters shop.
I put a white fabric flower fan attached with the clothes pin and embellished it with a pink glittered heart and epoxy heart. I thought these turned out so cute!
The only hard part, truly, was dipping the Oreo cookies without having them fall off the stick. Leave it to me to find something out of the ordinary. Please leave a comment if you liked them or have any questions. See you next time!

Valentine Treat Bags

Here is another Valentine's Day project I want to share with you. Boy, I don't post for a few months and all of a sudden a rush. Well, my New Year's resolution is to try to post at least 2 to 3 times a week. (Let's see how that goes!)
These are the Valentines that I made for my daughter's friends at after school care. She is an only child, so these friends are really important to her. Thank goodness God blessed us with these kids as her extended family. They are really a great group of kids.
I used plain white cardstock from PTI and scalloped the edges. I used some digital paper for the center strip and then the red strips is washi tape. I just love that stuff. I wish I used it more. Maybe I will try it a little more in the future.
In the center I used a strip of red burlap layered with some Melissa Frances pink and white crepe garland and then topped with a glittered heart. On the inside I used a glassine bag and put in some treats.

That's it for now. I hope you enjoyed this and see you next time!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

School Valentine Treat Bags

Boy, do I love Valentine's Day. The pretty colors are so enticing to me. That being said, as a mom, oh, my gosh, how much work it is. My daughter needs valentines for her class, her teacher and assistants, her after school daycare friends, my friends at work and my family. And of course, I can't just buy something, right?!
So these are the valentines for my daughter's first grade class. I really wanted to do something more elaborate, but, really, they are just going to tear into them to get the candy, so I had to hold back. Then as you can see, I had to let my daughter sign them. I could feel my control issues coming through, but you have to let them do it, cuz it is for her friends -- I just keep telling myself that.
Here is a closer look of her design work. That is my daughter's version of a heart. She is going to be a scrapper yet. Have a great night and thanks for stopping by.

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #100 Tea Room #100 Challenge
This project is for the Shabby Tea Room. I just love this website, and Debbie Marcinkiewicz is one of my alltime favorites. I really enjoyed making these. I made a few of these to give to my daughter's teacher and some others at her school. I don't remember the name of the company I got the tins from, but if you email me or leave a comment, I will look it up and let you know. I used a punch for the edges of the paper which is a paper from the Crafty Secrets CD. It is one of the best purchases I have ever made. I took the rose bud ribbon from Sa Crafters and put sticky tape on the back and made a circle for the background and then used a scallop punch for the sentiment which is from Papertrey Ink.
The candy on the inside is Hershey nuggets with some prima flowers and the roses from the trim decorated on top. I topped it off with a bow. I just thought these looked so victorian.
Well, I hope they enjoy them, and I hope you have a wonderful day and a very Happy Valentines! Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Shabby Chic Chest of Drawers

This project is something I have had ever since I went to Texas last year at the Great American Scrapbook Expo -- a fantastic place to go! The kit is called Chest of Drawers by Kaiser Craft.

I just love the way this product comes. The drawers are a very thick chipboard that I painted the insides, so when you open it, you see pink instead of the board color. I covered the sides and front of the drawers with paper from Stampin Up. I can't remember the names of the paper, but it their designer series from last year. I used some pearls and rhinestones to cover up the seams on the drawers -- thought that added a little something extra. I also painted all the other wood pieces with pink and glued the paper on the sides that were showing before I put it together.

The fabric flowers are from Melissa Frances (just love about everything she makes). The other flowers are from I Am Roses. She has the most reasonable prices for Prima looking roses. You just need to plan what you want, because it takes a while for shipping from Taiwan.

The strip of roses along the back of the sides are from Sa Crafters. She has some wonderful trims and flowers she sells. She also has some great flower tutorials on You Tube that are great to watch. I glittered the scroll chipboard pieces on the side.

I don't seem to have the photographing of my projects down yet. I am working on it. The color always seems a little off. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this, and I will see you next time.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

CR84FN Challenge 47

I am just getting back into the challenges again, and when I saw these colors, I couldn't resist. A friend of mine is having a baby, and she is decorating it with Dr. Seuss colors and themes. I made this for her baby shower. I didn't really think about it when I was taking the pictures, but I hadn't filled it yet and then forgot to get photos of it filled -- some day I will get it all together.
Sorry for the shadows, but I didn't have my light box. It is a baby carriage that I made with a MTME template. I filled it with a onesie and some booties with a gift card.

This is a view of the back. I downloaded some clipart from the internet with a Dr. Seuss logo on it. I used this on the back and for the wheels.

I hope you enjoyed this. Thanks for looking!

Desk Organizer

Hello, everyone! I took a little leave of absence from posting. I have had a few personal issues that took time away from crafting, but now I am back and ready to go. I have still been browsing the blogs and loving all the inspiration I get from everyone else.

I just got done entering a flower swap, and if you can believe it, I waited to the last minute to get them done, so I didn't get any pictures. I will try to make a video of the flowers I get back and take some photos and post them when I get them.
So without further delay, here is my first project I am posting for the year!

This is a desk organizer made from My Time Made Easy Keep It Template. I cut this out using my Silhouette machine. Love that machine! I used the PTI Raspberry Fizz cardstock and patterned paper. It has a drawer on the bottom. The center part holds index cards that you can put address cards in. I haven't put labels on it yet. The top section also holds index dividers that you can put cards in it and label it by month or occasion for all your greeting cards.

I used the monogram stamp from MTME for the G on the back. I made this for my friend at work using her initial.

I hope you enjoyed this, and have a wonderful day!
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