Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spring and Summer Deco Mesh Wreaths

Hi all. I've been busy in my craftroom this past few weeks but not with paper ,but instead, I've been busy getting spring/summer wreaths ready for customers. Here are a few that I have made already.....




I've still have a quite a few more to complete, so my papercrafting will have to wait a little longer!!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Think Pink layout

Hi and welcome to my blog. I have a layout to share today... it's a style that I haven't tried in a long time... a pink themed layout. I made this page for Frosted Designs Think Pink challenge, and was it ever a challenge for me!! I searched through my stash till I found enough elements to start this page. take a look;

I started off with Teresa Collins papers from her Summer Stories collection. The chevron stencil was done first with gesso but I wanted it to pop a bit more so I added some Tim Holtz  Distress Paint in Brushed Pewter... which looks so much better in RL than this photo!! Most of the elements are also from the same Teresa Collins collection... so nice to have one collection to complete a page!!!
That's my Think Pink layout... hope you enjoyed it!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 March Tag

Hi and welcome to my blog. I've been playing along with Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2015 ..there's so much to learn!!  Here is the March tag....

The technique this month is about creating a background with Distress Paints and water... I just love the vibrant colors of Tim's tag.  My tag's colors are a lot more subdued... I used my Prima chalkboard paints for my backgrounds as I have only a few shades of Distress Paints  ( another thing to add to my want list!!). I used the same technique and here's what I came up with......
I stamped the butterfly with Stazon ink on a transparency and fussy cut it and then adhered it to the stamped image on the tag. I like it how it popped from the tag ... it adds just a little dimension. The metal embellishments and seam binding ribbon were from my stash .
That's my tag... looking forward to April's tag!
Thanks for stopping by blog today!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

These are the best days layout

Hi and welcome to my blog. I can't believe that I will have a daughter graduating from high school this year.... where does the time go??? It seems like only yesterday that she was going off to preschool and now she will be moving away in the fall to go to college. This layout is with her last school photo ( besides grad ) and I decided to go with the theme of time for this layout.
Here it is.....

I created my own colored modeling paste by mixing a green and blue  Faber- Castell Design Memory Craft Gelato together ( added a bit of water to mix ) and then added some Whipped Spackle. I then used a clock stencil from The Crafters Workshop and stencilled randomly over the page. The ledger has  bluish green lines , which I was hoping to match. I didn't quite achieve a perfect match but I like the color I came up with! I used a variety of flowers and chipboard from Prima and ephemera from my stash. The clock was cut on my Silhouette and sprayed with Lindys Stamp Gang inks.
I'm entering this layout over at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog for their Time challenge.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Friday Mashup 200th challenge

Hi and welcome to my blog. The Friday Mashup is celebrating their 200th challenge with a fun challenge.... we get to pick from two past challenges!! Sounds like lots of fun!! Plus, they have some great prizes up for grabs.

Here is the current challenge info:

This week's Mashup Challenge:

Create a project using your TWO favorite Mashup Challenges together on one project!
  1. Use 1 element from each of your Two Favorite Challenges together.
  2. or Use both of the elements from your Two Favorite Challenges together

With so many great challenges to pick from , this was a hard decision to make!! I wanted to pick ones that I hadn't participated in before so these were my choices:

Create a 3D project or a project with butterflies. and create a project with ripped paper or fussy cute image.

I decided to mash the butterflies and fussy cut image for my card........

I used papers from Graphic 45 'Time to Celebrate" collection. I love G45 papers ... the vintage images are so much fun to create with. These are some of the papers I used for my card:
I fussy cut the girl, cake , flowers and butterflies out of the paper. I used my Spellbinders die to make the background mat behind the shaker frame and inked everything with TH Distress Ink in Pumice Stone. This shade is a bit more subtle than Vintage Photo, which is what I wanted to achieve. I added some sequins inside my shaker frame and a fussy cut Bday girl and cake to the outside. To add some glam , I added Stickles to the girls hat and flowers and used my Wink Of Stella markers in clear and gold to the butterflies and cake. Finally, I cut "happy birthday" from a strip and adhered to the bottom corner , and this card is finished!!! Besides all the fussy cutting, this card was fairly simple to make and I can't wait to give it to a very special girl!!!
That's my FM 200 challenge card.... hope you enjoyed it! Don't forget to play along this week!!!
Thanks for stopping by today!!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Mojo Monday inspired cards

Hi, I'm back with a couple more cards to share with you. I'm using the current sketch over at Mojo Monday as my inspiration. Here's the latest sketch:

I made two cards for using papers from Fancy Pants Designs Collecting Moments 6X6 paper pad.

I made the sentiment mats using a cutfile and my Silhouette machine . The sentiment for the first card was from a CTMH set called Treasure Life  and the second card greeting is from C.C Designs set called Sassy Sentiments. I think this may have been the first time in ages where I didn't ink, stencil or distress my card in any way!!! The only altering I did was add some Stickles to the flowers . So quick and easy but I love them both!!!
That's my Mojo cards this week... hope you enjoyed! Thanks for dropping by!

Thinking of you Card ... an embossed embossing technique

Hi and welcome to my blog! I love trying new techniques for papercrafting and this week over at The Friday Mashup they have a challenge for us to try  heat embossing on a dry embossed card... there's a link for those who haven't tried this technique yet.
Here's the info:

This week's Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project with an "Antique Style, element or theme".
  • Create a project using the "Embossed Embossing technique" (tutorial) .
  • or Mash it Up! and create an "Antique project using the Embossed Embossing Technique". 
I'm combining my card with the current  Friday challenge over at Frosted Designs which is to use recycled materials and homemade flowers. 
This is my card for both challenges........
I had lots of fun with this technique!!! First , I embossed a piece of leftover ledger paper with a Tim Holtz embossing folder and then used my brayer to layer some Versaink before sprinking  TH embossing powder in Old Paper and then heat set it. To give it a more aged look, I stenciled some stains and then distressed and inked the edges. This certainly has an antique feel to it already. I made some flowers using a Stampin Up! punch for the larger flowers and my Cricut and the Art Philosophy cartridge for the smaller ones. The sentiment is an oldie from Close To My Heart called Thoughtful Seasons. My recycled items are some cheesecloth ,some dark brown hemp and buttons. To finish up the vintage look, I added a metal key and flower and a few gemstones.
 That's my card for today... thanks for stopping by!