Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Project From Scratch

I'm on the Crate Paper Blog today with a project from scratch.

You know, I have never made a project from scratch. Just me and my crafty supplies with no instant help from any ready made items. It was quite fun actually. Let me show you what I made.



I wanted to make something special for a fellow crafty friend and hand made embellishments seemed like the perfect idea. I took out some of my favorite Crate Paper goodies and got to work keeping in mind the color scheme this month of Emerald, Gold, and Pink.

My supplies included:

  • Kraft with gold polka dot paper from Style Board 
  • Pink patterned paper from Oh Darling
  • Flower dies 
  • Card stock 
  • Gold twine
  • Crate Paper Style Board flair 
  • Wood veneers 


I started by making the embellishment (TUTORIAL HERE).

I made a matching box to put them in using my Silhouette-Design #41611. I did make sure I used extra firm tape to secure the box. Regular tape would not be strong enough. I chose this particular shape box to be able to see the handmade items better.




I love the idea of the little pretties all nestled together on display!  To create the crinkle paper, I watched THIS tutorial. So far, my project was pretty easy to do...phew! To adorn the top of the box, I simply cut some scraps of paper and glued them on the gold twine like a banner. For a few, I did use the bow die from Style Board because it had the perfect banner shape.

I made a matching card using one of the embellishments so they all coordinated and the recipient could see how I used the gift too!  I watercolored white paper a shade of Emerald/Blue and adhered a die cut on top. If you don't have a plate, the silhouette has some options also, like THIS one.

Seeing them all together makes me happy. They coordinate, are such a beautiful color combination and have the feminine touch I was going for.













Wednesday, April 9, 2014

My Shoes Fart..and A Card

PB Hugs and Kisses

Hey Everybody! I feel like I am making one card to everyone else's 5. Oh well, I shouldn't compare right? 

I made this card using some left over scraps from other projects. I felt happy that I didn't let my die cuts go to waste :) and I still love gold.  

So I bought another pair of shoes. Lately I been looking at my closet and realizing I dress kinda frumpy. SOOO, gonna work on that. Life is such a juggle sometimes. Between remembering to put my night cream on and exercising and all that, aging just seems like a bunch of work!

Oh, here are my shoes...


The only issue is that they fart. NO that's not a typo. When I walk they make a farting noise and I am not sure what the cure for this issue is?! Any ideas?


Friday, April 4, 2014

Your Friendship Means So Much

Well I have been happy creating lately. I got some new zing embossing powders and the colors made me happy, so I think that translated in my card.  Been thinking a lot about how wonderful my friends are and how much I appreciate them and this is the result.

PB Your Friendship


This Penny Black background stamp is full of poppies, a flower I am partial to :) Can you have too many flower stamps?

Thanks Lyndall! I am going to enter this on A Blog Named Hero create your own background!


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mimi Two Ways... Twice the Fun!

Hi Everybody!

I thought I would play a challenge. I saw Fusion Challenge because Michelle on the DT used a Mimi stamp on her card and well, here I am! Here's a funny story...gather round.

See, I craft with my kids, mainly because they follow me around wherever I go. One day when I was deep in thought, they got into my gold paper and die cuts. Now this stuff is precious to me, almost like the real thing. Boy did I holler! Then mid yell, I looked down and saw this darling gold balloon.

Hmmm...thanks girls for the idea!


PB Blue Mimi

The scarf around her neck looked like a POP of gold to me. I actually see gold in my mind a lot. I think because I am infatuated with all things gold so even though it's a scarf, it looks like gold to me! Here is the photo.


and why stop with 1 Mimi? that would be awful! So I made another, this one is pretty easy to mass produce for birthday invitations too.

Wish Big

I tried some copic coloring. Unfortunately, Mimi looks like she needs to wash her face, but hey, she's a fun kid! Well folks that's it for me today! I will see you next time.

Supplies:
Penny Black Creative dies Pennant and Uplifting and Mimi Big Wish



Monday, March 31, 2014

Winner

Hello!

Just checking in to announce the winner of my Penny Black blog giveaway!

Marylou... where are you?! You won! Please contact me to claim your prize :) you can send me emails using the little envelope with wings icon on the right side of the screen.



Thanks all who entered :)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Happy Birthday Maria!

Today is a milestone birthday for our blogging friend Maria F (Reislingmama), she turns 50! A group of us have gathered together (thanks to Shirley)  in blogland to celebrate! I made a card that is sentiment-less mainly because I couldn't figure out where to put it and also because I am going to pretend the sentiment is on the INSIDE! hehe...

Maria Birthday




How did I edge up my card just for Maria? I used the following little bottles of bling to make the flowers shine :)

Bottles of bling

Happy Birthday to a lady who is funny, witty, and uber talented. Far beats me in the edgy department and has an amazing card making style! For a complete list of the participants in this little shindig, head over to our hostess Shirley's place HERE.

All products PTI...

Friday, March 21, 2014

Last Day with Penny Black and a Giveaway!



PB Best Wishes


Today is my last day showcasing Penny Black goodness as their guest designer. I really loved the way this turned out. Lately I have been loving the blue pink gold combo and this is another example of this beautiful color combination. You can find details and a supply list on their blog.





So I thought in honor of my special week with Penny Black, I would give away blooming tags and Cake and Wishes, part of Penny Black's new release! Just leave a comment below by Midnight EST Wednesday March 26th, 2014. I want to thank Penny Black for having me this week. I had a lot of fun creating these projects!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Penny Black Blog Day 3 & 4!

Hi!!

I am on the Penny Black blog this week and wanted to show you the card for today (and yesterday). Check out the blog for details on how I made them. All supplies are Penny Black and they are listed on the blog too!


PB Thank You

Can you believe that is a peony background stamp embossed in snow powder? Me either!




PB Thinking of you

the thin letters of the sentiment stuck easily on the wet embossing paste so there was no need for adhesive! I got the color combination from this pin found in my inspired by Pinterest board!

Tomorrow is my last day with Penny Black, I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am!




Tuesday, March 18, 2014

When it Rains it Pours

Today I am in 2 places in blogland...on the Crate Paper Blog where I made 2 layouts (yes Layouts!) and 2 matching cards and on the Penny Black blog messing with some embossing paste. I don't know if you know this but I am a scrapper first and a card maker second. Sadly, my love of card making took over for a bit so I am rusty!  I am in awe of what scrappers are doing now, but I thought for the old times sake,  I would take out some 12x12 paper and give it a go.

The theme was stripes and glitter. HELLO!! My favorite!

Here is my first card/layout duo...
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And this is my second card layout...
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I hope you will stop by the CP blog for all the details.


Just so happens, I am ALSO on the Penny Black Blog. (see what I mean by when it rains it pours?)

I made this card, you can learn how I made it on the blog ;)

PB Wishing You

Monday, March 17, 2014

Penny Black Guest Designer Day 1

See the trick to making this card on the Penny Black Blog! Supplies are also listed there if you wanted to know what I used!

Your Friendship

UPDATE: After great debate, I decided to paint the front door dark brown, the same as the trim...neutral and versatile. Better for selling and cheaper overall. I hope the next house has a pretty door like this one...