Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Hoarders Hop for Fall today....

Hi everyone and welcome to our Hoarders hop for fall.  We have lots of fun projects to share with you so be sure and stop on each of our blogs to see some fun inspiration for the months ahead.  I am decorating for Halloween and fall so i have a few things that I whipped up this week.

If you started the hop from the beginning you should have come from Ambers blog....

I have lots and lots of fun Halloween things in my stash so for the first one i dug out some pretty green and orange papers with a fun tag.  I had these really neat eyelash yarn in my stash too and it looked alot like creepy spider webs so i tied that on for bows.

And for this one i got out some of my favorite Graphic 45 papers and made this fun little Halloween card.  I love the colors of this paper collection too and all of it goes great with what i already have so it's going to look really good when i decorate this week.  The bottles i did too with a digital design from Crafty Secrets Halloween file .. These were really fun and cheap to make and i even found some creepy charms that i tied on the tops to add even more Halloween spookiness.

And for this project i has a really neat Kaisercraft stamp about clocks so i worked my papers to go with it.  It's Halloween paper but it would be a great card to give someone just to think of them.

And here too i dug into my charm box and found a cute clock to tie at the bottom.  I know the perfect person to give this one to.  

So it's time to hop along again.... be sure to hop to Donna's blog next
And back to Gloria's if you want to start at the beginning..

Thanks for stopping by and have a fun and crafty week.


Saturday, October 1, 2016

World Card Making Day Blog Hop

Welcome to our World Card-Making Day Blog Hop!
We've made some cards and assembled some cool projects to share with you - and there are some prizes to be had!  Hop on over to each of the designers listed below and leave a sweet comment on their World Card-Making Day blog post.
 To be eligible to win a prize, you must leave a your comment on the blogs before midnight on Sunday October 2, 2016. Prizes will be announced shortly after. Here is where you will visit this weekend!

I know it's national card making day but i just couldn't resist using this tiny wood frame that i found this last week at my local hobby store to make a pretty off the page project and a card too.  The tiny wooden frame was the perfect size to use for the new sentiment and it would be a great gift to give too.

The new stamp is called "Sometimes I just look up" #6252.  I used both blue and white chalk paint to paint the 6" wood stand itself and then also painted a pretty chipboard frame from Gypsy Soul Laser cuts that i had in my stash.  Then i stamped the beautiful sentiment on white and used a circle die to cut it out.  To assemble it i glued on the circle to the back and then used 3D foam mini squares to add the frame to make it stand out.  Then i added some ribbon, flowers and pearls to the frame and just a bit of shimmer spray to make it glisten.  I think i might have to go back and get a few more of these little frames.... they would be perfect for all the Christmas sentiments that Quietfire has.

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure and hope over to Suzanne's blog to see what she has to share!

Happy Hopping!  Good luck!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Creating just for me...

It's been a busy month and summer is starting at the park so there are lots of wonderful people coming in from around the world.  It doesn't leave me much time to craft these days but it's fun to squeeze in something fun so i made up these letters to go in my crafty room.

 For my project i pulled out lots of my favorite Prima things to decorate up the letters.  Everything leads to some kind of inspiration with what you do and some of the things i ended up using and some i will save for another project.  But it's fun to start with lots and see where it takes you and i really had lots of fun doing this and that is what is most important.

So the wooden letters i got from my local crafty store really cheap and i painted them first with white chalk paint and then sanded them all around and smoothed out those rough edges you see.  Then i traced around each of them onto pieces of a Salvage District 6x6 pad in different patterns.  I cut them slightly smaller and then sanded again around all the sides with a nail file.  I wanted the papers to be really neutral so this paper line was just perfect.  Then i could added stamping and stenciling to it and it would really stand out.

For these 2 letters i chose pretty pink flowers and little bits of stenciling in white gesso.  I also painted one of the wood key pieces white to use on it.  If it doesn't match you can always paint it or chalk it to match so don't let all those pretty things in your stash stay unused ok.  Have fun and think outside the box when you work with your stuff.  And you never know what can happen and you will use up some of those things you have been meaning to use in your stash.

On my letter A i wanted to add the new little mini dots from Prima... these give it such a fun texture and it doesn't over power it.  I love this paper and all the flowers look so pretty on it.  I wished i had more flowers to use but i think i will go on a buying trip and get a few more for it and add them later.

For this letter E i used the pale white paper and then stamped it with a border stamp in a very light grey ink.  I also found these cute distressed hearts in the wood embellishments from the set so i used 3 of them on each of the letters.  And I tied a bit of the yarn on it just because.  

And here is my letters all out on the table.  I am going to put them above the window in my room and maybe make some prettier curtains to go under them now.  Seems like every project turns into another one.  There are some fun new DIY furniture things in Prima i would love to try so maybe that
will be next on my list.   Thanks for stopping over and have a really wonderful day!!

Supplies needed for this project:

white chalk paint
Wooden letters
scissors, nail file, adhesive (beacon 3 in 1)
White gesso

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Craft Hoarders Hop for June...

Thanks so much for stopping over today for our Craft Hoarders hop.  If you started at the beginning then you should have hopped over from the talented Wendi Robinson's blog.  And if you want to start at the beginning then please hop over to the talented Gloria Stengel to see what she has to share today with all of us.  We have lots of fun things to share today so be sure and stop by everyone to see.

Today in my crafty part of the world i have lots of cards to share.  A few of them i did for Spellbinders and loved them so much I thought this would be fun to pass on the ideas to all of you.  For this card i used one of my very favorite dies that has a kind of lattice look to it. It's super fancy so i just used some white card stock and also bits of pink that i had in my stash.  The birthday wishes is from Penny Black sentiments and is also one of my go to sets that i have.  I really love this one and how it came out.  Pink is one of my very favorite colors :)

My next card is also using a lattice type die from Spellbinders and with this one i mixed kraft papers and embossed them with an embossing folder for texture and then layered on the dies in ivory and kraft.  The writing paper is from Canvas Corp and goes really good for a backround on lots of things. I always keep these kind of papers for emergencies.  And to finish it i just added a tiny punched tag and a pretty satin sheer ribbon bow.  Super simple but the dies really make it amazing.

And then i got out some pieces of Doodlebug that i had left over from a class that i taught a while
back.  This one was just fun to mix and match all those amazing bright and cheerful prints that i
love so much from them.  I added a few Spellbinders dies in the layers but it's mostly all the stickers
and papers that come in the birthday set they had.

And lastly for today i made this card using a kaisercraft embossing folder that i got and added black cardstock in between and for the Eiffel Tower on the front.  This little die is new from Spellbinders and you can find it on the website.  It even has a cute little poodle in the set you can use.  And the sentiment was also in my stash and is just a sticker that i put on white cardstock and then cut it out.  It's super simple but it was fun when all those bits from my stash went together to make something fun i could give away.  That is why i love to do this so much and i hope you got a few ideas today and are ready to hop to Donna's blog......

 Thanks so much for stopping over and be sure and leave a comment if you like what i shared.  I always love to know who stops over and would love to visit you too :)  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Friday, May 13, 2016

God grant me the serenity card...

I had a great weekend off from the castle and a chance to create a few things to share
with my favorite dies that i have from Spellbinders.  Today i used the Regal Allure die
and also the Diamond Essence die set.  I think the two went pretty good together and i 
know exactly who i need to give this one to.  

My papers are ones that i digitally printed from my Crafty Secrets CD.  I picked pretty pinks with roses on them and then did clean white paper for the dies.  The Regal Allure die also has an insert
but i cut it out to show the back of the papers and turned it in the center.  Then i cut the biggest
circle die in the Diamond Essence and stamped one of my favorite Quietfire sentiments in
a mixture of Momenta Rosebud and Rhubarb stalk.  It came out good that way and matched
up with the paper so much better.  

Then i added a few 3D Foam dot from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and put it all together.

The flowers at the bottom are from Prima and i also added punched leaves and some tiny
pink rhinestones.  And then i dusted the whole thing with a bit of pixie dust glitter.  It's hard
to see but it has such a pretty sparkle to it.  


Quietfire Gentle Thoughts Sentiment #5875
Spellbinders Regal Allure and Diamond Essence die 
Momento Ink: Rosebud, Rhubarb Stalk
Prima Flowers
pink rhinestones
Pixiedust glitter
White cardstock, digital papers
adhesive, papers trimmer, 3D foam squares

And... that's it for today.  Have a wonderful rest of the week!! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Just Breathe....

Happy Tuesday everyone and thanks for taking the time to stop over to visit and see what is new.  Today i have a card to share using some Prima that i just got and the sentiment is perfect to describe how life is these days.  

For some cards i am trying to make them easier and use what the artists have given me to
create with.  So for this i used the die cut with the sentiment and then just cut simple layers
with the Salvage District 6x6 collection pad.  I love the beautiful neutral tones in this paper and
the glittery look of the sentiment was so pretty....

To make it just a bit more twinkly i added some pixie dust glitter in a few places and also
the mini dots in aqua and pink to match it.  And of course a few prima flowers that match.

*Sometimes life throws you curve balls but it's important to remember to breathe, relax and
figure out a better way to look at life and handle those really hard situations.  This one is going
up on my wall to remind me each day.... to breathe.

Thanks for stopping over and have a wonderful day...



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