Saturday, August 31, 2013

Get Well Soon

Made a get well card for a family member.
I used the newest sketch from Seize the Sketch challenge #2

I paper pieced the turtle and gave him a glittery ice pack 
with a dab of my wink of stella marker.
The heart was a punch that I layered several times.

Here's the Sketch:


My card features papers by Echo Park,
 Lawn Fawn's "On the Mend" stamps,
washi tape, and wink of stella glitter marker.

Thanks for visiting,

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Gift Tags for Teachers

Hi There.
Sharing some tags I made for a back to school treat for the boys' teachers.
The tag features Lawn Fawn's "A Good Apple" and Harold's ABC. 
The words were embossed with white powder.
The chalkboards were colored and cut out.
I added the black piece on top.

 The treats are little chocolate Scotty dogs.  The Scotty dog is the mascot for the school.
When I found the candy mold at the local grocery store I could not resist it!

I am entering this tag into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Back to School.
Thanks for looking,


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Germ Juice

Made these adorable "germ juice" containers for the boys' primary teachers.
I got the idea off of PINTEREST The link takes you to a picture not a blog.
The original was written with a sharpie.  

When I bought my Cameo a month ago I got the vinyl starter bundle.
This is my first vinyl project and I must say that the process was pretty easy and
turned out GREAT.  So professional looking!  

Teacher Gifts

I am entering this project into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Back to School

If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you have heard of my journey
to go back to work.  I taught high school for 12 years and have been home for 10 years.
I was offered a full-time tutoring position last weekend at a local school.
Back to work I go! I still hope to do a little crafting, but I will be limited.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Follow Your Dreams...

 Sharing an any occasion card I made.
This card features Lawn Fawn stamps and papers.
I was inspired by the photo below for the images.
This one will have to be hand delivered since I went off the edge.... oh my!
The flowers were stamped and cut out. I added gems to the centers.


 I am entering this card into the Papercraft Star #157 challenge.
Photo Inspiration below.  I used the bike and flowers on my card.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn's "Cruisin Through Life"
Papers: Lawn Fawn's "Daphne's Closet" and "Pink Lemonade"
Other: Twine, Polaroid die by Recollections, gems colored with Copics

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Eat Cake!!

Combined a few challenges to make a card this morning.  
I used the free digi stamps from Neat and Tangled to create this monochromatic card.


 I am entering my card into the following challenges:

THANKS for stopping by,

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

You are a Blessing

 Made this any occasion card.  
Features MME Indie Chic: Nutmeg papers and Lawn Fawn stamps.
The Polaroid and bird were stamped and cut out.
The bird is raised with foam.
I inked the wood veneer with a bit of yellow distress ink

I am entering this card into the follwing challenges:

Papers: MME
Stamps by Lawn Fawn: Fly Free, Say Cheese,  Harvest Season
Other: foam, wood veneer, distress ink, twine

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Monday, August 12, 2013

10 Min Craft Dash #23: Birthday

Decided to join in the fun of the current 10 Minute Craft Dash.  
It is the challenge's one year anniversary!

This card took 8 minutes and 34 seconds.
Would have been less, but the Glossy Accents and I got in a battle (clogged)...
The gloss won and I switched to my Scotch Quick Dry.


Papers: Simple Stories
Bingo card: Jenni Bowlin
Arrow die: MFT "Lead the Way"
Stamp: Paper Smooches

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

STS#1: Good Times!

Played along with the sketch from Seize the Sketch.
It is a new sketch challenge!

I was inspired by the invitation below to create a background out of distress inks.
I started with a white panel and blended the inks to create a cotton candy look.
The stripes on the sketch were made with washi tape.

Rather than the star, I stamped the Lawn Fawn camera and colored with with Copics.  Then, I cut it out and adhered it with dimensional foam.
I added the wood veneer bubble for fun.  I used distress ink to color it.


I used three different stamp companies on the inside
 (Paper Smooches, Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp)


 Here was the invite for the party:

Here's the sketch:


 Thanks for visiting.
Feel like I am getting my crafty MOJO back...

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sydney Dog, age two

Had a little crafty time and made a LO of our dog's 2nd birthday.  
She's 7 now so I am a bit behind.
 I used SEI's "Park Buddies" paper line and the current sketch 
from A Cherry On Top (ACOT).

 I found ACOT several months ago and have made several purchases from there now. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that they sell single papers so I can get the papers I need for my two page LOs.  Sign up for their emails and you'll get discount codes. 

I recently bought a Silhouette Cameo. 
I am such a NEWBIE!  
I cut the arrow on the top left on the Cameo. 
SO cool to be able to cut that either direction and any size. 
The letters are from an old Karen Foster set.
I am entering this project in the Silhouette challenge too.


Here's the sketch by Becky Fleck.  I could not get the pic smaller....

becky fleck sketch challenge

I made a page for the right side out of the same papers.
The bottom sheet has small white paws prints. 


Here's the two together:

 Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Home Decor Project: 3D Wall Art

Started this project several months ago and finally finished it.
We bought a king sized bed a while back and when I was shopping for comforters I ended up purchasing this black and tan one.  It was on clearance AND I could use a coupon.  Super good deal. I liked others better but the price could not be beaten and it appeared durable for two little boys who like to come in and cuddle with us.  Anyway, the room needed color and I came up with this crazy plan to make some 3D wall art...

 Here's how I made them...

Purchased canvases in a pack at Michael's. They come in black, but were cheaper to buy white and paint the edges since I already has the black paint.

I bought tan papers at Hobby Lobby.
Took 1/4 inch off the sides so the black would show on the canvases.
I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I adhered them with my ATG.
Note: that alone will NOT keep the paper on...

I forgot to take photos during the assembly stage.
I planned out the panels.
I wanted a different flower on each of the panels for interest.
I used a screwdriver to stab holes in the canvases and then put the flowers through.
I trimmed off the backs and then hot glued the HECK out of them!  
I also put little dabs of hot glue to secure the paper in discreet places under leaves. etc.
I added gems here and there.
I hung them on the wall using Command Strips rather than nails.

3D Wall Art for Bedroom
3D Wall Art for Bedroom

Not too shabby and the Hubs actually liked them.  
Definitely different!
The cost with coupons and sales was about $30 
until I decided to use the Command strips which added $8

I am entering this project into Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge 
Thanks for visiting,