Birthday Cake!

Hi everyone! I’m here to share two 3″x5 1/2″ birthday cards I created. I cut them from one sheet of 8 1/2″x11″ piece of hot pink cardstock. I misted a doily with Tattered Angels Mantis Chalkboard mist and what didn’t fit on one card I used on the other card. I used scraps of cardstock and digi cake images from Cassi’s Creations which I used Stickles to give them a little glitter. I finished off with a birthday sentiment I printed from the computer and sequins.

The hardest thing about the cards was fussy cutting the cakes out. 🙂 

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!


Artsy Stuff Folio~Part 2

Hi everyone! I’m here to share the inside of my finished folio with you. If you didn’t see last Sunday’s post of how I I created this folio you can find it here. I created it using the Paris Collection by the Robin’s Nest which is 20% off this month. It is simply a gorgeous paper collection and I had some much fun creating this folio with it.

Since I have tons of scraps of paper, embellishments, print-outs, stamped images and stickers I decided I really needed to use up some of my stash thus the name, artsy stuff folio. 🙂 You can check out the rest of my post over at the Chattering Robin’s blog to see how it came out.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!

#1 Dad Easel Card

Hi everyone! This month over at the Crafty Card Gallery we had to try a new technique. Well, if you know me I love taking a 12×12 sheet of cardstock and making four 3″x6″ cards out of that one sheet. After much trial and error…I tried gesso and a stencil and let me tell you I had a very big mess but I did manage a few gessoed dots on the top part of my card without smearing. I did decided to finally try my hand at a easel card and this is what I came up with.
I cut a 6″x6″ cardbase from Calamity Jane Stripe cardstock and the easel I cut a 6″x11″ with folds at 4″, 4″,1″,1″,1″ from brown cardstock.
The sailors digital image is from Eclectic Anthology. I printed on cardstock and fussy cut out. I cut a piece of cream cardstock and distressed the edges and inked and then adhered the sailor image to the top of it. Next I added gauze, twine around the edge of the cream colored cardstock and then adhered to the base. I fussy cut sea life from a sheet of scrapbook paper that is from Paper Studio. I adhered those along with real mini seashells, dew drops and sequins around the edges of the base.

I folded the brown cardstock and adhered to the back of the card. 


Next I cut the leftover striped and red cardstock and glued three of the sides to the back to make a pocket. It will be perfect to add a small note and gift card. Now I have a father’s day card finished and need to create one more. 🙂

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is awesome and enjoy creating!!! 🙂



Supplies Used:

Robin’s Nest: Brown Glitter cardstock, Calamity Jane Stripe cardstock, Beach Dew Drops, Pearl Dew Drops
Eclectic Anthology
Anchor digital image is from the internet
Gesso
Sequins
Gauze
Brown Chalk Ink
Textured Brown and Cream Cardstock
Red cardstock
Paper Studio: Beach House Collection
Twine
Mini Sea Shells




A Friend Knows the Song in Your Heart Card

Hi everyone! While I was on vacation I brought a small stash of crafts with me to keep my idle hands busy just incase it rained, night time back in the room or I was tired of reading my book. I put together several card bases with some of the left over scraps I accumulated. I would have stamped out my sentiments too but I forgot and left the acrylic block at home. I will be sharing these cards with you as I can. 

I cut the bases for the cards from a 8.5″x11″ sheet of cardstock giving me two 3″x5.5″ bases once folded. Inked all edges of bases and scraps. Adhere scraps of scrapbook paper on top of the base. Fussy cut a bird digi image out and adhered to the card along with a flower and dew drops. Stamped sentiment and cut out and glued to card. I love how colorful and quirky the card turned out. 🙂

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is great and enjoy creating!!!


Beauty Tag

Hi everyone! I had to share today that a tag I created was selected to be in the May issue of Scrapbook Generation Create online magazine. My tag is on page 240 and also featured at the beginning to the readers gallery. 🙂 Since the magazine is free please go check it out. 

If you have any questions let me know. Hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy created!!!

Lily Paper Doll and Some Exciting News!!!

Hi everyone!!! I’m back from vacationing at the beach. I wish there was some way we could live there permanently. I love the laid back, flip flops everyday and ocean breezes…maybe one day it will happen??? 🙂
I have some exciting news to share though…I have been asked to be a part of The Mailbox Muse Design Team and…of course…I said yes since I love ALL thing vintage!!! You can join the club for the Mailbox Muse kits which gives you a discount on the kits and product at Altered Page web site, video access and other specials for a year too. 

Also I would like to share a paper doll I created using the Lottie Stamp set from Pink Persimmon. I stamped out her head, arms and legs and then printed her body and dress pattern on white cardstock since I wanted her body to be sturdy. I cut everything out, used brads to attach the arms and legs to the body. Added a little blush to her cheeks and colors her lips with one of my markers.
Next I traced her dress onto Purple Flowers Glitter Cardstock and then cut out. I embossed the skirt with the flower embossing folder from Once Upon a Princess Cuttlebug set. I added lace, sequin and Purple Dew Drops to the dress and topped it off with a lily digis that I fussy cut and added Crystal Stickles to make it pop. I printed the lilies from the Altered Pages Vintage Easter Greeting college sheet

To attach the dress to the paper doll I used baker’s twine which I adhered underneath the lace on the sleeves of the dress. This way I can chance the clothes of my little paper doll. 

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoying creating!!!

Sing Me a Lullaby

Hi everyone! I know it has been a few weeks since my last post but I’ve been crafting up a storm and I also managed to slip off for a long weekend in warm and sunny Florida.I got back on Monday with the intent of photographing and finishing up blog posts. Well I have come down some type sinus crud and a swollen gland in my neck. 😦 Needless to say I went to the doctor and got medication. Now it needs to take effect so I can get back to my normal self. 🙂
Well, I want to share my very first attempt of using the Eileen Hull Square Box XL Scoreboard diecut for the Art with Heart April Showers challenge that is going on over at her blog this month.
First I cut the box from matt board, inked the edges and used the Lil Angelz Kit 1 digital kit from the Dreams Etc Etsy shop as the base to decorate this adorable ATB (artist trading block). I sized down the digital image to fit the block and decorated. 🙂

The top of the block I painted a wooden doily and once dry I spritzed it with a combination of Perfect Pearls Mist Mint and Biscotti Sprays and let dry. Next I adhered two buttons and a glass knob to the top of the block. I finished that off with a smaller button, sequin and a dew drop.

I think I am finally getting the hang of how to make these 3D roses…when all else fails go to You Tube and watch how to videos on how to make them…lol 😉 


I used some Pink Honeycomb scrapbook paper to offset the sleeping baby and little girl in the baby shoe and topped it off with a sprig of flowers and some little pink swirls.

The white flowers I lightly inked with Shabby Pink and then stickled for the perfect vintage look.

 The butterfly I fussy cut, added stickles and antenna which I used jewelry wire that I wrapped with Tim Holtz Elements Tissue Tape, then shaped and adhered to the butterfly.
Also I used the Spare Parts Screw Fasteners as little legs for my block.

This baby block could be used for a baby shower or as a decoration. Too cute!!!
I can honestly say I am hooked on these artist trading block and I already have more ideas swirling around in this head of mine. 🙂
Supplies Used:
Mat Board
Other Sizzix Dies:Stampin’ Up Sizzlits Little Leaves, Flower, Rose 3-D
Small Flower Punch
Prima: Slip Swirls Pink
Wooden Doily
Tim Holtz Elements Tissue Tape
Folk Art Taffy Acrylic Paint
Perfect Pearls Mist: Mint and Biscotti Sprays
Glass Knob
Spare Parts: Screw Fasteners, Paper Flowers 
Stickles: Crystal and Star Dust
Powder Puff Tahiti Chalking Ink
Color Box: Shabby Pink Chalk Ink
Buttons
Sequin
Robin’s Nest Dew Drop
Ric Rac
Pom pom Trim
Digital Images:Dreams Etc: Lil Angelz Kit 1, Butterfly from Graphic Fairy

Be sure to stop by Eileen’s blog and check out the other projects. Also there is still time to play in this month’s challenge and possibly win a cool prize pack and bragging rights. 🙂

If you have any questions let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!


Easter Joy Tea Cup

Hi everyone! Is everyone ready for Spring??? Blooming flowers, longer days and warmer weather…I know I am. I have been on a creating frenzy of fun springy, flowery, Eastery crafty goodness and I want to share one of my latest creations.
I used the tea cup template and I printed on Purple Ant Glitter Cardstock which is from the Robin’s Nest and their whole Spring Collection is 20% off this month. Before running the cardstock through the printer I cut the ants off. Once printed I cut out and glued together. The paper doily I adhered to the saucer and glued the tea cup on top of that.
Also this month we are cross promoting with Altered Pages and we received some fun vintage digital images to play with. This bunny is from the Vintage Easter Garden Collection which I am just giddy over. I printed this on a piece of textured white cardstock which to me looks like it has been printed onto a canvas. I did fussy cut the bunny out and I saved the Easter Joys be Yours to make a tiny sign out of.
The outside of the tea cup I glued buttons, sequins and dew drops around the lip. I waded up a piece of tissue paper and adhered it inside the bottom of the tea cup and then glued the bunny to it. Then the real fun began by adding moss, tiny plastic eggs which I doctored up with glitter, paper flowers with gems and dew drops added.
I cut rosettes from the Spring Stripe Glitter Cardstock ,which is double sided, and added a sequin, dew drop and the little sign.

A tip if you have some of the store bought flowers that has many layers you can carefully take them apart and make flower buds with them. Also I added Crystal Stickles around the edges of the flowers for a glittery look.

I love the look of the bunny…so vintage!!! 🙂

Well, I hope you enjoyed my little tea cup I created and if you have any questions please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!


Which Witch?

Hi everyone! I back to share a really quick project I created using #5 shipping tags, some scraps of cardstock from the Halloween (Transylvania) collection over at the Robin’s Nest. The vintage women faces are from Cemerony  and the “Witches” image are from Cameo Shoppe etsy shops.

To make these little witches I fussie cut the head out and I cut a hat out of a scrap of black spiderweb cardstock. Added a little bit of Stickles to the collar and around the Dew Drops. Then I added scraps of cardstock, frightful sentiment and adhered everything to the tag, inked edges and ribbon.

This tag is really simple. Cut out the witches image, ink edges, add scraps of cardstock, print 31, ribbon, buttons and a Dew Drop and adhere all together.

This little tag is pretty much the same as the other frightful witch other than adding a sequin to the hat and the button.

Backs of the tags.

Spooky cute!!!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!


Let Them Eat Cupcakes

Hi everyone! I’m back with a project I created with some awesome Glitter Swirl cardstock that is 20% off this month over at the Robin’s Nest. The cardstock is elegant but I wanted to convey something fun and whimsical. Do you remember last month I had the leftover sleeve off of the 250/300 matchbox from my Rolodex holder I  had created?
Well I created  something elegant, fun and whimsical with that little sleeve. I combined my love of cupcakes and Marie Antoinette and came up with a mini recipe album. 🙂

First you will need to find the center of the 1 1/2″x5″ side of the sleeve…I just took it a part on the side that was glued together. Once apart I made my cut with my paper cutter.

Next cut one 1 1/2″x5″  and two 3 1/8″x5″ pieces of chipboard. These are for the ring binder and for the front back of the mini recipe book…this makes it more sturdy.

 Paint the spine with Ceramcoat Hydrangea Pink. It gives your project a more finished look.

Cover the 1 1/2″x5″ piece of chipboard with White Glitter Swirl on White cardstock.

Take the ring binder and lay on top of the 1 1/2″x5″ piece of covered chipboard. Line up and lightly make a mark as to where the holes need to be punched and then attach the ring binder with the brads that are included in the pack.

Adhere the 3 1/8″x5″ chipboard to the front and back sides of the matchbox sleeve.

 Cut two 4″x6″ pieces of Pink Glitter Swirl on Pink Cardstock and adhere to front and back of sleeve. Next the edges of the cardstock over and glue.



Measure and cut two White Glitter Swirl on White to fit the inside of the mini. First glue the seam binding down on the inside and then adhere white glitter swirl over the seam binding.

Cut a 2 7/8″x5″ piece of Teal Water Glitter Chipboard  and emboss with Fluer De Lis Cuttlebug embossing folder. Fold 1/2 inch on the 2 7/8″ sides. Once folded this will be the spine of your mini album. Before adhering to the mini attach a eyelet in the upper center of the spine and add the swivel hook now because it will be hard to attach after it is glued down on. I know I have done it and I was about ready to pull my hair out.

I used Mod Podge to adhere both sides of the spine down.

I used clothes pins to hold down the sides until it dried.

For two of the charms I used a bottle cap and a old watch front. For the bottle cap I painted two coats of gesso on the inside and out. Once dry I painted it in Hydrangea  Pink and then sealed in Mod Podge. I used the Epiphany Crafts scalloped circle 25 Punch and Bubble Caps and punched out a 1″ square Cupcakes and then I adhered it to the inside of the bottle cap. Punch a hole in the top and bottom of the bottle cap. Add a jump ring on the top and hook to the swivel hook. The bottom add some dangly beads.
The old watch front I sized one of the digital 1″x3″ Marie Antoinette images down to fit inside of the watch front. Add a small flower with a sequin center to the front and some smaller charms on the “bar” below and attach to the swivel hook. Also add bits of ribbon to the swivel hook. 
The backs of the charms.

The front cover and this page came from Cassi’s Creations.  I actually combine the Marie Antoinette and the large rose cupcake together along with a the 1″ square cupcakes and stickles to make these sweet little Maries. 🙂


The inside of the recipe mini I used various digital images which the links are below.

Here are a few of the recipe pages I created using some of my pins from Pinterest.



I can’t wait to try this recipe…YUM!!!


 I printed the recipes from my computer and the inside pages I cut just slightly smaller than the cover.

I will be added more recipes to my mini as time goes by. 


Robin’s Nest Supplies Used:
Teal Water Glitter Chipboard 
Gold Glitter Swirl on Creme
Pink Glitter Swirl on Pink Cardstock
White Glitter Swirl on White
Ocean Blue Classic Glitter Cardstock
Dew Drops-Vintage Round Solids

Other Supplies Used:
Tim Holtz Ring Binder-Large and Swivel Clasp
Crystal Stickles
Trim: Seam Binding, Pom Pom ribbon, Ric Rac, fiber
Buttons, brads, eyelet
Epiphany Crafts: SST 42 Scalloped Circle 25 Punch and Bubble Caps
Ceramcoat Hydrangea Pink
Gesso
Cuttlebug Fleur De Lis Embossing Folder
Digital Images:
1″ square Cupcakes
1″x3″ Marie Antoinette
French Patisserie Ovals
Cassi’s Creations

I hope this inspires you to create your own mini recipe album or if you are not into cooking maybe a mini scrapbook. The possibilities are really endless. 🙂Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the sale that is going on over at the Robin’s Nest. Hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!