ClearSnap: Autumn Hoop Wreath

Hi everyone and happy first day of October! I want to share an Autumn Hoop that I created for ClearSnap. I started by spritzing Log Cabin Smooch Spritz into a plastic bowl and adding a small amount of water to create a stain. I saturated a fabric scrap and wipe down the wooden hoop until the desired color was achieved. I put the hoop a side and let dry.

I cut from white cardstock nine leaves from the Millinery Leaves Diecuts. I inked up a glass tray with the following inks: Eileen Hull ColorBox Blends: Nutmeg, Sunshine, Golden, Frog and Melon and ColorBox Premium Dye Coral Ink and added water to  the inks. I placed the leaves in the inks mixture until all were covered. Once dry I placed each leaf in the Textured Impressions embossing folder and run through the diecut machine. Next I lightly ink the veins of each of the leaves with the ColorBox Petal Point Fluid Soft Pastel Chalk Ink Pad. 

I inked the glass tray with Eileen Hull ColorBox Blends: Nutmeg Ink and add water and loaded a paint brush with watered down ink and splatter each leaf. Once dry I shaped with a stylus and my hand.

I cut from white cardstock several Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Heart and Soul Flowers Diecuts and inked a glass tray with Eileen Hull ColorBox Blends: Sunshine and Golden Inks, added water and laid each flower in the ink, remove and let dry.
Next I shaped the flowers with stylus and adhered together. I layered buttons and a sequin in the center of each flower and adhered. I glued the larger of the two flowers to the top center of the wooden hoop.



I added a layered mix of the other smaller flower, leaves, twigs and Fall Berry Sprays around the top of the hoop. I finished by adhering several loops of cording to the arrangement.

As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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

Eileen Hull: Party Flower Gift Bags

Hi everyone! I’m here to share my Inspiration Team project this month for Eileen Hull and this month’s theme is party planning. I have had this set of gift bags I had bought at Target in the Dollar spot laying around and thought wouldn’t it be nice to dress them up with some flowers???

So I cut a set of Romance Flowers Diecuts from white cardstock and painted all with watercolors and let dry.

I shaped slightly with a stylus and adhered a button and dew drop to the center and cut three Spring Leaves Diecuts (one for the other gift bag). I shaped both leaves and glued one to the back of the flowers along with twine and gold metallic thread. Once all that was dry I adhered the flower to the corner of the gift bag.

 I cut three sets of Heart and Soul Flower Diecuts out, shaped, glued together and add a button to the center. 

Next I added two Spring Leaves Diecuts and gold metallic thread to the back of the flower.

Now these little gift bags are all dressed up and ready for gift giving!

If you have missed some of the other design teams awesome party ideas be sure to hop over to Eileen’s blog and see all their craftiness.
If you have any questions about these projects please let me know.

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

I am Grateful

Hi everyone and welcome to the Crafty Card Gallery Fall themed blog hop!
We have 9 very talented card makers who have each designed a fall themed card.
If you’ve never done a hop before, it’s a group of bloggers that have joined together. You hop from blog to blog using the links in each post.
Be sure to visit each of the blogs and comment on the posts and follow their blogs. Some of the bloggers are giving away prizes – so you want to be sure to comment so you can be eligible to win. 
You should have arrived from: Kerin Sylvester:  www.onecraftycorner.com
If you didn’t, please go back to the start so you can do the whole hop: http://craftycardgallery.blogspot.com/
Thanks for joining us in the hop!
Your next stop in the hop is: Shawnee Penkacik:  http://www.sunshinythought.com
Here’s the full list in case you get lost:
Kerin Sylvester:  www.onecraftycorner.com
Shawnee Penkacik:  http://www.sunshinythought.com

This card I started with a 5 1/2″x5 1/2″ folded cardbase which I cut a 5″x5″ piece of patterned cardstock, inked the edges and adhered to the cardbase. 

Even though the card looks hard to put together it really isn’t.  I cut the following pieces of patterned cardstocks 3 1/4″x5″, 2 3/4″x5″ and 2 1/4″x5″ and used a decorative punch (5” side) on each piece and then measured 2 1/2″ of the punched edge (the center) and cut with in a 1/2″ of each piece of cardstock. I then “curled” the cut edges around a pencil and then adhered each piece on top of each other to create a pocket.

I used the Doily diecut to cut a doily from off white piece of cardstock, ink edges and then glued to cardbase and inside the “pocket”.

 I cut the big leaves from the Holiday Greenery diecut on off white cardstock. I then inked with a variety of peach, tan, brown, yellow and green chalk ink. I blended the colors together and then wadded and crinkled the leaves up and then shaped the ends with my stylus. I folded down the middle and inked the center with brown ink.

The smaller leaves also come from the Holiday Greenery diecut too. I shaped those with the stylus and then I adhered all the leaves and paper flowers around the “pocket” of the card along with twine which I made a bow out of. I finished off the with a sentiment from Canvas Corp’s Grateful Stamp Set and two little twigs from a tree.

If you have any questions about this card please let me know.

Now for something fun! I will be giving away a goodie bag of things (such as blank cardbases, ribbon, buttons, RN dew drops, sequins, rubber stamp, etc.) that can be used for your own projects and all you have to do is be sure to comment and also become a follower of my blog! Pretty easy peasy huh? I will announce the winner Monday, October 26th. So be sure to comment below and become a follower of my blog for a chance to win!
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

There was a Fairy that Lived in a Shoe…

Hi everyone! For over a year now I have participated in Eileen Hull’s monthly Art with Heart Challenge and this month’s I will start as an Inspiration Team  Member for Eileen’s Favorite Fall Things Challenge. Yes, you heard me right!!! I was asked to join and of course I said yes!!!


Since I love fairies I decided to create something fun and whimsical with an autumn twist using the 3D Shoe diecut which I cut from Black Mat Board.

I cut from patterned cardstock another shoe diecut and then adhered to the mat board surface, inked with brown chalk ink and then put together.

I laced and tied the shoe some brown twine. 

The image of the girl I found on the Land of Nod blog and the Butterfly Wings are from Altered Pages. I printed both out and then fussy cut and adhered the wings to the back of the girl. Next I stuffed some tissue down into the shoe and glued the girl to the tissue.

 I added dried moss and a mini pine cone around the feet of the little fairy to cover up the tissue paper. Also I adhered lace to the tongue of the shoe along with sequin and mini flat back pearls.

I tied off scalloped edge tulle with metallic floss and bunched up a some seam binding and added around the fairy. I cutting up a fall pick of berries and leaves and also added a couple of flowers and dew drops to finish off this adorable shoe. I can foresee me creating more of these shoes for different occasions.

Be sure to check out this month’s Art with Heart Challenge and link up your Favorite Fall Things project for a chance to win the vintage camper diecut that is shown below.
If you have any questions please let me know.

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

Dragon’s Lair Den: Fall Bingo Rolodex Card

Hi everyone! It’s me and I’m here to share a quick and easy rolodex card I created for the Dragon’s Lair Den blog using this month’s featured Francheska Collection.
I started out by printing off a 4″x6″ lined and floral digital image from the Francheska Collection Paper which I then cut with my Sizzix rolodex die. I also inked the edges of the rolodex card.

Next I printed the Bingo card, bow band, feather and leaves from the Francheska Collection Elements. I fussy cut all images out and layer out on the rolodex card until I found a placement I liked. Then I adhered the images to the card but left room to where I could glue cording behind it.

Next I added some Crystal Stickles to the feather and leaves and finished off the card with a small button in the center of the flower.

If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies Used:

Sizzix: Card Telephone and Address Diecut, Cord, Button, Chalk Ink, Crystal Stickles
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Crafty Card Gallery: Be Thankful

Hi everyone! It’s me and I’m here to share a quick card I created for the this month’s challenge over at the Crafty Card Gallery blog. We had to create a card in the theme of Fall which could be either leaves, fall colors, pumpkins or thanksgiving.
I started with a 6″x12″ piece of polka dotted cardstock which I folded in half to created a 6″x6″ card base. I cut four pieces of cardstock/scrapbook paper down to fit the front of the card which I then adhered to the middle of the card. 

Next I printed off the turkey and “Be Thankful” images. I fussy cut the turkey out and the be thankful sentiment I cut from the whole saying Keep Calm and Be Thankful. I adhered the image to the card and added stickles to the leaf, turkey and acorns.

I adhered a small piece of cardstock to the corner of the card along with the sentiment and a button.

A very easy card other than the fussy cutting. 🙂 If you have any questions please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Fabulous Fall

Hi everyone and Happy World Card Making Day! I’m here to share a quick card I created using mostly Robin’s Nest product. I started by cutting a 6″X12″ piece of Wineberry Glitter Cardstock  and folded to make a 6″X6″ card base. Cut a piece of Honeycomb Daisy Glitter Cardstock to 5 1/4″X 5 1/4″ and adhere to the base of the card. Next cut eight banners in various sizes and adhere to the side of the card. Top off with two buttons and some hemp twine. Cut the following pieces of  cardstock by: 4 1/2″X4 3/8″, 4″X4 1/8″ (crumple and use edge punch on one side) and 3″X3 3/4″ (Emboss with the Swirl embossing folder). Ink all edges, adhere together and add pop dots before gluing to card. Make three sets of hemp bows and adhere to the underneath side of the mats. Fussy cut digis leaves out, add a touch of Stickles and glue to the card. Use a piece small cream colored cardstock and add rub-on and glue to card.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Supply List:
Robin’s Nest: Leaf Glitter Cardstock, Fall Rub-Ons, Witch Accessories Cardstock, Honeycomb Daisy Glitter Cardstock, Boo Words Glitter Cardstock, Love Me Cardstock, Wineberry Glitter Cardstock
Other Supplies: Stickles, Hemp Twine, Buttons, Various cardstock/Scrapbook paper scraps, Martha Stewart Decorative Edge Punch, Tan Chalk Ink, Cuttlebug: Swirl Embossing Folder, Pop Dots, Altered Pages: Fall Splendor Collage Sheet

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

It Feels Like Fall

Hi everyone!!! As you can tell I’ve been on a crafting kick as of late. My husband and I had went to Starbucks this past Saturday and low and behold they had the Sweet Spicy Pumpkin coffee sleeves out and, of course, I had to pick up enough to make a Fall mini album. 😉

For this mini I wanted to keep it pretty simple. I used a free “Feels Like Fall” digi from Ephemera’s Vintage Garden. I had signed up for a news letter from Debbie-Anne and once a week she sends out a free digi but do check out her etsy shop because she has some awesome journal kits, add-ons, ATCS, etc. The only other thing I used was bits and pieces of ribbon, seam binding, ric rac, diecuts, buttons and a sticker I received in swaps over the years. I also used my Bind-It-All to bind the mini together. 

I hope you have enjoyed looking at what I created. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!! 

Swaps and The Scrappin’ Queens

I’m popping in for a very quick post :-). I have been super busy with swaps, crafting and trying out for design team calls. I did submit some of my past projects to Dawn Duntley’s Facebook group “The Scrappin’ Queens ” Artist of the Week call. Well guess what?!?!?!? I got selected…squeaks of excitement and of course I was doing the happy dance too 🙂 Below is the screen shot of my famous moment. If you get a chance please go over and “like” The Scrappin’ Queens page.

 
 

I don’t do as many swaps as I use to but I couldn’t past up Steffo Miller aka “With a Grin” super fun tag swap. I had to send in 20 #6 tags with 10 of one image and 10 of another image stamped in Staz-on ink. I went a little overboard and created little kits. I can’t wait to see what I get back!!!

Next I altered a mini Fall themed matchbox for a swap I was in on Swap-bot and filled it with all sorts of fun tidbits of craftiness. The lighting wasn’t that good so the colors aren’t as viberate as I like. I also used my camera awesome app on my iPhone too.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope this inspires you to create something fun and enjoy creating!!!