Toilet Paper Roll Birdhouse

Hi everyone! I am here to share a project I created for the Robin’s Nest to use in their booth at CHA trade show. If you don’t know what CHA is it stand for Craft and Hobby Association and it is a conference and trade show.

The theme of the Robin’s Nest booth was birdhouses and for my birdhouse it started out as a lowly toilet paper roll. I cut a piece of Saffron Honey Cardstock to fit around the roll and I adhered the script/scroll of cardstock side up to the roll with Antique Mod Podge. Also I cut a scalloped circle from the same cardstock but used the backside. I inked the edges, cut a slit to the center of the circle and then adhered the two edges together to create a roof for the birdhouse which I glued to the top of the TP roll.

Next I cut and adhered a small square of Moss Green Glitter Cardstock to the bottom of the roll to create a base to glue moss, paper flowers and twigs. The flowers I added to the centers buttons and Dew Drops for a fun effect.

I punched a circle from the Smoky Chevron Cardstock, inked the edges and adhered in the middle of the swirly pattern on the roll. Next I cut a small piece of the Birch Tree Paper Straw off, inked all over and glued under the circle. Though this birdhouse looks hard to do it was really easy to put together.

This is a photo of the birdhouse at CHA and Rachel the owner of The Robin’s Nest is holding it so my friend Jennifer can take a photo of it. That was one of many exciting moments of projects at CHA (meaning more blog posts to come 😉 ). If you do have any questions about this project please let me know.

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

Christmas Tree and Snowflake Matchboxes

Hi everyone! It has been awhile since my last post but I have had my sinuses go crazy the last few weeks. When I take meds it pretty much leaves me with a medicine head and all I want to do it lay around and sleep…not good at all. 😦 I did have a nice thanksgiving and was able to get out and shop on Black Friday with a friend. I was out at 7ish in the morning and I must say there was hardly anyone out. So there was no dealing with crazy people and I got what I needed and was home by 11:30am. My type of shopping! 😀
Well, I want to share two little matchboxes I created for a swap I was in over on Swap-bot. We had to decorate in a Christmas/Holiday theme and fill with Christmas goodies.

I emptied two 32 count matchboxes and covered with cardstock. This one I had received the “tree” button in a previous swap. I clipped the loop off of the back of the button and after added Ric Rac, button, sequin and dew drop to the sleeve of the matchbox I adhered the tree to the top and then filled the drawer with goodies. Do you see the little gingerbread man ornament I included? 🙂

The next matchbox I when with a wintery theme. The beaded snowflake is also from another pervious swap along with the glittery snowflake which I glued together. I added a little pearl dew drop to the top to finish off the snowflake. I printed the Merry Christmas sentiment from the computer, cut out and made a banner out of it. I glued a sequin and silver dew drop on top of the banner after adhering trim to the edges of the sleeve of the matchbox.

I filled this one with mini jiggle bells, sequin trees, snowflake ornament, brads, dew drops, etc. You would be surprised at how much you can stuff in one of those little matchboxes. 

I love altering these! All I do is gather up my scraps…which is a great way to use them up…and decorate. If you have any questions about these projects please let me know.

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

Tick Tock a Fairy is in the Clock

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a project I created Tim’s Holtz’s Tick Tock Clock diecut and part of Eileen Hull’s  Cookie Box diecut. I had got my inspiration from Lisa’s blog and you can find her post here..I had got the clock diecut on clearance but had never used it and after seeing Lisa’s take on the clock I just knew I had to create one for myself.

I cut two of the clock images from mat board but cut the top part(the bells and handle) off of one of the dies and then embossed with the Cracked embossing folder

From the cookie box diecut I cut out the “walls” one and a half times and embossed with the Dot Matrix embossing folder.
I sprayed one side of all the diecut pieces with Tattered Angels Verdigris spray and let dry. I absolutely LOVE the end result! The finish gives the clock an old and weathered look. Next I lined the inside of the clock with cardstock from the Conservatory 6″x6″ Paper Collection and then adhered all the pieces together.

I added bits and pieces of dried moss to the inside. Then printed and fussy cut the fairy image which I found from the Land of Nod blog and adhered it to moss. I made sure there was a good amount of moss behind the image so it would stand up straight.

I used several different flower punches to create from the following Canvas Corp cardstock: Pink and Ivory Zebra and Yellow and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse cardstocks flowers which I shaped and added sequins and Dew Drops to the centers. The leaves I cut from the Gypsy Moments: 12×12 Take Our Breath Away cardstock using the Spring Greenery Diecut which I shaped also.

I adhered the flowers, leaves and pearl sprays around the fairy and to the top of the clock. I can honestly say this is my most favorite project…at the moment! 😉 Thanks to Lisa’s blog post I would have never thought to use this clock the way she did. 🙂
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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

Vintage Autumn Drawer

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a quick project I created for Eileen Hull’s August Choose Your Own Theme Art with Heart Challenge. It seems like the last couple of months I have got my project finished only hours from the deadline but I have had my son’s wedding which I had to create fans since it was an outside wedding and the usual home stuff, plus starting phase two of remodeling…scraping popcorn off of the ceiling…pray for me ;-D and crafts for other design teams. But hopefully I can get back on track and knock the coming months out in plenty of time. 🙂

I used the Eileen Hull’s Candy Drawer which I cut from mat board and covered it with the 7 Gypsies Conservatory 6″x6″ Paper Pad Collection.

I distressed and inked smaller pieces of the Conservatory Collection and adhered randomly to the drawer. I didn’t like the finish of the drawer pull so I painted and applied a coat of Tattered Angels Champagne Glimmer Glaze and let dry before attaching to the drawer.

I added velvet trim and a couple of buttons to the bottom of the box.

A look at the back of the drawer…I tried to use all of the leftover scraps. I love the patchwork effect!

I punched flowers and leaves from 7 Gypsies Venice Collection (discontinue), shaped and then added tulle, twine, thread and dew drops to finish off this drawer. There you have it a vintage drawer with an autumn twist. If you have any questions please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Thank You, Flowers and a Bird Nest

Hi everyone! I am here to share a quick card I created for a challenge over at Crafty Secrets August Challenge. I clipped from the Birds and Blossoms printable the little girl with bird nest image and  adhered to a 4″x6″ card base which I cut from the Heartwarming Vintage Collection Pastel Paper Pad. I glued a variety of strips of cardstock to the front of the card along with the little girl image.

I added paper flowers and other bits and baubles to finish of this adorable thank you card. If you have any questions please let me know.

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

Everything is Coming up Flowers

Hi everyone! I am here to share a mini album that I had started over four years ago. I had the basic cover with no decorations on the front and the mini paperbags affixed and inside with no paper or decorations either. I was stumped as to what I wanted on the cover and how the inside should look like so it sat in my pile of unfinished craft projects. Since I am making fans for my soon to be daughter in law and son’s upcoming wedding I had a lot of time in-between fans being cut out on my silhouette so I dug this album (there are many more in that pile too…eek!) out to work on.

I added an assortment of flowers to the lower corner of the album along with lace and velvet ric rac.

For the most part I used Prima Madeline 6″x6″ collection to decorate with but I did use a couple of cardstock/scrapbook papers scraps that complement the collection.

I used four paperbags for the inside which gives me lots of room to add more than the six tags. Also on each cover there is a small pocket with tags too.

A close up of the tags that I punched with my We R Memory Keepers 3″x4″ card punch. 

I cut out tags that where in the Madeline collection and paperclip to the outside of each pocket.

I bought the clock image online but for the life of me I can’t remember where if I do I will update. I adhered the bottom half of the image to the flap, added the leaves and flower embellishments and I then cut out a small piece of cardstock, rounded the edges, folded in half and tucked behind the image.

More pull out tags using a variety of tabs…stickers, punches and a old ticket stub that my hubby tried to throw away. 😉

Another cut out tag with clip and a charm that I had received in a swap that I dressed up with a small circle punch, flower, sequins and dew drop (that is on the other side).

The back inside pocket I added these three little tags I received in a swap. I added little oval punches to the top for a punch of color.

There you have it a completed mini album…over four years later…hehe 😉 I do plan on finishing some of these other projects that has been laying around as time permits. I hope you enjoyed having a look at this little album.
Also I would like to submit this following project for the following challenges:
Simon Says Challenge and Word Art Wednesday Challenge #195
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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

House Warming Invitations

Hi everyone! I am here to share three cards I created for a Canvas Corp crew challenge.

I used the 6″x6″ Black & Kraft Cardstock Paper Pack which is perfect to make 3″x6″ card bases with. The photo below is how I created the “peaks” of the house roof and once I measured and cut I folded sides to the inside of the card and adhered the edges along with the bottom edge to create a pocket.
I painted the Farmhouse Christmas Holiday Door Tag with Silk Glimmer Mist and Mint Julip Glimmer Mist…I sprayed this on a deposable tray and then painted onto the door. The wreath I used Moss Glimmer Mist and I let the tags dry.

I used scraps of Blue & Ivory Mini Dot Reverse, Green & Ivory Dot Reverse, Tan & Ivory French Script and I used the back side of Santa’s Journey: Roof Top Cardstock to decorate the doors and to create banners for the welcome sign which was printed from the computer. Also I pulled threads from a piece of Natural Burlap to make the bows which I adhered to the bottom of each roof.

I added to the roof of each house scraps of lace, pom pom trim and rich rac and then finished off with buttons, sequins and a flat back pearl. The invite I printed from the computer and then cut to size to fit inside of the house.
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies Used: 
Other Supplies Used: Buttons, Scalloped Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Sequins, Flat Back Pearls, Lace, Pom Pom Trim, Ric Rac

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

Santa’s Workshop

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a project I created for a swap I am in over on Swap-bot. For this swap we had to alter a 32 count matchbox with a Christmas theme and fill it with goodies.

I used the Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock to cover inside and out the surfaces of the matchbox.

I also used one of the Santa tickets from the  Merry Christmas Digital Collage Ticket Sheet from the Cameo Shoppe. All digital images are 75% off through the 28th of November. Now would be a great time to stock up on images for upcoming projects.

This is all of the little bits and pieces of goodies I stuffed into this little matchbox.

It’s hard to believe I was able to stuff all of that into this little bitty matchbox but I did…here’s the proof 🙂 I hope my swap partner likes with I put together for her. 🙂
If you have any questions please let me know.

Supplies Used:
Robin’s Nest: Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock, Cameo Shoppe: Merry Christmas Digital Collage Ticket Sheet, 32 count matchbox, Brad, jingle bell, dew drops, ribbon, paper flower, sequins, punches

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

Music to my Ears

Hi everyone!  I’m here to share a jewelry box I altered for The Robin’s Nest Craft Engineer’s Contest.  The only requirement is to “create your most unique, imaginative and exciting project ever.  Just make sure that at least 75% of your project is made up of The Robin’s Nest Products.”  

There are some awesome projects up for grabs and I would love to be able to add more Robin’s Nest supplies to my craft room 🙂


October 1-November 15, 2014

Prize:  
1st Place Prize
$500 in Products from The Robin’s Nest Website
The 1st prize winner will also have $500 product donated to their local craft store
Great way to support your local Scrapbook store
2nd Place Prize
$250.00 in Product from The Robin’s Nest Website
3rd Place Prize
$100.00 in Product from The Robin’s Nest Website
Audience Choice Prize
$200 in Products from The Robin’s Nest Website

As I was cleaning and getting stuff up to take to Goodwill I came across this music jewelry box that one of my step-daughters had. It was missing a drawer but I decided there was potential in maybe altering this later on. Well, almost two years later this is what I came up with.

I started off by taking the doors and hardware off.

Also I pulled out the dirty and stained velvet fabric that was inside each drawer.

I sanded all pieces lightly and added a coat of house paint sample that I had got for free at Lowes.

Next I measured the drawer sides and fronts, sides and back of the jewelry box and cut from the Robin’s Egg Blue Glitter CardstockMoss Green Glitter CardstockAwning Spa Glitter Cardstock to fit which I adhered all with Antique Mod Podge.

The inside of the drawers I lined with Aquamarine Sorbet Cardstock which I embossed the bottom with the Geometric Ring folder and added a little lace around the edges.

The door inserts I cut from the Sour Apple Glitter Cardstock and embossed with the Polka Dot folder. I also added Metallic Teal Dew Drops and a sequins to each of the door knobs and drawer pulls.

The back I carefully cut an opening for the music wind up and then adhered the Awning Spa Glitter Cardstock to the back of the jewelry box.  

For the flowers I used Sky Blue Glitter CardstockSour Apple Glitter CardstockGoldenberry Dew DropsIrredescent Classic Glitter Swirl Vellum and a variety of Robin’s Nest scrap cardstock to create these beautiful flowers.

If you have any questions about this project please let me know. Also please stop by the The Robin’s Nest everyday to vote on my project. All votes would be greatly appreciated.

Supplies Used:
Other Supplies Used: Valspar Sprinkle House Paint, Sequins, Flower Punches, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Antique Mod Podge, Metallic Twine, Sprays, Pearl Dress Pins, Sizzix: Susan’s Garden Flower, Dahila, Sizzlets Little Leaves, Cuttlebug Polka Dot and Geometric Rings Embossing Folders, Lace

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