Java Queen

Hi everyone! I am back with another quick project that I created using the Tea Cup Diecut. If you haven’t guess I love tea cups even though I don’t like tea let alone coffee but I sure do enjoy adding flowers and quirky little printables to them. Actually I had cut out this tea cup last year and had pull it together and then put a side because I wasn’t sure how I wanted to decorate it. Do you ever do that? Raise your hand if you have several unfinished projects laying around. 🙋🙋🙋

Well, enough about that! Lets talk about how I decorated this tea cup. 😉 I added pink velvet ric rac to the base of the tea cup and sequins and Dew Drops around the rim.

Next I adhered wadding up tissue paper to the inside of the cup. Next I fussy cut the coffee girl and you can find that printable HERE and glued her to the tissue paper and then added the moss. I added paper flowers from my stash, some Leaf Diecuts leftover from another project, lace and tulle to finish off my project. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #284-285

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

"Hope" Chest

Hi everyone! I am here to share another project I created for Breast Cancer Awareness month. I used Eileen Hull’s  Train Case Diecut for this hope chest. I cut the case from mat board and the following Canvas Corp cardstocks: Pink and Ivory Ribbon Stripe, Pink and Ivory Toile and Pink Lemonade Thickstock and put together according to the directions. The Pink Lemonade Thickstock was used for the top lid which I embossed with Brenda Walton’s Floral Tapestry Embossing Folder (retired).

Instead of using the diecut closure (hinges included too) that comes with the Train Case I added this closure that I purchased from Hobby Lobby.

The hinges I have had for several years and I am just now getting around to using them. I also adhered pom pom trim around the lid and base of the case. 

I glued trim and flat back pearls to the inside.

The top of the lid I decorated with two diecuts (Tim Holtz: Spring Greenery, Brenda Walton:Medallions…retired),store bought paper flowers, tulle and twine. I did punch out flowers from the Yellow and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse and 80 lb. Ivory cardstocks which I shaped added sequins and a  Dew Drop to the center of each one. The ivy and twigs are from the Spring Greenery Diecut which I cut from the Gypsy Moments: Take Our Breath Away Cardstock. I did ink the ivy with chalk ink for a deep green color around the edges of the leaves. The twigs I added sequins and Crystal Stickles to the center of each sequins. I foresee me creating several more of these little train case in the future. 
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday 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!

Easter Bluebird Cup

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a super fun project I created for the Robin’s Nest using the Spring Collection which is 20% off this month and we are also cross promoting with Altered Pages too.

I love creating these little tea cups and saucers. They are quick to create and makes a fun gift to give to someone that collects tea sets or it could make the perfect place setting at a party.  All you will need to do is print off the Paper Tea Cup and Saucer onto Spring Flower Glitter Cardstock and then cut out and ink the edges of the saucer before adhere together.I spritzed a doily from Gina’s Designs with Tattered Angels Lemon Zest Glimmer Mist once dry I glued it to the saucer and then adhered the cup on top of the that.

I next fussy cut from the Sweet Easter Cards printout the little bluebird. In the bottom of the cup I wadded up a piece of tissue paper and glued inside. Next I adhered the bluebird to the tissue paper.

Next I added Easter grass around the bird to cover the tissue paper.

Now all you have to do is add paper flowers, mini eggs, lace, ric rac and anything else that is Easter related. See super easy and cute to boot!!! 🙂

Robin’s Nest: Spring Flower Glitter Cardstock, Dew Drops and Purple Flower Glitter Cardstock
Paper Tea Cup and Saucer
Altered Pages: Sweet Easter Cards
Gina’s Designs: Cardstock Doily Set 1
Tattered Angels Lemon Zest Glimmer Mist
Sizzix: Rosette Diecut
Ric Rac
Paper Flowers
Flower Punch
Easter Grass

If you have any questions please let me know and remember to stop by the Robin’s Nest and check out the Spring Collection and while you are at it stop at by Altered Pages too.

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

P.S. Remember to check out the Robin’s Nest blog hop this Monday, March 31st for awesome ideas from all of our designers and some really cool blog candy!!!  

Snowman Love

Hi everyone! Can you believe Christmas is only nine days away?!!?!? YIKES!!! I have been shopping, wrapping presents and crafting up a storm and I’m still not finished. I decided to take a break and share a snowman I created using a Smooth Foam ball I had received in package of ornaments a month or so ago.
I started out by applying two coats of gesso to the ball and then painting with some white acrylic paint. I lightly penciled in the eyes and mouth. Painted the mouth with black and “pounced” the cheeks with a light pink acrylic paint, adhered two black Dew Drops to the ball for the eyes and shaped a carrot nose from Sculpey clay and then baked it.

The chipboard snowflake cut out I painted with white paint and then added a fine glitter to it. I gessoed a bottle cap which I used as the “neck” of my snowman.

I used an old sheet of music to make a cone hat for my little snowman fellow. Added some silver tinsel, button, mini snowflake and a white Dew Drop to it. I set the hat aside and then covered the whole snowman head and scarf with fine glitter. Let dry and then glue the cone hat to the snowman. 

I plan on adding this little fellow to my collections of other snowmen that I have on the  fireplace mantle.

Supplies Used:
Chipboard Snowflake Shape
Bottle Cap
Fine Glitter
Vintage Sheet of Music
Round and Snowflake Buttons
Orange Sculpey Clay 
Antique Mod Podge

Black and Pink Acrylic Paint

If you have any questions please let me know and I’ll do my best to answer them. Hope you can stop by tomorrow…Tuesday…cause I have another quick project to share. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by today, hope your Monday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Shabby Chic/Vintage Toilet Paper Roll Mini

Hi everyone! I would like to share a mini I created for a swap over at My Scrap Room. We had to use five flattened toilet paper rolls for the inside, a chipboard cover and back, three types of embellishments on each page, tags in each of the “pockets” and last but not least it had to be decorated in a shabby chic/vintage type of theme.

I used a variety of scrapbook paper, My Mind’s Eye: Bramble Rose, Lost and Found Two, Prima, cardstock, embellishments Robin’s Nest Dew Drops, ribbon, lace, buttons, Tim Holtz Swivel Clasp and Tsunami Rose and Ephemera’s Garden printables from their shops and blog. 

The mini is so FAT I had to use a swivel hook to keep the mini closed.


The tags for the toilet paper roll “pockets”. I left them blank so my swap partner, Mesha, can either journal, add photos or decorate the way she wants to. 🙂

Some close ups of some of the pages with pull out tags.

I hope this will inspire you to create something fun for yourself or as a gift for someone special. 
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy creating!!!

From Me to You

Hi everyone! I would like to share a quick post on a gift card holder I created. I had leftover scrapbook paper and I had got the Tim Holtz’s Alterations Townscape diecut on clearance at Hobby Lobby…really cheap…that I wanted to use and this is what I came up with.

I also used the Sizzix SU Hearts and Brackets diecut to cut the heart out and, of course, I had to use some Robin’s Nest Dew Drops too 🙂

The inside of the card I used a empty toilet paper roll holder as the base for the gift card holder. I used the Townscape die on one end of the TP roll. Once the TP roll is decorated adhere it to the inside of the card.

Now all you have to do is add is a gift card.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!!!
Enjoying creating!!!

Swap-bot Vintage Swappers: March Rolodex Swap

Hi everyone! I’m finally getting around to uploading photos for this swap I was in more than a few months ago. I wanted to do a quick post and share a couple of rolodexes I created. I found these adorable bunny images over at Ephemera’s Vintage Garden blog which I knew I just had to use. When you get a chance stop by Debbie-Anne’s blog and see all the digital images she has created. Hope they inspire you to create some decorative rolodexes for yourself.
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Steampunked Owl Container

Hi everyone! I would like to share with you a super easy project I created for The Robin’s Nest using some of the Hot Flame Line which is on sale this month for 20% off over at their store

Also The Robin’s Nest this month has teamed up with Love Bug Creations in which The design team get to use their Rupple Ribbons which is sooooo vivid and fun to use!!!
I had a empty Crystal Light container that I wanted to use for my project and when I first seen the Hot Flame Line the first thing that crossed my mind was motorcycles, racing and barbecue. I knew I wanted to do something different but I didn’t know what.

First I decided I was going to add a “wash” to the Damask Black and White cardstock. I mixed Ceramcoat Green Tea paint and water together and then sponged painted the cardstock. Rub the excess paint off of the black Damask then heat emboss the cardstock to dry it. Once dry spritz with Perfect Pearls Mists Sour Apple Spray and dry again. Now it has a metal shimmery look to the paper. Next cut Black Classic Glitter Cardstock to fit and adhere to the container. Cut the Damask Black and White cardstock 4 inches high and then to fit around the container, center between the Black Classic Glitter Cardstock and adhere.

Next cut from the Plum Watercolor cardstock a Frame Back, Ornate Die and emboss with Fleur De Lis Embossing Folder and adhere to the container. Glue the black mini pom pom trim around the top and bottom of container.

 Well, after studying the Mango Flame Thermal Icing cardstock I thought the flames kinda looked like little wings and after much thought I decided to free hand a owl on the cardstock. Next I used the Scalloped Oval and cut two ovals from the leftover Damask Black and White. One I used for the stomach of the owl and the other for the top of the container. Next I cut another Scalloped oval from the Kiwi Glitter Sobert which I cut in half to look like wings. I spritzed with the Sour Apple spray. Next cut a small triangle shaped piece of cardstock for the beak and adhere it to the owl along with the “eyes”.

Next make a small bow using the Rupple Ribbon Green Grass. Adhere it to the side of the container. Add buttons to the center of the bow. Punch leaves from the Chili and Mango Flame cardstock, crumple up and then glue behind the buttons and ribbon.

Supplies Used:
Damask Black and White
Mango Flame Thermal Icing
Mango Flame Border
Chili Flame Border
Black Classic Glitter Cardstock
Kiwi Glitter Sorbert Cardstock
Winter Retreat Dew Drops
Plum Watercolor
Love Bug Creations Rupple Ribbon Green Grass
Sizzix Frame Back, Ornate #3
Cuttlebug Fleur De Lis Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Large
Black Mini Pom Pom Trim
Tim Holtz Sprocket Gears
Stampin Up Leaf Punch

I hope this little project has inspired you to create something for yourself or as a gift for someone. Be sure to stop by the Robin’s Nest store to stock up on cardstock and embellishments and while you are at it hop on over to Love Bug Creations and pick up some of that gorgeous rupple ribbon.
Thanks so much for stopping by and remember enjoying creating!!!

Robin’s Nest: Sew Special

Hi everyone! I hope your weekend has been wonderful. I’m here to share a fun little project I created for the Robin’s Nest. But first can I ask you something? Can you keep a secret??? I hope you can cause I’m getting ready to share with you  a mini paper bag album I created for my mom for Mother’s day using the Glitter Sobert Cardstock  collection which is on sale this month over on the Robin’s Nest site 
I want to brag on my mom for a minute. My mom is super talented in her own right.  Never had any type of art training…other than when I took a couple of folk art painting classes she asked me to show her what I learned. I do “ok” at painting. Well with what little I showed my mom she ran with it. She is a incredibly talented painter and crafter I might add.  🙂
Thanks for letting me brag on my mom and now back to my project. 🙂 I only used two little paperbags to create this little mini album and it is quick to make too.
Below is the supplies I used for this project.
Supplies Used:
Lakeside Dew Drops
Two 3.5″ x 2″ x 6.75″ small paperbags 
Baker’s Twine
Mini Cloths Pin
Prima flowers
Bits of trim
Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers
Sizzlets Large Sewing Machine and Bobbins Diecut
SU Sizzix Bigz Scallops Squares Duo
Sizzix Flower, Daisies #2
Sizzix XL Banner, Layered Oval Scallop Diecut
Tim Holtz Alterations College Embossing Folder and Scallops Diecut
Tim Holtz On the Edge Scallops Diecut
Sizzix Flourish Embossing Folder
The Paper Studio Script Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Seal Punch
Stampabilities Sewing Clear Stamp set
Martha Stewart Ocean Chalk ink

First you need to fold one of your bags two inches down from the top.

Insert the 2 inch part of the bag into the other bag and glue down to the inside back of the flat bag. I used Zip Dry Paper Glue since I don’t want my mini to come a part.
Next measure 1/2 inch down on the flat bag. Cut to your 1/2 inch mark on either side of your bag and fold over. Now cut off the folded tabs edge that are in between the long 1/2 inch flap. Discard and adhere the long flap down. Also ink all edges of both bags.
Cut a piece of Kiwi Glitter Sobert Cardstock to 3 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Slide cardstock down inside pocket and other end of card stock slide up under the flap of the bottom of the bag.
Cut a 3 1/2 x 5 inch piece of Blue Raspberry Glitter Sobert Cardstock to fit the paperbag that I cut a 1/2 inches off the tab. Slide cardstock up under bottom of the bag flat and adhere to paperbag.
Cut a 3 1/2 x 8 inch piece of Aqua Marine Glitter Sobert Cardstock. Fold one end an inch from the bottom and then measure 3 1/2 inches from the 1 inch mark and the other 3 1/2 end I used the Tim Holtz On the Edge Scallops die. Slide the one inch folded end up under the flap and glue down. The flaps (bottom of bag) on both side add a strip of glue on each side of the flap to make a pocket to slide mini tags in. Also cut two 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches of kiwi and blue raspberry glitter sobert cardstock and glue to the top of each flap (bottom of bag).
Next I cut tags in various sizes to fit all three pockets inside the mini. Some of them I embossed  with theTim Holtz Alterations College Embossing Folder.
I also added a pocket to the back of the mini which I embossed with The Paper Studio Script Embossing Folder. I cut a tag from Sizzix XL Banner, Layered Oval Scallop die and embossed it with Sizzix Flourish Embossing Folder.
The front of the mini I added another pocket which I embossed with Tim Holtz Alterations College Embossing Folder. I also used the Sizzlets Large Sewing Machine and Bobbins die and along with the Chocolate Brown Classic Glitter Cardstock I cut the vintage sewing machine out and embossed. The bobbins I wound bakers twine around each one and then I embellished with flowers, trim, buttons and stickers.
I cut a scalloped square with the SU Sizzix Bigz Scallops Squares Duo die. Inked the edges of the square, added a stamped vintage sewing machine and then added computer typed sentiment. Last but not least I added a mini cloths pin to keep the album close.  
Now all my mom has to do is add photos and journal. 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by and remember to drop by the Robin’s Nest site and check out the sell that is going on the glitter sobert cardstock and be sure to stop by the Chattering Robin’s blog to see what the other design team members are creating. 
Hope your day is wonderful and remember enjoy creating!!!