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!

Everything is Better in Flip Flops!

Hi everyone! I am here to share a quick project I created for Eileen Hull’s Art with Heart Challenge which ends in a few hours…yeah I was at the last moment too the month before. 😉
I used the retired Sizzix Flip Flops Card diecut, Cookie, Box diecut and Mat Board to create this fun little container for a friend that loves all things Summer, flip flops and beach related stuff. 

The flip flop card I cut at the fold to create the top and bottom of the container and the cookie box “walls” I cut out one whole section and half of another which I used only three folds of that.

Here is a peak at the inside of the container. I used a variety of retired cardstock from My Mind’s Eye and Creative Imaginations…I love the vibrate colors.

I finished off with a paper flower which I embellished with a button, gem, sequins and dew drops…my favor go to’s. 🙂
Now all I have to do is add a little goodie inside and this will be ready to give to my sweet friend.

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

Give a Child Wings

Hi everyone! I am here to share a quick project I created for Eileen Hull’s Mixed Media May-hem Challenge for the month of May. I started with a 3″x3″ Burlap Canvas which I sprayed with a combination of the following Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Moss, Bahama Blue and Mint Julip and the outer edges I used a Turquoise paint and then let dry.

I cut a Doily and Leaves (Holiday Greenery diecutfrom the Gypsy Moments: Take Our Breath Away cardstock. Also I used up scraps of Gypsy Moments: Express Yourself cardstock  and from the same  Holiday Greenery diecut I cut flowers. I adhered those to the canvas along with other scraps of Maritime: Coquille(shell) and Sirene(mermaid) cardstock.

On one of the edges I used the Lace diecut to add some vintage charm.

The little child is from the Tinted Babies printable. I fussy cut her out and added wings and antennas for some quirky cuteness. I cut the sentiment from the Gypsy Moments: Novel Thought cardstock, adhered to the corner and then finished off with thread and sequins. Oh and I added a little bit of stickles to the wings.
If you have any questions on this project please let me know.

Also craft room update…I am still working on getting things in order along with now remodeling what will be the craft room bathroom. I am super excited on how everything is looking. 😀
Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!


Hello Spring!

Hi everyone!  I don’t know about you but I am SO over all of this cold weather and I am SO ready for spring and with it the warmer weather, flowers and trees with all their green foliage. All I want to do is stay bundled up with a cover and not move off the couch…lol. Well, I want to share a card I created awhile back for a magazine call but it wasn’t selected. The original card had ribbon with the button but after looking at it I decided I just didn’t like how it looked and removed the ribbon and added the polk a dot banner and moved the button off center from the Hello Spring sentiment. 

I think the updated version looks better than the ribbon I had original used. Don’t you think?

For this card I used some product that would normally be used for Christmas and beach/ocean theme projects but I thought would work perfectly with the design of the card. 🙂 I started out with a 5″x7″ Kraft card as the base for the card. The rabbit is fussy cut from the Farmhouse Market on Ivory Cardstock and then I applied Champagne Glimmer Glaze to the image and once that dried I added a little bit of Crystal Stickles to the tail and I applied some pink chalk to the cheek of the rabbit.

I added all the different layers of cardstock to the top of the card. I used the Spellbinders Bead Circles dies and I printed the sentiment from the computer and I finished off with a button, sequin and a dew drop.

Also I would like to submit this card for the following challenge:

 I hope you like the card and if you have any questions please let me know.

Supplies Used:

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Party Time

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a card I created for the Crafty Card Gallery blog. This month’s theme is chocolate, cookies or sweets.  Well, since I have an embossing folder of cupcakes and I found this cupcake journal card which is from Crate Paper I thought this is the perfect combo. The cardbase measures 4″x5″ folded and the cardstock is from Craft Smith Gradients Collection.

I added a red sequin and a red dew drop to the cupcake to finish off this card. I went simple this month because of the fact that I pinched for time and for fear of loosing electricity since we got about an inch of rain which turned to ice but so far so good I still have power. 🙂

If you have any questions please let me know.

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

Moments

Hi everyone! I wanted to share this card I created using the Sizzix Card, Retro Camera diecut that I bought at Hobby Lobby on clearance for only $7.49. LOVE deals like this! I ran a piece of Brown on Brown Glitter Cardstock through my diecut machine. I also embossed at the fold of the card using the Tim Holtz Texture Fades Dot-Matrix embossing folder. I had decided I was going to go steampunk with this camera. So next I cut the “zipper teeth” off of a piece of zipper which I adhered to card. I cut a small piece of vellum which I inked and then glued to the inside of the card to created the view window and added two 7 Gypsies Dome Studs for the button.

I started with Sprightly Sprockets gear diecuts and before I adhered them to the top of the card I spritzed some with Tattered Angels Verdigris Glimmer Mist and let dry. I also added some Tim Holtz gears, a gold sequin and a brown dew drop.

I also used a bottle cap as part of the lens too.

I added the “moments” coin to the flash and finished off with a dew drop. Later I think I will try to create a mini album with this camera diecut. 🙂 If you have any questions about this card please let me know.

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

Key to my Heart

Hi everyone! I here to share a quick rolodex I created using my Sizzix Card, Telephone and Address diecut to cut a rolodex card from one of the sheets of 6″x6″ Mad Tea Party papers from the Tea Time Nesting Components Mixed Media Kits. I used scraps of patterned red cardstock to hand cut and punch hearts. I inked around the edges of the hearts and along with two strips of patterned cardstock I adhered all to the rolodex front. I printed the “daisy girl”  and then fussy cut her out. I adhered her to the corner of the card and added Stickles and a mini flower gem to the daisy.

I used the key stamp from the Paper Wings Productions Vintage Elements stamp set  and stamped on textured cream colored cardstock, fussy cut, inked over with chalk ink to give the key an old and worn look. I printed the sentiment from the computer, cut out and inked also with chalk ink. I adhered to the card along with a sequin, dew drop and red twine to the smallest heart to finish off this rolodex card.

I am submitting this project for the following challenges: Paper Wings Productions and Word Art Wednesday #169If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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

Sending Love Your Way

Hi everyone! I want to share a Valentine’s Day card I created for a challenge over at Canvas Corps blog. I started with a 5×7 folded kraft card as my base. I used a scrap of Black and Ivory Toile cardstock, inked the edges with chalk ink and then centered and adhered on the base. Next I added a black doily, strip of Red and Ivory Ribbon Stripe Cardstock and  a small strip of the hearts from the Sending Love Words on Ivory Cardstock to the card front. In the bottom corner I adhered the Happy Valentine’s Day sentiment from the same sheet of Sending Love Words on Ivory Cardstock.

I cut down a Kraft Coin Envelope (4 3 1/8×5 1/2) and punched a heart from the Red and White Mini Dot Reverse Cardstock which I adhered to the envelope along with a sequins and a dew drop. Next I splattered a Canvas Artist Trading Card with Cross My Heart Glimmer Mist and Bronze Glimmer Mist. Once the ATC dried I adhered it inside the envelope and added thread, dew drops and a sentiment from the Sending Love Words on Ivory Cardstock. There you have it a very simple card. I plan on giving this to my parents as part of their Valentine’s Day present. If you have any questions please let me know.

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

What is in your stocking?

Hi everyone! I’m here to share an ornament I had actually started last Christmas but with all the craziness and such that normally goes on around this time of year I didn’t finish it. Well I did get a complete of photos of me starting the process though. 🙂

The stocking ornament is from SmoothFoam which I had received last year for a blog hop that the Robin’s Nest and SmoothFoam was hosting together. 
I started by lightly sanding and applying a coat of gesso which once dry I painted the stocking with red acrylic paint. I cut the cuff of the stocking from White on White Classic Glitter Swirl Cardstock. I  applied antique Mod Podge to the stocking and then sprinkled glitter all over. Once dry I painted one of the packages, added some lace around the cuff and I put it away for the year.
I dug it out and this is how I finished it off. I used some Prima poinsettias and added a sequin and dew drop to the center for an elegant look.

I added a mini bottle brush tree, along with bells, pearl sprays and miniature Christmas lights.

I finished off with a little gold trim and a holly leaf.

Don’t you think it looks lovely on my four foot tinsel tree I got for 66% off at Hobby Lobby last year. It was a floor model and pre-lit. It reminds me of my great grandmother’s tinsel tree but hers had a color wheel with it. I remember sitting at her house at Christmas time watching the tree turn different colors…such great memories. 🙂

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

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

Festive Charlotte Doll

Hi there! I’m here to share a quick project with a Hello Dolly image I purchased on etsy. I printed it I believe at 40% and then fussy cut her out, adhering her head, arms and legs to her body.

I cut two cupcake liners a part and glued around the doll to create a skirt. I added baker’s twine, mini flat back pearls, a sequin and a dew drop. The plan is to attach these to some of my Christmas presents. 🙂
If you have any questions please let me know.

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