Thursday, June 15, 2017

NEW SHAKER CARD!!! Lace & Pearls Variation

I have been wanting to share this for a while....and now it's time.  A Lace & Pearls shaker card!!!  In some ways it's your typical shaker card....BUT NOT....I have used LACE in place of the acetate normally used.  And I have used 3mm PEARLS in place of the sequins normally used.  These changes create an elegant card suitalbe for a wedding, anniversary, adult feminine birthday, sympathy card, and more.


For more details on the making of this card, and for links to products used, please CLICK HERE to watch my YouTube video.  Links will be in the description box.

Check out the challenges...
Modsquad Challenge Blog - Make It Square
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - #59 Make It Pink
Crafting From The Heart - #163 Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Challenge #37
Dream Valley Challenge #158 Square Cards Only
Crafting When We Can Challenges - #146 Shabby Chic
A Gem Of A Challenge - #196 Wedding or Anniversary
(I used the top row Lace Flowers Bling)


Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Tulle Shaker Card - Inspired by Jennifer McGuire

I don't know about you but I love shaker cards.  Recently I learned a new way to make them, thanks to Jennifer McGuire, and wanted to share it with you.


It's not your normal shaker card.  Instead of using acetate for the window, you use TULLE!!!  But there is more to it than that.  You will have to watch my video to see how it's done, but I think you are going to LOVE this!!!

CLICK HERE watch my video and see how it's done.

A few good challenges...
Modsquad Challenge Blog - Spark It Up
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - #59 Make It Pink
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #162
Crafty Girls Creations - Challenge #37


Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Easy 4th of July Home Decor Project

I was asked to be a Guest Designer for Honeybunnies Treasures and was given the Stars And Stripes Mini Page Kit to work with.  Since I really don't do much scrapbooking I thought I would show other ways to work with it.  This week I have created an easy to make home decor piece for the 4th of July.


All of the details are in my YouTube video...
to watch it just CLICK HERE 

I found a few challenges...
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #162
613 Avenue Create - #198 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - #253 Celebrations
(you inspiration photo made me think of a 4th of July picnic)

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


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Thursday, June 1, 2017

4th Of July Picture Frame & Easy Pinwheel Tutorial

I was asked to be a Guest Designer for Honeybunnies Treasures and was given the Sweet Liberty Mini Page Kit to work with.  Since I really don't do much scrapbooking I thought I would show other ways to work with it.  This week I decided to decorate a frame and make an easy pinwheel.


Last weeks project was a birthday card for my daughter, 
and this frame is also for her birthday.

All the details are in my video, including the easy pinwheel tutorial and links to the products used.  Just CLICK HERE to watch my tutorial.

Guess what...there are challenges for this!!!
Hiding In My Craft Room - #302 Any Holiday
613 Avenue Create - #197 Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - #161 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - #342 Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - June Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - #45 Anything Goes
(Your inspiration photo made me think of a 4th of July picnic)


Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


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Saturday, May 27, 2017

April Showers Bring May Flowers - Part 4

Welcome to week #4, the final part of my series on making fabric flowers.  Each week in the month of May I have posted a video on YouTube showing you a variety of ways to make fabric flowers that are beautiful and easy to make.  Each flower offers a variety of options so you can create the look YOU want.

For week #4 I will be showing you how to make a fabric flower the does not involve sewing.  They can be made with 1 or 2 layers and you can add a pearl, button, earring, brad, or whatever you want to the center creating beautiful and unique flowers to fit any need.  The possibilities are endless (hmmm...again, sounds familiar)


CLICK HERE to watch

And if you have missed the first 3 parts
here are the links...

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

4th of July Birthday Shaker Card

I was asked to be a Guest Designer for Honeybunnies Treasures and was given the Sweet Liberty Mini Page Kit to work with.  Since I really don't do much scrapbooking I thought I would show other ways to work with it.  For this week I decided to make some cards for the 4th of July, and the one I'm sharing here is the shaker card.


The kit included this 4" x 6" panel with the Statue of Liberty on it and I used a craft knife to cut out the image leaving an opening for the shaker part of the card.  I not only added red, white, and blue sequins to the shaker, but added a few to the front of the card too.  And then I added a strip of the red and white striped paper (also in the kit) down the side and embellished it with stars cut from blue metallic cardstock and added a silver sequin to the center of each star.  I decided the words Celebrate Freedom did not stand out enough, so I underlined it with red Stickles.

Believe it or not, this will be a birthday card.  My daughter's birthday is near the 4th of July and she is very patriotic.  But not only that, she will be 18 years old...and what does every 18 year old do?  They CELEBRATE FREEDOM!  I actually made another card for her from this kit, but decided I am giving her this one instead of the other one.  

To see the other card I made using this kit and to learn more about this kit just CLICK HERE and watch my YouTube video :) 

Challenges...
Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Birthday Bash
Crafty Creations Challenges - #342 Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday AG
The House That Stamps Built - M2417 Anything Goes
CAS On Sunday - #108 Shaker Card
A Bit More Time To Craft - #44 Anything Goes


Thanks for watching and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


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Saturday, May 20, 2017

April Showers Bring May Flowers - Part 3


Welcome to week #3 of my series on making fabric flowers.  Each week in the month of May I will be putting a video on YouTube showing you a variety of ways to make fabric flowers that are beautiful and easy to make.  Each flower offers a variety of options so you can create the look YOU want.

For the flowers in week #3 I will be using a die to cut the fabric and from there creating a beautiful flower.  They can be made with 1 or 2 layers and you can add a pearl, button, earring, or whatever you want to the center creating beautiful and unique flowers to fit any need.  The possibilities are endless (hmmm...sounds familiar)


If you're into Shabby Chic like I am you will LOVE these!

CLICK HERE to watch

And don't miss Part 4 next week when I show you how to make "no sew" flowers!

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

April Showers Bring May Flowers - Part 2

Welcome to week #2 of my series on making fabric flowers.  Each week in the month of May I will be putting a video on YouTube showing you a variety of ways to make fabric flowers that are beautiful and easy to make.  Each flower offers a variety of options so you can create the look YOU want.

For the flowers in week #2 I will show you how to make individual petals and turn them into a beautiful flower.  They can be made with 1 or 2 layers and you can add a pearl, button, earring, or whatever you want to the center creating beautiful and unique flowers to fit any need.  The possibilities are endless.



CLICK HERE to watch

And don't miss part 3 next week when I show you how to make flowers using a cutting die technique!

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


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Friday, May 12, 2017

Birthday Card With Vintage Notes

I made this birthday card for a special someone that likes the darker vintage look.  It is not what I normally do but I think it came out pretty good.


I started with a black card and layered it with a matte gold cardstock.  Next I took a card topper from the Color Me Card Toppers Ebony Lace from Paper Wishes and colored it with Brilliance "Galaxy Gold" Archival ink, as well as "Barn Door" Distress Marker around the edges.  The flowers were cut from the Cricut Imagine Cartridge "Country Carnival" (still available in Cricut Desigin Space) and were attached with foam tape for dimension.  Before attaching the layers to the black card, I weaved some black tulle through an antique brass flower buckle and then wrapped the tulle around the two layers and adhered them to the black card base.  To finish it off I used foam tape to attach the Happy Birthday sentiment that came from Embossed Word Fragments from Paper Wishes 

I found some perfect challenges...
The Card Concept - #73 Vintage Notes
Hiding In My Craft Room - #NSD02 - May Flowers
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - #179 Flowers + Sentiment
A Bit More Time To Craft - Challenge #43 Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #415 Birthday

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


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Saturday, May 6, 2017

April Shower Bring May Flowers - Week 1

Welcome to week #1 of my series on making fabric flowers.  Each week for the next 4 weeks I will be putting a video on YouTube showing you a variety of ways to make fabric flowers that are beautiful and easy to make.  Each flower offers a variety of options so you can create the look YOU want.

For the flowers I will be showing you how to make in week #1 I will be using ribbons and lace trim.  There are so many options....1 layer, 2 layers, 3 layers.....any ribbon or lace trims you want to use....creating beautiful and unique flowers to fit any need.  You can embellish them with pearls, buttons, or even brads.  The possibilities are endless.


CLICK HERE to watch

And don't miss Part 2 next week when I show you how to make Perfect Petals.

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

New Style Bendy Card & Tutorial

We all like dimensional cards, bendy cards, etc....
well I think you will LOVE this!!!

My niece sent me a picture of a similar style card and asked me if I knew how to make it....well I had never seen one before but went straight to my craftroom and it took me just a few minutes to come up with something.  I'm not sure what it's called but I'm just calling it a 
New Style Bendy Card.

CLICK HERE to watch my tutorial on YouTube


The Birthday card was my first.  
I used a die to make the top and bottom edges more elegant.  I also die cut butterflies and the fence that's in the background.  Then I added some flowers and pearls and a bow.


The second one I made is this Christmas card.
I used my Cricut Imagine for the 3D Santa and 3D house, and I die cut the trees and deer with a CTMH stamp & die set that they no longer sell.  The cardstock has a beautiful, subtle Winter scene printed on it and I got that from Michaels last Christmas.  I added some Stickles to resemble snow on the edges of the house and trees.


CLICK HERE to learn how to make this fantastic versatile New Style Bendy Card.  
It's easier than it looks!

You will find some fun challenges here...
A Snowflakes Promise - #39 Anything Goes

ABC Christmas Challenge - "H" is for Home, "I" is for Informal
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Anything Christmas
Crafting By Designs - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas


Crafty Gals Corner - #120 Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - #348 Christmas

The Paper Shelter - #291 A Birthday Card
Craft Rocket Challenges - #36 Inspired by Book or Movie

Hiding In My Craft Room - #299 Freestyle
Happy Little Stampers - April - Anything Goes with Dies


Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

SPECTRUM NOIR, COPICS, AND MORE

We all use some kind of markers and we all need a way to store them and travel with them....

CHECK THIS OUT!!!



Click above or CLICK HERE to watch my review of this marker storage case...you have to see it in action!!!

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Step Card Made Easy

I have a few followers and YouTube subbies that are beginner cardmakers and they don't have a lot of craft tools and machines.  I few requested I share some easy card folds that can be done with basic supplies.  I chose to share the Step Card.

There are many different Step folds....Side Step, Center Step, and more...but this is just the basic Step Card.


I know....a Christmas card in April right...lol  Well there are a lot of challenges that do Christmas cards year round :)

To watch my quick video on this easy card fold
just CLICK HERE 

The wonderful stamp and die set I used is "Woodland Wishes" from CTMH, but it was seasonal and no longer available.  I have to say that's one of the things I don't like about CTMH is that some things are only available for a few months and then gone...sorry.  And I wish the lighting had been better so you could see the sparkle (glitter) from the CTMH Shimmer Brush

Challenges
ABC Christmas Challenge - "H" is for Home, "I" is for Informals
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Anything Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise - #39 Anything Goes
Season's Greetings - #5 Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #3 Anything Christmas
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - #243 Create A Scene
Crafty Friends - #55 Animals or Birds
HIMCR #297 - Tic Tac Toe (used center column)

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Upcycle - Distressed Weathered Shabby Chic Vintage Crackled Technique

It's amazing how you take something like a bottle or old cutting board from a yard sale... OR... old furniture... OR even a $1 picture frame... and turn it into something beautiful.  I love upcycling and I am LOVING this crackle technique!!!


I haven't yet decided how I'm decorating the old cutting board, but I am so thrilled with how the frame and bottle came out.  I will be doing this on a "ladder" plant stand next... and who knows what else :)

To see how easy this is too do and what I used to do it, just CLICK HERE to watch my tutorial on YouTube.

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!



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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Bible Journaling For The Creative Soul - Psalm 27-1

I don't always do my Bible journaling in My Creative Bible...
I also enjoy  using a little binder I got from CTMH, it's called an Instalife Album , and that is what I used today.

The verse I used is Psalm 27:1


I hope you watch my video to see how I created this page and to hear my thoughts on this verse.  Links to products used are in the description box of my video.
CLICK HERE to see more.

Thank you for stopping by and....
HAPPY JOURNALING!!!


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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Double Pocket Diamond Easel Card

Some of my favorite creations are a result of experimenting ...
and this card fold is no exception!
My Double Pocket Diamond Easel Card Fold


You might recognize the pink card in the middle....I believe I shared that a couple years ago.  I discovered this fold over 2 years ago and now I'm ready to share it with YOU. 

To watch my tutorial on how to make this card


Happy Birthday Maranda!

And here are some challenges....
A Perfect Time To Craft - Challenge #04
Creative Craft Cottage - #84 For The Girls
Crafty Girls Creations - Challenge 35
Crafty Creations Challenges - #338 Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - #116 Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Challenges #40
Crafting With Dragonflies - #77 More Than 2 Folds
Simon Says - Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


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