Thursday, February 27, 2014

Make a Wish

Happy Thursday everyone!! I hope you are having a great week!! Only two days left in February...I hope March is much better to us weather-wise :)


I wanted to enter a couple of challenges so I created a springy birthday card to add to my stash :)


The papers are from Ruby Rock-It's Arcadia stack and were attached with Score Tape. The edges were distressed with a Zutter Distress-It-All and then inked with Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. Two sizes of Spellbinders Big Scalloped Circles Large were cut with papers from my stash. They were sanded with a TH sander and each layer was popped up with foam tape for dimension. The tag is a TH Tiny Tabs and Tags die. The pearl swirls are from Want 2 Scrap and I snipped and manipulated them along the side of the card. The ribbon is from May Arts and the Chalk White Seam Binding was colored with TH Spun Sugar Distress Stain. Make a Wish is a TH Remnant Rub - I am addicted to these right now...I'm rubbing them on everything :)


A Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangle die was used for the sentiments from JustRite Stamps Grand Sentiments stamp set. It was stamped with Versafine in Black Onyx.

The butterfly is a Spellbinders Wonderful Wings die. It was stamped with the coordinating stamp from the JustRite Grand Sentiment set in Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. The antennae were created with beads from my stash. The top layer was attached to the base with a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen along the center, leaving the wings unattached.


I used the Classy Cards 'n Such color palette for this card:


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. JustRite Stamps #115 - Spring Cheer
  2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - A/G with Pearls
  3. DL.Art - February Linky
  4. Every Day is an Occasion - February Linky
  5. Just B Creative Crazy - February Linky
  6. Classy Cards 'n Such - Color Palette (items from store: Score Tape, Chalk White Seam Binding, Want 2 Scrap White Pearl Swirls, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen) 
  7. Word Art Wednesday #121 - Anything Goes
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day :)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Fairy Whispers

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! I can't believe February is almost over. I swear, this year is absolutely flying by. My three year blogaversary is coming up in a couple of weeks - wow, three years!! I will be having a giveaway to celebrate so be on the lookout for a chance to win :)


I have a project to share with you today re-purposing a glass jar. I love the shape of this jar...it used to hold my favorite Marzetti Gorgonzola Salad Dressing that I can't find in the stores anymore :(


I covered the jar in Ranger Glue and Seal and then wrapped it with white tissue paper. Once it was dry, it was brushed with Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Stain and Ink. The flowers were inked with the Spun Sugar as well.


I love this stamp from Glitz. I purchased the Afternoon Muse stamp set specifically for this stamp a couple of years ago and then never got around to using it. I stamped it with Versafine Onyx ink on tissue paper and added it to the jar with Glue and Seal.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. 2 Creative Chicks - Repurpose Glass
  2. Little Scrap Pieces - Anything Goes
  3. DL.Art - February Linky
  4. Every Day is an Occasion - February Linky
  5. Just B Creative Crazy - February Linky
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Laugh, Dance & Sing!!

Happy Friday, everyone!! The weekend is here again!! I hope you have fun plans!! It's my turn to post on the Die-Versions blog today and I am sharing a card using one of the newest dies from the February "The Musical" release, as well as a couple of older dies :)


Please visit the Die-Version blog for all the details on this card!! While you are there, make sure you stop by the Die-Versions store for the huge clearance event going on now!! There are some great deals to be had!! But hurry - the sale ends on Sunday!!


I am entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. DL.Art - February Linky
  2. Every Day is an Occasion - February Linky
  3. Just B Creative Crazy - February Linky 
  4. A Song in Your He{ART} - Challenge #1
Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great weekend :)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Decorate to Celebrate #69 - 3D Flowers or Birthday

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a great week!! It's slowly warming up here...we are supposed to hit 60 tomorrow!! Woohoo!! It's time for another challenge at Decorate to Celebrate!! For Challenge #69 we are asking you to make 3D Flower or Birthday Decorations :)


For this challenge, I created a flowery hat box and flower earrings.


I made this a couple of months ago and forgot to write down the measurements on how I made the hat box and I've already sent this off. I do remember it was made with strong cardboard and covered with paper from Heartfelt Creations.


The stamp on the top is from Heartfelt Creations Moments With You stamp set. It was cut out with a Spellbinders Standard Circles large and colored with Tim Holtz Distress Markers. The circle of gems is from Want 2 Scrap. The flowers are Spellbinders Tattered Blossoms, stamped with the coordinating stamps from Heartfelt Creations.


The earrings were stamped and cut with the same Tattered Blossoms dies and stamps. They were then dipped into Ranger Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel that was melted in my Ranger Melt Art Melting Pot.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.Art - February Linky
  2. Every Day is an Occasion - February Linky
  3. Just B Creative Crazy - February Linky
Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Decorate to Celebrate to see the amazing projects my talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge. Then link up your 3D Flower or Birthday project...I can't wait to see what you create :)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Craft It Up & Link It Up - Bring On The Glitter

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! I have been so hooked on watching the Olympics...I'm going to be so sad when they are over :( It's time for a new challenge at Craftin Desert Divas!! The theme this week is "Bring On The Glitter". Our sponsors are: Too Cute By Jessica - $20; The Robin's Nest - A Packet from Regency Collection; and Timeless Twine - $20.


For my glittery project, I used a Prima Mixed Media Tag, inked with Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink. All of the paper is from Prima's Romance Novel stack...this paper is so beautiful. The scalloped design on the side is a Die-Versions Loopy Lace die. A Die-Versions Brick Background die was used in the background. The crinkle ribbon is from my sweet friend Karen of Little Scrap Pieces.


I haven't used my Julie Nutting Prima Doll stamps lately, and while I (anxiously) await the newest Doll stamps to arrive, I thought I'd glam this one up with glitter :) She was stamped on an old book page and then her outfit was paper pieced, covered in Ranger Glossy Accents and then coated with glitter. She was popped up with foam tape.


The flowers are Spellbinders D-Lites Blooms One and Tree. They too were covered with Glossy Accents and then glitter.


The balloon was cut from the paper and then glittered. I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Little Scrap Pieces - Anything Goes
  2. DL.Art - February Linky
  3. Every Day is an Occasion - February Linky
  4. Just B Creative Crazy - February Linky
Have you seen the news about a Top Secret Announcement at Craftin Desert Divas to be revealed soon??!!


Hop on over to the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Page for a like, share, comment giveaway!!

Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Craftin Desert Divas to see the amazing projects my talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge, then Craft It Up & Link It Up!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Party Time

Happy Friday and Happy Valentine's Day everyone!! I hope you have fun plans with your sweeties!! It's my turn to post on the Die-Versions blog and I have a gift bag to share with you today :)


Please head over to the Die-Versions blog for all the details!!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Little Scrap Pieces - Anything Goes
  2. DL.Art - February Linky
  3. Every Day is an Occasion - February Linky
  4. Just B Creative Crazy - February Linky
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Blogworthy!!

Happy Thursday, everyone!! I hope you are having a great week!! I was completely shocked and incredibly honored to find out this morning that Tim Holtz included me in his February Blogworthy links!! I can't tell you how stunned I am!! You all know how much I adore my Tim products :) Click HERE to see the rest of this month's Blogworthy Links!! Thanks so much, Tim :)



I do have a Valentine's Day project to share with you today. I had hoped to have a couple more this week, but time got away from me. February is flying by as fast as January :)


I love these thick chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby. It looks a little crooked in the picture...I guess I didn't get the bottom of the lightbox straight :) The papers are from my Mind's Eye Love Me stack.


This adorable Cupid is a Die-Versions Sweet Petite die. Isn't he cute??!! You can find him HERE. He was covered in Recollections Blaze Embossing Powder. I just love the sparkle it gives.


The flowers are from Prima. The center button is a Spellbinders Home Sweet Home die, cut in Core'dinations Core Couture paper.


The hearts are Tim Holtz dies. Heavyweight cardstock from Canvas Corp was covered in Tim's Tissue Tape. They were then inked with TH's Barn Door and Fired Brick Distress Inks, and then Black Soot on the edges.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Cut it Up Challenge Blog #38 - Valentine's Day
  2. Craftin Desert Divas - Red, White or Pink
  3. Funday Friday - Anything Goes
  4. Crafty Playtime #3 - Hearts
  5. DL.Art - February Linky
  6. Every Day is an Occasion - February Linky
  7. Just B Creative Crazy - February Linky
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Happy Valentine's Day Eve!! :)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Love

Happy Tuesday!! February is just flying by, isn't it??!! Since Valentine's Day is Friday, I have a couple of projects to share with you this week, including this card :)


I started of cutting the Die-Versions Heart Burst die through the three base layers of paper. The top layer was embossed with a Cuttlebug Heart Blocks embossing folder.


Then a piece of recycled clear plastic packaging was attached to the back. The paper on the inside is from My Mind's Eye.


The Die-Versions Heart Burst die was then attached to the plastic with Glossy Accents. The center heart was cut in sparkly silver paper and attached to the inside. The ring of gems is from Want 3 Scrap.


Love is from My Craft Spot's Tiny Tags 3 stamp set. The burlap ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and I can't remember where I got the red ribbon with white stitching. The heart button is a Spellbinders Potpourri die.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Cut it Up Challenge Blog #38 - Valentine's Day
  2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart
  3. Craftin Desert Divas - Red, White or Pink
  4. Funday Friday - Anything Goes
  5. Little Scrap Pieces - Anything Goes
  6. Crafty Playtime #3 - Hearts
  7. DL.Art - February Linky
  8. Every Day is an Occasion - February Linky
  9. Just B Creative Crazy - February Linky
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Friday, February 7, 2014

February Die-Versions Release "The Musical"

Happy Friday everyone!! So excited the weekend is here!! I'm also excited to be posting on the Die-Versions blog today, using dies from our new February release "The Musical"!!


Some of my long-time followers might remember a story I shared about being in marching band for four years in high school and four years in college but I can't play a single instrument to save my life (I twirled :) So I just love this release!! Please head over to the Die-Versions blog for all the details on this card and for the list of dies I used.

Also, stop by and see all of the new "The Musical" dies...if you leave a comment on THIS POST with your favorite die from the release, you could win it!!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Little Scrap Pieces - Anything Goes
  2. DL.Art - February Linky
  3. Every Day is an Occasion - February Linky
  4. Just B Creative Crazy - February Linky
Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Decorate to Celebrate #68 - Valentine Boxes or Birthday

Happy Wednesday!! I am scheduling this post on Tuesday since we are supposed to be hit with a winter storm. They have warned of the possibility of downed power lines from the accumulation of ice. Oh joy. Will this winter never end??!! It's time for another challenge at Decorate to Celebrate. The theme this week is Valentine Boxes or you can link up a Birthday Party project. Also, we have a special prize of a big box of Valentine goodies...but you must link up your project before February 10th to be eligible to win. Visit the DTC blog for all the details.


For my Valentine treat boxes, I used a Sizzix Milk Carton die to cut the boxes. The paper is from DCWV's Be Mine stack...it's an oldie but a goodie :) I cut a heart from the paper to add to the box on the right with some foam tape for dimension.


The tags are Spellbinders Charmed I'm Sure dies. The sentiments are from My Craft Spot...Sweet Treats is from Tiny Tags 3 and Love U is from Tiny Tags 2.

I am entering them in the following challenges:

1.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart
2.  Every Day is an Occasion - February Linky

Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Decorate to Celebrate to see the amazing projects my talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge. Then link up your Valentine Boxes or Birthday project...I can't wait to see what you create :)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Craft It Up & Link It Up - Red, White or Pink

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! Darn Punxsutawney Phil for seeing his shadow...six more weeks of this horrible winter weather :/


It's time for another fun challenge at Craftin Desert Divas. Our theme this week is Red, White or Pink. Our sponsors are:KaDoodle Bug Designs with $15 gift certificate and CardzTv with a stamp set.


For my card, I used papers from My Mind's Eye. The edges were distressed with a Zutter Distress-It-All.


The frame is a Tim Holtz Ornate Frame die. It was cut four times in heavyweight cardstock from Canvas Corp., and the layers were adhered together. The burlap ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. The crinkle ribbon is from TH's Idea-ology line.


The letters in love were cut from a TH Block Talk die. They were cut twice and then offset for a shadow effect.


The flowers are Spellbinders D-Lites Blooms One. I can't remember where the frosted gems in the center came from.


I am entering this in the following challenges:

1. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Love Notes
2. Every Day is an Occasion - February Linky

Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Craftin Desert Divas to see the amazing projects my talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge, then Craft It Up & Link It Up!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Wishing You Happiness

Happy Saturday!! And happy February 1st!! How can it be February already?? At least it means we are that much closer to spring :) I have a couple of cards to share with you today. I have made more cards this week than I have in like two months!! The stencil class really motivated me to find time to craft. I'm sure it won't last, but it's been fun :)


The base of this card is a Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight die cut in heavyweight cream cardstock from The Paper Studio. The next layer is a Spellbinders Labels Eight die. The rest of the paper is from Prima's Fairy Rhymes paper stack.


The Labels 8 was cut twice and the top layer was cut in half to make the pocket for the tag. The edges were inked with Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink. The border along the edge is a Die-Versions Lacey Dots die. The image was fussy cut from the paper.


The tag is a TH Sizzix Tiny Tabs & Tags die. It was cut once with the Prima Paper and then in vellum. The circles are Spellbinders Beaded Cricles and Standard Circles Small dies. The stamps are from My Craft Spot's Stamping All Around Spring stamp set. The burlap ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.


The ribbon is from TH's Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon. The tag is a Spellbinders Charmed I'm Sure die. Wishing You Happiness is from My Craft Spot's Tiny Tags 1 stamp set. The button is a Spellbinders Whimsey die.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Twine or String
  2. My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #124 - Polka Dots
  3. Little Scrap Pieces - Anything Goes
I also have one last stencil project to share with you today :)


For this card, a Crafter's Workshop Mini Cherry Blossoms stencil was inked with Versamark and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The card was then inked with TH Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks. It was then flicked with water. The sentiment is from JustRite Stamps Grand Sentiments stamp set. Strips of tissue paper and white thread were added behind.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and for checking out all of my stencil projects this week!! Have a great weekend :)

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