Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Here's my first try at mixed media.  I had a lot of fun making this and have already started on my second one!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

This is the dry erase board I made using a wide picture frame I got for a bargain when my AC Moore store closed.  I painted the edges black and covered the front with kraft paper using Mod Podge to glue it down ONLY...never put Mod Podge over kraft paper, I did and that is why this is the second one of these I've made.  It caused the paper to bubble like crazy!  I used four sets of stamps from The Stamps of Life.  I'm a club member and just love Stephanie Bernard's stamps.  The sets I used are, banners4all, list2write, mums2stamp and butterfly2build.  I covered a small piece of kraft paper with contact paper and made a loop that I thumb tacked to the back so that it hung over the bottom edge and made a place for the dry erase marker.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

 So here's today's far.  I used my new doodle2stamp set from The Stamps of Life.  I think this is my new "favorite" at the moment.

 Here's a cute card I recently sent to my mother, just to say hello.  I used my Watercan Marci stamp from La-La Land Crafts (one of my new favorite stamp companies).  I paper pieced her dress and visor and colored the rest of her with my copic markers.  I used my Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Nine dies to cut the window. 
The happy summer, ants and watermelon stamps used on the inside are from lawn fawn and I purchased them from Ginger Snap Scraps, she has a lot of great sales, usually with 30% off.
Another card I almost forgot about!  I made this as a Father's Day card for my husband who LOVES pretzels.  I used my Cricut Decals cart that comes on the E2 so this card came together pretty quickly.  The #1 was stamped on a blank wood domino (for lack of a better word for it) that I got from Michaels.  It has two holes going through it so I was able to thread it on some baker's twine.  The banner on the bottom is from paper tape.
Wow, here's a card I made for my father for Father's Day and almost forgot to post!  I used the pops2eat and patterns4pops stamp sets from The Stamps of Life, I just love their stamps!  The sentiment came with the stamp set not including the POP! (what my kids call my father) so I added them with some random alpha stamps I have.  The words were all stamped on a thin piece of balsa wood and I also added some paper tape you can get at Target.  The wood gave the card a cool, different look and was easy to cut with scissors.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

This is a dry erase frame I made today.  Project number 2, I think I'm on a roll!  I used a frame (one of 4) that I picked up at my local AC Moore when they were closing : (  I only paid $1.25 for it!  It has glass in the middle and the wide front of the frame had been painted with chalkboard paint.  The paper is from Heidi Grace's Tweet Dreams and the flower is from her matching paper pad called Tweet Memories and all you have to do is punch each flower out and layer them.  I added a little ink to the edges of mine and then layered two buttons in the middle.  The flower stamp in the middle is from one of my FIVE new sets I got from The Stamps of Life when I went to my first scrapbook expo yesterday, it's called flower2doodle.  I'm a club member and if you haven't checked out their stamps yet...what are you waiting for?!?!?  They are really nice and if you join the club you save $$$ on all their stamps and believe me, you're going to want them all! : )  I took a small piece of matching paper, covered it in contact paper and then attached it on the back with two thumb tacks so that it hung down from the bottom for a place to keep a dry erase marker handy.
Here's the rosette I just made this morning to hang above my kitchen sink.  I used the Cricut cart called Ribbons & Rosettes.  It was my first time using that cart even though I've had it for a while.  Who knew it was so easy to use?
Here are two of the cute thank you cards I made for the kids in my preschool class who were so nice and gave me "End of the year" gifts.  The stamps are from La La Land and I think they are just so cute.  I only just started collecting them and have four so far.  I'm sure that collection will continue to grow like all the rest of my craft collections! : )
 Here is my mother's birthday card I made her.  The base is a very sturdy paper covered chipboard that has a magnetic closure.  It's made by Petaloo and I picked it up really cheaply from (check them out).  The cool metal flowers were given to me in a RAK and I just love them!

Here's the inside.  I kept it simple, just adding a few butterflies I punched out with my large and small Martha Stewart punches.

 I've fallen WAY behind in posting so now I'm going to try to play catch up.  I will admit that I tried to post this card I made for my mother for Mother's Day several times and then gave up.   This is one of my favorite cards I ever made so I figured it was worth trying again!  LOL  The above picture is of the cover.  I used one of Martha Stewarts Punch All Over the Page punches.  This was my first time using one even though I own a number of them and I have to say that it was easy to use and I like the effect it gives.
This is the inside of the card and by far the best part!  The house stamp is from Close to My Heart and I just love it!  The roof piece is separate and so are the the details like the windows, doors and flower boxes so you can mix and match to get different looks.  The people were stamped using a stamp set from Stampabilities that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  That stamp set also has pieces to mix and match right down to the glasses that you see my youngest daughter wearing.  You can easily make all your family members!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

 Here's the front of a Twisted Easel card I made for my youngest daughter's good friend.
Here's the inside of the card!  This card was a lot of fun to create and much easier than it looks.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

 Check out this cute tag/card I made for my Mother for her birthday!  The base is stiff tag from Petaloo that is hinged on the bottom.  It stays closed with a magnet.  I loved working with this!  The flowers are metal and came in a RAK I got from a new friend.


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hot Cup Order

 Here's all nine cups I made for an order I received.

 The person that ordered them got them for herself and her friends as a surprise when they go to a crop in May!
 More of the front with the names.
On the back they say Scrap. Eat. Laugh.  She said last year she got them all shirts with this same saying on it!  I told her she needs to send me a picture! : )

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easter Card Number 2

Here's another card I made.  This time I used Happy Hunting which is also from My Creative Time.  Again, I did the coloring using my Copics and just added a few flowers, brads and a little ribbon.  This card will be heading to my sister's house to surprise her and her family!

Easter Card Number 1

Here's a cute card I made using the Hello Spring stamp and die set from My Creative Time.  I colored the chicks with my Copics and heat embossed the blue and green eggs.  I plan on sending this card to my parents.

Easter Shadow Box

Here's a shadowbox I created using an 8 x 8 shadowbox that has three layers of glass!  I mounted the background paper and chick on the left on the box of the box.  The next layer was the doily egg that I inked and added the flower decoration to.  The next layer was the other chick and basket and then I used the last piece of glass plain to protect the whole thing.  I also used three different shades of green to make grass for each layer.  I cut the grass using my scissors from Martha Stewart made to shred bills.  I put some small flowers on the grass, too.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Glittered Lamp

 Here's a picture of a lamp I glittered for my daugher's room.  We got the lamp cheap from Ikea and lucked out because it's open on the bottom.  I used the same  method everyone was using at Christmas to glitter ornaments; Pledge floor cleaner swirled around the inside, extra dumped out and then the fun part....glitter poured in and swirled around!  I then used a chipboard circle hot glued on the bottom to seal it.
Here's a picture of the lamp with the shade although you can' notice the glitter as much.  I really wanted to do something with the shade, too, but sadly my daugher wouldn't let me! lol

Sunday, March 11, 2012

My First Card using the Art Philosophy Cartridge

Wow, this is my second post today!  I might actually be on a roll!  I just got the Art Philosophy Cartridge a short time ago after hearing so much about it and seeing all you ladies' great projects!  I thought I'd give it a try and created this simple card.  I also got a few of the stamp sets that work with the cart and used Just for You for the flower shape and Hooray Bouquet for the sentiment.

Easter Candy Jar

 Here's my first try at glass etching using my Cricut and I'm loving it!  Other than a small issue on one chick when I went to glue on the bow (the E6000 left a small spot where it hit the etching) I think it turned out great.  : )  I decided to dress it up a little with bling eyes and a ribbon bow.
One the lid I cut out an egg shape (used the negative image to block out what I didn't want to etch) and then cut some small flowers out and attached them inside the egg shape to add a cute design.  Bling centers completed the look.  I see a lot more glass etching in my future!  It was fast and easy.  If you haven't yet, why not give it a try?  Cheap Goodwill or garage sale glass would be great to practice on if you're afraid of ruining a good piece.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Travel Mug for Cricut Lovers!

Here is the front of a travel mug I decorated using vinyl.    This mug will be traveling all the way to Turkey to the person who ordered it!
Here's the back of the mug.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Another Spring Bird

 Here's one side of another bird I made.  These are so much fun to do and come together pretty quickly.
Side two.  Not sure which side is my favorite. : )

Thursday, March 1, 2012

3D Wooden Bird

I used a wooden bird from Michaels and Baby Girl paper from Paper Boutique.

   These are the two main papers I chose to use.  For quick and easy coverage I used my RV19 Copic Marker to color the edge of the bird.  It works great and it's much quicker than using paint!
 I put the paper right side down and laid the bird on the edge of the table with it's legs off the edge so it would lay flat with the side I wanted to cover face down.  I traced around the bird and cut it out.
 After tracing both sides I glued the paper to the bird using Mod Podge and painted a layer on top of the paper and also on the sides "painted" with the marker.
 While the Mod Podge dried I cut out two wings.  For one wing I turned the pattern over so it would be a mirror image to the first wing.  I then used my score board to score the wing every 1/4 inch following the direction of the 4 1/2" arrow in the picture.
 Once the bird was dry I used hot glue to attach the wing.  I just pressed the folds the way I wanted them and pressed the wing to the bird for a few seconds.
 After the wings I decorated the bird the way I wanted it!
As you can see, by using different paper and decorations you can make each side look different which is great for displaying.  If you get tired of one look you can just turn it the other way for a whole new look!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Spring Banner

Yes, I'm hoping Spring will get here soon even though we have had a mild winter!  I made with using both the scalloped rectangle and the bird shaped mini albums from Michaels as a base.  (The ones from the $1.50 bins).