Friday, May 25, 2018

Candid Strawberry Moments Layout

Pink and Main and ClearSnap Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop! We hope you enjoy the inspiration found on the teams blogs from Pink and Main and ClearSnap.
For my project I decided to create a layout using the Candid Moments Rubber Stamps Set and Rainbow Glossy Dots from Pink and Main and an assortment of Eileen Hull's ColorBox Blends from ClearSnap.

I started my layout by cutting the 12"x12" Cheerful Two Cardstock by Authentique down to 8"x8". Next I cut a ColorBox Creative Cards Tiny Dots in half. On a glass tray I inked the following ColorBox Blends onto the tray: Wildberry, Tutu, Frog and Leaf and I misted the inks with water. I loaded a brush with each color and applied the Tiny Dot card base. I then misted with water to get a running paint effect and once dry I inked the edges with Wildberry.

I stamped on a piece of watercolor paper one of the camera images using Archival Dye Wicked Black Ink.

I cleaned my tray off and inked with the ColorBox Blends: Ebony, Wildberry, Melon, Leaf, Uniform, Bay, Beach and Coconut and painted the camera image. Once dry I fussy cut the camera out.

I adhered the Tiny Dot card base slightly off center of the patterned piece of cardstock.

I cut a 1"x7" piece of yellow cardstock (I forgot to photograph this step 😟) and glued it near the edge of the Tiny Dot card base. I stamped the "enjoy the candid moments" sentiment with Archival Dye Wicked Black Ink and edged with ColorBox Cat's Eye Ice Jade Ink before adding to the layout. I pulled these adorable images from my phone of my grand daughter. I printed these four photos out using my Selphy printer and I adhered the three of the smaller photos to the yellow strip.

The larger photo I adhered to the opposite side of the three other photos, added the camera image and five glossy rainbow dots next to the sentiment. I finished off the layout with some pom pom trim and Ric Rac.

Now for the fun stuff!!!There are prizes available for this hop! Pink and Main will be giving a $25 gift code to their website, and Clear Snap will be giving away a prize pack valued at $25. All you have to do to win a prize is hop along the blogs and follow and leave comments on their posts. We will choose 2 random winners from the comments posted. We will post the winners on June 1st.

Here is the lineup for the hop… enjoy!

As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Happy Dad Day Card

Hi everyone! I thought I would share a quick Father's Day card I created for ClearSnap. I started with a 5"x7" Kraft Card as the base. I cut a piece of white cardstock to fit inside the  Houndstooth Embossing Folder and embossed. I then spritzed with ClearSnap Platinum Smooch Spritz and once dry I inked the edges with ColorBox Pigment Metallic Black Ink. I wrapped cording three times around the embossed image, tied off on the front and center of the of the card and adhered two buttons to the center of the cording. I glued a patterned cardstock to the back of the embossed image before adhering the whole to piece to the card base.

I inked the Happy Dad Day rubber stamp with ClearSnap ColorBox Archival Dye Wicked Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock. I cut a Black Cardstock slightly larger than the Happy Dad Day image and adhere both piece together and glue to the card base. There you have it an easy peasy card that you can whip out in no time at all! 
As always if there are questions about this card please let me know.

I would also like to submit this card for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Challenge #334-#335

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

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

ClearSnap: Mother's Day Projects

Hi everyone! ClearSnap shared these Mother's Day projects I created over the past two weeks on their Instagram account and I'm now able to share.
First project is this simple card I created using the Tiny Dot ColorBox Creative Cards as a base for my card. I inked the "I love you mom" stamp with ColorBox Archival Wicked Black Ink. I dug into my cardstock scraps and double matted the sentiment and before adhering to the card I added a doily, more bits of cardstock and lace. I finished off the with a mini heart and two flowers and a leaves that I inked with the blue ink from the ColorBox Petal Point Pigment Ink and Iced Jade Chalk Ink. I let dry, shaped and added thread and a mini gem to each center before gluing to the card.

Next project is a gift card holder. I folded a 6.25"x3.125" Tag to create a pocket and then embossed with the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder and then I did a wash of ColorBox Blends Sunshine to the tag and once dry I lightly inked the raised images with Gold Ink. I adhered the flaps of the pocket to tag, added cardstock, lace, flowers and seam binding to finish this gift card holder off.

My third project is a gift box. I used the masking technique with the "I love you mom" rubber stamp. I used ColorBox Archival Wicked Black Ink to stamp the word mom onto a piece of white cardstock and inked the edges of the sentiment with Gold Ink. I cut a total of six Heart and Soul Flower Diecuts from white cardstock. I inked my glass tray with Melon, Tutu, Wildberry and Nutmeg.,spritzed with water and laid each flower into the watered down ink. Once I got the desired results I removed from the ink and let dry. I shaped each flower, adhered together and added a button, sequin and gem to the center. Before gluing to the top of the box I cut two of the sprigs of leaves from felt with the Spring Leaves Diecut. I glued to the back of the flower along with some loops of cording.

My fourth and finally Mother's Day project I cut from Mat Board the 3D Tea Cup Diecut and embossed with the Floral Tapestry Embossing Folder. I inked my glass tray with ColorBox Blends Sunshine Ink and watered down before painting all pieces of the tea cup. Once dry I put together according to the directions. I inked the Flower Rubber Stamp with ColorBox Archival Wicked Black Ink and stamped onto patterned cardstock the flower four times, fussy cut each flower out, slightly shaped before adhering together and adding two sequins to the center. Before gluing to the teacup I cut out a leaf from the Spring Leaves Diecut, I watered down Frog ColorBox Blends Ink and place the leaf into the mix and when almost dry I shaped the leaf with my hand and glued to the back of the leaf along with tulle and multi pastel colored thread. I added to the base of the tea cup mini flowers and a leaf sprig and there you have it! 

If you aren't following ClearSnap on Instagram you need to! They share so many wonderful projects by so many designers! You can find their Instagram account HERE. As always if you have questions about these projects please let me know.

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

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Eileen Hull: Hello Tag

Hi everyone! I know I have been "missing in action" for a lot of April and the first part of May. April I had a nasty virus that just would not go away and on top of that allergies. The first part of May I went on a beach vacation which was much needed to say the least. I have been working on projects but haven't been able to share those at this moment but they are coming...I promise. 😊 

This month on Eileen Hull's blog it is ALL about flowers! I created this tag using up leftover ink from one of my previous projects. I started with a blank white 6.25"x3.125" tag which I laid in the following watered down inks: Eileen Hull's ColorBox Blends Tutu, WildberryMelon and ColorBox Coral Premium Dye Ink. I moved the tag around in the mix of colors to cover the tag completely. I let it air dry but you can use an heat embossing tool to speed up the process. Once dry I embossed the tag with the Daisy Wreath Embossing Folder.

I cut from two different cardstocks the Embroidery Hoop Diecut and using one part of the diecut from each of the different cardstocks I adhered to the front of the tag. I wrapped the excess around the tag. I adhered a patterned cardstock to cover the back of the tag.

I stamped the Welcomegirl rubber stamp image onto a piece of watercolor paper and inked out onto my glass tray the following colors of ink: Golden, Stop, Uniform, Hydrangea, Melon and Nutmeg. I watered down each ink and then watercolored girl image. Once dry I fussy cut her out and adhered to the card.

I cut an assortment of flowers with white cardstock from the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Diecuts and once I cleaned off my glass tray I spritzed the following Tattered Angel Simply Sheer Mists: Soft Peach and Peony and added just a little water to mute colors some. I laid the flower diecuts into each color doing both sides before removing to dry. I also cut one set of leaves from the Flower and Leaf Stitchlits. Once the flowers were dry I shaped with a stylus and adhered together.

I added an assortment of sequins and Dew Drops and Rainbow Glossy Dots to the center of the flowers and adhered to the tag along with bits of cheesecloth.

I stamped a Hello sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock and added a few sequins randomly placed to the tag. I finished off with three strands of trim and a button to the top of the tag.

Be sure to hop on over to Eileen's blog to see what the rest of the Inspiration Team has created! You can find past posts HERE. As always if you have questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this tag for the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes Challenge: #334-#335

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

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Spring is in the Air Gift Box Party Favor

Hi everyone! This month's theme for Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team we had to create a DIY project for a party, bridal/baby shower or any type of get together. I decided to create a project that could be used for a women's retreat/conference or as a party favor for a women's luncheon. I created a decorative box to hold a small notebook, pen and finger nail file. The notebook and pen comes in handy for note taking. 

I cut two pockets from the Stamp and Photo Storage Diecut. Since I wanted the box to be wider I used the Make it 3D Diecut and cut three sides. All of these diecuts where cut from a heavy kraft cardstock. I embossed the two pockets with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder and I lightly inked over both embossed images with a brown chalk ink. 

I didn't cut the flaps of the pocket off but adhered those over the Make it 3D sides to make the box sturdier. I glued patterned cardstock to the inside before completely putting together. Around the outer sides of the box I adhered patterned cardstock.

Next I cut four of the middle size Heart and Soul Flowers Diecuts from patterned cardstock, shaped and glued together. I added a vintage flower doily that I had found at the Country Living Fair to the center a long with a button. I cut two sprigs of leaves from the Spring Leaves Diecuts, shaped and adhered to the back of the flower.

 I adhered flat-back pearls around both side of the box before adding the flower to the corner of the box.

I added a few flowers from my stash, along with pearl and tulle sprays and a cording bow to finish off the box. 

For more party and shower ideas from Eileen's Inspiration Team you can find those posts HERE, HERE and HERE. If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Challenge #330-#331
Dies R Us Challenge: #95 Springtime
Simon Says: Flower Power

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

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Five and Dime Mini Album

Hi everyone! I'm back with a fun little album I created with toilet paper rolls, Eileen Hull's Book Binding Diecut and Amyjdelightful's Small Town Feel Printable. I was selected to be a "Project Girl" for Amy this month on her instagram page which you can find HERE.

I gathered up an assortment of cardstock, leftover scraps, four of 1.75" Expander Discs and a pair of scissors and began fussy cutting all of the images out from the printable.

Before I embellished I flattened, added patterned cardstock to each TP roll and used the Book Binding Diecut  before adding pockets and tuck spots to the pages.

I cut a Medallion Diecut out and adhered the 25 cent printable to the center.

The paper bow I received in a swap so I added a flower to the center before embellishing the page.

 I cut some of the tags with the Bookplate, Hinges and Label Diecuts. and added printables and tabs.

On the backside of the tags I adhered some of the printables to create mini pockets to hold tags.

As always if you have any questions regarding this project please let me know.

I would also like to submit this project for the following challenges:

Mini Album Makers Challenge: March Mini
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #328-#329

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

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Vintage Floral Caddy Organizer

Hi everyone! This has been one busy month and I'm just now finishing and able to share my project this month for Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team! The team has been sharing some creative organizing tutorials using Eileen's diecuts. You can find the past posts for the month HERE, HERE and HERE.

For my project I decided I wanted to create something that could hold all the little booklets of journaling cards that I had accumulated. I added Adhesive Sheets to Mat Board and applied patterned cardstock to the mat board prior to cutting five pockets and two sides from Caddy Bag Diecut.

I adhered all the pockets to each other and the last pocket that would be glued to the side I "flipped" so it would mirror the other side. I covered a piece of mat board with patterned cardstock to fit underneath the bottom of the caddy. This makes it more sturdy.

I covered both sides of the pockets with patterned cardstock, added some decorative diecuts and box corners and it's finished!

I've added some of my journaling cards, couple of pencils and jumbo paper clips and I am ready to create! As always if you have questions about this projects please let me know.

I would also like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #326-#327

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