Monday, May 26, 2014

She Wished for Beauty

Hi everyone and Happy Memorial Day!!! I'm here to share my May Flowers project I created for the Art with Heart Challenge which is over at Eileen Hull's blog. I had just finished an altered Altoid tin for my design team project and after looking at the suitcase die I decided I could definitely create my own "Altoid tin" with this diecut. :-)
For this challenge I used Eileen Hull's Sizzix Scoreboards XL Die Bag Suitcase to cut out two "bottoms" each from mat board and cardstock for a total of four "bottoms". I inked all the edges with chalk ink, adhered together.
Now for the fun part…adding all the fun embellishments!!!

I fussy cut the girl images out from the Easter Children Hang Tags and added stickles for a bit of shimmer.

I've had these hinges for several years and I'm now finally using them…yes, can we say I am a craft horder ;-)

I used some leftover dies that I had cut out from the Sizzix Scoreboards XL Die Box Square to use to frame the side of the box. The buttons, Dew Drops and sequins I built up so I could wrap twine around to keep the box close. The beads I added as weighs to keep the twine from unwinding around the button.

The inside I used the Tim Holtz: Lace Die along with dew drops, stickers, punches, sizzlets and buttons which I think turned out adorable.

I fussy cut a butterfly from the Vintage Spring Printable. I added antenna and flowers to  top off the upper corner of the box.

Supplies Used:

Eileen Hull: Sizzix Scoreboards XL Die Bag Suitcase,Sizzix Scoreboards XL Die Box Square
Other Sizzix Dies: Tim Holtz: Lace Die,Sizzlits Retired Dies: Flower #3, Stampin' Up! 
Robin's Nest: Dew Drops
Little Leaves
Basic Grey's Lemonade Collection
Making Memories: Hinges and Brads
Sticker Sayings
Stick Pin
Flower Punches
Broken Ear ring
Crystal Stickles
Chalk Ink
Recollection Flowers
Ephemera's Vintage Garden: Easter Children Hang Tags
Graphic Fairy: Vintage Spring Printable
Cassi's Creations: (Words)

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

Sunday, May 25, 2014

A Day at the Beach

Hi everyone! I'm here to share an Altoid tin I altered using the Beach Collection from the Robin's Nest which is 20% off this month. I was at the beach a few weeks ago and let me tell you I didn't want to leave. The weather was perfect…sunny with ocean breezes. My type of weather for sure. :-) So I wanted to create something using the mini seashells I had collected while walking on the beach and this is what I came up with.

For this project you will need an empty and clean Altoids tin.

I sponged gessoed over the whole tin. Let dry and added a second coat.

Next I painted Americana Spa Blue Acrylic Paint around the outer and inside edges of the tin and let dry. Then  I painted over that with Ranger Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint and let dry. You can speed up the process by using a blow dry. The paint should start cracking once it starts drying which gives it an old weathered look.

I cut from the Water Glitter Swirl cardstock four rectangles a little bit smaller than the tin, rounded, distressed and inked the edges. I adhered the striped side to the outside of the tin and water and wave side I adhered inside the tin.

I cut from the Sizzix Scoreboards XL Die Box Square three "frames", two from Glitter Starfish Cardstock and one from the Vanilla Fleur Glitter Cardstock. I adhered the two to the outside and one to the inside of the tin.
The outside I fussy cut one of the images from Before Bikinis Collage Sheet and the bathing suit girl I found on the internet. Adhered to the tops of the diecuts and then added  sea life images I fussy cut from scrapbook paper, gauze, sequins, dew drops and real seashells. If you don't seashells the Robin's Nest has them in their shop for purchase.

I used some old alphabet stickers I have had forever to create the saying. Then I added sequins, dew drops, twine, gauze, cut outs, mini jar and real seashells to make the beachy little scene. 

I fussy cut another bathing suits girls from the Before Bikinis Collage Sheet and used pop dots to adhere to the inside of the tin.
I fussy cut "waves" from the Water Glitter Swirl Cardstock added Stickles and stacked one in front of the other and glued down to give depth.

I adhered a small seashell, sequin and dew drop to the top of the tin to finish it off. This was an easy project to complete and I have plans to create another one in the near future. 

Supplies Used:

Crystal Stickles
Mini Glass bottle
Americana Spa Blue Acrylic Paint
Ranger Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint
Ocean Chalk Ink

 Be sure to stop by the  Robin's Nest and check out the Beach Collection that is on sale this month. If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

#1 Dad Easel Card

Hi everyone! This month over at the Crafty Card Gallery we had to try a new technique. Well, if you know me I love taking a 12x12 sheet of cardstock and making four 3"x6" cards out of that one sheet. After much trial and error…I tried gesso and a stencil and let me tell you I had a very big mess but I did manage a few gessoed dots on the top part of my card without smearing. I did decided to finally try my hand at a easel card and this is what I came up with.
I cut a 6"x6" cardbase from Calamity Jane Stripe cardstock and the easel I cut a 6"x11" with folds at 4", 4",1",1",1" from brown cardstock.
The sailors digital image is from Eclectic Anthology. I printed on cardstock and fussy cut out. I cut a piece of cream cardstock and distressed the edges and inked and then adhered the sailor image to the top of it. Next I added gauze, twine around the edge of the cream colored cardstock and then adhered to the base. I fussy cut sea life from a sheet of scrapbook paper that is from Paper Studio. I adhered those along with real mini seashells, dew drops and sequins around the edges of the base.

I folded the brown cardstock and adhered to the back of the card. 

Next I cut the leftover striped and red cardstock and glued three of the sides to the back to make a pocket. It will be perfect to add a small note and gift card. Now I have a father's day card finished and need to create one more. :-)

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

Supplies Used:

Robin's Nest: Brown Glitter cardstock, Calamity Jane Stripe cardstock, Beach Dew Drops, Pearl Dew Drops
Eclectic Anthology
Anchor digital image is from the internet
Brown Chalk Ink
Textured Brown and Cream Cardstock
Red cardstock
Paper Studio: Beach House Collection
Mini Sea Shells

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Friend Knows the Song in Your Heart Card

Hi everyone! While I was on vacation I brought a small stash of crafts with me to keep my idle hands busy just incase it rained, night time back in the room or I was tired of reading my book. I put together several card bases with some of the left over scraps I accumulated. I would have stamped out my sentiments too but I forgot and left the acrylic block at home. I will be sharing these cards with you as I can. 

I cut the bases for the cards from a 8.5"x11" sheet of cardstock giving me two 3"x5.5" bases once folded. Inked all edges of bases and scraps. Adhere scraps of scrapbook paper on top of the base. Fussy cut a bird digi image out and adhered to the card along with a flower and dew drops. Stamped sentiment and cut out and glued to card. I love how colorful and quirky the card turned out. :-)

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

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Beauty Tag

Hi everyone! I had to share today that a tag I created was selected to be in the May issue of Scrapbook Generation Create online magazine. My tag is on page 240 and also featured at the beginning to the readers gallery. :-) Since the magazine is free please go check it out. 

If you have any questions let me know. Hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy created!!!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Lily Paper Doll and Some Exciting News!!!

Hi everyone!!! I'm back from vacationing at the beach. I wish there was some way we could live there permanently. I love the laid back, flip flops everyday and ocean breezes…maybe one day it will happen??? :-)
I have some exciting news to share though…I have been asked to be a part of The Mailbox Muse Design Team and…of course…I said yes since I love ALL thing vintage!!! You can join the club for the Mailbox Muse kits which gives you a discount on the kits and product at Altered Page web site, video access and other specials for a year too. 

Also I would like to share a paper doll I created using the Lottie Stamp set from Pink Persimmon. I stamped out her head, arms and legs and then printed her body and dress pattern on white cardstock since I wanted her body to be sturdy. I cut everything out, used brads to attach the arms and legs to the body. Added a little blush to her cheeks and colors her lips with one of my markers.
Next I traced her dress onto Purple Flowers Glitter Cardstock and then cut out. I embossed the skirt with the flower embossing folder from Once Upon a Princess Cuttlebug set. I added lace, sequin and Purple Dew Drops to the dress and topped it off with a lily digis that I fussy cut and added Crystal Stickles to make it pop. I printed the lilies from the Altered Pages Vintage Easter Greeting college sheet

To attach the dress to the paper doll I used baker's twine which I adhered underneath the lace on the sleeves of the dress. This way I can chance the clothes of my little paper doll. 

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