Friday, August 28, 2015

A Good Day for a Wedding

Hi everyone! I am here to finally share the fans (forty of them) I created for my son and now wife's wedding which was last week. I had found in the Silhouette library a 3D Rosette Flower-Dotted design ID #21879 but it was small so I sized it up to 3 1/2" in height and 11 1/8 wide and copied pasted another image onto the design area to be printed.
I used the following cardstocks from Canvas Corp to create these fans: Gold & Kraft Diamond, Gold & Kraft Damask and Gold & Kraft Stripe cardstocks.

After folding and gluing both strips of the rosette together (end to end) I had a circle that had to be "pushed" down to create the rosette. I used a hot glue gun to glue a small Kraft cardstock circle to the center. It dries a lot faster so you don't have to hold it for what seems like forever. Then I repeated the same process on the other side of the rosette.

Since my daughter in law's colors for the wedding was mint green, Lavender and pink I ran cardstock through my diecut machine to cut out several scalloped circles and then embossed with Brenda Walton's Floral Tapestry embossing folder

I adhered those to the front and back of each fan. Along with a wood paddle that I purchased at Hobby Lobby.

Here is a small portion of the fans before I boxed them and since them off with my son before the wedding. :-)

The day of the wedding it rained just a little bit and then cleared up...isn't rain suppose to be good luck for a wedding? But all in all it was the perfect day for an outdoor wedding. The bride was beautiful and all the decorations and special touches truly made this a day to remember. Plus I gained a daughter I never had too. :-)

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

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Vintage Autumn Drawer

Hi everyone! I'm here to share a quick project I created for Eileen Hull's August Choose Your Own Theme Art with Heart Challenge. It seems like the last couple of months I have got my project finished only hours from the deadline but I have had my son's wedding which I had to create fans since it was an outside wedding and the usual home stuff, plus starting phase two of remodeling...scraping popcorn off of the ceiling...pray for me ;-D and crafts for other design teams. But hopefully I can get back on track and knock the coming months out in plenty of time. :-)

I used the Eileen Hull's Candy Drawer which I cut from mat board and covered it with the 7 Gypsies Conservatory 6"x6" Paper Pad Collection.

I distressed and inked smaller pieces of the Conservatory Collection and adhered randomly to the drawer. I didn't like the finish of the drawer pull so I painted and applied a coat of Tattered Angels Champagne Glimmer Glaze and let dry before attaching to the drawer.

I added velvet trim and a couple of buttons to the bottom of the box.

A look at the back of the drawer...I tried to use all of the leftover scraps. I love the patchwork effect!

I punched flowers and leaves from 7 Gypsies Venice Collection (discontinue), shaped and then added tulle, twine, thread and dew drops to finish off this drawer. There you have it a vintage drawer with an autumn twist. If you have any questions please let me know.

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

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Altered Pages: South Carolina is for Lovers

Hi everyone! I don't know about you but I do love the beach and I sure do love Folly Beach which is in Charleston, South Carolina. The hubby and I love Folly Beach so much we were married there a couple of years ago. It was the most perfect sunny day in March, out of a not so warm and perfect week of cold, icky and bad weather. But hey...I got my wish of being able to stand barefoot on the beach with the man I love and say our I does. :-)   
For more info and photos head on over to Altered Pages to check my latest blog post!

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

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Thank You, Flowers and a Bird Nest

Hi everyone! I am here to share a quick card I created for a challenge over at Crafty Secrets August Challenge. I clipped from the Birds and Blossoms printable the little girl with bird nest image and  adhered to a 4"x6" card base which I cut from the Heartwarming Vintage Collection Pastel Paper Pad. I glued a variety of strips of cardstock to the front of the card along with the little girl image.

I added paper flowers and other bits and baubles to finish of this adorable thank you card. If you have any questions please let me know.

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

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Precious Friends

Hi everyone! I am here to share a quick post of a card I created. About a month ago me and the hubby went to the Scrapbook Expo that was in Duluth, Georgia. I had won a pair of tickets to get in free off Instagram from Spellbinders, even though it was a 3 hour drive one way it was so worth it. :-) At one of the booths I purchased a decoupage pad from Belle & Boo. I absolutely fell in love with the adorable children images that is in the pad.

The images can be punched out and then put together to create a 3D effect. Since I don't own pop dots I used the leftovers from rubber stamps that I cut apart instead. It was very easy to put together since everything is numbered. :-) I started with a 6"x6" folded cardstock base and added scraps of patterned and plain cardstock to the surface along with sequins and thread.

The sentiment is from an old Brenda Walton's Card Quotables Sticker Pad that I had forgotten that I had. I love how quickly the card came together and how cute it looks. :-)
Also I would like to submit this card from the following challenge: 
If you have any questions about this card please let me know.

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

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Hi everyone! With thoughts of cooler weather around the corner I wanted to share a winter card I had actually created for a magazine call and since it wasn't selected I thought why not share.  :-)
I started out with a folded 6"x6" piece of Blue Bliss Thickstock from Canvas Corp. It prefect for all of the heavy embellishments I used on the card since it is thicker than normal cardstock.  

I layered a variety of different wintery cardstocks on the front of the card and then added an actual snowflake Christmas ornament along with this adorable chipboard snowman from Canvas Corp. This set of 49 wintery chipboard pieces are in the shop for only $2.25. Love me a good bargain!!! :-)

I finished it off with tulle, tiny felt snowflake and other embellishments. The magical banner was from a rub on that at the moment I can't remember what company...this is what happens when you start getting old...if I do I will update. ;-)
If you have any questions please let me know.

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

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Everything is Coming up Flowers

Hi everyone! I am here to share a mini album that I had started over four years ago. I had the basic cover with no decorations on the front and the mini paperbags affixed and inside with no paper or decorations either. I was stumped as to what I wanted on the cover and how the inside should look like so it sat in my pile of unfinished craft projects. Since I am making fans for my soon to be daughter in law and son's upcoming wedding I had a lot of time in-between fans being cut out on my silhouette so I dug this album (there are many more in that pile too...eek!) out to work on.

I added an assortment of flowers to the lower corner of the album along with lace and velvet ric rac.

For the most part I used Prima Madeline 6"x6" collection to decorate with but I did use a couple of cardstock/scrapbook papers scraps that complement the collection.

I used four paperbags for the inside which gives me lots of room to add more than the six tags. Also on each cover there is a small pocket with tags too.

A close up of the tags that I punched with my We R Memory Keepers 3"x4" card punch. 

I cut out tags that where in the Madeline collection and paperclip to the outside of each pocket.

I bought the clock image online but for the life of me I can't remember where if I do I will update. I adhered the bottom half of the image to the flap, added the leaves and flower embellishments and I then cut out a small piece of cardstock, rounded the edges, folded in half and tucked behind the image.

More pull out tags using a variety of tabs...stickers, punches and a old ticket stub that my hubby tried to throw away. ;-)

Another cut out tag with clip and a charm that I had received in a swap that I dressed up with a small circle punch, flower, sequins and dew drop (that is on the other side).

The back inside pocket I added these three little tags I received in a swap. I added little oval punches to the top for a punch of color.

There you have it a completed mini album...over four years later...hehe ;-) I do plan on finishing some of these other projects that has been laying around as time permits. I hope you enjoyed having a look at this little album.
Also I would like to submit this following project for the following challenges:
Simon Says Challenge and Word Art Wednesday Challenge #195
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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