Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Robin's Nest: Merry

Hi everyone! I'm sharing a card over at the Chattering Robin's blog today. I created this Christmas card using scraps of Robin's Nest cardstock I had laying aroundChristmas is right around the eight weeks away...and for the next few weeks I will be sharing a quick Christmas project on the Robin's Nest to inspire you all. :-)
You can find more photos and info about this card here.

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

Monday, October 26, 2015

Friendship Tag and a Winner!

Hi there! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was great since I celebrated my birthday. It was a day spent with my husband which we went out to eat and a little shopping at Michael's. I was looking for some type of storage containers for my craft room. I bought some snap together kraft paper covered boxes to store my massive amount of cardstock in. Well, after putting both boxes together I am not so sure about them. :-/ A couple of snaps would not snap together for anything...I guess that was why they were on clearance. Oh well, I will make them do since I demolished the packaging. 
Also I want to share the winner from my blog of this past Saturday's post for the Crafty Card Gallery Blog Hop. 
Drum roll......and the winner is: Sarah Biswabic!!! Congratulations Sarah! Please message me at with your mailing info. Also in the subject line put Blog Hop Winner (I get a ton of emails and might miss it). 

Also I would like to share a tag I created. I had added cardstock to the base but laid it aside and never got back to it. I found it under a pile of cardstock and decided to finish it.

I used some leftover scraps of cardstock, mini pom pom trim, flatback pearls,dew drop and a sequin to the tag and I topped off the tag with a sentiment that I had received in a swap. Lastly I added seam binding and ribbon to the top of the tag. 
If you have any questions about this tag please let me know.

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

Saturday, October 24, 2015

I am Grateful

Hi everyone and welcome to the Crafty Card Gallery Fall themed blog hop!
We have 9 very talented card makers who have each designed a fall themed card.
If you’ve never done a hop before, it’s a group of bloggers that have joined together. You hop from blog to blog using the links in each post.
Be sure to visit each of the blogs and comment on the posts and follow their blogs. Some of the bloggers are giving away prizes - so you want to be sure to comment so you can be eligible to win. 
You should have arrived from: Kerin Sylvester:
If you didn’t, please go back to the start so you can do the whole hop:
Thanks for joining us in the hop!
Your next stop in the hop is: Shawnee Penkacik:
Here’s the full list in case you get lost:
Kerin Sylvester:
Shawnee Penkacik:
This card I started with a 5 1/2"x5 1/2" folded cardbase which I cut a 5"x5" piece of patterned cardstock, inked the edges and adhered to the cardbase. 

Even though the card looks hard to put together it really isn't.  I cut the following pieces of patterned cardstocks 3 1/4"x5", 2 3/4"x5" and 2 1/4"x5" and used a decorative punch (5" side) on each piece and then measured 2 1/2" of the punched edge (the center) and cut with in a 1/2" of each piece of cardstock. I then "curled" the cut edges around a pencil and then adhered each piece on top of each other to create a pocket.

I used the Doily diecut to cut a doily from off white piece of cardstock, ink edges and then glued to cardbase and inside the "pocket".

 I cut the big leaves from the Holiday Greenery diecut on off white cardstock. I then inked with a variety of peach, tan, brown, yellow and green chalk ink. I blended the colors together and then wadded and crinkled the leaves up and then shaped the ends with my stylus. I folded down the middle and inked the center with brown ink.

The smaller leaves also come from the Holiday Greenery diecut too. I shaped those with the stylus and then I adhered all the leaves and paper flowers around the "pocket" of the card along with twine which I made a bow out of. I finished off the with a sentiment from Canvas Corp's Grateful Stamp Set and two little twigs from a tree.
If you have any questions about this card please let me know.

Now for something fun! I will be giving away a goodie bag of things (such as blank cardbases, ribbon, buttons, RN dew drops, sequins, rubber stamp, etc.) that can be used for your own projects and all you have to do is be sure to comment and also become a follower of my blog! Pretty easy peasy huh? I will announce the winner Monday, October 26th. So be sure to comment below and become a follower of my blog for a chance to win!
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Ghost Passport Mini Journal

Hi everyone! I am here to share my mini passport journal for this month's s Hauntings and Holidays for Eileen Hull's inspiration team project.
This is the first time using the Passport Book diecut and I can honestly say I LOVE IT!!! And I can see me using this one over and over again since I love creating junk journals so much.
I used a variety of leftover stickers, embellishments, printables from previous projects and swaps to create this little journal. The pumpkin diecut is from Tim Holtz and the Frame diecut is from Brenda Walton.

The covers and spine are cut from Mat Board and I stitched the pages in with black thread and then tied fiber, lace and ribbon on to the thread to add more color.

I used the following Halloween collections from Canvas Corp, 7 Gypsies and The Robin's Nest for the pages inside the journal.

Also I included a little video to let you have a look inside. 

If you have any questions about this project please let me know. Be sure to check out the rest of the teams projects because I am sure they will knock your socks off. Also each month there is an Art with Heart Challenge that you can link your own project up to the blog and there is a chance to win one of Eileen's diecuts too. Now who doesn't love winning??? :-)

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

Monday, October 19, 2015

Sewing Junk Journal

Hi everyone! Fall weather is finally here and though I am not a fan of cold weather I do enjoy the upcoming holidays and the fun I have being able to decorate. :-) 
Why I am here I wanted to share the latest Sew AMUSEing Mailbox Muse kit project from Altered Pages that is available for purchase. This is a peak at what I created with the goodies in this kit. The base of this journal is a 6"x9" clasp envelope...can you believe that?!?!? For the directions and for other projects from the design team be sure to hop on over to Altered Pages to get your kit before they are gone!

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

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Crafty Card Gallery: Mini Christmas Tree Cards

Hi everyone! I am here to share a peek at two little cards I created for this month's challenge over at the Crafty Card Galley blog.The theme this month is trees and since Christmas is just around the corner I thought I make a couple of cards that can be added to my Christmas packages. For more photos and info on these cards please click here to view.

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

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

"Hope" Chest

Hi everyone! I am here to share another project I created for Breast Cancer Awareness month. I used Eileen Hull's  Train Case Diecut for this hope chest. I cut the case from mat board and the following Canvas Corp cardstocks: Pink and Ivory Ribbon Stripe, Pink and Ivory Toile and Pink Lemonade Thickstock and put together according to the directions. The Pink Lemonade Thickstock was used for the top lid which I embossed with Brenda Walton's Floral Tapestry Embossing Folder (retired).

Instead of using the diecut closure (hinges included too) that comes with the Train Case I added this closure that I purchased from Hobby Lobby.

The hinges I have had for several years and I am just now getting around to using them. I also adhered pom pom trim around the lid and base of the case. 

I glued trim and flat back pearls to the inside.

The top of the lid I decorated with two diecuts (Tim Holtz: Spring Greenery, Brenda Walton:Medallions...retired),store bought paper flowers, tulle and twine. I did punch out flowers from the Yellow and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse and 80 lb. Ivory cardstocks which I shaped added sequins and a  Dew Drop to the center of each one. The ivy and twigs are from the Spring Greenery Diecut which I cut from the Gypsy Moments: Take Our Breath Away Cardstock. I did ink the ivy with chalk ink for a deep green color around the edges of the leaves. The twigs I added sequins and Crystal Stickles to the center of each sequins. I foresee me creating several more of these little train case in the future. 
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Save the Hooters!

Hi everyone! October is breast cancer awareness month. This card along with several other projects with a Think Pink 2015 are featured over at the Canvas Corp blog which you can check out HERE.
This card was created with a play on words but with a serious message. Breast cancer can affect anyone. With females it is the second leading cause of death and even though breast cancer is rare in men it is very important to know your facts and be checked yearly.
First I cut a piece of Grey and White Mini Dot Reverse cardstock and folded to create a 6"x6" card base. Next fussy cut an owl from the Birds and Bees on Ivory cardstock.

Cut a 3 1/2"x5 1/2" piece of Pink Lemonade Thickstock, emboss with a geometric design and lightly ink edges and over the raised design. Cut a scalloped rectangle from the Hot Pink and White Damask Reverse cardstock, cut a scallop edge from the Embossed Large Floral White Specialty paper and a 5/8"x6" banner from the Pink and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse cardstock. Once everything is cut adhere to the front of the card.

I printed the sentiment from the computer, cut to create a banner and adhered to the card. I pulled a strand of hot pink burlap and made a loop and tied off to create the breast cancer emblem and then finished with sequins and flat back pearls.

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