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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A card for my grandson

One of my grandsons experienced a little accident at the park.  He fell off a zip line while playing with his friends and cracked a bone in his shoulder.  I thought I better make him a little get well card so threw this one together quickly so I could get it mailed to him.  I just love LOTV stamps and think this one is just adorable.  His mom said he was quite pleased to get it.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and may God be with you always.

Graduation cards

I am sorry I have not been posting more.  Things have been a little crazy here the past month or so but hopefully I am back to my little blog world for awhile!  These are some Graduation cards I have made for two special nephews and my eldest grand child!  I hope they like them as much as I liked making them.  I do think this type of card is one of my favorites to create.  Thank you so much for stopping by and please leave a comment!  I love reading your comments and everyone means so much to me.  May God bless each of you!









Friday, May 16, 2014

Guest Designer for Scrapping 4 Fun!





I have the privilege of being a guest designer for Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges.  Their challenge this month is to use a technique.  I chose flower sculpting as my technique.  When Tauna and I went to Expo this spring, we took two classes on paper flower sculpting and I figured it was time to give it a try on my own.  I made this card for my son-in-law's grandmother who is in the hospital.  I wanted to  let her know we were thinking of her and about having to spend Mother's Day in the hospital.  She seemed quite pleased with both the little visit and the card.  The flower dies as well as the butterfly ones are from Cherry Lynn.  So is most the greenery.  The small greenery is a MS punch.  I used TH Aged Mahogany and Peeled paint to ink almost everything.  I used Chestnut roan around the mats.  I added a little stickles to the butterflies.  The sentiments are both from a set by Stampendous.  I used my nesties for the circles and a Whimsey die for the other sentiment.  Thank you all for stopping by and special thanks to Scrapping 4 Fun for giving me this opportunity!  God bless you all.

Challenges:

Splendiforous Creations- things with wings

Craftitude- dies

Crafts for Eternity- dies

Creative Fingers- anything goes

Docerela Creations- colors

Polkadoodles- wings

QKR Stampede- dies

Sister Act- anything goes

Stamping With the Dragon- flowers


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Birthday card for my Mother

I have seen so many of these card in a box cards and am fascinated by them.  I was trying to come up with something different for my Mother's birthday this year and came across a card made by Sandi Maclver on you tube and just loved it.  I followed her teaching as closely as I could but did not have the stamps and punches and such as she used so had to wing it with what I did have.  Mom was very pleased with it and I have heard she is showing it off to everyone she can at the home!  I cut the balloons with my cricut. The circles were cut with the cuttlebug and the cupcakes and candles were hand cut.  I cut strips of cream paper and then scored and folded it to make the cupcake papers.  I used Perfect Pearls for the frosting and then sprinkled some glitter confetti on it while it was still wet.  The sentiment stamp is from Cuddly Buddly.  A little stickles here and there and ink all around finished this card!  This card was fun to make and the tutorial is very easy to follow!  I want to thank Sandi for sharing her talent with everyone and for helping me create a special card for my mother.

Challenges:

Craft Dee Bows - anything with a handmade bow

Crafting From the Heart- anything goes

The Crafty Bloggers Network- pink and ribbon

Eureka Stamps- up in the air......I used balloons for this

Incy Wincy- birthdays

My Craft Creation- anything goes

Squigglefly- cupcake

Glitter n Sparkle- card for females

Pumpkin Spice- about a girl


Sister Act- cards only anything goes

Crafty Girls- anything goes

Crafty Ribbons- sweet treats

Scrap Creations- Mother's day/ Girly

Thank you so much for stopping by and may the Lord always walk with you!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Gate Fold Boxed mini album

Paper Hoarder Disorder has done it again!!!  This is her pattern for her wonderful Gate Fold book that is available at her Etsy shop.  It was a really fun project to work on. 
 I chose to use Graphic 45s new Bontanical Tea papers for this album.  I am so loving working with this paper.  I had got the new G45 collections in the mail a couple of days before I got the pattern so it just seemed it was meant to be!  lol  Anyway, this is the top of the box with a close up of one of the flower sprays.  I titled it "Cherish" as I feel these papers just make you want to cherish whatever you add to it!  I, of course, stickled everything.  The flowers come from my stash.  The little pink and white sprigs are from the cake decorating section from Michael's  The pearl swirls are from Want2Scrap and were purchased  when I went to Expo last month.
 I had purchased several different locks and latches from eBay last month and decided I might as well add one here so this is the one that worked best for this box.
Upon opening the box, you will see that papes are attached to each fold down side.  I decided to do this one mirror image.  I want to create another one where one side is baby girl and the other baby boy.  It has six full pages on each side (so 12 individual on each side) so would work great for baby's first year.

For the first pages I used some of the punch out flowers from the G45 collection.  I did add tiny roses to the centers and, of course stickles.  The leaves are a MS punch.  There are two pockets on this page that each holds a little tag booklet.  The bird charms are from Michael's.

Since this album was made mirror image, I will just show one set of pages and you can imagine the opposite effect for the other side.  lol
I tried to make this album very interactive so lots of pull out tags and pockets and such.  On this set I used some of the banners from the punch outs to create little fans and stuffed them in the pocket.  The pocket lifts up to reveal another pocket with a little three page tag pull out. I used little flat backed pearls to add dimension to this page.  The rose on the pocket was fussy cut and then topped with glossy accents.  The second page pocket has two tags from the collection and an envelope made from one of my old sizzix dies.  It contains a little pull out tag.





The next set of pages are very simple.....nothing too fancy at all.  The first page contains a tri fold opening held shut with magnets.  The metal corners and metal finishings are from eBay.  The butterfly is from a MS punch with a layer or stickles and then a layer of glossy accents.  The leaves are from another MS punch.  A little stickles and this set is done.



The next set of pages are scraplifts from different creations off  Pinterest.  I saw the fold out album as a mini album itself on Pinterest and thought it would just be kind of different added to a page.  As you can see it opens as a tri fold with the top housing a silly little tag.  The second page is really simple with a door effect.  The flowers on this page are silk ones from Micheal's.  I  pulled them off their stems and added a little stickles along with a flat backed pearl for a center.  The metal decoration on the first page is from eBay but I added a center that came from Micheal's.  It was actually a thumb tack item as well as the "Family" piece on the door.  I removed the pin parts and they worked really good, I think.






The next set of pages were a little bit of experimenting.  I bought some embossible window plastic from JoAnn's and just had to play a bit.  I embossed it and then scored it to fold and make the clear pocket.  You cannot see the embossing very well so was a bit dissappointed in the finished look.  I used a very narrow edge off a EK Success punch across the top and added tiny pearls.   Said pocket holds a fold out mini album which contains a little pocket of it's own holding two little stamp stickers from the collection. .  On the second page is a pocket containing two more tags from the G45 collection.  The tiny banner is also made from punch outs  from the collection.






The last pair of page sets is again more pockets and foldouts!  The first page consists of two pockets holding little fold out tags.  I used a MS punch for the heart borders and added pearls.  The tag tabs and the stamps are stickers for the G45 collection.  The pull out on the second page is a mini fold out that I also got from Pinterest.  I used a Nestie die to cut the flap front.  The pearl border was another purchase from Expo.  And, once again finished it off with a little stickles.  I created the pocket out of paper from the collection.








The final page is still another pocket page with a tri-fold mini pull out.  I used a border die on the pocket from Magnolia.  The leaf die is from a new die I bought at Expo from Heartfelt Creations.  They have some wonderful dies!


I left the bottom and the inside of the lid plain as I thought they could showcase a 5x7 photo if you desired.



Each page is a pocket page and contains fold outs.  I use a glass accent that I had glued to paper and fussy cut around for the pulls.  I really like how they turned out.


Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting my blog.  May God always be with each of you and hold you close.

Challenges:

My Craft Creations-anything goes

My Craft Spot- tags and/or banners

613 Avenue-anything goes with option to recycle

Challenges 4 Everybody- anything goes

Corrosive- pastels

Suzy Bees-anything goes

Crafty Hands- anything goes

Scrapping for fun-anything goes

Craft My Life-anything goes

Pause, Dream, Enjoy- 3D

Aurora Wings-anything goes





Sunday, March 9, 2014

Graphic 45 Christmas mini Match Box Album

I won the privilege of being a guest designer for Crafting By Designs.  Their challenge this month is an anything goes challenge!  So hurry on over here and join in the fun!

I had so much fun making the last mini album from the pattern I bought from Cristi/Paper Hoarder Disorder on Etsy, that I just had to try to construct another using her drop down sides idea.  Love the drop downs!  This little album measures 3x4 by about 1.5. 
I had searched you tube and decided, after seeing some awesome creations, to make it match box style.  The pattern will be available in the future from Cristi but will be a larger version.  


The top is decorated with lots of flowers, metal corners, and a little stickles to add sparkle.  In the pocket is a small fold out album.


When removed from the match box cover the little album folds down to show itself off!
The letters are from a cricut cartridge and then covered in stickles.



The first page has a little pockets that contains several tags.  I used EK border for the little scalloped edge.

The next two pages each contain little fans made from the banner and tags set from G45.  They tuck neatly into the pocket.  The metal label holders are older ones from Making Memories and pull out tags from behind the fans.





 On these next pages you find more little pockets with tags and mini fold outs.  Each fold out has a small metal tag added.  The tiny banner was made using a die and then gluing them to some embroidery string.



On these pages you will find fold outs held closed with magnets.  The lace border is from the new Spellbinder border set I just got.

There are hidden tags inside each fold out.

The back page just has one of the cutouts from this G45 collection.

The bottom of the box contains an acetate pocket with three little foldouts.




This is a picture of the bottom without tags.


Each page is actually a pocket and each has their own tag which holds their own little tag.


This photo shows the top of the match box case without the foldout.  It also shows the front of the book with the pull out handle from G45.  Both sides are decorated with the metal filigree and flowers.
All edges were inked with Chestnut Roan from Color Box.  The tiny hollies are from an EK border punch with stickles added.  
Thank you so much for stopping by and viewing this listing!

Please visit Cristi's shop for fabulous patterns.  The Match box one will be added soon so keep watching for it!  In the mean time, enjoy her other patterns!


Challenges:

Crafts and Me - anything goes

Just Inspirational- anything goes

Glitter and Sparkle- anything goes

Challenges 4 Everybody- anything goes

My Besties- anything goes

Completely Christmas- anything goes

CHNC- Christmas anything goes

Sparkles Christmas- more than 3 embellishments

TreasureTimes- anything goes with lots of layers

Delicious Doodles- anything but a card

Brown Sugar- sparkles

Papertake Weekly-anything goes

Through the Craft Room Door-anything goes

Fantastic Tuesday- anything goes and must be square.

Jo's Scrap Shack- anything goes

613 Avenue- anything goes

Word Art Wednesday- anything goes