Thursday, June 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Card

Hi everyone.  I have been working on a Birthday card to participate in the following challenges.
My Creative Time Designer Challenge- bling it up 
 Die Cuttin Diva's -Birthday card using 3 embellishments
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Here is my card
I used Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge to cut the frame at 3".  I then embossed Happy Birthday in the center on the striped blue paper. The paper I used is the Luxury stack from DCWV.  The edge scalloped punch I used is Martha Stewart.  The flower and bling are from Prima. I love the little pink resin flowers and pearls.  Around the frame I used liquid pearls in cream.  Some ribbon and lace finished it off.  
Well  I think I meet the above challenge requierments.

By the way be sure and join us on Monday July 1st for the Fantabulous Cricut Crawl.  The theme will be red white and blue.  The Design team, returning members and new member's will have plenty of inspiration for you so make a project and play along.

Bye, bye for Now

Monday, June 24, 2013

FCCB Challenge #166 Frame It

My project this week is literally an altered frame from Wal-Mart.  It cost .97 cents. I am showing it two ways.  This first picture is how I displayed it on FCCB.

 The second picture is using the frame for a picture of my youngest son when he was a baby.

 It was fun to make. I used a lot of Cricut cartridges for this one.
Country Life - banner
Doodlecharms - baby bottle
Cricut Sampler -onesie and rattle 
Elegant Edges - little frame

Here's how it all came together.  First I painted the frame with Folk Art paint Metallic Blue. I then cut my shapes out on the Cricut and pieced them together.  The felt stickers are from Martha Stewart. I also used her blue and white twine.  I used small beads between each banner. All the outlining and stitching are done with a blue glitter pen.  The buttons are from my stash.  The rocking horse charm was from a baby shower. 
As you may have guessed I horde everything in case I can use it for something.

I think it is so sweet and adorable.  I think I will try one in pink just for fun. I did buy two frames so if I messed  up I had a backup. Hum, I do have some pink paint too.

Join us this week at FCCB and share your frame projects. 
Bye Bye for Now, 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Shabby Friend Card

Today I made a card for a friend who likes Shabby Chic. I used pink and green and lots of vintage photo to ink all the edges.  Here it is.

The papers I used are from K&Company designed by Brenda Walton. I've had it for a while and made a mini using it so there were only a few pages left of the pad. The sentiment banner was part of the paper pad as was the silhouette and frame.  I added a button and some green crinkle ribbon which I dyed myself.  I also added some crochet trim and a ruffle made by gathering the crinkle ribbon. I then added some blush colored adhesive pearls and a pearl bead spray to finish it off.

I am going to enter this card in the Shabby Tea Room Challenge Week # 171, Ruffles and Ribbons and use the colors pink and green.  I think this card will qualify. Wish me luck this is my first time to enter a challenge at this site.

Bye, Bye, for Now

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Cool Summer Treats

I don't know about you but I love popsickles during the summer.  My favorate flavor is orange. I've been wanting to use a new DCWV paper stack "Birthday Wishes" for a project.  All  the bright shiny colors inspired my card.

I used my Doodlecharm Cricut cartridge to cut the popsickles at 2.50". I used kraft paper for the base and then cut the layer in three different colors. The white accent is Glossy Accents in white.  The twine is from the Twinery, Lemon Drop.  The orange buttons are from my stash.  The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper, "Sweet Goodness". The background paper is also from DCWV.  I used a white gel pen for the faux stitching and accents on the popsickle sticks.
I think my popsickles look so YUMMY!

I am entering this card into the following challenges.
Bitten By the Bug 2- Summer Foods
Die Cuttin Diva's-Refreshing Summer

Hope you like my card.  Join me in the above challenges.
Bye, Bye for Now,

Monday, June 17, 2013

WEDDING DAYS Challenge # 165

This weeks challenge at FCCB is to make a wedding project or gift. I have used the Celebrate with a Flourish cartridge to make a card with a wedding cake.

I cut the white card stock base at A2 size and rounded the corners. The patterned paper is from DCWV Luxury Stack  8x8 pad.  I cut the cake at 4" and cut off the candles.  I then ran it through the Cuttle bug using Swiss Dot folder.  Instead of using the raised dots I turned it over and used the indentions.  I filled them with Crystal Stickles.  I had some trim leftover from a project and it was enough to drape onto the cake like icing.   I used a white Prima flower and a green gemstone for the top. For dimension I placed the shadow down and then popped the cake up off the shadow.

The stamp is one from the bargin bin stamped in Staz On Jet Black.  The paper was shiny and I wanted to make sure the sentiment stayed on the paper.  The sheer green ribbon is another leftover piece.

Hope you join us this week for our wedding challenge.

Bye, Bye for Now, 

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Hi everyone! I wanted to share a project I have been working on. This is for a swap at 2 Shabby Sisters Studio. I was to make 4 charms in the style of ART-A-CAKES.  I'm sure you have all seen them out there in the craft stores. Kinda pricey, so here's my take on them.  I have to say they were a lot of fun to make. I just let my imagination run with it. I was able to use some of those flea market finds that I just knew would come in handy one day.

Here is the first and my favorite. It is very shabby chic to me.  I used a brooch and glued the paper rose to it.  I glued that on top of a crochet dolie in pink. I then attached beads. On the flat center dangle I attached some little pink cameos.  The purple crinkle ribbon was just a little piece I had which fit perfectly.  For the presentation I used purple corragated paper and the background is from DCWV, Butterfly Garden.  I distressed it and inked using Vintage Photo.  This is a one of a kind since I will never find a brooch like this again.

This one is my second favorite. I used a sewing theme for this one.  More flea market finds.  I found a basket with a bunch of sewing items.  They wanted $40 for the basket but I told them I only wanted the items inside and they sold them to me for $3.  The wooden spool and metal zipper are just two of the items. I attached my charm to a Tim Holtz swivel clasp.  I threaded it through the spool and then attached the bottle cap to the chain.  The charms are Paris related and so is the image inside the bottle cap.  I wound the zipper around the spool and used a Tim Holtz pin.  A button and crinkle ribbon finished it off.  My presentation is more corragated paper and a dress form image stamped onto DCWV paper left over from a mini album I made.

Number 3 is Alice in Wonderland theme.  I used a Tim Hotlz bookplate and cut a playing card image of the Queen of Hearts.  I used lots of glossy accents to cover the image and give it that glossy look.  I glued the crown on after it dryed.  I used chain to suspend the charms.  I filled one of those small bottle sfrom Tim Holtz with blue ink and labeled it "Drink me" and added a clock and mirror.  The red beads are for the red in the Queen.  I found an image on the interent and printed it off and adhered it to more corragated paper in red for the presentation.  To top it off I added red tulle.

For my last one I went western.  I found this pair of copper and tourquoise earrings and wondered what I would ever use them for.  They worked great on this charm.  I hot glued it to a piece of leather and tucked feathers behind it.  Then I used a crochet trim and some jute as my bow.  The cowgirl image is Geko Galz, "YEE  HAW".  More corragated paper in yellow.  The back was a bit messy so I attached a kraft paper scalloped circle to finish it off.

This was a long post so I hope you're all still here.  I would like some feedback on these.  Which one do you like?  What do think about them?  Give me some comments.

Bye, Bye for Now, 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Father's Day Challenge #164 at FCCB

My step father is not a suit and tie kinda guy.  He is into cars, so I had to make his Father's Day card with cars as my theme.  I used one of those great images from Geko Galz, Start Your Engines.  Perfect, right?

I used Indie Art for the gears and cut them at various sizes from  DCWV Metalliac Stack in silver.  Everything is inked using Tim Holtz Black Soot. The black and white checks and the sentiment are both cut from this collage sheet. The card base is A2 size in black. I used a couple of silver brads and drew the chain with a silver glitter pen. I think it looks very masculine and I know he will love the car image. 

I know it is sometimes hard to come up with something for a man so do your best and join us at FCCB.  Keep in mind what you Dad likes and you can't go wrong.

Bye, Bye for Now,

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Challenge # 163

This week the challenge at FCCB is to make a project using two types of ribbon. I needed a birthday card and thought I would make it with two types of ribbon.                                                                  

 Also it was my first attempt at heat embossing.  I have seen it used by other crafters but had not invested in a heat gun and embossing powders, which by the way are a little pricey I discovered.  For someone who usually buys supplies on sale or discounted it was a big decision to purchase everything I  needed. I have to say I was very pleased with the results.  I do need a little more practice to perfect it though.

For my card I used Elegant Edges to cut the scalloped circle at 2.50 inches and the shadow.  The inner circle was cut smaller at 2.00 inches.  I threaded the blue gingham ribbon through the holes and tied a bow.  It is pop dotted onto the shadow. The border is a Martha Stewart border punch. The ribbon is more of the blue gingham and a piece of blue polka dot ribbon.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from a stamp set by TPC Studios. I used a fine silver embossing powder from Michael's and Versamark to stamp. It really was easy and the effect is very dramatic. If you haven't tried to heat embosse you might want to give it a try too. 

Thanks for looking. Join the challenge at FCCB this week and have fun.
Bye, Bye for Now,