Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Shaker Duck and The Free Bride and Groom File

Hi Everyone,

I hope and pray you are all OK after Irene.

I was away in Pennsylvania, US last week.  We stayed on a farm.  
It was a lot of fun. I've never seen a farm so up close and personal.  We really enjoyed the fresh milk, eggs, shortcake, yogurt and all.
I would recommend it for kids they had a ball.
We came back to Irene with a bit of water in our basement but not bad 
compared with those around us.
Praise God we came out pretty good.
That's why it's taken a while to post.
I made this card for my Hobby Lobby class as per a request.
I started with white card stock. glued ripped pieces of blue vellum to bottom. 
I ran the greenish paper through the embosser with a Fiskar raindrops plate and then put triple thick on the drops.
I dry embossed the duck with white and colored in with marker.
The window of the shaker is a button kit that I found at walmart.  It's acrylic and comes with 4 in package.
Inside are glass beads from Michael's
I used the same vellum inside the window.  The fish is a Cricut cartridge (Animal Kingdom) and a punch for the underwater plant.  Put on a bow and embellishment on top of that.
The scalloped frame is from SVG Cuts.


Just cut it out in black for the background and white for dress and shoes

Monday, August 15, 2011

Over The Threshold

Hi There!

I made this wedding card using my SCAL program with the "Peony Cottage" collection from  SVG Cuts.
It's from the "Peony Street Stand-Up Card" file.
The Bride and Groom file is mine if you would like it 
just let me know in the comment section.
The background paper on the house is "me & my big ideas"
The ferns are a McGill Punch.  The flowers are a Martha Stewart punch.  For the middle of the flower I used one of the same size flowers punched out in yellow and just bent the edges toward each other. The embellishment on the roof is from Stampin Up.
The saying "Over the Threshold" is made on my computer
with Broderbunds "The Print Shop" (I love that program)
I added pearls to the window, dress, and word window.
Finally I gave her a rock on her finger.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Gift Tags Gift


I'm a bit late with my blog this week.  I had my Grandson and started as a Class Instructor at Hobby Lobby this week.
Pray for Me!
I made these gift tags as a little gift for a couple of co-workers.
You could use the tags for a wedding, bridal shower gifts, or anything really.
I put them in a little bird cage and wrapped in cellophane and it makes a great little gift for teachers, friends, co-workers.
They really loved them.
I used paper from the Hobby Lobby paper bins for the background.
I created the white flowers from an SVG Cuts 3d flower file.
The middles and the peach flowers I purchased at a yard sale. I sure do wish I had purchased more.  (I always do that)
I used white card stock and you can't see in the photo, but used some glitter around the yellow middle for some sparkle.
I used a pen to get the bends in the flower.  I used an ink pad to get the shading on the leaves of the white flower.  I used a punch for the leaves on the peach flower.  These are easy peasy and a great little gift.
Below is the file from previous posts.
Baby Girl Top SVG              Hot Air Balloon SVG            Bear SVG

Monday, August 1, 2011

Hope this Monday finds you all well.
I made this card for my Niece who just had a baby.
I love making baby girl cards.  It comes so easy to me.
I started with vanilla SU paper, layered light pink textured paper from Hobby Lobby.  The dress:  I cut the base with the pink hounds tooth paper then cut just the top part with white card stock which I embossed with swiss dots.  I embellished the dress with pearls, a flower from the dollar store, ribbon, and an upside down mini hanger without the hook on top (you can even use broken embellishments :)
I printed her name (my Granddaughter's namesake:) and birth date on plain paper and stamped with a SU stamp that goes with that metal frame.  I added a ribbon and a button from Oriental Trading Co.  The white dots around the metal frame are rub ons.



Monday, July 25, 2011

Fly Away Bear Card

I had to try out my new Peachy Keen Stamps.
How cute are they!
I painted the background with water and ink onto watercolor paper and painted the clouds on top with acrylic paint. I painted the bear with acrylic paint on regular card stock.  I made it pink at first but didn't like the way it looked so just painted over top.  The face is from PK.  The paws and belly are flower soft.  The bear and balloon are my file.  I put foam tape under his belly, snout, arms, legs, and balloon for dimension.  I drew some whiskers and chalked his cheeks pink. 
I attached string to his arm and the balloon. 
I stamped a PK face on the balloon. I chalked the cheeks and colored the lips with pencil.


If you would like the free files just leave me comments below and let me know.  
I will add the files to next weeks post if there is interest.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Fifties

Hi Crafters!

I had to make so many cards for the family this month I had to make this card for my two brothers, who were born the same day two years apart, (weird right?) quickly.
I just got my new Peachy Keen stamps which are so cute.
I used one of the PK stamps inside the 45 record.
I inked the lips red and chalked the cheeks
I used triple thick on the outside layer of the record
which is cut in black.
I made the bottom layer white. I made the mid layer flat black.
You should make that layer whatever color you want
the record label.  I hand wrote all the lettering for time sake.
I cut the car out of an ad.
I added a ribbon and that was about it.

If you would like the file for the record just leave me a comment below.
Thanks for looking and I LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Gumball Machine

Hi Everyone!!

I've posted the svg's for the sweet shop down below as "Paper Dreams" blogger requested. ENJOY!  The other files are from SVG CUTS "Moonlight Garden Party" and "An Afternoon At Auntie Elaine's" also Cricut's "Paisley" cart.

I made this gumball machine for my Grandson 
Matthew's Birthday
coming up.  I used a file from
SVG CUTS "An Afternoon At Auntie Elaine's"
I cut the bottom piece out in gray. The top and bottom are cut
out in red with white highlights and triple thick on top.
I cut the gumballs out with a punch and added triple thick.
I got the coin from a place in Arizona.  Isn't it cute.
I put a piece of clear plastic. on top for the glass.
The skateboard is from my dental office treasure chest.
I put my own paper on top and took off two wheels and glued it down.  I cut the middle piece of the coin part out of silver paper.  The word Matt is from Sizzlits "Classic" lettering die cut set.


Click below for sweet shop files.
Umbrella and Storefront

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Asian Birthday Card

Happy Monday Everyone!

I made this card for my Mom's Birthday.
She and I both love Asian design.
The bird cage is from Cricut Pagoda cartridge.
The birds are from Home Decor cartridge. I'm a bit obsessed with the paper flowers lately.  The embellishment is a chop stick cut to size.  The embellishments on the sides of the Happy Birthday are a Sizzix die cut.  You can't tell from the picture but I glued the cage down so that it is slightly rounded and raised so it looks circular.
The Happy Birthday is from Stampin Up-Elegant Greeting.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Bird House Gift Box

Hi There!

I made this little gift box for a girl at our Church who is moving into her first apt.
I will probably add a tag if time allows, that says Home Tweet Home.
The birdie is just too precious isn't it?
The file is from SVG CUTS.
There is a how to video on their site.  
I chalked the cheeks and wings of the bird.The eyes-I took those packages of eyes
and removed the little black ball and glued them on.
I embossed the top front piece with a cuttlebug folder.
I put a trim piece on the face of the roof with a sizzix die cut.
I embossed the roof trim with a cuttlebug folder also.
The flowers are from Michael's dollar bin.  The middles I bought at a yard sale.
I sprayed it with a pearl spray.. 
I haven't decided which way I like the top yet.
What do you guys think?
I had a great time making this one it was much simpler than the house. 
I will be trying that house again though. 
I can't let it beat me. lol

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hi All!

Rain rain go away here in NY.
Hope you're having better weather than we are.
Oh well, I don't have to feel guilty about crafting today at least.
This is an acrylic holder that you can get from any craft store.
I always love this rubber stamping technique as it is so easy yet comes out so pretty every time.  All you do is dry emboss a background word stamp with white emboss on white watercolor paper then stamp your image over top.  I wet the ink and add a few different colors on top of each other so it looks like an actual watercolor painting.  You can fleck some wet ink for an artistic effect too.  The paper underneath just slides in. The pen is a Pentel pen so you can open it and put whatever paper you'd like inside. I used a small piece of clear velcro to hold the pen on.
Embellish as you wish and voila a beautiful sticky note holder.
This technique is great for cards.