Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I Won!!!

Spellbinders Antique Frame & Accents 
My name was drawn at the Marco's Paper booth (click here to link to their blog) at the Rubber Stamp Events Show that I attended this last weekend in Minnesota.  Thank you Greg!  This beautiful die cut is from Spellbinders.  I just love it!  I made the card below using the frame from the set and gave it to Greg since he was kind enough to draw my name (score!).

  I used craft papers and card stock from Paper Studio.  I purchased the organdy ribbon from Michael's along with the jewel parts to make the pretty pin (those pins will be another post).  My friend actually made this pin for me.  Of course, I had to grunge it up a bit.  You can't really tell in the picture but, the center rectangle is popped up and decorated with black bling (this word needs to be added to Webster's dictionary) and a fleur from the paper in the background.  The flower is made from crinoline I purchased at Joann Fabric's.  I ran the fabric through a Cuttlebug with a Tim Holtz die (yes, it actually cut it the first time!).  I inked up the crinoline and layered it all together with a brad and attached to the card with foam tape.  I just love the way this card turned out.  Thank you Greg (& Marco's) for drawing my ticket number!  I'm sure you'll be seeing more from me with this die cut set.
I have lots more to post so be sure to stop back soon!

Monday, July 30, 2012

DCWV Projects

I wanted to post these before I went on my stamping weekend.  I hope you enjoy them.  The first pic is of my Aunt and her late husband 2 years ago when we visited.  We missed the funeral but I made this layout for a frame that I would mail to her.  I love the colors.
The banner is made with chipboard coasters.  Just glued down the paper, added a few embellishments (but kept it simple) and the ribbon.  The ribbon is actually glued between two coasters (one long piece for strength).

Last, but not least is the plaque.  I made this for a very special friend who loved it when she received it this last weekend.  I couldn't post it before because it was for her birthday - didn't want to ruin the surprise.  I purchased the generic plaque from Michaels or Hobby Lobby.  The paper is glued down, sanded and inked in shabby chic fashion.  I only started with about 3-4 flowers but kept thinking it need "just one more".  This you would have to make your own judgement call on - I didn't really know when to quit.  Still think I could add one more (not!).  I wrote the phrase on with my permanent pen.  I sealed the edges with crystal effects so the ink would not bleed (just used my finger - didn't want it drippy).  I pushed and glued the eyelets in the holes and added the ribbon after it was dry.  Ain't it purdy?

Well, that's it.  Like I said in my earlier post, I will begin posting pics and projects from the show tomorrow so stayed tuned.

Hello Everyone!  I have been MIA for a bit powering up for a weekend trip to Minnesota to see a close friend and attend a Rubber Stamp Event.  What a great time it was!  There are so many projects I want to share but it will have to come in bits and pieces.  I will start posting pics tomorrow of all the pretty cards and projects I saw on display.  Then I will be making some of them and post my take for you to peep at.  If you've never been to one of these events, I highly recommend it.  Just don't forget to bring your camera!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Hope you all have had a great 4th of July!

 Isn't this the cutest card?  A Stampin' Up friend of mine showed me how to make it and I just had to share it with you today.  Although she used orange card stock so it looked like a dreamsicle, I chose a printed designer card stock.  To make it, cut a 4 X 6 piece of card stock then fold in half to 4 X 3.  Don't forget to round the corners and punch out the upper right corner with a scallop punch.  Glue about 1/3 of the popsicle down on the inside and if you want to hide the popsicle stick put an extra layer on the inside or use your craft knife to cut a slit for it to go through to the back side then glue it down.  Be sure to stamp or write your message before you add the layer.  Add a small piece of ribbon to the stick at the bottom of the card stock. Tip: Use a small regular letter envelope (see behind card) and measure where to put the popsicle stick so that it will fit in the envelope.  Next, punch a star shape in white card stock then punch it out with a circle punch that is just a bit bigger.  Now layer that onto a red scallop circle and pop it up with some foam tape and you're done.  Hope you will try this one, it's really easy and lots of fun!

Have a great week!