Monday, January 31, 2011

Wooden Valentine's Day Wreath

My Sister-In-Law loves the wooden scalloped wreaths...being that they are on the pricey side...the fact that she has double doors so she would need 2 and that she married into a crafty family... I ended up helping her make them.  She first had my brother cut the wreaths out of ply wood, then they were painted red on both sides (the flip side has Christmas on it)... then she turned to me to see if I could do the letters with "My Machine" (my Expression by ProvoCraft).

She wanted the quote "Love Wins" which is the slogan for their teen youth group at church. I cut the hearts from Accent Essentials  and Dreams Come True (JasAln1 Icon feature) at 3" and 3.5". The LOVE is cut from Storybook at 4" and the WINS is from Opposites Attract welded on my Design Studio at about  1.15" "pulling" and "stretching"  the letters as necessary . The paper is all Bazzile plain cardstock. I put down a layer of Modge Podge then laid down the hearts and letters...3 more coats of Modge Podge and then 3 coats of sealer and they are done!

Both of Them On the Doors

One of them Close up

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Sliding Pop-Up Card For Valentine's Day

This is a new card technique that I learned from Splitcoaststampers tutorial. The card base is Bazzill cardstock, the printed paper is Cloud9 Design by Fiskars called "Head over Heels in Love" the doll is from a Paperkins kit.

Card Standing up Front View
Side View

Disneyland 1963

Over at Betty Bee's Buzz they are doing a challenge called "What a Character" go check it out....This is a LO of my older brother and I on our first trip to Disneyland in 1963. Yes I'm the little girl in the stroller. The paper, flower brads and Laugh paperclip is from Adornit Busy Woman Scrapbooking kit. This kit is about 2 years old that I'm just getting around to using. The Mickey Ears that reads Disneyland I made on my SCAL by welding 3 circles together then using "Waltograph" font from I did the Disneyland.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Snow White Princess & Cinderella Cards

These are two cards I made for two two year olds...One of them is just really getting into talking and her "favorite" princess is Snow White...there are not too many words that she says clearly enough that you can understand what she is saying but  says "No White" Clear as day. The Princess Dresses are Jolee's Boutique from Ek Success that I bought about 5 years ago. The background paper is Sandylion again that I have had in my stash for several years. The flowers are primas...the number 2 is cut from DCWV glitter stack paper and cut with my cuttlebug. The Jewels, basket, and animals are all from the dress package. The sentiment is computer generated and printed on a Nestabilites Classic Scalloped Oval. The "crowns" are made from sticker jewels.

Snow White Card Front
Card Inside

Cinderella Card Front

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Blog Party

My Friend Enfys is having a party over at her blog Going Buggy.  I have been following Enfys' blog for a while now, I get so much inspiration from her.  For day one of her blog party she asked that we create a card with a bug on it. This is my card.
The cardstock is Bazille, the pattern paper is from Kay& Co, the flower is a Prima. The bee image is on that was in a children's book that several of the pages had gotten torn as I went to throw it away I thought that one would be perfect for a card with an insect on it. I photo copied it once so I could layer it. The wings have glossy accents on them. The sentiment is computer generated. The punch is an EK Sucess Punch.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Card Number 6 of the New Year...

I did this card for a Challenge over at Paper Patch Crafts.
The challenge was to make a Valentine's Day Card with a Bear on it.
The image was one that came with an issue of PaperCrafts Magazine from the UK.
The technique was decoupaging, where you layer in images in different ways. I wanted to use the bear and then went with  non-traditional Valentine colors. The paper is Kay & Co. The card base is bazzill cardstock. The sentiment is handwritten and layered on a Spellbinder Nestibilites Inverted Scalloped Circle
The inside has a computer generated sentiment that reads..."HE LOVES ME"! The trim and lace are all scraps left over from a sewing project.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year...New Cards

One of my TOP New Year Goals is to Craft it be cards, layouts, or general craft projects (all which I have a ton that NEED to be done).
The first few days I did not get anything done but then on the 4th I did get some stamped images colored and last night I made 3 cards from those images....
First Card is a House Mouse Stamp Image...
It does not show up in the picture but I got some Martha Stewart White Flocking for Christmas so I dusted that on the snow and the snowball...layering it a bit more on the snowball...
I colored the image with my Colorbox Fluid Chalk Catseye inks and a water brush....
The Image is layered on shiny silver cardstock that I won at a crop about 2 years ago... the ribbon is a scrap...The sentiment is one I got from Art Impressions stamped on white cardstock and layered on blue cardstock...on the inside I computer generated a sentiment that reads...To A New Year...Happy 2011....

Second Card is also a House Mouse Stamped Image...again colored with  my Colorbox Fluid Chalk Catseye inks and a water brush....The image is then layered on purple cardstock then layered on paper from DCWV Pocket Full of Posies Paper. The Sentiment is a stamp from Art Impressions stamped on white cardstock then layered on purple cardstock. Inside is blank....

Third Card is another House Mouse Stamp Image ...again colored with  my Colorbox Fluid Chalk Catseye inks and a water brush...layered on DCWV Glitter Cardstock....then layered on DCWV Pocket Full Of Posies paper. The sentiment is computer generated......the inside is blank.....

All pretty simple cards for now but a start for my year of crafting.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year...New Me????

I keep hearing the Saying..."New Year...New You" whatever that means...sure we all strive to make changes in our life to better ourselves but why just at the "New Year"...One things that I heard recently that has stuck with me is from Dr. Phil...(I know that will turn off some people just by saying his name, but I think the guys says some good stuff)...he said EVERYDAY evaluate your goals and did you do SOMETHING today to bring you closer to your #1 goal..if not evaluate why and make changes tomorrow... and if you find on a daily basis you are not then maybe you should change your #1 goal...I like that and I have a bunch of "good" goals for this year but I am asking myself what is MY #1????

So one of my TOP goals is to craft more...something everyday....everyday so far "something" has come up to keep me from sitting down and doing after hearing Dr. Phil's advice I thought last night at 11 pm I can't do a whole craft but I can START for 15 minutes I colored 3 stamped I will turn those images into cards...but at least I did something and I got a start instead of putting it off for another day...I'm really inspired now :)

Day 1 My favorite Purse
I have also been wanting to do project 365 (where you take a picture of SOMETHING everyday and then journal about it)....that I have done better are my first 5 days of pictures..

Day 2 My cabbages....
Day 3 Sam...My Granddog...I got on his level

Day 4...Maggie...the neighbor's dog..."I am Smiling"

Day 5...My baby....wondering why I have not turned off the light at 11 pm yet (yes taken on day 4 but I could not pass up that look)....