Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A charming tag....

I'm back...  After another much needed break I'm back to blogging and just in time for the holidays... Still trying to fit in crafty time with working full time plus over time and all the other fun day to day things...  I did manage to get in a little crafty time this past weekend and would like to share with you a tag I created...

Products used...
Marion Smith Designs Stamp (flower)
Stampendous Frog Stamp
Pattern Paper Scraps
Tim Holtz ink
Wendy Vecchi ink
#10 tag

Thanks so much for looking and I will be back soon with another project to share.  Please leave a comment if you have the time. 

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

I love mixing the new with the old...

I have been having so much fun going through boxes and unpacking my craft room as I often get side tracked and then I find myself sitting at my table creating a way...  Yes that is why it has been taking me forever to get it unpacked. What better way to get inspired then to open up a box and find all your treasure that have been packed away for months ok a year, but it's been a rough year for me so I'm glad to be getting back into the swing of things and so glad that I feel human again it only took 2 surgeries but I am on the mend and back to getting crafty in my spare time. It really does feel good to be among paper, ink, glitter and glue...  So today I unpacked some My Minds Eye 6x6 pads and at the bottom of the box was a package of ephemera from K & Company...  things like ephemera inspire me so naturally I headed to the table with a few new things and some old paper pads and the ephemera package and pulled some things from my left over bin and got busy creating...  Here is a card I created.

Products used:
My Minds Eye Love Me (banner pattern paper)
Crate Paper Random (black chevron pattern paper)
The Paper Studio (music pattern paper)
K & Company Valentine Ephemera (little girl valentine, I heart You tickets)
Purple Cows Wire (pattern created with Purple Cows Wind It tool)
Prima Cabbage Rose
Making Memories Pearls
Paper Trey Ink Vintage Button
Vintage Lace
May Arts Burlap String (white)
I am Roses Leaves
Tim Holts (brushed corduroy) ink
Memories Pigments (Unicorn) ink
Recollections Corrugated Card

Here are some close up photos...

Thanks so much for looking. I love to read comments so if you have a chance please leave one.  I will be back soon with another project.  Till then... Happy Crafting.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hello Friend and more photos of my craftroom...

Happy Thursday Everyone...  I have been so good in getting into my craftroom this week to get creative.  I even got ready for work yesterday in record time so I could have 20 min in my craftroom before I went to work.  I picked out some papers that were left on my desk from my previous card and those little pearls, then grabbed a roll of twine and my distress ink and got busy... It felt good to create but knowing I left something on my table not finished drove me nuts at work, but when I got home and checked in on everyone I headed up to my room to finish what I started...  With that said here is my finished card...

products used:
Echo Park Beautiful Life 6x6 paper pad
Pebbles Inc Hip Hip Hooray (hello friend)
Digital Image (ticket)
Tim Holtz Ink (brushed corduroy)
Making Memories Pearls
Kraft Cardstock

Here is a close up...

 Here are a few more photos of my craftroom... Still getting it unpacked and things put in the right spots.  It seems like it will take me forever to get it done with working full time I only get to unpack on the weekend. So it's a slow process but it's getting there.

Thanks so much for looking. I love to read comments so if you have a chance please leave one.  I will be back soon with another project.  Till then... Happy Crafting.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Happily Ever After... Happy, Thrilled and Excited...

Happy Tuesday everyone...  I am Happy, Thrilled and Excited today... Yesterday I was in my craft room creating cards and for some reason I was creating Valentines and Wedding cards. Not sure why. lol... Later that afternoon I called my son to see how he's doing really it was to check up on him.  When you live in 2 different states you worry all the time.. Well he told me he asked his girlfriend to marry him and she said yes.  So maybe that's why I was creating those cards. You know the "Moms intuition". lol  So excited for him and this next chapter in his life and well for me I finally get another girl that can call me mom... lol

With that said here is a card I created...

products used:
Echo Park Beautiful Life 6x6 paper pad
I am roses flowers and leaves
K12 Studio Stamp (Happily Ever After)
Dress Stamp (unknown)
Memory Makers Pearls
Cheery Lynn Designs Heart Die
Tim Holtz Ink (brushed corduroy)
Corrugated Card

Here are some close ups...

Thanks so much for looking.  I will be back on Thursday with another projects. Till then... Happy Crafting. 

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Monday, August 26, 2013

A Happy Birthday Card and still unpacking my craft room...

So I spent 12 hours in my craft room yesterday.  Looking at what I did in those 12 hours I'm not sure if I was that productive.  I would of been better if I could make up my mind where I wanted things.  Things started in one place then moved to a different place and ended up in another place.  I think that deciding where things go is what takes up so much time.  In the middle of it all I ended up twisting or pulling something in my back after moving some boxes around.  So I have been really slow moving like turtle slow. lol  So naturally I decided to sit down to rest my back and get in some creative time.  Here is a card that I created...  I really love the colors.

  products used:
The Paper Studio Pattern Papers (pink, blue and floral cream)
K12 Studio Stamps (dress form and happy birthday)
I am Roses (all flowers)
Cherry Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish and Mini Fanciful Flourish Die
Tim Holtz Ink (brushed corduroy)
Archival Ink (jet black)
KinderStampO Doily

Here are some close ups and how it started...

Here are a couple photos of my scrap room that I worked on today...

All the Halloween stamps are on my desk waiting to be stamped...

Thanks so much for taking a look at my blog today... I will be back tomorrow with another project.  Till then... Happy Crafting.

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Monday, August 19, 2013

a nerdy owl canvas...

Today I would like to share with you a little canvas I created.  I love to paint and mix colors and do what makes me happy.  So as I sat in my crafty room looking around at boxes etc naturally I grabbed my paint, a stencil and a some things that were left over on my scrap table and got busy listening to some 80's jams... 

Here is the final finished canvas.

Products used:
Glitz Designs Owl
Pink Paislee She Art Vintage Lace Stencil
7Gypsies (Too Much of a good thing) Stamp
Unity Stamp (top left corner)
Want2Scrap chipboard Retro Glasses
Tim Holtz Sizzix On The Edge Butterfly Die
StazOn Ink 
Washi Tape
KinderStampO 4" doilies

Here are some "in the process" photos

 Here is another finished photo...

Thanks so much for taking a look at my blog today... I will be back on Monday with another project.  Till then... Happy Crafting.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

a simple little tag..

I created this tag for someone that is always going above and beyond for others while still doing all her day to day work etc.  I just wanted to let her know that I notice all that she does and  I am grateful to know such an amazing person and glad she crossed my path in life. 

Products used:
Manilla tag
Studio G wood block stamp
Stazon Ink (jet black and teal)
Queen and co gems
Prima flower
I am roses leaves
flat back pearls
vintage lace

Here are some close ups...

Thanks so much for looking and double thanks if you left me a comment.  I sure do appreciate it.  I will be back on Monday with another project.  Till then... Happy Crafting.

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Monday, August 12, 2013

I'm finally back with some fun Stamped Goodie Bags...

Wow I can't believe it's been almost 3 months since my last blog post... A lot has happened since then.  I won't get into all the details but in that time I have unpacked more of my craft room, had 2 surgeries, been working and resting a lot. Now that I feel somewhat normal again I have been in my craft room getting creative...

Today I opened up a box and it was full of my wood block stamps.  So naturally instead of putting them away as I was going through the box I sat down and got crafty with a few stamps and made some fun goodie bags for my co-workers...  I love passing out fun little things to my team at work...

Products used:
(Jet Black, Cherry Pink, Olive Green, Black Cherry , Teal Blue, Cactus Green and Pumpkin)
Stamping Up Chicken Wire stamp
All other stamps are studio G wood block from Michaels
K12 Studio Twine

Here are some more photos...

Thanks so much for looking and I will be back tomorrow with another project...
Till then.. Happy Crafting...

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Crafting from scraps and leftovers!!!

Hello again...  As promised I am back with another card I created...  A little later then I planned but things around here have been crazy with kids, doctors and so much more...  Hopefully now things are moving in the right direction. With that said I have promised myself to post at least 3 times a week on my blog and to spend at least 30 min a day in my craft room... I have this nice craft room and haven't spent that much time in it at all so that needs to change and well it started with today as I spent 30 min. in there today playing with some leftovers left on my table from the last time I was in there and created this little work of art!!!

Products Used:
Glitz Designs Pattern Papers
KinderStampO Spanish Stamp Set
KinderStampO 4" doily
I am Roses yellow rose
Tim Holtz Ticket
Tim Holtz Twig Distress Ink
Vintage music sheet for butterfly
Vintage button
Digital Ticket Image
Kraft Cardstock

Here is a close up...

Thanks so much for looking and I will be back soon with another project to share.  
Till then... Happy Crafting!

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

I'm back with A Tag and A Sketch...

So as I said in my last post that I would start posting on my blog again mid April.. This entire year so far has zoomed right on by... It's been crazy with working, buying a new home, moving and then having health issues...  We are still unpacking a few boxes every weekend but for the most part the house is unpacked and everything is in it's place except for my scraproom.. I still have a sea of boxes on the garage but it's coming together nicely... This past weekend I had a friend over and we did a little scrapping... It felt good inking and gluing again..  With that said here is a little something that I created with some new supplies and my go to stamps from KinderStampO.

Products Used:
KinderStampO Vintage Love Stamp Set
Glitz Designs Yours Truly Whatnots
Pink Paislee Cottage Farms Paper Goods Ephemera
Tim Holtz Ink - Twig and Shabby Shutters
Tim Holtz staples
Manilla Tag

Here is a close up...

Today is Sketch it Thursday on the KinderStampO Blog so here is the sketch I did for the tag!!!

If you like the sketch be sure to join in on the fun and link up your creation on the KinderStampO blog and here as well...  

I will be back soon.  Till then... Happy Crafting!

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Silk Colored Eggs...

Sorry for being MIA on my blog...  It's been a rough couple of months with moving, being sick and some other things going on, but I promise starting mid April I will be back in full swing!!!

This is a repeat post from April 2009...   Every year I get a couple e-mails from friends asking if I would re-post the following blog post because they can't remember how to make the Silk Wrapped colored eggs....   Enjoy!!!

Today was full of eggs.. I colored a dozen eggs using a silk scarf and the little guys and Miranda made rice crispy treat eggs. lol

Here are some photos of my eggs. I just love the way they turned out.

To make eggs like this here are the things you will need...

raw eggs
Silk (silk ties and scarfs are great to use)
cotton sheet
warm water
glass or enamal pan

  1. You will need to cut your silk and cotton down to about 5x5 squares
  2. wrap a raw egg in silk with the silky side on the egg & tie ends with a scrap piece of cotton
  3. wrap you silk wrapped egg in cotton and tie ends with a scrap piece of cotton
  4. continue wrapping till all your eggs are wrapped
  5. place all your eggs in a glass or enamel pan
  6. fill your pan with warm water till it covers all your eggs
  7. add 3 tablespoons of vinegar to your pan
  8. boil your eggs for 20 min
  9. once boiled take them out to cool for a few min and then unwrap
  10. You can rub your eggs with a little cooking oil and then wipe with a paper towel for a shiny looking egg.
Things to remember you need to have SILK to do this and the silk needs to be wrapped with the silky shiny side against the egg.

I hope you like the eggs and if you make these please comment with a link to yours.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

KinderStampO Secret Birthday Blog Hop...

Welcome to the KinderStampO It's Jessica's Secret Birthday Blog Hop...  

We gathered up the designers from the KinderStampO Design Team and Guest Design team to wish Jessica a very Happy Birthday and would love for you to join in the fun and wish her a Happy Birthday with us and by leaving a comment on all the designers blogs as well as the KinderStampO Blog you will be entered in to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the KinderStampO Store. .

We all created a Birthday card based off the Sketch It Thursday Sketch...

Here is my take on the sketch...

Products used:
KinderStampO Birthday Celebration Stamp Set (sentiment)
KinderStampO paper doily
My Minds Eye Pattern Paper
Cosmo Cricket Pattern Paper
My Minds Eye Chipboard
Studio Calico Wood Piece
My Minds Eye Button
KinderStampO Flower
The Girls Paperie Brad
Hemp Twine

Here is a closeup of my Birthday Card

Here is the Thursday Sketch It sketch...

Be sure to hop along to Raffaela's Blog to see her stunning Birthday Card Creation.  

If you haven't started the hop yet be sure to start at the KinderStampO blog and hop your way along the Birthday trail... If you get lost along the way here is the blog hop line up... 
Susannah McManus Kelly
Elisa Kammerdiener
Raffaela Perego
Cat Beaty
Cathy Derouche
Mandie Wade
Aissa Rodriguez Segarra
Haidee Shableau
CJ Shumaker
Nicole Laha
Amanda Tibbitts
DD Crafts
Linda Myquillingnest
Lilli Solstråle Nikolaisen
Jennifer Peekhaus
Your next stop is Raffaela's Blog her Birthday Card is Stunning...

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back soon with another project.  Till then... Happy Crafting. 

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Will you be Mine???

I have started working on some Valentine projects this week.  It's been really hard with 3/4 of my stuff packed up already but it's been fun coming up with ways to create hearts etc with other products...

Today I am up on the KinderStampO Blog for the Color It Tuesday Challenge with this Vintage Style Valentines tag...

Products used:
Manilla Tag
KinderStampO Vintage Love Stamp Set
My Minds Eye Pattern Paper (brown)
DCWV Pattern Paper (red)
KinderStampO Black Lace
KinderStampO Flower
KinderStampO Bling
Lindy's Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist (Buccaneer Bay Blue)
Ticket Image by Digital Paper
Momenta Black Ink
Grey Seam Binding
K12 Studio Twine

Here is a close up photo

This was my first time ever using Lindy's Stamp Gang Mists and I have to say I really loved this Moon Shadow Mist.  It is a Light Brown undertone with a brilliant Blue shimmer its totally awesome stuff...  I will be checking out more of the Moon Shadow Mists for sure... 

Here is the KinderStampO Color It Tuesday
Charcoal, Brown, red, Blue

Thanks so much for looking... I will be back tomorrow with another project.  
Till then... Happy Crafting.

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