Friday, February 5, 2016

Vintage Cupid Bottle Cap Images

I was able to get 2 projects out of 1 file today. These Vintage Cupids of Deena's over at Ewe-N-Me-Printables are just too cute.
I had a small wooden box to work with, I took the hinges and closure off then I put on 2 coats of Gesso followed by 2 coats of Coral.
 After the paint was dry I used a 1" circle punch to cut out the images and inked my edges. I adhered them to the outside of the box. The heart flower buttons are from my Plum Purdy, I painted them pink and green and added a pink pearl at the bottom.
I cut out the images for the card with my 1" circle punch, inked the edges then added some pink scalloped circles to their backs. Painted another heart flower and added a piece of twine to the middle and another pearl to the bottom. The sentiment is from my stash of stamps.
The washi tape on the top is from my stash. My Darcie Multi Sized Dots folder is what I used to emboss the card front.
I was a bit too close for this picture.

I only had room for 4 images on the outside of the box so I added the 5th image to the inside of the top. After gluing the images to the box I covered it with 2 coats of Mod Podge before I added the heart flower buttons.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Last Tea Party For a While............

I really don't miss seeing snow at all, when it DOES snow I act like a kid because it is so rare but I do not go out to play in it, too cold for me. However, I couldn't resist this cute, "Let It Snow" file of Deena's at Ewe-N-Me-Printables.

I quilled up a few snowmen, I did cheat a bit on their hats, eyes and, "buttons" because I really didn't like the look of the quilled hats, eyes and, "buttons" so I cut some tiny top hats with my Cricut, added blue jewels for the eyes and some Enamel Accents for the, "buttons".
It did snow up on the mountains I can see out of my craft room window but all we got was rain and a bit of hail. The snowflake brads are from my stash, I cut off the prongs on the backs and attached them with some heavy duty glue.
This snowman looks like he had a bit too much Bailey's Irish Cream in his tea.
The snowflakes are from my BFF, Renee from Plum Purdy who I visited over the summer in South Carolina and gave her a hand at a decorative painting convention in Ohio called, "HOOT". I actually really enjoyed having to get up and go to, "work" every day of the convention despite my aching joints.
The teaware is part of my collection, my favorite line of teaware, Queen Anne from England made around 1950. 

Friday, January 22, 2016

Penquin Tea Party and Quilling

Time for more fun with Deena's Tea Bag Envelopes at Ewe-N-Me Printables this time I choose this darling little file.
You get 2 envelopes on each sheet and you can print as many as you need.
I combined Deena's file with some quilling, as you can see I still need a lot of practice with my quilling.
It is so darned cold here in NW Arizona, the first winter we were here was beautiful and really warm but ever since then the winters have been cold and this one is the coldest. It is even cold down in Phoenix.
I used my quilling, "skills" (ha ha) on the little teapot and cup.

I want to spend some time working on my quilling skills, I had gotten to be fairly good at it when I was doing it all the time, it is one of those things that if you don't do any for a while you need to practice.
The cup was a gift from my pen pal/girlfriend Pat who lives in Indiana. On our way West we were able to stop to meet her for lunch. We had a great time and hated to leave but we really didn't have the time to take our time, we wanted to make sure we arrived before our furniture did.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

PDE Linky Party

It is time for another anything goes challenge over at PDE Linky Party since Valentine's Day is right around the corner I had a chance to play with the little wooden box I picked up at Jo Ann's a while back. It was only $1.00, I love bargains like this.

The first thing I did was remove the hinges and clasp. I had to use a tiny screwdriver from an eyeglass repair kit.

After a quick sanding I was ready to start painting. I put 2 coats of gesso on before the pink.

All of the hearts are cut from various Cricut cartridges from vinyl. After adding the hearts I put on two coats of Mod Podge and reassembled the box.
Come on over to PDE Linky Party and join the fun, where the challenges are always Anything Goes, Projects can be anything - 3D, Tags, Cards, Scrapbooking, Wall D├ęcor, Framed Art, Mini Albums, crochet, decorations, invitations, banners, paintings,.... anything at all that you created.


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

More Quilling

I finally have the time to play along with a few challenges, I came across this one yesterday and the yellow made me think of spring and spring flowers. I am MORE than ready for spring to spring.


Then I came across this sketch.

Here is my card.

All of the papers are from my stash, I quilled the flower and the sentiment was generated with my computer and printer.

My new item is the quilled flower, this is the first time I have made it.

I will be entering this card into these challenges:

Pinspirational Challenges 157
Sketch N Scrap
Double Click - AKA A Busy Bee - Anything Goes
 Ccrafty Gals Corner Challenges - New For You

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

"Just Us Girls" Challenge - 326

I came across this challenge the other day at, "Just Us Girls" Challenge blog and since it uses my favorite colors (white, light blue and dark blue) I decided to join in the fun.

I never seem to have a, "Thank You" card when I need one so I decided it would be a good idea to make a couple to have on hand. However pretty much any occasion will work for this card. 

I quilled the hummingbird and flower using the combing technique. The tool used in the combing technique looks like a comb.
I want to start using more quilling in my projects, it is one of the oldest forms of crafting and is making a come back.
I will be entering this into this challenges:

Friday, January 15, 2016

Warm Snowmen Tea Party

It is time for another tea party in Kingman, AZ. If you have never gone to a tea room for afternoon tea I strongly suggest that you give it a try, I always feel so relaxed and totally spoiled after an afternoon of tea, yummies and girl talk.
This time around I used the Warm Snowmen Tea Bag Envelope file.
You get 2 tea bag envelopes per sheet and you can print as many as you want.
I don't have a lot of blue teaware even though blue is my favorite color so I decided to use a little set my son sent me from Japan for the blue snowman and my Christmas teaware for the red snowman.
For my backgrounds I used a set of tea stamps I have in my stash. I also cut out some tiny tea cups.
I didn't do any menus this time, I think that I need a bit of a change and I feel like doing some quilling. I'm hoping to find something nice to quill up that will go with Ewe-N-Me Printables projects.


Friday, January 8, 2016

Time for ANOTHER Tea Party

Hi and welcome to my, "Winter Tea Party 1". Santa brought me a bag of my favorite tea, Irish Breakfast Tea, loose leaf tea that has a very BOLD flavor so I decided that it is time for another tea party. I just love all of Deena's printable tea bag envelopes over at Ewe-N-Me Printables .
You get 2 Tea Bag Envelopes on the sheet and you can print as many as you need to. Aren't the penguins adorable?
I DID make some cranberry/pecan scones to go along with my pretty tea cup and pot (the tea pot is from my tea time pal in Michigan, Kare...we had many wonderful teas together). at 3,400 feet has a tendency to mess with my baked goods and the poor scones fell flatter than a pancake.
I embossed the card base with my snowflake embossing folder and I used a dotted folder for the off white layer.
I like to include a little menu and sample of one of the teas that I will be serving.

The tea sample goes inside the envelope.
These are very quick and easy to make, all you do is cut out the envelopes, fold on the lines and add a bit of glue or double sided tape and the envelope is finished.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

2 Creative Chicks Showcase #1

This is my first post for the 2 Creative Chicks I have another post for the Silhouette Challenges, for that post I decided to decorate my Cameo so I decided that it would only be fair to decorate my Cricut Expression for this Showcase #1.

Shortly after I bought my Expression Provo Craft started the Cricut Circle. Membership included a few, "special" cartridges that only the Circle members would receive. I have really never used any of them, they are just not my taste but one worked for this project. I used the, "Cricut Everyday" cartridge to cut the cricut face and, "cricut expression". Then I used a regular old available to everyone, "Songbird" cartridge for my name. This is an all vinyl project.

All showcases are always anything goes, if you made it, you can add it to the showcase.

Starts Jan. 1, 2016
Ends Jan. 31, 2016
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January Showcase #1

January - Showcase #1

Here is my first project for Silhouette Challenges

 The challenges are always Anything Goes.

I'm still learning about my Silhouette Cameo and I'm having fun doing it.

Did you know that you can make up your own designs and cut them with the Cameo?

I started out with my Rhodia Dot Pad and came up with this drawing.

As you can see it is a very simple drawing, after drawing it out I scanned the drawing and imported it into my Cameo software.
I did a copy and paste to make 5 flowers then I cut the 5 stems the same way.

I used the software's erase feature to remove the lines in my drawing on the stems.

Some circles for the flower centers and I was all set.
I had to cut an additional flower because I stated with 5 but ended up needing 6.
After looking it for a couple of days I decided that I needed to add a sun. I didn't take pictures of the process but I did stamp the sun onto a piece of the Rhodia Dot Pad, scanned it and took it into my Cameo software and cut it out.
All images were cut onto vinyl.

Starts Jan. 1, 2016
Ends Jan. 31, 2016
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