Monday, July 11, 2016

Prima Marketing Flowers Giveaway

Who wants to win some of the amazing new RELICS & ARTIFACTS Dresden Trims and Rhinestone Chains? There are three ways to win!
1. Leave a comment below letting us know which new R&A product is your fave.
2. Repost our give-away photo on any social media if you LOVE the new selections! (Then post the link here.)
3. Tag a crafty friend who lights up your life! We will make sure you get enough new product to share!
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We will pick a winner on Thursday, July 14th! Open to all countries. Void where prohibited.
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Friday, July 1, 2016

Online Scavenger Hunt Item #4

I'm still playing along with the Online Scavenger Hunt, I needed a picture of a magazine or a book that I have read during the scavenger hunt window. My AAA Arizona magazine arrived the other day and this morning I took the time to read it.

 
Here are a couple of links for you so that you can look and see what others have taken pictures of or decide to take part in the hunt yourself:
 
 
 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Butterflies

This is my first easel card. It was a whole lot easier once the block in my brain was able to make a connection about how to fold and attach the easel panel.

 After seeing the Butterfly Challenge for this month I went with 3 shades of olive for the card and an oval die cut for my stamp.


 
The tiny olive butterflies are negatives from the cut shown below. Somehow or other I managed to lose 1 of them going between the craft and living rooms and being so small it was impossible to find in the carpet.



The card folds flat for mailing.

I used colored pencils to color the image. The bigger butterflies are cut from papers my kids sent me from Japan. I cut the ovals using Cricut Craft Room Basics and the butterfly panel with the sentiment is from Ribbons and Rosettes.

I am entering this into these challenges:

Butterfly Challenge - O is for Oval/Olive.

Robyns Fetish Butterfly Challenge.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Upcycled Bottle

Blog Quick Quotes is having an upcycle challenge this month. I had this empty bottle to play with and had a lot of fun playing with it.


 
Acrylic paint doesn't stick real well to glass on it's own so I asked my BFF Renee who is a decorative painter, designer, etc. over at Plum Purdy  (she owns it too) how to get around that and she told me that I needed to first put a coat of paint adhesion medium on the bottle. She very kindly sent me a bottle from her inventory.

 
After sponging the medium on, I made puddles of purple, cream, blue and sunflower paints and sponged them on in a bit of a mish mash. When that coat dried I went over it again with the blue and cream then again with the purple and cream paints.

 
When the paint was dry I added a layer of Mod Podge then added some bling from Zva Creative, flowers from Queen and Co. and a bow using ribbon from my stash.
 
The flowers were cut using Cricut's Mother's Day cartridge, I hot glued them to floral wire and added some leaves I cut using one of my punches.
 
I am entering this project into this challenges:
 
 

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Win a MISTI

I am trying to win a MISTI which is a real nifty tool designed to help you place your stamps exactly where you want them on your project. Here is the link if you are interested in trying to win one: Splitcoast - Memory MISTI.

I wanted to use some of the tea stamps my pen pal Lana in Montana sent me. I dug way back into my pictures and found this one of me, my granddaughter Rachael, my friend Kare and her daughter Amelia at our favorite tea room.


 
All of the stamped images are from Lana, the scroll bling is from Zva Creative, small flowers are from Queen & Co. and I used my Cuttlebug alphabet die to cut the title.


My Splitcoast Stampers Gallery
 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Silhouette Challenges - Showcase #38

Hi, and welcome to my last project for Silhouette Challenges. Just where does the time go?

My, son will be turning 32 this month so I made him this card. He lives in Tokyo and mailing anything at all to him is very expensive so I tend to keep his cards fairly simple.

This file is from the Silhouette Store, one of my free downloads when I received my Cameo.

 
After I made the cut, I added a piece of cream paper to the background then sprinkled in some red jewels.
 
All of the challenges are always, "Anything Goes" if you made it, it counts so please enter it.
 






Challenge#38
Starts June 1, 2016
Ends June 30, 2016
Click HERE to link up!

More Photo Scavenger Hunt Pics

We got out to do some shopping today and found a few more items for the Photo Scavenger Hunt.

 
#2 A footprint or pawprint

 
#3 A skeleton, bone or x-ray

 
#3 Again

 
#10 A bicycle
 
I still have another 10 items to find.

 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Tea For Two - 2 Creative Chicks

WOW!!! Where has the time gone? I can't believe that this is my last post for 2 Creative Chicks. It has been a lot of fun and the time has just flown by.

We are having a tea party today using a tea set that my son and his wife gave me when they came to the US to be married, 2 months later they were also married in Miki's hometown in Japan.

 
I started with a tray I picked up from Create and Craft TV, it was only a couple of dollars. I put a couple of coats of paint on the tray, used Mod Podge to adhere the paper with a couple more coats on top of the paper to protect it then I added the pearls.

 
 The paper is also from the kids, Japanese papers are beautiful.

 
Please come and join us at 2 Creative Chicks where the challenges are always, "Anything Goes."
 

Challenge#11
Starts June 1, 2016
Ends June 30, 2016
Click HERE to link up!

Halloween in June

My gal pal Renee from Plum Purdy found this cute little Vintage Postcard Kit in her crafty stash and sent it to me. It comes with 6 postcards and 8 Halloween stamps, 12 embellishments and 18 chipboard pieces.

 
There are several things you can make with these, I decided to make a Halloween banner.
 






I used all of the stamps and all of the included embellishments as well as some bling from my stash but I didn't use any of the chipboard pieces, I added them to my stash to use another time.






 

DCWV June Stack - a - holic Challenge

I stumbled across the DCWV Stack - a - holic June Challenge the other day and decided to make something and enter it. I searched all through all of my DCWV stacks but couldn't find one that I had pictures to go with until I saw a post over at Golden Goddess Designs that Alicia had used her Far East Stack and it reminded me that mixed in with my other Japanese papers that I had some Far East Stack cardstock.

I took a still picture off of my son's Japanese wedding video and made this layout following DCWV's sketch:




The kids are leaving the chapel after the ceremony, preparing to bow to their guests as is the custom in Japan.

As you can see my son dressed in traditional Japanese wedding attire. They both actually wore 3 different outfits for the day and the day went on for a very long time.

They used some of the decorations I had made for their US ceremony to decorate the venue where everyone ate and ate and ate.

You can view all of the projects here.