Saturday, April 19, 2014

Flowers

This week’s http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/  Flowers Challenge is being sponsored by http://www.scrappersdelights.com/store/  which is where I got this super cute Summer Breeze digi. She reminds me of my beautiful daughter in law so I made her a small scrapbook that will feature pictures of Miki.

Recipe:

Scrappers Delights Summer Breeze digi stamp.
8.5” x 11” cardstock, cardstock, chipboard.
Quilled Creations Little Girls quilling kit.
Twine.
Pearls, jewels, Cricut’s 3 Birds on Parade, Songbird, Fancy Frames and Ribbons and Rosettes cartridges.
Cinch and Cinch binder.
Colored pencils, chalks, markers, etc.
Foam pads.

I printed Summer Breeze directly onto a pink sheet of 8.5” x 11” cardstock and colored her dress with chalk from The Stencil Collection, her shoes, arms, face, lips, nails and hair with colored pencils.
Quill two tulips following directions in the quilling kit, I made the stems longer than specified so they would reach the bottom of the page. I cut the purple flowers from 3 Birds on Parade and used floss for the stem.
Adhere the pink page to a piece of chipboard with another piece of cardstock on the opposite side (inside), using Cinch, punch holes in all layers. Do this BEFORE cutting the grass so you can see what size to cut the grass and where to place other items you are using.
Cut grass from Ribbons and Rosettes, using the grass borders and layer them together.
Cut name and shadow from Songbird and assemble.
Adhere all pieces to the pink sheet. Use foam pads to adhere grass to front, make sure to adhere all other pieces BEFORE grass.
Use jewels for the blown, “pollen” and add some jewel butterflies. Use pearls for centers of purple flowers, I also used them for the, “dots” on the, “i’s”.
Cut frames from Fancy Frames cartridge, place pictures in place then frame. Add some jewel flowers to frame corners.



 
I am entering it in this challang:
 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Easter

Happy Easter Everyone










Recipe:

DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack.
White and purple cardstock.
Jewel butterflies, pearls, googly eye, micro pearls, Cricut ink.
Cricut: Smiley Cards, Spring Cottage, Easter 2010, Nifty Fifties, CCR basics and Ribbons and Rosettes cartridges.
Adhesives, foam pads.

Cut card from Smiley Cards HOWRU card @ 5”, gate and two fences from Spring Cottage @4.75”, tulips and layers from Spring Cottage @1.75”, bunny and shadow from Easter 2010 @1.5”, using Cricut Ink, write, “Happy Easter” with Nifty Fifties @.6”, then cut Accent and shadow from CCR basics @1.65”, cut grass from Ribbons and Rosettes, grass border 1 x 12 @.65” and again at 1”.
Assemble cuts, put a dot of glue on bunny’s nose area and sprinkle with pink micro beads, adhere googly eye to bunny. Adhere taller piece of grass to card front, cutting to fit. Adhere gate and fence pieces together then add foam pads and adhere to card front. Add smaller piece of grass, cutting to fit, add tulips and bunny using foam pads. Add pearls to gate and jewel butterflies to card front. Layer the accent cuts and adhere to card front with foam pads.

Inspired by this sketch on FCCB:

 

Entering into these challanges:

Monday, April 14, 2014

Great Prizes

I just won a basket full of wonderful prizes from: http://gracielliedesign.blogspot.com/  .

I LOVE vintage papers and that is what my prize consists on, lots of vintage and other beautiful papers, I can't wait to get them and try them out on some of my projects.

Hop on over to Gracie's blog and see her beautiful projects.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sherrie Scraps with passion give away

Here ia a great give away going on over at Sherrie Scraps with passion, check it out and join in on the fun.

http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com/2014/04/lets-celebrate.html

Scrapbook Stamp Society - Super Scraps Saturday

For this week's Hiding in my Craftroom Challange sponsered by Scrapbook Stamp Society I created this card with this super cute Bestie Owl digi stamp. Winner gets 5 free Digi Stamps.




Recipe:

Cardstock, my pieces are all scraps from various other projects I have made
Bestie’s Owl digi stamp from: Scrapbook Stamp Society
Markers, colored pencils, chalks whatever works for you
Wood button
Ribbon
Floss
Googly eyes
Card measured 5 ¼” tall x 7” wide
Owl is printed on a piece that measures 3 1/3” tall x 2 7/8” wide
Green flowered measures 4 ¼” tall x 3 ¾” wide
Banners are 4 ¼” tall x 1 ¼” wide, I cut them from leftover Bazzill Basics
I inked the edges on the card base, green flowered and banners
“Whoppy Birthday” measures 1” tall (without the “tail”) x 1 ½” wide, I cut a solid talk bubble out of yellow card and “Whoppy Birthday” and talk bubble as 1 layer.
I colored the button with an orange marker and added some orange and white twine
I also added some green googly eyes

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Black and White

This week's Hiding in My CraftRoom challange is being sponsered by: http://www.bluemooncreation.net/ Winner receives Digi Stamps



Recipe:

Blue Moon Creation – With Heartfelt Sympathy digi stamp
Cardstock – white for card base, Bazzill Basics black and white for layers, white and black for sentiment.
Twine
Tulle
Ribbon
Pearls
Foam pads

Card base measures: 6” tall x 5” wide, chomp corners with Crop-A-Dile scallop chomper, outline around edges with black marker.
Black Bazzill Basics layer measures: 5 ½” tall x 4 ¼” wide.
White Bazzill Basics layer measures: 4 ½” tall x 3 3/8” wide.
Wrap tulle around white layer and secure with tape on back, tulle measures 1 ¾” tall, I wrapped it around the back so that it meets in the center back.
Glue ribbon to top and bottom of tulle, also wrapping around the back. I attached the white layer to the black layer with glue.
Print sentiment (I used 4” x 6” paper, the sentiment automatically sized itself for that size paper) and print onto white cardstock. Cut out around sentiment, cut black cardstock a little bigger than the white piece. Put foam pads on back of sentiment layers and place on card face.
Wrap twine around folded edge and tie into a bow.
Attach pearls to the corners of white Bazzill Basics layer.

Friday, April 4, 2014

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Saturday - April 5th

Tomorrow is the big day, my first Hiding In My Craft Room Design Team project goes live to hopefully help inspire others while working on thier own projects.

One of my co-DT members is having a party to help us celebrate:

Please stop by to see Gracie and join in on the fun.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring House

I went a bit off the DT reservation and came up with this little cottage this week. For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been chosen to be on the Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team, my first project for them goes live on 4-5.

Spring is in the air (it’s been spring all winter here, just turned chilly on Monday but the sun is shinning and warmer temps are on their way) and I have been wanting to play with this project for some time.

My original inspiration came from:


I added some of my own touches.

Recipe:

Cardstock, I printed the polka dot and trim papers with my Cricut Imagine. The original cut calls for 12” x 24” paper so I taped two pieces together on the back after I printed it.
I cut the lambs, rabbits and light green tulip pieces from Bazzill Basics, I love the polka dots on them.
I used glitter papers for the tulips.
Googley eyes, pearls, Glazed Dimensions, micro beads and adhesives.
Cricut’s Winter Woodland, Spring Cottage, Easter 2010 and Ribbons and Rosettes cartridges.
Vellum.
Flowered embossing folder.


 





  
House and fence pieces can be cut using the ccr cuts you’ll find a link to via this link to the original project: http://www.cricut.com/project/project/index/2671 or with these instructions:

The house is from Winter Woodland, it is the: <3rdBldg4> cut @ 5.5”, the original file has you cut two houses but you only need 1.
Fence is from Spring Cottage with 4 cuts all welded together to make longer pieces. The original file has you cut 8 of the strips, you only need 4 strips.
Flowers also come from Spring cottage, tulips and forget me nots.
Grass is from Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge, the grass 1 x 11 border cut at 1” and again a little bit bigger.
Add vellum cuts to windows before assembling house.
I wasn’t able to hide the, “seam” I created where I had taped the paper together so I covered it up by first putting ¼” wide Terrifically Tacky Tape on the edges and adding micro beads.
Emboss roof with flowered folder.
Adhere grass to front of house and embellish as desired.
Assemble fence, then add grass cuts to both sides. Embellish with flowers, lambs and rabbits as desired. I used flowers and rabbits on both sides of fence.
I added eyes and Glazed Dimensions to the lambs and Glazed Dimensions noses to the rabbits before adhering to fence and house. I used foam pads to adhere some of them, some are simply glued directly to surface.

 I am entering this into the following challanges:








Monday, March 31, 2014

BUSY couple of days here

Yesterday while in the middle of cutting a project out with Cricut Craft Room, my, "new" computer died. We spend the evening attempting to hook all of my gadgets up to our netbook without much success. The biggest problem was the monitor, I couldn't get my big one to work correctly and the one on the netbook is just too small for crafting.
After cleaning bathrooms this morning, we dug my old machine out of the shower out in the garage that isn't used as a shower, it's great for storage.
Got everything hooked up but it took a couple of hours to get my Kodak printer installed.
I'm exhausted and sore now so I think that it is time for a soak in the tub.