Monday, October 24, 2016
** So sorry this went up late! My preset time did not work today! ooops!**
Hello! I am so excited to be hopping along with Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop! I have a fun altered Graphic 45 ATC Book Box that can house some fun birthday items! I covered the box with coordinating papers from the Safari Adventure Collection. I used Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/2″ to hold everything in place. I love the Ornate Metal Label Holder and thought it would be perfect to accent the front of the box.
The burlap on top of the box and the label holder were adhered with the Dual Tip Glue Pen. The box is closed with a piece of rustic twine I had in my stash. I die-cut various animal silhouettes and long grass shapes to place on the top of the box using the Enchanted Forest 6 x 6 Pad. Then adhered all the pieces to the top of the box, along with berries and a little flower. An animal inspired gem was added using Dodz Adhesive Dots Medium on the bow twine. A sentiment sticker was placed on a strip of paper, folded at the bottom and glued to the box in a pop-up style.
Be sure to stop by the Graphic 45 and Scrapbook adhesives by 3L blogs for your chance to win some great prizes!
Monday, October 17, 2016
Good morning! Did you have a great weekend?
I had another busy one filled with "gallivanting" as my family likes to call it! ;) At the rate I am going, I will probably be two sizes bigger!
A couple of weeks ago I bought this adorable stamp/die set from Hero Arts at Simon Says Stamp. I created the background panel for both cards using a combination of stamping and Zig Clean Color Markers. I added a bit of Black Soot Distress ink to the edges too.
The boots were cut out using the coordinating die and each image was colored with colored pencils. I heat embossed the sentiment on black paper in orange. For a finishing touch, I adhered a few sequins.
Brian and I had a family meeting at Misericordia yesterday, so I wanted to bring a few things to Cort, like her Halloween costume, Halloween T-shirts, pumpkin shoes, and matching headbands.
I had a moment packing her stuff yesterday of sadness.
This will be the first Halloween she doesn't spend with me.
I've been lucky to share 20 of them with her.
I know it is part of the growing process.....but it certainly wreaks havoc on this mama's heart.
Brian keeps me busy....so I don't notice her absence as much...hence the gallivanting!
Monday, October 10, 2016
Good morning friends! I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today with a fall card!
It was a fast and easy card to make because there was no stamping at all! Just pretty papers from Photoplay and a few embellishments. I used Scrapbook Adhesive's Crafty Foam Tape in between each layer. I love dimension on a card, and this is a great way to get it! I added German Glass Glitter around the perimeter using Home & Hobby's Dual Tip Glue. I tied the silk ribbon from the Stamp Simply Ribbon store and used glue to adhered the sunflower and glitter leaves.
I added a few sequins and the pretty little birdie using Dodz-small. This card took less than a half an hour to make....which for me is unheard of! LOL!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Your visits mean the world to me!
Friday, October 7, 2016
Good morning my friends! I am getting worse and worse about this blog lately! Since Cort has moved to Misericordia and Kyle has gone to college, I have found this new freedom. Crafting is wonderful....but traveling is even better! LOL! So forgive the lack of posts.... ;)
I adore the little images and these sentiments!
I stamped, embossed, and water colored. I stamped the sentiment in black and gave it a few highlights with a white gel pen. I added a few sequins, tied twine horizontally at the top and layered it over pink card stock.
We loved New York! Such an interesting place to visit!
We saw 4 Broadway plays while there, Waitress (which was fantastic!), Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock (another favorite of mine), and Avenue Q. (Not a fan of the last one!)
We visited Times Square. (picture below)
We took a pedi cab tour of Central Park.
And acted like a couple of teenagers......<3 font="">3>
Thank you for stopping by!
I LOVE your visits and comments!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Good morning friends!
I am so excited to be a part of the, "Hello World Blog Hop!" Many of you may know Jennifer Ingle from, Just Jingle Blog! Her husband Sean is a teacher in a school where most kids are on a free and reduced lunch program, they don’t have computers at home or at school and the school doesn’t have the funds for a curriculum. In the spirit of giving his students the best education he can provide, Sean is working to raise funds to purchase computers for his classroom. You can read more here: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/chromebooks-for-urban-education/2208813/
Since I am also a school teacher, this tugged at my heartstrings! So Catherine Pooler got a bunch of us gals together to create projects using BRAND NEW stamps created just for this cause! It is called,"Hello World!"
These gorgeous butterflies were stamped several times using my Misti. They were colored with my Zig Water color markers. I added a bit more depth with colored pencils, and even cut two of the butterflies out and popped them up using foam adhesive. I masked all of the butterflies and stamped the background. Each circle was colored in with red and given a bit of glossy accents. I added a few sequins and some twine to finish it off.
All profits from the sale of this stamp set and the coordinating dies from Saturday October 1 - Friday, October 7 will purchase computers and other school supplies for Sean’s classroom in Boston.
I can’t wait to see how this week unfolds and how many computers we can provide for these kids!!!
We are beside ourselves excited to raise money to purchase computers for these kids...how can you become a contributing member of society these days if you don’t know how to use a computer?
All designers were sent a goodie pack of stamps on Friday. On October 1, we will be releasing the following products into the store:
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Be sure to stop by all of these talented ladies' blogs for more inspiration!!
Let's Get these kiddos some computers shall we?
- Catherine Pooler
- Maureen Merritt
- Amy Kolling
- Laurel Beard
- Miriam Prantner
- Kristie Goulet
- Amy Sheffer
- Heather North
- Donna Mikasa
- Allison Cope
- Amy Tsuruta
- Lisa Harrolle
- Kelly Griglione
- Kimberly Wiener
- Chrissie Tobas
- Ingrid Blackburn
- Michele Kovack
- Stephanie Klauck
- Chaitali Narla
- Dana Joy
- Jessica Frost-Ballas
- Laura Bassen
- Jennifer Ingle
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Hello and Welcome to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® + Lawn Fawn blog hop! Make sure you check both blogs for tons of inspiration and prizes this week!
I created this interactive shaker card using Lawn Fawn's, So Smooth stamp set. It is soooooo cute!! I stamped each image on water color paper and colored them in using Copic markers. I masked off the images and sponged ink around it using Tim Holtz inks. I splattered it with a bit of water.
I used Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam tape and their double sided tape to create the shaker portion of the card. First, I adhered the acetate to the tri-cut panel using the double sided tape. Then placed Crafty Foam Tape over that to give the shaker a bit of depth. It really allows the sequins to have a bit of room to shake about!
I placed the shaker card on layers of card stock and this cute plaid paper by Lawn Fawn called, Perfectly Plaid Petite paper. For my final touch I tied pink Girlie Grunge twine vertically.
Remember to pop over to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® + Lawn Fawn blogs to check out all the projects today and be eligible for prizes! There will be inspiration like crazy all week long!
Thank you so much for popping by today!
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Good morning! I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog today with a simple card to share!
This adorable stamp set is from My Favorite things. I stamped it in black ink using my Misti. I colored the image with Copic Markers. I decided to make the little round pillow one of those fringe pillows. I adhered a Dodz-medium behind circle and added numerous strands of string. Then I gave it a "haircut" so the fringe was even and short.
I layered everything with crafty foam tape and tied a piece of hot pink twine to the top.
As you are visiting here today, I am in New York. We are only here for a few days, but we are seeing 4 Broadway plays. The Waitress, The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, and Avenue Q. We are visiting the 911 Memorial, and taking a tour of Central Park. We are cramming a ton into 4 short days!
Thank you so much for your comments about New York. I am hoping to take some of your suggestions!