Friday, November 9, 2012

Give Thanks.....

Good morning!  I am gearing up for a busy weekend!  I am so excited to be getting new couches AND a new dishwasher delivered tomorrow.  (Just in time for the holidays!)  Brian and I have a birthday party for one of our friends, and on Sunday, Cortney and I are seeing the play, Lucy.  It will be a fun weekend, but not a weekend where crafting will be involved!  But, I do have a card to share with you that I made last week using my Silhouette.  It is pumpkin shaped card with flowers also cut using the Silhouette. 
I added glitter, raffia, and a sentiment from JustRite Papercraft called Autumn Words.  The paper is from Paper Loft. 
I am off to work, but am looking forward to a quiet Friday night catching up on my DVR'd shows. How about you? What are you up to this weekend?
Have a great one, in whatever you do! : )

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Cute Homemade Stick Pins!

I love making little embellishments for my projects, and lately I've been on a felt kick.  Soooooo I decided to use some of my small dies and make my own stick pins.  They are super easy and I store them in a spool wrapped in felt to use at a later date. 
I used a couple of Papertrey Ink dies to cut the little birds and hearts.  I wanted a bit of sparkle, so I "painted" them with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam.
I made another group of embellished stick pins using some Spellbinder's dies I had on hand.  Just stick the pin through it vertically, add a few rhinestones, pearls, twine, or tag to finish it off! 

I just think they are so fun, and I can't wait to use them on my next project! 
Do you make your own embellishments?  I would love to see what you've created!  
Have a great day!
Off and running this morning!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Crafty Secret's DT Challenge and Linky Party!

Good morning and happy Monday to you! Crafty Secret's is hosting a linky party, and the designers have all created something to get your creative juices flowing! The theme is Christmas.....which as you know is right around the corner!  ; )  I used Crafty Secret's new Snow Globe's set.  I airbrushed it with my Copic markers.  I wanted to give it the appearance of the sun setting. I stamped the background with the snowflake stamp in a pale pink.
I added glossy accents to the snow portion and sprinkled it with Martha Stewart's coarse glitter.  The snowflakes were punched out of vellum for a soft dreamy quality. 
I mixture of whites, creams, soft pink, and pearls......
Be sure to check out the Heartwarming Vintage blog and link up your Christmas project!  

The other designer's have also created gorgeous projects to inspire you!

Have a fantastic Monday my friends!