Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Petaloo & Authentique } Beauty Mini

Hey there everyone thanks for stopping by today!!  I'm sharing a project with you today created for the Petaloo blog.  Make sure you stop over and check out all of the amazing creations from the design team this week using the Authentique Classique Beauty collection....and let me say how well the Petaloo flowers go with this line....a must have in my book.
I'm sharing my altered mini album cover with you today.  I layered a couple of the pattern papers and also the die cut sentiment on the cover.  The edges are inked using Ranger distress ink (walnut stain).
Lets start with the finished cover first.  I added some white seam binding toward the bottom left and placed flowers around that as well.  I simply love the Gray Floral Ephemera along the side of the cover.  I placed a couple of the Yellow Botanica Minis in the middle of the Ephemera as well as at the bottom of the cover.

Petaloo feb3

Here are a couple of close ups for you.

Petaloo feb1
Petaloo feb2

Now I have the perfect little mini album to place that latest school dance photos of my daughter in.

Supplies Used:
Petaloo - Botanica Minis (yellow), Floral Ephemera (Gray)
Ranger - Distress Ink (walnut stain)
Xyron - Mega runner & high tack glue dots

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Loving Greetings

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by today.  Well Valentine's Day is tomorrow....so you better grab all your craft goodies and get those last minute cards for that special someone done.  I created this card for the Die-namites blog for the Week Of Love.  Make sure you stop on over and check out all of the amazing projects up this week.

My parents anniversary is tomorrow and it's always hard to find those Valentine Anniversary cards, so this year I just made them one!  I used two of the amazing Die-namite dies for this card.  Let me share the dies I used with you, first up is the Pear Tree Die.

....and the next is the Tulip Vase Die.

So now for the card I came up with.  I used Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments collection for this one.

You can see in the next photo a close up of the dies used.  I cut the Pear Tree die with the blue pattern paper, then cut the branches apart and placed them on the card.  I layered them a bit to give it a fuller look.  Next I cut the Tulip Vase die using the pink pattern paper.  I then cut it apart to have single tulips and placed them around the blue branches.

I can say that my parents will now have a one of a kind Valentine Anniversary card.

Supplies Used:
Die-namites - Pear Tree, Tulip Vase
Graphic 45 - Sweet Sentiments Collection
Xyron - Mega Runner
Bazzill - Cream Cardstock
Ranger - Walnut Stain Distress Ink

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, have a fabulous day!


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Be My Valentine

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by my blog today.  With Valentine's Day right around the corner it's time to get a jump on making those cards for that someone special.  Today i'm sharing a card with you that I created for the Petaloo blog with Graphic 45 papers.....and of course you all know how well the Petaloo products matches them perfectly!!!
Lets start with a close up of the Petaloo goodies that I used on this one.  You can see the amazing butterfly I used from the Burlap Blossoms Apricot pack here. The flowers and butterflies from this pack are so amazing!!!

Petaloo valentine1

In this next photo you can see the Burlap Blossoms Apricot flower as well as the Mixed Textured Mini Blooms (ivory).  The Apricot and Ivory colors really go well with the colors in this line.

Petaloo valentine2

Now for the final card....ready for the special someone!

Petaloo valentine3

Supplies Used:
Petaloo - Mixed Textured Mini Blooms (Ivory) & Burlap Blossoms (Apricot)
Graphic 45 - Sweet Sentiments 
Xyron - Mega Runner & high tack glue dots

Thanks so much for stopping by today, have a fabulous day!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Birthday Fun with Die-namites

This week over on the Die-namites blog we are sharing creations made with the fabulous birthday dies!!!!  There are some super cute projects that the design team will be sharing with you this upcoming week, so make sure you stop by the blog everyday!!

I created these two projects for the birthday hop....a birthday card and a gift tag.  

The first die I used was the Birthday Gift die.

And the second die was the Hanging Presents die.

So my first project, of course everyone will need a birthday card this year to give to someone right.  The hanging presents are super cute in the corners of the card.  I popped them up with a foam pop dot.

Up next is a git tag.  You can tie this on any gift bag to dress it up!  I love the way the Birthday Gift looks on this tag.

Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 - Time To Celebrate
Xyron - Foam squares and mega runner

Thanks so much for stopping by today, make sure you stop by the Die-namites blog and check out all of the amazing creations from the design team.


Sunday, January 4, 2015

A Card A Month

Hey there everyone thanks for stopping by today.  As the holidays have come to an end and the decorations come down I must admit i'm already thinking of gifts for next year!!  I know i'm not crazy and some of you are thinking of that also, you may have even grabbed some good deals with all of the after Christmas sales!

One thing i'm creating for a handmade gift for next year is a set of cards.  Cards for all occasions!  I want to make one or two cards a month just for this gift and then put them in a nice box for next year.  I figured there is no better time to start then first thing in the new year.  I'm going to share my first card creation for my gift box with you today.

Lets start with the amazing Die-namite die that I used to create this one.  I love adding things to the corners of cards so I used the Scrolly Corner on this one.

I created this card using the Graphic 45 collection Time To Celebrate.  I thought everyone needs a little Congratulations card to send out for something during the year!!

You can see I tied a little ribbon on the left side, which left the right side of the card a little plain....just the perfect spot to add the Scrolly Corner to.  I added a little Walnut Stain distress ink to it (not to much), then ran it through my Xyron 510 and placed it on the card.

Hopefully after I create these cards and box them up I will still want to give them away!!!

Supplies Used:
Die-namites - Scrolly Corner
Graphic 45 - Time To Celebrate
May Arts - Green ribbon
Xyron - Mega Runner, foam squares, 510

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.  I hope this inspires you to create more handmade cards this year!


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Altered Candle

Hey there everyone, thanks for stopping.  I'm sharing one of my projects for Petaloo with you today.    As i'm thinking of taking down my Christmas decorations and getting back out all of the old decor that I had on my shelf....I saw this big brown candle just sitting there looking very plain now.  I always feel that the house looks so empty after putting away all of the Holiday decor.  
I thought to myself....new year, new decor and an instant project was in the works!!!  I took this plain tall brown candle that I had, added some burlap and Petaloo goodies and I love the way it looks!  So after you put all of your Holiday decorations away and you are bringing back out the old plain stuff again....just grab your Petaloo goodies, a glue gun and get to work!
Here is my finished altered candle.

Petaloo new year3

I first placed a thick burlap ribbon around the candle, then placed the flowers down before I glued them to the candle to make sure I liked the way they were arranged.

Petaloo new year1

I took apart a couple of the Sugared Berry Clusters and placed them inbetween some of the flowers after they had been glued down.

Petaloo new year2

Supplies Used:
Petaloo - Faux dried ephemera (brown and red),Sugar red berry clusters (brown)
Xyron - High Tack Tape
Glue Gun
Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you try to altered some of your "old" decor to make them new again for this coming year!


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tis' the season } Die-namite last minute gift idea

Hey there everyone,  I wanted to share my latest project for Die-namites with you today.  This week we are focusing on last minute gifts over on the Die-namites blog!!  I created this last minute treat gift as a fun little way to give those Holiday treats to your co-workers.  I'm always looking for fun ways to give holiday treats to people other than on a platter.  I came across these cute SRM boxes and began decorating them.  I filled them with Christmas M&M's.

I love how this Bird Wreath looks when it's cut out so I used that die for this project.

I cut a strip of pattern paper and placed that across the bottom part of the box both on the front and back side.  I used one of the tags from the paper collection.  I popped up the sentiment on the tag and tied it on the handle of the box with some May Arts ribbon.  

I grabbed the Bird Wreath die and cut the pattern paper out with it.  put just a little adhesive on the left side of the wreath and adhered it to the back side of the sentiment, by only adhering the one side it allowed me to wrap it around the sentiment to highlight the tis' the season.

Supplies Used:
Die-namites - Bird Wreath
Simple Stories - DIY collection
SRM - box
May Arts - Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope this gives you a cute and easy last minute gift idea for your co-workers.