Sunday, February 1, 2015

Faith Envelope Mini

Hello friends and crafters.  Just wanted to share this little envelope mini I made last year and never posted.  It is made with #10 envelopes and folds and unfolds different ways to keep your photos with lots of journaling spots.  You can find lots of tutorials for these on YouTube.  This was going to be an insert in a mini album I made, but with all things I do - the embellishments got out of hand and it became too big!  lol
The paper used in this project is called Antiquity from The Paper Studios as found at Hobby Lobby. The doily stamps are embossed with black embossing powder.
I used Spellbinders dies, Martha Stewart punches and handmade crochet flowers throughout the album.
As you can see, it opens many ways and contains lots of tags for journaling and places for pictures.
Don't you just love the sweet little burlap touches.  All the edges of the edges of the envelope and paper have been distressed inked with Brushed Corduroy.  
See all the ways this little album can open!  I told you it holds alot.
Here's how the tags look that are peeking out of the tops of the album pages.  Aren't they just perfect for photos.  Thanks so much for viewing my album.  I appreciate your visit.  Hope to see you soon.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Magnolia Tilda With Roses

Hello Friends and Crafters.  Today is another card selection from some older projects that I never got to post on my blog from when I was on the Dirty Dozen over at Splitcoast Stampers.  This sweet Magnolia Tilda is just perfect for a pretty Valentine's Day Card.
For this card, I have used some Spellbinders dies and punch around the page punches from Martha Steward.  The rolled roses were also made with Spellbinders.  One of my favorite things about this card are the pearl accents.  Thank you so much for joining me today for an oldie but goodie.  Until next time, happy crafting!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

CottageCutz Wedding Shower Tag

 Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of CottageCutz dies.  Here in my neck of the woods, we are getting ready for a Wedding on "Pi" day!   There was a shower recently to honor the Bride and this is the tag I made for the gift I brought.  I made this with the idea that the Bride could use it as an embellishment in her Wedding Scrapbook.
 Yes, I do know what you are thinking.  I have had an influence on the Brides hobby by choice!!!  lol  This wedding is filled with lots of homemade hand crafted touches.  We have been working and still working for about a year.  This tag was made with the beautiful  Elegant Veil & Top Hat die from CottageCutz.  The Best Wishes Expression die was used on the little banner.
Hope you have enjoyed a little "Wedding Inspiration".  Be sure to check out the "Wedding Collection" of beautiful dies over at The Scrapping Cottage.  There are lots of beautiful dies to select from for all your decorating needs.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time.....Happy Crafting.  Here are the dies used:

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sunflower & Burlap Tim Holtz Luminary

Hello friends and crafters and welcome to a "catch up" post of a project that I created back in September of 2014.  Just to let you know, I am pretty smitten with the Luminary Die from Tim Holtz.  This may be like the 5th configuration that I have created.
Several other complimenting dies were used to embellish this luminary.  I used the Spellbiners Sunflower Die, a Sizzix Daisy die was used for the smaller sunflowers you see on here.  The Sizzix Decorative Strip die called Autumn Gatherings are the little leaves and twigs you see.
The acorns came from Michael's and the little pumpkins and fall gourds are from the Dollar Tree.  They were perfect addition to this fall creation. 
As you can see in the back, the luminary is sitting on top of a Laughing Cow Cheese Box that is mounted on top of a painted candle holder.
I just loved this luminary.  Of course, I do not have it anymore.  I sent it to my BFF.  She loved it.  I am still playing with ideas in my head to use this die again for.  I know that I will get a lot of use out of it as I just love the results.  Thanks for stopping by today to let me share an older project with you.  Until next time.  Happy Crafting.

Monday, January 19, 2015

CottageCutz Altered Valenting Glassine Bag

Hi friends and crafters.  Today I want to share with your this Altered Valentine Glassine Bag made with the beautiful CottageCutz dies from the Valentine collection.  Don't you just love all the different size hearts that coordinate beautifully together and the sweet cupid die.  The dies used are the Filigree Cupid, Flourish Love Heart, Sweet Floral Heart, and Sweet Heart.
The roses were rolled with left over designer text paper and pink and white cardstock.  The edges of the paper were sewn for added design and texture.  Let's not forget the pretty paper doilies used as well.  It's the finishing touch for a vintage feel
Hope you have enjoyed your visit today and got a little inspiration for your next Valentine project for your sweetheart or special person in your life. Until next time, happy crafting! See you soon! Here are the dies used.

Friday, January 9, 2015

CottageCutz Woodland SnowLady

Greetings everyone.  Today I have a project share using the beautiful CottageCutz die called the Woodland Snowlady.  Let me just share with you that it actually did now here today in Southeast Georgia.  It wasn't anything that stuck to the ground-but it was snow flurries and I hadn't seen that type of weather here for about 12-14 years.  It was fun.
This card is rather large.  It measure 5 x 7 not counting the protruding edges.  The following CottageCutz dies were used in creating this:  Woodland Snowlady, Winter Pine Branch,, and Expressions "Let It Snow".    Isn't she just darling.  She has two cardinals in her wreath on top of her head.  Such a sweet die.

Thanks so much for stopping by today to view my creation.  Happy Crafting.  See you again soon.  These are the dies used:

Friday, December 26, 2014

It's a Pink Christmas

Just a quick post to show you my Pink Christmas.  I didn't decorate as much as I usually do-but this year I decorated in Pink in honor of my dear Mother who passed away this year on September 30. 
Pink is not an easy color to find to decorate for Christmas.  The selection of ornaments are pretty limited at best.  I have been collecting some things for the past 2 years.  I comb the thrift stores regularly looking for pink glass ornaments.  This year in the spring I came across a box filled with pink ornaments that were all in their original packaging for $7.99.  I think there was 100 ornaments total.    The pink poinsettia are from Michael's.  I just love them.
Last year at the End-of Christmas Clearance Sales, I picked up about 10 of these pretty Santa's.  They were 80 cents each and they were gold in color.  You have to think outside the box if you are going to do a pink theme.  I painted these guys pink and glittered their hats in pink glitter.  They turned out so pretty.
This was also another After-Christmas-Clearance ornament that i got last year as well.  This ornament was gold.  I painted it pink, used glitter on the center and rub n' buff to highlight the detail. 
This is the Christmas tree in the Foyer.  The book wreath is a Pinterest inspiration.  I used pink washi tape to add color.
Even the tree skirt is pink!  It is also another thrift store find at $2.50.  Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me share my "Pink Christmas" with you.  Hope you had a very Merry Christmas.  I'll be back soon to share some more Christmas projects with you before the New Year.
Happy Crafting!