Thursday, February 28, 2013

CottageCutz Vintage Clock

 Hello friends!  Today is my post for the CottageCutz Design Team.  It's the last day of February.  Can you believe it.  I am still working on a Christmas   Should be done soon with that-hopefully this weekend.  But for today I have the Vintage Clock die from CottageCutz.  This die is perfect for an Anniversary Card, Retirement Card, or Birthday.
This is such a pretty die.  Brushed Corduroy distress ink was used on the die cut to shade it.  The die cut behind the clock is the Tea Time Doily.  There are two more layers behind the doily which include the Circle and Scalloped Circle from Spellbinders.  The punched border is a Martha Stewart punch.  The lace border is lace from Hobby Lobby and the rhinestones are from Recollection.  Crystal Effects was used on the face of the clock to give it a "Mother of Pearl" effect.    These are the dies use:

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I really appreciate you taken time from your busy day to visit.  Enjoy your day and happy crafting. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Fred She Said Tulip Bouquet

 Happy Thursday!  Here is a card to share that was made for the Teaparty Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  Our cards this week are going to Denise in Texas who is going through health problems.  She loves Tulips, so for the challenge I thought I would pull out my trusty Fred She Said Tulip Bouquet and create a card for her.
I love this image and thought of it right away when I saw to bring tulips! Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Eight frame those tulips. The corner is from Heartfelt Creations called the Decorative Blossom Corner die. The pearl flourishes are from Want2scrap and last but not least the leaves are Spellbinders Foliage 2 sprinkled with a few Recollection Pearls. The watering can has been covered with glossy accents and, of course, I had to use a few touches of glitter here and there!

Thanks for taking a moment from your busy day to stop by.  Sure to appreciate it.  Wishing you a day filled with wonderful crafty thoughts.  See you soon!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

CottageCutz Love Album

Greetings and welcome to another CottageCutz Design Team Post.  Today is a mini album made with coasters that were purchased a year or so ago at Michael's for 10 cents.  This was a super fun project to create.  Here on the front cover I used the Eiffel Tower, Lamp & Poodle, Tea Time Doily, Greenery, and Flower Mini Dies.

For page one and two the Perfume Bottle Mini, Doily Mini, Tea Time Doily and Poodle from the Eiffel Tower, Lamp, and Poodle dies were used.  On the right is an expandable tag holder (3 tags) and there is a tag behind the Tea Time Doily.

For page three and four the Magnolia doily, Poodle Mini and Button Flower Mini, Stem Mini, and Tea Time Tags in the pocket were used.  The punched border is from Martha Stewart.

Page five and six use the following dies:  Tea Time doily, Button Flower, Stem Mini, Dress Form Mini, and Eiffel Tower Mini.  Be sure to check out the video to see how the element on page six opens.

Page seven and eight use Tea Time Tags, Pumps Mini, Clutch Mini, and Magnolia Doily dies.  Be sure to check out the video right below to view all the interactive elements of this album and detailed descriptions of the embellishments such as lace, rhinestones, paper, and pearls.


Here is the list of dies that I used for this project with links to the actual products.

Thank you so much for stopping by today to view my Love Mini Album.  I really appreciate it.   Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Teaparty Tuesday-A Valentine Party

Today at Splitcoast Stampers the teaparty challenge is for my good friend Nancy William's Mom.   We're throwing a Valentine's Day party for Sara and Leavie who are very much in love.  You can read about it here.
Since I did not have any cow stamps for the Challenge, I thought I would go with flowers for Sara and Leavie.  Nothing like an arrangement of roses for Valentine's day to turn on the Romance, add a few pearls, and some frilly doilies and you have yourself a classic Valentine.  Oh, don't forget the sparkle, we always have to have some sparklies to turn on the festive feel!

Here are the dies I used:
Marianne-Creatables Die-Anja's Squares (It was a blast to cut and layer these)
Joy Crafts Corner Fleur De Lys
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinder Spiral Blossoms One

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I sure do appreciate your visit.  Hope you have a day of creative ideas and energy!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Pink Saturday Valentine Display

Today is Pink Saturday at Beverly's How Sweet the Sound.  I look forward to Pink Saturday's and thought I would join in this week with a little peek at some of my Valentine Decorations.   The heart quilts you see hanging here I made several years ago.  I will tell you about 4 years ago I thought these quilts were ruined.  Living in the South in a tropical humid climate you have to be careful of mold.  Where I had these stored caused them one year to be covered in a thick green and black mold.  I was heartbroken.  As you can see, I was able to salvage them.  I used Kaboom Oxi-clean (2 bottles) and just kept spraying them (every day for a month) until I could not see the stains from the mold anymore and here they are!
 Over the years, I have collected ornaments for my tree.  This is one of my favorite.
 The Valentine glass ornament you see here was purchased at Walmart several years ago.  I make the cupids out of Wedding Cake decorations that I had my husband drill a hole in and I added the sheer red ribbon to tie on the tree.
 The white ball with the gold flourishes is something I got at Michael's this year at their "End of the Year" Christmas clearance.  They were a pack of 4 for 10 cents.  I got both white and pink ones.  Somehow I wish I got  The crochet heart is also another Michael's find from a few years back.  (I have been collecting for a while).
Hope you have enjoyed my Valentine Display (this is just one in my house).  As you can see I have a couple bears on the bench and a few dolls from my Boyds Bear Doll Collection.  After all the years I have had them I still love them.  My husband made my quilt rack.  I am so lucky to have a DH who sees my vision and can accommodate my requests!  Thanks for stopping by.  See you soon.

Friday, February 8, 2013

CottageCut Vintage Lamp Tag Bag

Hello friends.  Today I have what is called a bag tag made with the adorable Vintage Lamp and Dress Form Mini Dies from CottageCutz.  What is a bag tag?  It is a cute little paper bag that has been altered to hold a sweet tag.  It's almost like a card and envelope, but it's a bag with a tag and they are super fun to make.  This was inspired by ILuvVintageScrap-Ms Juliana on YouTube.  Her's are gorgeous!
 So here you can see the tag outside the bag.  I went with a Shabby Chic theme.  I used a 3-1/2" x 6-3/4" White Paper bag that I had in my stash from Michael's.  I got some regular paper bags out (lunch bags) and used them for the background.  I don't have any precise measurements because I just played with my stuff and did what looked good to me.  Tear the paper bag to cover most of the white paper bag.  Crumple it up, then unfolded and hot glue it to the bag.  I used white paint and brushed some on top of the bag.  Tear a page out of an old book and glue it to the top of the bag.  Cut a piece of white cardstock, run it through a crimper and distressed the edges with Rangers Brushed Corduroy and glue that on top of the book page.
I chose lace, pearls, burlap, chipboard butterfly, buttons, eyelash yarn, feathers and a premade rose and arranged them like you see here.  I wrapped the eyelash yarn in the rose and attached with a little glue.  The top flower is made from a paper bag.  Cut two pieces with the smallest scalloped circle Spellbinders die and four of the next size up (You could use a scalloped punch if you have one).  I rolled and scrunched up the paper, then unfolded, glued together, and added a pearl in the center.  If desired, brush white paint on the flower.  All edges of flowers are stickled with Icicle stickles.  For the inside tag paper doilies and crochet flowers were used to decorate it.

For the lamp, I cut all the pieces on white cardstock and used copic markers to color it except for the lamp shade.  I just distressed it with some of the Brushed Corduroy distress ink on the edges.

The dress form was cut on kraft cardstock and attached to the top of the inside tag.  A little button was glued to the center and a bow was made from white crochet thread.  This is so much fun to make.  I know I will be making more of these to have on hand when I need a thank you card.  Thanks for viewing my project.  I really appreciate it.  See you soon.