Thursday, February 7, 2013

Glitter Paper Flowers

I watched a couple of videos on youtube showing how to make paper flowers from only a couple of punches.  I didn't have the exact punches that they used, but I figure the two that I did have would work.  I like them, I think they turned out pretty.  I used glitter paper from an old paper pack I got at Walmart a few years back, by Best Occasions.  Now I think they need some kind of green leaf/leaves added to them.  Not sure if I will cut some out on my cricut, or look into buying some silk leaves from somewhere, but I think they would look more realistic if there was a little leaf sticking out from underneath.   What do you think?


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Fussy Cutting

Here is a video of some fussy cutting I have been working on.  I am totally into digi images right now, both black and white and pre-colored.  I prefer the precolored, just because I think they are already colored up so pretty and my copics skills are not much to be desired.  My middle finger was permanently numb from the scissors for about 5 days.  It took that long to get all the feeling back, weird, hugh?

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Making a Card with Amy #1

My dear friend, Amy, and I decided to do a little project together.  We decided to take turns picking the project, and as often as once or twice a week we would get together via Face Time on our iphones and we would craft together making cards.  Since it was my idea, I got to pick first.  I chose the Mojo Monday card sketch #279 for our project.  And the only other stipulation was that we had to use paper from either the "Love" or "With Love" 6x6 paper pads from Recollections sold at Michael's.  Other than those two rules, we could do whatever we wanted.  We were also to make two cards, with at least one of the two needed to be the sketch and the second one could be from the sketch or anything we wanted to do using our scraps.  We also promised to mail each other one of our two cards as a keepsake.
I picked my papers from one of the pads, I matted them onto Certainly Celery cardstock by Stampin' Up and put them all on a Pure Poppy cardstock from Papertrey Ink.  My main image was a pre-colored digi stamp from Pink Cat Studios named "Betty Ladybug on Flower", you can view the image here.  The sentiment stamp was from MFT, "You Make My Day" set, click here.  The ribbon was from Hobby Lobby, and I used the Sizzix Oval Dies to cut out and frame the main image.
I think this idea was a great activity for two long distance friends.  She lives in Texas and I live in Minnesota, so weekend get togethers to craft are pretty much out of the question.  I had a great time and I can't wait to see what she picks for us to do next. 

Lily Strawberry Valentine Card

This adorable image, Lily Strawberry is from Pink Cat Studio Designs, click here.
The paper was from an American Crafts 6x6 paper pad called "With Love" that I purchased recently at Target.  The corrugated base card is from Recollections at Michaels as well as the burlap trim.  The Heart Doily Die is from MFT, click here.  The teal cardstock layered is from a new collection from Recollections at Michael's called "Sugar Candy".  The buttons were from Papertrey Ink.

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Decorated Steno Notebooks

I wanted to share some altered steno notebooks that I made for a dear friend and her two daughters. 
The first one here, I used some glossy glittery paper from the Recollections "Winter Whimsy" Paper Pad Collection that I purchased this year at Michael's.  The stamp I used is the Awareness Anya rubber stamp from The Greeting Farm.  My dear friend had given me the stamp because of my daughter's Epilepsy.  The pearl drop beaded trim was purchased at Hobby Lobby and the sheer white ribbon is from Stampin' Up.

This second notebook was covered in a purple metallic shiny cardstock that was purchased at my local scrapbook store (not sure of the brand).  The paper heart doily is from the dollar section at Target.  The sheer purple with glittered dots ribbon as well as the heart lace trim was from Hobby Lobby.  The adhesive bling is also from The Paper Studio sold at Hobby Lobby.  The mulberry paper roses were from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The lavender rhinestone mesh was purchased on Ebay.

This last notebook, the blue prismatic paper was from Target, you get 2 sheets for $1 back in their scrabooking aisle.  The black glittered cardstock was from my local scrapbook store.  The large scroll border punch is from EK Success.  The flower die is from MFT.  The bling is from The Paper Studio line sold at Hobby Lobby.  The black rhinestone mesh was from the Valentine section at Hobby Lobby that I purchased two years ago.