Monday, December 2, 2013

Prima Dolls...Gift Bag and Card

Hey there peeps!

You know you're out of it when you post the same thing you've already posted on your blog! Good grief, I need a vacation! Instead, I am down with a nasty cold...but wanted to post this:

I made this tag and showed it on videos earlier.  Check the right hand panel and you will see a link to my channel on You Tube.  So I placed the tag on top of a brown paper bag, made handles from seam binding and ink distressed the edges.

Here's what it looks like on the back.  The papers match the front of the tag.

Here's the card.  As you can see, the paper matches the bag.  I didn't use another Prima doll image, but used the same embellies that were on the tag (except the chef hat - I don't think I could make another one).

So here's what I will be sending a friend  - part of her Christmas package.  We did a swap together and she made me some really nice things so I want to send her something nice in return.  Thanks for looking y'all!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pringles Can...another one

Hey y'all,

I can't remember if I posted one I altered before or not (and I'm too lazy to get out of draft mode to go check) but I altered a bunch of cute Pringles' cans.  The chips are yummy and the canister made a great gift idea.  So with the holidays coming up, I made another one.

The other side looks the same.  Here's the top - a handmade shabby chic flower that I made:

I used this pretty lace on the bottom and another with butterflies on top of it and a smaller circle (just used a gathering stitch) on top with a pearl center.

Here's one other size -- yep, more chips...heehehe - not the tall one but in between the small one (above) and the tall one...yummy...
I love the lace and the flowers are just beautiful! 
Don't you love that butterfly applique?

Here's one of my shabby chic flowers - eyelet lace in the middle and a different eyelet lace on top; all gathered in that simple stitch to make the circle.
Another of my shabby chic flowers - with different types of lace, it's easy to make a cute little flower.  I followed Tricia's tutorial on YouTube.  Just search for: alittleshabbychic - she's awesome! :-)
Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting! :~)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Guest Designer at Little Blue Button Stamps

Hey peeps!

Guess what? I'm the guest designer at Little Blue Button stamps this week! Yay!  Here are the projects I made (and the details):

Birthday card
Products used: White Cardstock (Wal-mart's Georgia Pacific), Tim Holtz's Distress Ink (Tea Dye), Ranger Stickles (Waterfall, Diamond, and Gold), Copics (E00, E02, B02, B04, and B14), Stampin' Up's chalk (Rose), Stampin' Up! Window Punch, Scotch ATG (glue)
From my stash: DCWV Striped Designer Paper, Blue Card Stock, Blue Seam Binding
Image: Ms. Lilly Fairy (Little Blue Button Stamps)
Technique: Ink distressed the edges of the sentiment

Project #2: Altered Journal
Products used: Journal (Mary Englebert - Michael's), DCWV Heritage Heirloom stack, Scotch ATG (glue), Martha Stewart's flat flace, Copics (E00, E15, E17, G05, G07, RV21, RV23, R24, R27)
From my stash: Lace, letters
Image: Sally (Little Blue Button Stamps)"

Hope you like these little lovelies.  So make sure you visit Little Blue Button stamps' store and blog - they have some great digi's and rubbah...

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting! :-)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Halloween Treat Bags

Hey peeps!

Okay, I forgot to post the treat bags that I did for Art & Sassy along with the Halloween cards.  We had to make two bags of specified dimensions and add a few embellishments as the treats.  Here's what I made:

I made three bags (one for the hostess).  I used regular lunch bags and sized them according to the specifics of the swap.  I used K&Company die cuts from last year.  This is the front (made a flap with velcro for the closure).

 This is the back side, which had to be decorated as well.

I used my Martha Stewart punch to make the bats to hide the brads on the inside that held the flaps.

I used my Martha Stewart spider punch to make these to hide the brads.

On the third bag, I did a mixture of the punches to hide these brads.

If you zoom in, you'll see one package of the goodies that each bag will hold.  The ones on the right are the actual "treats" (unpackaged).

I also made a library pocket card for the hostess to say thanks for organizing the swap.

I can't wait to get these back and will post what others in the swap have made so stay tuned.

Happy crafting! :~)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Halloween Card Swap

Hey peeps!

What's crack-a-lackin'? Hehehehe  Okay, that's my bit of slang for the year... So here's what I've been doing at a place called Art & Sassy:

This is a match book kind of card with the scored lines at the top to angle the card and a flap at the bottom to hold the larger flap in.

This is the inside of the card - you can see the bottom flap better.  The frog came with the other dies from K&Company.

This is a pocket card I made inspired from a card on Splitcoast Stampers.

There's an insert (you can write on the back) - I used Martha Stewart's border punch (a gift from Ms. Dee of Dee's Special Things). 

This card was made using the tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers.  It's a side-step card.


When you open it, you're greeted by the!

Here's the card I made for the hostess (and added a little goody-goody).  The pocket came from a fellow blogger some years back and the card is card stock so that you can write a message on the back.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy crafting! :-)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Hey y'all,

Here's another Friday and I'm off today so this is a GOOD day! Hope you're having a fantastic Friday as well!  I joined a challenge at Creating the Crafty Life where we had to follow a color challenge:

There were seven of us and the three that posted already actually used the sunflower in their project; how cool is that?

This is a library pocket card.  I simply added a bow to the outside of the pocket.  I took a flower apart and added a second layer to give it the look of a sunflower.  The thing is, my center needed to be larger, but it's okay - I'm still with the color scheme.

The library card was covered with designer paper, sunflower embellishment from Recollections, grass I ade my cutting strips and curling them downward.  I added a scalloped oval and sentiment.

Here's the back of the library card.  I made a topper to to hide the info.  Even with the lines, it's a nice card; something you can do with the library card and pocket besides using in a mini.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Happy crafting! :~)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Another Swap

Hey y'all,

I keep saying that I won't swap anymore but find myself compelled to join these fun swaps at different NING sites that I am a member of.  Wait until you see my Halloween stuff - but for now, look at the vintage tickets I made for the swap at Mini Album Swaps (MAS):

 I found this image and background paper (already stained music sheet) online (free vintage images).  I added liquid pearls, some gems for "fire" and stringed beads for the elegant chains on a chandelier.

 I made a tussie mussie to go with the corset (another find on the internet - same place), added the pink bow, flowers and pearls that those things usually had.  The purse is a charm from my stash.  I ink distressed the edges but the stains on the paper were already there with the image.

 Paris is a distinct destination, so I love creating around that theme.  I made the passport and added a bit of lace for the vintage look and placed a charm Eiffel Tower to give it that more pronounced look.  The image I found on the internet was the Eiffel Tower with the lady - how cool is that?

 This bicycle was too cute to not take up.  I added a burlap bag I quickly glued together, added mail from clip art on MS Office and it becomes something great for the swap since the bike itself is vintage.

 Look at this chair! I added the bird cage, an organza bow, some lace and pearls to the background and image that was already there.  How fun is this?

 This one was a little hard to create around but glasses, a newspaper, a charm compass and it seems like something for a man, right? Don't you love his umbrella?  Heehehe...

This image just needed a little pearl beads, a ribbon, a flower and a bit of lace and she screams vintage.  Don't you love it?

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting! :-)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Prima doll Shadow Boxes

 Hey peeps!

I participated in another swap at MAS (I know...I said no more swaps...just a few...okay? Heehee) and we had to make shadow boxes and include a Prima doll on it.  These are really "windows" because there are no other parts to the "rectangle" we formed on top of the tag.  So here is what I made:

This tag "shadow box" was made using DCWV papers, a flower I received in a RAK from Ms. Dee; foil words from a swap on some years ago and some other things from my stash.  The image is from Dover Publishing - cute isn't she?

 I love the vibrant orange mixed with the pink.  I made the shabby chic flower and the words (laugh, grow and believe) are epoxy stickers.  The little chipboard sign near her compact says: "It is better to travel well than to arrive."--Buddha. 

This one has that travel look about it.  I made the shabby chic flower, added some of this and that to make it look less empty.

I used Bona's (LiveLoveScrap on UTube) technique for the shadow boxes.  I'd created one using a Magnolia image (see a previous post for this month).

Thanks for looking!

Happy Crafting! :~)


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Something Sew Nice for a Friend in the UK

Wazzz up y'all!?

I have something to share that I made for a special lady who made some incredible prizes for me that I won on her blog some years ago.  It took me awhile but I finally found something I thought she'd enjoy.

This is Terri Anne and Jam - aren't they delightful? My first prize was a gorgeous box she created using fabric and embroidered the top.  It was on my shelf and I neglected to include it...but previous post will show it.
This is a junk journal that she can use to jot down this and that.  I included some vintage tags from the 1930's - all about fashion.  I tea and coffee dyed some pages and added to the book.  Oh...who is this for? Why, it's for the gorgeous, Mrs. A.!  She's a delightful lady whose blog is filled with creative treasures and plenty of wit about stories of her, Doc and her family - what fun I have over there and you will too - so pop on over and enjoy! 

I have a few goodies I'm adding to her package...oh yeah...I better let her know...huh? ;-)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Diva Star

Hey y'all,

I saw an image on Beebeebab's gallery one day and commented that the image looked like my girlfriend in San Diego.  She sent it to me.  I was so stoked - I made a card for Tracy for her birthday.

 This is such a good likeness of her and purple is a color she loves.

Here's the inside.  She called me when she received it and loved it.  She's really the type of friend you want around - that's my girl! :-)

Thanks for taking a look - Happy crafting! :-D


Thursday, August 15, 2013

DT Call at Little Blue Button Stamps

Hey peeps!

There's a DT call at Little Blue Button Stamps - click here to read all the details.

Little Blue Button Stamps has a fabulous blog with loads of crafty goodness.  They have a store with the cutest digital stamps...oh, yes, they do have rubber for those of you who love stamping on paper.  Me, I can't get away from digital - I LOVE digital.  Remember my shop back in the day...Tellen's Place Designs...<smile>  Okay, let me stop my memory lane dance...I am applying to be on this fabulous team of Little Blue Button Stamps.  I heard about it from JandSib80 from her channel, to which I subscribe.  She's a wonderful crafter and on their design team. 

Here is a sample of my digital work that I'd like to show them:

 I made this card using a "free" image I found on the internet of Marie Antoinette.

 I was searching for "free" vintage images on the internet and found this corset.  This is a sign you can put on your desk.  See the note "will return shortly"? Cute, huh?

These "free" images were found on the internet when I was looking for something vintage for an altered ticket swap I participated on at MAS.  These, I am keeping for myself - will show the others at a later post.

This is a shadow box with Tilda - it's so cute.  This is something I found on UTube (Bona's channel).  Wouldn't this be cute to send to swap partners as a little gift?  The jute allows them to hang it in their craft room.

 Little Blue Button Stamps would like to see your coloring techniques, so here are some of the images of Tilda (Magnolia stamps) that I have colored; waiting to be used in a project.  Coloring Tilda has allowed me to improve on my techniques.  It has been awhile since I used my Copics but it came back to me like riding a bicycle.  I love it!

So here are my projects that show a variety of my crafting skill with digital images.  I love working with digitals and hope that I get picked to be on their team.  They have a LOT of cute stamps I'd love to create around. 

Check out my UTube channel to see more of the projects I've been working on.

Happy Crafting! :-)