Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Floating Butterfly

This card wasn't planned....really are any of them?  But I was showing a few people how much I love the Precision Plate for the Big Shot and we decided to cut out this intricut butterfly.  The precision plate works great and these detailed dies just pop right out!  I love mine!!!  After I showed how easy it was, I was left with a butterfly.  I decided to go with it and make a 'floating butterfly' card. 
The butterfly is glued down on a window sheet so it gives it a 'floating' look.  I also cut out a second butterfly and glued it on the inside of the card directly behind the butterfly on the front.  That way you never see adhesive or anything else.  I added a little black glimmer paper, because....glitter is always better!  I love this card!

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Silent Night

If I had to choose one set from the Holiday Catalog that I thought was a must have, surprisingly it would be the Wonderland set.  This set wasn't even on my radar for the first month or so of the catalog, then I saw sample after sample with it and now I love it!  Don't know what I'll do when it's gone :(  It's on the Holiday Catalog retiring list, don't miss out on getting this set!  It's a keeper!!!  I have yet to make a card I don't love!  This card is no exception, and it couldn't be more simple!!!! 
The trees are stamped in White Craft Ink and the greeting is embossed on vellum.  To add just a little more 'wow' to it, I simply added a strip of Silver Glimmer paper and the card is done!  It's that easy!!!!  When in doubt add glitter....seriously....it will  make all the difference! 
Today is the last day of the Online Extravaganza!!!  Don't miss the amazing sales today!!! 
Hurry supplies are limited!

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Daisy Duck

I told you yesterday that I made only 2 punch art creations, here's the second.  A cute Daisy Duck!  This was actually a special request for my friend Michelle, she asked for one, I ended up making two because it turned out pretty cute!!!  The beak is the largest oval framelit (except for the scalloped one).  Do you recognize the bow???  It's the butterfly framelits.  It turned out sooooooo cute!!!  
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Thursday, November 26, 2015


I've kind of made a reputation for myself at these craft weekends where I make crazy elaborate punch art.  This time I really didn't make much punch art at all, in fact this little fox is only one of two punch art creations.  I saw this card on Pintrest and laughed out loud when I read it.  I had to make it.  I had also pinned this fox punch art and I just put the two together :)
The fox was really easy, just a combination of triangles and ovals.  He's so cute though!  Little glitter nose is just over the top cute!!!!!  
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Watercolor Wishes

At the craft weekend I spent Saturday night working on the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit.  It's so pretty and I love all the cards!!  This kit is complete with everything you need stamps, ink, a block, dimensionals.  It has everything!!!  While I loved their card designs I decided to add some glitter, rhinestones, bakers twine, and a few other accessories to my cards.  Of course this is optional, the cards would be beautiful made as is. 

 Even with the additions the cards are still pretty simple and straight forward. 

I'll be donating all these cards to my daughters school for their auction.  A fun kit and a great way to give back! 

This kit is $35 and is so affordable for all you get.  The kit makes 20 cards and remember it includes the stamp set, ink and so much more!!
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Rain Makes The Sunshine Brighter

I have lots of projects to share with you over the next couple of weeks that I made at craft weekend.  I decided to start with my only non-card item.  I do love it!!!!  I started with some DSP (not SU, borrowed from a friend) but it worked so well with this I had to go with it!  I just wrapped it around a canvas.  The umbrella I just hand cut out of the Bohemian DSP.  I used a circle punch to punch the bottom.  Then it was lightly sponged.  The rain drops are from a retired petal punch, but you can also make a similar shape with any circle punch.  I covered the raindrops in some Wink of Stella Glitter---brace yourself----Stampin' Up! will begin selling it in January (December for demos!!!!).  When I found this out I was jumping and singing, I couldn't be more thrilled.  I'm soooooo excited!!!!!!!  After the drops were covered in glitter I covered them in Crystal Effects for the shine. 
The letters were all cut out with the Little Letters Framelits and I also added Wink of Stella to the word 'sunshine' to make it sparkle more!!  So pretty!!!  I'm not sure where in my house this will go but I love it!

Don't forget to shop the Online Extravaganza going on right now!  Hurry supplies are limited!

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Wrapping Up The Vineyard Weekend

Finally I have my post going over the Vineyard weekend.  I already seems like it happened so long ago, it was really just a week ago!  The first few pictures are taken with my phone because I forgot my real camera.  I'm sure it wouldn't have seemed like I forgot anything but I did :(  We had a little bit of a later start on Friday because of room issues with the hotel but once we got in, it was a quick set up!  Here's my spot before anything happened.  I've brought an extra, smaller table the last few times I've gone and I love it.  My working table is less cluttered and I feel I can do more....don't know if I do but I feel I can.
 My table was all the way on the left side of the room.  I do admit I lite being in the corner though :)  I was the first one down on Sunday morning so I snapped a quick shot of the whole room.  There's 28 spots total and LOTS of crafting going on!!! 
The theme of this weekend was a Vineyard so of course we had a wine tasting drinking station set up.  I think the final count of wine consumed was 22 bottles plus a few bottles that were half finished.  That was just on Saturday....no wonder no one was down early on Sunday ;) 
Saturday night was also the night of the big Holly Holm v. Ronda Rousey fight. Holly Holm is from Albuquerque, so everyone was interested in seeing what happened.  A lot of the girls ended up crowding around Hope's phone to see the fight.  It was hilarious, and so much screaming!  LOL!!!  
Again we were spoiled by Michelle.  Every detail is always thought out and planned perfectly!  Our first night we had a tag swap, the tags are all so fun and cute, there's lots of Christmas so they'll be used this year! We got a huge bag for one of the make and takes.  There's so many other fun things there too, the Tree Builder Punch-everyone got one!! There's a roll of Burlap ribbon, gift card holders, a frame, chalk marker, sequins, bakers twine and more!!!!!!  Of course I don't attend these weekends for all the fun gifts, they're fun but not the reason I go.  I love spending time with friends, some who I just meet or don't get to see much.  It's a nice weekend get away for a busy mom, they're so relaxing, and worry free!!!  Plus I get unlimited and uninterrupted crafting time which you simply cannot put a price tag on.  Huge thanks again to Michelle for all her hard work and dedication!!  She's an incredible planner, it all shines through on these weekends!!!     
The dates for the next weekend haven't been announced yet.  Michelle is still working with the hotel on that, but the theme will be Disney and I couldn't be more excited!!!!!   I'll have all my projects that I made to share over the next couple weeks, they're really cute, you don't want to miss them!!!
Thanks for looking see you soon!!!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Wine Tag

 Finally the last project I made prior to the weekend.  Michelle asked me as well as her downline to all create a wine tag for everyone.  This is a tag that you can put over the neck of a bottle and give it as a gift.  I just love this one!!! 
I made mine themed for New Years, but we could have done any occasion.  I pulled out my framelits and put Logan to work :)  From the beginning I wanted to add a little chocolate to mine somehow so I created a little box, just big enough to fit 1 Ghirardelli square.  Isn't it the cutest on there!!!!!  If you want to make your own box here's the dimensions:  2 1/4 x 4 3/4 cardstock.  On the 2 1/4 inch side score at 1/4", on the 4 3/4 side score at 2, 2 1/4, 4 1/4, 4 1/2.  Then it's just trimming and assembling.  I used a circle punch on the front to make the candy easier to get out :)
Here's my favorite part of the tag, the brad at the top makes the front swing to the side and there's a fun greeting inside.  Truth be told I found this saying on Pintrest but thought it was sooooooooo cute and there's probably plenty of people out there who can relate :)  But there's also room to write a personal message if you wanted :)

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Envelope Gift Card Holders

Michelle also asked me to make some gift card holders from the Envelope Liners Framelits.  I've made them before and turned them into snowmen you can see that here.  I used the directions from Patty Bennett here.  We used some retired DSP for these but any DSP or cardstock would work.  I have one more project to share with you from the weekend. Then on Monday I'll do a full wrap up like I always do after a weekend and start sharing all the projects I've made after that!!!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Corks And More Corks

 Since this was a Vineyard themed weekend we had lots of projects with corks.  I made all of these prior to the weekend for varies things.  The first is a photo or card holder.  Very simple, a little hot glue some ribbon, a super cute and quick decoration.  The next is a bottle stopper, when you just can finish that wine :)  We used these for the door prize.  Very cute!!! 
 The key chains are probably my favorite.  Again really simple.  I used and eye screw and screwed it in the top of the cork and added a few beads to jazz it up a little.  So quick and easy though! 
Finally, because I had an excessive amount of corks I used some for some Christmas ornaments for some gifts for my friends who also attended the weekend.  Again I just screwed a eye screw in the cork added the ornament.  I have lots of corks left.  I'll probably do more with them for Christmas :)

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