Thursday, June 16, 2016

Quick and Easy Card of Encouragement



If you're anything like me summer is a super busy time. Thanks to 3 years of allergy shots, this summer is filled with lots of outdoor activities and gardening. While I am enjoying every minute of it, that leaves less time for crafting and card making.  I did take some time last week to make some quick and easy cards to share here on my blog. Today's card uses the new Mixed Media 2 die from Sizzix (which I'm in love with) along with my Rose Wonder stamp set (which I am equally in love with).


To create this card form a card base then, with the card opened, die-cut the image from the front panel. This step is pretty much effortless using the magnetic platform to secure it in the perfect position!! I even learned this week that my platform work with my Big Shot Pro. (more on that soon) 

After die-cutting the card base, adhere a piece of glitter cardstock to the inside of the card so that it shows through the die-cut image. LOVE the hint of sparkle.

Finally, stamp the sentiment and add some self-adhesive pearls. 

Done in minutes!!

Now, back to the garden and my gnomes ;) 


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Thursday, April 28, 2016

LDRS Creative Blog Hop Day 4


Today I have a quick and easy card to share as a guest of Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.


For this card I used the Basic Background Builders I die set to create a quick and easy back ground panel. 

For the sentiment, I used the Just Because stamp set  and stamped it onto the frayed edge ribbon. 

Add a few ribbons and trims along with a metal charm, attach to a white card base  and there you have it!!

Be sure to hop on over to the LDRS blog and check it out and check out all the fun going on this week!


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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Save Big with the Sale-a-bration Wrap Up


Sale-A-Bration comes to an end tomorrow, March 31. That is your last chance to get some great FREE products with every $50 purchase (before tax and shipping). That includes the super cute Pedal Pushers stamp set featured below. 




Not only that I am also working on meeting my minimum for the quarter so that means an addition sale for you when you shop in my storeThat's right!! 

For all orders placed 3/30 or 3/31 I'll give you my discount of 20% off the total (before tax and shipping). When checking out use hostess code Q24MKJNP and leave your email in the contact info I'll refund your money via paypal.** Orders can be placed in both the Annual catalog or the limited time Occasions catalog. 

(click images below to download catalogs)





**Offer valid on US orders placed through my online store only.  Refunds sent via paypal only and must include email and hostess code to qualify. 
Ends 3/31/16.

To save REALLY big you could also sign up as a demo. You'll get this special offer below of $155 in product of your choice for just $99 as well as a 20% discount on future purchases! Even if you only stay on for a few months that kit is like getting roughly a 35% discount!






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Friday, March 25, 2016

Jewelry Making with May Arts and Graphic 45





Today I am participating in the final day of the May Arts/Ribbon Resource and Graphic 45 blog hop.


Did you know that May Arts ribbon is perfect not only great for paper and fabric crafts but also jewelry? That’s right. Paired with the Shabby Chic style of Graphic 45 products you’ll find super fun and funky jewelry in the making. 


Like this:


Here you’ll find:

A ribbon wrapped faux washer created using chipboard.



A diamond chain accent ornate key



A charm created using patterned paper sealed within a metal bezel.




A sparkle bead created from glitter ribbon



All on a “chain” created with ribbon!!


May Arts supplies from Ribbon Resource (the May Arts retail store)

· 1/2 Inch SOLID/WRINKLED – BURGUNDY (#EA-9-25)
· 1 Inch SOLID/WRINKLED – BLACK (#EA-1-10)
· 3mm White Diamond Chain (#469-03-01)
· 5/8 Inch Adhesive/Rosettes – Red (#A487-58-14)
· 3/16 Inch – BEADS/WIRED – GOLD (#FY-30)
· 3/8 inch Red Glitter Velvet Ribbon (#377-38-14)

Graphic 45 supplies:
· Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
· Children's Hour 8x8 Pad
· Children's Hour Journaling Chipboard

Other:
· Bead cores
· Jump rings
· Vintaj rectangular bezel
· Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
· Ranger melting pot
· E6000 Jewelry & Bead glue


Now if you haven't been to the Ribbon Resource or Graphic 45 blogs be sure an stop by to see the other projects and enter for some great prizes!





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Monday, March 07, 2016

May Arts Design Team Challenge: Americana Votive

As part of the May Arts design team we were recently issued a Pinterest inspired challenge. In that challenge we were to use the inspiration piece  below and make it our own. 




When I think Spring I think flowers—and I especially love gorgeous red flowers! Admittedly, when it comes to craft projects I typically find I am not a “frilly” crafter. But, I dearly love the 2.5 Inch Ivory Sheer Frayed Flower Ribbon from May Arts and tend to reach for it when embellishing DIY projects. The first thing that caught my eye about the inspiration piece was the coloring of that particular flower ribbon. Even though I never light them, I adore the look of decorative candles. So, I decided to use my DecoArt So Soft fabric paint to create a pepper red flower and embellish this custom votive, which I can add to the Americana d├ęcor that adorns my home throughout the year.



Supplies:
Creating this design is amazingly easy:

1. Wrap the votive with  Navy Wired Edge Fringe Ribbon followed by 7/8 inch Red Solid Checkered Ribbon.



2. Paint the 2.5Inch Ivory Sheer Frayed Flower Ribbon with So Soft fabric paint; let dry.



3. Cut out flower design; adhere to votive.

4. Cut bead from 3/8 Inch Multi-Size Beaded String – White; adhere to flower center.

And, there you have it!





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*This post may contain linked products which are affiliate links. These links help support my crafty habit as I do receive a small fee for purchases made through those links and appreciate your support. While I carefully choose which products appear in my posts and only use products I believe are top-of-the-line, linked products used may have been received free of charge for use on my blog.