Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Hop with EAD ~ Flying By To Say...

Happy Monday and welcome to EAD Designs Monday Blog Hop! If you arrived here from the ever creative Lauren then you're in the place! If not please head over ot EAD's blog for the start. Be sure to leave a comment along the way so you can be eligible for this week's giveaway!  The hop doesn't officially begin until 8am MST.

Can you believe that it's almost August?  I can't believe how quickly my summer is going!  Having some time on my hands this summer, I've been doing thing around the house lately.  In fact I will be having a Home Decor week in a few weeks!

For today's project I have a video for you.  I've had some requests on how I tie my bows and how I make my hemp into loops.  And for those of you that are new to EAD's stickerz, I show you how easy they are to use.  Especially if you stick them in the wrong place!!!

EAD Designs ~ Robot Buddies
Liz's Paper Loft Boutique ~ .05mm orange and natural hemp, seam binding ribbon
My Creative Time~ Fly Away With Me Sentiments stamp set
paper: Papertrey Ink, Echo Park, Bella Blvd, Stampin' Up
ink, button

Your next stop is the super talented Rose!


Friday, July 27, 2012

Love Is In The Air ~ Card!

Happy Friday!  I just have a quick card to share with you.  Do you ever need to make a last minute card?  Well I did last night!  All I could think of was, "what cartridge was I going to use?"  Well guess what!  I didn't use my cricut...I used My Creative Time Dies and Stamps.  Easy Peasy!

I inked the edges of the flowers before rolling. Then I glittered the edges and added a pearl bead.  I attached the flowers over hemp bows.

paper: Papertrey Ink, American Craft
glitter, ink, pearl beads
stampin up punch


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Cherish This Moment Mini Album!

Hi Paper Peeps!  Today I want to share a project that was from a class that I signed up for but couldn't go to.  This was a Teresa Collins class that she was teaching, so I was terribly disappointed that I was unable to stay.  However, I was able to go pick up my kit and say hi to her.  This past weekend I finally was able to put it together.  I'm filling this album with pictures of a cruise I took last year.  Since I didn't have all my pictures in, I only took a picture of the cover.

When I went to put it together I had remembered from another class I took with Teresa, that she brings her stamps for the attendees to use.  So now what?  That is such a silly question!!!  I all I had to do was pull out my My Creative Time Stamps!  Voila!  Even though this was a kit, it's now "my own"!!! 

I did some "masking" with the clock and the word stamp.

Paper: Teresa Collins ~ World Traveler Kit
7 Gypsies Photo Holder
lot's of bling stuff too!


Monday, July 23, 2012

EAD's Monday Blog Hop ~ Gift Card Holder!

Happy Monday and welcome to EAD Designs Monday Blog Hop! If you arrived here from the ever creative Lauren then you're in the place! If not please head over ot EAD's blog for the start. Be sure to leave a comment along the way so you can be eligible for this week's giveaway!


I left the tag blank since you can see through the bag.  It also leaves plenty of room to write well wishes!

scrap paper, button, ribbons

I was think of doing a video on how to make this.  Let me know if you want one :)

You still have time to enter EAD's Color Challenge, click HERE to enter!

Your next stop is the super talented Rose!


Friday, July 20, 2012

Yosemite Layout and Special Treat For You!

Oh Happy Friday Paper Lovers!

I am SOOO glad it's Friday!  How about you?   We've had a bit of a cool spell this past week.  Only in the 80's, however, this weekend it's suppose to get HOT again!  Thank goodness our pool will back in working order tomorrow.  We unexpectedly had to have some major work done :(   I'll post some before and after pictures next week.  I'm hoping that with this remodel, I'll be using it more frequently!

Now that I've bored you with my stuff, I have a special treat for you.  My Creative Time is having a Customer Appreciation Sale!  So be sure to use the code "THANKU" to get 20% off your entire purchase.  Emma just wanted to say thank you for all the prayers and well wishes for her son and family!

\Customer Appreciation Sale

I also wanted to share a layout of my trip to Yosemite!  Can you believe I just went last week for the first time and I already have a layout completed?!

I added a bit of stickles to the mountains and to the bear's badge.

I just need to add the journaling!
Don't you just love these paper pins from Tim Holtz, I don't know if that's the correct name :)
I ran the badge and the letters through the embossing folder.

This is an 8x8 layout
Camping Critters Cricut Cartridge
bear cut at 2.02 x 2.27 and layers to match
badge for bear cut at 2.19 x 2.49 and 2.60 x 2.96
badge for journaling cut at  2.32 x 2.65 and 2.80 x 3.20
Nate's ABC Cricut Cartridge
letter cut at .88
Pop Up Neighborhood Cricut Cartridge
mountains, welded 3 together at 2.93 x 1.59 each
paper: American Crafts, Papertrey Ink,
buttons, paper pins, stickles, white pen
EK Success border punch, Tim Holtz ~wood grain embossing folder

Last but not least, I've just added some new products to my Boutique!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Masculine Card!

Hi Paper Lovers,

Happy Wednesday to you!  Do you ever have one of the those crafting days where your project doesn't seem to come together.  Well that's what happened to me.  I made this card for my dad's birthday next month, and I'm so glad that I made it early so I have time to fix it :)

The only reason I'm showing it to you, so you can see everyone has mess ups.  I really like the concept of the card, it's just became a mess!

I used a distressing tool on the background paper.  After I glued the ship together I added some silver liquid pearls.  That's when things started to go wrong.  I couldn't get them even and smeared some on the brown, so I tried to cover it with copics.  I think I can recut the brown to fix it.

Next problem...oops...I dropped the stamp!  I will be adding another piece of paper on the inside to cover it and restamp the sentiment.

Pop Up Neighborhood Cricut Cartridge
label cut at 3.81 x 3.35
label cut at 4.21 x 3.71
Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge
ship cut at 3.43x 2.57
Liz's Paper Loft Boutique ~ Metallic Hemp, 1 1/2 Silver Burlap
My Creative Time ~ Floral Sentiments
paper: Papertrey Ink, Basic Grey
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder ~ Moroccan
button, ink, liquid pearls


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Forks and Spoons ~ Home Decor!

Hi Everyone!  Can you believe we are about half way through the summer?  It's just flying by for me!  I hope you're enjoying your long summer days!

Yesterday I mentioned that I've been getting some things done around my house.  Not all the projects have been fix it, some have been just for fun.  Like today's project...this is a fun project that I saw on Pinterest.  I'm totally addicted to Pinterest!

This is what I had in my kitchen before my new cute project...

These were cute, but a bit too country for me now.  I'm saving the frames for another project for later.  :)

I picked up some $3 frames at Walmart

I had some odd and ends of forks and spoons that belonged to my husband's grandmother.  I sprayed them with a white satin spray paint.

 I sprayed the frames with the same paint.  Once everything was dry, I lightly stained the frame and the silverware.  Then I covered the glass from the frames with burlap. (imagine that, me using burlap! lol!)  Next I glued the silverware randomly onto the burlap.  And voila a cute home decor project!

Have a beautiful day!


Monday, July 16, 2012

Happy Monday and welcome to EAD Designs Monday Blog Hop! If you arrived here from the ever creative Lauren then you're in the place! If not please head over ot EAD's blog for the start. Be sure to leave a comment along the way so you can be eligible for this week's giveaway!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  I did!  My husband and I have been doing a lot of little things around the house.  Finishing up little projects and starting a big one...I'll share them with you soon!

 Sorry for the lighting...this looks waaaay better in person!
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
tag cut at 3.5
banner tag cut at 1.5
paper: PTI, Teresa Collins
eyelet punch, button, ink

Your next stop is the super talented Rose!


Friday, July 13, 2012

My Creative Time Guest Designer~Friday Tip of the Day

Hi Paper Lovers!  I'm thrilled to pieces to be a Guest Designer for My Creative Time again.  Especially since now that we know Emma's son Aaron is on the mend and getting stronger everyday!

Since Emma usually has her Friday Tip of the Day, I'm going to give a little tip.  For today's project I wanted to create a card using clear cardstock.  I have noticed that when trying to cut clear cardstock it doesn't alway cut all the way through.  Could be because my blade needs to be replaced.  But I have a simple fix, just cut it out twice, using multi cut function.  Now I know this seems like a no brainer, however, sometimes even those that are experienced forget the simple stuff!  :)

First thing I did was to fold in half thin white cardstock.  Then I placed the hot air balloon die so the fold of the paper was just below the top cut line.  Yes it will make the balloon flat on the top.  This cut was glued inside the card.  Then I stamped two balloons, one out of the blue and one out of the red.  After cutting both images out I paper pieced them together.
After inking the balloon, I used glitter for the center.  I glued the patteren paper balloon to the front of card directly over the white die cut.  I also cut 3 clouds out of the vellum and placed 2 clouds on the front of the card in front and behind the balloon.  And I also placed one on the inside of the card.

By placing the clouds on the front and on the inside, it creates alot of depth.

Creating the folded die cut allows for writing in the card!

Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
stamp card cut the size of an A2 size card
My Creative Time ~ Fly Away With Me Stamp Set,
My Creative Time ~ Fly Away With Me Sentiments,
My Creative Time ~Fly Away With Me Dies
Paper: Papertrey Ink Vellum, Clear Cardstock, Graphic 45
ink, gliter, copic

Even though baby Aaron is getting stronger daily, please keep him and the whole family in your prayers!