Sunday, January 15, 2017

Painted Poppy Part Two

I am having so much fun playing with the Alte & New Painted Poppy set!
The center of the larger poppy is highlighted with clear Wink of Stella, bling is a mix of plastic and Swarovski crystals.  Sharing this with the Mod Squad Bling Challenge.  Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Change challenge!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Painted Poppy

I am in love with the Alte & New Painted Poppies set.
I paired it with a SU! Sincere Salutations sentiment, edged the panel and card base in silver leaf, and popped up the white panel.  Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Change challenge!

I am sharing this with the Can You Case It color challenge:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

W2CB #37 - Change

Our January/February words of inspiration come to us from Glen Ballard and Siedah Garrett.

If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change

I chose to interpret the words as reflection on myself.  How do I want to be better this year?  I tend to be very hard on myself and my papercrafts, and I want to work toward this:
I want to do things for the joy of doing it - not because I feel like I should, and enjoy the process and the outcome. 

The white-looking tiles are mirror paper and the sentiment is heat embossed in silver. 

Show us how you interpret:

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


I am already working on Christmas cards for nest year.  This was the first year that every card we sent was handmade, and that felt really good.  Since I would like to do that again next Christmas, I thought I better get started!!

The Paper Studio Away in a Manger paper, Lawn Fawn Scripty Words die cut in gold, Clearly Defined sentiment stamped in SU! Pacific Point ink.   I'm sharing this with the Cards in Envy Celebrate the Season challenge.  Coem join us at the Words 2 Craft By Winter is the Time fro Comfort challenge!

Winter Thank you

I was super blessed by my family this holiday, and wanted to say thank you in a special way - by using some of their gifts!
Lawn Fawn Scripty Words die (a Christmas gift!), foiled Recollections Christmas Pastel paper accented with Lawn Fawn snowflakes die cut in silver paper, and edged with Krylon gold leafing pen (another gift!).  I am sharing this with the Shopping Our Stash Winter Wonderland challenge.  Still time to join w=us at Words 2 Craft By Winter is the Time for Comfort challenge!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Winter Birthday

The Shopping Our Stash challenge is to make a winter themed project that is not Christmas.  I always need more birthday cards:

DCWV Winter Basics Stack, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Winter is the Time for Comfort challenge!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

A very different project...

I usually only post cards, but I HAD to post this super easy, super inexpensive holiday gift I made today. 

In my husband's family, we draw names.  I got one of the most difficult people in the mix.  Within minutes of buying something online for her, she asked me for wooden hangers.  Hangers?!?!  OK, I'm game.  I can always return the necklace ordered, which she may or may not like. 

Off I trot to WalMart.  And I find the deal of the year.  I bought 15 wood hangers for $2.97!!!!!!!!!  How amazing is that?  The wood is unfinished, so I thought I could dress them up a bit. 
I used three different monogram stamps, mounted them on a drinking glass (the hanger is concave at the top), and inked using Staz-On.  I did have to to fill in a few bits with a micron pen,.   I am super happy with how they came out, and for less than $3, I can give these in addition to the necklace!!  Yay me!!

Come play along with our "Winter is the Time for Comfort" challenge at Words 2 Craft By!!!