Friday, 27 December 2013
Thursday, 12 December 2013
Join me tomorrow, and learn how I make my roses from coffee filters. I have not seen it done this way before. I came up with this secret ingredient to keep it in full bloom, and have beautiful curled edges. The colours are stunning, and it takes products you will have on hand! I'm making a VINTAGE FRAME with them for a gift. I have them hanging to dry as I type...I placed it by the other flowers, to show you the size in comparison to the others. See the little bud also in there, not finished...I'm saving for us to do.....See you tomorrow!
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Monday, 9 December 2013
Saturday, 7 December 2013
Thursday, 5 December 2013
This completes the cover for this Mini, EXCEPT, after the camera shut down, I added the copper mini handle down the right hand side, just in the half way mark. I wanted it to look like you can turn the page using it...smiles I also added the black larger pestles, gathering them together, so they didn't lay flat. I'm now onto the inside, creating some interactive pockets, journaling tabs, and so much more! Please join me for part 4....
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
These are a few more inspired idea's that came as I was creating...Don't you love it when things happen like that....I have so many idea's for this project, I'd have to add more pages....lol...I think I am fine with FIVE, front and back.....I want this to be just right for a 15 year old young lady.....VINTAGE ELEGANCE is the look I'm going for.....I will have more idea's, and more journaling pages, tags, waterfall pictures, and last , but not least, the FINISHED ACRYLIC COVER........Thanks for joining me, as this project turns into an ELEGANT VINTAGE MINI, FIT FOR A WONDERFUL GRANDDAUGHTER ....!
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
I have started my Eight Mini Album gifts this evening...this being the first...lol....I couldn't seem to get my creative juices flowing, sooooo, for much of the day, I was hauling supplies out left and right, hoping something would trigger some idea's for these mini's, I wanted to do for my grandchildren....smiles...I just decided to jump right in, and see what happens...A little prayer for The Lord to help me ...and off I'm going, creating, and having so much fun with the idea's going through my head at last...haha...Part two is downloading, and I think you will love some of the fastener idea's and my matching clothes pegs ....bows made from the center of my 2 way tape role....oh yes, it gets better...lol...lol...See you in Part 2.... But, please enjoy the prep work in this, Part 1!
Monday, 2 December 2013
Saturday, 30 November 2013
This was a fun card to make...I was thinking of those fun little round games, where you try and put the marble in the hole...smiles...I ended up doing a few changes after the camera shut off...haha...like put the ribbons on, add a SU shaker cup on the top, instead of the acetate...needed the height...added glitter, and more Stickles. Oh yes, Perfect Pearls too...It turned out even cuter than I expected...I will post some pics....It was such a busy day for me today, I was shocked I had time to even do a card!..lol
I thought I would do a GIVEAWAY...If you would leave me a comment about any of the cards I have posted, I will place your name in a bowl, and Friday, I'll pull a name, and mail you 3 of my cards with matching envelopes!...Nothing much, but, it might be fun to get a few cards in the mail, with no writing on it!!!.....lol...lol...Thanks as always for taking the time to view my Blog......Enjoy!
Friday, 29 November 2013
I was watching " The Frugal Stamper ", and saw some neat idea's she had for her craft space. I always say, " anything hidden away, seldom gets used "!... This was just a little idea I came up with tonight, to get some of my pencil crayons, markers, pens...etc. OUT IN THE OPEN!...I find that I use my supplies more, if I can see them, and reach them! Don't you agree?...smile ...I have STAMP AND STORAGE UNITS, that house my SU Inks, matching Markers, right beside the Inks, the re-inker's beside those, and it stores my Stickle's, and Liquid Pearls in the same units. I use STAMP and STORAGE UNITS for all my Copics as well. This company is reasonably priced, and wonderful craftsmen ship too! Well, I was looking for a marker I had for outlining some Calligraphy tonight, and had to go through my drawers to find where they were housed. It was very neat, but, hidden from view, so , like I say all the time, " out of sight, out of mind "...I then remembered these SU Marker cases I had stacked on my small table. You know the ones the SU Markers are delivered in?...I had the STAMP and STORAGE for them to go in, and had the plastic cases just sitting there, ready to be turned into something " ORGANIZATIONAL"! ...LOL Needless to say, with a little Washi Tape, and a whole lot of supplies needing a home...THEY FOUND THIS!!!...haha ENJOY....
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
I saw this technique done by " Understanding Blue " on Splitcoast Stamper's today. I thought Lydia did a wonderful job showing this, so, I had to try it too! I made the houses from this thin foam I bought at our dollar store some time ago. The foam gave the houses the dimension it needed, without having to use foam dots. If you view the finished cards below, you will see I outlined the window's with silver liquid pen. I liked the effect of the silver pen, because it seemed to make the window's pop. I outlined the inside roof shingles with black marker, to stand out as well. This was a FUN way to use some of the chalk I have hibernating in my desk drawer!...smiles Drop by SCS to see this technique so creatively used on another card. I think you will have loads of fun creating your own little CITY OF GLOWING LIGHTS!
This is what came from a total mishap on my other dryer sheet Dazzling Diamond Technique, that went in a total other direction....Plan B I like to call my little mishaps...lol....please enjoy this card, and try it as a texture piece on your next project. The look of this card is truly stunning in real life...smiles...Never get discouraged when a PLAN B moment happens in your create moments!....I love being pushed out of the box, so to speak, and given an opportunity to see if I can turn things around....haha...Enjoy, and I sincerely thank each person that stops by my Craft Room, to spend some paper crafting time with me. May The Lord BLESS all my American friends, with a wonderful Thanksgiving Day tomorrow ...I LOVE TURKEY ...I may have to celebrate your THANKSGIVING too!!!....Every day, should be in a THANKFUL day, for all The Lord has done for us, I never will cease to LOVE Him....God Bless
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
This technique came to me by trial and error...literally! LOL The actual technique was for me to stamp an image on white card stock, then add the dryer sheet on top of the image, add Dazzling Diamonds to the dryer sheet, after it was spray glued to the card!!!...Sounds simple enough??? Not if you're me...hahaha...I have to always, on very short notice, had to come up with a Plan B, for when my project doesn't go as planned...haha. Such was the case with this card today! Turns out, I love my PLAN B, much better than PLAN A....I say all this, because PLAN B inspired the next card I'm downloading for you. Isn't it something how we can take a dryer sheet, and creat a beautifully textured card? I love this CREATIVE CRAFTING, don't you? SMILE
Saturday, 23 November 2013
Thank you for joining us in my Craft Room. As always, when Olivia visits her Nana, we have a CARD FEST...Smiles This is our first card of the evening. Olivia loves to spend time with me, making cards, and having fun! She made this Snowman card, and a matching envelope for you to enjoy! We are making more cards today, so watch for another "Olivia and Nana" card extravaganza ....lol...Have a BLESSED weekend!
Friday, 22 November 2013
Thank you once again for visiting me in my Craft Room. This is a card I am making for my BFF's daughter Hannah, who is expecting her FIRST baby....A LITTLE GIRL!....I love nothing more, than to surround myself with PINK! I decided to make a BEVELED VINTAGE VELLUM CARD. Say that 3 times fast...hahaha I wanted to make this card in one video, but, with so many elements having to be made, I found it impossible to stay within my time limit....smiles....I hope you enjoy the process with me. There was a vellum card on Pinterest that I liked, so ....it started the wheels in my head turning around making this different style card. You will see what I mean in the next video...lol...I had so many ideas, it was hard to keep the card from being covered completely...haha! I usually make my beveled cards out of Acetate. The Vellum though, took to the beveled look wonderfully. I was pleased how the end result turned out. I also made a matching envelope to make it COMPLETE!
Thursday, 21 November 2013
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
I am by no means an authority on any type of colouring, whether with Copics, or Water Colours....I just love colouring. Each image I colour, I seem to learn what to do to improve, and of course, what not to do...lol . I find colouring soothing. It brings back the child in us all...I love to watch other video blogs, where the person colouring, actually knows what works, and what doesn't!...smiles
The more practice we put in, the more confident we get bringing our colouring to a higher level of expertise ...I haven't come close to that yet, haha, but, I keep trying!!!...If we enjoy what we are doing, we are relaxed with the process....so, just RELAX, and ENJOY ....I'm still learning....SMILES
Thank you for joining me in my Craft Room today....I decided to do a Stamping Bella image today, using water colour pencils, Copics, Tim Holtz markers, and inks. Adding many layers to a card really gives it a Vintage look, which I really like! I decided to do a part 2, because I was unable to complete the colouring process. I know when I watch video's, I like to see the whole process of the construction of a card....I don't care how many parts I have to watch.....lol....I just want to see the whole process....This was the reason for adding a part 2, so I can show you the water coloured image coloured completely....Smiles..... Please Enjoy!
Saturday, 16 November 2013
I am so pleased to have an Online Store to order these 1/16 hexagon BLACK DIMENSIONAL'S , and, white too, of course....smiles! The Sticky Stuff Store has great prices, and a super package deal on their STICKY products.....Please check it out, and tell Jody, Carol sent you, if you decide to place an order. www.thestickystuffstore.com I also did a small Michael's haul, and my I am Roses order came in yesterday! You will not be disappointed ordering from Jody...., she is very helpful!.....Please leave me a COMMENT, and let me know what you think. Thanks for dropping by today!
Thank you for joining me in my Craft Room today! This is a quick and easy Christmas card, that you can easily mass produce. Everything about this card is simply PRETTY...pretty cool that is...smiles! It will help you use up your BUTTON stash, and at the same time, give you a cheerful, bright Christmas card that anyone would love to receive. Have a Blessed day, and we will see you on the next video!
Thursday, 14 November 2013
I see I have a new Blogging friend that joined....WELCOME...I want you to know how much I appreciate you taking the time joining me in my Craft Room!...All my visiting friends as well, that stop by to pay a visit....You are important too!.Smiles....I'm going to start my BLESSING BOX GIVEAWAYS as soon as I reach 100 BLOGGING FRIENDS!...I'm new at this, but, I'm trying to build up my viewers...Please, if you have any idea's for me to do this, just drop me a COMMENT!...You are the reason I had this Blog....With so many talented Blogger's, I'm so thankful for each one that has joined mine!...THANK YOU SINCERELY!
I brought in my Bird Feeder for Winter, because it is glass...now it houses my paper Roses, that I placed in the holes down the center....it's beautiful, and, I get to view these gorgeous paper Roses, which means....I will most likely use them, because they are on my door, in eye view! I bought this Bird Feeder while my Mom was in the hospital for her. She went to Heaven before I could give it to her. I love that it hangs on my Craft Room Door!
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Saturday, 9 November 2013
Friday, 8 November 2013
Thursday, 7 November 2013
Thank you for joining me in my Craft Room today! This Whiff of Joy Church Stamp is absolutely beautiful, and it really set the scene of a "Church in the Wildwood". There were many elements to this card, starting with the fussy cutting on 81/2 x 11 Post It Note sheets, I stamped the image on. I used SU's "Lovely As A Tree" Stamp Set, stamping all images first with Versa Mark, then adding to it some clear embossing powder, then, positioning my Stamp-a-ma Jig over the clear embossed Church image, I placed the Stayzon black ink directly on top. Using the fussy cut Church "Post It Note" image, to set it on the stamped image, as I stamped the trees in the background. Water colouring with Tim Holtz Markers, really set the images in place using the Strathmore Water colour paper. I used Tombo Mono Multi CLEAR glue to adhere the snow glitter to the ground spaces. The roof of the Church was cut from a piece of water colour paper, embossed with Tim Holtz "BRICK" embossing folder, I glued it to the existing roof, for a more 3 dimensional brick look. To add to the Christmas winter scene. Adding the Appliqué , when heated with the heat tool, puffs up to a wonderful realistic snow affect. Unfortunately, this card had to go into a 2 Part Video, but, the end result for me, was worth going into another part.....SMILES...I loved making this card, and filming it for you today. I hope you will watch the completion of it!...... Enjoy!
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Monday, 4 November 2013
Saturday, 2 November 2013
Thursday, 31 October 2013
This is a quick finish to one of my favorite images to stamp....SNOWMEN, AND WOMAN...SMILES! Thank you for taking the time to once again, join me in my craft room...enjoy!
I had trouble downloading this card, so, I erased it, and will try rebooting it from my main computer....thanks for letting me know about it...appreciate you wanting to see it!...smiles
O-K, I am still looking for my 3 snow appliqué tubes, and they are still MIA...LOL...This is such a cute Snowman card, I just had to finish it.....part 3 is only a few minutes long, so, that is a relief!!!...haha...Thanks for sticking with me ....enjoy!
Thank you for joining me in my Craft Room today....It was a fun card to do, except it had to be in three parts! I guess my chattering, and trying to color, and assemble, got the best of me...smiles I'm downloading Part 2 as I'm typing....I love Snowmen, so I got out my new Whiff of Joy Stamp I just received in a CC Design order, and decided to get out my Perfect Pearls, PearlX, and of course, my Prisma Pencils to bring them to life....I've decided on making a few more SNOWMEN CARDS, because they are just TOO CUTE! You will notice also from the photo's, I decided to add a SHIMMER card base in green, and punched the edge with my Martha Stewart twig punch....enjoy!