Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ok, after a bout with the stomach flu, I am finally back to normal....(or as normal as I can possibly be...hehehe). At any rate, ready to get back in the swing of things and create.
Next month I will be participating in the online crop that Tamra Merrill will be hosting and posting details here and on facebook. I will be doing a 'give a way'!!!!! Yep!!! How fun is that!!!!!! So, check back often, and be ready it should be a lot of fun!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Spring Is Coming ATC Set

What fun these were to make, after finding the retro looking seed packets. I fussy cut them taking pictures of the people, butterflies, words and flowers to embellish the beautiful background papers I used on the ATCs. Time to Flourish papers were perfect for the backgrounds offering rich colors and perfect themes. Pop dotting the embellishments gave them some pizzazz and dimension. The butterflies antennas were made from wire as fussy cutting tiny think antennas was a bit much ....hehehehe....wire ladies is the way to go. I have included a supply list and welcome any comments and questions you may have.
Supply List:

*Scraperfect Best Glue Ever
*Scraperfect Foil
*Chipboard cut to 2  1/2" X 3 1/2" for ATCs
*Graphic 45 Time To Flourish Pattern Paper
*Seed Packets
*Embroidery Floss
*Metal Corners purchased from Ileana
*Glossy Accents
*Tim Holtz Distress Ink
*Pop Dots
I will be posting another project very soon, so please stop by and check it out friends. Thanks, and hope to have you back!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I worried and fretted all night about that 'spot' on the hand dyed seam binding (ribbon) on my Encased Mini Album project, so this morning, I changed it. I dyed some more and now am tea totally happy with it all!!! Don't you hate that, when you know it's going to bug you.......but.......... you do it anyway.....then...... it DOES make you just a bit nuts until you go back and change it!! hehehehe So, here is he 'new' pic with the spot now gone:

and.......................... ta da!!
much much better with no more spot. I will make sure next time if it's bothering me just a hair..... I'm gonna' change it right then..... or not.   :-)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Encased Mini Album DT project for Country Craft Creations

I am happy to share with you today my newest project: An Encased Mini Album! Graphic 45 Time to Flourish is the paper collection used on this creation and is one of their newest paper lines. I enjoyed making this one, something a little different and one that could be displayed easily as it stands alone nicely.

The above photos are the front and back of the case that holds the mini album. The case is constructed from two 5 X 7 canvases that are hinged together. I used the Graphic 45 papers and cut a parts to decorate the case, I also fussy cut from the papers to add to the embellishments.
Once opened, you will find the mini snuggled inside.
The mini is four pages, however, it has a lot of interactives. There are flaps on every page along with tags and belly bands that hold tiny trifold booklets.
Materials List:
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Collection
Kaisercraft Curiosity
(2)  5X7 Canvases
Wet Glue
1/4" Scortape
Clock/Floral Locket
Small Hinges
(2) Cup Hooks
Dyed Seam Binding using Marion Smiths Color Lab
Wooden Button Plugs dyed with Marion Smiths Color Lab

Thanks for stopping by and spending a little time viewing my project. Comments and questions are always welcomed. Stop in again, as I will have more creations and pictures soon.
You can view the video of this project here:

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Key Necklace DT Project for Scraperfect

Today I would like to share a project I made using some supplies I had on hand and thought they would make a very cool creation. Here is a list of the items used:

Scraperfect Embellie Gellie
Scraperfect Best Glue Ever
Old Key
Old Chain
Old Bracelet pieces
Jump Ring

First I cut off one of the ends of the old bracelet and applied some Best Glue Ever so I could attach it to the top of the key.

I ran a bead of Scraperfects Best Glue Ever down the center valley of the key so I could attach some of the small pearls from the bracelet and some black rhinestones.

This part was made easy using Scraperfects Embellie Gellie to pick up those small embellishments and place them right on the glue bead.

Next was to attach the jump ring to the embellished key.
Then slide it on to the old chain.
Voila! Finished! What a cool 'retro' necklace this is! Vintage jewelry and colored rhinestones can be used to make a lot of great creations! I will be making more embellished keys to use as embellishments on other projects love how they turn out!!
Thank you for stopping by, I will be posting more projects this week, feel free to leave comments or ask questions, I welcome them all.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

It's a keeper!

Good Morning Everyone! Looks like we are going to be getting some snow later today here in Missouri. We have really been lucky this winter and haven't had much inclement weather, works for me!

I have been working on a new project and will be posting a video and pictures in the next few days. I'm excited about this one, it's a new one for me, but it has been really easy to create. This creation would make a perfect gift or an excellent 'display piece'. Stay tuned folks, it's a keeper!