Sunday, August 31, 2014

Ghoulish mood

I just recently bought 3 stamps sets that I loved the second they were released last year from There She Goes on a Stamp Swap facebook page. There She Goes Stamps are not in business anymore but I loved these images so I asked if anyone has them to sell and YEA someone did.

I don't own copics (one day I will maybe) I normally do not color images cause its just not my thang but I wanted to try it so I did this image all with a watercolor brush and Tim Holtz distress inks. I did use a little Inktense pencil on a few spots.

I used a paper piercer to put holes close to his feet to put my twine through to make a rope. I made a kinda flower out of the Kraft Black one of my absolute favorite twines.

I made a button that I thought was cute and used it on top of the twine flower. I think it turned out pretty good. Took me forever to figure out what papers to use but it was because I wanted to get it finished and I was struggling to get it right. You know how sometimes you have something in your head but you can't quite get it executed like your vision....um....yeah....that was what was happening.

I am getting a cold and my head is clogged and blocking my creativity a bit. I used Carta Bella "All Hallows Eve" for the top layer. This paper is my favorite and I cut 2 bases that didn't work so I was bummed about that so I will have to use that for something. Their paper is such a nice weight.

Here it is:




Thursday, August 28, 2014

Instalove Vacation



Hello everyone!! It seems like forever since I created a project to share on Snap Click Supply Co. blog for the Create Inspiration Team. This month we concentrated on either summer, vacations or back to school. I chose to do a vacation themed project. 
I love summer, travel and the beach so I immediately knew I wanted to create this cute instagram box with a mini album in it. I used an svg kit from svgcuts.com and dressed it up with pattern papers from Snap Click Supply co. from a variety of designers. The list will be down below this post. I cut out a few elements from the kits to dress it up! The tag on the front of the mini album is from Samantha Walker from the silhouette store. 

The elements I used from from several kits Echo Park "Summer Bliss", Lori Whitlock's "Summer Lovin", "Summer Splash". I used several of the elements throughout the mini album as well as the papers to adhere to my chipboard. 







I took some wire and wrapped it around a metal skewer to give it the curly effect. I used my cropadile to put some eyelets on the sides of the box to keep the wire from tearing up my box. 



For the album I just took the base of the box and reduced it down to a size I thought would be good to fit into my box, allowing for the binding that was added to the book. I used a cinch to bind the book. I put some binding ribbon on the coils to dress it up. 







Using a word processing program you can easily make a checkoff sheet as I did. I found a freebie online and then just edited it a bit. I got rid of some of the categories since I don't have children or babies anymore at home. I decorated it with elements from Lori Whitlock's 
Summer Lovin and Summer Splash as well as Echo Park Summer Bliss. This will come in handy for me when I get ready to take a trip because I don't know if your like me but I always think I am forgetting something or I DO forget something! 


Products Used:
SVGcuts kit "Instant Memories"
Wire
Cropadile





Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Timeless Twine & Lil' Inker Designs Cross Promo

The Timeless Twine team and Lil' Inker Designs team are showcasing all week long products from both companies in a cross promotion. It has been super fun to play with the products and I love the dies! The pinwheel is super easy to put together and they cut out so nice. I like this cute little notebook paper too with the stitching...so adorable!! 

I decided to not put a stick on my pinwheel just to make it a cute little accent piece. I made some twine curly to pop underneath the pinwheel picking colors from the paper I used in the pinwheel. I made a 1" button that said "Miss U" on it since my card is just a little note to someone. I used some corrugated paper I had in my stash. 




Products used:

My second card I used a beach themed stamp set which I LOVE!! This crab is just too cute. So I wanted to make a port hole type front to my card. I used some pewter brads I had to put in the circle I cut out. I don't own copics and honestly I am not someone who likes to color so this was a bit of a challenge but hey I am always up for a challenge. I used my Derwent Inktense pencils and a watercolor brush and stamped the image on watercolor paper I have.  One of these days I would like to buy some copics but lordy I buy enough stuff for crafting and half of it isn't used. I have a fortune in this room. Seriously do you ever think about how much money you spend to make a card that if you are like me never makes it out of this room. I do make birthday cards for the grandkids so the thousands of dollars I spend is worth 2 cards a year right! ha ha


Products Used:



Timeless Twine is giving away a $20 GC and Lil' Inker Designs is giving a $25 gift certificate away so be sure to visit the main blogs for the companies to see how you can win!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Planner Addiction

I have fallen into the realm of planner addiction. Wow I didn't realize how big a community of people would fall into this category. I started instagram not too long ago and never got into until now and I am hooked. I found since I started making the paperclips and Stacy came out with the planner stamps I have gotten a bit hooked. I have always had this weird love of office supplies. Now that I started with the planner I have been obsessed with finding cute sticky notes, uses for the washi tape I never used and seeing how everyone decorates their planners.

I bought a Filofax (man these things are expensive) and I got a great deal so I couldn't pass it up. I wanted a pink one and bought one that is called "Raspberry" in hopes it was maybe fuchsia colored. Although it is more purple I still am growing to love it.

Then it was purchasing special pages for them since I didn't like the ones that come with it. So see how it snowballs! Don't get me started about pens, pencils, pen pouches oh my! The only supplies I really have a lot of access too is my clips!

I started off with making this dragon clip and I love it so much. I didn't have any stickers that were dragon themed or anything necessarily to continue the theme so I just played around with what I had and decorated it up a bit. The main focus was for me to use the "Plannerd" set from Bella Creationz. 

So this post is for Timeless Twine but this time it is not twine related. It is all about Bella Creationz which is Stacy the owner of Timeless Twine's company.

I used the super cute hole reinforcers from the store also. I also have a cute little "Notes" cutout also from Bella Creationz. 

I love the lines and the cute little checkoff items that are in the set. You can go with the flags, hearts etc. You can decide and change it up every week. So many useful stamps such as a "To do" or "Menu" so its very versatile for the planner. You could always use them on cards or project life too. Make a recipe book and utilize the menu stamp etc.

Here is the stamp set which you can get here.
My list of products will be below my picture. I am also showing you the 2nd week I started and just need to finish. I hope this inspires you to "PLAN" and get organized. I am a newbie but I know I will fall into my groove at some point! ;)











Reinforcers (there are lots of patterns to pick from)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Whaley Love you

Today I am on Timeless Twine and although I wish I would have had time to make more than I did I really love this tag. The colors I love and it goes perfect with the "Razzleberry Sorbet" twine. All the sorbets are on sale this month and we have been sharing projects with all of them the whole month.

This was a fast project but sometimes that isn't a bad thing. I loved this little whale and the color I used was perfect match. I pop dotted the sentiment and the whale.

Stop over and grab some of the Sorbet twine while it is on sale! They are my favorites!!




Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Monster Ipad Case & Earbud holder


I have been a bit obsessed with the Monster files Carina Gardner created after doing my mini album with the papers she has "Monster Life". Those are super fun and great for making projects for your kids. Even though I am an adult I truly love the cutesy things that scrapbooking has brought to my life and this collection is no exception.

I did spend a lot of time on my album and I ended up sending it to a dear friend who has an adorable little guy. I think she can fill it up with loads of cute pics for him. Keeping with that same monster theme I seen Carina created the monsters in svg form and a super cute little pencil holder that was a monster. I had an idea that it would make a cute ipad cover/case.

Bringing the file into the silhouette program the only change I made was to just make a tad wider because I have the IPAD2 and not the mini and after measuring I just wanted a little more wiggle room, especially with allowing for a seam. I cut all the pieces so that I could use them as a pattern for my felt.

I love to make felt projects but let me be clear I am NOT by any means great with a sewing machine. I am a newbie with sewing. But hopefully the one thing you will get from this post is that you shouldn't be scared. I actually wanted a sewing machine to sew on my paper projects. Then I started seeing a lot of cute felt plushies and another craft was born. I had my sewing machine 2 years before I was brave and took out of the box! I was very proud of myself that I actually followed instructions and was able to get it set up pretty quickly. So step one is to not be intimidated. I know Carina is a an expert with sewing and I could let that scare me from posting on her blog a sewing project but i am hoping you all will get the courage to try it! My project is far from perfect and sewing felt (some spots 4 layers) is not easy as it seems because it moves a lot but the beauty of felt is that it is ok for it to not be perfect. You can do a lot of trimming, exposed seams are ok and is what you see alot.

So I started sewing it up and left the top open. I sewed (ok that word just doesn't look right) the divided sections on the two pencil pocket area's but sewed them at various widths for notepad and some miscellaneous items. I created a button clip with one of the printables from her paper collection.

On to the ear buds I figured the size I wanted to go with and using the monster svg file just adjusted it to the size I needed (approx 3.5" H x 2" wide). Cut it out on my silhouette and then used as a pattern again. I handstitched around two pieces with a "Blanket stitch" and I sandwiched a piece of cardboard in between them to make it stiff to use to wrap the cords around from the earbuds. The ears and yellow pieces were quite small so I used felt glue for them. I did sew a little strip on the back to feed the cord through just to help hold on to the holder better.


I hope you enjoyed this project. I loved how it turned out. I am giving this away as well to a little guy in our family. I think he will love it! Products used will be listed below.



Sunday, July 27, 2014

New clips to come to store

Here is a quick glimpse at the new clips I am adding to my store. Also sharing a pic of some cute Halloween flair I am making. I LOVE Halloween so excited to get started on making some Halloween projects!! Honestly my Etsy store has kept me so busy I can't seem to work on anything I really want to. But I am happy the items have been popular.



This one here is for me personally! I am not making these to sell in the store. WAY too much work!