Monday, September 29, 2014

Exciting News & Haunted treats

I am excited to say I am on another term for Mary with Cardz TV. She is seriously the sweetest thing and she always has fun sentiments to work with. I am on the Gallery team and posting on the new site Cardz TV Gallery Designers. Stop by you will see something everyday except Sundays!

Its no secret that I love when it gets close enough to start making Halloween projects....folks that time is here BAM! So I created several treat holders for you with the absolutely brand spankin' new "Frankly Frightening" and then I also used "Spooky Sayings". I just couldn't stop I kept thinking about what I could make and the sentiments made it so easy!

First up I used a haunted house from the Silhouette store Design #4148. I decided to dress it up a bit so I hand cut some shutters, used a micron pen to give some slates and then inked it up with Tim Holtz Distress ink....wait for it... wait for it...Vintage Photo! Ha Ha I actually do own other TH inks but man this one is just all around always my go to ink. also cut a couple ghost and added one to some squiggly wire. I cut another fence and added it to the sides of the house. Its hard to see in the photo on the one side but I wanted the white fence so i cut off the fence that was attached to the house.

I made a test tube treat holder and then adhered the house to the front of it. I used a hole punch to make an accent circle for the top in gray. I also hand cut some yellow paper to put behind the windows to give it alittle somethun somethun. I used the sentiment "Fright Night" from Cardz TV Spooky Sayings set.





Next up I made two little treat boxes (Franky & Witches Hat) both of them are from My Scrap Chick Halloween boxes. I mean could these BE anymore perfect for these sentiments? The sentiments for these are from the brand new set "Frankly Frightening"...I love them.





Last project was made with the We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board. The size paper you need is an 8x8 and you punch and score at 1 3/4" and 4 3/4" and then I turn it over and finish the score lines where it was too big for the board and then do all the other sides at the same marks. The decorative panels that are needed are 2 pieces 3 3/4" x 1 3/4" and 2 pieces 1 3/4" x 1 3/4". I found this idea on a stampin up site. Those girls really know how to utilize punches and this envelope board.






Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Let's Get Toasted

I am on the Timeless Twine blog today and we are showcasing several colors this month from our inspiration photo. I cut out some simple marshmellows, created a sentiment and tie some bows on my marshmellows as well as on the twigs. I thought the sentiment was fitting!

The colors I used are aqua, cherry red, pumpkin orange, olive green and chocolate chip. Its a simple bag topper but super cute with adding the peachykeen stamped faces on the front. These are from the Cornies stamp set probably my favorite set...just love those silly teeth!

INSPIRATION PHOTO



















Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ruff Day

I am trying really hard to get back into blogging. Seems the world of facebook and instagram have somewhat replaced the importance of blogging and I am wanting to change that for me. I like all crafters get busy and sharing on social media is just second nature so the blog gets neglected.

I use to enjoy sharing on my blog, trying to make a witty as I could post because I know for me if someone can make me laugh then I am bound to stick around and browse the blog, subscribe etc. because I myself enjoy laughing.

I will say that the ugly head of menopause has been lurking at my household for some time. My poor husband probably doesn't know if I am going to start spewing pea soup and talking in latin or be sweet to him. Generally it is the first one.

Its funny because I no sooner spew the ugliness then I realize what I have done and try hard to apologize but you know its already out there. I no longer have the hot flashes but crud I thought these pills would straighten out my attitude as well as my heat level

Maybe I need to become a hippie and grow some of the funny weed and live in harmony with myself.....hmmmm I think I would probably beef up a bit though because the munchies would be a hard fight for me being that I like to eat anyway.

Hubs reminded me I needed to make two birthday cards for family. Make a card you say? I mean make a card for a PURPOSE you say...what is this you speak of? Seems like a foreign language he was talking.

I mean craft for something you need....I am still rolling on the ground with that concept. So I put my thinking ears on...cause my cap was dirty because with the menopause and ugliness I didn't feel like doing the laundry too.

I bought this filmstrip die and yes at some point I will be over it but I love it right now so I made another card with it. They just got a puppy and I thought the dog theme would be cute. So here goes peeps another card in a few days time WHOOP WHOOP!!!




I did the printing on the inside before I picked my colors so I wish I would have done a different color on the words but it is what it is and that is what it is and will be....




Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bunny be Fab-u-lous

I sketch out in my head what i wanted to do with this filmstrip die. What i failed to do was plan the rest of the card ha ha so i winged it. The star of the show is the bunny anywho so i am happy had it turned out. I have really gotten into planners and the planner community so i have enjoyed watching Mrs. brimbles on youtube. She is so stinkin' cute and seems so sweet.

She messaged me about my clips and i am planning on sending her some and she is going to share on her youtube channel and blog! Pinch me! So since she loves bunnies and i made a special clip for her i decided to make her a special card. I really hope she enjoys it!

I created a cut file for the bunny, not difficult but suited the look i was going for.

I used a filmstrip die from "Pretty Pink Posh" in love with it! A stamp set from Paper Smooches called "Slang Gang" and ticket dies from My Creative Time For Me. Paper is from Papertrey ink (my new love...thank you sweet Kimberly) last but certainly at the top of my list is Timeless Twine pumpkin orange twine and deconstructed tuxedo black twine.

I am going to enter this into the Paper Smooches monthly challenge. I never enter challenges so thought I would give it a shot!



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

You're so Nutty!

I am on Timeless Twine today and we were to use the colors in our inspiration photo I have below. I wanted to use mainly products from Bella Creationz/Timeless Twine 

I thought this little box would make a cute way to give a treat to a friend. I love the sentiment 
because it is funny and you know I love me some funny stuff. The squirrel is one of my favorite svg files from svgcuts called "Acorn Autumn" seems like it should be Autumn Acorn but hey they didn't ask me did they. I put some glossy accents on his eyes to make them look cute and I used my clear wink of Stella pen (although you can not see it I love the sparkle it adds) And what box
isn't complete with a little pom pom! 

I just wrapped all the colors around the box and used the aqua twice since he has that color in his hat. I hope this gives you some inspiration to go "NUTS" and make something for someone. 

INSPIRATION PHOTO



You can see a little of the wink of Stella below! :) 



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Monday, September 15, 2014

Creative Blog Tour

Creative Blog Tour


I was nominated by my super sweet friend Wandy (Green apple scrapper) to participate in this Creative Blog Tour. I have to answer a few questions so you can get to know my crafty style and then also I will be nominating 3 of my crafty friends. So here goes!!

1.  What I am working on now?

Well honestly I started a etsy shop and I have gotten sucked into that! I didn't realize that "planner" people were so abundant and also just obsessed with planner supplies. Enter Craftin' Chaos and the planner clips.....they took off alot quicker than I expected and it has taken over my crafting space. Here are a few of my favorites!




I also design for Timeless Twine, Jessica Sprague, Carina Gardner and Cardz Tv so I am pretty busy right now. 

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Well, I am not exactly sure how to answer this. Sometimes I think my humor is what makes me a bit different because I try to use it in my crafting. I like to also think outside of the box but don't we all try to do that? So I guess you will have to browse my blog to get the true meaning on this question!

3. Why do I create what I do?

Another tough question. I would like to say I do it for gifts or to send the cards to peeps but to be honest most of it is just a DT project and it sits in my craft room. Now if I have someone in mind for something I do try to send it to them. For example this project below was created for Jessica Sprague but I sent it to my team member Tammy because she was about to get a grand baby and I thought she would like it. So that made me extremely happy to be able to do that. I need to make an effort to always do that.

4. How does your creating process work?

This is by far the easiest question to answer! I am typically in the evening watching tv with my adorable hubs and I sit with a sketch pad by my side. I like to sketch ideas for specific projects or themes on my pad and then it helps when I go to create it. I also do the typical browsing of pinterest!

Now on to who I nominated!

First I want to nominate my bestie blogging buddy Brianna. We got to know each other from being teammates on Timeless Twine. She is super super sweet, very creative and has a similar style of crafting as me "Cutesy Crafters" is what I like to say our style is. She works hard and is a great mom and I just all around love her! Her blog "HAPPY SCRAPPER" 

Secondly, I would like to nominate my friend and fellow teammate Scrappin Madge from "The Scrappin Lounge".  She is one busy busy lady. She runs her own business, she is on several teams not to mention sells CTMH and Linnie Blooms products. Has a youtube channel and always is involved in hops and all while having a hubby and a family that she devotes herself to! 

And my Third and final nomination is Leanne from "Created by Leanne". She is my southern friend from Alabama. We have never met but years ago I wondered upon a cute frame she had made and just tracked her down. We started emailing and before you know it we were calling each other everyday. Life has definitely gotten in our way and we haven't talked near as much as we did. I need to change this. I always enjoy our talks. We talk about everything from crafting to just life. 

I hope you stop over and visit my friends listed above. They will hopefully be participating and sharing 3 special people in their lives next Monday Sept. 22. You won't regret it. You might get extra inspired! 

Thank you Wanda for thinking of me and nominating me. Big hugs to you!







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: