Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Bridal Shower Banner

I know I have been missing in action but it was not because I was slacking πŸ˜†In addition to setting up my video set up in my room; a close friend of mine has a daughter who will be getting married and needed help with a banner for the bridal shower. This is what I created for her..."Miss to Mrs"

There is just something about hand-crafted flowers that make me smile! 

I hope this inspires you to create your own bouquet of flowers. Tomorrow I will be sharing some shots of a mini album I created for a Christmas gift for my sister. My Quick Quotes design team box will be delivered on Friday and I am like a kid at Christmas!!!
Have a crafty day!!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Big Announcement!

I am so excited to announce I made the Design Team for 2018!! It's a dream come true πŸ’–

Here is the official announcement...

I'm so excited and thrilled to be a part of a company that is a foundation in the crafting world!

Today I am sharing a page I created and two Quick Quotes canvas art classes I have taken in the past.

A layout using Blue Fern, Heartfelt Creations and Tim Holtz

I love Quick Quotes! This was a class I had taken from them at The Novi, Michigan Mega Meet

When I worked on the road for Heartfelt Creations and traveled to the conventions; I always made sure to hit the Quick Quotes booth for a little merchandise to take home 😍

Thanks for visiting and soon, samples of Quick Quote products will flood the Blog! You will be "Makin with Bacon"!
Have a Blessed day!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Armoire Tag Tutorial

As is the tutorial for the Armoire Tag...

A #10 tag size is usually 7 1/4 x 3 5/8 for this tag I had to make it a little larger. 

I cut a piece of chipboard to 8 1/2 x 4 1/8 (This way I could keep it for future reference on a key ring with several other sizes) I traced the image twice on kraft cardstock and cut the two pieces out with a paper trimmer. (Do not punch the hole in the top)

Using a Stampin Up! punch (Decorative Label), I punched the bottom of the tag in the center and only inserted the punch half way. This gave the look of dresser feet.

Next, with a ruler and pencil, I drew a rectangle 3/4 of an inch from the top that measured 3 x 4 7/16 

The length of the rectangle does not have to be 4 7/16 it could also be 4 3/8, whichever is easiest to achieve.

The dotted lines will be scored and the solid lines will be cut with an exacto knife and metal edge ruler. The cut will look like an "I"

After the opening was complete, I drew the dresser drawers at 3/4" x 3 1/2. No cutting here, just lines so I knew where I would put the drawers. 

Next, cut a 1" x 3" strip. Score at 1/2 inch and add scor-tape on both sides. Set aside.

Use your score board to score on the outside edges and erase any pencil lines if desired. Close the "doors" by adding painters tape to the back

I stamped with a background stamp I had in my stash that is retired from Stampin Up! Any wood grain stamp would work. The ink I used was Ground Expresso Distress Ink.

After stamping, I cut 2 strips out of Kraft cardstock that measured 4 x 1 1/8 and 2 more that measured 3 1/2 x 11/16th inches. These will be the layered panels on the opening doors. Another 2 strips that measure 3 1/2 x 3/4 inches for the dresser drawers. (These two pieces were hiding underneath the Armoire when I took the photo...Sorry!) I stamped them with the same background stamp. Using a Tim Holtz blending tool, I added Gathered Twigs and then Brushed Corduroy to the entire piece. I then took the Ground Expresso pad and dragged it from top to bottom in a direct to paper technique. Do the same to the dresser drawers and door panels, as well.

I inked all the edges of the door panels and drawers with black soot using a make up sponge for a more distinct look. I added two brads in the center of the drawers and added foam tape to the back of them. Attach them to the bottom of the opening. The larger door panel has foam tape added to the back and placed in the center of the each door. I glued the smaller piece with my ATG gun and adhered it to the center of the larger one.

I cut two pieces of mirrored cardstock for the inside panels of the door that measured 4 x 1 1/8. Attach with ATG or glue of your choice.

Remove the tape backing from one side of the hinge you created and set aside earlier and attach to the top of one of your tags. 

Remove the second piece and attach the second tag. (I used red tag so you could see how to attach.) You can cut a piece of decorative piece of paper to the inside piece that will be seen from the front when you open the doors. It serves a dual purpose because you can cover the inside hinge with the piece as well. 

There you have it...your own Armoire Tag! If you have any questions, let me know in the comments...I would love to see the one you create πŸ˜ƒ Have a crafty day!!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Armoire Tag

I wanted to join a swap using Julie Nutting dolls but I didn't own any. The host of the swap graciously offered to stamp and die cut a few to send to me so I could join. We also had to make an armoire tag to go along with it. I didn't own any of those either! I could have rushed order the pad from Julie Nutting but then I would have had to wait and been under pressure to get the swap done. Instead, I racked my brain and came up with my own! I hope you like it πŸ˜„  I did take pictures of it as I went so I will post a tutorial tomorrow because guess what? It was suppose to be Valentine colors! Back to the drawing board...πŸ˜‚

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

2017 Christmas Cards

Today I am sharing a class I taught at a LSS which I called "Dancing with Sugarplums".  The paper line was called Christmas Jewels and it was extremely popular! I loved the purple and silver and it was so much fun to design with non-traditional colors

These poinsettias were heat embossed with stampedous enamel on vellum and i think a spellbinder die sneaked into the design 😊

The next class I design for my LSS was titled Mint Wishes. Another non traditional color scheme I fell head over heels for...but can you blame me? LOL

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A few Layout for scrapbooking

Today I am sharing a Christmas layout I did for a LSS store and a Title page for a gift album I made for a friend's daughters birthday.

This layout was made using Letters to Santa by Kaiser craft. In a previous post, I showed cards using the same line only all the cards were made with the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad from this collection.

This Title page was made using Heartfelt Creations paper and a retired Stampin Up stamp set called Quinceanera.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year, everyone! May God bless you in this coming year! As much as I wanted to have my piano card ready to play Auld Lang Syne at Midnight; it wasn't possible as the festivities of the New Year kept me from it. However, here it is...
The grand piano has a leg to keep it opened

The flowers were heated embossed in Gold and die cut using a Big shot and curled using a paper blossom tool set.
I hand drew the piano base after folding a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock. That enabled me to have enough room to play with the design. Once I was happy with the look, I took a musical background stamp and stamped in black ink for the inside of the card. I removed 1 1/2 inches from the bottom to the score line to add the piano keys. 

Monday, December 25, 2017

I hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Christmas! Today I am sharing a few swaps that I needed to finish. The first is a New Years tag. I chose to use magnets for a little interaction. Next is a winter card. I used Gina Marie designs birch tree die and Cottage Cutz Winter Wonderland Deer die. I also used Bo bunny White out collection paper under the vellum but it is a little hard to see. I should have taken photos from my photo booth set up but I shot them from my desk...Sorry! I won't do that again! Hope you enjoy!

Tag Opened

Tag closed

Die cut using Gina Marie Designs and inked with dark brown

heated embossed snowflakes on vellum

added bling on a roll in gold

Added gold rhinestones to center of snowflakes and a sentiment from a retired Heartfelt Creations stamp set

Monday, December 18, 2017

I joined a swapping group and this is my first ATC s swap.

The cardinals are retired Cardinal Family by Heartfelt Creations and the tree limbs are from the Birds and Blooms Collection

Friday, December 15, 2017

We added die cut poinsettias from Heartfelt Creation. Thry were stamped on vellum and embossed with gold powder. We used Tim Holtz mini greens

Using the same poinsettis with different embossing powder amd nuvo drops gave them all a unique look.

Traditioal colors with old and new Santa's make this collection a must have!

Tim Holts mini greens are perfect for any type of greenery  needed with florals

Holiday greens are perfect for larger cards such as 6x6
This class was so much fun to teach with very little waste from the paper pad. Students took home more than half of the pad home after class