Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Little Tea.....

 Just a little piece of art for the home that I made this last weekend.  I had these wonderful little tea cups from Gina's Designs and I really was struggling to figure out what to do with them.  Then I found this cute little sentiment and I knew exactly what I would make with them. 
Here is a little close up of the tea pot and the tea cup.... with a little sparkly liquid! 

Gina's Designs: 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Reverse Confetti Challenge

Oh, hello! 

Today's card is a little challenge for Reverse Confetti.  Navy, celery and banana- love the color combination.  Just had to post it for ya- have a great weekend, I am spending some time with the boys!  Hoping to post some more fun things in the near future! 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Take a Balloon Ride

 Hello all my dear friends!  Today I have another project for Gina's Designs.  I just adore these large size chipboard tags so much, giving you lots of space to decorate and make a statement.  
 I started this tag by taking a piece of kraft cardstock, crimping it and then tore a couple of spots in the top paper so that the "corrigated" paper shows through. I like doing this because then you can tear your paper and either stamp on that back piece or in this case- I put in a gear and then layered another layer of gears/buttons on top of it. 
Then at the top of the tag I added a few more gears and tied them together: my thought in my head is that the gears are turning and the baloon is rising.  

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Vintage Camera Box

So today I have a sweet little vintage camera box. The first picture is it in sepia which I thought was quite fitting! 
Doesn't it look old, distressed and vintage?  

Now we can give you a different perspective of it in color so you can see the beautiful sparkle and the delicate flowers from Craft Supplies 1.
 I started the box by putting it all together- I use E6000. Then I really wanted it too be vintage and distressed so I spray painted it with white paint: and part of the look is due to the way this product "takes" the paint if you do not prep it.  So I preface with I did not prime it this time to get this look.  I then used some clear liquid glue all over it and covered it with glitter flakes- I mean what doesn't look romantic with glitter flakes.  
 So then i wanted the lens to look vintage and cracked so I used about 5 layers of UTEE, put it in the freezer for about 10 minutes and pulled it out and bent it a little to crack it.  Looks old- right?  Now in this photo you can get a great look of those beautiful flowers-  we will start with the sheer white ones with pearls in the middle- can you say delicate?  Then there are the clear beads with wire and in the back of this photo you can see little pearl flowers with rhinestone centers: these are so sweet and special. 
Here is another photo of the flowers and beads.... look at those sparkly blue beads!  And you can peak at those little pearl flowers with the rhinestones in the center.  So sweet!  


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Seeds of Friendship

Just a little thought of spring.  We are doing a little weekly gift exchange at work over the next month, sending a little springy item to our secret pal to brighten their day.  My pal enjoys gardening so I thought it would be fun to get her a couple little seed packs.  Of course I had to make a little packaging.... I hope she enjoys it and it makes her day! 

A special Note

So this month as you are all aware is our cross promotional month with CraftSupply1 and so I was eager as the next gal to get these sweet little flowers and beads in my hands.  I had a special card to make for someone that is going out for surgery and we all wanted to let her know that we were thinking about her.   
This is the inside of the card. I wanted to have room for everyone to sign the card so I made a few little tags to go inside the pockets and then the middle piece is for signing.  All the people wanted to have their messages on the tags already so I might have to ad some more inserts- and then I will have to write a long message in the middle so it is not empty.
Here is a close up of the products used on the one pocket.  The swirl is from GD and the clear beads and flower are from CraftSupplies1.  I painted the chipboard swirl and then added a bit of stickles.  And here is a picture of the flowers on the front of the card (by CraftSupplies1) which are beautiful little bell flowers. 

 Products Used

Friday, March 7, 2014

Oh, hello!

I had not realized how long it had been since I had done some just for the fun of it crafting.  So I got this new little vintage paper pad today and thought I would play along with the ReverseConfetti challenge.  I have been having a good time with their challenges, colors and sketches!  I only have 1 of their sets and one die but plan on getting some more soon: they are also having a fabulous release right now!