Sunday, September 25, 2011

Tags for a Swap

These tags were made for 2 Tag Swaps.  The first I inked the edges of the tag with Palette Ink (Green Leaf), added K & Co. paper.  The bird and birdcage were cut using Tim Holtz's Bird and Cage die.  They were cut from some thin, black chipboard I had.  After I cut the birds I embossed them with Cuttlebug's Swirls die and used Gold and Green Patina Pearl Effects to bring out the texture.  The birdcage was painted with Picket Fence crackle paint.  The butterfly charm was made with shrink plastic (Inkadinkado's Mindscape's butterfly image).  The cage was finished off with pink dew drops.  

The second tag was made with Cosmo Cricket's Get Campy paper.  The images are from Heartfelt Creations (and I used their matching dies for the leaves).  The rhinestones were some I had on hand (from Michael's, I think).  Thanks for looking!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

PTT Challenge #29

I've been feeling blah, lately.  So, I checked out blogmate, Jenn's challenge Blog (Party Time Tuesdays) for a little inspiration.  This week's challenge was a Sketch Challenge.  I flipped it on its side.  I went with a fall theme since I'm getting ready for "Back to School."  My students come to me next Tuesday.  It's hard to believe summer is over.  Thanks for looking!
Stamps:  Sweet Pea Stamps (Elaine Cox's Katie), Sentiment by {ippity} (Music of my Heart)
Paper:  Kraft, Scrap paper and cardstock
Misc.:  Leaves were stamped and (die) cut from Heartfelt Creations Autumn Splendor Collection
Image colored with Bic permanent and Copic markers

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Project #14

Another Swap finished!!  I'm in an Altered Journal Swap for my Project 31, Day 6 I showed you the first of 8 journals I made.  Here are all 8, finally finished.  Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I'm back and trying to catch up!

I have been crafting this summer, despite my being MIA from my blog.  I joined a "Handmade Secret Sister Swap" and this is what I made for my sister(s) - I took 2 spots.  
Project #10
These are handmade Carnation Peony Cabochon embellishments.  I used Premo (fimo clay) and silicone molds (found here) from Mold Muse.   
A close up:
Project #11
Porcelain Cameos
These were made with an air dry porcelain compound pressed into silicone molds.  Once the porcelain was dry I painted the background with acrylic paint and brushed the relief with white acrylic paint.
A close up:

Project #12
Handmade Flowers
The flowers on the left were made with Websters Pages' netting, tissue paper and beads for the center.  I ran the netting and tissue paper through the Cuttlebug using Tim Hotz' s Tattered Flowers die.  I then layered the tissue and netting flowers and held them together with a singe needle and thread stitch.  Finally, I sewed the bead in the middle.  The flowers on the right were made with the Flower Shoppe cartridge and my Cricut machine.  I used a glue and a brad to hold these blossoms together.  The paper was left over from other projects.
More flowers, the middle is made with cardstock and flower die and the two smaller were cut with Cricut and Prima bling is used for the center.
Project #13
The gift tag, I used alcohol ink for the edges.  The background paper is a page out of a novel lightly stamped with a dandelion image ({ippity}).  The sentiment says "for you."
Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Project 31 - Day 9

This is an altered matchbox.  I used glass floral marbles for the feet.  The knob is a rose shaped bead attached with an office brad.  The paper is K & Co.  The embellishments on top are a combination of Webster's Pages' floral bunch, rose trim, and beaded trim from the bridal dept. (at Michael's).  It was a lot of fun to make.  I simply covered the matchbox cover with paper.  The drawer was made from Bazzill cardstock (I used the box's original for a template), much easier than covering the original.  

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Project 31 - Day 8

Just a simple card today.  On SCS my friend Janice (jabauer) hosted a stitched flower swap.  You had to stamp on fabric and sew too.  For me, a lot easier said then done.  I only sew in (somewhat) straight lines.  This is an example of my flower.

The flower was stamped using an {ippity} stamp (Now & Always) and the paper flowers in the middle were attached with a jewel brad.  I used fancy labels (Spellbinders) for the sentiment and Labels 2 with swirls embossing folder (Cuttlebug) for the green.  The background paper is Recollections. 

Friday, July 22, 2011

Project 31 - Day 7

My friend Sharon became a Grandmother on July 2.  This is her first grandchild, and she is so excited!!  I made this mini album for her to fill with all the pictures of Taaji.  I used papers and embellishments I had.  I've been hoarding a lot.  Here's the inside and the back cover.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Project 31 - Day 6

I'm in an Altered Journal Swap on SCS.  I decided to make mine with a fantasy theme (fairies and mermaids).  I just finished the fairy journal.  The paper is from K & Co.  The images are Sweet Pea Stamps colored with Bic Permanent Markers and Copics.  For this swap, not only did you have to decorate the front, you had to decorate a few pages too.  The mermaid/fairy on the left is actually a bookmark that detaches from the journal (if you'd like).  
This is the inside cover.  I made a pocket with Nesties (Labels 2, I think).  There are punched tabs (SU) in the baggie for the owner to attach later.
This is a pocket made with a 61/2 x 9 in. mailing envelope.  The idea was Scraphead's (Pat).  These images are from Inkadinkado "Mindscapes" and "Fairies."
Picture of the bookmark, marking a page.

I just stamped 2 random pages with fairy images.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Project 31 - Day 5

The last of the cards made for Debby's mother.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Project 31 - Day 4

More cards made with swapped images and Cosmo Cricket's, "Wanted" paper.  The stars were made with silver Sculpey clay.  Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Project 31 - Day 3

Here are two more cards made for Debby's mother.  The card on the left was made with stickers given to me and the image on the card on the right was from a swap.  The paper is from Cosmo Cricket, "Wanted."
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Project 31 - Day 2

Another friend, Debby, asked me to make some cards for her mother (who's 91).  Debby is at a loss as to what to give her mother these days.  So I made cards for her to give to her great-grandchildren and grandchildren on their birthdays.  The images are from some image swaps and the paper is from my organized scrap bin.  The birthday sentiments are {ippity}.  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Project 31 - Take Two

Awhile ago my friend, Sharon, asked me to make a mini album for her to give to her mother.  I told her to give me her pictures and I would make the album using her pictures as inspiration.  This was supposed to be a Mother's Day gift.  I'm still waiting on the pictures.  So, I decided to take a new approach - make the album and let Sharon put the pictures in the album.  Here's the album.  It is a "Birdhouse Mini Album," Laura Denison designed it.  You can get the pattern here, Follow the Paper Trail with Laura.
  Sharon's mother loves to work in her flower garden (and they have a flat in Paris, France).  So I thought she would like this birdhouse with toile paper.  Where's the album?  Lift the roof and the album slides out of the top of the house.

Paper:  Mostly Recollections printed cardstock (and assorted papers I had on hand)
Misc:  7 Gypsies flowers, Tim Holtz Box Feet, Bird and Butterfly from Michael's, Prima Bling

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Time to Pick a Winner!!!

Who knew there would be so many different ways to use two (4x6) pieces of pattern paper?  I knew my blogging friends would step up to the challenge and boy did they ever!!  Wonderful job ladies.  I am in constant awe of your creativity and talents.  Now for the hard part to pick a winner.  The winner will receive this newly released {ippity} mini stamp set (released today actually) and a few other goodies from me.

Here's the entries:

Danie's Card

Karen's Card

Rebekka's Card

Lynn's Card

Kelly's Card

Tammy's Card

Christy's Card

 Heather's Card

 Julie's Card