Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Be Mine

Hello friends!  Aren't these images the cutest?  Sandy, the owner of Crafty Secrets is offering this unbelieveable e-kit for only 5.00!  Look at everything that comes in the kit.








WHAT A DEAL, HUH?  All of the images and papers are so sweet!
I made a card and a votive holder and plan to make more...once you get started, it's hard to stop :)
My printer was getting low on red ink, so these turned out to be more of a hot pink, but I love it :)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Paper Mache House

Hello friends!  I had some time today to play with one of my favorite Simple Stories paper lines...the 25 Days Of Christmas.  The colors of the house are the colors I use to decorate in my living room. I can keep the little house out year around.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Together We Are A Family Album

Hello friends!  It feels so good to have all 25 CHA projects done  Smile!  If you’re going to CHA, let me know if you eye spy any of my projects.  There will be several in Basically Bare and WOW Embossing Booth, as well as Amazing Mold Putty and Robin’s Nest.  This Tabs Album is one of the projects you may see in Basically Bare Booth.
Made using Generations by Simple Stories, lots of mediums by Golden, Kuretake Markers, WOW!  Embossing Powders.  Album and Fanciful Frame are Basically Bare.
Once my album is returned, all I have to do is add pictures.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I'm So Excited, I Just Can't Hide It. I'm About To Lose Control.....

and I think I LIKE IT!  All because Quick Quotes has picked me to be a designer!  I want to thank them for choosing me.  What a wonderful opportunity and because I don't design for any other paper companies, you'll be seeing a lot of Quick Quotes...lucky you <3.  Hop on over and have a look at Club Q (monthly kit club), tutorials, challenges and a gallery full of beautiful projects.
I decided to make a little chipboard house (Crafty Secrets) to celebrate!  I've embossed random areas with WOW! Embossing Powders.  Kuretake Purple Calligraphy Marker.
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Mom and Donna
Dad, Donna, Pam, Jan
The child on the left is my sister, Donna.  I'm on the right :)  I love working with these family photo's...it's a way to get them out of the book and into the home.

2012 Quick Quotes Design Team



















Monday, January 23, 2012

Playing Dress-Up: Vintage Style

Hello friends!  I've been busy with CHA projects and have all 25 shipped and ready to go for CHA!  After CHA, I'll share some of the projects :)  Basically Bare has so many new products being released and one of the designs is my very own!  SO EXCITING!  WOW! Embossing Powders will also debut at CHA and there are many beautiful powders as well as clear stamps.  I have a very large project for Amazing Mold Putty and look forward  to sharing it with you..soon!  CHA is always so exciting with all the anticipation of new products and beautiful projects!
Playing Dress-Up was so much fun to make!  I have been looking for the perfect fabric for my dress, but haven't found the perfect print.  SO, I decided to use Simple Stories, 25 Days Of Christmas line.  This is one of my favorite lines..it's right up there with Year-O-Graphy collection.  The mini hanger is Crafty Secrets and the White String Jute, White Lace and Black crocheted lace are Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The pattern is by McCalls and is an American Doll pattern.
Here's a closer look.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Altered Bottles

Hello friends!  Today I'd like to share some altered bottles made using Jute String Cocoa.  I love the different Jute String Bonnie offers at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Here's a couple more Jute products that I recently ordered.
Jute String White
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Lovin' the Black Jute Ribbon and plan to make some flowers with this :)
1.5" Jute Ribbon Black
OK..just had to share a couple favorites.  Here's the Altered Bottles.  
altered bottle 1 bird
altered bottle 2 music
altered bottle 3 advertising

Monday, January 16, 2012

Snowflake Tutorial And Flower Frenzy

Hello friends!  I’m back to share the snowflake tutorial.  Here’s the  snowflakes I made.  These are SO EASY and have loads of dimension.  You can make them any size you’d like.  For my tutorial, I’ve used 6”x6” squares.
Start by cutting four squares.
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Fold the first square in half to make a triangle.
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Fold again to make a smaller triangle.
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Hold the triangle piece with the two folds in your left hand.
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Make 2 equal cuts just up to the fold, being careful not to cut through the fold.
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Unfold.
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Join the ends of the center piece and glue or tape.
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Turn the square over and adhere the second piece.  Two of the pieces face the front, one faces the back.
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Turn over and adhere the last two pieces.
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Repeat this for the other four squares. 
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Assemble the snowflake by taping 2 ends together.  Turn and attach the other two ends.
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And it’s been a flower frenzy here at my house.  I have been making flowers like crazy..LOL!  Here’s some I have finished.
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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon Valentine Challenge

Hello friends!  Really Reasonable Ribbon's challenge is "Valentine" theme.  I made a simple little treat bag using the Club Assortment ribbons.  A fun project, perfect for my favorite Valentine :)
While you're looking at the fun challenge projects, be sure to sign up for Bonnie's giveaway.  A winner will be announced on January 26th. Here's what one lucky person will receive.

Here's my sweet treat bag.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Hello friends!  How about a Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon? The HOP officially starts at 7:30 EST.   You should be arriving from Gloria's Blog.   The design team gals have some fun and inspirational projects to share.
  I decided to grab some Graphic 45 and the Club Assortment and make a few projects.
Love the Club Assortment this month :)
Monthly Ribbon Club, Domestic


Spoolie
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And a romantic shaker cup
Your next stop will be Emily's Blog.
And Bonnie is having a give away and someone is going to be so lucky to get this batch of goodies!  Check out Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings for details!  What a great way for her to celebrate 2 years of blogging :)