Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's been a long while since I published a blog post, but I wanted to check in and wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! I made several cards this year to stock my Etsy shop. I'll post my favorites today. Thanks for stopping by and have a great holiday weekend!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Small Altered Composition Book Journals

Happy Monday! I hope this post is finding you well! I'm sharing with you today several small journals I've made for my Etsy store. They are created from the small composition notebooks you can get at the office supply store. They measure about 4 1/2 by 3 1/4 inches.  This is a great use for scrap pieces of paper leftover from card making or for using up your 6x6 paper pads.

Here are a few of my recent favorites:

Some of these are still available in my Etsy shop. Click here to see!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Tim Holtz Cards

Good morning! I know it's been a bit since I posted any projects. Spring is finally here and I've been enjoying the mild weather before it get too hot to go outside! I have been crafting a little, for some reason I've been focused on creating with my ever growing stash of Tim Holtz supplies. I really love his paper dolls and have been making cards with them as the stars of the show. Here are a few I've created.

My Favorite Of The Bunch

I've also been experimenting with making some mixed media pieces as well and hope to show you those soon. All of these are for sale in my Etsy shop. If you'd like to purchase one, please click here.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Valentine's Day Cards

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I posted, I wanted to catch you up on all of the Valentine's Day cards I've made this year. I'll get on with it, no more jibber jabber!

All of these have found new homes and I hope they will be cherished by the recipients. Thanks for coming by, I hope you've enjoyed your visit!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Christmas Ornaments

Hi Everyone! It's been a while since I've posted; I've been very busy with my Etsy and just shipped off the last of my Christmas orders. I've closed it for a week or two in order to take a breather and spend time with family and friends.

I just wanted to share some really cute and easy Christmas tree ornaments I made this year. They are all made with those glittered snowflake ornaments that you find at the craft store or dollar store. It's a great way to use up your leftover Christmas papers and embellishments!

First up is my personal favorite! Marie Antoinette is such a fascinating historical figure and very representative of glamour and excess I had these images of her and thought she would make very glamorous ornaments! Here's two more:

The top two employ sheet music rosettes and lots of Christmas embellishments accrued through the years.

Next up are a couple of rustic deer themed ornaments. I bought the images and cut them with my circle dies.

I found the evergreen trim at my local Hobby Hobby, but i think Tim Holtz offers some similar. Love the rusted jingle bells!

My fave of the deer bunch. Found some jute trim online for tassel making, but used some here along with a wood doily cutout.

Of course, since I love Victorian imagery, I couldn't leave these out!

Love the pink ones!

 I have a couple of tips for making these: Use super bond hot glue sticks for gluing anything onto the glittered snowflake base. I've used regular low temp hot glue in prior years, but they came apart easily over time. I used sticks called "Craft Bond" purchased at my local Micheal's and use them in a high heat glue gun.
The second tip is to use a nonstick craft sheet or silicone mat underneath while making these. The glue tends to ooze out of the snowflakes and it will stick to your worktop.

Thanks for visiting today! See you again soon!
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