Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Stuck on Stick Pins

I have been loving the videos and photos of the beautiful stick pins people have been making.  As I was working on making some stick pins this past weeken, it dawned on me that I could add a punched element (butterflies, of course!) to the stick pin.  Here is the result:

I love how they turned out!  The butterflies were created by punching cardstock with the Martha Stewart classic butterly and monarch punches.  I added beads and a flower from iamroses.com to the front.  They turned out super sweet. 

You can visit my You Tube channel to check out the video where I show the pins and the card.  It is my first video, so ignore the bumbling silliness of it all :)

Here is the card I made with one of the stick pins:

Have a fantastic day!
Until next time...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Coffin Mini

My favorite Friday night activity is watching Laura Denison make amazing paper crafts.  This past Friday she made a Coffin Mini album.  Oh...how fun!!  You can catch her UStream classes on Friday nights, 7pm (Pacific Time), there is a link to her UStream channel on her blog.

Here is my coffin:
I went for a more pretty look, than scary.  The hand is from a little party favor pack I bought at my local grocery store.  The lace was gathered to give the impression of a sleeve/cuff.  Roses from I Am Roses adorn the corner along with a Maya Road stick pin from my friend Michelle.  The center panel is a piece of chipboard I painted with black acrylic paint and then applied a heft coat of Crackle Accents.  Around the perimeter of the box, I added 1/2" ScorTape and applied ultrafine black glitter for some sparkle (ok...it is actually to cover up a mistake, but you can't tell!).

Here is a close up of the decorative elements:

Have a fantastic rest of the week! 

Thursday, September 30, 2010


I made this little mini album from Basic Grey's Errie collection.  After watching Marion's video, I just had to give it a try.  Prima flowers adorn each page, they are such a yummy orange color...love them!  Thickers were stamped and covered in Crackle Accents.  The Martha Stewart bat punch saw some action as I used it multiple times on each page.  Each tag has tule and netting tied at the top.
All in all it was a fun mini to make.  I was quite proud of mysef for completing the project!
Here she is:
My goal:  work on more artistic photographs.

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hiatus Over...

I took a long break from blogging, but am back at it!
I just wanted to take a few minutes to share some projects I have been working on recently.
There have been several swaps I have wanted to join FOREVER.  Recently, I participated in the tag swap at Stephanie's blog Here.  I am so excited to see which tags I receive! 

My friend Michelle suggested going to this forum and join a tag swap.  So, I did!  I made the following tag for the swap (sorry for the picture quality - bad layout!):

This is the front view:                                       Back:
I started with a 3 3/4" x 6 1/4" shipping tag and embellished it with the following:
Paper:  Le Romantique by Graphic 45 collection (front) and the Making Memories Ledger paper pad (back)
The tag was spritzed with Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist and inked with distress ink in Tattered Rose.  The flower on the front of the tag is from I Am Roses.  Love...Love...Love the flowers Bunma carries.  Fantastic!  The rose was Misted with Tea Rose and Wheatfields.  A lace doiley was created with paper and lace to ge behind the rose.  Addes some guinnea feathers and an Adage ticket from Tim Holtz.  There is a vintage photo I found online as well as some Diamond Dust, a doiley, pearl trim and more baby roses.  The back of the tag was simple and I just created a pocket using one of the small Celebrate It bags from Michael's, it measures 2 1/4" x 4".  I stamped it with an Inkadinkado damask stamp and added another feather and flommer misted two Prima flowers with Vintage Pink and Creme de Chocolate Glimmer Mists.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a fantastic day and I'll look forward to sharing more with you in the future!