Friday, July 10, 2015

We've Moved!

Hi everyone, I'm super excited to be a Guest Designer today for Lisa Norris of Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons.

Back in May Lisa made this super cute Moving Truck file and gave it away as one of her Friday Freebies. She has so many great files to choose from. We just moved yesterday.. (glad that part is over) and I can't wait to set up my new craft room and start playing again.

But before I packed up my current craft space I thought it would be fun to let people know that we were moving. So I used this file and made a shaped card. I added some yellow Stickles on the lights and gave the tires some dimension with some pop dots.

 On the inside I cut a second layer in white and added all our new info to it.

I love how this turned out and can't wait to play with more of Lisa's files. Make sure to head on over to the Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons Blog and don't forget to get your Friday Freebie. Also, check out the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog for some great stamps to match your files.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day!!!!

Hello everyone, hope all the men in your life are having a great Father's Day. Since my Dad lives in another province, I made him a card and sent it in the mail.

He loves eagles so I started by cutting out this Bald Eagle from the Silhouette store by Jennifer Wambach. I used the Houndstooth embossing folder for his outer wing and a popdot for dimension.

Then I added some tree tops from the Tree file from Silhouette and inked them with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint. I didn't really have any sentiments that matched but I found this one by Just Rite from the Bird Houses set.

This card reminds me of the other day at the lake, there was an eagle sitting on the tree tops watching over everyone, just like a Father watches over his kids.

The inside sentiment is from Pink By Design's Spring Has Sprung set and the other stamp is one I had in my stash.

Wishing all the Dad's out there a Happy Father's Day!!!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Valentine Gumball Machine

A while back I bought the mini version of the red plastic cups and knew that they would come in handy. Then one day I saw a version of this on Pinterest and I just had to make my own for Valentine's day.

I had some leftover mini plastic bulbs from last Christmas, which worked perfect so I filled it with some heart candies. Then using the Jaded Blossom Gumball stamp I stamped and cut out what would be the metal part of the machine.  

For the top I stamped and cut out a sentiment from the Jaded Blossom Valentine Candies set and it fit perfectly.

What a fun and easy favor to make for any occasion.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Will You Be Mine??????

Now that all my fun little Valentine's Day treats have been found I thought I would share them with you and enter them into the Jaded Blossom Valentine Treats February Challenge.

I started by cutting out a bunch of toppers with the Jaded Blossom Scallop Slider and Topper and Die then matched them with some patterned paper from Recollections.

For the first one I used this super cute Love Frog from Miss Kate Cuttables and gave him some googly eyes. The sentiment in my love frog's hands is from PBD Be Mine. I also used Jaded Blossom Valentines CandiesRoyal Candies and the lips are from one of my Peachy Keen face assortment stamps.

For the second one I cut out the Whale with Waves from Silhouette. I cut out a small piece for a mouth, gave him some googly eyes and added some Stickles in True Blue for his water squirt. The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom Under The Sea stamp set and for the nuggets I used the Sea Life Candies.

For the last one I used the Nerdy Owl file from Miss Kate Cuttables. The sentiment is from Pink By Design's Be Mine stamp set. I also added some Google eyes and inked with some Tim Holtz Distress ink.

I think that they turned out super cute and can't wait to make treats for the next upcoming holiday.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Playing with Vinyl

Over the last week I had a few extra days off and took some time to play. I tried my hand at glass etching and then decided to play with some vinyl. This is the largest piece of vinyl that I have ever worked with, I made a few errors but they were easy to fix. I knew exactly which sentiment I wanted to cut out so I found a 16x20 glass frameless picture frame, fired up the Cameo and went to work.

I have some fabulous and creative co workers and one of them is a fantastic seamstress. I wanted to give her a little gift to say Thanks for her hard work and the beautiful job she did with one of my tops for work.

I used the Power of one woman vinyl graphic by Snapdragon Snippets and it turned out pretty great (if I do say so myself).

While I was at it I decided to make a sewing shadow box as well. I cut out the Vintage Dressform svg by Jennifer Wambach, added some paper from my stash and threw in some colored pins... I love how it turned out too.

I hope that they will make a great addition to her sewing room and she will enjoy them as much as I had fun making them.

I will be entering these into the challenge #21 Anything Goes over at Silhouette Challenges. Make sure to head on over there and check out all the great projects and enter one yourself.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Butterfly Wine Glasses

Well I finally tried my hand at glass etching and this is the result. There's a bit of a learning curve with this stuff but I think they turned out pretty good for my first time!

My friend loves butterflies and a good bottle of wine, so I bought some glasses and made a vinyl stencil with a butterfly that I found in the Silhouette online store.

I wanted the butterfly to be further down the glass but it was so curved I couldn't get the stencil on without wrinkles... Lesson learned. I still am very pleased with the way they turned out.

I used a brand called Armour Etch and it was super easy to use. I have a few other items that I would like to etch now that I know I can do it. Let the fun begin!!!!

My next post will be my first attempt working with a larger piece of vinyl. See you then.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

On the Naughty List - A Bag Full of Coal

Ok this is the last Christmas post for this part of the year.

I saw this cute 3D Santa Bag in the Silhouette store by Jamie Cripps and knew what I wanted to do with it. I had picked up some chocolate coal the week before so when I saw it, I knew it was perfect.

I added some ribbon from my stash and the sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's V is for Villain

Monday, January 12, 2015

A Few Christmas Treats

Just 2 more Christmas posts before I switch to the rest of the upcoming year.

I made these quick and easy gifts to go in the bag with the rest of a gift for a friend.

Since my friend likes to paint her toes all the time I used the Mistletoes Topper by Jamie Cripps found in the Silhouette store to make this package. I used the Jaded Blossom Scallop Slider and Topper die for my base then added some Wink of Stella and some rhinestones.

For this second treat I made some homemade caramel popcorn and put it in a cello bag from Bulk Barn. Next I used Lori Whitlock's Popcorn Box to place my bag of yumminess in. The sentiment is from the Jaded Blossom Freshly Baked stamp set and the moose is Merry Moose from Our Craft Lounge .

Last little gift is a jar of Olives, my friend LOVES olives. I had the perfect sentiment for this gift. I used the Jaded Blossom Olive You stamp set, stamped in Memento Bamboo Leaves and colored in with Copics.. perfect! I'm sure that I will use this stamp set over and over again.

I think she will love these little quick and easy treats, just as much as I enjoyed making them for her. 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Birthday Wishes!!

Here's a quick card that I made for a friends birthday recently.

I used the Jaded Blossom November freebie Bake Me Happy Stamp set for the mixer and my paper. As you can see I got a little carried away stamping the mini mixer for my I was having too much fun.

 The sentiments are from the Jaded Blossom Baked With Love set.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Christmas Hand Sanitizer Holders

Hello everybody, hope everyone had a great New Years Eve and beginning to the new year.

Just wanted to share a few more Christmas projects over the next few days that have finally arrived at their destination.

I just love this Hand Sanitizer Holder by Lori Whitlock the combinations are endless.

For the first one I used Miss Kate's Ho Ho Ho file from the Silhouette online store. The ribbon and paper are from my stash and I added Wink of Stella around the black and on Santa's sack.

For this one I used the Echo Park Ornament also purchased at the Silhouette store. It's hard to tell but I used double sided tape and Glitter Ritz in white to match my paper.

Have a great day and keep crafting!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Midnight Kisses

Greetings all, hoping everyone had a very Merry Christmas filled with family, friends, good food and all the trimmings. I was so thrilled to find out that I was one of the lucky ladies chosen to be a guest designer for the day on the Jaded Blossom blog.  A big THANK you to Michelle and Candace for the opportunity.

Since my day is after Christmas I chose to make my projects for New Years. I can't believe that we are going into 2015!!!!! So much has happened this year, time has just slipped away and the new year is upon us! I work at the hospital and will be working all the holidays including New Years Eve. So I decided to make a few fun treats for everyone at work.

I started by making these Midnight Kisses. I went to the dollar store and bought some Champagne glasses and filled them with silver and purple paper shred. Using part of the November release,  I then embossed a bunch of kisses with the Happy New Year, Happy Hour Candies and the Valentine Candies stamp sets.

Then using my Cameo I cut out the shadow layer for the couple on The Perfect Match stamp set. Next I attached them to a pick and placed them in the glass with the kisses. The sentiment is from the Happy New Year set and it's a perfect match for my couple.

Then for some fun, I used the gusset bags and filled them with beads, some more kisses and a noise maker. For the topper I used the Scallop Slider and Topper Die and made my pattern paper by embossing the Holiday Treat Tags.

Next I cut out the shadow layer for the mask from the Happy New Year set, colored it, gave them a Wink of Stella, some Stickles and popped it on top.

I used the Happy New Year stamp set for the sentiment on the insert for the bag.

There are endless ideas using Jaded Blossom products, I love being able to see everyone's crafty take on all the products and of course I love getting my happy mail!!!!!

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and cheers to finding lots of time to craft in the upcoming year!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Santa's Kitties

At Christmas time I like to make little favor boxes to give as gifts to my coworkers. I have a few friends that LOVE their cats, so I thought it would be cute to make a cat shaped box for a few of them.

Using the Cat Bag file from Studio Ilustrado and my Cameo I cut out the cat in different colors. Then using Silhouette Double- sided sheets adhered to cardstock I cut out all the pieces that would be furry. Peeling off the backing and adding  some Martha Stewart Flocking powder in Swan and Pewter to make the soft fur.

Since my cats are suppose to be Christmas Kitties, they needed some Christmas bling. I cut out some of the Christmas Photo Props from Silhouette.

For the first kitty  I cut out the Santa hat, added some Wink of Stella to the brim, a pompom and embossed the hat with the corner of the Peachy Keen Cat Background stamp in white. What kitty doesn't have a bell, so I threaded a tiny jingle bell onto some twine and tied it around my kitty.

For the second one I choose the Elf Hat, I inked around the edges and added some Wink of Stella to the bell then cut out the scarf. I tucked a mouse into his hat that I stamped and fussy cut out from the same Peachy Keen Cat Background stamp.

I wanted to add some tissue paper inside of my cat boxes so I stamped the Cat Background stamp onto some white tissue paper and made my own designer tissue. Love, love how it turned out!

I think they will love getting these Christmas Kitties and I had so much fun making them.

I will be entering this into the Silhouette Challenge #20 Anything Goes over at Silhouette Challenges.