September 30, 2012

Flip Flop Cards

It's fall everywhere - we noticed today that we need to run the shower a few minutes to let the water warm up.  But no fall clothes for me in Sunny Sahuarita!  I'm known to wear flip flops year round.  I saw a cute flip-flop card the other day, and thought they'd be a quick card to make.  Even better...a while back I bought a set of stamps that I never really found a good use for....Voila!  They make great embellishments for the top of my flip flops!  Here are just a few samples of some flip-flop cards I made with scraps hanging around.  Love the "abstract" flip-flop shape I found online to sue as a template...but the more I make, I'm thinking a great goddess body!  But not tonight . . . LOL!

September 29, 2012

Halloween - with Fiber

Happy Saturday!

Oh, My!  Judging from all the blogs I've been hopping, it looks like we are all gearing up for Halloween with cards and projects.  Here, I've been inspired by the wonderful prize of fibers I received from Precious Pages by Paula after participating in the Scraps to Treasures Bookmark Blog Hop a couple weeks ago.  So here are some pics of Halloween cards I made using these great fibers....and with the generous selection I received, there's lots left for many more projects!  Thanks, again, Paula!

September 27, 2012

Festive Friday Blog Hop

This card captures the elegance of Christmas - made with Bo Bunny Garden Girl Dot and a Holly-Embossed White Textured Cardstock.  The sentiment is from Happy Holly-Days by The Craft Lounge...embossed with Piccolo 24K Gold.  The holly and bird are stamped from the Cardinal in Holly Stamp Set by Rubber Stamp Tapestry.  The die cut is from the Cricut Christmas Cards cartridge.

But I had paper AND time left!  So here are three additional cards using the same goodies.


Festive Friday Blog Hop

every 2nd & 4th Friday
1. Terri Sproul~hostess  
2. Susan Brown {sbartist}  
3. Angela Bodas  
4. The Robin's Nest  
5. Cheryl Lindsay  
6. Peg Rounds  
7. Camille Short  
8. Diane Tuggle  

September 19, 2012

Playing with Paper in Pittsburgh

I knew I couldn't stay away long....first day made my hubby and son take me to a scrapbook store - bought a great Santa stamp!  Today got to help my new daughter-in-law with some party favors...

September 15, 2012

Scraps to Treasure Blog Hop - Bookmarks

Hi all! Welcome to my first Scraps to Treasure September Bookmarks Swap Hop. If you arrived here from Cicily’s blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened to “open the book” to my chapter, please start at Chapter 1 which is Paula’s blog at

This month our group of frugally fantastic crafters have made bookmarks for each other. We are excited to share this fun idea with all our readers. If you want to try this and do not have a large group of friends to do a swap like this, you can do it with just 2 or 3 people.

Our wonderful sponsor for this hop is My Creative Time!

Be sure to comment on EACH blog for BOTH days to be entered into the drawing!

Also be sure to follow any instructions on each blog for any fun goodies they may be giving away!

Here are bookmarks I made to share with my friends. First,using scraps of paper; second, I wanted to include my favorite enamel powder - Piccolo Vintage Copper; and third, I wanted to create something quick, as I am off to my son's wedding tomorrow! I did the last by using my Martha Stewart punches rather than my favorite svg files. :)

Anyhow, enjoy!

This group is all about your scraps, using them up in a big way so they don't just keep piling up for little bits here and there. Scraps is the name; Treasures is the game!
CHALLENGE: Create a bookmark with scraps of paper. 

Here is the basic bookmark I created.

Since we are using scraps, here is the same bookmark in a variety of color combinations - limited to the scrap pile I chose from!

Bookmark Base: Cardstock - 2-1/8" x 7"
WordArtBorder Punch: Doily Lace Edge - Martha Stewart
Butterfly Punch: Large Monarch Butterfly
Enamel Powder: Vintage Copper Enamel Powder - Piccolo
Ribbon: Cream

This is the last chapter in this story.

Here is a list of the chapters where bookmarks can be found, in case you missed anybody!

Book One, Saturday 

Chapter 1 Jessi ~
Chapter 2 Lucy ~
Chapter 3 Jearise ~
Chapter 4 Pam ~
Chapter 5 Tahi ~
Chapter 6 Robin S. ~

 Book Two, Sunday

Chapter 1 Paula ~
Chapter 2 Ellen ~
Chapter 3 Liz ~
Chapter 4 Lissa Marie ~
Chapter 5 Monica ~
Chapter 6 Cicily ~
Chapter 7 Camille ~

Thanks for skimming through our “books.” Be sure to check back next month to see what we have to share.

September 13, 2012

Festive Friday Blog Hop

There is nothing more festive than a candy cane!  Here is one card where the photo does no justice to the card.   The stamped image is covered with transparent glitter and colored with Copic markers...simply matted.  I chose rather mediocre colors for matting show off the bling of the stamped image...and it works in person.  LOL! 

Visit blogs below to see other great Christmas cards!

every 2nd & 4th Friday

1. Terri Sproul~hostess  
2. Susan Brown {sbartist}  
3. Angela Bodas  
4. The Robin's Nest  
5. Cheryl Lindsay  
6. Peg Rounds  
7. Camille Short  
8. Diane Tuggle  

September 10, 2012

You Can Leave Your Hat On

Today's project is a gift for my friend, Pat Bolda.  I loved this pic of her daughter in this fun hat - so thought it would make a great gift.  Remember as you explore this project, you can save 25% off your entire Globecraft Memories  purchase - enter Discount Code TS25 when you checkout!
The project is a one-drawer easel box.



 Supplies for box:
   Chipboard - two pieces - 5-1/2" x 6-1/2"
   Cardstock for drawer assembly:
      Frame - 11-3/4" x 9-1/2"
      Pull Drawer - 8-1/2" x 9-1/2" (Actually I used these measurements - then trimmed off 1/8" to make the drawer slide in/out easily)
      Bottom/Top Covers - two pieces - 5-1/2" x 6-1/2"
      Box Side/Back - two pieces - 1-3/4" x 5"; one piece - 1-3/4" x 6"
      Drawer Sides - two pieces - 1-3/4" x 5"; two pieces - 1-3/4" x 6"
      Drawer Pull - one piece - 4-1/4" x 3/4"; one piece 4" x 1/2"
      Two brads

Box Assembly:
   Cut chipboard for top and bottom.  Cover with cardstock.

Chipboard - 5-1/2" x 6-1/2"
Covered Chipboard - Cardstock used unknown source
   Cut cardstock for drawer frame as shown lines are score lines.

Assemble as shown in following pictures.
   The color you want to be see should be INSIDE (Bo Bunny SUN Kissed Skies shown here - the clouds will be covered.)
   Glue the middle tabs BETWEEN the top and bottom layers.
Frame - 11-3/4" x 9-1/2"
Cover sides and back with cardstock.  Note:  Even if you already like the outside cardstock pattern, cover sides and back to give box strength.

Drawer Assembly:

   Cut cardstock for drawer frame as shown lines are score lines.

Assemble as shown in following picture.
   The color you want to be see should be INSIDE ( (Bo Bunny SUN Kissed Skies shown here - the clouds will be covered.)
   Glue tabs OUTSIDE the box.  They will be covered.
Assemble Drawer Pull.  Cut two strips of cardstock using dimensions above.  Attach to front cardstock panel with brads BEFORE adhering to drawer...this provides strength to open drawer without tearing cardstock.  Glue sides, back, and front to assembled drawer.

Glue top and bottom to drawer frame.

Supplies for Easel:
   Cardstock - 10" x 6"
   Cardstock - 5" x 6"
   Cardstock - 3" x 5"
   Cardstock - 1/2" x 5"

Score and fold large piece of cardstock in half to be 5" x 6".  Score and fold the top half at 2-1/2".  Glue bottom half to top of box assembly.  Glue 5" x 6" cardstock ON BOTTOM HALF ONLY so it will fold up as an easel as show below. 

Glue 1/2" strip at top of 3" x 5" cardstock.  Glue to inside bottom  of easel - glue front edge flat; use pop-dots at back edge to serve as a stop for the easel when open.


Supplies for Globeframe Embellishment
   Middle layer of Little Fancy Oval Bubble Frame.
   Strip of cardstock - accordion folded at 1/4"
   Red Ink Pad 
   Liquid Pearls - Cantaloupe used
   Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart 3-in-1 Classic Butterfly
   Any rubber stamp - Flourish Squares used

Rectangle Frame:  Emboss with  Piccolo Butterscotch Enamel Powder.  Distress by rubbing red ink pad over embossed frame.

My intent was to emboss the oval frame in red.  As I didn't have any red embossing powder, I decided to ink the frame in red and emboss with a clear powder.  However, after just inking the frame in red, I loved the rugged wood-like appearance and decided to leave well enough alone!

I also embossed flourishes from Piccolo Decor Set #3 and Piccolo Decor Set #10 in Piccolo Butterscotch Enamel Powder and distressed by rubbing in red ink pad.
For the accordion embellishment on the lower left of the frame, I accordion folded a piece of yellow cardstock, distressed it with red ink, then randomly stamped a flourish design with red ink.

My final assembly in detailed pics:


Supplies for Inside Sentiment
   Sentiment - Children WordArt from used.
   Distress Inks - Crimson Red and Toffee used
   Piccolo Butterscotch Enamel Powder

Decorate inside of easel card as desired.  I printed the WordArt to fit and distressed the senitment with Red and Toffee inks.  The Piccolo pieces are embossed with Piccolo Butterscotch Enamel Powder and distressed with red ink to match bottom layer of frame.  Feathers - and good to go!

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September 2, 2012

Mission: Grey Vellum

I am on a mission to not buy any paper until I get rid of what I have...and except for my last Globecraft post and classes, I've been true to my word for quite some time.  Some papers are harder to get rid of than others...and I love it when I rise to that challenge.  So I've had this grey vellum sitting on my desk for who knows how long...and finally put it to good use yesterday.  Nothing special - just some relaxing cut and paste!

September 1, 2012

Fan of Elizabeth Craft Designs and Glitter Ritz

Today's project - more glitter - more stickers - and more fun!

Loving Elizabeth Craft Designs fan stickers (these are the same stickers used in yesterday's dresses)...but I'm playing with scraps and trying different not real happy with all my finished projects.  Loving the red and black...

Here are others, but they still need a bit of the fans, but need to make better use of them as embellishments.  

All fans are glittered with Glitter Ritz...hard to tell in the pics.  Just received a tabletop photo light box...but obviously need to learn more about using it.  Not much information online - only thing I've learned is that professional photographers don't make good instructors!  You'd think with all that equipment they own, there'd be lots of visuals...wrong, most just talk and tell you what they plan to talk about rather than show!