Saturday, January 28, 2012

Fundraising Collection Tin

Many of you know that I recently signed up for the Susan G Komen 3 Day event. It is a huge commitment and I cant wait for it. Not only do we walk 60 miles but we have to collect $2300 in donations to help cure breast cancer. So of course the fundraising is going to include lots of crafty things!

Here is the first: I wanted to decorate a donation collection tin  (I found  this adorable mailbox at target for a dollar!). I used pink ribbon scrapbook paper to cover the mailbox and then matted several sentiments for each side of the sides. I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the front. Then I  cut out a pink ribbon that I stamped in pink and embossed in clear glitter embossing powder and placed that on 3D foam dots and placed it in the center of the front. To add a more dimensional look I used prima flowers in various places.

The back I left somewhat plain because of where I am going to place it, people wont really see it. I just matted a 3 Day "Walker" icon and placed a flower in the corner.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

My First Double Dutch Fold Card

Hello Everyone! Since the weather outside is not very nice I have been working in my craft room. So I decided to try a new style card that I had seen on a website called a "double dutch fold". The concept is that there are 2 flaps that are attached at the bottom on the sides (one to each side), in addition to the normal card flap that is folded at the top of the card.

With my card, I added a scalloped circle die cut to the front on the large main flap and let it overlap the smaller flaps at the bottom. The main image is from "Kate's ABC's" cricut cartridge. I added some additional butterflies that I made with a paper punch and some pink gems. Then I tied some pink fiber around the very top flap. 

All papers are from an older K&Co. mat stack. I matted all sections of the card and inked the edges with lime green chalk ink and Antique Linen Distress ink.

The double flaps.

And of course I had my little (actually he is a tank) helper, Mickey!

I really love how it turned out. I am not sure what occasion it is going to be for, so when I decide I will add a sentiment. Or maybe I will just keep it since I love it so much.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Altered Frame

Hi Guys! About a week ago I went out to a friends house to craft and while I was there I made this frame. Most of you know that Brian and I had our 1st anniversary this past October and to document our first milestone we had some pictures taken of us. I wanted to make a frame for my favorite picture and this is what I came up with.

The products I used:
a plain frame from Pat Catans
Old newsprint patterened paper that I have had for a while not sure what brand
CTMH My Acrylix "Key Moments" stamp set (the pocket watch)
CTMH My Acrylix "Cherish the Day" stamp set (ticket with date info)
CTMH mocha opaques (pearls)
Prima flower (white)
Prima Arco Iris Flowers ( the "O" in Adore)
a bingo card I had that used the word ADORE, not sure what brand
Dusty Concord and Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Key
Bakers Twine
a plain white doily from a pack I found in the grocery store (inked)

I Looove how it turned out!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Chipboard Album

Hello again everyone!
I decided to post this next project separately since there are several pictures. It is a 6x12 chipboard album I made of our recent Texas trip for my grandmothers birthday gift.

I wanted to protect the photos so I took each page of the album and placed them into a 12x12 page protector (the bottom half) and then cut the excess of the page protector off. See diagram I made below:

This page I made interactive by using Close to my Heart Flip Flaps. The top picture on the left page is in a photo sleeve adhered to the page protector on the album that you can lift up. I layered 3 on top of each other.

Any questions, feel free to email me!

Winter Creations

Hello, I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and good New Year so far. Now that the busy holidays are past I finally have a moment to post again. Below are a few cards and/or projects I have been working on for the holidays. i hope you like!

These first two cards I made with the Greeting Farm Stamps, for their design team application. Unfortunatly I didnt get picked buy maybe next time!

This is one of my Christmas cards that I made with a new Stampendous Snowman Stamp. I stamped the main image on white cardstock, then again on teal patterned paper. I used scissors to cut out the scarves and hats and then paper pieced them on top of the main image. I did this again on an orange patterned paper and paper pieced the nose. I did this for a final time on another sheet of white cardstock, then stamped in clear ink, a snowflake swirl pattern stamp, on top of the snow man body and head, then used hollagraphic embossing powder to heat set the design ( you cann see it in the 4th photo) and then again used scissors to cut out the body and heads and paper pieced them by gluing them onto the main image. I had to do this last step because the snowflake swirl stamp is actually larger then the snowman so it covered more than the area needed and so I couldnt do it directly on the original main image. For some finishing touches I added white fuzzy flock to their hat trim and then accented the snow withdiamond stickles. It was alot of work but I liked how it turned out.

The inside of the card:
 the sentiment is from Jolly Holidays Cricut Lite Cartridge

This other card is one I made for my Grandmothers Birthday. It was a fiskars clear stamp set.