Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Hinged Skeleton


This fun little hinged skeleton was made from a SVGcuts collection.  Their files are just fantastic!  He measures out at 22” long finished

Friday, August 9, 2013

Steampunk Halloween High Heel

SVGcuts is having another challenge/giveaway.  Details are on their blog http://svgcuts.com/blog/2013/08/06/make-a-3d-high-heel-shoe-earn-a-gift-card/.  Here is what I did for the “challenge” part.  You get the high heel file for free!  I went with a Halloween Steampunk theme.  TFL!
This is my absolute favorite part of the shoe!  I cut a piece of Halloween paper and glued it into a bottle cap that I had flattened in my Sizzix die cut machine.  Then I used some liquid jewelry resin (the resin and the hardener had to be mixed together) and I poured it into the bottle cap.  I let it dry for at least 12 hours before touching it.  The package says it needs to cure for a total of 24 hours.  I punched a hole in it with my Crop-A-Dile after it was dry.  I did not shatter and it was not too soft.  It is hard to see the glassy effect in this photo, but I just love how it came out!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Freestyle Crafts-Jennings644 You Tube

Hi All!  So, I have been crafting a long time.  But, I am always looking for ways to improve and grow my knowledge.  A while ago (my brain just can't remember how long) I came across a great You Tube channel called Freestyle Crafts-Jennings 644.  Her name is Fiona and she is soooo talented!  She shares her talent and knowledge on so many different crafting areas and she does it 'cause she likes to.  She never charges anything.  She does have an Etsy store where she sells her great goodies for very reasonable prices.  She is up to over 17,000 followers on her You Tube channel and she would like to reach 20,000.  You will love her videos!  I have learned so much from her!  Head on over and check her out and maybe become a subbie http://www.youtube.com/user/Jennings644?feature=watch.  Her link will also remain permanently on my sidebar under "You Tube Channels I like".  TFL!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Vintage Style Hello Card


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I love vintage and shabby chic style things.  And this card is an ode to that style.  The card base was cut with a file from the Silhouette store.  The flower is homemade.  The base and very top of the flower are made from a roll of cream mulberry spring roll paper.  The middle is a crocheted flower from Michaels.  The sentiment is a $1 stamp from Michaels.  The patterned paper is Daisy D’s.  The twine is by Tim Holtz.  TFL!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

SVG Giveaway

There is a great giveaway going on over at svgcuts.com.  Not only do they give you a file from their amazing purse collection to make, but if you make it and fill out the official entry form, then they will give you a credit to their store for more of their amazing files!  There are also chances to win more stuff by doing other things.  Details here: http://svgcuts.com/blog/2013/07/04/make-a-luxury-handbag-earn-a-gift-card/.  Here is my handbag.


Thanks for looking!  Hope you are having a great summer!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Tag Time-Peacock Feather Tag



Hi all!  Here is a tag I made to try out my new Twinkling H20’s.  The blues and purples are made with the Twinkling H20’s.  The gold is Golden brand fluid acrylic gold paint. The flower and peacock flower die cuts are cut from my Silhouette Cameo.  I am not the best photographer, so it is hard to see all the sparkle on this tag, but it has lots of it.  TFL!

Monday, June 3, 2013

bee happy


This is one of my favorite projects that I have ever done.  It is a mixed media canvas that I made for my youngest son’s third grade teacher as an end of the year gift.  She is an amazing woman!  All three of my boys have had the blessing of having her as a third grade teacher and they have all grown in their education and maturity.  I am very grateful for her! 

Her classroom theme is “H****’s Honeybee’s”.  I am leaving out her name for privacy.  So, when I came across this cut file in the Silhouette Store I immediately thought of her.  I am very grateful for the education my children have been able to get!

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Card and Lamp for a friend


This card is for a friend that has been such a wonderful example to me.  I wanted to make her a small gift to let her know.  It is from the Silhouette online store.  The designer of the file is Lori Whitlock.  The patterned paper is by K&Co.

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The card is to go with this lamp.  The lamp is a file from www.SVGcuts.com.  The paper is from K&Co. and My Minds Eye.  The chipboard embellies are from My Minds Eye also.  The white lace is from Webster’s Pages.  The crème fringe and lace are from Recollections.  TFL!


Monday, April 22, 2013

You are the Best



Hi Everyone!  This fun card was made with using die cuts almost completely from the Silhouette Cameo.  The bees are from a K & Co. die cut package.  The twine is from Tim Holtz.  And I also used some Inka Gold.  TFL!

Friday, April 5, 2013

One in A Million

This card is inspired from http://www.sprinkledwithglitter.com/2013/03/you-are-fabulous-card-stamping-on-washi.html.  She is so talented! I love the ideas and techniques she used and will keep them in my repitoire.  TFL!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Just A Butterfly Card




Hi everyone!  Here is a card I made with my Silhouette Cameo.  The finished size is about 6”w x 5.5 “ tall.  All the patterned paper is from the DCWV The Sweet Blossom stack.  The regular cardstock is from my stash.  All the cuts are from the Silhouette of America online store:  http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/php/?page=home&version=&software=&designId=&artistId=.  I have a monthly membership.  It is a really great deal and I always find everything and anything I need!  TFL!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Best Wishes-Folk Art Festival


Good Day!  I have another Folk Art Festival card made with my Cricut.  The paper for this is another DCWV stack-Coral Couture.  The finished size is 6”wide x 4”tall.  The card front is popped up with pop dots. The little tag/label on the front is cut with my Silhouette.  The sentiment is stamped and the flower is the Reflections brand from Michaels.  TFL!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Butterfly Wreath

I was inspired to make this pink and zebra butterfly wreath from a magazine I saw.  The finished size is about 6 inches around.
I bought a piece of Styrofoam that is about 12”x12”x1/2”.  I cut circles with my Silhouette and drew them on my Styrofoam to use as guides.  Then I cut out the wreath shape with my craft knife.  I picked out a fabric I liked to cover the circle with.  That is the pink zebra print.  I cut it in 1”x 12” strips and then just started wrapping.  I added hot glue here and there to keep the strips of fabric where I wanted them.  You gotta be careful with hot glue and Stryofoam.  They are not best friends…lol.   I added bakers twine to hang it with next.  Then I layered the back fabric with some hot glue.
I tied a pink strip of fabric around the front, middle.  I knew I wanted to add some kind of embellie later.  I die cut different sizes of butterflies on my Silhouette.  I also punched some with my Martha Stewart punches.  I embossed them with various Cuttlebug and Sizzix embossing folders. Then I misted them with Glitter Mist.  I added to the wreath with hot glue.  Lastly, I added a safety pin with some sequins and some charms on it to the piece of pink fabric.  TFL!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Hello-Chevron rolled rose card

The paper line for this card was just so fun!  I just love me my paper stacks!  This one is by DCWV.  I got it at Michaels and it is called “The Create Collection”.  It has printed vellum and stickers and the paper is fabulous!  And you can’t go wrong with the Fontopia Cricut cartridge.  It practically did all the work for me Smile
The card and the card front are the Fontopia cart.  The rolled rose was cut on my Silhouette Cameo.  I free handed the leaves.  And I used Cat’s Eye ink around the edges.  The letters are stickers by EK Success.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Wise Men Still Seek Him

These are some glass blocks I did for Christmas gifts.  I did them for dear friends that are really more like family.  I don’t get to see them very often because life is so busy, but when I do, my heart sings.
I got the glass blocks from Michaels.  The designs were cut on my Silhouette Cameo with designs purchased from the Silhouette store.  I put in indoor Christmas lights.  I just love how they look when they are lit up.  TFL!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy Squeals


Happy New Year!! As always, I hope I will post more on my blog this year.  I am starting off with some projects I have done in the recent past.  I am going to try to post several times this week.  Wish me luck.  

This card was made with my Cricut Expression, Cricut Folk Art Festival Cartridge, cartridge, cardstock, ribbon, brad, Cat’s Eye Ink, bakers twine and a rubber stamp.  TFL!