Friday, August 28, 2015

Snow People Greeting

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Materials:
Cheery Lynn Designs - Frosty the Snowman
Memory Box - Jolly Jingle Bells, Swirled Lollipops & Holiday Hats
Poppy Stamps _ Fuzzy Bunnies
Martha Stewart Bow & Branch Punch
Cuttlebug - Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Christmas House



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I can honesty say I was having such a great time making this card design.  I cut the red card stock for the square house 4" X 5" and the shorter one 2" X 6 1/2".  I die cut the door first then die cut and glued the Impression Obsession window/door piece on the door and attached back in place.  I added a Martha Stewart green glitter bow, a fun berry sprig and used two planter boxes filled with glitter ornaments.   The posts are from the Halloween Roof & Porch die with two gold card stock Village Lamp Posts.  

The roof & windows are from the Madison House Set and the green shutters are from the Plush Curtains set. I used Medium Steampunk Pipes for the chimneys and Frosted Roofs & Ledges for the V shaped icicle roof.  Inside  window curtains are Martha Stewart doily punch. Jeweled tree is IO Fir trees.  Words Elizabeth Craft Season Greetings die.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Madison House set, Plush Curtains, Berry Spring, Halloween Roof & Porch, Frosted Roofs & Ledges & Village Lamp Post
Memory Box -  Medium Steampunk Pipes
Elizabeth Craft - Seasons Greetings
Impression Obsession - Window/Door & Fir Trees
Martha Stewart Bow & Doily punch

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Shaped Christmas House

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I saw a card like this on pinterest and can not find the original person who created it.

First I would like to say I really have no idea why the gorilla glue and clear rock candy glitter had some kind of chemical reaction and the snow dried puffy.  I purchased the gorilla glue because they say it dries white which is what I wanted.  Oh well.

I first took white card stock and used a sponge to apply the vintage photo ink and stamped all over the sheet.  Then I cut a 2" wide 5" long strip to create the piece the door is sitting on. I die cut the door, used the impression obsession window/door in the center and then glued a piece of paper to the back and glued the window/door in the center.  I die cut three more of the  impression obsession window/doors for a little dimension and attached to the door.  I hand cut the roof shape and cut the Halloween Roof apart, trimmed off the web and attached. On the back I added mounting tape.  

I cut another piece of the stamped paper 4" X 4"  attached added the Madison House roof and the  chimney off to the right.   Next I attached the door piece and after die cutting and gluing several impression obsession window/doors glued them together and added the doily punch for curtains.    I added mounting tape to the back of fir trees.  I attached a plain white card stock shaped like the house to the back so the card does stand upright.  It does not make a big card but it was fun to create.

Materials:
Gorilla Glue
Ranger - Distress Glitter Clear Rock Candy
Poppy Stamps - Halloween Roof & Madison House Set (door, flower box & roof)
Memory Box - Bright Lanterns, Medium Steampunk Pipes (Chimney)
Impression Obsession - Fir Trees
Impression Obsession - Window/Door
Martha Stewart Doily Punch (curtains)
Pine cone sticker (door)
Mounting Tape
Ranger Ink - Distress Vintage Photo

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Fall Cascade

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I used a red ink and applied it to the edge of leaves before attaching flower pieces together. 
Then dotted the centers with the Viva Decor in Sunny Yellow, and attached to the stem. The embossing folder is so pretty and always gives a nice embossed pattern to work with.

Very quick and easy to create.

Materials:
Marianne Design DS0913 Embossing Folder
Memory Box - Evershan Branch
Poppy Stamps - Small Blooming Poinsettia
Viva Decor Sunny Yellow (flower centers)
Red ink for edges of leaves.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Haunted House


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Just a silly haunted house design.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Cute Cottage & Halloween Roof & Porch
Memory Box - Jolly Jack O Lanterns, Ghost Trio & Medium Steampunk Pipes
Impression Obsession - Glasses

Friday, August 7, 2015

Yard Art Red Totem and Glass Flowers

Red Glass Totem

Green Glass Flower
Blue Glass Flower Yard Art
Mikasa Sunflower Frost platter/painted vase yard art
Egg dish, Amber pillar candle holder, crystal candle holder (center)


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I finally finished a red totem for my daughter, I have had the worst time finding glass pieces.
For the glass flower I attached green half marbles onto a plate then a green bowl and a clear glass candle holder with a green marble in the center.  For  more details see previous post.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Blue Glass Garden Totem Tutorial


Completed Glass Totem

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Warning this tutorial is picture heavy.

It took many trips to my local thrift stores to find inexpensive glass pieces that I could attach together, it was like being on a treasure hunt. I also added blue half marbles on the base of the totem.  The glass pieces that work best are heavier pieces that have a very flat base so that pieces will stack together. You could use pottery but I really wanted the sparkle that you get from glass.

All the glass plates are inverted and then glued, it really makes the base stable by flipping the plate over.

You will need to wash each piece and let it dry completely before you begin to glue the pieces together.

I started by using DAP Waterproof Auto Marine Sealant in a thin line to put 2 pieces together at a time and letting them dry for (24 hours)  Then you just start laying the glass and glue and let dry.  I glued mine outside on the grass just in case they did not stay together that way I could not break anything.  The top is a cute angel which I thought could watch over the yard.

The pictures below are of the various pieces I purchased to create the totem.

Base of Totem
Clear glass candle holder
Cobalt blue Bowl
Clear Glass Plate

Cobalt Stemmed Cup
Clear Glass Plate

Glued sections - 1 Base, 2 Middle, 3 Center
Top Piece, Angel, Cobalt Votive & Candle Holder
Dap Auto Marine Sealant it is waterproof (purchased at Home Depot)


Monday, July 27, 2015

Jack O Lantern Coach


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I think my favorite card design in making scenes. I really am not good at making paper flowers and I can't color or stamp at all.  Even my picture taking is extremely limited.

Materials:
Lawn Cuts - Stitched Hillside Borders
Memory Box - Perfect Pumpkins & Olde Halloween
Poppy Stamps - Gothic Gate, Rustic Wagon & Frenchy
Impression Obsession - Pumpkin & Trick Or Treaters
Spellbinders Matting Basics A

Friday, July 24, 2015

Brewing Up Magic

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I found of piece of card stock with fun Halloween words on it for the background.  Then framed it with the Matting Basics A.    I added the fence to the front and tucked the graveyard behind.  Then added the witch, cat and tree. To complete I attached the web at the top and finished with the three punched bats.

Materials:
Martha Stewart Bat Punch
Poppy Stamps - Cozy Kitties & Spider Web Border
Memory Box - Graveyard Landscape & Weathered  Fence
Impression Obsession - Witch Brewing & Wide Tree
Spellbinders Matting Basics A


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Cat Stencil Face

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Wow, how cute is this cat face, I hope Poppy Stamps creates a whole line of these type of dies.  So simple to use, I die cut the face after selecting and die cutting the black from the Matting Basics and then used a larger one from the set for the orange background and another larger size for the purple.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Trick or Trick & Kitty Cat Face
Spellbinders 5 X 7 Matting Basics A

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Trick Or Treat If You Dare


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Materials:
Spellbinders - Standard Circles & A2 Bracket Borders One
Spellbinders - Brick Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug - Textile embossing folder
Lawn Cuts - Stitched Hillside Borders
Memory Box - Medium Steampunk Pipes & Ghastly Ghosts
Impression Obsession - Witch Flying, Door & Window, House 


This doe actually has three fawns but I could not get all of them together.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Why, oh why think Christmas in July!?

  • Dash Away Candlelight Santa Figure
I was delighted to write a Christmas in July article for those of you thinking about the holidays.  For some fun holiday ideas check out the Patience Brewster Company for those not familiar with them stop by their website and see all the fabulous creative holiday products and Christmas ornaments.

Well, June has already flown by and I keep thinking Christmas will be right around the corner.  With the long hot summer days we are having in the northwest I start to long for cooler days and crisp nights.  I tend to stay indoors more to avoid the heat and spend my time creating holiday cards, crafts, reviewing recipes and surfing the web for ideas.  If I am going to make my cards by hand I have to start early. It also gives me time to update my Pinterest page with holiday ideas and decorations from people that have a lot more talent and creativity than me.   

I start saving grocery coupons and look for sales for the Boy Scouts of America annual (Scouting for food drive).I find I can purchase a lot more food and sundries for those in need if I start early.  I start several boxes and each trip to the grocery store pick up items and start filling the boxes.  I always get a laugh at how excited the boys are when they come to the front door and pick up the heavy boxes.  Each troop receives a patch for their uniforms and competes to see who picked up the most pounds of food.

It really is true the saying it’s better to give than receive.

I hope this year so far has brought you joy, happiness and lots of creativity.

Diane

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Halloween Wreath

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Just a fun little Fall wreath makes a very quick and simple card design.

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Tiny Flowers, Tiny Pumpkins & Halloween Hill Die
Poppy Stamps - Breezy Wreath & Grand Madison Door
Spellbinders Ribbon Banners
Sakara Crystal Lacquer
Viva Decor Orange

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Cascading Bouquet

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I hardly use punches anymore, but I thought the Floral Vine Punch would make a lovely card design.  I used the Fiskars 4 in 1 corner punch on the left edge of the white and pink card stock.  Die cut the Fabulous Phlox flowers and added a fun half pearl.  To finish I punched two Martha Stewart Monarch Butterflies.  I should call this card the 5 minute design because that is how long to took to create.

Materials:
Martha Stewart - Floral Vine Deep Edge Punch & Monarch Butterfly
Memory Box - Fabulous Phlox
Half Pearls
Fiskars 4 in 1 corner punch

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Howling At The Moon

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Super simple design, I die cut the stitched hillside border and tucked the two Alder trees behind it, then added the wolf. I die cut the circle moon and embossed with Cassie embossing folder and added the bats that come with the Spooky Tree Accessories.

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Materials:
Taylored Expressions - Spooky Trees Accessories
Lawn Cuts - Stitched Hillside Borders 
Memory Box - Small Alder Tree
Spellbinders - Standard Circles
Spellbinders - 5 X 7 Matting Basics B
Cuttlebug - Cassie Embossing Folder

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Fall Scene





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I got this idea from a tutorial on Tonic Studios website.  They have a wonderful how to but all I had was a Poppy Stamp die so I just made do.

I stretched the window die shape to make either a long window or door.  To create the window I die cut twice and attached so it gave the overall shape one more bottom panel.  To create the wreath I first punched a 1" circle and then used the 1 1/2" circle punch to create the round base for the wreath. I then attached the leaves around the circle.  I punched the four corners and added the sentiment and leaves to the bottom and mounting tape to the back of the window frame.

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Materials:
Poppy Stamp - Small Madison Arched Window
Impression Obsession - Small Leaf Set
Elizabeth Craft - Season's Greetings 
EK Success Corner Victorian Lace Punch
Mounting Tape
Viva Decor Black
Gold Rhinestones
1 1/2" round and 1" round punch

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Delicate Butterfly


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Another quick card design.  

It has been ages since I used the Small Lace Butterfly die.  I first die cut the Decorative Labels Eight (3¼ x 4⅜”) size and embossed it with the Cassie Folder.  Then I die cut the largest one and attached them. I used a gold card stock behind the butterfly and added gold rhinestones.  I tucked the Massa Leaf and Border No 3 piece underneath the butterfly and framed it in black card stock.

Materials:Cheery Lynn Designs Small Lace Queen Faerie Queen with Angel Wing
Poppy Stamps - Massa Leaf Outline
Dee's Distinctively - Border No 3
Spellbinders - Decorative Labels Eight
Gold Rhinestones
Cuttlebug Cassie Embossing Folder

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Butterfly Flight & Up-cycled glass birdbath



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Another quick card design.  

I have had this piece of rhinestone sticker forever and finally found a way to use it.  The Delaney butterfly was coated with Sakura 3D Crystal lacquer and then I dusted it with red glitter before attaching it to the base.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Delaney Butterfly (top)  & Cheviot Butterfly(bottom)
Spellbinders 5 X 7 Matting Basics
Sakura 3D Crystal lacquer
Red Glitter
Rhinestone sticker

I thought this was a fun project, I stopped by a thrift shop and purchased a cut glass candy dish and a green vase.  I cleaned all the glass and thoroughly dried them and then used E-6000 glue and generously applied glue to the bottom of the vase and centered it in the clear glass base and let dry for 24 hours.  Next I glued the top of the green vase to the lid and set aside to dry.  I filled the vase with some flat green marbles from Michael's craft store.  I filled the bottom of the vase with water and I am using it out in the yard for the bees, birds and butterflies.  By using the flat marbles when the bees stop by they do not drown in the water.

Materials:
Thrift Store glass candy dish with lid (my was $4.00)
Thrift Store green glass vase (my was $1.50)
Michael's Flat green marbles ($1.00)
E-6000 glue

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Springtime Blooms


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Another quick card design.  

Materials:
Memory Box Cherry Blossom, Fabulous Phlox & Lovely Lady Bugs
Poppy Stamps - Lorelai Leaf & Massa Leaf Background
Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Spellbinders - 5 X 7 Matting Basic A
Viva Decor Glass Effects
Gold Rhinestones

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Using Negative Die Stem

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Another quick card design.  
I very seldom use the negative die, not sure why I just don't think about putting it to good use. I first used the Spellbinders Matting Basic die and cut out the white card stock, then placed my Lavish Branch on it and die cut again.  I glued the layers of the flowers together and dotted them with the Viva Decor Gold.  For the Willow Dragonfly I coated the wings with the a Pearl Pen then after drying I dotted the wings with a Gold Pen.   

Materials:
Memory Box - Lavish Branch, Primula Blooms & Willow Dragonfly
Spellbinders 5 X 7 Matting Basics A
Viva Decor Gold & Pearl Pen

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Pink Hydrangea


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Another quick card design.  

This time I used the Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Hydrangea punch to create the flowers. Then framed them using the Spellbinders Matting Basics A.  I tucked a  few leaves into the flowers and added a little mounting tape to the back of each leaf.  To finish the flowers I dotted the centers with Viva Decor Glass Effect in Pink. I just could not imagine die cutting all those flowers.

Materials:
Martha Stewart Medium 3 in 1 Hydrangea Punch
Viva Decor Glass Effects -Pink
Memory Box Tall Bamboo & Tender Leaves
Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics A (framing)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota Mini Vacation Trip

Just outside Rapid City, South Dakota
Currently admission is $11.00 per vehicle pass good all year
It is hard to believe they just used dynamite and tools to create the likeness of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson,  Theodore Roosevelt & Abraham Lincoln out of a mountain.

Drive through wildlife park
Currently admission is $16.00 per person
Wonderful collection of South Dakota wildlife

Cold War Era missile site tour need to arrive early tour passes are limited
Looking down inside the Minuteman Missile

Lots of cave tours to visit

While driving around the area you will see lots of wild antelope, mule deer and even big horn sheep. The Badlands which are off in the distant are a stark contrast to the green lush valley floor with its meandering streams.   A word of warning, you have to drive through a small town called Keystone on your way to Mt Rushmore, the speed limit is 20 miles per hour,  you will notice a police car stationed on either side of town.  Do No Speed.






Sunday, May 31, 2015

Birthday Surprise




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Today's design was very quick and easy for anyone needing a birthday card design.

Materials:
Memory Box - Lady Dancing (dress only), Petite Cake & Crisp Bows
Poppy Stamps - Aston Side Table
Impression Obsession - Girl With Easter Basket
Spellbinders - Resplendent Rectangles (pink frame)
Spellbinders -  5 X 7 Matting Basics B
Viva Decor Silver Pen
Martha Stewart - Balloon Punch


This picture was sent to me but I thought it was just adorable
Not sure who actually created it.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Deer Old Dad

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Another masculine design.

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Materials:
Memory Box - Small Alder Tree & Valley Deer Trio
Spellbinders Standard Circle Large & Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Impression Obsession Tiny Flowers
Viva Decor Peridot (flower centers)
Cheery Lynn Designs Lace Corner Deco F.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Life is a magnificent ride



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This design was so easy and quick, I just glued a black circle behind the spokes then added the various colors. I used a polka dot embossing folder on the bottom half of the cream card stock. I thought it made a fun masculine design.

Materials:
Cuttlebug polka Dot embossing folder
Memory Box - Vintage Bicycle
Spellbinders Ribbon Banners 
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