Welcome to my blog. My blog is mainly for the sharing of the many projects I make either for swaps, for gifts or just because I was inspired by something I saw on the internet and wanted to give it a try as well. I hope you enjoy what you see and if you have any questions be sure to send me a comment.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Stack the Deck Envelope Book - School Day's theme.

School themed book using Laura Dennison's Stack the Deck contruction.  I used A2 (5-1/2x4-1/4)sized envelopes for the pages. It's a neat little book and it's construction allows the pages to liw open.  Here is Laura's video for assembly.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z_6pe2ZhDI

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Holiday Tag

This cute little tag was made using a free download
from Retro Cafe Art. They offer a free page of art
routinely on their Facebook page for us to use in
their monthly challenges. The tag is pretty simple to
make, but I think it's adorable.  I had just bought the
tiny bells a few days before they posted the page of
art for download.  It has such a sweet tinkling sound.
It might be hard to see, but I used a clear sparkle gel
pen to make dots on the coat fur.  Back in the day
when I was a little girl these style of coats did have
sequin sparkles on the fur.


I want to thank those of you who comment here on the blog or in the various Yahoo groups I participate in.  I so appreciate all the kind words everyone has to say about my projects.  I receive the notices in my e-mail and am very forgetful about getting back to the blog to say thank you.  So THANK YOU!! 

Flat Backed Treat Boxes

These cute little boxes are from my stamp club's October demo. Member Rosalee always demos on Halloween.  It's her favorite holiday to decorate and create for. The boxes are based on the little boxes you might buy ointments and creams in.  The pattern can be found on Splitcoaststampers at this link address
The step-by-step photo tutorial along with the video tutorial make the project easy to create.  You can put Hershey's Kisses, 3 Hershey's Nugget mini's fit side by side in the box,  Dum Dum / Mini Tootsie Pop suckers will fit... for cute little candy treats for your favorite little Trick or Treaters.  I also made a little Christmas version.  You can roll up dollar bills, tie with a ribbon and insert for a gift.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Crafting day Part 2.

Artco Crafts big Nov. craft night was also a lot of fun.  Four of my friends from my stamp club were there as well. It was set up as 5 stations around the store. We started with the biggest project first. We distressed a plain wood frame using Ranger distress stains, books we tore up to collage onto the inset border, vinyl rub on words and a burlap bow. I still have to make my flowers for the middle of the bow. We also made an ornament ball by putting glue inside the ball then glitter to coat the inside.  We applied beads to a small canvas zippered bacg. And then we frosted vinegar bottles using stazon white cotton ink, glazon finishing product and then stamping with stazon ink. This was a really easy and fast project.  The last project was a necklace made from those t-shirt like fabric strips and pony beads. This didn't appeal to either of us so we skipped that project.  There were all kinds of snacks provided and drawings all night long.  Even though the event ran from 5-10pm we were tired and left by 7:30.

Saturday crafting classes with my daughter-in-law Karina.

Our first stop was at Scrapbook Nook in Kent, where we
attended a 1 hour class with Aimee and Meghan from
Graphic 45 where we made three jumbo (9-1/4" x 4-1/2")
sized tags.  It was fun. And G45 was very generous with
product we received in our kits. After the class we did a
little shopping. Then we made a few craft store stops as
well as a late lunch stop at IHOP.  After which we headed
south to Tacoma for Artco's special craft event.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Tim Holtz 2012 (tag) ATC November

I feel like my embellishment
is a little cheesy but was glad
I could find something that
would work.  I was surprized
that I wasn't able to find as
much "autumn" type stuff
as I thought I would.