Saturday, August 31, 2013

Blog Feature- Mary Ann Jenkins~

Happy Saturday!!!

I thought it would be fun to start a new thing on my blog- to
find blogs I like and feature them one day- I think twice a month I will
do this. I know there are so many talented artists out there. 

This is Mary Ann's blog I randomly came across her and 
just ADORE her work!

How adorable is this card??
And this gorgeous layout!
Mary Ann's soft subtle sense of style left me smiling. 
I couldn't wait to email her to ask to feature her work. 

I don't blog hop much but I am going to make an effort now!
Thanks Mary Ann- fantastic work girl!

Be sure to check out her blog

Friday, August 30, 2013

Back To School Tutorial With Xyron

Good morning friends, YES it's finally Friday! OHHH 
I have missed you Friday!! haha

I have a fun tutorial up today - a Back To School Card And Pencil Set,
using XYRON, Samantha Walker and some Clear Scraps too. 
I used this adorable and very nifty Xyron Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit
and it's a fun time let me tell ya. It has everything including an adhesive eraser!
First of all trim out 4X6 patterned paper.
Punch both sides using a border punch. 
Trim out Owl Border Paper piece. 
Peel off protective film (both sides). 
Using Teresa Collins Xyron®  Tape Runner adhere Owl Border piece
to the base of the card (front side). 
Flip card base over- apply adhesive on the back only in the places 
you have the owl border paper. 
Lay acrylic card onto border punched paper. 
Trim out schoolhouse from patterned paper. 
sticker over cut schoolhouse creating your own layered sticker. 

Apply glitter stickers inside card as shown. (Pink Paislee used). 
Trim out 2 pieces of patterned paper. 
The length of the pencil and 2- 2 1/2" with 
(if you make them just long enough they will come off so leave yourself extra rolling room)
Run the patterned paper strips though your 
Carefully roll paper around pencils. 
Using Blumenthal Lansing buttons- tie 2 owls to the pencil top with twine. 
Assemble card as directed in packaging. 
Apply paper ruler strips to card flaps after removing protective film. 
Tie twine through 2 of the owl buttons. 
Adhere school house to one side of the card flaps. 
Give with a smile and a hug! 
Now how much fun are these little goodies?
Easy and adorable fun!

I hope you enjoyed today's post- I would love to see if you make a set!
Happy Friday friends. 
Don't forget to check out the Xyron Facebook page!


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Recycling Made Beautiful~

 Good morning friends, 

Now seriously is this child not gorgeous? 
How could I resist asking her to model my latest craft project. 
I used an old headband, a broken necklace, and a bunch of Ribbons
Unlimited ribbon to re-create this headband for a friend. :) 
Apparently I am on a headband kick lately! 
Being around all these girls it's making me soft- I love them. 

Have a beautifully crafty day even if you just upcycle a headband! :) 


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Winner Winner Come On Down!

Quick post today because things are going to get busy soon!
I have 8 projects on my desk ready to share- 

Anyways I wanted to announce the winner of the vintage style giveaway....
Blogger Amarilys said...
awesome giveaway! Thanks for for the opportunity!
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Please email or Facebook me your information so I can get this out to you! :) 
Congrats- and everyone have a great HUMP DAY!


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Howdy Partner~

Good morning crafty peeps, 

I was sitting there yesterday creating with the Creating Made Easy
September kit and came across this October Afternoon set of papers.
When I finished my other projects I just felt like making a cowgirl
card for no damn good reason- so I did! LOL
 I just hand cut the pocket- no real pattern. 
Then I stitched it with my sewing machine and some white thread.
I stayed simple and old school that's for sure! LOL
I found some creamy woodgrain ribbon and it was a perfect match. 
LOVE the wood grain paper from this paper line- 
Just makes me happy even to have a simple card done and ready.

A few things coming up this week including my first XYRON post- so
stay tuned please, and until then, have a fantastic Tuesday! MUAH!


Monday, August 26, 2013

Special Sparkly Crystal Headbands!

Good morning and happy Monday my crafty friends, 
You know I don't have any little girls but I have a special girl's
project to share with you-
and actually a step by step tutorial
but you won't find it here- you will find it on the Connie Crystal Blog

I have never created a project for a little girl and had her appreciate it 
SO MUCH! My sweet little friend Destiny just
LOVED this headband and totally wears it!
Isn't she precious after her ballgame with it...
Love this little sweetheart! :) 

Ok head to the blog and check it out I am off to TACO MONDAY
.99 cent tacos! WOOT! :)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Altered Birdhouse Fun Just Because~

 Morning friends, 

It's Thursday and we are this close to Friday! 
I pretty much just made this bird house last night for fun. 
No DT work, no reason, just because. 
Sometimes I need to craft just for fun to get away from the kids and
have some peace and quite. 
I have had this birdhouse for 2 years now and finally decided to
break into my Crate Paper and Hydrangea Hippo Stash to make it happen!

Anyways hope you enjoyed- not alot to saw about it. 
I love it, it's staying in my craft room for me to look at LOL 
I did use Chalk Inks on the bottom instead of paint- and I love the look. 

Have a wonderful day friends!


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Vintage GIVEAWAY! Get Your Prize Here!

HUMP DAY!!! Its getting closer to Friday!! :) 

Good morning friends, I have a GIVEAWAY today!
This month has been a wonderful month for me creatively. 
Finally getting back in my groove and getting things done at home as well.
I say to those who are blessed - simply GIVE and I wanted to share a
Vintage giveaway with you today from my home. 

No requirements- not strings. Just a giveaway. 
You could win this prize package valued over 25.00 with authentic vintage
cheques and 24 roly flowers plus these amazing keys and metals. 

Just leave a comment so I know who is entering- that's all. 
Would LOVE for you to check out my new DT's- Xyron
CutCardStock and Clear Scraps of course. But not a requirement. 
All are great companies and I stand behind their products. :) 

HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!! Spread the joy- pass
on your own giveaway today!!! 


Monday, August 19, 2013

Ruling With Rulers And Fun News

Good morning friends, can you believe it is MONDAY?

Anyways I have another Avocado Arts project to share with the YOU Rule!
stamp set- this time I used several of the Colorbox Cat's Eye ink colors to
stamp ruler in many colors then I spritzed it with some Smooch.  

 I cut out the background panel I created and added some simply
cardstocks and dotted cardstock to finish it off. 
I loved this stamp set and can't wait to show off next months set as well! 

I also have fun news here....
CutCardStock is a fantastic high quality company and I am
excited to be sharing fun and new projects with you using their products. 

I am off to plan my camping trip- have a wonderful Monday my friends
I hope it is very crafty! :)


Friday, August 16, 2013

Avocado Arts And Nikki Sivils Fun~


Time to partay!I am ready for the weekend. 
So you saw my shoe card yesterday and today I have another Avocado Arts 
project using the same YOU RULE! stamp set this time I used
sentiment stamp- I mean it's the perfect combo!
I really do love having all these coordinated stamps in one set. 
I paired it with these Nikki Sivils papers from last year that I still love. 
I hand cut these but they come with DIGITAL dies you can
use with your electronic die cutting machine. My mats 
just happened to be glueless so I didn't use them but I normally do. 
SO happy Friday and really YOU DO PRETTY MCUH RULE!

Thanks for stopping by! :)