Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Artistic Dragonfly Large Side-Step Card with Video

I have yet another card using the Awesomely Artistic set by Stampin' Up today. I was recently in a challenge where I had to use one new set from the catalog to create 3 new projects, and this is number 2! You can see the first one here!

Lots of new items from the catalog were used to make this lovely card. To show you how I did it, I created a short video and included a project list below:

I was inspired by these challenges:

Monday, July 13, 2015

2 Step Layer Center Fold Card Video Tutorial!

As promised, here is the video tutorial for the card you see here. It is my first attempt at making a video, but it works! Enjoy!
Check back tomorrow to see a new dragonfly card with a stair-step fold. Thanks!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Awesomely Artistic Fancy Fold Card

Hello! Today I'm back sharing one of my favorite stamp set from the new Stampin' Up catalog: Awesomely Artistic. It's a beautiful set that includes a dragonfly and the flowers you see below...
To make the fancy fold card you see here, I used SU's new Bohemian Rhapsody designer paper, the gold twine, along with gold and turquoise sequins. I will be posting the directions tomorrow, along with a new dragonfly card,  so be sure to stop by!
Here is a closeup of the dragonfly and the thin gold twine. I stamped the dragonfly twice - once on white and cut him completely out, and once on vellum, but I only cut the wings out of the vellum. I embossed both using gold embossing powder to give it some shine. These colors of Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, and Delightful Dijon come together beautifully, don't you think?

This card was inspired by the following challenges as well:
SUO Designer Paper Challenge
Your Next Stamp Sketch Challenge seen here.

Have a great week! Stay cool!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

You Are My Sunshine...

Hello everyone! Well, I just had a birthday last week, and some dear friends of mine were unable to come because their daughter gave birth that same night....so I had to create something sweet that they could add to their nursery. They had a boy, but I made this framed picture gender-neutral so it could be used forever!

To make it, I used Stampin Up's Sweater Weather DSP for the rosette, along with our new cream buttons and big pearls. The ribbon is a mix of daffodil delight, crochet trim, and a retired saffron grosgrain. (Email me to order!) I used SU's gold glitter paper behind the chalkboard sentiment found in a MME Chalk Studio pack. The background paper is from an old sheet of Studio Calico Atlantic City.

What new babies or crafts are in your life?:)

Linking up to these great challenges:
The Craft Place Baby Challenge
Stampin With the Dragon Yellow Challenge
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Sentiment for a Child
Craft Ribbons Challenge - Use Ribbon!
Creative Belli- Ribbons and Pearls Challenge
Fab n' Funky Ribbon Challenge
Deep Ocean Baby Challenge

Monday, September 30, 2013

Leafy Fall Banner

Happy Fall everyone! We have already been out picking apples and pumpkins even though it seems a tad early. Still, I love fall and am anxious to get it going! To celebrate, I made this fall banner by using a new banner kit by Stampin Up and a packet of Sweater Weather DSP. I hope you are enjoying fall wherever you are!

Materials used: SU Banner Kit, Sweater Weather DSP, Burlap ribbon, EK Leaf Punch. Email me to order!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

I Could Go For a Cookie...

Hi everyone! Don't these cookie treats look too sweet to eat? Well, they were gobbled right up by my neighbors, but before I tell that story, let me tell you this one. This week we have a great ongoing challenge at Simply Create Too - It's our FOR A CHILD challenge. So fun, right!? Take a look at the other awesome design team examples on the site while you're there.

For my items, I made these sweet cookie bags for the neighbors who were in our hometown play production. I thought they would enjoy these more than flowers ;) So, to make them, I did the following:
1. Put Stampin Up Washi tape onto regular clothespins.
2. Put cookies into some Stampin Up cellophane bags and secured them with the clips.
3. Stamped the trophy image and added gold glitter.
4. Used some designer label punches to "edge" the trophy and adhered the image to the front of cookie bag.

I love how these turned out! If you do too and would like to order any of the Stampin Up items, email me! Thanks for stopping by!

I am linking up to these fine challenges this week and was inspired by this image as well from The Paper Girls site...Look at those bright colors! LOVE!

Created with Love Something Sweet Challenge
The Pink Elephant Anything but a Card Challenge
The Paper Girls Pinterest Image Challenge

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Craft Room Dresser Makeover

Do you ever run out of space in your craft room? This conundrum has been plaguing me for quite a while... How does this happen? Could it be a paper, punch, and stamp addiction? Stacks of ribbon spiraling out of control? Yes, yes, and yes. Well, to combat this issue, I decided to revamp part of my craft room. To do it, I had to get rid of a tall dresser and round table that were helpful, but were taking up too much space. I needed some "counterspace" and storage so...while searching the mines of Craigslist, I found this lovely brown thing...
Ick-a-bod Crane. This thing needed some work, but I got it for only $20 and all the drawers slid in and out like charms, so I went for it. Three days and three layers of paint + poly later + stylin' drawer pulls, and I now have this!
I was so excited to see the progress on this piece - the first bit o' furniture that I've ever redone. The drawer pulls really make it look nice, plus add a bit more ease in functionality. To start the project, I prepped it by rubbing on some sanding-free primer that took off the original finish, then I spraypainted the white areas with Krylon Blossom White in a Satin finish. To add some contrast, I used Benjamin Moore's Stonington Gray colormatched  by Home Depot in a Behr Satin  on the lower four drawers. Finally, I applied three layers of poly over the top. The poly totally makes the colors look smooth, polished and even. Even though I was dying to get everything set up, I'm glad I waited the extra day to finish this step.

Now I have a new countertop to work on and some great drawer space to hide all the goodies. Thanks for looking!

I'm linking up to Thrifty Decor Chick Before and After for this post:)