Welcome! I started this blog because I love to craft. I dabble with scrap booking, and card making. I love bending, folding and tweaking paper. I try other crafts, too. I hope to share some projects with you.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Gone Hunting

   Well, not really...but we have have been up north a lot lately. This weekend we are going up to our cabin to close it down for the winter. It is really to bad that we ever turned on the water this year because we have been too busy to even spend any time up there. Now we have to make time to get the water turned off before the pipes freeze.

                                                         Cindy in her custom girly camo hunting outfit.

                                               Skeeter dressed in his camo hunting outfit.

   Yup. I made these little outfits.

Take Care

Friday, November 23, 2012

Sunflower Scrapbook Page

   Fall has come and gone and so has the sunflowers. I love the big beautiful bright sunflower blooms. Probably not nearly as mush as the birds love the seeds that are sure to follow. I couldn't help myself I needed to save that bright happy color for always. These are the two pages that I came up with.

   First I started with a scrapbook paper that was a field of sunflowers. I used a paper punch to make the sunflowers out of vellum. I used two punched flowers for each flower. I then used an embossing tool outside the edges and down the center of each petal. Then I used Tacky Glue to layer two flowers together. For the center I traced around a dime and cut out each circle. I then glued coffee ground on the circle making a textured center for each flower. I used the flowers to frame around one of my favorite pictures of my little Princess Cinny. By the way I made Cindy's little dress and her hat.

   On this page I used two smaller pictures of Cinny and Skeeter. The frames around each picture were once again layered vellum punched flowers of a much smaller size. I used Walnut Stickles for the flower centers. I then edged transparent vellum with a gold ink pad. I then used my Silhouette to cut and layer the words. I used an even smaller punch to make and layer the tiny flowers. I glued them randomly in place. I'm sure this page will make me smile for years to come. I sure smiled a lot while making it.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Harvest Centerpiece

   Today while doing housework I took a few minutes between folding clothes and loading the dishwasher to create a cute centerpiece for my mom.

   Everything that was used on this centerpiece was purchased at the dollar store with the exception of the electric candles. They were my mom's. I brought them home from her farm a short time ago. I started by gluing together two plastic trays. I placed the candles where I wanted them. I made one taller by sitting it on an empty tuna can. Then I glued together the pumpkin and the gourd. Then I glued the crow scarecrow on another gourd and put it where I wanted it. Then I started hot gluing silk leaves around the base. For the finishing touch I wrapped it with ribbon and tied the ribbon with a double bow. It took about 30 minutes to create and cost about $7.00. I think that she will like it, especially when she realizes that I didn't glue anything to her candles.

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Fall Fest ATC Swap

   Fall is in the air and I couldn't help myself. I decided to host a swap on a fall theme. It was so exciting to see all the gorgeous ATC's come drifting in like the falling leaves.

   For this ATC I started with an ad from a newspaper. I scanned and re-sized to fit an ATC. Then I used Scor-Tape on the back and then attached raffia to the backside of the photo. I attached it to orange card stock. I finished it off with two stickers put together.

   This card started by stamping a leaf pattern with brown ink on a brown paper bag. I then cut canvas to size and pulled threads making the fringe. I stamped a leaf on the canvas. Then I wrapped it twice with white cotton thread that I stained brown by pulling it over the brown stamp pad. I tied a knot and then tied a wooden tag with the word "Fall" written on with a gel pen. I attached the canvas to the paper background using a brad. Then it was mounted to cardboard.

   This card was covered with foam leaves and then I rubbed copper acrylic paint over them. I then used a die and cut out the leaf  with my Wizard. Instead of using the leaf I used the piece of copper paper that the leaf was cut from. I finished it off with an acorn sticker.

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