Sunday, October 22, 2017

Country Craft Creations - Christmas Tags


Hello, Friends!
I have a new Design Team project to share with you for…


Country Craft Creations!


I made a set of 3 Christmas tags from Carta Bella’s “A Very Merry Christmas” collection by Steven Duncan. Here are a few photos along with a video preview at my YouTube channel with product details.














Thanks for popping in to visit and have a great day…

Hugz,

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Exciting News and New Cards


Hello, Friends! I know I’ve been missing in action for a couple months but now I am back and I have some FABULOUS news to share with you!

I have been invited to join the Creative Design Team for


WooHoo!!!

I am so excited because as part of my design team duties I will be video blogging with new product reveals, tutorials and sharing my creative inspiration.

I am also part of the Craftology Design Team and I’ll be focusing on card making with the monthly Craftology Box. October Box is gone but you can order November and there are several kit options from which to choose. 

Tammy Merrill is one of the most gracious store owners I’ve ever had the pleasure to design for and she has so many paper collections, embellishments, tools and galore in the store. She is herself a talented and inspiring crafter sharing her creations through her tutorials and live streams on Facebook and YouTube.

The October Craftology Box includes the entire collection of 12 x 12 designer papers from Echo Park’s “A Perfect Autumn” by Lori Whitlock. I love Lori’s work and this one is exceptionally adorable with the cute critters and fun artistry in the papers. The Craftology Box has some fabulous elements that accompany this collection. There are designer brads, paper bows, canvas ribbon, the 12 x 12 Sticker sheet, a couple adorable gold and chocolate colored glitter jingle bells and fall leaf/acorn/pumpkin sequins. The add-ons include the Ephemera frames & tags as well as the die cut cardstock pieces, Layered Stickers, Dies, chipboard pieces, Enamel words & Phrases and the 6 x 6 paper pad. And there's even Bobunny Copper and Chocolate glitter paste in the mix.


My first card is a whimsical romantic card using a cut-a-part from the 12 x 12 papers and fussy cut art and ribbon to create dimension and texture. A short tutorial for this card is HERE.


My second card is a Fall Blessings card with a clean and simple style using the autumn sequins as a wreath for the focal point. The YouTube tutorial for this one is HERE.


The third card is distressed and grungy with some handmade flowers that have been distressed with inks and sprays for a mixed media flare. I also added the pretty fall bells to this one.


My fourth card is what I would call a traditional scrapbook card. It has die cuts of pumpkins with the various designer papers and some burlap for texture that screams autumn.


The fifth card is a Tri-shutter card design that creates interactive movement and showcases some of the gorgeous designer papers.

I hope you enjoy the YouTube tutorials and reviews. Please subscribe to my channel. I look forward to sharing my new crafty projects. I have mini albums and 3D creations in the works. 

Until next time, enjoy and I hope your creativity never ends. Thanks for popping in to visit and have a great day…


Hugz,

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Magnolia-licious Inspiration - Rowan Fairy


Hello, Friends!

Today I’m sharing a new inspirational card for Magnolia-licious. Sadly, this will be my last DT post for Magnolia-licious. Shawn and Candy have been so generous and wonderful to work with. I wish them all the best.


My card features an adorable Wee Stamp called Rowan Fairy by Sylvia Zet. I used a few Summertime papers from Maja Designs for my card cut with Go Kreate dies. I layered my designer paper panels with fun foam for lots of dimension.


I kept the card fairly simple by adding some lace, cheese cloth, pearl trim, flowers and a double bow.


Here’s a close up of my fairy colored with Copics.

I will be back with some fabulous news in the coming week. I am so excited to take my crafting to the next level and I can’t wait to share my news.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week.


Hugz,

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Magnolia-licious - Anything Goes with the option of 2 Stamps


Hello, Magnolia Friends. Happy Tuesday!

It’s the first Tuesday of the month and that means we have a new challenge

“Anything Goes” with the option of Two Stamps.


My card for this challenge features “Farmer Tilda” from the “Farm to Market” collection. My designer papers are from Doodle Bug Designs paired with Bazzill cardstock. I inked around the edges of my paper panels and die cuts with Brushed Corduroy.


I layered some pretty JoAnn’s sequin bead lace under the top and bottom of my designer paper panels.

My cloud and sun die cuts are from La-La-Land distressed with a bit of Brushed Corduroy Ink. I created one for my clouds with the “miss you” sentiment. The butterflies are embossed with powder from “Sparkle and Sprinkle” on clear vellum and colored with Distress Ink markers.

I used new dies from Magnolia for the tree trunk and leaves. I inked the die cuts with Brushed Corduroy and added WOC flowers at the base of my tree trunk.


Here’s a close up of Tilda and colored with Copic Markers.


I hope I’ve inspired you to join us for the challenge and I’m looking forward to seeing your lovely creations.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Hugz,


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Magnolia-licious - Anything Goes w/ Option of Bows


Hello, Magnolia Friends. Happy Tuesday!

It’s the first Tuesday of the month and that means we have a new challenge

“Anything Goes” with the option of Bows.


My card for this challenge features Unicorn Tilda and the Unicorn from “I Believe in Unicorns” collection. I created my motif with Tilda and added the unicorn colored and cut out as a dimensional element for my card. My designer papers are from My Mind’s Eye paired with Bazzill cardstock. I inked around the edges of my paper panels and die cuts with Brushed Corduroy.


I layered some pretty lace that I got from LLC through the middle of my designer paper panel. Then I added a Magnolia die cut doily and Foamiran flowers I made with Faber-Castell Gelatos and stamens from Hobby Lobby around the card.

My banner, Tilda Tag, Pin Wheel and Leaves Magnolia die cuts are cut from MME papers.

The metal embellishments are from Butter Bee Scraps with a bit of gesso and/or metallic paint.


Here’s a close up of Tilda and her Unicorn colored with Copic Markers.


I hope I’ve inspired you to join us for the challenge and I’m looking forward to seeing your lovely creations.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Hugz,

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Magnolia-licious - C.C. Designs


Hello, Magnolia Friends!

It’s my turn to share a new DT card midway through our challenge so I created a cute card using a C.C. Designs Stamp.


My card features Swiss Pixie Birgitta Blowing Hearts. I used a few Summertime papers from Maja Designs for my card. I love the pretty flowers and bicycles in this paper collection and I paired it with Bazzill cardstock. I used some lovely Mirabelle lace that Shawn has in the Magnolia-licious store. I mirrored it with some pearl trim from Simplicity.


I used several of the new DooHickey Club Kit Volume 14 dies. I love the cute flower dies and the heart tag charm. My pink flowers were created with Foamiran that the Magnolia-licious store carries. I had lots of fun using different dies to cut out flowers and mold them into pretty shapes.


Here’s a close up of Birgitta colored with Copics.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week.

Hugz,

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Magnolia-licious - Anything Goes with the option of Masking


Hello, Magnolia Friends. Happy Tuesday!

It’s the first Tuesday of the month and that means we have a new challenge

“Anything Goes” with the option of Masking.


My card for this new challenge features Italy Tilda and Lemon Tree from the Stamp & Cutz collection. I masked two adorable Magnolia bee stamps behind Tilda. My designer papers are from Maya Designs Coffee in the Arbour, paired with Bazzill cardstock. I inked around the edges of my paper panels and die cuts with Brushed Corduroy and Peeled Paint.


I layered some pretty lace over my designer paper and used fun foam under Tilda’s frame for dimension. Both of Tilda's stitched frames are Taylored Expressions dies. The butterfly border is a Joy Crafts die accompanied by a Joy Craft and Cottage Cutz butterflies.

My stitched sun and corner die cuts are from La-La-Land and I scattered lots of pretty lemon blooms and leaves from the Lemon Tree die around the card. The stamens of my lemon blooms were created with a Heartfelt Creations die and I added Lemon Twist Ranger Enamel Accents to the middle.

I finished the card with a lemonade recipe cut with a Magnolia tag die from the Maya designer papers and a vintage seam binding bow with a butterfly that I fussy cut from papers as well.


Here’s a close up of Tilda colored with Copic markers and some added pollen that I created from the Lemon Twist Ranger Enamel Accents.


I hope I’ve inspired you to join us for the challenge and I’m looking forward to seeing your lovely creations.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Hugz,

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