Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Happy Heartfelt Wednesday

Happy Heartfelt Creations day today!!!! It's the last week of the Enchanted Mum Collection so I thought I would wrap it up with this super cute altered clothes pin.  It's a great decoration to make up and can be use for so many different things.  Want to know how to make it????? You can hop over to Heartfelt Creations Blog and see exactly how. 

Tune in to HSN with Crafters Companion and Sara Davies

All day long today you can tune into Craft Day with HSN and see Sara Davies / Crafters Companion with tons of tutorials and lots of great deals and packages.  This is a box I created with my Ultimate Tool and the Create-A-Card die.  It was so easy and yet is just stunning to share this holiday season.
Here are some more views of the project so you can really get a feel for it. 

Here is a list of Crafter's Companion goodies I used to create this project, better yet you can find a lot of them on HSN today. 


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Lia Griffith and May Arts ....What a Pair!!!!!

Today I'm going to share a cute and simple pinecone garland created with Ribbon Resource Ribbon and cuts from the Lia Griffith Cricut Cartridge. You’ll be decorating your home for fall in no time with this festive garland.
DIY Home Decor: Pinecone Garland
Step 1. Cut out five pinecone pieces using the Lia Griffith/Cricut cartridge
DIY Home Decor: Pinecone Garland
Step 2. Cut out 3-5 pine needle clusters from the Lia Griffith/Cricut cartridge
DIY Home Decor: Pinecone Garland
Step 3. Run the pine cone pieces through an embossing folder to add texture
DIY Home Decor: Pinecone Garland
Step 4. Slide the two pieces of a pinecone together to make 3-d and glue together. Do this on all five of the pinecones and let dry.
DIY Home Decor: Pinecone Garland
Step 5. Use a quilling tool roll the pine needles clusters and glue down.
DIY Home Decor: Pinecone Garland
Step 6. Curl each of the needles
DIY Home Decor: Pinecone Garland
Step 7. Cut out 1 ½ yards (or desired length) of faux burlap ribbon to be the base of your garland
DIY Home Decor: Pinecone Garland
Step 8. Using the Ivory Burlap String tie each of the pinecones onto the base ribbon
DIY Home Decor: Pinecone Garland
Step 9. Run some of the Ivory Burlap String through each of the pine needle clusters and tie them onto the base ribbon in-between each of the pinecones.
DIY Home Decor: Pinecone Garland
Step 10. Cut several strips of the faux burlap and cut off the wired edge. Fray the edges a bit of the ribbon. Create two bows with the faux ribbon with the wire still in. Use the cut wire from the previous cut and add into the back of the bow. This will let you attach the bows to each end of the garland. Take the frayed pieces of the ribbon and tie randomly on the garland to add some texture.
DIY Home Decor: Pinecone Garland
Step 11. Create a knotted loop on the end of the ribbon/garland to hang your decoration up.
DIY Home Decor: Pinecone Garland
DIY Home Decor: Pinecone Garland
Ribbon Used:
Other Supplies Used:
  • Lia Griffith Cricut Cartridge

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Day of the Dead with Graphic 45

Today I have two things to share with you.  The first is my Day of the Dead casket shadow box using Graphic 45's Rare Oddities Collection.  You can find a complete list of products used on Graphic 45's blog. 

The other thing I have to share with you is the newest tool in scrapbooking and if you're anything like me, you have to have all the tools.  The Art-C Grove Tool by Momento.  I used the tool for the ink distressing on this piece....check it out. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

It's time to hop with Graphic 45 and Spellbinders

Today kicks off an awesome blog hop with Spellbinders and Graphic 45 is one of their partnering companies, so you know you'll want to play along.  To find out more information about the hop and how you can win, win, win, head over to Graphic 45's blog and find all the details. 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Heartfelt Wednesday is here!!!

Happy Heartfelt Wednesday.  Today is another card created with the enchanted mum collection and this flower is a prime example of why I love it.  Can you believe this entire flower is made form plain white paper and then created into the dimensional beauty.  You can learn how to create these on Heartfelt Creations Blog along with all the products needed.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas with Graphic 45

Well this layout is so precious looking at it now.  These are my Christmas pictures of the boys this past Christmas and I was so lucky to get some great shots.  Will was always such a monkey to get to photograph but I sure pulled it off on this Sunday afternoon last December.  

I can't express enough to you how important it is to take pictures and freeze those priceless moments.  Then to make them into artwork with a layout just makes it even better.  You never know when you will cherish those pictures even more than ever, so be sure to click, click, click away. 

I was able to create this layout using Graphic 45's beautiful Christmas collection A Christmas Carol.  Graphic 45 is so genius at their designs, but their colors are also so rich and beautiful.  I just love the way projects come together. 


You can see more beautiful work today on Graphic 45's blog, so hop over and see this project and more. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Another Day to be Enchanted with Heartfelt Creations

Today is Heartfelt Wednesday and I've got a fun and whimsy card to share with you today.  This card is created from their latest release " Enchanted Mum".  I love all the die that coordinate with the stamp sets in this collection. They are so detailed and just make intricate cuts like the die above super easy. 

Please be sure to hop over to Heartfelt's Blog and see the complete directions step by step for this card and many other projects.  It's a wealth of insurance. 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

It's all Natural with Graphic 45

This has to be one of my all time favorite collections from Graphic 45, Botanicabella and it's be re-released in one of their Deluxe Collectors Editions...YUM, YUM.  Today's project is a set of card made with the same collection and in the same style but different.  The first one is a step card and I literally think the butterflies are going to fly off the page. 

My second card is an easel card one of my favorites.  They are so simple to create and really do present so well.  I used bees as the theme on this piece and I adore bee.  Did you know that bees are something that really defy nature/physics.  They truly are a little miracle and because of that fact we always used bees as a mascot for my oldest son Will.  He was certainly one that defyed nature and so for teachers gifts and what nots we would have the theme of bees many times.  Needless to say I love bees, so I love this card. 

Be sure to stop by Graphic 45's blog and leave some love about my projects but also check out some of the amazing work the rest of the design team has created.  I'm so blessed to work with such talented people. 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Create these simple but stylish Napkin Rings with Ribbon from Ribbon Resource

You’ll find napkin rings like this in some of the interior design magazines these days and they aren’t cheap.  The good news is they are super easy to make and won’t break the bank.  So pick out some of your favorite ribbons and let’s get started. 

You’ll need to gather together your supplies as shown.
Measure off about 10 ½ - 11” of  1 ½” width ribbon.
 Remove any wires from the edges of the ribbon (if you use wired ribbon)

 Loop the ribbon over two of the belt loops and then stitch in place with your sewing machine.
Cut your ends pretty and then seal the ends with clear drying glue.  This will prevent the ends from fraying. 
You can find the Ribbon I used on the Ribbon Resource
Ribbon Used