Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Trinket Box with Graphic 45's Voyage Beneath the Sea Collection

Be sure to stop by Graphic 45's blog today and check out my trinket box.  This collection is one of those that you know is going to become an all time favorite.  The theme, the colors, heck everything about it is yummy. 


Friday, April 29, 2016

How Cute with Crafters Companion


Isn't this just the most adorable little box?  I created it using Sara's Signature Collection: Floral Delights that was just released last week.  I'm always looking for new flower dies and this collection has several along with beautiful flourishes and leaves to create that desired cluster look.

Here are the goodies I used on this little project: Sara Davis Signature Collection: Floral Delights: 6 x6 paper pad, Pretty Petal Die, and the Ultimate Tool.

Here's a great tip: with Wedding season upon us, wouldn't this make the perfect size box to house a special ring?  It would also be a beautiful keepsake. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Just Thinking of You with Heartfelt Creations


The newest collection from Heartfelt Creations is so fresh and just makes you get ready for that summer weather that is right around the corner.  Strawberries that are starting to turn red in the fields and are ready for the picking...I just love it. 

Today's card is one I created layering flowers and strawberries over the top of a flourish die cut and the finished result certainly is a great representative of the Heartfelt Style. 



Have you had a chance to check out the new collection?  Better yet head over to our blog today and see all the wonderful samples the rest of the design team members have made.  You'll fall in love. 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Welcome Spring and Welcome Floral Delight: Sara Davies Signature Collection from Crafters Companion


I don't know about you but I'm just loving the season change.  Flower are starting to bloom and spring is here...I LOVE IT!!!.  I great way to celebrate is with Sara Davies Signature Collection : Floral Delight.  The colors, the flowers, the dies all help to create great artwork that pays tribute to the lovely season of spring we are in.

I'm adore the flower dies from this set and went wild making them.  Did you know if you add a spritz of water to your petals before you mold them it will help break down the fibers of the paper and give a more organic look.   It also adds stiffness to your flowers when they are dry, which is a plus on any project. 

Be sure to check out all the goodies I used for this card on Crafter's Companion's website.

Sara Davis Signature Collection :

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Shabby Chic with Blitsy


How can you not love the popular vintage look that is all the craze right now in decorating?  Today I'll show you how to create this one of a kind birdcage that is sure to jazz up any area in your home.  Check it out over on Blitsy. 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Who doesn't love Downton Abbey, get it now at Crafter's Companion


 I don't know about you but I adore Downton Abbey and the sheer elegance it brings.  Today you can go over to the Crafter's Companion site and see the whole exclusive set that has been released.  You are going to be drooling for sure. 

I created this fancy fold card with the Downton Abbey card kit.  Here's a little tip for you.  I glued two of the fancy fold card together to create the patchwork effect and I just love all the patterns working together, don't you? 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Berry Cafe is here from Heartfelt Creations


Warm breezes blow, busy bees buzz from blossom to blossom, and perfectly shaped, ripe berries beckon you as you catch a glimpse of them through the vines winding their way up the rickety old picket fence in the picture perfect garden patch.  Bring back fond memories of strawberry picking while the early morning dew still lingered on the vines with the new release by Heartfelt Creations.  The Berry Cafe Collection will have you reminiscing of filling pails until overflowing while playing the game of "two for me" and "one for the pail", which always led to the task taking a tad longer. Travel back in time to the days of your childhood where you shared your first strawberry milkshake, or float at the local ice cream parlor with that special someone you so adored. Filled with sweet illustrations of vining strawberries, adorable children, elegant blossoms, old fashioned strawberry stands as well as delicately patterned papers featuring eyelet prints, soft checks, ornate borders and delicious clusters of strawberries nestled among flowers, you are certain to find yourself warming in the berry patch and hankering for a cold strawberry treat. Happy hues of pinks, reds, yellows, blues and greens create a cheerful color palette that is sure to make your heart sing the songs of summer.  Five extraordinary cling stamp sets allow you to recreate all of the memories of strawberry picking and enjoying the fruit from the vine.  Color and shape your way to a lush and productive garden plot where blossoms and fruit abound, being careful to avoid the ever busy bees.  After all of the toiling and care, reap your rewards, head on over to the fruit stand where anxious passerby’s will be ready to invest in your delicious crop...and once the day is done, grab a friend and treat yourselves to that special strawberry flavored treat with a generous helping of whipped topping! We present to you the ideal collection to welcome summer!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Butterfly Gift Box with Sara Davies Signature Collection: Butterfly Lullaby: Premeires Today!!!!


I love new releases and boy do we have TON coming up for you on Crafter's Companion.  Today we are releasing Sara Davies Signature Collection: Butterfly Lullaby and let me tell you, it's perfect for spring. 

This is a box a created using the Butterfly Lullaby, isn't it just dreamy. 

Need a tip?  If you have an open space in a box, you can just leave it open but better yet why not upcycle some of that packing from your craft goodies.  You can always use acetate sheets but if you don't have any on hand use some of the packing from your dies or other craft projects.  It's a great way to reuse everything from your purchase. 


 
Butterfly Lullaby 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Butterfly Corner Embossing Folder
Fancy Flourishes die...
Flit and Flutter Die
Ultimate Tool
Acetate Sheet
Collall Glue
Spectrum Noir Pencils 058, 032

Friday, April 8, 2016

Downton Abbey Shadow Box from Crafter's Companion

I love all the little what nots in the Downton Abbey collection and they certainly all come together in a little shadow box. 

This is really a must have collection from Crafter's Companion...check it out on HSN. 

Need a tip?  Don't be afraid to mix and match patterned papers from the same collection.  Even though there may be a vast difference in the collections patterns you'll find it adds a lot of interest and fun to mix and match the paper patterns and once you're finished you'll find it all works together perfectly. 

What Can You Upcycle?


Do you love taking old objects and turning them into one of a kind art pieces?  Today I'll show you step by step how to create this beautiful spring spoon.  Be sure to check out my Snapguide tutorial. 



Also be sure to head over to the Graphic 45 blog today and you'll see Robin's beautiful Gilded Lily piece.