Monday, August 31, 2015

Get Well Soon

Hello Crafty Friends... Today I have the privilege of  sharing this beautiful project with you. All these these gorgeous flowers and flourishes are from a special woman who is known for her elegant designs that incorporate luxurious textiles and prints which have made her name synonymous with elegance.

Supplies Used
Anna Griffin Flourish Emblem Die (Cuttlebug)
Xyron Creative Station w/ 5" Permanent Adhesive Refill
Cut'n'boss (Craftwell)
Sizzix eclips 2 machine w/ ecal 2 software
Gold Metallic Cardstock (Grafix)
Martha Stewart Deluxe Paper Trimmer
Hot Glue Gun and Sticks
Craft gift bag
Wired Ribbon (Kirkland)
Gold Sharpie
Cutterbee Scissors
2Way Glue Pen (EK Success)
Glass Jar w/ lid
Homemade Chicken Soup
Tissue Paper

Almost all the beautiful elements I used for my project came from Anna Griffin Pretty Painting Card Kit.

As you can see there are more the enough  to make several projects. And just because it's called a card kit that shouldn't limit you to just making cards. The front panel of my bag was made by cutting... yes, I said cutting, this beautiful 5"x7" card that came in this beautiful kit.

Then I cut out this beautiful filigree panel from gold cardstock using Anna Griffin's Flourish Emblem Die and my Cut'n'boss machine.

Then I ran both the card panel and my flourish panel through my Xyron Creative Station. A lot of times adhesive have a difficult time adhering to craft paper. That is not the issue with Xyron's super strong adhesive.

I simply peeled my cardpanel and stuck it onto my craft bag. No need to worry about it falling off... it's there for good! Repeating again with my flourished panel.


The great thing about this Anna Griffin Card Kit id that almost everything (with the exception of the cards, ribbon, and inserts) in it is self adhesive.

These are the GORGEOUS FLOWERS I choose to embellish my bag. I 'd say that choosing which flower to embellish my project was the hardest part of the project. And not because it was  a difficult project to make but because everything looked great together... it was hard to choose just a few. 

I even made a coordinating label for my jar of soup with elements from this kit. The smaller cards included in this set made perfect jar labels. All I did was add a couple of the beautiful flowers to now "label" and gave it a quick pass through my Xyron  Creative Station.

I have the ugliest handwriting ever... so to save myself some embarrassment I decided to cut the words "chicken soup" out of more metallic cardstock with the help of my Sizzix eclips machine.

Then I adhered them to my label using a glue pen. Now doesn't that look way more prettier that my raggedy handwriting? LOL

For the lid of my jar I used the jar cover to trace a circle onto burlap material. I made this circle using a gold sharpie instead of a black one because black would stand out too much if it bled through my burlap

I drew a second circle about 1.5"-2" bigger than my traced circle and cut my burlap out along the outer circle. I placed my burlap over the lid and held it  in place with  rubber band. Then I wrapped it with my wired ribbon and finished the lid off with a basic bow. (Just a little tip: screwing the lid back on the jar before doing the previous steps helps tremendously)

I also made a triple looped bow and hot glued it onto my gift bag.

Lastly, I filled my clean glass jar with homemade chicken soup and adhered my pretty chicken soup label. My husband makes the best homemade chicken soup ever!! Sorry friends. I can't tell you you how it's made but I can tell you what's in it ... if you want to know feel free to message me. I can tell you I love it over store bought canned soup!!

 I don't know why but chicken soup always make people feel better. And looking at this get well gift almost makes me wish I was sick! What person wouldn't feel better after receiving a gift like this?! It's filled with comfort and made with LOVE!!

It's homemade LOVE in a jar (and bag)!! And, I hope you enjoyed it!

Until next time, Crafty Friends...

Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Little Ballerina

Happy Tuesday Crafty Friends!!  Mitsy here from Up On Tippy Toes... I'm back again with another cute project from Oak Tree Stamps!!

I can't get enough of this Moody Ballerina set!!

And, I have an awesome COUPON CODE for you to get this set for 30% off!! Yay!
Just use my special Up On Tippy Toes code UOTT30 during checkout to take advantage of this great deal!!

I start off by stamping my image with Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto Canson 150 Illustration paper. Then I color my image with my Spectrum Noir markers.

 HAIR: TN1, TN3, GB1, GB2

For her eyes I decided to switch to my Le Plume II markers... they're dual tip and one tip is super fine. Perfect for doing the small spaces in the eyes.

I usually stamp m ore than one image at a time... just in case I have an "accident". It's great to have another image as a back up. Then I used my precision tipped scissors to fussy cut my image. 

Then I used the second largest circle in my Spellbinders Beaded Circles set to cut Pink cardstock. For some reason it looks beige in the picture but that could be due to my lighting... it is pink, I promise! LOL

Next I used my Marvy 2 1/8" Circle punch to cut a circle to layer onto my beaded circle.

Then I quickly ran it through my Xyron 3" Sticker Maker... peeled and stuck it onto my beaded circle. Then I added foam adhesive to the back of my little ballerina and attached her to my circle.

For my Card base I made a standard A2 (4 1/4"x 5 1/2") sized card. I embossed the front panel with this adorable star patterned embossing folder from Darice.

I cut a pennant using the second largest pennant die from my Spellbinders Baby Bunting set.

I used my Xyron Mega Runner to layer it over a piece of teal cardstock and fussy cut about a 1/4" border around it. 

Then I adhered my layered pennant onto my card base.

 I attached my beaded circle to the pennant leaving a small gap at the top. In this area I attached a simple bow made from pink polka-dot grosgrain ribbon with a bit of Diamond Glaze and let dry.

For a final touch I adhered a group of glittered enamel dots at the bottom of one of my pennant tails

And here is my final card!!

Isn't she just DARLING??!!

Supplies Used For This Project:
Canson 150lb Illustration paper
Spellbinders Baby Bunting Dies
Spellbinders Beaded Circles Dies
Spectrum Noir Markers- FS4, FS6, FS8, TN1, TN3, GB1, GB2, CR3, 
Marvy 112 Le Plum II markers- No.70 Peppermint, No.71 Spring Green, No.34 Pale Green
PITT Artist Pen XS (Faber-Castell)
Patterned Paper (Bella Blvd, My Mind's Eye)
Cardstock (Bazzill Basics, Core'dinations)
Diamond Glaze (Judikins)
Pink Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon

Hope you enjoyed today's Project!! Until next time...

Happy Crafting!!
~ Mitsy

Monday, August 24, 2015

My favorite!

Hey there crafty friends!! I have a bright and colorful card that is packed full of fun with lots of texture and eye candy!! Speaking of candy, the inspiration for this card was a strip of candy buttons... you know that wax paper strip with dots of sugar painted in rainbow colors... yup, those. I was feeling  a bit nostalgic (and hungry) at the time. 

I quickly decided to replicate the fun color pattern onto paper.

Supplies Used
Cut'n'Boss (Craftwell)
Teresa Collins Pocket Dies - Memory Collection (Craftwell)
Teresa Collins Twill Herringbone Embossing Folder (Craftwell)
Ebrush (Craftwell)
Xyron Creative Station w/ 9" Permanent Adhesive Refill
Spectrum Noir Markers - TB4, TB3, CG4, DG2, GB3, GB4
Cardstock- White, Bright Blue, Black, and Craft
Foam Sheet

With my star and "favorite" dies from my Teresa Collins Memory Collection die set and my Cut'n'boss machine I cut out 3 "favorite"s and 9 stars out of white cardstock. I also cut 1 favorite out of black cardstock and 9 stars out of white craft foam.

To cut wafer thin dies in the Cut'n'boss use the following sandwich:

From bottom to top:

I ebrushed my stars in my Spectrum Noir markers in from bottom to top (as shown)...

Making sure to slightly overlap each color onto the next. To prevent them from flying off my desk and allow for hands free ebrushing I layed down a few strip of repositionable double-sided adhesive.

I wanted my words to be really thick, almost as id they were made from chipboard. So I glued all my white cardstock favorites together using a glue pen. I then layered that one over my black cardstock favorite ... offsetting it a bit to make it appear to be a shadow.

I cut a piece of 5"x5" craft cardstock and  ran it through my Cut'n'boss using my Teresa Collins Twill Herringbone embossing folder.

To emboss with the Cut'n'boss use the following platform sandwich:

From bottom to top:

Then I took all my star die cuts and ran them through my Xyron Creative Station... With such a huge platform they all went through at the same time. Once through I just  peeled and stuck them onto their matching foam star making sure to line up the points.

I created a 5.5"x 5.5" cardbase. My blue paper measures at 5.5"x11" (5.5"x5.5" once folded), my white cardstock measure 5.25"x5.25" and my craft cardstock measures 5"x5"... I adhered all my layers together using my Xyron Mega Runner.

Then I adhered all my stars to my card front and added my "favorite" word to the top of the stars using liquid glue.

And there you have it! Clean, Simple. Fun!!

Hope you enjoyed my project for today!!

Until next time...


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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Hello Pumpkin

Hello Crafty Friends!! 
With summer almost behind us I am sooooo happy to welcome FALL... my most favorite time of the year... not too hot... not too cold. And the best part... I love watching the leaves change. It's the season of hot apple cider and warm pumpkin pie.

Speaking of PUMPKINS... I am so excited to get to premier the newest in Bru/ Mo stamps... Say hello to fall with the new Hello Pumpkin set! This is Brutus Monroe's Stamp club stamp for the month of September!! EEEKK!!

If you're not a member you can sign up to become a Stamp Club Member here.
Just want to purchase this stamp set by itself... that fine too... you can find it here.

With fall being a season with darker rich tones... it was only right to make a my project just as dark and rich!

I started by stamping my pumpkin in Momento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored my pumpkins in Spectrum Noir Markers in GB6,GB7, OR1, and OR2 for the main part of the pumpkin and for the stem DG3 and DG4.

I then embossed a 4.5"x 6.5" piece of marigold cardstock using an Anna Griffin embossing folder called Baroque Vine Frame. I repeated the step with piece of green patterned paper just slightly bigger than the window section of the folder. I then cut off the excess paper leaving just the window piece.

I then added  depth and more color by airbrushing around the edges of my paper with my ebrush and Spectrum Noir Marker in GB6. Then ebrushed directly onto the scrollwork using Spectrum Noir in OR2. And lastly, to tone down the colors a bit, I used a sponge dauber to apply some VersaMagic Jumbo Java throughout.

I also ebrushed my little window piece with Spectrum Noir GB4. And then stamped my sentiment... again using my Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad.

I adhered it using my Xyron Mega Runner.

I hand cut (fussy cut) my pumpkins out and embossed them using an embossing stylus and foam/rubber mouse pad. Then I added 3D foam adhesive to the backs.

I then cut two flourishes from Sizzix's Decorative Flourish Sizzlit set. I ebrushed them and adhered them to my card front using Diamond Glaze.

I matted my embossed panel onto a 4.75"x5.75" piece of cardstock and then adhered it with my Xyron Mega Runner to my card front onto a 5"x7" card base.

Lastly, I highlighted areas of my card using a white opaque marker. I really think those bits of white really make it pop off those dark colors!

And here is my final card!!

I love how this turned out with all the gorgeous FALL colors!!

Supplies Used
ebrush (Craftwell)
Anna Griffin Baroque Vine Frame (Cuttlebug)
Sizzlits Decorative Flourishes Set (Sizzix)
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink (Tsukineko)
Sponge dauber (Tsukineko)
Spectrum Noir Markers- GB6, GB7, OR1, OR2, DG3, DG4
Diamond Glaze (Judikins)
3D foam adhesive
White opaque marker (Recollections)
Cutterbee scissors
Stylus (McGill)

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Our Favorite Things Blog Hop

Hello, Craftaholics!! 
Welcome to the “OUR FAVORITE THINGS HOP”! Brought to you by your friends at KaDoodle Bug Designs & Scrappy Moms Stamps! We would like to invite you to hop along with us today as we share with you the objects that bring us joy and fill our hearts with delight! Move over brown paper packages tied up with string… we have polymer stamps and svgs!! And, these are a few of “OUR FAVORITE THINGS”… HOP that is!

1. Click on each link to go to each participating BLOG.
2. FOLLOW each BLOG & leave a COMMENT on the BLOG HOP post.
3. LIKE KaDoodle Bug Designs & Scrappy Moms Stamps on Facebook.

• 2-Scrappy Moms Stamps set (pick YOUR favorite)
• 2-$20 KaDoodle Bug Design Gift Certificate

One of my all time favorite things... Birthdays!! Especially because I have 4 little ones at home. With my oldest just turning 8 last weekend. They are still in the phase where they love having "themed" birthday parties. And this crafty mommy loves throwing them!

So for my hop post I chose to make this cute little birthday card using 2 KBD cutting files...

Cutie KaToodles - Beachy Turtles

Turtley Awesome Birthday

I used these two sets mixed together with Scrappy Moms Stamps' Party Animals stamp set...

to make this little Cutie!
The turtle itself is from the Cutie KaToodles- Beachy Turtles set and the cupcake and party hat came from the Turtley Awesome Birthday file. 

And both of these sets would go perfectly with this sentiment from Scrappy Moms!!!

I just LOVE that font!! I wish my handwriting was that fab!!! That's ok... it gives me an excuse to get more stamps!!! LOL

Additional supplies used to make this project:
eBrush (Craftwell)
Blueprints 14  (My Favorite Things)
Nesting Book Pages (Darice)
Sharpies- yellow, orange, teal, pink, lime green, green
Patterned Paper- Countdown Stack (DCWV)
Cardstock- Core'dinations
Xyron Mega Runner
Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug)
Diagonal Stripes embossing folder (Darice)
VersaFine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
PITT Artist Pen XS, B (Faber-Castell)
White opaque marker ( Recollections)
Le Plume No. 58 Peacock Green (Marvy)
Stampin' Up Blending Pen
Chalklets (EK Success)
3D Lacquer
Twine (Recollections)
3D foam adhesive squares
Rhinestone flower

I hope you enjoyed my project and that it inspired you to create... Don't forget to follow my blog and leave a comment below ...

Now let's keep on hopping to see what all our other crafty friends have created!!!

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