Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Happy Birthday MOM

Hi Friends

Today is the Paper Pros Challenge and the theme this time is Spring Fever.  I was totally inspired by a basket that I saw on Karen Burniston's Pop Up Peeps.  It was made and shown by Jessie Adams.  She made this wonderful basket so I just had to make one for my MOM's birthday which was Sunday. I filled mine with spring goodies. 
She was 92.  She loved it.



After cutting the Woven Basket Die panels 4 times, I wove them and put them together, holding them in place with a solid bottom that I cut using my electronic die cutter. I used strips of paper for the inside that were made to fit the basket and then added the grass pieces to them.  I made a handle for the basket by adding a border from the new Border Blends. 

When my basket was all assembled, I added lots of flowers, cupcakes and ice  cream cones.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing this creation and try to think outside the box when using your dies.

See you soon,
S@ndy

For your shopping convenience, Karen Burniston products are linked below. Compensated affiliate links are used where possible with no extra cost to you. This way I can continue to share all the projects I include on my blog.  I only use and share products I love.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

It's A Party

Ok, get ready to smile - these cute little critters from Elizabeth Craft Designs is a guaranteed grin.  This could be a fun party invitation or a fabulous birthday card.  You decide!

 


Who could resist an invitation like this?  I used the great, recently released, Safari Animals along with the Safari Jeep and just had lots of fun with the accessories.

I've linked all the products below so you can shop for these great dies with just a click.

Party On!
S@ndy



Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - Tiny Accessories

Hi Friends,

Yes, it's a new challenge today from our "Fearless Leader", Karen Burniston, she has asked us to use her Tiny Accessories on a card or project.  I have a fiend who is having a difficult time right now so I will send her this card so she can feel better about some decisions she must make.



I used lots of different dies and characters to make this card.  I must say that the characters were lots of fun to dress up.

I have linked all the products below so you will be able to find them easily.  Don't forget to stop by Karen's blog tomorrow where she will show all the cards made by the design team as well as a new technique video.

See you soon,
Sandy


Thursday, February 28, 2019

Celebrate the Journey


Hi my friends,

Today is the birthday of  the Vintage Journey Challenge Blog and the theme was chosen by our lovely hostess, Brenda Brown, she is asking us to Celebrate the Journey that we have been traveling on.  Over the years we have celebrated many themes and artists and we love seeing what our members create.   Today I am celebrating my personal journey into the world of video.  I have made a few videos and created my YouTube Channel, so far I'm ok with them but see that I have much to learn.  I'm making it my artistic journey this year to make more videos and hopefully reach more viewers.

My card for this challenge depicts the idea of breaking free from our fears and the things that make us doubt ourselves.


I've used some great dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs and a phrase that I found in my stash that sums up the theme beautifully.  The wings, woodgrain paper and flower  I'm sure you will recognize from the Tim Holtz collection at Idea-ology.

Don't forget to fly,
S@ndy

 Compensated affiliate links are used where possible with no extra cost to you. This way I can continue to share all the projects I include on my blog.  I only use and share products I love.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Only One Month To Go!

Hello my friends,

I live in sunny Arizona where we are not use to colder weather.  I will admit that it could be much worse, like in Illinois or New York, but for us - it is cold.  I am so looking forward to Spring.  The official start of Spring is March 20th, also our sons birthday, and I can't wait.  I made a card for just such an occasion.  I've used some great dies from the latest release from Karen Burniston which are all linked below. I've also used some fun stamps from Art Impressions.

ENJOY  (come on Spring)




  Instead of using the pop up portion of this die set in a tag album, I used it inside a bigger card.  After cutting out the middle of the two center circles I was able hang some of the Garden Charms.

Stay Warm,
S@ndy

For your shopping convenience, Karen Burniston products are linked below. Compensated affiliate links are used where possible with no extra cost to you. This way I can continue to share all the projects I include on my blog.  I only use and share products I love.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

DIY Safari Animal Gift Box

Hello my friends,

Today I have a fun project on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog that is sure to be a hit with children as well as adults.  I got this idea from Samantha at Mixed Up Crafts when she made a box from scratch and used a fairy inside hers.  I decided to upcycle a box from my stash and I'm quite pleased with the results.   I hope you enjoy - there is a video at the end of the post with step by step instructions.






To see all the products I used just click on any of the links below.

See you again soon -
S@ndy

For your shopping convenience, Elizabeth Craft Designs products are linked below. Compensated affiliate links are used where possible with no extra cost to you. This way I can continue to share all the projects I include on my blog.  I only use and share products I love.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Paper Pros Challenge, Masculine

Hi,

All card makers know how hard it is to come up with a masculine theme and I usually seem to turn back to Steampunk.  It is one of my favorite styles and I never seem to tire of it.  I made this card for this months Paper Pros challenge using the new technique for a Double Woven Basket.  It is so much fun to go through my older dies and use them again.  ENJOY!! 



I loaded up my double basket with gears, clocks, wings and other great steampunk stuff using my older Karen Burniston die sets along with some of the new ones which are linked below.

Until next time,
S@ndy