Sunday, December 31, 2017

Hooray for 2018

Happy New Year!!

Wishing you love and good health for 2018

Join me over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog to see how I made this fun card using the Charm Accordion die set from Karen Burniston.

Hope to see you there,

Friday, December 29, 2017

Warm Memories

Hi friends,

Today I have a card to share over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  My card is about warm winter mittens and winter days playing outside in the snow.  I was inspired by my Vintage Journey teammate, Anne Redfern.  She did a post where she was talking about some fond memories of her and her brother ice skating.

To see all the details of my card, simply click here.

Hope to see you there,

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs - December Challenge

Hi my friends and happy Holidays!  With Christmas less than a week away I'm sure everyone is busy with those last minute details but hope you can take a few minutes to think about the new year.  We are having guests for New Year's Eve dinner so thought I would decorate for that occasion.  Our challenge this month for Elizabeth Craft Designs is backgrounds and I went a little crazy with the glitter for this one.  I used it for both layers of this banner on the stars.

As usual, Elizabeth Craft Designs is giving away a gift card.

All you have to do to be in the random drawing is to leave a comment on the blog post here.
Here is the question for this month, good luck.  
 What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use to create a background on something you were creating?

Here are some details on how I made my banner

 Using the Stitched Stars, cut 4 of the largest size and 4 of the next size down using cardstock that has been covered with Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

 Remove adhesive and cover with ECD Silk Microfine Glitter.  I used Bluebell for the larger ones and Brushed Pewter for the smaller ones.  Glue together.

For the numbers, I used some old chipboard number that I found in my stash.

To make the numbers red and shinny, I added some Clear Double Sided Adhesive to Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz.

I traced around the numbers with a ballpoint pen.  Make sure to trace with the numbers backwards so the front comes out reading the correct way.  The ink from the pen will not show on the release paper but it will make an impression that can be used to cut out the numbers my hand.  Peel release paper from numbers and add to chipboard.

Glue numbers on stars and then add a ribbon, twine or string.  I used some wired glittery trim and used hot glue to hold it in place.

Have a crafty week,

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Let's "Twist" - Paper Pros Challenge

Hi friends,  it's time for the Paper Pros challenge and the theme is Let's "Twist".  I used the Karen Buirniston's Twist Panel Pop Up die set.  I also used some pieces from Karen's other sets that are linked below,  just click to shop.

To see Karen's video on how to assemble the Twist Panel Pop Up, simply Click Here.

The fun of these cards is always on the inside so I was delighted to find a piece of paper in my stash that needed no additional embellishments. A Christmas Tree says it all.

Happy Holidays,

Monday, December 11, 2017

Fast, Easy & Elegant

Please join me for a tutorial on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog to see how to make a quick card for the holiday season using some fabulous dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

To see all the details, CLICK HERE.

Season's Greetings,

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Destination Inspiration for A Vintage Journey

Hi Friends,

Today we are arriving at Terminal 2 on our vintage journey where I am your guide. I hope you will stop by to see how I made this project using products from Aladine,   If that name is unfamiliar to you - you need to check out their wonderful products by CLICKING HERE

You can get complete instructions on this project by CLICKING HERE.

For this project I used Aladine Izink, Dye Inks, Stamps and Embossing powder.

See you over at A Vintage Journey,

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Pop-up Christimas Tree for Dies R Us

Hi Friends,

Today is my turn on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog and this week I've done a fun Pop-up Christmas Tree designed by Karen Burniston.  So, so festive.

You will find complete instructions on how I made this card including a link to the instruction video from Karen.   Simply CLICK HERE.

Happy Holidays,