Sunday, October 21, 2012

Tag : {31}

The bottom part of this tag was made with the same technique used for making another tag I did a while back.  On this tag, though, the moon is a separate piece of paper whereas on my original tag the moon was made by masking, then inking the white card stock.  This tag was made for Kathy as a thank you for gifting me with a wonderful box of paper crafting goodies!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Clipboard Calendar

Originally I saw the inspiration piece for this project in Creating Keepsakes' Creative Spaces magazine that came out last year.  The original design is by Cheri Piles and she used an awesome antique clipboard; click here to see her clipboard (it's the third photo down.)  The "July" piece will serve as a perpetual calendar for  birthdays, anniversaries, etc. and the monthly calendar is applied with repositionable adhesive so it can be updated for next year.  I love how it turned out!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Card: Paris When It Sizzles

Paris When It Sizzles - a great movie starring Audrey Hepburn and William Holden!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Tag : Winter Morning

I love this sweet vintage image!  You can download it for free from here.  To make the snowflake stamped fragment I used Tim Holtz's technique shown here.   Normally you don't want to put adhesive behind your sanded fragment because it will cause the sanded areas to become clear again.  I was able to attach a piece of silver metallic paper to the back of the fragment by strategically adding small dots of Glossy Accents that were camouflaged by the design in the stamped snowflake and hidden behind the gem in the center.

Picket Fence Distress crackle paint was lightly painted over the embossed snowflake image to allow some of the card stock to show through. Also, a thin layer causes the crackles to be very small.

Card stock

white vellum

Winter Snow Collection (Oxford Impressions)
snowflake (Midnight Frost collection by Bo Bunny)

Embossing Folder
5x7 snowflake (I'm not sure of the actual name) (Cuttlebug)

Additional Supplies
round fragment (Tim Holtz)
flocked dot tulle (Hobby Lobby)
snowflake shaped gem
clear gem
vintage foiled leaf
vintage image
Distress crackle paint - Picket Fence (Ranger)
White satin ribbon
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Radiant H2O's  - silver (Luminarte)

Monday, January 30, 2012

ATC : Beautiful

My dear friend and I have started a monthly ATC exchange and this is my January ATC.  The challenge was to use the colors brown and blue and to reference snow in some way.  The blue card stock and the brown metallic paper were both plain and were decorated with different stamps, inks and embossing powder.  I hand beaded the snowflake then tacked it down with clear nylon thread.

Paper and card stock
brown metallic paper (
light blue card stock (DieCuts With a View)

Beautiful (from the Vita Bella set by Little Yellow Bicycle)
stars (from the Summer Soiree set by Fancy Pants Designs)
snowflakes, script and flourish (Midnight Frost collection by Bo Bunny)

Additional Supplies
Chestnut Zing! embossing powder (American Crafts)
Silver metallic embossing powder
seed beads
bugle beads
nylon thread
beading wire (I'm not sure of the gauge - 34 or perhaps 36)
silver metallic, blue and white ink