Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Inspiring

Hello my blog buddies,  I hope that all is well in your lives.  We've just gone through a big life event.  Moving.  Uggg.  I have joined the 'I hate moving' club.   My previous moves have not been this hard, or maybe I have gotten old enough that I don't remember them.  It has been just over 2 weeks and I still can't find my stamp cleaners!  my life. 
I did find time to join a couple challenges.  One from the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog ~ Challenge 236.  I took the liberty to turn it to the side and changed up the dimensions a bit.  The challenge is also to use a Cricut cut, so the papers were cut using George and Basics shapes.  The other challenge is from the November PaperCraft Connections.  Their challenge was to use gold in your card.  Well ta da!  Gold overload!  right!?

I started the challenge with some gorgeous hand made paper from India.  I had tried selling the stack during our moving sale, but thankfully no one wanted to purchase it because I have fell in love with it.  I used some turquoise paper for the base, then I added some beautiful gold glitter paper from Michael's.  The ribbon is also from Michael's ~ from last year's Christmas stock.  The cute perfume bottle is from a Graphic 45 set.  Also from Michael's.  Gosh, I guess I like shopping at Michael's!
 
I colored the bottle with a gold sharpie,a turquoise pencil with an aqua brush, then added  glossy accents on the bottle.  Pretty :-)
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Halloween Altered Bird House

Halloween is always a fun time for decorating.  So I decided to take out a wooden birdhouse that I got at Michael's over a year ago. Just in case the bare wood was going to poke out I painted all the edges black.  After that I went to town making myself a template, for all the pieces.

To decorate my little birdhouse I cut out the fun papers from the Happy Haunting paper pack from My Mind's Eye. Then edged all the edges with black ink.
I created these fun doors and WoW they look amazingly real!  The twin skeletons were part of some of the card stock, so I cut them out and attached them so they look like they are opening the doors.
I made some bats and some adorable little spiders. (can spiders be adorable?)  I found a cool looking clock and printed it out, cut it out, distressed it then covered it with glossy accents.  Cool, huh?
I added a strip of acetate to one of the bats then attached it to the back side of the doors so it would look as if it is flying out of the house. I also used the acetate to create the windows.  Using some acetate on top of orange cardstock then used strips of black to make the panes.
  This side of the roof was craving a scary big momma.
This is the back of the house, don't cha love the window treatments?  I added some cobwebs and a black cat. When my house was complete I added some little ball feet and a few more spiders.
Pretty cool, huh?!

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Keep Calm and Eat More Cupcakes

Hello again my friends.  Today I am sharing a card I made for the Terrific Trios challenge from  Diva Dare from Verve. The challenge was to use something on your project three times.  I think you can see what I used to enter the challenge, three cupcakes...yum!  This adorable stamp set is called Cupcakes.

As soon as I decided how I would do the challenge I knew which papers to use. 
I had purchased Olivia's Sweet Shop from The Paper Studio. Specifically the cupcake paper. Perfect, right?! I added some other papers from the collection and tied a piece of twine 3 times around the center images.


Kinda cute, huh?
Thanks for stopping by.  
I think I'll go eat a cupcake or three.  tee hee
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Monday, June 16, 2014

Strawberry Basket Box Card

Hi there crafty folk!  Look it's me again! 
Today I am sharing this cute Strawberry Basket Box Card.  Isn't it adorable?! 

I used a file from SVG Cuts that you can find here.  At first, I was having some problems trying to get the files to ungroup, so my little Silhouette could cut, so I sent them an email. Bonus~ I didn't have to wait to long for the answer to my questions.  I give SVG Cuts a big thumbs up!  Thank you!


 I am just loving this little card!
Thanks for stopping by.
Enjoy your day.
Michelle

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Giveaway at Two Fit Moms

 A quick hello and to let you know there is an awesome giveaway at one of my favorite blogs.  Two Fit Moms are having a giveaway for these groovy legging and tank top.  Here's the link, and good luck!
Laura Stripe Leggings and a tank top from K.Deer Haute Yoga Wear! - See more at: http://www.twofitmoms.com/2014/05/30/k-deer-haute-yoga-wear-giveaway/#sthash.HPAMY2kl.dpuf
Laura Stripe Leggings and a tank top from K.Deer Haute Yoga Wear! - See more at: http://www.twofitmoms.com/2014/05/30/k-deer-haute-yoga-wear-giveaway/#sthash.HPAMY2kl.dpuf
PicMonkey Collage


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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Pineapple Drink anyone?

Ok, yes it's been awhile since my last post. Why you ask?  Instagram is so easy....argggg.  You just snap that picture and boom it's posted.  When it comes to my blog, I tend to feel that I need to yak a bit.  I suppose that I don't really need to since you are mainly here to see pictures of what I've been creating...so here ya go.

 Isn't it adorable!!??  I created a few of these babies to put on my Etsy shop which you can find HERE
 I added a bit of glitter to the hibiscus.
 The umbrella is distressed, popped up and I made some cute fringe to jazz it up a bit.
The orange slice even got some yummy glitter.
That's it for now..If you'd like to see some of my Instagram Photos, HERE's the link.
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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Card in a Box Valentine

Geesh, the time has flown so quick.  My last post was before Christmas!  Honestly, I have been creating almost everyday but have been to lazy to do any posting.  Today changes that with this gorgeous card!

 This is called a Card in a Box, folds up flat for mailing and can be totally, over the top, decorated.  I've put the directions at the bottom of the post so you can make your own :-)
 For this lovey, I used my trusty Cricut to cut all the hearts and the quote Love you.  The paper is from Prima's 6 x 6 Divine Collection.  Love it!

Thank you for taking time out of your day to visit.  If you make your own Card in a Box, I'd love for you to share with a link in the comments.
Enjoy your day!
  • Take an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock and score on the long side (11” side) at 2.5”, 5”, 7.5” and 10”.Cut off a 2 x 11 strip and set it aside. This will be used later.
  • Turn the now 6.5 x 11 panel a quarter turn (so that the unscored short side is at the top of your score board) and score at 2.5”.
  • Cut down to the 2.5” score line along each of the 4 perpendicular score lines. At the 10” score line cut in at a slight angle from the edge of the cardstock to create a tab.
  • Cut the 2 x 11 strip at 4.5” from the end with the 1” score line. Cut the strip in half long ways to create two 1 x 4.5 strips for the inside of your box.
  • Decorate each panel.
Assemble box and finish decorating accordingly.
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