Friday, February 22, 2013

Altered Paper Mache Box with Open Flower

I altered this paper mache box back in August before we moved to a new house. In all the business of moving, I never shared the box.

I used my Diamond Edged Designs cut files for the doilies and borders. Added ink and pearls then topped it off with one of my handmade Open Roses.

Here is a really short video showing the finished box. (about 3 minutes)
The names of the cut files and inks are mentioned in the video. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Butterfly and Pretty Flower decorations for mini and card

I posted pictures of this mini album that I recently made using long envelopes, chipboard, and cardstock. 

Before I gave it as a present, I made a matching Center Step Card using my butterfly and 
"pretty" flower cut files.

Here is a short video so you can have a better look.

The cut files for the card as well as the decorations for the long envelope mini are available in my Etsy shop.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentine's Day Cards

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you are all feeling loved.
I have a couple of cards to share today. One is the card I made for my husband.

I was tired of the traditional reds and pinks and decided to go with black and blue. I heat embossed the black cardstock with clear embossing powder for the background. The hearts are die cuts that I inked with Distress Stains, embossed, and inked over the raised areas. I have been hoarding the bling, but since my hubby picked it out for me in the first place, I figured this would be a good time to use it.

I also did some cards for a swap. I used red and black for those.
Many of you saw this same design last year, but I liked it so much I decided to use it again. LOL

Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pink and Black Butterfly Card

I finally got around to not just pinning something on Pinterest, but actually making something based on a Pinterest idea. (Yay me! LOL)

I am sure most of you have seen this beautiful pink and Black butterfly card created by Dorota-mk from Art Dorota-mk. Well my card is not quite like hers, but it did give me the idea to make this card...

I used a K and Co patterned paper from Merryweather and black cardstock.
I also adapted several of my cut files for this. (detailed butterfly from The Butterfly Collection, Rectangular Tags, and Loopy Tags)

I embossed one of the layers just for texture and added Stickles to the butterfly.

Of course I also added some bling because....well, why not? LOL

Thanks for visiting.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Best Super Bowl Commercial Ever

Wow! I think this should go down as the best super bowl commercial ever!
Warning: You may need to grab a tissue.

 Go USO and Jeep!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Don't know what I am thinking...

I made several projects fairly recently but I let them get sent off without any pictures. I thought I had taken pictures. Maybe I did but for the life of me I can not find where I saved the files. While I was looking for them I came across a picture I had taken of one of the cards in a plastic bag.

I made a nice butterfly card using my oval frame die cut and my butterfly file. The card base is white cardstock that I inked in Tumbled Glass. Next there is a black mat, then a white mat, and then you see the background that was stamped with a TH Damask stamp in Tumbled Glass.  It seems that the only picture I can find is one of the card in a plastic bag.

I bought several of these bags in bulk. The opening is 6 inches wide and it will hold things up to 9 inch tall. It is the perfect size for 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 cards. It is also food safe and has a zipper top. Since I bought so many bags I am going to list some on my Etsy site.

Friday, February 1, 2013

McGill Styluses on Sell

If you make paper flowers you might be interested to know that the McGill Stylus set is on sell this weekend at JoAnn's. I make a lot of flowers and I have really been happy with this set. Having the different sized balls makes it much easier and faster to shape paper petals and leaves.  Just wanted to pass the info along. Hope you have a great weekend.