Friday, March 24, 2017

Embellished Egg Cartons!

Good morning and happy Friday to you!
I am off next week for spring break and couldn't be happier! A little time to catch up with family and sleep in for a few days! ;)
I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog today with these embellished egg cartons.  
Does anyone else have an obsession with Target's Dollar Spot?  Although they really should rename it to Target's Dollar(s) Spot!  Because let's be honest, is anything in that section really a dollar?
But nonetheless, I still love it and always seem to find something I have to have.  Like these gingham bunnies. 
Cute right?
And these egg cartons? Super duper cute!! My MIL bought me a set from Stampin Up! I added a bit of clear glitter to the sides. :)
I adhered the green polka dot paper using E-Z Squares.  The bunnies were self adhesive so they were just stuck right on top.  I used the Dual Tip Glue pen to adhere the gold trim and pink pom pom.  I cut a flower using a die from JustRite.  The sentiment is from SRM Stickers.  All of that was added using a Dodz-Medium.
Thank you all for stopping by! I love your visits so much!
Have a great day!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Combining Mediums...

Good morning! 
I hope you all had a great weekend! I was up on the SRM Blog last week with this card.  It is a stamp set by Altnew that I stamped in Versamark and embossed in white.  I colored it using Watercolor Twist Pencils.  I added shadows with Copics in various shades of grey.  I also added a bit of stippling around the flowers.  I thought it added a fun and interesting element to the card. 
I lost a bit of control of myself with the crazy amount of glitter I used here! The panel behind the colored image was completely covered in a chunky white glitter.  Then I adhered an SRM sticker and surrounded it with additional glitter.  Too much? Probably.  ;) 
But that's how I roll....
A few sequins finished it off which was better than me adding more glitter!  
Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Adhesive as a Design Element

 Good morning and happy hump day!  I have a card to share with you today that I created for Prime Publishing using products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  I wanted to do something with these dimensional foam squares besides just placing them behind a piece of paper.  I wanted to create some type of design element with them.  While the foam squares are on the sheet I cut them into 3x3 pieces.  I carefully peeled off the tops and placed my light blue paper on top of it.  Since they are sticky on both sides I was able to flip it, peel the tops off of that side and then sprinkle it with silver glitter.  
I swiped the edges of the blue paper with Versamark and sprinkled it with silver embossing powder.  I adhered that over a pink scalloped square with Crafty Foam Tape.  The sentiment was cut using Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam sheet.  I ran it through my die cut machine, peeled off the top and sprinkled a pale pink glitter over it.  I glued it to the silver squares.  
I felt like it needed a pop of color and little bit of somethin' somethin', so I took two leaves and coated them in a lime green glitter.  I also cut a small flower from the leftover Crafty Foam sheet and adhered that to the leaves.  I tied a bit of white string and placed it under the blue glittery flower.  I glued a pearl to the center for the last finishing touch. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I truly appreciate your visits!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Dog-Gone Awesome!

Good morning!
Congrats to Margaret Rajca for taking advantage of Rodan + Field's bundle! She will receive the egg carton full of goodies! :)

Today I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog with another doggy card using this adorable Whipper Snapper image.  I have been on quite the coloring kick lately!  I did a bit of "stippling" on the grass. I used my Mini Misti to line up the sentiment.  (Otherwise mine were ALWAYS wonky!) 
I used Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape between layers for added dimension and Dodz-Mini to adhere the sequins and keep the bow in place. 
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I love this plaid paper from Lawn Fawn too! So bright and springy!
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I am really glad it is Friday.....and can't wait to kick back a bit this weekend!
Any plans for you?  Anything fun and exciting?

Monday, March 6, 2017

Egg Carton and Freebies!

Good morning my crafty friends! 
I have a giveaway for the next three days! I am giving away some sample skin care products from Rodan + Fields!
A little back story.......

I hated my skin.
I suffered from acne into my adulthood...then got wrinkles and large pores.  Oh! And a very irritated red chin on top of all that gloriousness I just mentioned! 
I spent tons and tons of money over the years and basically flushed hundreds....oh let's get real, it was probably thousands of dollars, down the toilet!
I decided to take a leap of faith last July when a friend of mine recommended Rodan + Fields.  
I was skeptical.
Very skeptical. 
But they offered a 60 day money back I figured what the heck! I might as well try this too! (At this point, I thought what do I have to lose? )
And guess what?
It worked!
I started to see clearer, acne free skin. Pores shrunk. Redness slowly disappeared from my chin. 
Wrinkles were softer, under eye bags disappeared!
THREE random strangers have commented over the past 6 months,  how beautiful my skin looks! 
Seriously! ME!? How crazy was that? 
So I did what any other smart gal would do.....I joined the business and became a consultant!
I am so excited to share this skin care with you!
Rodan + Fields has a crazy good sale until Wednesday, March 9th that combines a skin care regimen and their new product Lash Boost.  (Which is freaking awesome stuff! A swipe a night on each eye lid and you get longer, thicker, and darker lashes! See the "before and after" pics below)
If you sign up as a preferred customer, you will save an extra 10% (giving a total savings of 30%), free shipping, and THIS below! 
I have FOUR of these egg cartons to give away over the next 3 days for new customers!   Please e-mail me today for either more information, to be signed up as a preferred customer, or to join me in this wonderful, fast growing business!

Now this is really combining my two loves......crafting and skin care! ;)
Have a beautiful day my friends!

Copic Perfection

I've been crafting a fairly long time. And if you were to look in my craft room, you'd think I'd been doing it for 80 years!  (Think 100 lbs of crap in a 1 lb container!) But there are so many areas I keep trying to improve in.  Copic coloring is one. So I watch videos.  Like tons of them...because I think I have a "coloring video" addiction. 
I then run up to my craft room and practice what I just learned.  In this case it was the flicking motion to create fur on this Furry Friends stamp from Avery Elle. I used several shades of gray here for this cute little pup.  
Then there is this pesky light source issue I seem to be challenged with as well.  Never quite sure if I have the dark and light areas correct.
 Then I remember that this is supposed to be fun. And really, is the recipient going to be looking for where the light source was on my card? Or how great I "flicked?" 
Well maybe...if it's a fellow crafter.  So maybe that means I only send my cards to noncrafters.  LOL!
Anyway, I was pretty happy with my little card.  I still have tons more to learn...but I think that is the fun part of it.  Always getting better...always trying new things. 
Gotta run!
Time to watch another coloring video! ;)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Walk by Faith

Hi everyone!  I am sharing a card that I created for the SRM Blog using a brand new stamp set called, Walk by Faith.  I stamped the gym shoes in Versamark on water color paper.  I embossed it in white.  I added color using my Zig Clean Color Markers.  
I tied some charcoal twine vertically and added a pink felt star to the center.  The sentiment was stamped in black and given a few white highlights with SRM's Reminisce gel pen
My life has been busy (as usual) with Cort's one year meeting at Misericordia.  Brian and I were just asked to serve on the board.  Exciting...but a bit overwhelming. My life has been like a pendulum swinging all many changes this past year.  Sometimes I have to take a deep breath and remember it's all good.  But sometimes I long for the old routine and comfort. 
So I guess maybe I need to take my card's advice.......and walk by faith....