Friday, March 31, 2017

Vintage Rose Just A Note...

Hey everyone,
Running a little behind on this one.  I got a promotion recently, so my days, night, time, and whatever else you can think of are all running together.  But anyway, let me just jump right in to my DT card for the April challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu.  Both teams have been combined.  The theme for April is "Shabby Chic" or  "Vintage"!!  One of my favorites.  Today, I did a super quick note card over at my stampin' BFF Lesia's house (Mema's Crafts) .  I have been watching Jennifer McGuire on You Tube and wanted to try out the Altenew products.  I used their layered stamp set called "Vintage Rose", along with their awesome crisp ink cubes.  The patterned  paper is MME "Howdy Doody" (6x6 pad).  I used some plain white cardstock from JoAnn's and cream ribbon from my stampin' BFF Lesia's stash.   I love the way it turned out.  I hope to see you in the challenge, I am really looking forward to the vintage and shabby chic projects and inspiration!


Joyce


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

So Lucky to be Your Friend


Hello again,
Not sure if I told you but I was chosen to be a guest designer for the Words 2 Craft By design teamers for my December/January entry-Winter Wonderland tag.  What an honor to be chosen as a guest designer for the Words 2 Craft By March/April challenge. Thank again ladies!  The challenge words for March/April are: “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have. ─ Irish proverb.”  For my guest designer project I did a cute little card using a Sherri Baldy image and paraphrased the words.   I hope to see you in the challenge; I’m looking forward to all the creative St. Patrick’s Day cards and projects! 

 
 
 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Water Coloured Spring


Hey you guys,
This will be a super quick  post today.  Can you believe it, it’s almost spring?!  I just want to pop in and tell you about the March theme for Eclectic Ellapu.  The theme is one of my favorites...Spring Colours or Easter.   Here is my design team inspiration card.  I decided to do a water coloured thank you card.  The inside is blank and I made a plain white envelope to match.  I can't wait to see how you all are inspired by either the colours of Spring and or the blessings of Easter.
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

With Love...

Hello everyone,
      We are back for the start of the new year with our first challenge of 2017 at Eclectic Ellapu.  Our February challenge theme is "Anything Goes".  This is a great way to start off your challenge year.  It's a jump start for those creative juices to start flowing!!  Remember our challenges are for bragging rights, so come strut-your-stuff and join us! 
      For my DT inspiration I choose to do a "Loaded Envelope with a Wand.  This is the latest crafting craze on You Tube.  I just learned about it a week or so ago and thought I would give it a try.  There are several tutorials on You Tube on how to construct the envelopes and the expandable envelopes.  There are small loaded envelopes and large envelopes and all kinds of decorating ideas.  And, if you are like me and love numbers, once you get the concept you can apply it to make your envelope as large as you want.  Additionally, it seems most of the envelopes have a "Wand".  I have to say, I wasn't that thrilled about the Wand thingy but once I was done with the envelope; it looked like it was missing something???  After I put a little Wand in the envelope package, it really made a difference.   Like the envelope there are many, many Wand ideas and tutorials on You Tube.  The easiest tutorial I found for the Loaded Envelope was by Laura from The Vintage Key. Laura does a tutorial for the large expandable envelope.  Tmika from Scrapdaworld does a great tutorial on the Mini Loaded Envelope (the tutorial is at the end of the show-n-tell).   Here is a wand tutorial from Erica at Scrapdiva29 and if you want to make heart rosettes (sooooo cute!) you can look at Sheshe's tutorial .  Oh yes and there are many tutorial on just the envelope (without the expandable part and pockets), I could not find a good one; I'll leave that one up to you.   Til' next time, here are a few pictures of my February project.


Here are a few pics of the demo hearts and then I made one for the Loaded Envelope Topper, cute ey??


I took this picture before I made the Heart Rosette. I loaded this baby up with Prima products, bling, ribbon, mini clothes pins, charms, blank cards...yummy stuff.

I used Spellbinders border dies to make the pocket edges and mats, the poker-dot card is a little greeting card (blank)

I made a wand and tried to make it sparkle by using some Jelly Roll Gel Pen

This is the back of the envelope I put in 3 blank card with envelopes, the recipient can use or give away.

Joyce






Thursday, December 22, 2016

Winter Wonderland Christmas Tag

Hello everyone and Merry Christmas!
Today, I am sharing a tag that was so much fun to make!  It's a rare event for me when I have an idea and I can keep the project in that direction (lol).   I knew I wanted the tag to look rustic and have the colours of silver, blue, and white.   I am so happy with the way the tag turned out.  My inspiration for this tag came from Frank Garcia. His Christmas tags are so pretty.  I found many versions of his tags done by other crafters; however, none in the colours I had in mind. So I was somewhat on my own with this journey.  I purchased the papers at our local craft store in Waxahachie (Crafter Scrapper).  The paper is by Bo Bunny's TIS THE SEASON collection. The sheets I used were:Tis The Season Yuletide #20501706 and Tis The Season Peace #20501702. The darker print with the large snowflakes was some paper I had in the stash.  The largest tag (base) is a pre-cut chipboard tag from Heart of Texas Studio (they come 2 in a pack).  I used 2 different Tim Holtz dies to cut the other two tags out of the patterned paper.  I added some dimension to those smaller die cut tags by cutting out some 2mm Fun Foam in the same shapes (Fun Foam purchased at JoAnn's).  I used score tape to adhere the patterned paper to he fun foam.  The silver swirls were cut using Tim Holtz's Thinlets "Scribbles & Splats" and the branches are from Tim Holtz Thinlets "Holiday Greens". The deer is a Tim Holtz Alterations Movers & Shapers-"Mini Reindeer & 25 Set". I made the bow using Tim Holtz's Alterations die "Bow-Tied".  I used a Fleur-de-Lys mini background stamp on the deer and embossed with silver/gray embossing powder.  The poinsettia was cut using Spellbinders "Layered Poinsettia" #S5-055.  The bow, the scribbles, the 25, and the poinsettia are cut out of DCWV's 12 x 12 "Glitzy" Glitter Cardstock Stack (it's the smooth glitter cardstock). I used some silver 1/2" ribbon from JoAnn's and some silver flat back adhesive backed pearls that I got from Hobby Lobby.  The little blue cluster is from Michael's holiday stems.  I made the tag by using a Spellbinder's pennant die, transparent  card stock from Michaels, Staz On Opaque, dots/spots mini back ground stamp, and a (retired) Stampin Up Greeting.  And the last thing I did was to add some silver-gray seam-binding.   I absolutely love how this tag turned out. 



Here is a close-up of the greeting.  I used the STAZ ON OPAQUE die on the transparent CS,  the dots/spots mini background stamp to make it look like it was snowing on the greeting and inked the edges to give it a frosted look.   


I plan to enter my tag in the following holiday challenges:







Joyeux Noel from Joyce 






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