Thursday, April 28, 2011

Something New

Sadly, my blog has been veryyy neglected! :(  After getting alot of baking, gardening, and mowing done today, I need a bit of down time and finally am getting around to posting. ;)  

These are....well a number of things lol I slid them onto either a bobby pin or a headband, but you could put them on your purse, the strap on a sundress, diaper bag, the possibilities are endless!!!

I posted single pics of my favorite two. I used fabric, lace and ribbon from our stash which made them free to make! :)

Thanks for peeking!!! I hope you enjoyed :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Vintage Victorian

Good Morning to you all! I am sooo glad the weather is finally warming up! Time to bring out the flip-flops! lol ;)   Yesterday while I was stuck inside I made this little beauty. I love it!

 I must admit, I've been in sort of a slump since Saturday, not liking anything I did, and when I sat down Tuesday, it seemed all I could make was a mess. :( But as I was looking through very old posts on lots of blogs, I found one that had a box that had a peek hole. I'd been wanting to do something vintage-y, and all of a sudden my mind took off! :) I used the dimentions from my book-box (which I have yet to post lol) but instead of making a book insert I just did a box.

After I had the basic box done....time to emellish!!!! I had so much fun! I used vintage lace, pearls and crystals, and of course lots of flowers. I wanted a lace doily to go on the inside, but couldnt find any small enough so i hot glued lace onto the back of my paper and I think it worked pretty good. :)

So it was all going really good until I lined the inside edges with my box wouldnt close!!! Oh I got so upset! What was I to do?? Then.....insperation!!! My mom always made my clothes growing up because we could never find anything that fit..sooooo I raided her drawer and found a hook and eye from jeans, and made my own latch! It works really good :)

Okk now down to business.....alot of this stuff was from my mom's and my stash. I've been digging through drawers lately and finding great things I forgot we had! all of the pearls where from a kit for..something? From years ago, as was the stick pin. I used the pearls from that kit and gold beads from my bead bin. All of my flowers are from Wild Orchid, and the really big shock----I didn't glitter them!! I wanted to really keep the vintage/victorian feel, and I wasnt sure if glitter fit into that. I really like it glitterless though which is a surprise from me! ;) I think the lack of glitter makes it more elegant though.  The paper was K & Company Classic K McKenna.

This is the back of the box, I used more vintage lace, pearls, and more coordinating paper. I inked the edges of it to try and give it a distressed look/feel.

Oh before I forget- the pearl sprays are from the bridal section at Hobby Lobby. I have to go get more!! I'm running low!!! The punch for the border on the box was a MS punch around the page, and I used the nesties die labels four, and I used the die 'fleur de lis' for the latch.

And here's the bottom. I wanted to make it fancy also, so I distressed this paper as well, and added cutey little feet. :) I used white beads from my stash, and then put silver bead caps on the bottom of those. I don't have my own personal stamp yet like my mom, but I'm improvising for now ;) lol..

And last but not least I am entering my box into these challenges...
1. Mami Doodles - punch/die cut
2. Craft Your Passion - anything goes
3. Anything Goes - pearls
4. The Crazy Challenge - just add flowers
5. Papertake Weekly - anything goes
6. Creative Inspirations - punches and dies
7. Freshly Brewed - flowers

Thanks so much for peeking!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April showers bring May flowers....May flowers bring June weddings!!!

Hello and happy rainy gloomy day ;) I wish Spring would get here already! *sigh* Todays card is bright and cheery though!

I really love how this one turned out, I had other plans on how to finish this one, but set it aside for other projects, and when I picked it back up.....not a clue about how I had wanted to complete it! lol :) I do like this though ;) The paper I used was a great stack by DCWV called 'Nana's Kitchen' but as you can see it is very versitale!

The wedding cake I painted with acrylics, and it was an old stamp from Stampin Up! that came in a great set of three. :) The charm and beads are from my stash, and the sentiment was from the bottom of my drawer also. ;)

My flowers are from Wild Orchid as always. :) And ya can't go wrong with alot of glitter. :) I also decided to mix it up a bit and go with both pearls and rhinestones, and I really like it. To me the pearls are very much wedding, but the rhinestones picked up on the sparkle :)
Thanks for peeking!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Mama and Baby :)

Hello all! Here is another card I did this weekend, very springy I think. :)

The patterned paper was from the DCWV stack Nana's Nursery- Baby Boy. I looove this stack!!! Next I want to get the baby girl one ;) hehehe... The buttons and ribbon where from my stash, the pearls and rhinestones where A.C. Moore. :) The cutey little turtle and baby was a stamp from Stampavie, by Rachelle Anne Miller, and the name of it is Lily and Milo. :)  The flowers are all Wild Orchid, and as you can see I just love my glitter :)

Oh yes I colored the image with my colored pencils.. :)

I am entering this card in the following challenges :)
4. Sundays With Crissy
Have a great day!!!

Enjoy the Moment

Hello and happy Monday!! I hope you all had a good weekend, things were crazy and having a little trouble with the computer, so I was unable to post until now. I absolutely love how this card turned out! The image is a Sarah Kay image, so sweet!! 

 My flowers are Wild Orchid, pretty much everything else was from my stash!! The papers were DCWV Linen Stack. And, lots of glitter! ;)

Have a great day! Thanks for peeking :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Teacup Fairy

Hello all! Another gloomy day, it wouldnt be so bad if it would warm up outside already!!! Todays post is similiar to yesterday, but with a different color scheme. I used the same dimentions as the other box, but doctored it up a little bit ;)

 The papers are from AC Moore, as are the pearls. The pearl sprays are from Hobby Lobby in the bridal section, the white roses are from Wild Orchid, and the sweet fairy is from Mo's, and her name is Teacup Fairy.

Not much to say today, off to do more papercrafting :) I'll have new things to post sooooonnn!!!! Happy crafting!! :)