Saturday, September 15, 2018

Stash To Treasure Saturday #9

Just a quick little share today.
I spent a few rainy hours last weekend
playing with paper scraps
and assorted bits.

These are my 3 favorites.
All of the tags will find themselves tucked into orders,
a special thank you for my lovely customers.

Create something wonderful today!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

A Little Sharing

I was in the mood to create,
so I grabbed one of the kits from my shop.
(there is still one just like it available)

These 4 fiber and paper
mixed media pieces were fun and easy to create.

There is something so sweet about these little doorknob-size 
pocket pillows.

Layered paper and fabrics
with a bit of machine stitching
were all it took to make the greeting card
and the hanging pin thingy
(that's the technical term).
Then a couple pieces of salmon-pink craft felt
were die-cut into tag shapes for the pages of this petite needle and pin book,
and a few tiny flowers scattered on the cover.

I started this 2 page layout for a journal project.
It is in need of a lot more embellishment.

This is what still remains from the kit.

My kits have been so well received,
that I thought it time to share a little inspiration
for using them.


Thursday, August 23, 2018

Taking Care Of Business

and everything ships free
in the continental US.

you can find my curated 
Inspiration Kits.
They sell fast,
so grab them when you see them.

A note about shipping charges,
every item in this shop will ring up with a full shipping price.
Some of these kits are heavy,
and most of my customers purchase more than one,
which makes it difficult to estimate a combined shipping price.
Etsy has increased fees and now charges fees on shipping.

Shipping overages are refunded to the buyer at the time I prepare 
a package for the mail.

July's giveaway winner was

She has already received here gift,
a colorful mix of vintage goodness,
just like this one.

I have more of these sweet confections

I hope to be back soon with some fun shares.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

12 x 12 Tuesday

Welcome back for another 12 x 12 Tuesday!
As promised last week,
the goal this week was to create multiple cards 
from a single 12 x 12 sheet of paper.

You can check out my new Pinterest board,
for some suggestions of cut layouts.
The cut map I choose could make 16 cards,
however, I decided to use multiple pieces on several cards,
which left me with 11 cards.
I challenged myself to make 11 very different cards.
I did use 2+ additional sheets of the same pattern paper
to line and decorate the envelopes.

As always,
my kid cards are going to:

Happy Hugs,

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

12 x 12 Tuesday

August is 12 x 12 Tuesday month
(my own personal declaration)
Every Tuesday I will feature one 12 x 12 piece of scrapbook paper,
and share how I have used it.

This week features this beautiful paper from Echo Park
(double-sided paper is a must for this project)

The goal was to use up as much of the paper as possible.
I was able to create an A2 size envelope (5.5" x 4.25"),
a mat for the front of the envelope,
a mat and frame for the card face,
and fussy cut flowers.

An 8.5x11 sheet of white cardstock,
foam squares,
stamps and ink,
and a few floral sequins
were the only additional items required.

I used a few dies,
but the rectangles could be cut with scissors or a trimmer,
and a circle would work just as nicely for the focal stamped image.

I have already begun next week's project,
and it is a bit of an opposite approach to this week.

Instead of using one sheet of paper on one card,
I will see how many card faces I can create with one 12x12 sheet.
This is contrary to how I usually work.
I have so many supplies that I feel I will never use them up,
so I seldom worry about making one sheet of paper cover so much ground.
It should be interesting.

Thanks for visiting today!


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Let Me Introduce Daphne (and does anyone see July hiding around here?)

Daphne is my latest paper doll created for a 
Facebook group I belong to.

This month's theme was "Circus."

I wanted to keep to a black and white color scheme,
but you know I had to go colorful with the packaging.

I feel as though I have been gone forever,
well it is nearly a month since my last post.

July was a whirlwind,
but I am back and have a bunch of new projects to share.

I did not forget July's giveaway.
I have been in contact with the winner 
and since I never announced what the prize would be,
I will keep it under wrap until she receives it.

I hope you are loving summer wherever you are.

happy hugs,

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Stash To Treasure Saturday #8

Here is an assortment of old mixed media bases
which have been collecting dust for years.
This week, I will be using one of the mini albums in a tin
(top center).

Here is just one of the scraps bins I keep.
These are the remains of many days of crafting.

The tin came with an accordion fold insert,
and probably coordinating papers and tags (long gone).

Step one, was to decorate both sides of the accordion pull-out with scraps from my bin.

For step 2, I pulled out some of my Cavallini sticky notes and washi tape,
adding more layers to each page.
Have I ever mentioned how much I love polka dots?
Step 3 was to put dots on every page,
some were miscellaneous stickers,
others were ink dots made with a pencil eraser.

For Step 4 I used Tim Holtz paper dolls and this sticker book from
American Crafts designed by Maggie Holmes.
Embellishing this little journal is challenging,
no dimension allowed or it will never fit back into the tin.

I am going to end this post early and share closeups of the finished pages
and the decorated tin on my next Stash To Treasure Saturday.

Please leave a comment.
At the end of the month,
I will announce a random winner
of a special gift.
(only one comment per post will be entered).

Happy hugs,

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