Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Deer Old Dad

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Another masculine design.

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Lynne of Sketching with Dogs & Sally of Sallysbitz2

Materials:
Memory Box - Small Alder Tree & Valley Deer Trio
Spellbinders Standard Circle Large & Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Impression Obsession Tiny Flowers
Viva Decor Peridot (flower centers)
Cheery Lynn Designs Lace Corner Deco F.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Life is a magnificent ride



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This design was so easy and quick, I just glued a black circle behind the spokes then added the various colors. I used a polka dot embossing folder on the bottom half of the cream card stock. I thought it made a fun masculine design.

Materials:
Cuttlebug polka Dot embossing folder
Memory Box - Vintage Bicycle
Spellbinders Ribbon Banners 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tool-Tally Awesome Dad

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Still working on masculine card designs.

Materials:
Memory Box Gentlemen Leaping, clouds & Handy Man Tools
Poppy Stamps - Garden Step Ladder
Spellbinders Matting Basics A
Martha Stewart Grass punch

Saturday, May 16, 2015

What's Cooking Dad

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I really struggle to make masculine cards but I thought this would be fun for Father's Day.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Patient Pup & Antique Lamp Post
Memory Box - Party Grill & Grill Masters
Spellbinders Matting Basics B

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Little Mermaids

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I have been trying to create mermaids for a while but do not have a large fish die so I glued two seahorses together and added the blue glitter on their tails and Viva Decor Blue pen for the tops.  I thought the wide tree sort of looked like coral.

Materials:
Impression Obsession -  Girl With Easter Basket & Wide Tree
Memory Box - Swimming Seahorses & Seaside Treasures
Blue glitter
Viva Decor Blue pen
sticker bubbles

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Wheelbarrow Ride & Blueberry Oatmeal Bars



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I know as a kid we had an old wheelbarrow and took turns pushing one another around the yard.  

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Julie of One Craft Chick & Diane of DL. ART 

Materials:
Spellbinders - 5 x 7 Matting Basics B
Memory Box - Puffy Clouds, Gentlemen Leaping (hat only) & Petite Umbrella
Poppy Stamps - Large Garden Cart & Leafy Sprig
Impression Obsession - Boy with Flowers & Girls With Easter Basket
Martha Stewart Grass Punch
Viva Decor Peridot (flower centers)


I found this delicious recipe for Blueberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars on  Averie cooks
These are a wonderful and get eaten fast.

Ingredients:

Crust and Crumble Topping
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup old-fashioned whole-rolled oats (don't use quick cook or instant, they're finer and behave like flour and will make mixture too dry)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
pinch salt, optional and to taste

Blueberry Layer
12 ounces (2 cups) blueberries (fresh or frozen; I used frozen and didn't thaw)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-inch square pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray; set aside. Lining the pan helps with cleanup and is recommended.
  2. Crust and Crumble Topping - In a large, microwave-safe bowl melt the butter, about 1 minute on high power.
  3. Add the flour, oats, sugars, optional salt, and stir to combine. Mixture will be dry and sandy with some larger, well-formed crumble pieces.
  4. Set 1 heaping cup mixture aside to be sprinkled on later as crumble topping.
  5. Transfer remaining mixture to prepared pan, and using a spatula or your fingers, hard-pack the mixture to create an even, smooth, flat crust; set aside.
  6. Blueberry Layer - In a large mixing bowl (same one used for crust and crumble is okay), add all ingredients and toss to combine. If sugar hasn't dissolved fully that's okay because it liquefies while baking.
  7. Evenly distribute blueberry mixture over the crust.
  8. Evenly sprinkle with the reserved heaping 1 cup crumble topping mixture. Before sprinkling, I squeeze the mixture in my palm to encourage bigger crumble pieces to form.
  9. Bake for about 55 minutes, or until edges are set and center has just set. Crumble topping should appear set and very pale golden. I used frozen berries without thawing and the pan was very cold going into the oven. If using fresh berries, baking time will be reduced, but I'm not sure by how much, I'd guess at least 10-15 minutes, possibly less. Bars may take longer than 55 minutes if blueberries are very juicy. Watch your bars, not the clock, when evaluating doneness. Place pan on a wire rack and allow bars to cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving. If you try to slice bars before they've cooled completely, they'll be extremely messy and could fall apart. Bars will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week, in the fridge for up to 10 days, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Strolling With Friends (Dedicated to Spencer)

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Jennifer of Just Coffee Please & Stamps& Ribbons & Paper

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Leafy Sprig & Curious Cat
Impression Obsession - Tiny Flowers & Girl With Easter Basket
Spellbinders - Decorative Labels Eight
Mounting Tape (under frame)
Viva Decor - Peridot (flower centers)
Martha Stewart Grass Punch


Spencer 
I would like to dedicate this card in memory to my daughter's cat Spencer who recently passed away on April 29, 2015.  He was a ripe old age of 15 1/2 years old.  Spencer was a very clever cat, he could open door latches and let himself in or out of a room.  Just for fun he would go into the kitchen and pull open all the bottom cabinet drawers.  It was like living with a naughty two year old, you never knew what he was up to. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Elegant Stem



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Christine of Preferably Prim, Shoregirl of Shore Girl's Creations & Mags B of Mad Cap Manor

Today's design was very simple I die cut the frame using Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight and then added the Evershan Branch to the center and created the flowers using the Primula Blooms. I then added mounting tape to the back of frame to give it a little dimension.

Materials:
Memory Box - Evershan Branch & Primula Blooms
Spellbinders - Decorative Labels Eight
Mounting Tape

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spring Planting

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Verna of VA's Creative Clutter

Materials:
Spellbinders 5 X  7 Matting Basics A (blue card stock frame)
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders
Poppy Stamps - Leafy Sprig & Fence
Memory Box - Garden Tools,  Clouds & Garden Pots
Impression Impression - Boy with Easter Basket, Girl with Easter Basket & Hollyhocks
Viva Decor - Peridot (flower centers)
EK Success Daisy punch

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Showers on a Spring Day & Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies



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Rosie of Rosie's Kleine bastel welt blog & Jolanda of Jolanda Scrap Bouquet 

I really went out of my comfort zone and used a dab of pink ink and brown to create the hair and cheeks. I used the Matting Basics B to create the pink frame and then added mounting tape to the back.  I tried something with the mounting tape and used my ruler and rotary cutter to trim a long strip that would fit behind the pink card stock. It actually worked really well and made adding the tape a lot faster.

I tucked the grass in first, then added the flowers and little girl and then the fence.  For the tree I formed the tiny pink flowers with my molding pad and stylus and assembled the flowers using the Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tienery Cockburn.  Then dotted the centers using Viva Decor Red.

For the umbrella I die cut twice and then cut the pieces apart and glued then as shone then added raindrops using Viva Decor Glass Effects.  For the little girl I die cut in flesh, pink and yellow card stock.  Then trimmed off the basket and add the pink and then yellow for her outfit.

Material:
Spellbinders - 5 X 7 Matting Basics B (pink frame)
Impression Obsession - Tiny Flowers, Girl with Easter Basket & Fence die
Memory Box - Petite Umbrella
Martha Stewart - Grass punch
Viva Decor Gel Glass Effects (rain drops)
Viva Decor Peridot (flower centers)
Viva Decor Red (tree flower centers)
Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tienery Cockburn.


Martha Stewart Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies (Very Yummy)
Peanut Butter Surprises

Ingredients




  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup roughly chopped, roasted, salted peanuts, plus 48 halves for pressing into tops
  • 10 ounces semisweet chocolate, cut into 1-inch chunks  (used Dove Dark Chocolate mini candies and chopped up)

Directions

  1. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl, and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until well combined. Add peanut butter, and beat until combined.
  2. Add the flour mixture all at once, and beat on low speed until just combined. Add the peanuts; beat until combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap, and chill in refrigerator at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Pinch off about 2 tablespoons of dough, and make a well in your hand with the dough. Place one chunk of chocolate in the center, and enclose with the dough to cover completely. Roll dough into about a 1 3/4-inch ball with your hands.
  4. Place the ball of dough on the baking sheet; repeat with the remaining dough and chocolate, placing cookies about 2 inches apart. Press 2 peanut halves into the top of each cookie.
  5. Bake until cookies are golden, 16 to 18 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through. Remove from the oven; transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool slightly. 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Fairy Mother's Day Design


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Donna K of Created by Donna K & Pumpy of Pumpy's Blog

I couldn't resist making a card using my favorite Lady Dancing die, I first die cut her in flesh colored card stock, then using the dress die and pink card stock.  Next I took the large Poinsettia and die cut it with the same pink and cut off and separated the two leaves.  I tucked the two leaves in between the three and voila a flower dress was created.  I used silver Viva Decor to outline the veins and added a gold beaded belt.  I die cut just the head piece of the lady and trimmed with scissors to create the hair and added some gold beads. 

I formed the tiny yellow flowers with my molding pad and stylus and assembled the flowers using the Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tienery Cockburn and attached to the grass. 

I die cut the Floral Oval and then printed the words and die cut it with the Oval Large die and attached the sentiment and fun ladybug.

Materials:
Spellbinders - Floral Ovals & Classic Ovals Large
Memory Box - Lady Dancing & Lovely Lady Bugs
Poppy Stamps - Blooming Poinsettia & Leafy Sprig
Impression Obsession - Tiny Flowers
EK Success Small Daisy Punch
Viva Decor - Glitter Liner Peridot (flower centers)
Viva Decor Glitter Liner Silver (dress)
Viva Decor - Gold
Martha Stewart - Grass Punch
Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tienery Cockburn

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Queen for a day (Mother's Day Design)

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The few times I have used the Spellbinder Gold Majesty Circles I always think of this show that was on when I was a kid called Queen for a day. Today's design was very easy to make I die cut the pretty circle and framed it using the Matting Basic A dies.  Then added the simple flower stalk and flowers and finished using the A2 Bracket Border One at the bottom.

Materials:
Spellbinders Gold Majesty Circles, A2 Bracket Borders One & A2 Matting Basics A
Memory Box Petal Party, Adorable Posies & Twisty Stalk

Monday, April 6, 2015

Bringing Mom Flowers



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For some reason my creativity is in a black hole right now. I just need some nice sunny days to revive it.

Today's design reminds me of making paper dolls when I was young.  I first die cut the little girl and boy in flesh colored card stock. Then die cut them again to create the patterned dress and brown and white  boys outfit.  I die cut their heads using brown and yellow card stock and then using scissors created the hair.  I removed the basket from the girl and added the bouquet using Leafy Sprig and a Daisy punch.   

To create the frame I used the Spellbinders Grand Label Twenty-Three (6 1/4" x 5" Pink card stock) (5 1/2" x 4 3/8" White card stock).  To complete the design I added Martha Stewart punched grass, the fence trio and the tucked the kids behind the fence.  To create the words I printed it from my computer and then lined up the cloud and die cut.

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Fence Trio Set, Girl with Easter Basket & Boy with Flowers
Memory Box - Puffy Clouds
Poppy Stamps - Leafy Sprig
Spellbinders Grand Label Twenty-Three
Martha Stewart Grass Punch
E.K. Success Daisy Punch

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Spring Stroll



Wow can you believe March is over and spring is here.  Oh course the weather here in the Pacific Northwest must have not gotten the memo.

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I am tickled pink to introduce you to my new friends and followers:
Menagerie of Scrap Tastic Hobby & Asha, Sunny Summer Crafts, Holly of Hog Wild About Stamping, Em Louise of  Creative Em,  Kathy of KT Crafts, Cherie of North Yorkshire Craft Guru, Clare of Clare's Cards And Other Crafty Bits & Mina of Home Sweet Home 

Today's design was very quick and easy, I just created the frame using the Spellbinders Grand Square and then cut a blue piece of card stock for the background.  I started with the Oceana Border, then the punched grass and then added the ducks and frogs.  After die cutting the Wide Tree I used lots of the Tiny Flowers and the Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tienery Cockburn to form the flowers on the trees and dotted the center with Viva Decor Gold.  To  complete I attached several clouds to the sky.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps- Pond Frogs
Memory Box Oceana Border & Puffy Clouds
Impression Obsession - Wide Tree, Farm Girl & Tiny Flowers
Viva Decor Pens
Martha Stewart Grass Punch
Spellbinders Grand Squares (4.75" X 4.75")
Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tienery Cockburn

Friday, March 27, 2015

Spring Delight



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Inger of Simply Inger , Zoe T (I don't see a blog for you), Joy of Morning Glory Card Studio, Jac of Alter This & Vanessa B of Vanessa's Paper Creations

Today's design looks complicated at least that is how my husband described it.  I had a lot of the pieces cut and just laying around so I thought I would try to use some of them.  I attached some tools to the Bushel Basket and added the Evershan Branch behind the Madison Park Bench.  I used lots of the Tiny Flowers and the Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tienery Cockburn to form the flowers on the trees and dotted the center with Viva Decor Pink.

For the little girl I had to die cut her in flesh card stock, then in patterned card stock for the dress.  For her hair I used a light brown paper and just die cut her head and then used scissors to create her hair.  For the basket I die cut it again in pink glitter card stock and added the Leafy Sprig behind it and more of the tiny flowers in purple.  Then tucked the clouds behind the tree.

The ducks I just colored their beaks and doted the eyes with Viva Decor Black.

Materials:
Memory Box - Groundskeeper Tools, Digging Up Fun, Evershan Branch, Puffy Clouds & Grand Alder Tree
Poppy Stamps - Madison Park Bench, Bushel Basket & Leafy Sprig
Impression Obsession Tiny Flowers, Girl With Easter Basket & Farm Girl (just ducks)
Not sure what brand the light pink and stripe paper is.
Viva Decor Black Pen (eyes), Gold & Pink
Martha Stewart - Grass Punch
Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tienery Cockburn
Deckle scissors for the lower grass area.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring Blooms & Homemade Samoas Bars



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Dawn of Dawn's Blog,  Margot of Hand Made by Margaretha, Sarah of Syriandertje & Chantal of Chantals Crea Blog

Materials: 
Obsession Impression -  Boy with Flowers
Memory Box - Lovely Lady Bugs
Poppy Stamps - Leafy Sprig & Large Garden Cart
Martha Stewart - Doily Lace Punch Around the Page

Please find below a recipe I found on the the Baking Bites Website for delicious bar cookies.   I have made these twice and my husband can't stop sneaking in the kitchen to eat them.


Homemade Samoas Bars (These are so good)

Homemade Samoas Bars
Cookie Base:
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
First, make the crust.
Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking pan, or line with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter, until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Working at a low speed, gradually beat in flour and salt until mixture is crumbly, like wet sand. The dough does not need to come together. Pour crumbly dough into prepared pan and press into an even layer.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until base is set and edges are lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack before topping.
Topping
3 cups shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
12-oz good-quality chewy caramels (use Werther's Original Chewy Caramels)
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp milk
10 oz. dark or semisweet chocolate (chocolate chips are ok)

Preheat oven to 300. Spread coconut evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet (preferably one with sides) and toast 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until coconut is golden. Cool on baking sheet, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
Unwrap the caramels and place in a large microwave-safe bowl with milk and salt. Cook on high for 3-4 minutes, stopping to stir a few times to help the caramel melt. When smooth, fold in toasted coconut with a spatula.
Put dollops of the topping all over the shortbread base. Using the spatula, spread topping into an even layer. Let topping set until cooled.
When cooled, cut into 30 bars with a large knife or a pizza cutter (it’s easy to get it through the topping).
Once bars are cut, melt chocolate in a small bowl. Heat on high in the microwave in 45 second intervals, stirring thoroughly to prevent scorching. Dip the base of each bar into the chocolate and place on a clean piece of parchment or wax paper. Transfer all remaining chocolate (or melt a bit of additional chocolate, if necessary) into a piping bag or a ziploc bag with the corner snipped off and drizzle bars with chocolate to finish.
Let chocolate set completely before storing in an airtight container.
Makes 30 bar cookies.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Easter Pastel Peeps & Chocolate Bunnies


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Niki of  Pawsitively Creative Crafts, Regina of Die Kreative Ecke & Donna of Crafty Colonel

Today's design started out with the idea of making baskets filled with those yummy sugar coated Pastel Peeps you see everywhere now.  I used glitter card stock in pastel colors to die cut the baby chicks and the small Springtime Bunnies.  I then added the punched grass to the baskets and attached the chicks and bunnies.  For the purple basket I added the punched grass and I coated the brown bunnies with Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer to create a nice shine.  I dotted the eyes using the Viva Decor Black Pen.

For the center basket I looped it over the Garden Trellis then tucked them slightly under the rolling stitched hillside.   I used the Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tienery Cockburn to form the flowers on the trees and dotted the center with Viva Decor Gold.  This is the same kit used every time I make flowers, it comes with two pads, tools and you can watch videos on how to create things using the kit. 

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Tiny Flowers
Memory Box - Baby Chicks, Grand Alder Tree, Woven Basket & Springtime Bunnies
Poppy Stamps - Country Baskets & Garden Trellis
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders
Viva Decor Gold Pen & Black
Martha Stewart - Grass Punch
Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer
Sizzix Accessory - Tool Kit Inspired by Susan Tierney Cockburn






Monday, March 16, 2015

Easter Cottage




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Gracie of One Saylors Log Angelique of Annigide blog & Dortesjs of Fasters Korthus blog

I first die cut the yellow oval for the house and added the windows, curtains, door and scalloped white top.  I then attached the chimney on the back of oval.  After die cutting the Chocolate Bunny I attached the fun pink hat using the top part of the donut die.  To the small country basket I added some grass and glitter eggs from the Delicate Nest set.  I die cut the stitched hillside border and added a layer of punched grass behind it.  Then cut the fence piece to fit on both sides of the card.  I added three baby chicks and colored their beaks and dotted the eyes and door knob with Viva Decor Black pen.

Materials:
Spellbinders Grand Ovals4¼ x 5⅝”) House
Taylored Expression - Little Bits Donut (top part for hat)
Impression Obsession - Fence & Square House (just chimney)
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Border
Memory Box - Baby Chicks & Delicate Nest (just the eggs)
Poppy Stamps Chocolate Bunny, Country Baskets, Madison House & Plush Curtains
Martha Stewart - Grass Punch
Viva Decor Black Pen













Thursday, March 12, 2015

Up Up And Away



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Nancy of Nancy's Arts & Crafts & Diane of Diana Evans Illustrations & Designs

Today's silly design was inspired from a birthday card I saw. The Easter bunny is getting very creative in how he gets those goodies to all the houses on time.  As you can see he has some helpers waiting below to help out.

I used the Martha Stewart balloon punch and then coated them with the Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer for a little shine.  I attached them to the straight part from the Crisp Bows.  I used the fun Stitched Hillside Border die and added the flowers, bunnies and house.  

Materials:
Martha Stewart Balloon punch
Poppy Stamps Leafy Sprig & Chocolate bunny
Memory Box Springtime Bunnies, Crisp Bows, Village House, Woven Basket & Delicate Nest
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border
Impression Obsession Tiny Flowers
Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer
Viva Decor Pens

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Tea Time With A Friend



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What goes better with tea than nice warm donuts with a friend.  For those that have pets you know what I mean.  They have a sixth sense about food and usually show up just as you are sitting down to sneak a snack.  

After die cutting the donuts, I coated the top pieces with the Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer which gives them a little shine.  On the top one I dotted it with several colored Viva Decor pens for fun.   This is such a simple and quick design to create.

Materials:
Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Squares (4.75" x 4.75")
Poppy Stamps - Dainty Tea Set, Frenchy & Aston Side Table
Taylored Expression Donut
Viva Decor Pens
Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Making Deliveries


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Martha of Martha's Favorites , Ka of Stamping Smiles Design, Debbie of Debbie Kreed Blog & Jenelle of Blue Lily Sentiments
I know the Easter Bunny has many modes of transportation, you probably have seen cards with him a riding a cart, driving a train or sailing in a hot air balloon.  He has to get those goodies delivered before Easter so I hope he is pedaling fast. Maybe I should have added jet packs to the bike?

So today's card was designed with that in mind, it  was quick and easy.  I created the pink frame using the Grand Labels Four 4⅜ x 6⅞" &  3⅞ x 6" dies together. I then die cut the bunny, basket, bicycle, eggs & chick and attached to center.

I formed the flowers with my stylus and molding pad and attached the tiny daisies on the wheels and basket and then dotted them with a little gold Viva Decor Pen.  

Materials:
Memory Box - Baby chicks, Vintage Bicycle & Delicate Nest
Poppy Stamps - Chocolate Bunny & Bushel Basket
E.K. Success Small Daisy punch
Spellbinders - Grand Labels Four (4⅜ x 6⅞" &  3⅞ x 6") To create pink frame
Viva Decor Gold pen
Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit - Inspired by Susan Tierney Cockburn (This kit is a must for shaping flowers)



Sunday, March 1, 2015

Basket Of Chicks

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Today's design was so easy I just die cut Pink card stock and the Grand Labels Twenty-Three piece (5" x 4") then lined up the (3 x 4" from regular set)  onto the (5" x 4") and die cut it again.  That way it creates a wider frame to work with and makes adding the mounting tape easier on the backside.  

I cut a piece of white card stock 6" X 5" and added mounting tape then attached the pink frame to it.  I then added the punched grass, basket, little chicks, bow and butterflies to create the fun scene.  

Materials:
Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Labels Twenty-Three & Spellbinders  Labels Twenty-Three - standard set - (5" x 4" from Grand set,  3" x 4" from regular set)
Memory Box - Baby Chicks & Woven Basket
Martha Stewart Grass & Bow punch
E.K. Success small Butterfly punch
Scotch Mounting Tape
Viva Decor Black Pen


Second card Idea Panorama Scene


Panorama Scene Folded Flat
Panorama Scene Open
Not sure if you can see the details very well in the picture or not but I thought it would be fun to try something different. I took a 12" X 12" piece of double sided card stock and laid out two different Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, one fairly low on the paper and the other set higher on the paper and then die cut them out and scored the paper at  4"  & 8". 

That way you get a perfect fold when done.  I then added on the back of the white card stock just the tree from the Snowy Tree Landscape and the two bunnies.  On the reverse brown paper on the backside I attached the deer and Frosted Christmas tree.  Then on the last fold in back I attached another Frosted Christmas Tree.  

Materials:
Memory Box Snow Tree Landscape, Frosted Christmas Tree &  Deer Trio
Poppy Stamps - Fluffy Bunny & Fuzz Bunnies
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Border

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Painting Eggs


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I am tickled pink to introduce you to my new friends and followers. 

Lucy of Little Lucy's Handmade Cards,  Natalia of Natalias Craft,  Lainie of Greetings by Lainie,  Anesha of Crafting Queen & Sylvia of Sylvia Hobby Cards.   Welcome, thank you for joining and I look forward to seeing all your lovely creations.

Wow can you believe March is almost here, where does the time go.

I thought it would be fun to create a scene with the Easter Bunny painting eggs.  I die cut the Spellbinder oval in white and yellow card stock.  I then cut the yellow card stock in half and punched it using Drippy Goo (yes the Drippy Goo is not just for Halloween).  Next I coated the yellow piece with the Sakura 3D Crystal lacquer and when dry attached to top of white egg, I thought it looked like running paint.  

To create the ladder (if you have a ladder die use that) I die cut the Grand Chalet Window twice and cut out the inside, then cut the second outside frame in pieces that would fit across the opening.  Voila a ladder was created.

I used the Birthday candles to create the paint brushes and coated the tips with Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer.

To complete the design I added the punched grass and the rest of the die cut flowers, chicks, eggs, basket, bird, clouds and Meridian Border.

Materials:
Martha Stewart Drippy Goo & Grass Punch
Memory Box - Springtime Bunnies, Puffy Clouds, Forest Hummingbirds, Meridian Border (retired), Baby Chicks & Delicate Nest
Spellbinders - Classic Ovals Large (3-3/4: X 2-3/4")
Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer
Viva Decor Copper Pen





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