Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dawn's Give Away

 A friend of mine is almost to 1000 followers on her blog and she is having a wonderful give away.
Her blog is Dawn's Crafty Place and More. She is an amazing crafter and I know you will learn a lot from her.  Check out this give away.

 I wanted to do a giveaway for my wonderful followers. 
I am so excited that I am  almost at 1000 Followers
You know I appreciate each and every one of you!   
This whole package is going to go to one lucky follower 

 This Giveaway has some of my favorite products
5  punches
Several Copic Markers
Three Full mixed sets of Faber Castell Products
Stampin Up Stamp set
Unity Stamps
CTMH Acrylic mini blocks
Memento Ink
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Crafter's Companion Adhesive
Embossing folders
Stickers / Rub- ons


All you need to do is leave one comment to be entered ...  If you want you can leave one comment each day on every post I have posted for more chances!!!


This giveaway is running From August 19th- Monday September 3rd
Winner will be announced September 4th!!!
 
Head over and help Dawn reach her goal.


Good Luck and have a great day.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Jar full of Ribbons

Ribbons, Ribbons Everywhere!
Hi everyone, I love ribbon and have way too much and never enough. LOL
Raisin Boat has some wonderful ribbon that matches all their beautiful paper. 
Here is a little gift I made using a Raisin Boat stamp set called Sealed with a Kiss. 


Sealed With a Kiss





The jar stamp is so much fun and has so many possibilities. This card stands up because....




inside there is a bag with a bunch of little bow that I made. I cut the inside of the jar out and lined it with Raisin Boat Ribbon. Then I tie a bund of bows, bagged them up and attached them in the inside. 



Ribbon Jar 
Stamp Set Sealed with a Kiss. Raisin Boat Cardstock BHC Brighton Beach White

                             Accessories: Raisin Boat ribbon, Copic markers, Memento Black Tuxedo, Velcro strips. Small bows made from RB ribbon and a small jewelry bag.


This was  a fun card to make and a nice little thank you, or hello to a crafty friend who doesn't like to tie bows. LOL

Have a wonderful day and  thanks for stopping,
 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Raisin Boat Wedding Card

Here is a pretty wedding card I created for Raisin Boat.

Wedding Card
Stamp Set: Damask Elegance Raising Boat Cardstock: BHC Sweet Cheeks & Black Granite
This is one of my favorites set.

Accessories:
Card base cut with Cricut Elegant Edge using Versa Mark ink and White Embossing Powder
Viva Decor Pearl Pen 
Lilac and Ice White


Here are some pictures of Lucy helping me take the picture.



I just don't know what I would do with out her help. LOL

Have a great day and thanks for stopping,
 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Art Journal Greatful

I have been posting videos and forget to post them here. Sorry I forget that some of you just get my blog post.
This is a picture from my Art Journal. I was inspired by Marianne at a Pocketful of Vintage. Her YT is Poketfullofvintage.

Here is my video.




Marianne has started a wonderful journal that she calls the Recipe For Happiness. The first page was Stop feeling sorry for yourself and the second was Be Grateful.
Here is the video for Stop feeling sorry for your self.

Here is Mariannes. I just love her accent. She is the sweetest lady and we are becoming very good friends. She uses so many wonderful techniques. It is fun to use what you have and try new techniques. I love the reflective side of this art project.


You are going to love her inspiration.

Have a wonderful day.
          And
Thanks for stopping,

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Raisin Boat Challenge #3

Hi Everyone, It is time for the third challenge over at the Raisin Boat Blog. This month we have a fun sketch by Melissa Craig, one of the Raisin Boat Crew team, for you to follow.

I made a 6 X 6 scrapbook page with a picture of Lucy. This was from the first night she came home with me from the Humane Society.

Stamp Set: Purrsonality
Cardstock: BH On the Green, Orange Tree

           Accessories: BHC Dot Dill Pickle, 
Martha Stewart boarder punch, 
Memento Ink Tuxedo Black, Tangelo, 
and Copic Markers
Here is the video.


I hope you will joined the challenge. There are many wonderful sets to choose from. If you want to buy the stamp sets they are all $14.99 for non members and $11.99 for members. You can try out the rental plan for an introductory price of $5.99 including shipping and that is for 2 sets for the first 2 months. You have a busy month and have no time for stamping? You always get your money's worth at Raisin Boat Rental with the Keepers program. Keepers are products you can add to your pick list in place of stamps. You can read all about it here.

You have until September 12th at 12:00 noon CST to link up your creations. I am really looking forward to seeing what your create.

The Raisin Boat Crew team has created some wonderful goodies to inspire you.   Be sure to check them out at the Raisin Boat Blog.
 


Thanks for stopping,
 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

LESSology Challenge #17 Fun with Envelopes!

 Oh Boy! We have a fun challenge this month at LESSology. It is  called Fun with Envelopes and I love to create with envelopes.

First let me tell you about our sponsor this month and what you can win.

Gauche Alchemy is our sponsor this month!! They are offering a $15 gift certificate to their store!!!

Here is some information on the fabulous Gauche Alchemy!

Gauche Alchemy is for those that create outside of the box, those that create inside of the box and those that tear the box a new one…

If your addiction is vintage ephemera, found objects, beautiful fabric, trendy paper or unique embellishments, we’re here to enable you – oh yeah! Our kits are designed to make you laugh, question social convention and remind us of our past (the good, the bad, the whimsical – even the downright kitschy).
Each kit is designed to jostle your creativity with unique tidbits, coordinated colors and delicious textures. If you are unaccustomed to working with our unique offerings, GOOD! Our goal is to encourage different ways of thinking about the art that is all around us. We are big fans of “upcycling” and hope to encourage others to join us on our path to “recycle, reuse, repurpose!”

Be sure to check out Gauche Alchemy! I can promise you will love them!



For my project I recycled some old mail envelopes to created a Christmas Helper Book.  I am going to use this to help me stay organized this year with my Christmas shopping. I first got this idea to use envelope this way from Tracy at Tracy's Treasures.


Here is the video of how I made my Christmas Helper book.

The stamp sets I used were Raisin Boat Handy Dandy Helpers and Highly Confidential

Please come and join this fun challenge over at LESSology.


Thanks for stopping,

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Raisin Boat Gift Tin

Hi There, Today I am going to share a gift idea using materials from Raisin Boat.
 I used a Circular Tin and created a gift package filled with cards.

I used my Elegant Edge Cricut Cartridge to create flower shaped cards, and one for the cover of the tin.

This is a close up of the lid.  I used Viva Decor Pearl Pen Kiwi and Yellow Stickles to create the little flowers around the tin.
The stamp set is a really fun one called Oops a Daisy.



Oops a Daisy!

If you love flower stamps you will love this one.

This is what I used:
Gift Card Tin
Stamp Set: Oops a Daisy
Raisin Boat Cardstock:
BHC Yellow Duckie, Summer Lime, Brighton Beach White
Ribbon BHC GG 1/4” Sun Porch
Memento ink: Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky,
Copic Markers: BG10, YG09, Y38. Y02

Accessories:
Cricut: Elegant Edge Cartirdge
Yellow Stickles
Viva Decor Pearl Pen Kiwi
Lace ( from my stash)
5" Circular Tin


Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful Friday,

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Pin Swap at YPP

Hi Everyone, I am in another swap at Your Paper Pantry this month and it is a stick pin swap. The theme is fall. We were to use fall colors and to have a tree in the presentations.
Here is what I made.
You may have to click on the picture to see the pins.
Better yet you can watch my video. You can see them much better and find out how I did this.
The back ground stamp is a Raisin Boat stamp.

Thanks for stopping,
 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Wine Lovers Swap at YPP

Happy Saturday!
I am in a swap over at Your Paper Pantry called Wine Lovers. This months the swap is to make a bag for a wine bottle. This was so much fun. I found a beautiful table cloth at St Vinnie's and was able to make four bags.
Here is what they look like.
Here is a video showing how I did this.


There is one more day to sign up for this fun swap at YPP. You only have to make 3 bags. That means I have one to keep for myself. Yay! Head over and check out all the fun swaps at Your Paper Pantry. Sign ups end on the 5th of the month.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping,

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Mail Art For YPP

The theme this month for the Mail Art Swap at Your Paper Pantry is call back to Nature. Well we were up at the cabin at the time and the first thing that came to my mind was an out house. LOL So that was my inspirations. We do have in-door pluming but we still have an out house. I have deemed it Men Only.
This isn't the best picture because it is a screen shot from the video I made.
Here is the video. You can watch me color with copic markers. I drew everything except the birds. They are a Raisin Boat stamp.
I would love to know what you think.

Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful day,