Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Embellishment Swap at MSR

Hi everyone! Its been a long time since I posted anything. I have been crafting here and there but somehow neglected my blog.

I hosted a swap over at myscraproom.ning.com and wanted to share my creations with you. This swap was a one on one swap. The requirements were to make 3 handmade flowers, 2 altered chipboard die cuts or card stock die cuts, and 1 chunky charm. The theme of choice was either Halloween or Fall. My swap partner requested Fall.

1. Handmade Satin flowers- I took about 18 inches of satin fabric and did a running stitch along the bottom. Then gathered the material until it formed a spiral and made the flowers.

2. Card stock die cuts using my Make the cut software and Little Scraps of Heaven Designs found here.

3. For the charm I used the antique copper findings to make the chain that all my beads are hanging from. I used random beads from my stash. I did however find some silver charms (acorn, 2 leaves) at Michael's on clearance before I did my swap so that worked out good. But the charms were silver and didn't match the rest of my items. So I took my trusty alcohol inks and that fixed that!

Well that's it for this post. If you haven't already please check out MSR for fun monthly swaps hosted by many talented ladies!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Baby Shower Gifts

A few altered items from the Michael's unfinished wood section. I used DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy paper collection and acylic paint by FolkArt.

The teddy bear's are paper piecing designs by Lil Scrap's of Heaven.

I added a wooden knob from my local hardware store to the lid of the photo cube as a little extra.

The font on the door hanger is by Sizzix sizzlet's "Girls are weird".

On my card I used the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge to cut out the baby carriage. I cut it out 3 times on diff paper to create my layers.

I think baby items are one of my favorites to make!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Baby Shower Favors

One of my co-workers asked me to help her come up with some favors for her new daughter-in-laws baby shower. So I suggested candy bars.

I took regular sized Hershey candy bars and wrapped them in different shades of blue card stock. Then I took a  digital stamp by Digital Delights by Louby Loo and sized it accordingly and printed them out on white card stock. I used my circle die by Spellbinders to punch out the picture and scallop circles as well. For the name and date, I used my Print Artist software to create labels and printed out the labels using  white address labels by office depot.

I think came out pretty stinkin cute!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Marvin the Martian

This project was a birthday gift for my youngest sister. I gave it to her last month but I've been so busy that I forgot to post it.

I took a paper mache box from Michael's and painted it in black acrylic paint. My sister LOVES Marvin the Martian so I found a picture of him on Google and used my MTC software to create him and cut him out using my Cricut Expression. I LOVE my MTC software. It gives you sooo many possibilites.

On the lid I typed out a popular phrase that Marvin always uses and cut the letters out at 1/2 inch. For the rest of the box I purchased some outer space  files from SVGCUTS.com.

I made some feet out of clay but unfortunately could not get them to stay put on the box without falling off.

Last but not least I made her a Birthday card using a rubber stamp I got from a used stamp sale. So glad I picked it up.

I think my box is out of this world!!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Double Decker Matchbox Swap

I participated in another matchbox swap at myscraproom.ning.com hosted by Gina. This time we had to stack 2 matchboxes on top of one another. Same rules applied, make flowers , stick pins, and charms. So here's what I came up with!

The paper line used was by DCWV "Music" pad. 

       My partner Christina love the Beatles so I found picture on Google to add to my project!

                                    I made these flowers using some wired ribbon.

I made her three charms different color beads.

This flower was made using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and white card stock. I distressed the flower
using dusty concord distress inks.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine gift for Gina at MSR

I participated in a Secret Cupid swap at myscraproom.ning.com. I altered this little wooden box I got from Michael's.First I painted the box with acrylic paint and then covered it with patterned paper from Making Memories. I used bling from Michael's and pearl beads for the feet. The little rose buds bouquet's I made myself. And the handsome man is Shemar Moore that I printed off the internet.Gina and I both love Criminal Minds and and especially Shemar!!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Valentine mini page swap with Gina@myscraproom

We were required to make a 6x6 Valentine's day mini page. I used patterned paper by Making Memories called  Love notes. Cricut Cartridge used-Tie the Knot. The corset is a trifold made using the cricut design studio software. The lips open up like a card. Happy V-day!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Matchbox swap Jan 2011 with Gina @ myscraproom.ning

Gina at myscraproom.ning.com held a matchbox swap. We were partnered with someone and had to alter a matchbox for them. The requirements were to include a handmade charm,handmade flowers, and handmade stick pins. The box didn't have to match the items but I did so anyway. I had a great time altering  my matchbox and hope to alter some more!