Friday, January 29, 2016

Paper Beads with Crafter's Companion

Did you see the Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection from Crafter's Companion that debuted this week on HSN?  I love it! It is the most beautiful and luxurious collection!  Today, I thought I would show you that you can use your paper supplies in creative ways to make jewelry.

 I tried to create a necklace that would be a similar style to one made in the Downton Abbey days, but rather than using precious stones and metal, I made my own paper beads.  They are simple to make - just cut long narrow triangles and then add a little glue and start wrapping around a small dowel.  Be sure to start with the wide end of the triangle.  The focal point of the necklace was made with the wooden frames from this collection.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop - January

 Welcome, to the January Edition of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog hop! The hop runs now through Friday night - at midnight.  And one lucky commenter, chosen from one of the stops on the blog hop, will win a $25 gift certificate to HC.  How great is that?  You get to hop around and see some wonderful projects, plus have the chance to win some goodies of your own!  The winner will be announced on Saturday, January 30th, and will have 72 hours to claim their prize.

I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of the new Sugar Hollow Collection, and all I
can say is ....CUTE! These little owls are adorable, and then when you add in Heartfelt's classic flowers, it's just magical!

Sugar Hollow Paper Collection
Sugar Hollow Bungalow Die 
Sugar Hollow Bungalow Cling Stamp Set 
Sugar Hollow Cling Stamp Set 
Birds and Blooms Cling Stamp Set 
Leafy Branch Die
 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Hop Order

Monday, January 25, 2016

Wild About You

I'm going on an adventure...not just because I have this adorable MFT's zebra on my project, but I've decided to venture out on a card safari of sorts.  I love the cute and whimsical style cards, but I don't usually make many of them.  One of my goals this year, is to create more of these, but hopefully still adding my own little bits to them.

I added lots of texture to this card, and colored over the image with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens (which looks quite lovely in person).  My favorite little detail was using a piece of frayed baker's twine to mimic the Zebra tail - it makes me smile every time I see it! ( I did add just a dab of glue to the twine to keep it from unraveling more.)



May Arts/Ribbon Resource and Stampendous Blog Hop

 This week, May Arts Ribbonistas are playing with fun, new Stampendous goodies and will bring you gorgeous inspiration and ideas. And as you might have guessed, there will be prizes! Be sure to stop by the The Ribbon Resource Blog for details.

I was sent one of the new Andy Skinner  set, Cling Curiosity stamps.   I thought a masculine card fit with the stamp set, and somehow knots seem like the perfect ribbon treatment for a guy card.  This knot is the Carrick Bend, and I always have to look up how to tie this, I can never remember.  So I guess while I consider myself a pretty good card maker, I don't think I would have ever made a good boy scout!

Stampendous Line Up






Sunday, January 24, 2016

You Were Born to Sparkle

I've been snowed in for several days and have enjoyed having some time to spend with family and just relax. But, of course, for me, scrapbooking is relaxing. So, I've got this fun layout to share with you today. 

I wanted to create a mixed media background, but wanted to keep the layout light and cheerful.  I used a Finnabair stencil with the Prima Clear Crackle in it, and then added color around the texture with the Prima Oil Pastels. (They were also great to color the heart canvas shapes.)