Monday, November 14, 2016

Gift Ideas

Do you have a friend that is hard to buy for? Do they drink alcohol or wine? If so, This is a great idea for all of those people in your life. It's also what most of my friends are receiving from me this year.
To accomplish this look you need a permanent spray adhesive, painters tape, glitter, paint brush, a little bling and I used Golden brand gloss medium to seal the final product.
Step One: Mask off the labels with painters tape
Step Two: Take bottle outside and spray with permanent adhesive
Step Three: Cover with Glitter, wait 15 minutes
Step Four: Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for at total of 3 coats of spray and glitter, waiting 15 min between each coat.
Step Five: Remove the tape from around the labels, wait 30min-1hour
Step Six: after you let it dry, it's time to seal, take a paint brush and cover the bottle in a thin but solid coat of your medium. Allow to dry about 1 hour
Step Seven: Apply your bling of choice if any and you are DONE!

This gives you big bang for your buck! Plus if you are really good friends, you can drink it together!

Halloween Cards and Scraplifting!

You know sometimes I draw a complete blank when I get into my craft room. It's those times when I look to various other blogs and youtube for ideas. Occasionally I find something I love so much I have to scraplift them, meaning make something very similar or even exactly like what I found online. That's where the inspiration for these cards came from. I found these on Vicky Papaioannou youtube channel. If you don't follow her you really should. She has great ideas!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Card Challenge

I made a challenge on Facebook on our Old Cricut Community Board. The challenge was to go to my Pinterest "Card" Board (found here: ) and find a card to create with your own spin on it. Well I didn't think it was fair to use a card from my own board. So when my friend Linda took me up on the challenge I decided I would go to her Pinterest and find a card to challenge myself with. Here is a link to the card I decided on
I've posted a photo of the card I created. I can't say it is a favorite. I'm a bit under the weather so I was sort of in a hurry to get finished and I put the bottom of the card on crooked. :-( Oh well it was too late to fix it so I will just have to live with it. I was definitely challenged with this card. I used prima flowers all over it. I love to hoard those little flowers and I never use them. This was a fun challenge and I hope to do it more often.

Thanks for looking!

Oh and P.S. Prima flowers can and will burn if you hold a rhinestone heat tool on them!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sending love your way

This stamp is from the Stampin Up set called "Ain't Love Grand" I had pretty much laid the card out when I realized that the blue paper on the bottom was taking up too much attention and needed to be broken up. My first thought was to put a strip of red paper across the middle. Then I remembered I had this ribbon. I really feel like it fits in perfectly. I used some Sakura gel pens to color in the balloon. If you have those pens then you will know what I mean when I say this card sparkles. I also used the red metallic pen on the hearts so they could be sparkly too. This is just a basic A2 size card I folded it so that it opens to the side and is long instead of tall. It needed the room. When I tilted the balloon section I thought it gave it a really good effect. As was mentioned on facebook it looks like it's in the wind. The stamp itself has a nice lean but I think it looked better with the paper tilted. I handed the card to Mike and he decided I must be tired since I put that piece on there crooked. LOL.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Love You

This card might get remade. I really like it but, I've seen other embossing and it's much smoother than mine. I wanted that look, I'm just learning this stamping hobby and I think if I try again I can make it better.
The background is just a Love You stamp with some copper embossing powder.
The heart is a metal piece I found from Making Memories. I got it from Michael's. The paper at the bottom was cut from a sheet from Garden Party.
I'm part of a great Facebook page. Scrapbooking, Stamps, and Crafts RAK
It can be found here:!/groups/361947063817188/
On this group we host lots of RAK and discuss our hobby. I was interested in trying out this Baker's Twine before I made another investment and I was gifted some in every color. Soon I will post a RAK so that I can pay the generosity forward. It's worth checking out if you have things you just want to part with that others would love to try.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Just Because

I love to hate this card. It was a huge pain. Only because I had picked out this little bird and flourish to go on it. They were both glittered and I hate it. I also struggled to get the stamp the way I wanted it to look. I stamped it over and over again. Ahhh!!! We've all had those days right. Those are the ones where you can either just enjoy touching ALL of your stuff and scrapping things that don't workout. Finally, I can say I am pleased with it the way it is. The flower is a chip board piece that came in a pack I got for .97 cents from Walmart. The ribbon is from Michael's. The patterned paper across the bottom is a stack from Me & My Big Ideas.
Thank you for looking!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

This card was made because a friend of mine had just bought the Martha Stewart punch around the page. We wanted to see how it would look. It was very pretty and I didn't want to just throw it away. I used some clip art on the butterfly and used my Zing! to cut it out. I used hotfix rhinestones on the butterfly as well. I stamped the red heart and the True Love from a stamp set I found at Walmart for $.20!!! Yes twenty cents! The white and red card stock is textured with lines. I really love this card. It would make a great valentines card. :-)