Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sew Perfect!!!

Onions have layers, ogres have layers...I think of that line in Shrek everytime I see these fun little cards I created for a swap with a few of my craftiest gal pals :)

I wanted to create my cards without breaking into any new product, so I decide to rifle through my scrap paper bin. I knew just what I was going to create when I came across my stash of Graphic 45 scraps!!! Here's what I came up with...

I layered my scraps and a printed sentiment and did some machine sewing around the edges. Two rotations gave me the messy stitching I was going for. I have to say, I LOVE sewing paper!!! Not much work for such a big effect---and I'm all about "give a little, get a lot"! I found that cute butterfly in the Michael's $1 bin :)

For my second card, I used the same technique with shimmery and glossy cardstock. I added a printed image and a few Glimmer Misted mini roses. I left this card without a sentiment so I can personalize it later.

I will definately be using this layered look again. Talk about using your scraps to their fullest potential! Until next time, my crafty friends!!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Soft Green Charm Swap

Hi Everyone!

Here's a little "sneaky-peeky" of the charms I've created for a swap with my FABULOUS Marie Antoinette Mail Art group :) When the posting for this swap went out, I just couldn't resist!!!

I absolutely cannot wait to see what the other ladies have done! I'm going to make a pretty little charm bracelet with my returns :) I'll be sure to post pictures when I'm done.

Until next time!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Hello All!!!

Well...it's official. I've been bitten by the Copic bug! I buttered my Honey up and he finally consented to letting me buy a small assortment of these wonderfully addictive and completely AWESOME markers :)

I've spent the last few weeks gathering my supplies and can now proudly say, I've colored my first image!!! Now, what to do with her...

Why, Priscillastyles Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #72, of course!!! It's also my first time playing along with the Midnight Madness crew (quite the week of firsts, eh?).

Here's my take on this weeks sketch...

I just LOVE how this card turned out! It's my take on a fairy godmother---wearing combat boots, a tutu and tiara and rockin' some super-cool, totally blinged-out wings!!!

I see many more Copic-ly colored cards in my future :) Until next time!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Faux Embossing Technique (LOVE IT!!!)

Here's a little tutorial on how to create a faux embossed look. This is such a versatile technique! From colorful and distressed (like my RockS Altered Journal!), to vintage "pressed tin", to whatever you can think up!

Did I mention I love this technique???

Until next time :)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Dressform Double-Slider Card

Here's a little card I created using some vintage sewing pattern, a lovely dressform die-cut, and a plastic grocery bag. Yes, I did say a plastic grocery bag!

To create this standard, double-slider card from an 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper...

Cut your card base to 5 1/2 x 11 inches.
Score at 3 1/2, 7 1/8 and 10 5/5.
You will also need 2 pieces of cardstock measuring 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.

To create this card from a 12 x 12 inch paper...

Cut your cardbase to 5 1/2 x 12 inches.
Score at 3 3/4, 7 5/8, and 11 3/8.
You will also need 2 pieces of cardstock measuring 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches.

Both of these cards will fit a standard envelope.

If you are unfamiliar with the double-slider card, get the "How To" HERE!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Eggs Not Included...

Hello my fellow Blog Stalkers! Long time, no see, heh??? Well, I'm planning a triumphant return from the rabbit hole that I fell into over the summer, so...stay tuned (project foreshadowing was definately intended!!!)!

This summer has been a very busy and absolutely insane! I threw myself into work, family and TONS of swapping :) Here's a little sneaky-peaky into one of my fave's!

I created this little egg carton for a swap with a few of my favorite crafty gal pals. I was charged with creating a carton for Kasey (She's a Newby Blogger, so go check her out!). I tried to include as many of her favorite things into the design as I could. Here's what I came up with...


The Eiffel Tower...

A little personalization...


And then I filled it with lots of fun goodies. Each of the flowers hide another secret surprise.

Try as I might, I just couldn't fit some of the items into the little "egg cubbies", so I added a corsette pocket. I love how it turned out!!! Although, I have to admit, I feel a bit voyeuristic peeking down into the top of a corsette, lol!

Here's a few pics of my BEAUTIFUL carton from Dara. It has a lovely homespun feel with just a bit of Paris chic!

Until next time!