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Saturday, November 27, 2010

My First Tag...be kind

This is a tagI made for a youtube swap I did. I am loving being able to cut out chipboard with my big shot and not having to listen to my Cricut whine from the noise. I hope you like it.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Cards I have worked on.



These are some pictures of cards I am finished with. All materials used are Close To my Heart. I love the stamps I used on these cards. The papers are really great. I hope you enjoyed them.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Cards I have made recently.



Here are a few cards I have made recently and a picture of our new puppies.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cards for Fundraiser



Hey,
I am back. My daughter is doing well physically. It will be the mental and emotional healing that will take a while. I took some time out to make these cards for a fundraiser my friend is having for a mutual friend. Her husband unexpectedly died a few weeks ago leaving them with no income and six kids. He had no life insurance from what I can gather. All products used are from ColorBox (I have no idea how to add the two dots over the O). I love their products and I love it even more that I get them for free when I fill out surveys they send out. So I took regular A2 cards and added a 4X5 square of the paisley patterned paper as the background and centered a 2 1/2 inch stripe of diagonal stripe over that. I added some sweet leaf ribbon from Close To MY Heart. I stamped a Fiskars cupcake stamp on a piece of white card stock and mounted that on some chocolate card stock from Colorbox. I added that off-center and put a sentiment in the corner.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Missing In Action

I have been Missing in Action. My daughter was almost killed by her fiance and I have been dealling with that. I will be back home soon and creating. Thanks for looking and I will be back in a little bit.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Thank You tags.




I have some of the most amazing friends on the planet. My one friend was over and I was telling her about some of the creative stuff I am doing and she said she had some things that were right up my alley. The next day I get this whole box of stamps and a container full of yummy goodness. Tags, dominoes, radiant pearls, and oodles of chotzskies as my Granny would say. I created these two tags with all that yumminess. You cant see it but there is Tim Holtz Clear rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint as the top coat of the tag. I love how it adds the right amount of distress with subtlety. I distress the tag with homemade glimmer mists. I edged the tags with Colorbox chalk inks, which by the way I am totally hooked on. Stamped some images and added fibers and some charms to finish it off on the front. On the back I fashioned a pocket for the tag card I wrote my message on and added a stamped key I cut out and added a clock face too. I hope you find them inspiring and Thanks for looking.
Glenda

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Missing In Action






Sorry ladies. I did not fall off the face of the Earth. I had to pack up all my beloved Scrapbook Stuff and move. So I have missed being creative for the last three weeks and am sitting at the dining table with the little travel bag of goodies I keep close to me out and have spent all day creating. I have no idea if anyone looks at this blog but somewhere down the line I want a record of where I have been and where I am going creatively so here it is. I jones for crafting and creating like a drug addict for its next fix...maybe not that drastic but when I cant find time to be creative it starts to stress me out. Having said all that...I belong to a Scrap Club from Close To My Heart. I love my consultant and I love the products I purchase from her. She designs the greatest pages and I cannot wait to go and recreate her Magic. I also love her laugh and when I was gone missed it tremendously. There are just those people in your lives you crave to be around because they inherently lift you up without effort. I made the six pages she designed then went on to use up the extra's and create a page of my own. Along with the pages are instructions for cards if you are not a scrapbooker. I used the cuts they gave and loosely followed the design. I have this problem with wanting to copy but always put my own twist on things. I hope you like the cards I made. The chipboard pieces and all materials used are Close To My Heart. Did I mention I love their stuff!!! Enjoy and thanks for stopping by. ok so I will come back and add the pictures becuase the internet is not cooperating with me. Night All.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Companion Page


I made a companion page to the previous layout. I used a chipboard frame that I covered and added the photo behind it. I used a EK Success punch for the border on the Lime Green paper. I added a ribbon slide with pink ribbon over the green paper. I used a safety pin and added fibers and charms to the ribbon slide. Over the frame I used a glittered flower and a dew drop in the center of the flower. I added two ribbon flowers to each side of the glittered flower. I used a Bling photo corner on the pink paper and some acrylic butterflies and a dew drop on the frame. The paper is from Colorbox (pronounced colorbook). I hope you enjoy this page as much as me.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Life-Is-Scraptastic.blogspot.com challenge

I made this layout for a challenge over at Life is scraptastic. Trina made a sketch and asked us to follow it. I dont usually put these colors together but I actually love how this turned out. I am going to finish my birthday pictures in this colorway. I will post pictures when I am done.

I added a peekaboo window with a frame underneath and a picture in it.

I glimmermisted the flowers with some homemade mist. I used the Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch to make the butterfly. I grouped them together to finish off the page. I think it looks fabulous.

To see the challenge head on over to:
http://life-is-scraptastic.blogspot.com/2010/06/lifeisscraptastic-challenge-2-12x12.html

Monday, June 7, 2010

Baby Onesies


I made these onesies for my Grandson. I used iron ons for two of them and then used a freezer paper technique for the one with the guitar.
This link will take you to the video and instructions I used for making this one. I did not add the second layer on mine.
http://www.cricutholiday.com/2009/08/week-4-crafty-gift-with-hannah-montana.html

Friday, May 28, 2010

ATC cards


Here are a few of the projects I have been working on. I have been sick for a while off and on and its really cutting into my crafting time. I handmade the sequin flowers on the top. The punch is a Martha Stewart Butterfly. I stamped the sentiment that says Celebrate the Day. I used a Seal for the gold flower on the bottom.
For the second one I glimmer misted the card in Vintage Pink. I embossed the Eifle tower stamp in copper embossing powder. I inked the edges in walnut stain distress ink. For the adage ticket I distressed the whole thing in worn lipstick. I added popdots to the back of the tag and added a Tim Holtz memo pin to the backside of the ticket before I put the popdots down. I stamped the image and inked the edges in worn lipstick and added it to the memo pin. I finished the second ATC off with a vintage cream rose in the bottom corner. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Hoot Hoot


I just got the Give A Hoot cartridge for Mothers Day and made this card with it. You make this card by taking a 6X12 piece of cardstock and score it in half. I then took the front piece and again score it at three inches. I added a 1 1/2 inch piece of cardstock to the front along with some Queen and Co felt border. I popdotted the OWL on the front being careful to adhere it to the bottom three inches below the fold. Once you pull up the fold I added three Queen and Co rinestones to hold the card in place, finishing it off with an Autumn Leaves felt flower in the corner. I used Crate paper for the front of the owl and Bo Bunny chocolate dot for the wings and body. I added broken china stickles in the eyes to give the owl some character.I added a white journalling box on the inside and finished off the card with a message.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Altered Art Board


I made this art board using a vintage photo from TammyTutterow.com. Visit her sight and see all the gorgeous stuff she comes up with. The flowers and ruffle at the bottom are made from Lutradur, a product put out by C+T Publishing. I love the versatility of this product. I used watercolors to paint the Lutradur and handmade the flowers and vine as well. You will love the versatility of this product once you give it a try. I Mod Podged the picture to the Art Canvas and used Smooch over the Mod Podge to give it the shimmer snow affect you see.
Thanks for allowing me to share,
Glenda

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Card


Ok so I seem to be on a card making binge. I made this card this morning. I got a Big Kick recently so I could emboss things and use some bigger dies that my Cricut does not do. I used a background stamp and made it a focal point in the background of this card instead of an all over background. I embossed it in green and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz's distress inks. I added fibers. I stamed, embossed, and chalked the bee's nsets and the birdhouse. When I get to the mail today this card and a package of goodies is on its way to Singapore. My friends youtube name is sillyfroghoneybee and she loves birdhouses so I think this card will be perfect for her.
Thanks for looking,
Glenda

Monday, May 3, 2010

Cards.




I follow several very talented ladies on Youtube who make some amazing cards and other projects. I thought I would show you some of the cards that I have been maling.YOLIEBEAN is her youtube channel so if you get a minute go check her out.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Lollipop Flowers

Hey Ladies, just a quick video of some lollipop flowers I made and something I will be working on this weekend and hopefully showing you this next week.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mini Album


This is a mini album I made using a small felt purse I had been given full of gifties at a scrapbooking weekend I attended. It was too cute to toss but too small to do a whole lot with. I unstitched it and using coasters for the inside made this album.

I used miniature scrabble tiles over folded paper to make the title. The butterfly is made using Lutradur and I stamped it with StazOn ink and colored it in with Perfect Pearls. I distressed the acrylic piece with alcohol inks and patterned paper.

I use Tim Holtz film strip ribbon on this page with images I cut out from an old dictionary. I adhered them with CTMH Liquid Glass.

I put a journalling spot inside the frame which I inked and added dimentional foam to the back of to hold the spot which a picture can be added to and the journalling becomes hidden. I made the lollipop flower out of handmade paper and added stickles around the edges.

I left these pages kind of simple because I loved the texture from the handmade paper and really wanted to showcase that. I folded the ribbon and adhered it behind the paper as a decorative touch and finshed the pages with brads and small flowers with bling in the centers.

I added a trim piece with a decorative edge from my Fiskars punch and distressed it with ink. I added two journalling spot with room on the back sides for two more pictures. There are two pull out tags for more pictures as well as two paper clips with flowers on them.
Thanks for looking,
Glenda

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Small Haul and new Youtube Video

videoHello Ladies, I am sharing a small haul with you all today as I try my hand at the whole Youtube Video Thing. Let me know what you think. I will be posting a technique I fugured out this week and a RAK you all will want to get in on. Let me know how the video went. Thanks for watching, Glenda

Friday, April 2, 2010

RAK on FaveCrafts.com


Included in this gift basket:

Creative Options- A great storage bin where you can store all your crafting materials. There are two cantilever trays with 14-24 compartments. Also from Creative options is a fun bag, again you can use for all your crafting materials.

Without Gloves Skin Protection- This is great for artists of all kinds. This product is bio safe, has four-hour protection, protects against chapping and cracking and kills and inhibits growth of most bacteria and fungus. Without gloves skin protection protects against the drying effects of paint, clay, charcoal and brush cleaners. This is great for classrooms too.

Amazing EcoGlue from Earth Friendly- This is the power glue that dries clear and won’t leave messes. It’s great for crafting and it’s non-toxic, great for Styrofoam, wood and ceramics. It’s also kid-friendly. EcoGlue is stronger that other high strength glues.

Clover Glue from Clover- This small bottle of glue is great for embroidery and is used as a stitching tool. It’s transparent when dry and has no irritating odor. Also from clover is a measuring tape and a Clover shamrock pin.



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Contest ends April 16, 2010. You can enter once daily, so return often to improve your chances of winning!

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Free Vintage Image: A fish necklace?

Free Vintage Image: A fish necklace?
This is a vintage download free on Tammy Tutterow's blog. Go check it out and if you happen to download the fish make sure and leave some love.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Blog Survey


Hey ladies,
Take a moment and go to this blog. My friend and fellow fiskateer Lisa is doing a survey and she has blog candy to go with it. So here is the link and tell her you came from here. Have a great day.
http://www.lisafalduto.blogspot.com/
Happy Crafting,
Glenda

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Blog Candy


I love to share all the prizes I find her in Blogdom. This Lady Louise is on youtube and has an amazing blog. She also has an amazing accent which I love to listen to whiel learning from her expertise. So here is her link:
http://myhuckleberryfinn.blogspot.com/
Here is what she had to say:
Hey everyone,

I am giving away a Top Score Multiboard and The Enveloper board!! I bought one but then won one, so am sharing the love to one of you!! If you want to be in with a chance to win, follow these steps:
1. Be a follower
2. Leave me a comment
3. Post about this on your blog!!

I will announce a winner next Saturday 3rd April. Good luck!!

Louise xx
So go and check out her blog and followr her to get a chance to win a cool tool.

Happy Scrapping,
Glenda

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Other Things


So I usually show off scrapbooking or card related projects but I also love to make custom pieces of jewelry. Here is a piece I just finished using a technique you can find here: http://ecoheidi.wordpress.com
Bookmark this site as Heidi is always coming up with great projects for you to do.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

RAK


I just discovered am amazing blog and she is giving away a great package of Ephemera. She also belongs to an amazing group that makes cards and sends them to the troops so they can share in Holiday with their families back home. Go check her out.
http://dreamingofcastles.blogspot.com/2010/03/ephemera-giveaway.html

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Fun Find

Here is what I started with. It is a material called Lutrador. My friend and fellow crafter Lisa Fulmer sent it to me to play with. You can find her at: http://lisalizalou.com
She has links for finding this amazing material you can do so much with.



I used Mod Podge to coat the Lutrador to use it for my project. It gives the Lutrador a shiny surface to work on while making it really pliable to the touch.


These are some of the supplies I used. The stamp Is from Close To My Heart. The set is called D1341 Butterfly Wings.


I used the Staz On ink to stamp the image onto the Lutrador.


I used Perfect Pearls to color in the image. I used water to set the binder in the pearls to keep it adhered to the Lutrador.


I cut the butterfly out.


I took the burnishing tool out of my Cricut tool kit and rub the back of the butterfly to give it some dimention. It made the wings curl a little bit so they sit up off of the card.

Lutrador Butterflies


Here are some flowers I made using a fantastic material called Lutrador. I am having so much fun with it. I will post later today how I made them so come back and check it out. Hopefully you will want to make some too.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Charm Swap


Here are the charms I made for the Alice in Wonderland swap that I blogged about in an earlier post. I was inspired by the cartoon version where they are painting the roses red for the Queen of Hearts.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

RAK

Obsessed with scrapbooking of one of my favorite places to go for inspiration. Plus on sundays she posts the coupons from Sundays paper for us. Right now she is having a giveaway of SEI's new line of paper Claire along with accessaries and what not. So run over and look.
http://www.obsessedwithscrapbooking.com/2010/03/project-and-giveaway-from-sei-paper.html

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Spring Card


I made this Spring card and thought I would share it with you. I cut the Butterfly out with my Cricut and the added packing tape to the back of it for the glitter. It came together really nicely.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Charm Swap

Design Team Submissions




I decided my goals for this year are to get on a Design Team and get published. I just sent my submissions for the design team off and thought I would show them here for everyone to take a look at. I left out a two page layout I made because I am going to submit it to Scrapbook Trends and see if they will publish it. If they dont take it I will post it here for you to look at.