Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Spring and Wedding Fever is in the air

Spring is here in the Southern Hemisphere and Wedding fever is in the air. What better way to celebrate this season by making a Wedding Present to give to the lovely couple. The gorgeous couple who kindly lent me their Wedding photos to use is my cousin Sarah and her husband David.
I designed this project as part of 
The base is made using a coffee bottle that I wrapped in a strip of Designer Paper from Kaisercraft Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden range called Flower Blooms. The circles surrounding each photo was cut using Spellbinders Nestabilites Decorative Elements Stately Circles S4-388 
The top was covered in the smallest of Spellbinders Grand Nestabilites - Grand Decorative Circles One LF-015. Butterflies were made from Spellbinders Grand Shapabilities by Donna Salazar Wonderful Wings LF-006. Pearls by Want2Scrap and Kaisercraft. I used skewers wrapped in dotted ribbon to hold the photos.
Lace is from Green Tara.
Flowers were made with Spellbinders by Donna Salazar Bitty Blossoms S5-086 and edged with Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa Me-000-800 and Desert Sand Me-000-804.
The edge of the bottom and top of the Photo Vase was made with Spellbinders Shapeabilities Persian Accents S5-078 which I folded in a concertina fashion. I used 3 lengths for the top and 3 for the bottom and joined together most pieces using a  hot glue gun and Xyron

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Spellbinders is going to the Emmy's Awards


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Spellbinders is going to the Emmy's Awards.
Stacey Caron is inviting you to walk the red carpet virtually as Spellbinders attends the Emmys. They'll be hosting fun events, sharing tutorials and giving away fabulous prizes all month long.
Check out the details HERE


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Lattice Card



Spellbinders Dies Nestabilities A2 Filligree Delight SKU S5-177,
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Expandable Patterns Graceful Lattice SKU-S5-164
Tsukineko Memento Ink Dandelion ME-00-100
Sentiments by Stampendous Impressions Every Time Sunflower Bouquet was stamped on Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites Petite Labels One SKU-S3-205
Kaisercraft Bling Snow Pearls SB794
Ribbon from StampinUp

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pocket Book variation


Another variation of design on the pocket book I made HERE, with full tutorial on how I did it. As you can see I am following on with my Christmas theme.

Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Decorative Elements 
Grand Decorative Circles One SKU-LF015
Spellbindeers Nestabilities Majestic Elements Radiant Rectangles SKU-S5-161
Tsukineko Memento Inks Rhubarb Stalk Me-000-301
Ribbon from Vandoros
Paper is retired stock
Sentiment is from Kazzaz
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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Pocket Book for Spellbinders International Flair Explore Beyond

I created a Pocket Book with an origami fold for 
Spellbinders International Flair, Explore Beyond

This is a wallet of sorts and has many uses that can be adapted to the need of the gift or recipient.
Cardstock is from Bazzill Basic Paper 
Kaisercraft Bling Snow Pearls SB794
Ink by Tsukineko Memento Bahama Blue  ME-000-601
Ribbon is white satin from StampinUp
Filled with sentiments
Spellbinders Dies Shapeabilities 
Flower was made with Spiral Blossom One SKU-S4-351
Sentiment is by JustRite Clear Botanical Medallions and Banners CR-03705 and cut with JustRite Spellbinders Customer Dies Nested Oval Medallion Labels JB-10025

or photos to give as a gift
Below is a mini tutorial on how to fold the pockets
 Fold a 12 x 12 double sided patterned paper in half


 ...unfold
 Fold right and left side of paper to meet in the middle

 .....unfold
 
 Fold all 4 corners to meet the first fold line

 Fold both left and right side to meet the middle line and turn over

 Fold top and bottom up to the tip of the V shape

 Tuck in the top and bottom right side into the left portion and it should overlap as in the photo below

To see more International Flair projects visit the 
Spellbinders Explore Beyond Blog

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Cards for the Troops

I am sending a call out for handmade Cards for the Troops, they can be generic cards or birthday cards with our without sentiments inside. 
Missing You
Thinking of You
Birthdays
Love you
and cards they can write in to send back home

These will be boxed up and sent over to a Chaplain I went to school with over in Afghanistan, to give out to the troops to send back home to their families. If you'd like to contribute to this worthy cause and get more information, email me or leave a comment on this post with your email and I will contact you.
Thank you in advance for your contribution to this worthy cause.
I will also be taking cards that have been sent to you that you do not know what to do with and remount onto a new backing card stock. Thank you to all those who have responded so far, your generosity and commitment knows no bounds and it will be appreciated far and wide by both the sender and recipient.
There are no news agencies or card shops where our military goes in war torn areas, so to show our appreciation for giving up their lives and time for us, this is how we show them in a small way that we  care.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Danny Nickerson

I saw this post from another crafter on facebook and because I do a lot of my cards and send them off to charity I thought this would be an awesome cause.

Danny Nickerson

If you would like to send a card address it to:
Danny Nickerson
P.O. Box 212
Foxboro, MA 02035
USA

The link takes you to an article about Danny Nickerson and why he'd like cards for his birthday.

So dig deep everyone, I am sure you have a spare card that would make a 6 year old battling cancer make his day a great one.

And don't  stop at that, send him cards in the future while he goes through his illness and treatment to keep him going.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wonderful RAK

Received a non returnable RAK this week from a lady in an online group I belong to. Margaret Ashby knew I was having a not so great 2 weeks and made this for me. It lifted my spirits up so much, I'd like to thank you very much for insitefullness.
xoxoxo

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Spellbinders Shape It Up Sneak Peek and Giveaway!

Shape it Up Spellbinders Sneak Peek and Giveaway

It's finally here! It's time for Shape It Up: Spellbinders Sneak Peek and Giveaway! Each day, over the next six days... we'll be sharing new ways for you to expand your existing die template collection and inspiring greater creativity through new product releases. And that's not all... each day, we'll be choosing two winners to receive the brand new products released that day! At the end of the week... we'll choose a Grand Prize Winner... who will receive all the new products shown during the sneak peek and a brand new die cutting machine! How awesome is that!?
How to play? 
Hop over to the Spellbinders Website and find out how.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Christmas in July


 I ran the A2 Filligree Delight die through my Xyron 5" creative Station, such a great easy way to adhere intricut dies like this



I've been busy, very busy for the last month creating and playing and having fun. It's July so that is Christmas in July for creating so I can get ahead with my Christmas cards. Well it's a good excuse anyway to start those Christmas cards early.

Spellbinders Dies Nestabilies A2 Filligree Delight SKU S5-177
Kaisercraft Bling Snow Pearls SB794
Xyron 5" Creative Station
Bazzill cardstock, gold ribbon
Cheryl Lynn Merry Christmas Die

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Sisters - You Outgrow Everything except my Heart Layout

I always gravitate around making design about my girls around Mother's Day, this one was no exception.
On this layout I used Kaisercraft's Secret Admirer Collection Designer Paper P1000 Demure
Kaisercraft Rhinestone Flourishes Elegant Champagne RS457
Kaisercraft Pearl Flourishes Elegant Latte PL508
Kaisercraft Mini Paper Blooms Sunset F651Paper Blooms Sunset F634, Olive F633, Coconut F627
Using Spellbinders Nestabilities Decorative Elements Die Timeless Rectangle S5-158 largest, I cut out three,. The two corner ones were cut out and split in two and joined together with the photo mounted behind the joined frame.
Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Decorative Elements Die Grand Decorative Ovals One LF-016 smallest,and nested the largest of the Classic Ovals Small S4-112 into it to make a frame.
Leaves are by Green  Tara.


Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Mini Book Swap Post 3

...............continued third post of Mini Book swap
page 1 is HERE
page 2 is HERE
                      cover
Sorry I cant find the book to see who made it,

                     inside

 Mary Fenton, cover, she included the ribbon
                           as a generous gift,  inside
                               Bridget Larsen, inside

                                                    inside
Thank you to everyone who particpated


Mini Book Swap Post 2

...continued second post of Mini Book Swap
page 1 is HERE
                 Linda Boardman, cover

                                          inside

                     Wilma Squire, cover

                                          inside

                          Narelle Cox, cover

                                                inside

                         Doreen Worth, cover

                                               inside

 Lesley Cathcart, cover

                                                    inside


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