Friday, February 28, 2014

Farm Fresh - Moxxie


Hi! I'm sharing a layout that I created with the NEW Down on the Farm Collection for Moxxie today. I had a lot of fun embellishing these papers for my fun feminine farm page. I fussy cut the Farm Journal Cards patterned paper to create die-cut accents for this layout.


I added glitter to the sun rays and some fun brads to the tractor tires for a touch of sparkle.


I fussy cut some straw to help fill in my flower clusters and embellished a die-cut with liquid pearls for a more feminine finish.

My fellow Muses have been busy creating with this collection. If you have some farm fresh memories of your own to preserve, check out these posts for some more inspiration:

Ange's Down on the Farm Layout
Rebecca's Fair Food Layout

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Moxxie Supplies:
Down on the Farm - Farm Journal Cards (DF-1431)
Down on the Farm - Oink (DF-1432)
Down on the Farm - Fields of Gold (DF-1435)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Gentleman Silhouette Card - Couture Creations


Hi! I'm sharing a card I created with two of my favorite dies from the NEW Glamour Days Collection for Couture Creations today. I've created a silhouette pendant with the Devonshire Lady and Gentleman Die, which I then mounted on a layered and embellished die-cut frame that I created with the gorgeous Project Tag Die.

This card comes together in just a few simple steps!

Step 1. Cut an A2 size card base from kraft cardstock. Embellish the card base with layers of patterned paper and lace.

Step 2. Use the Project Tag Die to die-cut a project tag from white cardstock and kraft cardstock. Trim the white cardstock tag to fit inside the top portion of the kraft cardstock tag and secure with Double-Sided Tape. Embellish the bottom of the project tag with Moonlight Self-Adhesive Pearls.

Step 3. Attach a silk ribbon rosette to the center of the project tag with Foam Mounting Tape.

Step 4. Use the Devonshire Lady and Gentleman Die to cut a gentleman silhouette from black cardstock. Attach the gentleman die-cut to a piece of patterned paper with Double-Sided Tape. Add a small amount of glaze to the top of the die-cut and press a clear pendant over the top of the die-cut. Once the glaze is dry, trim any excess patterned paper from around the pendant, tie a piece of twine through the top of the pendant and mount onto the center of the flower with Foam Mounting Tape.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you would like to purchase these dies, or any of the other fabulous products put out by Couture Creations, stop by the CropStop Store. Use Coupon Code DTDT to save 10% off your order!

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723721 Glamour Days Collection - Project Tag Die
CO723720 Glamour Days Collection - Devonshire Lady and Gentleman Die
CO721998 Moonlight Self-Adhesive Pearls
CO721965 Double-Sided Tape
CO721962 Foam Mounting Tape
CO723039 Precision Trimmer

Memories Envelope - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing a decorated envelope, perfect for holding a note to a special friend, for the "One for the Ladies" theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. I used the flower mask from the Leaves Mask Set of 2 with some Distress Ink on the background of my envelope.


I embossed a Jewellery Heart and embellished that with a small bow from the Tando Minis Easter Eggs Set.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Moo Cards - Paper Wings Productions


Hi! I'm sharing a sneak peek of some moo cards I created for Paper Wings Productions today. Stop by the Paper Wings Productions Blog for my tutorial and full supply list!

All You Need Is Love Card - Craft-Dee BowZ


Hi! I'm sharing a card that I created to help share my love with someone special for Craft-Dee BowZ today. I use hearts all the time in my crafting, but really played up the love theme of this card.


I punched out and stamped different sized hearts onto a book page. I placed a piece of pink cardstock under my punched paper as a fun way to add color to my card.


I added a pretty double loop bow that I tied with my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies: Cardstock: Recollections; Pin: Teresa Collins; Stamps: Paper Wings Productions; Ink: Ranger, Quick Quotes; Distress Marker: Ranger; Punch: Martha Stewart; Other: Book Page, Ribbon

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Journey - Quick Quotes


Hi! I'm sharing a layout that I created with the NEW Baggage Claim collection and several of the new shades of PowderPuff Chalking Ink for Quick Quotes today. I used the Baggage Claim 700 patterned paper for the base of my layout. I loved all the overlapping patterned designs printed on the paper and built up several layers of patterned paper on top of that as a base for my photos.


The tags from the Die Cut Stickers fit perfectly on the tags from the Chipboard Die Cuts. I used them together here at the start of my twine embellishment path. I used the new Orange Slice PowderPuff Chalking Ink to add a pop of color to the edge of this tag.


I wound the twine around my photos several times, looped it around the page and then topped the end with a Chipboard Die Cut.


I used Orange Slice PowderPuff Chalking Ink to add some stamped images to this chipboard tag and journaling spot. The journaling spot is from the Sentiments Quote Bundle. I love how perfectly the color and design of previously released product (journaling spot) blends with this new collection!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Baggage Claim 100
Baggage Claim 300
Baggage Claim 700
Baggage Claim 800
Babbage Claim Die Cut Stickers
Babbage Claim Chipboard Die Cuts
Sentiments Quote Bundle
Caribbean Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Feather Gray PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Khaki PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Orange Slice PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Soft Sage PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Heart Banner - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing a banner for Tando Creative today. The theme on the Tando Challenge Blog this month is "Passion." I had some fun with the Grab Bag of Hearts for this project!





I colored my chipboard pieces with Art Anthology Gelate and Velvet Dimensional Paint and Colorations Spray. I accented some hearts with Art Anthlogy Dimensional Crystal and some with pieces of lace.


I stamped song lyrics from Love Interruption by Jack White onto strips of vintage book paper with the Perfect Alphabet Stamp Set from Paper Wings Productions. I attached the hearts together with hot glue and tied a ribbon through hearts on each end of the banner to create a wall hanging.


Up for grabs this month are 4 pieces of Tando chipboard of your choice!  All you have to do is create a piece incorporating the monthly theme and link to the Tando Creative Challenge Blog. You don't have to use Tando products, but, if you do you'll be entered into the draw twice, doubling your chances to win. We don't have many rules, as rules spoil the fun, but in order to be in with a chance of winning we do ask that your project is entered for a maximum of 5 challenges, including Tando.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

You're My Anchor Card - Couture Creations


Hi! I'm sharing a card that I created with the NEW Anchor Die from the Secret Treasures Decorative Die Collection and some of my favorite Nesting Dies for Couture Creations today. I'm creating a lot of love-themed crafts this month for the Valentine's Day holiday and this anchor was perfect for a romantic masculine card.


I used several dies to cut cardstock and burlap for the focal point of my card. (Oval Nesting Die (Top Left), Cameo Nesting Die (Top Right), Anchor Die (Bottom Left), Berardi Intricutz Die (Bottom Right)


I inked the edges of the burlap cameo die-cut and the oval die-cut with ink, adhered the two die-cuts together with Double-Sided Tape and then stamped my sentiment.


I wanted to add more dimension to my card, so I used the smallest Scallop Oval Nesting Die to cut a mat for my anchor. I used Foam Mounting Tape to attach the anchor to my card base. I added a layered cardstock sticker, flowers and a twine bow around the anchor. I added a pop of red to the cardstock sticker with the heart die-cut created with the Berardi Die.


To finish my card I added a pearl border to my oval die-cut with a pearl pen and a Clear Gemstone to the Berardi die-cut heart.



Thanks for stopping by today! If you would like to purchase these dies, or any of the other fabulous products put out by Couture Creations, stop by the CropStop Store. Use Coupon Code DTDT to save 10% off your order!

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723521 Secret Treasures Collection - Anchor Die
CO723492 Sophia Collection - Berardi Intricutz Decorative Die
CO723219 Cameo Nesting Dies
CO723004 Oval Nesting Dies
CO723045 Scallop Oval Nesting Dies
CO721996 Clear Self-Adhesive Gemstones
CO721965 Double-Sided Tape
CO721961 Foam Mounting Tape
CO723039 Precision Trimmer

Beautiful New Day Arch - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing an arch for the Free For All theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. I started this piece by layering a book page, strips of masking tape and a scrap of cheesecloth onto the inner cut of an Arabian Style Layered Arch Frame. I used a portion of the gorgeous Poppy Mask and some molding paste to add some dimensional flowers to my arch.




Once the flowers were dry I painted them with Twinkling H2Os and then lightly spritzed the arch with white mist. Once the arch was dry I embellished to finish.




Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Life's Journey Frame - Molossi


Hi! I'm sharing an altered 12x12 Display Frame for Molossi today. This piece was quick and easy to put together and a fun way to display some of the photos from my wedding! The colors for my wedding were black and white, but my bridesmaids carried bouquets of bold tropical flowers. The brightly colored Manor House Creations Flowers and Dylusions Ink Spray I used to alter this frame really take me back to my special day a little over 10 years ago. I topped this frame with a beautifully designed piece of Molossi Chipboard.


I used a paintbrush and Dylusions Cherry Pie Ink Spray to color the the top layer of the Display Frame.


Once the frame was dry, I attached several photos to the back of the frame.


I covered the back of the frame with Kaisercraft patterned paper that complemented the flowers and leaves I planned to add as embellishments. My largest photos were slightly smaller than the opening in the frame, so I covered the empty space by wrapping a piece of ribbon around the frame.


I colored white leaves with Gut Grass and Fresh Lime Dylusions Ink Spray.


I added a coat of Vintage Photo Distress Stain to the piece of Molossi Joining Us Together Chipboard for a natural finish.




I embellished the frame with Manor House Creations flowers, leaves and lace.

Thanks for stopping by today! There are several styles of Frames available from the Molossi Online Shop. Personalizing a similar home decor piece is easy with the wide range of Molossi chipboard quotes, titles and words. If you can't find what you need, Molossi will be happy to cut words or phrases to order!

Supplies:
12x12 Display Frame
Molossi Joining Us Together Chipboard Quote
Kaisercraft Lake House Patterned Paper
Manor House Creations Felicity Flower Pack
Manor House Creations Pink Razzles
Manor House Creations Teeny Weenies Roses - White
Manor House Creations White Vine
Manor House Creations Lace Hearts and Butterflies
Dylusions Cherry Pie Ink Spray
Dylusions Cut Grass Ink Spray
Dylusions Fresh Lime Ink Spray
Vintage Photo Distress Stain

THX Card - CSW Distributors


Hi! I'm sharing a funky card that I created for CSW Distributors today. I used the Smooth Embossing Folder from the Couture Creations Fresh and Fun Collection. I think this style of card would be perfect for a teen!


I embossed a piece of white cardstock with the Smooth Embossing Folder and then colored the design with Distress Markers. I then went over the raised edges with a black Distress Marker. I highlighted the wings, the bird and several of the hearts with Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue. I mounted my colored cardstock onto a black card base and embellished with some patterned paper strips and a chipboard sticker.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you would like to purchase this embossing folder, or any of the other fabulous products put out by Couture Creations, stop by the CropStop Store. Use Coupon Code DTDT to save 10% off your order!

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723274 Fresh and Fun Collection - Smooth Embossing Folder
CO721971 Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue
CO723623 Sponge Dauber
CO721965 Double Sided Tape
CO723039 Precision Trimmer

Friday, February 14, 2014

XOXO Candy Boxes - Moxxie


Happy Valentine's Day! I'm sharing some upcycled candy boxes that I created for Moxxie today. I started with two empty embellishment boxes and I covered them with patterned papers from the NEW Gymnastics collection. The beautiful shades of purple and pink were perfect for Valentine's Day!


I embellished this paper covered box with patterned paper and a rub-on from the XOXO collection.


I embellished this paper covered box with cardstock stickers from the XOXO collection.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Moxxie Supplies:
GY-1448 Gymnastics Collection - Balance
XO-1071 XOXO Collection - Soul Mate Right
XO-2105 XOXO Collection - Cardstock Sticker
XO-3130 XOXO Collection - Rub-on

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Aquarelle Valentines - Faber-Castell Guest Designer


I've been asked to create some more projects for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! If you'd like to learn how I created these string heart embellishments, join me on the Faber-Castell DMC Blog for the full tutorial!

Working with the MIX & MATCH products from Faber-Castell makes designing with COLOR simple. Simply choose a color set that inspires you, choose a medium and Mix & Match as you create. The color coordinated palettes give you the freedom to design your project knowing the colors will work beautifully together. Perfect for all your design, memory and craft projects!

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