Monday, November 20, 2017

A few things I have been working on

These are all for challenges over at Creative Inspiration.










It has been a fun and busy month.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Time to Give Thanks

Today I am sharing something so easy and a great way to recycle.  I created this "Give Thanks" from a wine bottle that would normally be thrown away.



I started by spray painting the bottle and while I was holding it to spray the sides it fell from my hand and landed on the grass.  I loved the design it created so I just rolled the rest of the bottle in the grass.


Once it was dry I started wrapping the twine around the top of the bottle. I used Divine Twine Yellow for this bottle.


Once I had the top part of the bottle done I decided to add some down along the bottom as well.


A tip that I did to hold it in place is to use a little glue along the back and it will hold the twine in place as you wrap.

Now that I had the bottle where I wanted it, it needs to dry so on to the tags I went. I used the Large White Tags and I love the white tags as you can make them any color you want.  I started by adding brown paint to the tags.



Once the brown had dried then I added plain white glue over the top.  I buy this glue from the Dollar Tree since you get 2 bottles for $1.00.  Make sure you spread the glue all over the tags.


Once the glue gets tacky to your finger then add white paint over the top.


Let this dry thoroughly and when it has dried, this is the end result.


To finish the tags off I used two different alpha stickers. I made the flowers using my sizzix dies and some velvet material and finished it off with some leaves that I cut using dies


Please check out all the wonderful products at the Whisker Graphics store.  Until next time have fun creating.



Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Pretty lavender birthday card

I am here today to share with you a pretty in lavender birthday card I made using dies from Dies R Us.


Please check out the Dies R Us Blog to see how you can also create a beautiful card.  This awesome die by Jeanine's Art, called Garden Classics is something that would make any kind of beautiful card.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Recycle using beautiful rich and fall colors

I just have to share with you a fun and beautiful recycling project using an old wine bottle and dies from Dies R Us


Please check out the Dies R Us Blog to see my tutorial on how to create this.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Wonderful fresh Blueberry Pineapple Bread


It is my turn to share for the Dies R Us Blog and this time I picked a recipe page  using a couple of dies from the Dies R Us store.  Please head over to the blog to see how I created this page.  Also, check out the store for all the wonderful dies.  I am telling you it like a kid in the candy store for me.

Monday, October 30, 2017

What a productive Sunday I had

I finally had a day I could just scrap and was pleased with how much I was able to get done.







Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to leave me a message so I know you were here.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Card sketch for Stick it Down

What a fun sketch this was this month over at Stick it Down.  Please come over and check out the RAK that one person will be getting for just completing one of the wonderful sketches.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Leaves, leaves everywhere

My turn to share a project using dies from the Dies R Us store.  Since fall is upon us and leaves are filling up our yard I just knew I had to do a card using a leaf die.


Please check out the Dies R Us Blog to see how to create this card, it might surprise you.  

Don't forget to see all the wonderful dies at the Dies R Us store.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Winner from my Blog for the Handyman's Holiday Blog Hop

First off thank you for all the wonderful comments you made regarding my paintbrushes.  I hope you all had fun doing the hop, I know I got lots of ideas and inspiration to try to make more of them.

I drew one winner for my small paintbrush and that winner is REBECCA.  Congrats Rebecca, please email me with your mailing address so I can get your paintbrush mailed out to you. (lovettecolleen@yahoo.com)

Again, thank you all for joining in the hop.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Handyman's Holiday Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us on the Handyman’s Holiday Hop. Make the rounds and be inspired. The next stop is Roni Johnson--Ink Stains. Anytime you get lost a list of blogs is on D’s Paper Studio.


Now here is my paintbrush, well actually two of them.  I had so much fun creating that I couldn't stop.




I started by purchasing my paintbrushes at the Dollar Tree and since they came in a package of two I figured why not give them both a try.  I used a mixture that I made thanks to Pinterest and applied that to both brushes.

Once dry I dabbed white paint on top and while the paint was still wet I added some glitter on top.  While the brushes were drying I started working on my flowers.  I used my spellbinder dies to cut out the flowers from silver paper from DCWV Holiday Glitz paper collection.  I also punched out some snowflakes with the same paper.  I used Tim Holtz Thinlits flowers (661808) to cut out the little vines.



Now that the brush is dry it is time to start adding all the fun embellishments.  I used a piece of scrap netting to layer over the top of the brush and then using blue paper from the DCWV Holiday Glitz paper collection I cut out a big blue snowflake, put the flower on top, added the sprigs and other flowers and snowflakes.  Finishing touches were to add some pearls along the bottom and sequins, finishing with a bow and hanging ribbon.  

I hope you have learned something new and will try creating your own paintbrush.  Don't forget to leave a comment so you can be entered into the drawing.

Our “Be Inspired Giftaway” is featured at D’s Paper Studio. Check out Debby’s blog for details. Four winners will be chosen from comments on all the blog posts in the Handyman’s Holiday Hop.

Thanks to our generous sponsors:
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I will be giving one person the small paintbrush as a giveaway. So when you leave a comment for a chance at one of the big giveaways comment to let me know if you would like to enter mine as well.
Now onto  Roni Johnson--Ink Stains blog and continue getting more inspiration. 



Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A fun pumpkin card just in time for Halloween

Here with my first project using dies that come from the Dies R Us store.



I love using dies on my cards and this Cinderella's pumpkin die by Cheery Lynn was just perfect for this card.  I also used the Elegant Scrollwork die by Memory Box.

Elegant Scrollwork



Cinderella's pumpkin


I first cut the pumpkin out using a dark orange that I had in my scrap pile and then cut a second pumpkin using a sparkly green paper that came from The Robin's Nest.




 I hand cut all the leaves and vines from the green and attached them onto the orange.  Once I had that done I glued it all down to another sparkly lighter orange piece of scrap paper.


Next I used a scrap piece of black paper for the backing on the card.


On top of the black is a piece of paper from Harvest Delight by Recollections.


Next I laid down the pumpkin and once I had all the scrolls where I wanted them then I glued everything in place.  I used a tag from Daisyd's Premium pad and cut it down to the size I wanted for the title.


Please don't forget to check out all the awesome dies available at the Dies R Us store.  

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.


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Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 1 and that means new challenges over at Creative Inspiration

I get to start out the month of October with a card sketch challenge over at Creative Inspiration.  Here is Bev Code's sketch.


and this is my take on the sketch:


Please come on over to our forum and join in on the fun.


Monday, September 25, 2017

Halloween Wreath

I am so excited to share this Halloween wreath using products from Whisker Graphics.

As fast as the months are coming on us, it isn't too early to be thinking about Halloween. Today I will share with you how you can make a fast and easy wreath.



First I started with this stryofoam wreath and some black felt. I just used the 8.5 x 11 piece of black felt and cut them into strips. I used 3 piece of black felt for my wreath. Rather than using hot glue I used straight pins with black heads and started pinning the felt onto the wreath. 

This is the starting of wrapping the felt.


This is the wreath all wrapped with the felt.


Now you start wrapping the wreath with the twine. I used the Divine Twine Metallics and just started winding until I felt there was enough on the wreath.


Now comes the part where you make it your own. I added a spider from the Dollar Store and made the two smaller spiders using my Silhouette Cameo and a little paint. I also cut out the flower using my Silhouette Cameo and put them on the wreath and finally added a bow to finish off the wreath.


Please don't forget to check out all the wonderful products at the WhiskerGraphics store.