Thursday, January 26, 2012

Framelits Hearts - to die for!


Today was exciting day for me to see the project I designed for INKspirations4U go LIVE for all my crafty friends to see!  I loved making this box.  It is a very simple box, since the interior is a triangle shape.
Stampin' Up!'s Framelits dies- Hearts Collection is perfect for it. The largest die is a scallop edged heart that is about 5" wide, so it's large enough for a great base & top for a box.


I added a very simple sentiment to the interior on my box, but I think you get the idea that you could make this as fancy as you'd like!  I cannot wait to surprise my husband with it (yeah, he's not one of my blog followers, can you believe that?!)  hee hee...

If you love this project and want detailed instructions for this and so many others, you must check out Madeline Marcelo's INKspirations4U classes- see the link here on my blog.
Have a great day everyone - and if you'll be reading this tomorrow,
TGIF!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Love is in the air... and a WINNER!


Ah, Valentines... they are the cards I need to make, but I'm slow at pulling out my pink & red colors... At least I have this card from a former INKspirations4U color challenge to inspire me!

Speaking of which, I have a winner of the blog candy giveaway- Christine! You have won a free pass to the on-line classes starting this week at INKspriations 4U!  I tried sending you a message, but if you didn't get it,  I'll try again.  I need to pass on your information for access to the site.

Well, better get to thinking LOVE thoughts & get some Valentine ideas going...
Have a great evening!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Acrylic block background...& BLOG CANDY!


I've been wanting to try this acrylic block "background" technique for some time.
My original intention was to make a card for a sketch challenge, but the sketch wasn't coming together for me... you know how it goes... but I loved the pieces I created, so here it is, a card without a purpose (yet).

I covered my acrylic block with ink (retired SU! cameo coral ink is what I used here) and tipped the edges of the block in soft suede ink.  I then stamped the inked block on my white cardstock.  The variations you get with the color and texture doing this is lovely. 



I used Melon Mambo & Soft Suede markers to ink up the flower stamp from the "Love and Sympathy" stamp set for my featured image on the acrylic block background. I love the watercolor effect of this stamp along with the background, it's so soft & delicate... 

For a little added interest, I stamped 2 images from the "Four Frames" stamp set in soft suede ink then punched those out with the Decorative Label punch.  Then I tucked the stamped punched images behind my main layer. 

This was a fun & quick card to put together. 
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Enjoy & create something fun today!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Yes, all my Christmas Decorations are put away, but..


I just had to share a few images of my papercraft decorated mini Christmas tree. 
I wanted to create this last year, but you know how time slips away... Then finally in 2011 I got out that ornament punch and just quickly made a bunch of simple paper ornaments to hang on my crafty-tree!


See how easy it was to make these?  I punched out 2 ornament shapes and placed a small loop of string on a mini glue dot between the two shapes to create a hanger loop.  I adhered the two shapes together so both sides of my paper ornaments could be pretty.  I decorated the shapes in a variety of ways, although you know there are so many beautiful papers out there, you don't have to do much to make pretty paper ornaments!

The champagne glass glitter was so fun to use and added a lot of sparkle.  Just place some sticky strip where you want the line of glitter to be adhered, press on the glitter, and voila! Done!  Hope you may be inspired to create one next year!  You only have 11+ months to get it done, so get busy!!!  :)

Love my craft buddy!

Love my craft buddy!
Dog's view of the Craft-a-torium!