Tuesday, April 25, 2017

All aboard the Parenthood express

It's been a little over four and a half years since we tied up our journey to parenthood. But that doesn't mean we can't celebrate others journeys into the wonderful job of parenting!

For this baby shower card, I used two Scrappy Dew files.

I started with the whale from the 'Little Squirt' file.
 Then I decided he needed some friends from the 'Snorkeling' file.
Just to have something that moves, I added a pull tab so the whale moves back and forth.
I wanted there to be depth in the card. So I added all these little creatures onto a step card.
 I felt the fishing boat was best named PARENTHOOD
On the inside, I added the 'Lil Squirt' baby with an anchor!

Materials Used: 
Scrappy Dew 'Lil Squirts' and 'Snorkling' File
Core d' nations Paper (Joanns)
Sizzix Big Shot
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studios Designer Edition
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Teresa Collins Mega Runner

Friday, April 21, 2017

Poppy Seed Shadowbox

What goes better than black and red?! Other than shiny red foil and sparkly black glitter paper of course.
 Black makes a good frame for a shadowbox. So I had to use the glitter black cardstock from Cut Card Stock.
 To make this little shadowbox, I started with a file I had in my library.
The glitter paper cut simply well and did not snag or tear. 
 I always keep a little bowl of clips around to clip the corners on things until they dry so I can move forward with my project while the glue dries.
 I decided that the pedals of the poppy would look best in red. But not any red, I needed a shimmer red so I turned to my Rinea Foil paper.
 Just to bring some flex to the pedals, I maneuvered them around a tooth pick. There was really no art to this step, just playing around until I got the look I wanted!
Assembling the flowers was a fun part. Like a puzzle. 
 Just taking the extra time to play with the pedals gave them more of a pop.
 Next I measured the back of the shadowbox and cut the background paper to size.
 I like the red polka dots of this paper. Ties it all together.
For more inspiring projects and foils, please visit Rinea by Global Crafting.

Materials Used:
Rinea Foil red/gold paper

Cut Card Stock
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studios Designer Edition

Thursday, April 20, 2017

It Happens

A little back story to these cards! On Tuesday, I received a phone call from my son's bus driver saying he is sick to his stomach. Now I was really hoping he and I escaped the stomach bug that flew through the house a week ago. Fingers crossed for me still!

But sadly it appears the bug caught my son. I met them outside to find my child lying in a puddle of puke on his bus. I haven't seen this much puke from one tiny little person in many many many years. I felt so bad for him as well as the driver and attendant who were actively cleaning the mess. There was so much puke, the child even had it in his ear.

Now when life throws you this curve ball, you can either find some humor in it or cower in disgust. I found the humor and luckily so did they when I handed them these cards!

 Luckily my son has had the same bus crew for two years now so they get spoiled with my projects. But their reaction to these ones were golden! I was a little afraid that they wouldn't get the emoticon meaning. Turns out, they have a magnetic one on the bus that they use for their not so good days! Again, find the humor in life!
I had to think how can I make a 'poop' card more elegant. Well, throw it on some DCWV paper and emboss the rose quarts paper.

I am happy to report he feels better and they had their day made with my smart aleck cards.

Materials Used: 
DCWV 'Rose Quartz' stack
Silhouette cameo 3
Silhouette Studios designer edition
Teresa Collins Mega Runner
Aleene's Original tacky glue

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Flower Ball

I have had these foam balls hanging around. Moving them from this place to that. Then after seeing this months theme for Rinea Foil, Flower, I decided a flower ball would be appropriate!

 I cut out 72 flowers for this project using my Silhouette Cameo 3.
 I decided to use the 4" ball
 The pins not only are an easy and efficient way to get the flowers to stay to the ball, the pearl makes a perfect flower center.
 After I got the first flower into the ball, I went ahead and grabbed my quilling tool to bend and curl the edges of the flowers.
 The finished results show a shimmery spectacular ball of goodness!

For more inspiring projects and foils, please visit Rinea by Global Crafting

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

On the Hunt

It's hard to believe Easter is almost here! Even harder to believe that we still have experienced snow falls in these parts of the USA. Let's hope that the kids can be able to get out and go on the hunt for eggs without snow on Sunday!
Easter Egg Hunters
For this bendy card, I used Scrappy Dew's 'Easter Egg Hunters' file.
 The little boy and girl that come with this set are just adorable!
 The only thing I added to this file was the tulips.

Materials Used: 

DCWV 'Flower Shop' stack
Scrappy Dew 'Easter Egg Hunters'
Easter Egg Hunters
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studios Designer Edition
Teresa Collins Mega Runner
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Creativity Box

I have had this stack of Tim Holtz things stored under my desk since January. I knew the general idea of what I wanted to do, but then again I didn't know what I was going to do with it. When I finally took the time to read each inscription on these little medal plates, I knew for sure what I needed to do with it!

I have a lot of little things in a basket that I use occasionally for crafting. So to bring a bit more organization as well as elegance to storing the little things, I decided to make a storage box using SVG Attic's 'Cookie's for Santa' file to make this project.

I had to modify the file slightly to achieve what I wanted.