Tuesday, December 5, 2017

I've been gone for a year and a half. There are reasons for that and I have been working on writing a post about it, but it has been difficult. If you have been wondering about it, I hope you can bear with me a bit longer until I get it done. Thanks for reading.

I have a facebook page for this blog and I do post things there so you might check that out if you're interested.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Sorry I've Been Missing

I know I haven't blogged the last two Mondays and I'm really sorry about that. I've been experiencing some health issues and it has left me with zero energy.

I'm hoping to get things back to normal as soon as possible but right now, with all the changes in my health it's kind of a waiting game. I hope you are all doing well and I will be back with some more crafts ASAP. 

Have a great week! Hugs!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Antique Brass and Pale Green Beaded Necklace

This short length necklace is very easy to create. I found the antique brass beads at my local bead store and the green glass beads at Michaels.
This brass pendant I dug out of my stash (I think it's from Making Memories), I bought it on clearance many years ago. A good place to find brass pendants is Vintaj, they have a wide selection of beautiful pieces.
I hope you have a great week and do something crafty!

Monday, March 21, 2016

3D Papercraft Egg

I've had this pretty little egg in my Lettering Delights library for a while and decided this was the time to try and make one. You can get yours here.
After I printed it out it only took me about two minutes to cut all the pieces out with a pair of detail scissors. It took another eight or so minutes to assemble the egg. I used a fresh glue stick so I could move the edges of the paper in order to line them up just right.
Before I glued in the last wedge I glued in a ribbon so I could hang the egg. This is a fun project, I hope you try it out!

Have a crafty week! :)

Monday, March 14, 2016

Throwback Post: Faux Enamel Shamrock Pin

The project I made for this week didn't turn out so I decided to showcase one from the past that did. Hope you like it!

This week's project was a total fail the first time around (wherein Holly discovers that 3-D glaze cannot be heated with a heat gun), but then I got to thinking about embossing powder and this is what I came up with.

I cut the shape out of grunge paper, painted it with medium green acrylic paint, and then used a Versamark pad to cover it with clear ink. After coating it with custom interference green embossing powder (any light green EP will work) and heating, I stamped it with black acrylic paint and went around the edges with gold paint.

I glued a pin back onto the back with E-6000 and let it dry overnight. Then the front was again pressed onto the Versamark pad and coated with clear EP. If you like you can paint the back gold to give it a finished look.

Shamrock: Cricut Cartridge Paper Doll Dress Up 1.5 in.
Sentiment: Karen Foster snap stamps casual mini
Supplies: idea-ology Grunge Paper; Folk Art green, yellow, black, gold acrylic craft paints; clear embossing powder; TKB Trading Travel to Earth pigment; Darice pin backs; E-6000

 Hope your day is awesome! Do something crafty this week! :p

Monday, March 7, 2016

Mustache Birthday Card

To make this card I used my Cricut die cutting machine. I printed the sentiment with Open Office.
I used the Mustaches and Glasses digital cartridge for this project. I had to use my Gypsy (you can use Cricut Design Space or Cricut Craft Room) to size the mustaches so the widths would all match up. 

I put the mustaches through my Xyron X to adhere them to the card.

Cardstock: Bazill Basics Carob Cream, Paper Co. Chocolate Truffle
Cricut Cartridge: Mustaches and Glasses
Sentiment: My Type of Font
Embellishments: Tan brads from Eyelet Outlet

I hope you have a great week and do something crafty!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Cassette Tape Birthday Card

This little card is really simple, but you could go all out on the embellishments if you wanted to. I made it with my Gypsy.
The cassette image comes from the Indie Art cartridge. There is a main image, the tape label and also a blackout and shadow feature. 

I placed a blackout of the cassette image on the digital mat and duplicated it, then flipped one upside down and welded the tops together to create my card base. After everything was cut out, I adhered my card front pieces on with an ATG gun and Xyron X.

Cardstock: Basic Black, Stampin' Up; Turquoise, DCWV; Pale grey from my stash
Sentiment: Holiday Occasions and Everyday Occasions by Joy's Life

Hope you have a crafty week!