Sunday, April 26, 2015

Guest Designer for Pink and Main!!

Hello my crafty friends!  I'm back - easing my way into crafting again!
How thrilled I was to be accepted as a Guest Designer for the Pink and Main blog

Please go check them out and be sure to stop in their store - what adorable stamps they


I was sent two sweet stamp sets to design with.  Let's start with this CUTE set called 
"Chews You"!  

When I saw this little cutie on this set, I knew I just HAD to create something with her!

Let's take a look at my card and then I'll give you a few details!

I decided to create a card using the little girl who has blown a big bubble from her bubble gum
and it looks like it POPPED on her!   Ohhh, how I remember having that happen a million times when I was young.  
(Yes, I CAN remember --- no, it wasn't THAT long ago thank you very much!!)
I loved the sentiment stamp - You Blow me away!  It is especially fun because you can color in the word BLOW!  

I used my Cuttle Bug to create a background full of dots and then layered my main image on
a design cut from my Cricut to make her stand out.  I not only layered the little girl, but then 
also popped up the entire background she is on as well!
How I love dimension in my projects! 

Here's another look at my completed card!

Here is a link to this adorable stamp set in the Pink and Main Store:

For my next two projects - - I used the super beautiful stamp set called "Inspire".
Ohhh, how pretty are the butterflies on this set! 

I made my first card from this set using the 3 butterflies on the top left side of the stamp set. 

I stamped each image on to cardstock that was similar in color to the inks I used.
Inked the edges to make them Pop a little.
I cut simple strips of paper and layered them with a very thin ribbon.

I used foam layering squares to pop up those squares with the butterflies to really
make them the focal points.
Added a "diamond gem" to the strips to give a little bling!

I cut out a cute butterfly shape to place my sentiment from this set inside my card

And that completed project #2!

You can find this set at the Pink and Main store right here:

And for my final project today - one more design from the same "Inspire Set".  You can make SO many things out of the sets from Pink and Main!
I created another card using the largest image in this set.

I love how it has the pretty font repeated over and over on the entire butterfly!
It says "Spread Your Wings".
I played around with many different colors of ink and finally settled on this one.

Again, because I love dimension - I folded the wings up and gave them a little bit of a curved shape before gluing it onto my card base.

I added some Liquid Pearls trailing behind the butterfly as it was "flying" across my card front!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the sentiments on this set.  Just love the font they chose!  
Here's just a couple more views of this card:

THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit!  Please head over to the Pink and Main blog to check out all the projects their very talented designers have created with their wonderful, well made stamps!

You know how I love to read your comments! Especially after my Hiatus from crafting!
Thanks for visiting!  

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

My goodness - it's been a VERY long time since I've posted.  To make a long story short - -
I had some health issues that kept repeating and finally ended up with a pretty serious surgery
at the end of October 2014.  I'm happy to report I am doing MUCH MUCH Better - but really have not been doing a lot of crafting.
I finally did a couple of projects yesterday - - it was a full day of crafting for me, actually!
I stepped out of my normal "realm" of paper crafting for my first project and made a
 FLORAL ARRANGEMENT!   WHAT???  I have not done anything like that for years and it was actually fun!  A sweet friend of mine is hosting Easter for her large family and she's had a lot going on in her life lately - so I thought she might like a flower arrangement for her table. I knew her
color scheme since I helped her do some Easter shopping - so from there I went!

First I gathered my materials:  Dry floral foam, silk flowers, wire cutters, wire, a basket.
Trim floral foam to fit your container - in my case, the basket.

Filled in the foam as best I could!
Select the flowers you wish to use, trim if in bushes.
Wire smaller pieces to floral wire.
Have an adorable cat help you!

Fill in flowers as desired til it looks good
(or in my case, you run out of flowers!)

Hope your friend loves the arrangement!  I was lucky that she says she Loves it!  Thank you Sheryl!

Then, my friend arrived at my house to make some "goodie bags" for her guests to take home after her Easter dinner. We settled on making cute tags for each of the bags -  and then made a couple of "bunnies" to sit on her dessert table!  Simple crafts, using the Cricut!  We made 30 tags - so it did take some time to hand decorate each one!

Considering I've not done much crafting in the past year or so - it was a wonderful full day of crafting and it FELT GOOD!  I hope I get my "mojo" back and continue creating!
Thanks for checking in - I've missed you all!
Have a wonderful, safe and HAPPY EASTER!  And please, SRPING-- please come and stay!