Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas Projects 2016

Merry Christmas everyone! I know, Christmas was yesterday, but as usual, I'm a bit! I made quite a few projects the year, unfortunately I failed to take very many pictures, but I did manage to take a few before sending them on their merry way. Here are the ones that I managed to get pictures of this year.

First up is a cross stitch project that I made for my Secret Santa at work this year, who was one of the custodians, and he is very much into the Rolling Stones. Incidentally he was my SS last year as well, and I was able to find him a key fob on Etsy with the RS logo, and such, on it. However, this year I wasn't able to find anything that really grabbed me, until I ran across this pattern of the RS logo for cross stitching while perusing Pinterest. I hunted around my stash for just the right color red, and set out on my adventure of trying to get it done in just a few days. Things where going great, until I reached the last few stitches of red, and ran out of thread. I didn't know what I was going to do, so I thought about who around my neighborhood might have embroidery thread, and I immediately thought of my next door neighbor, who is into crafts as well. I asked her if she had that same color, and sure enough, she had it....I was saved! I was able to finish the project and was able to give it to him on the day we where to reveal ourselves, and he loved it. He showed me a picture the next day of it hanging over his music room door. I thought that was so cool, and was very glad he liked it.

Here is the link to the pattern if anyone is interested in making one of these for themselves,

Next up is a little Christmas tree that I had made from another idea I got off a site I found on Pinterest. I also gave this to my SS, the day before I gave him the cross stitching. He said he had an idea it was me, because it looked like something someone had made, I told him I'm not the only crafty person on!

Here is the link to this project as well, I made another one that as well as the bells, I added some ornament buttons to it and gave it to my sister, but sadly, I forgot to take a picture of it, but if she still has it out the next time I visit I'll take a pic and post it at a later day.

Lastly, here are a couple of  quilted ornaments that I made from directions I found, again, on Pinterest. These I made for a couple of my classroom co-workers. I was really pleased at how they turned out, and I will definitely be making more of these in the future.

Here is the link to the directions on these ornaments for anyone interested in checking out how to make them,

Gotta love Pinterest for some fabulous ideas, I don't know how many times I've turned to it when in need for an idea on many different projects that I've done.

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the project that I've made this year, and I would love to hear what you think about them...:-)

Monday, November 28, 2016

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge: Sketch 308

Hello there! Tonight I am posting a card that I made for he latest sketch challenge for My Favorite Things, using this sketch.

Here is the card that I made for the challenge.

MFT products used are, Tag Builder Blueprints #6 and BB Santa's Elves stamp set. This challenge is for a prize of up to $20.00 to spend at the MFT store, so I had to jump on it...:-)  I hope you enjoy this card as much as I did making it.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #215: Pink/Silver or Grey

This week on Merry Monday the challenge is to make a Christmas card using light and dark pink, and either use silver or grey along with it. Here is what I created for the challenge.

I wanted to use some of the stamps from a stamp set I just purchased, Cute Snowflakes, from Simon Says Stamp. To make the background piece,  I randomly stamped one of the snowflakes on a piece of white card stock with Versamark, several times around the paper, added pink and silver embossing powder, and heat set them. I also wanted to try out the new ornament die that I purchased as well from SSS, Lulu Ornament,  and embossed that as well with silver embossing powder, then added pink rhinestones, and silver string tied in a bow, and attached it to the pink card. I then embossed a sentiment that I had in my stash with the same silver embossing powder, added some snowflake Dazzles, then matted it with silver card stock.

I don't use these colors very often when making Christmas cards, but I think this card turned out great, and is surely on my favorites that I've made so far this season.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

My Favorite Things Superstar Card Design Contest Entry #3

Here is my third entry for the MFT Card Design Superstar contest.

For this card I decided to use the MFT Santa's Elves set, by Birdie Brown. This is another one I fell in love with, and just " had" to have! I  used one of the Inside and Out rectangle dies for the frame of the shaker, and accented the tree with Dazzles, and also used some of the new Snowflake Dazzles as well. For the inside of my shaker, I used sequins, stars, and micro beads that I had in my stash.

I really had a lot of fun with this card, and I'm sure I'll have a lot more cards made with this stamp set for my Christmas cards this year.

My Favorite Things Superstar Card Design Contest Entry #2

Here is my third entry for the MFT Superstar Card Design Contest.

For this card, I chose another set of stamps that I just recently purchased from MFT, Magical Dragons, this was also one of my " must have" stamp sets. For those who know me well, I don't think I need to tell you why I fell in love with this set, but for those who don't, I just love dragons, and I had to have!

I wanted a rainbow for my card, so I made one using the Inside and Out circle die set, I did this by cutting out each circle with a different color of the rainbow, I adhered them all to a solid circle that I cut out with the largest die, then I cut that piece in half, this left me with two rainbows that I can use, one for this card, and one to use at a later date.  I made the clouds using the smoke puff stamps that came with the stamp set, and traced the swirls with stickles, to give them some sparkle. I adhered them under the rainbow, using dimensional  tape on every other one. I stamped and colored my little dragons with Copic markers, then adhered them to the clouds. I stamped one of the sentiments that came with the set underneath my images. I added this all on top of a piece of cloud design paper, matted it with blue card stock, and added it to the card base.

I really enjoyed making this card, and think it turned out real cute. Can't wait to make more projects with this stamp set.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

My Favorite Things: Super Star Contest

MFT is at it again, with another contest, and I love! This time they are sponsoring a design contest, with a prize of 250.00 MFT store voucher. for more details, click here.

For my entry, I chose to use the Beary Special Birthday stamp set for my stamped images.

I colored my images using Copic markers, cut them out, and adhered them with dimensional tape. The heart balloon I cut using MFT Heart Balloons dies, using DCWV Glitzy Glitter card stock, attached it with dimensional tape, and I added a piece of red and white baker's twine from the balloon to the gifts down bellow. I cut out a zigzag border using the same glitter card stock and the narrowest zigzag from the MFT Chevron Stripes Die-namics die set. The party hat I stamped on red with white polka dot paper, and cut it out with scissors. For the yellow background panel, and the blue, red and green panels sticking out from the side, I used the MFT Inside/Out Stitched Rectangles. I added some silver border stickers to add a little touch to the smaller rectangles.

As always, I had a lot of fun making this card, Up to three entries are aloud in the contest, so I will surely be making more cards to enter.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

MFT Camp Create: Single Layer Savvy


MFT farewell bonfire, Single Layer Bonfire.


For this bonus challenge, participants where to make a single layer creation.

This had to be my favorite challenge, because I got to use my "favorite stamp set for the moment" again...:-) I really enjoyed all the layering, even though I might have made a little mistake, can you find it?!