Friday, April 4, 2014

A little bluebird of happiness

Hello!  I hope you have had a good week!  Been a little cooler and a bit wet this week, but it is supposed to be 80 degrees on Sunday here in Lodi CA. CRAZY!!

In my effort to get all of my most recent projects posted, here is something I put together last weekend.
Really getting my use out of the Micheal's $1.00 wood frames.  One coat of white paint on this one.  one.  Added scrapbook paper for a background. Used Stampin' Up die cuts and punch for the layers and the bird.
Finished up with a bow and rose at the top corner and a stamp and rhinestone on the bottom corner.
Just a cute little happy bird decoration!

Hope you like the little bird art!  Also hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Be back soon!


Sunday, March 30, 2014

I am still here and here's a couple of Easter projects.

Hello out there!
I know I haven't posted since last year.  Oddly enough I have been making so many things for every holiday, but have failed to post.  I won't catch up with Christmas and Valentine's day projects.  However, I have lots of vintage inspired projects and Easter projects to share.
Let's start with the altered $1.00 frame purchased at Michaels.  I simply put a coat of white paint on the frame.  Then used paper, an embossing folder and embellishments to make this Easter egg decoration.
Next we have a decopuaged egg in a nest.  The paper mâché egg and nest both came from Hobby Lobby.  Finished this project off with glitter, linen thread and a rose.
Had so much fun with the eggs that I made a lot of them! 
Come back tomorrow for another project! 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

More 4th of July!

Been in a very Patriotic mood lately.  Even got flags painted on my fingernails today! :)
Today I have pics for you of a couple more goodies I made for the 4th of July and a little bit of decorating in my house.

Here is another twist on the stand up box.  I like the crispness of this one! 
For a stand up box you only need a paper cutter, a scoring tool and adhesive!
Used the Stampin' Up Perfect Pennants Bigz die for white scallop, the 1 3/4" scallop circle punch, 3/4" circle punch and a star punch purchased at Joannes I finished the box off.

Used the Petite Pocket Bigz die for the white envelope, stamped it with Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy stars, then textured the stamped section with the Square lattice folder.  Wrapped Cherry Cobbler bakers twine around the pocket a few times, and added a tag and shimmer star, filled with Twizzlers and some star wire purchased from the Dollar Tree.  Simple, cute and sweet! 
 Here is our mantle, nothing fancy.  Just a banner I made last year, some wooden stars decoupaged with patriotic napkins, an empty Ghirardelli tin and a couple of framed flags I found at a garage sale or thrift store. (I must be getting old because I can't remember exactly where I found them!)
 Lastly in a cabinet in the kitchen we have an apothecary jar filled with stars and striped wrapped taffy and Tootsie rolls. Add an oak frame that I painted white and put a cute cupcake print in and added a little star pennant.
I hope I have inspired you to if nothing else, get a fingernail or toenail painted with a flag for the 4th of July! :) 
Have a very Happy and Fun 4th!

Be inspired to create!

Monday, June 17, 2013

More Patriotifc Boxes for 4th of July!

I am still in full on 4th of July mode!  My first batch of banners and favors are all gone! So I am on to making more.  This stand up box is 4" high and holds a handful of candy nicely.
Used my Stampin' Up Apothecary accents framelits for the red paper with stars, and then cut the white circle with the Perfect Pennants Bigz die cut.  Topped that off with a 1" wide rosette, Vintage Faceted designer button and cherry cobbler bakers twine.  There you have another cute little favor that would look adorable on a plate at the 4th of July BBQ!

I still have red white and blue paper left!  More to come! :)

Have a great week!
Be inspired to create!


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Patriotic Party Favors and Banners! 4th of July will be here soon!

 Yes this year is flying by!!!! Memorial Day has come and gone and before you know it the 4th of July will be upon us.  That being said, I have started making some patriotic party favors and banners.

Let's start with the banners.  Using the pennant die cut, scallop punch, circle punch and star punch (all punches except star are Stampin' Up)  The centerpiece of this banner is a rosette made with 2 - 12" X 1" strips of paper scored at every 1/2".  Adhered the 2 pieces together, held into a tight circle and put hot glue in the middle and held it until it set. Finished off the centerpiee with a vintage button and cherry cobbler bakers twine. 
 Using the petal cone die, I put together these patriotic cones.  These will hold either snack size Kit Kat bars or Twizzlers, whichever I find first :)
 Made these cute boxes out of 10" X 5 1/2" pieces of heavy cardstock.  Used punches and the pennant die cut to make the embellishments.  I found Tootsie Rolls and saltwater taffy in star spangled wrap at Winco to put inside the boxes.
If I whip up some potato salad and barbeque some burgers and I think we have a party!!!! :)

I hope you are having a great week!
Be inspired to create!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Mr & Mrs Wedding Card

A very good friend of my daughters is getting married next weekend.  My daughter asked me to make a card.  I was honored to fulfill her request.
The wedding colors are red white and black.  I came up with this card for the bride and groom.
Started with a 5" X 10" piece of white card stock , then cut a black piece of card stock with the square scallop.  Embossed the black scallop square with dot embossing folder. Stamped the Mr & Mrs towels on white paper, trimmed and rounded the edges.  Stamped the Mr & Mrs towels again with black ink and cut just the Mr & Mrs out with a circle punch.  Finished it off by adding the tiny flowers, tiny pearl accents and a red ribbon.
Then I realized that I needed a special envelope for this 5 X 5 card. After wasting lots of paper I finally figured it out!!  I can now make envelopes for any size card!
I am working on easy directions with pictures for tutorial challenged people like me!
Come back soon for that!

Have a great week!
Be inspired to create!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Graduation Decorations on a Dime! :)

 My stepson Zachary graduated from high school last week. (my son is Zachary too) Crazy! :)
I put myself in charge of decorations. :)  As you can see the school colors are gold and purple.
So loaded with my handy Stampin' Up tools, card stock, some $ Tree items and recycled mason jars off I went!
Lets start with the mason jars.  Used framelits and a congratulations stamp to make the main pick in the jar.  Added a couple flags, made a belly band, filled the jar with purple shreds and finished with a layered scallop circle and a graduation cap.  (the graduation cap was found at Michael's)
Then with lots of purple and yellow card stock and my pennant framelit made banners to go all around the patio.
Then we have the pedestal vase used to hold cake pops.  I am certain I got this idea on Pinterest at some point.  This is a $ Tree vase, adhered to a $ Tree candlestick with clear silicone.  Easy peasy!
The yellow shreds were also purchased at the $ Tree.
 Purchased a new toy last week!  A babycakes cake pop maker.  Did a trial run Wednesday so I was prepared to make the purple and yellow pops you see here.  These do take a little time, but well worth the result.  My advice to you if you decide to try cake pops:  check out some you tube tutorials for tips before you give it a try.
The cake was purchased at Costco, but we personalized it with some photo pics layered with framelit shapes all hot glued to a wooden skewer.  I really liked the way this came out, and am sure we will do this again on future cakes!
I am very proud of my stepson! I wish him all the success in his future!
Do you have lots of grad parties this year? 
If so, hope some of these ideas helped!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Be inspired to create!