28 April 2014

Sequin Shaker Birthday Card

Okay, so I have been seeing these sequin shake cards all over social media.  I have been intrigued from the start, so when Pretty Pink Posh showcased a Sequin Shaker Blog Hop... I could not resist.

Never having attempted to make a sequin shaker card, I watched the tutorial from Pretty Pink Posh.  This is not the first time I have taught myself by just merely watching someone else execute the idea.  It was such a super fun & informative video, so I think just about anyone can watch the tutorial & be able to create their own sequin shaker card.

Here's mine, a birthday card for a friend's daughter:
This bee stamp is from Stampendous! Of course, my sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh & also Lawn Fawn. The papers & ribbon were all scraps from previous cr8've projects (love it when I can use the scraps).  I used the display case from my Spellbinders dies that I have purchased over the years to double as the acetate for my shaker box (love it even more when I can recycle or re-purpose an item).

This card was so much fun to make... even if I didn't have the best foam tape to work with, I still managed to cr8 my very first sequin shaker card.  (I can see a few more of these pretty cards in my immediate future!)

Thanks for stopping by to view my latest cr8've project. 

Happy Cr8'ing!

31 January 2014

Friends With Flair: Cork Container

Well, I sure hope you are sitting down for this... I'm turning the world on it's axis this week & NOT doing a card for FWF.  OMGeeze!  I know - I'm shocked too.

For some time now I have been looking for a container to hold some basic office essentials (pens, scissors, etc.) atop my desk at work.  I knew I wanted something cr8've, something that would allow me to *think-outside-the-box* a bit.  Then it hit me like a bolt outta the blue & I finally discovered a use for the tins & containers I've been saving.  (You know the ones, you buy them & once you done you think "I can use this for something,"  so you hang on to it for what seems like forever.)

So here's the custom container I cr8'd:
 And now, a simple tutorial on how easy-peasy this was to cr8.

Here are the supplies I used to customize my container: old container (tin), natural cork shelf liner, jet black ink, stamp image (I selected Lovely Little Wings), and adhesive.
After cutting the cork liner to the desired size to cover the container in it's entirety, I randomly stamped the image onto the cork.  Suggestion:  you'll want to use a fast drying ink to stamp with, so the image will not smear. (I learned the hard way in my first attempt at this cr8'ion!)
Once you have completed stamping the image onto the piece of cork, apply adhesive.  I found the easiest way & more effective way is to apply adhesive using a Xyron machine.  After the adhesive is applied, you can line up the cork to cover the container.
You can add embellishments or even color the stamped image, but I was going for a more "natural" look for my container & opted to keep it simple.

Hoped this project will make you look at your trash a bit differently, & perhaps provide an opportunity to recycle or re-purpose an item.

Thanks for looking! 

Happy Cr8'ing!

24 January 2014

Friends With Flair: Ionic Bond

I'm jumping right into Valentine's Day with this week's FWF... it will be upon me before I know it & I don't feel like getting rushed last minute to making cards (like I did for this past Christmas).

Using Our Bond is Ionic stamp (such a cute & clean image) & some adorable embellishments (washi tape & adhesive die cuts - felt & foam), courtesy of the dollar section at Super Target (which if you are unaware of it - offers great embellishments for crafting nearly every season & you totally cannot beat the price) I cr8'd this birght & bursting-with-love card:
 Here's the close up of the envelope *bursting* with love:
Since I wanted to *overload* it with hearts - as if they were flying off the card - I kept the image coloring basic.  It kinda reminds me of receiving a card with all those glittery confetti bits in it, only without having the mess to clean up.  =)

Well, thanks for stopping over this week; I hope you liked my card cr8'ion.

Happy Friday & of course...

Happy Cr8'ing!

10 January 2014

Unity's Friends With Flair: Face the Sunshine

Wasn't quite feeling the winter chill, (last I did last week), but I still have another recent Phyllis Harris at Unity stamp (Face the Sunshine) card cr8'ion to share.
This is such a sweet image to send to someone to lift their day or provide a positive note for what ever may be on their plate.
It's no doubt I had a blast coloring this image... I could almost feel the wind upon my face & smell those sunflowers!

Thanks for taking a look at this week's cr8'ion for FWF!

Happy Cr8'ing!

05 January 2014

Cold Season is here, so Get Well Soon!

Have you caught the flu bug or any cold bug this season?  As much as I protect myself, it never fails that I "catch" something!

I used this photo as inspiration to cr8 my get well card:
And here's the card I interpreted from the image:
Never did I imagine a cold bug could look this cute, but thanks to the adorable images in the Healthy Vibes set from Paper Smooches - it does!
I decided to add a little dimensional cuteness to these little germs with glossy accent over their eyes.  No wonder why you get a cold, it lures you in with these cute faces & you forget all about the fact it's a germ!  LOL

Stay healthy this cold season, & thanks for stopping over to see my latest germ-y cr8'ion!

Happy Cr8'ing!

03 January 2014

Unity's Friends with Flair: Let It Snow

Finally getting around to posting for the new year!  The first of many for 2014!

For this week's Friends with Flair over at Unity Stamp Company, I was feeling the chill of the winter season - even though we don't get a winter down in South Florida.  (Don't be too jealous, as we have summer heat for too many of the months & you can grow weary of it - tropical is not all it's cracked up to be!)

So the only way I can get my winter is with using some awesome images, like this one from Phyllis Harris at Unity: Let It Snow.
I think this image, while I bought to use on Christmas cards, is also ideal for any winter cards in January & beyond.
Every snowman needs some sparkle-accents, so I glittered 'em up!  It makes snow seem magical, like when the sun or moon casts on it from a certain angle.  You see, I told you I get easily transported when working with these images!  (I sit there & really work on the image, but find myself being transported to when I was growing up & playing in the snow.) 
Hopefully from the closer shot you can see the details from the coloring, as well as the individual snow flakes highlighted with more glitter.

Truly hope you enjoyed my card cr8'ion for this week's FWF!  It's so therapeutic - not to mention a true labor of love - making cards; today's card is a perfect example!

Happy Cr8'ing!

30 December 2013

My Cr8've Picks for 2013

So I decided to look over all the cards I cr8'd during the past year, & pick a few of my favorites.  Here's my top 3 cr8'ions:


To learn a little more about the card cr8'ions, please click on their respective images to be redirected to their original posts.

Thanks for taking a second look at these card cr8'ions!  Onto 2014... more great cr8'ions await!

Happy Cr8'ing!