Friday, March 15, 2019

Retro Mustang Bday Card

The 50's-ish retro vibe doesn't quite fit the 60's muscle car image,
but I had fun coming up with this card for a long time friend :)

It doesn't show well in the photos,
but I have "chrome" and "glass" effects. 

Rubbernecker Mustang image and die
Traffic Jam Cuttlebug embossing folder
Square Nestabilities dies
partially inked/stamped greeting from Stampin' Up!
hand cut banner
image water colored with ink pads and an aquapainter
glittery silver marker from Office Depot for chrome
Crystal Effects for glass

Thanks for looking, have a great day =)

I'm entering my card in the current
Anything Goes challenges at
Love To Scrap
Through The Craft Room Door

Plus since it would make a nice guy card,
To Die For challenge at Cardz4Guyz
(it's been awhile since I've participated here)
Crafting By Designs Let's Hear It For The Boys

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Rainbows and Unicorns digi kit

Did you remember to "Spring Forward" your clocks ?

A few colorful projects I made with the new
Rainbows and Unicorns digi kit
by JMC Designs and now
available at Plain Digital Wrapper

The first is a printable card, inside and out

The second are cupcake wrappers

The third is a facebook timeline cover
the fourth is a scrap page.

Each portion of the kit will be on sale for just $1
through Mach 17, 2019. 

Monday, March 4, 2019

Purple Poppies Sympathy

 I hand't planned on making a new card so soon,
but life happens. Or in this case, death :(
Sadly, I had a need for yet another sympathy card.

This particular card was inspired in part by a sample
 I saw some time ago in a Stampin' Up! catalog 
and kept in the back of my mind.

Other than the doily being too "yellow" compared
to the Whisper White card stock, I like it.

All supplies used, other than the doily,
came from Stampin' Up! and are long retired.

The stamp set is Simply Sketched.
The image was water colored with inks
from my classic ink pads and an aquapainter.

 There is a layer of shimmery paper behind the front panel,
 it is difficult to see in the photos.

Yes, that is sunshine in the background 
of the first photo!
We've not seen it for days again.
Sure makes this frigid, windy, 
snow covered ground day seem warmer. 
We started the day off with -12 wind chills!

Thanks for looking , have a great day =) 

I'm entering my card in the 
Anything Goes Blog Hop
celebrating the 6th birthday of

I'm also submitting it to the 
Anything Goes challenge at

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Fabric Scrappy Brooch

I had fun wasting time, playing around with some scraps and pieces 
leftover from another project to create a fabric brooch the other day.
You won't be able to see that project until later in the year though ;) 
I also used a fancy stitch on my sewing machine
for the very first time on the felt background piece! 

Will I actually wear it ? 
Probably not, I am not a jewelry wearer.

This is what happens when I don't close a box of fabric right away.....
Hyla cat makes herself a new bed for catnapping. 

I'll probably not be posting as much on the blog for a while.
I've worked months ahead on my design team projects
 for Love To Craft  (always posted on the first of the month)
and have a decent enough stash of greeting cards made (I think!). 
It's time (passed!) to start concentrating on my photo albums
and scrapbooks. I've so much to get completed still!
I will have some digi projects to share
for my creative team work with JMC Designs, though.
In fact, there are will be three kits released this month
that I have digi projects to share for. 

Thanks for looking, have a great day =) 

Friday, March 1, 2019

Bed Spring Hanging Bouquet Holder

This months design team project 
that I made for the anything goes challenge at
is a simple floral piece.
I used an old bed spring as a sort of  hanging "vase"
or "tussie-mussie" !
We are a monthly anything crafty goes challenge
(so long as it is family friendly).
We'd love to see what you made this month !

The florals are actually a spray that my daughter
carried as a bridesmaid in a wedding.

She removed the succulent to use in 
one of my empty Oui yogurt jars,
but didn't want to do anything with the rest
of the spray.  I kept it for a future project , some day.

When I went down to the basement to peruse
my floral supplies, I saw the box of old bed springs
and immediately thought to do this.
I'ts a bit more fun than simply tying a bow
onto the spray as I thought I might do.
My original idea was to cut it apart and
decorate an old horse shoe as a base.
After looking closer at it,  it is made of heavy duty wires and floral tape.
It was not going to be easy to tear apart.
So I kept it intact.

I stuffed "moss" into the bed spring, 
shoved the spray in and attached a 
bow I made from a strip I cut from burlap.

I suggest that if you do something like this,
you seal the bed spring (rust)
and hot glue some felt to the back of it
so the metal spring won't damage your door.
Also, it has a mind of it's own when it comes to
hanging nicely. I had to wire it in place around
a metal over the door wreath hanger
and even then, it still moves too much 
for an often used door.
This will be a temporary decoration for March.

Thanks for looking, have a great day  =) 

I had some visitors in the yard last evening