Saturday, May 20, 2017

African Safari digi kit

A digi scrap page and
facebook timeline cover 
that I created with the newest 
digi kit released by JMC Designs,
African Safari. 
It is now available at Plain Digital Wrapper 
and With Love Studios.
It is on sale for 50% off through May 26, 2017.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Graduation Card - golden stars

Today I'm sharing a fairly simple graduation card. 

I chose to use a gold stars theme to coordinate with the saying
from the Great Grads stamp set by Stampin' Up!

The card is Whisper White.
I used metallic gold card stock for the
die cut star and the backer.

Miniature stars (Background Basics, Stampin' Up!)
were stamped with Encore Metallic Gold ink.

The sentiment strip was stamped with Versamark ink
then heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
I added gold metal eyelets on the ends.
It is attached with pop dots for dimension.

The die cut metallic gold star was dry embossed
with a Stars folder from Cuttlebug. 

Because I used metallic elements on it,
I am entering it in the current challenge at

Thanks for looking =)

Monday, May 15, 2017

Love To Craft Challenge

The new Anything Crafty Goes challenge at
Love To Craft Challenge is now live !

This month I'm sharing a decorated
paper mache frame I made recently
as part of a gift set.

Click below to see the additional pieces:
Lovely recovered mini scrapbook 

Coordinating cards and a 100% digital scrapbook page 
with the same papers, that I digitized myself.

The papers, paper flower kit, stamps, punches
and corduroy brad were from Stampin' Up! (no longer available).

The paper flower kit consisted of precut flower pieces.
I lightly inked the edges then scrunched them up a bit.
I layered them, pierced a hole through the centers
then held them all together with the corduroy brad. 

The leaves were stamped then punched out with a 
coordinating paper punch.

The leafy branches were a made from a paper punch.

I looped a piece of twine and hot glued it into place.

The frame is something I've had in my stash for a while,
I don't remember where I bought it.

The easiest way I came up with to make the decorative paper
fit the front was to press a piece of lightweight scrap paper
inside the heart shaped opening. I ran my fingers along the
edges to give it more dimension. This created a pattern to cut
along with scissors. I cut it slightly larger than the creased heart shape
 I made so just a hint of the mache would show. 
It wasn't perfect, but the best I could do. 
Once I had my pattern made to my liking, I lined it up on a piece
of decorative paper cut to fit the front of the frame.
I traced then cut out the heart shaped opening with scissors. 

The word art was found via an online search.
Unfortunately I don't have the direct link to
give proper credit because it was linked to a page
with over 1500 images !
There is a small Cloud Mom logo in the corner.

Thanks for looking =)

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mr. Fix It digi kit

I adore this new digital kit by JMC Designs ! 

It released on May 12th at

It will be  on sale for 50% off until May 19th
at either of the stores.

Alphabet in 4 Colors
5 Card stock colors
24 Patterned Papers
67 Unique Elements – 2 arrows, Banner, 4 Mr Fix It Bears, Border, 4 bows, 3 Buttons, Chain Link, Drill, 3 Flair, 4 flowers, 3 frames, 3 gears, hammer, heart, hook, 2 Leaves, Nail scatter, nail, 2 ricrac, 3 screws, screwdriver, 3 splatters, staples,  star, star scatter, 3 strings, 6 tags, 2 washers, washer scatter, wooden brad, wrench