Thursday, February 16, 2017

No Rhyme Or Reason Digi kit

No Rhyme Or Reason digi kit by
is now available at
It is on sale for half off 
through February 24th, 2017.


lowercase Alphabet
Cardstock - 16 - 12X12 - 300ppi
Patterned Papers - 24 - 12X12 - 300ppi
56 Elements - Banner, Bee, 2 Borders, 3 Bows, Butterfly, 5 Buttons, 7 Flowers, 5 Frames, 3 Leaves, 2 Mushrooms, 6 Ribbons, 3 RicRac, Sequin Scatter, Staple, 4 Stars, 3 Strings, 6 Swirls, Tab, Heart
PLUS - Baa Baa Blck Sheep, 3 Blind Mice, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Little Miss Muffet, and Hickory Dickory Dock elements

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Love To Craft Challenge February

The newest anything goes craft challenge at 
is now live for the month of February !

This month I'm sharing a few projects I 
created for a recent remodel of a room.

The centerpiece of the above wall display is a 12 x 12 
scrapbook page I made to showcase photos of Mustang cars.



finished scrapbook page

 I painted a piece of gray 12 x 12 card stock silver.
I measured and cut out three "windows".
Red, white and blue card stock was cut to fit beneath 
the cut outs then scored multiple times.
I taped the scored card stock under the cut outs.
 A lot of work to recreate the look of 
part of a Ford Mustang emblem for a scrap book page,
but it was worth it to me. 

Another wall features two shadowboxes.
Above them hangs a large collage photo frame
I custom made many years ago.

Shadow box that I added home made spacers to so I could
mount dimensional dash plaques and hat pins.
The spacers were cut from foam core that I painted black. 
They are adhered inside the frame with double stick tape.
A scrap of mat board painted with the same paint as the wall
is the base for the plaques and pins. It rests on top of the 
edge of the spacers , the bottom edges are against the glass.

A deeper shadowbox that I was able to mount
some old hot wheels in along with the original
Hot Wheels Club membership "card" received
many years ago. I had the okay to cut apart the original
plastic inserts of the box that the 8 piece collector
car set came in. I was going to have some custom
pieces made from plexiglass for it to save the original box,
but he said he really didn't care, go ahead and cut it up. 

I made simple "checkered flag" window valances from a 
large buffalo check table cloth.

There are also numerous die cast cars on display that were collected by my father. 
We received them after his passing.
Quite a change from the old green painted walls with a country and ivy theme
room it was for the past 17 years, but perfect for us !

Thanks for looking =)

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Making Memories Crafting Challenge February

Time for the February challenge at
Making Memories Crafting Challenge Blog ! 

This is an anything crafty goes challenge, 
digital creations included,
following this months theme of 
Valentine / use red. 
Please submit family friendly projects
and read our simple rules first :) 

Our generous sponsor this month is 
I used the cute digital stamp
to create a printable card front (above)
with inside sentiment (below).

The image was colored in with Photoshop Elements 10
(I'm still learning how to color digitally.....)
then saved as a PNG with a 
transparent background so I could import it
into My Memories Suite V8 software to complete
the card. I could have finished it with PSE,
but I like the simplicity of MMS
and having lots of fun digital elements already in
the program to choose from to complete the project.

Wouldn't this image be adorable cut into layers 
and made into a paper crafted card? 
Print it out several times, cutting away the
feet and face then reattach them with pop dots for dimension.
I would also trim around the ribbon and arms/heart, 
popping them up a bit, too. 

Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Love Forever Digi Kit

Love Forever 
is a sweet new set of Bits N' Pieces kits by JMC Designs
and now available for purchase at . 



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

House of Cards February Challenge

February 1st,
time for a new challenge at

This months challenge:
love and/or colors
from the inspiration photo below.

I used similar pink colors,
trying to create an ombre effect
on the letter pressed hearts and polka dots
background. I accidentally over blended them 
so there isn't as much of a gradient as I wanted.

Circle dies and a punch with coordinating stamp
to create the swinging element in a window.

The stamp was inked with a medium pink then
the edges were rolled onto a darker pink.

I made two of the stamped elements then glued 
them back to back with fishing line
between them to suspend it. 
The ends of the string were glued between
the front panel and card base front.

Polka dot grosgrain ribbon finishes it off.  

Closeup to try to show the "letterpress" effect.

Closeup to try to show the two tone color stamped image
that I added a touch of Pearlex paint to.
This photo also shows the thin ring I cut from pink 
card stock to frame the opening. 

Thanks for looking =) 

Our challenge lasts all month,
plenty of time to create a card to share !