Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Chloe Stem

I made a simple card using the Memory Box Chloe Stem-I created a background paper using Victorian Velvet and Weathered Wood distress inks then cut the flower out of that-added some stardust stickles to the little "pods" on top. I made a puddle of the same colors of distress inks on my non stick craft sheet(watered it down) and used a small paint brush to "flick" some of of the ink onto the card. The sentiment is stamped in Weathered Wood(stamp is from Printworks). Easy Peasy.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

thinking Spring

I made a few thank you cards for some friends-they were totally inspired by Pauline, I adore her style.

Spring is about burst here in NW PA...lots of birds chirping in the mornings, bulbs are poking up, buds are forming on the trees..exciting stuff.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Twiggy Tree

Memory Box Twiggy Tree die, Martha Stewart butterflies, Hope sentiment is from Catslife Press and the dotted border is a clear stamp is a mystery.

Tip for Memory Box dies

So the detailed steel dies from Memory Box are gorgeous right? But it is sometimes beyond frustrating to get the paper out of the darn die after cutting! I have ruined countless pieces trying to get them out...the die pick works sometimes but it is better for removing the small pieces that are supposed to come out and can actually damage the parts you want to keep. I love this Twirled Heart die... I mean L-O-V-E it but usually ended up mangling the top heart trying to get it out of the die until I simply took a piece of double stick tape,folded it in half to make it a little stiffer and used my fingernail to press it into the groove and TA-DAH, it pulled the paper out enough for me to be able to gently remove the entire thing without damage! Hooray!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

new desk chair

From basic, boring black to super cute in 30 minutes! I used some checked cloth napkins and recovered the cushions-didn't even take the old fabric off. I had no idea it was so easy to take these chairs apart, a couple of screws and voila!
So i kind of dropped the ball on the 'creative everyday"'s been one of those months. I'll try to do better.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Tags and Memory Box

A couple of small tags made today, it was a weirdly Spring-like day today in NW PA,so odd for the beginning of Feb. Usually we are buried under several feet of snow and the sidewalk and driveway are starting to resemble tunnels with the snow piled above my head on either side. Today there is not a speck of snow to be seen...I LOVE it.

Also today a fairly large order f Memory Box dies arrived and I managed to get them all listed in my Ebay store (link to the right)-grab them while you can, they tend to go fast!