Sunday, October 19, 2014

Elf Shaker

When I was doing a little shopping over at Simon Says Stamp, I came across this adorable "Elf Shaker" stamp set by Art Impressions.   An action wobble is included with the stamp set!  How fun is that!  

I created a little video to show you how I used my tools from Perfect Paper Crafting to create this card.  Specifically, the Perfect Tears, the Perfect Layers Mini, and the Perfect Mat.  

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Here is a close up the snow I added using Aleene's True Snow and a bit of glitter. 

Here is the finished card.  I paper pieced the present with some patterned paper from the Carta Bella Bundles Up 6x6 paper pad.  

Saturday, October 18, 2014

DIY Fall Decor

I had the day off from work yesterday so I spent it creating some fall home decor and I had to share!

 I found this cute pumpkin basket at AC Moore and I cut off the handle.  I cut a 4" styrofoam ball at the base so it would lay flat in the basket.   All of the floral bunches were 60% off at AC yesterday!  Love me a good deal!   I used my wire clippers to cut the individual flowers from the bunch and then I arranged them as I liked by securing the stems into the styrofoam ball.  Made this in 15 minutes,  SO easy and so pretty!   It's now the centerpiece on my kitchen table.

Fot this next one, I found a glass pumpkin candy dish for $5.   I removed the lid and then spray painted the dish with Krylon Glistening Gold Glitter Spray Paint.  It gives amazing covering!  The glitter stays put!  Impressive!  I one again put a styrofoam ball in the pumpkin that I could then arrange the flowers to my liking.  

For this wreath, I started with a 14" natural grapevine wreath.  I chose 2 floral bunches and then used my wire clippers to clip off all of the blooms.   I played the flowers where I wanted them and then used my glue gun to secure them,   I created a bow with some wired gold ribbon and wired it onto the wreath.  

Now I can't wait to start making winter projects.............though I CAN wait for winter,  Ugh,

FMS158 - You Blow Me Away

I was in the mood to play along a challenge or two this morning before I set out to my kids and their friends to watch the Merrimack College football today on this beautiful Fall day.

I am combining the Freshly Made Sketches #158 with the
  7 Kids College Fund's Anything Goes Challenge.

I love to color this sweet dragon from the SugarPea Designs "Blow Me Away" stamp set!
I started with a piece of MFT tangy orange card stocka nd die cut it with the largest die from the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes die set,   I then stamped it with the Hero Arts Magical Background stamp in MFT tangy orange ink.   I used the MFT Die-namics pierced rectangle STAX to die cut the image panel from MFT natural card stick.   I added a strip of PP from the Carta Bella Christmas Time 6x6 paper pad and used the MFT Die-namics Wavy Edge in black licorice card stock.    I used my Perfect Paper Crafting Perfect Layers Mini and Perfect Mat.

I stamped my image in MFT black licorice ink and colored him with copics and a black General's pastel pencil.  I used a white gel pen to add the speckles.    I created the bubbles using an ice white Viva Decor Pearl Pen.

Here is the sketch:

If you would like to make the SugarPea Designs "Blow Me Away" stamp set your own,
 you can find it HERE!