Monday, June 26, 2017

2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Well it's that time of year again for one of the greatest blog hops ever!!!  And I am happy to be entering this card.


A coffee themed shaker card I made for a friend's birthday....and she will probably see this post before the card arrives...oh well.  And that adorable image is Sherri Baldy's pre-printed 3D Coffee Bestie but I just used a single layer for this card.

Be sure to check out the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!!  CLICK HERE

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


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Thursday, June 15, 2017

NEW SHAKER CARD!!! Lace & Pearls Variation

I have been wanting to share this for a while....and now it's time.  A Lace & Pearls shaker card!!!  In some ways it's your typical shaker card....BUT NOT....I have used LACE in place of the acetate normally used.  And I have used 3mm PEARLS in place of the sequins normally used.  These changes create an elegant card suitalbe for a wedding, anniversary, adult feminine birthday, sympathy card, and more.


For more details on the making of this card, and for links to products used, please CLICK HERE to watch my YouTube video.  Links will be in the description box.

Check out the challenges...
Modsquad Challenge Blog - Make It Square
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - #59 Make It Pink
Crafting From The Heart - #163 Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Challenge #37
Dream Valley Challenge #158 Square Cards Only
Crafting When We Can Challenges - #146 Shabby Chic
A Gem Of A Challenge - #196 Wedding or Anniversary
(I used the top row Lace Flowers Bling)


Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Tulle Shaker Card - Inspired by Jennifer McGuire

I don't know about you but I love shaker cards.  Recently I learned a new way to make them, thanks to Jennifer McGuire, and wanted to share it with you.


It's not your normal shaker card.  Instead of using acetate for the window, you use TULLE!!!  But there is more to it than that.  You will have to watch my video to see how it's done, but I think you are going to LOVE this!!!

CLICK HERE watch my video and see how it's done.

A few good challenges...
Modsquad Challenge Blog - Spark It Up
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - #59 Make It Pink
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #162
Crafty Girls Creations - Challenge #37


Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Easy 4th of July Home Decor Project

I was asked to be a Guest Designer for Honeybunnies Treasures and was given the Stars And Stripes Mini Page Kit to work with.  Since I really don't do much scrapbooking I thought I would show other ways to work with it.  This week I have created an easy to make home decor piece for the 4th of July.


All of the details are in my YouTube video...
to watch it just CLICK HERE 

I found a few challenges...
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #162
613 Avenue Create - #198 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - #253 Celebrations
(you inspiration photo made me think of a 4th of July picnic)

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


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Thursday, June 1, 2017

4th Of July Picture Frame & Easy Pinwheel Tutorial

I was asked to be a Guest Designer for Honeybunnies Treasures and was given the Sweet Liberty Mini Page Kit to work with.  Since I really don't do much scrapbooking I thought I would show other ways to work with it.  This week I decided to decorate a frame and make an easy pinwheel.


Last weeks project was a birthday card for my daughter, 
and this frame is also for her birthday.

All the details are in my video, including the easy pinwheel tutorial and links to the products used.  Just CLICK HERE to watch my tutorial.

Guess what...there are challenges for this!!!
Hiding In My Craft Room - #302 Any Holiday
613 Avenue Create - #197 Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - #161 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - #342 Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - June Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - #45 Anything Goes
(Your inspiration photo made me think of a 4th of July picnic)


Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


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