Sunday, December 27, 2015

Have a happy holiday

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I thought it would be fun to use pink for the background and dot it with the Viva Decor pen.  I added a little mounting tape behind the middle of the mountain landscape layer and assembled the snowman, then added the tree and cardinals.

Materials:
DCWV 12 X 12 card stock stack Glitzy Glitter  (JoAnn Craft Store) 
Cheery Lynn Designs - Frosty the Snowman
Impression Obsession - Fir Trees, Cardinals & Mountain Landscape layers
Viva Decor Clear pen

Friday, December 18, 2015

Delivering Goodies

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DCWV 12 X 12 card stock stack Glitzy Glitter  (JoAnn Craft Store) PS if using this glittery paper place a piece of wax paper down on the die first then the card stock will cut through beautifully and not stick to the metal die parts.

I am using the Mountain Landscape Layers die as snowbanks, which I thought worked pretty good.


Materials:
Memory Box- Swirled Lollipops & Tiny Candy Canes
Poppy Stamps - Santa's Magic Sleigh
Impression Obsession - Reindeer, Fir Trees & Mountain Landscape Layers
Elizabeth Craft - Season Greetings
Viva Decor Gold, red & blue pens
Spellbinders - 5 x 7 Matting Basics A
DCWV 12 X 12 card stock stack Glitzy Glitter  (JoAnn Craft Store)



Monday, December 14, 2015

Glowing Candles

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I die cut the candle outlines in white card stock, then used purple and silver glitter paper to fill in the spaces. Not necessary the colors I wanted but when I purchased the glitter card stock pack it did not included red.  I die cut the Glowing Candles holly using the green glitter card stock and trimmed it a little to fit on the white outline then added some fun purple berries.  Really easy to create with all the glittery goodness you could want.

Materials:
Memory Box - Tall Taper Candle & Glowing Candles
Cuttle Bug - Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Grand Ovals4-1/4" x 5-5/8" (white card stock) & 4-3/4" x 5-7/8 (green card stock)
Scotch Mounting Tape

DCWV 12 X 12 card stock stack Glitzy Glitter  (JoAnn Craft Store) PS if using this glittery paper place a piece of wax paper down on the die first then the card stock will cut through beautifully and not stick to the metal die.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Silent Night Ride

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Wow I just could not figure out how to use the IO Mountain Landscape layers die where it would look natural.  Finally, I used the bottom part of the mountain die on the blue card stock and glitter card stock for the snow covered mountains.   That way the blue card stock fits over the top part and makes it look like it is part of the scene.

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Mountain Landscape Layers & Fir Trees, Hill Landscape Layers, Small Cabin & Santa

DCWV 12 X 12 card stock stack Glitzy Glitter  (JoAnn Craft Store) PS if using this glittery paper place a piece of wax paper down on the die first then the card stock will cut through beautifully and not stick to the intricate tree branches.

Recently on the weekend my husband and I drove over to the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge to do the Ridgefield Auto tour.  It is a 4 mile drive through wetlands and during the winter there are lots of migrating birds to see.  Make sure to bring your binoculars.  In case you have never seen a Nutria I have enclosed a picture.  These animals are really invasive now and do a lot of  damage to the vegetation and also gnaw on trees.


Yes they look like a beaver but without the paddle tail.  

Nutria (Myocastor coypus, Fig. 1) are semi-aquatic rodents native to southern parts of South America. In the 1930s, they were sold throughout North America to fur farmers and as a means of controlling unwanted aquatic vegetation. Various associations, magazine and newspaper articles, and demonstrations at county fairs promoted the sale of nutria in Washington.
More than 600 nutria farms existed in Oregon and Washington from the 1930s to the 1950s. Flooding and storms damaged holding structures, allowing nutria to escape. Farmers also released their stock when nutria farming became uneconomical. By the 1940s, nutria had been captured by trappers on both sides of the Cascade Mountains in Washington.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Golden Berry Sprig (negative die)

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Another quick and easy design, I used the negative die cut from two berry sprigs and dotted them with Viva Decor Gold and added the bow.  I framed them using the matting basics.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Berry Sprig
Memory Box - Tiny Bow
Spellbinders - 5 X 7 Matting Basics A
Viva Decor - Gold Pen

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Santa's Ride

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Today's offering started with die cutting all the pieces and then attaching the moon and sled in the center of the card.  Next, I added some hill landscape snow banks, fir trees, cardinals and then the carolers.  Very quick and easy to create.

Our weather has gotten very chilly, low of 32 in the mornings but at least it is dry and sunny. Lots of deer eating my plants and the squirrels are busy eating all the birdseed in the feeder. We have several varieties of Canadian geese is the fields and flocks of white snow geese also.  

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Santa's Sled (DIE311-R) , Carolers (DIE221-H), Cardinals (DIE333-H), Fir Trees (DIE084-V) & Hill Landscape Layers (DIE343-T)
Darice - Snowflake Embossing Folder (moon)
Spellbinders - Standard Circle Large (Moon)

Impression Obsession Challenge 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Milk Glass Vase table decorations

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Do It Yourself Table Decoration

Today's project started with several Thrift Store finds that I decided to make into flower arrangements.  I added a little Grip N Stick tape to the edges of the glass and then attached the Styrofoam ball.  I used a pair of wire cutters and cut off all but about 1" of the wire from each paper flower stalk.  To add the flowers start at the bottom of the Styrofoam ball and create a row then just continue to fill until the ball is covered.  You Will Need 2 packages of 144 pieces of the artificial roses for each ball.  I thought this would be a fun table decoration for the holidays. 

Materials:
144 pc Chic Mini Artificial paper Rose Red Flower (2 packages for each ball)
Styrofoam 4" ball
Fibre Craft - Grip N Stick green stick adhesive (Michael's Craft Store or Amazon)
Several Thrift Store Milk glass Vases

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Lighting The Candles

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Another quick and easy design, I am trying to use some of the dies that haven't been used for years.  I die cut both parts of the window and attached them together,  then used the Gothic Window die to cut out the holographic gold paper and attached behind the window.  I added a little mounting tape on the back for dimension. 

I die cut the candles with white and red card stock and added the red pieces back into the frame.  I had to die cut the holly part twice, once in white and then in green card stock and hand cut the green part and then attached to white.  To complete the design I tried to center it on black card stock and added a couple of rhinestones.

Materials:
Memory Box - Glowing Candles
Poppy Stamps - Small Gothic Arch & Small Gothic Window
Gold Rhinestones
Gold Holographic card stock
Mounting Tape

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Poinsettia Border

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I started by die cutting the largest Spellbinder poinsettia with white card stock and inked it green.  Then die cut the Poppy Stamps Blooming Poinsettia and dotted the center with gold Via Decor pen.  I die cut a silver card stock with the Poinsettia Border.   Cut a 3" x 5" white card stock and embossed it with a fun snowflake pattern and then cut a slightly larger patterned card stock for the back and attached together before gluing to the card.  Add border, poinsettia and words to complete. 

I am trying to create some fun but easy designs for the holiday.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Poinsettia Border (silver card stock)
Poppy Stamps - Blooming Poinsettia
Darice - Snowflake Embossing Folder
Elizabeth Craft - Season's Greetings
Spellbinder - Layered Poinsettia (Green leaves)
Viva Decor - Gold Pen

Monday, November 9, 2015

Gold Edged Poinsettia

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Very quick and easy to make just die cut each poinsettia set and attach as shown,  then use gold pen on poinsettia edges and then a cost of Wink of Stella for a little shine.  (Too bad the picture does not show the glittery goodness) Die cut the two corners and glue in place. 

This is the first time using Wink of Stella, love it but it would be nice if the manufacturer would tell you to unscrew the pen and remove the black plastic circle then rescrew the pieces in place so the liquid glitter starts to flow.

Materials:
Cheery Lynn Designs - Lace Corner Deco F
Poppy Stamps - Small Blooming Poinsettia & Blooming Poinsettia
Doddlebug Design - Gold Glitter Card Stock
Wink Of Stella  - Clear edges) 
Krylon Gold Pen (edges)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Snowy Season's Greeting

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I die cut the two snowpeople and then die cut a black tux using the Leaping Gentleman die. To create the red jacket die cut twice one in red and one using white glitter card stock and glue slightly overlapping so it creates a fur lining.  Add face pieces, arms and then die cut hats and attach mounting tape behind snowpeople. Die cut blue frame using the Labels Twenty-Three (5" X 4")  then add mounting tape behind frame and finish with adding a glittery snowbank.

Materials:
Memory Box - Mini Holly Leaves & Holiday Hats (hat)
Memory Box - Gentleman Leaping (jackets)
Impression Obsession - Hill Landscape Layers
Impression Obsession - Fir Trees (hat)
Cherry Lynn- Frosty The Snowman
Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities - Labels Twenty-Three
Mounting Tape
Viva Decor Red & Gold.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Tweeting You A Holiday Greeting

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While driving home today I saw a double rainbow, you could see each side of the rainbow. So far on Saturday they said 2" of rain in one hour , that is very unusual for us and then Sunday it rained over 1".  Not sure if the El Nino is already effecting us or not.

For those not familiar with Gorilla Glue, myself included I purchased it because it said it dries clear, not even sure it does but it does have a chemical recreation with the Ranger Ink - Distressed Glitter Clear Rock  Candy.  After a minute or so it becomes puffy and dries that way.

Materials:
Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large ( smallest die for birdhouse opening)
Taylored Expression - Cloud Border Die (background)
Poppy Stamps - Sparkling Tree Lights & Love Cottage Roof & Decor (snow roof)
Memory Box - Min Holly Leaves & Branch
Impression Obsession - Love Birds
Gorilla Glue - Puffy Roof)
Ranger Ink - Distressed Glitter Clear Rock  Candy (Puffy Roof)
Viva Decor Pens in Red, Green Gold & Blue

Sunday, October 25, 2015

All Decked Out (Decorated Holiday House)


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Materials:
Spellbinders - Grand Nestabilities Grand Ovals (frame)
Impression Obsession - Hill Landscape Layers (in white glitter card stock) , Brick House & Cardinals
Memory Box - Tiny Candy Canes
Poppy Stamps _ Love Cottage Roof & Decor
Taylored Expression - Cloud Border Die (inked background)

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Reindeer Greetings

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Quick and easy design, I just die cut each deer, then added some trimmed tree lights and used Viva Decor pens for the ornaments. Die cut the Labels Twenty-Three frame  and added Mounting Tape to the back, attached the deer and the sparkly poinsettia.

Materials:
Memory Box - Leaping Deer
Poppy Stamps - Small Blooming Poinsettia & Sparkling Tree Lights (harness)
Spellbinders - Grand Nestabilities Labels Twenty-Three
Viva Decor Pens, Red, Green, Gold & Blue
Mounting Tape

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Fall In The Country


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Ever since our weather has gotten cooler the deer have decided to become very pesky. They are eating the leaves off of plants that in the past they have never touched.  They really go after the Dogwood trees, breaking branches and stripping off all the leaves.   They vacuum up all the fruit tree leaves so I never have to rake.

Recently when we were out of town upon returning home I noticed that all the Fuji apples are now missing from the trees.  This I can not blame on the deer (my husband calls them forest rats) since the trees are trimmed up high enough the deer can not reach the branches.  Really I have no idea what happened to the apples, we have bears but there is no damage to the trees. The birds may peck them but never has ever one gone missing.    

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Wide Tree, Small Cabin & Mini Pumpkins
Memory Box - Classic Tom Turkey
Poppy Stamps - Festive Turkey
Martha Stewart - Grass Punch & Small Maple Leaves

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Gathering Up The Pumpkins

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For today's design I inked most of the die cut pieces.  I first inked the Alder tree, then the Firs  and also the pumpkins.  I tucked the trees behind the Landscape Layers and pumpkins between the rolling hills.  Then loaded the truck up with pumpkins and attached it to the front. 

Materials:
Memory Box - Grand Alder Tree & Puffy Clouds
Impression Obsession - Fir trees, Classic Truck, Pumpkin Patch, Cardinals & Hill Landscape Layers
Ranger Ink Distress Ink - Red, Green & Orange
Spellbinders Matting Basic A 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Thanksgiving Turkey



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A printed a picture of a wild turkey off the web so I had something to go by and then tried to ink the die cut turkey with black, golden and some blue.  I stamped it with the VersaMark Watermark Stamp and dusted it using the Ranger Ink Embossing Powder Clear and then heat embossed.

Too bad the picture does not really show the true colors.  I thought it would be fun to tuck some pumpkins into the grass and add some Fall colored leaves and then finish with the die cut Thanksgiving.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Gourds and Pumpkins & Vintage Happy Thanksgiving
Memory Box Classic Tom Turkeys
Spellbinders Matting Basics A
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
Ranger Ink Embossing Powder Clear
Heat Tool for embossing
Martha Stewart Fall colored inks
Martha Stewart Grass punch

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Fall Scarecrow

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For today's design I started with the face, I die cut in flesh card stock using the 3 1/4" circle and hand drew the mouth.  Then punched the nose with the 1/2" circle in orange card stock. The eyes were three punched 1/2" circles, white, black and brown card stock, glue the white then black and trim the brown in half for the lids.  The hair is a Cumin colored card stock and I ran it through the crimper and then used the Deckle scissors to cut out the pieces.  The rim part of the hat is created using the A2 Bracket Border in brown and orange card stock and then slightly overlay the pieces.  I had to free hand the top part of the hat. I used the Square die for the scarf, trimmed off a little and added the two leaves to the right corner.  To complete the design I made a flower and tucked in a few leaves.  

Materials:
Fiskars - Paper Crimper (hair)
Fiskars Medium Flower punch
EK Success Paper Shaper 1/2" circle punch (eyes & nose)
Fiskars Deckle Scissors  (hair)
Impression Obsession - Small Leaf Set
Spellbinders - Classic Squares Large 3 x 3” (scarf)
Spellbinders - Standard Circle Large 3¼”  (face)
Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One ( Hat)
Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Wood Grain (Background)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Fall Flower Arrangement

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I am tickled pink to introduce you to my new friends and followers, thank you for stopping by and joining my blog.

Laurie of  I Love A Cloudy Day & Diana of The Nana Diana

Today's offering was a lot of fun to create, first I took one piece of the Adirondack® Alcohol Ink Card stock  and used the applicator stamp with felt and squeezed a little of the three colors and a squeeze of the Alcohol Blending Solution and then stamped the card stock. Next I die cut the pumpkin.  To create the flowers I punched out the two colors and snipped with scissors between the petals and attached two punched flowers for each flower.  The centers are from the Tiny Flower die and I pinched the center before attaching.  I tucked the Massa Leaf behind the pumpkin and attached more flowers.  I die cut the Fleur De Lis Square and attached the pumpkin and then from my computer added the word Fall on a sheet of card stock and die cut with the Pastry label.  To complete I used the Spellbinders Grand Square and attached the label and Fleur De Lis Square.

Materials:

Poppy Stamps - Massa Leaf Background
Memory Box - Pastry Labels
Impression Obsession - Pumpkin & Tiny Flowers
Spellbinder - Fleur De Lis Squares
Spellbinders  - Grand Nestabilities Grand Squares
EK Sucess - Daisy Punch
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink - Sunset Orange, Sunshine Yellow & Gold Mixative
Tim Holtz® Adirondack® Alcohol Ink Card stock (4 1/4" X 5 1/2" 20 pack
Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Ink Applicator Stamp Handle and Felt
Ranger Adirondack Alcohol  Blending Solution

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fall Day

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I have been watching the squirrels in the yard, not sure if they are gathering food for the coming winter or what but there has been a lot of activity.  With the weather changing, the Fall foliage is gorgeous, vivid red, yellows and orange.  

Materials:
Spellbinders Matting Basics A (brown frame)
Martha Stewart Grass & Cardinal punch
Impression Obsession - Squirrels, Pumpkin Set & Pail
Memory Box - Tall Birch
Taylored Expression p Cloud Border Die (background clouds)
Brown Distressed Ink
Blue Distressed Ink

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Autumn Leaves (Alcohol Ink)

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The weather here in the Pacific Northwest has certainly been wonderful, the leaves are turning beautiful colors and some are starting to fall.  The days are sunny with a few rain showers now and again. 

I am tickled pink to introduce you to my new friends and followers, thank you for stopping by and joining my blog.

Kelly of Sand Castle Stamper, Babs of Little Crafting Place, Ingrid of My Little Bastelwelt  & Gina of Gina's cards

I have been playing around with Alcohol Inks and watching a few tutorials.  I certainly had a fun time seeing what I could do with the inks.

I inked the card stock and used the blending solution over the entire surface of the 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"  glossy paper.  Then die cut the small leaf set twice.   Next I used the VersaMark Watermark Stamp on the wide tree branches and then sprinkled clear embossing powder and used the heat tool to create the shine on the branches.  After I attached the leaves over the branches I dotted the branches with Viva Decor Red to create berries.  To create the frame I just hand cut the orange and white card stock.

Materials:
Tim Holtz® Adirondack® Alcohol Ink Cardstock (4 1/4" X 5 1/2" 20 pack
Ranger Ink Adirondack Alcohol ink - Sunset Orange, Sunshine Yellow & Latte
Ranger Ink Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution
Viva Decor - Perler Pen Red
Impression Obsession Wide Tree & Small Leaf Set
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
Ranger Ink Embossing Powder Clear
Heat Tool for embossing

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Shadowy Evening Treat or Treaters


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I flew down to California over for the weekend and wow it was 99 degrees on Saturday and 104 on Sunday with humidity.  Too hot for me.  When I returned home it was a lovely 66 and raining.  

For today's design I was trying to create a evening shadow effect, I really need to watch a video on how to use inks.  That would of made the background a lot more fun on this card.  I used the In The Meadow Die for the rolling hills and embossing the brown card stock then added some Fall colored leaves. I tucked the Weather Fence behind the hills. Next I die cut the trees and flipped the left one over to create a mirror image, added leaves and bats.  I die cut the Trick or Treaters twice and flipped the left ones over and added mounting tape for some dimension. 
Materials:
Impression Obsession - Trick or Treaters
Memory Box - Grand Oak Tree & Weathered Fence
Spellbinders Wood grained embossing folder
Papertry Ink - In The Meadow Die
Martha Stewart - Fall Leaves Punch Around the Page & bats
Mounting Tape

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Snowy Midnight Ride

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Well this design certainly has a enormous amount of glittery goodness.  All the trees and snow banks are covered with a thin coating of gorilla glue then dusted with Rock Hard Candy glitter.  I added mounting tape to the back of the trees in front and the bears.  The lower snow bank was die cut using the In The meadow die and the larger one I hand cut using the Deckle scissors.

Materials:
Fiskars Paper Edgers - Deckle scissors
Gorilla Glue
Ranger Ink Hard Rock Candy Glitter
Poppy Stamps - Mama & baby bear
Impression Obsession - Fir Trees & Santa
Spellbinder - Standard Circles Large
Papertry Ink - In the meadow Die
Mounting Tape

Friday, September 4, 2015

Light Up the Tree

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I never know what I will find in my craft supplies as I came across this fun embossing folder. I added some glitter paper dots as tree lights to create a clean and simple design..

Materials:
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Season's Greetings
Crafts Too You - Swirl Christmas Tree Embossing Folder
1/4" glitter paper dots.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Snow People Greeting

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Materials:
Cheery Lynn Designs - Frosty the Snowman
Memory Box - Jolly Jingle Bells, Swirled Lollipops & Holiday Hats
Poppy Stamps _ Fuzzy Bunnies
Martha Stewart Bow & Branch Punch
Cuttlebug - Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Christmas House



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I can honesty say I was having such a great time making this card design.  I cut the red card stock for the square house 4" X 5" and the shorter one 2" X 6 1/2".  I die cut the door first then die cut and glued the Impression Obsession window/door piece on the door and attached back in place.  I added a Martha Stewart green glitter bow, a fun berry sprig and used two planter boxes filled with glitter ornaments.   The posts are from the Halloween Roof & Porch die with two gold card stock Village Lamp Posts.  

The roof & windows are from the Madison House Set and the green shutters are from the Plush Curtains set. I used Medium Steampunk Pipes for the chimneys and Frosted Roofs & Ledges for the V shaped icicle roof.  Inside  window curtains are Martha Stewart doily punch. Jeweled tree is IO Fir trees.  Words Elizabeth Craft Season Greetings die.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Madison House set, Plush Curtains, Berry Spring, Halloween Roof & Porch, Frosted Roofs & Ledges & Village Lamp Post
Memory Box -  Medium Steampunk Pipes
Elizabeth Craft - Seasons Greetings
Impression Obsession - Window/Door & Fir Trees
Martha Stewart Bow & Doily punch

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Shaped Christmas House

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I saw a card like this on pinterest and can not find the original person who created it.

First I would like to say I really have no idea why the gorilla glue and clear rock candy glitter had some kind of chemical reaction and the snow dried puffy.  I purchased the gorilla glue because they say it dries white which is what I wanted.  Oh well.

I first took white card stock and used a sponge to apply the vintage photo ink and stamped all over the sheet.  Then I cut a 2" wide 5" long strip to create the piece the door is sitting on. I die cut the door, used the impression obsession window/door in the center and then glued a piece of paper to the back and glued the window/door in the center.  I die cut three more of the  impression obsession window/doors for a little dimension and attached to the door.  I hand cut the roof shape and cut the Halloween Roof apart, trimmed off the web and attached. On the back I added mounting tape.  

I cut another piece of the stamped paper 4" X 4"  attached added the Madison House roof and the  chimney off to the right.   Next I attached the door piece and after die cutting and gluing several impression obsession window/doors glued them together and added the doily punch for curtains.    I added mounting tape to the back of fir trees.  I attached a plain white card stock shaped like the house to the back so the card does stand upright.  It does not make a big card but it was fun to create.

Materials:
Gorilla Glue
Ranger - Distress Glitter Clear Rock Candy
Poppy Stamps - Halloween Roof & Madison House Set (door, flower box & roof)
Memory Box - Bright Lanterns, Medium Steampunk Pipes (Chimney)
Impression Obsession - Fir Trees
Impression Obsession - Window/Door
Martha Stewart Doily Punch (curtains)
Pine cone sticker (door)
Mounting Tape
Ranger Ink - Distress Vintage Photo

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Fall Cascade

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I used a red ink and applied it to the edge of leaves before attaching flower pieces together. 
Then dotted the centers with the Viva Decor in Sunny Yellow, and attached to the stem. The embossing folder is so pretty and always gives a nice embossed pattern to work with.

Very quick and easy to create.

Materials:
Marianne Design DS0913 Embossing Folder
Memory Box - Evershan Branch
Poppy Stamps - Small Blooming Poinsettia
Viva Decor Sunny Yellow (flower centers)
Red ink for edges of leaves.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Haunted House


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Just a silly haunted house design.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Cute Cottage & Halloween Roof & Porch
Memory Box - Jolly Jack O Lanterns, Ghost Trio & Medium Steampunk Pipes
Impression Obsession - Glasses

Friday, August 7, 2015

Yard Art Red Totem and Glass Flowers

Red Glass Totem

Green Glass Flower
Blue Glass Flower Yard Art
Mikasa Sunflower Frost platter/painted vase yard art
Egg dish, Amber pillar candle holder, crystal candle holder (center)


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I finally finished a red totem for my daughter, I have had the worst time finding glass pieces.
For the glass flower I attached green half marbles onto a plate then a green bowl and a clear glass candle holder with a green marble in the center.  For  more details see previous post.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Blue Glass Garden Totem Tutorial


Completed Glass Totem

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Warning this tutorial is picture heavy.

It took many trips to my local thrift stores to find inexpensive glass pieces that I could attach together, it was like being on a treasure hunt. I also added blue half marbles on the base of the totem.  The glass pieces that work best are heavier pieces that have a very flat base so that pieces will stack together. You could use pottery but I really wanted the sparkle that you get from glass.

All the glass plates are inverted and then glued, it really makes the base stable by flipping the plate over.

You will need to wash each piece and let it dry completely before you begin to glue the pieces together.

I started by using DAP Waterproof Auto Marine Sealant in a thin line to put 2 pieces together at a time and letting them dry for (24 hours)  Then you just start laying the glass and glue and let dry.  I glued mine outside on the grass just in case they did not stay together that way I could not break anything.  The top is a cute angel which I thought could watch over the yard.

The pictures below are of the various pieces I purchased to create the totem.

Base of Totem
Clear glass candle holder
Cobalt blue Bowl
Clear Glass Plate

Cobalt Stemmed Cup
Clear Glass Plate

Glued sections - 1 Base, 2 Middle, 3 Center
Top Piece, Angel, Cobalt Votive & Candle Holder
Dap Auto Marine Sealant it is waterproof (purchased at Home Depot)


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