Thursday, January 29, 2015

Easter House


Wow, I can't believe how quickly January is just breezing by.  I would like to welcome my latest follower Carol's Crafty Corner.  I hope you can stop over at her blog and she what fun things she has to offer.

Today' design started with the Cute Cottage in yellow card stock, then trimmed in white glitter card stock.  I added a couple of red Bushel Baskets and some glitter eggs from the Delicate Nest dies, then attached the white Picket Fence behind the house, added the brown Arboreal Tree with some eggs and to finish I attached the chicks and Chocolate Bunny.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Cute Cottage, Bushel Basket, Chocolate Bunny & Picket Fence
Memory Box - Arboreal Tree, Delicate Nest & Baby Chicks
Viva Decor Black pen for eggs on chicks

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hiding Eggs

Good morning everyone, today is a chilly 30 degrees.  No rain or wind just frost on the ground. Hello to my latest follower Faith A, thank you for joining. I hope you can stop by her blog and see what lovely creations she has to offer.

Those that have stopped by in the past know that I love to make cards that tell a story.

I framed the design using the Spellbinders Grand labels Twenty-three and then placed mounting tape on the back for some dimension. I tucked the tree under the frame and added some eggs and the birdhouse.  Next I attached the Evershan Branch on the right side and added the hummingbird, some chicks, bunnies and the fun little cart.

Materials:
Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities - Grand Labels Twenty-Three ( 6 x 5" & 5 x 4")
Memory Box - Forest Hummingbirds, Grand Alder Tree, Evershan Branch, Birdhouse Village & Baby chicks
Poppy Stamps - Mini Garden Cart, Fuzzy Bunnies & Fluffy Bunny
Martha Stewart - Grass and Easter Basket Punch
Mounting Tape

Friday, January 23, 2015

Easter Silhouette


Greetings everyone, thank you for stopping by, and for those that have time to leave a comment I appreciate the encouragement.

I have been busy tearing up the old carpet and linoleum in the two bathrooms getting ready to have them tiled.  You know things never go as planned I found that the bathroom toilet seal has been leaking, who know how long that has been going on.  We will be replacing that anyway, then discovered the new shower enclosure has been leaking and I had to postpone the tile installation until I can get that fixed. You know the saying when it rains it pours.

I thought is would be fun to design a silhouette style today, very easy to do I punched out the grass and attached it at the bottom then die cut the trees.  Flip one tree over to create a mirror image and attach, next add the bunnies the same way and then the basket with the colored eggs.   I added a touch of Sakura 3D lacquer to the eggs for  a bit of shine.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Bushel Basket & Fuzzy Bunnies
Impression Obsession - Wide Tree
Martha Stewart - Grass Punch & Basket Egg Punch (just the eggs)
Sakura  3D Lacquer (eggs)
Spellbinder - Matting Basics B 5 X 7

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Easter Lattice Design


Very simple to create I embossed the white card stock and then die the oval using the (3 x 2¼”).  I die cut and added the Lattice background and then dotted the center part of lattice with Viva Decor Glitter Liner Silver,  I added the vines on each side and the fun Hydrangea blooms and then doted the centers with a Gold Viva Pen and framed the design with a pink card stock.

Materials:
Spellbinders Basic Lattice
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large
Cuttlebug Tiffany Embossing Folder
Poppy Stamps Trailing Cine, Climbing Vine & Small Hydrangea Blooms
Viva Decor Glitter Liner Silver and Gold Pen

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Cupid silhouette


Hello fellow crafter's,  welcome to my blog, thank you for paying me a visit.  If you have time to leave a comment  that is always wonderful I always enjoy reading them.  I hope today's design inspires you to get out the craft paper and make your own special creation.  I went for a simple silhouette style using only 3 dies. I die cut the corner pieces, then the center heart and cupid.  Next, I used a nice cream color for the background and framed it with the card stock.

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Cupids
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Heart
Cheery Lynn - Deco F Corner die

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Valentine Bear Hugs (Punch Art)



A little fun punch art design today, just die cut all the pieces and then assemble as shown on completed bear.  For the arms cut the Journal Plate & Bracket punched piece in half so it is attached behind the bear to hold the heart.

Materials:
EK Success Journal Plate & Bracket (brown arms)
Spellbinders Standard Circles Large (brown body  2¾″)
Spellbinders Standard Circles Large (cream tummy 2⅜″ )
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large (brown head 2¼ x 1¾″)
Spellbinders Standard Circles Large (cream nose ⅞″)
Spellbinders Standard Circles Large  (brown ears ⅞″)
Spellbinders Classic Hearts (red center heart between arms 1¼ x 1⅜″)
McGill 13/16" punch (circle cream ear pieces)
Martha Stewart Heart Confetti punch (feet, nose pieces)
Fiskars 1/4" circle punch (cream feet circles)
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Punch Around the Page
Poppy Stamps Heart Lattice Background
Cuttlebug Texile Embossing Folder


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Vellum Decorations

Cupid
Impression Obsession Cupids
Poppy Stamps Bubble Ornament (just the hook)
Martha Stewart Confetti Heart Punch
Spellbinders Standard Circles Large (3¾” & 3¼”)
Vellum paper

Easter Bunny
Memory Box Puffy Clouds
Poppy Stamps Bunny Buddies, Bushel Basket
Impression Obsession Fir Trees. Tiny Flowers
Poppy Stamps Bubble Ornament (just the hook)
Spellbinders Standard Circles Large (3¾” & 3¼”)
Via Decor Gold Pen
Martha Stewart Easter Basket Punch
Ranger Ink Clear Rock Candy Glitter
Sakuar 3D lacquer
Vellum paper

Easter Chicks
Martha Stewart grass punch
Impression Obsession Wide Tree & Tiny Flowers
Spellbinders Standard Circles Large (3¾” & 3¼”)
Viva Decor Gold Pen
Martha Stewart Easter Basket & Chicks in the grass punch
Poppy Stamps Bubble Ornament (just the hook)
Vellum paper

While staying at my in-laws for the holidays my mother-in-law had theses vellum die cut ornaments on her tree.  I really liked them and thought maybe I could make something similar.  (If anyone knows the company or name of artist that does these let me know, I think they might be European)

First take the two biggest dies from the Spellbinders Standard Circle Large  (3¾” & 3¼”) place the smaller one in the center of larger die.  Run through machine to create the white circle.  You will need two of these, then die cut two Bubble Ornament hooks.   You will need one 3¾” vellum circle for each design. Place glue on backside of circle, add vellum then attach the other circle.  Add the hook at the top to both sides.

Whatever design you create you need a mirror image for the backside.  I just laid out the designs and created the front then used a mirror image to attach to the backside. That way you have the extact design lined up with each other.    

Have fun being creative,

Diane







Thursday, January 8, 2015

Valentine Dream House


Greetings everyone, thank you for stopping bye and for those that join and leave comments a special hello to you.  I hope you are well, staying warm and making lots of creative crafts.

As you can see I am onto Valentines because really it comes upon you so fast.  I die cut the Cute Cottage in pink card stock and all the red door & windows, then used glitter card stock for the roof and trim pieces.  I created the flower basket using the bushel baskets, tiny flowers and a dot of Viva Decor red pens.  I lined the wrought iron fence with the hearts from the Confetti punch and also the Wide tree.

Materials:
Martha Stewart Heart Confetti punch
Impression Obsession Wide Tree & Tiny Flowers
Memory Box Wrought Iron Fence
Poppy Stamps Bushel Basket, Cute Cottage & Frosted Roof & Ledges
Viva Decor Red paper pen
Viva Decor Glass Effects

Vacations Pictures

Pictures taken over the holidays our first vacation in a very long time.

Longwood Gardens 
 (1001 Longwood Road,
Kennett Square,  PA 19348)

http://longwoodgardens.org/

Longwood Gardens Poinsettia Tree Display

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum - Satellite 
14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway Chantilly, Virginia 20151
Smithsonian Air & Space Museum - Discovery Shuttle
Smithsonian National Natural History Museum
10th. St. & Constitution Ave. NW, in Washington, D.C. 20560

Smithsonian National Natural History Museum

9/11 Memorial Museum
180 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007
Empire State Building (buy Express pass for no waiting in lines)
350 Fifth Avenue  New York, NY 10118

St Patrick's Cathedral
14 East 51st Street  New York, NY 10022
 The Statue Of Liberty









Sunday, January 4, 2015

I'm Head over Heals for you Valentine (Vintage Style)


Happy New Years everyone hope this year brings happiness and many great surprises.

Another Vintage style Valentine, you know how I love the Gentleman Leaping & Lady Dancing dies.

Thank you for visiting my blog and a big thanks for those who take the time to leave a comment or join as a follower.  I always try to hop over to those that have blogs to return the favor.

Before die cutting the heart I ran the card stock through the printer to create the text then die cut and added some Tiny flowers around the top.  I repositioned the arms on the Gentleman Leaping and also on the Lady Dancing.

Materials:
Memory Box Lady Dancing (retired) & Gentleman Leaping (retired)
Poppy Stamps Woodland Fawn (just the scarf)(retired)
Papertry Ink In The Meadows die
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Heart ( 4¼ x 3⅞″)
Impression Obsession Tiny Flowers
Viva Decor Gold Pen
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