Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thanks A Bunch

Decided to make a Thank you card, in fact I need to make a few and since I have been using my Project Life cards I figured hey why not use one for a card.

I colored the Clearly Besotted stamps with my copics, then fussy cut it and popped it up. I apologize that I wasn't able to get a better photograph but it was 9pm when I took the picture and daylight was long gone for me.

The green mat was cut with Simon Says Stamps stitched rectangle die and then finished the card with some enamel dots and bakers twine.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Precious Love

I don't know about you but my free time is very limited and I usually reserve Saturdays for playtime, but lately I have other things that are using up that time so I am feeling a bit cheated out of my fun time.

Sunday I spent most of my time in the kitchen, made a chocolate pie for my dh, lemon pound cake for work, some banana and bacon scones with peanut butter with brown sugar glaze for me, citrus and chile braised short ribs for dinner for tonight and frankly I was a bit exhausted after doing all that on top of my normal swim class in the morning.

My dh tried to tempt me to go on a motorcycle ride with him but I was just feeling too exhausted. After he left I found my way into my craft room and was just enjoying being in there. I started to put a few things away, picked up a few pictures and before you know it I had actually completed a layout so I was really feeling pretty happy at this point.

This layout is of my new little grandbaby. I just love little feet and hands, they are so sweet. I haven't journaled yet but I think you get the gest of what I am thinking. And as you can see, I have used a bunch more of my PL cards. I like this line I believe it's called Dream. It was one of the lines my bff gave me part of her kit. It really is very delicate and pretty, perfect for anything girl, baby or love.

I also did some splattering with paints, used a heart punch for the vellum and pink hearts, added some enamel dots, epoxy heart, glittered a butterfly die cut and cut the title from my silhouette and a die. It is so nice when things just go together so quickly, especially given my short amount of play time.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Welcome Winter

Sharing another of my dh's layouts. Have to say I sat down to make a Mother's Day card and ended up making this layout instead. Just goes to show you how my time management works, I was waiting for something to dry on my mom's card and got side tracked with the layout.

Anyhoo I am using up more PL cards. I cut two into triangles, circle punched another, cut a strip of text from one and used a whole card as an accent. Five cards used and about a billion and one to go.

Also used some embossing paste in the background, a bit of washi tape that I cut down and into the shape of arrows, stamped the arrow using one of my favorite stamps and added a few other odds and ends.

And as you can see, I left a little spot for him to do some journaling.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Superhero - Altered Letters

With Easter being this past weekend I didn't think I was going to get anything crafty done because I was using my play time to do a little spring cleaning, sprucing up the yard and getting things ready.

After everyone left and it was quiet I popped into my room and surprised myself at actually finishing something.

These are the first set of letters for the boys. Of course having only to do four of them was pretty easy the next set I have twice as many so I don't think they will go as quickly.

The pp I purchased from Michael's it's their Recollections 12x12 pad. Most of the dies are from Papertrey Ink other than the city die which is from Taylored Expressions. I also used my cameo to cut out the Captain American silhouette, but unfortunately it wouldn't' cut some of the detail so I did use my star die from Memory Box. Oh and the Boom letters are from QK, this was their diesel font that I really love.

Since these letters meant to hang on the wall I had to lean them a bit and the C was particularly challenging, as you can see I used the upmost high tech gadget I could find, a business card folded in fours.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Superhero Canvas - Done

Thought I'd share the last of the canvas I made for my dd.

So here are the three logos, I guess if you can call the images logos. I wanted to try and have two each of the different background colors but unfortunately Batman's logo didn't look very good on red and lets face it, it just didn't make sense.

Here is the last of the words.

And just to show you how much layering this one had. I actually used foam on the white layer because silly me didn't know I actually had white felt.
Now I am on to altering letters and still working on the quilts.  

Monday, March 30, 2015

Altered Canvas

I interrupt the comic book hero projects today to bring you a shabby chic altered canvas.

After finally cleaning my room {yeah!} I sat down and had to play for a bit as a reward. I picked up a pack of these burlap canvases that I really like the other day and since I already had some photos printed of my darling little grandbaby I was able to whip this up fairly quick.

So nice being able to scrap for a girl for a change, a big change that is.

I stole the title from Teresa Collins pp since I was using her paper it just seemed like the perfect title. I think I used it somewhere else but oh well does that really matter?

I popped up the Beautiful word.

I used my new well really not that new just haven't really used it before Butterfly die. I love how intricate it is. I had some glitter paper so opted to make the butterfly sparkle.

I may give this to my DIL and son or I may just keep it.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Two down four to go

So on Monday I gave you a bit of a sneak peek of what I have been making and today I have two of my six altered canvas done for my dd. She is redecorating the boys room into a superhero theme and crafty me decided to make them some art for their wall.

The canvas is just an 8x8 and I then wrapped them in some cotton. I cut the words and stars from felt which I ironed a bit of fusing onto the back to help the cameo cut them. I have to say it was easier to cut the stars using my spellbinders so I opted for that route. I also found it better to fussy cut the bottom layers of matting where I could. Then I glued everything together. I was hoping to sew them together but decided that was a much bigger effort than I originally thought it would be.


I also have been making some progress on their quilts. 6 of the 8 rows have been assembled. Of course I still have to finish two more rows and then back it and bind it. And unfortunately this is just one quilt, I still have a whole other one to make. I am hoping to find some time this weekend to progress but have promised my chiropractor to take many many breaks and not over do it. She wanted to limit me to just 1 hour a day sewing to which I just laughed. Thankfully she sews so she understood.