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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

it's all about christmas

happy wednesday! today is my turn to host at the cardz tv gallery . i'm sure you've been having a blast checking out all the top awesome projects my dt sisters have been showing ya! it's just a couple of days until thanksgiving and before we know it christmas will be here. so i decided to show you a couple of christmas things i've made. all  the stamps i used are from mary's cardztv stamps and can be purchased ~> right here <~  you're welcome in advance ;) 

for my 1st project 

i made a tag or ornament.
i took a round coaster and added some lace and punched piece of paper
the snowflake is cuttlebug cut and emboss. i added a pearl to the center and added some glitter stickles, some pompoms and ribbon. 
i used this sentiment from the "very merry" set. 

for my next project i made a christmas card
i'm sure i saw something similar while browsing pinterest. i hand cut some triangles and tree trunks from cardboard then wrapped in twine added some buttons and pearls, handcut some snow hills and stamped with snowflakes and inked it up a tad.

the sentiment is from the "very merry" set also

my next project are also cards
i used my fave line of prima stamps. jack and jill. 
i just think these two are the cutest :) this is the first time using the christmas ones 
i made 2 cards with them just different colors.
the one on the left i used the utee cracked glass effect and the one on the right i used utee but only layer of it. 

heres the cracked glass effect. i love the old worn look and the colors i used really went well for the style. i added some snowflakes with pearl centers. i used my viva decor pearl pens.

heres the other card
i used swiss dots embossing folder for the matting and some snowflake stickers and added rhinestones

i used the same sentiment on both cards using the "very merry" set

for my next project i made a cookie box using a 12X12 piece of cardstock. here's a tutorial i found 
i added a goofy looking  ornament i made. i just drew out a gingerbread man onto thin cardboard and then in self adhesive cork (tim holtz). i inked him up til he looked baked, sprayed with my spray adhesive and "sugared" him in chunky  glitter. i then used some twine around him added buttons and  using viva decor pearl pens added eyes nose and mouth 

i used "very merry" set on unfinished wood stars. i inked them up a tad. 



for my last project i made a very easy little treat holder. i found this easy to follow  tutorial 
i think these would look cute sitting on a plate maybe adding the guests name on a little tag attached under the bells 

i used a little hole punch , tied some bells with hemp twine and tied in the back. 


i used a martha punch for the sprigs and added ice crystals (epson salt) and  berries using viva decor pearl pen
i  used "going in circles" for the sentiment and heart. 

thank you oodles for the blog visit, your esweet words always make me smile, thank you for that too! 
i hope ive given ya some fun christmas themed inspiration :) 
happy crafting and have a blessed thanksgiving! xxxshelly 










Tuesday, November 4, 2014

my favorite season cardztv gallery

happy wednesday :) my favorite time of the year, autumn is here YES! i hope you've been enjoying our projects over at the cardztv gallery . it sure is a lot of fun creating and using mary's awesome fun stamps. for today i made 4 projects i hope at least one will give you some inspiration :) 

my first project i made is a wreath

i used an old sizzix embossing folder for the scarecrow. i just embossed him onto cardstock then cut him out and colored in. the leaves are cuttlebug. the pumpkins are just round unfinished wood circles that i colored broke a craft pick and used that for the stems. added buttons and a birdhouse some beads and dried floral stuff i have in my house. i also made a little ribbon flower out of crinkle ribbon. i got this from 3 girls jam 
i used this cute lil sentiment from the set "country at heart"


for my next project i altered a lunch sack
i punched along the top with a martha punch , the leaves are cuttlebug i used felt for these. added some ribbons and a couple little things. easy peasy but i think sweet. i havent added anything inside yet but will come up with a baked goodie when the time comes for me to use it. i used "happy days" for this sentiment.

my next project is an altered mini pringles can
i took off the outer paper and then  first covered it in some mulberry paper. you could use tissue paper or just ink or paint this instead. do whatever your creative mind tells ya to ;) i then covered that in some fall paper, tore it and bent it so the mulberry paper showed through. i added some lace ribbon to the top and bottom. then i added some dried floral stuff, leaves i cut from felt using my cuttlebug and some pins. the cute angle one i purchased from pinque peacock .sorry i didnt get an upclose of that, but i already gave this to a friend so i can't ask for it back ;) i think if you ckick on the picture it makes it huge so you should be able to make it out better. anyway.....
for the fun sentiment i used "brew ha ha " 

and for my last project for today....
i altered a burlap sack. 


again for the pumpkins i just colored in some unfinished wood then broke some craft picks for the stems and added some bendable covered wirey stuff. geesh i forget what this is called.. i hate that! lol i found it by the cross stitching stuff at hobby lobby. i added some cute lil flower pins. the leaves are leftovers from my cricut. i filled it up with some candy pumpkins and pumpkin seeds. YUM! 

thank you so much for stopping by for a visit and thank you for your sweet comments they always make me smile! happy crafting and have a super rest of day or night! xxxshelly 








Tuesday, October 21, 2014

all about halloween for cardztv designer gallery

happy wednesday :) it's my day again to post over at cardztvgallery. in case you don't know theres a different post from a different design team member with a different project of our own choice every day. so be sure to check it out every single day! also a reminder all the stamps i use (unless otherwise noted) are from mary at cardztv..you can check them out and purchase them ~>HERE<~
as usual my post is going to be picture heavy so have that pot of coffee made and your snacks handy :) my design team sistas inspire and motivate me so much i sometimes just cant stop creating!
ok are you ready....

project 1 



a fridge magnet. 
i inked up a coaster  trying to make it look like a moon ,added some cuttlebug die bats, a witch from a martha punch and a glass star and of course magnets to the back. easy peasy :) 

before i added the embellies i stamped the saying using cardztv "trick or treat" set. 

 project 2

an altered prima flower bottle


i added some vinyl spider webs and spidies


i used a sharpie and drew some web strings. cant have the spiders just floatin there ;) 

i found these printables somewhere on the web. sorry i cant credit where they came from ( it also included pumpkins) but they were downloaded onto my old computer which has since crashed and burned. thankfully i printed out a few pages of these before that happened. 
i used the "trick or treat" stamp set for the saying AND the cute lil candy corns. i colored them in with bic mark its then covered them over with some dimensional mod podge . i inked up the tag with tim holtz distress inks. and added some twine to hold that puppy on :) 

project 3
a candy topper

i just cut paper to fit over the top of the mini bag.cut the hair by hand add googly eyes hand drew mouth and fangs. then i used acrylic paint for the pearly whites. added candy corn and closed with a staple.
i used the "trick or treat" set for this saying also. how cute eh!

project 4
an altered tin can "bucket"

i wrapped paper around the can. you can glue this but i just use strong adhesive craft tape instead of messing with that mess and drying time. im too impatient :) plus my kitty olivia likes glue so we try to avoid using it as much as we can .
i used martha drippy goo punch at the top and  a cuttlebug die for the marquee behind the saying 

i used the same die marquee die , just tore and bent it then adhered it after i added the saying which again is from the "trick or treat" set
i added a martha witch punch to one side 

then a martha kitty to the other side. i punched a hole into both sides of the can with my crop~o~dile and added some covered wire and cording for the handle. 
then filled it with shredded paper and candy.

project 5
an altered bag 


i used the stamp mischief and mayhem from the "trick or treat" set
and made a "monster" out of yarn. you just take your yarn wrap it around 2 fingers between 100~200 times ( mine were done about 150 i think, with 2 kitties fighting me for the yarn i lost count somewhere ;) ) . anyway then you just cut the yarn while its still on fingers. be careful :) tie another piece of yarn or string in the middle to hold them all together then floof the yarn a bit. you can cut any strings that are a bit long. the more yarn you use the tighter or more pom pom look your critter will be. i like the scraggily dissheveled look myself. i took a piece of the "hair" and tied it to a paper clip to hang on the bag. you could add a magnet to the back if ya want to plop it on your fridge. i added googly eyes and a pompom for the nose.  this was really quick and simple. a fun project to do with kids. 
sorry about the crappy pic on this one, my cam was giving me difficulties.

project 6 the last one i promise! ..did i drive ya totally bonkers ! ;) 

an altered frankie bag 
i saw this on pinterest, i just took a small light colored lunch bag, inked it up with some distress ink. i used circle punches for eyes and nose. for the hair i used marthas drippy goo punch. easy easy but oh so cute! 

i used the brand spankin new "frankly frightful" set for these fun sentiments. for the frankly frightful i stamped in black then in a lighter green to get an embossed look. my lil spider is made by drawing some legs then adding a black pearl into the center. since taking the photo i realized i forgot to make a little web string for spidey to hang from so he has smooth landing into the candy treats ;)  i just drew a line from one of the letters down to his body. 

thank you so much for stopping by my blog. i hope you enjoyed my post, i had a fun time making all these projects. thank you for your sweet comments too, they always make me smile! have a fun time creating! xxxshelly 





blessings card

happy tuesday :) its been a long while since ive done any card challenges...so  heres a card i made for a couple of challenges.
the kraft journal who's challenge this week is color.
and DL.ART where sweet  diana is having her anything goes linky party.

i've been out of the loop so long if you know of any fun little challenge sites let me know :) thanks in advance!  

i used kraft cardstock  and twine,both i purchased from the kraft outlet.

i dont own a cricut or cutting machine anymore, but used extras i had cut and stored away. i dont remember the cartridges used, i think stretch your imagination for the tree and doodle charms for the basket and leaves. the birds are a random stamp.


thanks so much for the visit, come back tomorrow for my cardztv gallery post :) 
your sweet words make me smile, thank you for that too! happy crafting and have a great rest of day or night :) xxxshelly 



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

my first post for cardztv gallery

happy wednesday! its been awhile since i've posted anything new have ya missed me?! lol . i've made some changes of late. i sold my cricut and really dont make cards very often. i also am no longer on other design teams. just this one for the  cardztv design team gallery. everyday except for sunday there will be a new project from my design team sisters so be sure to check back each day for something amazing and exciting :)
i made a couple of projects  so i hope ya have your cup filled and a snack on the side as this is going to be a picture heavy post ;)  also, all of the stamps used are mary's from cardztv.awesome stamps that fit every occasion. you can view and purchase them ~>here<~
 so now, onto what ive been up to :)  my projects.the first being a fairy door from an unfinished piece of wood i found at hobby lobby.

                                         the door all finished.

 
i forgot to take a picture before i started painting but the entire piece is the same color as the actual door.  for the red brick i started off using acrylic paint. i then went to town with my bic mark~its. i love these markers! they are inexpensive and they work awesome on wood and paper. i also want to add i found all the extras on this at hobby lobby. 

                                         
i stamped this saying from the "count your blessings" set onto a wooden popsicle stick and attached it with hot glue.

for the nifty little globe light i used an unfinished wood finding piece wood   colored it in then hot glued a marble onto that. i glued the top of it to a craft pick and glued that onto the door frame so it kinda stick out some. 
the pot on the left is also unfinished wood colored in with the mark~its. added a broom and tiny clay pot and some rocks. for the plants i just use cut pieces of stuff from the floral dept.  the metal pieces on the door are some findings my daughter picked up for me. 
i added a sweet  teeny tiny dragonfly charm. theres also one just above the light. 
i also added a "windchime" i found this in the jewelry dept. 
whew! enough of that project eh ;) lol

my 2nd project i captured a critter :) 
to make the ghost for this i just took a 1 inch styrofoam ball, placed a double layer of guaze over that drew on some eyes and mouth with a sharpie. there are tutorials that say to use mod podge or glue and water on the guaze, i didnt do that and hes held together for a week so far. i cut a piece of styrofoam and hot glued that to the inside of the lid. i added a twiggy thing i had in my stash but id go out and get a stick from a real tree if i were gonna do this again, i just think it would look better, thicker and more tree like. i added moss around that. i couldnt get a close enough pic without blur to show i also took a tongue depresser or large popsicle stick, broke a piece off, colored in grey and added rip for a tombstone. its right in front of the ghostie. i added some vinyl stickers around the jar and some ribbon around the bottom rim and some confetti pumpkins

i used this cute saying from the "trick or treat" set
a cute easy project something fun you and the kidddos can do . 



for the next one i made a birdbath and bag gift set . the urn had silk flowers in it. i just pulled them out and made a cute birdbath out of it.

for starters, i took a pringles lid filled it with dimensional mod podge and some re~inker. i let that dry then set it right inside. woo hoo it fit perfectly! i love when that happens :) 
i then  glued the urn to a round coaster then added some moss and branches and twigs, flowers and a cute lil mushroom
for the bag i used this stamp from the "simply said" set
for this stamp from the "going in circles"set i stamped onto an unfinished wood circle, i added some of the florally stuff to tie the bag and birdbath together. 
i added a cute lil wooden lady bug (gifted from my daughter i dont know where she got them) and brown birdie. 


for my next project i made a quick cute gift bag for a sweet little lady ;) 
i found a nifty way to use some punches. just punch across the top of your bag. 
for this one i used a martha stewart ladybug punch.is this ever cute! i just add a glue dot to inside of bag to keep it closed.
for the tag (and ladybugs on bottom of bag)  i used the "negative" pieces of ladybugs. the cute sentiment is from the "girl talk" stamp set.

another project i made a nifty treat /cookie box. these are very easy and quick to make .
this was made from a 12X12 piece of paper plus the topper. here's a utube link for you to follow ~> here <~


i added some lil spiders using my viva decor pearl pen then drawing in legs.

the fun sentiments are from cardztv stamp sets "trick or treat" and " frankly frightful"  every halloween my daughter and i give each other  scary~cute fuzzy socks so the trick or treat smell my feet worked perfectly with this!  

 here's a side view for ya :) 

and.....finally my last project . i know i know...over kill lol 
2 boxes/bags for my daughter and her boyfriend

these are super simple , using a 12X12 paper plus extra for the handle
scoring and one small cut and a couple of slits. easy easy easy! 
im going to add in a favorite candy or snack plus their fave "toxic drink" ;) yum! 
 you can get the tute on making these ~> here <~
i used "trick or treat *stamp set for the mischief and mayhem and "frankly frightful" set  for the spellbound


thank you so much for stopping by my blog and sitting through such a long post. i really do appreciate you. and your sweet words always make me smile. thank you for that too!!  have a great rest of day! xxxshelly