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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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 




Saturday, April 26, 2014

yay its a blog hop!!!

happy sunday!  welcome to day 2 of our bloghop  at cardztv hope you enjoyed day 1, the 3-d team really rocked again dontcha think :) 
if you came from out fabulous brendas place your headed in the right direction if not just follow the lineup here. at the end of my post i'll link ya to where to go next. 


4. Brenda- http://www.friendscraftinwithfriends.blogspot.com/ <~this is where you should have came from 
5. Shelly~http://www.cardsbyshelly.blogspot.com/  <~ this is where youre at now 

heres a cute lil card i made for a friend of mines granddaughter.i cased it from a previous card i made as she fell in love with it. hello kitty and pink her 2 favorite things :)  i used a cut from cricuts hello kitty cartridge. i used an action wobbly under kitty.  added some rhinestones and inked up a tad. super easy card :) i added a pocket on the inside which i  forgot to take a pic of, but i tucked in  a couple of gift cards/certificates for her to use at her favorite places. (pizza, roller skating rink,book store,bowling alley, local store that sells hello kitty stuff,michaels and ice cream shop)
heres a lil clip of kitty moving.  its the first time of me loading a video on my blog hope its viewable! 

i added the purrrrfect sentiment from one marys awesome new set of stamps 
"girl talk" . another must have stamp set. well face it all of cardztv stamps are must haves! just go buy them all ~>HERE<~

hope ya liked this fun card :)
now head on over to lovely melissas blog and show her some bloggin lovin :)
thank you so much for stoppin by have fun on the rest of the hop!! 
hugs and love sent your way :) xxxshelly  


Thursday, April 24, 2014

think spring at cardztv

happy friday :) this week at cardztv our challenge is make a spring card. im an autumn girl myself but spring is a sweet time of year. i love to hear the little birdies chirping :)  if you havent checked out the rest of the dts fabulous cards be sure to do that.  as always you'll be impressed. this team ( and the 3d team) rock big time! also be sure to play along with us we really love when you do!
heres the card i made


for this i used a stampin up stamp . i used distress ink for coloring. i also stamped the birdie then cut out attached over the main stamped image. just for a little added depth. 
for the sentiment i used a stamp from the new  "think spring" set. theres some really sweet sentiments in this set so go nab yourself one :) 

thanks so much for stopping by your sweet words always make me smile thank you for that too :) happy crafting xxxshelly 


Monday, April 14, 2014

anything goes at pause dream enjoy

happy tuesday :) over at PDE our  linky challenge is anything goes. how fun! show us anything you got :) be sure to check out the rest of the projects made by my fabulously creative dt sisters. and of course play along with us we love when you do!
i decorated a burlap bag that im gifting to a friend. just a spring is here gifty. im actually going to add some dirt and a small plant inside the bag.


i added some die cut bees (cuttlebug) and a layered crocheted flower and button plus some yellow/white twine. 
then added a sweet saying from a cardtv stamp set "think spring" i love love love marys stamps.

thanks so much for the visit your sweet comments always leave me with a smile thank you for that too :) dont forget to link up your anything goes projects , we're  looking forward to seeing them! 
happy crafting xxxshelly 



Thursday, April 10, 2014

easter at cardztv

happy friday :) this week over at cardztv our theme is easter. if you havent checked out the rest of the dts cards be sure to do that, adorbs and beautiful!
and be sure to play along with us we love when you do!

heres my card


this cute lil bunny is from a prima stamp set. dontcha just think hes the most precious :) 

the clouds are from cardztv stamp set "up and away". i added some foam stickys under the clouds and bunny  for dimension. i used distress markers to color the bunny and flowers and grass/hill. the stamp doesnt give bunny whiskers so i just used a thin marker to add some. 

for the sweet saying i used cardztv stamp set "easter punnies". this is really a cute stamp set :) marys so clever :) 

thanks so much for stopping by today your sweet words make me smile thank you for that too :) dont forget to share your stuff with us at cardztv ! happy crafting 
and have a great weekend! xxxshelly 


Friday, April 4, 2014

count your blessing blog hop with cardztv

happy bloghop day! i sure hope youve enjoyed hopping along with us . we sure have loved having you!  if you came from glorias youve hopped along perfectly :) if not just follow the links and we'll get ya straightened out ;)  did ya know marys giving away 2 sets of stamps to one  lucky commenter so good luck with that!
 i made a card for a friend of mine who is so sweet.one of those people who does everything for you but expects nothing in return. shes teaching me how to crochet, so once i master that im going to attempt to crochet something for her too.
first, heres the line up for the hop in case you need it
 

12. Gloria http://www.girliascards.blogspot.com/ <~ you wer'e just here 
13. Shelly http://cardsbyshelly.blogspot.com/ ~>you're here now <~

i used the awesome count your blessings stamp set for this.
sorry to keep this short and simple but im having major computer problems and im trying to get this up and scheduled before my computer shuts down on me again. 
thank you so much for stopping hopping by have a super rest of day and again good luck !!xxxshelly 



Friday, March 28, 2014

thank you at cardztv

happy friday :)  our challenge at cardztv is to make a thank you card.  be sure to check out the rest of my uber talented dt sisters' creations  and play along with us we seriously  love when you do!
for my card i used mary's awesome cardztv stamp set "love in a jar"


i stamped then cut out the jar, stamped cherries then inked in the jar with some red and then white ink.i tried to make it look like the cherries were floating in their juices. think maraschinos ;) 
i found the cute cherry paper at hobby lobby 
i used a doily punch on the gingham paper.and added some rhinestones, button and twine.
then i stamped the saying . sorry for the blur i just could not get this right and got frustrated trying. ill only let myself get that way for 2 seconds then im done i dont allow myself that nonsense ;) 
thanks bunches for stopping by for a visit and your sweet comments always make me smile thank you so much for that! dont forget to show us your thank you cards! happy crafting :) xxxshelly 

   


Thursday, March 13, 2014

new baby at cardztv

happy friday :) this week over at cardztv our challenge is to make a new baby card. be sure to check out the super cute cards from the rest of the dt. and there is a pic of a very adorable baby :)  be sure to play along with us we really love when you do plus you have a chance to win a set of cardztv stamps. how cool is that!  remember you do not have to use cardztv stamps. just make sure you create a new card and no backlinks. easy peasy :)
                                             i made 2 cards

one for a girl
the cuts are from cricut. i added some buttons, rhinestones and a pompom
and the sentiment is from cardztv "snail mail" set

for the boy
the cuts on here are also cricut. i added buttons and ribbon 

the inside sentiment is from cardztv stamp set "you're the man" 

thank you tons for stopping by my blog. your sweet words always make me smile thank you for that too:) happy crafting and be sure to play along! xxxshelly 




                                                

Monday, March 3, 2014

pick a sketch with pause dream enjoy

happy tuesday :) this week our linky challenge over at PDE is any sketch. i love to follow sketches, do you? be sure to check out the rest of the dt makes you'll love them all. and be sure to link your card or project with us we LOVE when you do!
i chose a sketch from seize the sketch (#13)

i dont have the info on the flower stamp, i picked it up from hobby lobby, its one of those cling type ones. the drangonflies are inkadinkadoo i believe. 

the good luck is from cardztv simply said set.

i added some stickles to the dragonflies. this is one of my favorite stamps :) 


thanks you so much for stopping by for the visit :) and thank you for your sweet comments they always make me smile :) have a great rest of day and happy crafting! xxxshelly