Monday, January 23, 2017


happy friday..ok ok its monday i completely forgot to schedule my post for cardztv anything goes. i've been sick and a year ago yesterday the cutest boy in the world,  my shweetheart soul kitty geddylee crossed the rainbow bridge. i still miss him more and more everyday. 
so on to my project..i just learned how to loom knit. i tried knitting with needles but had such a hard time with the tension that i just said forget that crap. it made it not fun or relaxing at all. so if you also have frustrations with knitting give the loom a try, theres a gazillion tutorials on the web and utube. this particular pattern is from

this is called a comfort doll. i added thehair which i admit im not fond of how i did it so i'll probably take it out and do over . i frayed the hair i think i'll just not do that. 

i added an easily removable tag using a stamp from the fabulous  "love ya" set. 
you can purchase this set plus many others right ~>here<~

be sure to play along with us we love when you do!!!!  plus you can win a set of stamps!! woo hoo!!! 

thanks so much for stopping by my blog and your sweet words of encouragement always make me smile. thank you for that too :) happy crafting!!!! hugs and love shelly 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

cardztv anything goes gallery challenge #5

happy friday! i hope your thanksgiving was an enjoyable one. time to relax now and get some crafty time in :) be sure to play along with us we love when you do!  the rest of the dt over at cardztv were busy busy making sweet projects for you to feast your eyes upon. my project was a quick one but something i thought our thanksgiving guests would appreciate. 

i whipped up homemade caramel sauce. to find a recipe just go to pinterest or google. it's really simple and quick to make up , tastes sooooo much better than store bought stuff and no yucky preservatives! plus makes an awesome gift! 

i found these tall cellophane bags at hobby lobby. they fit 2 granny smith apples perfectly with room to add a tag and twine. i twisted then used a bread tie then tied mine with some paper ribbon. for my jar , i buy a specific brand of hot fudge sauce wash and save the jars to reuse. you can use a mason jar or whatever suits ya. i glued a piece of gingham cloth to the top to hide the label . tied with twine and more of the paper ribbon. 

i used a stamp from cardztv merry everything set on a paper doily die attach i use double sided tape.  tied a lil twine around the jar. easy peasy yet a sweet gift. i made one for each of our thanksgiving dinner guests. 

you can purchase this awesome step set ~> here<~

thank you so much for stopping by for a visit. your sweet comments always make me smile. thank you for that too! happy crafting, shelly 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

happy friday! time for cardztv anything goes challenge. have you seen the awesome projects from the rest of the design team. if not be sure to head on over and check them out. great stuff as always. 
for my project this week i made a fridge magnet 
i colored a piece of unfinished wood and some chipboard  pumpkin and leaves cutouts. added flowers , stems, buttons and an owl. easy peasy. i used a stamp from "big holiday wishes" you can click ~>here<~ to purchase this set and lots of others

thanks so much for visiting my blog, your sweet words always make me smile, thank you for that too :) happy crafting!! XXXshelly 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

cardztv anything goes challenge #3

happy friday! gonna keep this short and simple, yet picture heavy as it's my birthday and i'm off to do things with my daughter and mom. this week i made 2 projects for our anything goes challenge #3 over at cardztv.  one is a fun little hallow~scene and the other a quick simple magnet.

here's my hallow~scene
my glue gun got a good work out :) 
to start with , i glued some moss to a thin piece of unfinished wood i found at hobby lobby. i shop there a lot as it's right across the street from me. seriously, a 5 minute walk! 
 i just used a few fun things i had in my stash. the cats are unfinished chipboard i colored with a black sharpie then added yellow stickles for eyes. 

the rats are a martha stewart punch, the pumpkins are buttons and i made the mushrooms from unfinished wood chair plugs or caps ( found at hobby lobby) i colored them with bic mark its and dotted some with with white acrylic paint. i added google eyes in the moss for some extra added fun :) 

the bats are a cuttlebug die and the owls are some 3d stickers my daughter picked up for me. the trees are picks i got from hobby lobby 

i used pulled apart cotton balls for the spider webs

found the spider in the jewelry section at hobby lobby.

the tombstones are cuttlebug dies i used the "trick or treat" stamp set for the mischief and mayhem. 

project 2

i painted an unfinished wood heart with black chalkboard paint. after it dried i brushed on some petroleum jelly ( in the parts where the grey is) then painted with my other color (cheapy acrylics) once that dried i took a paper towel and wiped. the top coat comes off where the jelly was. pretty nifty no sanding needed. i hot glued some little flowers tied with a burlap string. also glued a magnet onto the back. 

i used a stamp from the "favorite sayings" stamp set. 

you can pick these awesome stamps sets ~>here<~

thanks so much for stopping by my blog. your sweet comments always make me smile. thank you for that too :) happy crafting and happy halloween!! xxxshelly 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

cardztv anything goes challenge #2

happy friday! it's time again for another anything goes challenge at cardztv. if you havent yet, be sure to check out the awesome projects the rest of the design team have created . be sure to play along with us as you'll have a chance to win a set of mary's awesome stamps! 
here's my project. i love to create little scenes using buttons, moss, findings..whatevers in my craft stash. 

isn't that little deer the cutest :) 

for the tree i used a craft pick. then added the button owl with hot glue. 

the gnome, bunny. leaves and corn are all buttons too. i made the mushrooms out of unfinished wood that i colored with bic markits and acrylic paint for the white dots. the tree stumps are from hobby lobby. they come cut and prepackaged. 

of course i had to add one of my favorite critters.. a squirrel :) i was thrilled when i saw this was in the assorted button pack :) 

i used a cardztv stamp from the frankly frightful set. i stamped the saying on a piece of wood and inked the edges a bit. then added a pumpkin button. 

sweet scarecrow button. i added some frou frou behind him. i used a paper flower that i adhered to a wood flower pick. i found a pack of green picks in the floral section of hobby lobby. i also hot glued one on the back side of the scarecrow then hot glued that onto the moss. i didnt get a good pic of the sign under the hello pumpkin sign, it came in the button pack and says pumpkin patch. 

button bunny and a little wooden ladybug. 

heres just a top view of it all. i forgot to mention earlier, for the base i took a piece of unfinished wood , found in the unfinished wood section at hobby lobby. ..i covered that in moss, it comes in a sheet with sticky backing so all i have to do is cut to size , peel off the back paper and press it onto the wood. i love this stuff for this type of project :) i hope ive inspired you and shown you dont need to sew to use buttons :) 

this is the stamp set i used . you can purchase that plus many others AND some fabulous precolored die cuts right ~>here<~

thank you so much for visiting my blog and your sweet comments always make me smile. thank you for that too :)  happy crafting and have a great rest of day/night.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

cardztv anything goes gallery

happy friday! we're back from our break at cardstv. i used to be on the gallery designers team but switched over to the anything goes team for this term. i sure hope i give you some cute fun ideas. if you haven't yet, be sure to check out the awesome from the design team sisters. you will be amazed art their creativity! also be sure to play along with us you have a chance to win a set of stamps and fun die cuts. 
for my project this week i made a body sugar scrub. i used some bourbon sugar, coconut oil and a couple of spices. this smells soooooo good!! 

i added a little bit of frou frou to the jar and added a tag using a stamp from the "simple thoughts" set.
 you can purchase this awesome  stamp set plus others ~>here<~

i don't have a printer set up so i had to hand scribble the name of the scrub onto a paer doily i attached to the lid. 

thanks so much for stopping by my blog. your sweet words make me smile, thank you for that too! be sure to join us with your beautiful creations . have a crafty rest of day or night. xxxshelly 

Friday, May 13, 2016

bloghopping fun with cardztv!

happy saturday . well, you've reached the end of the line here... i hope you've had fun with us on our fabulous  blog hop. didn't ya just love the awesome  projects  from my sweet  DT sisters !  they are so talented and inspiring! 
in case you got lost along the way here's the list of us all. mary is giving away 3 of her fun stamp sets to one lucky winner so if you're a follower be sure to leave a comment on her post. good luck!!!!

for my project i crocheted a balloon that i attached to a birthday gift. 
to make the tag i used distress stains. you just lightly smack the bottle down onto your tag or paper. let it dry.i used a heat gun because im a tad impatient ;) . then i added googly eyes and tiny tiny pompoms for the noses. 

i used the perfect sentiment from the "simple thoughts" stamp set

here's the gift that was inside the box. i made it for my daughters 34th birthday. 
 i found the gremlin and ladybugs plus the little wood stump  and mushrooms at hobby lobby. i glued everything onto a rectangle piece of wood. i made the mushrooms out of unfinished wood furniture buttons colored with my bic mark its and dotted with white acrylic paint. i made some flowers out of  styrofoam shavings  ( cheap version of "flowersoft") colored with alcohol ink but i forgot to take a picture after i added them.  

thanks so much for joining in our fun! happy crafting and have a great rest of day! shelly

Monday, April 18, 2016

cardztv gallery

happy tuesday! today is my turn to showcase a project for cardztv designer gallery. be sure to stop by everyday and see a new project from a different designer. 
for todays project i altered a wooden spool plus frou froud up a mini gift sack that i added a gift card to. 

i used an unfinshed spool, colored in with a  bic mark it marker then tied some jute around it. 
i purchased all my miniatures at hobby lobby.  found this nifty little sewing machine in the doll house section  i added a piece of material . the scissors and hanger are from paper studio. and the thread spools are buttons. i have teensie wood spools i wish i had used them altho these are cute. i secured everything with a hot glue gun. 
and i used a stamp from the fabulous "sew much fun" set which you can easily  purchase ~>here<~ you're welcome in advance :) 

thank you "sew much" for stopping by my blog . "you're so sweet" i had "sew much fun" making and showing you my project. your kind words always make me smile :) "sew long" for now and happy crafting! xxxshelly 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

cardztv gallery

happy thursday! it's my turn again at cardztv to showcase the project of the day. be sure to checkout the gallery plus the rest of cardztv for the best cards,   3d projects, home decor etc. a ton of inspiration from my very talented and sweet design team sisters and of course mary! 
i crocheted a cute egg cover for easter.  i found the pattern on pinterest. a super simple pattern you can  download free  from the lion yarn company. you can put this over a regular egg but i opted for the plastic eggs. i'm going to give one to each of my brownies (girl scouts) and inside i'm going to tuck in a sentiment from the easter punnies set. 

the egg fits right inside the bunny's body. 
a side view  so you can see i added a pom pom tail. after the pics were taken i realized i forgot a mouth so afterwards i just did a straight stitch under bunnys pom pom nose. you can just do a quick stitching with thread i like the way i did it what you prefer.  i also added whiskers (thread) to mine and safety eyes. 
here's one of the sentiments i've enclosed. each egg will have a different cute saying inside. 

 using this fun  and cute stamp set which you can purchase ~>here<~

well i'm off to finish  the rest of my bunnys :) thanks for visiting me, your kind words make me smile :) xxxshelly