Sunday, June 30, 2013

Clay Cherries for Paper Sweeties

Please scroll down one post to see a very fun notecard set for My Time Made Easy.  Thank you!

The July Paper Sweeties sketch is revealed!  And I had great fun with it.  I took the opportunity to make clay cherries!!  (More about those later.)  And okay, I admit I took liberties with the sketch.  But that's part of the fun, right?  I kind of squinched (is that a word?) the sketch and put the elements all in one place.  Here's the sketch:

And here is the envelope I created to hold my cherry cards and tags:

See what I mean about squinching?  The two banners and the sentiment are really all sharing the same space.  The hearts and word sentiments are from Little Wishes in the Paper Sweeties store.  Here's a closer look at the round cards and tags featuring clay cherries:

Doesn't it look like I had fun with this project?  The air dry clay is super easy to work with - I was amazed!

How simple is that?  The clay colors are very easy to mix.  You can create just about any color you like from white, red, yellow,, blue, and brown.  Let the clay dry for awhile - I let mine dry overnight.  It is very light, perfect for papercraft embellishments.  I hope you join us at the Paper Sweeties blog  - create a project using the sketch (even squinch it, if you want) and post it for us to see.  I'd love to see you there.

Additional Supplies   
(I got mine at Michaels.)

Notecard Set for My Time Made Easy

Thank you for stopping by today to see the second installment of the new template, In-Dispensable from My Time Made Easy

I've also used the new digital stamp set, Just a Little Note and new patterned paper from Petal Prints.  I colored the flower and bird image with Copics and wrapped each one with a sentiment from the new set.

I also packaged up some glassine bags for envelopes,  envelope stickers and address labels.  This is a closer look at the stickers and labels in action:

I scanned my colored image and cropped it to just the large flower for the envelope stickers.  I  cropped out the bird and flower for the address labels and resized it much smaller.  Then I printed them on sticker paper and cut them out.  Fun!

You can see the entire new July Release in the New Products section at My Time Made Easy.  There will be lots of other great ideas at these blogs:

Have fun!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Christmas Cookie Box for My Time Made Easy

Our job today for My Time Made Easy is  to use the July's new template, In-Dispensable, for anything but a card set.  I, of course, thought cookies -which led me right to Christmas and gingerbread men!

This box has the perfect opening - just enough of a peek to wonder what's inside.  

The paper I used for this box is from Tis the Season collection.  

And the sentiments on the tag are from Homemade Holiday Sentiments.   Come back tomorrow to see a totally different In-Dispensable gift box - this time with cards! 

Visit these blogs for other great ideas using the In-Dispensable Template:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

So Fun To Be One!

You may remember the circus train I did awhile back.   Grandma Kim requested a  first birthday card for Grayson (you can see his Birth-day banner here) and I thought that circus train was just the place to start.  

I still really like that train and really like how the card version turned out.  Changed some of the pink to teal and orange in hopes it would feel more boyish.  I used my copics and the circle template from My Favorite Things to add the orange dots in the background.  The template has graduated circles which makes it nice.

Hope you're having a fantastic week (Is it hot where you are?  We've been in the high 90s for several days now...)!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Mother Goose Christmas

I've used quite a few of Nicecrane Designs darling images.  This is another one from the Mother Goose collection.  To me it looked like a winter scene, so I decided to turn it into a Christmas card.

I couple of strategically placed snowflakes cover orange falling leaves. They didn't quite fit with my concept!  It's so funny to be talking about snowflakes when it is 95 degrees outside!

Here's a look at Mother Goose Collection I.

Such sweet images - I've already used three of them!  Hope you've had a wonderful weekend and here's wishing you a wonderful week!

merry word die    |    snowflake dies   |   martha stewart snowflake punch
aqua felt   |   gold paper from staples    |    warm micro glitter

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Kewpie Cuties

Back with some more Kewpie cuteness with an image from Nicecrane Designs.

Ignacio has quite a few Kewpie selections.  The name Kewpie comes from Cupid (the Roman god of love) and Kewpies were so popular that a kewpie doll was included in the time capsule at the 1939 World's Fair.  The sentiment is from the new company Reverse Confetti.  

Here's a look at the set this Rosie O'Neill Kewpie postcard is from:

You can find it here.  Hope you enjoyed the Kewpie cuteness!

Linking up at Make It Monday and Shabbilicious Friday.


Monday, June 17, 2013

Fairy Circle

Ever so often we get a cute little fairy ring of mushrooms growing in the yard.  It's only happened in the last few years, so I guess we've had some fairies move in!

This cute fairy circle image is from Nicecrane Designs.  It's just soooo sweet, that I couldn't wait to put it on a card!  Here's a look at the complete set, Incredible Agnes Richardson:

I am probably going to use EVERY image in this set!  They are ADORABLE!!  What do you think?

I'm linking up at Make It Monday.  So glad you stopped by!

mushrooms    |    rose from Michaels

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Monochromatic Monogram Cards + Happy Father's Day

Let's celebrate Dad today!  Dennis and I met my parents for lunch .  It's kind of funny, but since my daughter has grown up, we really don't go all out on holidays (or birthdays) like we used to.  

But it was fun to get together at a local pizza place and no one had to wash dishes!

I used a vintage valentine to make this card.  My friend, Souna, (who is a first grade teacher) had me change the wording on this, so that she could use it as a thank you card to give to parents at the end of the year who had volunteered in the classroom. 

I rather like these monochromatic monogram notecards. 

I think they work great for Dad and I'm thinking with a curvier alphabet, they would be great for me, too!

kraft cardstock    |     envelopes from Michaels

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Thank You From The Bottom of my Heart

Okay, did you know...that Kewpies have to have wings or they are NOT Kewpies?  I learned that on Antiques Road Show. Kewpies were first seen in drawings by Rose O'Neil for Ladies' Home Journal in 1909 - the same year my house was built!  I need a Kewpie doll to put on the shelf...

For now, this Kewpie will have to do.  I've combined a couple of Kewpie sets from Nicecrane Designs to create my project.  LOVE the sentiment:

I would thank you from the bottom of my heart
But for you my heart has no bottom

Such a sweet way to say thank you!

I put together an easy gift box for my Kewpie to adorn.  I always do a drawing of the box I want,starting with the size of the front of the box - adding on the sides, back, tab and bottom.  Would you like to see my highly accurate, to scale drawing (hah) of this box?

Then I just follow my drawing - cut it out, score it and fold it up!  Decorate!  

Here's a look at the Kewpie sets:

Visit Nicecrane Designs for LOTS of vintage images, I mean lots!  Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Use your Trash and Who Won?

Do you save all the little paper pieces left over from your creations?  I think it's a great idea, but sometimes I have to rethink my storage.  If I could solve that problem, I'd be THRILLED!  Awhile back I made a couple of scotty dog cards that used a very sweet doily.  Of course, I had saved the trash - I mean negative space, of course!  

I decided to put my hoarding - I mean saving - to good use.  The patterned paper is also a saved item.

I added some other things I had picked up in the infamous Michaels dollar bins including the butterflies and post it notes and I was in business.

Amazing, a card started with trash!

Now, who is the winner of my PaperHaus Magazine Blog Hop giveaway?

The winner is...(drumroll, please)...   Karen Ladd!!!!!!

Karen, email me (link at right) with your address and I'll get your goodies to you ASAP!  Thank you to everyone who participated in the blog hop and congratulations Karen!

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Release Day at Paper Sweeties

Hi, everybody!  I've continued the wedding theme for Release Day at Paper Sweeties.  A while back I bought metal letter stamps and have been trying to find time to try them out.  I also got lucky and stumbled across 5 pretty forks for $1.00 at an antique store.  

I can see a need for improvement, but these aren't too bad for a first try at metal stamping.   

I just ordered a brass head one pound hammer and I think that will help.  I used a light weight hammer for this and had to hit the letter stamp about eight times!

The tag is made up of stamps from three of the new sets:  Wedding Day, Faith Hope Love and Love.

Here are the metal stamps I used.  I hope to make some more things.  Jewelry, perhaps?

Be sure to go by the Paper Sweeties blog to see wonderful ideas using the new stamps and check out the Paper Sweeties store to see the entire June Release.

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Happily Ever After for Paper Sweeties

Click HERE  to see the PaperHaus Magazine post and giveaway.

Welcome to Day 3 of sneak peeks for Paper Sweeties!  Included in the June Release are two beautiful bride and groom silhouettes.  I've used one here.

This silhouette is from Live Laugh Love and the sentiment is from Faith Hope Love.  

The Paper Sweeties blog will be sharing more sneak peeks.  So glad you stopped by!
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