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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bird Cage Easel Card

Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! I hope you're having a blessed week. I'm posting on the My Craft Spot blog today! :o)

Inspired by Kimberly's beautiful Music stamp set, I rekindled my love for easel cards. :o) This is part of my contribution for this month's I Feel the Love Project collection, where we are spreading love to elderly residents at an assisted care facility.
The bird cage easel card is a Lori Whitlock cut file from the Silhouette Online Store. I've had this file for quite some time, waiting for a special occasion. I thought it would make a lovely pairing with a musical sentiment. :o)
Included in the Music set are sweet little music notes, which I sporadically stamped around the sentiment with varying amounts of ink. I wanted a mix of bold and faded to coordinate with the Glitz Design papers.
Fluttering throughout the card are the gorgeous butterflies from the Jar Full of Flowers stamp set. They (and the birdies) are coated with Wink of Stella glitter for an elegant shimmer. Nestled beneath my Wild Orchid Crafts roses are Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourishes and a sweet touch of Vanilla Bean crinkle ribbon.
I hope it brings joy to the recipient's heart. :o)
Thank you for visiting and have a blessed day! :o)

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *Catered Crop~ Music Expressions
 *Craft Your Passion~ Use at Least Three Patterned Papers
 *Divas by Design~ Pretty Pearls
 *Love to Create~ Polka Dots and Pearls
 *Papertake Weekly~ Dies
 *SweetStamps~ Anything Goes

Monday, August 11, 2014

3D Flowers at My Craft Spot!

Hello, my sweet friends! I hope you had a blessed weekend. :o)

Today begins a fun new challenge at My Craft Spot! This week is all about 3D flowers, which is one of my favorite things in crafting! :o) I love 3D flowers and look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

For my project, I made a card for August's I Feel the Love Project collection. This month we are sending love to the sweet elderly residents at Wynwood of McMinnville assisted living facility. It is so important not to forget our seniors!

Everyone loves flowers that never fade, right? :o)
The beautiful flowers are one of Kimberly's newest goodies, the versatile Flowers- Daisy metal die set! (I adore this collection!) I layered a couple of the designs for regular daisies (minus the largest die) and then filled in my little basket with one of the flower center options. I thought they would make sweet little flowers on their own. :o) (Which was probably Kimberly's line of thinking, too!)
They are covered in Wink of Stella clear glitter, naturally. :o) I tucked tulle into the basket before adding the flowers and finished with a few pearl sprays. The leaves are inked with Forest Moss and embossed with the Victoria Cuttlebug folder. The flowers are inked with Victorian Velvet. The pretty basket is a Marianne Design die.

How adorable are these teeny tiny pink hearts on the bottom panel? :o)
The flower border is from the Fancy Edges 2 metal die set, which I've accented with pearls. The sweet sentiment is from Tiny Tags 3, which I've cut out and layered with the coordinating Tiny Tags metal dies. Petal Pink crinkle ribbon provides a soft border, which I've double-bowed and centered with a Wild Orchid Crafts scalloped pearl.

The lovely papers are part of the box of paper love I recently received as a gift! They are from Pion Design's My Precious Daughter collection. So beautiful. :o) I hope it brings a smile to the heart of the senior who will soon receive it.

Thank you for fluttering on by! Have a sparkly and blessed day. :o)

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Summer)
 *Crafting From the Heart~ Anything Goes
 *Fussy and Fancy~ Bingo Board (Pearls-Stitching-Message)
 *SweetStamps~ Bling
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting sentiment


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Birthday Love :)

Hello, crafty friends! I hope everyone is doing sparkly! :o) I'm posting on the My Craft Spot blog today, sharing a new creation with Kimberly's new Flowers- Daisy dies. :o)

A nature-loving family member has a birthday on Saturday, so I turned to a few of my favorite My Craft Spot goodies to show my love. :o)
Each layer of the beautiful daisy dies is popped up with dimensionals and the petals are gently curled. The leaf dies in the set are gorgeous, which I embossed with the Cuttlebug Victoria folder.
The sweet sentiment is from the Build a Birthday stamp set. I adore this set, as there are so many options and such fun greetings! My center layers are Spellbinders Gold Labels 4. I rarely make a birthday card without some type of bunting, so I used the Tiny Tag metal dies for this one! The tags are slightly curved upward at the bottom to give an appearance of gentle waving. Antique Gold jute string ties my banner together.

You may be curious about these gorgeous papers! I received a gift last week from my sweetheart... a little box of paper love for making some tough decisions and pressing on through challenging days. Part of the gift are these Maja Design papers, from the Walking Through the Forest collection. It's honestly one of my dream paper collections! Like Pion Design (which I used in my double-sliding lid box), Maja is based in Sweden. All my favorite papers are from Swedish companies! :/

The Autumn papers throughout are extraordinary, most of which I'm saving for a little later. I'm still afraid to use my ultimate favorites. But this beautiful owl and birdie paper was perfect for the recipient, so I dove right in. The coordinating papers on this card are so lovely in person... so warm and happy. The butterflies are fussy cut from the collection, as well.

A peek inside, which is the only non-Maja Design paper. I couldn't bear to use a piece for the inside! Thankfully this neutral floral from My Mind's Eye paired nicely. :o)
Thank you for visiting and I wish you a sparkly day! :o)

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *Crafting From the Heart~ Anything Goes
 *Dies R Us~ Birthday
 *FAN-tastic Tuesday~ Anything Goes
 *Love to Create~ Anything Goes
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Anything Goes

Friday, August 1, 2014

My Craft Spot Mini Release Day 2: Speech Bubbles!

Happy Friday, my crafty friends! Welcome to Day 2 of the surprise My Craft Spot mini release! :o)

Kimberly was just too excited to wait for the next full release to share TWO of her new metal die sets! Yesterday and today we are showcasing these new goodies! Kimberly is offering an amazing prize each day, with the winners randomly chosen from comments left on the My Craft Spot and Design Team blogs. The more blogs you leave a little love, the more chances you have to win. :o) She is also picking a winner from customer orders! (Prize details below.)

I made a sweet Christmas gift bag to feature the new Speech Bubbles metal dies. :o)
This is my first time making a gift bag! (Why?!) I used this cut file from the Silhouette Online Store, which I love. I anticipate using it many times this upcoming holiday season. (And I love a reason to use eyelets!)
Aren't the new speech bubbles adorable? One fun thing about this mini release is I got to be a little fancy yesterday with the pretty Daisy dies and today I'm playing with my whimsical side! My sentiment is from the Ornate Labels- Christmas stamp set, which I heat-embossed with Stampendous Alexandrite embossing powder. (The pearl-lustre version, of course!)

I used my Crop-a-dile and bronzed eyelets for a nice finish and Vanilla Bean crinkle ribbon to cinch the bag closed.
Once I chose my sentiment, there needed to be a cute critter peeking out of a present. Does the adorable reindeer look familiar? He's the same Treasure Box Designs Bobble Buddy Reindeer I used last week, except I made him a little sprightlier for this occasion! Christmas twine serves as the light strands and I coated each bulb in ultra sparkly glitter glue.

The present cut file is from Treasure Box Designs' Make a Wish set. All of my patterned papers are from Bo Bunny's Silver and Gold collection. The pretty accent on front of the gift is from the coordinating Trinket accents. I used Walnut Stain distress ink on all of my cuts.

Here are both new sets of metal dies! :o)

Kimberly is giving away a $15 gift certificate EACH DAY of this mini release, randomly chosen from comments left on our blogs!
Gift Certificate - $15
Additionally, since these new goodies are available for purchase right now, Kimberly is picking a winner from customer orders for a $20 gift certificate!
Gift Certificate - $20
Be sure to visit My Craft Spot to see the inspiring creations from my talented teamies! Thank you for celebrating with us and I wish you a sparkly day! :o)

Challenges entered:
 *Crafting for all Seasons~ Christmas in July
 *Crafting From the Heart~ Anything Goes
 *Creative Card Crew~ Christmas
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ Christmas in July
 *Pile It On~ Embossing (Sentiment is heat-embossed)
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Anything Goes
 *Sparkles Monthly Challenge~ Christmas in July
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes

Thursday, July 31, 2014

My Craft Spot Mini Release Day 1: Daisy Dies!

Hello, my sweet friends! It's time for the surprise My Craft Spot mini release! :o)

Kimberly was just too excited to wait for the next full release to share TWO of her new metal die sets! Join us today and tomorrow as we showcase these new goodies! Kimberly is offering an amazing prize each day, with the winners randomly chosen from comments left on the My Craft Spot and Design Team blogs. The more blogs you leave a little love, the more chances you have to win. :o) She is also picking a winner from customer orders! (Prize details below!)

Today we are showcasing the new Flowers- Daisy metal dies! For my project, I made a friendship card for someone I hold near and dear to my heart. She has helped me through some trying times lately. :o)
These daisy dies are already one of my favorite of all the amazing My Craft Spot goodies! There are so many options and are such fun to use.
Each layer of my flowers is popped up with foam tape for dimension, inked with Victorian Velvet distress ink, and was given a coating of elegant shimmer with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (clear). The sparkle is stunning in person... just not so easy to photograph. The beautiful leaf dies are inked with Forest Moss and embossed with the Victoria Cuttlebug folder. The scalloped pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts, while the others are from Recollections.

When I saw the new dies, my heart instantly went to friendship. The sweet sentiment is from the Clock Time stamp set. I stamped around it with an Ornate Labels- Christmas frame and cut it out with the coordinating Ornate Labels metal dies.
The beautiful papers are from Authentique's Classique: Pretty collection. My base is created with Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles. The center popped-up frame was made with Floral Ovals and Classic Ovals- Large. I sprinkled several little sections of pearls nestled within the frame and flowers. (It's hard to be intentionally 'sporadic' in placement!)

Here are both new sets of metal dies! :o)

Kimberly is giving away a $15 gift certificate EACH DAY of this mini release, randomly chosen from comments left on our blogs!
Gift Certificate - $15
Additionally, since these new goodies are available for purchase right now, Kimberly is picking a winner from customer orders for a $20 gift certificate!
Gift Certificate - $20
Be sure to visit My Craft Spot to see the inspiring creations from my talented teamies! Thank you for celebrating with us and I wish you a blessed day! :o)

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Sentiment)
 *Craft Your Passion~ Flower Power
 *Die Cuttin' Divas~ Anything Goes
 *Divas By Design~ Anything Goes
 *Fussy and Fancy~ Words- It's About Feeling
 *Pile It On~ Embossing (My leaves are embossed)
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Anything Goes
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes
 *Through the Purple Haze~ Anything Goes (Optional: Handmade Flowers)
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting Sentiment

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Surprise My Craft Spot Mini Release!

Hello, sweet friends! Ready for a fun surprise?! Kimberly was too excited to wait until the next big My Craft Spot release to show you TWO new metal die sets! You are going to LOVE them and you only need to wait until Thursday to see them! They will also be available for purchase from the very first day- no waiting! :o)
See you Thursday! Have a sparkly day! :o)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Just for Little Girls at My Craft Spot!

This is my second post of the day!
For the Blog Hop with a Difference, please click HERE or scroll down.

As promised, I am back with another post! :o) Today starts a new challenge at My Craft Spot and it's especially sweet: Just for Little Girls!

This coordinates perfectly with this month's I Feel The Love Project recipients. We are creating cards for Friendship Home, which supports and shelters victims of domestic violence and their children. I wanted to include a card for an especially tiny person, which this challenge is ideal for. :o)
The precious little elephant is from the Silhouette Online Store, as is the scalloped star base. For her ground I layered the floral border from the Fancy Edges 2 metal die set and Buttercup crinkle ribbon. (Ruffly sunshine is guiding her to brighter days ahead.)
The sentiment and elephant stamp are from Stamping All Around Spring, which I've cut out with the Tiny Doilies metal dies and popped up on a Tiny Doilies 2 base. I chose one that could be used for a birthday card or an encouragement card. I used Stone twine for the balloon string.

My papers are from Wild Rose Studio's Bluebell collection, which are inked with Dusty Concord. Victorian Velvet was used on the pink. I've been anxious to use this sweet little mouse paper... how cute are they holding their love letters? I hope it entices a smile from the little girl who will soon hold this. :o)
Thank you for visiting! I hope your day is filled with sparkles and sunshine. :o)

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Use a Sentiment)
 *Crafty Catz~ Anything Goes
 *Cut It Up~ Shaped Cards with Animals
 *The Pink Elephant~ Anything Goes
 *Through the Purple Haze~ Anything Goes (Optional: Handmade Flowers)
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting Sentiment


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