Sunday, June 21, 2015

World's Best Dad

Hello crafting friends!!  Today is Father's Day here in the US and I have a super fun card to share with you today.  This is the card that I made for my husband from the kid's and I.  We love exploring the outdoors and so it was fun to make a card that reflects that.

I used THIS file from the Silhouette online .....I just reversed the image and cut it out with my Cameo.  Rather than cut out the laces on the file, I pierced holes in the boots and laced them with some Cappuccino bakers twine from The Twinery.  I then added a sentiment from SRM Stickers.  Take a closer look at my card.....

You can also see this card over on The Twinery blog.  I used the current sketch from the MFT Card Challenges Sketch 233.  I have been wanting to join in on more of their challenges, hopefully I will have more time to now that things have slowed down a bit....for a little while anyway.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!!

Hugs,
Amy


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Birthday Wishes

Hello crafting friends!!  How are you all??  I feel like I have been a bit disconnected from the crafting world, but since things have slowed down for me, I hope to be crafting more soon.  Today I have this pretty little Birthday Wishes card.  I used some fabulous Taylored Expressions stamps, dies, paper, and embossing folder for this.

I gave this card to my lovely sister for her birthday last week.  I just love how pretty it is.  I used my Copic marker to color in the stamped banner image.  To finish off my card, I added some ribbon and stitching with my sewing machine.  Take a closer look.....

I have been learning how to shoot pictures completely in manual mode, so I hope that my photography will improve.  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Amy

Monday, June 1, 2015

Make Life Beautiful Wall Decor

Hello friends!!  I know, I know.....it has been a while since I have posted and I feel really bad for neglecting my blog for so long, but I think that I just needed to take a much needed break from the digital world and even a bit of a break from scrapping. 

I really want to get back into the swing of things and so, lets get started today with this lovely wall hanging that I created for The Twinery blog last week....

I started on this project by picking up this frame at a local 2nd hand store.  I altered it by painting, distressing, stamping, adding some Tattered Angels ink mists, and then adding a clear coat to it.  I added some lined paper to the inside of the frame, and then adhered the Make Life Beautiful, that I cut out with vinyl on my Silhouette, to the outside of the glass along with the crocheted flowers that I created with the lovely solid bakers twine from The Twinery


These flowers and leaves are crocheted up with these fabulous bakers twine colors....Solid Caribbean, Solid Strawberry, Solid Honeydew, and Solid Marigold.  I just sat down on the couch one evening with my bakers twine and a crochet hook and whipped up these fun little flowers. I don’t have a pattern, I just started with a magic ring and the Solid Marigold bakers twine and I crocheted 10 single crochets in the smaller flowers and 12 single crochets on the larger one.  From there, I just played around and came up with these flowers.  I added some little white pearl halves, too.


What do you think??  I really love the way it turned out and I am thinking that I will display it in my craft room....because isn't that what we really are doing is making life beautiful with each project that we create??

I am really hoping to get back into crafting and blogging over the next few weeks.  We are just wrapping up our homeschool year and we found out just a little bit ago that our landlords are going to be selling the house we moved into last year, so we will be moving again.  :(  Hopefully we can find a more permanent home and I can finally set up my craft room and have it stay put up. ::sigh::  I am just glad that summer is here and can't wait to go on a few new adventures with my family.

Hugs,
Amy

Saturday, April 11, 2015

May Love Lift You Up.....

Hello friends!!  Spring is really here and we have been super busy with family activities for Easter and outings.  Today I have a fun card to share with you using the Carried Away stamp and die set from Taylored Expressions.  I just love this fun set....perfect for weddings and anniversaries.

I colored the house with my Copic markers to look like the house in one of my family's favorite movies called "Up".  Such a sweet story!  First, I cut out one of the Label Stacklets 7 and then stamped the house on it.  I colored it in and then put a post it with the same image stamped onto it so that I could create the cloud background with the die cut image I cut with the Rolling Clouds die.  I added the die cut balloons and mounted it all onto a Sugar Cube cardstock base that had the sentiment and grass border added to it.  Here is a closer look....

Such a fun card!!  I think it would be fun for an Up themed party, too. So, what do you think??  I had so much fun making this card to be like the Up house....that movie makes me cry every time!

I hope you are having a great weekend!!

Hugs,
Amy

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Celebrate!

Hello friends!!  I know it has been a little while since I have posted.  I have been released from most of my design teams and have just had to take a little break from crafting and unplug a bit from the internet.  I think that I am now renewed enough to share some more projects with you, so get ready for April.....I am feeling super inspired!!

First things first, this is one of my last cards as part of the Release team with Taylored Expressions.  I have loved being on the team and am still sad that I am no longer a part of it.  This card uses the Little Bits Champagne Bottle and Little Bits Champagne Flutes dies from the March release....take a look.......

I set them inside of the Pockets and Pages 3x4 Showcase die and used the City Skyline die at the bottom.  The CELEBRATE is stamped from the Little Bits of Birthday stamp set with gold embossing powder and then set.  I used the heart from the Pockets and Pages 3x4 Showcase set and added some red glitter glue.  Take a closer look.....

The papers in this are so pretty....they are part of the Metallic Neutrals Paper Pack from the March release.

I thought is was appropriate to share this card today since tomorrow is mine and hubby's 16th wedding anniversary.  I have been blessed to have such a wonderful husband for that last 16 years.  There are always ups and downs, but we will always have each other to lean on when the going gets tough.

I hope to be posting more.....even some layouts.  It almost feels like I have forgotten how to create layouts over the last few years since I have been on stamping design teams.

Have a great day (and don't get too fooled today!).....

Hugs,
Amy