Monday, August 30, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Also, on a completely different note....this is my 100th post! Yay!!! Thank you to all of my followers! I hope that I am helping to inspire you and you're enjoying the crafts, scrapping, organization, and cards that I have posted! There's much more to come! :o) ~Hoppy Crafting!
Monday, August 23, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
One of the dies I had stuck in, just happened to be a cute birdie (Sizzix Hello Kitty). I offered to help Mrs. C spruce up the board even more by cutting some birds, and she was happy to let me cut a few. The birds are cut, using a blue cardstock, then the flower is layered in pink. The beak is also cut separately and layered in yellow. Finally, each birdie received a hot-glue-gunned googly eye! Now Mrs. C has a whole flock of birdies, just ready to fly onto her welcome back bulletin board! ~Hoppy Crafting!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I think my favorite card has to be the the green one with the flowers on the Sizzix cutout. (Though the motorcycle and the purple flower card tie for a close 2nd!) ~Hoppy Crafting!
Monday, August 16, 2010
I want to share a link to my friend, Brenda's blog ( http://happyhall4.blogspot.com/2010/08/cindys-craft-cave.html ). Brenda came over right as the transformation was beginning, and had a quick project she wanted some help with. This was the first time she had ever seen my space....and you just HAVE to read what she wrote! I think it's SO nice, and yes, I'm also embarrassed (people don't usually gush over me!)! I know I'm fortunate to have a craft room, but am always willing to share some time and space with a friend.
Hang in there fellow bloggers, as soon as I can unbury my Cricut, I will be back to posting daily. This has been a HUGE undertaking (not to mention the 90+ degree heatwave), and I will say that my mom and I have both been exhausted every night (haha! I wish! Usually around 2 or 3 AM), when we head to bed. In the meantime, I will also post some really cool cards I got to make Saturday at a Stampin' Up class/party, that my friend Terri hosted! :o) ~Hoppy Crafting!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
To create this card, I started with a green card base, then stamped the Christmas chicks and "Merry Christmas" saying on white cardstock. Then I double mounted both, on red. To the greeting, I added holly and berries. For the chicks, I used my Quickie Glue Pen, to add glue to tiny spaces for the different colors of flock. I used the following colors of Fun Flock: Caramel Latte Tan; Envious Green; Citrus Orange; Snow White; Chili Pepper Red; Lemonade Yellow. To ease the placement of the flock, I used my reverse tweezers. I also covered the work with a white paper and used a brayer on top, just to make sure that all the flock attached to the card. Using the brayer just makes me feel better about it sticking. I also do this with glitter, sometimes.
Monday, August 9, 2010
Here is one I made, using embossing powder. I have a ton of gorgeous embossing powders, all ready to be used, but there are only so many crafting hours in a week! I had to dust off my heat gun....it has been that long! I stamped this pretty snowflake background, and covered it with the glittery-blue embossing powder. Then, I added "Merry Christmas" with letter stickers. (I HAVE to start using up some older supplies...that's my goal!) Though it is a simple card, I think it turned out pretty. ~Hoppy Crafting!
Friday, August 6, 2010
I was so excited the other day, when I ran to my local Michael's, and found the DCWV "At Home" Stack on clearance! :o) I've been debating this stack for a while, and the $7 clearance price made me snap it up! I also managed to get the coordinating cardstock stack for $6. Sah-weet!!! I originally thought I would use it for cards, but now I may have to make a whole scrapbook with the pages....they are stunning!
Check out this layout I made with the first two pages! I decided to use some "sleepy" photos of my husband and our pets. For the bottom of both pages, I used the Martha Stewart traditional scallop border punch and popped them up with foam dots. The flowers are from Heidi Swapp, and inked with Stampin' Up's Blue Bayou to coordinate. In the middle of the flowers, I used Storybook to Cricut some embellishment plaques. I LOVE how they turned out! On one, I cut "dream" from Stamping. On the other, I used a "sweet" stamp from Stampology. For both plaques, I inked the edges, used 2mm bling for accents, and popped the creme part up from the blue shadow, using pop dots. Let me know what you think! ~Hoppy Crafting!
BTW-I'm a huge MS Paint novice...bear with me as I tried to "crop" my two-page layout together....Tips and tricks are appreciated. :o)
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
I started with a light blue card base, and cut the framed dog out of brown cardstock. I made sure to make it as large as possible, to fill the card. After using my glue pen to adhere the pup, I added three brass snaps in the right margin, as well as one more brass snap, which holds the layered flowers to the left. ~Hoppy Crafting!
I think she did a really nice job with this vertical tri-fold-type card! She even used her new clear stamps!She went crazy punching borders with my Martha Stewart punches while I was visiting, and now I see why! She actually incorporated every color from my rainbow pastel wedding! (I enjoy color so much, that each of my bridesmaids did wear a different soft pastel color (blue, lilac, celadon [green], yellow, pink).
I digress! I'm proud that my mom is dabbling in this area of paper crafts, and I loved her use of the layered flowers with a heart brad (FIRST time she used a brad!), with a pink ribbon behind it. Way to go, Mom! Love you! ~Hoppy Crafting!
Here's a handy tip for tearing mulberry paper: use a paintbrush or those craft brushes you can fill with water, and gently trace along where you want the paper to tear (w/a bit of water). The water will dry quickly, and your paper will tear super-easy! :o)