Sunday, March 24, 2019

Mama Elephant and Vellum

Morning!  Thanks to a slight change in schedule and location, I now have 30 minutes each Tuesday to sit in the car and wait for my son.  Not enough time to drive home and back so I've taken to grabbing my container of Copics and stamped images to sit in the car and color.  I am actually loving this time to relax.

So this Mama Elephant set - SO CUTE - is one that I colored while waiting.  I sponged a very blue cloudy background - a little too heavy handed there so I added a framed vellum piece to soften it.  The frame was cut four times and the thicker the frame, the softer the effect - also a great way to adhere vellum and not see the adhesive.  

Simple and cute - perfect for the Simon Says Cute Challenge this week!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Butterfly Curvy Keepsake Box

Way back when - over a decade ago - I was into scrapbooking and a friend gave me a stack of beautiful nursery themed paper.  I prefer digital scrapbooks now and still have those paper - which are actually quite perfect in their pastel prettiness as these little treat boxes with a butterfly on top.

The die is an old one from Stampin' Up - the Curvy Keepsake box - and comes together so quickly and easily.  The Memory Box Darla butterfly is just a bit bigger than the Tim Holtz butterfly so I thought that made a nice solid piecing for the under layer of the butterflies.  It's not quite Easter so this will have to be spring boxes that I must hand out quickly before I eat through all the chocolate!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

CAS Hugs card

Morning!   Just popping in to share a very quick and simple card I made after cleaning up my craft room.  I had the wreath (Quietfire Design Wreath and Elements die set) and the Quietfire Design Hugs die cut already done so I just added a tan background (I do love the dark red and kraft color together even though it's not the spring-est combo out there!)

The little flowers are from the centers of the ECD bougainvillea die and the white flowers are from the Flourished Night Sky set.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

You lift me up and so does organizing

I rearranged my craft room recently and with rearrangement comes finding scraps hidden in folders, boxes, lids, wherever I could stash them.  I had half finished backgrounds, embossed sheets, colored bits of stamped images - what a mess.  Today I'm sharing a card I made with the bits and pieces I found while cleaning - I only had to color the hot air balloon - the rest was already done.

I am sharing a couple of great ideas I've found to be super helpful in using up scraps.  I used cheap magazine holders to hold my scraps so that they are visible and easily accessible.  They are lined up on the wall on a (pretty empty) table and I've used more scraps this past month than I have in the whole of 2018.  (Lots and lots of roses were made!)

The other nifty idea is to use the pot holder from Ikea to store my different platforms - envelope maker, Misti folder, Tonic folder, etc.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Hippity Hoppity

Some snow attempted to waylaid my monthly crafty play date but we still managed to get in a few hours of play.  My friend brought over this this cute basket and between the two of us, we had enough dies to create this cute little scene.  Memory Box, My Favorite Things,  and Impression Obsession dies were used.  The tiny flower are from Elizabeth Craft Designs' Bougainvillea die and were perfect for replacing the dot of the "i" in the hippity hoppity - I can never find those things after I die cut them!