Thursday, June 26, 2014

4th July card

Here's my 4th July card. The card came from the Silhouette store. When I saw this I thought it was ADORABLE!!! So different than the "standard A2".  WARNING! theres A LOT OF LAYERS!!!
After doing the front, I was exhausted and went for a simple print n cut for the inside. Which is also from the silhouette store. I know the inside looks dull....but I'm tired of this card and I wanted it DONE!!
Oh, the boots and the trim on the hat were double heat embossed(looks like patent leather-SHINY!LOL). The circles on the boots and hat and the trim on the suit were heat embossed with gold.
LOVE how the card came out!!!my family/friends are gonna LOVE IT!!

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Well my card needed a special envelope. So I went to HL and found some paper and using
"Kreate-a-lope" I was able to make an envelope for it. I was upset that the envelope maker didn't make this size. Luckily from the good ol' days when QVC had crafts I got the "kreate-a-lope. Its a KEEPER NOW! I was going to give it away since I had the envelope maker. LOVE the envelope!! So PATRIOTIC!
The card uses an office size envelope, I could of used a plain white one but how unpatriotic would that have been??? LOL its the 4th July!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Anniversary card

Anniversary card I made for my brother.
Its OK, I forgot to chalk the edges of the tags, I forgot to emboss the card. HA HA
I guess this is what I call my "thought was in it but I forgot" card. HA HA HA
I'm going to have to start making a check list of things to do when making a memory isn't what it used to be.....
its hard to see but I glittered the numbers. That I remembered!

Yes, I checked my math....theres 7 leap years. (365 x 29 = 10,585 + 7 = 10,592)  At least I hope I added correctly????

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Birthday card

Heres a Birthday card I made for my cousin.
Isn't it PRETTY!!!??
I used my cricut and Hello Kitty cart. Inside was done with the silhouette
I LOVE the colors I used and my embellishments: diy buttons just make it complete.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Fathers Day card

My dad passed away 4 yrs ago, so I make fathers day cards for my brother and ex-father in law.
I used the cricut cart. Everyday Paper Dolls and the silhouette for all the sentiments. PLUS! I added embellishments: sequins. Cards look so much better with embellishments!!!

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Embellishment drawer

Here's my embellishment drawer. Its the 2dr Recollections cube (it came with the dividers).
LOVE IT!!!!! It's organized by color and I have sequins, diy buttons, diy colored brads and diy enamel dots. It may look almost full... HA! theres 6 sections per drawer and I still have another drawer, so.....
each color will get its own section...Plenty of room to add MORE embellishments.
The drawer unit is to the right of where I sit to craft (used to be my stencil drawer but I moved my stencils). Now when I need a little something, I just open the drawer and see all my choices....
Opps..HA HA looking at the picture, the colors are backwards. I'll have to fix that! I have OCD when it comes to my crafts!!! HA HA HA
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   Here's the link for the diy embellishment boxes

link for the diy buttons

link for the brads

link for the enamel dots

link for the sequins

OK, I hope my embellishment drawer inspires you to create!!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

1,300 Brads

WOWZA! Thats A LOT of mini brads....or is it?? HA HA HA
Several weeks ago Hobby Lobby had them 1/2 off. Luckily I have 2 HL in town so I grabbed what they had.
So what do you do with 1,300 mini brads AND 13 embossing powders????
You EMBOSS them!!!!!
100 mini brads for each color......SO PRETTY!!!! Lots of FUN too....LOVE IT!!!! Now, I have more embellishments and they fit so nicely in my embellishment boxes that I made.
I got 10 pkgs of the brass mini brads (100 per package SUPER DEAL!!) and 6 pkgs of the white mini brads (50 per package, not that great of a deal LOL) but I wanted 1300 brads.....
Then I came home and started embossing them.
TA DA!!! Aren't they PRETTY!!!!??

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from top left to right:  beige (tan), black, blue, brown, gray (silver), green, orange, pink, purple, red, white, yellow and gold.

I didn't poke them through the lid cause I wanted to see that they were brads, I didn't want to get them confused with my DIY enamel dots. I stuck them on with a glue dot.
I'm so EXCITED!! my embellishments are expanding......YAHOO!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

DIY Embellishment Boxes

I'm working on expanding my embellishments but I need ORGANIZATION/storage.

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I have 24 of these boxes, I've had them a long time (forgot I had them)

but I need more and they have been discontinued and I couldn't find them anywhere (ebay, etc.)
OH MY!!! What is a crafter to do??
SAVE YOUR TIME AND MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DUH! why didn't I think of this YEARS AGO????
I've lost count of how many embellishment containers I've purchased and it didn't work out for one reason or another...aaarrrggghhh!!!!!!! Wasted $$$$$$$$....never again.... 
I made my own!!
 Now, I'll always have an embellishment container!!!
I went to the silhouette store and looked at the 3d boxes and decided on #38007.
The original was too big so I shrunk it down.

I deleted all the side panels and your left with 3 pieces (lid and 2 box panels)
I shrunk the size of the lid to 3.25"w x 3.45"h. Then the first box shrunk to 2.19"w x 2.84"h then the 2nd box shrunk to 2.19"w x 2.83"h.  As you can see in the photo above they are almost the same.
When its all put together  height: 1 11/16" 
                                      width: 1 3/8"
                                       depth: 5/8"

Whats nice about making your own? I can adjust the box size as needed for my embellishments and I can always make more. I was able to get 3 boxes out of one 8.5 x 11 piece of cardstock. CHA CHING!!! LOTS OF $$ SAVED for other crafts!! HA HA HA HA
WAIT! till you see my embellishments in the boxes in my drawer!!!!
Yes, I also have a cricut but I didn't feel like searching all the cartridges/handbooks for the proper box.
I'm sure theres a cricut cartridge that has one somewhere.