1.24.2013

Glassine Bags for SRM Stickers

 I have my two glassine bag projects to share with you today.   These are new SRM Stickers items.  There are a variety of sizes and the they are excellent quality.    I took the smallest glassine bag and made a handle from florist wire to hang. Wouldn't this be cute hanging on a family member's door or how about that neighbor that needs a happy note?  I almost hate to cover the bag so made two projects.  One with a cover and the other shows off the beauty of the bag with just a little paper, couple of stickers, and lace with twine.


I used Sticker Sentiments-Thinking of YouWe've Got Your Border-Christmas, and  Labels by the Dozen-Christmas.  I added some Marigold  twine from The Twinery.   The papers and embellishments are from Basic Grey.  

My second bag is a Valentine theme.
I used the largest bag and added a pennant with a touch of lace and Ocean twine from the Twinery to embellish.


Enjoy!



1.16.2013

January Vintage Street Market

 Hi there!  I am back in January  to share with two little pockets I sewed (GASP!) using lots of VSM goodies.  It's been a learning process on use my sewing machine but I must admit there is something rewarding about completing a project with machine stitches.  I am still to scared to sew any clothing item but these small pockets are super simple and you can even hand stitch if you don't own a sewing machine.  So let's get started!
First, I used canvas that I cut into long rectangles and simple folded to create my pocket.  Yep, it's that easy.  I added pattern paper with a thicker weight because it makes the pocket more sturdy.  I used a die cut button with the word friend layered with a  vintage gold ribbon underneath.   I wrapped lace and twine around the pocket and tied it with a vintage button.  I made a little pennant using the ruler print and stapled the corner and  added a green flower.  I tucked a feather behind for added texture.  The last step is to embellish with pearl accents. around "friends".
The next pocket is the same concept.  Except I fussy cut a little girl image, punched a red foil border, and added a red ticket with the word "sweet".   I embellished with photo corners and a metal flower.
This is the inside of the pockets.   These would be great to tuck in a note, a piece of jewelry or candy if so inclined.
Supplies to make these pockets:
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are inspired!  

11.19.2012

Blessings to you

 We are in the midst of November now and I started my Thanksgiving cards to send to friends and family I can't share the holiday with.  I am so thankful for meeting friends here and other paper craft sites.  There are so many times I have wanted to toss all this to the side and say it does not matter but something tugs at me to reconsider.  Many times it has been you reading my posts and sharing a kind word.  You taking the time to  give me encouragement.  It has been extremely difficult for me to be here the last few months as you may have noted from so few posts and my inability to visit your blogs.  I apologize.  I feel very challenged because several months ago it was determined I had lost  visual acuity in one eye. Basically I feel like there is a constant shadow or a black spot.  I sought immediate care and was sent to a specialist. My pupils were dilated and  appeared normal so I was sent for a field vision test.   I failed it  and the doctor referred me for more tests  but I was busy with the new school year preparing my class,  my family, volunteering, and finishing a class I was taking for teaching.  I bought new glasses and started wearing them instead of contacts and also decided to step away from the computer more.   It seemed like it was better but last month I noticed it was happening with the glasses on and off.   I called the specialist and have an appointment on the books to be seen.  Yeah!  Thankfully I can still see almost perfectly with one eye which helped compensate for the other.  However, I don't want to continue on this path in case it leads to something more server.   I keep thinking I am still incredibly blessed in all I can do and continue to do.   So all this leads me to my card for the day which is entitled blessings which I do feel greatly!
Thank you for stopping by!
Challenges for my card:

Bloggers Challenge: Birds of a Feather
Card Crafter's Circle: #49 Textures
Frosted Designs: Color challenge
Papercraft Star: #121 A Thank You 
Scrappy Frogs: Give Thanks
The Squirrel and The Fox: #31 Anything Goes



11.02.2012

SRM Mini Calendar Album

This is a  mini coin envelope album I made using SRM Stickers with pull out tabs and bound to carry in your purse.  I kept embellishments to minimum since it is travel calendar.
To create this calendar cover 6 No. 1 coin envelopes with pattern paper and punch circle on ends.  I cut and covered two chipboard pieces for my cover and bound with my BIA.
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Inside I used Mini Calendars on each side with a manilla tag that I decorated with Calendar Companion and stamped a journal box to write important dates on. 

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                                                 Here are the decorated tags pulled out.

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   A side picture for you to see all the pages and tags.
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This mini calendar is going to a good friend of mine that loves to keep track of  birthdays, anniversaries, and special days. Hope you like!

10.22.2012

SRM Stickers Quick Cards

 
Hey everyone! I just got done working with Quick Card stickers and had a lot of fun creating. I was kinda of on a roll which has not been the case for me the last few weeks. Favorite part of Quick Card stickers from SRM is  you get a sentiment, image, and a large word to accent. So easy to create a card in a jiffy. I think these cards will be arriving in homes soon. :-)
I used #52030 Boo! for my first card.
My next card uses #52034 Thanksgiving

and my final card uses #52013 Merry


Thanks for looking!

10.19.2012

Hey there!   Here's a card I created for Vintage Street Market.  
I used Marshall Matthew from Family Fun  to cover my card base.  Next I trimmed a panel of vintage dictionary paper and punched four holes on the right side.  I tucked a piece of Maggie Jane also from Family Fun behind it for color.  I made a pennant with Meghan Kay paper and tucked under the dictionary print and stapled a ticket from Aqua Twirly Twine to attach.
I cut the little girl from Party Games and used foam dots to adhere to card front.  Next I stapled a ticket from Party Games.   I tied a bow with the Aqua Twirly Twine and used washi tape a red paper clip to complete.
I hope you like!  Thanks for stopping by!


Items used:
 

VSM with May Arts blog hop


Have you been to our blog to check out all the fabulous projects the design team created with May Arts ribbon?  Hop on over because there is lots to see! Here is a card I created using lots of VSM and May Arts.


For this project, I used Maggie Jane paper from the Family Fun paper collection. The purples and yellows of the cardstock coordinate perfectly with the yellow and purple May Arts ribbon.
I love flags and made one with  wide May Arts ribbon wrapped around a pin.  What a great way to use scrap ribbon!!!
Thank you for stopping by!