Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Two projects: a house box and a card

Howdy Peeps!!!
There are all sorts of freebies out in cyber space that some very creative people allow us crafty types to use on a whim! Some are such nominal fees that you (er, Me) cannot NOT download!!!
Here are a two projects I've recently that make me smile:
Project #1 - Haunted House by Paper Trey Ink's Home Made Timeless Template... (PTI) For such a small $5 you can make this very easy House Template. Last Christmas I made several houses that were all decked for the Christmas season!!! Now I have this great girlfriend of mine who {{{loves}}} Halloween. Hence, the haunted house of sorts....
So using my stash of items on-hand, I printed this template out, using about 5 or 6 sheets of cardstock from various sources. Of couse, the windows, doors and chimney stamping set came from the PTI's Home Made set that was $24, but I couldn't resist! The roofing is a printed sheet of cardstock that comes with the template...gotta love those .pdf files! Besides, this downloadable project comes with a great set of directions [one of the many reasons I love Paper Trey Ink]! Oh, and my girlfriend's house has white siding, so I ran white cardstock sized to the wall sizes on the outside of the house with my paper crimper! Wha-la, white siding!!! ;) Then for the Autumn and Fall feeling and colors, Flower-Soft has a wonderful jar of Autumn of that most cool "fluff" they are famous for - who knew those were not fall leaves under the windows and on the roof dormers!?!!
Some of my items I used were pillow stuffing or batting for the cobwebs glued down with a good white glue. Miscellaneous Halloween ribbon I've had forever! Stamps, oh, the stamps were from a few sources...The Angel Company's Happy Haunting set, Amuse Art Stamps, Eat Cake Graphics and Rubber Soul. These are stamped, cut out and placed where I thought the ghosts could be floating up from the rafters of the house! All coloring was done with Copic Markers - my fav! Check out the close-up shots for more detail!
I will fill the box with something...the pictures don't show this, but the roof comes off at the black ribbon, and filled with cute little treats!
Project #2 - Ladies on Beach Must Wear Bloomers card!!!!
This is the card for the same girlfriend who will be getting the Halloween House...this card is so perfect for her...either way, this graphic was totally FREE (except the cost of paper and ink and embellishments...of course all things I had on-hand). So many thanks to such creative, and sharing, people who make digi-stamps and/0r pictures available for download! So, check out this Just Something I Made where I downloaded this great graphic!!! I used my paper crimper again, wanting to achieve a "sign" feeling as well as small grey eyelets (source unknown). Some of the smudges were done with snow white and charcoal Palette Hybrid Ink over the raised paper edges. This gives it a worn look...I like it anyway. For the last little pop, I printed two images. Then used raised foam squares under one image and taped to the other image when I cut out the image, I left a small white area around the image while I cut it out...I really like the way it gives it a bit of a frame and love the shadow it leaves.
What do you think? not something learned in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything. ~Muhammed Ali []

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Graduation Cap Box

There are some projects that scream "YOU have to make me, Michelle" and this is one of them!!!

I found this great project here that is the ***BEST*** project and most adorable for rolling up some cash and giving the grad in your life a fun box for a shelf as a momento as well as a box with a gift...

Stamps: The Angel Company
Paper: Stampin' UP
Markers: Sharpie
Brad: source unknown
Floss: DMC
I have been working on other projects as well but had to share this one...Enjoy and stay tuned for more to come...

Monday, July 12, 2010

Wedding Day card!

My Mom asked me to make a card for her - she's attending a wedding this weekend. I think it's fun to get asked to make cards for people I don't even know!!! I made sure I put my blog address on the back so this sweet bride can check out her card - someday!

I really like the way this one turned out! I used my PC Embossing Folder, and stamps were from The Angel Company! The Martha Stewart lace border punch makes the card just perfect for that "lacey" look! Spica Markers twinkle with elegance and a sweet bow for a vertical element on this card!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Peace Frog Birthday Cards

Friends of mine celebrated birthdays this July and inspired by their Peace Frog obsession, I created these cards for them! Hope you like them!

Why is blogger underlining all my writing today? I have no idea!!! Sorry.....

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mr. Fix-It Father's Day Cards!

I am blessed with a Dad who's a Mr. Fix-It! Growing up in a Mechanics home was sometimes smelly (carburetors being cleaned on the kitchen table) , sometimes greasy (GOOP and grease stains in the bathroom sink) as well as seeing my dear old Dad's butt and elbows sticking out from under the hood of a car to be fixed! Seems like that's a whole lifetime ago.

Anyway, I love this set of tools from Darcie Heater's stamp set! This was such a fun card to make!

The inside sentiment says: "To my favorite Mr. Fix-It"

Colored with Copic and Spica markers made a huge difference in that "sparkle" that metal tools have!

Thanks for stopping by!

He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. ~Clarence Budington Kellar


Sunday, February 14, 2010

I've been M.I.A.

Yes, I know I've been missing for a while, but not without good reason!

I am currently a college student, AGAIN! I decided to go back for a nursing degree!!!

I have not stepped foot in a college classroom for 17 years!!! Now that my youngest is in school, I thought it might be a good time to figure out what I want to be when I grow up!!! So, I am currently taking 1 prerequisite this semester - along with full time Mom, and now PT student - I am in the throws of Anatomy & Physiology 1 - all I can say is WOW - that is one demanding class - but so far averaging a "B" and that is taking up a TON of my time!

New Use for COPIC Markers: coloring my AP 1 Coloring Book! These make wonderful coloring medium for all those darn labels of every single body drawing that needs to be colored - it's a way to keep my creativity going while I study, study, study! Check out these pics -

So, in case you thought I was just blowing off my blog - not so!

I will be posting as much as I can; thanks for your patience!! I have a good project to show you soon, more to come!

Help Needed: does anyone have a good suggestion for stopping a horrible surge of "comments" on my blog posts for everything from medications to sex items? I put my comments on "moderate" so that helps, but I'm totally sick of the bad stuff and want to stop them at all!!! Any suggestions?

Thanks for stopping by: (and yes, I've been praying TONS just to make all this info from AP 1 Class to stick!)

As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools. ~Author Unknown

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Valentine Card

Valentine's Day is in ONE MONTH!!! Wow!

Not sure if you are like me or not, but I have some favorite stamp sets that I continually wrack my brain trying to incorporate those images in as much as possible. This stamp set (Hand in Hand by Melanie Muenchinger) is one of those sets! I just love the possibilities - and I'm a total fan!

Since the Valentine card here speaks friendship that Vinny & I shared first in our relationships - almost 20 years ago! I love the way it turned out!

Stamp set: Hand in Hand by Melanie Muenchinger, Gina K Stamps
CS: Real Red by Stampin' Up
Patterend Paper: My Minds Eye
White Ink Pad: VersaMagic Chalk Ink to highlight the scalloped heart punch (Marvy Uchida)
Black Ink Pad: Momento Tuxedo Black
Dimensional Foam dots/red checked ribbon via Walmart/Glue Dots
Where there is love, there is God also. ~ Leo Tolstoy ~