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July 30th, 2014

vintage travel…

Hello sweet blog friends!  At Frilly and Funkie, the talented Nancy has created a ‘Vintage Travel’ challenge for us.  She says, ‘ It’s the height of vacation season. Create a project, card, or layout with a vintage travel theme, whether it is is overseas or Route 66′!   If you follow my blog, you know I’ve been thinking of the sea.  This project is also about traveling on the ocean…

 

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I began with another stashed illustration of a woman aboard deck on a trans atlantic crossing and paired it with one of Tim Holtz’s metal word bands…

 

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The word band was stitched to the layers of papers with linen thread…

 

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The upper left corner has two silk ribbon banners cut with swallow tail ends and topped with a charm that’s suspended from linen thread…

 

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Layers of patterned papers, a stamped and distressed post card and cheesecloth support this lovely, distressed image.  I thought you might like to use it…

 

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I hope to see your vintage travel creation and hear about your favorite way to travel or favorite destination!

 

Happy summer and ((hugs)),

 


July 28th, 2014

ring around the rosy…

So glad you could stop by today!  The new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room is hosted by Diane. She asks that we create a card or project inspired by this photo and to use green, pink, a flourish and/or bling and flowers for this ‘Ring Around the Rosy’ challenge…

 

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The design team are also using digital designs from our sponsor ‘ByDigitalPaper‘ on Etsy.  I am using the one of the beautiful circles from ‘Circles Stamp 2.5“‘…

 

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The digital circle motif lent itself to a round card and lots of lacy layers.  I decided to add flowers and bling and a flourish!..

 

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I love the watercolor style of the circle design surrounded by a Rosy Ring!…

 

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A die cut flourish and a silk bow added such a nice touch.  Some tiny half pearls fill the spaces between the ring of works, alternating with little printed butterflies. This was a really enjoyable project and I hope you join in and have some great creative time!

 

Sending you hugs and wishes for a happy summer,

 

 

July 25th, 2014

frilly & funkie’s friday focus…

Hello everyone and welcome.  Today I am presenting a friday focus that uses Pion papers.  I truly love these patterned papers made in Sweden with the sweetest, prettiest papers and accessory papers with coordinating tags, flags, postcards, ticket and borders.  I’ve made an exploding box using papers from a beautiful new collection called, ‘My Precious Daughter”…

 

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This sweet little box measures 2-3/4″ in every dimension.  I designed it to use only 8-1/2 x 11″ card stock papers for the bases.  I used the 6 x 6″ collection of ‘My Precious Daughter’, but there is also a 12 x 12″ version for larger projects and scrapbooking.  Since this one fits in the palm of your hand, the reduced images found on the 6 x 6″ version, were perfect. The die cut doily used on the lit of this box used one of the subtle damask patterned papers…

 

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The rim of the lid is wrapped with some lacey trim and a thin band of ribbon.  The die cut on each of the sides of the box was also cut from the same damask paper and accented with colored rhinestones…

 

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You can see the beautiful damask paper used for the doily and topped with a narrow velvet bow that sits on two velvety, millinery leaves and topped with a paper rose that I colored to work for this project…

 

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When the lid is removed, the layers folded inside open up, revealing a dimensional mound of flowers and a flutterby…

 

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For the center of the box, I adhered some die cut flourishes, then a die cut doily and a half of a 1-1/2″ styrofoam ball covered it with velvety violets, die cut leaves and a butterfly.  I used patterned papers for each inside panel.  There are also some small tags that are supplied on the embellishment sheets in the Pion paper collection.  They are just so enchanting!..

 

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The largest, outer layer of the box walls use some more patterned paper, punched butterflies, die cut leaf vines and paper flowers.  There is one inner section that I left blank to hold a personal sentiment…

Here are the dimensions for each layer of the box and the lid.  You can use all three layers as I originally thought I would, or just two as I did for this box.  Because the center embellishment takes up space and I edged each side of the smallest layer with lace and the next layer with dimensional flowers…..I ran out of room!  Perhaps you will choose less exuberant embellishments and use all three layers!..

I used 4 sheets of 8-1/2 x 11″ card stock and assorted sheets of the Pion paper collection for embellishing.  The card stock is cut as follows;

  • 7-1/2″ square (to be divided into 9, 2-1/2″ sections)
  • 7-7/8″ square (to be divided into 9, 2-5/8″sections)
  • 8-1/4″ square (to be divided into 9, 2-3/4″ sections)
  • 4-1/8″ square (for lid)

1. Cut out (remove) a section of the size specified above, from each corner of the (first) 3 squares.

2. Score along the edges of the center square.

3. Use a 1/4″ corner rounder to shape the outside corners.

4. Cut 4 panels of each of the following sizes (2-1/4″, 2-5/8″ and 2-1/2″) to mat the four ‘walls’ of each layer.  I have stacked the 4 panels on the base of each size for the photo below.

 

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Here is what the squares will look like after you do that.  Make sure you don’t adhere the layers yet.  It’s easier to embellish each layer separately and then assemble them.  Here is what a single layer might look like before the layers are assembled (it’s the layer I made for this project, but didn’t include ;))…

 

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To make the lid, cut a square 4-1/8″.  Score 5/8″ from each edge…

 

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Cut along a single side of each corner square, stopping the cut when you reach another score line.  Keep all of these cut lines going in the same direction.  For display purposes, I am showing the cuts shown vertically.  After you make these 4 small cuts, make another snip, towards the outside of first snip to create a small triangle…

 

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Fold along each scored line and then apply Wonder Tape to each of the X’d corners…

 

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Peel off the protective film from the tape and carefully tuck that corner to the inside of the lid, burnishing from the inside with your finger or a bone folder.  This tape is the strongest, quickest adhesive I have found for creating 3-D projects such as this…

 

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Now it’s time to flip the lid over and decorate!!  I hope you will give this little 3-D carrier of good wishes and enjoy another way to send your love.

 

Sending you blessings and ((hugs)),


July 21st, 2014

hello summer…

Hello and welcome~ I’m in full summer mode and it seems that almost anything I touch winds up looking ‘beachy’!  Today’s card was made using a new ‘summery’ stamp set from Inspired By Stamping, called ‘Summer Fun‘…

 

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I love the choices of sentiment words that can be combined in so many different ways.  The images are great too, but today I wanted to showcase a sentiment.  “Hello summer’ was heat embossed with a wonderful aqua powder and then distress ink applied all around (and over) the sentiments for emphasis. A quick swipe with a nearly dry wet wipe removed any ink that was hanging onto the embossing…

 

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One corner has bits of blue flakes along with glass ‘bubbles’ and glittered epoxy dots to evoke an oceanside scene.  I think you’re going to enjoy this new set and all the summery cards and layouts that you can create with it!

I will be entering this card into the Just Our Girls Challenge #250 that uses turquoise, green and lime.

Thanks so much for stopping by in the middle of your wonderful summer!

 

Sending you blessings and ((hugs)),

July 21st, 2014

sweet shabby flowers…

Hello everyone~ Hope your summer is full of wonderful warm weather activities.  My summer is spent in an air conditioned house (that I’m so very grateful for!) and an air conditioned car (grateful for that too) to take me to the next air conditioned destination!  I think of Arizona summers like Minnesota winters.  Either way, there’s a season when people will be indoors and when man made temperature control is fantastic!!!

My Design Teammate, Lenet from The Shabby Tea Room has presented a challenge called ‘Sweet Shabby Flowers’.  She asks that we create a card or project that is inspired by the photo below and that uses lace and flowers…

 

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I used this photo as the inspiration for the color palette…

 

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The design team are also using digital images from Bugaboo.  The image I’m using is a tag called ‘Tulip and Bugs‘…

 

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The tag was first colored with Copic markers and then became the focal point of this card. It looks as though the background of the tag is white in this photo, but it’s a soft, glow-ey aqua called ‘Moon White’.

I hope you will take some inspiration from the lovely inspiration photo, dig out some lace and flowers that make you smile and join us for this challenge!

 

Sending you warm, summery hugs,

July 19th, 2014

bon voyage…

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by~  This time of year, it seems most of us are either going on a vacation, thinking about a vacation, planning a trip or have just returned!  The newest challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is called ‘Vintage Travel’.  I suspect she’s thinking about it!  Here’s what she says about this challenge… “It’s the height of vacation season. Create a project, card, or lay out with a vintage travel theme, whether it is is overseas or Route 66!”

As I started to think about this challenge, my mind drifted to my favorite way to travel abroad…a flight to the east coast and then a week, leisurely crossing ‘the pond’ on the Queen Mary 2!  For years I resisted Bernard’s suggestion that we break up the long flight from Arizona to England (usually our first stop), but I was ‘resistant’.  When I finally agreed, we had been on board for no more than a half hour (and still at the pier), when I realized that I adored this ocean liner and would henceforth take any opportunity to sail aboard her…

 

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This favorite image is simply embellished with layers of paper, some sealing wax impressed with a photopolymer stamp of a compass and a faux crocodile strap.  The seal had a mind of it’s own as to the shape and since I was working on a non-stick craft sheet, I let the hot wax run into any direction it went.  The stamp releases best if you let it sit in the wax for about 30-60 seconds and stamping it into VersaMark or another embossing or watermark ink before impressing it.  A small tassel was made from floss and placed on a jump ring that was pressed into the wax while hot…

 

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The strap was cut from a wonderful embossed crocodile paper found at Joanne’s, heat embossed with liquid platinum embossing powder and assembled with a Tim Holtz buckle.

I’ve had this vintage image by Harrison Fisher tucked away for a number of years.  It is called, ‘The Proposal’.  His illustrations always inspire me and I’m delighted to use this one now and to share it with you…

 

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Bon voyage and ((hugs)),


July 16th, 2014

you’re amazing…

Hello dear blog friends and welcome.  I am happy to be hosting the newest challenge at Frilly and Funkie, that I named, ‘Cool Water’.  For this challenge, use an image of water in your creation.  It can be anything from a droplet to the ocean.  You probably know by now that I am a bit water and beach obsessed this summer!  It’s been more than 4 months since we’ve had rain here in the Valley of the Sun, so you can understand where it comes from!   Keep yourself cool, just thinking of water as you create!…

 

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I began with the gorgeous new 6 x 6″ paper collection by Pion, called ‘Shoreline Treasures‘.  These papers are so inspiring that I’m going to be ordering the 12 x 12″ version too!  Using two sizes of circle dies, I cut the brushed gold porthole and added brass brads before mounting the underwater scene.

 

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The background paper is a perfectly distressed wood patterned paper.  The sentiment was added with brown ink and the design embellished with tiny sand dollars, teensy shells, a piece of burlap and a bit of artificial fern that resembles some underwater greens…

 

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The inside is just a simple cream panel with a tag chosen from many options on the two embellishment sheets that are part of all Pion paper collections!

 

Please join us for a fun summer challenge!

 

Sending you warm summer wishes and ((hugs)),

 


July 14th, 2014

summer fun…

Hello everyone~ This weeks’s challenge at The Shabby Tea Room is called Summer Fun and here is the bright, summer image to use as the inspiration for this challenge, along with one or more of these; vellum, polka dots, ribbon…

 

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This week’s sponsor is The Cutting Café and I am using their ‘Balloon Shaped Cards‘.  The balloon template, Cutting Café digital background paper and a rainbow of color taken from the inspiration photo…

 

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After printing out the fun background paper onto white card stock with a smooth finish, I created a rainbow of color (chosen from the inspiration photo) with Copic markers, overlapping the bands of color.  It was then adhered to the back of the card cutout…

 

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a multi-looped bow sits at the bottom of the balloon and a streamer flows down with little tags stamped with words from the Paper Sweeties stamp set, Pennant Party.  Rather than fussing with these tiny tags (from a business supply store), I made a slit at the circle end and just slipped the tags onto the ribbon, using adhesive dots to hold them in place…

 

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Here’s a close up of the balloon, so you can see that I didn’t fuss to make the rainbow perfect.  It was just a few quick swipes!  The inside of the card is filled with a single white panel, scored down the middle and adhered with bits of bright washi tapes.

I hope you can join us for this challenge, using these vibrant summer colors!

 

Sending you blessings and hugs,

 

July 11th, 2014

a shabby style sentiment…

Hello dear blog friends.  I have a card to show you that uses the ‘Everyday Greetings‘ stamp set from Inspired by Stamping

 

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I wanted to make a quick and easy card with a vintage, shabby chic feel to it, so I began with a sheet of patterned paper, cutting it to use a portion that has a wide, printed band on the top and an area of open, small repeats for the bottom.

 

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A commercial die cut image that’s been floating around my crafting area for some time, was just perfect for popping on, over the printed bouquet.  On top of that, I adhered a multi looped bow that was crowned with some paper rosebuds…

 

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I love the graceful, swirling font used in this sentiment, but wanted a vintage feeling to it.  In keeping with the paper design and distressed and inked edges, I skipped the anti-static bag that I usually swipe over the paper to be embossed, hoping that there would be some stray bits of embossing powder that would stick, softening the look of the sentiment.  That was achieved, but before heat embossing, I was staring at the sentiment and thinking that it still looked too ‘contemporary’, translation = perfect.  Holding the paper over the kitchen sink, I blew hard against the sentiment and was able to disengage some of the powder…perfect!  You can see some areas where there are breaks in the lines and the look is very much as I had hoped…

 

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The inside of the card contains a simply distressed white panel with the addition of another, smaller commercial die cut.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to be back again soon.

 

Sending you warm , summer wishes and ((hugs)),

 

 

July 8th, 2014

i love you…

Hello everyone and welcome.  I have a card to share with you that was made with stamps from two sets in my Inspired By Stamping collection…

 

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I keep forgetting how hard it is to photograph my favorite ‘liquid platinum’ embossing powder and reached for it yet again ;)    The lovely border from Vintage Pieces was heat embossed and fussy cut before the sentiment from Just Because was embossed with ‘brown sugar’ embossing powder…

 

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I heat embossed a small die cut, changing it from white card stock into an embellishment that looks like molten metal!  It’s tucked under the sentiment panel and  mounted on top of some crinkle silk ribbon.  I’m actually surprised to see this monochromatic card on my table!  I’ve been using some fairly bright colors lately in response to the season and our very bright light here in the desert.  The rhinestones that embellish the sentiment tag both above and below, are a smokey topaz color and added just the right touch.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you’re enjoying summer in the northern hemisphere!

 

Sending you blessings and ((hugs)),