Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Christmas in July 2015 - Card 1

Welcome to July. The year is just is half done and the summer months are in full swing. So what better way to celebrate the summer than with "Christmas in July!" 

I want to get a head start on the holiday season by making my Christmas cards, decorations, and home decor. I also want to inspire anyone who would like to join me in this venture. If you are planning on selling your crafts for the holiday season, now is the time to get started creating your beautiful creations.

Here is the first card in my series of Christmas cards.I kept this card very simple and it is very easy to create and great to mass produce if you choose to do so.

Materials used.
Hammered card stock - Create & Craft
Mirrored card stock - Create & Craft
Christmas Wishes Die set - Tonic Studios
Bow - Ribbon & Bow Maker by Tattered Lace

Check back for more creations coming the month.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hunkydory's Smudge & Mitten Card

Here are a couple of cards that I wanted to share with you. They are from a card kit from Hunkydory Crafts and this line is called Smudge and Mittens.

The picture doesn't do it justice. Actually in the first picture, it looks as if the image is printed on the cardstock but there are several layers to the image. The kit comes with tons of foiled toppers, decoupaged images (Smudge is decoupaged) and printed backing cardstock. You can't really call it paper because it is so thick. It almost as thick as the cover of some paper packs.

I hope you can see some of the dimension in the second picture. These are fast and easy cards to make however choosing what to make can be overwhelming with all of the designs to choose from. Both cards measure 7 x 7.

Please stop back for more cards and crafts.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Spellbinders Sapphire & Tattered Lace High Heel Glam

Hi Everyone...
I just got the new Sapphire mini die cutting machine from Spellbinders. I purchased it from Joann's.  It is super cute and so easy to use.

This would be the perfect machine for a younger beginner crafter or anyone wanting a small machine. It's lightweight, probably weighs about a pound. The plates measure 2.5 x 6 inches and it comes with 4 plates; a base, cutting, embossing plate with an embossing folder.

Check out the video below. I show you how easy it is to use.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

More Happy Mail from Create & Craft

Look what I found in my mailbox yesterday. It is a card that I won from Dawn Wheeler on Create & Craft USA.

Unbeknownst to me, Jinger had just mentioned my name as someone who had previously won a card. I had missed that portion of the show. I sent an email and they laughed because they had just mentioned me. At the end of the show they chose my name from the "cup of chance" and I won this card.

Check out the video below.


Monday, June 1, 2015

Glam Heels...

Purple is one of my favorite colors and I love how this card came out. I need to build up my card inventory so I will add the sentiment when I need to later on.

I used one sheet of purple Topsy Turvy. It's a double sided paper with one side being lighter that the other side. The bow is the small Chantilly bow from Tattered Lace. The shoe is the Glam Heel also by Tattered Lace. They were cut with a pastel glitter paper. All of the products came from Create & Craft USA.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Birthday Card for a Friend

Well there is no happy mail today but I have been back in the craft room. This is a birthday card that I created for a very good friend. Purple is her favorite color as well as butterflies.

I used materials from Create & Craft USA. They had a great deal on specialty card stock. The designs as well as butterflies were created from dies by Sue Wilson of Creative Expression. I had so much fun making this card and it was super easy to create.

Check back for more cards...

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Happy Mail from Create and Craft

Well the happy mail just keeps rolling in. In this video, I emailed in to say hi and my email was read live on Create & Craft. I was lucky enough to win another card. 

This card is made by Dawn Wheeler. I love all of the fabulous cards she demonstrates on C&C. She is very talented and comes up with some very unique designs for cards. 

Check out the video below and see the demo card I received in the mail.