Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Smile

Here I am with my last official post for the Eyelet Outlet Blog, the DT term is over. I will be participating in the last Christmas in July Saturday for the last one for the month. I have had a lot of fun designing for the Eyelet Outlet it has been fun trying to figure out different ways to use the products and I have learned a lot from the other design team members too.  I have always used the Eyelet Outlet Brads and had quite a nice collection too but best of all I'm not as washi tape challenged as I was.  So for my  card I used Purple pearl strips. 


The card is 4 1/4 X 6 1/4 I put the strip of purple beads around the outside edge of the die cut lattice and put single beads in the centers of the cuts.  I also used the beads for the bodies of the Butterflies.


The beads are perfect for the butterfly bodies


I just used the Smile die-cut as the inside can be finished for a birthday or for a get well or just thinking of you. 

The Pearl strips come in many colours and in rhinestone as well
the also co-ordinate with the swirly bling/pearls.

Check out the Eyelet Outlet Store for all your embellishments

Don't forget to visit the Eyelet Outlet Blog on Saturday for the last Christmas in July post and there will be two winners from the comments left on the blog.

Have an Awesome Day!!!





Butterflies, Bees, Dragonflies, Ants What do they have in Common?

It's the new challenge at Shopping Our Stash!!! Challenge #313 is all about bugs we want you to use any insect/bug on your project that you want to. I love butterflies so that is what I wanted to use and in a very different (for me) colour. So here is what I made.


I used an unbranded butterfly die and the sketch from Cheerful Sketches.
The white enamel dots are from the Eyelet Outlet Store. 
I started out to make a  5  1/4 square card but as I was placing the oval on the finished card I realized the opening was in the wrong place and the sketch didn't work that way, so I cut the card at the fold and placed it on the 5 1/2 square base.  That shows I shouldn't be watching a good mystery movie while I put my card together. 


Close up of the die-cut.

I didn't put a sentiment or finish the inside as this is one of those "generic" cards to finish as it is needed.

I will be entering this in:

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out the Main Blog and see what the rest of the design team have made.

Have a creative day!!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Celebrating Christmas in July at the Eyelet Outlet Blog ~~ week 4

How much fun is Christmas in July? I think it's awesome!!! So head over to the Eyelet Outlet blog and see what fun some of the other design team members have made.  I love making Christmas cards all year as when its time to get them in the mail I have enough for all my friends and family as well as a couple of swaps.


I love this super cute image from Sami Stamps  and it works perfectly to use the  cute ornament brads from the Eyelet Outlet Store, I  must say that the image is  a valentine one and has hearts hanging also she is holding a heart but now she is holding a super cute candy cane from the Eyelet Outlet 


Close-up of the ornaments and candy cane.


Finished inside of the card.

Eyelet Outlet Brads I used


There is a whole section dedicated to HOLIDAY BRADS have  a look.

Don't forget to come back again next Saturday for the final installment of .
Christmas in July at the Eyelet Outlet Blog.



Up Yer Kilt!!!

Well we can never say there are boring challenges at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers  ~~ challenge #89 is U is for Up Yer Kilt. We want to see plaid on your card.  I use plaid a lot but usually for Christmas cards so I had to stretch my mind on this one.  I was pleased to acquire TH hipster stamps of course these stamps as well as the crazy birds are WAY out of my crafting technique but I used that age old spot on the computer called Google and found some inspiration.



I always think when in doubt Black and White is always vogue. .




Close up of the image. 


Finished the inside with a favourite "old" birthday stamp.

There you have it my off the wall card with a bit of snark, thanks for checking out my card today, you have until Friday August 4th at midnight to get your "up the kilt" projects in.  Head over to the SoSS blog, check the rules and see what the rest of the design team have made. 

Have a wonderful day!!!

I'm entering this in:
Tim Holtz ~~ get hip for summer

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

How Much is that Kitty in the Window?

Good afternoon and a beautiful afternoon it is too.  Today on the Eyelet Outlet Blog I have  a super cute window card featuring brads from the Eyelet Outlet and Brads store. 



I had this idea a while ago and I had to wait until I has some flower brads, they are mini flowers from the Eyelet Outlet Store. Since I was using the flower box I thought the garden tools (also from the eyelet outlet store) would look cute and peeking out of the window are two black kitties dreaming about the beautiful sunshine.


Here is a closer look at the super cute brads 


Finished inside of the card.

Brads I used today:
Cat Brads (12 per pack black & white)
Garden tools (12 per pack fork & shovel)
Mini flower brads (minis also come in lady bugs, bees, leaves and mini birds)

Thanks for joining me today and have a wonderful week.
See you again next Tuesday at 3.01 EDT





You Light Up My Life...............

Are you humming along?  You're welcome.  Shopping Our Stash wants you to light up the blog with your creations using anything with light. I went with light bulbs....Christmas light bulbs.


Since I'm crafting with limited supplies, I only have  a couple of paper packs with me but the one had this polka dot paper in a coral colour and wow I found some cardstock that went along with it so I made a Christmas card in a non-traditional colour.  The ornament brads are from the Eyelet Outlet Store.  They are so cute I had better stock up.  Of course my image is from House Mouse Designs


Finished inside of the card.

Thats all for now thanks for visiting today and head over to the main blog and check out what the rest of the Design Team have made.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

It's Saturday and at the Eyelet Outlet Blog it's Christmas in July!!!

I'm joining in the fun at the Eyelet Outlet Blog for Christmas in July!!! So after you have checked out my card head over to the EO blog and see the awesome projects some of the design team members have made.


For my card I used some unbranded dies both for the snow and for the Merry Christmas. I wanted to use those fabulous deer from the Eyelet Outlet store, they come 12 to a package and two different browns of course what would a winter scene be without a super cute snowman brad also an EO product.  So to give my card some pizzazz I added wink of stella to the snow lines and some bits of tiny clear swirl bling. (I have been working with the same package for months)


Close-up of the deer and check out that bling too.

Well that's all for this installment of Christmas in July 

The Eyelet Outlet & Brads store has many other awesome Christmas brads, bling and washi tape.

Christmas Challenges I would like to enter.
Jingle Belles Rock ~~inspiration (I went with white and blue with a bit of sparkle.)