Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sandcastle, pail and shovel, loader ~~~ where am I?

Tuesday and my time to post on the Eyelet Outlet Blog, as soon as I saw the new spring collection of brads I knew I wanted to make a Seaside scene using the Sandcastle, they are so cute and in the Eyelet Outlet Store now!!!



We spent time camping when our boys were young and I know playtime at the beach includes big trucks, bucket and shovel and seashells and the latter would have been picked up to throw at the brother. I did use a strip of skinny washi tape on a flat spot where the embossing folder didn't quite reach.  Have you heard that there are no mistakes in crafting only opportunities to embellish.


The bucket and shovels are in primary colours and the work trucks are three different designs.


Sandcastle and seashell close-up.


Every beach comes complete with seagulls and these are just adorable and they come in two different designs, flying and standing.


Summer will soon be upon us and what great beach brads to add to any of your summer holiday scrapbook pages. 

Thanks for visiting today and happy crafting.






Who Needs a Caffeine Fix?......ME!

Challenge #300 at Shopping Our Stash is Caffeine Fix, I think that speaks for itself, we want to see projects pertaining to tea or coffee. I dug out a favourite stamp, a House Mouse Designs coffee stamp and a Coffee background stamp from Stampendous.


The sentiment and the word die are from Verve Stamps, it was a set I won. The oval and the retangle were cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs dies. 


I stamped an extra image and fussy cut the little mousie out and popped him up on the cup.


Sentiment from Verve Stamps and cut it out with a speech bubble.


Finished the inside  and "corrected" the sentiment I also added some coffee stains using a Tim Holtz 
stencil which was the first time I have used it.

My neglected items are the Tim Holtz stencil, the Verve stamp and Coffee die, also the House Mouse stamp and the background stamp haven't seen ink in over a year.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you get your Caffeine Fix on and join the fun at Shopping Our Stash.




Thursday, April 20, 2017

Celebrating Peace on Earth (day) with the Jingle Belles

Finally I had some time to make a card for the current Jingle Belles Rock challenge Peace on Earth (day) which is April 22, 2017. The idea is to upcycle, recycle, repurpose or reuse at least one element on your card. I have an collection (stash) of previously used cards of all occasions and in this stack I found a small notecard and loved the images and the colours, I am partial to using non-traditional colours on my holiday cards. So here is what I made......


Now you know I love pink Christmas cards. Isn't the image adorable? and it has some sparkle too. Other than the base all other cardstock used was scraps or a miss-cut and was repurposed. I added three tiny pink enamel dots from the Eyelet Outlet and the Merry Christmas die cut from Impression Obsession. 


Close up of the image from the note-card.


Finished inside

I would like to enter this in:
Jingle Belles Rock Peace on Earth (Day) 

Thanks for visiting today, this is only my second card for the Jingle Belles challenge and only my third Holiday card for 2017. I really need to step up my game or I will be in a panic in November.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Baby Shower Card

Wow that week went fast, it's my turn to post on the Eyelet Outlet Blog today.  Easter weekend and the baby shower are over. I had a request for a card that was gray and yellow and had owls on it, right away I remembered I had Eyelet Outlet "Bright" Owl brads and I was all set!!!


Along with the super cute owls I added a yellow enamel dot also from the Eyelet Outlet. At the shower we had "reveal" cupcakes that when you bit them they were filled with BLUE icing so now we wait for the arrival of our great grandson in June.


Close up of the enamel dot...I love them and they come in many colours and shapes. 




Finished the inside with a computer generated sentiment from Verses4you.

Thanks for checking my card using products from the Eyelet Outlet & Brads. The owls are on sale in the store. See you next Tuesday on the Eyelet Outlet Blog.





A Rose by Any Other Name......

New challenge at Shopping Our Stash and it's another really easy one!!! use a ROSE on your project!! It was hard to make a decision on which rose stamp I would use, but decided I would use a Bugaboo digi.


I have had this digi for a long time and the base and frame are cardstock I have had for several years, the package had never been opened. 


Since I seem to be short on Birthday cards I finished the  inside with a sentiment from Hero Arts I have had since I first started stamping over 10 years ago.

I would like to enter this in:

Catch the bug April Bingo I used the first column Die/Punch, Bugaboo image, Ribbon.

Thanks for visiting today and dig out those rose stamps/digis and join us at Shopping Our Stash, head over to the blog and see what awesome rose projects the rest of the design team have made.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

E is for Elegant ~~ new challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers  challenge is Elegant, we want to see a project that is your interpretation on Elegance. Mine is a bit different than the other members cards I wasn't sure it was elegant enough but I liked it and the person I gave this card to was absolutely thrilled over it.  Let's hear what you think...and sorry no snark, it is optional.


I made an Easter card for a friend and used a Cheery Lyn Designs die that I have never used before, I was a bit disappointed when I cut the window as  it just cuts the window in a piece of cardstock and that isn't what my plan was, so I check with pinterest and found some inspiration, cutting the top was a bit of a challenge though, it won't be the last time I use this as it's beautiful. The card base is concord grape, I think deep purple is elegant and at Easter the minister wears purple btw my favourite colour. I cut the window in shimmer cardstock and the layer is also the same but embossed with a CB folder called textile I also think Elegant when I use it especially in white.


I made the church scene with an image off pinterest cut some tiny clouds with an IO cloud die added flowers and pearls from my stash. 


The sentiment was found on Verses 4 cards, the praying hands was also found on pinterest and fussy cut. If you are in need of sentiments it's a great site.

Thanks for visiting today and have a wonderful Easter weekend.



Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Fly Me to the Moon ~~~

Tuesday ~ my day to post on the Eyelet Outlet Blog and I was so excited to get some monster brads and I had a plan and it's always nice when a plan works out.



Along with the super cute Monster Brads from the Eyelet Outlet I used Enamel Stars, Arrow Birthday Brads,  Red Swirl Jewels and awesome Washi Tape.

I knew that the washi tape would make an awesome background for the rocket ship and the red swirls would work for the flames 


These little guys look so happy to be traveling in space.


love those arrow brads, everything I've used is available in the Eyelet Outlet Store and there is so much more it's worth the "virtual trip" to check out the store, don't forget to check out the daily specials too.


Finished inside of the card,  

When I showed my card to Hubby he loved it, he asked who it was for and then said he would even love to receive it.