Tuesday, April 8, 2014

By the Sea, By the Sea....

By the Beautiful Sea....you and me....ahhhh.....longing for the beach....only a couple of months and we'll be there!  But for now....I'm enjoying my mini vacay using the By the Sea collection from Graphic 45:



This wall hanging will be a reminder of good things to come and sweet beach memories.

I created it using Graphic 45 By the Sea papers, alpha sticker sheet, G45 adhesive
metal studs, G45 tags, Tim Holtz book plates, and jute by Darice.  the border on the
center piece is from a Martha Steward punch.  Everything is inked using Vintage
Photo Distress Ink, and the anchor has been hit with a layer of glossy accents.

Bottom Close Up:


Top Close Up:


Thanks for stoppin' by today.....remember to take the time to craft some wonderful everyday!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Dance in the Rain!

When life sends you storms and showers....what do you do?  Well, pull out your cute boots and go splash in some puddles, of course!

Bright, cheerful Springtime is here!  The Spring in the Air Kit of the Month from The Rubber Cafe' has so much Springtime goodness from Doodlebug, Queen & Co.....and cute, cute, CUTE new stamps!

Sharing a card made with the kit here today:


I had never used one of the garlands before....gotta say I'm liking it!  Thanks Doodlebug!

Here's a close up of the image panel and the garland with Queen & Co Bubbles in the center:



For a list of details and products used...find them on The Rubber Cafe' blog HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  Have a creative day!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Don't Worry.....Be Hoppy!

Yes, it's FINALLY SPRING!!!  The Robins are bobbing around, it's raining instead of snowing....I'll take that any day and twice on Sunday!

And it's time for a little Springtime crafting too.....at least this lil' funny bunny seems to think so:



She's made from a little cardboard alterable available at Hannah's Home Accents in Antioch, IL.  It's meant to be a Christmas Countdown calendar, but I took one look at it and saw this cute lil' bunny peeking back at me!  I drew out some patterns for feet and ears, and she just appeared!  Isn't she sweet?  And the little drawers in the middle open to hold some Easter/Springtime treats....hmmm....maybe some yummo jellybeans--now that's SWEET!

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  Welcome Spring!!

Supplies Used:
Paper: Doodlebug Designs Springtime collection; American Crafts Cardstock
Embellishments: Doodlebug Designs: Springtime Collection mini icons-Blossoms, Want2Scrap pearls, Darice twine, Darice pompoms, Darice google eyes, Trendy Twine Totally White, ribbon and button from stash.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Challenge Time: Tags and Bags!

There is a great challenge over at Scrap It Girl this month!  It's all about Tags and Bags!




These 2 sweet little tags are made from Teresa Collin's Daily Stories collection....and using her new embossing folder from the Craftwell eBosser.

Want to play too?  Link up your tags or bags over at Scrap It Girl.  You can find the post HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' today!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Favorite Things Friday: Color and Style Edition--And a SALE!

Do you have a favorite color you use to create with?  I'm honestly not a huge fan of purple or yellow.....but I'll use both if the occasion arises (like Halloween!).  I've always been a fan of aqua and brown....just love that combo, which leads me to one of my favorite color palettes:


The blues, sandy brown, aqua, gray.....makes me think of the beach!

We are sharing our favorite colors today over at Scrap It Girl....come over and join us HERE

As for the "Style" part of Favorite Things Friday:


This stylin' card is full of Queen and Co. goodies, as well as the gorgeous stamps from The Rubber Cafe' taking center stage.  For details pop over to THIS POST.


And last but not least....did I say SALE???!!!!  Why yes I DID!!  And it is one amazing sale of some of the top sellers from The Rubber Cafe':

You can find the Sale HERE....on their Facebook page!  My favorite glue, and fun deals on stamp sets, even glitter!  It's going on all weekend....so there is still time!

Thanks for stoppin' in today.....and tell me....what color inspires you in your crafting?  Share here, and remember you can link up a fun pic over at Scrap It Girl!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Swept Away....Craving Warmth, Sunshine and Waves!

Right about now....with another dusting of snow on the ground, I thought it would be the perfect time for a little summer vacation.  By The Sea from Graphic 45 inspired thoughts of days by the sea.....

So this LO comes with thoughts of warm sunshine, sea breezes, and sandy toes:


"Seaswept" LO by Laura Cox

A few close ups of the details:


The shells are fussy cut....the keyhole metal piece is also G45.  Goosebumps bling add a little sparkle.


The Pier 45 journal box is a perfect fit for our fishing off the pier....the ribbon reminds me of a fishing net....it's held in place with Tiny Attacher staples.

Page Two:


Close Ups:


More fussy cutting here....a little distressing with the Tonic Distresser Tool and some Vintage Photo Ink (all edges were inked with this).....thought this beach rules sign fit the pic pretty good too....lol.


A bit more of the netting ribbon....the seashell border is a Martha Stewart punch on cream cardstock. The postage stamp strip is from the border paper....always love a collection that includes those!

And a wee bit more fussy cutting....that to the beach sign looks so textured, so many details on these papers!

A final pic of the two page LO together....


Thanks for stoppin' by today.....hope you enjoyed a little "beach vacation"....now for the REAL thing!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Favorites and a Floral Flip

Happy Friday Everyone!!  Today is a new Favorite Things Friday post.....catching up with last Friday's too.....so I'll post both my favorite re-purposed item in my craft room:



This was a great find--a granite shop sample cabinet....they were getting rid of it!  Looking forward to filling it up *wink*

And for this week.....my favorite place to scrap, my scrappy desk in my scrappy room:



Show us your work space....link up over at Scrap It Girl--just for fun....and while you are there, don't forget our birthday challenge this month....you can find it HERE--great prize pack for that one!

As for the "Floral Flip".....head on over to The Rubber Cafe'!  I'm up today with a flip card tutorial that will give you a jump start on spring!  You can find it HERE.  But here's a peek:


Thanks for stoppin' by today....take some creative time for yourself....you'll be glad you did!