Sunday, August 19, 2018

Life Is Peachy Tag

Hi there!  Back again with a new tag made with Pion Design's Life Is Peachy collection.  I love the papers in this collection but, then again, I always love their papers!

First, I just think the image of this lady with the butterflies is so pretty!  All it needed was to be embellished.  I added some fussy cut vines to the ones at the top of the tag.  All the flowers and leaves are from my stash as are the pearl, lace and pleated tulle at the bottom of the tag.  I tucked in a few diecut leaves.  The beautiful pink butterfly and a couple of Butterfly Kisses are from Reneabouquets.  I added a few Nuvo crystal drops for accent and a lace tie at the top.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your kind comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Heart Gift Tags

Hi everyone!  Just a short post today.  I would like to share a couple of heart tags I made which were inspired by Jill Norwood on YouTube.  I used Tammy Tutterow Spellbinders heart dies to make them.

Up first is a tag I made in a shabby chic style.  The paper is from Prima's Love Story collection.  Each heart was edged with glitter.  The cherub is made with a mold I have.  The word "hugs" is diecut and layered three times for strength.  The tiny flowers, eyelash trim, baker's twine and flatback pearl are from my stash.  You can use the eyelash trim to tie the tag to a package and write your sentiment on the back.

Next up is a Winter-themed tag.  The paper I used to make the hearts is from The Paper Studio.  Each heart was edged with Silver Stickles.  The banner and sentiment are from Papertrey Ink.  The sentiment was embossed with silver embossing powder.  I also embossed snowflakes onto vellum using a stamp and die set from Papertrey Ink and tucked the snowflake cluster under the banner.  To finish the tag, I tied eyelash trim and a snowflake charm from Tim Holtz to the upper left corner.

Here are the two tags side by side.  They were so much fun and easy to make.  I definitely intend to make more!

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  I appreciate your kind comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Summer Tag

Hi there!  It's very hot and humid today so I will be staying indoors where it is cool!  With all the Christmas in July postings last month, I am looking forward to the cooler weather.  Yesterday was my birthday.  I enjoyed a quiet celebration with family.

Today, I have a tag to share with a summer theme.  The papers are from Pion Design's Seaside Stories collection.  The tag base was cut from a cereal box and both sides covered with the paper.  Edges were inked and distressed.  The image, tickets and banner were cut from the papers.  Cheesecloth was tucked under everything.  Lace trims were added to the bottom.  An anchor was cut from Distress Metallic cardstock.  The flowers, charm and hemp bows are from my stash.  I added a seashell charm to the tie at the top.  Tiny seashells were tucked into the flowers.  Bubble droplets from Pretty Pink Posh were added as accents.

This was a fun tag to make.  If you click on the photo, you can probably see the details a bit better.

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by and visit my blog.  I appreciate your sweet comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead and stay cool is your weather is hot!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Christmas In July - Part 2

Hi there, everyone!  I'm back today to share my first Christmas card for the 2018 season.  For this card, I used the beautiful papers from an older Pion Design collection called "The Night Before Christmas."

This card was inspired by a card I saw on the Pion blog.  All paper edges were inked and distressed.  A Penny Black antique frame die was used on the dark burgandy paper.  On the Santa image as well as the sentiment banner, I also added some Prima Snowflake Paste.  The doily is from a Prima die.  Lace, seam binding, bell and twine are from my stash.  Pearls are Melissa Frances.  I then added some white splatters using water-downed gesso.

I just love these old-fashioned images and paper patterns.  I was so hesitant to cut into the papers but it was time to do so.  I hope you like my card.

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by.  I appreciate your kind comments and enjoy reading them.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Christmas in July - Part 1

In watching YouTube for crafting videos, I have been seeing a lot of projects this month focusing on Christmas in July.  I decided to join in and get a start on my Christmas projects.  This week, I am sharing some tiny tags using Tim Holtz dies.

These tags are quite tiny, measuring under two inches.  You can get an idea of the size by comparing to the quarter on the right.  These were somewhat tedious to make because of all the extra tiny parts.  I used Distress cardstock to cut everything out.  For each of the images, I used glittered cardstock.  However, I wasn't happy with how it looked on the Santa; so I used Snow Writer and Diamond Dust on his beard and hat.  A holly sticker was added to the candy cane and some rhinestones were added to the snowflake.  Twine and tinsel garland were used for the ties.  Because it was so time consuming to make these, I think the next time I will just cut everything out on white cardstock and color with Copics. 

Here is a look at the card I made as well.  Details will be on my blog next week.

Thank you for taking time to stop by and for leaving a comment.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Love Story Tag

Recently, I was gifted with several sheets of Prima's Love Story papers and decided to make a tag with some of it.

Using a piece of cardboard to cut out the tag shape, I then covered both sides with the paper.  Isn't that image so sweet?  I edged it in a lacy trim to bring attention to it and mounted it on a piece of cardboard for dimension.  If you click on the photo, you will see some feathers I diecut from the paper using a Spellbinders die.  Various flowers, leaves, and resin birds from my stash surround the image.  A couple of hemp bows are tucked under the image along with cheesecloth.  Across the bottom of the tag, I added some trims and pearl strands.  A bit of lace and seam binding were tied to the top.

Well, that's my share for today.  It is an overcast day here but still warm and humid.  The next few days will be hotter and humid as well.  Counting the days until Fall! 

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by.  For those that leave a comment, I thank you.  I enjoy reading them and appreciate hearing from you.  Have a most wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Shabby Chic Embellishment Box

Recently, I tried my hand at altering a small plastic tool box (measuring about 5x7 inches) for a swap.  I must admit I was a bit intimidated by it; however, I gave it a whirl!  Here it is.

First, I gave the lid a coat of off-white paint and crackle paste.  After it dried, I couldn't see any crackling.  On to Plan B which was to cover the lid in a lacy fabric.  I then went through my stash and pulled out various trims, appliques, flowers, etc.  The flower to the left of the beige center flower was made by me using some trim and a pretty pearl cluster for the center.  I added a glittery bird for a touch of whimsy.  Here are some photos of the box from various angles.

Inside I added an assortment of trinkets and do-dads that can be added to different kinds of projects.  If you click on each photo, you can get a larger view of things.

Well, there you have it--my first altered embellishment box.  It wasn't quite so intimidating once I got started!

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments.  I appreciate each one and enjoy reading them.  Have a wonderful week ahead!