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Monday, October 29, 2012

Thinking of You

Good Morning Everyone!

With Hurricane Sandy approaching, I hope everyone is home and safe.  They say it is going to be pretty bad, let's hope they are wrong!

Today I'd like to share a card I made with a new product I found at Joann's.  I had coupons so I went to Joann's on Saturday to see if they had anything interesting.  The craft section at the Joann's where I live is small, so I shop more often at Michael's and AC Moore.  I knew they had the DCWV adhesive backed fabric paper which I have had my eye on for a while, but I wanted to see what else they had.  Well, I came across a new line from David Tutera.  He is a famous Wedding Planner/Coordinator and he has a show on WE TV.  He has this line of cards, border strips and die cut embellishments.  I decided to give two of these items a try so I picked up a pack of the Layers and a pack of Border Strips.  The Layers say they are for use on an A2 or A6 card and the Border Strips say they are for an A7 card.  Today I'll be focusing on the Layers. They come 12 in a package.  The package I chose was half craft and half white card stock. Half are die cuts and half are 5 1/4 X 4 inch solid layers with an embossed pattern. For this card I chose to use one of the die cuts and change it up a bit.  There was a grid pattern in the center which I removed and replaced with a piece of black card stock.  And I decided to color it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Crimson. I had purchased the Glimmer Mist a long time ago, but had never used it.  It's hard to see, but if you look at the second picture closely, you can see the pretty sheen the glimmer mist gives.  I'm definitely going to try some more colors in the future. 

My base card is 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 cut from black cardstock.  My next layer is 4 X 5 1/4 cut from white card stock.  For my sentiment I used a CTMH stamp and CTMH White Daisy ink.  I added 4 Queen and Company black pearls and my card was complete.  I had fun trying out some new products, and I hope to share a project using the David Tutera border strips sometime soon.  Till then, thanks for stopping by and please stay safe.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Good Morning Everyone,

As I mentioned yesterday I got to spend some time in my Craft Room this weekend.  Today I have another project that I worked on to share with you. 

This is a coffin treat box I made from the Cricut Artiste Cartridge.  Artiste is fast becoming one of my all time favorite cartridges along with Art Philosophy.  They were both expensive splurges, but so worth it!  Anyway, the paper I used is from the DCWV Tradewinds stack.  It has a wood grain look to it.  For the sentiment, I used a CTMH Dimensional Elements Mixed Shape piece stamped with a Craftsmart Happy Halloween stamp.  After stamping I used some Stampendous Black Embossing Powder and heat set it.  It is hard to see in the picture, but the sentiment has a glossy appearance.  I inked around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I added two bat embellishments from Sandy Lion Essentials.  I filled the inside of the box with candy and I'm going to give it to my husband for Halloween.  He loves Halloween so I thought this little treat box would be just perfect for him.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 22, 2012

It's Fall!

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I'm happy to report that I was able to sneak in some much needed time in my Craft Room this weekend.  HURRAY!  I got to work on a few projects and I'd like to share one with you now.  My card today is a Fall card.  Fall is my favorite time of year.  I love the rich, warm colors and the cool, crisp air.  

All the card stock used on the card, brown, rust and beige, are all by Recollections, as are the three gems on the bottom left corner.  The patterned paper is from the DCWV Autumn Melody Stack, I'm so loving this stack!  The scalloped squares and leaves were cut using Cuttlebug dies. The acorns and letters were cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  The leaves and acorns were inked with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  On the inside the sentiment reads:  Celebrate the Season, but I forgot to take a picture.

That's my card for today.  I hope to share another project with you tomorrow. 


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thank You Card

Hi everyone,

I have a thank you card to share today.  It is a 5X7 inch card.  I usually make thank you cards smaller like note cards, but I thought I'd do a large thank you card for a change.

This card came together quickly and I made it using things from my stash.  For the base I used Recollections card stock.  The white layer is Georgia Pacific card stock cut at 4 3/4 X 6 3/4.  Then I used a Martha Stewart punch to make the strip down the center and some Craft Smart ribbon was adhered on top.  I used Spellbinders dies, Large Scalloped Rectangle and Large Rectangle to make the center medallion. I stamped the sentiment using a Close to My Heart stamp and pansy purple ink.  In the corner I put a Recollections flower with a Queen & Company pearl in the middle.  This card was easy to make and a lot of fun.  I hope you liked it!  Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Master Crafter Update

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to let everyone know that voting for the Master Crafter Challenge is still going on.  If you go to www.pinkcricut.com and scroll down to Master Crafter Challenge, if you open that up and scroll to where the projects are, my layout is number 23.  (I don't know how my number got changed but it did!)  Anyway, if you click below my layout you can cast your vote for my project.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope to have another project for you soon.

Hugs, Paula

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Master Crafter Entry

Good Morning!

For today's post I have something a little different.  I am participating in a Master Crafter Challenge.  The challenge was on the http://www.pinkcricut.com, and there are a number of wonderful sponsors who have generously donated the materials with which we had to craft something.  We were sent a box containing a Scissor Mouse sponsored by Westcott, DCWV Rockstar mat stack sponsored by DCWV Deals, cottonbag sponsored by State line Bag Co., 1/2 sheet of rhinestones sponsored by Queen & Co., sentiment stamp sponsored by Pink by Design, assorted buttons.  (Note:  I did not receive the buttons that were supposed to have been included in the box, and was advised to substitute any buttons.)

For my project I did the scrapbook layout you see below.
The green strip and green squares were cut from the DCWV paper using the scissor mouse.  The letters were cut on the Cricut using the DCWV paper as well.  I took the cotton bag from State Line Bag Company and turned it into a rosette.  The Pink By Design stamp was used twice in the center of each of the heart designs on the green squares and I have three Queen & Co. rhinestones at the corner of the photo mat.  I hope you enjoyed my project and if you did, please stop by http://www.pinkcricut.com and vote for me!  Thanks so much!

Hugs, Paula