Thursday, January 27, 2011
Today feels like it could be one of, if not the, last day on the machine. But I don't want to rush it so we'll see how the rest of the day plays out. I'm due for another treatment here shortly, which is why I'm up right now, and feeling good that it could be one of the final treaments. Yay!
Hope to have new projects again very soon, but in the meantime here is one of my faves from the past. Thanks for all the prayers, good thoughts and well wishes while I've been gone.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Sorry I've been absent the past couple of days. I've had a horrible cold all week and it has pretty much kicked my butt. blah! But I did want to post with the new Valentine release from the Scrapping Cottage. I used the kitty peeker on this one. Isn't she sweet!
For my card base, I've used the postage stamp die. To make the base, take a piece of cardstock slightly larger than the twice the size of the die shape and fold it in half. Place the folded card on the die with the folded edge not quite all the way to the edge of the die and run through. Now you're ready to embellish!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
This super sweet little take out box is one of the latest Lifestyle Crafts releases. Finished size is no bigger than 2 inches! I embellished one with the smallest of the nesting tickets and hearts from the Buggy Designs, Build-a-Cupcake. I used heart shaped brads to fasten the box closed.
For second box, I made a wire handle like a real take out box (pardon it's bendyness, I don't have a wire straightener), and added the lips to one side of the box, and the strawberry/heart, also new this release, on the other side. I tied lace ribbon to the wonky handle. ;)
You can see the heart brad on one and the wire on the other holding them together. To add the "kiss" ticket after made the box, I punch a tiny hole and slit with the scissors then slipped it around the wire handle.
You can also put the box together this way, folding the outside "flaps" to the inside. Either way, this adorable box is a great way to present a small gift or sweet treat for someone special.
Have a crafty week, blog friends!
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Paper doily, pearls, buttons, ribbon and lace can add a vintage feel to almost any project, IMO. My motto for vintage is, add a little more if you think you have too much and then it will be just right! You can see I went a little nuts with the flowers, bling and pearls but I think it works!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I used patterned vellum for the bag (I've had it in my stash for literally years!!!). For the gift card, which fits inside the bag when it's time to give the gift, I used a scalloped circle from the previous release, and a nesting heart.
I liked the vellum for this so the card can be seen through the bag! (Ignore the clip- it's only there so the card would stay near to top while I took the picture. LOL)
The message on the card is done in the Santa's Workshop font and the heart from the Build-a-Cupcake die by Buggy Designs.
I'll have more projects from this release coming soon, so keep a lookout! Super cute stuff. :) And check the store at Scrapbuggy for these dies and more. This week, take advantage of the free exclusive die offer - your choice! - with every order $100 or more!!
Monday, January 10, 2011
I stamped the image in Rich Cocoa Memento ink and colored her wings with Atyou Spica clear pen. The teeny weeny bling on her antennae are i-rock gems by Imaginisce.
Have a sparkly week and do something crafty! Thanks for coming by the studio blog today.
Saturday, January 08, 2011
Yesterday our sweet doggie, Miss Joey, went to heaven. We had gone to run errands and discovered when we got home that she had had a real bad stroke while we were away. I knew when she left with hubs that she would likely not be coming home. She did not. I cried and cried. I could tell by his eyes that hubs had cried too, but not so I could see.
Joey was sort of a 'rescue' dog, though we didn't get her from a rescue shelter. Lucky for her and for us too, we found each other before it came to that. Joey had been abandonded by a farmer who sold his place and left town, leaving her tied to the door at the vet's office. I had called about lab puppies for sale but they had all been spoken for already. But Joey, or Jo-Jo as they called her, who was about a year old, needed a home, and did we want to come see her. We decided to go check her out and took Jet with us, our black lab. They took to each other immediately and Joey came home with us that night.
Grace and Joey, 2005
Our first hunting dog, Jet, a black lab we got as a puppy, was getting ready to retire as hubs' hunting dog as he was getting up in years. Randy wanted to train another dog before Jet couldn't go with him anymore, which is why we had called about the puppies when we found Joey. His last hunting season Jet taught Joey so much that training her was a piece of cake. She loved hunting as much as he did. He was 13 when he said goodbye. Joey was almost 12.
Grace and Joey, 2008
Randy and Joey, 2008
Olivia and Joey, 2010
Thursday, January 06, 2011
The key charm has been in my stash for eons and I thought it was the perfect touch with the scalloped heart. To make the lacy look, I used my push pad and a large sewing needle, punching holes all around the outside in each of the scallops.
Thanks for checking out the studio today!
Monday, January 03, 2011
Mila, Olivia, Feliciano - Olivia had to have the fuzzy mustache she saw in the vending machine. Mila and Feliciano made their own from paper scraps. Love that! LOL