Sunday, February 24, 2013

My First Instructional Video! How I make Paper Roses

I've had requests to show my process for how I make the paper roses I use so often in my crafts. Here it is! This is the first time I've done one of these so please keep that in mind. :o I hope you like it. I'll be working on the next one this week ~ how to stem flowers.  

The tools and mat are from McGill. I found the best price on Amazon when I bought them. The paper I used in this flower is Recollections 65 lb cardstock but I've used every thickness cardstock, even textured to make flowers. The thicker the paper the harder to roll but they hold the shape very well. Feel free to ask any questions! Thanks for watching! :)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Heart Warming Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Heart Warming Blog Hop"! We're so happy you could join us today! If you came from Misses Crafty's Blog then you're in the right place. If not please start at Melanie's blog, we don't want you to miss a thing!  
Since February is the month of hearts, we are all making a project with a heart on it. I have some Valentine's cards to share with you for my heart projects plus some sweet gifts I made for my son's teachers. Here's the first one:

Each lucky teacher also received a different color rose that I made for them.

This cute little heart shaped card went out to another teacher with a yellow rose. I used some Glossy Accents on the eyes of the Peachy face to make them pop. According to my son his teacher was "exploding with joy" when he gave it to her! In the picture below are the roses I made for all 4 of his teachers. They're all wrapped up and ready to go! The other 2 cards have already been posted on my FB page, stop by, check them out and say hi!


Cutting files from Scraptastical Kreations

Peachy Keen stamps
Sakura white Gelly Roll pen
Glossy Accents
Assorted papers from my stash
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Colorbox Inks

Now it's time to send you on to the very talented and crafty Robin C.
Here's the complete line-up in case you lose your way:

Nancy {you are here}

Thank you for hopping along with us today. I hope we've inspired you in some way!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Valentine's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Valentine's Day Hop! Today we are celebrating Valentine's Day with crafts made without using pink or red. If you've happened upon my page and would like to hop from the beginning head over to Suzanne's blog. If you've come here from Melissa's blog than you're in the right place. We have a fabulous group of talented ladies to share their projects with you so be sure to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing. 
Here is the line-up in case you lose your way:
Zannie Berry
Cut One Designs by Robin
Paper Shenaniganz
Nancy {you are here}
Always A Story
The Bookin Room
Scrap Happy Mommy
KT's Creative Insights
Three Waters Creations
Paper Krafts Unlimited Designs
Cathie's Scrap cafe

Check out this yummy Grand Prize being sponsored by Zannie Berry Scrapbooking. 

To be eligible to win this prize simply leave some bloggy love on each blog in the hop. It's not required to become a follower but we'd love it if you did!

Now onto my project. I made a heart shaped goodie bag with a matching tag and card in peach and teal. I added a ruffled ribbon edge along the front of the goodie bag. On the card I used the negative from the tag cutouts. That's a great way to use up scraps!


Materials Used:
Cutting files from Scraptastical Kreations - Stackables (hearts) and Borders
Silhouette - Heart Gift Bag
Papers - Core'dinations, Teresa Collins and Recollections
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Colorbox Cat's Eye fluid chalk inks
Peachy Keen Stamps

Next on the stop is the very talented Charity
Thank you for hopping with us today, I hope we've inspired you in some way.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Glamorous Side of Scrapping Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Glamorous Side of Scrapping Blog Hop. Today some fabulously talented ladies have come together to celebrate our friend Ashley's Birthday with some fun projects featuring paper piecings. Happy Birthday Ashley!  I hope you enjoy your day!

If you've come from Connie's blog than you're in the right place. If you've happened upon my page today and you'd like to start at the beginning, you can head to the birthday girls blog so you don't miss one spectacular project. Ashley has some fantastic goodies for you to win as well as some other stops along the way so make sure you don't miss one stop!

Here's the line-up in case you lose your way:

Nancy **you are here!**

And now onto my project. I made this fun and bright birthday layout. How cute are those critters? I used "Party Like An Animal" (original artwork by Kristi W) and "Sophisticated Scallops" from Scraptastical Kreations for my piecings.

Here is a close up of each critter

Materials used:
Scraptastical Kreations cutting files
The Paper Studio and Recollections papers as well as scraps from my stash
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Cat's Eye Chalk Ink and various chalks
Stickles - True Blue, Starry Night, Yellow, Xmas Red
Misc. twine, bling and buttons

And I have some blog candy for you!! One lucky person can win this cutting file! 

To be eligible to win:
1. Please visit Scraptastical Kreation's FB page and say hi from the hop 
2. Become a fan of Scraptastical Kreations by clicking like (if you're not already). I promise you'll be glad you did! 
I'll pick one winner on Thursday 2/7 from all comments posted there. I'd love it too if you become a follower of my blog and leave me some bloggy love, but it's not required to win.

If you LOVE this page and would like to own it I have it posted for sale, along with some other goodies, on my Etsy page. Click here and it'll take you there.

Now I must send you on to the extremely crafty and talented Vanessa

Also, I'm entering this into:
All That Stickles - Anything Goes

I hope we've inspired you in some way today! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Valentine Easel card

Hello there!! Today I have a fun card to share with you, it's a Valentine easel card. To make the easel I cut a piece of card stock 5" x 10", scored it in the center then on one half score it outer corner to inner corner. When you adhere your front cover just use the bottom right corner triangle, then when you open the card, fold the front down and you can push it back and make it stand up, voila!

Materials used:
Cutting files from Scraptastical Kreations
KISS-Love Me Tender, Element Me This, and keep an eye out for the vase arriving in the store as a freebie soon!!
Paper - Recollections, DCWV
Various chalks and inks
Really Reasonable Ribbon

I'm entering this into:

Thanks for stopping by today!