Sunday, March 27, 2016

Fairy Jar

ISN'T THIS KA-UTE?!!  My sister made me a fairy jar as a house warming gift!  You may have seen a few of these around but now I have one of my own!!!  At first she had some tea lights in and because she used a regular sized mason jar, there wasn't enough light.  I found a strand of battery operated lights so just dropped those in there.  LIT RIGHT UP!   I especially like how one landed so bright as if she's holding a light in the palm of her hand.  That was a fluke!!!  

Love how the fairy looks like she's flying in on some fairy dust.  Great positioning with the swirl of pearls she added!

Just love how she decorated the top.  One of her first projects she's done in about 3 years and she hasn't missed a creative beat!!  Incredible!!  

I think on the outside she put 2 layers of tissue with mod podge.  I can ask if you're interested.  

Thanks my little buddie!!  LOVE IT!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sophie's Rose and Sympathy Bugs

MY FIRST PROJECT IN MY NEW CRAFT ROOM!!!  Soon I'll be adding THAT post...of my craft room I mean.  :)  You'd think taking pics of a room would be easy but it seems to be the last thing you feel like doing after moving.  Yikes!!

For today's card I used this super cute image from Sylvia Zet called "Sympathy Bugs".  It's available as a digi or rubber stamp.

I'm not sure if I've ever colored these cuties before or not but I've had this stamp FOREVAH!!!  They are so stinkin' cute!!  I was so happy to stamp 2 of these but use only 1 and have no practice piece.  FIRST TIME EVAH!!!   WOO!!  Jeeps all kinds of firsts goin' on here!

I'm using papers from Michele R Designs called "Sophie's Rose" and I discovered something cool.  I'm not sure if it's new but to me it is.  When I printed these papers I noticed they were a bit dark, which could have been my printer but thankfully that doesn't matter!   I found a feature in Word that allowed me to change the color of the papers and brighten them up.  YAY!  Much nicer!!

I've also used pieces from the Elements 2 package, the butterflies and sentiment.  I created a tassel with a Marianne Designs die using some of the papers that came with the 6 x 6 design sheets.  They are just stunning!

Hope you are enjoying your week and thanks so much for stopping by!

E40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47
V01, 12, 15, 17
R81, 83, 85, 89
YG03, 63, 67, G99
W00, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
E21, 25, 27, 29

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Crazy Cats!!

My original plan was that I wasn't going to get caught up with these new Crazy Cats by Tim Holtz BUT how could I refuse a good sale?!!!  25% off!!  NICE!!  So between a sale and the feeling of wanting to spend some money how could I refuse??!!  LOL!!

Also, these fun characters seem to be great images to test out with distress markers.  OMG THOSE THINGS AGAIN!!  I've been so scared of them for so long.  HA HA HA!!  Turns out they're not so bad!  And far faster than Copics.  Well in this case anyway.

Colors from top left to right:

Black soot
Rusty hinge
Weathered Wood

Stormy sky
Dusty concord
Pumice stone

Wild honey

I THINK!!   I might be guessing at a couple of them but it wasn't until later that I figured I should be marking them down.  DUH!  Well I didn't think these were going to turn out to be blog worthy so didn't keep track until about my 3rd one.  LOL!!  Needless to say I think I'll be playing some more with my DI markers.  FUN!!!