Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Aurora Wings Challenge #49: Frame It! using Aurora Wings "Orchid Corner" Digital Stamp

Hello All!! Man, have things been quiet in here!! I'm so sorry for that! I feel like our life just went into overdrive!! I'm really hoping things will settle down in the near future and then entire folder of "To be blogger" images will make it to you soon!! But for today I do have an awesome image to share with you from Aurora Wings!!
Mothers Day is coming and I am doing my very best to get ready. I have no idea what's happening for gifts yet but I have most of my cards done!! This is one of them!! I used the "Frame It!" inspiration for this challenge to frame in the inside of a card for my mother in law. She loves orchids and she loves purple soooo....
 I used this beautiful Orchid Gatefold Card from Dreaming Tree to create my card base. These files are so easy to work with and the end result is just gorgeous!!! That gorgeous envelope over there... yup, it comes with the file!! You cannot go wrong with that!!

So I started by opening the file in my Cricut Design Space. I laid a rectangle over Dreaming Trees card base inside the card to see how big I needed to make my base with my Orchid digital stamp from Aurora Wings. Then I popped back into Microsoft Word, set my rectangle size there and imported the Orchid Corner digital stamp twice and sized each to fit the corners so that they filled the corners but not the whole rectangle.
I printed it off on my copic xpress it paper and got to work!! I just love how this inside shows so many different layers and colors while not looking overwhelming!!
To color the Orchid Corner digital stamp I pulled out my V91-V99 copics and my Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Class and got to work!!
To finish it off I edged everything with my Tim Holtz Dusty Concord distress ink and used it to stamp the sentiment. Then I embossed it quick and VIOLA!!! One custom Orchid Gatefold card for my amazing Mother in Law!!

I hope this gives you a different way to look at our Frame It! Challenge this week over at the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog!! And if you would like to grab this digi for yourself you can find it in these places:
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Thanks so much for popping by today! I can't wait to see what you all come up with!!

Faery Ink Workshop Wednesday #18- Playing with Recyclables- Wax Paper

Come on over and take a peek at what we are doing with Wax Paper this week on Workshop Wednesdays!! Its our last week playing with Recyclables for Earth Month and we wanted to end it with something super simple but has an awesome effect!! 
You can check it out HERE!!!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Faery Ink Workshop Wednesday #17- Playing with Recyclables-- Cardboard Boxes

We have a bonus Earth Day Workshop Wednesday for you!! Today to celebrate Earth Day we are going to play with cardboard boxes!! Come on over and see what you can do with that cereal box instead of throwing it out!! Check it out HERE!!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Faery Ink Workshop Wednesday #16- Playing with Recyclables- Plastics

Come join us this week for another Workshop Wednesday Tutorial where we are making shaker cards out of pieces of plastic from around the home!!
Find it HERE!!!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Flowers, Feathers and Fairies Spring Release! Check out the new line of Flower Inspired Ladies!!!

Good Morning everyone!!! I am so excited to share Flowers, Feathers and Fairies Spring Releases with you!!! Sabrina is debuting 4 new digis today all Flower inpired!!
In order of appearance you have: Blooming Fairy, Snow Drop Fairy, Nymphaea and Peony Fairy.
Aren't they just so sweet? I am in love with them all so much!! Sadly, I only got to work with 2 of them to show you today but you can bet the other 2 are on my list of must haves!! You can find all these new releases in the Flowers, Feathers and Fairies Etsy Shop.

So the 1st card I'm going to show you is play with Nymphaea who is a water lily. I really tried to play on the water aspect and make her look like she's really floating in a pond.
What do you think? How'd I do? I am so in love with this image. Water lillies are one of my favorite flowers. My Great Grandma had a small pond in her yard and she grew Water Lillies. They were her pride and joy. I have 2 tattooed between my shoulder blades in her memory. So this card will go to my Grandma, my Great Grandmas daughter this Mothers Day.

 The 2nd card I made to show you today is using the Blooming Fairy. I love that Sabrina took a flower with a big curve and made her  look like she's expecting!! It's something we haven't seen yet from the current phase of flower themed digis. She is designed after the Muscari flower and I think she's just so sweet!!
I can't wait to have a pregnant friend or family member to share this card with!! I just love it!! And the sentiment I think is too much fun!!

Make sure you pop over to all these places to see what the rest of the Design Team Created with the Spring Releases!! As well as to pick yours up!!

And!!! Sabrina put some stamps ON SALE this weekend for Easter!!

I am entering Nymphaea in these challenges:
Daring Cardmakers- Spring Garden

I am entering Blooming Fairy in these challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday- Spring Colors
Daring Cardmarkers- Spring Garden

Thanks so much everyone for popping by today and seeing what I have been up to!! Its always so great to see so many people around checking it out!!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Faery Ink Workshop Wednesday #15- Playing with Recyclables- Wax Crayon

This weeks Workshop Wednesday is ready to roll!! We are gonna play with Wax Crayons this week in honor of Earth Month and reduce, reuse, recycle! Come on over and take a look HERE!!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Faery Ink Workshop Wednesday #14- Playing with Recyclables- Newpaper

Come on over to the Faery Ink Blog and check out todays Workshop Wednesday!! This month we are playing with recyclable materials... and today its a super quick and easy way to use newpaper in your crafting!!
Come check it out right HERE!!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Aurors Wings Challenge #47- Easter Pastels: Notebook using Camellia Spirit

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Hey everyone!! Welcome to another challenge at Aurora Wings Challenge Blog! This time we want to see your Pastel Colors!!!
I worked with the beautiful Camellia Spirit this time and made myself a little notebook to keep track of all things crafty business transaction! I'm so looking forward to having all my notes and thoughts and everything all in 1 place!! Check it out:

 I started by coloring up this beautiful image with my Kit and Clowder February Class which focused on Camellias. Isn't she just gorgeous?!? Now, I know she's not quite as pastel as you generally think of pastels as being but believe me she is a lot softer that I would normally color her!!! 
You can find the stunning Camellia Spirit here:

Aurora Wings Website:

I mounted her onto a light blue cardstock and chipboard piece to make the front cover of my notebook. I then added a quick title on the side. Viola!!! I really wanted this image to just be the focus of this project and I didn't want to not be able to write on the cover side of the book so skipped on embellishments all together.

 Then I designed my 2 inside sheets. I wants one to keep track of the different materials I used on a lot of custom order and what the cost is for those so when I'm putting together a quote quick everything is right there!

Then I wanted a sheet to keep track of each persons individual order. I wanted to keep each customers notes all together with what they were quoted for price, what the actual cost of the project turned out to be as well as if I have received payment for the order or not. You know all that boring business type stuff!! 

So there ya go my friends! Thanks so much for popping by today to see my Pastel project!! Can't wait to see all of your beautiful projects in the next 2 weeks!!

Ooooooooo!!! I have an added bonus for you!!!

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Faery Ink- Workshop Wednesday #13 Playing with Copics- Creating a Mist

Good Morning Everyone!! This weeks Workshop Wednesday is live over on the Faery Ink blog. This is our last week Playing with Copics so come on over and see what we are up to!!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cupcake Birthday card using Flowers, Feathers and Fairies

Good Morning everyone!! Welcome to Flowers, Feathers and Fairies 1st Birthday Blog Hop!!! I fell in love with these images as soon as Sabrina started posting them and I am so thrilled now to be on her first design team and helping her build her brand!!! To celebrate Flowers, Feathers and Fairies 1st Birthday we have a freebie for you!!! This is the adorable "Eliza's Birthday"!!! She will be available for free for a limited time to help us celebrate!!
 To grab this sweet FREEBIE pop over to the Kit and Clowder Facebook group!! Alyce and the rest of the group are helping us celebrate Flowers, Feathers and Fairies 1st Birthday with a coloring contest using this "Eliza's Birthday" digital stamp!!

Then make sure you hop along the blog hop to have the chance to win some prizes!! Make sure you give the girls lots and lots of love as you go!!!
Start here--> Sabrina (The artist!!!)
Sara (you are here)

Now do you wanna see what I did with this awesome image? I turned it into a pop up card!!
I used a dollar store cupcake cardstock and a beautiful turquoise from CTMH and just a splash of pink from CTMH to pull all the colors together. And have I told you lately how much I love my cricut? I used it to cut the sentiment tag and to write the sentiment on it!

Then for the inside I used the CTMH Artfully sent cricut cartridge to create the pop up cupcake inside!! I used all the same papers and just a touch on Wink of Stella to pop the celebrate out although I know it doesn't show in the picture,

Now where to find all this fun stuff:
The Flowers, Feathers and Fairies Birthday Blog Post (Where you will find all the original details of the goings on for the party!!)-
The Flowers, Feathers and Fairies Etsy store (Where you will find the original Eliza- the first digi ever released!!)-
The Flowers, Feathers and Fairies Facebook group (Where there might just be some other fun things happening this week for the birthday!!)-
The Kit and Clowder Facebook Group (Where you will find a link to the FREEBIE image as well as a coloring contest to go with it!)-

I really am so excited to see everyone play along with this new image to celebrate this amazing artists 1st year in the digital stamp world! Please come play along with us!! We hope to see you there!!!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Easter Wishes Card using Aurora Wings

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Hey Everyone!! Mitzi from Aurora Wings put a shout out for a little help with this weeks showcase blog so I get to help introduce you all to this adorable "Spring Sprite"! She was such a little darling to color up!! Aren't those little ears just the cutest thing ever?!
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So sweet ey?! I am hoping that we get to see some of those flowers and butterflies outside our windows really soon!! I am ready for some color and some warmth!!!

I colored this little cutie and turned her into an Easter Card for one of my little ones... and if they get their bums in gear you will get to see their versions of this image too! I printed them off onto 5x7 cards for them to color along with me but they are taking their time! LOL
So for now I will get show you mine:
I used my Tim Holtz distress inks to create each of the papers-- easter paper is not really something I keep kicking around ya know? But I think this worked out perfectly!! Nice and soft, subtle and lets the image just pop right out!!
I also used the sketch from the current challenge on the Aurora Wings Challenge blog!! Come on over and check that out too!!
Now if you must have this new little "Spring Sprite" you can pop over to the Aurora Wings Etsy Store or the newly refurbished Aurora Wings Website and grab her.

Now, that's all for me today! I must be off and get ready for that Dragon Birthday Party you've been hearing about from me! See you all next time!!

PS So when I originally wrote this blog post I put a little blurb about how Mitzi would likely offer a discount code for the weekend, as she usually does. But then I second guessed myself thinking "But what if she doesn't? Then people will have thier hopes up for nothing" So I deleted that part... and then 12hrs before the post goes live we got a COUPON CODE for Aurora Wings!! Heck yes!! Leet's do that!! So here you go everyone:
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And I promised I would show you what my little people did with this image as well!! The littlest was not so interest in coloring this week., but the big one is really get into it!! Check it out:
Not bad for 6 years old ey? I might be bias though!! LOL

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks so much for popping by!!!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Fairy Ink- "Spring Maiden Autumn Rose" Dream Card

My latest post is up over on Faery Ink! With a beautiful new image to share with you called "Spring Maiden- Autumn Rose"! Come on by and take a peek!!!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Faery Ink Workshop Wednesday #12- Playing with Copics using Tim Holtz Distress Markers Spritzer

Hello again!! This weeks Workshop Wednesday is live and this week we are using a nifty little tool with our copic markers to create an airbrush like effect!! Come on over to the Faery Ink Blog and take a look!!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tree Round Christmas Tree Ornaments

Back before Christmas I had a customer approach me about making some Christmas tree ornaments for him... He had a different idea that would have been very hard to do... but we chatted a little and this is what we came up with:
 We took a picture of his beautiful daughter and put it on one side. I modge podged her in there and sprinkled some fine glitter around the edges and it ended up looking like snow!! Then we added some vinyl to say Merry Christmas and added the year.

On the back we put a picture of the family with the same light dusting of glitter and they looked so adorable!! 

I know its super early or super late LOL but I just wanted to share cuz they turned out so sweet!!

Mixed Media Art Work

I am terrible behind on my blogging. And I really shouldn't be doing it now... I still have to finish the little ones bday presents. But I'm sitting here and I don't feel like getting all inky just yet... LOL but I do need to show you some of the projects I made back at CHRISTMAS!! Seriously!!! LOL... SO lets start with the Selena Fenech canvas shall we...

I made these 2 custom peices for my girlfriend to giver her nieces for Christmas. The first one favorite colors are pink and purple.... So I colored up with beautiful Selena Fenech image "Enchanted Girl and Unicorn"

Then I got our all manner of inks and paints and mediums and created this beautiful canvas.

For the other niece I used Ching Chou Kuiks image "Northern Nightfall". This little girl loves teal and purple....

Once I had that beauty all colored up I again got out all manner of mixed media and turned it into a beautiful canvas!!

And there ya go! A couple mixed medias to finally show you!! LOL Thanks for stopping in again!!

"She leaves a little SPARKLE wherever she goes" necklace holder and "Real MEN keep their pants up" belt buckle holder

Hey hey hey!
I was chatting with a girl friend the other day who has 2 kids bdays right around ours in the next few weeks.... And I totally forgot cuz I've been so busy with the Dragons.... so I asked what her daughter would like for her bday and she says "Oh, anything from Claire's" well that got the wheels ticking that pretty quick that little one is gonna have so much jewelry to organize if all she wants is jewelry!! And the idea popped into my head to make these necklace holders!!

I am beyond in love with the finished project!! Hubby and I worked hard on them all weekend!!! And I say them because while chatting I realized my neices bday is in a few weeks too and I hadn't thought about her either... WHOOPS!!!  So make 2... and then working on the boys (which ended up being 3) I figured we might as well make 3 for the girls too!! LOL So for now I have one extra one kicking around but I doubt it will be for long! LOL

As I was thinking about the necklace holder for the girls I thought about my girlfriends little mans gift too. And he rodeos already... so he already has a collection of belt buckles... maybe I could make something of a similar concept for her him too... and if I'm making one for him now I might as well make one for his brother who's bday is a few months.... and "Mom, your hubbys bday is in a few weeks... would he use one of these" and now we are making 3!! LOL Funny how that happens ey?

For the boys I customized using their favorite colors and vinyl scraps I had sitting around. We used U-bolts as the holders themselves even though hubby originally thought I was crazy... But I love the look they bring to it!!! 

And that's that folks. Useful, pretty room decor ready to roll!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Its a Dragon Birthday!! For a little girl!! Using Faery Inks Dragon digis

 Hey Ya'll!! My little girl just turned 4!! How in the heck did that happen?? And all she wanted for her birthday was Dragons. Yup, Dragons. Do you know how hard it is to find dragon party themed supplies? That's not related to some show or movie? Like impossible!! Or if you do find them it costs more than the supplies to ship it!! So Mommy had to do some work for this little ones party!!

I started with the invitations. Her favorite color is purple and she also likes pink so.... we colored Faery Inks Dragon Heart digi in purple and pink and got to work!

I used the very last of my CTMH Gypsy paper to create all her supplies which sadly I think is a discontinued color now <tears>. The pattern paper is a digital paper from Julia Spiri. The rest I designed in Microsoft Word and Viola! Super cute dragon themed girlie invitations!

While I was in Microsoft Word I designed the cupcake picks as well. I used the same digital papers and CTMH cardstock to mount them.

And again I think they turned out sooo cute!! I can't wait to get them on cupcakes!!

Then I used the same idea to make tags for the favor bags!

I am so in love with how these turned out!! Just super cute!! I love the pink bags with the favor tags!! It has just the touch of pink to everything like I was hoping for!

I used the same touch of pink in her birthday banner as well! The banner is a free file from Dreaming Tree and I love it!! It gave her banner just a touch of medieval flare without going there entirely!  

I could not be happier with how this turned out and I know she will be thrilled!!

Next is the cake topper! I used just a piece of white cardstock for the back and created a base layer in Cricut Design space. Then I added the sparkly clouds and topped it with Faery Inks Dragon Heart again. 
I think this is going to look adorable on her cake when I get it made... Stay tuned! LOL

I loved this Faery Ink Bella Bubble Fae for adding bubbles to the favor bags. I could not find the style of bubbles I wanted so we improvised in Microsoft word again and re-made the labels on the bubble bottles!!

I cannot begin to tell you how cute there are in person!! So sweet!!!

Then I used Bella and her sweet little dragon for her birthday card too!! 
Its sweet and simple and perfect for my little one!!

Lastly... was some more party favors... did I mention how hard it was to find dragon party favors?? Seriously though!! I couldn't find stickers or anything!! The only thing I managed to find was little Dragon figures at our local michaels... thank god!! So instead of trying to order on line or not have any at all I used up some Perler Beads that are just sitting in the closet and made Dragon key chains.
I found some patterns for dragons on Pinterest and had to modify them slightly to fit the Perler peg board we already have. The girls love playing with theirs and it used up like half that barely touched container of beads so I'm a happy momma!!!

Thanks for popping in today!! I promise to update this post as soon as the party has actually happened and I have real cupcakes and cakes ect to show you!! Have a great day!!