Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Halloween Soap

When I was a little girl my mom used to work at a very large aerospace company.  Many of the women working in my mom’s group were pretty crafty and she always brought home items she had bought, hand made cloth dolls, knitted slippers, Christmas ornaments and embroidered dish towels, just to name a few.  As I was thinking back on all of those items I remembered one item in particular she brought home that I just loved.  It was an embellished bar of soap!  So, right about now you’re saying to yourself, a bar of soap, who gets excited about a bar of soap?  But, if you were a little girl about the age of seven and you were given a bar of soap wrapped in beautiful blue tulle, adorned with sequins and pearls and fashioned to look like an exotic fantail fish…..come on, you probably would have been excited too!  So, I decided I wanted to try my hand at “decorating soap” and went searching the internet for pics.  Crazy thing, I found a picture of a bar of soap just like the one I had has a child!  It seems that back in the 1960’s the Palmolive Soap Company used to make an oval bar called sweetheart soap and used to sell kits to decorate them with.  For some reason, I can’t seem to find the pic of the fish again but here is a pic I found of the kit.

Anyway, I decided to try my hand at “decorating soap” using a Halloween theme.  Mine doesn’t look anything like the pics of the past but I had fun with it just the same.  Here is my version.

Let me know what you think! :)

Friday, August 31, 2012

Penny Black Vintage Frame

Pretty Penny Black Vintage Frame.
I love that Spellbinders has a die for this image.  I'm going to use it to make some journal cards too.

Here is a close-up.
Stamps – Penny Black, Floral Frames & Just Rite Stamps, Sentiment

Ink – Memento, Tuxedo Black
Cardstock – Pink Paisley, Stampin Up
Glitter - Martha Stewart (Fine)
Punch – Martha Stewart, Rose Leaf
Spellbinders –#14-S4-290
Pearls – Michael’s
Markers – Copics
Crystal Glaze, Judikins
Misc. – Ribbon, Buttons, Flowers

Monday, August 20, 2012

Lawn Fawn Stamps

These Lawn Fawn Stamps are too cute.  I made a couple of cards and a gift tag with them.

I especially like the Merry-go-Round. 

The sun ray image in the background is a very cool stamp from Hero Arts

Supplies Used:
Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Admit One & Hero Arts, Cling, Radiant Banner
Ink – Memento, Tuxedo Black & Ranger, Archival
Card stock –Cosmo Cricket, Togetherness
Spellbinders – Nestabilities, Circles
Markers - Copics & Spica Atyou
Pearls – Michael’s
Misc. – Ribbon & Buttons

Here is the tag.

Supplies Used:

Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Admit One & Hero Arts, Friends
Ink – Memento, Tuxedo Black
Card stock –Cosmo Cricket
Embossing Powder - Judikins
Spellbinders – Nestabilities, Ovals
Markers – Copics
Misc. – Ribbon & Buttons

Lawn Fawns Merry-go-round!

Supplies Used:
Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Admit One
Ink – Memento, Tuxedo Black
Card stock – American Crafts, Neapolitan
Glitter - Martha Stewart (Fine)
Spellbinders – Nestabilities, Circles & Scallops
Markers - Copic & Spica Atyou
Misc. – Ribbon & Buttons

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Lovin Memory Box Dies

Made this card for a friend of mine.  I used the Memory Box rosette die again.  I really like these dies.

Close up 

Then I decided because it was too bulky to put in an envelope, I boxed it.

I love this paper from my Minds Eye too!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Memory Box Gift Bag

Almost for got to post these:

Supplies Used:
Memory Box designer paper, Valise
Memory Box die, Scalloped Posie
Memory Box, Script, rubber stamp
Spellbinders Petite Oval Frame
Merchant’s Small, Kraft paper bag
Misc. Leaf & Scalloped die
Martha Stewart Glitter
Joann Muslin fabric

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Memory Box gift Tag Set

Here is a gift tag set I made using all of my new Memory Box goodies. It turned out so pretty.

Here are close ups of the individual tags.

Supplies Used

Memory Box, Chrysanthemum Frame rubber stamp
Hero Arts, Friends & Sending Smiles acrylic stamps
Printworks, Beautiful Day B-day stamp
Memory Box die, Scalloped Posie, Vivienne Butterfly & Darla Butterfly
Sizzix, Large Tag & Leaf Sizzlit
Martha Stewart, Lace Border, Petite Butterfly & small Rose Leaf punches
Misc. Ribbon, Buttons
Hero Arts, Rhinestones & Pearls
K7 Company, Watercolor Boutique designer paper
Michael’s Doilies
Martha Stewart Glitter
Judikins, DG3 Art Gel
Stampin Up Cardstock
Misc. Copics

Memory Box

Hi Everyone, 

Today I am posting some design work I did for StampinEJ's store.  I am using some of the latest releases from Memory Box.  I'm crazy about their new Chrysanthemum Frame stamp and I really am loving ther new dies.  See for yourself!

Isn't this butterlly beautiful!

 Come back tomorrow for a tag set I created using Membory Box.

Supplies Used: Memory Box designer paper, Valise
Memory Box die, Vivienne Butterfly & Darla Butterfly
Memory Box, Chrysanthemum Frame rubber stamp
Hero Arts, Friends acrylic stamp
Stampin Up, black cardstock
Various Copics


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cutest Babies Ever

Want to see some of the cutest grand babies ever!  My Granddaughter modeling a pretty little dress that was given to her by a friend of the family.  He brought it from his vacation in Guatemala.

Here is my Grandson getting in on the modeling session,  he is a handsome little man!
Here is the only Valentine shot I have of my little man.

Stop by tomorrow I will have some new Memory Box items to show you.

Better Late Than Never


Thought I would post some projects I did for Valentine's Day.  I created this card for my Granddaughter's dance teacher.

I created this heart for my mother-in-law using paperclay.  I'm really getting into paperclay!