Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WOYWW #276

 It's Wednesday and time to play along with Julia and WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #276.  Each week Julia hosts a large get together and we all link into a blog hop on her blog.  It is great fun and I get to visit so many desks all over the world.  I love to have a look  into other people's areas and see what they have going on in their craft lives!  Ideas are exchanged, friends are made and it is just a lot of fun!

I was on the Heartfelt Creations design team for a couple of years and I have never gotten over their stamps and dies!  Each release I try to buy the stamp and die for the flower they are featuring.  I just received the Classic Sunflower stamp and die and I've been playing with those!  I also cut out some lattice and did a circle frame around it and I will arrange the pretty flowers around that.  Next I just need to select card stock and maybe some pretty paper to match.  I always work backwards to a lot of crafters.  Most would select the papers and card stock first and go from there.  Oh No!  I could never do it the easy way.  I get so excited about coloring an image or making flowers that I don't even think about the papers until it is time and then I'm tearing my craft room apart trying to find just the right piece of paper.  Maybe I should put up a big note in front of me that says "Paper First".

OK, I've shown you me yours!  Come play with us!  Just take a picture of your space and blog about it then link up at Julia's blog.  We would all love to have a look around your space and you might make a friend or two!  See you there!  Now I'm off to visit as many deskers as I can.  Have a great Wednesday!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #16

Good morning everyone and welcome.  It is time for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #16. Who Loves School and Office Supplies? Most paper crafters also love school and office supplies. We love crayons, markers, shaped paperclips, notepads, folders and more.  If you hoard school and office products, get them out and let's play. Use at least one item that is really a school or office supply on your project.  You have until midnight PT,  Sept. 28, 2014  to enter your project on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog. 

I made a 3" square box out of black card stock and covered it with paper printed from Crafty Secrets Vintage Typography CD 3.  The butterflies and bingo cards are also from the same CD.  I took a tiny piece of the card stock and covered a little office clip and it holds the newspaper print and bingo cards in place.  Flowers are from Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies and I sprayed the flowers with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in Cocklebells Coral.  The centers of the flowers and some of the butterfly bodies are Gala Glitz in Brown.  I love the little bit of sparkle it gave my project along with the Starburst Spray! I hope you love this little box as much as I loved making it!

The team sponsors for September are Heartfelt Creations and Crafty Secrets.  The gift for this challenge is a $30 gift certificate from Lindy's Stamp Gang!
Now get busy; we can't wait to see your projects!  You can visit the rest of the design team by clicking on their names below!  Go visit and leave some love...we all love hearing from you!

3" Square Box
Black Card Stock
Crafty Secrets Vintage Typography CD 3
HCPC 3608 Arianna Blooms PreCut Set
HCD 748 Arianna Blooms Die
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray (Cocklebells Coral)
Office Clip Covered in Crafty Secrets Paper
Spellbinders Foliage Die
Gala Glitz - Brown
Ranger Distress Inks
Skeleton Leaves
Hot Glue

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cute Gift Bag With a Pocket.....

Before I get started this morning I just want to say that this is not my design.  I saw this on Pinterest and for the life of me, I cannot find the video.  So I cannot give credit where it is due.  I wanted you to see how I make these because they are so handy and look so cute all decorated and ready to go.

I start with a plain brown lunch bag  measuring 5" X 10 1/2".  I measure down from the opening of the bag 2 1/2" and mark with a pencil.

Next I fold the bottom of the bag up to the pencil marks which is the beginning of your pocket.

Next I turn the bag over and measure the back and cut a piece of design paper to cover and then I go ahead a tape or glue it down.  I've been using Scor-Tape because of the use they will get.

Now you can turn the bag back over and run a line of tape down each side of the folded section of the bag.  Tape it down; this makes your envelope and then you can decorate this side.  Let your imagination run wild!

Make them for kids, friends, husbands, mothers, cousins.  The possibilities are endless.  You can use pretty papers, ribbons, laces, flowers ...whatever your heart desires!  I used Graphic 45 "Bird Song" paper to decorate this bag.  I fussy cut images from the paper and popped them up and it is all ready to go! A really quick and easy project and they have so many uses!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WOYWW #275

Good morning everyone and welcome to WOYWW or What's On Your Workdesk.  Wednesday#275.
If you are curious about this just head over to Julia's blog and she has all the specifics there.  She is the owner and creator of this little bit of madness (I say that with love!)  The idea is we take a photo of our space and blog about it and link to Julia's blog and then we become one great big blog hop!  It is so much fun seeing what everyone is doing rather than just hearing about it.  So come join us!

Do you see my black box?  It is 3" X 3" and I love it!  It is perfect for decorating and I'm really enjoying making it!  I have some flower stamps and dies laid out and some Gala glitz along with some lace from another project.  My red flower mat is looking pretty terrible but I shape petals and glue flowers together on the mat.  It just helps shape the flower while the glue is drying and sometimes glue and glitter gets on my cushion mat.  But I love it and don't know what I will do when it is just past helping me.  

OK that is all from me this morning.  Nothing earth shattering going on I'm afraid.  You always seem to catch me just after I finish a project and before I start another one.  I need to remember to show you during my creative process.  It really never looks much worse than this.  My actual space is so small that I need to keep a clean space for the actual working area.

Have a great rest of the week!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Gift Bag with Front Procket

Good morning everyone and welcome to a brand new week.  I'm just running through this morning to show  you a gift bag I have altered making it into a bag with a pocket.  I love this cute design and you will be seeing more of these in my future!  We all need a cute bag now and then, and you can decorate these anyway you like to suite any occasion.

I used Graphic 45 - A Ladies Diary paper to decorate my bag and just covered the back and didn't add any extras on that part.  I did some fussy cutting of the image and used dimensional tape to pop it up for a little extra interest and of course a hand made flower.  A little lace goes a long way here!

These would be cute for Halloween and Christmas...hmmmm...  my head is filling with ideas!  I hope you have enjoyed my little bag as much as I enjoyed creating this one.  Have a great day and I hope it is filled with joy!  See you soon!

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