Sunday, May 26, 2013

House & Home

The challenge over at Moo Mania this week is:
I thought I would just create a card and post it.
However the thought came to me to create a little box to house a collection of Moo's.

So... what do you think?

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Tape in Pink

Instead of packing my overnight bag for the trip I am going on in the morning, I went to a Duck Tape Evening. I wasn't very helpful as I really never played much with the duck tape medium.
well needless to say I was hooked. 
I created an animal print rosette for the top of a pen and I was off.
The girls went on to create a wallet, which is pretty nifty, but I was on bigger and more exciting projects.
I even learned a trick or two that I can share with you.

If you have never created in duck tape, it is really easy and fun. Projects are put together quickly and I think they would be indestructible

So now that have created the standard pencil topper, I am on to bigger and better things. .
My favorite tip is the cutting board. I learned to make a very forgiving cutting mat. Simple. Use clear duct tape to adhere a one inch grid paper to the back of a clear flexible kitchen cutting board. This works so well. This is so helpful with creating projects with straight lines.
Once you make one item, you will have the need to plan for another. Hello Kitty is always a good choice.
 Love the look of this bag. It's so fun. I would love to take this into the store with this on, it has so much personality!
 How about some matching shoes. This is one project I will be making soon!

Have you created in Duck tape before? I would love to hear how you became acquainted with this medium and what you craft from it? You might create a pair of shoes or dress up an old pair! You may make clothes or hats! Please share! But before you get started......

Please enjoy more pink Saturday at Beverly's Blog, there are so many hidden gems among the friends there.
Thank you for visit and have a wonderful Pink Saturday!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mom's Favorite Color

This has been a great Blog Hop it was really fun. 
Thank you to all who came for a visit!
 as well, as I was the Mystery Blogger!  
to disneylisa for winning the template of choice. 
Way to go!!!

Welcome to the Creations By AR Customer Blog Hop!
Come share a journey to discover what Mom's favorite color really is! If you are traveling in order you have come from Mary's blog...  Please stop by each one of the blogs that are participating, and make a comment. 
A lucky commenter will win a template from the wonderful Adele! If you are on Facebook you might check out Creations by AR and hit the Like button.
So on to mom's favorite Color....
Everyone in my family knew that mom's favorite color was green.
It was everywhere in our home. On the floors, on the walls and also on  the furniture!
To celebrate Mom's favorite color everywhere,  Creations by AR is having this Customer Blog Hop.
For this very special event I have created the One Drawer Card Organizer.
This is such a fabulous template!

It's the first time I have made it and so thrilled with the results... This is so easy to use and so very versatile. I know I shall be making this again. This first time I have kept it simple, in keeping with the look my mom prefers, by adding a few ribbons on it for embellishment.  You can, however add, a drawer pull or it can be made with many different patterns of paper!
Adela is such a wonderful creative designer. She has many templates available and they are so easy to use. Find them here.
Please join us on this hop for much more Creations By AR inspiration, your next stop is at Deb's
and find out what mom's favorite color really is!
The blog participant's are:
 Lisa Eisner - 

Thank you for joining me today for this wonderful celebration of Mom! 
Please travel to all the blogs and post a comment! We love to hear from you!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Masterboard Inchies

I recently joined a swap hosted by a member in the Paper Traders group. The challenge was to create a masterboard  with inks and stamps and cut or punch the inchies from it. Then to make a little accordion booklet to mount them in. 

The supplies
So I gathered some supplies. Some glossy paper, ink pads, brushed and some fun stamps. I went with the spring fairy theme, as I wanted to make the inchies bright and colorful. I selected two wonderful stamp collections from crafty secrets full of flowers and fairies.I selected another set that had several floral images that I thought would add nice floral flourished to the project.

The Masterboard
 Inks in several brilliant spring colors were applied in random areas of the 8.5 x 11 shiny white gloss coated paper until the entire sheet was covered in color. Several stamps were selected at this time. The 1st layer of stamping was with background stamps such as the musical notes, both printed and cursive text in deeper shades of the background colors. Then with the deeper inks the fairies and the flourishes were added.

The booklets
While working on this project I came across a Graphics 45, 8x8 paper pad and thought the images would be a fabulous addition to the inchies, so I cut out a few of them and glued them onto the coordinating inchie for embellishment, with a little fairy dust added as a final touch.
The inchies were ready to mount into the prepared book.
I do hope the participants of this trade will enjoy these little creations, as they were great fun creating and assembling!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


It's so much fun to color. These two greeting cards were colored using chalk. It's so quick to use and the look is very smooth. For added depth of color , regular colored pencils can be used as an additional medium.
There are a few other embellishments used to decorate these cards, such as little jewels, stickles and washi tape!