Thursday, March 31, 2016

Simply Playing With Blooms

A Cut at Home Design Team Project

Today I'm sharing four cards I've made using Penny Black's All Abloom stamp set.  I love this set of stamps!  I wanted to see if there was a method to coloring that I like best so I tried my Chameleon Markers, coloring with a paintbrush and Tim Holtz Distress Inks and doing a direct-to-paper with the Distress Inks. I found out there wasn't one I liked 'best' I liked all the methods for the different results they provided.  I'm sharing only a sneak peek of the cards you can find the full blog post on the Cut at Home blog post here.

Please join me on the video where I'll share my stamping/coloring methods, the products I used and more photos to inspire you to pick up your stamps, inks and markers and just have fun.

Supplies from the Cut at Home Store:
30-325: Penny Black All Abloom Transparent Stamps
DF3424: Marianne Design Pearls Design Embossing Folder
CT2201: Chameleon Markers Deluxe set of 22 Markers
HCDP1-244: Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms Paper Collection
LF844: Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings
30-162: Penny Black Eloquence Transparent Stamps
TIM27195: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Victorian Velvet
TIM20240: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tattered Rose
TIM27164: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spun Sugar
TIM20233: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Peeled Paint
SCP-014: Spellbinders Celebra’tions Cuddle Cream Cardstock
SCI-001: Spellbinders Celebra’tions Berry Black Ink
TIM27201: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wild Honey
TIM43225: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber
TIM21483: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Scattered Straw
Supplies from my stash: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold and Dazzling Diamonds; Double sided tape, 3m Foam Tape, small pearls, Ivy Hollow Scrap Fusion adhesive; Seam binding; Crochet thread; Sharpie fine line detail pen; Martha Stewart Cathedral Lace Edge Punch; Canson Cold Press Water color paper.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Meg's Garden Cards

a Meg's Garden Design Team Project

To finish up my Meg's Garden Chantilly Cream collection I've made three cards to share with you. Of course my favorite will have to be the purple one!  Please join me on the video for an in depth look at how they were made, tips, tricks and many more photos.

all supplies from

Coloring - It's a Fun Thing!

A Cut at Home Design Team Project
Today I'm sharing a fun new adventure I've been on the last week or so.  I got a Deluxe set of the Chameleon Markers along with the new Dylusions Coloring Sheets and I've been playing!  Oh my what fun are these.  I love Dyan Reaverley's sense of humor and her style is a little on the tilt side which just seems to speak to me.  When I saw these coloring sheets, designed with her stamps, I was sold before they ever hit my doorstep.  I've spent the last few evenings coloring and having a ball.  I wasn't perfect, I went out of the lines or over other lines so NO BIG DEAL, I was out to enjoy myself, de-stress and just get a happy moment or two.  

I'm sharing one photo here, just a little sneak peek but please check out the Cut at Home blog post here for more photos and details, to get the most enjoyment and smiles at these silly designs view the video linked below and I'll share even more samples, photos, ideas and tips.

Thanks for joining me everyone and stop by the store and pick up a few of these fun toys to give your life some de-stress moments as well.
Supplies from the Store:
Chameleon Color Tone Markers Deluxe  Set
Dylusions Coloring Sheets
659798Sizzix Happy Birthday Clear Stamps
CMS078: Stampers Anonymous Just Thoughts Clear Stamps
CMS218: Stampers Anonymous Handwritten Thoughts Clear Stamps
SCP-018: Spellbinders Celebra’tions Special Occasion Prints
SCP-017: Spellbinders Celebra’tions Assorted Solids
SCI-001: Spellbinders Celebra’tions Berry Black Ink
CPC-CROP: Cutterpillar Crop
TIP33080: Tim Holtz Water Brush with Fine Detalier Nib

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Butterfly Tag & Pocket Album featuring Communique by Graphic 45

A Cut at Home Design Team Project

Hi everyone I'm back this week with my Butterfly Mini featuring Graphic 45's Communique Deluxe Collectors Edition Paper Pad and the Butterfly Tag and Pocket Album

I used a lot of Graphic 45 Staples for my mini this week, from the premade Tag and Pocket Album to the rolled paper along with tags and policy envelopes.

The album comes with the black butterfly album, eighteen cardstock pages, six double-sided peek-a-boo pocket pages and six cardstock tags with grommets. 

Be sure and take a look at the video where we'll walk through all the pages and I'll share what I've used on each.

Supplies from the Store:
4501253: Graphic 45 Communique Deluxe Collector’s Edition Paper Pad
4501285: Graphic 45 Tag & Pocket Album – Butterfly
4501280: Graphic 45 Inspire, Create, Imagine Ivory Tags
4501261: Graphic 45 ATC Red Policy Envelopes
4501289: Graphic 45 DIY Craft Paper Numbers & Stripes
S5-215: Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders Two

Thursday, March 10, 2016

It's a Staple, Graphic 45 that is!

a Cut at Home Design Team Share

Today over on the Cut at Home blog I'm doing a segment on Graphic 45 Staples.  I hope you'll pop over to see the whole blog post here. There are so many oldies but goodies and brand new Graphic 45 Staples to choose from, I'll touch on some I have in my stash to give you a feel for what's coming and what's available now.  Anything marked 'Preorder' is the new stuff, order it right now and it will be shipped to you as soon as it arrives.  

Check out today's video where I'll share a more in depth look at Graphic 45's Staples collection.  Oh yes and I'll even give you a sneak peek at a mini I made using the Graphic 45 Tag & Pocket Album. I'll be sharing that video next week so keep a watch out.

Supplies shown in the video:

4501265: Graphic 45 Alphabet Banners – Red ATC
4501269: Graphic 45 Alphabet Banners – Black
4501022: Graphic 45 Mixed Media Album – Black
4500541: Graphic 45 Easel Album 8×8″
4501163: Graphic 45 Book Box – Black
4501285: Graphic 45 Tag & Pocket Album – Butterfly
4501295: Graphic 45 Metal Door Plates & Knobs
4501293: Graphic 45 Metal Clock Keys
4500842: Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Door Pull
4501275: Graphic 45 To & From Kraft Artist Trading Tags
4501280: Graphic 45 Inspire, Create, Imagine Ivory Tags
4501283: Graphic 45 Square Black Tag Album
4501261: Graphic 45 ATC Red Policy Envelopes
4501299: Graphic 45 Regular Black Policy Envelopes
4501264: Graphic 45 Large Red Policy Envelopes
4501289: Graphic 45 DIY Craft Paper Numbers & Stripes
4501290: Graphic 45 DIY Craft Paper Quotes & Newsprint

Monday, March 7, 2016

Blue Fern Studios Autumn Anthology LOVE mini

Guest Design Spot for Country Craft Creations

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Here's a new mini using Blue Fern Studios Autumn Anthology gifted to me by the very generous and sweet Tammy Merrill of Country Craft Creations.   The base of the mini is a chipboard word album from Kaisercraft which spells the word LOVE.   Each page was cut from the decorative paper to fit the letter and then sanded completely around all the little nooks and crannies to give a very smooth line to the edges.

The mini measures 4" x 9" not including the ribbon ties. Here's the first letter "L" which holds a tiny wooden clothespin and ephemera from the collection.  I painted the clothespin and all the edges of the mini with Tim Holtz Distress Paint and Ink in Victorian Velvet.  The perfect color accompaniment with this paper.

The front of the "O" has two tiny hearts snipped from the gorgeous ivory Heart Lace. I also hung a Bronze Birdcage charm around the outer portion of the O with some seam binding.  I had tea dyed the seam binding but in order to get the pink for the mini I brushed over it with the Victorian Velvet ink pad, it adds just enough here and there to work nicely with the pages.

Here's the back of the "O", there is a clock dangling in the distance on the left.  On the right is a fussy cut book and perfume bottle which I left open to allow the little tuck ins from above.

The "V" page is this gorgeous typewriter.  I wasn't thinking when I glued my mats, I should have used unadorned decorative paper for the back and then the fussy cut image over top.  Luckily Tammy sent me two of each design so I was able to retrieve the typewriter and flowers with the addition of the added fussy cut piece on top.  A waste of pretty paper underneath though, I wish I had thought of it before I glued everything down.  I've used some cut outs from the paper which measure about 3" x 4" for the photo mats.

Here's the back side of the "V", I'm so happy with how this turned out. The bow and ribbon with flowers are individual pieces cut from the paper.  There are actually five cuts to make this.  It looks like it was printed on the paper doesn't it?  I added Gold Wink of Stella over the top for a nice shimmer.  The bottom again are fussy cut pieces from the paper which form a narrow pocket just the right size for two more photo mats to tuck in.

The "E" page is purple, sigh, my favorite.  I cut an extra pansy cluster from the paper for the middle of the E and kept the left edge free so you could tuck in a photo.  The Bronze Puzzle Key is also from the store.

Here's the rest of the "E" page with a pocket for the photo tags. and you can again see the extra pansy cluster.

The back I left plain except for a strip of flat back pearls across the bottom.  I wanted room for a large photo or some journaling.  And how do you cover this paper up!

Come join me on the video I'll walk you through the pages and show you all the little tuck ins here and there throughout.

~ Supplies from Country Craft Creations ~

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Changing up Fall Flower to Spring Posy

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

You can view the complete blog post on Cut at Home's blog here.  On today's video I've taken the Sizzix BIGZ die and Textured Impression duo Fall Flower and changed it into the spring posy you see above.  I'll share examples of what your die cutting machine can cut with a Sizzix BIGZ die. We'll change the flower from a flat one dimensional piece into the 3 dimensional flower above using spray starch and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

Be sure and check out the video and stop by Cut at Home's store for a fabulous selection of products to help inspire your next creative adventure.

Supplies from the store:
660653: Sizzix BIGZ die with Textured Impressions Fall Flowers
SCP014: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Cuddle Cream 12x12 cardstock
HCDP1-244: Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms paper collection
LF844: Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings clear stamps
ETL04: Tattered Lace Essentials Circles
SCI-001: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Berry Black ink
SCT-001: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Linen Thread
660341: Sizzix Big Shot starter kit
CPC-CROP: Cutterpillar Crop
Supplies from my stash: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Tea Cup - Dazzling Diamonds - Valentine Pink - Amethyst; Large Pearl flat back; pearl rope bling; pink bling; Diamond Stickles;