Friday, March 25, 2011

Festive Friday Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Festive Friday Blog Hop! You should have just come from Angela Bodas' Blog: Midnight Crafting. She is listed before me, and I'll provide a link at the end of this post for the next person on the list.

We will be posting Christmas Cards on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month (Except December)
Get your creativity going with lots of inspiration and ideas. ENJOY.

"A Star Led the Way" card.

Paper: GCD Studios, Winter Wonderland Collection, Stocking & Poinsettia designer paper
Hunter Green cardstock, Rattan textured paper
Rub On Alpha -Basic Grey
Super sticky tape 1/8" - 3L
Gold Foil - Rubber Stamp Concepts
The Best Glue Ever - ScraPerfect
Perfect Crafting Pouch - ScraPerfect

The striped paper is standard card size: 8.5 x 5.5 folded in half, then mounted onto green card stock and the solid red back side of the poinsettia paper toward the front and the poinsettia design shows on the back.

1. Hand cut whimsical star shape to fit the card front.
2. Spread the surface of the star with The Best Glue Ever! I used my finger. Don't be stingy.
3. Set aside and let the glue dry completely. This glue dries clear and tacky.
4. Created "rays" of star light with super sticky tape cris-crossing over the background.
5. Adhere the gold foil to the tape.
6. Adhere gold foil to the star. It will mostly apply itself to the high spots for a unique look.
7. Attach the star to the card front and rub the title alphas into place.

This picture shows the shiny effect much better, click for a larger image.

If you have questions, please ask!

Now, off you go to Yolonda's Blog


(2 ladies are taking this week only off and are not listed, they'll be back on the next one)

1) Terri Sproul –
2) Chris Hurley -
3) Cheryl Lindsay –
4) Laura Davidson -
5) Amanda Marks -
6) Debbie Buckland -
7) Brenda Lee Burfein -
8) Angela Bodas -
9) Becky Conley:
10) Yolonda: -

Monday, March 21, 2011

Hybrid Layout

This hybrid layout uses papers and elements from Jeanine DeOre's new release kit: Sunshine in your heart.

4 papers from SIYH kit
Tag/frame and journal accent from SIYH kit
Distress Ink -Ranger
Cricut alpha title -botanicals
yellow ribbon -offray
Brown Sharpie
Xacto knife
Chip board bracket negative-Kaiser Craft

The large bracket is a chipboard square negative, I cut out the bracket holes w/ Xacto knife.
The photo on right is mounted on a digi element printed on 4x6 photo paper, the bow was cut w/ Xacto knife so the photo could slide behind it. Journal box is cut in half, tucked behind. Title is shadowed with brown marker to stand out. My grand daughter, Ryan enjoying a granola bar!

.........another one tomorrow :o)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lucky U

I celebrate St. Patrick's Day every year, I'm Irish and although not a huge fan of cabbage and the traditional boiled ham dinner, green beer and gaudy jewelry are some of my favorite things :o)

I have NEVER made a St. Patrick's Day card. Why? I guess it's just not one of those holidays that I send out cards for..............BUT this year is a special year and the end of my BLOG give a way!!! woohoo!

I have selected 2 more winners and I will split up what is left here and ship it out to them.
and Tina M

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES! I've emailed you, please respond with your shipping address.

In addition, I have not heard from the first winner yet (TennLady). The email was returned and she hasn't been back to the blog. So, I've decided to send her box to................


Please email me your shipping address.

Thank you so much for coming to my blog, I hope you've enjoyed some of the projects, many more to come. Craft on!

paper by Rouge de Garance
hunter green cardstock
EK success fibers (green w/ silver metallic)
lime green Stickles - Ranger Ink
I used a Creative Memories 1 3/4 heart punch for the clover but then trimmed the sides slimmer.
3L super sticky tape to mount the dimensional element on front
The Best Glue Ever for all the rest! (ScraPerfect)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

It's a Girl!

A technique-filled birth announcement is always fun!

orange cardstock
red patterned paper
chipboard alpha "G"
Offray sheer white ribbon
Spellbinders flower die
white mini brad
Old paper distress Ink -Ranger
Signo white pen
sanding block
X-Acto knife
Corner rounder punch

Place the chipboard alpha behind the patterned paper, and distress with sand paper and distress ink. When sanding, apply gentle pressure around edges to create "embossed" look, or use an embossing tool such as the Spellbinders Wizard or XCalibur.

Glue the chipboard to the back of the patterned paper. If you glue first you must wait for it to completely dry, wet paper will not distress well. :o)

Using the Xacto knife, cut small slits in patterned paper on edge of chipboard letter, feed the ribbon through the paper and tie a bow as shown.

Attach the die cut/embossed flower with a mini brad, round corners of patterned paper and glue the cardfront onto the card base.

Write "it's a girl" with white pen, enclose birth announcements, VIOLA!

Monday, March 7, 2011

U Rock! Card

This week I will be sharing cards I created last week using some of the sketches from PaperCrafts Magazine.

This card is 6x6", made of black cardstock, (Frances Meyer), GCD designer paper, 2 sizes of metal washers, silver chain and a chipboard skull die cut (LazerLines). Shadow effect created with decorating chalks (ColorZ Chalk). The card front was mounted to the card with dimensional foam tape (3L) to give room for the chain that was tucked into each washer. The title is Rub ons.

A little inspiration here from my honey and daughter who are both drummers and "rock on" regularly :o)



Sunday, March 6, 2011

365 Days of Crafts Blog HOP!

Join us as we share our creativity. What started out as a blog hop to support 3 friends and their product launch has taken on a life of its own. We formed a webring – the ring is comprised of a group of exemplary designers with tons of knowledge about the creative industry. Sharing our knowledge is the main reason for this formation. We are all independent designers working in the creative field. As a group our skills and specialties are varied. The group consists of leading edge designers in a variety of mediums, creating trendy projects for the home, gifts and more. We have been inspired by each other and want to continue sharing ideas with you.

Get social. Visit your fellow bloggers’ project posts for inspiration. Tweet or Facebook your favorites! It’s a great way to meet new bloggers and make new friends!!

JGoode Designs
Live a life Handmade
Carla Schauer Designs
Life in the Craft Lane
Carol Heppner's Studio
Eileen Hull- thoughts from my studio
Debra Quartermain
Roxi's Creative Juice
Theresa Cifali: This Artist's View
The Creative Goddess
Stampin' Queen Creations
Candice Windham Designs
Scrappin' it
Lorine Mason Designs
Terry Ricioli Designs
Fat Cat Creations
Mel Designs
Roann Mathias Calligraphy
Pink Lemonade
Faerie Dust Dreams
Balzer Designs
Distinctive Touches
Art in Entertaining
Life Snippets
Something to Cherish
Just a thought Or Two
Ken Oliver's World in Progress
Megpie Designs
Creativity Stirs the Soul
Sandy Laipply
Something Created Everyday
365 days of crafts
Beth Watson Design Studio
BC Designs

Friday, March 4, 2011



CONGRATS. 32 YEARS OF PHOTOS LEFT TO SCRAPBOOK -YOU NEEDS LOTS OF SUPPLIES! Lots of rub ons, stickers, papers, a card kit that was class by Ruby Tuesday, adhesives, lense cleaning pen, embellishments and much, much more!

Thank you for visiting the blog!

I'm behind on gifting, so I'm probably going to do 4 LARGE boxes!
I believe a stamper will be next............................. :o)

Oh, I am so jealous! I have an 8x8 room that is also a storeroom. To work on my sewing I have to move my laptop and Cricut.

I am heavily into scrapbooking as one of my projects is a photo album/scrapbook for my older daughter. Younger daughter's is done. Then I have 32 years of photos to go through to sort/toss/save and then eventually album/scrapbook them.

In my spare time, I play with my Cricut. I have one cartridge, but use Sure Cuts A Lot to really do what I want. Right now I seem to be collecting a lot of paper that is so pretty I don't want to use it. I'm learning to make cards, which is kind of a hit and miss situation.

gen.witch at gmail dot com

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Recent Projects and a Blast from the PAST!

Layout of my grand daughter, Ryan. I finally used that swirly die cut background! LOL

A bridal head piece on a barrette, shiny, blingy, wonderfulness!

A metal plant pot re-do for a baby shower gift basket all about Disney! There is also Disney paper inside the rim not shown in pic.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cirque Dimanchi Clip Message Board

Fun paper designs with earth-tone colors! A message clip board will hold a pad of paper, or one sheet, laminated for dry erase. Created with papers from Jeanine DeOre's Cirque Dimanchi collection, chipboard square by Magenta, mustard ribbon, cardstock. Title is a rub on.

Boy Baby Shower Invite!

Here is an invitation I created for a custom order for a Boy's Baby Shower invitation.
I was told that they were having a "tonka truck" themed party and I know the grammy loves and collects rocking horses. I already had conceived that I wanted "toys" on the front and it all came together!

GCD studios designer paper
4 shades of coordinating cardstock
Provocraft corner punch
Spellbinders dies: rocking horse and teddy bears
Ranger TH distress ink
The Best Glue Ever! (ScraPerfect)
Brads were found on eBay

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