Friday, October 17, 2014

My first card buffet class

My long time friend and instigator of my love of paper crafting, Tina and I cohosted our first SU! Card Buffet. Well, it was my first, she has done many. It was great fun.

The two cards above were inspired by this and this pins on Pinterest. 

These are also inspired by this and this wonderful cards found on Pinterest.

And my final creation also a Pinterest find, here. I am so thankful for Pinterest. I see so many beautiful projects that I might never have found on my own.

These beauties are Tina's designs.

Sweet Halloween cards, so cute.

And a beautiful Thanksgiving card too.

These little gifts for our attendees were inspired by this awesome Youtube video that I saved to Pinterest. So easy to save and categorize wonderful projects for future reference.

Find inspiration everywhere! Go... Create something fun & fabulous. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Happy birthday card

Oh my, I have fallen off the blog wagon. I am so distracted lately with crafting and traveling and family and fun, that blogging has been forgotten.

The above card was created as a project to share with friends. We got together for a day of crafting and fun, and each created at least one card to share. We brought all the supplies so everyone could make and take one. It was a fun day.

My card was inspired by this card I found on Pinterest. As you can see I didn't change much. I didn't have the shwoopy branch stamp that the original creator did, so I improvised. I like all the layers and textures going on.

Here are the rest of the creations from that fun day.

Some Kraft beauties.

A great hexagon birthday card.

And some adorable Halloween cards.

Find inspiration everywhere! Go... Create something fun & fabulous. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Alaska cruise with Pazzles craft group

I have been away from my blog for too long. I have another mother daughter vacation under my belt, and so I am slow to getting back to my crafty self. 

Mom and I went on an Alaskan cruise, with a group of 16 other ladies, we were a Pazzles craft group on a huge cruise ship. It was amazing. We carried our Pazzles onto the cruise ship, set up in a dedicated conference room and left it up for a week. Crafting and cruising, the perfect combination.

Adorable Creek St. shopping district in my favorite stop of the cruise, Ketchikan.  

Coming into Juneau port. 

Glacier ice.

Quaint Skagway.

Epic Empress Hotel in Victoria British Columbia. 

A pig roast on deck of the Norwegian Jewel. Just one of many wonderful events on board the beautiful ship. 

And now onto some of the awesome craft projects created and taught by the amazing Klo Oxford from Pazzles. I learned so much this trip and created some wonderful projects.

The very first photo in this post is our Alaska word mini album. Each letter is on a different page and each page can hold at least one photo on the front and another on the back. The cruise ship silhouette is an actual outline of the Norwegian Jewel, just one of the fantastic things you can do on the Pazzles software and machine. Mine is not completely embellished yet, but I wanted to share with you still.

Here you see a mini album built on the base of a rolodex. We learned how to scan in the rolodex pages and tabs and then create our own replacements, adding decorative detail to each tab. Now I can trim down pictures to adhere to each page and have a lovely flip book to showcase some of the highlights of my last trip with mom, to the British Isles.

Here's one photo of the interior pages flipped open. This project as is right now, will hold 26 trimmed photo's. I can even add more pages if I like. I figure the shorter tab pages I will add descriptions, quotes or stories.

Here are partially finished scrapbook pages. One for each port. Isn't the totem pole cute? We cut that on our Pazzles, the entire page actually but the detail and delicateness of the totem and the Ketchikan font just amaze me. The Pazzles has thoroughly impressed me, and I'm so thankful for all I learned about it this trip.

Juneau page is waiting for a cut out of a scotty dog. Because my favorite stop on our Juneau port day was at the Red Dog Saloon. A crazy eclectic collection of stuff crammed into a sawdust covered floored saloon. Fun and silly and delicious. We enjoyed shots of "duck farts" their specialty drink, and pizza made with reindeer sausage.  

Skagway is a photogenic town at the base of beautiful mountains. Old fashioned steam engines right on the main shopping street. 

I need to figure out what I want to add to the Victoria page. We enjoyed the Empress Hotel inside and the outside gardens. The parliament building and the beautiful park like grounds around it and walking around the inner harbor with all the hand craft stalls and food sellers around it.

I hope you enjoyed seeing these Pazzles crafts, different from my usual cards and 3D paper crafts and occasional yarn projects. 

Find inspiration everywhere! Go... Create something fun & fabulous. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Peek-a-boo circles cards

I was inspired to create these cards by this pin on Pinterest. I have tons of paper flowers and loved this unique use of them. 

Plus using lots of coordinating sparkles. Super cute.

I made a mask out of a large sticky note. Then I stuck it to the white piece of paper, punched my holes, then used it as a mask for stamping the vine pattern onto the kraft card base. Run the white piece through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder. Adhere is to the kraft card base and stamp your sentiment on a scrap and snip it into a banner shape. Place your flowers and your gems and voila. Cute card finished.

Find inspiration everywhere! Go... Create something fun & fabulous. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Label love birthday card

I was inspired by this card I found on Pinterest to create this birthday card for a friend at work. She loves purple and butterflies. I know, this is SU! Rich Razzleberry but I was shocked to discover I do not have much in the way of selection of purple card stock. She still loved it. There is a lot going on with this card, embossing, stamping, punching, twine and rhinestones. Lots of little details. I really enjoyed making it. 

Find inspiration everywhere! Go... Create something fun & fabulous. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Yippee-Skippee! cards

I'm slowly getting back into my creative routine. Slowly. These cards are for a gift set for a friend who loves butterflies. So I pulled out my SU! supplies and got some Pin-spiration, and I was off and running.

Above is made with SU! Rich Razzleberry as the primary color.

Changed this one up with Melon Mambo.

This one is my favorite SU! color, Daffodil Delight.

More Rich Razzleberry.

And Melon Mambo.

Last but not least, Daffodil Delight again.

I used the SU! embossing folder on the smaller card stock butterflies as well as the white card stock background. I hope she likes these cards, more importantly I hope she send them out to friends and family because that's what its all about.

This is my Pepper inspecting my photo box and OttLite. She's my lil helper. Not so little anymore.

Find inspiration everywhere! Go... Create something fun & fabulous. Enjoy!
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