Monday, March 29, 2010

Crafty Secrets DT Spring Fling Challenge

ETA Pattyjo asked...
That is so gorgeous! When you said a blender tool, I didn't follow you. What is a blender tool and how is it used? I really love the look of the basket picks.Pattyjo
Hi Pattyjo, a blending tool is an ink tool by Ranger. I tap it on my ink pad and then I swirl it around on my image to give it some color. You can put on different colors like I did on my picks. If you don't have a blending tool you could use a sponge, but, I feel I have better control of the ink with my blending tool. I have several of them for different colors of ink.
Good morning!
It's Crafty Secrets Challenge time again. I love these challenges, it's always fun to see what the DT does. I did a tray and basket ensemble for Easter treats or maybe some glasses of lemonade and fresh cut flowers for the basket.
I love taking something I find at yard sales and flea markets and giving it a new life. Like this wooden tray. It was painted a funky green color, so I spray painted it white and covered the inside with paper from the Pastel Paper Pad Then I picked out some images from the Birds & Blossoms and Easter Creative Scraps, cut them out and adhered them with Mod Podge, I painted on 2 more coats to help preserve it. I glued the pink buttons on the side with E6000.

The basket is made from a $1 store folding box and the Best Buds Vintage Postcard Kit. The picks in the basket are made with the Cupcake Party stamp set. I covered the sides and back of the box with paper from the Pastel Paper Pad, the front is covered with an image from the kit. The stamped bird, butterfly and hearts are inked up with Distress inks and a blender tool. I added Ranger Distress Rock Candy for some sparkle.

This is the $1 store box before I altered it.

This is the set that comes with the Best Buds Vintage Post card kit. I love all of them, they are so sweet and full of detail.
Be sure and check out the DT blogs for some fab designs!!
Did you have a good weekend? I did. We went to my mom's and helped her clear out some junk from her shed. They have a city wide junk pick-up every year and everyone gets their junk out by the road. Her shed looks so much better.
Then me and mom went to Batesville to do a little shopping. Terry decided he didn't want to do any shopping, so he went back home. We stopped at a nursery and I got a jade plant and a column cactus. I've been on a cactus kick ever since I saw the huge cactus in Phoenix, they were beautiful! The only thing is I'm having a hard time finding them around here. I used to see them in nursery's all the time, not anymore.
I hope you have a great day, thanks for stopping by!
Smiley from

Friday, March 26, 2010

OCLDT06 Tres Chic DePorc ~ Our Craft Lounge

Happy Friday!
Yep, it's the end of the week and my fave day of the week! Just knowing I can sleep in tomorrow morning make me happy!
It's also Our Craft Lounge DT challenge Friday, WOOHOO!!!!! It's always fun to have a chance to win free stamps, huh?
Go check out the details at the OCL Blog, The Lounge.
This week we are using Cindy's Lawrence's layout. I changed it up a bit by omitting some of the layers and my main image had to be more horizontal because of the stamp I was using.
I put my sentiment on a tiny Making Memories tag with a safety pin. I stamped Ms. Porc and the leopard strip on the side with Tumbled Glass Distress ink by Ranger on vanilla cardstock. I stamped her again on vanilla, cut her out on adhered her to the couch. Then I stamped her on the pattern paper, cut out her dress and dressed her. I stamped the pillow with the same Ranger ink, cut it out and put it on her lap for the puppy to sit on. I shabbyed up the ribbon with some Vintage Photo ink.
Supplies: Stamps - OCL Tres Chic DePorc. Paper - brown, red & vanilla CS, Cosmo Cricket Material Girl mini deck. Ink - Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Tumbled Glass & Copic markers. Acces. - Martha sticky gems and ribbon (Walmart), Making Memorie tag, safety pin, Glossy Accents. Tools - tracing wheel, Scor-Pal, corner punch.
I hope you have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by!

Smiley from

Friday, March 19, 2010

OCLDT05 Nature's Note ~ Our Craft Lounge

Good Friday Morning stampers!
I'm so happy it's Friday, I need a break, I need to sleep in. This new time is getting me all messed up. It does every time the time changes. I vote on leaving it this way all the time, hmmm, who do we call?! heehee
It's the Our Craft Lounge Design Team Friday challenge. Have you been playing along? You should, you could win a stamp set you know. Who doesn't like free stamps?! Check out The Lounge for the details.

I used the Nature's Note set again this week, but I used a different flower and added the butterfly this time. The sentiment is from the Vintage Roses set.
I stamped the card base with the little flower in the set.
I used some Crafty Sparkles Ice Crystals on the butterfly and Coffeebean Brown Sparkly Fluff on the flower centers.

Supplies: Stamps - OCL Nature's Note, Vintage Roses. Paper - Vanilla, Ruby Red, Saffron, Cosmo Cricket Material Girl 6x6 paper pad. Ink - Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw, Copic markers. Acces. - Ice Crystals Crafty Sparkles, Coffee Bean Brown Sparkly Fluff, buttons, brown twine, little tag by Making Memories, pom-pom trim. Tools - tracing wheel, blender tool, paper distresser, Scor-Pal.

Saturday is the first day of Smiley from
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I hope you have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Easter Greetings ~ Crafty Secrets

I love this image from the Crafty Secrets Seasonal Images & Journal Notes booklet.
I cut the angel out and popped her up with dimensionals on the journal block part of the page in the booklet. I added white glitter to her wings for some sparkle and I sprayed the card base with Pearl Glimmer Mist.

Supplies: Paper - Vanilla, Eggplant, CS Classic Paper Pad, Seasonal Images & Journal Notes booklet. Ink - Ranger Distress Vintage Photo. Acces. - Pearl Glimmer Mist, white glitter, button brad, pink heart stick pin, satin ribbon, Kaiser Rhinestones. Tools - tracing wheel, Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Rectangle (LG) & Fancy Tags, oval punch, Scor-Pal, Big Shot, blending tool.
I've been working in my flower beds today. It's beautiful out, we are supposed to get some rain Wednesday, but, for now I'm enjoying the sunshine and 65 degree temps...oh yeah!
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I hope you have a sunshiney day!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

OCLDT04 ~ Nature's Notes

It's OCLDT Friday and this weeks sketch above is based on my card. I hope you can play along this week, just go to The Lounge and find out the deets and upload your card to Mister Linky. A winner is chosen every month for a free stamp set of your choice!
Yep, it's that easy Smiley from

This is the card I came up with this time. It looks great turned over on it's side too.
I stamped the flowers and leaves, colored, cut them out and layered them. I added the Coffee Bean Brown Sparkly Fluff to the centers, I LOVE that stuff, it really makes your work pop!

Supplies: Stamps - Our Craft Lounge Nature's Note. Paper - GP white, brown, celery, BW Madeline mat pad by K & CO. Ink - Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Copic markers. Acces. - Coffee Bean Brown Sparkly Fluff, Martha ribbon, buttons, brown twine (Walmart). Tools - tracing wheel, Scor-Pal, Big Shot, Spellbinders Classic Long Scalloped Rect., blending tool.
We had some rough storms Wednesday night, lots of lightning. My daughter got hail damage to her vehicle, we were lucky, there were several families that weren't. It was bumping 70, when it's 70 and a cold front comes through, we know it's not going to be good.

I hope you have a great weekend!
Smiley from

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Crafty Secrets baby door knob hanger

I've had this wooden door knob hanger for a couple of years and I thought the Crafty Secrets Baby Boy Postcard Kit would be so cute on it. Especially after I saw the sentiment on the sheet I used on the chipboard!
"Don't wake me, I'll wake you" perfect, love that!
I painted the edges of the hanger with my Pearl Paint Dabber, then I covered the hanger with some paper from the Classic Paper Pad. I stamped the stars from the Twinkle Stars stamp set with VersaMark and sprinkled on silver embossing powder and heat set it, the stars really shine! I dug out my metal rimmed tags and layered one
up with a circle I punched with my 1 1/4" circle punch from a Classic Paper Pad scrap. Then I added the heart chipboard that I covered with glitter, then the button and cord.
I love the sweet images in this Baby Boy Postcard Kit, if you haven't tried one of these kits, you should, I think you'll have fun with it!

Supplies: Stamps - Crafty Secrets Twinkle Stars. Paper - CS Classic Paper Pad. Ink - Ranger Distress Vintage Photo, VersaMark. Acces. - Baby Boy Vintage Postcard Kit, wood door hanger, Pearl Paint Dabber, ribbon, pom pom trim, silver cord, glitter, silver metal rimmed tag, button, silver embossing powder, safety pin. Tools - heat tool, tracing wheel.
I hope you have a good night!
Smiley from

Friday, March 05, 2010

OCLDT03 Vintage Roses & Swirls

This is my card for the OCLDT03 sketch.
The sketch is based on a sweet card designed by Val. I love the Vintage Roses and Vintage Swirls sets. I used the Swirls set on the card base, I stamped it with a new Ranger Distress ink, Bundled Sage, mmmmm, love! Everything is distressed with Walnut Stain ink and a blending tool. I paper pieced her shawl with some more of my Cosmo Cricket Fleurist paper.

I added some Sugar Sparkly Fluff to her hat rim.
I hope you can play along in the challenge, get the details and just link your card at The Lounge, you could win an Our Craft Lounge stamp set of your choice!

Supplies: Stamps - OCL Vintage Roses & Vintage Swirls. Paper - GP white, brown, Cosmo Cricket Fleurist paper pad. Ink - Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Bundled Sage, Copic markers. Acces. - Sugar Sparkly Fluff, Kaiser Pearls, Martha ribbon. Tools - Spellbinders Renaissance Hearts & Fancy Tags, scalloped border punch, Score-Pal, tracing wheel, blender tool, Zutter Round It All.
I hope you have a wonderful Springy weekend, we're supposed to have a nice one!
Smiley from
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