Thursday, February 23, 2017

Quick butterfly thank you

I wanted to send Allison a thank you card and as I was straightening out my craft room I came upon this background cardstock already die cut from a Tim Holtz die.
I then came across the butterfly Martha Stewart punch I was thinking of selling so I ended up punching a couple of the butterflies in white and the green (base card color) putting the 2 elements together and loved it! Added a little pearls for a small touch.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sandpipers on the shore

Made this card for a friend who just released his first solo piano video. I can't wait for his album to be released.
Anyways,  it's called Sandpipers on the Shore so I was thrilled to make him a card..
Since I was at it I made 3 others.
the stamp set is from Stampin' Up and I just used a mask to sponge the sand and the sky! Super simple card. I layers the image on textured brown cardstock to replicate the sand.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Love is

I created a trio of little framed pieces not only due to Valentine's Day but also a favorite passage from the bible.

 The sentiments I printed from Google search
 I resized them to fit my opening in the cardstock / burlap covered frames
total size of frame is 3 3/4" x 4 1/2"

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Etched mug Do Your Job

With our Patriots playing in the Superbowl tomorrow, I took time last Saturday to etch this mug.
It's difficult to get a picture of glass, however using contact paper and a printed image from Google, I hand cut with an exacto knife the phrase and logo.
Placed it on the mug (prepare your glass by cleaning it with rubbing alcohol).
Weeded out the main pieces and then layered on a thick amount of etching cream. I waited 15~20 mins, washed off the cream and peeled off the stencil. Unfortunately you can only use the stencil once.

Let's go Patriots! Do Your Job!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Wooden Spool Necklaces

Made these 4 spool necklaces to sell at my spot in the store. Signature Finishes in North Grafton.

Took the spool and wrapped lace or ribbon around it and glued in place.

Added links of chain through the spool and secured each end with a jump ring.

Added various items to the bottom and finished off with a clasped cording about 24".