Friday, September 20, 2013

Happy Fall for SVG Attic's DT Project

The leaves are turning and the air is getting cooler and that means fall is upon us again. I love the colors and smells of fall and love decorating for it. I start decorating the end of August and do fall decorating right up to Halloween. I just work my Halloween decor in with my fall decorating that's why pumpkins are always a great choice and why today's showcase is pumpkins from the FALL COLLECTION KIT.

I used two of the pumpkins from the set and the stand for the smaller pumpkin is the cupcake holder. I did some inking with Tim Holtz distress ink on the smaller pumpkin and added some glitter mist to the bigger one. I just love the way these came out and they look so pretty in my kitchen window.

Here is a top view so you can get a better look at the leaves on the big pumpkin.

Thanks for stopping by and visit SVG Attic to find this set and other great fall and Halloween sets and we would love to see what you've made on the SVG Attic Facebook page.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fall Spledor for Miriam's Crafting Supplies

Today I am showcasing some projects I have designed to get you in the fall spirit. I have used Miriam's Crafting Supplies half pearls and ribbons in her beautiful fall colors of reds and oranges to accent each piece. They add that little extra touch and color that each project needed.

First off is my 3D pumpkin box. I love the way the ribbon and flower pearls look around the cover and the half pearls add that little extra something to the pumpkin on top.

My second project was a frame that had some pop out effects. This is a layered leaf frame and I just love the embellishments I added to it. I added all different sized half pearls in wonderful fall colors. I found that one of the bigger half pearls fit perfectly in my leaf with saying.

That's one hopeful dog there! That's my pooch, Waggles, at Thanksgiving two years ago.

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peak.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Creative Embossing for Cutter's Creek

I went on a buying spree awhile back and bought a stack, okay two stacks, of pre-embossed white cards. Now I have to decide what to do with them all so I started getting creative.

Here is the way the card looked in the beginning.
And this is the finished card.

The big player in doing this card was my Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad in Shaded Lilac. It glides on relief much easier than a sponge ink pad because of the material over the sponge. I used my colored pencils to color certain areas but I used my Stickles glitters to add that extra sparkle. We all love our sparkle!

One card done and only about 50 more to go. Yup, I bought that many but thank goodness for the Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads. I have a feeling I'll be using a lot of them in many different colors. :)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

September Calendar Girls Hop

Welcome to our September Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. It’s absolutely amazing when you do a Google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occasions throughout the year!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "September, light the candles of your sweet 16!!"

Our hop begins today HERE and for stopping by I am giving one lucky winner a prize. I have so much stuff to share that I'm just sending you a surprise box of goodies so just leave a comment below and I'll pick a lucky winner from those on Tuesday.

The entire line-up is available below.

September, 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:
Classical Music Month ~ Jearise
Fall Hat Month ~
Baby Safety Month ~
Self Improvement Month ~

1 Emma M. Nutt Day, the first woman telephone operator ~ Lynne
2 Labor Day ~ Janet
2 National Beheading Day ~
3 Happy Birthday Janet Smith ~ Lynne
4 Newspaper Carrier Day
6 Read a Book Day ~ Laura
8 Grandparent's Day ~ Sandy
9 Teddy Bear Day ~ Lynne, Sandy
10 Sewing Machine Day ~ Lynne
11 911 Remembrance ~
11 Make Your Bed Day ~
12 Chocolate Milk Shake Day ~ Edwina
12 National Video Games Day ~ Sandy
13 Blame Someone Else Day ~
13 Defy Superstition Day ~
13 Fortune Cookie Day ~
13 National Peanut Day ~
13 Uncle Sam Day - his image was first used in 1813 ~
14 National Cream-Filled Donut Day ~ Christine
15 Make a Hat Day ~
15 National Women's Friendship Day ~
16 Mayflower Day ~
16 National Play Doh Day ~ Lynne
17 Citizenship Day ~
19 International Talk Like A Pirate Day ~ Sandy
21 International Peace Day ~
21 Oktoberfest ~ Lynne
22 Elephant Appreciation Day ~ Janet
23 Checkers Day ~ Christine
25 National Comic Book Day ~
26 Johnny Appleseed Day ~ Jearise
27 Native American Day ~ Edwina
28 Ask a Stupid Question Day (one of my favorite days) ~
28 National Good Neighbor Day ~
29 Confucius Day - Try your luck. Get a Fortune Cookie ~ Vicky

It's Classical Music Month so to celebrate I designed and made this pop up card using Graphic 45 paper, my chalks and my glimmer mist for the outside. The inside pop up rose and music is my own design.

Johnny Appleseed Day, September 26th

John Chapman, often called Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, including the northern counties of present day West Virginia. Wikipedia 
Born: September 26, 1774, Leominster, MA
Died: February 18, 1845, Fort Wayne, IN
 I decided to create a layout using my own designed svgs. 

We are offering some fabulous blog candy to a lucky winners - 
Just comment and give some bloggie love to each of the Calendar Girls. For our blog candy, Lynne is offering a personalized mug mat monogrammed with your first initial. Please, don't forget to comment on all blogs along with leaving your email address that we may contact the winner. You get to chose either fall colors, butterflies, or apples. Shown is the butterfly fabric. 

Your next stop along the way of the calendar is Janet. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on October 12, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

Calendar Girls:

Jearise ~
Janet ~
Lynne ~
Sandy ~
Edwina ~
Laura -
Christine ~

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Miriam's Crafting Supplies September Challenge

Miriam's Crafting Supplies has another great challenge going on all September long and this month's challenge is to use fall colors: red and orange.

I decided to put her beautiful half pearls to work making these fun and pretty Halloween cards.

The cut out pumpkins on the cards I designed and the paper is from DCWV. I love the design that was already on the paper and thought the pearls were the perfect touch for the ends of each swirl. Her pearls range in size from 3mm all the way up to 22mm. The ribbon I used on the second card also comes from Miriam's Crafting Supplies and is her 5/8 inch satin ribbon.

Head on over to Miriam's Crafting Challenge to see other great projects from the design team and to find out how to enter this month's challenge.

Chalk n Stock and Halloween

I am already in the Halloween spirit and making and creating things for the holiday. I am hoping by starting now I'll be done in time. I usually run out of crafting time before the holiday is here.

There is a new challenge over on the Chalk n Stock and the rules are simple to follow, basically use chalk on your project.

Here is what I did with chalk and my Halloween theme:

I used my cream chalks and regular chalks to color in the pumpkin and the border.  I used a Sizzix Tim Holtz embossing folder for the green border part and the half pearls are from Miriam's Crafting Supplies.

When I assembled the card, I used pop dots to layer the pumpkin so he stands out. I really like the way this card turned out. It is simple but yet cute.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you this month at the Chalk n Stock September challenge.

Flower Pot Box for Cutter's Creek

Today I have a flower pot box that I designed and made for a friend's birthday and then filled with her favorite candy.
Here is a close up of the glimmer mist and the twine that I used.

Here is a close up of the flower. I love the way I did this. I used Distress Ink to ink the outside of the flower and then when that dried I sprayed my flower with Perfect Pearls Mist. The Perfect Pearls looks like it's still wet when it's not.

Products Used:

Graphic 45 paper
Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad in  Shaded Lilac
Perfect Pearls Mists - Forever Violet 
From Kim's Perfect Pearls Mist club. You can email her about the club and her many different clubs where new releases come first.
ATG Tape dispenser
Scotch Quick Drying Adhesive
Doodle Twine

Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to next time.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Shadow Box for SVG Attics

Good Morning,

I've been out of the loop of creating lately due to school. Once you have children, your life becomes theirs with all the school and after school activities so it's hard to find time to craft but I have found a little here and there and with that created this.

I made this beautiful shadow box using some of the files from SVG Attic.

I love the way this turned out and I love making shadow boxes. They make great bridal shower, wedding and anniversary gifts.