Saturday, October 21, 2017

IT'S JUST A BUNCH OF HOCUS POCUS

It's 3:00 a.m., and I have just finished a Halloween decoration that I want to share with you!  Check it out:


Details about this décor project (frame size is a whopping 24" x 30") can be found at my new blog, Décor Creations with Regina.  If you like what you see, go ahead and click the "Follow by Email" link in the right sidebar.  I also invite you once again to visit, like, and follow my new Facebook page HERE.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

QUILTER'S CHRISTMAS SAMPLER

What quilter wouldn't love this receiving this Quilter's Christmas Sampler to adorn their sewing room wall at Christmas?! This 12" x 12" sampler looks as if it's made of fabric and will delight any person who loves to sew. Quilters, stampers, and crafters of all kinds have a lot in common - an appreciation of handmade projects made with love and patience. This sampler is no exception. Make one for your favorite friend who quilts/sews and "warm" their heart!


The tutorial for this creative and gorgeous work of art, which was designed by Sandy Mott, can be found at Craft Project Central.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

BIRTHDAY MEMORIES SUPPLY BOX & GIFT BAGS

Paper crafters often have friends and family who need a last-minute card for a birthday, and, of course, they usually ask for one when you have the least amount of time to make it. Then there are those times when you remember a co-worker’s birthday as you’re running out the door and don’t have time to make a card. In this tutorial, you’ll make a box to hold birthday supplies, and we’ll use the Birthday Delivery Bundle – complete with the Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Stamp Set, Birthday Friends Framelits Dies, and Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper – to create coordinating cards, gift card envelopes, tags, and gift bags. This box is very easy to put together, so you may want to use an extra pack of the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper to make a set for a gift.


The tutorial for this party-ready ensemble, designed by Buffy Cooper, can be found at Craft Project Central.


Saturday, October 7, 2017

WINE, ANYONE?

A bottle of wine is a lovely gift to have on hand for a housewarming gesture, a bring along to a party for the host, or a birthday/holiday treat for just about anyone! A special hand crafted wine tag or stamped card shows thought went into your practical gift of a bottle of wine!


Isn't this a pretty ensemble?  It was designed by Cindy Brumbaugh, and you can find her tutorial at Craft Project Central.  

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

CREATING PRETTY CARDS - CARD CHALLENGE #76

Are you ready for a new sketch challenge?  I had the pleasure of designing this month's sketch for Creating Pretty Cards - Card Challenge #76 at Craft Project Central this month, and I chose a fun fold (Gate Fold) that looks like this:


Below is the card that I made, and you can see the FREE tutorial for it HERE:


My card features the Oh So Eclectic stamp set and coordinating dies.  I hope that you will create a card for the sketch challenge!  You can upload your card and see others that have been created for the challenge HERE.  Remember . . . for every 10 cards that are uploaded for the challenge, one lucky participant will receive a FREE one-month subscription to Craft Project Central.  If there are 20 cards uploaded for the challenge, there will be two winners, and so on.


ADORABLE PILLOW DECOR

I recently had an idea that I wanted to try, but it wasn't something that I could do (on my own) from start to finish because it involved sewing.  I shared the idea with my mother and, being her sweet, sweet, sweet self, she purchased the perfect fabric for my pillow project.  I had given her a long list of suggested pillow sizes and, not much later, she handed me a little stack of what looked like plain fabric bags--closed on three sides, open on one side.  I loved having a variety of sizes to work with, so I got busy!  From Chalk Couture, I chose the Farm House Chalk Transfer which has lots of fun images.  After playing around with which images fit the fabric, I chose to work with the following colors of Chalkology Paste:  White, Brownie, Charcoal, and Red.  This past Sunday, I stuffed the pillows, and my mother sewed up the unfinished side.  All that was needed was a decorative holder, which I purchased yesterday.  I love that it coordinates nicely with the Charcoal color on all of the pillows:
 
 
In case you're wondering, I chose to not mix fabric medium with my paste since these pillows are on the smaller side and the stuffing can't be removed for washing.  I'll just have to spot-clean them, although I hope they just won't get dirty.  ;-)
 
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Sunday, October 1, 2017

PICK A PUMPKIN CARD BOX SET

Need some Autumn cards? Need a Fall-themed, handmade gift idea? If the answer for either of these questions is yes, this project is for you! This project includes a box with a flap lid that holds six cards with six envelopes. It also includes three Autumn card designs…birthday, thank you, and friend. Make two of each to fill the box. This would also make a great card class!


If this card set doesn't set the mood for Fall, I don't know what will!  The tutorial for this project, which was designed by Christy Fulk, can be found at Craft Project Central.

Friday, September 29, 2017

"COLORFUL SEASONS" THANK YOU + ENVELOPE

I was scrolling through project photos today and came across this one that I don't remember sharing on my blog:
 

The photo itself is quite poor, but I fell in love with the card and envelope all over again.  I like the assorted textures on the card, and I also like the color combo . . . Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Suede and, of course, Whisper White. 


Friday, September 22, 2017

FALL "VINTAGE TRUCK" CREATION

Remember that fantastic "Vintage Truck" transfer from Chalk Couture that I've been raving about?  Well, mine finally arrived yesterday, and today I created this huge (24" x 30" frame) design just in time for Fall.
 
 
Working on this design was quite fun and much easier than I thought it would be, mainly because the image transfer was quite smartly designed, taking into consideration the color layers that the user might prefer.  The Chalkology Paste colors that I used were:  White, Charcoal, Pumpkin, Orange, Mocha, Caribbean, and Thai Teal.  As predicted, the Vintage Truck transfer has already sold out, but I'll be glad to let you know when Chalk Couture replenishes the stock.
 
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

SEPTEMBER CLASS SWAPS

The swap theme for my class this month was Halloween, and I think everyone did a fantastic job!  Here they are:
 




Debbie used a fun pop-up fold that was one of our August class projects.  This is the festive front of her card:


And this is the inside:


I don't have any current Stampin' Up! Halloween designer paper or stamp sets, and I had to think really hard about how to create something Halloweenish.  This is what I came up with:


I used the tiny bat image from Glamper Greetings, created a cat (looking out the die-cut window with a piece of Tangerine Tango Foil Frenzy paper behind him) with the Fox Builder punch, Fringe Scissors were used to cut the nighttime grass, and the "spooky tree" was a die-cut from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits.
 
I was so pleased with how creative the swaps were this month, and I'm already looking forward to next month's swaps!