Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sorry for the neglected blog!!!

WOW, it's been a busy month, and my blog has suffered for it!!!! I'm working on lots of new stuff to share soon but in the meantime I wanted to share a fun project that I did for WeR a little while ago. They have some of the coolest tools ever and one of my favorites is the Flower Punch board.

Well, I got to make a wedding bouquet for one of the HSN shows, it was easy and fun too! Here are a few pictures.

They come with stems and centers, but I didn't have a matching color center, so I took some cheap craft store flowers and took them apart, used the stamens, they had the underneath and top parts that connected, so it was perfect!

Here you see the center of the craft store bloom that I used!

I even kept the leaves, they were a good size to match the blooms!

Just a few more pics of some of the blooms!

If you've never used this tool I urge you to try playing around with it. You can make different size blooms, flat blooms, more gathered, whatever you like!!! Below is a picture of the tool itself! I used the Sheer Metallic paper collection! You can find the tool or paper HERE~

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I will be posting more regularly again!!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Anna Griffin Botanical Die-cuts!!!

The last HSN show that Anna was featured on premiered her beautiful Botanical Die-cuts. If you saw the presentation the two on the table were mine! I loved these die-cuts, one of my all time fav products from her!!! But.....they sold out, which is good, but hopefully if you didn't get them, you can in the future!

There are gorgeous blooms to layer, butterflies, birds, just stunning images. The kind of stuff that makes everyone love Anna Griffin so much!!

This is what comes in the set, there are multiples of each sheet, enough to do lots and lots of projects!!!

I hope you are lucky enough to have these! And don't forget to check HSN to see when the next show is and what items they have still available!!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

WOW Embossing UK and Blue Fern Studios

I have a page to share today that was featured on the WOWEmbossingPowdersUK blog. Their theme for this month is "monochromatic", so I used shades of green!!! This is our sweet Granddaughter!! She just turned ONE and already loves books!!!

I used Blue Fern Garden papers and chippies from Blue Fern Studios. I had some pretty green trim from Webster's Pages and added lots of green blooms from my stash.

I added some green pearl centers from Couture Creations. And a little die cut Anna Griffin, Inc.

The butterflies are also from Blue Fern Studios. I used 5 different shades of green WOW embossing powder on them. I just added gemstones for the bodies.

I even found an old green resin bubble sticker in my stash that matched!

I used a stencil and the Green Pearl embossing powder in random places on my background paper. 

Just lots of different green things on this fun page!!! I have always loved doing monochromatic pages anyway and this was a lot of fun!!! I really appreciate you stopping by!!!!

Products used:

WOW Embossing Powders UK:
Metalline Green regular
Gummy Bear Green regular (Suzy West)
Earthtone Olive regular (Suzy West)
Tea Garden Green regular (Suzy West)
Green Pearl
Sierra Sunrise (Limited Edition)

Blue Fern Studios products used:
Blue Fern Garden Timeless paper
Blue Fern Garden Picnic paper
Blue Fern Calling Card paper
Blue Fern Studios Birgitte Butterflies chippies

Other Products used:
Couture Creations self  adhesive pearls
Websters Pages trim
Prima assorted blooms
alpha stickers

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Anna Griffin and Cricut!!!

On her July HSN show, Anna debuted her new Cricut cartridge, "Summer Soiree". It has the most gorgeous images on it. I wanted to share a few projects that I did with this one!!!

For this first layout I just cut a large doily from one of the sets! I used green cardstock from the Perfect Palatte collection, then cut the solid from the Carmen collection. Love the yellow, green and pink together!!! I also cut a solid from the light pink for the center area as a mat for the photo!

This was a fun project, I made a "Party Banner" from one of the doily patterns as well! I cut them smaller, folded them and decorated. I used small decorative clothespins and attached them to twine!!! I used a matching label from the set for the letter mats!

And last, I used one and made it as large as I could and made a die-cut background for the page!!! Kept it simple as far as embellishments for the contrast!!!!

This is just an awesome and very versatile cartridge! I used the new Cricut Explore but you can get an actual "cartridge" as well!!! Hope you liked the examples, go check out Anna's homepage or her Pinterest page to see more cool ideas with this cartridge!!!

Thanks for visiting!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Anna Griffin's "Madison" Collection for the Holiday!!!

Anna Griffin has finally came out with a Patriotic themed collection. The Madison collection, and it is fabulous! Its perfect for the 4th of July celebration, military or other similar theme project! Gorgeous patterned papers, die cut glitter paper, title stickers, embellishment stickers and die cuts, even some matching washi tape!!!

This collection was on the last showing on HSN. Below are the projects that I did for the show. I really loved working with this line!!!

You can see all of the fun stickers and die-cuts included in this collection! I even used this collection for a cute soccer layout! I'm sure you will love this collection!

You can find the entire collection here at HSN! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Time for Anna Griffin!

During her last HSN showing Anna Griffin debuted some really cool new products, one of which was her "Well Said Vellum Quote Stickers". These stickers have a sentiment for any type of project that you are working on! Great for cards and scrapbook pages. And the colors will go with most anything!

Here is some of what I created with them.

This first page was done using the Chinoiserie collection. The paper and die cuts are from that collection. The title and sentiment are the stickers. The colors go perfectly together.

For this page I used some of the "Gabbie" collection. This is a totally different look and feel, but the sentiments were perfect!

This one used a mix of "Hope Chest" and "Olivia" papers and again the sentiments are absolutely perfect!

This one was done with the "Carmen" paper collection. The yellow pulled wonderfully from the sentiment stickers for this one too!!!

Just lots of sentiments and color combos to choose from with the awesome collection. You can find it at HSN by looking here!

I'll be back to share some more products that were shown during this presentation later in the week. And don't forget to tune in to HSN for her July show, there will be lots more new cool products available for you then!!!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate it!!!

All products used can be found at HSN or Anna Griffin Inc.!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

WeR Memory Keepers Flower Punch Board Fun

WeR Memory Keepers had a recent show on HSN and they featured their Flower Punch board. I had the chance to do some samples for the show and it was so easy and so much fun to use! I made flowers, straw decorations and cupcake decorations as well!!! All using the WeR Basics paper in fun colors and patterns!

Here are a few pics of what I made:

These are some of the flowers, I used buttons for centers, but they have little centers for them, I just wanted this color combo and didn't have them. So just used colored buttons!!!

 These are cupcake decorations, just put them on little wooden skewers! Printed the labels and cut into circles.

These were fun, just made the flowers and cut some petals off to make them "gather" more and punched holes in the center for straw to go through. Put a green cut out paper circle on bottom and a matching one on top to finish the bloom.

I even made a card with the scraps of the paper that I used. I made all the items with just a generic "Party" theme.

Here is the Punch Board:

and here is the paper pad:

These were so much fun, I hope you try out this fun punch board, and some of the other fun ones that WeR has as well!!!!