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CHECK OUT EACH GERBER DAISY AND THANKS FOR VISITING!
My crafting resolutions:
1. To create more than 50% of my projects with either recycled materials or scrap left over materials to cut waste and excessive earth fillers. Currently at about 45%)
2. Teach paper craft classes.
3. Create Dies for Spellbinders(done)
4. Learn everyday what it takes to be patient, understanding, tolerant and giving.
made it to CHA, and work for embellishment company I love, demo classes all in 2012-13

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Forever Friends

 It's almost the end of August already!  Here in Michigan it's been so cold that the air conditioners are off and the windows are open!  It's great sleeping weather but I've been missing the sun.

I was so elated to have been asked to color this delightful image for the package insert with the Treasured Times Rubber Stamps Store last year at CHA and she was just sitting around waiting to be put to use.  I have a dear friend that recently needed a pick me up and I decided to create with her because she's so endearing.  Thank you Elizabeth Bell for giving me this wonderful image for the occasion!  I do not know if the image is available in digital form but if enough people love her, perhaps it will be!  Sometimes it's all about coloring because you love it! 


INGREDIENTS: 
E. Bell Bouquet image
Spellbinders Dies
 MEDIUMS: 
Copic Ink: R00,R02,R05, 
E02,E07,E19, 
YG91,YG000
E30,34,37


 EMBELLISHMENTS: 
WOC flowers
Signo Pigment Ink

 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
When you're up in life, your friends get to know who you are.  When your down in life, you get to know who your friends are. 
If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available! 

  Thank you for visiting,
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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Doing More With Your Dies


There are times when you grab that favorite die in order to fill in an empty spot on a card just behind the lovely little image you've spent an hour or two coloring.  However, there is really no end to what you can do when you've FLIPPED THE SWITCH on your creativity with a wonderful die cut.  Let me show you.

 I've created a video for the Little Darlings Rubber Stamps You Tube Tutorial site and invite you to visit to see first hand how.

 I've created a chipboard like element from 4 cuts of the Fluttered Tulip Bodice Die out of Kraft Paper.  I cut 6 of them however in order to pop out the tulip from them and I embossed them to use on the edges of the inside of the card.  Lastly, I used the Dew Drop Circle die to create a fully dimensional, embossed, distressed and glossed skirt to lavishly embellish the Tulip Bodice.  Watch how I do it all on YOU TUBE!


INGREDIENTS: 


MEDIUMS: 
Ranger Distress Ink

EMBELLISHMENTS:
Glossy Accents
Black emboss powder
Emboss folder
Decorated Velum

INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. ” 
― Pablo PicassoPablo Picasso: Metamorphoses of the Human Form : Graphic Works, 1895-1972

If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available!

  Thank you for visiting,
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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lissy Bee and Friends

 
It's a warm and happy Wednesday today!  I'm delighted to share my first DT project for the absolutely lovely, and as we all know, adorably fun to color, Lissy Bee's!!!

Clementine!!  One of the stunning Lissy Bee illustrations from the talented Elizabeth Bell!!  I've been coloring E. Bell images for years from both Whimsy Stamps and Treasured Times but I think these Lissy Bee's are just more sweet and more detailed illustrations than ever!!!    


I combined Clementine with one of my Shape EZ templates called Happy Apple Day!  The template is on sale now in my Etsy Store below and can be hand cut or machine cut!!  You make this card any way you like and the template is yours to make over and over again!!   For $2.20, you'll love this one and many more of the easy to cut and assemble Shape EZ templates.  Make your projects stand out and be even more of one of a kind each time you create!

INGREDIENTS: 
Clementine Lissy Bee stamp
Happy Apple Day Shape EZ Template
Girlfriends Vintage Affections Sentiment Stamp Set
Bo Bunny Design Paper

MEDIUMS: 
Copic Ink

EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Dress It Up Buttons
Offray ribbon
lace from stash

INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Friendship is the golden thread, that ties the heart of all the world

If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available!

Thank you for visiting,
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Monday, July 20, 2015

Hyper embellish with your favorite dies


I've been "Hyper" embellishing some of  my designer die designs I've created for the Little Darlings Rubber Stamps Store today!  This a a term I use when I desire to make an over the top design.  This Fluttered Tulip Bodice die adds texture, design and that ever popular feminine touch to any project all on its own, but it takes on an entirely new effect if you just add a few extra touches! 


Literally one of my favorites when I combine it with the large Darling Square Die Set frame!  The outcome is always so elegant, delicate and pleasing!  Above you can see the base folded in half, below the card opened.

Today's stamped image is the hug-able little GWEN image from the Dollhouse collection.  Her hair is a dream to color, but that bow and those cheeks are my favorite parts!  This is the perfect sort of image to handle all my thick rich love of pigment!  These images are full of character and design, you could use them shabby chic, jazzy or bright and bold!  Isn't she a dream?


With a simple bi-fold card design, the image is seated prominently in the center of the card, there is a bit of texture added with the Dewdrop border die.  Then after twinkling the edges of the fluttered tulip bodice and layering two copies together, I've added a HYPER embellishment to the bodice that brings the design paper colors right back into play and offsets the project too!  I'll show you how!


You can learn how to "Hyper" embellish your die cuts and make a full velumptious flower like this one with the extra pieces in the Darling Square Die Set too, here with a tutorial at the
Little Darlings Rubber Stamps You Tube Tutorial channel.  


INGREDIENTS: 
Enchanted Wishes Sentiment
Crate Paper Restoration Kit

 MEDIUMS: 
Copics:  Dress R20,24,29,39
flowerss B1214,24
bunny dress Y15,17,38
bunny E30,35
hair E25,29,30
Fossilized Amber Distress Ink


 EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Twinklets Diamond Dust
Altered pearls B26 copic
The Scrap Shop Ribbon, butterfly and pin

 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Better more than not enough

find the video on my you tube channel also at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVP8wTxKKDc
Thank you for visiting, 
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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Baby mine Mini Album with Little Darlings Dies


Happy Independence Day!!!  I've been busy behind the scenes at Little Darlings lately getting prepared to amaze you all with some new releases of some terrific products.  Today, I'm going to show you some of my most recent die design work.  I've managed to complete a 12 page mini baby album with the Bo Bunny collection album.  

The dies used today on a few of the pages were the Dew Drop Circle set and the Dewdrop Border.  They are delicate, intricate and perfectly baby album appropriate.  They make it so delicate and delightful like a baby is!  



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If you too love to create mini albums and are looking for a few extra little bits to create the perfect filler of to design with something delicate, shop now for the Dewdrop collection at the Little Darlings Rubber Stamps Store, they'll be sure to add and help coordinate your next project too!

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There are MANY more pics and additional pages of this album to show you, So I'll pop them on here, but there were so many products used, it would be impossible for me to list them all!!  If you want to know the name of anything in particular, leave me a message and I'll hunt the product down for you.  Enjoy! 
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Page with extras
INGREDIENTS: 
Bo Bunny Chipboard mini album
Bo Bunny Paper
 EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Dew Drop Border and Circle Dies 


Page with extras
 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

Those who won our dependence believe liberty to be the secret of happiness, and courage to be the secret of liberty
If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available! 

  Thank you for visiting, 
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