Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Ugly Hamper

I took some time away from my paper crafting to finish this DIY project, the ugly hamper.  My husband is a hard working guy and he gets very dirty.  I don't want his dirty work clothes mixed with my clothes so he has been using this ugly hamper for years.  I have searched and searched but have been unable to find another hamper that is large enough and sturdy enough to hold his work clothes.  I finally just accepted the fact that the ugly hamper was here to stay.

Here is what it looked like

I hate to be critical but it was hideous! There was a sticker tag on the inside of the lid but I couldn't tell what year it was made.  I am guessing is is 50-60 years old. I am sure housewives back in the 50's and 60's thought this was just the nicest hamper.

I decided to paint it to match our bathroom.  The tile is tan, brown, blue and gray so I chose to paint the hamper tan and blue.

Here is the finished hamper.  It's still ugly but at least it matches the decor better.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Scrapper's Delights June New Release

I have a couple of cards to share with you today.
This first card is made using Honey School Girl from Scrapper's Delights.  I couldn't resist going "old school" with this card (pun intended) so I dug out my stickers.  This will be a great card for the first day of school or even a teacher appreciation card.
Card Details:
Image: Honey School Girl from Scrapper's Delights
Sketch: Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Copics: E00, E04, E11, e13, E21, R20, R59, R46, R37, G40, G24, Y26, Y23, YR20,E99, E19, E18, E35, E33

Entered in following challenges:
Creative Card Crew: Clean and simple

My second card also features two of the new images from Scrapper's Delights, Luna Fairy 1 and Plant 1.
Instead of merging the two images together before printing, I decided to change up my card design so that the plant can be seen both from the front and the inside of the card.
Card Details:
Images: Luna Fairy 1 and Plant 1 from Scrapper's Delights
Copics: E00, E04, e11, E21, r20, R00, R02, Y00, YG111
Extreme glitter paint
Corner leaf: Storybook Cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart butterfly paper punch

Entered in following challenges:
Fantastic Tuesday: Anything Goes with a touch of summer
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Crafty Gal's Corner: Anything Goes

Winter Mixed Media Card

I had fun creating this mixed media card.  The challenge this week at 52 CCT is to used mixed media to create your Christmas card. I embossed the white cardstock with the snow cuttlebug embossing folder.  I then used a mixture of white and aged marine embossing enamel around the edges.  I used snow tex on the tree die cut and the snowflake button.  The image is Winter Fairy Halla from Mo's Digital Pencil.  The wings looked like cracked glass to me so after coloring with copics, I used crackled accents. 

Card Details:
Image: Winter Fairy Halla from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics: E00, e04, E11, E13, E21, R20, E55, E53, E50, B99, B91, B60, W0, W1
Magnolia Doo Hickey Christmas tree die
Aged marine embossing enamel
white embossing enamel
Cuttlebug snow embossing folder
Snowflake button with jingle bells for added embellishment

Entered in following challenges:
Jingle Belles: Christmas with card stock
Bronte and Bella's Challenge: Anything Goes with option of babies
Creative Knockouts: buttons
ABC Christmas Challenge:  M is Magical
Creative Moments: Anything goes with option of wet or dry embossing

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day Wallet

Happy Father's Day!
This is the card I made for my husband.  It's a wallet that holds a few surprises for him.

Want to make this card?  You can find the tutorial I followed here
Card Details:
I used a double sided cardstock. One side was brown and the other blue.
CTMH Chocolate ink
Sentiment: Computer generated by me

Entered in following challenges:
My sheri Crafts; masculine projects
Simply papercrafts: Anything goes

Saturday, June 20, 2015


The challenge at 52 CCT this week is to create a card with a Christmas elf.  I decided to make a simple, yet cute card.  The elf shoes are from the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge.  I used the bottom portion of the clothes for the cave boy as the elf clothes and trim on the shoes.  I stitched the bells on for an added embellishment.  I cannot remember where I got the sentiment.

Card Details:
Elf Shoes: Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge
Elf clothes and trim on shoes: cave boy clothing from Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge
Dots cuttlebug embossing folder

Entered in following challenges:
Simply Paper Crafts: Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge: Inspired by Song (Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Wishful Asha

2015 is flying by too fast.  It's the middle of June already!  Sorry I haven't been doing much card making lately.  My allergies are always the worst in May and June.  Meds take care of the sneezing but the itchy and swollen eyes make it difficult to craft.
Our new challenge at Aud Sentiments is "Summer with an appropriate sentiment"  I used this fabulous sentiment from one of our DT members, Ginny.  It's free so hop on over to the challenge blog and save it to use for your own projects. 
We are sponsored by Make it Crafty.  They were generous to allow each DT member to choose an image to use for the challenge.  I chose Wishful Asha.  As kids we always loved picking up the dandelions, making a wish and blowing on them.  She pairs up nicely with Ginny's sentiment too.

After cutting out the dragonfly, I used purple and pink chalk for some added color.  I then painted over the wings with extreme glitter paint.
Card Details:
Image: Wishful Asha from Make it Crafty
Fence: Magnolia Doo Hickey die
Dragonfly: Cottage Cutz die
Butterflies: Martha Stewart punch
Spellbinders circle and lacy circle dies
Sentiment: Freebie from Ginny for Aud Sentiments

Entered in the following challenges:
Fab and Funky: For the girls
Inspiration Destination: Anything goes
Paper Take Weekly: Oh so pretty

Monday, June 15, 2015

Bowling Ball Gazing Balls

I saw this project and decided to give it a try.  I gathered 4 bowling balls.   A couple of them my husband found in a dumpster. What a great guy helping me in my crafting! They were ugly and had several scratches but that just adds to the charm (the bowling balls, not my hubby).   I washed the bowling balls and then wiped them down with rubbing alcohol. 

I painted them with metallic spray paint and Voila!  pretty gazing balls for the flowers beds that can withstand hail.  The original project called for chrome  paint but hubby picked up metallic silver and I like how they look.  We are in process of redoing our patio so I didn't bother putting anything underneath them to protect the patio before painting.

Here is how they look sitting in my flower beds and rock garden.  Please ignore the weeds.  Between all the rain and my allergies, I can't keep up with how fast the weeds grow.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

It's a color challenge at 52 CCT.    I hope you join us.
I found this pattern paper at Hobby Lobby and just love it.  White snowflakes on the black background is so pretty.  It also has just a hint of blue so I chose blue as my third color.

Card Details:
Snowman: Bugaboo Stamps
Copics: B00, B02, T1, T4, T7, BG000, YR65, YR07
White embossing enamel
Extreme glitter paint
Cuttlebug snow embossing folder

Entered in following challenges:
Pink Gem Challenge: Something blue
Sweet Stamping: Black and white with a pop of color

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Let It Snow

The new challenge at 52 CCT  is a sketch challenge. I hope you join us in this challenge.
Card Details:
Sketch: 52 CCT
Spellbinders snowflake die
Face: Peachy Keen Stamps
Copics: TR65, YR07, BG70
Tags: Cricut cartridge
Let It Snow stamp

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Summer Fun

Today starts a new challenge at Scrapbooker PhD.  The theme is Summer Fun.  I love riding my bike in the summer time so couldn't resist using this sweet Tilda stamp for my project.  I wish my bike had a basket on the front.  I would fill it with flowers too.  Instead, my bike is a green mountain bike which is perfect for riding around in the country and along the gravel roads in our area.

Project Details:
Image: Magnolia Stamps
Spellbinders lacy circle die
Sizzix border die
Copics: E00, e04, E11, E13, E21, R20, BG70, BG72, BG75, R59, R48, T1, T4, T7, Y26, Y23, G40, G82, e33, E31

Entered in following challenges:
Crafting Musketeers: Shades of summer
Loves Rubber Stamps: Anything goes
Paper Take Weekly: Anything Goes

Baby Tag

The new challenge at Aud Sentiments is a BINGO challenge.

For my project I decided to made a tag for a baby gift. I used the diagonal row and used a die cut, digi stamp and markers.
Project Details:
Image: Girl with a stroller from Stamping Boutique
Copics: E21, RV10, RV11, RV23, RV29, W0, BG000
Spellbinders scalloped circle
Quickutz nesting doily rectangle die