Friday, January 30, 2015

Sami Stamps new release Poodle Fun!

Every 1st, 3rd and 5th week of the month,  i look forward to the new release that  Sami Stamps  creates.  This time the release is called Poodle Fun!

You have one more day to play at our current SPARKLE challenge!   To go to the Sami Stamps challenge click here.

I love this sweet whimsical image called Christmas Gift Poodle:
This image was paper pieced and embossed and distressed with ink.

I snipped the ornament/bow off of the top of the gift so that i could make this a get well card for a special friend's daughter that has down syndrome and is having open heart surgery.

Dies used:
Balloon die set comes with both balloons and the flower.. Elizabeth Craft dies

Copics used:
C3 shading

Here is the fun new release:

Want to see some more inspiration using these images?  You can check out my team mates blogs featuring them as well.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sherri Baldy's My Besties PPP Challenge- Anything Goes/Flowers plus Bow card Tutorial

For the next two weeks at My Besties PPP Challenge blog we have another great challenge for you!

** Note our new name**  PPP = Pretty Pre-colored Printables

The challenge theme is- Anything Goes w/opt of Flowers

To participate in our My Besties PPP challenges go here

For this project i am using a My Besties digital image i colored called Besties Bee found here and a Printable Tag #13 found here.

I have also used two of Sherri Baldy's dies.  The Love die found here and the outlined hearts found here.

The white flourish heart die is a border i cut in sections from Memory Box.

Bow tutorial:
Step #1.  Enlarge tag to 3" high. Flip one tag. Print out tags and cut out tags. Mat on brown paper and 1" extended. Trim corners and make tails. Cut out bow sections. Here is the link to the pattern for the bow sections.
Step #2. Place the two tags on vertical card base (i matted mine and used a spiral punch at the top). Adhere...this will take the weight of the bow so secure well.

Step #3 Glue bow sections together
Step #4. Attach bow sections securely as shown
Step #5. Make smaller bow sections and add to the center. Cut out a matted oval and place over center. Add your image and embellish your card. It will stand up because of the vertical card base. Looks pretty on a mantel..or large area. This card is 11.5" wide.

Finished card close up:

You should also check out my PPP  team mates awesome designs..the links are below:

Julie Team Leader
Andrea N.
Bonnie (me)


Monday, January 26, 2015

This is what happens when i decide to clean up my desktop.. Happy Bestie cards!

Did you like the title to this post?  I have been trying to organize my desktop all day long and if you've been a follower you've been seeing quite a few posts here today.  I think this might be the last..well, i am tired so it will be the last.

So i made this card in Sept. 2014, but i never posted it because i made it for a friend and mailed it off. I thought, this image is so cute and cheery that i needed to post her today!

This image is a Sherri Baldy My Besties image with the longest name i think i've seen so far for her images... ready...  Fairy Kitty IMG373 Garden Flower Bestie Daisy Ann, you can find her here.
I turned this card in to a step card.. 
side view so you can see the step construction:
Dies used:
Butterfly wreath and butterflies, grass- Noor/Joy Craft
green flourish- Memory Box
card base is a die from Cheery Lynn

Copics used: (need to check my paper list to see if i saved it)


How about a My Besties Stamped Canvas tag for your bag?

Here is yet another project i wanted to make to showcase Sherri Baldy's acrylic stamp line.  This time i've used an image that was exclusively made for Create and Craft TV, however ANY Sherri Baldy stamp would work.

To see Sherri Baldy's line of Acrylic stamps you can go to Marker Pop here or her Etsy store here, they both have different stamps to purchase.

Here is the bag i used (purchased from Michaels).
Close up of tag and canvas flower i made using Sherri Baldy's flower die set found here.
For instructions on how i made this tag you can visit my Youtube channel here:

Not Just Cards challenge- #11
Anything But a Card challenge- Shabby Chic

Trying something new with Sherri Baldy My Besties Stamps and Video tutorial

I wanted to try something new to interest people in doing some stamping and came across a few videos on how to stamp on cups.  I thought, ok, i will give this a try and went to my local charity shop.  I came up with a really pretty china coffee/teapot.

Here is my finished project using a Sherri Baldy's Stamp of the Month club stamp. You can join the club here.
It is not a "professional" finished job, it has more of a crafty look..and i  think it's pretty. :)

To see the process on how i finished the project you can check out my video.

Here are my supplies:
Charity cup/vase/teapot
Stazon ink
rubbing alcohol (to erase mistakes)
very fine point permanent markers
My Besties Stamp of the month stamp set


Introducing Sherri Baldy's CHA 2015 Paper- Vintage Romance

How exciting to see a new product released by Sherri Baldy at CHA 2015.  This paper pack is called, "Vintage Romance".

Sherri Baldy's paper release of Vintage Romance can be found here.

For this card all of the paper but the dark red is from Sherri's Vintage Romance.  The image is so sweet and is called Blythe Ann I Do found here.
** Tip- Nice thing about digital images it is easy to flip them to face the direction you want them to go on your card. :)
I have several views, this is one with the tag removed.
Tag view:

3D roses:

Dies used:
doily- i am not sure of this company
red border-Sue Wilson
mat behind image- Sizzix

tan designs- Marianne designs
doilies- Memory Box
red border- Sue Wilson

Copics used:
skin- YR20, 21, 24
hair- E25, 29, 53
eyes- R25, YG01, 03
cheeks- RV21, 23, 25

top- R20, 22

Sherri Baldy's My Besties Aussie- Bags, tags, Boxes
Love to Create- Ribbon or Lace, Pearls or Gems, Valentine colors

I adore Sherri Baldy's My Besties Woodland Rosie

Ever since i lived in Wales, UK and my daughter fell in love with faires i have been a fan of anything woodland or fairies. This image really appeals to both of those genres for me...she isn't a fairy but she appears to be one..dancing in the woods.

This is a Sherri Baldy's My Besties image called Woodland Rosie and you can find her here.
Dies used:
Brown die at the top- Marianne Designs
foliage (right)- Noor/Joy Craft
leaves- Martha Stewart punch
Oval- Lifestyle crafts

copics used:
skin- YR20, 21, 24
hair- E09, 08, 79, 39, 07
skirt- RV21, 23, 25
eyes- B02
green top- YG01, 03, 17
skirt layer- V04, BV01

Crafty Boots- Butterflies
Fairytale Stampers- Flowers