Thursday, September 16, 2010

Meet Owl-iver...

















He's one of my recent sewing projects for Fiskars....isn't he cute!?!  Making plushies is by far my kids favorite thing of all the projects I create because in the end, they usually end up confiscating the little softie for snuggling.  I thought Owl-iver might be a nice addition to my fall home decor but he's already found a place with my daughter and I have a request from my son for another Owl-iver....minus the flowers...lol!  You can find all the details for how to make Owl-iver on the Fiskars website along with the template. 

I also have a card to share today that I made for Bo Bunny using the Cambridge collection.  It features their new line of Wraps...for this card it was the Newsprint set.

"Thinking of You"

















I made 2 different flowers -a pleated posey and a wrapped rose...very easy and quick to make.  I love that Newsprint pattern! The leaves are cut from the brown faux leather.

That's it for today...hope you enjoyed and have a good one! 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Welcome to the Glue Arts {Blog Hop}!!!

Good morning, Blog Hoppers!!!  Welcome to Glue Arts' first Designer Blog Hop!

By now, you've visited just a couple of Glue Arts Designers....there are many more to come...so keep reading to find your next hoppin' blog!  If you've found your way here another way, then hop on over to the Glue Arts Blog to start today's hop and many chances to win Glue Arts Adhesives.

But before you move along, I wanted to share a card I made using Glue Arts fabulous adhesive products........

"Hello"



































Glue Arts Adhesives:
Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac Cartridge; U Cut It - 3D Adhesive Foam
Paper: Echo Park - Life Is Good!
Tools: Fiskars - Cupcake, Envelope & Shapes & Flowers Shape Templates; Ultra ShapeXpress; That's Amore (heart) and Block Party Squeeze Punches


The card above is inspired by another project that I made earlier this year....








It's a paper pieced sign that I made with the same Fiskars' Shape Templates for my laundry room called Home Sweet Home.  It's so cute and cheery that I couldn't resist recreating it as a card too!

As for Glue Arts.....I simply can't say enough good things them. They're not only a super generous and fabulous company to work with but they offer a wide variety of top notch adhesives for all sorts of crafting projects.  If I were to name my very favorites....I'd start first with the Glue Glider Pro with the Perma Tac Cartridge. My next favorite adhesive would be the Adhesive Squares - all sizes.  These are the two adhesives that I reach for again and again for virtually every project.  :)

So..........do you want more blog hoppin' goodness??????
Well....if you leave a comment below, you'll be entered to WIN a Glue Glider Pro and a Cartridge Refill of your choice!!!  Be sure to do this at each of the Designer Blogs - 12 chances to win!  The blog hop runs through Sunday, so you must comment by Sunday.  The winners will be announced on the Glue Arts Blog on Monday, Sept. 13th.

Don't forget about the BONUS chance to WIN!!! If you can name the 4 NEW Glue Girls and email your answers to Julia at Gluegirl@gluearts.com then you'll be entered to WIN a Glue Glider Pro, a Refill and some of the new Extreme Adhesive Squares!!!   

Now....to lead you to the next Glue Arts Designer.......the very talented Lesley Langdon!  You're sure to love her gorgeous creations!

Have fun hoppin' today & enjoy the weekend!!! ♥♥ 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

this & that....

Time to catch up on some recent projects.........

I was so inspired when I found this shoe template!  I made this paper "Witching You..." Treat Box....as part of the challenge to use Bo Bunny's new Petals fabric flowers that you can find in their latest collections...













You can find the shoe template on Cindy's "Skip to My Lou" website.  The original shoe template design is by Ellen Hutson.  I so appreciate their inspiration and creativity!



















I used the Whoo-ligans line of papers and embellishments and the Winter Joy Petal fabric flower.  I loved the Whoo-ligans tulle flower but it was a bit big for the shoe design and the Winter Joy Petal worked out perfectly. 

I created the sketch for the Bo Bunny's Card Challenge Tuesday this month and made this card "School Days" using the Learning Curve collection....






























Many of the pieces to create the embellishment accent are a part of the patterned paper of this line....the library card, the math flash cards, the schoolhouse and the words "School Days".

Earlier this month the Bo Bunny blog had altered project inspiration challenge.  And with it being back to school for my kids that week I came up with this Apple for Teacher Gift Set...

**Want to see an updated version (2013) of this project - visit this link: Candy Apple & Card for Teacher**















In the end, my little guy decided that it would make the perfect gift for his teacher on Teacher Appreciation Week....so we're going to hold onto it until then & of course, we'll have to add some fresh M&M's first....lol!



















Isn't it cute?  I used one of the Buttons & Bling containers...re-purpose, re-use, recycle...that mantra runs through my head often these days.  :)  If you create this, be sure to clean and air out the container before filling it with candy.  And if not M & M's then maybe some red wrapped cinnamon hard candies.

Here's a recent thank you card......"Gratitude..."












I used Fiskars Round 'n Round Squeeze Punches (my must have tools) to create the big scalloped edge borders.


















And last but not least....I have a Beach Memory Jar that I made for Fiskars earlier this summer.  It was just recently posted on the website and is super simple to make. 

















I used Fiskars new Border Punches, new Squeeze Punches and new Stamps to create the paper accents... and then just added some sand, photos from our trip to Sanibel Island and some of the shells we collected there.

















Tip: If you don't have actual sand from your vacation, you can simply buy a bag of sandbox sand from any local home improvement store.  Also, be sure to clean any shells with a bleach bath and dry thoroughly.

Phheeewwww.....that's it for today.....but have I mentioned I've been sewing like a mad woman lately?  After all, September is National Sewing Month.....yes, I've been sewing, sewing, sewing.......it's been insane.  And really fun....and I've made a bunch of projects that will be on the Fiskars website throughout September and in the months to come along with the other fabulous projects by the Fiskars girls, so be sure to stop by.

Stay tuned........there's going to be some blog hopping tomorrow.....   :)