Friday, August 27, 2010

Girlfriends ~ Crafty Secrets

Good Morning!
I'm so glad it's Friday, I'm going to go get my mom and take her to see her new great granddaughter tomorrow. I'm so anxious to see her myself, its been a week, accccck!!
I'm showing you a card I made with my new Crafty Secrets Creative Scraps, Girlfriends. I love this image, hmmmm, wonder what an electric corset does?? Love the colors in the image too. The Creative Scraps make it so fast and easy to make cards, all you do is add some paper and bling and you're done! Well, I added a stamped scallop, I can't seem to stop adding stuff :)
I stamped the scallop on cardstock, then I used the words stamp to stamp inside the scallop, then I stamped the Fleur De Lis over the words and cut out the scallop.
Side note: I looked up Fleur De Lis in my iphone dictionary, I love my dictionary BTW, anyway, it said that a Fleur De Lis was an iris flower, the 3 petals are tied at the top with an encircling band. I never knew that, but, you sure can see it, huh?

: Stamps - Artsy Banner. Paper - GP white, Jenni Bowlin baby of Mine Mini Papers. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Pumice Stone, Antique Linen, Stormy Sky. Acces. -Creative Scraps Girlfriends, Kaiser Pearls & Rhinestones, buttons, linen thread, silk ribbon, vintage lace. Tools - paper distresser, Scor-Pal, blending tool, t!m tiny attacher & staples.
I hope you have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by!
Smiley from

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

and the winner is.....


JeanFB said...
Oh my gosh, I *love* those colors, and the dew drops and crepe add such wonderful touches. Beautiful!

Thanks for playing Jean, I'll be contacting you shortly for your mailing info.
Have fun with your new Our Craft Lounge Ole St. Nick stamp set!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Crafty Secrets New Product DT Challenge

It's Crafty Secrets DT challenge time again!
This month we are focusing on new Crafty Secrets product, and believe me there's a bunch of new product!
I decided to alter this frame I got on clearance at Hobby Lobby. I used the new double sided Creative Scraps Birds & Blossoms to cover the frame and the wooden bird in the corner.

The sweet smiling faces are my granddaughters.

I used the new Dahlia stamp set to make my flower bouquet on the bottom right. I stamped the flower on patterned paper 6 times, cut them out and layered them, and then I gave them a good coat of Glimmer Mist. I used a small wooden flower pot, a half of a flower pot I picked up at a flea market. I painted it with Picket Fence Crackle Paint. I painted the inside edge of the frame next to the picture with the Crackle Paint too. It started flaking off, I really loved that look, but, it was flaking too much so I painted on some Mod Podge so it wouldn't flake completely off.

The center of the yellowish flower is a vintage earring. I took the clip off the back with my jewelry pliers and glued it on with E6000.
The wooden bird is from Hobby Lobby. I covered it with the Birds & Blossoms scraps and distressd it with Antique Linen ink.
Supplies: Stamps - CS Dahlia. Paper - Websters Pages Petite Papers Collection Pack Seaside Retreat, Garden Gals & Nature's Storybook. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot & Antique Linen. Acces. - frame, CS Creative Scraps Birds & Blossoms, wooden bird & flower pot, Ranger Distress Crackle Paint Picket Fence, Mod Podge, Glimmer Mist Iridescent Gold, rick rack, seam binding, buttons, vintage earring. Tools - paint brush.
Make sure you go check out the other design team girls projects and the Crafty Secrets blog for a fun give-away!
We have a new DT member, Mary Hamer, welcome Mary!

· Vicki Chrisman Team Leader
Pam Hooten
Heidi Blankenship
Marisa Grosson
Linda Duke
Michele Kovack
Melissa Phillips
Flo from France
Julie Campbell
Mary Hamer
Heartwarming Vintage Blog
Crafty Secrets website
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I hope you have a great day, thanks for stopping by!
Smiley from

Friday, August 20, 2010

OCL Hop ~ Ole St. Nick!

Good Morning, today is Hop day, how exciting!
The designers and friends are revealing the Our Craft Lounge stamp sets they are giving away!

This is mine, Ole St. Nick, ahhhh, vintage Christmas!

I used non-traditional colors for my card, I've always loved Santa in blue.
I used lots of sparkly bling, Crafty Sparkles in Ice Crystal on the tree bow and the the gift bow in Santa's hand and Sugar Sparkly Fluff on the fur on Santa's coat. The ornaments are Robin's Nest Dew Drops in Cowboy.

Supplies: Stamps - OCL Ole St. Nick. Paper - SU confetti cream cardstock, Webster Pages Petite Papers Combo Pack Lullaby Lane & Life's Portrait. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Antique Linen, Copic markers. Acces. - Crafty Sparkles Ice Crystal, Sparkly Fluff Sugar, Robin's Nest Dew Drops Cowboy, crepe paper, button from my stash, cotton string, white seam binding. Tools - blending tool, tracing wheel, SU word window punch, Scor-Pal.
**Don't forget to leave a comment on this post and my 2 previous sneak peek posts for a chance to win this stamp set. Be sure and leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner! The winner will be chosen Sunday August 22nd.

Check out the other designers blogs for more chances to win!
Have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by!
Smiley from

Thursday, August 19, 2010

OCL Sneak Peek #2 ~ Under Lock & Key

Have you been having fun looking at all the samples from the Our Craft Lounge release?
There are 24 new sets , yep, 24, the OCL girls don't mess around!

Today's peek is from the set Under Lock & Key, pure vintage!

I'm loving the Webster Pages Petite Papers, have I mentioned that?!
Smiley from I used another tim Adage Ticket for the sentiment and I added a key to go along with the theme of the card.

Supplies: Stamps - OCL Under Lock & Key. Paper - SU olive & confetti cream cardstock, Webster Pages Petite Papers Collection Triple Pack Seaside Retreat, Garden Gala & Nature's Storybook. Ink - Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Copic markers & 7gypsies Walnut Ink Crystals. Acces. - tim key, tim Adage ticket, organdy ribbon, twine (Walmart), buttons from my stash, Glossy Accents. Tools - Spellbinders Labels 8 die, Scor-Pal, tracing wheel, hole punch.
**Leave a comment on both of my peek posts, August 18th & 19th and my hop post on Friday August 20th for your chance to win the stamp set I'll be giving away. You'll find out what set that will be on Friday August 20th. 1 winner will be chosen from all 3 posts to win my set on Sunday August 22nd. **Don't forget to leave me your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner!
Check out the other designers blogs and comment for a chance to win the set they'll be giving away!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Thanks for stopping by, keep cool and good luck!
Smiley from

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

OCL Sneak Peek #1 ~ Vintage Traveler

Good Morning!
It's Our Craft Lounge Sneak Peek time! The designers will be showing you peeks at the new sets for the next 2 days and there will be a hop on Friday! I'll give you the details at the bottom of this post. First, I want to show you my first peek, it's from the Vintage Traveler stamp set. I've used 2 stamps for the main image, the tower and the post stamp.
Here's a closeup of the bow and Adage ticket. I crumpled up the ticket, smoothed it out and sprayed it with 7gypsies walnut ink and dried it with my heat tool. The ink is crystals that come in a glass jar that you mix with water. It takes a tee-tiny amount of crystals, I used a tim h. mister bottle to mix it in.

Supplies: Stamps - OCL Vintage Traveler. Paper - SU! vanilla, brown & confetti cream cardstock, Webster Pages Petite Papers Lullaby Lane & Life's Portraits. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Tumbled Glass, Old Paper, 7gypsies Walnut Ink Crystals. Acces. - button, tim h. Adage Ticket, vintage photo corners, white seam binding. Tools - paper distresser, tracing wheel, Scor-Pal, blending tool, scalloped border punch.
OK - here's the details of the Sneak Peeks and Hop.
**Leave a comment each day on the peeks, August 18th & 19th and the hop on August 20th, 1 winner will be chosen from all 3 posts for a stamp set I'll be giving away.
**The winner will be chosen Sunday August 22nd.
**Leave your email address with your post so I can contact you.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Be sure you visit the other designers blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win their set they are giving away!
Amber Hillman, Beth Silaika
, Bev Gerard, Broni Holcombe, Cambria Turnbow, Charmaine Ikach, Cindy Lawrence, Deb Felts, Debbie Corbari, Deborah Anton, Denise Marzec, Heather McNally, Holly McMillen, Jeanne Streiff, Joy Kennedy, Kendra Wietstock, Kisa Peters, Lori McAree, Michelle Fowler, Pam Hooten, Terri Thill
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Have fun and good luck!
Smiley from

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Halloween Tag ~ Crafty Secrets

Hi there!
Today I'm going to show you a tag I made for the Crafty Secrets booth at CHA.
I love Halloween, the spooky decorations, the scarey movies, the candy corn and the paper crafting!

We used these tags by Tattered Angels for make n takes in the Crafty booth at CHA in CA. I really like them they are a great size and they have the black design all the way around them. I had fun adding the pieces I cut out of the new double sided Halloween Greetings Creative Scraps.

I inked the tag with my Distress inks and a blending tool. I made the little BOO banner with chipboard from Maya Roads Mixed Scallop Mini Triangle Banner Set, that's a mouth full! I covered the banner triangles with Creative Scrap pieces and Scrabble tiles.
I cut out this little game board and added a tim holtz game spinner.
I used 3 of the tickets in the Creative Scraps along the bottom, I love them!

Supplies: Paper - CS Halloween Greetings Creative Scraps. Ink - Ranger Distress Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord, Walnut Stain. Acces. - chipboard stars, Crafty Sparkles Eyeliner Black, tim holtz idea-ology, black ribbon, black hemp, Maya road Mixed Scallop Mini Triangle Banner Chipboard Set, Tattered Angels tag, Scrabble tiles, black crepe paper.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I hope you have a wonderful week, thanks for checking in on me!
Smiley from

Friday, August 06, 2010

OCLDT25 ~ Sandy Sunsets

Happy Smiley from y'all!
Today my Our Craft Lounge DT Challenge 25 card is made with the Sandy Sunsets set. I want to hold on to Summer as long as possible cuz I know cold weather will be here before we know it, blech!
Wouldn't ya love to kick back and relax on this hammock tied to palm tress? Ummm, yeah!
Head on over to The Lounge, check out the details. Which stamp set would you like to win?!
Supplies: Stamps - OCL Sandy Sunsets. Paper - brown & plum cardstock, Webster Pages Petite Papers Triple Pack Seaside Retreat. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters, Copic markers. Acces. - Kaiser Rhinestones, Crafty Sparkles Coffee Bean, Maya Road mini scrolls, vintage photo corners. Tools - tracing wheel, paper distresser, Scor-Pal, circle punches, blending tool, stipple brush.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I hope you have a cool weekend, thanks for stopping by!
Smiley from

Sunday, August 01, 2010

BOO ~ Crafty Secrets

Good Morning!
I wanted to show you a card I made for the Crafty Secrets booth at CHA in Chicago.
I used the new double sided Halloween Greetings Creative Scraps. I L*O*V*E the new double sided scraps! They are great for covering large areas on altered items or a background for a card. You need to always by 2 so you can use the images too, you can even cut out 2 of the same image and pop one up on the other for dimension. The non-colored images remind me of old book pages, L*O*V*E.
OK - on to my card....

I used some of the black sticker strips on the side of the card, you can get those from Sandy at Crafty Secrets. They are SO nice, great detail. I used a piece of the Creative Scrap for the main image, I trimmed it with my mom's old pinking shears.

This is the embellishment I made for the card. I used 2 big Prima flowers, I colored one black with a Copic marker. The center of the flower was made with a bottlecap, a punched piece of black cardstock, Glossy Accents and googlie eyes. I squeezed the Glossy Accents into the cap and just laid the eyes on top, they didn't sink to the bottom. I thought it turned out great, they wiggle around inside the flower, ahhhhh, I L*O*V*E Halloween, LOL!

Supplies: Paper - plum & black cardstock, Crafty Secrets Halloween Greetings Creative Scraps. Ink - Copic marker #100 to color the flower. Acces. - CS stickers, Prima flowers, button, black hemp, bottle cap, googlie eyes, Glossy Accents. Tools - Scor-Pal, pinking shears, Spellbinders Labels 8, circle punch.
Have a great Monday, thanks for stopping by!
Stay cool, it's supposed to be 102 today and 104 tomorrow....

Smiley from
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