Wednesday, May 28, 2014

celebrate father's day

I made a card to go with the paperweight I made last week.
It's for the celebrate challenge going on at the Inspiration Journal.
The papers I used are from the Kraft Resist paper stash, 8x8 collage paper stash and a piece of scrap black cardstock. I cut the clock, card,  frame, frame background and diamond strips from the 8x8 collage paper. The clock hand is a game spinner.  
I stamped the frame in VersaMark ink, sprinkled on some pumice stone Distress embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool. I die cut the frame with the Sizzix Framed Sihoulettes frame die and distressed the edges with Distress vintage photo ink. The guys head was cut with the die from that set.
The diamond strips were cut with the Sizzix Borders dies and I put 3 mini fasteners in the bottom strip for a little interest.

Here's the link to the paperweight.
That's it, now head on over to the Inspiration Journal and upload your celebration creation for a chance to win some Inspiration Emporium $$$, you have until the end of the month so hurry!
Don't forget to use my coupon code ieirisgarden at checkout for your discount!
Have a great day!
From Millan.Net

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

celebrate paperweight

This months challenge at the Inspiration Journal is "celebrate".
So I've made a little gift for the father in my life, my Mr., Terry :)

My fave thing to do when I'm junkin' is to search for vintage items and bring them back to life, just like this paperweight. Whenever I see them cheap I'll pick them up so I have a few on hand.
I take the pictures out of them and get creating!
You can find vintage ones that are deep enough to add thick trinkets and such.
Like this one, I used Tim Holtz idea-ology findings.
This was really hard to photograph with the light reflecting off it, I'll do my best to tell whats inside.
I used a scrap from the Eclectic Elements Melange 8 piece fat quarter for the base, the one that looks like measuring tapes, I like the look of the fabric magnified, you can see the weave of the fabric.
 I took an old chipboard coaster from Chili's and traced the paper weight on it.

           I got this Peel n Stick fabric fuse at Walmart, you stick the fabric on it and cut it like cardstock, 
                                           no ironing needed for this, perfect for small projects!
I traced the chipboard circle onto the fabric and cut that out and then I had my base to glue my trinkets to.
I used a key, the keyhole has a tiny piece of scrap cardstock from the 8x8 collage paper stash glued to the back and then I filled it with Glossy Accents, there's a game spinner, a long fastener, a tiny flat washer, 2 mirrored stars and xoxo from Chitchat Verbages. 
After everything was glued down I glued the paperweight to the base with E6000.
Here's a picture of the supplies I used. 
Now, it's your turn to make a celebration project and upload it to the Inspiration Journal for a chance to win $50 in supplies from Inspiration Emporium!
Be sure and use my discount code ieirisgarden for 10% off your order!
Have fun!
From Millan.Net

Friday, May 02, 2014

pop it ups

Happy May!
The weather has been gorgeous the last couple of days, it just makes a person happy!

The tornadoes that went through north central AR. Sunday night were so violent, an EF-4.
There were 15 people killed, and so much property destroyed, I feel so bad for the families involved.
We broke in our new storm cellar that night and had 2 more families in it with us, the tornado sirens went off twice for the warnings we were under. 
I hope they are over now and we can enjoy this beautiful Arkansas weather! 

My card for the Inspiration Journal challenge is a Pop It Ups die card,
I love these fun cards. 
I've seen several vintage pop up cards in flea markets and they are always so pretty.
I'm so glad Miss Karen Burniston started designing them for Elizabeth Craft Designs, now we can make our own pop up cards! 
 The die set I used for this card is the Katie Label Pivot, there are several dies in the set to make different size labels, so fun! 
This is the second Pop It Ups card I've made, I'm still learning different ways to design them.
I defiantly want to order some more sets! 
supplies: paper - tim holtz vintage shabby paper stack, prima divine 6x6 paper pad. ink - antique linen distress stain. acces. - burlap, crinkle ribbon, kaiser rhinestones, prima wooden embellishments. tools - elizabeth craft designs katie label pivot die set,  mini tattered florals die set, 2 handheld hole punches, foam squares.
The challenge at the Inspiration Journal this month is Celebrate!
Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or just because.
My card would probably fit the anniversary or just because I love you category.
Upload your celebrate creation this month for a chance to win $50 from Inspiration Emporium.
Remember you can use my discount code ieirisgarden for 10% off your order!
Have a great weekend!
From Millan.Net

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