Saturday, August 31, 2013

Shrinky Dinks and Grand Sentiments by JustRite

Good morning!  
I realized as I was going through my picture folders that I have many projects in there that were never shown here.  So today I have a couple of JustRite projects using the Grand Sentiment's set.  I love when I can use Shrinky Dinks and a stamp set to create a fun embellishment.  I dressed up a little burlap bag by stamping the sentiment directly on a piece of white felt.  I cut it to the correct size I needed using scalloped fabric scissors and machine stitching it.  I tied a bit of seam binding around the bag into a bow.  I added a Shrinky Dink butterfly for an accent. 

For this birthday card I also used the Grand Sentiment's set and stamped it in aqua and green.  I cut the center out of the frame to create a shadow box appearance.  I tied seam binding vertically into a double bow.   I added a couple of those butterflies to finish it off.  ;) 
Well this gal finished her first full week of school.  I am so excited about this class! They are such a nice group of boys and girls and we are off to a great start! On the down side, I was completely exhausted this week!  I have to get used to being on my feet all day again. Hopefully, I will adjust soon and get back to my normal crafting schedule!
I will be back on Monday with Crafty Secret's Linky and Design Team Party as well as a brand new release from JustRite!
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Coffee Cafe'

Good morning friends! 
 I am finally in full swing at school. I met my 23 little people and I think it's going to be a great year! The downside is that being back on my feet all day is totally kicking my butt! I was so tired yesterday that I think I could have gone to bed by 8.  I didn't, but I could have! ;)

I have a little coffee shop card to show you today.  It was a card I created using the City Buildings CCR. I used bold colors that were a bit retro to me.  I added a large gingham bow to go along with the feeling of my card.  I placed a large polka dot brad and twine to the center of the bow.  I used a black scalloped sticker for the awning. 

I added a bit of glossy accents to my table and chairs to give them a bit of depth. 

Many of my cards don't have sentiments.  I like to wait until I am going to use it to decide what it should say.  
Any suggestions for this card?  
I am off and running this morning!
Have a great Wednesday!!

Monday, August 26, 2013

I Want to Ride My Bicycle.....

Now that you have the Queen song in your head! HA!
 Over the summer I had made a few cards just for the heck of it.  It was nice to just play and experiment a bit. I had these colorful twist ties, like the ones you used to get with sandwich or garbage bags.  I hadn't used them, but loved their bright colors. 
I've also been playing around a bit with texture paste and stencils.
I stenciled the background with a Heidi Swapp star stencil and texture paste that I added a bit of silver paint to. After it was dry, I glued the twist ties to the cardstock to give my bicycle a colorful backdrop. 
I added epoxy dots to the wheels and a bit of colorful twine to the handlebars. I love its happy colors. :) 
This is my first full week back at work, and I am trying to stay organized with everything.  I feel like a juggler these days!  I've planned all of my meals for the week, did my lesson plans, and now I just need to get caught up on a few DT assignments.  Hopefully, I don't pass out in bed by 8:00!  ;) I'm planning on getting back to crafting tonight.....
Fingers crossed! 
Have a great day!