Monday, September 27, 2010

Halloween Daisy Bouquet ~ Crafty Secrets

Good Morning!
I've got a fun project to show you today using the new double sided Halloween Greetings Creative Scraps by Crafty Secrets.

I made this tin flower bouquet out of little tart tins I've picked up at flea markets here and there.
They can be old and dingy or rusty, it doesn't matter, the Copic markers color them right up, so pretty!
I punched these cute images from the Halloween Greetings Creative Scraps with my 1 3/8" circle punch and glued them in the centers. I put some Amuse clear stickers over the image to protect them and give them some shine. I colored the lollipop sticks and a taller bambo skewer with a Copic marker and I glued the sticks on the back of the flowers with E6000.
I tied some olive organdy ribbon around the sticks to look like leaves.

These are the Copic markers I used. I got the cute terracotta pot on clearence at a gift shop after Halloween last year, I added some black pom pom trim around the top.

Here are a few of the tins. You could also use the bigger Jello tins or the tiny candy tins. These would make super cute fridge magnets with pictures of your kids or family, used on altered projects, or make ornaments like I did here. I used tin snips to cut each flute and flattened them out to make the daisy.
Do you need more Halloween inspiration? The Craft Critique is having a Halloween Blog Carnival, head on over there ans see all the Halloween eye candy!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
See that old door hinge in the background? I got that at an antique store in Leslie, AR. last Saturday. I had to have it, the detail is just gorgeous. It has a corner broke off, so I got it for cheap. I didn't care, I won't be using it for anything other than to look at {:) I ones that weren't broke were $40 and $45 each.....Holy Smokes! I guess is would be soooo worth it if you had an old victorian house to decorate though!
I hope you have a great day, thanks for checking in on me!
Smiley from

Friday, September 24, 2010

OCLDT32 ~ Tweet Trees

Good Morning!
It's Friday and that means it's the Our Craft Lounge challenge day. If you play along you could win a stamp set of your choice, it's that simple!

This weeks sketch is by my friend HB.

I thought this was a perfect time to upload this card, it sorta kinda goes along with the sketch :) It was another OCL release card.
I love this set and I love that you can use buttons! I think buttons are my fave embellishment!

Supplies: Stamps - OCL Tweet Trees. Paper - gp white & red cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Early Bird. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Antique Linen, Copic markers. Acces. - buttons from Papertrey Ink, red hemp, May Arts ribbon. Tools - Spellbinders labels 6 dies, 1 3/8"circle punch, Martha lace border punch, blending tool, Scor-Pal, Glue Dots.

Make sure you check out The Lounge for the deets on this weeks challenge!
I hope you have a great day, thanks for checking in on me!

Smiley from

Monday, September 20, 2010

Crafty Secrets Sept. DT Challenge - Halloween

Good Morning!
It's Crafty Secrets designer time again.
This month we are doing Halloween with the new Halloween product. I'm using the new Halloween Greetings Creative Scraps and the Artsy Banner stamp set.
I got the unfinished shadow box frame at Hobby Lobby. I painted it with black Ranger Distress Crackle paint. I covered the inside and the spools with MME The Spiders Web paper. The little boy and girl and pumpkin were cut out from the Halloween greeting Creative Scraps. I cut the bat wings from black cardstock. I punched along the edge of the cardstock with my SU slit punch and then I cut out the wing shapes. I cut a moon from white cardstock and covered it with Ice Crystal Crafty Sparkles. I covered the diecut tree with Eyeliner Black Crafty Sparkles. The Prima flowers were colored with a purple atyou Spica glitter pen. The banner and scallop at the bottom were stamped with the Artsy Banner set and cut out.

I had a lot of fun making this shadow box!
You need to go and check out the other designers blogs, I know you'll be glad you did!

Vicki Chrisman Team Leader Heidi Blankenship Marisa Grosson Linda Duke Michele Kovack Melissa Phillips Flo from France Julie Campbell Mary Hamer Heartwarming Vintage blog Crafty Secrets Website
Have a great day, thanks for stopping by!Smiley from

Friday, September 17, 2010

OCLDT31 ~ Our Craft Lounge

Good Morning, TGIF!
Todays card is for the Our Craft Lounge Friday sketch challenge.
This weeks sketch is from a card by Cindy Lawrence.
I used the new Ole St Nick stamp set, I love this vintage set, perfect for the vintage lovers out there!
Supplies: Stamps - Ole St. Nick. Paper - Neenah Solar White, SU! confetti cream, not sure where the pattern paper is from, it was gifted to me. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Vintage Photo Copic markers. Acces. - Kaiser Pearls, buttons, linen thread, vintage lace. Tools - Spellbinders Labels 3, Scor-Pal, Fleur De Lis border punch by EK Success, blending tool, Glue Dots.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This is another CHA card I want to show you using OCL's Butterfly Kisses & Art of Nature stamp sets.

Supplies: Stamps - OCL Art of Nature & Butterfly Kisses. Paper - SU confetti tan, Webster Pages Petite Papers Collection SeasideRetreat, Garden Gala & Natures Storybook. Ink - Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Copic markers. Acces. - OCL Crafty Sparkles Ice Crystal, Crystal Gems & May Arts ribbon. Tools - Zutter Round it All, Scor-Pal, blending tool.
Head on over to The Lounge and check out the sketch and deets, you might want to play along!

Have a great weekend, I'll see ya Monday with a Crafty Secrets DT challenge. Thanks for stopping by!
Smiley from

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Costume Cuties ~ Crafty Secrets

Good Morning!
I have another Halloween card to show you.

I used the new Crafty Secrets stamp set Costume Cuties.

I love this cute set, there are SO many fun images to play with!

I stamped the witch, then I stamped the Witching Hour stamp in the upper left corner. I stamped the moon face, punched it out, colored it with my Spica pens and popped it up with a dimensional over the Witching Hour stamp, so it's got a swirly moon glow behind it. I added some Pumice Stone ink on the image with my stipple brush.

Supplies: Stamps - CS Costume Cuties. Paper - vanilla, gp white, MME Boo to You. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Pumice Stone & Wild Honey, Copic marker W3, Spica Glitter Pens. Acces. - Kaiser Rhinestones & Pearls, Making Memories tag, vintage photo corners. Tools - Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Pendant die, MFT jumdo rick rack & rolled flower dies, 1 1/2" circle punch, Martha leaf punch, tracing wheel, blending tool, ScorPal.


Look at this little guy, isn't he cute!?

I spotted him in my bird house, I also spotted a baby Copperhead by my front porch, I didn't have my camera at the time, but, I doubt I would have taken his picture, he wasn't so cute!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I hope you have a great day, thanks for stopping by!
Smiley from

Thursday, September 09, 2010

OCLDT30 ~ Our Craft Lounge

Happy Friday!
I'm playing in the OCL sketch challenge today. Go check it out at the OCL blog, The Lounge, if you want to play along!

I used the new set Crystal Clear and the sentiments are from the Spooky Nights set.

I used some more googlie eyes in the crystal ball and sprinkled on some Ice Crystal Crafty Sparkles while the Glossy Accents was still wet.

Supplies: Stamps - OCL Crystal Clear, Spooky Nights. Paper - Neenah Solar White, MME Boo To You! Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Copic markers, orange Spica glitter pen. Acces. - Crafty Sparkles Ice Crystals, googlie eyes, Glossy Accents, white seam binding. Tools - Spellbinders Peony and Labels 1 dies, Scor-Pal, Glue Dots, Kaiser Pearls
I have another card to show you with the Crystal Clear stamp set. I made this one for the OCL booth at CHA.

Supplies: Stamps- OCL Crystal Clear. Paper - blue, gp white, Tim Holtz Shabby Chic. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Antique Linen, Copic markers. Acces. - Crafty Sparkles Breezy Blue, Ice Crystals and Eyeliner Black, Crafty Secrets black lace sticker, Maya Road mini scroll chipboard, clear gem, Glossy Accents, ribbon, black brad. Tools - Spellbinders Labels 8, 1 3/8" circle punch, Scor-Pal, Tim Holtz Checkerboard Texture Fade, blending tool, stipple brush.
Have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by!
Smiley from

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Spooky Banner ~ Our Craft Lounge & my Copic class

Good Morning!
I'm back at it again, my last summer hoorah is overSmiley from it's time for colder weather, leading up to COLD weather, blech.
It ended on a good note though, I got to see Lori and take the Copic Certification class in Branson, MO. Branson is a fun place, the funnest part for me is the shopping in all of the outlet malls and now they have a Michael's, Good Lord Gert, they are really growing!
Here's a picture of me and Lori, she's the sweetest and a great Copic teacher! I didn't take any pictures of the class, I took some for Lori, but I didn't get any for me, pffft, the ladies were so nice in the class!

Here's the Halloween banner I made for the OCL booth at CHA in Chicago. I used the new Spooky Tags stamp set. This is a FUN set, you can make bag toppers with Halloween candy with the oblong one and cute tags too! They fit inside the Spellbinders Fancy Tags die perfectly!
I used a square chipboard coaster to make a template for the 3 banner triangles and covered them with cardstock and paper.
I used some Crafty Sparkles in Ice Crystal to go over the webs.
See the eyeballs and spider below? I used Inkssentials Enamel Accents on them to give them dimension, this stuff is so cool!
Supplies: Stamps - OCL Spooky Tags. Paper - gp white, black, pumpkin, MME The Spiders Web. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot & Dried Marigold. Acces. - Crafty Sparkles Ice Crystals, Inkssentials Enamel Accents, black crepe paper, eyelets, buttons. Tools - Spellbinders Fancy Tags, blending tool, scalloped scissors.
I hope your day is spooky good, thanks for stopping by!

Smiley from

Friday, September 03, 2010

Fun Color Challenge!

Happy Friday to ya'll!
As you're reading this post I'm in Branson, MO. in my Copic class that Lori Craig is teaching, WooHOO, I'll be a coloring fool now, LOL!
My friend Vicki Chrisman and our leader of the Crafty Secrets Design Team, is hosting a color challenge at her blog. She's linking to everyone's projects that are playing along, so go check it out!
I chose #3 in her color challenge, a pretty pink and green.
This is what I came up with, in a rush I might add, using the Crafty Secrets Artsy Banner & Bonjour Merci stamp sets.

No time for a supply list, but, if you want to know about anything, send me an email and I'll give ya an answer when I get back!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I hope y'all have a great Labor Day weekend, be safe!
Smiley from
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