Wednesday, December 27, 2017

My Favorite Projects for Top Ten 2017 Blog Hop

Hello friends! 
It's certainly been a long time since I posted! 
It's been a year of challenges in many different ways.
Unfortunately, blogging lost it's priority. 
I hope to get back to it more in 2018. 
Today, I'm participating in Top Ten 2017 Blog Hop organized by Christine Meyer.  I
t's a blog hop to showcase our top10 projects (more or less) for 2017. 
I'm following  Rebecca Keppel
Your next stop is Isha Gupta

Enjoy all the creative inspiration in this list of participants:  
Judy Hayes you are here!
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Here are some of my favorite projects created in 2017. 
 Many were created as a Design Team member for  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Winter Birthday Card - Tim Holtz stamp and Greenery dies
Beautiful Birthday Card - Spellbinders Dies
Penny Black Stamps

Friend Mini Canvas - Spellbinders Flower die
Penny Black Verse
Flower Topped Gift Box
USA Banner

Tiny House - Tim Holtz Dies
Season's Greetings Candle Glass - Quietfire Design die

Handmade Journal

Merry Christmas Banner - Little B banner die
Spellbinders Alphabet dies
Bell with Poinsettia - Penny Black stamps and dies
Distress Inks

Thanks so much for visiting! 
Until next time.....

Happy Creating!


Friday, April 28, 2017

Stars and Stripes Centerpiece

Hello blog friends!

Today, I'm sharing a Stars and Stripes centerpiece created for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and Paper House® Productions Blog Co-Hop.  Check out Scrapbook Adhesives Blog  and Paper House Blog for more creative inspiration!  There are prizes!

My Stars and Stripes centerpiece features Paper House® Let Freedom Ring Washington DC Paper Crafting Collection along with products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® ,

My inspiration for this project was the flags square which is from Paper House® Let Freedom Ring Washington DC Paper Crafting Collection.  I added "Stars and Stripes" from the sticker sheet.  Then I covered it with a clear acetate square from the collection which is fastened in the corners with DODZ™ Adhesive Dots Mini. I used dots of Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Neon Amplify! to hide them.  The stars are from the  3D Foam Holiday Embellishment Kit.  So easy to add the foil to the adhesive on the stars!  Love the shiny red!!!

To fasten it to a painted skewer, I first die cut a star from paper with Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6ʺ applied to back side.


I placed a strip of Extreme Double-Sided Tape ½ʺ on back of flag square.  Then placed the skewer over it and added another strip Extreme Double-Sided Tape ½ʺ

Finally, I fastened the star over the skewer to finish the back side.


The center star pick was made with paper with Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6ʺ applied to the back and die cut.  I added a 3D Foam Stars and applied foil to it.  The center blue star is a sticker.

The circle pick and flag one are made from stickers with paper backing.  I applied Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6ʺ to some of the papers from Paper House® Let Freedom Ring Washington DC Paper Crafting Collection.  Then I cut them to fit behind the stickers.  A painted skewer is sandwiched between.  Hope that makes sense!

The small stars were die cut with Spellbinders Pierced Stars dies from paper fastened to white 3D Creative Sheets.  It cuts easily and gives dimension to the stars.  I've used 2 stars back to back over a painted toothpick. I added small foiled 3D Foam Stars to the front.

The red foil star was cut from 3D Creative Sheets.  Then it was fastened over a toothpick to another star with paper backing.  The foil was then applied to it.

My base is a clay pot that I painted with DecoArt Americana Décor Chalky Finish Paint. A long border sticker from Paper House® Let Freedom Ring Washington DC Paper Crafting Collection fits around the pot.  It was the perfect size just lapping in the back!  I wrapped Home and Hobby Premium Double-Sided Tape ⅛ʺ Permanent around the pot and then fastened the ribbon to it.  Otherwise, the ribbon kept sliding down the pot.  The pot is filled with white sand with blue marbles on top.  (I covered the hole in the pot with packing tape.)

Thanks for visiting! 



Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
Other Supplies:
Wood Skewers
Wood Toothpicks
Clay Pot
White Sand
Blue Marbles

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Winter Thank You Cards with Scrapbook-Adhesives/BoBunny Blog Hop

Hello!  Today, I'm participating in a Blog Hop with BoBunny and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. You can find more inspiration for this hop on the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog or BoBunny Blog!  The hop started on Monday so be sure to look at older posts to see all the projects!

 I've put together 3 quick thank you cards with BoBunny® Winter Wishes Papers, Combo Stickers. Noteworthy collection.  This collection has a soft muted color theme.  I really like it!  It's a perfect match to the winter colors here in Minnesota.   I chose to make Thank You cards with hopes of needing a few after the holidays!  wink!

All three cards have a white card base.  I've fastened various papers from BoBunny Winter Wishes collection of 12 x 12 papers to the card fronts with E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser.  I love the muted color theme of this collection!  I used stickers from the Combo set for the two "Thanks" cards.  So easy! Just stick them to a contrast paper mat and fasten to the card!  I've added pieces from the Noteworthy set plus a few sequins as embellishments.

I used 3D Foam Creative Sheets applied to the back of pink paper to give my die cut Thank You and Thanks dimension on two of the cards.  The foam compresses as it goes through a die cut machine and cuts easily. Often the adhesive backing doesn't cut completely so I lift the die with the die cut in place if I can.  Then I remove it gently from the die. It's so easy to fasten to my card front with the adhesive backing.
 The third card has the same Thanks die cut only cut with Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6ʺ applied to the back of the paper before die cutting.  This makes the die cut a sticker without dimension. 
I've used DODZ™ Adhesive Dots Mini to fasten sequins to the cards.  The Noteworthy snowflakes and button shapes are popped up with Thin 3D Foam Squares – Mix White.  I also used them under the matted image to pop it up.
On the card that says "Thank You", I added 2 strips of Girlie Grunge Twine.  I used E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser to apply a line of adhesive to hold the twine.  It was perfect width for 2 pieces of twine.  I fastened the bow with DODZ™ Adhesive Dots Mini which I rolled to fit the bow. 
 Thanks for visiting today!  Sending you Winter Wishes wherever you are! 
Other Supplies:  White card stock, Buttons Galore & More Sequins, Spellbinders Phrase Set One, Phrase Set Two

Friday, October 28, 2016

Nature Journey Box with Crafty Foam Tape

Happy Friday! 
Today I'm participating in a blog hop with  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
and Graphic 45
You can see Day 5 post here. To see all the inspiration, check out the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog.
Fall Colors
I love the colors of nature, especially in the fall!  This fall I spent a weekend in northern Minnesota where the colors were amazing!  I'm a collector, I admit it!  I gathered colored leaves, pretty pebbles, twigs and bark.  Those bits and pieces from my nature walk were my inspiration to put together this Nature Journey Box. 

Nature Journey Box

 I used Graphic 45 Mixed Media 5x5 Box-Kraft which has an opening in the top and a magnetic closure. It comes with 6 mat pages.  It works really well for my collection! 
I used papers from Graphic 45 Safari Adventure 6x6 Patterns and Solids to decorate it.  On the top I've created a shadow box.  I used Crafty Foam Tape - Black on the inside of the box cover around the opening to add some depth.  I fastened a square of patterned paper to make the bottom of my shadow box. It looks good on the inside, too!  The brown frame was cut from paper fastened to 3D Foam Creative Sheets to add thickness.  There's Crafty Foam Tape - Black under the brown/red frame to add more dimension.   I used a piece of clear packaging to make the window.  More layers of patterns and solid papers are fastened with E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser on top and sides.

I brushed Girlie Grunge Art Medium on the leaf to seal it and glue it in place.  All the pebbles are fastened with DODZ Adhesive Dots Mini.  The date and "nature journey" (cut from G45 Safari Adventure paper) are on pieces of birch bark which is popped up with Crafty Foam Tape - Black 

On the inside, I added a piece of seam binding fastened to bottom of box as a pull to lift the pages for viewing.
I've used pieces of pattern paper to decorate the pages.  The leaves are all sealed and glued in place with Girlie Grunge Art Medium.  I made a shaker box of sorts to display my pebbles.  It's made with cardboard backing and frame with clear packaging window.  I used 3 layers of Crafty Foam Tape - Black around the edges to create enough space for the pebbles. 

Here are the pages:
Birch Bark and Twig
Maple Leaf


Ironwood Leaf

Sumac Branch
Poplar Leaf


Nature Journey Box and Pages
I hope I've tweaked your creative energy with a bit of inspiration!
Thanks for stopping!



Other Supplies:  Ranger Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs; Spellbinders dies; Seam Binding; Brown Permanent Marker; Recycled Clear Plastic; Leaves, Twigs, Bark, Pebbles

Monday, October 17, 2016

Dog Gone Birthday Cards

 Hello everyone!

I actually took time to make some birthday cards last week. I played with my set of Tim Holtz Mini Cats and Dogs stamps and matching dies.  These were fun cards to put together!  I didn't have much time so I couldn't over think.  Sometimes I do better then!

Both cards are made with papers from my stash.  I'm not sure if it's current.  I wasn't particularly fond of these papers until I used them for these cards!

 I used Koi Watercolor Brush Pens for coloring.  I scribbled the markers on my craft mat and then used a water brush to apply color to dogs.  Each one is popped up with 3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
I simply free hand cut the circle by using a die for outline.  Too lazy to get my die cut machine out! Pretty pathetic huh? 
Thanks for stopping by!
Tim Holtz Mini Cats and Dogs
Tim Holtz Crazy Talk
Tim Holtz Simple Sayings
Sizzix Mini Crazy Cats & Dogs Dies
Basic Grey Auroa
Ranger DIY Ink Pad with Archival Black Soot ink 
Koi Watercolor Brush Pens

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner Dots Permanent
Kraft Cardstock

Saturday, October 1, 2016

WCMD Sweet Birthday Card

Happy World Card Making Day! 

I put together a sweet birthday card for my granddaughter who turns 4 tomorrow.  This was a fun card to make!  

All stamps that I used are from a Penny Black set, Big Wish.  Perfect for a little girl card!  I pulled out my Copic markers for coloring. It's been a long time since I've used them. It was really fun to do some coloring! 
I also used Double Sided Tape from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L applied to face of aqua paper before die cutting a number 4. I removed tape backing and added glitter to make  a sparkly "4"! 
The plaid paper is from Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Petite Paper Pack.  Love plaids!!! Love the colors in this pack!
The kitty, balloon and number 4 are popped up with 3D Foam Tape. I've use E-Z Runner Dots Refillable Dispenser to apply adhesive to assemble all the layers. 

Happy creating!

Copic markers
Glitters - Aqua, Crystal, Pink 
Glue Pen
Cardstock - White, Aqua, Lime
Lime Dotted Ribbon
White Card base is 4 1/2 x 6 1/4"