Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Use Your Stash Theme A New Year Full of New Memories

Oh my goodness, it has been a month since I last posted. That is not a good thing. Here it is another User Your Stash Blog Hop and this month we are destashing some containers, glass jars, canisters, whatever you have the most of -- and we are creating a memory keeper.

If you have hopped from Tabitha's blog, you are moving right along.

Do you keep those little jelly jars or mason jars? I have to admit I do and was so glad for this hop. I started with a regular canning jar and covered the insert for the lid in a Smokey Plum circle (also from my stash). I added some other stash diecuts and a stamped saying that I thought would be perfect = each dad is a beautiful day.

I found a wonderful poem by Aimee Lane all about a great day and the memories we make -- I had a lot of metal and silver shimmer tape - I guess this was a use all my stash project. The little arrow from Close To My Hearts Base and Bling jewelry section works wonderful as it says laugh and each day we should laugh.

So now hop on over to Priscilla's blog to see what she has created from her stash!! Please leave a little love by sharing a comment, I so appreciate your words.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Use Your Stash Blog Hop featuring the Colors of Christmas

Our blog hop group is a wonderful way to use up our stash! This month we are using up our stash to create a Christmas project using traditional or not-so traditional color schemes.

If you have hopped from Katy's blog you are on the right track --

My project is late, again, as I have not been able to or felt much like gettig into the craft room with my Mom battling the big 'C'. She lost her battle on December 9th.

I do not want to be the link that breaks the hop as I am the hostess (a little late - sorry).

So hop on over to Marie's to see her awesome project.

A new year is around the corner!!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Use Your Stash Blog Hop features Home Decor

It is time for the Use Your Stash Blog Hop. This month we are deStashing those Home Decor pieces you picked up probably because you saw something on Pinterest (my hand is raised).

This is a big 'ole circle hop so if you are coming from Wendy's blog, you are on the right track. Wasn't her stash project wonderful!!

Do you have that home decor craft project still hiding in the corner  - now is the time to pull it out and get it done.

My project this month will be an Advent Calendar with the My Creations Cubby (they are in the 'while supplies last'). This little My Creations Cubby has been in my stash for two years now. It is time.

Unfortunately, my artwork will be a little late in coming as Mom has had a set back and we are hospice now.

I am moving a portion of my craftroom downstairs where I can be within hear shot of her (we had a fall) so once I get it all moved in, which will be soon, I will post the photos.

Now on to see what awesomely beautiful project Janet has in store for us!

Here is a list of our Use Your Stash artists

Shirley Ross = you are here 

Supplies used:

Monday, November 17, 2014

A Snow Globe Card from the Past

When looking through some older pictures, there was found a snow globe card made several years ago. With Winter here and Christmas around the corner, it seemed a good time to share it here.

It started with a White Daisy 6" x 6" card base and 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" piece, scrap of cocoa cardstock, a photo of my sweet grand baby, my Coluzzle (ProvoCrafts first cutting system) and a piece of transparency.

After cutting a hole in front of the 6" x 6" card base, the photo was cut a 1/2 inch larger.

The transparency is cut to 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and placed in the center of the White Daisy card base front. A transparent paint is brushed in a circular fashion around the outside edges of the circle. As you can see in the example, it is a little thicker on one side, which will be on one of the sides as this is a top opening card.

To add the sparkle of snow in the globe, a little glitter glue along the bottom and drops along the inside were added - yes, that is the gray looking blobs.
After everything dried, the photo was attached to over the whole. The 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" piece of White Daisy was used to cover the transparency on the inside. Love the inside to be finished.

The base of the globe was a rectangle scrap of cocoa card stock corner rounded on two edges and attached on the top of the card covering a small section of the circle.

A cute Christmas tree (loved this now retired stamp set) stamped and cut out was placed on one side with a few more embellishments. This would be fun to recreate again using some Washi tape and the Cricut Explore -- off to play!!

Craftily yours,

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Little Pink Butterfly

 A dear friend and breast cancer survivor, Darlene Chavers, asked me to create some Thank You cards for one of her upcoming events. Out came the Pixie (pink) and White Daisy .

I loved creating these for her - they may have gotten to her a little late (time management is not my friend right now).

I thank you for stopping by! If you wish to read more about the creative process for this card, sign up for my email.

Craftily yours,