Saturday, March 31, 2012

Easter Fun

I made the above felt egg at a recent "egg making party" my friend had for our kids.  She had soft felt there for them to sew two eggs together and stuff them with fiberfill, or you could use the hard felt and make ornaments like mine.  I was a bit slower at completing mine than the kids were, so I only finished one. As I'm sure you can figure out, the possibilities are endless for making a whole set of eggs like this to decorate a Spring  Tree. Here's some links to things I've made in the past.

My Easter Bunny Cakes from last year
 I also did bird's nest up for the Jr. Church kids last year.
Here's a good recipe for them at

This post linked to:
Our Sheltering Tree

Friday, March 30, 2012

Bicycle Freebies

I'm on a roll with bicycles (in case you couldn't tell!).  I made some more cards using flowers soft on these and felt rolled roses!  I absolutely love the felt roses (inspired by these cards on splitcoast -- cream roses , red roses, more cream roses, pink rosespink and white rosesred and pink roses, peach rose, pink with pearl centers, yellow rose, white rose and felt buttons, yellow rose, teal rose,  felt flowers, pink rose, fall roses, and many, many more!).
I had been wanted a digital bicycle image with a basket of flowers, but didn't find one for free.  Instead I purchased this one from etsy for $1. 

Supplies used:
  • Felt
  • Flower soft
    • Summer
    • Fuchsia
  • 3D Flower die (Sizzix)
  • Stickles glitter (over flowers)
  • Eyelets
  • Brown Sharpie
    • Faux Stitching
  •  Kraft Paper
  • Paper Crimper
  • Brown ink
    • inked lightly over crimping

Since it wasn't a free one, I can't share the digital collages I made with the bicycle and basket, but I'll share the ones I've made with free bicycle images.
Free Images

Some more free images using graphics from Vintage Feedsacks, Mel Stampz, Graphics Fairy, Just Something I Made, Catnip Studio, and Vintage Scrapbooking,
I couldn't resist adding these two bicycle collages -- an adorable little girl and cute cats!

Tip Junkie handmade projects

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bicycle Blues

After seeing this post (You are "wheely" beautiful! by Mel) I knew I wanted to do something with the free bicycle image she used. I combined  several images from her site to make my focal point, and then added different flower groupings around each one.  I'm lovin' how they came out --- blue is one of my very favorite colors to do monochromatic cards in.
Supplies used:
  • Snow Flowers embossing folder (Sizzix)
  • Just Because stamp (Studio G)
  • Martha Stewart branch punch
  • Sharpie marker (faux stitching)
  • Stickles Glitter
  • Crayola Markers (colored stamps with before stamping flowers)
  • Floral set (Hero Arts)
Supplies used:
  • Birds and Swirls embossing folder (Provo Craft)
  • Just Because stamp (Studio G)
  • Martha Stewart branch punch
  • Sharpie marker (faux stitching)
  • Build a Lilac die (Sizzix)
  • Blue glitter (flower centers)
 Supplies used:
  • Stylized Flowers embossing folder (Provo Craft)
  • Just Because stamp (Studio G)
  • Martha Stewart branch punch
  • Sharpie marker (faux stitching)
  • 3D Flower die (Sizzix)
Supplies used:
  • Victoria embossing folder (Provo Craft)
  • Just Because stamp (Studio G)
  • Martha Stewart branch punch
  • Sharpie marker (faux stitching)
  • Flower Punch
  • Liquid Peals (flower centers)

Here's the image I used as my focal's free for you to use, but do not repost it on your blog or sell it!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring Wreaths

I made a few spring wreaths with my Martha Stewart branch punch and kraft paper. 
Supplies used:
  • Spring stamp (Studio G)
  • Punches
    • Martha Stewart branch
    • Martha Stewart flower border punch
    • Martha Stewart fence border punch
    • Flower punch
    • Butterfly punch

Monday, March 26, 2012

Stamping With Markers

I made a whole set of spring cards using the "stamping with markers" technique I saw over on the Hero Arts blog. I even used the same stamp/die set --- just tweaked the design a bit to make it my own.
Supplies used:
  • Floral set (Hero Arts)
  • White cardstock
  • Misc. colored cardstock
  • Punches
    • Fence Border Punch (Martha Stewart)
    • Butterfly punch
  • Crayola Markers
  • x's border stamp (Inkadinkado)
  • Stickles Glitter
    • used on the dark spots of the flowers and leaves
  • Ruler and Sharpie markers
    • to draw the border lines around the edges

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Simple Bird Cards

I made these super simple bird cards for a friend, in memory of her mother who passed away two years ago today. Just a little something to let her know I remember and care!
 I love the extra "bling" the glitter gives them.....really makes the images "pop." 
If you click on one of them you can see the details of them a bit better.

Supplies used:
  • Stamps
    • Bird Stamps (Martha Stewar)
    • Just Because (Studio G)
  • Kraft Paper
  • Comb Binding machine
  • Light Pink Sharpie marker
    • for the lines on my faux notebook paper 
  • Flower Punch
  • Glitter
  • Micro beads
  • Colored Pencils 
    • to add just a bit of color

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A tote purse

I made this purse for one of my husband's co-workers, but when I finished it he didn't think it was big enough for her.  (Apparently she carries "everything but the kitchen sink" with her.)  I like how the bag turned out -- using a fabric pack from Wal-mart already cut in 5" squares. 
I used a coordinating material for the lining and made pockets all the way around the inside using more of the 5" squares.
You can see that I attached the snaps differently too.....I actually forgot to put them in, so I put them on yellow squares and sewed them in that way.  I really like the "color pop" it adds to the inside of the purse.
Oh, and I used white bias tape on the top of the inside pocket and on the little pocket on the outside.
(Thanks Abby, for that big bag of bias tape you sent me -- it's coming in handy!)

I'm not terribly disappointing that it isn't big enough for our friend -- I'll just keep it an have it on hand for a last minute gift choice later on this year.  (OR I may end up using it myself!)