Friday, December 8, 2017

YETI Bumble Christmas Loaded Envelope with Tim Holtz 3D Ornament Deer Fun Fur Yarn Wand & Anna Griffin Shaker front and Snowflakes abounding LE

One of these days I'll finish up a swap before I need to mail it so I can make a video ... this was not that day.  I rushed to take a few pics of my favorite Loaded Envelope so far.   It was "suppose" to be on "Home for the Holidays" but after talking with my partner I found she was just as nutty as I am ... loving fun, Yetis and snowflakes.  Here a few pics:

I had so much stuff thrown together that only a portion fit in the loaded envelope.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Disney FROZEN Inspired Elsa Ice Queen Tag with Snowflakes and White Doll Hair using Prima Julie Nutting Doll Stamp, Tasha

I used a strip of white synthetic hair to make a braid.  Cut in half one of those cheap plastic snowflakes (the type you get in Walmart for $2.88 for a little box full) and made some resin icicles with a mold from ebay.  The quote is just clipart off Google and the frame is Stampin' Up.  The background is Finnabair Platinum Crackle Texture Paste applied through a Tim Holtz stencil, Mica flakes glued along the bottom for "snow" and rhinestones placed everywhere ...  Such a fun project to create!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Little Black Dress Loaded Envelope with Julie Nutting Doll Tag & Chunky Charm Dangle with large High Heel

Swap created for Loaded Envelopes Galore, a FaceBook Group - so much fun to create!! I made a video of the envelope but my movie/video editor bit the dust so it is just a rough draft with no editing :( ... such a bummer! it says my driver is gone!! how does that even happen!! ?? If you just want to glance at the video, click below:


I used the Crafter's Companion Kinetic Circle Card Dies for the silver top and bottom and Julie Nutting Doll stamps for the tag and doll on front.  I won't bore you with too many details.  If you have any questions just leave a comment.  Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gothic Card for World Goth Day created by Amanda (aka: Scrimpingmommy) using Stampin' Up products

My sweet friend Amanda (aka: Scrimpingmommy on YouTube) made my day -- filled with gothic darlingness - she sent me a handmade "Gothic" card from "across the pond" using fantastic Stampin' Up products. It made my dark little heart grow three sizes . Inside was the cutest skull/winged stick pin. My pictures wouldn't do it justice so here's the YT video she made while creating it with me in mind (just love this lady). Even if you aren't crafty, she has that endearing accent we in the USA just love to listen too. Thank you soooo much Amanda .. you brought a long lasting smile to my heart. It is JUST LOVELY.

Friday, July 7, 2017

MERMAID Loaded Envelope

Joined a one-on-one swap on Loaded Envelopes Galore (a Facebook Group).  I've only made a few loaded envelopes before and they are my new favorite!! so much fun

 the back

I have to make them thick ... or I bust out the sides stuffing them with the goodies

 And here's what I stuffed it with LOL -- now you know why I have to make it thick --- the Mermaid Chunky Charm dangle and the "WISH" box it was attached to was put on the side ... if you haven't tried loaded envelopes .. hop on the bandwagon!!!

3 wands, 2 have bubbles .. you can't see it clearly but the sunset scene of a man smooching a mermaid),  the glitter tail fits in a pocket on the front of the Loaded Envelope.  On the back are two clips holding 2 Jolee's pack.

back-side of wands and tail

I made some "rusty" resin pieces from a Prima mold as one of the gifts.  Loving that mold!! (Prima IOD Nautica II mould)

Anna Griffin Madison Paper Collection Rosette Patriotic Centerpiece 4th of July

Made this fun mantle centerpiece using sheets from Anna Griffin's Madison collection and some glitter paper and scraps from my stash.  The largest rosettes are 8-10 inches across.  Such a fun easy project.  Use wooden dowels or chopsticks from takeout and hotglue them to the rosettes for a fun arrangement.  I used the patriotic washi tape from the collection to cover the sticks. Rosettes are easy to make and punches or dies can give a decorative edge.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Unicorn Loaded Envelope ( Mutant version - dual sided) Resin pieces - Graphic 45 Once Upon a Time papers

 Unicorn Loaded Envelope swap for Loaded Envelopes Galore (Facebook group) - that mutated into a dual loaded envelope-box-thingy - not sure what to call it but it was fun to make.  I rushed to take pictures in the middle of the night so I could get it out early to my swap partner - so the background isn't lovely and the lighting is muddy.. but you can get the idea :)

I used Apoxie Sculpt to create a little baby unicorn and to turn the plastic horse into a unicorn with curly mane and tale, scattered with rhinestones.  The paper clip is a resin piece from a mold I found on ebay.
The little horse was just a cheapo horse from my son's "Army men" pack when he was little, probably 12 years ago.  I found it in some storage boxes and was going to throw it away but ... just couldn't.  It's been sitting in the back room for 2 years now!  Finally, I knew the reason I let it "live"  lol - Now he is a topper for a pencil wand.

This large "wand" turned out to be MORE like a heavy scepter.  It is a clear ornament that I filled with diamond confetti and a double sided quote paper.  On one side it says "I'm Not Crazy Now Get Away from my Unicorn" on the other side "Always Be Yourself Unless You Can Be a Unicorn Then Always be a Unicorn.
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The image below is what I meant by "mutant" - I had some taffy and other  items that just would never fit in a basic LE so I made it reinforced with thick chipboard and Tyvek (so it wouldn't tear under the weight of the added items, then made a topper that tied it closed.

 That way, when you undo the ribbon on the front (attached with giant jump rings on Tim Holtz metal knobs) the LE falls open to reveal more pockets inside.  Don't you just LOVE that little castle die cut?  I have had that die for YEARS~~ and finally used it for the first time.  It is by Quickutz.

 When I pulled out some of the items on the inside, there is quite the stack. All tag images are from the internet.

The giant rhinestone Unicorn clip was once a necklace!  I removed the chain and attached it to a giant clip.

I did make a video before shipping .. but sadly it just disappeared.  I went to load it today and it was completely gone, I know that has happened to others but this is my first time!!! soooo irritating! I never knew how those other crafters felt until NOW GGGGggggrrrrrrrrr.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Loaded Envelope : A touch of Shabby Chic and Victorian with Lace, Handmade Flowers and a Domed Shaker Wand - Graphic 45 Romantique paper line

Darling Anna (my swap partner made a video of it (I'm grateful since I haven't been able to get my camera set up) Here' the link:  (give her channel some crafter's love and like and subscribe to her channel !! :D )

I wanted to get this LE out to its new home so I rushed to take pics and sadly the colors are muted since it was night and I only had a table lamp to light the area. I used Graphic 45 Romantique paper for the main color scheme:  browns, golds, coral, sage and a light blue.  I am loving this new "fad" in paper crafting -The Loaded Envelopes are like creating and receiving a mini Christmas!!

I made these flowers from a coral colored Bazzill cardstock using McGill Geranium Paper Blossoms punch.  They sort of remind me of Peonies.
The arched lace, white flat tassel lace, and the leaf (with rhinestone) lace (on the back) are from Tresors de Luxe .  I just LOVE everything from that shop!
I've been "envious" of all those crafters making the wands with domes.  When I received my order of clear ornaments I stopped what I was doing and made a shaker wand for this LE.  Who needs to vacuum anyway right??

It was a little "overstuffed" after I added all the goodies so I added a ribbon just to give it support in shipping.

Here's the back
Adored this rhinestone brooch!!  I left it where it could be easily removed so the wonderful crafter receiving it could use it on another project .. or if she likes "blingy" jewelry like I do, she can wear it. 

What it looked like before being "stuffed" 

Now for the GOODIES!!  
Not having enough room for all the gifts and goodies is a bummer - so I made a close-able, expandable middle.  
 All of this is stuffed inside!  The three little mini book charms do have beads attached but the pic isn't showing them.  Some die cuts, a Gorjuss stamp, flatback rhinestone chains, tiny decorated mini notebook, wood mini candle holders, some charms, Tim Holtz Distress Embossing powder, ribbons and more .. and .. I included an Idaho Spud Candy Bar lol -- some people love them, some people think they're disgusting .. I'm like "IT'S GOT CHOCOLATE IN IT" so it's all good.    

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 Anna Griffin's new pocket dies were perfect to create a rose design pocket to hold some tags on the back of this little sewing kit .. of just buttons.
  Here's the backs of the wands - both of these are shaker wands.  Sad that the colors look so washed out in the photos but you can get the idea.

Monday, April 24, 2017