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.