Sunday, July 31, 2011

So This Is my new tool. It is the crop a dile. I picked this up for 15.99 at Joann. I needed a hole punch that would punch though cardboard and chipboard which this does. It is also a eyelet setter as well which is a added bonus. So this was my big buy. I haven't been shopping in awhile I had tons of events to attend and July has just been a really crazy month.

This month I had a graduation card. I made for a close friend (Amber) if you read my blog she's my best friend. She was graduating from college and I wanted to make her something. She is a giant fan of my work. So I decided to make here a card. I don't make cards so this was my first attempt at a card. I think it came out really nice for the first try at card making. So what I did was emboss the card stock with my cuttlebug embossing folder, I then layered it with paper I distressed resist with Tim holtz distress ink. I then handmade the Rosette folded flower. I then used spellbinders lace die and cut that out then added stickles. I then placed swirl bling and embossed congrats. I went for a fresh spring look for new beginnings and added the owls because she loves owls. So all in all I think the card came out well and she loved it so that was a added plus.

So my next projects are for I am in two swaps they are hosting. The first one is twilight saga NEW MOON.  I have participated in the first twilight swap which was of the first movie. I had tons of fun with that one. I also was the winner of the prize give away. I haven't yet received it so I don't know what I will be getting but its nice to win anything.  So the new moon tag swap is choose your favorite scene or quote. I choose to do Jacob.  I choose the quote "its a wolf thing, no its a Jacob thing. You could be your like your own sun.

I like that quote because I love how sweet it is. So I ran with that theme using warm colors and making the tag feel more rustic. I used tons of browns and  yellows and golds. I used brown paper from me and my big idea's. I then distessed it with vintage photo and punched out gold circles from gold cardboard. I also used modeling paste and mixed it with black acrylic paint and used a stencil to make some texture on my tag.  I then made a stick pin inspired by native American art using beads and turquoise . I then used brown and gold stones on the side and the glitter around them. I also used straw ribbon as the finishing touch and a feather hanging off of it.

So my next tag swap I am in at the theme is magical mythical. So I choose to do a mermaid. Something about a mermaid screams magic and mythical to me. So I choose a picture from the internet of a mermaid and as you can see the fishes are pink so I ran with that color scheme. I used me and my big ideas paper in pink and foiled blue dots. I placed the photo to the side and worked around it. I placed a big pink flower and two small blue flowers as well.

Then I used a prima dew drop and lined it with string pearls. I then used white lace that I dyed with blue smooch spray. I used hot glue and sprinkled beads to make it look like treasure under the sea.I also placed a shell that I custom dyed with warm honey distress ink and California golden poppy stain, to give it a little sparkle.

I also used jewels on the side in pink and light blue( as you can see I used a lot of pink and blue.) I put at the top "Beauty in the sea". The seam binding was dyed in distress stain "worn jeans". I topped it all of with blue and white tool.

So this has what Ive been up to. Please let me know what you think. If you haven't yet checked out It's tons of fun and there is something for everyone. Also check out my YouTube channel at Bunny12351 . Thanks again for stopping by. Remember      CRATE SOMETHING AMAZING!! I KNOW YOU CAN!