Saturday, February 1, 2014

Lindy's Stamp Gang January Color Challenge...

Hey Crafty People! ;)

So I wasn't sure if I'd be entering into Lindy's Stamp Gang January Color Challenge this month because there are some uber AWESOME projects up there! But, I figured "Hey, I did the hard part in creating something, so I might as well just go all the way and share what I was inspired to create!" :D So, without further ado, here are the colors we were challenged to use!

Aren't those super GORGEOUS colors?! So shabby vintage! ;) 
Anyways, here's what I started out with:

The candle holder (I think...) on the right is something I picked up at a flea market when I visited my home island of Guam last summer. As soon as I saw it, I knew I HAD to alter it! So, naturally, I grabbed all the pieces I could find! But, I wanted it a bit taller, so I bought some of the more traditional candle holders (like on the left) to use as a base!

And this was the result! I glued the two pieces together with E6000 and used SEI's Chocolat paper collection. It had the **PERFECT** gray and pink and brown tones to match the color challenge! I used Lindy's Down the Rabbit Hole to spray Venice Lace Trim a taupe-y grayish color to match the paper better. And all the flowers are sprayed with either Down the Rabbit Hole, A Bit o'Bubbly, or Salt Water Taffy.  I even experimented a little with the rosebud behind the largest flower at the base by using Lindy's Golden Angel Wings embossing powder on it! And OMGEE! The SHIMMER!!! :D That little rosebud is heaven on a flower! ;)

Here are some more views of my altered project... :D

Beneath the doily inside the cup, you can see that I filled the space where a candle would go in the holder with pink, cream, and white pearl beads...\

I thought it's be a great way to add interest to an otherwise boring, empty, underutilized space... :D
And now, if ya'll have been following me, you probably guessed that I HAD to make some sort of pretty packaging for this gorgeous container!

So, yes, I HAD to make a display box for this gorgeous piece! And, since I wanted a PERFECT fit, of course I had to custom make the box out of medium-weight chipboard. I used the same SEI paper collection to match the container, and then I sprayed the entire box with a bit of LSG Salt Water Taffy to give the box a bit of pink shimmer... :D All that extra effort was well worth it, don't you think?

Anywho, thanks so much for stopping by! I'll catch ya'll later with another project! ;)
♥s & hugs,

Sprays: Lindy's Stamp Gang: Down the Rabbit Hole, A Bit o'Bubbly, and Salt Water Taffy
Embossing Powder: Golden Angel Wings
Paper: SEI Chocolat, Medium-Weight Chipboard
Flowers: I Am Roses: White R77-15, White T26-151, White R21-1, White R3-15
Ribbon: The Ribbon Boutique 7/8" Lt. Pink Satin, One Little Dreamer Baby Pink Chiffon with Pearls Trim, Offray Baby Pink Bows with Pearls, White Teardrop Venice Lace Trim
Other Embellishments: Pearl Beads in Lt. Pink, Pink, White, and Ecru; Crocheted Doilies, Pearl Stamens, Recollection Pink Bling, and Micheal's Metal Word

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Birthday Criss-Cross Easel Card...

Hi & hello there my crafty friends!

Yay! I have a card to share with you all! Now, mind you, cards aren't really my forte (yet! ;D hehehe!)... So it's probably not the best looking thing out there... But here it is! :D

This is my second go at a Criss-Cross Easel Card, and I know the picture isn't the best... 
After sending the card out to my friend, and looking at the pictures I took, I realized I should have taken a slanted shot so you can see the "easel" part of the card too... :( 
Oh well... Live & learn...

Then, because my card was so dimensional there was NO WAY it'd fit into an envelope, I created a box out of light-weight chipboard to house it. Plus, I wanted my friend to have a little sneak peek of what was inside the box! ;D All in all, I think it turned out pretty darn cute! I will definitely be trying to improve on my card-making though... Practice makes perfect, right? ;)

If anyone is interested in making one of these cards, I put together a little tutorial for my subscribers on YouTube... check it out and I hope to you try one of these super cute cards yourself! ;)

Have an awesome week! :D
♥s & hugs,

Paper:  MME Lost & Flound 3 "Oliver", Stampin' Up! Naturals White
Stamps: Gorjuss Girls "I Gave You My Heart", Inkadinkadoo "It's Your Birthday"
Dies: Spellbinders "Labels 18", "A2 Filigree Delight", and "Fleur De Lis Accents"
Embellishments: I Am Roses flowers, Pearl stamens, Turquoise Bling Mesh, 1/8" and 1/2" White Satin Ribbon, Various Adhesive Rhinestones, Various Laces and Appliques

Sunday, January 26, 2014

New Year, New Beginnings... and a GIVEAWAY! YAY! :D

Ugh! It has been nearly an entire YEAR since I've posted anything on my blog! Goodness gracious... Is that a long time or what?! It hasn't been an easy past year though... soo much uncertainty and moving around going on... :( I hope this year is better! No, I KNOW this year is going to be better! =D We will make it so! ;)

Anyways, enough about that! =D Every new year comes with TONS of New Year's Resolutions... which all end up being dumped in the trash after a couple of months (sometimes sooner!)... So I'm going to try and keep mine simple and easy: 1) Get more crafty projects done, 2) Update my blog regularly, and 3).... Hmm, I don't have a three yet I think. But maybe I don't need one... Because I think number 2 is going to take A LOT of work already! :S We'll see how long this lasts... Hopefully I'll finally get one resolution under my belt! =D

Oh yeah! My title said something about a giveaway, right? =D Well, for those of you that follow me on YouTube, you'll know that my birthday was this past Tuesday (the 21st of January), and I decided to have a HUGE giveaway for my subscribers in celebration of my (blank) years here on Earth... ;) So, if you didn't already know this, head on over there and check out the AWESOME crafty goodies I'm giving away, subscribe, and comment! Easy peasy, right? =D

Anyways, have a GREAT weekend everyone! I'll be back shortly with a project share (I promise! ;D)...
♥s & hugs,