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,