Thursday, April 28, 2011

Le' Romantique Card made from leftover scraps

This is a 5 1/2" by 5 1/2" card I made using my left over scraps of Graphic 45 Le Romantique. I wanted to be able to use up my scraps since I always have tons lying around, and I thought, lets make a card! Super easy and fun!

The frame is from the Sizzix stamps and frame die (I reeeealllly heart this die), which I cut out of chipboard, then coated it with Distress crackle paint in tattered rose. I used a thin layer and let it air dry naturally to get the smaller cracks.
The image is from the same Le Romantique paper which I cut out and distressed the edges using my Tim Holtz distress tool, and inked with antique linen distress ink, then used dimensionals to adhere it on. I also inked up the doily with the same distress ink.

The postcard is from K&Co. Life's Journey die cut set. I also distressed and inked the edges. I chose to use this die cut to keep with the stamp and postcard theme. LOL!

Other supplies used:
- Prima trim
- black scallop lace from my stash
- Recollections mulberry flowers
- Prima baby roses
- Recollections leaves I misted with my homemade mist
- Recollections silver bling

I really really love how this card turned out, and so far it is one of my absolute favorites. I encourage you to use up those pieces of scraps you have leftover and go create something fabulous!!! :)

Happy Scrapping!

The Super Secret Squirrel Cigar Box Swap!!!!!!

Hey guys!! Jade over on YouTube who is jadedstudios is hosting this really super amazing secret squirrel cigar box swap. It's like a secret santa but for scrappers!! :) Check out the deets on the swap here. I was really really excited that I was able to participate in this swap! I had such a fun time creating this, that I find that I want to alter more cigar boxes. LOL. The theme Jade gave us was to create something "Shabby Chic", and the challenge was to use pastel colors. And let me tell you, I had somewhat of a slow time using pastel colors. I didn't know how pastel-y (OMG is that even a word?) I wanted to go. I usually go for blacks, browns, vintage looks with what I create so this is my first attempt at shabby chic, and this is what I came up with. 

 I used alot of my leftover scraps to decorate this thing. I'm pretty sure all of the paper I used is from Graphic 45 scraps from both Le'Romantique and Domestic Goddess collections.
I first unscrewed the cigar box hinges and clasp so that I could easily paint the box. I used a base coat of acrylic paint in soft jade by craftsmart and then painted on a coat of Folkart's crackle medium that I got at Mike's. After that dried, I then painted over that with light antique white acrylic paint, which pretty much immediately started to crackle. I just love love love how this looks! I got this tutorial from Bona on YT. Check it out here

Supplies used:
-natural wood cigar box I purchased mine at Michaels
-I used my distress tool to distress all the edges of the DSP from Graphic 45's Le Romantique and Domestic Goddess collections
-Distress ink in Antique Linen, inked on all the paper and images.
-Recollections mulberry flowers from Michaels
-Recollections pearl bling
-Some white Prima leaves, and Recollections leaves which I misted green with my homemade mist
-doily that I also colored up with homemade mist
-the sentiments used are Brenda Walton stickers by K&Co.
-black laces from my stash (my fav!!)
-pearl trim
-awesome burlap-like ribbon trim that I found at WalMart

I now want to alter another one. They are honestly super addicting to do. Kinda drama, but addicting none-the-less! I really hope my partner enjoys my cigar box and all the goodies which I jam packed inside!! ;)


Monday, April 18, 2011

Marion Smith's Special Needs Orphan Charity Drive

A couple of weeks ago I was surfing on Youtube, when I happened to stumble on a video that was favorited by one of my subscriptions. It was a video that Marion Smith, who is apieceofcraftdotcom on YT, had posted asking the scrapbooking community for help in creating these 4x4" chipboard tiles which would then be put together and auctioned off. The goal is to raise enough money to get at least one special needs orphan adopted. Click here for the deets on this really amazing charity drive. 
No, question about it, I knew I was in. If I could contribute to someone's life in a positive way, which requires me to share my passion, then you know I'd be all over it in a heart beat. 
The challenge was to create a collage like 4x4" chipboard tile, theme: "vintage" and it must have some dimension. I decided to do 3 tiles because I totally believe that 3 times the charm ;) and this is what I came up with.

Supplies used:
- All the papers and tags I used were from the G45 "Curtain Call" collection (one of my absolute favs!) which I distressed with my Tim Holtz distress tool and edged with Walnut Stain distress ink (also a fav!!), and Adirondack paint dabber in Espresso
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology Locket and Keys
-For added dimension I used Tim Holtz tattered florals die to create the kraft cardstock flower that the Lock is sitting upon.
-Black lace from my stash
-Prima trim
-Recollections mulberry baby roses
-Black Prima Say it in Crystals bling

For my second tile, I sort of kept with the same theme, (I heart Tim Holtz :P), and created this vintage looking tile with a little bit of grunge. The supplies I used were:
-DSP from TPC Studios "Grandma's Attic Reflections" which I also distressed with my Tim Holtz distress tool and inked up all the edges with my Adirondack paint dabber in Espresso.
-I stamped and black embossed the clock on the corner using Tim Holtz clear stamp "Life's Possibilities", and I also stamped the sentiment on kraft cardstock from the same stamp set.
-Tim Holtz Typecharms
-some chain that I found lying around bahaha.
-Butterfly chipboard die cut I received from Kathy who is canadianscrappergirl on YT. (Thanks Kathy!!!) Check out that texture on that butterfly!! This is one of my favorite techniques that I learned from Marion Smith a looong looong time ago on her YT channel. Check it out here.
-pearl trim for the butterfly's body

For my third tile, I wanted to do something more different. So I went with lighter colors and a more romantic feel if that even makes sense! LOL! The recipe is as follows:
-DSP from Tim Coffey's "Blossomwood" by K&Co, which are surprise, surprise, distressed and edged with my Espresso paint dabber
-The postcard in the corner as well as the picture of the girl in the frame are from a die cut set by K&Co. "Life's Journey"
-I used my Sizzix die called "Frames Stamp Combo" for the frame. For some texture I used the Tim Holtz distress crackle paint in tarnished brass, and let it air dry. 
-butterfly charm I found @ my local Dollarama
-a Tim Holtz Muse token stringed to some jute twine.
-I created my own accordian style rosette using DSP by the same collection used. I cut the 2 pieces of the DSP at 3/4" by 6" and scored both pieces every 1/4". Then proceeded to fold it accordian style and hot glued the ends together on both sides to create what looks like a crimped up circle. I used a piece of scrap paper to punch out a 1" circle for the base of the flower. Working quickly, I pushed in the accordian circle which creates that rosette shape and hot glued (gotta love my hot glue gun!!) the base to the center of the rosette, which BTW, is the bottom of the rosette. Now to finish off the top, I hot glued a Recollections baby rose and distressed the entire thing with some Walnut Stain distress ink. I really hope that all made some sense. :S

Phew!! That was a mouth full!! LOL! I am really happy with how this turned out, and I am eager to get these sent out! Thanks for stopping by!!

Happy Scrapping!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Projects, Projects, and more Projects!

Heyyy hey heyyy!!!! I have been suuuppper busy this past month on some really awesome projects I am participating in, but I reeeeallly wanted to get some of 'em posted before the weekend hits. But first things first... I know its been a while and I promised I would post my springtime card for the Winter Blues Card swap I had participated in last month over at La Georgia Paperie soooooo.... here it is!

These are most of the supplies I used to create this card! I started with a kraft cardstock for the base, which measures 4-1/4" by 5 1/2". I used DSP from Brenda Walton's Madeline collection by K&Co. One of my absolute favs!!
I stamped the birdhouse and the bird on DSP and cut them out. The stamps are from a set by Hampton Art's "Hello Friend", which I purchased @ Mikes. I used the Disney Fairytale alphabet rubber stamp by EK success to stamp the letters of "S-P-R-I-N-G" and used my 1/2" circle punch to punch out the letters, then used dimensional tape to adhere them on. I punched out 2 butterflies using the Martha Stewart's butterfly punch on DSP, and glued them sort of one on top of the other for a little bit of dimension. Then I added some lace and green ribbon from my stash and voila! Oh yeah! I also stamped the "my sunny friend" sentiment from the dollar bin @ Mikes, on the inside of the card. And I edged everything with peeled paint and worn lipstick distress inks.

I absolutely loved how this card turned out and can't wait to join in on another fun card swap!

hugs, -Haz

Friday, April 1, 2011

Winter Blues Card Swap Cards!!!!

Hey you guys!!! I recently participated in my very first card/anything swap ever!! And I have to sayyyy, it was such a fun time! The swap was hosted by La Georgia Paperie and the theme was "winter blues". I was soooo sick and tired of winter already, and if you live in Canada, you totally know what I mean ;) LOL! I was in a group with 3 other participants, and their cards turned out great!!

This cute card is from Cheryl from Ontario. You can find her on her youtube channel: thecraftnut32.

Take a look at this beautiful flower pot card made by Wendy! Love that the flowers pull out as a tag! Check out her youtube channel at: wendyscreativecorner.

This adorable last card is from the hostess herself, Lindsey!! Love love love that adorable birdie!! She's soo stinking cute! You can check out how she created this pretty card on her channel here. You can also visit her blog at

Thanks sooo much ladies for the wonderful springy cards I received!! I will post the card I created for this swap soon!