Tuesday, January 20, 2015


     These are altered 8 oz. peanut cans.  I filled them with Valentine candies for my friends.

For images I down-loaded the kit "Vintage Valentine Cards" by Karen at Snickerdoodle Designs.  The panels measure 9.75 x 3.5 and are attached with 1/4 Scor-Tape.

Flowers on top are made from the Tattered Florals die by Tim Holtz and paper from Stampin'  Up.

Friday, January 16, 2015


     This challenge is #19 in Tim Holtz's book  "A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 3".  If you don't have this book, you can find it HERE.  We are exploring the "Frayed Fabric" technique found on page 66.  His "Curiosity Crew" will choose a winner and award them a chest full of 'goodies'!
      Linda Ledbetter is hosting this challenge.  The entries can be seen on her site as well as rules to come and join in on the fun.  "Inspiration Emporium" is offering a $50 gift certificate to their pick!

      This paper clown is a real mixed media of findings.  I inked the frayed edges.  Used twisted wire for the umbrella handle. Small plastic beads for umbrella and little plastic stars in the background.  He is standing on a bed of paper cut bushes with small plastic flowers.

Saturday, January 10, 2015


This is a standard sized pop-up card.  Directions for the basic card can be found at Splitcoast Stampers.  The sentiment reads:  What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it Sweetness? 

I downloaded and printed the graphics from a kit called "Woodland Winter".  You can find it at Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen.

Cut out the panels and elements and brush the edges with small stamp pads.  Then lightly coat with a Micro Glaze.  Let dry.

Attach all panels using double sided tape.

Here's a close up of the elements.  They are attached with hot glue gun and pop-up dots.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


This mini pop-up card fits nicely in an A2 size envelope.  I used directions from Splitcoast Stampers web site for the card itself.  They have a few different sizes.

The beautiful butterfly and other elements are from a digital kit called  'Free To Be'  by Karen at
Snickerdoodle Designs which I downloaded and printed on my own papers.

 I cut everything out and inked along the edges.  Then I arranged the elements in and around the card and glued them in place.

The sentiment reads:  The most important kind of Freedom is to be what you really are.  Beautiful!  In my case...I am a CRAFTER!!

Saturday, January 3, 2015


This altered Pringles can is my entry for the  'Anything Goes' challenge hosted by Nicole at Frilly and Funkie. Winner will earn a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie.  Also, everyone entering will be in a drawing for a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

I started with a Pringles can and some background papers. Collected some favorites from my 'stash' and started hot gluing everything together.

I used Tattered Floral die for the flowers and the Garden Greens die for the leaves.  Both are by Tim Holtz. The other smaller flowers and pearls are from my 'stash'.

This is a close up of the lid.  Little bees are paper elements glued together with wire down the middle.  I accented the torn edges of the outside paper with a little stamp pad.