Sunday, October 28, 2012

Dandelion Wishes & New Gemstone Necklace

Hi everyone!

Today I'm featuring my Dandelion Wishes handmade card and Charcoal Granite beaded necklace.

For my Dandelion Wishes card, I went with some really great floral paper from My Mind's Eye, and then colored the image to match. I adhered the image, paper flower and sentiment with various levels of foam tape for some added dimension and added the red rhinestone center for some color. I somehow broke my jumbo daisy punch in the process though - so that was kind of a bummer but it just gives me an excuse to shop for some more stash!

My Charcoal Granite necklace was made with jungle Jaspar and all natural gemstones. The beads pretty much can stand on their own so I didn't go too crazy with this one. Sometimes less is more, right?

On a different note, I get a lot of e-mails from people asking how I'm able to ship internationally from home. I have an account with which allows me to print postage right from my studio and mail it out in my own mailbox. In terms of international, has a customs form feature where you can fill out your electronic form online and it will include itself within the label. Anything under 16 oz can be placed in your mailbox. My mailman picks it up all the time - I've never had a problem. Hope that helps. Feel free to e-mail me if you have more questions or concerns though!

Have a great rest of the weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Keepsake Box

Hi everyone!

Today I'm featuring my Be True keepsake box. This is the first box I've made that wasn't a custom order and I'm seriously considering keeping it myself for a button box. This pattern from Little House Needleworks is one of my favorites - I'm not sure if it's just the colors or what, but I've stitched it many times and I swear I stitch it faster each time I do!

The box is approximately 6x6" with a 5 1/4" square opening. The top lid pops out so I'm able to add the stitching securely. I stitched the pattern on lambswool Jobelan using DMC fibers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Bundle of Joy

Just finished up a custom order of 30 baby boy-themed cards for an upcoming baby shower and stopped to take a photo before shipping them off. I have finally perfected the art of assembly when putting together multiples of the same card so it really wasn't as daunting as I had originally thought. 

The theme is brown, baby blue and teal so I completely lucked out with the DP because I had a TON of this stuff in my stash. The paper was pretty enough to stand on its own (love when paper can do that), so I just cut a 2x5 strip of the same paper, matted it with teal cardstock and adhered it with foam tape just so it would stand out a little. The sentiment was part of a sticker pack the expecting mother's sister had found and shipped to me, so I adhered that to some brown scallop-framed cardstock and attached it to the center. 

The inside contains all of the party details so for obvious reasons I can't show pictures, but I did take extra strips of paper I had for the envelopes just for a little added touch. All-in-all, I think they came out good and I really hope she likes them.

Off to check your blogs!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Little Girl Birthday

Today I'm featuring my Static Birthday handmade card in the shop. I've always liked this stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil even though it's not the easiest to color. Once I decided to make her a redhead, it was easier for me to decide on a color scheme of tangerine and teal - I thought the colors complimented themselves well. I layered pieces of DP, added some paper fasteners, and made a paper flower that captured all of the colors. The sentiment is popped up with some foam tape for a little dimension.

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Featured Shop - Caffeinated Papercuts

My latest featured shop is Caffeinated Papercuts from artist, Jennifer Loftfield.

Everything at Caffeinated Papercuts is handcrafted by Jen's two hands in the craft room at her home. Jen started down this path by designing & creating her own wedding invitations. From there, Jen says it was an easy step to cards, and before long, she was looking at everything thinking, "Can I add paper to that?"  

Jen says she might love pretty paper almost as much as she loves her coffee...and yes, that's where the name for her shop came from. 

When Jen isn't crafting, you'll find her wrangling stray socks, hunting down lost Legos, taming the dust bunnies and telling the cat to get out of her coffee! Then her husband and son come home and there's a lot of laughing, tickling, and seeing what new words her little boy has learned that day.

You can find Jen at the following links:

Please go visit Caffeinated Papercuts and support handmade!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Best Friends

I'm a little late for National Card-making Day, but nonetheless, today I'm featuring my Best Friends card from the shop. The card was created with layers of brown, pink and teal designer paper and features a digi stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil - one of my favorites I might add. I popped the sentiment up with some foam tape and then added matching DP to the back of the card to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by!