Saturday, September 29, 2018

I need a nurse - STAT! (Zombie Swap 2018)

It’s that time of year.... Val’s Annual Zombie Swap.  Cute, creepy and fun — I am always blown away by the crafty talents of the participants.  This year’s theme was “Employable Zombies” and I received amazing Nurse Josie.....  wouldn’t you love to see her stagger into your hospital room...

The details are amazing!

The nurse shoes are perfection!

And of course, the wonderful little "tuck ins".....

I am mesmerized by this hand made pumpkin!
Thank you, Debbie Walter for a true work of zombie art!

My working girl will be arriving at her new home shortly.... can't wait to share!

Reel Girl's Animal House

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

How to Create a Beautiful Butterfly Card for Any Occasion

Hello and welcome to the blog today.

I have created this beautiful butterfly card that can be used for any occasion - give as shown, or add a banner with a sentiment.  Make up several at time so you're ready for any card giving situation.

To make this card, I used:

My card making must haves:
Paper and dimensions:
  • Card base - Smooth White Cardstock cut to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 folded in half
  • Yellow Textured Cardstock (Bazzill) cut to 4 x 5-1/4
  • Smooth White Cardstock cut to 3-3/4 x 5
  • Scraps of Smooth White CS and Textured Yellow CS for Die Cuts
Everything else:
Now let's make it!
  • Using the Butterflies Die, cut butterflies from white and yellow cardstock - set aside
  • Emboss 3-3/4 x 5" White CS
  • Ink edges of embossed CS and Yellow Card stock
  • Using Best Glue Ever, adhere embossed CS to yellow CS and adhere this stack to card base *remember, a little dab will do ya with Best Glue Ever!
  • Attach Diamond Dew Drop to body of large white butterfly.  The No-Clog Writing Cap allows you add a controlled amount of  BGE in tiny spaces and Embellie Gellie makes picking up placing tiny embellishments a cinch!
  • Attached large white butterfly to yellow butterfly (applying BGE to center of butterfly bodies only to allow them to have movement!)
  • Attach your butterflies to upper 1/3 of your card
  • Next, apply Pearl Dew Drops to the embossed flowers - Embellie Gellie is a remarkable medium that allows you pick up and place embellishments - it's a must for card making!
  • As a final touch, my hand made cards always receive this stamp on the back

This simple card design can truly be used for any occasion!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today - have a creative week!


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Altered Paper Clip Challenge at ScraPerfect - Accept the Challenge for a Chance to Win!

Hello and Welcome Crafty Peeps!

In honor of Earth Day, ScraPerfect is running an altered paper clip challenge with a chance to win AMAZING products from ScraPerfect - get all the details on Amy's Post to ENTER and grab your coupon for FREE SHIPPING.

Here is my take on the challenge:

Another view:

Great little project for using up bits & pieces and scraps.  These clips are perfect to add to scrapbook layouts, cards, journals and planners.

I've had the journaling tickets and cool metal tassels FOREVER in my stash - this was the perfect project to dig them out!

Best Glue Ever never fails me in crafting for all kinds of surfaces and mediums. From my delicate antique book page butterflies to the clear acrylic Dew Drops  and metal embellishments - BGE is my "go to" glue (and the No Clog Writing Cap allows me use just right amount and apply it with precision!)

Check out the ScraPerfect blog everyday for a different take on this challenge - and join in! Be sure to leave a comment naming the ScraPerfect product you would love to win!

This blog post has all the details you need to get free shipping on any order and how to enter the challenge:

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Thanks for stopping by the blog - have a creative week!