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Monday, February 28, 2011

Rain Rain Go Away!!!….Happy Monday…

Hey Everyone…I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a GREAT Monday!!!! Whewwwww we had some storms last night and I pray no one was hurt by them!!!  I was certainly glad when the weather decided to behave!!!
So I ended up being home today as my baby (16 yr old) was sick…had to go to the doctor so I made great use of my day between taking care of him and the doctor visit and finished up some projects I was working on this weekend for my ETSY store……Wanna see what I made……????
This first piece is one of my miniature vases made from my handmade roses….cri-kits.com metal, embossing file, alcohol inks, copic markers, empheria……….here’s how this one turned out….




With the embossing this time I tried something a bit different that I find I REALLY like!!!  I distressed the metal with alcohol inks again…just as the one I shared the other day…but this time I took some of my copic markers and colored in the roses and stems…I REALLY like the subtleness of the way this turned out…..will DEFINITELY be doing this again!!!! 
The ribbon along the bottom…..it was white with white beads when it started out but I knew I needed it to look warmer so I took some of my Expresso Glami and painted the ribbon and I LOVE how it turned out…..I also made the wired beads you see hanging off the sides….I had used all the others I had on the last piece and I didn’t want to run into Evansville so I decided to make my own…I have to say I really like them and will be making more in the future!!!
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Ok…..now the next piece is a remake of the card I made to be displayed at CHA in January 2011….I was TOTALLY blown away to be asked and so honored to have something I made displayed…….
Now I’m even more touched because I had been asked if I was going to put that one in my ETSY store…Well…..the answer to the original piece I made being put in my ETSY store is no…….it is still in the possession of Cri-kits.com  BUT I decided to create a new card/box based on the original……here’s how this one turned out…….





I really like how this one turned out too!!!!  It’s a one of a kind piece as it will never come out the same from one piece to the next…I like making my pieces that way……and as before the metal I used was from Cri-kits.com I LOVE all of their products!!!…

Ok….so that does it for me tonight….THANK YOU again so very much for coming by to visit with me!!!!  It really really makes my heart smile!!! I hope you like what I shared and will come by again!!! Until next time…

Thursday, February 24, 2011

One day closer to Friday!!!

Hey everyone….I hope you’re all having a wonderful week!!!  I’m happy tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!!  It’s raining cats and dogs here……I’m keeping all of you who may be in bad weather’s path safe!!!!
So this week I have been working on a little late Valentine’s gift for my future granddaughter…….I’m blessed in that she does love getting things I’ve created so I thought maybe she might enjoy something for her room to display when she gets her own room when my son, her mom and her begin their new journey as a family together……..so I came up with this…..




The roses are 1 1/4” long stem……and the vase is actually a toilet paper roll!!! LOL….I took some of my brass metal from Cri-Kits.com and created an embossing design and embossed with my Cri-kits Embossing tool……. I really like how it turned out….I then distressed the metal with some alcohol inks…….I’m sharing the pattern below incase anyone might be interested in it…….So do you like this???? Do you think it will look sweet in a little girls room???  I sure hope so!!!
Now I thought I would share with you some files I’ve created this week for requests I’ve had…….perhaps some of you might like them???????





Ok….now that catches me up again!!!!  THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me!!!! I wish you all a VERY BLESSED weekend and I hope you will come by to visit with me again!!!!! Until next time….

Monday, February 21, 2011

A quick file to share…..

Hey everyone….I hope you’re all having a WONDERFUL day!!!  I had a request for this box file so I thought I would go ahead and share it with you here……
You’ll notice in this file I have 2 types of score lines….one dashed the other solid……I thought some of you who have the embossing tool would like to score your box using this tool as opposed to doing the score dashed line which takes longer to cut………
Perhaps you’ll find this useful…..Thanks for stopping by!!! I hope you are having a very blessed day!!!!! Please come by again…until next time!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Another Happy Sunday has arrived…….

I hope you’ve all enjoyed your weekend!!! We’ve had PERFECT weather here this weekend and I’ve done my FAVORITE thing…spent it in my ARTHaven!!!!  I had a card design I needed to create for a card order I had…….and I spent SEVERAL hours coming up with this…….it’s for a little girl’s 1st Communion……wanna see????





I am very happy with the way this came out…..I sure did put A LOT of love and time into this piece…….I can’t wait for the person who ordered this to see it…….
Now I had to come to a very tough decision to me……..I LOVE sharing my files……but with some of my files becoming more and more intricate and detailed I’ve had to take a long look at the amount of time I’m spending on creating them and creating from my heart…..I’ve made the hard choice to start charging for my card projects that I design…….I HOPE and PRAY I don’t run you all away…..I truly cherish you all coming by to visit with me……but I feel in my heart I need to do this…….IF you are interested in having this file design you are invited to check out the details on My ETSY Store.



As always….I want to THANK YOU so much for choosing to come by and visit with me….It means more then you’ll sincerely ever know!!!!  I do hope you will come by again to visit with me………I wish you all a very blessed and happy week ahead!!! Until next time!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Pansy Anyone?????

Hey Everyone…..Happy Hump Day to you all!!!!!  So I had a request the other day to see if I could design a Pansy flower……..I took the challenge and here’s what I came up with…….



So……Do you like it??????  Wanna know how I made it……..I worked up a tutorial for you here……And if you would like the cut file…..You can find it here….



Ok…Off I go to my next project….I hope you like this…….I would like to THANK YOU so much for stopping by and visiting with me….I wish you all a very blessed week and I hope you will come by again….Until next time…..

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Happy Monday!!!!!

Hey Everyone….I hope you all had a WONDERFUL weekend!!!! And I also hope you are having a very loving Valentine’s Day!!!!!  My weekend was great!!!  I had a very productive weekend in my ARTHaven and I’m hoping it will continue through the week!!!!
So I  thought I would share with you what I worked on….and if you hang with me I’ll be sharing some files as well…..SO…….I need to make another birthday card for an order and all she would tell me is….he loves to garden….LOL….wanna see??? 






The part here I’m showing you is that I used some of my homemade “Color Fluff Stuff” and it really gives a FUN affect to the image…….In case you don’t remember what I’m talking about on the “Color Fluff Stuff” here’s the post I did about it a couple of years ago…..
It’s SUPER SUPER easy to do……just be aware…there’s A LOT of static cling!!! ROFL!!!!  But I’ve made it is bunches of colors and love having it on hand…….
The bunny you see….well…..he actually wobbles!!!!  It’s too cute really…….If you’ve not gotten some of these cool items…you’ve GOT to get you some….you can find all about them and order them if you want here…..
Also you’ll notice I used my Cri-Kit Pens and I also used their Cri-Kits San-Serif single line font and it does SUCH  a GREAT job don’t you think!!!!
Notice on my box lid I made it cutout with acetate lining the inside so the card shows through when it’s in the box………I LOVE making custom boxes to fit my creations to help display them!!
Now…if you like this design and would like to have the file….you can find it below……I as well went ahead and saved the clouds and bunny in files of their own…they are also listed below……


Then I had a request for a basket file that was not dimensional…….so I designed one…..I’m showing you a mock up of it and if you like you are welcome to get the file……

Ok…..whewwwww…that catches me up for now….Have lots more things I’m working on…sure hope you’ll come again!!!!! THANK YOU as always for stopping by to visit with me!!!!!  Means SO much and I truly mean that…..I do hope you will come by again and I wish you all a VERY blessed week!!!!!! Until next time….

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What a Hump Day!!!!

Happy Wednesday (Hump Day) everyone….It was a cold and slippery one here!!!!  Little snow..yes……messy messy roads….DEFINITELY!!! I was never so happy to get home today!!!
But I did have some FUN in my ARTHaven when I got home…..I was able to complete a couple of orders I had……and got a few more things made for my ETSY store….wanna see?????
This first is My Bird of Paradise Flowers made in LARGE scale and into long stem bouquets…I’m quite impressed with how they came out even if I do have to say so myself…..





So….that catches me up for the night…..I do hope you’ll come by again to visit….I’m getting closer to working on a few more cut files soon….working my way down my TO DO list…don’t we all have those!!!   As always…THANK YOU for coming by…I wish you all a very blessed week!!!!