Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring like cards

I can’t believe it has been so long since I’ve shared a craft on my blog.   It seems like I just don’t have the time or inspiration or when I do hope to get crafty the weather is too rainy or windy to paint outside or take pictures in good light.

I finally have time and some sunshine today to help me take a few pictures of some of my latest cards so finally something to share here.


This card just says spring to me with the blues, pinks, flowers and just a touch of glitter.




This card base made this card quick and simple, an adhesive tag and some bling was all it needed.


I love the way this card opens up.  I used mounting tape to raise up the tag and to  give space for the right side of the card to tuck in to keep it closed.


This one I added some printed paper behind the sentiment tag.


A little ribbon and another tag were all I needed on this card too.


I love the neutral tone of this card with just a bit of shine from the tag and the flower.


I hope you are having a wonderful spring day.

Thanks for stopping by,


Sunday, March 11, 2012

So cute I framed it twice

After giving you a sneak peak the other day of my latest craft I finally have a finished project to show you.  It is not what I imagined but I love the results.
After seeing this scrolled frame and other similar ones all around blogland and finding out they were only $3 at Michael’s I knew I had to get one, two or maybe a few more. 
I knew they would  be a prefect match for this….
The free Krylon Glitter Blast paint that I won on Mark Montano’s blog last month.  Just look at these wonderfully glittery caps.
I settled on one frame but that may be because by the time I got to Michael’s there was only this one and two oval ones left. ;)  I did find this cute little bird along with a few other ones and two birdcages so I imagined a sort of specimen art piece using all the birds and birdcages but couldn’t get it to look right.
I had this green frame already painted just waiting for an insert so I cut some mat board to size and added some self adhesive velour paper that I’ve had for years in my hoard supply stash.
The piece wasn’t large enough to cover the whole inside so I pieced it together but the seam was too visible for my liking.  Luckily I had this great pink bow in my stash waiting to be used.  I thought it helped say spring along with the green frame. 
I wish I could have captured the shine and shimmer of this glitter paint.
It just shines and makes me happy.
I love the subtle difference from the Silver Flash of the frame and the Sparkling Water of the bird.  I only did one thicker coat of paint on both of them.  Did I mention that I think I love this paint?

              Doesn’t this frame make you think of springtime?
Bring on the spring birds.
I decided to put this frame on my door since it won’t get wet and I get to see it every time I come home, what a wonderful soothing welcome.
I can’t wait to frame  the other three birds and the birdcages I have to bring a bit more glitter and springtime feeling to my apartment.
What have you been doing to decorate for spring?

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sneak peak

I finally got some crafting done, well started.  I’m not sure exactly how this project will turn out so for now I have a sneak peak of my latest craft endeavor.


Isn’t it glittery?


Lots and lots of glitter.

100_9419  I can say my first test of the Krylon Glitter Blast paint I won from Krylon and Mark Montano’s blog is a success.  I think I found a new favorite product.

I hope to have a finished project to show you soon.