Happy Dancing

Happy Dancing

Friday, December 11, 2015

and the Very Best of
Christmas Pins

Becky Roberts' Elves are the perfect paper crafts to make for the holidays:

Original Pin HERE

I made a whole bunch of them for my PJ Party last week. They have small clothespins (1 3/4" size from Michaels) on the back which makes them useful in a variety of different ways. I'm using them for hand delivered cards to dress up the envelopes a bit...and who doesn't appreciate a little Ghirardelli holiday treat?!

The photos below show the two variations of attaching the clothespins to the chocolates with landscape and portrait orientations:

...and here are some pics from my PJ Party last week:

Meat Tray from Rina

Oh! What fun it is to have friends like these!

Happy Holidays!

I'll be back posting again in January 2016 ^_^

Friday, December 4, 2015

Christmas Crafting and the
Very Best of Pinterest Pins

LOVE this idea with York Peppermint Patties!

mint patty craft | Lastly, some adorable snowman peppermint patties...:
Original Pin HERE

I used Nesties to make a large one, and I bought a package of mints at Walgreens to make a smaller version:

The larger York patties are individually packaged inside the bag, but they are no longer covered tightly in foil and have air in the silver cellophane packaging. See the mint in the foreground in the pic below:

SU Stamp Set: Endless Wishes

...so I poked a small hole with a pin in the packaging on each one to release the air, then I taped the flaps to the center so the ends wouldn't stick out beyond the dark blue scalloped circles.

Here are some more York patty craft ideas on Pinterest:

snowman york peppermint patties...fun!:
Original Pin HERE

Punch Art Snowman over York Peppermint patties.  Great Christmas stocking stuffer or Secret Sis token.:
Original Pin HERE

More Than a Little Ink ... Celebrating creativity with Jan Moxey through the paper arts.: Christmas Cards and More #6 Craft Show Items - More Chocolate Favours:
Original Pin HERE

...and this one made me smile BIG time:

Elizabeth Shaw Mints Angry Bird Favour:
Original Pin HERE

It's the most wonderful time of the year
to bring smiles (via our
paper crafting skills) to those we hold
 close to our hearts!

Happy holiday crafting!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Star Wars Cards and the
Very Best of Pinterst Pins

My son had his 30th birthday recently and I wanted to make a special card for him. I saw this card on Pinterst and decided my Star Wars fan would love one like it!

Original Pin HERE

I thought a Yoda sentiment would be perfect for this card:

I made one more card and rounded the edges at the top:

Here are my favorite Star Wars pins from last week:

Sarah-Jane Rae cardsandacuppa: Stampin' Up! UK Order Online 24/7:
Original Pin HERE

Rose's World: Birthday wishes from a Stormtrooper:
Original Pin HERE

www.stampingmoon.com maythefourth R2D2 Treat inspired by Stampin' Up! Catalog Premier Party:
Original Pin HERE

Friday, November 20, 2015

Birthday Bling and the
Very Best of Pinterest Pins

simple Karte:
Original Pin HERE

When I saw this card, it made me instantly happy! I tried a version with lines drawn using a Micro pen, but the lines turned out poorly and I nearly gave up on trying a version of this card. Last week, this card came up again...and I knew I had to give it one more try! This time, I used my computer to make the lines and at last...I was happy with this version:

...and version #2:

Here are a few more pins with bling that make me happy!

Kristin's Cards and Creations: Build a Birthday  Stampin' Up!:
Original Pin HERE

The gilding flakes won this round - there wasn't really enough coverage on this gorgeous Penny Black tree.  I added three Stickles and two Liquid Pearls as well as some gems to it, so you can hardly tell!  I added a couple of white layers as I wanted to keep the design very clean but the card needed a little something extra and I think the white layers worked well.:
Original Pin HERE

I have loads of trees stamps...I must experiment with gray ink plus a red border on white!

Supply List:  Cardstock: Shimmer White, Baja Breeze  Stamps:  Jolly Jingles jumbo roller #120864  Embellishments:  Snowburst Embossing folder, Ornament Punch, Basic Pearls, White 5/8" satin ribbon, Rhinestone brad, white embossing powder, heat gun, Versamark ink.
Original Pin HERE

This is not SU Serene Silhouettes but thought it might would work. (This one was a PTI).:
Original Pin HERE

Lastly, here's a pin I saw for a lovely Thanksgiving card:

Now this is my kind of fall card!

...and my version using SU's Branch Out set:

The added banner was the result of a happy little mistake/opportunity. The font I originally used on the base layer was too bold, so I just printed up a second more delicate version, cut it into a banner and covered the original sentiment with the new improved sentiment. I think it enhanced the card with the raised banner. I love it when near lemons turn into lemonade during the card making process!