Category Archives: Oscar’s (Deb’s) project samples
Imagine my surprise, when I read the Make it Monday email yesterday. The challenge suggested that I use a hot glue gun to make some felt flowers for a project. If you read yesterday’s post you will know that I had my own shoot out at the Ok Corral with my hot glue gun and it was not me left standing when it was all over. I had been wanting to use some of the lovely felt that I recently got from Papertrey Ink though, so I was willing to risk using that vicious gun one more time. This time, I ended up with a burn upon a burn on one finger and another burn on the back of my hand. I definitely need more practice with this weapon of mass destruction.
When I got the flowers finished, I quite liked them but thought they were too large and too dimensional for a regular sized card. So then I decided to make a layout using them instead. I think it turned out quite well, but it definitely took longer than making a card.
Take a look!
Supplies: Papertrey Ink Friendly Flowers dies, Papertrey Ink What the Doodle Butterflies dies, Papertrey Ink 2016 die, Papertrey Ink Sprigs and Spruce dies, Papertrey Ink Felt, Taylored Expressions felt, My Minds Eye patterned paper, Dylusions white spray, Nuvo drops,
Today I was thinking that I must try to fit in an entry to the Coffee Lovers Winter Bloghop in spite of being busy preparing for Christmas when I realized that I made something today that is not only a gift I am giving but also a perfect entry into the bloghop! Duh! The instructions came through my friend Jen, from Stampin Up Canada.
This gift is for a year end party of my Mahjong Club, thus the Mahjong tiles on the tag. What? doesn’t every one have a Mahjong tile stamp??
Today is the day to post the finished project for Papertrey Ink’s November Blog Hop. My fingers are all limbered up from the crazy number of Black Friday bargains that I have put into a cart. I even followed through and ordered some of the things that I put in the cart. The horrible current exchange rate caused me to abandon several other potential purchases though.
Back to the project at hand. Here is the inspiration photo once again:
Here is my finished project:
The blog hop is on November 25th but Papertrey Ink has already posted the Inspiration Photo so I could get started on it. Wasn’t that nice of them to do that specially for me! LOL.
Here is the photo:
I decided to use the colours as the inspiration and break out my new Tiny Town Gingerbread House from Papertrey Ink. I had been talking with Sandra about how popular things that light up are these days, so my goal was also to have this light up. Of course, that changes the engineering of the basic box to accommodate this and that means added time.
It is far from complete as I have some grandiose ideas for a base, trees, yard and fence that may or may not come to pass. Here is what it looks like so far:
This is a project that looks much better in real life than it does in these photos.
I was in a hurry and didn’t use a tripod and it is a dull gray snowy day so the lighting is poor. The accents are in foiled cardstock which never seems to translate well in photos either.
Oh well, I am hoping for a vast improvement in both the photography and the project by the blog hop on the 25th.
Quite some time ago my daughter in law, Lisa and I started on a mini book crafting project. We got only partially finished after taking far more time than Lisa imagined the project would take. Then life got in the way and the unfinished project sat there waiting for life’s business to subside.
Lisa decided she wanted to finish the book for a friend who is soon to have a baby girl. This was convenient as the book was all sugar and spice. At long last the book was completed at midnight last night. Yes, midnight! No matter to me, being retired but there is no rest for Lisa. Her daughter, Kylie was up at 5:45 am and so, of course, was poor Lisa.
I was curious to see if the book stood the test of time. There has been an evolution in my crafting style, not to mention lots and lots and lots of craft supplies added to my craft room since we started on that book. Some of you may recognize the round mini book from Graphic 45. I was happy to see that I still liked how the book looked and I think it turned out well.
The book is double sided and folds up accordion like. When folded up, it ties up with the pink ribbon and fits in the round metal film canister. Each page has a mat/banner/card/frame for a picture. The dotted vellum envelope is for a lock of the baby’s hair.
My resolve to quit buying so much crafting supplies melted when I saw this limited edition kit at Papertrey Ink. I think the resolve only lasted about ten minutes because………what can I say………..I am weak.
This kit is just so much fun and choc-a-bloc full of stamps, dies and paper. I usually like to make my own designs, but today I cased a sample from the instructions included with the kit. This project is a box that holds four cards that can be given as a gift.
I especially love the Wisteria! Take a look.
Many times I start a project without knowing what it is I want to create. But on this project it was like the project had a mind of it’s own. I just hung on for the ride to see how it would turn out.
I think it is cute cute cute. It turned out to be a little replica of the Scrapbook Store I work at. So I used a little poetic license as the real store is in a strip mall with a little less charm than this little cottage, but the colours and the sense of “Happy” you get as you enter the shop is bang on.
Enjoy…………and watch for the Grand Opening coming soon!