Friday, 14 April 2017

Magnolia Manor



Hi everyone,  I have had this one on the "back burner" for a couple weeks.  I was in Thailand when the kit was released. The first few days after I got home, I bought the kit, printed, cut out the paper and assembled it.
It wasn't until I decided to turn it into a "Wedding Reception" venue that I had a plan to decorate the house.

Welcome to Magnolia Bed and Breakfast. The couple are celebrating their big day at the historical house. I added burlap ribbon and flowers to the trim to give it a whimsical look.
Did you see the swing on the top photo?
Perfect for sipping your coffee on the front porch or enjoying a glass of wine.

This Magnolia Manor kit is really intricate and detailed. I think I watched the assembly video at least 6 times (LOL). Mary, you are an engineering marvel!



of course it lights up!


Happy Easter

Hi everyone,
I am here to wish you all a blessed and wonderful Easter weekend.
Here is to hope and renewal for the spring and summer seasons

I had a little get together with my "Inspire Me Girls" last week. We flipped through my binders of SVG kits that I had, looking for Easter projects. Debbie wanted to make the cute little egg house, I loved the retro feel of the chick and bunny cards - all from an older SVGCuts.com kit Cotton Tail Village.
Here are the finished results...
I cut most of the shapes with white cardstock and added distress ink to color in the pieces. The only paper that wasn't white on this card is the lovely yellow cardstock  (Bo Bunny - Petal Lane)
The bunny card was entirely white paper. I love adding soft colors, especially for springtime cards.  My bunny's eye looked weird, so I stuck an "eye" over top.
and here's the adorable egg house. I ended up making it instead of Deb. For this one, I dipped the panels in 3 colors of distress oxide ink. I love how it turned out. I used Lipstick, Broken China and Wilted Violet.  The door and awning are just little scraps of patterned paper I had in my stash.
Thanks for stopping in. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I am starting my 5 night shifts tonight, so I hope the city behaves, apparently there is a rave tonight as well, so I'm sure we'll get some overdoses in the Emergency dept later. sigh. People should just stay home and make pretty things. LOL

Friday, 7 April 2017

Designer Handbag (or the closest thing I'll get to Burberry)

Hi lovlies,
This is the first run at the Elegant Handbag I made from the SVGCuts  Brunch Party kit.
Yes, it is all paper, well ok, not the chain or tassel, but the rest is paper.
I love Burberry, but this girl will never be able to afford a real Burberry purse. Instead, I make pretty things. The size of the bag is perfect for storing inks or stamp sets. I can keep it in my art room and be all faux fancy. (LOL)
Thanks for looking, see you soon...

Wedding Bags and Party Decorations

Hi Everyone:
As promised, I am sharing the elegant handbag I made with the "In Bloom" paper collection from My Mind's Eye.
The handbag (or gift bag) is from the Brunch Party SVG kit. You can see the whole kit here

I made the tassel with leftover scraps I had. It's really simple. Take a rectangular piece of paper, cut multiple strips 3/4 of the way up, roll it up and secure with washi tape on the top. Easy Peasy lemon Squeezy.
The card (below) was designed entirely on my Silhouette Studio software.
I had the perfect background paper, a cute wedding couple, and a gorgeous font I purchased from the
Hungry jPeg called Butterflies. I set it all up as a Print 'n Cut. Voila, instant wedding card, to match the gift bag!

This next project was a work of heart. I designed and cut this one all on my own. I have learned a lot from making 3D projects. Mary (SVGCuts.com), you always inspire me to make beautiful things.


The paper flowers were hand dyed. I used Tattered Rose and Spun Sugar reinkers.
You can also see that the paper was foiled (inside panels) I use Tombow Mono multi glue for this because it dries tacky, enabling me to foil the lines once it dries clear
The little tag was designed on the Silhouette Studio software. I used the same striped background pattern, raindrops and and umbrella that were actually free designs that came with the software. SCORE!
Thanks for stopping by to have a look, the pieces are on display at Urban Scrapbook, if you are in the area, pop in and have a little mental health break. Crafting keeps me sane!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge Kit - April

Hello April!
It's time to reveal my layout for the Urban Scrapbook's monthly scrapbook kit.
I love all the fresh spring colors.
Everything on this layout is in the kit this month, with the exception of the "stitching" on the edges.
I don't own a sewing machine, so I used a zig zag stamp (Tim Holtz). I stamped the image using the new Distress Oxide inks. Love those ink pads!
The little word blocks (vertical on the bottom) were colored with a green Copic marker.
Photo credit: found on Pinterest
Be sure to check Urban's blog for more page reveals from our fab design team!
Happy Spring!

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Pretty Bridal Gown

Oh I have been a busy gal!  Mary Rudakas keeps coming out with these fabulous SVG projects.
This one is from the Brunch Party kit over at SVGCuts.com


I used the waterfall embossing folder from Couture Creations (here) The turquoise ink is Broken China distress ink, and the tulle is from Michael's Craft store

writers note: after a little poking around the internet, I'm not entirely sure you can even get that embossing folder anymore. but any lace or dotted folder would work and look great
The dress is at Urban Scrapbook here in Edmonton. We have a pretty wedding display using paper from the "In Bloom" collection from My Mind's Eye.  (wait til you see the Stylish Handbag I made from the same kit). If you're in the area, pop in and have a browse. We have so much for everyone, you're guaranteed a happy shopping day.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Crazy Dogs Birthday Card

Hey everyone! Just a quick post to share a birthday card I made for a mutual dog lover friend.
I like the way this card turned out because EVERYTHING started out a white card stock.

I printed a neutral background pattern and cut it down to 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" It was then matted onto a
6x6" folded card
Next I found some square die cuts that had been colored with pigment inks along with the flower sprig (also colored with pigment ink)

The crazy dogs were stamped and colored with Copic markers. They were then trimmed down to fit inside the square frames.

A simple word and dog paw print were added after I assembled the card.
Quick and easy.