Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Deeper Than Any Ocean

Good Morning Blog Land! 

This week's challenge at Through The Craft Room Door is ANYTHING GOES, as always.
I chose to play with one of my favorite Tiddly Inks digital images, Mermaid Miranda. Don't you just love her? I was inspired by my recent visit to the ocean...YAY SUMMER! Anyone else glad it's finally here?

Sure hope you can join in on the challenge this week. We love to see all your beautiful submissions. 
AND don't forget to check out the newest edition of TTCRD magazine! The link is on my sidebar. 

I will leave you with a few pics from my mini-vacation...

feeling relaxed?

Image: Tiddly Inks - Mermaid Miranda
Sentiment: Create With TLC
Paper: Heidi Grace - Daydream, Recollections - Blue Card Stock
Accessories: Spellbinders - Labels One, Fiskars - Wave border punch, EK Success - 1 1/2" circle punch, Heidi Swapp - Edge Distresser, Lisa Murphy - Seam Bunding Ribbon, misc. charm

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Thanks A Latte

Good Morning Blog Land!

Today's post will be my first post as a Designer for "Through The Craft Room Door".  I am super excited to be a part of this team. It's a great place to get inspiration, join challenges, chat about crafty topics and meet new crafty people. The newest edition of TTCRD magazine has just been published. There is a video and link on my side bar. You should check it out!! This week's challenge is ANYTHING GOES, as always.

My card for this weeks challenge was an experiment. Lol   I saw a card while browsing around Pinterest that had this amazing 3D "frame". I said, "Hey, I can do that". Then I said, "Okay, how are you gonna do that?"
First of all, I started with one of my Bestest crafty friend's digis! This lovely coffee cup was drawn by Kim Hecker of Oak Pond Creations. Isn't it adorable? They say ask and you shall receive...and I did. 
Thanks Kim, you're the best!!

It was quite simple after the first attempt. ( I only wasted one sheet of paper...HeeHee ) I used my Spellbinders Classic Square dies. I laid the largest one in the center of a 5 X 5 piece of card stock and traced around the edge with my embossing tool. Then I centered the next size smaller in the center of that and embossed around the edge of that one as well. You should have two squares embossed. Cut diagonally from corner to corner of the largest square and fold along the embossed lines to make the frame stand up. EASY PEASY!

It makes such a nice clean corner and frames your card so well. 

Then you just decorate and layer as desired. 

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial. I will definitely be doing this one again. 

 Image: Oak Pond Creations - Grande
Sentiment: Verve Stamps - Delightful & Delicious
Paper: Websters Pages
Accessories: Spellbinders - Classic Squares, Fiskars - Paper Crimper