Friday, August 24, 2012

Altered Box using Prima Romance Novel

Hey everyone! 
Here's some pictures of my latest project.
Enjoy
:)











Sunday, August 12, 2012

I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose- August, Day 12

Back with my second card for today!

I used Tsunami Rose Designs sketch #14
{video w/ sketch coming soon!}


For this card, I used Prima Fairy Belle paper along with some misc. seam binding I had in my stash.
The cute rose colored lace & pearl button are from Creating is Fun. 
{50% off sale happening NOW!}

The sentiment is from a Unity Stamp of the Week.

I really love this card. It's not my usual style but I still like how it turned out. :)

Be sure to check out the rest of the Tsunami Rose Design Team!

Full Time:

3. Stephenie Smith http://sscrafter.blogspot.com/

Part Time: 

3.Veronica Meras- Createdbymeras.blogspot.com 
4. Jackie Brockett - http://jackbrocke.blogspot.com/
8.Tamiko McCurry - http://mikosspot.blogspot.com


ALSO,  please check out the facebook page for Tsunami Rose sketches and join the sketch challenge!
We would love to see you there!


I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose- August, Day 8

How sad is it that I'm only a PT member of the Tsunami Rose Design Team and I'm already falling behind?
Today (or a couple days ago) I used Sketch #2 to make my card.
(Video with the sketch coming soon!)



I used Glitz Design "Pretty in Pink" paper, along with some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers.
The cute little white lace is from Creating is Fun, where everything in the store is 50% off!
I finally got EVERYTHING that I have been wanting for my stash, so make sure you go check it out!

The sentiment is from CTMH

I made this for a friend so I hope she likes it!


The complete Tsunami Rose DT:
Full Time:

3. Stephenie Smith http://sscrafter.blogspot.com/

Part Time: 

3.Veronica Meras- Createdbymeras.blogspot.com 
4. Jackie Brockett - http://jackbrocke.blogspot.com/
8.Tamiko McCurry - http://mikosspot.blogspot.com


ALSO,  please check out the facebook page for Tsunami Rose sketches and join the sketch challenge!
We would love to see you there!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose- August, Day 7

Hey everyone!
Back today with another card to share using Tsunami Rose Designs Sketch # 6
{Please keep an eye out for the video coming soon to see the sketch!}


I used exclusive Printable paper that you can only get by purchasing this months sketches from Daisy's Vintage Zibbet shop. You actually get 2 papers, along with the entire months worth of sketches in an easy to print file.


For the sentiment, I used an itty bitty stamp by Unity.
The paper that the sentiment is stamped on is also from Daisy's shop. It's actually a journaling card that I cut into a smaller card. You can purchase the set of journaling cards HERE.

I used some bling from Michael's & some Making Memories rosette trim. 
Behind the rosette trim is a piece of creme lace from Creating is Fun.

The banners on the side were cut out by hand using Prima Almanac paper. I outlined some of the banners with a brown marker to give a little contrast. :)

If you have any questions or comments, I'd love to see them!

The complete Tsunami Rose DT:
Full Time:
3. Stephenie Smith http://sscrafter.blogspot.com/
Part Time:
3.Veronica Meras- Createdbymeras.blogspot.com
4. Jackie Brockett - http://jackbrocke.blogspot.com/
8.Tamiko McCurry - http://mikosspot.blogspot.com


ALSO,  please check out the facebook page for Tsunami Rose sketches and join the sketch challenge!
We would love to see you there!





Monday, August 6, 2012

I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose- August, Day 6


Hello Monday!
This month, I will be posting 3-4 cards per week using Daisy's sketches.

Today I used Sketch #1 to create this card:

I used THIS Teapot Printable paper from Daisy's Zibbet Shop

I also used laces from Martha's Creating is Fun Zibbet Shop.
 50% off the entire shop!! :)

I finished up the card with some I am Roses flowers & a stamp set from Unity, "The Little Things."

Please check out the Youtube video to see this sketch & see what others have made!
(Video coming soon!)

The complete Tsunami Rose DT:
Full Time:
3. Stephenie Smith http://sscrafter.blogspot.com/
Part Time:
3.Veronica Meras- Createdbymeras.blogspot.com
4. Jackie Brockett - http://jackbrocke.blogspot.com/
8.Tamiko McCurry - http://mikosspot.blogspot.com


ALSO,  please check out the facebook page for Tsunami Rose sketches and join the sketch challenge!
We would love to see you there!


Friday, August 3, 2012

I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose- August, Day 3

Hey everyone!
I'm excited to share that I am back on the Tsunami Rose Design Team as a part-time member during August! That means that I will be posting 3-4 cards per week using Daisy's sketches.

Today I used Sketch #3 to create this card:


I used Simple Stories "Fabulous" paper for the blue background, and "Portrait" collection paper for the yellow damask. The birthday flashcard is a printable I got from Iralamija Shop on Etsy. I distressed it & used Vintage Photo on the edges.
I also used some hot pink lace from the Creating is Fun Zibbet shop

50% OFF THE ENTIRE SHOP, ALL MONTH LONG!!
{No Code Required!}
Shop HERE

The flowers are from I am Roses & the bling piece is Recollections. 
:)

Please check out the Youtube video to see this sketch & see what others have made!


The complete Tsunami Rose DT:
Full Time:
3. Stephenie Smith http://sscrafter.blogspot.com/

Part Time:
3.Veronica Meras- Createdbymeras.blogspot.com
4. Jackie Brockett - http://jackbrocke.blogspot.com/
8.Tamiko McCurry - http://mikosspot.blogspot.com



ALSO,  please check out the facebook page for Tsunami Rose sketches and join the sketch challenge!
We would love to see you there!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Name Sign/Altered Wooden Plaque

Hey guys! 
I'm back with a little project to share.

This sign has been sitting in my craft area for over a month, painted but not decorated.
I finally decided that I was going to decorate it and I'm super happy with how it turned out!

I'm going to use this for my Youtube videos & to set on the table at craft fairs. And to hang in my craft room when not in use. ;)


I got the wooden sign at Michaels for a few bucks in the unfinished wood section then painted & crackled it.

I used a mix of different flowers for this projects, but most are from Wild Orchid Crafts except the black (I am Roses) and the blue ones are from Prima (Fairy Belle collection)

{The metal flowers are from Michaels}

The black letters are grunge letters from Tim Holtz; I just painted them black and called it good! I love the mis-matched look to it.

The clock & butterfly are cut out from Prima Almanac, as well as the hidden paper behind the flowers.

I added some Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon & a number plate thing for a finishing touch.

I hope you enjoyed looking at this! Stay tuned for a video soon.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

ANOTHER Altered Letter "A"

Hello everyone! 
I just finished up an altered wooden letter for my friend Angela. 
I decided to do a little stitching on the paper. 
And NO, I wasn't trying to make it straight.
I never would've attempted to sew on paper if I wanted it straight.
I'm not a sewer by any means & am still getting used to my "Pixie" sewing machine. Lol!

Here it is!




The paper I used to cover the letter is from My Mind's Eye "Oooh La La"- Over the Top (discontinued)
All the yellow flowers are I am Roses, and the white flowres & cream rosebud are from Wild Orchid crafts.
 I sprayed them all with Perfect Pearls mist in Perfect Pearl.
The silver filigree corner is from Wild Orchid Crafts & the bling is Recollections.

I made a cute little bow out of muslin for an extra touch. ;)

Let me know what you think!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Win a "mountain of Prima products"!


Hi everyone! I have been quite obsessed with Prima lately, mostly due to their AMAZING CHA releases, so when I saw this, I almost had a heart attack! 
Ingvild Bolme (a Prima Designer) is having a giveaway  to celebrate her recent Blog makeover. And let me tell you, it's GOREGOUS.

It's so shabby and beautiful.

So make sure to check out her fabulous blog and enter the giveaway yourself!

Have a great day everyone!




Wednesday, July 18, 2012

CIF & Shabby Scraps Blog Hop


Hi and welcome to the Creating is Fun & Shabby Scraps blog hop!
This month, members of the CIF design team are creating projects using products from Martha's shop, Creating is Fun, AND die-cuts from Carissa's Zibbet shop, Shabby Scraps!

Be sure to hop along all the other blogs for a chance to win prizes from BOTH Zibbet shops!


  1. Martha- http://creatingisfun.blogspot.com
  2. Carissa- www.shabbyscraps.com
  3. Hannah- http://theperrylane.blogspot.com/
  4. Rachel- http://rcbogner.blogspot.com
  5. Kimmie- www.scrapindipitychicks.blogspot.com
  6. Violet- http://allthatscrap4him.blogspot.com 
  7. Samantha- www.scrapindipitychicksamantha.blogspot.com
  8. Maria- http://riacreations.blogspot.com/
  9. Veronica- http://artfulcreations1.blogspot.com
  10. Kristina & Rebekah- www.messydeskcrafts.com

I chose to work with the Teatime Mini Album set, which is so so adorable!
I created a mini album, plus a 6x6 project.












Here's my video! Enjoy, and don't forget to check out the rest of the hop!


UP NEXT:  Rachel








Friday, July 13, 2012

Secret Keepsake Box

I have been DYING to make one of these for the longest time!
I saw a few on Youtube from some talented ladies (Links at the bottom of the post) so I decided to make one for myself!
I will make a video eventually, but here's some pictures in the meantime:







I used papers from a few different collections. 
I mainly used A Ladies' Diary by Graphic 45, but also used Prima Almanac (stamps on front) and Nature Garden (inside liner for bottom)

The cream trim & black lace inside is from Creating is Fun.
{SALE!! 25% off all orders with code: summer25}

All the metal embellishments are Tim Holtz. My current favorite is the wing! I think I've used it on all of my projects ever since I got the pack. Lol!

All the flowers (aside from the big newsprint one, Prima) are from I am Roses.
The dress form stamp is from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found "Blush" set

I loved making this!! Might do another one in the near future.

Here's links to the Youtube vids that inspired me!

Original tutorial (I think!)
MsLiberty25
HeirloomAnthology
ILuvVintageScrap

Thanks for checking out my project, I'll be back with another one soon!
:)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Time flies! {An altered letter}

Geez, it's been a while since I blogged! 
I have been working on projects. Too many.
I have about 3 started, but unfinished.

I have some pictures to share of an altered letter I made for a friend.
And a video!!
I used a lit of Tim Holtz & a lot of I am Roses.
My two favorites.
I kinda went a little crazy with my perfect pearls mist, but that's okay.
Who doesn't love a little (or a lot) of glitter?

Enjoy!







I had a lot of fun making this. :)
My friend liked it, so that's what counts!

Here's a video going over what I did 
{Sorry for the glare!}



I"m super excited for my next project that I'm sharing.. so keep an eye out for it!

{Link to the Creating is Fun shop for the cream trim.}






Friday, June 29, 2012

ILS 4th Monthly Blog Hop- Day 2


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Thank you for joining us on the 4th end of the month blog hop hosted by Daisy Collins the designer of Tsunami Rose designs and I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose.

Our blog hops theme this month is Vintage Mason Jars. Daisy has designed some gorgeous and much needed vintage Mason Jar printable scrapbook papers ephemera!

If you comment on everyone on the blog hop list you will be entered to win the 3 featured mason jar printable papers, and the 2 mason jar printable ephemera!

You can find the featured Papers here:

The printables in the shop are currently 25% off until July 7th in honor of Daisy's birthday, so take advantage and enjoy!







My card:

I used the Vintage Mason Jar paper in Teal.
This is one of my favorite colors & I'm so glad Daisy offered the paper in this color because it is sooo adorable.
I immediately thought "wedding" when I saw my completed card. ;)
This was a super easy sketch for me to do because I knew I as going to use buttons and.or flowers for the circles. (I ended up using buttons.)
I used my Martha Stewart edge punch again at the bottom of the paper and added lace from Creating is Fun underneath.
The plain buttons came from Michael's in their value bins & the pearl cluster buttons are from Joann's
I also used flat-back pearls & seam binding from my stash.
The sentiment is one that I typed up in Word & printed out.

I love this card & Daisy makes it so easy with her fabulous sketches & papers!



Please make sure to comment one everyone's blog a chance to enter!!


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ILS by Tsunami Rose 4th Monthly Blog Hop



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Thank you for joining us on the 4th end of the month blog hop hosted by Daisy Collins the designer of Tsunami Rose designs and I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose.

Our blog hops theme this month is Vintage Mason Jars. Daisy has designed some gorgeous and much needed vintage Mason Jar printable scrapbook papers ephemera!

If you comment on everyone on the blog hop list you will be entered to win the 3 featured mason jar printable papers, and the 2 mason jar printable ephemera!

You can find the featured Papers here:

The printables in the shop are currently 25% off until July 7th in honor of Daisy's birthday, so take advantage and enjoy!







My card using Vintage Canning Jars - B&W

I liked using this sketch because of all the gorgeous flowers I got to incorporate into it.
{IamRoses flowers sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang}
The vintage canning jar paper is one of my favorite papers Daisy has in her shop right now.
It can be used in so many different styles of cardmaking/scrapbooking.
My mother-in-law is always canning something, it seems, so this card would be perfect for her. ;)

I used a doily in the background & some Tim Holtz tissue tape also.
The scalloped boarder is a Martha Stewart punch
(My favorite ever!)
Lastly, the sentiment is a handmade stamp I got off of Etsy.

Please make sure to comment one everyone's blog and come back for tomorrow's daily sketch challenge for another chance to enter!!


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