Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Well it just so happens that both of the projects I have to share today were inspired by posts made on the Cardz Tv 3-D Designers Challenge for St. Patrick's Day!

My son and daughter had assignments due today centered around St. Patrick's. So, while in search of inspiration, I came across these two amazing ideas.  Thank you ladies!!! 

Our first family project (as they like to call it now a days lol) was suppose to be a way to share how "Lucky" my daughter is.  So we decided to go with the treat box below.

We adapted this little treat box to hold all of her "lucky" items and photographs.  If you would like a detailed tutorial on how we put this together you can hop over to Expressions By Elaine or watch her Youtube here.  Thanks Elaine for sharing!!! My daughter loved making this with me!
Now originally I had saved last years Leprechaun Trap my daughter and I had made and figured it was "OK" to recycle the one day wonder for my son....

 buuuuut then I came across this little gem of an idea from SVGcuts!!!  LOVE IT!!!!!

I initially discovered the idea on Ana's Papeterie and then quickly went on over to SVCcuts to try it for myself.  Elijah and I worked on this together and he was so proud to walk off to class with it this morning :) Thank you Ana sharing on CardzTv 3-D Challenge!!!

Well that pretty much wraps it all up lol!  Hope it wasn't too wordy but I wanted to give credit where it was due and make sure if you had the urge to get crafty you could find your way to the relevant sites.  



Thursday, March 5, 2015

Altered Tags with Tim Holtz inks, paint and stencils and more...

I joined a group of talented ladies who from time to time swap things.  This particular swap was for two Altered Tags.  This took me well out of my element but was so incredibly fun!!!  The best part is you REALLY CAN'T MESS THIS STUFF UP!!!  The freer you are with all the elements the more it comes to life!  I used a wide range of distress inks, paints, stencils and stamps.  I also embellished with some dyed ribbon, charms and washi tape. 

I have also entered Darlene's very first challenge at Livelovecards!!!!!!  So excited for you Darlene and thrilled to play along with all the other talented crafters who love you as much as I do!  Here's to many more challenges and let the FUN BEGIN!!!