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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Congratulations Graduates

I'm a crafter of all sorts; but master of none as I do dabble - for today's post, I wanted to share with you a few bears that I had made for a dear friend from swimming and senior dance class, Kathy, who had purchased bears from Carol Wright and asked if I could personalize for two of her grandchildren that had graduated from High School this year - 

this is what I started with: 
Musical Graduation Bear
. . . and this my friends is the transformation with the personalization :



RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • original bears purchased from Carol Wright
  • bears are with school colors - black and gold for Thomas Jefferson Senior High School for Johnathan and purple and white for Baldwin Senior High School for Courtney
  • black and purple Casa Satin purchased at JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts using pattern from original bear for mortar board and gift sack
  • bears play "Pomp and Circumstance March" with musical button inside pouch
  • pouch was embroidered using my Brother Embroidery Machine with gold rayon thread for Johnathan's bear and white rayon thread for Courtney's bear
  • buttons and tassels in coordinating colors were added to mortar boards

I absolutely love the cute soft cuddly bears that were purchased with just minor renovations and hope you agree. Just goes to show how you can personalize purchases to make them your own!!!

and to all the graduates from the Class of 2016:

I appreciate and love reading your comments - is your comment the next one I read??? If you have any questions, you can contact me at hercraftiness@gmail.com.


Much love, hugs, and friendship

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

SUMMERTIME with a New Challenge at Creative Moments

It's a new challenge at Creative Moments  where it's always anything goes but with this challenge, the optional twist SUMMER!!! 

Our fabulous sponsors are: 





Summertime for us is going to the cabin and fishing on the lake but I remember as a little girl going to Lake Erie and playing on the beach thus I chose to use Melonheadz 4 Seasons Lucy Doris


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • size A2 card using Recollections as the back of the card with DCWV Childhood Stack as background
  • border cut using Martha Stewart Eyelet Border Punch and chalked reminding me of the waves
  • image was colored using Spectrum Noir Markers and gel pen accents fussy cut around the edges
  • Stickles Fairy, of course, had to pay a visit because what little girl doesn't love glitz on her suit??
  • google eyes as it reminded me of googles and I tell my grandson, Adam, he looks like a bug!!!!
  • Queen & Co. pearls for the bracelet and earrings
  • tiny little yellow bow from my button stash
  • sun was cut using Fiskars 2.5 inch circle punch, chalked around the edges and fussy cut to fit the corner of my card
  • sentiment, ""Sunny Thoughts" to one of the nicest people under the SUN!" had been rom a recent club from Create with TLC chalked around the edges
  • inside sentiment, "have a zippadee doodah day!" had been from a recent club from Create with TLC chalked around the edges and mounted on paper to match the front

I thank you for stopping by and visiting today. I can't wait to see your creativity when you enter your project!!!!

I appreciate and love reading your comments - is your comment the next one I read??? If you have any questions, you can contact me at hercraftiness@gmail.com.


Much love, hugs, and friendship

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Young at Heart with a New Challenge at the Address of 613 Avenue Create!!!

Welcome!!!!! It's a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create where it's always anything goes with an optional twist: Create a Tag

our fabulous sponsor is:

Rick St. Dennis MFA has been an artist, designer, 
stage designer and instructor for over 45 years. 
Original zibbet banner
You can find his full Bio here
His digital stamp images can be found on Zibbet or Etsy .
 Inspiration projects from the Rick St.dennis Elite
 Design Team can be found on the Sparkle and Glitter blog
or for the darker images on the Airless Chambers blog.
Rick also has a personal blog  and on Facebook there is the Rick St.dennis Digi 
fans and friends group, showcase your cards and other projects using RSD 
images there to be eligible to win prizes.

prize is a choice of 2 digis or a 25% discount at Rick's Zibbet shop  

(it's the winners choice) 


for my project, I made a birthday tag using: Jocasta Jazz Valentine Girl:


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • Recollection card stock with scraps as the background - rounded my corners, used my heart hole punch on top
  • 2 different laces and a pearl strand I received from a swap were added for the vintage look
  • black lace, black and marroon ribbon were added to hole on top of tag
  • image was colored using Prisma Colored Pencils with gel pen accents and Darice Glossy Accents added to hearts and shoes
  • image was fussy cut around the edges and puff-dotted on background
  • sentiment, "Young at Heart - slightly older in other places. Happy Birthday!" had been from Create with TLC recent club with rounded corners and chalked around the edges 
Doesn't she just look sassy????

I thank you for stopping by and visiting today. Don't forget to visit and enter your project at 613 Avenue CreateI can't wait to see your creations!



I appreciate and love reading your comments . . is your comment the next one I read??? If you have any questions or need to contact me, I can be reached at hercraftiness@gmail.com

Much love, hugs, and friendship
Lynne
this was entered in the following challenges: