Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Crazy Bird Valentine

Valentine's Day is closing in and I've got a few takes on the Crazy Bird gang.....

This is a shadow box card, very easy to make from two pieces of cardstock - 5.5"x8" scored at 4.25" and a 5.5"x8.5"scored at .5", 4.25" and 4.75". These two pieces tuck together to form the "box" that  pops into place when the card is opened but folds flat and fits into an A2 envelope.

My photos don't do these guys justice - maybe it's a good thing I'm taking a class on how to take better photos at CHA - but they are adorable. Especially using the Crazy Things accessories set. Bet you won't be able to make up just one.....

Of course there has to be some watercolor images, these from Art Impressions and the Windows on the World series.

Here's  another variation on the dog in the park this card I added a vellum  heart window on the front of the card to let that cute doggie peek through and lining up the outer hear with the one in the dog's mouth.

And now I'm off to the Craft and Hobby Association trade show in Anaheim, California where it's raining buckets....!!! With all the rain we've had in the Pacific Northwest lately I was looking forward to some warm sunny Guess that's not going to happen on this trip.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Heading to CHA/2016

Yep, December blew right past me in the rush of prepping for classes, creating Christmas cards, bingeing on mason jar toppers and becoming addicted to Crazy Birds.....and I've got the pictures to prove it. Let's start with the classes....

I posted several Christmas designs in my Sept 17 blog, but here are the class cards that were made at both Rubber Stamp O Rama in Philomath and Runaway Arts in Salem during November and December.

....and in my studio I had fun creating cards using the new easel dies from Art Impressions. mid-December I was on a roll that included inspired pieces from Papertrey Ink's petite places and their Market Maker Kits.....mason jar toppers became my obsession:

aided and abetted by my fellow crafters

We definitely had fun that day but it only wetted my appetite for continuing the evolution of the Papertrey Ink samples into using whatever miniatures  I had in my stash that could be contained under that simple plastic dome.....

.....I ended up making over twenty of these toppers in all sorts of variations that proved to be very popular gifts this holiday season. 

And one more venture into a three dimensional project using a wooden door purchased a year ago that never got put together until this year.

This is a mix of Tim Holtz hardware, Michaels wood products, wreath makings from a Papertrey Ink stash from last year's Christmas kit and various bits and pieces from my miniature's storage container.  Love that deer head.

I'll show you the Crazy Birds Valentine cards in another post.....

Happy New Year  to all!