Thursday, February 27, 2014

Post it to my Heart!

Post Note Holder

I have just loved working with Teresa Collins papers and embossing folders. They really help me express my inner thoughts in a tangible way!

I used Teresa Collins  “Save The Date” collection! It is uber cute~ .


My card is a side step card. I used Spellbinder’s dies to cut my frame pieces. I also used two of Teresa Collins embossing folders made especially for the eBosser.  The ones  used are called, Twill Herringbone and Sophicated. I love their deep emboss. In the paper package there was a sheet of “polaroid” type photo mats and I used those for my dividers.

I used assorted inks and adhesives to construct my divider file. I am so happy that I have been able to share my work with you for so long! Please keep my blog page in your files for checking up later!


The love letters are from an adhesive sticker sheet in the “Save the Date” collection! I really know that Teresa’s collections have it all and work so well with the Craftwell eBosser. In face Teresa has her special Teresa Collins’ eBosser!

Please don’t forget to check out her design page! Teresa Collins’ Blog!

Thank you for joining me, Spring is on the way!


Thursday, February 20, 2014

I am so Happy!

I am so Happy! I love Hello, my name is!

One of my favorite paper designers summed it all up with her new paper collection, “Hello My Name Is” I love the wonderful creativity it stirs in me! I love the pop-up card I made this week with her collection this week!


This is the outside view of my card! I used Teresa Collins stickers to produce the Happy as well as the sentiment, Thankful for This.

I used my Spellbinders Edgeabilities to make my edges. I love using my eBosser!

The Metal piece is a find from the Dollar Store, I used one of the stickers found in the Teresa Collins collection. I love the Happy circle and was delighted to see it fit in the Metal embellishment I used. I also used her “Thankful for This” sticker to add to my card.

Now when the card is open it thrills me!


I used my Sizzix pop-up die to create the base for my pop-ups. I used a flower steel ruled die to cut the flower loops. I am so delighted that my husband and grandchildren pop-up to greet!

You can see the wonderful sentiment assortment that I used on my card.

I trimmed my paper to fit my die, so I would not waste any of my beloved collection!

The die cut the paper out so beautifully, it also had the fold lines neatly pressed into the paper! Very easy to make my folds!

I also used one of Teresa Collins embossing folders made especially for the eBosser.  The one I used is called, Twill Herringbone. I love it. I also used a Playcolor Metallic Tempera paint stick to highlight the stripes.


I love this collection and encourage you to try one of Teresa Collins collections. This one is so much fun!

Have a wonderful week!


February is a Month for Love!

February is a Month for Love!

I know that Valentine’s Day is over but the lovely month is ripe for celebrating the love we have for each other! I would love to see it practiced every day instead of just one month! So I will continue this week with the love of the card. This is not a folded card but on that sits on the desk wide to exclaim my passion!

My card was a joy to make and I want to share all of the goodies I used to make it with you!
Craftwell’s eBosser I love this machine it produces such wonderfully clean cuts as well as picture perfect embossing!
Basic Grey Papers – Patterned
Bazzill – Solid
Tim Holtz – Distress inks
Ellentina Dies – MY Favorites!
K & Company Chipbox letters

I have to say that my eBosser loves my Ellentina dies! So do I! I hope that the photo shows you how much beautiful detail is in the cut!
Just to show you the size of the die cuts here is an example using a coin next to the die! These dies are beautiful but you should see their architectural set!
Amazing tools for an amazing amount of fun and stress reducing crafting for me! I also get to share my love with my project to those close to me!
Next week we venture into one of my favorite Holidays!!!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Fun Valentine’s Card

Happy Card!

I have had so much fun using my eBosser and my inks and glitter.  I even got to use my Gelli Plate to do some cool pearly swirls on my crazy card!
I used my eBosser with Sizzix embossing folders to produce the love label and the heart back ground. I love the effects I can get from my great machine!
I love the way my heart looks. I made the texture with my Gelli Plate. I love being able to make my own Papers to use with my projects.
I used some great spray color, Dylusions to produce the pink and orange Love U Much! I love the crisp emboss I get with the eBosser.
I think that having fun is the most important reason that I craft. I love making cards and this was also a great learning experience for me! Have a great week!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Jeans are ripe for embellishing!

Jean Detail!!

I am so crazy for using fabric with my eBosser. I love pushing the envelope and seeing what I can do with my machine. So without much fuss I created a reverse applique in just a few minutes! It looks great and I can either leave it raw edged or sew down the edges.
This is super fun and just think you can have your favorite shape  added to your jeans or jean jacket. I suggest that you always test first on another item to practice first!
Craftwell eBosser
jeans (take a pair of old ones first)
fabric for the reverse applique
Heat’n Bond
steel ruled die (sizzix, accuquilt) your favorite one (use a smaller one though)
First apply the Heat’n Bond to the area that you are choosing to cut. I put the die inside of my pants leg and then smoothed the remaining fabric around it under the A Plate. I was able to use the C-Plate and then top with the A-Plate. The cut was smooth.
This is my first step applying the Heat’nBond to the back of the area that I am going to cut. I don’t iron long as it will absorb into the fabric if you hold to long.
Now this is just to show you after cutting the flourish out I ironed the focus fabric to the heat’n bond so it would show through. I just put the excess cut out on the piece to show you.
This is a photo of the light press I did to make sure I like how the pattern fell into the cutout. I really enjoyed making this.
Here is my finished pant leg. I can’t wait to wear these. I am very happy with my fancy pants!  I might add a little bling to them as well!
I hope all of you are well and that the cold subsides soon. I am so happy to think that spring might come one day!