Sunday, October 26, 2014

Wedding Card Box

Hi everyone! Darlene here ….

I wanted to share this beautiful card box I made for my daughter's wedding last week. There is a lot of inspiration on Pinterest if you are interested on creating a project like this. I created the beautiful flowers using a Martha Stewart 4 Leaf Clover punch. Each flower is made from 3 clovers with the stems cut off. I distressed the petals using Tim Holtz Distress Inks- Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo. I then layered the 3 clovers on top of one another using hot glue and embellished the center with a decorative pearl. Fold up the edges of each petal to make it look more realistic. After punching several leaves, I scored the center of each one and used some Walnut Stain along the edges. I punched a scallop edge using one of my punches to outline each pennant in kraft color cardstock. Going through my stash I found the perfect color chipboard letters to add to my pennant. I punched two holes at the top of each pennant and fed the twine through each hole.
For a little detail, I added a couple of tags to the handle one says, "I DO" and is distressed with Walnut Stain, Black Soot and Faded Jeans distress inks. The "getting hitched" tag is a stamp from Avery Elle's Home Sweet Home Stamp Set.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Monster Mash Blog Hop

I was working in the lab, late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For my monster from his slab, began to rise
And suddenly to my surprise

He did the mash, he did the monster mash
It was a graveyard smash!

Connie">">Connie Can Crop and her ghoulishly wonderful friends are so glad you could join us for this Monster Mash! We have so many frightful projects you'll be screaming for more! 
This is day #2 of the blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented creatures who are here sharing their ideas and creations. We are thrilled to death that you came back!

The zombies were having fun, the party had just begun
The guests included Wolf Man, Dracula and his son!

We have three terrifying yet amazing sponsors and giveaways for this hop!

Creative Kuts is giving one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate for their online store.
You can visit her Shop here and
follow them on Facebook here.

is giving away this Frightfully Fun Stamp set from CTMH

Connie Wallenbrock is giving away this Mini-Medley Accents Pack from CTMH
Perfect for your Halloween creations! 
What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

Then you can mash, then you can monster mash
The monster mash, and do a graveyard smash
Then you can mash, you'll catch on in a flash
Then you can mash, then you can monster mash
You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave your spirited comments along the way!

Let's get this Monster Party started!

Hey Everyone,  Darlene Here!  
I love using these printer's trays for home decor! Certainly not an original idea, but if you're thinking of creating one I encourage you to visit Pinterest for tons of inspiration.  I had a printer's tray so all I needed was to decide which holiday I wanted to showcase. This tray measures approximately 10.25" x 12.25" and has a handle which makes it perfect for hanging. It was a wonderful way to use up some of my scraps and single sticker items that I have been holding on to for years. This project is the perfect home decor for any holiday, special event or gift giving. The possibilities are endless!
I started by choosing my papers along with stickers and embellishments. Determine the paper size for each slot and add your embellishments and stickers. It was really that easy!

Thanks for stopping by today and Up next is the lovely and talented 

Just in case you get lost along the way here is a complete line up for DAY 2.

3.Darlene YOU ARE HERE!!
5. Pam
6. Jenny
10. Lori
14. Daphne

15. Audrey