Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Some Snowman Card

 Hello, I feel like I'm skipping Thanksgiving only two days away and I haven't made anything. Yikes and I do need to make a few things like the name place setting. Yikes, I need to do that today!
I made these cards for my college peeps in sending care packages next week. I used the new Anna Griffin's Christmas Kitsch Cricut cartridge. I do like this cartridge's vintage vibe. Hence this cute 4.5" snowman.

I used a 1/2 of kraft paper dolly from Michaels. I really fell in love with these. 
Im a sucker for dollies!


The enamel dots are from the DIY Christmas line by Simple Stories
the Holly & Berry pick is from Hobby Lobby.


I stitched around the whole card in black ink.
I attached the snowman with a Action Wobbles


 Take a look at it in action over on my Instagram 

Thanks for taking a Peek.
I have a new FB page. I invite you to like it.

Creating and Sharing,
Liz

Friday, November 21, 2014

JOY..


Hello, today I'm sharing a project that I'm loving to put together. 
These letter are 12" made of paper mache. I painted the back, sides and a 1/4 from the edge with antique white.




I used Teresa Collins Christmas line for 2013 Santa's List


Tim Holtz Rosette die and from Hobby Lobby the Holly and Berries.


I used some flair buttons that were given to me. Mini pinecones which I love, I cut the pennant from the a Sizzex die,  I mentions a few blog post ago.


I also used some Heidi Swapp stuff from the Believe line


I'm working on one project similar to this one that I'm making a kit to sell. My first attempt, cross your finger it goes well.
I would like to invite you to Like my Facebook Page, I thought it made sense to post all my projects there for easy access! Yikes I feel a bit stressed about it. I'm hoping it keeps me accountable. I guess this empty nester is filling up her time, LOL

Thanks for taking a peek,
Creating and Sharing with Love, Liz




Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I'm so excited and happy to share....

Have you heard about the new CM? I'm thrilled to share that the quality, authentic 
Creative Memories and Ahni & Zoe products are back! 
They’re proudly made in the U.S. by the (original) team in St. Cloud, Minnesota. 
So whether you love scrapbooking or snapbooking, there’s something for you.
 
I invite you to visit my site to see all that’s available:



You may wish to bookmark this link if you'd like to shop with me in the future. And of course, you're always welcome to email if you have questions or would like to place an order directly.

Here are the Holiday products.

We do offer "Wish List and they can be sent to your loved one.

I'm happy to be part of this great new company and look forward to serving you!
Liz Mullen
CM Advisor

Saturday, November 15, 2014

How is it November 15th?

I can't believe that it's the 15th!  Half way through the month! It didn't help that I was away for 5 of those days. Crafting with a friend in Palm Springs, Ca. It's our yearly thing with do. it's usually with other friends but this year we were the only two that could get away. We stay up until 3:00 working on stuff and laughing, eating and just enjoying each other company. I am so grateful for my crafty friends. It really has helped me get out of my funk. We were having so much fun we didn't take any pictures of us. I did remember to take a picture of my work spot that I sat at for those days. I did get lots done and it really got me charged up for the holidays. This was my last get away for the year. I have one planned for February 2015 Which will be the first one for 2015. Do you go away to craft? 

Today I will like to share a couple of cards that I made. I used the Heidi Swap Christmas Line from last year called Believe by Pink Paisley 

Here are my Two Cards for today

I used the Sizzix Pennant die and the mini pinecones that I has in my stash.


I also used a pennant here with the mini rosette die from Tim Holtz. I just love the Holly and Berries which I got at Hobby Lobby 

Are you getting ready for Christmas? This is the first time that I have started so early. It must be due to my new status of Empty Nester, LOL
Thank for stopping by and taking a peek,
~Liz Mullen
PS I invited you to become a follower here, on Pinterest and FaceBook

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Hello There! It's Halloween, the Chili is in the crock pot, corn bread in the oven and the candy is ready to be given out. For me this is the beginning of the holiday season. I love the kids all dressed up and so excited. I like giving treats out and seeing all the costumes. I made this cute treat box for a friend. I think it came out so cute. I'm also entering it over on a FB page called Artober being hosted by Angela Holt. It's been so much fun all month long. She has had challenges, a bingo game, lots of giveaways. This is the project I'm entering in the the treat box challenge.


I used Tim Holtz trees but you could use the green bottle trees and bleach them. I did a tutorial on this process here. I used a chipboard round box, glittered the "ground" with distress black soot glitter by Tim Holtz. The sprays I used are the Ranger Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions spray in Tangerine Dream and Lemon Zest. I like these sprays for their brightness. I also used the Tim Holtz die called Halloween Shadow, I used the bats, the sign and the fence behind the rosette: the mini rosette die


I think this makes a lovely Halloween Treat Box and decoration for future Halloweens.
 Hide those treats!
Have a scary and safe Halloween!!

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek.
Creating and Sharing, 
Liz

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Faux Taxidermy

Hello There! I can't believe it's one day to Halloween. Boy this year has flown by. I know for me from now to the end of the year time really flies with all the to does. Though I'm thinking if might be a bit different since it's my first year as an empty nester. 
I have two more Halloween Projects I want to share with you. Today I have this fun Faux Taxidermy Project. I got the idea from an online class call Spark the Event by Just a Girl, Margie. These are themed events, she has loads of Ideas in the 3 part videos that she does. The next one she is doing is called Spark your Christmas. I have taken most of them. my favorites are the Halloween, christmas and Valentines. She does do a summer one too. What I like is how she uses Items from the dollar store, Targets & Michael's dollar bins, stuff you might all ready have or it only cost a few dollars like my project here:


I'll share a tutorial on how I made this. The platter and the crow are from the Dollar Tree


The Paper is from the line Haunted Hallows by Teresa Collins, it's been in my Halloween stash. I traces my finger on the paper so that I could get the shape of the platter onto the paper. I thought I wanted the platter shiny but I changed my mind and painted it with black gesso.


Then I made my crepe paper rosette. The crepe paper is from Target. It was a roll of a halloween paper streamer. I also punch a circle 2 3/4" out of black cardstock


I added some adhesive with my ATG gun and gathered the crepe paper around the circle.


Like so. I added it to the platter in the center then I cut the crow just where the legs where. I did removed the legs first.



I hot glued the crow onto the platter at this point.
I made the hat by cutting the punch out circle 2 3/4" in have and hot glue into a cone. I has a fringe tissue paper that I glued to the cone hat.



I cut some paper rosettes using my Tim Holts dies. I use the Large and Mini  Rosette dies. I used a bit of seam binding to make the bow, a few mini black and orange roses, some mini paper spiders and some large sequins on top of the rosettes.


and here is the finish piece again.


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Come back tomorrow and check out my last Halloween project.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peep, 
Creating and Sharing with you all,
Liz


btw I'm only sharing the Spark the Event classes because I really enjoy them. I'm not receiving any compensation.