Friday, May 13, 2016

bloghopping fun with cardztv!

happy saturday . well, you've reached the end of the line here... i hope you've had fun with us on our fabulous  blog hop. didn't ya just love the awesome  projects  from my sweet  DT sisters !  they are so talented and inspiring! 
in case you got lost along the way here's the list of us all. mary is giving away 3 of her fun stamp sets to one lucky winner so if you're a follower be sure to leave a comment on her post. good luck!!!!

for my project i crocheted a balloon that i attached to a birthday gift. 
to make the tag i used distress stains. you just lightly smack the bottle down onto your tag or paper. let it dry.i used a heat gun because im a tad impatient ;) . then i added googly eyes and tiny tiny pompoms for the noses. 

i used the perfect sentiment from the "simple thoughts" stamp set

here's the gift that was inside the box. i made it for my daughters 34th birthday. 
 i found the gremlin and ladybugs plus the little wood stump  and mushrooms at hobby lobby. i glued everything onto a rectangle piece of wood. i made the mushrooms out of unfinished wood furniture buttons colored with my bic mark its and dotted with white acrylic paint. i made some flowers out of  styrofoam shavings  ( cheap version of "flowersoft") colored with alcohol ink but i forgot to take a picture after i added them.  

thanks so much for joining in our fun! happy crafting and have a great rest of day! shelly

Monday, April 18, 2016

cardztv gallery

happy tuesday! today is my turn to showcase a project for cardztv designer gallery. be sure to stop by everyday and see a new project from a different designer. 
for todays project i altered a wooden spool plus frou froud up a mini gift sack that i added a gift card to. 

i used an unfinshed spool, colored in with a  bic mark it marker then tied some jute around it. 
i purchased all my miniatures at hobby lobby.  found this nifty little sewing machine in the doll house section  i added a piece of material . the scissors and hanger are from paper studio. and the thread spools are buttons. i have teensie wood spools i wish i had used them altho these are cute. i secured everything with a hot glue gun. 
and i used a stamp from the fabulous "sew much fun" set which you can easily  purchase ~>here<~ you're welcome in advance :) 

thank you "sew much" for stopping by my blog . "you're so sweet" i had "sew much fun" making and showing you my project. your kind words always make me smile :) "sew long" for now and happy crafting! xxxshelly 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

cardztv gallery

happy thursday! it's my turn again at cardztv to showcase the project of the day. be sure to checkout the gallery plus the rest of cardztv for the best cards,   3d projects, home decor etc. a ton of inspiration from my very talented and sweet design team sisters and of course mary! 
i crocheted a cute egg cover for easter.  i found the pattern on pinterest. a super simple pattern you can  download free  from the lion yarn company. you can put this over a regular egg but i opted for the plastic eggs. i'm going to give one to each of my brownies (girl scouts) and inside i'm going to tuck in a sentiment from the easter punnies set. 

the egg fits right inside the bunny's body. 
a side view  so you can see i added a pom pom tail. after the pics were taken i realized i forgot a mouth so afterwards i just did a straight stitch under bunnys pom pom nose. you can just do a quick stitching with thread i like the way i did it what you prefer.  i also added whiskers (thread) to mine and safety eyes. 
here's one of the sentiments i've enclosed. each egg will have a different cute saying inside. 

 using this fun  and cute stamp set which you can purchase ~>here<~

well i'm off to finish  the rest of my bunnys :) thanks for visiting me, your kind words make me smile :) xxxshelly 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


happy thursday! its my turn again  over at cardztv to showcase a project. every day (except sunday) a different designer wows ya with something special so be sure to check in daily! 
in december i learned how to crochet. i came upon something called amigurumi. its animals and objects made by crochet and stuffing. im addicted!!! 
i made a cute lil bear in about 2 hours. this was my 3rd amiguruami ive made so im impressed with myself :) 
i found a particular lady, sharon ojala , who  has easy projects for us beginners  and awesome tutorials written and on utube. click on her name and it will link you right to her. thank you sharon!!!!!!

isn't he just adorbs! 

i used a stamp from the "girls talk" set

you can purchase this set plus others ~> right here <~

thank so much for stopping by! your sweet comments always make me smile :) have a fun crafty day or evening ! xxxshelly 

Monday, February 8, 2016

cardztv gallery

happy monday. i'll be honest, not for me. on the 22nd of january the cutest boy in the world, my shweetheart browneyed boy of 19 years, geddy crossed the rainbow bridge. i am utterly heartbroken. i will miss him forever and a day. olivia is also missing him. its so sad to see her looking around for him. she lays on the back of the couch where she has a  view of the front door at all times, waiting for him to come back. all my kitties are strictly indoor kitties but the last she saw of him i was walking out the door with him. she relied on him so much. he always comforted her when she was afraid.  :(  anyway....
today is my turn to showcase a project over at cardsztv gallery. i made an envelope. oh wow right? lol  i'm new to crocheting so this is not perfect by any means but i still think its cute. i found the pattern/idea on pinterest.
i used a stamp from the new set "love ya" 
this is another awesome set of stamps. you can easily purchase this set plus others by clicking ~>here<~

i added a felt heart i cut with my cuttlebug and a button. just kept it super simple. 

thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my stuff :) have a crafty day or night! and if you have a pet, be sure to give them extra pets and kisses and tell them how lucky you are to have them xxxshelly

Sunday, December 27, 2015

cardztv designer gallery

happy monday! its my turn to showcase another project foe cardztv designer gallery. i made 3 cards using the same image stamp but 3 different sentiments from marys awesome stamp sets. i used my cuttlebug for the embossed panels then inked them up. 

for this card i used a stamp from the "just sayin" set
for this one i used a stamp from "simply said"

and for this last one i used "good times" 

unfortunatly im having either computer iossues or blog issues and its not letting my photos of the stamp sets load for you to see here, but head on over to cardz tv ad you can see and buy them from there :) 
thanks a million for checking out my stuffs. your sweet comments always make me smile.  happy crafting! shelly 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

cardztv designer gallery.

happy monday! its my turn to showcase a project for cardztv designers gallery again. i made a cute lil snowman scene using marys cardztv stamps and a few other little supplies. 

i made the snowman using 2 styrofoam balls. i covered them in modpodge then rolled them in chunky glitter. i used a crafters toothpick to join them. i added an orange toothpick for the nose. googly eyes and used pearls for his mouth. i glued it and the terra cotta planter /snowball holder to a 4 inch coaster then added some decoart snow tex and moss. for the topiary  i used a plain moss ball and added bendable twigs , berry picks and snowtex. i stuck a dowel that i painted brown into it added moss and sto tex around the planter. and attached the same ribbon used on the snowman. 

for the hat i cut an old sock. i cut it then cut one end into frays and tied with a ribbon, cute eh ;) 
i painted a little terra cotta planter then used  little glittered styrofoam balls i found them at hobby  lobby in the christmas section. 

i stamped some snowflakes onto round unfinished wood pieces using naughty or nice set. i inked them up and added tim holtz rock candy distress stickles to them. glued to a craft stick. 

i used a stamp from naughty or nice  set again.
this may look a little time consuming but i promise it isnt. :)
heres the naughty or nice stamp set that you can purchase ~>here<~

thanks a ton for stopping by. your  sweet words always make me smile :) thank you for that too! happy crafting! xxxshelly 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

cardztv designer gallery

happy monday! it's my turn to showcase a project over at cardztv designer gallery. everyday we have something fresh from a different design team lady. it could be anything so be sure to pop on over and check out the awesomness. 
today i have 2 quick projects for you . i hope you like them .
first is an altered bag. i made enough for everyone who will be attenting thanksgiving dinner with us . they will be filled with candies and nuts and a little note expressing why i'm thankful/grateful for them
i used die cuts for the leaves and inked them up. although i didnt do it on these leaves a nifty tip to give them veins and texture, run them through your embossing machine with a spider web folder. 

i added a button ( underneath the fold i added a glue dot to keep the bag shut) i then added some floral stuff, for the berries on the branch i alcohol inked up some white pearls then hot glued them onto the branch. i tied the bunch together and glued it to the bag. 

for the faux stitching i used a stamp from the "basic borders" set and the sentiment is from the "count your blessings set. ill set ya up with a link of where to pick this set plus all the others at the end of my post. 

my next project is a christmas card.
i used one of my embossing folders and a snowflake diecut.i added some rhinestones. the sentiment and blue stamped snowflakes are from the stamp set "naughty or nice"

cardstv stamp sets i used

 they can be purchased ~>here<~

thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog, your sweet words always make me smile. thank you for that too :) happy crafting!! xxxshelly 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

cardztv gallery altered cutting board

happy wednesday! i goofed last post. it wasnt my turn to showcase a such a huge dork! that my calendar is straight lets get down to business. i made 2 things for you .  :)  i altered a cutting board that my daughter had given me a few years ago and i made a card.   be sure to check out the designer gallery every day as a new project by a different DT lady is showcased. i have some amazingly talented DT sisters for sure! 

i covered this with packing paper then painted that white then added some brown . after that dried i scuffed it up. i then added some frou frou to it.

i then added this stamp. its from the stamp set "just sayin" this awesome set plus tons of others can be purchased ~>here . youre welcome in advance :) 

here's the card i made
the flowers were made just by layering different sized circles. i used a distressing tool along the edges then inked them. ( i used spun sugar distessing ink ) i then added brads to the centers. 

for the sweet sentiment i used a stamp from the "think" spring set. 

thank you for stopping by today. your sweet comments always make me smile thank you for that too! have a great rest of day and happy crafting! xxxshelly 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

candy dish and mini sacks

happy thursday! it's my turn to showcase my project for cardztv designer gallery. make sure to take a peek everyday as we have a different designer each day creating something magical for your eyes.i made 2 projects for ya :)
the first is a candy dish  made from a terra cotta pot and saucer. i painted them then added ribbon to the bottom. added an unfinished wood knob that i painted and some rhinestones. i hot glued a glass votive holder/vase to the pot and also hot glued the knob. i added the sentiment using a stamp from cardztv "frankly frightful" set. this was an easy but fun lil project. 

next up are a couple cut lil mini treat sacks.
for this one i used a martha stewart punch and a stamp from cardztv "trick or treat" set

for this i stamped some eyes from the "let's face it" set plus added a couple sets of googly eyes. 

and for this i used another martha stewart punch and used "frankly frightful" again for the sentiment. 

cardztv stamps sets can be purchased ~> here
these are the sets i used

thanks so much for stopping by today. hope you enjoyed my stuff :) your sweet comments always make me smile thank you for that too:)  have a fun crafty day/night! xxxshelly