Monday, March 20, 2017

Faberge Luminary Egg Plus Easter Egg Cards

Hello my crafty peeps!
Yes, it's that time of year again to start making these gorgeous Faberge
Luminary eggs, boxes and cards.
Bird has a beautiful collection to get you in the mood.
Click on the link below to get this kit.

This is Bird's  gorgeous luminary egg. So beautiful in
gold  paper and pearls.

This very unique Faberge egg is so elegant sitting atop a pretty decorated
stand. I choose gold and turquoise paper and added rhinestones, flower, ribbon
and a pretty butterfly. I just happened to have turquoise velum.
You can decorate this to your taste in so many colors.
So fun and easy to assemble and a great gift for someone special to
treasure for years.

The best part is that this egg lights up. Yes, you can place a led light
inside and if you get the remote, you can flick it on and off.
 How fun is that!
Enjoy the beauty of this gorgeous Faberge
egg and light up your home.

I made a paper rose and added gems and bow.

Even though my butterfly was not the exact color, it gives contrast.
I also added tiny ribbon around each circular to hide my imperfection's. :)

This Bird's lovely egg card with the simmering gold dotted paper and
gold trim. Stunning!

 Up next is this sweet egg card. I really enjoyed making this one and
as you can see I just had to make more than one. haha They were so quick
and easy to assembly with the step by step video. Great card!
My Eclips machine didn't like cutting my gold paper because of the laser.

But that didn't stop me for long! I fired up my Cricut Explore and it
cut like butter. Glad I have another machine as backup. lol I love them both!!

 Up next is this pretty egg with rhinestones all around the rim and
sprinkled in between the gold bow and trim. The matching envelope is
so pretty with the rainbow colors and gold bow.
A beauty for anyone to receive.

Up next is my pretty purple egg card with a gold flower. The picture
doesn't do it justice. Its really quite elegant in person and
a beauty to send out to someone special.

 I used the negative from the bow to make my flower and pop dotted each
petal. I then added a plastic flower topped with a rhinestone.

Yes, I use all my scraps especially if they are GOLD! haha

How about a Freebie Easter Treat Box from svgcuts!

Click on the link below!

That's it folks for another day. I hope that I've inspired you to
start your Easter crafting and share these beauties with everyone you know.
Have a great week!


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Fantastic 3D Paper Sculptures Shadow Boxes

Hello my crafty friends!
Spring is in the air and it's in the 90s here in Apple Valley. Yes, its that
time of year again and my tulips and fruit trees are in full bloom. I can't
wait for my roses to start blooming.
A gorgeous time of year!
When Leo from Dreaming Tree posted their NEW Paper Sculptures
I just couldn't resist making these beautiful shadow box creations.
Easy, Fun and Amazing!!

Up first is the Hummingbird shadow box. Leo's instructions calls for
a 12 x 12 wooden shadow box. Well, I didn't have one in my stash, so
I made a  6 x 6 paper shadow box.
The shadow box is from
3DCuts below

 I would also like to create 3dcuts very pretty butterfly shadow box.
Click on the link below for this shadow box
Perfect picture!!
Wish my pictures were as sharp as this one!!

I edited the Shadow box so it was just the shadow box.
I resized my hummingbird and placed it inside the shadow box.
The finished size is 6 x 6.
I love that it has a hanger on top for wall
mounting. I followed Leo's tutorial  using the pop dots to give it dimension
and before I knew it, I had three beautiful mini paper sculptures ready
for hanging.

Next up is my Butterfly paper sculpture. I added the Free
Cricut scrolled Love to the top and made a shadow layer in black.
It fit perfect!

Next up is the Heart paper sculpture. 
They are oh so beautiful in person.

So, if you don't have a 3D shadow box sitting around in your stash,
 you can still make them lovely paper sculptures, using the 3D paper
shadow box and resize your project.

They were so quick and easy to assemble and would make a lovely
gift as a set or single for someone special or to just keep
for yourself.
And with the Free captions below you can
personalize them.

How about a Freebie from Dreaming Tree!!
Spring Captions!

That's it for another day my friends.
Have a happy week and don't forget to Spring Forward.

Many Hugs,

Monday, March 6, 2017

Birthday Party Celebrate with Cupcake Cards

Hello again my sweet friends!
It's that time to Celebrate with these adorable and delightful Cupcake
Easel cards from
This whole collection looks so yummy that I just had to make these
adorable cupcake cards.
Celebrate With Cupcakes collection
Click on the link below

First up is this luscious pink and white swirled frosting with red and pink beads.
Yes, they are bugle beads from my beading. Thanks to Lee Cox for pointing that out.
 And of course my favorite
flavored cupcake is CHOCOLATE. lol 
Isn't this just the cutest card!!
And there's more to see :)
Yes, the top pulls out to display your greeting. How
clever is that! And to top it off, it has an easel stand (see pic below)
that displays it on your mantel or table. I love it!

Next up is this yellow with dots and a swirl of chocolate.
You can make these darling cupcakes in any flavor or
colors. Hey, what about scenting the cupcake in your
favorite scent, so it would smell just like a yummy cupcake.
Just a thought! :)
You can pick and choose your sentiments and d├ęcor.
So fun and quick to make. As you can see, I couldn't
stop with just one cupcake. haha
I made this one without the top swirl and decorated it with
gold swirl sequins and blue card base. A perfect one for
a more masculine look. Hey they love cupcakes too! lol

Perfect for that special man or boy and grandpa on your list.
Who wouldn't love a cupcake!!!

Here's the back view showing the easel part of
the cupcake card. This is a very unique card for most
any occasion and will be the talk of the party.
Have fun making these cute cupcake cards and all the other
goodies that go with this sweet kit.
Fast and Easy to assemble with Birds video tutorial.

Get the "Celebrate with Cupcakes" collection below.
Click on the link

How about these gorgeous Circle Flower Frames from Bird.
Click on the link below the picture.
Now it's time to Celebrate!!

That's it my friends for another day. I hope you
are having fun crafting and that I've inspired you once again.
Keep watching because Bird has just released a NEW Easter EGG set.

On SALE now for a limited time.
OMG! Gorgeous!!!
I can't wait to start crafting!
Have a great week!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Cozy Kitchen Tea Pot luminary Gift Box & Rolling Pin Cookie Box & BEAR OH MY!

Cozy Kitchen svg Bundle

Hello my friends. It's been another busy crafting week for me. I was
so thrilled to be a winner on Facebook. Leo Kowal has provided another gift
certificate from Dreaming Tree this week.... Leave a comment and share 3
crafting tools you can't do without.

Here's my comment....
1. Most important....eClips 2. Must have Lineco glue in Ultra Fine tip bottles
3. My IPhone for taking pictures of finished projects. Not to mention all the
wonderful files and creations that inspire me every day.
I won, I won!!
Thank you Thank you Leo & Jan!!

So I quickly went to Dreaming Tree's site and picked up the "Cozy Kitchen svg
bundle" FREE and couldn't wait to start crafting this adorable collection.

First up is this gorgeous Tea Pot Luminary. This very unique Tea
Pot was easy to assemble, but the tiny top took a little bit
more patience. I love the finished product!! I used paper from The paper
studio called "Blue Rose Cottage" and blue vellum so when you
put LED lights in it, it lights up and is so pretty. It's simply
gorgeous at night. I'm thinking I would like to get the LED lights
that change colors and comes with a remote control, so I
can switch it off and on.
 That would be so fun! haha

I put a couple of tiny lights in the Teapot to show you how pretty it can be lite up.
 Can you imagine when I get the changing colored lights, how amazing it will look.
Super fun project!
A big shout out to the Dream Team over at Dreaming Tree!
Great designs, Ron Gutman!  Precision Cutting files, Diana Tam, 
Fantastic Tutorials & Pictures, Leo.
Thanks for the inspiration!!
Your the Tops!

This is Leo's picture of his Tea Pot with chamomile tea inside.
So many great ideas for gift giving for someone special.

Next up is the Rolling pin Cookie box.
Is this too cute or what!!
What a Great gift to give someone with some yummy cookies inside.
So fun and easy to make with Leo's step by step tutorials.

Years ago my Mom bought a beautiful ceramic rolling pin and I still have it.
I've loved and cherished it for a long time. When I saw this rolling pin cookie
box, it was the first thing that came to mind. I just had to make one in the
blue willow colors. It's the perfect gift for any baker. The lid opens up to fit
your special baked cookies.
How cute it that!!

See picture below of my Mom's rolling pin.

My Mom used to make bread and also pizza dough with this pretty
rolling pin. She bought it in LA at the Farmers Market years ago. I
remember the smell of fresh baked breads in our home. 
That's why I love to make bread and
cinnamon rolls and of course cookies.
Great memories.

This is Leo's Rolling Pin Cookie box with the darling paper, cookie
and bow. So cute!!

Are you getting ready for St Patrick's Day? Well, I just couldn't
resist making this adorable bear holding all those Lucky 4 Leaf
Clovers sitting on the rolling pin cookie box. This is a piecing file, meaning
that you cut all the parts out and glue each one on a silhouette to create your
bear. So fun! 
The file is from KaDoodleBugDesigns  Irish Bears collection
and is on Sale for only 75 cents for the Whole kit.
Love her files! 

Click below for the Irish Bears Collection

What about a FREEBIE!!
Cupcake Wrapper and Rose Pick

From Dreaming Tree

That's it my friends for another crafty day.
I hope that I've inspired you once again with all these delicious creations.
Make someone happy and give the gift of love.
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Love Birds Heart Gift Bag Plus Swan Gatefold Cards

Just popping in with this sweet Heart Gift bag from Birds Gorgeous
collection "Love Birds". This bag is perfect for a Valentine gift for your
sweetheart or special one.
It measure 7.5" tall and is quick and easy to assemble.
Don't have time to make it for Valentine's? Well that's ok, because
this delightful bag can be used for most any occasion. Just switch out
the doves and heart for whatever occasion or use it as is for that special
Wedding or engagement party.

You can view my last post to see the Luminary Birdcage that I made.

Click on the link below to
get the whole collection

The Gorgeous "Love Birds"collection!

I love how fun and easy this was to assemble with Birds tutorial.
A delightful gift bag for sure. I'm sure I will be making more in
different colors and Holidays.

I also made this matching card using the base from the Swan Gate Fold
card. I resized the doves to fit on the card and cut the heart in half and added
a full size heart on top of each one. I used the same swirly paper on the side of the heart gift
bag, so they both match and make a wonderful gift.
I love how they turned out!

This is a Long post, but I just couldn't stop myself. lol
Birds creations are just a breeze to make and are definitely 
beautiful to send or give to anyone.

I simply love this gorgeous Swan Gate Fold card with
the elegant cutout envelope. I just had to use my turquoise
dotted papers, since I love anything with dots. haha
So quick and easy to assemble and it makes a WOW card for
someone special.

 I used gold foil paper for the swirl front and on their beaks. A
few rhinestones and of course a white plastic bow that fit perfectly
on her head. My eClips did not like the foil paper and kept
shutting off, so I had to cut it on my explore machine.
When there's a will, there's a WAY!!
Good thing for backups! lol
It opens up to a beautiful cutout scroll and dotted heart.
Gorgeous Card!

Last but not least is the lovely envelope with a special touch.

Of course I had to make one in Pink also, because they were
so fun to make. lol

 I used a Rose Gold foil paper, so that it would match
the rose swirl paper. The picture doesn't do it justice.
It's simply Gorgeous in person.

How about a FREE Heart Card by Bird, to start your week off right?
Yes, Tomorrow is Valentine's Day!
Hurry Hurry!
Lattice Heart svg

Click on the link below for the FREE Heart Valentine Card

That's it my friends for another really Crafty weekend for me.
I hope that I've inspired you once again and you have time
to make some of these beauties.


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Luminary 3D Love Birds Bird Cage

Love Birds Collection

Hello again, my crafty friends!
It's been a very busy week for me with craft classes and heater issues.
My heater shut down for 5 days and I almost froze my toes off at nite. lol  It's
usually pretty warm here, but the day it went out, it was overcast
and went down to 60 inside. Well, I hibernate when I have to
put on 3 pairs of socks and 3 shirts and see my breath. haha  I'm sure
some of you will laugh, but that's Cold for me. haha

I can't wait for Summer :)

When Bird showcased her New collection, I couldn't wait to make the
gorgeous Love Birds Luminary Bird Cage.
It's on SALE for a limited time.
Click below

This is a Very special and unique Bird cage. During the day it
looks like a pretty cage, but at night it lights up showing two
Love Birds swinging inside. I love it!!
I used papers from Pocket full of Posies stack by DCWV that I picked
up at Michaels when they had a sale and I couldn't resist. I just
knew I would need it for a special project someday. :)
I used flower lace around the front and top and was going to make
some of Bird's Free flowers, but ran out of time, so I used the purple
flowers that I had in my stash. For my next one, I will be using
Birds FREE flower collection. See link below.

I used purple velum behind all the sides, but you can use any
color depending on your paper choices. I would love to make
one in the Blue Willow papers with blue velum. How pretty
would that be! I can tell that I will be making more of
these very unique Luminaries for everyone to enjoy and play
with that remote control LED light. lol You know, my daughter
has 2 parakeets....hmmm. She would love one with parakeets and
maybe Bird could arrange that. :)  Oh, my son has a cockatiel !
Wishful thinking :)

Do you see the Love Birds????
There they are sitting pretty on their swing.
I didn't have a large LED light, so I used twinkle lights inside instead. The
top of the cage opens up to hold the lights, so that will show the birds. It's
sooo pretty and like Bird said, I can't stop turning it off and on. I need
to order the LED light with the remote control, so I can play. lol

The original file measures 6.85" x 5" x 7.5".  I made mine  larger
measuring 10" x 7.2" x 11". It was easy to assemble with Birds step
by step video tutorial. This is a Must have file for all crafters. You
won't be disappointed and will have a very special keepsake to keep
or give to a special friend or family.

Close up of the cute little birds sitting on a darling swing.

I hope you love this adorable Luminary Love Bird cage as
much as I did making it.

How about this beautiful FREE Flower collection by Bird.

Click on the link below for the FREE Flowers

That's it my friends for another day.
I hope that I've inspired you once again.