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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Crafty Weekend

Hi everyone! This weekend I got a little bit of crafting done! I made a layout, some cards {of which I am going to list for sale on my Etsy store sometime in the next week!} and my favorite thing of the weekend, a Christmas shadow box! The shadowbox is 7 Gypsy's brand and all the patterned paper is My Minds Eye. I was hoping to get the larger shadow box that 7 Gypsy's makes, but this was the only one left. Turns out, I liked making it on such a small scale so it all worked out in the end. Maybe another time I can find one of the larger ones. At first I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with it, but then I was going through my paper and came across this fun line of Christmas paper from My Minds Eye and new I was going to make the shadow box Christmas, Christmas, Christmas! It's fun to make Christmas decorations when it is still 70 degrees outside.

Here are the pictures:

Hopefully the picture is ok. I couldn't fit it too well close up so it may be sort of hard to see all the detail at a glance. I took more pictures of all the details for that reason and they are posted just here below.

I took lots of pictures so that you could see the details close up! Hope you guys like it!
Here are the supplies used:

Shadow Box: 7 Gypsy's
Patterned Paper and pre-made tags: My Minds Eye
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Punches: Stampin' Up! Large Scallop Circle, Word Window, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border, Scallop Trim border, Designer Label, small star {retired}, Extra Large Bird, Itty Bitty Shapes, Pinking Hearts border, 1" Circle; Martha Stewart Lace border punch
Dies: Stampin' Up! Lots Of Tags, Birds & Blooms
Buttons: Stampin' Up! Big Deck The Halls, Bitty buttons, Brights and Naturals Designer buttons,
Stamps: Stampin' Up!
Inks: Stampin' Up! Baja Breeze, Ridinghood Red, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Crumb Cake
Rhinestone Stickers, beads {retired} and Silver Tinsel Trim: Stampin' Up!
Embossing plate: Northern Furry
Rhinestone and metal flower brad: Hobby Lobby
Thimble: Robert's Crafts
Paint: Making Memories
Flowers: Bazil Basics
Ribbon: my stash, All My Memories, Stampin' Up!, American Crafts, baker's Twine

Lots and lots of supplies for such a little thing, right!

Onto the next project! Here are the cards that I made to exchange with my friends, Amber and Marci, for our purchase and exchange swap. When we go to our Stampin' Up! crafty night, we have to use whatever we bought to make something for each of us. I decided I liked the cards so much that I made 3 more to sell them on my Etsy store, Craftydork. Hope you guys like them! If you would like to purchase this set from my Etsy store - once I have the item listed, leave a comment and I will waive the shipping for you for being a bloggy friend! Love you guys!

Here are the pics:

Here are the supplies:

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up! Love Letter
Embossing Plate: Stampin' Up! Elegant Bouquet
Punches: Stampin' Up! Large Scallop Circle, 1" circle, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border, Fancy Label; Martha Stewart Lacey border
Stamps: Stampin' Up
Inks: Ridinghood Red, Crumb Cake
Brads: Very Vintage

The scrapbook page matches the cards I made. I have gone crazy over Maggie Holmes! She is my current favorite celebrity scrapbooker. She had a post that was a picture of a kitchen table covered in scrapbook pages. So I zoomed into the picture and loved the pages I saw. It was filled with inspiration. I used it to help inspire scrapbook pages. This is the 3rd one I made from her picture. I by no means copied the layouts to the T but I did put my own spin on them.

I will actually post the page tomorrow. Sorry to hold off. The pictures I took were blurry so I want to make sure I get better ones before I post it. Plus there is a lot of stuff to look at here!

On a non related scrapper note, I was watching the True Blood season finale and then started onto Weeds from this season. Love both of those shows! Now that I am completely caught up with both of them, I am probably going to start catching up on Big Love, one of my other favorite shows! After that, then that will probably be it on catching up on older shows because the new fall season is starting! I already watched Vampire Diaries last week and loved it!

I do have some slightly sad news to report! My Ipod crashed! It went to Ipod heaven this week :(. Moment of silence please. It has served me well...

I only had it for about 3 years though so I am really sad. I was completely attached to the thing and didn't leave my house without it. I will hopefully get to replace it this Christmas. We shall see if Santa can bring me one :-).
Hope you are all good and have a great rest of your week!


Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Love your shadow box! Absolutely beautiful. I'll have to check our your Etsy shop when I have more time to browse. Busy morning so far. Sorry about your iPod. I would freak out if mine crashed. So nice to chat with you last night on Paperclipping Live!

Sandy Ang said...

The painter's tray is great !