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Monday, August 29, 2011

Thank You!

I would like to Thank everyone who joined us for our First "Dressed to Nines" Blog Hop! I really appreciate all the support and wonderful comments! And now ......drum roll please......Congratulations Sandy S you are the winner of my Blog Candy! Woohoo! I will email you for your addy so I can get your goodies in the mail ASAP!
Thanks Again to all who stopped by and participated in the blog hop! 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

“Dressed to the Nines” Blog Hop!

Hello! And welcome to the "Dressed to the Nines" Blog Hop!  
Thank you for hopping along with us today! This is our first blog hop for the Dress Form tag swap that Jana hosts on the CMB! We are all very excited to show off our creations!  And as a "Thank you" for stopping by I am offering a little blog Candy:

One Lucky person will receive this Halloween Dress Form tag kit which includes:  Three large tags,  Three pieces of  halloween patterned cardstock to cover your tags, Three Dress forms cut from heavy duty black mat board, Three dresses (One Orange & two Purple) and a pkg of  cute little Halloween Spiders with Witch hats & google eyes to decorate your tags. The rest is up to you! We hope to inspire you along the way to try your hand at making these dress form tags. Along with this kit I will also be sending you one of my COMPLETED Halloween Dress Form tags pictured below.

How to enter for the blog candy: 
-You must become a follower of this blog. 
-You must leave me a comment Below 

-Please remember to leave me an email address to contact you!
I will randomly pick a winner on Monday! 
Good Luck !

List of participants in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Simply My Crafts
  2. Lil Red’s Craftin’hood
  3. Planlady19
  4. The Kraft Lab
  5. Just Jean’s
  6. Cindy32 – Guest blogging at Simply My Crafts
  7. Paper Scraps N More <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<,You are Here
  8. Addicted2Paper <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<Your Next Stop
  9. Scrappin Diva
  10. Scrapping Under the Influence 

 I signed up for the Dress Form Tag Swap over on the Cricut Message Board and my groups this month were "Television Show/Movie/Famous Person (real, animated, etc" , "Designers Choice" & "Halloween"

So my first tag is for the "famous person" category and I decided to go with "Laverne" from Laverne & Shirley and when I was researching her I came across an old episode of Happy Days where Laverne was wearing a Poodle skirt and dancing with Fonzie at the Diner. So this is my interpretation. For this tag I used the Tim Holtz sewing room die and an SVG file I found on the internet for the Poodle Skirt dress.

For my second tag...the "designers Choice" category I decided since all girls "Love to Shop!" I would make what I call my "Girls Just wanna have Fun!" tag. ha ha I found this awesome Glitter paper at Michaels in the black and the White w/black polka dots and I used the Sizzix Dress Form die on this one. This die comes with the little shoe and the smaller pkg.....but I happened to have another Sizzix die with similar pkgs I used to make the bigger box and I combined them to come up with this. For the white on the smaller box I used my Martha Stewart glitter.  The background paper I used on the tag is also Glittered and from the lost and Found this whole tag is very sparkly! And I am now covered from head to toe in Glitter! LOL!

For my Third Group, the "Halloween" category I decided to do a witch. For this one I once again used my Sizzix dress form die. The dress is made with my favorite black glitter paper and believe it or not the clear overlay for the skirt with the white spider webbing is from a pkg of MS treat bags I had leftover from last year. The belt is is orange glitter ribbon & the neckline I glittered myself with Course MS orange glitter to match. I hand cut the hat myself. Stamped the spider web on the corner of the tag and then applied stickles. The spider is from EK Success. SOOOOO SPOOKY! I love the way this one turned out! ha ha  

I hope all the ladies in my groups for this swap like all of my dress form tags when they receive them. If you are visiting my site and have never tried your hand at making these dress form tags, let me tell you they are a lot of fun. Give it a try.....they are super easy to make. Happy Crafting! 

I hope you enjoy this hop and we are sure to have another one planned in the near future. 
Please stop by all the blogs and leave comments.
If you would like to see more....I have posted the video Below from our FIRST Dress Form Tag swap.
Good luck to everyone and enjoy the rest of your weekend! 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dress Form Tag Swap

These are the tags from the FIRST Tim Holtz Dress Form Tag Swap that I participated in over on the Cricut Message Board. We used dress form cuts from the Alterations Sewing Room Die from Tim Holtz. Lots of beautiful tags! Thanks Jana for hostessing this one and for uploading this awesome video of all of our tags!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Attic treasures chunky charm

This is a chunky charm I made with the Attic treasure's theme for a friend of mine. I used a large TH swivel clasp in antiqued brass, and all the charms are also antiqued brass. The idea was to use charms that represent items you might find in your grandparent's attic. I started off with a beautiful vintage looking pendant I hung from the bottom of the charm and then added a cuckoo clock, vintage key, pocketwatch, camera, old fashioned chair & fan......and also some beautiful brown, cream, copper & green beads. I Love how this one turned out and I hope CoyoteKim is going to Love it as well. I made it super chunky b/c thats the way Kim likes her charms. Now I'm off to make a vintage tag for this charm. Hope you like it! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Timepiece Shadowbox Frame

I wanted to make a nice shadowbox frame & layout to remember my Dad who passed away from Cancer in 1988. My dad loved to restore old cars and he had 1930 Model A that was his pride and joy and I thought it would be awesome to make a vintage layout I could put his picture in..... so I created this layout using the Bo Bunny Timepiece collection papers, the Tim Holtz weathered clock die, misc TH findings & gears  and a pkg of Jolees 3d pocket watches.  I really like the old fashioned feel of this layout. Now the problem.....I can NOT locate the picture I have of my DAD standing in front of his Model A. So I may end up putting the pic of his car in the designated spot and then putting a smaller pic of him......Not sure yet how I am going to finish this project yet until I am done sorting through all the photos I have but I wanted to go ahead and show you all what I have been working on.  Thanks for looking.