Saturday, July 13, 2013

Epic Day Gift Ensemble by Monika Davis

This fun Epic Day Gift Ensemble was created by Monika Davis!  Isn't it sweet?!  You can find out more about Monika on her blog HERE.  Make this super cool mini album out of one sheet of paper. The size makes it perfect to take it with you in your hand bag to show off your favorite pictures or tuck special notes in. The decorated gift bag is the perfect way to present this sweet little album.  This project makes for a fun Stamp Camp and a great project or gift for kids too!  To access all of the instructions for the Epic Day Gift Ensemble as well as the other July projects for Craft Project Central, click HERE and subscribe to the month of July!  Also, be on the lookout for a giveaway for a free July subscription to Craft Project Central!  I will be posting the giveaway shortly and will be selecting one lucky winner! :)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Six-Sided Sampler Birthday Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Show Respect For Your Body
My final arrival time back in Denver was yesterday morning at 5 a.m.  I was exhausted!  When I was a lot younger I could stay up late and get up early and somehow be coherent and energetic.  That's not the case now!  I slept for about 2 hours once I arrived home, but my body clock was all upside down.  So I got up and walked Buddy and then spent most of the day on the couch.  Then my body decided it was time to go on strike and I began to have my classic migraine systems.  My body was letting me know that I had not shown it the respect it requires and I was paying the consequences.  I was in bed, with lights out, by 8 pm last night.  I slept almost 10 hours and am feeling a lot better today!  I'm still taking things slowly but expect that by tomorrow I will feel like myself again.  Time in the craft room is definitely a relaxing way to spend the day!
I began with a Chocolate Chip card base and stamped it with the Chevron background stamp and Illuminate ink.  Next I added a torn piece of Venetian Romance designer paper and a crumpled piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  I stamped the six-sided image with half-strength Chocolate Chip ink and punched it out with the Hexagon punch.  Next came a stamped greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes onto Pistachio Pudding card stock cut into a small banner.  I added a neutral button with a glue dot.  Next I stamped some lines from Gorgeous Grunge onto the card and finished with some Early Espresso baker's twine.  I hope you like it and I hope you have a wonderful and creative weekend!!!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Home Sweet Home...not really :)

I am very pleased with myself. I am sitting on the floor in Dulles airport with a flight that continues to get delayed. I am pleased because I am keeping a very positive attitude and have set up a little space for myself - drinking tea and watching a crafting DVD :) I even discovered some amazing art - pictures of Mars!!!! Can't wait to try to recreate some of the color and texture in my art journal!!!! I guess today's lesson from the craft room is make the most of whatever experience you find yourself in :) Here are some pictures if my little camping spot and a few if the Mars photos - Enjoy!!!!

Summer Garden Party by Tara Bourgoin

Today I wanted to share with you the first project for July - Week 2 at Craft Project Central!  This sweet Summer Garden Party set was created by Tara Bourgoin.  You can learn more about Tara and her wonderful creation HERE.  Hosting a party can be exciting and nerve-wracking all at once. D├ęcor is a breeze with this simple yet elegant set from beginning to end with the invitation, bunting, centerpieces and guest favors. Delight your friends and family with a classic garden party this summer!  If you would like all the instructions for this project and all the Craft Project Central July projects I am posting this month, head on over to the Craft Project Central website and subscribe for the month of July!  I will also be giving away a free subscription for July later this month, so keep watching! :)

Monday, July 08, 2013

A Few Days Away From The Blog...

I will post in a day or two...sorry for the brief absence.  Hope your week gets off to a great start!