Saturday, March 12, 2011

Shimmering Shamrock Blog Hop 3/13-19

Good Morning to all of you joining me today. I first want to say "Happy St Patrick's Day". I want to welcome you to Tanya's "Scrappy Scavenger's Shimmering Shamrock" Blog Hop. I am so happy to join this group of talented ladies for my first ever blog hop. If you came from Nancy Owen's blog, then you are in the right place. If you are just strarting and want to see all of these beautiful projects then you would start back at Tanya's Scrappy Scavenger's blog, .
 I love St Patrick''s Day, not only because I am part Irish and have red hair, but because I love green. I love to wear green, drink green beer, eat green eggs and ham. All the fun stuff assoicated with this day. I am very happy to be part of this shimmering shamrock extravaganza.

I wanted to make a banner for this jolly oh holiday. I went with the typical saying, Happy St.Patricks Day. I cut the lettering at 5 inches from Birthday Bash. Like I have said in past post before that this is one of my new favorite Cartidges. I use it a lot for the font and there are tons of cute cuts. To go over the cream color cardstock of each font letter I used Tim Holtz's Distress ink (pelled paint) . The background is white 5x6 cards I cut in half. Over each piece I used some more green distress ink on them. For the greeen  boarder I cut  from Plantain Schoolbook it was cut at 6 1/2 iches and distress around the edges with the greeen ink. I made it pop by using adhesive pop dots.

The two Leprechauns I cut @ 5 inches using the Paper Doll Dress up cartidge. Using Momento black ink I stamped with peachy keen stamps to make the faces and pink chalk for the cheeks. I hightlighted the clothing and rainbow with some stickles. This makes the images pop. To create the 1 inch shamrocks on the font.  I put elmers glue and sprinkled them with Martha Stewart's green glitter. I added some ribbon to tie it all together. To create a beautiful shimmering shamrock banner. I love how this came out and I hope you do.

My Recipe:Green, cream, and white cardstock
Cricut cartridges, Birthday Bash, Paper Doll dress up,
elmers glue
pop dots
Tim Holtz distress ink
Now onto some blog candy. If you become a follower and leave a comment you will have a chance to win.
I you hope you enjoyed your time here and I hope you have a "Happy Green Day". Now you will move onto Shannon's blog, See you again soon in my little corner.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Scrappy Scavenger Heart Charm Swap

Welcome back to my little corner. I found my groove and ready to show you what I have been up to lately.  I decided to challenge myself and start doing some swaps. Through my sister I have found two wonderful groups I can swap with. Through these groups I have gone out of my comfort zone and created beautiful projects. The project above is my charm that I made for the Feburary swap for Scrappy Scavenger Swap group.

What I used:
Cricut Cart Love Struck
cereal boxes
red, green, black and white cardstock
utee/ heating pot
clear stickles
silver acrilic paint
Clear Lacquer
wire cutters
wire round pliers

How I created this charm.....
             I used Love Struck cartidge to cut the rose @ 2 inches, lips @ 1 inch, wings @ 6 iches, and love sign @ 2 inches. For the cut heart I used George and Basic Shapes. I cut the open heart three times at 3 inches out of cereal boxes and then cut one heart at 3 inches. To cut cereal boxes I had to use the deep blade for the cricut. I find that if you tape the sides of the cardboard down it tends to not move and it cuts clean.
               I then painted the open hearts silver. I layered each heart taped them together. I used red cardstock to cover the bottom heart.  For the rose to have the layered effect I glued the open rose to the shadow rose. I then cut a green rose to cut the bottom for the stem.  I layered  lips with the top layer out of red cardstock and bottom black. I put clear lacquer on the top of the rose and lips. It gave a more realistic look.  I used stickles on the word love. For the wings I heated up utee in a Ranger heating pot. I diped the wings in the utee to get that effect. For the top of the charm I used heart and pearl beads and put them on some wire. I attched a jump ring on top and on the bottom. I attached the heart charm to the bottom jump ring and lobster claw to the top one. Presto my charm is completed. After creating this charm  I want to create more. I hope that my project gave you some insipration to create your own charms.

Thanks for coming to my corner and visiting. See you again soon.