Crafting Compulsion?

Does this ever happen to you??? Do you ever become obsessed with the silliest things? Do you sometimes exhibit a crafting compulsion that could potentially land you in a twelve step program? Okay maybe I am being a tad melodramatic, but I think I may have a problem:) So I have been going OCD over these Lace & Doily Stickers that they are carrying at the Dollar Tree. They are so adorable, and I feel this overwhelming compulsion to get them. It’s been hit or miss for me in finding them, and I have found myself guilty of drawing others into my sickness.

My mother was able to obtain several sets…my girlfriend Jona found a few…my girlfriend Karen made an attempt, but alas there were no doily stickers to be found where she went. In an effort to appease her crafty friend, she did however find some adorable 3D garden stickers. No they were not doilies but they were hecka cute!

So to say thank you to her for redirecting my one track doily loving mind, I made her this set of mini cards using the garden stickers.

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They were super easy to put together, and the turned out really cute. I even made a tiny desktop box for them to sit in, so they could be kept close at hand.

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So thank you to all those crazy ladies, who were trying to help this crazy crafter in her quest.

Until the next obsession…Happy Crafting!

Elaine

PMDC-050: Sketch Challenge

It’s been a while since I’ve had an opportunity to play along with the Digi Challenge at Pixel Maven’s Retreat. So here we go. I’ve been wanting to design a few 4×6 photo mounts for my Project Life Binder, and I thought this would be a great opportunity to do that and play along.

So I knew what I wanted to make, and where I wanted to play along….but what was my theme going to be??? Looking through some of my older MDS files I came across the Wonderfall Kit, and that clinched it!!! I love Fall!!! And I love the whimsical designs in this kit.

Below is my take on the challenge…I hope to see your interpretations, be it digital, hybrid or traditional.

Until Next Time…Happy Crafting!

Elaine

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Butterfly Birthday Card – Cricut Explore & Anna Griffin

As many of you know, I adore all things Anna Griffin…paper, textiles…you name it, I love it. So when the new Cricut Explore came out with the Anna Griffin images, it was a no brainer.

I wasn’t sure what to create first so I opted for a card from the pre-designed projects library, and I am uber smitten with the results!

Also impressive, was how wonderfully the Explore functions. I have owned several versions of ProvoCraft’s Cricut Machine and this is by far my favorite. It is steady, quiet and exact. I still have a bit of a learning curve to overcome using Design Space as opposed to Craft Room, but this machine will make it totally worthwhile.

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Now I need to decide what to do with that Imagine Machine of mine! Maybe a prize to one of my subscribers??? Stay tuned for that.

Below are pictures of the gift bag and gift tag that accompanied the card. I hope their recipient enjoys them as much as I do!

 

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Until Next Time…Happy Crafting!

Elaine

Digi Birthday Card – PMDC-038

Totally inspired by Nicole Watt and Kris Kilcoyne over at  Pixel Maven’s Retreat  , I decided to use their sketch to design a Digital card front.

There are a lot of birthdays to celebrate coming up soon, and digital cards offer a multitude of options and great versatility.  This would also be a cute card front for Valentine’s or Mother’s Day.

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I thought the DSP “Flirtatious” had excellent colors and the Delicate Doilies Digital stamp added tons of fun to the project!

I’d love to see your take on the challenge!

Digital Birthday Card

Until Next Time… Happy Crafting!

Elaine

Page Dimension: 7 x 5
Sketch Inspiration: Pixel Maven’s DigiChallenge-038
Digital Stamp: Stampin’ Up! © Delicate Doilies
DSP: Stampin’ Up! © Flirtatious
Digital Embellishment: Stampin’ Up! Basic Pearls

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