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My name is Elizabeth and I am an avid crafter. I have been making and selling my handcrafted jewelry for the past 8 years. In 2010 I rediscovered my interest in scrapbooking. I work full time in the banking field, mother to 2 beautiful girls and a wife to an awesome husband that provides support to my crafting needs. I am looking forward to sharing with you my creations and I hope you find inspiration from them.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Dress Form Stick Pin Cushion

Hello my beautiful friends,

Today I would like to share with you a project I had mentioned to you all in my last post where I had said I used my sewing machine. The project in question is a beautiful dress form stick pin cushion I had sewn using the Fabric Quarters  that you can get at JoAnn's and a pattern I found through YouTube (I will post the links below). I had made it for my swap partner Ana Llanes on YouTube. We were to make a stick pin cushion and 15 stick pins. Here is a picture of the finished cushion....


I just love it! Yellow is Ana's favorite color so I had to be sure to use that color for this project. If you click on the photo to enlarge you will see that the fabric has a beautiful pattern. I took advantage of  the pattern to add small pearls and acrylic rhinestone in the center of the design. I also used trims from my stash. She has an adorable flower on her that I made and I gave her a pearl necklace with a cameo pendant. I had added rhinestone chain around the cameo. She stands tall on a glass candle stick holder I had purchased from the Dollar Tree and on her neck there is an acrylic door pull I had picked up in the $2 bin at Michael's. She was pretty easy to make so I can't wait to make more in other colors.

Here are the links....

Dress Form Pattern:
http://www.thediydish.com/promo/theDIYdish_Season4_Episode1_dressformpincushion.pdf
Dress Form Tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V9qmKE9wN4

Want to see the stick pins? Click on the video link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2ds75xhGP4

Thanks for visiting!
~Elizabeth

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Hello my beautiful people,

I want to take this moment to wish those that are mommy's or soon to be mommy's a very Happy Mother's Day! I hope you are enjoying this special day either crafting, spending time with the family or just relaxing. =) Hubby took me out for breakfast this morning so my day started out nice. Gotta love my hubby cause he is just so good to me....one of my kind and I just love him so much.

So I got home and started working on a card. I felt inspired and motivated to craft. I decided to use the beautiful paper from Graphic 45 "The Secret Garden". I have seen the movie when I was younger and love it.  This is what I made...



The base I used the envelopes from Recollections Corrugated Cards that I had purchased from Michael's. Used an image from the collection and I embellished it with one of my handmade flowers, acrylic butterfly and some flat back pearls. I just love how it turned out! Inside of the envelope I made a pull out to write my little note. I used the other half of the paper and matted it with cream color card stock. It came out very simple. Here is a pic ....


Isn't it so pretty! I made it for a wonderful lady I am doing a swap with over on YouTube. I hope she likes it. Well if you want to know more on the materials I used to make this beautiful card just click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFs7qx4p2I


Thank you for visiting!
~Elizabeth

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

"Flower Power" I Have Been Inspired!

Hello my beautiful people!

Remember in my last post I had mentioned how a busy little bee I was over the weekend. Well I have a project share for you. After watching a few videos and a couple of tutorials on YouTube on handmade flowers I felt inspired on making my own.  Here is what I have made so far....

Lace Flowers


Fabric Flowers

Doily Flowers

They are just adorable! I love how they turned out! Click on the video below where I share whose video tutorial I followed to make a couple of these lovelies. =)



Thank you for visiting!
~Elizabeth

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Acrylic Flowers

Happy Sunday!

Well I have been a busy little bee crafting this weekend.  I was able to get a lot done. I have been working on a couple of projects for a swap which I had to pull out my sewing machine for.  Both the sewing machine and I are a little rusty, LOL! But after a couple of tries I love how my project came out. Sorry for the tease but I will share what I made at a later time. =) However, I will share a couple of acrylic flowers I made using Teardop Tags from Traditions Beads found at Hobby Lobby. They look like this:



Here is what I made using the white tags and the pink tags:



To make the white flower I used 7 tags and for the pink one I used 11 tags. I had made these for my altered birdcage for the Scrapping Queens of 2013 Pocket Full of Posies YouTube Hop. Well I received a request on how I made these adorable flowers. You can see how I put them together by clicking on the video below:




That is all for now. Have a wonderful Sunday!

~Elizabeth