Monday, September 4, 2017

A Glimpse Of Why Paper Flowers Really Make Me So Happy

Hello there,
Welcome to INSPIRE.

What a weekend we had here
in my little corner of Ohio, as we had the remnants 
of "Harvey" camp out for a couple of days,
giving us some chilly fall like temps
and quite a bit of rain in a 24 hour period.

NOTHING however, compared to how the
people of Houston and surrounding area's have suffered
enormous loss and are now faced with rebuilding their lives.
My continued thoughts and prayers for all.

With the weather we were dealt here, it was a good time
to stay indoors, have some hot soup, and create something that brings me great joy, paper flowers for crafting.

These are a few new designs I have created,
incorporating some fall colors of deep orange & golden yellow in a "curly" style, using ink dye & paint.

The deep purple below, was misted by my favorite glimmer mist, and will also be lovely in my fall crafting.

And of course here in the Ohio valley, we must have deep Burgundy, as I had created my very first mulberry paper flower.

For every "single" new flower design (one to keep for future reference) I did use ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever, and also using their No Clog Writing Caps, not only with the BGE, but also with my mixed media glue, for the "lot" of each new design.(the link to ScraPerfect is featured at the end of this post)

Creating little pieces of paper beauty, can turn even the bleakest of days, into to days of joy.

If you haven't yet gave making paper flowers a try, you really should, just play with die cut, punched or even hand cut flower designs, and see how easy & relaxing this form of art truly can be.

Thank You for visiting today!

Until next time....... Happy Crafting to you! 


Sunday, September 3, 2017

Flower Making How To With The Best Glue Ever and No Clog Writing Cap

Hello there!
Welcome to INSPIRE.
Thank you for visiting today.

Today's feature is my latest DT 
product project featuring
Best Glue Ever & No Clog Writing Caps.

These two products together worked amazing 
in my favorite crafting obsession, 
making paper flowers.

This week, I created 4 new designs
and these 2 products made it so simple 
to layer the flowers, with minimal amounts of glue used.

Head Inver to the ScraPerfect blog
for full details following the link below
the project photo above.

To purchase ScraPerfect's 
Best Glue Ever & No Clog Writing Caps
follow the store link below.

Until next time.......Happy Crafting!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Easy Glitzy Animal Print Card How To: A Robin's Nest ExclusiveHe

Hello there!
Welcome to Inspire.

Today I want to share with you the link to my latest
DT project for The Robin's Nest.
A very easy card to make, but with lots of glitz.

Want to see all the details? 
Head on over to
the Chattering Robin's blog by following the link 
featured with my project photo above. 

Love the glitter cardstock you see? 
Go by The Robin's Nest online store
to find it and so much more!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!!!!

Monday, August 28, 2017

It's All About Breakfast At Tiffany's For Me Please August #ccbchallenge

Hello, Welcome to INSPIRE!

I wanted to stop in and share with you
my latest project, which is actually my entry 
for the Canvas Corps Brands
August Challenge
"Let's Visit The Cinema".

My ideal visit to the cinema
would very likely be a film featuring 
my very favorite actress 
Audrey Hepburn.
One that is tops for me is 
"Breakfast At Tiffany's".

My project began with a
Tolsby frame IKEA.

I first covered the frame
with clear gesso, followed by 2 coats of
acrylic paint in a "Tiffany" bluish color of course.

Once the paint had dried thoroughly, I used a few spritz's
of a couple of my favorite Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in the shade of Blue Raspberry,
along with selections from the 
the Exclusive Heidi Swapp Color Kit.

I chose a mini promotional poster
of the film "Breakfast At Tiffany's" as the photo, added a a clipboard cut from cardstock in black & light gray, and vellum printed with wavy filmstrip over the surface of the frame.

Now, when I think of Tiffany's, I think
dazzle, sparkle & shiny,
so to finish the design, I added foiled stars (using ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever & Transfer Foil) in various sizes, and loads of bling.

For the backside of the photo frame
I used black yardstick, a couple of vellum filmstrips
with one of the most iconic images from the film,
Holly Golightly, standing with her pastry and coffee, as she walks and gazes into the windows of her 
beloved Tiffany's.

Thank you so much for visiting today.
Head on over to the 
Canvas Corps Brands Blog
for ideas featuring most crafter's beloved brands,
 like 7 Gypsies, Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp & so many more.

Until next time...... Be Creative!