Sunday, April 30, 2017

Entry For The Canvas Corp Brands April Challenge: Feathers

Hello there,
welcome to INSPIRE creative blog.

Today I wanted to share with you
a fun project I created using 
cardstock & Tattered Angels Mists
to create ombre' paper feathers,
for the Canvas Corp Brands April Challenge.

I chose 6-1/2 x 8 canvas triangle bunting
as the base for this project.

I first used my electronic cutting machine
to cut paper feather's in 3 slightly different sizes,
and  chose 3 shade levels of aqua heavy cardstock.

Once cut, I used 3 shades of 
Tattered Angels Mists 
to give a sort of ombre' look to each feather.

I gathered the feathers together, 
adding a floral element of a dangling Venice lace
to each flag, and centered a clay rose, 
also sprayed with glimmer mist.
I also added a small Venice lace trim 
to the top of each triangle.

On the center triangle, I added delicate colors
of pearl centered flowers, and lightly "printed" flowers,
as well as wood letter tiles and wood cutout elements.

I attached baker's twine in the shade of aqua
joining the 3 flags together to hang on the wall.

I hope you enjoy this project, 
and find yourself inspired to create one too!

Until next time, Crafty Blessings to you!

Friday, April 28, 2017

ScraPerfect: Innovative Products For Your Crafty Needs

Hello Everyone!
It is a dreadful, severe stormy night
in my little corner of the Ohio valley,
lightening, thunder, torrential rain,
the kind of night  one may find themselves
wide awake, rather than sleeping peacefully'

So what does this one do, well, I wanted
to stop in and share the link 
to the ScraPerfect blog, where 
today my introduction into
the 2017 Design Team
is posted.

I also want to invite you,
to check out all the posts on the blog
featuring the AMAZING ScraPerfect line of products.

Like the Best Glue Ever, trust me, it lives up to it's name.

The Embellie Gellie, the MUST HAVE product for 
adding embellishments to your projects with ease.

And, the Best Cleaner Ever...
all I can say is WOW!

 So if you are looking for innovative products
for your crafty  & home projects,
pop on over using the following link, 
and see the entire line 
of ScraPerfect line of products.

It will totally change the way you craft.

Until next time.....
Crafty Blessings!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

I have the most EXCITING news to share!

Hello Everyone!

I have such EXCITING news to share, I am now a member of the ScraPerfect 2017 Design Team!

What is ScraPerfect you may ask? 

Well, ScraPerfect is a collection of innovative products, 
to meet your crafting needs.

Featuring The Best Glue Ever (it's true, it really is the best).

Embellie Gellies, which are such an aid in placing small embellishments on your projects. 

And the Best Cleaner Ever which cleans "messy" craft situations, like removing adhesive, ink, paint, and other stubborn stuff. 
And there are so many additional clean ups this can be used for around the house!

Visit ScraPerfect at to see the complete line of products to meet your crafty needs. You will be amazed.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Until next time......
Crafty Blessings! 


French Flea Market Shabby Inspired Canvas-Brief How To

Hi Everybody!
So happy to be back crafting and blogging,
after dealing with food poisoning last week.
Needless to say, it will be a very long time before I will eat taco's, home cooked or elsewhere.

Anyways, I wanted to share with you
a French Flea Market Shabby Inspired
5x5 Canvas Panel.

With minimal supplies,
here is a brief how to, so you can create one too.

I love these canvas panels, and Hobby Lobby actually 
sales them in packs of 5, in various sizes.

 I used my trusty fave, Mod Podge to adhere
the base patterned paper, and added
layers with paper doilies, and the addition of 
paper with a bird on a doily banner.

I used 11gauge silver wire, threaded through eyelets
that were screwed into the panel (and secured with a dollop of glue) and then twisted with
some baker's twine colored teal & white.

I stayed with using the same colors in flowers, that were on the patterned paper, hues of soft teal, pink & ivory.

I added pearlized sequins randomly on the patterned paper, 
used flat back pearls to the centers of each flower, and finished by gluing vintage cotton lace to the bottom, and added a coordinating sequin time & twine to finish the look.

Entire project took about hour or so, and is a little 
piece of cheer to add delight anywhere.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
I hope you will visit again soon,
until then.....
Crafty Blessings!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A Brief Hiatus...Food Poisoning Re-Cooperation

Hi everyone.
I wanted to stop by 
and apologize
for lack of crafty postings this week.

On Monday evening, after preparing dinner for my
husband & myself, a few short hours later
we both became violently ill.

Apparently either our just purchased ground beef or refried beans, were bad. Tasted fine. 
But apparently one or the other was bad.

We suffered from food poisoning.
Today has been the first day we really have felt better.
Still on a diet of bland food, popsicles & Gatorade,
but should be in the clear by tomorrow evening.

Stop back again soon, I will be sharing links
to The Robin's Nest, were Saturday, 
I will be sharing my latest design team project.
It's an easy one, with delightful results.
Hope you will "tune" in.

Until then.....
Crafty Blessings!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Perfect Way To Enter A New Month-Join A Crafting Challenge

Hello There!
Welcome to INSPIRE.

I wanted to stop by and share something 
so very exciting for me.

I entered the Canvas Corp Brands
March Challenge,
and although I did not win, 
my project, was a featured project
over at the CCB Creative Studio Blog.
Here is a pic of the wall hanging 
I created and entered with.

And here is the length for the full post over at 
The Creative Studio

This is a first for me, and I am so thrilled!

Stop on over, and give a shout of congrats
to the challenge winner,
and see my and other projects also featured
in the post.

Thanks so much for visiting!
Until next time....
Crafty Blessings!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Find Inspiration With Exclusive Products From The Robin's Nest

Hello Everyone.

I wanted to stop by and share with you
a couple of links, to inspire
your creative imagination.

First, is the link to
The Robin's Nest online store,
where you will find exclusive
specialty paper & card stock, 
glitter chipboard & the delightful
Dew Drop line of color & shapes.

The second, is the
Chattering Robin's blog,
where the talented 
Robin's Nest Design Team
share projects
created with 
The Robin's Nest products.

Stop by and check out both sites,
you won't be sorry.

Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Canvas Corp Brands March Challenge "Rebirth"

Hello Everyone.
Welcome to INSPIRE.
Today I am sharing a brief Tutorial,
on how I created a project for
 Canvas Corp Brands
 This challenge is a bit different,
in that entries are for
a chance to be a Guest Designer
for the month May.
For my entry, I chose to do
a 5x7 mixed media canvas board.
I incorporated a variety of
texture through burlap, jute, fabric
and floral elements.

I captured what spring, or
a "rebirthing" of seasons
means to me.
New life with baby birds entering this world and the "song of Joy" that brings, with flowers, grass & tree's, coming back to life after their winter slumber.
All the elements I love.
I hope you enjoy this project & brief tutorial.
Thank you for stopping by.
Please visit again soon.
Until then....
Crafty Blessings!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Fools...No Fooling Here...Robin's Nest Whimsical Fairy House How To

Happy April Fool's Day!
Okay, no fooling ya here.

It is however, the first day of a new month,
and the first Saturday, which means
I am up with my latest project for
The Robin's Nest,
over at Chattering Robin's blog.

Here is a sneak peak.

For full details on how I created
this colorful fairy house,
Head over to Chattering Robin's
and check it out.

Until next time
Crafty Blessings!!