Thursday, January 29, 2015

Valentine Pillow Box Kits

Good morning bloggers!

You know it's hard for me to not participate in a fun swap.  Over at Your Paper Pantry, I joined a swap where we make pillow box kits and the theme was Valentine's.  Here's what I made:

We had to make the project first so people could see what would go inside the kit (above).  Below are the three kits we had to make (complete with vintage Valentine cards).  I was confused at first and made tags for my sample and later found out no tags were needed. Hehe

I used WRMK Pillow Box Board - love that tool! I downloaded free images from Google for the Valentine cards.  Most of the kit supplies come from Target's dollar spot.  I totally love making kits and can't wait to get mine from the other ladies so that I can make mine.

Happy crafting! Now to troll through blog land and see what y'all have been up to.....

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Upcycle Those Brown Grocery Bags

Good morning peeps!

Although most cities in the Silicon Valley have chosen to eliminate that useful plastic bag since it remains in the compost at the end of the century, we've been given the choice to bring our own reusable bags or purchase a brown bag.  Some of the retailers charge as much as a quarter for those things and I always forget to get my reusable bags out of the car.  So, here's what I've done with them:

 I added washi tape to decorate the large mailing envelope I made from these grocery bags.  I left room the return address, postage and the shipping address.

Then I decorated the outside of the bag.  The wider black tape is duck tape - over the seams to prevent something opening once the parcel is tossed about by the postal handlers.

Yeah, the left corner of the above envelope is zentangle - take a closer look - I was having a ball.

The silver tape is duck tape.

I tried to be creative and make, yeah, that didn't happen - but it's still cute.

This one is color coordinated.  Fun with washi tape, wouldn't you say?  So don't throw those brown grocery bags away.  Oh, look what else I made:

I used the Envelope Board (from We are Memory Keepers) to make the envelope.

I used flowers I've had since 2009.  This makes such a nice envelope to send a hostess of swaps or adding some lovely craft items inside and make a RAK (random act of kindness).

On one I added lace and Tilda images that really makes it so cute.  Valentine's Day is coming up so I had to add some hearts to another.

On the last one, I made a border with washi tape and then did zentangle.  Oh yeah, this was a great way to practice my zentangle.  I recall Mrs. A. doing this years ago and thought I could never do that...well, never say  never!

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting! :-)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Happy New Year!

Hey peeps!

I know - it's been a LONG time.  Well, I've been busy and had little time to commit to blogging and You Tubing...but I'm here's a little summary of what I've been making:

These are those small composition books that I altered for a swap.  I stamped images on various pages and altered the outside; even putting tabs on the Christmas one (on the right).

 These are some of the iCads I started early last year but couldn't really get into the inking. I think I was getting into too many swaps and my creative brain just went swirly.  But I'll be back doing these - a small canvas that can say a lot. :-)

 These are the lace pages I really enjoyed making for a swap.  I have to admit that some of the ones I received were not my style (some dark stained the pages with tea dye and I like mine lightly stained but that's what you get when you swap).  Creating these were cool!

 I was in a swap with a fabulous lady and she sent me an altered cereal box, which I loved, but had to make one for myself since the one she made had Julie Nutting dolls in it.  She made a cute window, so I just copied.  I'm going to make more - they make great storage for the dolls and the decorations make it a nice show piece.

In this swap, we had to make shadow boxes.  I used images from Dover Publishing - love those gals and their fabulous fashions.

In this challenge at Your Paper Pantry, I was trying to make Christmas cards all year long.  I didn't get past the third month and then couldn't find the cards last month. Yikes!  I'm going to try and do this on my own this year, but we'll see.  Maybe I'll remember where I put these, at least.

 Okay, this is the last one because there really are too many to show.  If you want to see more, just visit my You Tube channel (terryeo1).  These are mail art envelopes.  I used napkins to decorate the front and the flaps.  I loved doing this (I decoupaged it all).  Stay tuned for more mail art.

I will be blogging more but will have to check out all I missed from my friends - will be on your pages soon.  Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting! :~)