Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Ok, wow I have been missing in cation ohhhhhh probably about 3 years I think. I just LOST interest in being creative. Many factors involved in this. One, my kids got older, I found myself scrapping the same pictures over and over again. Two, I had moved and just didn't have the space that I was use to having to be able to spread out and feel organized and this drove me nuts. Three, I guess you could say that I was just unhappy in my life in general. Well, some things have changed. I now have a really nice big organized space to spread out and create. I am also very very happy, found my soul mate and married him in July 2015. So with that being said, I have dove back into being creative, and have started making cards. I had a friend that I had lost touch with help me get back into being creative so thanks to her, I now sit around when I get bored and get creative again. I am now thinking, HMMMMM is there still on online community out here that chats and posts on line and talks etc? I don't know, but Im going to be checking web sites out, see whats out there but thought I would start with updating my blog. So here are a couple of recent cards that I have made.

Friday, January 4, 2013

So, I have decided to take some time off with Scrapbooking DT work. I have found that I miss being able to create when I want to create and how I want to create and have fun doing it. I found that working on DT's I don't think is the thing for me. I end up feeling like it's a job and then I loose site of enjoying what I do. Seems that deadlines and all the work that you have to do when you are on a DT is just too much work. And then, most of the time I wasn't able to work with all of this yummy goodness in product that I have in my personal stash that I miss working with. So with that being said, now that it is a NEW YEAR 2013..........I get to start creating again and SHOPPING for scrappy stuff. I am in the process of starting my great newphew Silas's baby albumn. Oh my goodness where does the time go? He will be a year old in Feb........... I told my niece when he was born that I would make his first year baby album for his 1st birthday. Now it's time to start cranking.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Graphic 45 Happy Haunting photo box

This is a photo box that I made using the Graphic 45 Happy Haunting line which I love! My mom who spends her winter months as a snowbird in AZ (lucky her) started making these last winter. When she told me about them I did not quite know what she was talking about and she never sent me a picture of them. When she got home in the spring, I of course had to see some of the ones that she made, and of course I asked for the pattern which she gladly gave me. Up until now I had not made one. When I received this paper line from the Hens Den to work on my October projects I knew exactly what I was going to do! So here is the photo box that I made. Supplies: Graphic 45 Happy Haunting pattern paper Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Chip board tags #1 Graphic 45 Happy Haunting stickers Tim Holtz distress ink Spiced Marmalade Ribbon of bats Fiber Halloween decorative buttons Jolees Boutique dimentional stickers Martha Stewart Halloween stickers
Directions: Take the pattern and start cutting out your boxes with the following papers: Box #1 Cut out using Enchanted Garden. This is the biggest box, then start working your way down to the smaller ones. Box #2 Cut out using Pumpkin Time. Box #3 Cut out using Word Play. Box #4 Cut out using Trick or Treat. You will then cut out mats to fit on the insides of the boxes as follows: Box #1 cut (4) 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 squares with the Enchanted Garden and adhere to box one using the opposite side of the paper. Box #2 cut (4) 3 by 3 squares with the Pumpkin Time and adhere to box one using the opposite side of the paper. Box #3 cut (4) 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 squares with the Word Play and adhere to box one using the opposite side of the paper. Box #4 cut (4) 2 by 2 squares with the Trick or Treat and adhere to box one using the opposite side of the paper. Now you are ready to assemble your box. Add your mats to all of the squares on the inside of the box and fold the box together. Cut out the lid using the pattern with the Jolly Jack O Lantern paper, fold and glue together. Decorate your lid with Happy Hauntings tag. Ink the edges, and add fiber. Cut the ribbon of bats to make seperate bats and glue around the edges of the lid. Add button skeleton to the tag. Use whatever Halloween embellishments you have and start decorating the inside pages of your box. Now that your box is together you can either add your own fun Halloween pictures to it or you can give it to a friend as a gift!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Created by: Carla Oliveira ( Featuring : Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium line Products used: Chic Mini album (Shabby Chic) G45 Christmas Emporium sheet G45 Special Delivery sheet G45 Happy Holidays sheet G45 All I want for Christmas sheet G45 Joyous Noel sheet G45 Merry and Bright sheet May Arts Sheer Woven Rosettes Burgandy Maya Road Candy Stripes Ribbon, green Chip board Ranger Distress ink Forest Moss Ranger Distress ink Aged Mahogany Ranger Distress Stickles Fired Brick Instructions: Cut out all your tags and stamps off of the Special Delivery sheet, and adhere to your chip board. Ink around all of the edges. Adhere your selected papers to the selected album pages and start putting the ablum together. I started with the cover and worked my way from page to page using just the G45 paper line, chip board, ribbon and stickles. This made for a very clean and simple mini album that you could give away as a gift to anyone who would then be able to add their own photos of their Christmas traditions.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Simple Stories Happy Birthday Card

This is a simple birthday card that I did for the Hens Den. Title: Happy Birthday Designed by: Carla Oliveira Featuring : Simple Stories Fabulous line Supplies: Orange mini dot / doiley patterened paper Journaling elements card 4x6 sheet #1 Maya Road Striped Ribbon Sunflower Maya Road Candy Stripes Blossom (green) October Afternoon Mini market alpha stickers, teal and black Instructions Cut the Orange mini dot sheet down to fit your card and adhere to the card. cut the journaling elements 4x6 card off of sheet 1 and add to the front of the card over the orange mini dot patterened paper. Cut ribbon to fit across the bottom and adhere to the card. Make a bow with remainder ribbon and add to the center. Next, put the Maya road candy stripes flower next to the bow. Cut out paper butterflies from one of the 4x6 journaling elements card and add by the flower with pop dots. Add your alpha stickers to say Happy Birthday.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hens Den August News Letter

Hello everyone. Today I have The Hens Den August News letter to share with you. We are so excited to share this with you because every month we are getting more and more viewers of our news letter. So come check it out, there is a alot to read and so much inspiration to look at. Our DT does wonderful work with product from the Hens Den store, you will love what you see.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

This is Me! (Picture frame for the Hens Den)

Title: This Is Me
Featuring: Simple Stories Fabulous line.

This is a picture frame that I did that I did with a picture of my best friends daughter Sophia who will be 10 in another month. She is basically my niece, (not by blood) but I was there when she was born and she calls me Auntie Carla)

Simple Stories Fabulous line
4x4 craft picture frame
Tim Holtz distress ink spiced marmalade
Prima vintage trinkets
Maya Road candy stripe blossoms
Petaloo mulberry paper flowers
Doodlebug Jewels
Prima say it in Crystals

Take Sassy patterened paper from the Simple stories line and adhere to the frame using modge podge.
Apply modge podge to the outside too and let dry to give it a little of a gloss finish.
Sand the edges, and then ink with distress ink.
Cut journaling card off of the sheet (this is me) and then also cut the min flags off of the other journaling card and adhere to the (this is me card).
Add to the picture frame below the picture.
Adhere ribbon to the side of the frame.
Cut bingo card out of the paper line, and adhere to the frame next to the journaling card.
Take prima vintage trinket and use ribbon to make a bow, add to the ribbon down the side of the frame.
Then add flowers around the trinket and leaves and prima say it in crystals.