Tuesday, September 30, 2014
My creativity started as a child but it never found true release and wasn’t schooled...I was always trying to make pretty things.....always, always wanted a camera....absolutely loved photographs...still do! My first camera was a Christmas present from my brother when I was about 14 years old....and I have never looked back...
After I moved to the UK, a very special lady named Angela introduced me to cross-stitching and card making...this entertained me for a while until I found what I truly loved....scrapbooking...
Scrapbooking fitted perfectly with my first love, Photography.....now I had a purpose for my photograph collection.....and the rest they say is history...
I have been scrapbooking since 2002 and have grown creatively, dabbling in all sorts from card making to mixed media and altered art....
Although I cannot draw to save my life and most of what I do has been gleaned from the many people who have been so willing to share what they do....I love to explore new techniques and ideas...
Looking forward to sharing my work with you....hopefully, I can return the favour and inspire others....
Monday, September 29, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
I started out by cutting out one House Gift Card Holder which I cut from Pumpkin Head Cardstock (one of my favorites!) with the flap and four houses from the following, Camo Ghost Glitter, Halloween Stripe Glitter, Orange Bones and Spiderweb Glitter cardstocks without flaps and I punched holes with the Bind it All for the o wires. The house diecut with the flap I adhered the flaps for the "roof" down to create a pocket. I decorated with one of the Glitter Pumpkin die cuts, leaves punches, dew drops, diamond dew drops, rub-on and various bits and pieces of cardstock and embellishments. I cut a tag for the pocket from the Haunted House cardstock and added a pull out tab on the side. If you can't find the House diecut google house templates or you can freehand your own house.
I cut an old vintage page down and added the Halloween night rub-on to the page for instant spookiness.
The tag I added another rub-on down the side. Also I cut matts for the houses from the Purple Crackle Glitter cardstock and embossed with the Cuttlebug Demask folder.
I cut one of the Green Glitter Journaling cards in half to give me two spots to journal on. Behind the journaling card you can see the mini paperbag which I added another rub-on.
I created the pocket from a junk mail envelope. I sealed, folded it slightly off center, inked the edges and cut the top end off to make a pocket, covered with cardstock both sides of the pocket and glued two sides of the of the smaller flap down to make another pocket. Now just add tags.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Cardstock - The Robin's Nest
Patterned Paper - The Robin's Nest
Glitter Chipboard - The Robin's Nest
Dew Drops - The Robin's Nest
Rub-on - The Robin's Nest
Foil Paper - DCWV
Alpha Stickers - Momenta
Stickers - Paper House Productions
Spiders - Recollections
Circle Cutter - Kreaxions - Just Imagine
Adhesive - Beacon & Scotch
Friday, September 26, 2014
Michelle here with some "Spooky Trick-Or-Treat" containers for you!
So easy and so 'wicked' fun to make with The Halloween Collection from The Robins Nest!
A paper trimmer, double stick tape, glue, decorative crepe streamers, a stapler, scissors, Spooky toys, washi tape, assorted embellishment, Dew and Diamond Drops.
2. Place the double stick tape along the edge.
3. Roll and overlap cardstock onto tape to create a 'tube'.
5. Fold and place half way into container- folded edge outside of tube.
6. Press flat and staple shut, securing crepe streamer.
8. Place 2nd crepe streamer into open end, press flat in opposite direction as the other end, and staple shut.
9. Cover staples with washi tape.
10. Cut slits into crepe streamers with your scissors.
These make great classroom goodies or a nice suprise in a teacher lounge and office break room.
You could even number them and have your child open one each day for a "Spooky" countdown till- Halloween!
Orange Bones, Camo Ghost Glitter, Orange Crackle Glitter, Purple Crackle Glitter, Halloween Stripe Glitter.
Thanks for coming by, I hope you've enjoyed my Spooky Trick-Or-Treat Containers!
Post your project here.
~ Michelle Frae Cummings
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
and I am so excited about my post today
and for the next few weeks!
Hey returning designers,
so I could use this fun chipboard cutout from Gina"s Designs.