Monday, April 3, 2017

Beach Putz house

I changed it up with this glitter house. It has a beach theme. I had so much fun making this one! I used sand (with gllitter) on the ground. I made tiny logs to make  log and rope fencing. The paper used is from Graphic 45, with the anchors on it.) Look close near the door- a tiny pair of flip flops! I used real and faux shells along with shell pieces. A little sign points the way to the beach. I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed making. Happy Crafting!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Log Cabin Putz glitter house

I am fairly obsessed with these little houses! The process is fun and I love decorating them once the houses are together. I am now thinking cute would that be? More to come!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Shabby Chic Glitter House

I do have a feminine side and she loves the Shabby Chic look. I had fun making this little putz house, pink Santa and all!  I added rhinestone jewelry pieces to the roof line. The entire house sparkles, the camera just doesn't pick up the sparkle. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Glitter houses aka Putz houses

I have always loved Putz houses. As a kid my neighbor had a church Putz house and I was fascinated with it. It sat on their mantle and I wanted to pick it up in the worst way. It was all glittery and I found myself staring at it. I imagined walking up to a glittered church and how wonderful that might be.

So now I make them. This one is glittered in blue glue. I love the tiled roof and the cute Santa. I used the Tim Holtz die to make this little house. More to come!  This one is blue. I added snow to the base. I leave the house unattached to the base so a battery tea light can light it up from the inside. Then the real magic begins!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

I love paper crafting!

 Paper Pretties
 Ready to assemble
Finished Card

Making a batch of cards is what I enjoy doing most in paper crafting. I find it so relaxing to get into my 'zone' and create paper "pretties". I make a whole bunch of the 'pretties' and then I can put them together to make the cards. 

The flowers are Prima and Recollections. I painted them with gesso, watercolors and grundged them up with Distress Vintage Photo ink.  The paper I used is "French Riviera", by Prima- love that paper! Its vintage and French and shabby and beautiful.  I used Stampin' Up and Tim Holtz dies and stamps and a Martha Stewart butterfly punch. The diecut bumble bee is a new Stampin' Up die from the Dragonfly Dreams set. The butterfly and the bumble bee match so well, you would think they were made for each other.  Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Simple and Sweet Easter card

This is a minimalist card. Sometimes simple is best. I made this for my teenage granddaughter. (No, she doesn't read this blog). I'll be with her for Easter but I wanted to give her a card. The red polka dot card base is from a stack of scored base cards I found at Tuesday Morning.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mail art

I love to send and receive mail art. This particular piece is going to my granddaughter. She is 16 and loves to receive my homemade cards. I usually send her one every few weeks. Its a great way to stay in touch with her. At this stage of her life, her friends are paramount, so this is an easy and unobtrusive way to stay connected through the teen years.

I made the collage and mounted it onto a card and then added the round dimensional circles for balance.