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Friday, August 22, 2014

Shaker Cards Are All The Rage...

What's shaking crafters? Today I wanted to share some super adorable shaker cards that I found on Pinterest. Shaker cards really are SO much fun and the sky is literally the limit when it comes to what you can do with them.
Shaker cards really are pretty simple to make despite
how complex they may look.
Let's take a look at some really cute and creative ideas. Hopefully this will inspire you to create a shaker card
of your own.

Part of the fun when creating these interactive cards is coming up with different and unique ideas to use as the "shaker" part of the card. Imagine the possibilities because you can use any type of embellishment, confetti, beads, buttons, glitter, sequins, eyelets, snaps or
whatever your heart desires!
Look around and see what little things you have in your craft stash that would be perfect to use in a shaker card. I know that I probably have a million things that I could use right now sitting in my craft room. Part of the fun is finding things you can use and remember that each item will create a different look.


This card actually has real coffee beans. How cute is that?
Those coffee beans fit in beautifully with the theme!


Think outside of the box and use things that maybe you ordinarily wouldn't. I love this idea of using coffee beans because it is different and not expected plus
it is absolutely adorable!


I really love all of these cards and they really are all so different. This adorable star shaker card has sequins inside.
How fun are these 3 different sized stars and of course
the best part is all 3 stars shake!


Consider using die cuts or punches to create a look like these cloud cards. If you are anything like me then you have lots and lots of die cuts & punches sitting in your craft room.
One phrase that I always go back to is
"Think outside the punch"!


These clear treat cups are one of my all time favorite ideas for a card like this. Consider using clear plastic candy molds. You can buy them pretty cheap and a mold could possibly make up to 4 to 6 or more cards depending on the size of the mold. Simply cut each individual mold apart and adhere it to your card adding whatever "shaker" you wish inside.
 
Most if not all candy molds are embossed with an shape/image which you can then use those
 images to fit your theme. 
Shaker cards are so different from your basic ordinary card and most of all they are so much FUN!

This wedding card is probably one of my most favorite shaker cards ever! The combination of the crisp white colored cardstock with the silver is so beautiful and classic to me.
Anyone would be absolutely thrilled to receive
a gorgeous card like this.
How about making this into an anniversary or birthday card?

Utilizing different shapes can change the look and
 feel of a shaker card.
Like I said earlier the possibilities really are endless.
How cute are those little felt flowers?

Even using plain cardstock in several different colors like this card above is really cute. Using a hole punch to create some fun confetti is a simple idea but it sure doesn't look so simple after your card is finished does it?

The idea of using some stamped images in combination with confetti, glitter, sand or whatever really adds that little extra wow factor. It has a nicely finished look to it.
 I have even seen shaker cards with ice cream sprinkles inside. When looking for inspiration for your shaker card think about using items that maybe your normally
 otherwise wouldn't use.
You may just surprise yourself!

Ok, how cute is this sweet get well shaker card?
Imagine giving this to someone who is not feeling well, someone who just had surgery or who is in the hospital.
This is sure to brighten up their day!
What about making a cute get well shaker card
for a child who is ill?!
Actually, I can picture a child shaking this card right now.
Picture them with a huge smile on their precious little face!
A smile helps everyone feel better.
For this card I really love the pink and brown color combo but the book paper is my favorite with those adorable birds sitting on a branch! I have always been a fan of using book or dictionary paper on cards or scrapbook pages.
So darn cute!

This is a different take on the shaker card and I really love how the little red hearts look like they are falling out of the mason jar. When you think about it there are a million and one ways to make one of these cards. How cute would this mason jar be with fireflies or lightening bugs
as I called them as a child??!!
That is the beauty of creating...limitless possibilities!

A shaker home decor idea...Shut the front door!
How adorable is this? This makes me want to make something for my home...wait... actually I just inspired myself and I am definitely going to do that soon.
Who would have thunk it?
Every single item shared here is pinned in my
Cards, Crafts & Inspiration board on Pinterest. There you will find the pinner who created & added these adorable & creative cards plus hundreds more.
When I was looking for sample cards and ideas for today's blog post I literally had 61+ cards picked out to share with you all but then I thought maybe that would be just a tad bit of an overload....just a tad right? lol
Yeah, I think so too! lol
While you are there feel free to follow me if you would like. I am a Pinterest-a-holic like for REAL! On any given day I seriously pin throughout the entire day and those pins really add up. It is rare that I pin less then 100 a day.
Do they have rehab for pin-a-holics?
Just kidding....but not really! <wink wink>
Thank you SO much for stopping by and taking a peek at these adorable shaker cards. It is amazing how much talent there is in our world. Looking at cards & crafts on Pinterest is so much fun for me and I am always amazed at how brilliant and creative crafters can be.
 Have you made a shaker card before? Did you find them easy or challenging to make?
Do you have other creative shaker ideas not listed here?
Leave me a comment below and tell me what you think!
 
I would love to see what you come up with so please feel free to tell me where I can find your shaker creations.
 I will be sure to visit you and take a peek at
your gorgeous shakers!
While I am there I will be sure to say hi
 and that I hopped on over
 to see what you created!
It is my hope that today's blog post inspired you even if it is just a little inspiration. Sometimes that's all we need!

Have a brilliant day & as always
Big Cricut Hugs to you all...
~Terri


Monday, May 26, 2014

Embossing Clear Acetate or Plastic Using Cuttlebug Tutorial...

Happy Memorial Day! Boy it has been awhile since I have blogged but now that things in my life are calming down I have more time to get back to what I L❤VE...Crafting! YAY! That makes me so happy..you just don't know!

Today I have a fun tutorial for you all. Embossing on clear acetate or plastic, like the Cricut cartridge clamshells...Don't throw any of your clamshells, embossing folder packaging or any packaging that has clear plastic away. The reason why you would want to keep any and all that you can get your hands on is because you can cut out pieces of the acetate and run it through your Cuttlebug or any embossing machine. Say what??!! I know I was so excited about this technique and was really excited because I have TONS of those packages and I save them them all.

One tip that I suggest is if you start collecting all this clear plastic packaging instead of keeping all that bulk just cut out any pieces of the plastic that you can use and throw the rest away. It is much easier and neater to store the cut sheets of plastic then to keep all that bulky packaging!! Plus, when you want to emboss something really quick your sheets are all cut and ready to go!! Easy Peasy!

Take a peek at my YouTube video here at  http://youtu.be/nKl7sgTVrSI and you will see just how fast, easy and fun this is. The possibilities are limitless and it makes such an impressive look to your card, scrapbook page or craft! Once you try it you will be hooked!

I already have a few other tutorials all ready to post and I can't wait to show you all the fun and creative things you can do with the supplies you most likely already have in your stash!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day and I will see you all very soon!!

Thanks for stopping by. I would love to hear your thoughts, ideas and comments so please feel free to leave them below!

One more thing, If you are not already a Two Pink Peas follower on my Pinterest page you are really missing out. I am a pin FANATIC!! Hop on over to Pinterest and follow Two Pink Peas! You won't be sorry!

Until next time...
Big Cricut Hugs!

Terri

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ipsy November Glam Bag Review & Glam Bag Giveaway

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Hi crafters! Today I am blogging about something that is not craft related but I LOVE this company so much and I hope after reading this post that you will too. The company I am talking about is called ipsy. I love ipsy so much that I wanted to share this with all of you in case you have not heard of it before or if you have not yet signed up to receive a monthly glam bag.
 
ipsy is an amazing company that is subscription based and for a mere $10.00 a month, and that includes shipping and handling by the way or you could say that the shipping is free, but each month you will receive an adorable makeup bag filled with superb quality makeup products, hair care products, face products and everything else you can think of. Each month/glam bag is different. I have been an ipsy subscriber for awhile now and I have no plans of cancelling anytime soon. By receiving different products from ipsy this allows you to sample different products and brands without the fear of spending a ton of money on one product that you have never used before and being afraid that you will not like it or that it will not look good on you.

Look at ALL you get for $10.00...all of the photo's posted here today are all of the products that I received in my glam bag for the month of November.

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Below is a list and close up photos of the products that were in my bag. Each ipsy bag may have the exact same products or you may receive a few different products then other members.  This difference can be based on your preferences when you first sign up.

Ok, so this month I got a lip product from the company "be a bombshell" and the color is called "hot damn".
It's a red lip crayon.
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Next is from the company "nailtini" & it's a gorgeous nail polish in color caviar cocktail. The best way I can describe the color is that it is a beautiful silver metallic, not too dark and not too light.

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This next product is by "bh cosmetics" galaxy chic baked eyeshadow in the color eclipse. This eye shadow comes in a really cute flip top box with a magnetic lid and the color kind of looks like a shimmery light purple. It could be darker purple once you put it on but like I said I am not 100% sure yet as I have not tried it because I just received it today. I can say that the color is really gorgeous. I am not one for super bold or dark eye shadow colors but I am excited to try this color.

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This picture makes this eye shadow look green but I promise you that it is not green. It's a soft metallic purple color. So please ignore the color in this picture.

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Last of the products is an absolutely beautiful bronzer by "pixi" and the color is called subtly suntouched.
 
Below is a "Star Looks" eye pencil/eye liner in the color amethyst. I did not unwrap it so I cannot describe the color. Sorry about that!

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The next product is a sheer lipstick lip gallery by ".em Michelle Phan" in the color cabana beige
(I really love this color, it's so pretty on).

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This does not show the color correctly but I wanted to try and show you what the color sort of looks like. It looks sheer on me, it's very natural looking. 

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Every single product is gorgeous and I didn't even get to the make-up bag that comes packed with all your products every single month. This month's bag, shown above, is a gold color embossed bag with hot pink lining and hot pink zipper with a gold embossed wrist handle. I would consider it a wristlet and it is so darn precious. If you want to or need to run somewhere really quick and you don't want to carry your purse and all that us girls stuff in them you certainly could use the wristlet/bag as just that....a wristlet.  My purse is probably close to 20 pounds and I am not even kidding. You know how girls want to carry absolutely everything but never seem to need any of it? Well that's totally me and I know that I am not alone! :)

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If all of that was not enough, every month you will always get coupons with your ipsy glam bag. For example this month you will get 30% off all product purchases from ipsy.com.
 
Every month is different as one month you may get coupon codes for certain companies, usually the coupon codes match the products that are in your glam bag or like this month you get 30% off all products from ipsy.com. It will always be a little double sided card or cards like the two pictured above.

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Oh, and how can I forget the adorable girly ipsy packaging?? Every glam bag is always is delivered to you in a hot pink bubble wrapped envelope which is SO cute, so girly and just so cute! You see the packaging above. Too cute!Oh, and how can I forget the adorable girly ipsy packaging?? Every glam bag is always is delivered to you in a hot pink bubble wrapped envelope which is SO cute, so girly and just so cute! You see the packaging above and what it looks like inside the package when you open it. Too cute!
 
This may sound weird to some of you but I actually save all of my envelopes for later use when I mail something to someone that I love or care about. They are just too cute to just throw away plus it's completely reusable so why not save them and re-use them when you need a cute envelope??!!
Just throw a new label on top of the old label and you are all set to go and you saved money to boot!
Plus, it is a great way to recycle and help the earth and I am always trying to do my part. 

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Here are a few close up pictures of the glam bag all together.

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   This month they are having a one year ipsy glam bag giveaway. If you post a pic of your ipsy goodies either on ipsy instagram (make sure to follow directions carefully and include #ipsy with your picture) or if you don't have instagram you can post your picture on ipsy facebook for a chance to win a one year glam bag subscription.
Of course I already posted mine, fingers and toes crossed!

Even though this has nothing to do with crafting I really wanted to share this with you all. Every girl deserves some amazing goodies and to get them every month makes it even better.  You are probably wondering how to sign up for this amazing deal? Well it's so easy...just go to www.ipsy.com and click on become a member. You will have a series of questions, don't worry as this is super easy and really fast. Ipsy wants to know what products and brands you love the most and after selecting your favorites enter your personal info and credit card or payment method and voila you are signed up. That's when the fun begins. 

I really hope that you all enjoyed this post and in closing I do want to mention that I do NOT get anything in return ever for sharing this even if you sign up and I am never paid (unless posted or sponsored) for my opinions or paid for posting about companies such as ipsy. If I LOVE a product or service I really love to share it with those that I care about and that happens to be every single one of you.

Oh, one more thing....you can absolutely cancel at any time without being penalized. That is important to me as I don't like contracts for things like this. If you happen to sign up I would love to hear from you or after you receive your first ipsy bag.
I would LOVE to know how you love your glam bags. 
So please feel free to leave me a comment anytime because as you all know I always love hearing from you all. 

Tomorrow I am going to share one AMAZING, crazy and insane deal that I found yesterday while out shopping so be on the lookout for that. This is related to crafting, well stamping to be exact and it's an incredible deal that I got. Honestly, I still can't believe it and because of this amazing deal I am gonna have a craft supply goodie bag giveaway!! 
 Until then....
 
Big Cricut Hugs! 
~Terri

Friday, November 8, 2013

Free Custom Made Subway Art....


Subway art is one of the hottest things that people love to create and display either in their home, on wood or canvas, clothing, online or whatever else you can imagine. Today I stumbled upon a website that allows you to create a free subway type art with whatever words you want and any color combo your heart desires. Since this website is brand new to me I wanted to play around with it and honestly it was very easy to get the hang of. I created a few different styles to share with you just to show you a little bit of what this website can do. With your imagination, creativity and some inspiration the sky is the limit. Now I did not spend too much time on these but you get the idea here.  

This one is just TwoPinkPeas.com repeated over and over.


With this one I just typed in different words that goes with the type of crafts I make. Imagine printing something like this and framing it in a pretty frame and hanging it up in your crafting space or where ever you would like to put it. 


With this one is obviously just TwoPinkPeas again in a square shape. I was just playing with the different colors and shapes. They do have a certain amount of shapes on their website but you are able to upload any shape you wish off the internet if they do not have what you are looking for have what you are looking for. 



With this last one I created for my little girl Hallie. I thought of words that described her personality, things that she is into right now and things that she loves like music, school and the sport that she is into right now. Thinking about it now I totally forgot to add that she is in band but this is for show only so its no big deal. I cant believe that I forgot that one though....oops! Sorry Hallie! 

To make one of these for yourself just go to this website which is called Tagxedo and create away but most of all have FUN! You can also click on any of the pictures above to take you to Tagxedo.
One more thing, this website allows you to save your creations to your computer so you can print them later if you decide or place them on your blog, Pinterest, Facebook or where ever you would like to share them. 

Until next time...
Big Cricut Hugs!

~Terri


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Little Miss Tutu...I custom made my granddaughters tutu for her 1st birthday party celebration...

 This is the surprise tutu that I made for my sweet, now 1 year old granddaughter, McKenzie for her very 1st birthday party. I wanted to share photos of this adorable tutu with you all now and very soon I will post a full how to tutorial on how I made this in case any of you wanted to make one yourself. This really was a fun project to make and sadly these pictures do not do this gorgeous little tutu justice. I used a ton of tulle and a baby headband for the waist. You can see the different colors of tulle in the photos and I also added some sweet ribbon that matches the tulle perfectly just as a little extra something. The ribbon makes it so much sweeter. 

The pink satin ribbon in front is made it so that it can be removed. Basically it is held on the baby headband/waist band by another piece of ribbon tied onto the waist.
 This is a side view of the entire outfit. My daughter had bought the Birthday Girl top and amazingly I did not see this top until after I completed this tutu. We got lucky as it matched absolutely perfectly. I had bought a shirt and matching lace leggings that matches this tutu but once I saw her Birthday Girl shirt and how perfectly it matched it was almost like it was meant to be. What is also so amazing is that Lindsay, my daughter, had absolutely NO idea that I was even making this tutu for Kenzie. It was a surprise for both of them. Lindsay found a few birthday tutus for Kenzie online but they were so expensive, ridiculously expensive actually and so the second I knew how bummed my daughter was because she wanted Kenzie to wear a tutu on her first birthday party but didnt want to spend that amount of money for an outfit that Kenzie would wear one time I knew I was gonna make one. That is when I knew that I had to make one for her and I did. When I finally shared the news and showed Lindsay the finished tutu she was completely shocked and SO excited. She even took it to work with her and showed every one including her customers. That warmed my heart like you could not believe. Making someone you love so happy like that is the best feeling in the entire world.  
We know that Kenzie is going to look like a little princess and her new tutu will complete the look of her entire birthday party. I cannot wait to see her in it and am so excited to share the pictures with you all.


 Just a few close up pics of the front of the tutu. As you can see I used two different pink tulles in different color tones, white tulle with glitter, silver tulle with glitter and a few different soft pink ribbons.  
 This is the bottom of the tutu. It is one of the fullest, fluffiest tutus I have ever seen. Is this not absolutely adorable? I was so happy that my daughter Lindsay loved it as much as she did. That alone made it staying up all night and all the time it took to complete it absolutely worth it.  Lindsay plans on framing it and hanging this in Kenzies bedroom because she loves it that much. That makes this mama so happy!
And finally the back of the tutu with a close up of the waist band and you are able to see the how the pink satin bow is tied on if you look closely. My granddaughter Kenzies birthday party is not until this Saturday so once she wears this we will be taking a lot of photos of her and I will be sure to share pictures of how adorable she looks.                                                                                                        Thank you all so much for stopping by and taking a peek at this super sweet tutu that I made for my beautiful grandbaby. Be on the look out for a detailed how to video coming soon. If I can create this tutu then anyone can.                                                                                                     As always Big Cricut Hugs!   ~Terri