Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Anniversary Gift Card Holder

Hello again! I have been really excited to post this Gift Card Holder! I had to wait to give it away before I could post. I used the Gift Card Holder die from Emma / My Creative Time (see her button on sidebar) that I have been dying to use every since I got it in the mail.

I cut the gift card first with black cardstock from Papertrey Ink. Then I cut it again with pattern paper and attached them together. I embossed the sentiment using the stamp set that go with the gift card holder with white embossing powder from Stampin Up. I then made a flower using puffy daisies from I colored the flower with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst spray in Amaryllis Burgundy (love the color). I used a recollection bling for the center from Michael's. I then cut a flourish with the fancy flourish die from My Favorite Things.

I hope you enjoyed my project and be sure to comment, contact me and follow me if you have any questions.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Okay so I warned you on my last post about the photo! I really love this card! I'm normally not a fan of yellow, but the DCWV Lemon Flower stack was too pretty to pass up.

The card base is my new favorite size of 5 1/2 by 5 1/2. I cut the label and the flower from my new favorite cartridge CTMH Art Philosophy. The flower I cut twice for a fuller flower. Once with the same patten paper as the background and again with plain cardstock. The rose in the center is from I am The two leaves under the flower were cut using canvas from a Tim Holtz's Tattered Leaf die and sprayed with Lindys. The flourishes were cut from a die from My Favorite Things. The sentiment is from Emma (My Creative Time) and the bling is recollections.

Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to comment or follow my blog if you enjoy my work.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Disney 2011

Note to self (I have to stop forgetting to take a photo of my projects before I give them away). Sorry about the picture! My wonderful sister-in-law took it for me after I had already given the frames to my nephews with her iPhone. Thanks Jennifer!

Okay now to the frames. I found them at Dollar General in their small craft area. I first painted the frames with black acrylic paint from Folk Art. Then after drying I painted the front with Folk Art Crackle Medium. Then after it dried completely (that is a must and best if you let it dry on it's own) I painted them with red acrylic paint from Folk Art and waited for the magic to happen. I know it is hard to tell from the photo, but it is a really cool effect! I then cut the Disney, 2011 and the Mickey using Mickey and Friend and Mickey Font Cricut cartridges. Before adhering them down. I covered them with Mod Podge so that they would last longer and withstand the elements.

Thanks for stopping by and just to give you a heads up my next post's photo will not be all that great either. :o( Oh, well you learn...right!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Just as a warning for the next few months I have a lot of Anniversaries. So your going to see a lot of annversary cards on my blog. So I hope if you don't make a lot of anniversary cards or some times forget to (like I do) then maybe I can provide you some inspiration.

This card I have to say took a lot work, but it was so worth it. I have been wanting to cut this chandelier every since I purchased Home Decor. The reason why is obvious so I could bling it out! So, lets start with the card base shall we. The base is 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 using Papertrey Ink cardstock. I then layered the reverse side of the same Stampin Up paper I used on my previous post as the background. I don't remember what size I cut the chandelier, but I used my Gypsy to figure what size I would need to fit. I then embossed the flames with gold embossing powder from Martha Stewart. I then used Glossy Accents on the "metal" part of the chandelier to give it that metal look. Then came the fun part blinging this baby out. I used my I-rock to attach the Jolee's Swarovski hot fix gems. I also used some flat back pearls and ribbon from my stash. The cherry blossom at the top is from I am roses and I colored it using my Lindy's Stamp Gang Dark Chocolate Truffle Starburst spray. The banner across the bottom is the same spellbinders die I used on my previous card.

I hope you enjoyed my card. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Also if you like what you see then be sure to follow me.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Happy Anniversary

I made this card for a friends anniversary using the Love Struck Seasonal 2010 Cartridge. I have had this cart since it came out, but this was the first time using it. It has a lot of nice cuts for weddings and anniversaries. So be sure to check it out! The banner at the top is a spellbinders die which has quickly become my new favorite die. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. The background paper is from Stampin Up. The card base is from Papertrey Ink and is 5 1/2 by 5 1/2. The two cherry blossoms are from I am roses. I colored them using Lindy's Stamp Gang starburst spray in Cosmopolitan Pink.

Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate all of my new follower and the comments I have received lately. I hope you all know it means the world to me!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Guest Designer for My Creative Time

I can not even begin to express how honored I am to be a Guest Designer today on My Creative Time's blog. Emma is so talented and her stamp sets are amazing! Thank you so much Emma for this opportunity!

Now on to the card! The card size is 5 1/2 by 5 1/2. I am starting to really like using that size because it gives me more room to be creative. The card base is cardstock from PaperTrey Ink in white. The "sky" layer is some random pattern paper from my stash it is cut a 5 1/4 by 5 1/4. The "land" I free handed using Bo Bunny dots paper. I also used the Bo Bunny dots paper for the girls dress and stroller. I love using that paper because not only does it cut beautifully with the Cricut, but give plain card stock a little interest. The house and the little girl were cut at 2 1/2 using the Kate's ABC's from Cricut. I LOVE this cart! The cuts are cute, but not too cute like some of the other Cricut cartridges. The flower stem is some ribbon I found on Etsy. I really like how it works perfectly with flower you make or purchase like the one I used here from Basic Grey. The sun up in the corner I free handed also and gave it a little face from Peachy Keen Stamps Click Here to purchase.

Now, to the most important part! The products I used from Emma. The die I used can be found Here . I used the Fancy Frame Die & Stamp Set. I really like this die! I used the stamp that comes with the die, but I removed the dotted line in the center so it wouldn't cover my sentiment before stamping. The sentiment I used is from my favorite set "So Grateful for You". I have to say I use this set a lot! It is my go to set for a thank you cards! I know if you visit her site not only will you see how talented she is, but I'm sure you will find something you will love from her store just like I have (many times, maybe too many). Well, I think that about covers it!

I hope you like my post today and feel free to leave a comment and become a follower. Thank You again Emma for having me as your Guest Designer today! :o)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Thanks A lot

Today's post is a card I made just for fun. Have you ever had a card in mind you just had to make, but it wasn't really for anyone (yet). I have had this card in my head for a while.

I used a stamp set I got from Pink by Design called Lace background. I embossed the stamp with black embossing powder and used Worn Lipstick by Tim Holtz to distress the background. I really love how this card turned out. The flower in the corner is a flower from my stash. The ribbon across the bottom is from the Dollar Tree. Never under estimate the Dollar Tree they can have some really cute ribbon and trim. So keep checking back you never know what you may find. The pearl trim is from Hobby Lobby and the sentiment is from Emma (My Creative Time) the frame for the sentiment is from Spellbinders.

Thanks for stopping by today! Feel free to comment and become a follower.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!

Today is my Mom & Dad's anniversary. They have been happily married for 43 years! I am so proud of them for making it this far.

This year I decided to change things up a bit and I made them each a card. First up is my dads card. I love how the card turned out. My theme was clocks (as if you couldn't tell) because my dad loves them. The clock in the top right corner if from Tim Holtz and I had it set for the exact time I entered into his life. The sentiment is from My Creative Time (click on her button on my side bar you won't be disappointed!). I just love her stamps!! I don't think I can say that enough. It's as if she reads my mind sometimes with the sentiments she comes up with. The one I used for this card is "My Dad my best friend" (now who doesn't need that one). The gears are from Tim Holtz as well. I used brads from the same collection as the paper which by the way is from Bo Bunny called "Timepiece". I also sprayed the gear with my awesome Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst spray for some awesome shimmer. Love my Lindy's!

Okay now to my Mom's Card:

My mom loves butterflies so I made that the theme of her card. The sign die cut if from Tim Holtz too. I just love this die! The sentiment if from PaperTrey Ink. The butterflies are from a punch by Martha Stewart. I used my Stickles and Glossy Accents to give them a little shine and shimmer. The paper collection I used is from DVWV called Mariposa. The trim at the bottom is from my favorite store Hobby Lobby (and if you are reading this Hobby Lobby put one close by me!!) The cherry blossoms flowers in the corner are from

Well I think that about covers it. I hope you like my post and feel free to comment or become a follower!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

If Friends Were Flowers, I'd Pick You.

Can I just say...I love this card! I really mean that! Yes, I know I have said that in the past, but I really do mean it this time. I loved making this flower and by flower, I'm not talking about the one in the center. The one in the center is from I made this flower out of coffee filters. Yes, I just said coffee filters! I learned this technique from the most AMAZINGLY talented crafter Arlene. If you haven't seen her videos on Youtube you're missing out! When I say talented I mean talented. I have learned so much from her! So Click Here to see a video on how to make theses flowers.

I did not use the die she used though, I used a flower punch from Stampin Up. I colored the coffee filers with Distress Ink and Perfect Pearls. The stem is a roll of leaf trim I found on Etsy. The twin is from the Twinery and the pearls are from Michaels. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to post a comment if you have any questions.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rice Recipe

Wow the response for the rice recipe was overwhelming! Since this was her family recipe. I thought it was only fair that I ask permission before posting it on my blog. I know many of you asked me personally to email it it you, but I thought posting it here would be easier. That way if you didn't ask me personally you would still have the opportunity to get the recipe! Here we go....

3 1/2 cups of long grain white rice (this can be adjusted to the size of your family and she recommends Goya Jasmine Rice)
1/3 cup Olive Oil
Sprinkle in Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Cumin (to your taste)
Cut up fresh Cilantro (the amount and use is completely optional)
2 packets of Sazon Goya (make sure it has Gehiote in it for color)
3 cups of stock from whatever type of meat you want to use example chicken, pork tenderloin (my fav) etc. Also use the meat in the rice to for flavor (the amount and use is optional)
1 can including stock of Green Pigeon Peas
3 tablespoons of Recaito

Cook on high until it reaches a boil then turn it to medium and cook for about 15min until rice is done and the stock used is gone.

Now, if you are like me a lot of the ingredients can seem a bit overwhelming since I don't make a lot of Spanish dishes, but you should be able to find most of the ingredients in the Spanish section at your local grocery store.

I hope the recipe is easy to understand please let me know if you have any questions! Oh, and let me know if you have tried the recipe too! Good Luck!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Thanks for the Lesson

This card is for a dear friend of mine who gave me a cooking lesson this week. She showed me how to make her famous (yummy in the tummy) rice dish. We had so much fun together!

So with this card I used the From the Kitchen Circut Cartridge. I cut the cute stove at 3 and the pot, which happens to look like the same pot we used at 1 1/4. The sentiment I printed on the computer. The pattern paper is from Stampin Up as well as the blue cardstock. The base of the card is white cardstock from Papertrey Ink. The white trim at the top is from Hobby Lobby and the pink ribbon is from the Dollar Tree. The yellow flower is from Recollection purchased at Michael's. I used my I-Rock for the knobs on the stove and the center of the flower with the sentiment. I hope you enjoyed my post!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Thank You

For today's post, I am sharing a Thank You card I made for some friends. The two most exciting things about this card are my "I am roses flowers" and Lindy's Stamp Gang spray.

So, lets start at the beginning. I cut the base with Paper Trey Ink cardstock in Fine Linen. I then layered the card with patten papers by DCWV. I used a stamp from Stamping Up and colored it up with my Stampin Up markers. The ribbon is from the Dollar Tree. I used a memo pin from Tim Holtz and the sentiment is from My Creative Time (see her button to the right of this post). The flowers are from, if you haven't already purchased from them you are missing out. The quality of these flowers are so close to Prima I would swear they were Prima's. The flower believe it or not where white, but I used my Lindy's to color them up. Oh, the shimmer (swoon) I LOVE my Lindy's!

That's about it. I hope you enjoyed my post. See you next time!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

So Grateful For You

Did you think I disappeared? I hope not! I'm still here and I have a new card to share. I had a very busy April followed by me loosing my MoJo. I know you crafters know what I am talking about when you feel off your game. I did make a card for a friend and it just wasn't my best. I did take a picture and I may post it, but it just didn't feel like my best work. Which brings me to this card....

Oh yea with this card I feel like I got my MoJo back! I REALLY like this card. Can you tell? I made it using my the Cricut Cart Kate's ABC. For my Cricut peeps you must run don't walk to Joann's and purchase this cart. It needs to be in every one's collection so many cute cuts you can use for almost anything. Did you notice the sentiment? Don't you love it? It is from Mrs. Emma's awesome stamp collection. I think the set is called So grateful for you. Don't hold me to that just go Google My Creative Time and you will find it. She is so talented and I feel honored that she follows my blog! I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. I will be the first to admit I need to work on my embossing skills, but for a newbie I think I did an okay job. What do you think? I decided not to cut the flowers, but to use Prima's instead. I think it turned out really cute and made it look more 3D. I used pearls for the center that I purchased at Michael's. The background stamp also came from Michael's and I used Creamy Brown chalk ink to stamp it. I think it matches Kraft cardstock perfectly.

Thank you so much for stopping by my little blog it means the world to me!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

7 Gypsy Artist Printers Tray "All About Me"

So have you wondered where I have been? I have been sick and working on this! I finally finished it tonight. This project I must say took a lot of my time, but it was worth it. I have been scrapbooking for a while now an can you believe this is the first project I have made all about me. I spend most of my time working on cards for friends and family as well as scrapbook pages for my nephews. So with that taking up most of my time I forget to make something just for me. I really love how this turned out! This is truly all about me! So lets start with the first box and work our way down shall we....

The first box has my daisies! Now, you all should know by now I love daisies considering my blog is (Purple Daisy Crafts) speaking of blog do you guys like my new design, tell me what you think. Okay back to the box I used daisies that I purchased at Michael's and it says "Daisies are my favorite flower". The color theme also had to be purple...well you know why ;o).

The second box has shoes because just like any other woman I love shoes! It says "You can deal with anything if you have the right shoes." So true am I right!

The third box says "Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." and "Be yourself, no one can ever tell you you're doing it wrong."

The fourth box has my PANDA's now if you know me well you know I love panda's!

The fifth box represents my love of clothing and everything girly.

The sixth and seventh boxes has a scripture quoted at Proverbs 31:30. It is a scripture I live by daily.

The eighth box has a purse because I am known as the "bag lady" because every thing I own has a bag or case to hold it in. Oh and it says "You can never have too many!"

The ninth box says "Expect the Unexpected." and "I have found that if you love life it will love you back!"

The tenth box has a flower I cut from the Mother Day Bouquet Cricut Cartridge.

The eleventh box says "Someday you'll know just how you came to be. What branch you fell upon in our family tree. You'll look at the pictures and point your finger at family members who used to be. Their legacy will live on in you. Someday you will see my sweet nephews."

And last, but not least a picture of me and my two nephews (their faces have been covered for their protection).

So that about covers it oh, the banner across the bottom says Christel.

If you have any question please feel free to leave a comment.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Coupon Book

Hello everyone!
This post has been a long time coming. I have been using this coupon book for about a week now. I normally like to post before I use, but it took me a while to figure out how I wanted to keep it closed in my purse. I ended up using a knob from the unfinished wood section in Michael's and some elastic ribbon. I must say I LOVE the way it turned out. The stamp I used is from The Greeting Farm (LOVE THEM!!) all of their stamps are super cute so it can be hard to choose (consider yourself warned). I have had this stamp for awhile now because anything shopping related is a must have for me. I thought it fit this project perfectly. I colored her in with my Copics (yes I'm still learning). I used a Spellbinders die to cut out the shape around her then used my distress inks to give it a little shadow around her. The trim at the bottom has tiny rosettes with black pearls in every other one (hard to see in the photo). I used my Cinch (LOVE) to bind it all together. As you can tell I have packed it full already with coupons.
I hope you enjoy my post and as always if you have any questions please comment!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"Made with Love" PKS Sketch Challenge 44 w/a Twist

Hi everyone!

This is my entry for the Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge.

Now I know what you are thinking great Valentines Day card right? Sorry to disappoint you, but it's not. I started with the snowman stamp from Peachy Keen and just kept going with the heart theme. The challenge was to stick to a monochromatic scheme. So I used different variations of red and pink. The hearts are stamped with Everyday Character faces also from Peachy Keen stamps. I ended with a great sentiment from the fabulous Emma! This was also my first time using my Copic Markers so be nice...I tried! I will keep working on improving, but I do think for my first time without going to any classes I did pretty good.

If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Glass Etching

So everyone knows you have to have snacks when you craft! Right? Some people have to have a salty fix while others like me need a sweet fix. So here is my little "Sweets Jar" for my favorite crafty snack. I used A Child's Year cartridge to cut out "Sweet" using vinyl. I then used the etching cream to etch "sweet" into a glass jar I was giving as a gift. I added some ribbon and a button and now I have a cute way to store my favorite treat.
If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

MCT Throwback Thursday Challenge

Hello everyone here is my entry in Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge. Please visit her website to see all the amazing entry's.

For this challenge we were to use either wet or dry embossing and use either one of the paper doll cartridges. I used dry embossing on her dress and the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. I also used one of her fabulous sentiments from her new stamp line You Had Me At Chocolate. When I saw this stamp I saw this card. Isn't she cute with the chocolate around her mouth :o). I also used one of my favorite Peachy Keen Stamps called Happy Lashes for her face.

I hope you enjoy my post and if you have any questions please feel free to comment.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Rosettes are Blooming

I'm back with a post that has nothing to do with a card. Can you believe it? I admit I was burned out with cards. Yes, I have made a few cards since my last post months ago. Don't worry I have not giving up on making cards. I just wanted my next post to be something other than a card.
Rosettes are the new hot thing to make now for cards and scrapbook pages. So I thought I would try making them. I think I got a little carried away with the size, but in all I think they turned out great. I'm not going to go into detail with how I made them other than the two large ones were made using 2 strips of 12 inch paper pieced together. If you do a little research on YouTube you can find a tutorial on how to make them.
I hope you enjoy my post! Please feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions!
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