Thursday, February 28, 2013

Make a Wish Featuring Graphic 45's Place in Time Sentiments

Make a Wish
Featuring Graphic 45 Place in Time Sentiments Line

 Hello Everyone:

Anita here with a fun, oldie but goodie waterfall card.  I had a lot of fun making this and love the vintage feel to the card from the Graphic 45 Place in Time line.  This sheet of paper is so much fun because this color palette is on one side and the other side is full of sentiments and artwork in the beautiful muted colors that Graphic 45 is known for.  Be sure to check out The Hens' Den store to see this line.  You will love it.  You can find the tutorial for this card on Splitcoast Stampers.

Project Materials:
Graphic 45 Place in Time Sentiments
Tim Holtz Coredinations cardstock Antique Linen
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
May Arts Crochet Black Ribbon
Ranger Inkssentials Wonder Tape 1/2"
Impression Obsession Cover a Card Stamp Circle Fusion
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Hole Punch

See you soon.  Hugs,

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Happy 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Felt Challenge

Here is my card that I made for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.  It was to use felt on my card.  I love My Favorite Things dies and the Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas papers that I used.  You can check out the challenge here.

Monday, February 25, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays Hi Ho Silver CFC 91 and CAS(e) #16

 Here is my card for the Hi Ho Silver Challenge at CAS-ual Fridays as well as my entry for the CTS #16 challenge.  Thanks for looking everyone.

Play Date Cafe #170

Here is my entry for the Play Date Cafe Challenge #170.  I used Washi tape and some wonderful stamps by Gina K. Designs.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Cas-ual Fridays CFC90: Black & White Plus one Challenge

Here is my entry for the CFC90 Black and white plus one.  I chose to use a bright pink and Cas-ual Friday stamp set called Calm and Gentle.  You can check out the challenge here.

Hens' Den Blog Hop Winner

Congrats to Jean Marmo who was the winner of our fabulous Valentine's Day blog hop prize.  Thank you to everyone who played along.

Spring ATC Featuring Pebbles Sunnyside

I am trying to think of spring as I head off to Atlanta to visit with Colleen this coming weekend.  This Sunnyside paper line by Pebbles, is so pretty and springy.  I had a lot of fun making this ATC and am featuring glitter as well which I used on the butterfly.  I used some older MFT's including the buttons and the butterflies.

ATC's are really a lot of fun and I know the store offers some classes on them, you should check it out.  I'll be back soon.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #169

I love this color palette  so much fun to play along with the Play Date Cafe.  I have a dear friend who loves all things French. I am so lucky to have her in my life.  I am going to see her in March and plan to fill the Eiffel Tower box with some goodies for her.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Comfort and Joy 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

This is my card for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.  We were to use a heart and/or words of love on our card.  I used a Spellbinders heart and then cut lots of grass with My Favorite Things die and glued them into place and then decorated with a few jewels.  I hope you have a chance to play along because it is really fun and everyone is so nice.  Hugs,

The Twinery Challenge #TT001

Here is my challenge entry for the new Twinery Challenge #TT001.  This was such fun.  Can't wait to see the upcoming challenges.  Hugs,

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Hens' Den Valentine's Day Blog Hop

Be Mine Cracked Glass Heart Box
Graphic 45 Place in Time 
Created By:  Anita Mulcahey

Happy Valentine's Day everyone.  I just loved how fun cracked glass looks and I made this cute little gift box to put a sweet in for my sweetie.  Do you ever just reflect on how lucky we are to have the people in our lives that love us? I have been with my sweetie for over 30 years and this is our 31st Valentine's Day together.  I hope that you have a great day and remember there are all kinds of love and we are all blessed with many different types.  Please check my part of the prize that The Hens' Den is giving away for those that visit and comment on all of the blogs and if you want to follow me along as well I would greatly appreciate it.

Project Materials:
Graphic 45 Place in Time Stickers
Petaloo Color me Crazy Flowers
Tim Holtz Distress Powder, Faded Jeans
Tim Holtz Distress Stain, Broken China
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Faded Jeans
May Arts, Lace Ivory Pearl 3/4"
Versamark Ink
Embossing Tray
Embossing Gun
My Favorite Things Scalloped Heart Die
Silhouette Cameo, Laurie Whitlock heart box

Cracked Glass Technique:
1.  Die cut heart into shape.
2.  Lay heart on heat safe surface and ink up paper with Versamark ink.
3.  Sprinkle heart with Tim Holtz Distress Powder.  As you can see in the close up it gives such pretty combinations of shades.
4.  Heat emboss first layer and let cool.
5.  Repeat steps 2-4 six or seven times until your embossed layer is good and thick.
6.  Put in your freezer for 20 minutes to freeze until hard and brittle.
7.  Working quickly gently crack the surface of the heart doing small parts at a time.
8.  Once your project is cracked you can ink over the whole piece if the cracks do not show up as you would like.
9.  If you don't like how your cracks come out you can heat the heart with the embossing gun and then put back in the freezer to recrack.

Anita Mulcahey

Carolyn Lontin

Janet Bagnall

Lori McClellan

Nicolle Kramer

Moriah Macdonald

Stephanie Wagner

 Here is my part of the prize that you can win by leaving a comment here on my blog. I hope that you will also follow me. Be sure to stop by each blog to get a sense of the big prize for one lucky person who comments on each blog. The winner will be posted on The Hens' Den Blog on Sunday night.

May Arts - Blue Ribbon with Flowers - 1.5 in
May Arts - Blue Ribbon with Flowers - 1.5 in

Valentine Snickers Candy Bar Wrapper and Box

Happy Valentine's Day everyone:

Here is the box that I made to hold my altered Snickers Candy Bar. The paper I used is so pretty, I just love it.  It is called Fourteen by Crate Paper.   I used my Silhouette and a SVG file by Lori Whitlock. I also used a flag from Bella Boulevard and cut out a heart from one of the Fourteen Papers called February.  The stickers are from October Afternoon and are called Sno-Cone Mini Market.  They are perfect for smaller titles.  Lastly I took some washi tape and put some on white paper down the edge on both sides and then trimmed the piece of paper to 1/4".  I then wound the strips around chop sticks and came out with those wonderful curls.
I hope everyone has an awesome Valentine's Day and don't forget to stop into the store to pick up your holiday paper crafting supplies,

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Day 10 of 14 Days of Love with Right at Home Scrapbooking

Card 1Hope everyone survived the blizzard safely.  I took advantage of the time to create my post for today. Lisa and Holly gave me this awesome book from Card Maker Magazine called A to Z Embellishments for Cards.  I chose to  make Fabric Yo-Yo's to use on my cards.  You can find the directions for these fun fabric flowers on page 140.  I used Crate Papers wonderful Valentine line called Fourteen.  I also used Crate Paper Stitched Labels.  I would normally make one card but these yo-yo's were so much fun and the papers so gorgeous that I kept going.  Did you know that Lisa has this amazing assortment of buttons that you can pick from in the store?  I had such fun fishing through the mason jars which are organized by color to find some wonderful buttons.  I love the pink one below with the silver design.
Card 1 flower
XXOO flower
I'll be back once more this month with another lovely project.  Hope your Valentine's week is a great one.  It's all about the love and I know I LOVE Right at Home and all my friends there.  Hugs,

52 Christmas Card Throwdown February Color Challenge

I am so sad that because I was sick last week I ran out of time to play with the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown ladies.  This week I am getting mine in early.  These were fun colors to work with.  Check out the challenge here and play along.

Monday, February 4, 2013

14 Days of Love Tags

Here are the two tags that I made using Basic Grey's True Love line.  These were actually left over pieces from my Basic Grey Kit of the Month Club kit.  They always give you so many goodies.  I also used a Unity Stamps Life Calendar stamp which would be perfect on layout pages as well as on cards.  Of course I had to use a bunch of dies from My Favorite Things.  Lisa has all these items and more in the store to make for your favorite Valentines.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Kisses for my Sweetheart

Graphic 45 - Place in Time - Kisses for my Sweetheart - Anita Mulcahey

Graphic 45 Place in Time
Kisses for my sweetheart Card
Happy February everyone.  I wanted to start this month of love of with a vintage valentine and these Graphic 45 papers are perfect for that. You can find all these lovely products in the Hens' Den store.   I am going to tuck this away for my sweetie.  I used some Crystal Effects on the lips, on the kisses tag, on the fan that the woman is holding and on the hearts on the My Sweetheart tag.  I had fun playing with Pic Monkey to edit the cropped photos.

Supplies:  Graphic 45
Place in Time, February Cut Aparts
Place in Time, Sentiments
Place in Time, Stickers
Tim Holtz Distress Cardstock, Coordinations
Ranger, Glossy Accents

The Twinery Valentine Celebration

Yipee, the Twinery is having a wonderful Valentine celebration.  Check it out for wonderful prizes and fun.