Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Cards 2014

I am so sorry everyone for the delay of my blog post. I have had a really rough week. I woke up last Saturday and my jaw was locked up. I was really weak from not eating and couldn't get anything done. I'm just now able to eat solid foods and getting my strength back. I decided to post all the cards at once since I'm still not feeling so well.

On to the cards. I apologize for the lack of details and links.

This first card is one of my favorites. The angel silhouette is a from the Silhouette online store. Isn't she the sweetest thing ever?
 This reindeer card is also from the Silhouette online store. I added pop dots to give it a bit of dimension.
 This next card is a hybrid card. I used the Reflections Christmas digital kit from Echo Park. This kit comes with so many embellishments and papers. And it was only $11.99.
 I love the black and red on this card. For this one I used The Candy Cane Lane Recollections paper pad.
 And finally my favorite. The Nativity is also from the Silhouette online store.  It was meant to be an ornament shape but I cut the top off to make it round.
 Once again I apologize for the lack of details. Thanks for stopping by.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Reindeer Christmas Card

Today I'm sharing a card that is Pinterest inspired. You can view the photo here.
I used kraft cardstock from Recollections as a card base and the white torn paper that creates the snow bank is also from Recollections. The reindeer is a Silhouette file and you can find that here. I had to do some editing on the reindeer to remove the open elements it has. For the snowflakes I used the Fiskars All That Glitters stamp set and embossed it with white embossing powder. The greeting is from Fiskars Holiday Frolic stamp set.

It somewhat looks like the original. Well kinda.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Card-Buttons

Time to share my second Christmas card I created. 
I tried to keep this card as simple as possible. I used a card base from Recollections and added a scrap piece of paper from the Recollections Jolly and Bright paper pad from a couple of years ago. I added some buttons for ornaments and added a ribbon for a little extra cuteness. The greeting is from the Hero Arts Holiday Sayings clear stamp set.

*The Hero Arts Holiday Sayings stamp set and Recollections Jolly and Bright paper pad are both retired.
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Friday, December 5, 2014

Peppermint Christmas Card

I can't believe it's Christmas time already. Each year goes by quicker and quicker. Today I"m sharing a quick and easy card.

When I was making this card I thought it might be to simply. I was thinking of adding some bling on the top but I'm glad I didn't. I really like the simpleness of the card.
I used the Recollections card base and used the Martha Stewart Peppermint Winter mat pad for the bottom. I added some ribbon and a 3d Recollections peppermint sticker. The greeting is from Hero Arts Holiday Sayings stamp set. I get a lot of use out of that stamp. 

*The Martha Stewart mat pad, peppermint sticker and stamp set have all been discountinued.
All other items I used are in the supply list below.
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Thanks for stopping by.
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Halloween Treat Envelopes

Hi everyone! It’s that time of the year, the holidays are fastly approaching and it’s time to start crafting like a mad woman.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I can dress up to be whoever I want to be, scare little children(well not really) and eat all the candy I want.
As usual my daughter asked me to make treat cards or envelopes for her friends and since I finally got my Silhouette Cameo I jumped up and down and obliged.
I made them really simple but that’s the way I like it.
The envelopes are from the Silhouette store ID# 58484. The spider webs are also from the Silhouette store ID# 4461. I used the Recollections paper pads Midnight Magic, Halloween Basics and Haunted Manor for all the envelopes. The spider image is from Miss Kate Cuttables and the spider dangling from the web is from Recollections.
I left these plain because the paper itself is gorgeous.
The cat girl is a free digi stamp from Cuddlebug Cuties and the witch silhouette is also from the Silhouette store ID# 66020. I embossed the witch with amazing glaze to make it glossy.
And finally these images came from Scrap and Tubes. You get all these images in one file plus way more for about $2. Can’t beat that. The Boo Title with the ghosts is from Miss Kate Cuttables.
All the candy had disappeared after taking the photos. I wonder how that happened.Rolling on the floor laughing
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

To-Do Planner Printable

For about 20 years now I have always used or carried some kind of planner with me. I even  ditched my purse for awhile and used my planner as a huge wallet. I love planners. I thought with the digital age that planners will disappear, but it seems that I'm not the only one that loves planners. People are getting so creative with their planners. They are using washi tape, stickers and so much more. I love it.

I love making my own planner printables and wanted to share one with you. This is a 8.5"x5.5" to-do printable. I use a Desk size Day-Timer planner and it fits perfectly.
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Here's a great video I found on YouTube by Laura Smith on how to print 8.5"x5.5" pages.

Check out my Pinterest Filofax Board to see how creative everyone is getting with their planners.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Bit of a Change

In the next few days you will be noticing some changes around here. My blog, Youtube, etc will no longer be Laura Tiffany Studios. It is now "In the Craft Room".  My blog will be going through a bit of a makeover in the next couple of days. Not much, just a name change. If you would like to follow me on my Google+ page click follow on the Google+ badge to the right.
Thanks for being patient with me. See you soon.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

McCall"’s M6956 Pattern Becomes Vocaloid Cosplay

For those who read my blog you all know that my daughter is a huge Anime fan. Not only does she love Anime she also cosplays.
She’s going to cosplay this year for Ani-jam as Megurine Luka from Vocaloid and asked if I could make her the dress. This is the dress she wants.
And this is the dress she got.
First I tried making the dress without a pattern. Hey it looks easy. Yeah right. Big fail!! So off to the fabric store I went. My daughter thought that this pattern is as close as we can get.
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This is McCall’s 6956 pattern and I used option B without the ruffle on the bottom of the skirt. Notice how the pattern says easy on it? If you’re new to sewing do not buy this pattern. It’s not that easy.
I haven’t sewn any clothing since my daughter was 3 years old and I was really nervous about this dress. It’s not perfect but I’m kinda proud of myself. Plus she’s only going to wear it once. I do hope it doesn’t come apart.Confused smile
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Monday, April 14, 2014

My New Color Station

I am so excited to share this! I have been really unhappy with my color pencil and marker storage situation. I had them all in different containers and it was so hard to find anything. So when I would sit down to color my digi’s there would be containers all over the place. What a mess!
Well this past week Michael’s had their Recollections Craft Storage on sale for 60% off. I couldn’t pass that up.
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The Marker Storage Organizer is awesome! It holds all my color pencils and markers. It has two small drawers to store all my other goodies. The top piece of the unit is removable which is great if I want to take my pencils and color somewhere else besides my craft table.
The Cube with Magazine Holder holds all my watercolor supplies. The magazine holder next to the cube actually came inside the cube but I decided to take it out for extra storage. It works great for all my printed digi stamps.
Both pieces cost me a whooping $26. I had my eye on these for so long. I’m so glad I waited for the sale.
The Marker Storage Organizer was regularly $44.99 and on sale for $17.99. The Cube with Magazine Holder was regularly $19.99 and on sale for $7.99. I would have been crazy to pass that up right?
I am so happy with this. I have everything in spot now. Woohoo!
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