Thursday, November 25, 2010

Triple Play Blog Hop Week 4: Love Life



Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!
I hope you are all having the most wonderful get together with friends and family!
Thanks for taking time out to come by and see what I created for this weeks Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop!
Today's featured die is called
Frame and Frame Back, 3D Pro Scoreboards Die
and it was designed by Elieen Hull!

Here is how the die cuts the pieces. So many possibilities!


Since these pieces were pre-cut for me, I simply traced onto some high quality water color paper and began painting away!

I love how different each of the frame shapes were! So fun to over lap and play with.

I love to watercolor and try to do some every chance I get.
It's therapeutic for me to create with colors.

I always considered Color to be my strong point in my art.
Doodling with a pen over the dried paint is so much fun!

I hope you have enjoyed what I created.
A little bit of inspiration,
reminding you to simply "Love Life"
Please take the time to visit the rest of the Triple Play Blog's
for this project, click on the "hop forward" button on the right side of my blog and continue to be inspired!

~Michelle Cummings

Thursday, November 18, 2010

SIZZIX Delicate Tissue Paper Flowers!

Welcome!
Once again I am excited to be apart of Sizzix's Triple Play Blog Hop!
This week we are featuring a die created by Brenda Pinnick!
Beauty Bloom Flowers, Original Die #655455

I hope you will enjoy the tutorial I made up for you using this wonderful die!



Supplies used:
Beauty Blooms Flowers # 655455
White tissue paper
Paper Piercer
a mouse pad
thin wire
assorted sized pearls
clear tape

Begin by running your die through multiples sheets of the tissue paper. You will need per each flower, 2 of the 3 point base pieces, 3 individual petals, 2 medium flowers and 3 tiny inner flowers.

Place the 2 bottom pieces down first, then the 3 petals with corners touching the centers. (make sure there is no draft or that you don't expel air too fast when working with these flowers or they will be hard to handle. ;)

Place your 2 medium flowers on next and lastly add the 3 small flowers. Secure the flowers through the center with your paper piercer, pushing all the way through. Be sure you are using the back of your mouse pad when using this tool to protect your work surface! Leave the tool in your flowers to hold them intact until you finish with the next step.

Gather some wire and 3 ascending sized beads. Here I used plain plastic pearls. Start by bending your wire piece in half. Loop the smallest pearl towards the top.

Give a small twist to secure the tiny bead. Add the next sized pearl by threading onto both wires at once. Finish with the last pearl.

Remove paper piercer and push both wires through the flowers hole starting from top to bottom. Gently pull pearls secure against flower, then open up wires at the back and bend, and bend again. Secure wire to tissue with tape. Turn flower over and give it a gentle scrunch as to make the flower look realistic.

Finish off a few more flowers and you have quite a delicate display!

With the same flowers making procedure as above, you can then accent the flowers with holiday garland. Use wire snips to remove a over sized pearl from one bunch. Bend a piece of wire in half and wrap both ends equally around the base of the holiday pearl.

Push the wires and tail of the pearl through the top of the tissue flower. Use a rumpled piece of fabric to hold the the pearl steady while you secure the wire and snip the tail.

Oh so pretty! Reminds me of a Wedding!

When I was dreaming up this project,... long before I had made up the actual flowers,...I kept singing to myself..."Brown paper packages, tied up with string...these are a few of my favorite things!"

Thank you for visiting me once again.
I hope I have inspired you!
For more inspiration, please visit the rest of the artists
by clicking on "hop" forward"- to the right of my blog just below my profile.
Or go here for the SIZZIX Triple Play Blog Hop!
See you next week!
~Michelle Cummings

Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Haunted" Charm Swap -Reveal & Giveaway!

The Theme of this past Halloween Charm swap was "Haunted".
You can see the original post here.
The premise was to make up charms about what "haunts" you.
Here are the results....
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Victoria Sturdevant-
(front)

(back)

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Wanda Stivison-


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Tami Roth-

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Susan Link-

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Mahala Elliot-
(front)

(back)

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Dawn Freedain-

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Michelle Cummings- (that's me! :)

Thank you for coming by and seeing our charms!

If you are interested in joining future charm swaps,
(hosted twice a year),
please send me your e-mail and I'll add you to my "master charm swap list".

Also if you are interested in winning one of my "Shadow People" charms (above), please post here.

I will pick a winner Thursday, when I post this week's project for SIZZIX's Triple Play Blog Hop!

Please tell your friends, ~
If I receive 50 or more comments, I'll add 2 more shadow people charms to the drawing!
Each winner will also receive Fall/Halloween studio de-stash along with the "Shadow People Charm!"
Good luck!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 2 : Pop Up Christmas Ornament!

Welcome!
I am excited to showcase this weeks featured die:
Cube, Twist 3D (pop up) die
By: Karen Burniston!

For my creation, I made a pop up Card/Ornament!

Supplies used:
656739 Sizzix Bigz XL die - Cube, Twist -3D (pop up)
Card Stock - die cuts with a view

Vintage music sheet
Double stick tape
Icicle stickles
Silk Poinsettia flower and silk leaves
Red satin ribbon
Christmas card
Rubber band and 1 brad

I love the idea of a collapsible cube that can be attached to a card!
It's a nice surprise when you expand the cube and then hang it on a tree!
This pop up cube took me less than 5 minutes to put it together!
(For complete instructions, please go here. )So easy and FUN!
See what everyone else has made with this die by either visiting the Sizzix blog here...or by clicking "hop forward" on the Triple Play Blog Hop button to the right of this post!

Click here if you missed last weeks creation, a Vintage Inspired Christmas House.
Thanks for visiting me!
May you be forever inspired!
Happy Blog Hopping!
:)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Some bits and pieces from our Halloween Party!

Our Halloween party was so much fun this year! We had quite the turnout! Friends and Family showed up at 4pm to eat and socialize and then we went as a group around our (flat) neighborhood for tricks and treats!
My husband Brian helped make the black webs and add spider rings to these cupcakes!
See recipe here.


I also gave him some craft paper, my big shot, and a bat die to customize these water bottles!


I made creepy (easy) food labels...

Tried my hand at these jello-worms....the kids LOVED these! But one Dad was completely freaked by them...well worth making 200 worms! Can't wait to make them again next year...even more realistic!

To make the moldy cheese, I used a store bought cheese dip- garlic and artichoke, mixed with some coarse shredded cheese and then rolled it in dried Italian herbs. Easy!

Me again!

The kids lined up ready to canvas the neighborhood!

Such a great idea!

One of many rest stops for a snack... :)

This house thrilled me and yet creep-ed me out at the same time! Reminds me of those sci-fi flicks with giant grass hoppers! All I can wonder is how the heck did he get the web all over the house? Must be a dare devil...
:)


We tied some orange and green balloons to the kids goody bags.

So, how was your Halloween?

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