Sunday, February 28, 2021

Dog Paws Home Decor - With Shaker

Hello friends.  Jennifer Snyder here with some dog-gone adorable DIY home decor.  

Creative Embellishments has an amazing assortment of wood DIY home decor designs to inspire you and get you in a decorating mood.   There are seasonal favs as well as whimsical and classic designs, from gnomes to angel wings.  

My choice today is the Paw   with paw pad pieces for layering.  


Quick Instructions: 

I created an acrylic paint wash using watered down acrylic paint then lightly applied the wash to the wood.  I did this because I did not want the engraved details to get covered by thick acrylic paint.  The sea sponge allows easy and quick application of the wash in my opinion. 

Inked edges add depth and richness.  I used Ground Espresso Distress Ink.  

I covered the paw pad pieces and inked the edges.  

Now time for decorating and adding special touches.  I used two accenting features: Dog Shaker Set and Friends Fur Ever chipboard set with sweet little paw prints. 

Both pieces were painted with acrylic paint, then accented with the Ground Espresso Distress Stain used above.  Once dry, I topped with Range "Crackle Accents", added some sequins and beads (from the shaker mix) to the wet Crackle Accents and set aside to dry. 

The shaker mix selected is from Buttons Galore and is called Mermaid Lagoon, a fun combination of beads, heart shaped sequins and an assortment of buttons.  

The shaker mix compliments the paper choice perfectly:  Authentique's Purebred 12x12 and 6x6 paper collections.  

Thanks for stopping here to visit.  

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Sweet Puppy Dog Shaker Card - Maja Design

Today I present a shaker card using some of my favorite products from Maja Design, Spellbinders, Buttons Galore and more.  

The adorable dog stamp is "Let's Get Cozy" from Spellbinders.  It was stamped on to watercolor paper and colored with watercolor pencils.  Next, the shaker mix is from Buttons Galore and More.  The stamped sentiment and stamped paw prints are from Stampendous Puppy Frame stamp set.  

Here is an image of the Maja Design Little Street 6x6 paper collection used: 

Every shaker needs fabulous shaker mix to bring the card to life and help create the WOW factor.    My sharker is filled with Marmalade Doo Dadz from Buttons Galore.  

Thank you for visiting.  Happy crafting. 

Black and White Plus One Card Challenge - Creative Embellishments

Hello crafty friends.  Each month Creative Embellishments presents a challenge to help exercise our creative imagination.   The February Challenge at Creative Embellishments is Black and White Plus 1 Color.  

These monthly challenges provide a great opportunity to join the fun and perhaps try something outside your comfort zone.   Black and white is waaaayyyyy outside my comfort zone so quite a great exercise for my brain.  

The Creative Embellishments chipboard pieces chosen today:  Moon Fairies with Wings  and  Cupid Set - Valentine's Day.  The pieces were painted with acrylic paints and the gold moon has a metallic acrylic paint finish.     


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Nestabilities Candlewick Ovals Etched Dies Candlewick Classics Collection by Becca Feeken

The paper choice is Authentique's Timeless Collection 6x6 pad.  shhhhh the white is really cream, so don't rat me out , ok?    But exquisite paper collection for a touch of black and cream colored elegance.  

Timeless 6 x 6 Paper Pad - Authentique

Thanks so much for stopping here today.  I appreciate your time. 

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Window Garden Slider Cards -Make a Scene Cards - Spellbinders by Becca Feeken


Time to look toward Spring. The stage is being set by Mother Nature and the Spring flowers are thinking about making an appearance very soon.  

Spellbinders is helping us build our own spring filled stage with it's new Make a Scene  collection designed by Becca Feeken.  This set is an interactive slider card collection designed with pull tab slider windows revealing a beautiful scene from your imagination.  

I created a garden window scene using Spellbinders Picture Perfect Window Scene,  just one of the coordinating die sets available in the collection.  The collection also includes: 

Today's slider greeting card was created using the 6x6 paper pad from the " Miles Apart" collection from Maja Design.    My choice in using this collection rises from a dark and gloomy winter in the COVID era.  I believe everyone could use both Spring and a hug.  This collection makes me think of both with gorgeous florals and delicate prints combined in lovely soft colors.  

This is a slider card with flaps that pull from the sides to create a stage with a scene when opened.  I am sure this will bring a smile to to person who slides it open revealing a hug.

Check out the Spellbinders entire Make a Scene  collection.  

 Send someone a hug today.  Thank you for stopping. 

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