Friday, December 28, 2012

Calendar Idea!

Happy Friday Everyone! I hope you had a Merry Christmas.  I sure did with all of my family and friends.  Since the New Year will be here soon, I started making these fun little Calendars to give as gifts to my friends and co-workers.  They are easy to make and fun to give.

Materials Used:
6X6 Cardstock
Cuttlebug die cut Numbers
1/8" Quilling Paper
Sentiment from Kindestampo's 'Through Sunshine and Rain' Stamp Set
I bought the Mini calendar file from Etsy
Stampin Up Seam Binding
Pearls from Martha Stewart

Looking forward to a New Year and wishing you all Peace, Health and Happiness in 2013.  If I don't post anything else this year I'll be back in the new year with more tutorials and new ideas.  Have a happy one!

Quilled Hugs,
Linda K.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

KinderStampO Guest Design Team "Holiday Cheer" Blog Hop...

Welcome to the KinderStampo Guest Design Team "Holiday Cheer" Blog Hop!
I am excited to be part of this amazing team and can't wait to share my creativity with you.
If you arrived from CallyAnn's are in the right track. If not you might want to start at KinderStampo's blog so that you don't miss any of the fun.

Here’s my Project using Kinderstampo’s products

Gift Box

Products Used:
KinderStampo's Red Seam Binding
Sizzix Suitcase Bag from Eileen Hull

And here's a Holiday Gift for you...
10% OFF all items from the Kinderstampo's Store.
Use Coupon Code: holidaycheer
--A stocking valued at over $100 worth of KinderStampO products

How to Enter:
1)  Leave a comment here
2)  Become a friend of KinderStampO on Facebook
3)  Follow the KinderStampO store
4)  Follow the KinderStampO blog

Your next stop is Talented Sharon
Thank you for hopping along and I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year 2013!

Quilled Hugs,
Linda K.

Here is the full list just in case you get lost along the way...

§  KinderStampO
§  Elisa Kammerdiener
§  Amanda Tibbitts
§  Alena Tenreiro
§  Vicky Borruel Oliver
§  Aissa Rodriguez Segarra
§  Audrey Roseman Http://
§  Cathy Derouche
Linda Myquillingnest
§  Lilli Solstr√•leNikolaisen
§  DD Crafts Wilson
§  Jennifer Peekhaus

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gift Card Holder with Sizzix Super Scallop Crescent Tag

Happy Thursday Everyone!
  I love making gift card holders this time of year.  Throughout this and next week I will be posting a few of these that I made for my gift giving this Season. Here's one I made using the Sizzix Super Scallop Crescent Tag Die.  

Sizzix Sizzlits Holly w/Berries #3 
My Mind's Eye "Wonderful Winter Glittered Holiday Papers Stack"-  
The clear envelope is one of My Quilling Nest's Clear Box-Envelopes.  

Thank you for stopping by.  I'll see you next time with another creative project.

Quilled Hugs,
Linda K.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sizzix Suitcase Gift Card Holder

It seems like everyone in our days prefer a Gift Card than an actual gift when it comes to the Holidays and gift giving.  Since this is the new trend, I decided this year to make Gift Card holders.  Here's one that I made using Eileen Hull's Sizzix Suitcase Die.  This die is lovely and very versatile for any occasion.  I gave this one to my Secret Santa at work with an Amazon card inside and she loved it! At first she thought that the gift was actually the little suitcase, I thought that was hilarious.  Here's my creation...

Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Bag, Suitcase Item #657124 by Eileen Hull

Sizzlits 'Joy' Phrase

Sizzlits Tags
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
Martha Stewart Seed Beads
SU Flower Punch

Thank you for stopping by.  I'll see you next time!

Linda K.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Baby Shadowbox~ 'It's a Boy'

Happy Tuesday Everyone!  
Want to know a little secret about me?...well am obsessed with anything that has to do with Babies.  From Scrapbook paper to dies to embellishments you name it I love it!  I made this little project for one of my sisters.  This is how they will be announcing the sex of the baby to her In-laws.  She asked me for ideas and this is what I came up with.  She sent me the Sonogram of the baby I framed it, embellished it, and voila! a fun and creative way for an announcement.

Jolee's by You 4X6 shadowbox frame. 
DCWV Nana's Nursery Stack
Cottage Cutz Peachy Keen Duck Die
Baby Hamilton Sonogram :)

Let me know what you think and will see you again with another creative project.
Quilled Hugs,
Linda K. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Make Someone's Day 2013 Mini Calendar

Hello, hope everyone is having a fabulous creative day!  I would like to share with you this little project I made for my monthly Quilling Class.  It's a 2013 Calendar and we used the Beehive Technique.  To learn how this technique is done Click HERE.  Everyone loved it and made the flower their own style.  

Here are the products I Used:
Spellbinders Grand Scallop Squares
My Creative Time's 'Turn that Frown Upside Down' Stamp set
Retired Sizzix Flower Pot
1/8" Quilling Paper
Mini Calendar from Etsy

This is my share for the day I hope you enjoyed it and I will see you next time.
Until then...Quilled Hugs!!!
Linda K.

Monday, November 12, 2012

'You Make Me Happy'-Quilled Card with Vortex Technique

Hello my Crafty friends! It has truly been a long time since I've posted.  Many things have happened in these past months I was MIA and can't wait to share them all with you.  As I get back into the swing of things and Blogging again I want to share with you a card I made using the Vortex Technique.  It is such an awesome easy technique and the outcome is amazing.  I will be doing a tutorial shortly and will post it as soon as I do.  In the meantime here's a link to Alli from Quilled Creation's tutorial on this technique, Vortex Coil Technique Tutorial, and here's my creation.

 For the window I used the SU Sizzix Peekaboo Frames Die
Stamp set used My Creative Time's Turn that Frown Up Side Down Set
 This is how it will look closed.
The inside of the card.

Thank you for stopping by and Am happy to be back and sharing my projects with all of you once again.  
Have a wonderful Week!

Quilled Hugs,
Linda K.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Just a Little Project!

Good Morning my Friends!  Wowzeee it's been a while since I've posted. I am excited to tell you that I will be on vacation this coming week.  I so need a vacation after everything that I've been working on.  My Basement will be finally finished by the time we get back and cannot wait to show you my new Dungeon!  I will have my crafty space down there so stay tuned for the upcoming pics.  Today I want to share with you a LO I made for a good friend of mine. I've recently began working on more Scrapbook pages and I love it.  I made this LO for a good friend of mine, I used the DCWV Songbird Stack.  The poem was from the Internet and all I did was print it out and cut each sentence out and then distressed it a bit with brown ink.  I love how it turned out.  Ok so I leave you with this project and will see you again in a week.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Quilled Hugs,
Linda K.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Desktop Calendar LO

Happy Thursday!  I am back today to share with you a desktop calendar project I made last month.  The Calendar is interchangeable and you can add a picture also.  I've been trying out different type of projects besides greeting cards and I am loving the outcomes, I spruce them up with quilling and voila! fun projects. Here it is...let me know what you think.

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The baby in this picture is my little Nephew Josiah.  Oh he is adorable!
1/8" Quilling Paper
Sizzix Dies:  Film Strip, Flourishes, Calendar dies, Tim Holtz Easel
Cricut:  I can't remember what cart for the Numbers
Stamp: SU Calendar
Paper: DCWV Cotton Bloom Stack
81/2X11 Kraft Cardboard
Enjoy the rest of your day.  I will see you back again with another project.

Quilled Hugs!
Linda K.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

CHA Chicago 2012 and a Project!

Hello, hello! Happy Tuesday to all.  I am so excited to show you some pics from my CHA Chicago trip.  I was thrilled to have been able to attend this year.  It was my very first show and I had a blast.  Meeting designers and crafty peeps was the highlight of my trip.  Unfortunately I did not buy anything but was able to do make-and-takes and also took a class on Banners and Swags.Here's a picture of a project I worked on last week before I went on my trip.  My basement is almost finished and I've been making a few picture frames to decorate my walls down there.  Let me know what you think.

 This is my Project for today.  This was a $1 unfinished frame from Michael's, I painted it with Martha Stewart's Magnetic Paint and then top coated it with brown paint.  I made magnets with my Itop.   I used the DCWV Preppy Princess Stack.  Bird Punch from SU and last but not least Quilled a few flowers with branches.
The pictures are of my 3 1/2 yr old Daughter Macie. 

 Tim Holtz and I...(don't we make a cute couple! LOL)

 Jinger and I..Her Paper and Embellishment collections are Amazing!

My Bestie Jess from Kinderstampo and I 

 Vicky and I were in Emma's first Design team.

Tanner and I were also in Emma's first Design Team

This is at the Craft Wars Viewing Party.  These ladies rocked! and won the prize.

Hope you enjoyed my post today.  I will be back with more later on this week.

Thank you for stopping by.

Quilled Hugs!
Linda K.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

'I Miss You'- Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July Everyone!!!
I am having so much fun with my family today.  My brother makes the most amazing BBQ and he's out there grillin' right now while I came inside to post this.  I know I've been MIA for a while, but wonderful things have been going on in my neck of the woods, so my absence  hasn't been bad at all, at least not for me :).  I made this card for my sister Nancy who is a Marine and stationed in San Diego.  I miss her very much and we are sad that she could not be here with us today while we celebrate this memorable day.
I used the KinderStampo 'Through Sunshine and Rain' stamp set.  the paper is from Papertrey Inc.  White quilling paper strips that I cut out myself from the Recollections textured paper pack.  Stampin Up Oval and Scallop Oval punches.  Let me know what you think!

Enjoy your day and I will see you back again with more news and projects!

Quilled Hugs,
Linda K.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Quilling it Thursdays-Embellished Box-Envelopes

Hello, hello!!! Happy Thursday to all!
I've been truly busy these past weeks.  We finally began our Basement renovations and I am so excited to say that I will have an actual craft space down there.  No more dungeon looking room.  I will share pics as soon as everything is ready.  For today's project I want to show you how I embellished two of My Quilling Nest's  Box-Envelopes.  If you have purchased these and have made projects using them, I would love to see what you have made.  You can link them on this post, at the bottom on Mr. Linky.

Materials used on this one:
Michael's Recollections Textured paper for the Flower
Flower- Stampin Up Sizzix Fun Flowers Die
Stampin Up Seam Binding
Stampin Up Chocolate Chip stamp pad for the distressing around the Box-Envelope
Martha Stewart Micro Beads for the center of the flower 

Materials used on this one:
Michael's Recollections Textured paper
Stampin Up Circle Punch for the Rolled Roses
My Quilling Nest's Quilling Tool to roll the roses
Martha Stewart Rose Petal Punch
Tim Holtz Stamp pad to distress around Box-Envelope

If you would like to purchase a pack of the Box-Envelopes  you can do so HERE.
If you have made projects using these envelopes you can link up your projects on the bottom of this post.  I would love to see what you have made.

Quilled hugs to all and will see you again next time.

Linda K.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Rolled Flower Using My Creative Time's Dies

Happy Tuesday!!
A few days ago I was experimenting making larger flowers using the rolled flower dies from My Creative Time, and I loved the outcome.  The flowers I made are larger than the actual die cut.  Ms. Emma asked me to make a tutorial and as I promised her, here it is.  I have also added Mr. Linky to the bottom of this post, I would love to see your rolled flowers!!!  So here its the tutorial, let me know what you think!
Materials Used:
My Creative Time 'Rolled Flowers Die' (you can purchase it HERE)
My Quilling Nest's 'Quilling Tool' (you can purchase it HERE)
Any Type of Paper.  I used the Recollections textured paper.
Aileen's Tacky Glue

If you give these a try, I would love to see them.  Link up your project below.
Happy Crafting!
Quilled Hugs,
Linda K.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Quilling It Thursdays~ Beehive Technique

Good Morning and happy Thursday!
I am excited to show you a fun and easy techique my friend Maritza taught me at the Quilling Convention I attended last month.  This technique is called the 'Beehive Technique'.  After I learned it I was hooked!! its super easy and the finished projects look amazing.  So last saturday I had to teach a Quilling class and I decided to teach the ladies this technique.  It was a success! My sister came with me and she has never quilled and she mastered it in a blink of an eye, I was so proud of her. 

Here's the project we made:

I used the Tim Holtz Cabinet Die.  The sentiment is from My Creative Time.

Quilling Beehive Technique

First you make  petals by rolling a strip of paper around an object (ie:a ruler, a bottle of glue etc.)these are called ring coils. Then you shape them as leaves by pinching both ends, like the pic. or just one end, your choice,  you decide how big you want your petals. This will give you an open coil just like the picture.

Second you take a strip of paper and you begin rolling it from the top, give it about 3 rolls , then let it go.  Take another section of the strip and continue the process until you have made several coils on the same strip of paper.  Do not glue!

This is what you will end up with.  A strip of paper with several loose coils.

Then take the leaves that you have prepared and begin inserting the curled strip inside these.  If you have too many coils and they don't fit, simply snip them.  If you think you need more to fill in gaps, repeat second step and so on until you are completely satisfied.

This is how it should look with all the coils inside. 
Proceed to form your flower with the rest of the petals.

Here's my Sister's Project. 
Her first ever Quilled Project!

I hope you give this technique a try.  If you do you can link up your project in Mr. Linky.

Thank you for stopping by and I will see you next time with another project.

Quilled Hugs!
Linda K.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Quilling it Thursdays~Pocket Watch with Quilling

Happy Thursday everyone!  When I received my Quill America last month, I was inspired and many creative ideas popped in my head when I read a small article in there on using pocket watches with quilling.  My  project for today is the name tag I made for the Quilling Convention that I attended two weeks ago in Lancaster, PA.  The host of the convention asked for everyone to make their own name tags.  The pocket watch and ball chain are from Tim Holtz.  I love how it turned out. My name was cut out from a junk mail envelope, got to love that junk mail!! well that came in handy...:)  Here's the picture...

I hope this inspires you to create your own masterpiece.  If you do, you can link your project to Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post.  I would love to see your creations.
Thank you for stopping by and I will see you again soon with another project.

Quilled Hugs!
Linda K.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Box~Envelope Purse

Happy Tuesday!
Today I would like to share with you a project I made using one of  My Quilling Nest's Box~Envelopes.  You can purchase these here on my blog.  I made this purse and embellished it with a rolled rose.  This was a very simple project and I love the way it came out.  Let me know what you think!

Box~Envelope Purse


Have a Crafty day and I hope you enjoy this little project.
Quilled Hugs!
Linda K.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Moms are Special!

Hello Crafty Friends!  I am so happy to be back after taking some time off.  I am charged with tons of ideas and inspiration and can't wait to begin sharing them with you.  To get a jump start I created this card in honor of all the 'Special Moms' in a special day like today.  Wishing you all 'Crafty and Non-Crafty Moms out there a Happy and Fun Day filled with lots of love and hugs.  Wishing my mom a Super day surrounded by 4 of her children (we are 6) and 9 of her grand-kids.  
'Te Amo Mami eres la Mama mas linda del Universo'~sorry had to say that in Spanish.
The dress die cut is from Spellbinders and the Sentiment is from My Creative Time 'Mom You Rock' stamp set. The Roses were made using circles and then cutting them in a spiral way.  Hopefully I'll have a tutorial on how to make them after I get over a chest cold that has left me without a horrible!!!
Here's my creation let me know what you think.

Happy Mother's Day!
Quilled Hugs,
Linda K.