Thank You to my Friends and Followers!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Pocket Letter filled with Hope

Hi There Friends! I hope you are having a great week and welcome to All Things Beautiful! I hope all is going well. So today's a Hope themed Pocket Letter. I have been making Pocket letters for several months and I have met some really nice and highly creative people. This Pocket letter was made for a friend of mine. We Pen Pall and I like to exchange Christian Themed Pocket Letters so I chose to send her one filled with Hope.


I added a tea bag behind the hope quote flap in the lower left pocket.

My Pen pall told me she likes brackets, arrows, crowns and lots of bling so I couldn't resist cutting her some of her favorite cut files out of glitter and adding them to this pocket flap card.

Here is a close up of the bottom row of pockets.


and...here is a back view of the Pocket Letter filled with crafty goodies. I made some coordinating Card Candy just for her.

I hope you like my Pocket Letter and try making one for yourself and finding a swap partner on the various Pocket Letter Facebook groups and web pages.

Have a wonderful day!

Thank you to my followers for always checking out my latest creation and Thank you if your visiting. Please consider following me. If you become a follower I'll send you a shout out on this weeks Feature Friday post and link your blog so others can visit you too. Oh and how could I forget--you'll be entered in my BLOG CANDY drawing.  Next drawing when I reach 250 followers!!!!!
( Unfortunately, there are some who have not posted in the comments or sent me the link to their blog in an email. I will not be hunting for your blog so if you don't post your blog address I won't be able to link it up)









Thursday, July 6, 2017

Floral Pocket Letter

Hello and Happy Thursday! So glad you are joining me to check out my latest Pocket Letter. I have thoroughly enjoyed making these and swapping! I've had so much fun getting to know everyone and sharing  in everyone's crafty abilities.

Today's PL is a floral theme. When I think floral, I think yellow so I chose to make this one yellow and white. I used lots of foiled images I had on hand. It was actually a good thing. I have had a Minc foil machine for a while but don't use it as nearly as often as I should. So this project prompted me to use it.

Hope you enjoy my post!


Here I made a falp book and used a border punch for the decorative element.


This is the inside.


I added the recipients name onn a tag, a flower jewel and some ribbon tape and ribbon for the top.


I hope you enjoyed viewing my Pocket Letter. Have a great Thursday and I hope you find time to make something beautiful!

Thank you to my followers for always checking out my latest creation and Thank you if your visiting. Please consider following me. If you become a follower I'll send you a shout out on this weeks Feature Friday post and link your blog so others can visit you too. Oh and how could I forget--you'll be entered in my BLOG CANDY drawing.  Next drawing when I reach 250 followers!!!!!
( Unfortunately, there are some who have not posted in the comments or sent me the link to their blog in an email. I will not be hunting for your blog so if you don't post your blog address I won't be able to link it up)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Red, White and Blue Pocket Letter

Hi there friends!   So glad you are with me today!

In the honor of the July 4th holiday I am so happy to share with you a Red, White and Blue themed Pocket letter!


These are the various interactive pocket cards I created to include in this Pocket Letter.


Here are the insides of a few filled with crafting goodies!


Some coordinating Carde Candy I made to go with the PL.

The final touches. before I mailed it off to my pal.


I hope you are inspired by this Pocket Letter. If you are not sure what Pocket Letters are you can google search them. There are lots of web pages and Facebook groups. I hope you take some time today to be creative and go make something beautiful!


Thank you to my followers for always checking out my latest creation and Thank you if your visiting. Please consider following me. If you become a follower I'll send you a shout out on this weeks Feature Friday post and link your blog so others can visit you too. Oh and how could I forget--you'll be entered in my BLOG CANDY drawing.  Next drawing when I reach 250 followers!!!!!
( Unfortunately, there are some who have not posted in the comments or sent me the link to their blog in an email. I will not be hunting for your blog so if you don't post your blog address I won't be able to link it up)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Purple Pocket Letters

Hello and welcome to All Things Beautiful! A place to share my crafty side!
Today's post is all about Pocket Letters. If you've never heard about Pocket Letters (PL), you can find more here.

Today's Pocket Letters are:  Pretty in Purple!
I had two swap partner that love purple so I created these two PL at the same time.

Some elements are the same but many are different.

I made these PL interactive, meaning I tried to incorporate as many moving pocket letter cards as I could by making and using mini greeting cards, notebooks, shaker pockets,
flap books, envelope pockets and more....


I also used my Card Candy as an embellishment on one of the Pocket Cards.


This is a flap book. I used lots of flowers and encouraging statements.

Then finally, I decorated the tops using tags with the recipients first initial, a pretty matching gem, some ribbon and a scripture tag as always.

added a Thank you card for swapping and they were done!



If you are interested in making and swapping a pocket letter you don't have to go to the lengths I di or if you want you can make it more elaborate! It is all up to you.
I hope you like my post today and find time to be creative yourself. Now it's your turn to go make something beautiful!

Thank you to my followers for always checking out my latest creation and Thank you if your visiting. Please consider following me. If you become a follower I'll send you a shout out on this weeks Feature Friday post and link your blog so others can visit you too. Oh and how could I forget--you'll be entered in my BLOG CANDY drawing.  Next drawing when I reach 250 followers!!!!!
( Unfortunately, there are some who have not posted in the comments or sent me the link to their blog in an email. I will not be hunting for your blog so if you don't post your blog address I won't be able to link it up)







Thursday, June 15, 2017

Nature Pocket Letter

Hello Crafty Pals! I hope your week has been productive and enjoyable! Welcome to All Things Beautiful and I hope you enjoy my post for today. Today's post is showcasing a Nature Themed Pocket Letter. Not sure what pocket letters are? You can check them out here.

For this PL (Pocket Letter), I chose various stamps, stickers, gems and embellishments to pull it all together. I also added a quote for the center pocket.


This is a flap pocket. You can lift the top and inside are various crafting goodies, cut outs, die cuts, stickers; what ever can fit inside.

I chose to add some nature themed tags.

I also included in my PL, some matching Card Candy.

Again another picture of some Card Candy embellishments that coordinate with one of the ATC cards in my PL.

I hope you enjoyed my post and check out the Pocket Letter site. I do not receive any type of endorsement for my recommendation I just have fallen in love with creating and swapping Pocket letters.

Thank you to my followers for always checking out my latest creation and Thank you if your visiting. Please consider following me. If you become a follower I'll send you a shout out on this weeks Feature Friday post and link your blog so others can visit you too. Oh and how could I forget--you'll be entered in my BLOG CANDY drawing.  Next drawing when I reach 250 followers!!!!!
( Unfortunately, there are some who have not posted in the comments or sent me the link to their blog in an email. I will not be hunting for your blog so if you don't post your blog address I won't be able to link it up)







Thursday, June 8, 2017

Pretty Things Pocket Letter

Hello My Friends! I hope you are all doing well. Today's post will show case a pocket letter! What's a Pocket Letter, you ask? it is the newest rage in the crafting world and you can check out all the information about Pocket Letters and the woman who created them, Jannette lane over on Pocket Letter Pals.

Anyway, I started creating them several months ago and they are so addictive! . Pocket Letters are swapped with other crafters, so my partner and I decided we would swap a Pocket Letter with a  simple "Pretty Things" theme.



I chose to make this Pocket Letter have some fun interactive elements.
As seen here with the envelope, mini greeting card, file folder and pocket flap; all filled with crafting goodies.


I also included a mini notebook that I put together and sewed the binding on my mini Janome.


I added a pocket element to the binder top of the pocket Letter that included one of my favorite scriptures, a mini tag and some ribbon.

Lastly, I included as part of the goodies I wanted to send my Pen Pal Partner some hand made Card Candy. If you are not sure what that is there are tons of examples on Pinterest but basically it is hand made paper embellishments that crafters can choose to add to their scrapbook pages, hand made greeting cards or any other paper project.

So that is it for today's post. I hope you enjoyed viewing my project.  I hope you find time to be creative today!


Thank you to my followers for always checking out my latest creation and Thank you if your visiting. Please consider following me. If you become a follower I'll send you a shout out on this weeks Feature Friday post and link your blog so others can visit you too. Oh and how could I forget--you'll be entered in my BLOG CANDY drawing.  Next drawing when I reach 250 followers!!!!!
( Unfortunately, there are some who have not posted in the comments or sent me the link to their blog in an email. I will not be hunting for your blog so if you don't post your blog address I won't be able to link it up)


Monday, March 6, 2017

Card Making Monday - Glitter Acetate card

Hey there and thank you for visiting my blog today!
 For today's Card Making Monday post I have created a glitter acetate card for you.

It is not very noticeable in the picture but I also dry embossed the background frame of the card with a butterfly embossing folder. You can see all the supplies listed below.



Supplies:




Thank you to my followers for always checking out my latest creation and Thank you if your visiting. Please consider following me. If you become a follower I'll send you a shout out on this weeks Feature Friday post and link your blog so others can visit you too. Oh and how could I forget--you'll be entered in my BLOG CANDY drawing.  Next drawing when I reach 250 followers!!!!!
( Unfortunately, there are some who have not posted in the comments or sent me the link to their blog in an email. I will not be hunting for your blog so if you don't post your blog address I won't be able to link it up)



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Spring Pocket Letter

Hello and welcome! I am so excited you are here for my Whatever Wednesday post where share my latest crafting shenanigans with you. 

Today I am sharing my first  Pocket Letter creation. If you haven't heard of Pocket Letters...oh...you are missing out! It is a fancy pen pal letter. Basically a pen pal letter taken up a notch for paper crafters. You can choose themes and you even fill them with crafting goodies for your pen pal.


For my pocket letter, my swap sistah and I choose to make a "Spring" theme. That way we had lots of flexibility. I choose some cheery papers and went to work. I added a scripture and a book quote in relation to the theme.  The left pocket letter is the front of my pocket letter with all the decorated cards. I used the Cricut machine, stickers, stamps and punches for the elements. The pocket letter on the right is the back view. That's where I added all the great goodies!
I made some card candy embellishments using the scraps from my pocket letter, added stamped images, gems, stickers, tea and a great butterfly embellishment I found at the $ store.

Here is a close up of the card candy embellishments I made.

In the upper right hand corner you will see my pen pal letter envelope. I wrote my pen pal a brief letter telling her a little about myself. 

To find out more about Pocket Letters you can find them on Pinterest, Youtube and the Pocket Letter Pals website

If you have made and swapped pocket letters before please tell me about it and post a picture of your favorite pocket letter!


Thank you to my followers for always checking out my latest creation and Thank you if your visiting. Please consider following me. If you become a follower I'll send you a shout out on this weeks Feature Friday post and link your blog so others can visit you too. Oh and how could I forget--you'll be entered in my BLOG CANDY drawing.  Next drawing when I reach 250 followers!!!!!
( Unfortunately, there are some who have not posted in the comments or sent me the link to their blog in an email. I will not be hunting for your blog so if you don't post your blog address I won't be able to link it up)


Monday, February 27, 2017

Card Making Monday - Stencils

Hello and welcome to all things beautiful! I am so glad you've stopped by for a visit. I hope you are inspired and learn a trick or two. For today's card I pulled out some stencils and stamps. All the products I used on this card will be listed below.


I masked off a part of the card by using my oval dies and using the negative space to cover my card base. I then taped a stencil over the open oval and used my distress inks to create the rose design. I then stamped the vines on the sides and the sentiment in the center



Products:
Gina K Designs Luxury White Card stock
Tim Holtz distress ink
Gina K Designs Black Onyx ink pad
Gina K Designs  Green Asparagus ink pad
Stampendous Stamp Set Encouraging Words
Hero Arts Message with Flourish Stamp Set



Thank you to my followers for always checking out my latest creation and Thank you if your visiting. Please consider following me. If you become a follower I'll send you a shout out on this weeks Feature Friday post and link your blog so others can visit you too. Oh and how could I forget--you'll be entered in my BLOG CANDY drawing.  Next drawing when I reach 250 followers!!!!!
( Unfortunately, there are some who have not posted in the comments or sent me the link to their blog in an email. I will not be hunting for your blog so if you don't post your blog address I won't be able to link it up)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Using My Tools Thursday - Belly Band

Hey there and welcome to Using My Tools Thursday post! With today's project I grabbed an old punch and some quilt dies. I thought making a gategold card would work best for this project. 


I choose to keep the edge of the die piece white and use my small patterned paper scraps for the fill-in. Here is a picture of the card with the belly band on. 



I hope you enjoyed this post and find some inspiration to go make something beautiful...


Thank you to my followers for always checking out my latest creation and Thank you if your visiting. Please consider following me. If you become a follower I'll send you a shout out on this weeks Feature Friday post and link your blog so others can visit you too. Oh and how could I forget--you'll be entered in my BLOG CANDY drawing.  Next drawing when I reach 250 followers!!!!!
( Unfortunately, there are some who have not posted in the comments or sent me the link to their blog in an email. I will not be hunting for your blog so if you don't post your blog address I won't be able to link it up)