Saturday, May 29, 2010

Something Fun...

Happy Memorial Day weekend to all of my US friends! We're not doing much, just sticking close to home. I just got back from taking Ryan to a wonderful new Children's Museum in Wilmington. We stopped at a Mexican Paleteria on the way home. It's an ice cream shop and let me tell you, they make these AWESOME ice cream popsicles. I'm tempted to drive back right now!

I have a new project to share today. I did this for the Tattered Angels blog. It's a little mini canvas. I used a Glimmer Screen with acrylic paint to stamp the flourish in the corner.

I used some TA die cuts and chipboard on here, too. The sentiments were stamped with the timeless Romance stamp set.

I accidentally discovered a new technique while doing this project. I sprayed some white sheer ribbon with Blue Skies Glimmer Mist. I wanted to hurry up and dry it, so I started heating it with my heat gun. Well, it dried, but it also crinkled up. I love the look. It reminds me of the crinkled seam binding that is so popular. Here is a picture of what it looked like when half was done and half was still wet.

I know I'll be doing this again soon.
Well, that's it for today. I just have one more thing to share...

More to come in a few days. ;)
Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Purple and Green

I'm not usually a big fan of purple and green together, but I love how this card turned out! I used some Basic Grey Kioshi paper, Prima flowers and Pink Paislee Artisan tape. The gem swirl is Zva.

I custom made the glitter on the white flower. I'm going to post a tutorial on how to do it on the Tattered Angels blog later this week.

And just to prove that I really HAVE been up to something lately, here's a sneak of a page I did this week. I'll be able to spill the beans what it's for soon.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day. :)

Friday, May 21, 2010

It's Friday!

Happy Friday! Summer finally feels like it has arrived. Yay! I can't wait until school is out and we are finished with our crazy schedule. It won't be long now.

I've still been busy doing lots of stuff I can't share yet. But, I do have a card I want to post. I just got my copy of Card Creations 8 and it's packed with amazing projects.

I love how this one turned out. I used a Jenni Bowlin bingo card, lots of Zva bling and and a Cuttlebug embossing plate.

I love the vintage feel the tea dyed twill and trim give it.

That's it for now! Thanks for stopping by. ;)

Monday, May 17, 2010

With Sympathy

Not much to share right now. I've been working on some things that I can't post yet. I hate when I go through periods like these because I love sharing projects on my blog.

I can share this one, though. I made it for a colleague last week. Seems like I've been having to do a lot of these lately, unfortunately!

I used lots of Prima goodies on here - paper, felt and flowers. I thought the touch of black really helped make it seem like a sympathy card without making it look depressing!

Happy Monday!

Friday, May 14, 2010

AMM Part 2

Here are a few more things that I did with the May A Million Memories kit. ;)

This first page is a bit different for me. I'm usually not that much into multi photo pages, but I thought Ryan's field day pictures were perfect for the October Afternoon papers. I did lots of layering and used a ton of foam adhesive on it.

This next page is about one of our favorite summer treats - ice cream from the ice cream truck. I think we keep them in business. LOL!

I used a Glimmer Screen and sprayed Candy Apple Glimmer Mist onto it. Then I hand cut some OA papers and added the picture. It was really quick and easy.

That's pretty much it for today. I'm getting ready for a garage sale tomorrow. Cleaning out my scraproom.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

AMM part 1 and 2S4Y

I'm not sure where Spring went but I think it's on break! It's been so cold the last couple of days! Ugh. Can't wait until it decides to come back.

Thought I'd share a couple of the projects I made with this month's A Million Memories kit. If you love October Afternoon, you'll love this kit!

This first project is of some of cherry blossoms in our neighborhood. They are so gorgeous! No need for a trip to DC for us. All I have to do is drive up and down the streets of our development to find the most gorgeous views. We have a lovely one right in our own front yard.

I made the flowers by sticking the Lily Bee chipboard onto a crepe paper rosette. Then I cut some of the OA paper into quarter circles and folded them a bit. I tucked them into the flower. They remind me of a cross between butterflies and flowers so I'm calling them 'flutter blossoms'!

This next card is based on Kazan's sketch this week for 2 Sketches 4 You. I layered the scalloped borders along the bottom. There's those quarter circles again.

I'll be back soon with more AMM projects. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 10, 2010


I am just loving the new Webster's Bloomers. They are so fun! They come in four beautiful colors and can be used in a strip or cut apart.

A while back, one of my fellow Webster's girls, Jaz, created the cutest pair of flats by adding some bloomers to them. I decided to go with her idea and use flip flops.

I thought it would make a fun end of the year gift for a teacher. I created the card to go with them using the Seaside Serenade line.

I used some of the new Webster's fabric strips to create the little 'leaves' for the flower on the card.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day. :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

City Crafter Challenge

Happy Friday! I just wanted to pop on and post a little something that I made for the new City Crafter Challenge Blog that debuted three weeks ago. The challenge this week was to create a tag. As you may know, I LOVE making tags.

Here is my tag. I love how it turned out! I used the Garden Gala line from Websters and added one of my doily flowers topped with a Prima rose. This time I sprayed the doily with Clover glimmer mist.

I also added a Webster's cameo (Silhouette)and a vintage image. See that ruffle along the bottom? It's made with a Webster's Fabric strip. I cut a bit off with my pinking shears and used double sided tape to create the ruffle.

I added a little ruffle to the top of the tag, as well, and placed a couple Sparklers in the middle of the scrunched seam binding.

So, that's it for today! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Doily Flowers

As you've probably noticed, I've been hooked on using doilies lately. I just love them. Below are a couple of cards that I made using doily flowers. Here's how to make them.

First, cut the inside out of a doily. Then fan fold it.

Add a couple of glue dots to adhere the ends and then add something, a sticker, a die cut or a large button to the center.

That's it. Then you can use them however you wish. Here are a couple of cards that I recently made.

This first one uses GCD Studios and Anna Griffin paper. I added a GCD epoxy sticker to the flower and a pretty Zva pearl flourish.

This next one uses some Crate and My Mind's Eye papers, Crate sticker and Basic Grey gems.

That's it for today. I have a long day, so I have to run! Thanks so much for stopping by! ;)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Webster's Goodies

Happy Sunday! It's a beautiful sunny day today. And what am I doing? Hanging out on the computer and also doing laundry. Hopefully, we can grill out and enjoy the afternoon later.

Just wanted to share a couple of Webster's things today. This first page is one of my mom and Ryan. He calls her Abue which is short for Abuela (Grandmother in Spanish.) I love the colors of Life's Portrait. I used some of the wonderful new Bloomers and Sparklers (the buttons) along with some beautiful Prima roses and a doily!

This next little project is one I whipped up right before church this AM. My sister in law is really into these cute boxes. I think they come from a Sizzix die. Anyway, I used one she gave me as a template and made this for Ryan's Sunday school teacher. Today was the last day of religious ed. So glad that everything is starting to wind down!

That's pretty much it for today. Off to finish some chores. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!