March 31, 2011
March 28, 2011
Besides that project I had attended the baby shower of one of my friends last week and I took pictures for her so she didn't have to worry about it. I burnt them to a disc and then made her a quick little scrap book of the pictures. Instead of printing out all the pictures and cutting and gluing I just made collages on my computer and printed those out and put them on a shaped book that I had gotten a while ago from Michaels dollar bin. I did put a little more effort on the cover, If you scroll down you can see the finished product and the inspiration from the shower!
March 24, 2011
March 23, 2011
I found this cute Fairy digi here. Then I found the lovely flower background in my scraps and some cordinating scraps. I colored the fairy using pastel colored pencils and Gamsol. Then added a little glitter with some clear stickles on the wings and Distressed Stickles Vintage Photo on the 25.
March 22, 2011
This was a lot of fun to make and it was pretty simple and didn't take much fabric or time. I'm proud of myself as well because this was my first project by myself on my new sewing machine. In the past sewing machines and I have not gotten along but with some tips from a local seamstress I'm doing good! Now I need to jump back on the sewing machine and get that car seat cover finished! Only 6 more weeks till the new baby is due to arrive!!
March 18, 2011
This card was featured in the McMahon Five Designs.com Newsletter Edition 80! You can see there website here. If you'd like to sign up for their newsletter there is a button right at the top of the page!
This card was featured in the Coloring Page Tuesday Alert on the 15th! If you'd like to take a look at Elizabeth's awesome site with tons of free coloring pages (here I printed it smaller to create a digi image for my card) follow this link. You can sign up for her weekly alerts by clicking on the Color! tab under the main title.
March 17, 2011
So today I have a nice simple card to share with you. I created this for the Less is More challenge One Layer Card - "Off the Edge". I started with a plain white card stock and stamped my cute little dandelion stamp in Blush from CM. The stamp is just a single flower so I stamped it a couple times to make it look like a small bunch. I think stamped my sentiment in black. I added some clear stickles on top of my flowers for a little pop and rounded the card edges and it was done! Such a simple and fast card to create but it has a lovely charm about it!!
March 16, 2011
Since I was making a project already, I decided to try and incorporate a couple challenges along the way. So my first challenge for this project was FF #70 over at If the Shoe Fits...Scrap it! They challenged everyone to make a St. Patty's day inspired project so it fit completely!! I also tied in Challenge 66 from Colour Create, they asked everyone to use greens, olive greens, browns, blacks, and creams.
I started with a plain white card stock and printed a Tea Bag Baggie template that I found at Waltzing Mouse Stamps. After cutting out the template and assembling it I cut out my green background from some scraps (I believe it's Bazzil's Swiss dots collection). Then stamped my sentiment in versa mark and embossed it in black on cream paper and attached it to the background. I then hand stitched brown ribbon on the border of the sentiment creating folds as I went. The last touch was a Luck O' the Irish lapel pin that I wanted to include as part of my gift. Oh I almost forgot, I also inked the edges of the white with distress ink.
Thanks for looking and reading! I hope you all have a great St. Patty's day tomorrow!!
March 14, 2011
Where I found my inspiration:
Top Left - Evie S. Things of Beauty
Top Right - Life In Pictures
Center Left - I Could Make That
Center - Wedding101 Blog
Bottom Left - Emmaline Bride
Bottom Right - Ma Joie Press (Blog)
March 13, 2011
March 12, 2011
I started my card by printing off the wonderful butterfly image and the "You make Happiness Bloom" sentiment that I found over at Create with TLC via the Free Digital Stamps blog. To make the petals of the flower I cute out a bunch of small circles using my Creative Memories cutting system then gluing them to the back of my yellow circle. As you can see in the picture at the top left I glued one side of the green straight onto the blue background but made the other side the inside of the card. I covered the back of the flower with the same green as well to make it look more finished. My final touch was the butterfly which I cut out and bent the wings to make them pop off the card. Thanks for looking!
March 10, 2011
March 9, 2011
Kraft colored CS from my stash
Yellow and Green textured CS from my stash
White CS that I punched with my EK Success Swiss Cheese Edger
the image is a Tiddly Inks image called For You (a freebie)
Mom sentiment by Sarah Paris
Color Pencils, Gamsol, and Pebbles Inc. Pastel Chalks
The brads and rhinestones came from my stash as well
Tiddly Inks Kraft With Me
C.R.A.F.T Challenge 92, Mother's Day
If The Shoe Fits...Scrap It #69...be INSPIRED
A Gem of a Challenge Challenge 16
March 8, 2011
This first project is from my Mom's Craft play date that I had this morning. I like to host one of these each month to let the moms get in on the fun while the kids play. I had found these great bamboo coasters (advertised as wedding favors) at Michaels on sale for $10 for a set of 40. So I bought those, brought out all my paints and let the ladies paint the coasters in any way they wanted. Not everyone was happy with their results but I was happy with mine. We used regular acrylic paints and then a decoupage glue over top to protect the paint from condensation. It was really fun and now I have a cute set of coasters that match my decor!
It's baby season and SO many people around me are having babies but the most important one (other than myself) is my sister! She and my brother in law have been waiting a long time to add a little baby to their family and we are all so excited for him or her. She lives on the west coast and I live on the east coast so we won't be able to attend each other's baby showers so to be a part of it I offered to make her invitations for her. She is having a luncheon Tea so I wanted to find papers that reminded me of tea cups and fancy wall paper you would see in a tea parlor. I also wanted there to be a variety since many people are helping out by providing the tea cups for her shower and they aren't going to match. It's sorta the thing now anyways. I'm loving how they are turning out so far but it's a lot of work to get all the pieces together.
One of the most important projects I've been working on is recovering my infant car seat! My son is now 4 years old and I am expecting a baby girl at the beginning of May. After 4 years of buying everything in blues and greens and reds I'm finding that I LOVE pink. This is really odd because I actually hate pink so to have found a love for it is a bit shocking. So although my green car seat is gender neutral and is a nice pattern I wanted something more girly. So instead of buying a whole new car seat I decided to recover it. This is what it looked like in the beginning.
This is the progress my friend and I have made so far. We aren't making it from scratch we are using the old one and just covering it. We started by measuring the center portion and the side portions and sewing the pink fabric on the sides of the patterned fabric. (Oh we did separate the cover where the seat meets the back to make it easier to cover) Then we marked where the "button" holes were, these are the slits where the belts will go through. After sewing the holes and cutting them I pinned the new fabric on the cover and hand stitched around the holes to join the cover and the new fabric. Now we are waiting for another day that we can set aside a couple hours to get it finished. I can't wait to see the final outcome, when it's finished I will post an update!