Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Babies Don't Keep

Hi there! I want to start by thanking you for the wonderful good luck wishes on my last post, you're all so sweet!

Today I'm sharing a baby layout I created with Pion Design's From My Heart II. This collection is incredibly versatile and beautiful, which, among other things, make it perfect for a sweet, baby page.

The title comes from the famous poem by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton. I scrapped this photo of Emily again because I just love it so much. Here's a few detailed shots...

That's all for today! Thanks for stopping by and have a happy scrappy time!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Graphic 45 Design Team 2012 Audition

As most of you probably know, Graphic 45 is having a design team call. I was so excited and decided to give it a go. I looooove everything G45, especially their vintage designs, vibrant colors, and nostalgic themes! All of their paper collections are timeless classics!!

These are the projects I'm submitting for the call, some are new and some will look familiar. Enjoy!

#1. Layout featuring Once Upon A Springtime

#2. Layout featuring Le Cirque

#3. Layout featuring The Magic of Oz

#4. Shadowbox featuring Curtain Call

#5. Desk Calendar featuring Steampunk Debutante

#6. Altered wooden box featuring A Proper Gentleman

#7. Spring tag featuring Once Upon A Springtime

I hope you've enjoyed this long post, LOL! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed but please wish me luck, this is Graphic 45 we're talking about, I'm really going to need it!


Friday, February 17, 2012

Prima Sketch Contest

My Creative is having a month long Prima contest. We love Prima flowers so we are giving a package of Prima flowers away to every new kit member during the contest (limited to the first 50 members). For our current members just invite a friend to join the club and you both will receive Prima flowers in your kit the first shipment of the promotion, what could be more fun! We also are having a sketch contest with a Fantastic Prima Prize. Come join in the fun by visiting My Creative visit our message board for details... here....Begins February 16 and ends March 14, 2012. We look forward to seeing what you create!

Here's my sample for the contest:

I used the gorgeous Pixie Glen collection by Prima along with lots of flowers. The picture is Emily when she was four years old, I thought it was fitting to use an older photo with the title.

I really hope you take the time to play along, the sketch is beautiful and easy to follow and the prize is just fantastic, check it out...

Monday, February 13, 2012

Love Banner

Hello everyone! I’m super excited to share with you all my first post for Pion Design. First of all, I like to thank Jenny and Theresa for the generous box of gorgeous, gorgeous paper I received at my doorstep, I’m grateful and honored to be given this opportunity!
Since Valentine’s Day is practically here, I played with the From My Heart II collection to create a home decor project. The shabby chic images and designs in this collection were absolutely perfect for a love banner so I altered an old Maya Road chipboard banner to decorate my fireplace mantle.

Here’s a closer look at each pennant…

The frame around the letters were cut out of chipboard using a Sizzix die and the doily was cut out of the design paper with a Cheery Lynn die. I hope you feel inspired to create a Valentine's Day project of your own. Thanks so much for your visit today!

Happy Valentines day!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine's Day Card/Treat Pocket Tutorial

As promised yesterday, I prepared a tutorial for my Valentine's Day card/treat pocket. This was very easy and quick to create and make a great teacher gift. Enjoy!

Before we begin, please excuse the bad lighting, I normally scrap late at night :) I began by scoring a glassine bag an inch from the top, then measuring the rest of my bag. I knew I wanted my bag to stick out a little bit for a more handmade look. The bag I'm using is 7X4.5 and was purchased on Ebay.

I then cut a piece of brown cardstock that measured 6X10 and scored it at 4 inches. That will create a pocket that is 6 inches tall in the back and 4 inches tall in the front to nicely display our bag of treats.

Next, cut two pieces of coordinating pattern papers a quarter of an inch smaller for each panel. That means we'll need a piece of paper that measures 3.75X5.75 for the front and a second piece of pattern paper that measures 5.75X5.75 for the back panel.

I inked both pieces of paper with Tea Dye Distress Ink before adhering. I also used hot glue to attach some lace to the front border.

Instead of glue, I used my sewing machine to stitch around the bottom and sides of my pocket.

Our pocket is ready! We can now decorate as desired. I used pearls, rub-bons, flowers and Prima metal frame. The sentiment inside the frame was printed onto pattern paper by combining two different font styles from my computer. I also decorated the bag after filling it up with Dove milk chocolates.

I hope you liked this tutorial. I really enjoyed creating this fun pocket, and I hope you give it a try!