Sunday, January 22, 2012

Brrr......Winter Banner

The house always seems so empty after I take down my Christmas decorations, so I decided to make a winter banner.  I've been wanting to make a banner out of this mini album from Michaels for a long time.  I started this winter banner at a crop last weekend and finally finished it.

The pattern paper is from My Minds Eye Holiday Glitter Book, chipboard embellies are from Little Yellow Bicycle and large button is from Stampin' Up.
I also used early espresso and marina mist card stock from SU.  The chipboard snowflake is from the LYB collection.  I picked up the clear flower from my local scrapbook store, sorry I can't remember what they're called, and I added a rhinestone brad from stash.

I think it turned out pretty cute.  I just love having something crafty hanging around, it puts a smile on my face!

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

My Garden Girl- DT Layout

Hey Ladies, just thought I'd share this l/o I did last month for my local scrapbook store.
I was able to use some really beautiful paper from the Floral Lane Collection from Pebbles.  This paper has a great texture to it and is nice and thick.  I really like pattern paper that has some weight to it, it makes me feel like I getting more for my money hahaha.  This line says spring and summer to me.  I knew I had a couple of good pictures of my little garden girl that would really make these paper come to life.      

I tucked in a couple of tickets from sei and went through my stash of ribbons to add a little more dimension and texture.
The chipboard alphas are from Girl's Paperie and they are one of my all time faves.
For the flower I punched out 3 circle then distressed and cut around the edges.  Then I painted them with a white paint dabber and crumbled them up.  For the center I cut up some Prima Bloomers and glued it all together.  I just love the colors in these papers and I think turned out pretty cute!!

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

My Very Own Smash Book II

The first one I did went through my middle school years.  This book goes through my high school years.  The covers are 8.5x10 and in inner pages are 8x10.

 This book is packed full.  I kept a ton of stuff from those 4 years.  I used a K&Co. rubber band from the Smash Book line to keep it closed.

I'm in love with this camera stamp that I picked up at Michaels in the dollar bin.

Hahaha my smash board.
 A few pics of my skydiving trip for my 18th birthday....
Oooh to be young again!  Good thing I have a picture of it because I'll never see that body again lol!  (love the garbage cans in the background haha!)
 My beautiful mother and I on my graduation day.   I wish we lived closer together.  I miss you soooo much Mom!

A Smashing Gift

Here is a look at another smash book I made.  I gave my niece Alexis this one for Christmas, she's a freshman in high school.  I wish I had one when I was in high school.  Hopefully she has fun with it.  I didn't have any color scheme in mind just that she likes zebra print.

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Happy Holidays LOL!!

I hope everyone had a great holiday season. I know it's a little late but better late than never.  I've been playing catch up ever since we came back from GA for Thanksgiving. I've been painting, sanding, scraping, scrapping, stamping, smashing and sewing a lot, say that 5 times fast lol!

Here are a  few of the projects...

....I made 18 or so of these bags for a friend.  This bag is made out of SU Spice Cake fabric.  I also made some from the Flirtatious and Candy Cane Christmas fabrics.  I think these are so cute!! I plan to make a couple more for my girls, they kept asking if they could have one.  I will say they were time consuming to make, lots of stop and start and trimming of thread.  I found a great youtube video that walked you through it, very beginner friendly.  Note: I didn't need to pin all the pieces together if you glue the felt in place you can hold the rest just fine.    

Girls Christmas Presents...
...I picked up this desk at goodwill for $8.00.  I LOVE deals like this!!!!
I also picked up another desk this time from craigslist for $15.
 I started by sanding them and getting off any rust, then I gave them a good cleaning and let them dry.  I used a rust resistant spray paint primer.  After a couple of coats of that I sprayed them with a nice white top coat paint.  
 I used some left over pink and green paint for the seats and stenciled their names on.

 They were a big hit on Christmas morning!!

I also made my son a Christmas present.  He is really into Harry Potter and we just started reading the books together.  I'm hopeful that they will spark a love for reading.

So I decided to make a Harry Potter robe for him complete with wand and glasses.  Here are the directions that I used.

He was completely surprised and loves it. I wasn't sure how it was going to fit him so I just pinned the patch on. It fits just fine so all I have to do is sew it on permanently. Christmas morning is always so much fun but this year it was a little extra special because I made some of their gifts.

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