Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I used Crate Paper's Portrait Collection and some of the latest MFT Die namics including By the Letter and Fringed Perennial.
Monday, December 19, 2011
I just cut a piece of Echo Park Dots and Stripes Christmas to fit over the top of a lunch bag. I added a snowflake and some Twinery twine and DONE! The little birdie is new from Poppystamps.com and comes with a coordinating die... too cute!
Next up was all the gift cards for teachers and nieces and nephews (too hard to get them what they want anymore!) I hate to give just a gift card, it needs to be pretty so I came up with these ornament holders. I used the Echo Park Holly Jolly Ornament SVG from iDiecuts.com as the base and just sewed a half circle on the back to hold the card. I finished it off with some Twinery Twine and the dog tag Die namic from MFT.
OK, I'm off to finish my layout for the MFT Fan Club over at Right at Home and wrap presents. Laundry and dinner are on hold.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
The mittens are cut from a Sizzix Die and the twine is Stone from the Twinery.
The snowflakes were cut using MFT's Snowflake Die namics and covered with Ice Stickles.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
I cut the tag from my Cricut Cartridge Bags, Tags and Boxes. The snowman was created using the 1/4" Rosette from MFT. My favorite parts are the braided twine scarf and twine pom-pom! The snowflakes and sentiment are from MFT as well. Make sure to check the Right at Home blog to see all the fun tags and cards the ladies have created!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Make sure to stop by the Right at Home blog each day to check out the fun creations!
Saturday, November 26, 2011
I based this layout on a sketch by Frances Sylvia. The picture is of my daughter and friend apple picking at Dowses' Orchard in Sherborn, MA. I finally got to use my apple Whimsy pin!
I loved the fan fold flower embellies that are part of the Farmhouse Collection.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Her hat is made of felt, with a little velvet ric rac added and a flower. The scarf is the same ric rac. I backed it with some white felt to make it more stable. She was very fun to make! I'll be back later in the week with some Right at Home Layouts.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Claudine Hellmuth Studio: Multi-medium Matte, Studio Paints: Blank Canvas, Sky Blue, Dab of Yellow, Yellow Pastel, Dash of Red
Ranger Archival Ink Black, Canvases: Michaels.
iDiecuts: Holly Jolly Ornaments, Holly Jolly Presents, Holly Jolly Tree)
I have been bitten by the multi media canvas craze and when I saw the cute little Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas die cuts at iDiecut.com, I knew I had to use them in a project! If you've never created on canvas before... it's really easy and tons of fun! First, I covered the canvas with scraps of torn paper using Studio multi-medium. This give it some texture. Next I painted over the paper. I used a piece of note card to scrape the paint across the canvas. This allows for some of the paper to show through. I dipped my finger in the paint and covered the sides, then added some colors from the other canvases. I then added the die cut shapes in layers using the Multi medium again.
Once these steps are done, the fun begins! Using stencils and stamps, I added paint and ink all around the canvas. The last step was to doodle a bit around the shapes to make them pop a bit more. As a final touch, I couldn't resist adding the Holly Jolly Decorative Brads to the tree!
(Supplies Used: Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas: Snowy Tree Tops
Ranger Glossy Accents
Jewelry Findings: Wine Glass Rings, Jump Rings, assorted beads and tiny jingle bells)
I'm always looking for that easy & fun hostess gift idea during the holidays, and it doesn't get much easier than these adorable wine charms! You won't believe how simple they are to make!
Trimming the Tree
My final project is a layout that I created for a class I teach at my LSS Right at Home Scrapbooking.
Card stock: Bazzill
Twine: Maraschino from the Twinery
MFT Die namics: Pleated Rose, Snowflakes, Ornaments, Wonky Border, Bracket Tab, 4-Point Label, Loopy Bloom
To create the layout, I first adhered 3 1/4"x 5" pieces of the Dash Away, Fa la la la and Glad Tidings Papers to the Snowy Sidewalk background page. I then created a "scene" in each block. The snowman is made from two pleated flowers I created from card stock. I decorated him with buttons and a strip of paper for his scarf. The tree was created by adding layers of fringed paper to a triangle backing. I completed the look with a die cut star, some buttons and a stem. Finally, I die cut the ornaments and "hung" them from a baker's twine bow.
To complete the layout, I added a tab for the date, a title label and Stickles!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
I based this layout on the Jillibean Soup October Sketch...and the papers are from their Homemade 6-Bean Soup Line. The picture is of my daughter about 12 years ago. She was home sick and I was trying to participate in a conference call... she had so much fun tearing into the folded laundry...
I LOVE the Jillibean Corrugated Alphas, and the Jute Flowers were just perfect!
The other "for fun" layout I did was based on the 10/15 Saturday Sketch from Bella Blvd. I used Making the Team...SO happy to finally find a sports line that works for gymnastics! These pictures are from States last May... the Quiggs Prep Novice Team did Awesome!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Layout Club - We'll be working with My Mind's Eye papers and also Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves Die and some MFT Die namics! We'll also take the iTop out for a spin to make some custom brads.
MFT Fan Club - We'll be working with some Memory Box papers and many of the new Die namics from the October Release including the Contempo Cage, the Oval Tab and the Oval Decorative Doily!
There are 2 dates set for the MFT Fan Club.. Saturday, October 29th at 12:30 and Thursday, November 3rd at 6:30.
If you're interested in joining us at either club meeting, please call Right at Home Scrapbooking at (508)695-9290 to reserve your spot!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
I used Doodlebug's new Monster Mania line... I just can't get enough of those little creatures!
I was inspired by my recent multi media class to paint on my layout. I used bubble wrap to apply the color.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
I love the chipboard pieces that come with this line, I used the leafy flourish as a backdrop for the flowers I die cut using MFTs new Prima Donna Petals Die namic.
The butterfly was "fussy cut" from the Garden Girl Paper.