Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Canvas Layout

So after I finished 23 pages of homework I finished this number! It is made on a artist canvas and I used things that were just laying around the house. The paper was all scraps from previous projects that I did. I used decoupage to attach them to the canvas. Lets see the found objects were some clothing tags, buttons, a cameo pin and a clear vinyl sticker that one of my kids got out of a gumball machine ( they forgot about it, so shhhh don't tell!) Then some ribbon and lace. Also if you have noticed the stamped cricut cutting mat cover that I recycled into a transparency was also used. I took a picture of the corner of my photo to show you the distressing that i did on it. I took a lighter and burned the edges of the photo. I KNOW I am a brave person for putting fire that close to my pictures! I used a copy of a picture that I printed on my printer. So if you try this DON'T use an original photo. I had a lot of fun making this, that I have purchased another canvas to make another. I think of it as fun wall art! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Monday, March 9, 2009

My Funny Thoughts LO

Well this LO was for a challenge that I found blogging around, but now I can't remember what blog had the challenge. The challenge was to create a layout using found items in your home, or use something you would normally throw away. So the butterflies are from an old pair of my DD jeans that she out grew. I cut them out and used heat and bond on the back to make them a little stiffer. The scallop trim under the photo is a pop can that I ironed out flat then cut the scallops with a corner rounder.( Yes, I save pop cans for scrapbooking) They make a great element on a page. I have done just about everything to the tin from the can. I also used an old cricut mat cover for the transparancy flourishes. So to total this up I used 2 trash items and I recycled 1 item. This was fun to make!! I am going to do another LO using different items.

decor8 weekend challenge

Ok, This little chest was sitting around for a long time waiting fro me to give it a makeover. I finally did it!!! Thanks to Holly @ decor8 and her challenge to make some time to do something creative. I have been wanting to get to this project for a long time, I needed this chest for my scrapbook counter. Now i can put my scrapbook supplies away that have been all over my counter:)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Blog Candy Alert!!

I found some adorable blog candy at
Holly at Decor8 is giving away to 2 winners a gift certificate for $75 to Print Pattern Paper. Check out her blog and leave an answer the question in her comments. I really love her blog so make sure you check out the rest. She is really a interesting blogger and fun too!!
Good Luck,

Folded Shirt card

I just wanted to share a card that I am still working on for Father's Day. Yes, I said Father's Day, I know it is several months away, but I am trying to get ahead of the game! I thought this would be fun to share and the video on how to make this is here
Once you get the hang of the folding it is really easy! Here are some ideas you can do with this card: Instead of buttons add a tie made from some ribbon ( ask Hubby to tie it for you if you can't do it yourself) cut the end of the ribbon to the shape of a real tie. Add some lace to the collar for a female shirt and use some decorative buttons. This card can be used for B-day invites, Just to say Hi, A mans B-day or female. Well I hope you have fun with this because I sure am!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A new find for scrappers and card makers

I just wanted to share a new find! These are masking tapes, yes I said masking tape, not ribbon!!I had to take a double take myself.. I was looking at them and thinking, WOW, what a new fun embellie for all of us scrappers and card makers!! If you go to Ginko Papers you will find them for $ 6.50 for the 3 rolls. That is not a bad price!!!! So here is the link so you can go snatch them up I do know that they are sold out of the orange, pink and green colors right now:( I am sure they will get more in though, or at least I hope they will!!!
Take Care,