Monday, June 27, 2011

Pencil Lines Sketch 244

Here's my LO for Pencil Lines Sketch 244. I had a lot of fun putting this together, basically just challenging myself to do something I haven't done before and just randomly pick out things from my stash to add to the LO. I also downloaded some very fun Echo Park elements to use for this project.

Title: Best Friends
Materials: Patterned Paper - The Girls Paperie, Little Yellow Bicycle, American Crafts; Die-cut elements - Echo Park Digital; Chipboard - Making Memories; Pebbles; Buttons - Pebbles, Ribbon - Pebbles; Pen - American Crafts; Misc lace

I hope you join us for this week's challenge and check out the other amazing work by the DT here.

Mix & Match Monday at Pebbles

Here's my LO for this week's Mix & Match Monday over at the Pebbles blog. I so loved working on this LO...such fun and happy colors from the new collections...

And, Pebbles just put out the new DT call here. Do try out as this is an awesome team to work with!!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

My turn at Burlap and Buttercups

This week it's my turn to issue the weekly challenge at Burlap and Buttercups. My challenge is to repurpose an object to be used as a mask with mists or sprays. Here's the LO I created using materials from the June 2011 kit.
Please visit the blog to post your entries for a chance to win some cool prizes!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Scrapfit Workout #46

Scrapfit's Workout #46 challenge is to create a LO with a school theme. This LO uses papers from October Afternoon and old Scenic Route notepad paper. In these pics, Bianca decides to show her classmates her talent for cooking by making "Fairy Bread".

Title: Fairy Bread
Materials: Patterned paper - October Afternoon, Scenic Route; Diecuts - October Afternoon; Alpha sticker - Doodlebug; Puffy Alpha - American Crafts; Ink - Clearsnap; Pen - American Crafts; Transparency - Little Yellow Bicycle

Sarah Hurley Handmade Flower Challenge

This week I am hosting the challenge at Sarah Hurley's and my challenge is to use one or more handmade flowers in your project! 

Here is my LO for this challenge.

I hope you can join us this week and check out the work of the other DT members here.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pencil Lines Sketch 242

Here's my LO for Pencil Lines Sketch 242. I finally got to use the "It's Your Day" collection from Nikki Sivils Winter 2011 CHA. I love how this LO turned out...

Our family tradition is to have a birthday cake ready when the celebrant wakes up....I suppose you can call it a Breakfast Cake. That's why you see my daughter in her school uniform and with her hair still wet from her morning shower. This is a practice I picked up from the "Yaya Sisterhood" book and sometimes, late at night, when everyone is asleep and I'm slaving away downstairs finishing decorating the cake, I wish I didn't even start it....But I am determined to do this so my kids will grow up and say that on their birthdays, they always woke up with a cake that Mommy made...

Title: It's Your Birthday
Materials: Patterned papers, stickers - Nikki Sivils; Cardstock - Wassau, DCWV; Felt - Fancy Pants; Twine - The Twinery; Pen - American Crafts; misc - jewels

Hope you can join us at Pencil Lines for this week's challenge!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Pebbles How-To Tuesday

Check out this post on the Pebbles blog where I have a quick an easy tip on how to alter stick pins and wire clips!

This LO uses the just released Floral Lane collection from Pebbles Inc. This one you've got to see to believe...each paper is printed on textured cardstock --- so beautiful to see and touch!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Burlap & Buttercups June 2011 Kit

I am so proud to present my LOs for the inaugural kit of the brand new kit club Burlap and Buttercups (don't you just love the name???)!
 This kit is awesome and even better with the add-ons!
The main June 2011 kit contains the ff:

  • 12x12" Patterned Paper (1 sheet each): BasicGrey's Hello Luscious line: Honeyed, Raspberry Syrup, Blissful, Yumberry, Rosemary, Inviting; My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose line: Memories Die-Cut Woven Paper, Hazel "Mother" Ledger, Gertie "You & Me"; American Crafts' Hello Sunshine line: Fluttery
  • Bazzill Cardstock (1 sheet each): Irish Eyes, Butter, Sugar Cookie, Pirouette, Lagoon
  • Embellishments: BasicGrey's Hello Luscious painted brads, assorted colors and sizes; 3 Maya Road chipboard frames, assorted sizes and styles; 1 package BasicGrey Hello Luscious Bloomers; 1 package Jenni Bowlin vellum embellished butterflies, yellow; 5 Maya Road trinket pins, leaf; American Crafts alpha thickers, Merry (Spinach); Crate Paper phrase stickers, Emma's Shoppe Collection
  • Ribbon/Trim: Jillibean Soup Bean Stalks twine, 1 yd blue and 1 yd green; 1 yd. American Crafts velvet ribbon with scallops, Sunflower

The add-on contains:
  • 1 bottle Maya Mist in Raspberry Pink
  • 7 Gypsies Gypsy Tags, assorted styles
  • October Afternoon alpha stickers, Cupcake (chocolate)
  • BasicGrey's Hello Luscious Sticker Titles
  • 5 Crate Paper Sew Brads, assorted sizes and styles
And here are the 3 LOs I have created so far...this was so fun I finished all these in one day!

In this 1st LO, I painted the chipboard frames with Distress Crackle Paint and then misted with the Maya Mist! I love the effect of the Maya has a different kind of sparkly finish vs others. I also used my Slice machine to die-cut the swirls.
Title: Child's Play

In this 2nd LO, I used my scallop punch to cut out the flowers and then wrapped twine across and around it. I used my Slice machine again to cut out the flower patterns.
Title: Tiptoe

This 3rd LO is a quick one with some fussy-cutting and basically just putting the elements together until it looked right.
Title: Just Rosy

If you like what you've seen so far, head on over to the Burlap and Buttercups site to grab your kit and find more inspiration from the other designers!