Sunday, September 16, 2018

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Furry Friends Card Duo

Hello friends! Today I'm up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog sharing a furry friends card duo for cat and dog lovers alike! I hope you'll swing by and see how I put together these 2 cards in 30 minutes--quick, easy and so doggone cute! 😊 Here's a peek....
Thanks for visiting me today! Here's wishing you a wonderful, blessed and creative week!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog Hop!

Hello there, friends! It's time for the RRR September Blog Hop and if you're already hopping, then you should be arriving to me from KATHY'S amazing blog! If not, head over to the RRR Blog to start the hop!
This month, we are showcasing projects using the fantastic September Ribbon Club Assortment! This is a spooktacular mix of bright colors and festive patterns and it's just perfect for all your upcoming Halloween (and more) creations! Guess what? You could win it! Just comment on each of the blogs along the hop including the RRR blog for your chance to win this super fun ribbon assortment! 
With Halloween right around the corner, I decided to make a super cute pinwheel wreath for my front door! I made one over the summer also and it was a hit, so I took the advice of a good friend and made another with a Halloween theme for our September blog hop! 
I used a small wire wreath frame for this project so I needed approximately 24 4"x4" square pieces of patterned paper (double-sided is best) with a Halloween theme. To form mini pinwheel, fold square in half to make a triangle, unfold, then repeat on opposite side. Cut along folds to 1/2" from center. Fold every other corner to center and adhere with dot of glue. Punch 1/2" circles from scrap paper and adhere to center of pinwheels, then add a sequin to the center of each circle. 
I used all of the ribbons from the September Ribbon Club Assortment on my wreath. I cut 2 strips each of all the wider ribbons, then 4 strips each of all the narrow ribbons. Tie all into bows, then layer narrow ribbons on top of wider ribbons and add festive sticker to center of each double bow. 
Arrange and adhere all bows to wreath. 
So much cuteness and so much fun! 😍
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you like my project and feel inspired to create something pretty with ribbons today! Your next stop on the blog hop is SHEILA! Have a great day--happy hopping and happy crafting!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Always & Forever Window Frame

Hello friends! I hope you had a great Labor day weekend! Today I'm up on the Simple Stories Blog sharing my latest altered project, a rustic window frame-turned-wedding keepsake using the classy and elegant Always & Forever Collection! I'm a sucker for a good love story and this gorgeous collection has everything you need to tell yours (or somebody else's). It is obviously perfect for designing your wedding album, making custom wedding cards and even creating a keepsake gift like I've done, to commemorate the always joyous occasion of a wedding.
A project such as this could be done with any number of style frames. I chose a rustic wood window frame, which works nicely to showcase the many beautiful elements included in the Always & Forever collection. Papers from the 6x8 Pad were first chosen and arranged in the 1st and last windows. A piece of gold glittered tulle was layered in front of each, allowing the floral patterns to show through while also creating an additional layer of elegance and sophistication. The first window was decorated to represent various wedding day festivities like cutting the cake, the champagne toasts, music and dancing, tossing the bouquet, taking lots of photos and of course, all the wedding gifts. Elements of 6x12 Chipboard, Combo Sticker, 4x6 Stickers and Clear Stickers were used to build the miniature scene. See those tiny golden hearts floating all around.... Love is actually in the air!
The 2nd window is designed using 4x6 Vertical Elements, where a few white roses, gold accents and hearts from Bits & Pieces were added to the lovely sentiment. Simple and sweet.
Similarly, the 3rd window boasts a romantic sentiment from 4x6 Vertical Elements and has lovebirds touching beaks with a gold heart just above to represent a first kiss that seals the sacred wedding vows which bind two soul mates together as one.
The final window depicts the wedding vehicle that whisks the newlyweds off into the sunset where they begin their new lives together and of course, live happily ever after! And just like any great fairy tale, the Always & Forever collection is a dream come true!
Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope you've been inspired to use Always & Forever on your next wedding-themed creation! Until next time, happy crafting!

Simple Stories Supplies Used:
10059- Combo Sticker
10071- 4x6 Vertical Elements
10072- 6x8 Pad
10073- 6x12 Chipboard
10074- Bits & Pieces
10075- 4x6 Stickers
10076- Clear Stickers
6931-Enamal Dots

Other:
Wood Window Frame (Amazon)
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3
WOC Open Roses from RRR

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Summertime Bug Bungalow with RRR

Hey friends! How's you summer going? Mine is going....going by too fast!! I will savor and cherish every moment summer 2018 has to offer--in Seattle, we happily take all the sunshiny days we can get! I'm up on the RRR Blog today sharing my super fun summertime bug bungalow (hehe)--custom decorated and adorned with some of my current favorite ribbons from the Autumn themed August Ribbon Club Assortment! Come along with me and see what the buzz is all about! 😊
First, the bug catcher was covered with some fun patterned papers. Next, each side of the arch on the catcher was decorated with a double-layered bow using 5/8" Kiwi Taffeta Ribbon and Flowers on Ivory Grosgrain Ribbon from August Ribbon Assortment. I really love how these ribbons coordinate with the summery outdoor theme of my project. A pretty butterfly is attracted to the yummy ribbons too! She has fluttered her way to rest atop a pink button for a closer gaze at these lovely bows! I think she may stay awhile.
I layered the grosgrain bow on top of the wider green taffeta bow, then added a brightly colored button with Mays Arts Yellow Burlap String to the center of each bow. RRR carries Burlap String in 15 colors and I can tell you, I use it on lots of craft projects! It's just right for stringing through buttons of all kinds and so much more! The light, wispiness and natural texture of it is often the perfect final touch to add to my creations. On cards, scrapbook pages, tags, altered crafts like this one and of course lots more! I simply love it!
The inside of the catcher is filled with interesting finds from our bug hunt! Everything from  red and black ants to spiders and ladybugs--even a very hungry caterpillar who shall be getting his supper very soon. In my bug catcher-home, all are welcome, you may come and go as you please, bring new friends and everyone gets along and lives happily ever after! Hooray!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my project! Until next time, happy summer, happy bug hunting and happy crafting

Monday, August 13, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon August Blog Hop!

Hello there and happy Monday! It's time for the RRR August Blog Hop and if you're already hopping, then you should be arriving to me from KATHY'S amazing blog! If not, head over to the RRR Blog to start the hop!
This month, we are showcasing projects using the fantastic August Ribbon Club Assortment! This is a gorgeous mix of fresh fall colors and patterns and it's just perfect for all your Autumn creations! Guess what? You could win it! Just comment on each of the blog's along the hop including the RRR blog for your chance to win this crisp Autumn ribbon assortment. 
I like to try to create a project that features as many of the ribbons from the assortment as possible. This time I designed a pretty crochet doily and ribbon dreamcatcher! 
I've made one of these in the past and this one was just as enjoyable! I really like how it turned out too! I attached one of each of the fresh fall ribbons on the bottom loops of the doily, tightening each gently along the way.
They flow so nicely and I love the soft, pretty feel of it. The center is adorned with a few clear sentiment stickers and a cute fall scene. This will be so cute hanging from a spot on a small wall in a craft room or office cubbie. I hope it makes you feel like fall is in the air! 😊
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you like my project and feel inspired to create something pretty with ribbons today! Your next stop on the hop is SHEILA! Have a great day--happy hopping and happy crafting!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Oh Baby! Keepsake Shadowbox

Hello friends! I hope you're enjoying your summer! Linsey here today sharing my latest altered project, a shadowbox using the super sweet and adorable Oh, Baby! Collection. A new baby is always a joy and creating a handmade keepsake is such a special way to celebrate the occasion. Come along and see how I transformed this ordinary wood shadowbox into a one-of-a-kind keepsake gift for baby!
First, the outside of the box was covered with 12x12 Precious and Little One paper. Next, all of the edges were covered with So Sweet Washi Tape, which is a nice alternative to painting. Each of the inner boxes were covered using papers from the 6x8 Pad. The smaller designs in the pad are perfectly proportionate to individual boxes. Delicate white lace trim was added around the inside of the frame for a touch of softness. Finally, the fun part--decorating each of the tiny boxes with an array of darling detail using stickers, chipboard and die cuts.
I love that the colors, patterns and designs in this collection are just right for either baby boy or baby girl so you can create effortlessly without worrying about your project being too boyish or girly.
Since my niece is expecting a baby girl this December, this will be for her. A name has yet to be chosen, so I kept it basic, but how cute would it be to personalize it with the name, date and details of birth using letter/number stickers too? I had the most delightful time decorating all of the tiny inner boxes. There are so many precious pieces in this collection, the details possibilities are endless!
And that's a wrap! I hope you enjoyed seeing my altered shadowbox and if you are so blessed to be expecting a precious new little one in your life or family, the Oh, Baby! collection is a no brainer. Thanks so much for visiting today and until next time, happy crafting!

Simple Stories Products Used:
#10115- Collection Kit
#10116- Combo Sticker
#10129- 6x8 Pad
#10130- 6x12 Chipboard
#10131- Bits & Pieces
#10132- 4x6 Stickers
#10133- Clear Stickers
#10135- So Sweet Washi Tape

Other:
Unfinished Wood Shadowbox
Adhesives/Heat Gun
Lace Trim/Ribbon
White Ink (for chipboard edges)
Misc. embellishments (ie: buttons, metal frame, eyelets, mini flowers and clothespin)

Friday, July 20, 2018

Crafty Girl Altered Paintbrushes

Hi friends and happy Friday to you! I'm up on the Simple Stories blog today sharing my latest altered project and I hope you enjoy it! The new Crafty Girl collection is amongst my most favorite to date! It covers everything from scrapbooking and stamping to knitting, crochet, sewing, sketch art and even planning! Trust me, this collection is a must have for all makers alike! Take a look and see what I created with the awesome Crafty Girl collection!
As you can see, I did something different with each of my paintbrushes. After painting them with several layers of white gesso, they are now ready to decorate! The narrow brush seemed a perfect shape for building my very own "crafty girl" upon, so that's what I did. She is so stylish with her one-of-a-kind custom outfit made from Combo Stickers and accessories to match! No crafty girl is complete without her tote and favorite beverage!
A bit of sparkle was added to crafty girls hair tie and washi belt with mini gems. She wears a pair of cute pink enamel dot earrings on her crafty ears. 
The wider brush was a great base panel to build a crafty scene upon.
I think it would make a great gift for a crafty friend! How about you?
I hope you like my altered crafty girl paintbrushes and I hope you've been inspired to make something fabulous with this dynamite Simple Stories collection too! Have a great day and until next time, happy crafting!

Simple Stories Products:
10001- Combo Sticker
10008- 6x12 Chipboard
10009- Bits & Pieces
10010- 4x6 Stickers
7719- Enamel Dots

Other:
paintbrushes
gesso
mini gems
buttons
burlap string-natural
various adhesives