Thursday, February 15, 2018

St Patrick's Day Test Tube Party Favors

Hello friends! Top of the morning to ya! With St. Patty's Day right around the corner, the new St. Patrick's Day Simple Set is a perfect excuse to whip up some fun party favors, cards, and other cute projects! It's also the perfect set to scrapbook your St. Patrick's Day festivities! I really enjoyed playing with these super cute papers and stickers and making this fun test tube treat ensemble!
Plastic test tubes are a really fun way to present little treats, such as MnM's like I chose to fill my tubes with. This Test Tube Holder Tutorial was used to create the holders with study card stock, then the really fun part, decorating the holders with the St Patrick's Day Simple Set!
Since all the stickers in this simple set are so cute, it was hard choosing--so I used pretty much all of them to decorate my treat holders. :)  I even used a few stickers to make 2 mini banners. Some pretty ribbon, twine and gold sequin trim was added to each test tube, as well as a fancy ivory button and white spiral stamen to the centers of each bow. These are great to give to friends and neighbors and if you're lucky enough to be having or attending one, these are a perfect favor for all the St Patrick's Day party guests to take home with them!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've gained a bit o'inspiration from my festive test tube treat favors! 

Products Used-
#9440- 6x12 Sticker 
#9441- Irish For A Day 
#9442- Happy Go Lucky
#9443- 3x4 and 4x6 Journaling Card Elements
#4331- Enamel Dots-Black
#7817- Enamel Dots-Green

Plastic Test Tubes
1" Hole Punch
Ribbon, Twine
Gold Sequin Trim
White Spiral Stamens
Mini Gold Paper Clips
Wooden Hearts
Solid Cardstock
Strong Adhesive

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog! If you're already hopping along with the RRR February blog hop and coming to me from CHERRY'S awesome blog, then you're in the right place! If not, hop on over to the RRR blog to find all the details on how to join in the fun!
We are featuring the beautiful Purple and Green Mix-February Ribbon Club Assortment on our projects today! It is perfect for all those upcoming Spring and Easter projects and...1 lucky random hopper who follows the rules will WIN a package of this gorgeous ribbon assortment! How awesome is that?! 
And for my project, I've designed some pretty Spring gift boxes made from miniature egg cartons! 
I decorated the top of each carton with a wood stump covered in flowers, along with a layer of purple/white gingham patterned paper and a white fancy spiral die cut. A combination of the following were used on the tops of each stump:
The ribbons I chose from the assortment-5/8" Bud Green Taffeta Ribbon and  5/8" Satin with Grosgrain Edge Hyacinth, were made into flowing bows with White Acrylic Pearl Daisy Flower Bead centers and adhered securely to each side of the cartons. I tied the sentiment tag to the fronts with Burlap String Parrot Green (not part of the assortment). 
I really enjoyed making these and I hope you've gained a bit of Spring-spiration from them today! Your next stop on the hop is the blog of Miss SHEILA! Thanks so much for visiting! Have a creative and blessed day! 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

I'm On A New Design Team!!!

Hi friends and happy weekend!! I'm popping in quickly today just to share a little announcement that I'm super excited about!! I've been extended an invitation to serve on the 2018 Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L design team and I couldn't be happier!! And now, take a peek at the rest of this awesome team of designers! I bet there's a few faces in there you'll recognize....
And now you see why I'm so very honored to be a part of the new 2018 Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L DT! Thanks so much for stopping by and allowing me to share my happy news with you! Wishing you a great weekend with lots of crafting time! :D 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #45-Love

Hi friends and happy February 1st! It's time for a brand new challenge at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog and this month's theme is all about L.O.V.E. We want to see your beautiful mixed media projects that give us all the heart eyes!
Our awesome sponsor for this month's challenge is TopFlight Stamps! 1 lucky random participant who follows the rules will win a $25 gift certificate! That's totally worth joining in!! 
And here's a bit of inspiration for you to draw from, if is suits you ;) 
I was completely inspired to make this by a project I found on Pinterest here. First, I tore a bunch of patterned paper and glued it down, then I painted over the top part of the canvas with a water-washed light blue acrylic paint and for the bottom, a light green. I then drew a rough outline of my tree with a pencil and used a lot of eraser. I'm not a drawing artist, so I found this to be pretty rewarding when the tree actually turned out ok! If you're apprehensive about free-hand drawing like I am, I want to encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and give it a try--you just might surprise yourself! :) 
I filled in my tree outline with 2 different shades of brown paint, then added a bit of white ink a top the dried brown to create a more realistic bark effect. The "heart-leaves" were die cut and punched out on bits of patterned paper scraps, then glued all over the tree, with a few falling and a few more on the ground. I added a bit more interest to the background with stamps and washi tape, then I outlined the entire tree and all the heart leaves with a fine black pen. The sentiment is just some letter stickers I had on hand. My favorite part is the little red heart with T+L carved into the tree...that's me and my hubby, hehe! Adds a cute touch. :) I hope you like it! And I sure hope to see your mixed media creation inspired by Love this month in our MMMC-#45 gallery! Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy crafting! 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Happy New Year Planner Spread and Ribbon Tassel

Hi friends! I'm back up on the RRR blog today sharing my latest planner spread. Winter 2018 is amongst us and I'm loving my festive New Year's themed planner spread to help keep my spirits high while the temperatures are low! A fresh new year to start things off right and a new planner spread and ribbon tassel to go along with it!
I made this spread for my white and gold striped planner. As you can see, the inside is white with tiny gold dots and it goes perfect with my color combo and papers. My planner ribbon tassel is always my favorite part of my monthly planner spreads. This one includes colors of gold, gray, black and white.
It's so easy and fun to make ribbon tassels! I love the different textures and styles of ribbon and trim that make up my tassel. I used a strip of each of the following: Shimmer Satin Old Gold, Diamond Satin Black, White 3/8" Ric Rac, Delicate Stitched Satin Shell Gray, 1/8" Diagonal Stripe Ribbon Black, and Vanessa White Crochet Lace. I also added a small Silver Snowflake Charm to the top of the tassel. 
And that's all for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by Once again, I hope you've been inspired in some way by my planner spread and ribbon tassel charm! Have a great day and happy crafting

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sub Zero Ski Lodge & Snow Park

Hello there! Linsey here today sharing a brand new altered project and I'm super duper excited about this one! A lot of time and patience went into the making of it and I couldn't be happier with the outcome! If you are winter lover of any kind, I think you'll like it as well! So kick back, chill and enjoy a personal tour of my 3D winter wonderland creation, otherwise known as the Sub Zero Ski Lodge & Snow Park!
I had the most fun designing this festive winter escape and it was done using the new Sub Zero collection--a super cool addition to your Simple Stories stash! Mr. Merry Moose is at the front window to greet all guests upon arrival, answer questions and set you up with whatever your outdoor pleasure is for the day!
The 3-story lodge offers lovely rooms with spectacular mountain views and meals in the charming lodge dining room. For more privacy, choose one of the cozy cabins, each with its own fireplace.
Join in a snowman building contest or take an old fashioned sleigh ride through a winter wonderland!
Rent a pair of skates and go ice skating on Boone's frozen pond or feel the exhilaration of downhill tubing and sledding from the top of Wolf Peak. From the Bunny Hill to Grizzly Drop, the choice is yours! Whether it be skiing, snowboarding or one of the many other outdoor activities, this place is snow much fun for the whole family! All runs are open!
Afterward, be sure to warm up with a cup of hot cocoa at Frosty's Snowflake Café and sit around the bonfire toasting your toes and recapping on the days activities and fun.
And that's all for me! Thanks so much for visiting and touring my winter lodge! I hope you've been inspired and are ready to create some winter magic of your own with the Sub Zero collection! Happy crafting! 

Products Used:
All Sub Zero collection
9421- Combo Sticker
9422- 100% Chance of Snow
9423- Adjust Your Altitude
9425- Below Zero
9434- 6x12 Chipboard
9435- Bits & Pieces
9436- 4x6 Stickers

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon January Blog Hop

Hi friends and happy Saturday to you! Today is the 13th of the month and that means it's time for our January RRR Blog Hop! If you're already hopping, you should be arriving here from CHERRY'S blog! If not, why not head over the RRR blog for details on how to hop and win!
The January Ribbon Club Assortment-Valentine Mix is up for grabs to 1 lucky random blog hopper and this is definitely one you'll want to add to your ribbon collection! It's perfect for upcoming Valentine's Day, of course, but also for other fun occasions like anniversary, child's birthday, friendship, wedding and for all the pink lovers in your life!  I love it and I know you will to! 
I made mixed media canvas art to inspire you with, an idea I've been wanting to do for a while now. This month's ribbon assortment was just right for it, too! I really like the texture the ribbon and lace trims bring to the piece. 
The process of making this canvas was really fun. For the background, I started by tearing some pretty pattern papers and arranging them, then adhering it all down with a generous layer of Mod Podge. Next, I add a layer of white wash gesso, some pink an teal spray inks and black splatters. Finally, I added a few black rub-on words and miniature butterflies. 
For the big heart, I first drew a template, then retraced it onto a piece of sturdy white cardstock and cut it out. Next, I cut a variety of ribbons and trims from the January Ribbon Assortment (I used all except the 2 grosgrains with hearts on them) and a bit of washi tape to break it up. Then I arranged them horizontally atop the heart base and adhered them down first with heat-n-bond, then added a light layer of Mod Podge to really secure it down and protect the ribbons integrity. Of course, a heavier layer of Mod Podge was put on the backside of the heart, then laid in place and allowed to set and dry. Lastly, I added a piece of black hemp cord around the entire heart to make it pop, as well as a couple smaller die cut hearts with the same cord and tied on tiny bows to make the hearts appear to be "hanging". I also added the "be mine" chipboard sentiment and a couple other smaller chipboard pieces for balance. 
And that's all for me! I hope you've been inspired by my project today! Your next stop on the hop is SHEILA'S blog! Thank you so much for visiting and hopping! Good luck on winning this gorgeous ribbon assortment and happy crafting!