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

Monday, July 16, 2018

Making Cards Sparkle & Shine with 3D Foam Stars

Hello friends and a very happy Monday to you! I hope you've had a great weekend and a great start to your week! Today I'm sharing a new card for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3 featuring 3D Foam Stars! I hope my sneak peek will tempt you into popping over to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog to see how I made it and perhaps you'll be inspired to try 3D Foam Products, as there are lots of fun shapes and sizes to get creative with!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Until next time, happy crafting! :)

Friday, July 13, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon July Blog Hop!

Hello there and happy Friday! It's time for the RRR July 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 July Ribbon Club Assortment! This is a gorgeous mix of blue and yellow with pops of floral, gingham, swirls and more! It's just perfect for all your summer creations and 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 summery and festive ribbon assortment. 
I like to try to create a project that features as many of the ribbons from the assortment as possible. This time, a fun and new idea came to mind and I really enjoyed making it! Without further ado, I present my crafty girl with flowing ribbon skirt! 
She was inspired by this beautiful July ribbon assortment along with the super adorbs Crafty Girl collection from Simple Stories. There is also lots of great pinspiration on Pinterest for this type of project! I used chipboard, die cuts and stickers to assemble my girls body and accessories. 
 I created the skirt by bunching together several long strips of ribbons varying in length at one end and adhering to the base of the heart die cut to create a waist. A few swirls in the ribbons were added for a bit more dimension and fullness to the skirt. Finally, the skirt was sprinkled with a yellow/blue sequin mix and 2 small Swarovski crystals were added because every crafty girl needs a little sparkle!
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!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

DIY Embossed Planner Accents

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing my latest Craftwell inspiration with you here and over at the Craftwell blog! I've been playing around with the Teresa Collin's Love Triangles Embossing Folder, running different materials other than cardstock through the Cut'n'Boss machine to see how they look. I found something I liked by upcycling a piece of clear plastic and adding it to my July Summer-themed planner spread. I love finding new and fun things to included in my planner pages to make them more interesting. This one really hit the spot! Check it out...
Can you spot where I added the clear plastic triangles? It's always fun to put a clear dashboard of some kind in front of a colorful focal point for extra layering interest and texture. The Love Triangles Embossing Folder is right on trend and coordinates perfectly with all the different triangle accents on my Simple Stories Hello Summer papers and die cuts.
I also added a bit of black Stazon ink across the tops of the triangles on a smaller piece opposite the main side, creating contrast and even more interest.
Finally, I added a small scrap piece of the clear embossed triangles over the flamingo tag in the pocket. 
Who's ready to hit the beach?! I sure am! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've been inspired to find some scrap materials around your house and transform them into one-of-a-kind planner embellishments with the Cut'n'Boss too! Until next time, happy crafting!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog Sneak Peek!

Hey friends! It's my day over at the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog to share a project and I sure hope you'll swing by to see it! I can only share a sneak peek here to entice you, hehe!😀 Can you guess what I'm making here? I'll give you hint- it's a sweet summer craft that kids and adults alike will love to make! 🍉🍍🍓
Is your mouth watering for more juicy details? Then pop over to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog and see my project from start to finish! I hope you'll be inspired! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Until next time, happy crafting!