Thursday, November 25, 2010

Silhouette Giveaway

Decor Chick is giving away a Silhouette on her blog! I would love to have one! She also has a discount code for the weekend. Go HERE to check it out!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Stocking Garland

This was so much fun to make! Lots of Mod Podge and My Mind's Eye Paper.
The stockings are from KaiserCraft and come in two pieces. The holes for the ribbon are also pre-drilled and they match up perfectly between the two pieces.
I painted some Tim Holtz Grunge Board letters with acrylic paint. I used a lot of Papertrey Ink Dies, as well as a Nestability Die and a couple of circle punches.
After adhering the paper with Mod Podge, I sanded the edges then inked them with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.
This was an easy project but a little time consuming. I thing the hardest part was deciding on the little embellishments and die shapes to use.
Thank you for looking in on my blog.
Have a fantastic day!!!
ETA: I wanted to add, this paper is glittery as can be! The glitter is so pretty. I wish you could see it in these pics.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

So Excited for My Sparkly Creation!!!

A few weeks ago I bought this fabulous big pack of paper, My Mind's Eye Signature Christmas Glitter Pad. So sparkly! Then this past weekend I was fortunate enough to go to A Cherry On Top's Warehouse Sale. On the way to the register I saw this fabu pack of chipboard shapes! There are 12 in the pack, they're 9" x 7", and they're $4.99 a pack!!! I knew they were meant for each other!
Once I picked the paper for my first plaque I adhered it with Mod Podge. I cut a coordinating piece for the top and punched a decorative edge. After attaching that I sanded the edges and painted the edges with brown acrylic paint.
I was ready to start decorating it! The fun part!
The circle is punched with a 1 3/4" punch. The stamp is from Unity. The die cut behind that is from PTI. These flowers are French White Fairytale Roses from Prima. I sprayed the dickens out of them with Glimmer Mist! Those brads in the middle of the snowflakes are Basic Grey plain ol' brads. I applied Matte Accents to the top and dipped them in Diamond Dust Glitter for a fun sparkly effect!
After finishing the decorating I punched holes in the top with My Crop a Dile and slipped this gorgeous SU Espresso Satin Ribbon through. I didn't want plain knots, so I put a few stitches in, then wrapped a separate piece around that and stitched that piece.
So there it is. One of my favorite projects so far!
Thanks for looking! I'm so happy when I get company in here ;)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

It's a Good Day!

Love this Unity Itty Bitty! So simple, and that's what I wanted my card to reflect.

The paper I chose is October Afternoon Seaside. This is awesome paper. I know I say awesome about a lot of things, but this paper is! A little boyish, a little summer, and a whole lot of perfect colors! I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks on this card. The tricycle is stamped in Barn Door. It was just the shade of red I was looking for. The die cut was sponged with Old Paper while still in the Nestie die. The sentiment is stamped in SU Pacific Point.

The ticket embellishment is Mish Mash style (love her style). My husband bought a few 50-50 tickets at a high school football game a few weeks ago. Of course we didn't win, but I put them in my pocket with the intention of using them on cards ;) Perfect! Some buttons and a little ricrak and the card was just what I wanted!

Thank you for stopping by to look! I really do appreciate it.
Have a fantastic day!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy Birthday to Deb!

My dear friend Deb had a birthday yesterday and I couldn't post this until I gave it to her.
I love this funky cake from Taylored Expressions! So fun to color with my Copics!
The paper is It's Your Day from Fancy Pants Designs. Great colors!
The frosted pearl on top of the cake is from Pizzazz Aplenty.
That little chipboard banner is Jenni Bowlin.
So Happy Birthday my friend Deb V!
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween Mini - Brayden!

Halloween 2010!

This album was soooooo much fun to do! Maybe it's because it's my daughter and my grandson Brayden ;)
I picked up this Little Yellow Bicycle House album a while back. I'm sure my friends thought it would sit (like all of the other ones I've picked up), but I was determined this time!
I received my kit from The Girl's Loft with all of the yummy papers and embellishments and I knew I would use it on this album. Most of it is from The Girls' Paperie. Gorgeous! Everything I used on this album, except for the black ric rac and a button was from this kit. Perfect! And I have a ton left!
Excited to get to Robinette's and get a pumpkin!
Kiss for Mom
Beautiful! Who could not love this? My favorite page, my favorite picture! The chimney is covered with the black lace from the kit that I pleated. And that charm at the top is awesome!!!
He had two bags of goodies from his Aunt Cathy!
Brayden decorating his jack o lantern with a marker.
Excited to get going!
Time to go!
Trick or treating fire fighter, complete with gas mask.
Thanks for looking! I appreciate the visits, and the comments ;)
Have a phenominal day!