Thursday, December 8, 2011

A completed creative workspace...finally

Well, I just had to tell you all that my scrapboking room is finally complete.  I have so diligently been working on getting this done and I am so excited to say that my creative workspace is finished.  It is such an accomplishment for me.  So I had to share it just because I am so happy its done. 

I will be back in the next couple of days to share those cards with you all that I promised.  Have a blessed and wonderful rest of the day!  :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Vintage Christmas

I had the opportunity to create some Shabby Christmas cards using the new October Afternoon "Good Cheer" paper.  These cards were made for the local scrapbooking store that I am happy to be a part of by designing such yummy goodies for.  And I cannot tell you enough just how much fun these papers were to create with. 

There were 5 cards that I made in all and on my next post I will show you the individualized photos of each card and what I used to make them.  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and that you are looking forward to the most wonderful one of all (that's just my opinion).  :)  I love them all but Christmas is my utmost favorite.  I will try not to be gone so long, so until next time I hope you enjoy the goodies.  Thank you also for your sweet comments!  They truly bring a smile to my face each and every time.  :)

So here are the pictures of the cards I promised to show you...only a little too late.  Sorry I did not get back to before Christmas but here they are anyways!

All these cards were used with the October Afternoon "Good Cheer" paper line.  The letters used are the Thickers stickers and just inked with some creamy brown chalk ink.  The leaves and the star tag are all just punches that were used with the paper.

The little bow up in the top left hand side was used by just cutting small strips of paper and folded in the middle to create a loop on each side.  And then from there just adhereing one atop of the other.

On this card I just punched out six squares of different patterend paper and used pinking shears on the sides to create a decorative edge.  I used some bakers twine, a little star stick pin and some ribbon that I used to  create the flower at the top of the card.

To make the tree on this card I just punced out some squares and then cut them in half and layered them atop of each other to create the little Christmas tree.  Hope you liked them.  Sorry they are late.  :(

Lastly, I am going to share with you a little something that I had made using some paper mache houses.  I had made 3 of these happy little houses, one for each grandparent that I have in my family.  Instead of using Christmas themed papers I used papers that I knew would coordinate with each of their homes.  So from there this is how it came out.

I first started out by painting the paper house with some ivory colored acrylic paint.  I then distressed it after it was dry.  From there I started applying the papers and then of course throwing in some old vintage sheet music seems to go with just about anything.

Once everything was distressed and inked I then started to assemble my little house with all the papers I had chosen.  I also used stamps from Paper Trey ink that were used for the front door and the windows as well as the little curtains you see outside the windows!  :)

From there I went ahead and glued a bunch of vintage buttons to the roof of my house.  When that was finished I then took some more glue and applied it all over the buttons and then took some Doodle Bug glitter and sprinkled that atop of the whole thing.  I then tied some vintage seem binding around the top with an old vintage key inside the bow. I only have pictures of one house for some reason.  But this is how one turned out and I have to say that the grandma's were happy to have recieved a little something they could tuk some treasures inside of.  :)

A little bit of this and that....

Hi there bloggers!  Well it has been some time since my last blog and so I have a few things here I would like to post.  First off are some little "thank you" tags that I had made for a couple of friends of mine who have been so sweet and generous to me and I just wanted to show them a little thanks by making a little something for them.  The tags are from Spellbinders and from there I just decorated them with some of my all time favorite papers, flowers and embellishments.

I then took some little glassine bags and decorated the outsides of those using some paper doilies that I sprayed with some Glimmer Mist. I then just folded down the tops and closed them using some Prima embellishments that I have been anxiously waiting to use, and this worked out just perfect.  I also used some Paper Trey die cuts and of course some more Prima lace and some vintage papers from Crafty Secrets.

And here is a little "thank you" card that I made for another very dear, and sweet friend of mine.  I ended up taking another one of my glassine bags and tucking it away inside the card and making it into a little gift card holder.

On the inside of the galssine bag I just cut out a piece of old vintage sheet music and put that inside of the bag.  I then just tied some jute twine to the top of the envelope and then puched out and glittered a little baby cupcake at the bottom.  The reason for the cupcake is because she so sweetly had made 60 cupcakes for all the parents and children at my son's birthday party so I felt it would be appropriate to add a little cupcake at the bottom.  Thank you again so much my sweet friend!  :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Vintage Flea Market Finds

Good Tuesday Morning!  Well I've had the opportunity of venturing out to a couple of Flea Markets the past few weekends with some friends and found some yummy little things here and there.  I found these sweet little strawberry wire baskets (that I just had to have) and then I found all of these beautiful vintage lace trimmings.  So I then decided that these little baskets would be so perfect to put these in and I absolutley love it.  These crocheted trimmings are just so old and wonderful looking and I can't wait to use them.

  I also found this beuatiful old tarnished dish that I knew I could fill with all kinds of little goodies....and I did just that.  I love these little wooden spools for some reason.  I know they are not all that vintagey but I still had to have them regardless.  And I just loved all of the ornate work around the top of the dish.
 Then I stumbled across these old, old vintage bottles that I thought would be so cute decorated with some old vintage labels of some kind with a little bit of bling and maybe some glitter....who knows, the possibilites are endless!  :)

Then last but not least, this beautiful little journal was given to me and another one of our Flea Market friends that went with us.  It is so that we may journal about all of our little Flea Market adventures and to jot down some of our creative ideas we might come up with and who knows what else.  It is the cutest little journal every and the paper inside is even more beautiful that I hate to even write in it...but I will.  Thank you Susan for this sweet journal and your sweet sentiment.  I look forward to many more adventures.  :)

I've also had the advantage of making a little something for one of the mom's in my son's former kindergarten class.  She just had a baby girl and I was of course more than happy to make her a little something to put in her room.  This was a little card I put together using some Graphic 45 paper, Prima lace, and some Crafty Secrets clear stamps.  I just love all the sweet, soft colors. 

 I can never resist using some seam binding and a little button attached with a tiny tag to finish it all off.

This little wall hanging is something that was created using the Crafty Secrets post card album kit and some of the embellishments that come along with the kit as well.

 I used some twine and wrapped that around with some buttons that were attached to the twine first.  Then just added some glitter here and there with some prima flowers off to the side and used some organza ribbon for the top so that she could hang it wherever she likes.  Until next time...I wish you all a wonderful week.

Here is a little paper bag that I had decorated to have the little vintage wall hanging go inside of.  I had a lot of fun creating this little bag by using some Melissa Frances vintage papers, some beautiful Prima Ribbon and some sweet little butterfly punches that I used from Martha Stewart.
I also used some rhinestone bling on the butterflies, some vintage seam binding and some little pearls. And there you have it!  :)  Easy peasy!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tattered Angels Vintage Mini Album

Good Friday morning everyone!  Well the summer is coming to an end and I am getting my little ones ready to start school soon.  I will miss not having them with me but will (try) to utilize the time I have wisely.  So here is the Tattered Angels mini album that I mentioned before in my last post that I was going to be working on and it is finally finished.  I love everything about this album and how it came out.  It is filled with all kinds of goodies and I hope you enjoy looking at it.  :)

In this album I used all kinds of yummy stuff beginning with some Glimmer Mist to cover the front and back of the album covers.  I then used my all time favorite Graphic 45 papers to decorate and embellish some of the pages.  There is also some Melissa Frances goodies, some Maya Road lace, and some of the Tattered Angels chipboard pieces from their various collections.  Most of them I painted, distressed and then added glitter to them.  Nothing is complete without some seam binding and some pearls. :)   I had a lot of fun creating this. 
  I try to remember that life is so very precious and fragile and to never take that for granted. So with that let your imagination and creativity soar and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!    

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Father's Day Grunge Album

So here is a little something I put together that is a little more "on the NOT so feminin side" you could say.  It's a little more on the dirty and grungy side of things but I like this just as well.  I had a lot of fun making this and watching it transform in to something that my husband (and of course the family) will cherish for always.  This is my very "belated" Father's Day gift to him.  It is a little bit of everything but mostly all Tim Holtz.  I love looking back at these pictures and remembering how special each and every one of them are.  It also makes me sad to think of how quickly the time has gone as well. 

I created all the envelopes inside the album using the Graphic 45 core impressions cardstock so that I could tuck the pictures inside each one.  I also used the Tim Holtz papers as well as the calendar sheet to indicate the date of when each picture was taken with either a pearl on top of the number if not some other embellishment.  I also used some of the envelopes for tags that I could journal on and have the kids write sentiments on to their daddy.  It is definately stuffed with a lot of goodies but most of all wonderful memories to last forever.

  So I am off to hopefully share another album with you soon, this one is a girly one using some Tattered Angels and some more Graphic 45 papers and yummy embellishments.  Good nite for now!  :)

Maya Road Mini Vintage Banner

Hi there!  Well the summer seems to be slipping by so quickly and before I know it my son will be starting first grade and my daughter will be going off to pre-school...sigh!  They are growing up so fast and I wish I could just stop time for awhile...a long while.  I've had a little spare time to play around here and there so I made a little something to hang in my daughters room.  It is a chipboard Maya Road Mini Banner.  I used some of the most beautiful Graphic 45 papers that I absolutley love and decided to use these for the banner. 

I also used a little bling (of course) and some glitter.  The little mini chipboard scrolls are also from Maya Road and the little baubles are from Melissa Frances.  The rhinestone embellishments are actually buttons that I had found and of course nothing would be complete without some beautiful vintage seam binding and some vintage lace.  All the things that make my heart melt.