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!  :)