Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Stitch in Time...

Hi all, I'm just popping in real quick with a few cards that I just created for my Design Team project this month.  Again, I am using one of my favorite paper lines.  Kaiser Craft "Sweet Nothings".  I've used a lot of Maya Road embellishments to coordinate with the theme and I absolutley love the chipboard pieces.  I've also incorporated some machine stitching on my cards, which is another favorite of mine to do.  I'm starting to get the hang of my little sewing machine...:)  I find it very soothing...when of course everything is running smoothly...haha

Anyways, the first card I created using again the Kaiser Craft paper line.  I've also used some of my favorite dies from Papertrey Ink and the stamp sets as well.  They are a must have for any scrapper!  :)  Again the chipboard pieces are from Maya Road which are painted, distressed and inked and some of them glittered.  I was able to stain some of my own seam binding which was also a lot of fun to do.  The little wooden ruler at the bottom is also from Maya Road.

The next card I made with pretty much all the same embellishments but just arranged them a little differently on the card.

I took some more of the chipboard pieces and covered them with paint and applied a small amount of glitter to the top of them.  The little card is from one of Papertrey Inks stamp sets.  I had the little buttons and added them to the tops of some of the already stamped ones.  I then took the little wooden spools and applied some vintage paper around them.  I love how this turned out.

This next card was used from the same paper line and I just cut out the bird cage and used that as an embellishment for my card.  I then took various papers and just used a scalloped edge punch to create my design on the right side of the card. 

The paper at the bottom of the card were just taken off the bottoms of three of the different papers and I just used those to create a sweet little border at the bottom of the card.  I used some lace around the cage, some twine, a mini clothes pin and I then just took one of the Maya Road pins and slipped a little wooden spool thru that and pushed it down into my bow. 

The last card was used taking various papers and punching out multiple squares to create the background for my card.  And again, using the same paper trim from before I then just used those in between my squares.  I took many chipboard pieces and painted then, distressed and inked them and the dress from I covered in paper and inked as well.

I wrapped the spool in some lace trim and twine and with the sewing machine I added a small piece of patterned paper to embellish the base of it.  I then added some buttons and then with the dress form, used a sweet little clothes pin and clipped the dress form to that and adhered that to the top of my bow. 

And lastly, I created a little keepsake to put the cards inside of.  I had fun creating this envelope using some lace trim and sweet little embellishments.  And from there tucked all the little cards inside.

I hope you all enjoyed!  Have a wonderful nite and keep enjoying every moment of every day...time goes by too fast not to!  :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Shabby "Explosion Box"

Hi all, I'm just popping in real quick to share with you a sweet little creation I made.  This was made for my sweet mother for her birthday.  I have not yet given this to here as of yet but I am planning on slipping in a
little gift card inside for her as an additional little something special.  This was truly a fun project ot create.
The papers used were from Webster's Pages and the bow on top of the box was made by using one of Papertrey Inks die cuts.  I absolutley love it and you can just keep layering as much as your little heart desires.  :)  The trinkets on top of the box are made using some Prima baubles, some Tim Holtz baubles and the chain I found at a local craft store.

The sentiment stamps used were from Heartwarming Vintage a.k.a. Crafty Secrets.  And the tag was made using another one of Papertrey Inks dies.

I also used some twine, and some pink stays stashed inside the bow here and there.  The pink paper flowers I have had for so long and just recently stumbled across them and decided to use them as the center for my bow.

The hearts were made out of paper using a die cut and then just embellished with some rhinestones that I dedcided to cluster together in the center of the hearts.

Here is the box once you have taken the lid off and how the inside looks.  I used a lot of Craftys Secrets stamps and some cut outs, some Kaiser Kraft dies and of course some vintage seam binding.  The branches I used from one of the Tim Holtz dies and then just glittered a bit and the adorable little nest with the sweet little birds I had recieved from a friend of mine.  And the little eggs inside the nest were again purchased at my local craft store. 
I also used a Marhta Stewart butterfly punch and adhered some little butterflys all around the project  as well as the nest.  I just love them!

And nothing would be quite complete without a little fairy and some glitter here or there to make everything so magical and sweet...and of course a little shabby!  I hope you enjoy!

Have a great nite...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Growing up....

Hi there bloggers, well I have been in the process of transforming and reorganizing my little girl's room.  Even though she just turned 4 she is growing up so quickly.  And along with all that comes change.  Hard as it may be I knew this moment was coming.  We have now converted from her "toddler bed" to her "Big Girl Bed" it is a sad but exciting new chapter in our/her life.  And with that said, I have enjoyed tremendously creating all kinds of shabby chic little trinkets and what not for her room.  I went to my local home decor store in search of some new bedding (of course) for her new bed and came accross this "Shabby Vintage" quilt that have couldn't have been any more perfect.  I was so tickled when I found it and had to have it without a doubt.  I then came accross these adorable little wire dress form hooks that were once black and have now made a complete transformation....:)

I spray painted them with some off white paint and then from there had such joy in dressing them up for a sweet little addition to my daughters room.  The first one I used some rose colored tulle and then blinged out the top part of it.  I then added some vintage seam binding and a sweet little flower with a rhinestone in the center.  I think they all came out pretty stinkin' cute...if I say so myself!
The second dress form I created using some Prima lace and some Maya Road trim and of course some bling, seam binding and some sweet little roses from some trim that I had laying around and then garnished :) them with some rhinestones in the center of each one.

The last one I created I used the same Prima Lace and some Maya Road heart trim.  Again, with the same bling and everything.

Lastly, I created this frame which was empty inside and attached chicken wire to the back of it to hang on her wall.  It is still being created with some additional chipboard dress forms decorated with some shabby vintage papers and then to be embellished a bit and then hung with minature clothes pins. 

I also had purchased this tin envelope from my local Antique mart here in town and saved it for a later date.  And now is the later was originally painted a light mauve color so I then took it and painted it a shabby aqua color to coordinate with the colors in her quilt.  I just loved the script embossing on it.  I then sanded it a bit and took some Tim Holtz Distess Inks and created a very worn, vintage look to the embossed areas of the envelope.  This was such a great find and so very inexpensive.

This is still not quite finished yet.  I need to embellish this a little bit with some seam binding and maybe some shabby flowers to give it a little lift.  But overall, I just love this piece.  The next thing I created was from some time back for the Scrapbooking store I design for and this was made by using a Maya Road chipboard frame album, some Graphic45 papers and some little embellishments from Prima and Tim Holtz.  I also painted, stamped and distressed the smaller portion of the frame and then glittered the entire outside.

Lastly, was a sweet little saying that I had purchased a while back and it has now found a new location in her room.  I also added the banner underneath of it that I had made some time ago.  I love how here little room is transforming and watching her grow into a sweet little young girl.  It is sad that the sweet, little baby smell is going away but I will cherish every moment I can.  Thanks again for stopping by and for your sweet comments.  They truly make me happy!  :)  Have a good nite!

Monday, May 7, 2012

A happy start to a Vintage Spring....

Hi bloggers, well it has been some time since my last post.  Time gets by me so quickly and I don't even realize how much time has gone by so I'm going to share with you a few cards that I've created using some outdated Webster's Pages papers and using some die cuts and some little trinkets here and there.  So the first card I used some kraft cardstock and just brushed the edges with some off white acrylic paint and then inked over the top of that to give it a little more of a distressed look.  I then cut out a butterfly using a die cut and layered that with a piece of vellum.
Added some twine and a little tag with a sweet sentiment that can be used for so many different occasions and then just added some pearls and some sweet little buttons to finish it off.  The next card I created I used  some more Webster's Pages paper and again painted and dsitressed the edges of the cardstock first.  I used a scalloped edge punch to create the decorative edge on the cards and then using a Martha Stewart punch made the crown for the cherub and covered it with glitter.

Added some pearls to the flowers on the paper and then dressed it up with a little seam binding, some sequin trim, flowers and another little tag to complete the card. The leaf was created by using a CuttleBug leaf die cut.  The next card is done by using the same techniques as before on the cardstock.  Covered the cardstock with some newsprint paper and then cutting two strips of different patterned paper from the Webster's Pages paper.  I took a doily and tucked that underneath the two strips of paper and distressed that by using some ink.
I then used a scalloped edge punch once again and placed that atop of the two strips of paper.  I created the flower by using some burlap for the base of it and then added some silk flowers on top of that to finish it off.  I then punched out a tag and stamped the word Mother on that and finished it off with a bow made out of twine and again some little pearls.   The next card is again using some kraft cardstock, painted and inked.  Then I added some different patterend papers on top of the cardstock and embellished it with several different heart punches and die cuts.

I again used some seam binding and the sequin trim (which I just love) and used some pop dots to give some of the hearts a dimensional look.  And used a couple of Maya Road trinket heart pins in the flower and another little tag that says "hello".   The last card is probably one of my favorites and it is made using the same distressing techniques and some different patterened papers.  Along with a little scalloped edges here and there and using a dress form die cut.

The dress form is cut out of newsprint paper and pop dotted to give it a dimensional look.  I then took some sweet little Webster's Pages trim and just cut little pieces to go along the bottom half of the dress form.  I then finished it off with some pearls for a necklace and then another little tag tucked into the flower with a Maya Road pearl pin. Thanks for stopping by.  And I hope that all you Mothere's out there have a wonderful and special day! Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

A rose isn't just any rose...

Hi there all, well, I have gone and decided to try and create some coffee filter roses.  There are many tutorials on how to do these but I played around and figured out what worked for me.  So I've done my own little take on them and I hope you enjoy them. 
This was the first rose I made with using some food coloring for the color.  Then after the rose was complete I then went and glittered the petals of the rose.  I wrapped the stem of the rose in some coffe stained muslin strips and wrapped the top of the rose with some vintage lace and seam binding.  Considering this was my first one I think it came out pretty good after many attempts.  haha

This next one was colored by using some (believe it or not) dark brown Rit dye.  Don't ask me how it came out to be a deep rich plum color but it did.  And I think it was a happy mistake overall.  :)  This was the second rose that I made.  And the stem of this one is just wrapped up in some old vintage book paper. 

The last rose I created I just ended up using coffee to stain these and I think this is probably my favorite one thus far. 

This was the third rose I had made and hope to make many more.  They are really a lot of fun to create and I think they come out pretty beautiful.  I think they would really make a nice gift for someone or just to make and handful of them and display them around the house. 

I hope you will try to make some of these because they are very fun to do.  Enjoy!

So lastly here is something I make for my family every Sunday morning and the kids have called it "Special Breakfast"!  I apologize for the bad picture, I am not very good at taking food photos but I wanted to share this with you since it is a pretty yummy breakfast (if u can call it that).  It's more like a dessert.  :)  It is called "Apple Pancake Puff".  When you remove it from the oven it is very puffy and then quickly deflates afterwards.  But you sprinkle it with some powdered sugar and some whip cream on top and you have something very tasty.  You could also drizzle some warm caramel sauce over it and that would also be pretty good.  Anyways, the picture doesn't do it much justice but I am happy to know that my family enjoys it and that it is just another little something I can make for them.  This is so not a low cal breakfast by any means but it sure tastes good!!
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Hi there!  Just stopping in real quick to post these since I meant to do this a little while back.  Ugh!! Anyways, here are a few more Valentine's day cards that I created for the scrapbooking store using the KI Memories, Inc. paper line.  I believe it is their Valentine's line but nevertheless I had fun with these papers as well.  It's a little out of my comfort zone but I still put in my vintage flair on it.
On this card I used some Prima lace at the bottom, the KI papers, and stitched around some lined notebook paper.  The butterfly is from Tattered Angels, painted with some Ivory colored paint, and then I used a script stamp on top of that.  Did some distressing and then covered it with a light coat of glitter.
On this next card I again used the same paper line, added a heart doily with some fun little trinkets. Some vintage seam binding, and of course some Prima flowers and some Maya Road pom pom trim.  :)
Here I used some Maya Road chipboard wings, again painted them with some off white acrylic paint, distressed and then glittered.

The heart in the middle is also from Maya Road and just covered with the KI papers and distressed.  I made this sweet little flower out of my seam binding and used some twine around the bottom of the card.  The stamp at the top is from Pink Paislee.
This cute little envelope is also from the paper line and I just simply cut it out and stamped on it at the bottom as well as the little jewelry tag I used to tuck inside.
On this last card I used the same paper line and downloaded the digital image that is on the card.  I then took a Tattered Angels chipboard frame and just Glimmer Misted it, tied some seam binding around the top and the little ticket inside is also another digital image I downloaded.  Thanks for stopping by!