Friday, August 29, 2014

MME Sleigh Bells Ring 2 Pager

     These older photos of my son were a perfect match for the new My Mind's Eye Sleigh Bells Ring I want it all bundle from FotoBella! The plaid papers do match up across both pages, but look a little off in this photo.

     I was inspired by this sketch used for the August 2 Page Sketch Challenge @

     From the Mixed Bag, I used Christmas, Santa, the snowflakes, the sleigh, bingo card, and small circles. 
I attached the Wood Dots to the red snowflake on the right photo, and for the banner. All of the stitching was stamped, as well as the flourish coming from the sleigh. I used the Word/Alpha Stickers for "Gifts" and the year.

     To create a border going across both pages, I masked a notebook stencil with Distress Inks (Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint). I also used all but one of the Decorative Tapes. For the center of the black snowflake and the sleigh, I used the Enamel Shapes.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

MME + Sleigh Bells Ring = Joy ~ FotoBella DT

     Like a child at Christmas, I was so joyful to open up my new My Mind's Eye Sleigh Bells Ring I want it all bundle from FotoBella! I used the JOY paper to add this fussy cut photo of my son right in the middle of the O.

     I tore and distressed around the wreath, and hand-stitched the red and white circle, adding some green fiber around it. The Be Merry tag, small circle of berries, and bell ornament, which I hung with more hand-stitching, comes in the Mixed Bag. I added the bow, inking the edges with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. I used Decorative Tape along the bottom, placing a Decorative Brad on top. I used the Word/Alpha Stickers for the year, which comes in different colors and all kinds of holiday sentiments.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Friday, August 22, 2014

ARTastic Guest Designer

     I'm so excited to be guest designing this month for ARTastic, a monthly challenge blog inspired by works of art!! This month's inspiration comes from this beautiful piece of fabric art by Kristen Doran. The criteria is to use fabric on your project. 

     I came up with this layout, inspired by the colors and flowers, using Bo Bunny's older Serenity collection. 

     I fussy cut the branch and hung some fussy cut and stamped lanterns from it, adding beads and machine stitching.

 The flowers were made with my Serenity Blooms Tutorial, adding muslin fabric to the centers. I stamped them and gave them some dimension by adding some glue and water, and finishing it with a bead.

     Thanks for looking, and be sure to stop by ARTastic for some more inspiration from the design team! 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Inspirational #134 ~ Just Wing it (Red Rubber Inspirationals DT)

    Happy Thursday! It's time for another stamping challenge at Red Rubber Inspirationals! I'm hosting this week with Inspirational #134 ~ Just Wing It. All you need to do is create a project with any kind or brand of stamp that has an image of wings, such as a butterfly, bird, dragonfly, airplane, angel, etc. Or just add stamped wings to something or someone. Here's a tag that I made with some stamps from Red Rubber Designs.

    I started by creating the lattice using Vintage Background stamped with gesso onto white cardstock. After it dried, I applied a few different Distress Inks, and used a Q-tip, dipped in water, to make clouds. The bird was stamped using Hope Perches, and the butterfly and sentiment with Beautiful Soul. I used Distress Inks to color in "soul", and then applied glossy accents for some shine and dimension. The butterfly was also colored with Distress Inks and a gold pen. I used some small beads for the flower in her hair, and folded her wings out.

Thanks for your visit!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

MME Sleigh Bells RIng Treat Bag Tutorial ~ FotoBella DT

    It's never too early to get started on some holiday projects! With the new My Mind's Eye, Sleigh Bells Ring I want it all bundle, from FotoBella, you'll have everything you could possibly want or need! Here's a quick and easy treat bag that would be perfect for cookies, fudge, or even a gift card.

    For a list of supplies and detailed instructions on how to make this bag, along with the bow, please visit the FotoBella Blog. Thank you!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Inspirational #132 ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

    This weeks Inspirational #132,  at Red Rubber Inspirationals, is all about stamped polka dots, hosted by Kendra. I had a lot of fun making this card for my aunt!

     I started by using some gesso and the Crafters Workshop (Well Rounded) stencil, to create the circles on the left side of some white cardstock. After it dried I sprayed it with Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray (Witch's Potion Purple). Then I used black ink to stamp Well Defined Backgrounds. The circle rings and small purple dots were stamped using Build a Background. I used Palette Ink (Iris) for the rings and Memento (Grape Jelly) for the small dots. I used a strip of purple vellum to go across the bottom and stamped some larger dots onto it using Background Soup. I used the same set to emboss the silver along the edges. The layered circles of dots were done with Lotsa Dotsa. I used Ranger Archival Black Ink to stamp the ink splotch above the buttons, using So Splattered, and  "Miss You!" using Chicken Scratch, all from Red Rubber Designs. I punched the edges with holes and mounted it onto black cardstock. All of the buttons once belonged to my late grandma, which was my aunts mother, and I used nine of them to represent her nine children.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Come Away With Me 2 Pager ~ FotoBella DT

   The fabulous, vintage travel collection, Come Away With Me, by Graphic 45, from FotoBella, was just made for this gorgeous photo of my husbands late grandmother, that I scrapped into a 2 pager! The first page is actually the back of the cover page that I made in my last post, for an album that I'm making for my sister-in-law. I kept it real simple, just adding lace trim to the punched paper strip, which I  stitched, to tie the two pages together.

     On the second page I used the Journaling and Ephemera Cards , and layered them with some postage stamps, which I cut with decorative scissors from the 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad. Then I inked all of the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. The date was stamped on top, and I finished it off with this old flower I had leftover from my Pinkish Pleated Flower Tutorial. I actually used it on a page that I scrapped of my own grandmother. I just added a pearl for the center.

Thanks for the visit, and enjoy your weekend!