Sunday, February 28, 2010
In the meantime, here's what I'm hoping I will get in a kit this month, maybe, if I'm lucky:
Lucky Me by Little Yellow Bicycle:
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Today is Sunday, so it is time to post my Pick of the Week! I love looking at all of the beautiful projects that are posted around the internet, and I love it when one just jump out at me. This week the project that I love is a Butterfly Wreath created by Taylor over at MaryJanes and Golashes.
Isn't it beautiful! You know what my favorite thing is about it? It is made out of brown paper lunch sacks. I have a stack of these on a shelf in my office right now...hmmm...seems like they might be getting repurposed soon...And I already have a whole envelope full of butterflies in my stash. It seems like this is a project that just has to be made. You can read Taylor's whole tutorial on her blog Mary Janes and Golashes.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Here is my unfinished LO. The pieces are laid out but need to be distressed and the journaling isn't written in. Does this look like the LO? Ummm...not so much. It is unfinished because of the tea crisis, but I will post the completed version soon.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Bailey and I hung out before the parade. She sat in her stroller under the Bundle Me for a while and ate Doritos and then I got her out so she could look around.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
A coworker also made me a block frame for me like this one, except of course it said my name instead of LeBlanc. One of my weekend projects is thank you notes for everyone. Thanks for making me feel so special!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
This is a layout I worked on after my mom left. I used the papers from my Swirlydoos kit, and cut the corners from a sheet of paper from The Robin's Nest that I bought at my local scrap store. I didn't buy it planning to put it with these pages, but the colors came together really beautifully.
I did a lot of distressing on this page. I inked all of my edges. I printed my title (A grandmother is a treasure that can never be lost) on cream cardstock. Then I wadded it up and inked it and went back over it with some Caramel glimmer mist. I like the overall look but I wish my words had printed out a little darker. I think this is such a sweet picture of Bailey and my mom together.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
It's been a few days since I shared any scrappy stuff, and when I was sick I didn't really scrap at all so I am a little behind. I did a layout yesterday that I think is just pretty and I have a few things I'm working on that I hope to post later this week. Today I thought I'd share a site that I found that has some really nice sketches called Page Maps. You can visit their site here. They have all kinds of sketches-12x12, 8.5x11, tags, cards, pretty much anything you might want to scrap. I have seen several different sketch sites but this one is my favorite because I find these sketches really easy to visualize with the different elements that I want to use.I will be working with this sketch this afternoon-I have a picture of Bailey that I want to scrap with some red and black Jenni Bowlin paper-the sketch fits my needs perfectly!
I'm off to get dressed, get pictures printed, and get fortifications for the parade later, then back home to scrap!
Monday, February 15, 2010
She ate lots of Animal Crackers with Mimi. My mom found some cute animal cracker embellies at Big Lots so I was trying to take the perfect picture for that page.
We made chocolate dipped pretzels for our Valentine's date night. I'm not sure what's going on with Ryan's face, but I think we were having fun!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I used the extra singed flower that I made on this layout. I inked my heart black and then covered it with Rock Candy Crackle. I put Prima pearls on as an accent to match the center of my flower.
Then I peeled the top layer off of a white chipboard heart to reveal the soft cream underneath and accented it with black Prima pearls. Last I cut out butterflies from another sheet of paper and drew around the edges with glossy accents. I like how the open frames seem to echo the frame Bailey is holding in the picture.
She's my little Valentine!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The chipboard heart frames came in my Swirlydoos kit. The larger frame is covered with Antique Linen crackle paint and then inked. The first try did not come out looking very good, but I flipped it over and and tried again. I put on a much thicker layer on the second try and it took forever to dry but it looked even and made nice big cracks. I put Rock Candy crackle paint on the thinner frame and it came out looking pretty patchy too, but I inked over it until it blended together. I like the look I ended up with although it took a lot of trial and error to get there. I think what I got out of this experience was to crackle small areas because it's a lot easier to get uniform coverage.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I got 5/8" ribbon and pearls from the sewing department of Wal-Mart. I also purchased 1/8 yard of synthetic fabric for my ribbon flower. I already had the clasp and pearls I used for my flower center at home.
It was fun to make the flower! The first one I made was black (I feel like my mother, I can't tell the difference between black, brown, and navy) so I had to make another one out of brown fabric. I really think the black flower is the prettier one, so be looking for another ribbon flower project later this week...maybe a baby bow.
Monday, February 8, 2010
I used leftover scraps of Valentine's paper for this project. I took the insert out of the frame and cut my papers to fit. I then printed each ladies' name on a strip of cardstock. I then stamped a Valentine's stamp onto a piece of cardstock and layered it onto a larger piece of patterned paper. This slips into the frame.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
The bookmarks are created using the corners of envelopes that slip over the pages of the books and are decorated with paper, stickers, rub ons, and other flat embellishments. Here are three bookmarks that I made using this tutorial. They were a little challenging because it is such a small space to work with, but I love the way they turned out. This is a great way to use up scraps and I think they look like nice little gifts. Give it a try!
Saturday, February 6, 2010
I've been seeing all sorts of "love"ly Valentine's goodies all over the blogs that I read. I saw these Valentines at the Brown Paper Packages blog and felt inspired to make some too. I think this might actually e a first-I don't ever remember making my own Valentines before. I initially planned to use clothespins on my Valentines like was shown in the example, but I was going to mail mine and I knew that wouldn't fit into an envelope very well so I had to rethink things.
I did end up dividing my Valentines into 2 distinct sides and I also put Valentine's treats into small bags to attach to the cards (I already had these at home). I used a paper pack that I bought at Ross-it came with stickers and chipboard included-to make my cards. I am loving that Ross carries scrapbook supplies now-6 sheets of 12x12, one sheet of stickers, and one sheet of glitter chipboard stickers for $4! And of course Bailey's sweet little Valentine's day picture is on there too. I love that little smile! Here are a few of my finished Valentines: