Thursday, December 30, 2010

8x8 Memories scrapbook page layout set

I made up this set of 8x8 scrapbook page layout tonight. I love the colors!!! Used my flower cutter die cut to do the flowers. LOVE IT! Will list on etsy in a few days.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Wooden Snowman

I had bought a wooden snow man at the thrift store and i decided i wanted to make it more ME...well....i made it more me by throwing it away and drawing out my own on some plywood and cut it out and painted it up to suit me ! yes i use power tools, i have my very own! ha ha.

So i drew up this snow man and cut out his nose on a thin piece of wood and painted it all up with house paint as a base. Then while it was still wet i used some craft paint, blue and painted in the edges and lightly brushed it into the wet white paint to give it shadow and demention. Added some berry springs to his hat, a cloth ribbon and then a plaid scarf and some snow glitter ! I used some of my aged wire and jingle bells and attached it to the snowmans arms by drilling a hole and wiring it through. I did this all in about 3 hours! I will let it dry good and dry and then spray it with some mate finish to protect it while its outside this winter on the side of my house! It was a fun project! As for the old snowman, i borrowed his arms for this one and little miss bailee decided to not throw it away and painted it up to her liking! Ill attach it so you can see!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Flower/Bird Frame Art

I found this awesome frame at the thrift store for 25 cents. I brought it home and painted it off white and then rubbed on white and brown. I took and cut out my flowers out of brown and blue papers with my new die cuts from MFT.Each center has a off white pearl. I also had this little blue bird off off another thrift store find and used it to tuck in amongst the flowers. I used my punch to punch out some foliage to tuck in around the flower and in the back ground behind the bird. Wondering if i will sell or keep this one!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Home Sickness Kit Tin Set.

I found another round tin and i love to use them in making kits. I decided with all the people in the military that are away from home and college students and newly married couples, this would be a great tin for one of those people!
The tin has been covered with Melissa Franses and other scrapbook papers, I hand cut out all the flowers, added gems and pearls to dress them up. Inside the tin is a book for photos of home and family, a small journal, and 2 file folders . One to put letters from home in and the other blank for what ever someone wants to use it for. There is till room to send goodies and other things someone might want to tuck in!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Some more tags and a Birthday Card

Been working on some more tags, a set of 4 snowman tags. I used Glitter snow on their bodies, color pencils and a little button on their hats. Aged edges and vintage stamps to give them a old world feel. The backs are covered with sparkly red paper and plaid is on the top for support for the hemp strings.

Also shown is a birthday card i made today for a friend of mine. Since its a winter birthday i opted for this magnolia stamp set,and added some fun flocks and stickles. I inked up a chipboard butterfly to match the one in the paper. I hope she will like it!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

snowman gift tags

I have been working on these 12 snowman gift tags these last few days. First i cut the tag shape out of kraft paper, then stamped the snowman image and colored it with colored pencils. I ran it through my zyron machine and made the top sticky . I then took some vellum that has sparkles in it and attached it to the top. Then i ran the tag through my cuttlebug with the polka dog embossing folder making sure the dots poke up so it looks like snowflakes. Then added some card stock to the top for reinforcing the hole, added some hemp string. I added some scrapbooking paper to the bottom, a cute plaid and then punched some strips and attached over the top. The some punched snowflakes and a clear dew drop! I stamped TO and FROM on the back of each tag. I will sell them in sets of 6 on etsy.HERE Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mom's Recipes File Folder Album

I finished this recipe file folder album today. OF course i used Graphic 45 paper, as i LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Such nice paper. And i love the vintage flavor of it!
Anyways back to the file folder. I have covered all sides with the Graphic 45 papers, added some of the vintage labels through out. There are 4 large tages that are stamped front and back with a recipe card stamp....and i stamped 4 more recipe cards as well. So that is 12 recipes total. There are also 4 smaller tags for added journaling for memories, funny stories and advice etc.
Super great gift! You can find it for sale HERE on etsy
Also pictured is a recipe box, that matches, but is sold separately! HERE You can see all of it HERE in my blog. There are around 40 recipe cards in it and 9 dividers that you can label yourself!