Monday, January 28, 2008

Even though this one turned out pretty cute ..I am a bit disappointed in it. This isnt quite how I envisioned this tag in my mind. The paper I originally wanted to use was too large of font for a small tag ....but I want to recreate the paper i reduced the image by 50% and then made a smaller version of it. I heat embossed the kiss ...and the stars were originally yellow so I colored them with a black pen...chalked and ripped the background paper. I set the eyelett and then tied the fibers. I oginally wanted to put the popcorn box on the tag ...but it really didnt work out so it will be included as a "bonus" I think the next tag I make like this I will move the kiss up....and put a red star and a black star

popcorn paper piecing

This little paper piecing was designed for my movie night tag. The popcorn container is made from the kiss and tell line by My Mind's Eye The paper is called sugar stripe. It is actually red and pink stripes ...I colored in all the pink stripes with an English Red Marvy pen. The popcorn sign is just made from the same paper ( scraps ) turned around backwards. Each little kernel is cut out ...outlined with gold gel pen and chalked. I just used plain white printer paper for the kernels. The pattern is from 201 paper piecing patterns. by Hot Off the Press. I reduced the size by 50% .

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

travel tag ( tag swap )

This is my trial travel tag that I just finished for my tag swap. I was a bit worried about this theme because it isnt a subject that really strikes me. However, I am very proud of how these turned out . I started out with the postcard template...from 7gypsies
I wrote a little hand written message in pencil ( so that it didnt stand out too much ) message says : Missing you a Ton! Wish you were here! Will call upon return ...Love me
I used a glitter rub on lil davis designs
I chalked the edges with brown . I tore the edges of the little luggage, car, and camera that i got from my scrap calendar
Then I hand stitched around the edge with blue embroidery floss . The postcard already had a hole punched in the corner so I put a brown eyelet in it and put a little ribbon through. I finished it all off by matting it all with a darker cardboard brown.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Flip flop PC's ( for swap )

This is another embelished paper clip I did for a swap. I got the idea from some tiny embelished stickers I bought. I made my own pattern. I used glitter flower paper from the glitter stack pack; Embelished it with a ribbon and an eyelet; outlined it with a glitter pen ; and chalked the edges . I used some 7mm ribbon on the clip to bring out the blue in the flip flop

This is the first page in a two page spread. I edited the pic in mircosoft photo premium ...changed it to b&W and softened the edges. I used the CM cutting system to cut the pic and the mat behind the pic . I made my own template for the petals of the flower ....I used oragami paper for the petals. I used a gold gel pen for the vines as well as the page border ...I first outlined the page with the glitter gel pen ...then I blended it with a q tip . On this page I used jolees mini velum flowers at the ends of the vines then put a gold jewel in the middle. Then I finished off the page with some self adhesive teal colored jewels. The second pages flowers are small primas

two love (2 page layout )

This is the second page of a two page spread. It is for our 6x 6 romance/ wedding album. We dont have enough really good photos to fill our wedding album so we are also making it a romance album. I made this page to mirror the first. I really liked this layout because it was purely from my creation....I drew the little vines I cut out the petals. It wasnt a template or anything. As well as the journaling is all my own handwriting. I know you cant tell from the scanned image but I love the way it all sparkles ...from the gold around the pages the little jewels everywhere. On this second page it was a little more difficult because the jewels were not self adhesive ...

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Kyle's birthday invite (2007)

Okay so this is an old one. These are the invitations I made for Kyle's last birthday party. Done again the old fashioned way. The original pattern said something like boys only or something like that ...I changed it and decided to hang the sign with wire . I chalked the outside of the card, so it blended a little better.

Embelished Paper clips ( swap)

okay so now I am addicted...LOL I signed up for another swap. I told myself I was going to hold back on the swaps until we had more money coming in, but I just couldnt pass this one up. I have never used embelished paper clips on my pages but after seeing some examples I am going to. I absolutely love how these turned out and am considering making whole set for myself. I can not wait to see what everyone else is going to send me in the swap

Lucky me tag (tag swap)

Here is the tag I made for the "lucky" swap. I am not sure that I like it was a lot of work for something that I am not sure I would put on one of my pages. I made the pattern my self. I tried three varieties of bears and white ....cream colored with brown chalk ...and then brown with brown chalk ...I did a female version ...with a clover by her ear and a male version with a little hat

Friday, January 4, 2008

tag swap ...bonus treat

As I mentioned in my previous post I did a little extra treat for my tag swap. I dont have a die cut machine so this paper piecing was done solely the "old fashion" way ...pattern and scissors.

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Tag swap for online group

Okay I finally broke down and decided to sign up for a couple swaps online. I signed up for a tag swap ( pet lovers theme) and a button swap. Here is picture of my tag . I also did a little bonus treat ( a paper piecing ) see next post for that

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Christmas Joy ( christmas album )pg 2

okay I am doing this backward time I will start with the second page. This is the second page in the two page layout. I basically did the same thing with this page mirror the first.

The journaling breaks down each of the gifts the kids recieved and who they got them from....with the year at the top of the journal box

Christmas Joy ( christmas album ) pg 1

I found a little Santa in one of my scrapbook calendars and loved him.

( I buy these every year and love them for little touches on cards or scrap pages ...and you dont feel guilty bout using them because they dont cost alot ) . At first I just wanted to make a card with this santa but then decided that he was good enough to make it into one of my albums

I used snoflake paper from my last years christmas paper stack ...and cream colored card stock for the embelishments background ...I did some tearing on the side and then chalked with brown around the borders of the paper. I used some glittery gel pens to make the santa and candy canes pop. I blended the blue glitter pen ( on the candy canes ) with a q tip. I used some basic green ribbon to vertically line the page ....then placed the embelishments on the ribbon. I outlined the squares with a dashed line ( to look like hand stitching ). As for the photos I matted them with the same cream paper and chalked the edges. Then wrapped the corners of the phtos to look like presents.