Friday, November 21, 2014

Favorite Things Friday - Favorite Fall Project I Made

It's time for a new round of Favorite Things Friday from Scrap It Girl! And this week is all about the favorite Fall project I've made.

This cutie of a card was the first thing that came to mind. A stamped image, lots of layers and texture ribbon, and a few buttons. Quick, simple, and colorful.

What's your favorite Fall project that you've made?

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Thank You Card

It's the first of the month again, which means it's time for a new monthly challenge at Scrap It Girl. And this month's challenge is all about watercolors, Gelatos, or other type of paint. 

This card was inspired by the colors of fall. So let's get going, and I'll show you how I made this card.

I started with a sheet of water color paper and several colors of liquid watercolors. I simply added and layered the colors until I was happy with the result.

Next, I used a template, Distress Paint, and Distress Stain to add another layer of color.

While the paint dried, I moved on to the embellishment. I used a JnW Crafts ticket embellishment and painted it first with acrylic paint and then with a layer of Smooch ink.

Now it's time to put it all together. I simply cut the watercolor paper, adhered it the card, added a bit of ribbon, and the ticket. Lastly, I doodled a border around the edge of the card.

A perfect fall themed card.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Boo Candle

We're just a few days away from that spookiest of nights, so what better time to show off a fun home decor item? I used the ornament template from JnW Crafts to create the jack-o-lanterns.

To start, I used the ornament template and felt to make the jack-o-lanterns. Then i used a brown marker to give them a few highlights. Lastly, I cut out some eyes from black felt and added the letter stickers.

 Now on to the candle. I wrapped it with some burlap, then added a strip of tulle. Next, I added a felt owl.

Now I just layered the jack-o-lanterns on top of the candle,and voila, project complete.

How cute would this be as a part of a centerpiece on a table of sitting on top of a mantle?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Favorite Things Friday - Favorite Mini-Album I Made

Ready for another edition of Favorite Things Friday from Scrap It Girl? Well here it is! This week is all about your favorite mini-album that you've made.

This is mine. I loved the colors and the patterns. And small enough in size (approximately 5x5 in) that it took no time at all to fill up and have ready as a gift.

So what's your favorite mini-album that you've made?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Favorite Things Friday - Favorite Halloween Project I Made

You guessed it! It's time for another edition of Scrap It Girl's Favorite Things Friday. This week is all about your favorite Halloween project that you've made.

And this is mine. This is a wall hanging I made a couple years ago. I absolutely love the colors and textures on this piece.

What's your favorite Halloween project that you've made?

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Boo to You!

It's the beginning of a new month, which means it's time for a new challenge at Scrap It Girl. This month's challenge is all about embossing folders. With Halloween just around the corner, it's the perfect time to make a spooktacular card.

And it was super quick to make too! I just ran my cardstock through my embossing machine using a web embossing folder. Then I used a bit of black and orange ink to make the web design pop.

To make the spider, I started with four strips of wire, wrapped them together, bent the ends for feet, then painted it black.

I used my JnW Crafts ornament template and some orange felt to make the spider.

Now it's just a matter of putting the spider together. Of course I added a couple of googly eyes.

To finish the card, I added some dimensional paint drops to the spider and a sentiment.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Favorite Things Friday - Favorite Layout That You've Made

It's time for a new Favorite Things Friday courtesy of Scrap It Girl. This week is all about a favorite layout that you have made.

This happens to be mine. It's a layout I did several years ago after a trip to Tybee Island, GA. It also happened to be my youngest niece's first trip to the beach. She took to the water like a little fish!

So what's your favorite layout that you've made.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Favorite Things Friday - Brushes

Ohhhh yeah, it's time for another edition of Scrap It Girl's Favorite Things Friday. This week is dedicated to your favorite paint brush or water color tool.

I absolutely love my water brushes. In my opinion, they are essential tools for blending. I use them on images colored with water color pencils. I used them to blend water based inks, or even for adding ink to tiny places on projects.

What is your favorite paint brush or water color tool?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Blast Off!!!

It's the start of a new week, and it's also time to show off another project! This card uses our wood rocket ship embellishment

The card was actually pretty quick to make too! I started with a kraft cardstock base, then added a layer of red and white cardstock on top. Now the fun part begins. I took another piece of white cardstock and created layers of clouds using blue ink and a homemade mask.

Then I used silver alcohol ink and colored the rocket ship. The "flames" are simply strips of cardstock that I wrapped around a pencil to make them curl. The blue dots or simply heavy duty foil that have been run through a Cuttlebug with an embossing folder then punched out.

Lastly, I just added my sentiment.  Easy peasy right?

Friday, September 5, 2014

Favorite Things Friday - Writing or Journaling Pen

It's time for another edition of Scrap It Girl's Favorite Things Friday. This week is all about your favorite writing or journaling pen.

I personally love my Zig Millemmium pens. Why do I love these pens? Because they come in a variety of tip sizes which lets me vary how my writing appears. And once dry, the ink is permanent, which lets me add lots of color and pastes to a project and I don't have to worry about the ink bleeding.

What's your favorite journaling pen?

Friday, August 29, 2014

Favorite Things Friday - Inks

You guessed it! It's time for another edition of Scrap It Girl's Favorite Things Friday. This week is centered around your favorite type of ink. Do you love spray inks, ink pads, markers, dye inks, craft inks, alcohol inks?

My favorite just happens to be anything in a spray bottle. Right now, I'm all about a very messy look, lots of drips and splats, and liquid inks are perfect for creating that effect.

What is your favorite type of ink?

Friday, August 22, 2014

Favorite Things Friday - Stamp Sets

It's time once again for another round of Scrap It Girl's Favorite Things Friday! And what's on tap this week you ask? Well, it's all about your favorite stamp set.

Mine just happens to be a Stamper's Anonymous/Tim Holtz set. This is a set I reach for quite frequently. The stamps provide a very textured look to any background.

So what is your favorite stamp set?

Monday, August 18, 2014

Teddy Bear T-shirt

Welcome back everyone! Today I have something a bit different for me - a t-shirt. Yes, I'm playing with fabric and clothing....and my JnW Crafts Teddy Bear template. A project where I didn't touch my ink pads lol. Might just be a first for me.

Let's jump right into how it was made.

I chose three different patterns of fabrics, cut to 4 in x 6 in each.

In addition to the fabric, I also cut three pieces of fusible web to 4 in x 6 in.  If you didn't know, this gal does not sew! :) I simply followed the directions on fusible web package. The one I was using had a paper back that was removed, then I pressed the fusible web to the wrong side of my fabric. I then used my JnW Crafts template to draw my teddy bear design.

Next, I cut out the three teddy bears. I removed the backing from the other side of my fusible web then ironed on the cut-outs to my t-shirt.

To add a bit more color to the shirt, I hand sewed on a bit of ric-rac trim to the sleeves.  Start to finish, it took about 30 minutes to finish the t-shirt. Which is a good thing because I had to make a second one ASAP. Perils of having twins in the family is that you must have two of everything :)

I hope you've enjoyed your visit today!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Altered Storage Jar

It's the first of the month, which means it's time for a new challenge at Scrap It Girl. The challenge for August is to use arrows. I had fun with this challenge, creating an altered jar to hold my paint brushes. 

I started by simply wrapping a jar with bakers twine.

Next, I painted a chipboard arrow with white acrylic paint, then drew an outline with a black Zig Millennium pen.

Next up, I inked the back of an acrylic text bubble embellishment from JnW Crafts with white StazOn. Next, I colored the edges with a black Sharpie. Then I stamped the sentiment with black StazOn ink.

Once the ink was dry on the acrylic embellishment, I adhered both the arrow and the text bubble to the jar, then added a few flowers on top.

To finish the jar, I added a few drops of Stickles to the flower centers and then added a mini light bulb.

This will make a wonderful, decorative addition to my shelves. And a much prettier way to store my paint brushes. You could also use this jar to store your colored pencils and markers too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 28, 2014

I Love You Wall Plaque

Welcome back friends! Let's jump right on in with today's project. Today I have a project made using the flower template from JnW Crafts.

Ready to see how it was made?

 I started by layering patterned paper on a 6 inch plaque. Then, using the flower template, I cut out individual flower petals from two different designs of patterned paper. Then I simply layered the flower petals around the outer edge of the plaque.

Next, I added a bit of ribbon.  Don't worry that the circle of ribbon is not perfectly round.  It will be covered with all sorts of embellishments later.

Next, I curled the edges of all the flower petals.  This as a quick process. I just took a dowel rod and curled the edges of the paper around it for a few seconds.

Lastly, I added on lots of flowers, lots of bling, mini playing cards, a butterfly, and a heart.

A beautiful project just ready for giving as a gift or to keep and brighten your own home.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Favorite Things Friday - Patterns

Ready for another round of Scrap It Girl's Favorite Things Friday? Well, let's get going then. This week is all about your favorite pattern.

Right now, I'm loving everything about dots and circles.  Whether it's paper, or stamps, or stencils, it's all fund to use to create color and dimension on projects.

So what's your favorite pattern to use?

Friday, July 18, 2014

Favorite Things Friday - Embellishments

It's time for another edition of Scrap It Girl's Favorite Things Friday! And the theme this week is all about your favorite embellishment.

Well, mine just happens to be all those wonderful, beautiful flowers. I could add layer upon layer of flowers to any project and be a very happy gal.

So what is your favorite embellishment to use?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Real Fun

Can you believe it's the beginning of another month already?  That means it's time for a new challenge at Scrap It Girl. The challenge for July is to use the colors red, navy, cream, and kraft. And since my birthday is just a few days away, I'm also hosting this month's challenge.  So head on over to the Scrap It Girl page and see what it takes to get entered in the July challenge.

For this challenge I created a card fit for any male recipient in your life.  So let's get going, and I'll show you how it was created.

I started with simply inking the edges of a piece of white cardstock.

Next, I layered the white cardstock onto a Kraft cardstock base.  Then, I adhered a piece of burlap for a bit of texture.

Now, on to the embellishments.  I wanted some bling, but I only had clear crystals.  No problem though. I just inked them with alcohol based ink, and instantly I had blue crystals.

Next I heat embossed a chipboard hat with white embossing powder.

For the lat embellishments, I used Unique Laser Designs wood pieces and also inked them with alcohol ink.

Now to just pull everything together.  I layered on a red die-cut, added my hat on top, then added a star and ribbon to the hat. I added the crystals to the top and bottom of the card, and lastly added the sentiment.

It all adds up to a quick to make card that full of color and texture!
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