Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Masculine 'Thankful For You' Card

If you have EVER visited my blog you know there are very few masculine projects here. I love anything girly and anything masculine is always very difficult for me. As a result, the hubby ends up getting very girly looking cards :p 

I made this one for him for Thanksgiving. Shhh...no one tell him ;) 



I think this is as masculine as I get! haha!
This is DCWV's Wild Splendor stack at Michael's right now. 
This is one of the most beautiful autumn stacks I've seen this year. My favorite for sure! 
Love the gold foil details. 

Thanks for visiting :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Cannons, cannons and more cannons!

This is a work in progress. My creative juices have been running low the past couple days but I managed to start on this page. I still need journaling and few more embellies and details. But it's sitting on my desk waiting for me to get to it. I figured it would be fun to post this and then the finished version later. 


The stamps are Stamper's Best (camera and frames) and Crafter's Companion (compass and quote) 
The papers are the new For the Record collection by Echo Park.  


Here's the finished page: 
I think the writing adds a lot without adding anymore embellishment. 
It was fun to compare the two. Journaling definitely makes a big difference!


Thanks for visiting. Hope your creative juices are flowing! 



Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sweet Bracelets

Hello, is anyone still there?!
 I need to dust off the cobwebs on my blog! I've been neglecting it lately. 
I've been busy making projects for DCWV. It's pretty awesome, so no complaints here! 
They have some amazing new stacks coming out soon and through next year. They're also going to have this cool new show on My Craft Channel in October. 
I worked on one of the projects and I'm excited to see what it will look like in the episode :)

 

In other news...
Here are some bracelets I made with the sweet bloom stack
These are made of recycled tape rolls. After I finished the tape...I think it was masking tape, I just kept the rolls. I used to use them to trace circles, but I got to thinking they would make great bracelets!

 I wrapped strips of paper around the tape roll until it went all around. Thinner strips like 1/4" are easier than thicker strips to wrap around. However if you wrap it around with paper twice, the second time you can use a thicker strip and you get a little different look. You can use rhinestones, gliltter, depends on your preference. I'm more of an earthy person, so I left them plain. I used a strip of paper and scor tape to go around the inside of the bracelets and hold the ends in place. I finished them with a coat of Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage. I love this because its not tacky, like modge podge but still gives you a nice glossy finish. 

 Here they are all finished!
 

You can find The Sweet Bloom Stack at Michael's right now :)
 

Thanks for visiting! Have a GREAT weekend!



Tuesday, September 11, 2012

2 Cool Things to Share

 I made this super easy cute accent for my mirror with glitter tape from DCWV home and the Fiskars double scallop punch. To make sure the design goes around the edges, I cut a single scallop, cut the straight edge off into a point and stuck it right in the corner. The design matches up perfectly :) I love to see this in my little corner of the office. Just brightens up the place! The mirror is a black magnetic mirror from the office section at Target.  



 I have this adorable little bowl of goodies on my counter right now...I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to use them, they are too cute! 

I got them from Tessa at Precocious Paper. Her stuff is BEAUTIFUL!


Comes packaged super pretty :) 


 Look at all the goodies :) 


LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! 





Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I'm a stack-a-holic!!!

I'm so addicted to the monthly challenges at the DCWV blog. I love the sketches Erin chooses.
This is my take on the sketch this month: 


Yes, I just had to touch the water! I've been known to be clumsy, so the hubby was worried! lol

Papers: DCWV Sweet Bloom, Ribbon: making memories
Flair: American Crafts, Date stamp: AC Dear Lizzy,
gray alphas OA Mini Market, black thickers: Bliss
Mine doesn't look too much like the sketch but here's what I took from it: 
Flags on 2 rectangles: I loved the flags sticking out the 2 smaller pictures, but I didn't have small pictures that would work for this, so I thought I could use them as journaling cards. 
3 Pictures: mine were all 4x6 :) 
Ribbons with V ends: Mine are horizontal
Title: The way the title curves on the sketch and the title I had in mind for these pictures is such a great match! and it was just a happy coincidence :) 
RicRac: Mine is half under the photos so it looks like a scallop border, but it really is ric-rac
Strips of different widths: Mine are vertical 


They also have a card sketch...I might get brave and give that a try this month. 
Let me know if you join in. I'd love to see what you make! 

Get inspired!
Check out what some of my stack-a-holic teammates have been up to: 
Britt has a cute notebook on her blog.
Look what Amanda made with chalkboard paper.
Check out this Batty post on Dayna's blog
Hilde made this cute boy layout
Look at Jan's card using the same paper as my layout.  
An absolutely fantastic mini on Sara's blog. 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

I Never, Ever Thought...

I would be into neon colors. Everyone kept saying they were the next big thing...well, they are...and tuns out, I think they're pretty cool!




I had these pictures of Freemont St. in Las Vegas. I think I finally found the perfect papers for them :) 
These are from DCWV's  Neon Chic stack. The (almost) solid pink paper is from the Bouquet De Fleur stack. These stacks are both at Michael's right now. 
I fell in love with the paint splatter paper right away :)





 I also used some Bella blvd. tape, Studio Calico wood veneer shapes, a fiskars border punch, do it yourself thickers, and other alphaber stickers. I attached the wood veneer shapes with glue dots, in case you're wondering ;)

Thanks for visiting!