Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Hey There!

December has been super busy, but I've been creating a lot. Here are a couple of layouts about a recent trip to Legoland and the Sealife! 
I like to include memorabilia like the park maps and information we get in the entrance. It'll be fun to see how it changes over the years.

In this first layout, the background paper is from the embossed white stack. I used a couple pockets from an old DCWV release to add the ticket stubs, journaling and map. Anyone still hoarding those pockets? I sure am! No worries if you don't have a ready-made pocket though. A simple pocket can be made by folding a piece of your favorite DCWV paper around your memorabilia and adhering the bottom edge and the overlapping sides. You can use a punch around the open edge of the pocket to give it a unique look.

In this second layout, I used the Coastal stack and a pocket I got as a receipt holder for an online order. Yes, I keep those too! I put the aquarium map in the pocket, along with a journaling card and an extra photo. I love that quote included in the Coastal stack, "Adventure is the best way to learn." It sure is!

I hope I've inspired you to use and collect some memorabilia today, as you make memories this holiday season. Have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Just a hint of Christmas

 I have a home decor project to show you today. I just happen to be a little behind on Christmas and this is the only evidence of December in my house.
We don't even have a tree yet!

It was super easy to create these decorations with the DCWV Moravian Star Light Up Stack and the Lia Griffith Paper Lanters.
Both of these are available at Joann stores.
There's a great tutorial for assembling the winter lantern on the Lia Griffith website.

You can spray the lantern layers, ink them with a soft sponge if you want a colorful lantern. I really wanted a white one, though. The detail looks wonderful in real life! 

I added an LED candle to the lantern and I turn it on every night during dinner. It makes everything just a little more cozy!

Next up is the Moravian Star. This is one of those projects that I did while watching TV. I started assembling the star by making clusters of 5 with the little triangles. I used Scor-Tape to hold it together. 
I left one side of the last triangle open to insert the string of lights. 

I inserted the assembled star through some gardening twine from the open side to a corner on the opposite side. I made sure the weight of the star would be distributed through multiple triangles. I hung the on/off switch over the twine. 

I added  bit of adhesive in the open tabs, making sure there's still plenty of space to slide the lights and twine out. 

This stack has 2 sets of lights, so I used the second set around the twine so that the twine and star both light up!

Thanks for stopping by, hope your week is off to a great start!