Monday, July 26, 2010
Excited to reveal the Scrap That! August Kit...it is sooo BEAUTIFUL. This one takes the cake! It is packed...wait..I will say the box came brimmed with goodies. Also included was a ribbon kit put together to perfectly match this kit, so many pretty ribbons! The beautiful pps that are featured in this kit are from Girls Paperie "Paper Girl" Collection. Beautiful pps, gorgeous embellies, great technique items(liquid pearls, ink)...many ideas started going thru my little head.
Here is my 1st layout.
I took this photo of Nikki and she just looked so beautiful..thank goodness she never gets tired of me taking pics. I cut the bracket shape out(kept the inside part for another project) and stitched along the shape..lol let me tell you, it was a bit hard trying to stay within the shape...but I did it...well sorta. =] The green fishnet-like and the yellow satin ribbon came in the ribbon kit.
We got a sheet of beautiful vintage cards, I cut this one out and inked it alittle so it wouldn't be so white against the cream cs.
There was a floral pp and couldn't help but fussy cut the flowers out. I added some pretty little Petaloo flowers(included in the kit) to give a sort of dimensional look, the flatness of just the pp flowers bugged me alittle.
As for my second layout...
I was shooting for a more softer, delicate look. I took this photo of Nikki and edited it alittle(adjusted the saturation) and I fell sooo in love with it, I knew it'd be perfect with these pps. Gorgeous Prima blooms and butterfly.
For the matting of the circle, I simply punched a strip of cardstock with my fav scalloped lace border punch, cut out all the scallops and glued it to the back of the circle...one by one, til I was done.
Closeup of the Prima blooms. There's another one of those vintage cards we got, I rolled it up and tied twine around, strategically showing just the 'sweetheart' part.
Here's my 3rd layout done with this kit.
Quite a bit of paper layering on this one along with stitching. The butterflies are from Jenni Bowlin, just slightly altered them with GM.
The flowers were made from fabric in the kit. Here's the tutorial for those...if you'd like to give them a shot. The pink pearl center came from one of the Prima blooms I didn't use.
Closeup of some of the flowers that came in the kit. Love those paper flowers from the Paper Girl line. The blue sheer ribbon also came from the ribbon kit.
Be sure to check out the rest of the DT's projects using this kit. You can find the links in the right side bar.
Don't wait!!...get on over to Scrap That! and get your August Kit. It'll be one that sells out FAST!
Thank you for stopping by!
Have a great week!
Here's a HAPPY BIRTHDAY shout out to Stuck?! Sketches! It's their 1st birthday since their relaunch! Woohoo!
In leau of that celebration, there are going to be some exciting these things going on over there! Be sure to keep an eye on the blog...you will surely want to be a part of this.=)
A great time..great prizes...fun to be had.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
**Stay tuned for the full reveal in just a few days on the 26th!!!
Have a great day!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
This one requires alittle sewing but nothing major AT ALL!
K onto the point of this post!
Take your longer strip, fold over one end of the strip and secure it with a stitch.
Hope you found this tutorial pretty simple!
K off to bed now.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
I had been watching their blog for a while, noticing their great sketches and was so excited to hear back from them. =)
Congrats to all the ladies that also made the team. Excited to work with Sara and all the gals using these awesome sketches!
The papers are from My Mind's Eye "The Spiders Web" collection...some of the papers in this line are so versatile for other themes. By looking at this, you'd never think they're halloween pps.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
All the papers on this layout are from My Mind's Eye So Sophie. I absolutely love that new line, it's beautiful.
Ok I tried something new this time. A fellow amazingly talented scrapper, Tara Orr uses paper doileys and I have always admired the look she achieves with them...sooooo I went out, bought some and gave it a shot. I L-O-V-E it! I glimmer misted it with Olive Vine and used it as part of my background. Now if I could find some square paper doileys, I'd be set!=)
Closeup of the Prima flower cluster, I have noticed that lately I have been stuck on hydrangeas, they go so well with just about everything!
The branch is a Dusty Attic piece, was so ecstatic to get my hands on some of this beautiful chipboard. I got mine from a shop called Stay True to God, be sure to visit her!
I painted this with brown acrylic paint and then dabbed gold on it to coordinate with the gold from the Tim Holtz metal pieces.
Hope you enjoyed this layout.
Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!
Thursday, July 1, 2010
*Hot glue gun
*a puuurdy center(button, brad, pearls)
Cut a strip about 1 inch wide and 20 inches long of fabric(it doesn't have to be perfectly cut as you can see) =) Cut a 2 and a half inch circle from cardstock(this will be what you adhere your fabric to). **I like to cut my circle from coordinating cardstock just in case your paper peeks thru your fabric.
Place a dollop of hot glue in the center and adhere one end of your strip.
Start working from the center out, slightly twist the fabric as you go around. Work fast as hot glue only gives you a few secs before it dries. **Only put down a bit of hot glue at a time or it will dry before you get a chance to put your fabric down.
Once you are done you will probably have alittle bit of extra fabric, just place a dot of glue to the back of the circle and fold the fabric back.
Lastly embellish your center, whether it be with a decorative button or pearls. Tada! You've got yourself a handmade flower, done in justa few minutes!
Here's a layout which I used this type of flower on.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!