Thursday, May 23, 2013

Pinterest Inspired Weekend

I did a lot of work out side this last weekend, and not much scrapping. So I thought I would share with you what I did make.  Last summer I attached some wire planters to my deck. You know the kind with the tightly woven straw that holds in the dirt. Well this is what mine looked like after the birds got-a-hold of it this spring.

 After spending some time on Pinterest I found this site that shows you how to replace your straw or coco mats with burlap. You can find that site Here. Because my wire basket was such an odd shape I couldn't find anything to fit, so this was perfect for me.

 I purchased one yard of burlap at Wall-Mart  for $2.95. This burlap is not a tightly woven burlap, so I decided to line it with the leftover straw. If you don't have this I recommend you line yours with a paper bag so you won't lose dirt when watering.
 This is the end result and it worked out great, I'll have to keep you updated with pictures this summer.

Thanks for reading and have a crafty day :)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Mothers Day

I hope everyone is having a happy mothers day. I finally finished my mothers day presents for my mother and mother-in-law. The soap turned out wonderful. The packaging was another story. I tried to stamp flowers with  alcohol ink, it worked  but it was too light. So I just used Trendy Twine and some Washi Tape.
Washi Tape will not stick to the parchment paper but will stick to itself.  

Added a soap dish, tulle, and antique seem binding, and the gift is complete.
Thank you for reading and have a crafty day.
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mothers Day Gift

Today's post is not scrapbook related but is crafty all the same. I have been working on two projects this week. First is Mothers Day and the second is for my daughter Lauren. 

Thanks to Pintrest I decided to make Lemon Soap for our mothers, and It was so easy. I am not going to post how to pics, because you can find it all on Pintrest. Just search homemade lemon soap.
This soap smells so good!
And looks pretty too!
I will post pics and how to make a parchment paper for the gift package later this week.

Next is all about Lauren!!!! She has been doing so well in school this year so I wanted to do something special for her. I made her a necklace with my scraps from the Authentique paper line "Grace"
Needless to say it was a big hit and she has asked me to make more for her. How can I say no?
So once again I will be posting more pics and how to make this later this week.

Thanks for reading and have a crafty day

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Carta Bella Paper and Sizzix Dies

Today I have made two cards, one card is a Mothers Day card and the other is a encouragement card.  I have used Carta Bella Paper Line "So Noted" and Sizzix Dies for both cards. First I would like to talk about the Carta Bella Paper. This paper line is new to me and I just love it! It is a heavy textured paper that is good for crafting, not just scrapbooking. And with one quick fold you have a sturdy card.

With Carta Bella (and with most paper lines) you can get a sheet of coordinating die cuts and stickers. this makes card making vary simple.

 This encouragement card is made with using just paper and the die cut stickers.

  The card base is made with Sizzix Pop-in-Cuts Circle Label die and more die cut stickers from C. B. So Noted.

                For the mothers day card I used Sizzix Circle Flip-its Card Die.

And Sizzix Flower Layers die. Then inked the edges with vintage photo ink.

                                  Put it all together and pop-dot the flower.

               The inside of the card has a nice spot for your own sentiment.
               For more ideas  here is a link to the Carta Bella Paper Blog.
               And here is a link to the Sizzix Blog.

Thanks for reading and have a crafty day.