Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My Minds Eye Layout

Today I am sharing with you a layout I made for the My Minds Eye Challenge. You can find MME blog here. MME is one of my favorite paper companies. And because I have so much of their paper I thought I would try my hand at this months challenge.

I used MMY washi tape on the left side, I thought the colors went well with the layout but It had one section with pink. So I just cut out the pink made a space and put a chip board embellishment in its place.

On the right of this pic I used two different washi chevron taps cut in half and put back together. This is my nephew Trevor helping me color Easter eggs. If there is a messy way of doing things Trevor and I will find a way to do it. Also That is my husband in the background doing the dishes. :)

The last pic is Trevor showing me he was a scary lion. All I did for this part was cut paper at different lengths and widths, then layered them. 

Thanks for looking and have a crafty day.



Monday, July 29, 2013

Day Two Christmas in July with Xyron

Staying with the vintage theme, I decorated an antique spool with some ribbon and burlap. I found this spool at a garage sale for only $1 I had no idea what I was going to do with it but I knew I could not pass it up. 

First I took the Xyron Photo Mount Tape and placed it on the back of my ribbon. Then I cut the ribbon in three pieces to fit the bottom of the spool.  
Then I tied a bow with burlap and hot glued a fabric flower and a charm onto the bow. What I like about the Xyron adhesive on this project is that it's strong enough to hold everything in place for as long as I need it. But I can take it apart without damaging the antique spool.    

I then added a stick pin with some vintage pearls. My daughter told me it did not look like a Christmas decoration to her, with having a butterfly on it. I told her it was all about the presentation.   

Lauren said this was a little better. 

One last thing. I have to share with you my first craft tool I ever purchased. It was this hot glue gun. It is 22 years old and still works great. Although there are days I wish I had a cool temp gun.

Thank for reading and have a crafty day



Saturday, July 27, 2013

Christmas In July with Xyron

It's been a while since I last blogged. My part time job has turned in to a full time job for the summer. So by the time I get home it's hard to get into the crafting mood. 

As I was looking at other blogs this last week I was seeing a lot of Christmas in July projects and it gave me some motivation to get crafty. But first I had to clean my studio, and in the processes I came across all of my Xyron adhesives. So the inspiration hit me. I should share with you my love of Xyron and Vintage Christmas decorations.
Today I am making a Christmas Box. I cut a strip of paper 1 1/2 in wide and long enough to go around the box. And once again I am using My Minds Eye, Lost and Found Two Paper.
I ran the paper through the Xyron sticker maker. This will cover the entire back of the paper and will stay nice a snug on the round box.
I took my bone folder and burnished the edges of the paper. Then I pulled the plastic off and I just made a giant sticker.
 I did the same processes for the felt ribbon, and put it around the lid of the box.
I punched a circle for the top of the lid.
There was a small space so I ran the rope through the sticker maker. This is so much easier than using wet glue. I used red for the pictures because it shows up better. But I really like the off white for a more vintage look. 
I am not done with it I still would like to make a bow under the tree but I don't have the right ribbon. And I would like to hot glue some pearls on the tree.
This picture doesn't do it justice but I painted the ends of the branches with Glue-N-Seal then put dry glitter Clear Rock Candy on the glue. In real life it looks like icicles on the tree.    

Thank You for looking, and have a crafty day.


Monday, July 1, 2013

July Banner with BoBunny Anthem Paper

Today is a busy day at our house, It is my parents anniversary and my mother-in-laws birthday. Happy day to all!

I have been trying to share this project with you for several days but the sun has not been cooperating. So when I woke up this morning and saw the sun I jumped out of bed and started taking pictures. My kitchen is on the north side of the house so the lighting is not that great even with the sun out.
I started this banner with the star shaped chipboard books from the dollar bin at Micheals. I painted them using Tim Holtz picket fence distressed paint. And when dry I used the distressed ink brick red and stormy sky. Then I inked the edges with vintage photo and did a quick swipe over the whole star to give is a vintage look,


Next I used my Cricut and the Ribbons and Rosettes cart to make the star shaped rosette. I used some old paper that I have know idea where I got it but I thought it matched the BoBunny Anthem paper. Then I used the Sizzix large rosette die to cut the BoBunny paper.

I was going to spell out July 4Th on the stars but when I saw the BoBunny Trinkets I knew they had to go on instead.
I think this made this project complete.
Finally I used the Sizzix framleits swirl die to make embellishments for my stars.

This last star I made is with the chipboard stickers from the Anthem Collection. 

Thank You for reading and have a crafty day!