Saturday, January 18, 2014

I have been working hard on my challenge. I might not have completed a project in a day but I did some creating everyday. And I would like to share with you what I have accomplished. If you remember I took some leftover scraps from past projects and I planed to use them up.

This is my second card, the background was embossed paper that I brushed my ink pad over to highlight the embossed parts. The flower background was paper printed with a neutral black and gray design, and I colored it in with copic markers. If you have pattern paper don't be afraid to change it up by adding your own color. I usually like to add glitter to highlight points of interest. Next I layered some die cuts and put it together with a brad, then pop dot it to the card along with a pop dot sentiment.

Next I did two 12x12 layout with pattern paper. I made these layouts without any pictures in mind. I hope to find some that fit this color palette. With this layout I used some coordinating lace and ribbon that matched the color scheme.  

I added three rows of lace to the side of the mating then added hand punched butterfly's in the layers. On the bottom of the mating I added a chipboard word with brads.

This is my favorite part. I had only one small piece of paper left, not enough for matting. so I made my own embellishment. I mitered the corners of the ribbon and adhered it to the front of the paper. Then I mitered the corners of the lace and adhered it to the back of the paper. Now for the inside you can put anything in it  a small pic, ticket stub or you could do what I did. I found a fabric sticker in my stash that matched perfectly. then topped it off with some bakers twine and a brad.  

The last thing I did was hand punched out the butterfly two times and adhered it with pop dots and tied some bakers twine to make the body.

And this is my last layout. I had some paper flowers that came in a kit, and I never know what to do with them. They come flat in plain, not my idea of a flower. so I inked the edges and the next thing I did might shock you! I made paper balls out of them. After you unroll them you have a flower with dimension, then add a brad and wala you have some amazing flowers.

Do you remember the all the paper I started out with? Well this is what's left. Not to bad, and ready to go in the garbage.

Thanks for reading and have a crafty day 


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!!!

2013 has been a year of many changes for me. First I started this blog to share my love of crafting, then I started a new part-time job. And in August I started full-time. This gave me little time to craft or to blog. So I have made a new years resolution to leave work at work, and craft some every night. 

Some of the blogs that I follow have made a commitment to do a project a day with mapping of the projects for the month, so you could follow along and do the projects with them.

I too have a plan to do a project a day but I will not have a set schedule. For Jan 1st my project was to clean my craft room :) 

 so in the process of cleaning I found my mission..... I am going to see how many projects I can do with all the products I have on hand. Similar to my posts on scraps I found Saturday. 

I will take a picture of some paper and embellishments, it might look like a hodgepodge but I will show you how to make some cards layouts and crafts with it.   
First sorry about the bad picture. I was so excited to start making something I just snapped a pic and started working. This is leftover paper from a layout I made of my nephew. The papers are rock-it ruby nature line and some authentique paper. 
So today Jan 2nd and my first real project is a card. The bird is on the nature paper line from rock-it ruby paper cut at 3x5, and the music paper in the background is cut at 4x5 and is on a card base of 4 1/4 x 4 1/5. I used copic  markers to color in the bird and leaves. The sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations.    
Thanks for reading and have a crafty day.