Saturday, February 5, 2011

For the Birds

I wanted to share an altered project with you today. I found this cute church birdhouse at Michael's and decided I would see if I could make a book, with recipes for the birds (you know...bird treats) - that would nest onto the front of the house.

I am really pleased with how this turned out - the book fit perfectly.


Simon Says Stamp and Show: show some love ('s some love for the birds!)
Delightful Sketches: Come Fly with Me

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Guest DT Call for the Beary Scrap!

Guest Designer Call!

Hello Beary Sweet friends,

I have been so blessed to be a part of the Beary Scrap Design Team for the past year, and I have some very exciting news for you! We are holding a Guest Design Team call for 4 lucky designers. All of the details are on the Beary Scrap Store Blog. Kimm is so sweet and generous - and we all have such a great time....In other words, you need to make something with the sketch below, so you can try to join us for three months!

Our first Guest Designer term will start April 1st and include 2 (yes, 2!) guest designers. Each term will be three months. In this call, we are looking for a total of 4 guest designers – two for Term 1 (April 1 – June 30) and two for Term 2 ( July 1 – September 30, 2011).

We would love to see your best creations!

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Oh my goodness! I realized I never shared my cards with you from last weeks Heartfelt Creations, so today, I'm giving you a double dose!

12 x 12 layout

HCPC 3317 Open Petals

HCPC 2242 Innoscents Flowers 2

HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers

Spellbinders Blossom 2

Other: Prima Papers, Prima Flowers, German Vintage Glass Glitter, Martha Stewart Cricut Cake Cartridge, Anna Griffin glitter letters, Glimmer Mist

I assembled my background by first spraying my paper using Glimmer Mist and an a resist screen. I distressed the layers and sewed them together. I laid down my basic layout pictures and then began building my floral arrangement around the page. Some of my flowers were store bought, but my favorite flowers are the ones that I made using the Innoscents flower stamps, and cutting them with the Spellbinders. I stamped and cut two flowers of every side and then I trimmed every other flower petal away, to allow me to shape each petal. A layer of dimensional tape was added between each layer of flower. I used the leaves from Open Petals to describe who I am.

6 x 6 card

HCPC 3359 Daffy Dafodil

HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments


Spellbinders Eyelet Pendants, Echo Park Life is Good papers, Kreaxions Punch #910- Vinca

I tried using watercoloring with glaze pens to color my Daffodil- then cut it out. I cut a circle with my nesties, and stamped my sentiment in the center. I cut a yellow Eyelet Pendant to go under my sentiment. To make the blue frame for the stack, I used the die to only emboss the blue. This left an outline of the entire die, and then I fussy cut that to get a little larger cut. I punched two decorative strips and offset them, to achieve and blue and yellow edge. I distressed the layers and assembled everything with pop dots.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Beary Scrap's February Sketch

Wow, it's the first day of February - so we have a new sketch challenge for you at the Beary Scrap. This is such an easy sketch to work with - I know you will enjoy it! I really love making flowers, so I made an easy card that highlights a flower made with Tim Holtz' Tattered Florals die. The papers are from Basic Grey's Curio line - and are so elegant - I just wanted to show them off!
You have until the 14th to play along for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Beary Scrap. You might want to keep an eye on our blog, cause we are going to have some exciting announcements coming up that you won't want to miss!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Belles n Whistles - Vintage

I think the anything but winter challenge last time at Belles n Whistles really worked! This weekend, we had 65 degree weather - and it was marvelous! But now that that challenge is over, we have a new one for you, or should I say an old in vintage! I had so much fun with this one, by pulling out vintage sewing remnants from my Great-grandmother. I know that Tanya Baking is actually cooking, and not sewing - but don't they really kind of go hand in hand? And besides, she looked so cute on the Material Girl paper by Cosmo Cricket.

I hope that you will play along with this fun challenge - and I also wanted to remind you that you can now use any Elisabeth Bell image to play in our challenges.

Friday Sketchers: sketch