Saturday, April 7, 2012

Spring Table Decor

Happy Easter Weekend! I thought you might be trying to add the finishing touches to your holiday tablescape, and wanted to share a quick and easy party favor.  You know I love flowers, so I decided to embellish the Lifestyle Crafts Pinwheel into a pretty spring flower.  I cut the base from Kanban Crafts papers and inked the edges of the "petals" with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.  I also brushed some Stickles on each leaf to add a little sparkle.  The center of the flower is a Prima net flower with a Webster's Pages Sparkler in the center. I used a skewer from my kitchen drawer (colored with Distress Stain) for the stem.  A little net and ribbon, and you have a pretty trinket for each plate.  I hope you have a very blessed Easter!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Hampton Art Design Team

Last week, I got some very exciting news! I was asked to join the Hampton Art Design Team for 2012.  Hampton Art has so many fantastic stamps, and I am so thrilled that I will be getting to share my creations with you!  There are so many other amazing ladies on this team - so I know you are going to be inspired by them as well!  Check out my layout in the post below this one to see some Hampton Art Stamps in action!
2012-2013 Hampton Art Design Team

Great Grandmother Layout

 This is a layout of my great-grandmother, who was an artist, and who inspired me to start making things with my hands at an early age. I often look around my studio and think how much fun she would have had creating things there.

Stamps: Hampton Art
Embossing Powder: Suzy West Sierra Sunrise, Metalline Green
Paper, pearls, gems: Kaisercraft
Paint: Creative Inspirations
Sakura Crystal Lacquer
Ink: Clearsnap, Ranger Distress Ink
Simon Says: Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers: Say it with Flowers

Sunday, April 1, 2012

No Foolin'

I am thrilled to share with you that I have been asked to join the Cheery Lynn Designs DT! and I'm not foolin!  I will be posting every Monday here on my blog and on the Cheery Lynn Inspirations Blog. If you are not familiar with these dies, I know you are going to fall head over heels for them. They are so intricate and produce such beautiful cuts. 

I am joining these very talented ladies, and I know you will be inspired by everything they create as well!

Bonnie Brown