Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Banner - Darice

Hi everyone!  Today I want to share with you a spring pennant banner I posted on the Darice blog last month. This paper pennant banner is a great way to decorate and welcome spring into your home!  

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SPRING PENNANT BANNER MATERIALS CHECKLIST:

1.  Decide what you want your pennant banner to say. I chose the word “Welcome” with one embellished pennant on each side, making a total of 9 pennants. For each pennant, cut two 1 inch circles and one triangle (slightly larger than your canvas banner piece) out of the Core’ Essentials Cloudburst. I made 18 paper circles and 9 paper triangles.  Emboss all the pieces using the stripes embossing folder.
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2.  Place a canvas pennant on top of a cardstock triangle and adhere together.

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3.  Using the doily lace punch, cut a 1/2 x 12 inch strip from the Core’dinations Iced Cocoa.

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4.  Cut the paper lace strip in half. Adhere behind the triangle with a piece of red plaid paper tape.

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5.  Before you get to embellishing, punch 2 holes on each side of the pennant.
6.  To make the rosette, cut a 1 x 12 inch piece of Iced Cocoa cardstock and fan fold at every 1/4 inch.

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7.  Adhere the ends together to form a ring.  Place a glue dot or dab of hot glue on the circles you made earlier and sandwich the ring between.  Hold until set.
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8.  Adhere the rosette to the already assembled pennant.

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9.  Apply the sticker letters to each of the rosettes to spell your sentiment. Embellish with the chipboard stickers and flowers as desired.

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10.  When each pennant is complete, use the cotton cord to attach, spelling out your sentiment.
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Thank for stopping by. Hugs.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Monoprinting with Clear Scraps

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today and I am so excited to share with you my first project with ClearScraps.  I love the ClearScraps stencils and am always looking for fun, new ways to use them.   So, today I want to show you how I did some monoprinting with a my ClearScraps Stencils, a Gelli Plate, and Acrylic Paints.

Wondering what to do with your prints after playing?  I chose to make a couple of quick scrapbook pages using my monoprints as a background.
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Thanks for stopping by today.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Sneak Peek - Darice

Hey everyone!  Hope you are having a great Monday.  Me....the sun is shining, the birds are singing and I have a tutorial up on the Darice blog today for a quick little brag book for Mother's Day.  Scared of stenciling?  I share lots of tips and tricks to make this project fairly fail safe.  See the whole post here.


Hugs.

Nancy

Friday, April 11, 2014

Bloom Girls- Sketching

Happy Friday!  I can't believe how fast this week flew by.  It's crazy how quickly the days and weeks move as we get older.  Mackenzie turned 16, Brighton is back for his third quarter at University, standardized testing is over and we are preparing for finals.  Eeek

Well, today I wanted to share with you a mixed media piece I made.  I have been taking Jamie Dougherty's Bloom Girls classes and this is from the Bloom Girls 2.  You know I can't follow directions, so I had to make my own background...which, I am pretty happy with...but probably shouldn't have done quite the way I had....lesson learned.

I am happy with the background, I am happy with the hair (well other than the fact it is so dark, LOL).  I think I may go and repaint her facial features.  She just seems so fair with that dark hair.  sigh  But, not so bad for a first try?

Have a great weekend.  Hugs.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Favorite Things - Pillow Box

Hello everyone!  Hope your day is off to a great start.

Today I wanted to share with you a quick little project I made using a few of my favorite things.  The Annalee Collection from Prima was released quite some time ago...however it still remains one of my favorites.  This paper coupled with some beautiful lace trim, a strand of beads and of course the most gorgeous Prima flowers came together to create this sweet little pillow box, perfect for holding that extra special gift.


Don't you love when the packaging for the gift is just as beautiful as the gift itself?

Have a great day.  Hugs.....

Monday, April 7, 2014

Photo Frame - Your Memories here

Hello everyone!  Happy Monday.  Goodness, I think I need another day between Sunday and Monday.  I just feel like I still have so many things left to do from the weekend.  But isn't that the way it always goes.  Sigh.....

Today I wanted to share with you a quick little project I made using some left over packaging from Prima Marketing.  Lately, Prima has been packaging many of its woods and resins in little balsa wood boxes.  (love that)  One of these boxes had cut outs perfectly sized for wallet sized photos...you know I couldn't resist creating a fun frame.

 I began by painting the box wish some Silks Acrylic Glaze.  Varoom Red and Emperors Gold are two of my favorite Silks colors.  This combination gave me a vintage-y look without being too formal.  If you have never used Silks before, you must try some.  They are a beautifully pigmented Acrylic glaze with a bit of shimmer.
 And then came the fun stuff.....A few gorgeous Prima Flowers from my Your Memories Here Grab Bag and a resin bird, also from Prima.
This was such a quick and easy project, and a perfect way to use some of those fun boxes that have been accumulating around here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Make it Happen - Prima - Wishful Thinking

Happy Friday!  I hope you are off to a great day.  Me, technically it is spring break here, but we still have a few things to catch up on.  sigh....It never ends.

Today I did want to share with you a project I made using the beautiful Wishful Thinking papers from Prima.

 A few fun photos I took with my Instax camera of the two oldest.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs.