Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Cupcakes and Friends

Good morning everyone! Today I want to share with you a sweet little Cupcake Keychain album from Clear Scraps that I made for my niece, Lili. She and a friend of mines daughter came over for a playdate a few weeks ago, and I couldn't resist making this cute little mini album to document the afternoon.
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I kept the album simple using just a bit of stickles and a few buttons and flowers.  And, by placing the photos in between the acrylic pages and the paper, I was able to ensure that the photos would go untouched and last just a bit longer than might otherwise happen with one so young.   
What can you seal behind the acrylic page?

Monday, September 29, 2014

Bonjour - Send it Clear

Hi everyone!  Today I want to share with you a simple card I made using one of the  Half Scallop, Send it Clear Cards from Clear Scraps.
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I used some older papers and one of Julie Nuttings stamps from Prima, a beautiful bloom, some lace and my trusty Stazon to create this card.
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Don't you love the way the acrylic allows you to peek through to the next layer?  Don't forget though, when stamping on acrylic go just a bit lighter with the doesn't take much and since the inks don't absorb.
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These Send It Clear cards make everything just a bit more special, and, by allowing little bits and pieces of the layers to show through you can create stunning effects.
Thanks for stopping by today.


Friday, September 26, 2014

Coredinations Witches Hat

Up on the Core'dinations blog today with this fun witch's hat for your not so spooky Halloween.

Please stop by and check it out.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Moments - Scrapbooking

Hi everyone!  Hope you are having a great week.  I can't believe how time flies...September is almost over and I am anxiously awaiting the oncoming of over the heat of summer.

Anyway, Today I want to share with you a layout I made of Mackenzie...can't believe what a beautiful young lady she has become.

Love this collection from Kaisercraft, the Forget Me Not range.  Bits of mists and a few Prima flowers in the background.  Thinking it maybe could use a little something more...maybe some stamping?  hmmmm


Monday, September 22, 2014

Clear Scraps and Echo Park = Mini Album

Hi everyone!  Today I want to share with you a fun mini album I created using the Sassy Mixable 8x8 album from Clear Scraps and the gorgeous new Echo Park Collection, Simple Life.

I filled the Sassy Mini Album with the wonderfully fun and bright Echo Park papers and bits of flowers and lace.  The beautiful acrylic pages allow the fun embellishments from the collection and papers to peek through the other pages, while the shaped chipboard helps break things up for a more cohesive look.  I really like how the Echo Park Collection kits come with all kinds of fun embellishments and cards to decorate your projects to make them special.

Be sure to check out all the fun shaped mini albums and other products at Clear Scraps.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Pinwheel Party with Embellish by Dena - Darice

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share with you a project I did for Darice using more of the gorgoues Little Azalea patterned papers from Embellish by Dena. These papers are so bright and cheerful, I couldn't resist making a few pinwheels for my friend's daughters to play with.

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Step 1. Begin by selecting coordinating patterns from the Embellish by Dena Little Azalea paper pad.  I chose to mix and match a bold pattern with a subtle one and I loved how this turned out. If you are using the 12×12 pad, cut each sheet into 6×6 pieces and glue the back sides together. You want the pattern to be visible on both sides of your pinwheel. pinwheel_darice_dena designs_nancy keslin_papersStep 2. Using a ruler, draw lines on the diagonals and cut to within a half inch of the center. pinwheel_darice_dena designs_nancy keslin_linesStep 3. Place hot glue into the center of the papers and gently bring corners together into the center, working in a circular fashion. This will create the pinwheel.  The side you apply the glue to will be the inside of the pinwheel. pinwheel_darice_dena designs_nancykeslin_glueStep 4. Place the brad through the center of the pinwheel, pushing through the glue. pinwheel_darice_dena designs_nancy keslin_bradStep 5. Poke a small hole into the paper straw and insert brad from pinwheel. pinwheel_darice_dena designs_nancy keslin_strawNote* These pinwheels can be made bigger or smaller based on the size of the paper and the length of the straw.  For a giant pinwheel, try a full 12×12 sheet of paper, a dowel and a push pin.  For a straw you can drink from, try hot gluing the pinwheel to the straw. You’re Finished! Now you can make as many pinwheels as your heart desires and watch them spin! paper-pinwheel-darice

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Embellish By Dena Cupcake Toppers

Hi everyone!  Today I want to share with you a project I made for Darice using the gorgeous new Embellish By Dena Little Azalea Papers.

Now, if you know me, you know I love me some cupcakes...and with just a few simple supplies I can make my cupcakes extra special. 


Step 1. Begin by punching your patterned paper with the large scallop circle punch. Punch as many circles as cupcake toppers needed.
punch circle_darice_cupcake topper_nancy keslinStep 2. Next, punch the same number of non-scalloped circles from your plain cardstock. Adhere your non-scalloped circles to your scallop cutouts with a tape runner.
cupcake_toppers_darice_nancy keslin_circleStep 3. Embellish your DIY cupcake toppers. Add as many or as little embellishment as you want. I like the heart die cuts from the David Tutera Celebrate line because they are versatile enough to use for many occasions. They’re great for birthdays, wedding showers, baby showers and more.
cupcake_toppers_darice_nancy keslin_embellishStep 4. Using glue dots, attach a toothpick to the bottom of each circle set. cupcake_toppers_darice_nancy keslin_toothpickNow you can simply insert your DIY cupcake toppers into your cupcakes to make your treats extra special! cupcake_toppers_darice_dena-designs_nancy-keslin-800x531Easy as