Friday, January 30, 2015

A Beautiful Place Mixable Mini, Clear Scraps

Hi everyone! Today I want to share with you another project I made using new products from Clear Scraps.  This time, it is the Mixable Travel 6x8 Album.  It is no secret that I love the mixable albums and always have a great time playing with them and this one was no different.  I really love all mini albums, I think I could make them all day.  hee hee

Filled with a variety of shapes and of course the mixed up acrylic and chipboard pages this album is just so fun.  I love the edges on these...definitely invest in some good tools if you want to  file your papers to fit.  Mine get quite the workout.  hee hee
 I used lots of goodies from the Teresa Collins Summer Stories Line to create this mini.
 I love the mix of elements in the collection.  Cork, chipboard, glitter, sequiins...oh my.  lol
 I also added a few bits and pieces from the stash on the cover.  Prima flowers and tassles and some lovely ribbons from the stash.

Be sure to check out all the new Mixable albums.  I know you will find something you love.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Love Notes - Core'dinations

Hi everyone!  Happy Wednesday.  Sorry I haven't been around much, it has been a crazy busy past few weeks.  With the holidays, which we spent two weeks in Hawaii, and then CHA, there just hasn't been much time for blogging.  Be sure and check out my other channels to see what's been going on....links are in the side bar ----------------------------------->

Anyway, wanted to stop by and let you know that I have a post up over on the Core'dinations blog featuring this sweet little Valentine's mailbox...with a complete tutorial.  Come check it out.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Celebrate- Deco Landscape Clipboard - Clear Scraps

Hi everyone!  Today I want to share with you another one of the fabulous new products from ClearScraps....the Large Deco Landscape Clipboard.  Since I had my wedding photos out, I couldn't resist making one more project with them.  hee hee  I really  am quite happy with the way this turned out.
These new clipboards are just so much fun to play with.  For this project I collaged a number of elements, papers,lace and flowers, even a few wood pieces from Prima Marketing with some ribbon from BasicGrey, a few Webster's pages elements and a cabinet card from Tim Holtz Ideaology which has been in my stash for quite a while....all my favorite goodies on top of the clipboard.  Of course most everything got a quick swipe of Distress Ink as well.  This project was quite the stash buster.  lol
Then I used the new ornate flourish border on the back with a bit of gel medium and glitter.

I really love this project and can't wait to hang it in my home.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Our Day Word Board-Clear Scraps

Hi everyone! Today I want to share with you a new product from the ClearScraps word board collection, Our Day.  I knew as soon as I saw this board that I needed to pull out the old wedding photos and get to work.  I can't believe it has been almost 22 years.  eeek!  Where did the time go?

To create this word board I collaged some beautiful Prima papers to the back of the acrylic, cut out papers to back the letters in the title and then added my photos behind.  

Finally I embellished over the top of the acrylic with chipboard, resins, and flowers..  This project was so much fun to make and a great way to highlight our special day.  

Be sure and check out all the new word boards that Clear Scraps has to offer.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Pinterest Plan - Snowman Lantern

Hey everyone, Happy New Year!!!!!!  Goodness...can you believe the new year is upon us?  New year, new plans...and this year I have a Pinterest Plan.  I am forever pinning crafts, recipes, home decor items...but I never really seem to find the time to get anything done.  So, this year, I have a plan to do one project, recipe, something each week from my pinterest board (you can find me here) and tell you about it.  It may be a recipe, or just some new housekeeping idea...but I promise to try and then share.

Well, to start, this beautiful lantern from Linda Albrecht for Maya Road has been on my boards
forever.  And it is really quite popular.  Probably one of the most pinned things from my boards.

Well, I needed a table centerpiece, so I decided to see if I could whip one up.  I didn't have many of the "right" supplies, but in no time with just a few things I had lying around the house I was able to whip this up.  No where near as fabulous, but I really didn't have much time to devote to it.
It still needs more work, but was lovely that evening...and overall it didn't take too much time.  So, I am going with this project was a win.

Be sure and follow me on Pinterest to see what other projects I make.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Layout-a-Week Banners

Hey everyone!  Just wanted to swing by and let you know I am still here...still working, over at the Layout-a-Week blog with a fun layout.  Be sure and check it out.  Lots of banners and some fun photos from out day at Six Flags in Valencia last summer.


Friday, December 26, 2014

Circles of Fun - Photobooth Backdrop

Hey everyone!  I wanted to share with you this project I made a bit ago for Core'dinations.  A photobooth backdrop.  It is super easy to make, and looks fabulous as a background.

Circles of Fun Photo Booth Backdrop Supplies:

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Step 1:  Select four colors of cardstock and cut large circles from two of each color.  I cut 16 circles from each 12x12 sheet of paper with my Cricut, but you could use a manual die cut machine, or even hand cut the shapes.  I ended up with a total of 128 circles which was more than enough to create a five foot wide backdrop.
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Step 2:  Mix all shapes together to form a random pattern.
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Step 3:  With sewing machine create garlands of eight to twelve circles by running machine with empty thread between each shape.  If you don't want to sew, you could glue, tape, or even staple the circles onto cording.
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Step 4:  Tie garlands to cording using a simple knot across a cord.
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Step 5:  For a five foot backdrop I cut the cord to approximately 6 feet, giving me enough cording on the ends to tie to my structure or tape to the wall.
I chose to hang my backdrop from tent poles, but you could easily tape it to a blank wall in your home.  There are many software packages available to take the photo booth photos for you, or you can have someone man the camera.  Whatever you decide, your friends and family are sure to have a great time.

Oh, and when packing it up till next time, gather each string and hold with a binder or paper clip so that the strands don't get tangled.  Trust me, that is no fun.  hee hee

If you are wondering what software to use?  I use Sparkbooth.  It is super simple to set up and run and we have used it many times with all ages to great success.