Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Embellish By Dena Designs

Oh my goodness....can I just tell you I have fallen in love with a new paper line.  No, it isn't Prima, or Crate Paper, or probably anything you have heard is Embellish by Dena Designs.  This paper is manufactured by Darice and I just love it.  I love the mix of patterns, colors...oh goodness I could go on and on.  But how about if I show you some of the things I have posted over on the Darice blog instead.

These cupcake toppers have a quick tutorial.  I love how quick and easy they were to make, plus they add so much personality to an otherwise typical plate.
Cupcakes not your thing?  These adorable pinwheels were made with the same paper pack.

special should out to my fried Judy for letting her girls come by and play with the pinwheels. 

Right now the papers are available at Consumer Crafts and  Be sure and check them out.

Monday, July 7, 2014

DIY Wedding Seed Packet Favors

Good Morning!  Today I want to share with you another DIY wedding project I made for Darice.  I love the handmade burlap flowers and if you're on the lookout for simple and inexpensive DIY wedding favors, these embellished seed packets are a perfect choice!  Just be sure the seed packets you pick have a meaning you want to convey.  I used The Language of Flowers website to choose mine.

diy-wedding-favors-seed-packetsSeed packet DIY wedding favors supplies:

To see the complete tutorial be sure and check out the Darice blog.  

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Beautiful Butterflies - Clear Scraps

Good morning everyone!  I hope you're having a great week.  Today I would like to share with you a project using the beautiful Butterfly Banner .acrylic banner from Clear Scraps.   With dragonflies, flowers and a big butterfly, this banner is just too perfect for summer.  I couldn't resist using it to decorate the little playhouse in our backyard.
Butterfly banner_clearscraps_nancy keslin
I used the Styleboard collection from Crate Paper,
and accented all the pieces with Stickles and Distress Ink,
Miniature roses, 
wood icons,
bits of lace
smaller paper butterflies
and chipboards
I love the way the acrylic gives the banner so much depth.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Supplies Used:
  • Clear Scraps Butterfly Acrylic Banner
  • Beacon Zip Dry
  • Patterned Paper -Styleboard from Crate Paper
  • Chipboard - Styleboard from Crate Paper
  • Flowers - Prima Marketing
  • Lace- Prima Marketing
  • Wood Icons - Prima Marketing
  • Pink Butterflies - Prima Marketing
  • Blue Butterflies - Styleboard Papers punched with EK Punch
  • Stickles and Distress Inks - Ranger Industries.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Posy Holder DIY Wedding

Good morning!  I hope your day is off to a great start.  Today I wanted to share with you this tutorial I made for Darice featuring gorgeous Core'dinations papers, Martha Stewart trims, and the most adorable little chalk boards. 

Posy wedding aisle decoration supplies:

To see the complete tutorial be sure and check out the Darice blog post here.
Wedding-aisle-decor-Darice-2Such a fun and special item for that perfect day!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Beauty - Prima Scrapbooking

Good morning bloggers!  Hope your day is off to a good one.  Today I wanted to share with you a scrapbook layout I made using some older Prima Marketing papers and other gorgeous Prima goodies.

With the help of a Creative Scrappers sketch and some lovely mists and sprays I came up with this scrapbook layout of Mackenzie at the piano.  
So fun creating the background and coloring the ATC card.  I hope you like it.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Feather Acrylic Bookmark - Clear Scraps

Good morning everyone!  Hope your Monday is off to a great start.  I am a little late sharing this, but Saturday I had this fun tutorial up on the Clear Scraps blog on making a bookmark from one of the Clear Scraps Feather Mixers.

To begin, you will need your Clear Scrap Feather Mixers, coordinating acrylic paint colors, a paint brush, and paper towels.
Begin by painting your first layer of paint onto the feather.  After paint begins to dry, wipe gently to remove some of the paint, revealing some of the clear acrylic.

Continue adding layers of color and removing excess paint from the acrylic as it dries.

Lastly I splattered bits of white paint over the top.
If you like, you can add a layer of Glossy Accents to seal the paint and add an extra layer of shine.

Who wouldn't love this fun bookmark to do their summer reading?


Friday, June 20, 2014

Snapshots - Scrapbooking

Hi everyone!  Hope you are having a great day.  Things are finally settling down around here.  That was a quick couple of weeks.  Amazing how quickly cabana swim season sucks up my life.  lol

Anyway, enough abou me....How about today I share with you another layout I made.  This time using some Simple Stories papers.  I love this collection.  So different for me.

My not so littles anymore and our good friend Chris.  We had everyone over for lunch (of course, not everyone is pictured) while we discussed our plans for Brighton and Chris to room together next fall at UCSC.  Oh goodness they grow up so fast!  And how much do I love that look on Mackenzie's face.  shhhhh, don't tell her.