Thursday, January 19, 2012

Just scootin' by...

I know I keep saying things like this, but am I the only one in complete disbelief that it's already January 19th?! Where is the time going?! It's scootin' on by, that's for sure!

Speaking of scootin' by (you'll appreciate the segue in a second), I recently purchased a new stamp set from the Sweet Stamp Shop. It's called Scootin' By and I'm in love with it!

The card I made with it is the first of it's kind in my novice book, as I've never paper pieced anything together using a stamp as a guide before. I have to disclose, though, that my card is a blatant copy, er, card lift of another card I found which was created by Donna Mikasa. I wouldn't be able to do fun stuff like this if I didn't have amazing examples to follow!

Here's Donna's card:

And here is mine:

For this being my first time paper piecing, I'm thrilled with the way it turned out! I stamped the flag and the body of the scooter on patterned paper, cut them out, then adhered them to the stamped image on a separate piece of cardstock. I almost don't want to give this card away! :)

Hope you enjoyed this card and that you are inspired to try something new! You never might like it! =)

Until next time,


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

It's a Miracle!

Hello all! Just wanted to stop by and let you all know that I am featured today on Authentique's blog. Our design team is promoting Helmar adhesive products this week, so I created a cute layout with the help of their products. Oh, and I used one of Authentique's BRAND NEW collections, Miracle! This collection is a mix of new and revamped old papers from other collections. It is a gorgeous collection.

Here is a sneak peek:

If you want to see the rest, be sure to head over to Authentique's blog!


Friday, January 13, 2012

I'm still here! I promise!!

Hello friends! I'm sorry I've been MIA a lot lately! It seems like ever since Christmas passed us by, things have gotten a little hectic around here. (Isn't that supposed to STOP once Christmas is over??) Both of my girls were sick one right after the other and the past week or so I've been busy making some projects for Authentique to take to CHA. That, folks, is pretty exciting for this scrappy novice! =) I hope to be able to show you all some of my projects in the near future, but for now, I'll show you a Christmas project I did using Authentique's Wonder collection.

I found a naked wood block set at my local big box store and decided to give it a whirl. I'd never attempted to do anything like this before and there's a first time for everything, right?

I started by tracing the letters on to the paper I wanted to use and then cut them out. I also cut out the papers that I would be putting on the blocks. I used my Xyron X sticker maker to adhere everything to their respective wooden piece.

The papers on the blocks overlapped, so I used some sand paper to file it down on all of the edges/corners.

Then I used a Colorbox Chalk cat's eye ink pad (in Chestnut Roan) on the edges of the blocks and letters.

I glued the letters to the blocks, added some buttons and floss and VOILA! My project was complete!

For being a first timer at doing something like this, I'm pretty excited about the outcome. Not to mention, this is the first project that made some sort of ripple in the waters of the craft world...Xyron featured this on their facebook page and it can even be found on Pinterest as pinned by Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine. I have to say, I was pretty psyched about that. =)

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! I will be back soon with some cute layouts!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Splendid Photo Display...

Hello friends! It is January I the only one in disbelief? It seems like just yesterday was Halloween and somehow Thanksgiving and Christmas have zoomed past us. Where does the time go? In any event, I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season.

Moving right along, I am featured today over on Authentique's blog. I created this cute frame:

Be sure to head over to their blog to see the tutorial! Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!