Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentine using Mister Hueys & Dear Lizzy embellishments

Hello, valentines!

My husband and I celebrated our FIRST MARRIED VALENTINE'S DAY last weekend - out of town at a Cheesecake Factory, and of course some pitstops at Archiver's, Target, and so on... :)

Here is the card I made for my husband! I began by misting some white cardstock with the Dewey Mister Huey and the Chevron mask. I tied some grey baker's twine from Jillybean Soup around it into a bow, and used my ATG to adhere it to some Papertrey Ink Lavender Moon cardstock. I tilted a polaroid sticker from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan sticker book, and added clear gemstones. I wanted them to have a sort of cascading look, so I used 4 or 5 different sizes, with the largest at the top and mixing them around with the itty bitties down at the bottom. I love it when you come up with a design idea in your head, make it come to life, and actually like the way it turns out!

I also made Valentine's for my mom and dad, but already delivered them, so I have no pictures. :( Dropped the ball! Maybe a #laterblog... I think I just made that term up.

Thanks for reading, and happy, HAPPY Valentine's day to you!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mini Valentine using Lawn Fawn Flying By and Mister Huey's

Hello! I'm here to share the first of a short series of mini-valentines I am creating this year. First up is one for my brother!

I began by creating my own patterned paper, using Studio Calico Mister Huey's and their chevron mask. I am a little late on this spritzing bandwagon, but I am loving experimenting with them! I ordered them a looooong time ago from Peachy Cheap and they've just been sitting in my craft room looking pretty..until now! I love the soft result I got when I used this Tiffany-ish blue (obsessed with that color) on white cardstock. I trimmed a 2 7/8" square.

After it dried, I adhered the misted paper to a 3x3" card I trimmed and scored out of some nice thick Papertrey Ink Spring Moss cardstock.

Next, I stamped both paper airplanes to Bazzill Basics Coconut Swirl cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I trimmed them with my cutterbee scissors and colored some accent lines with Copic CG1.

I did some direct stamping onto the patterened paper for the flying lines and the exterior sentiment - I stamped all in Memento London Fog. because there was no elipses stamp, I used my Memento marker in the same color to add some to the end of my sentiment. I added the airplanes on foam adhesive. Finally, I added some washi tape for some texture. I did the same direct stamping and washi tape techniques on the interior.

I've got a few more Valentines to make, so stop back in! Thanks for reading. :)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Beginnings of Honeymoon Smashbook


I've been working on our honeymoon scrapbook! I decided to use a Smashbook to document our honeymoon, mostly because I kept SO MANY little scraps, ticket stubs, and business cards along the way, and Smashing makes it so easy to use these details. LOVE them!!

I began by printing 172 photos. Ha! I then organized them with all the memorabilia from our trip and matched each thing to a page. This is my fifth Smashbook, and the first one that I have done this much organizing for (because I LOVE the freedom that comes with not organizing them!)

The book is really just in it's beginning stages, but I decided to add a few photos here on my blog. I'm trying this thing where I blog more often... :) Once it is finished, I'll probably make a video of a flip-through to really show all the details.

172 photos...wowsers, penny.

love this page and couldn't bear to cover it up!

a peek at my workspace! my memento pens are resting in a wedding centerpiece! ;)

VERY messy workspace + coke. :) washi tapes are also housed in recycled wedding vases!

first page! love this old-fashioned alpha stickers my mom found for me at TJMaxx, and this vintage-y floral paper from Sassafrass!

I can't wait to finish more as well as share it. Thank you for reading!


Always Kiss Me Goodnight/Good Morning Frames


I wanted to share these frames that I crafted for our bedroom! I think I first started noticing the trend of "Always Kiss Me Goodnight" art for bedrooms around 2009. I love the idea, but knew that of course I would want to make my own -- I was later inspired by this pin. (It was one of my first pins ever!) I also really liked the idea of also framing "always kiss me good morning" - if you're ending each day with love, why not also begin that way? :)

After we were married, I began to explore materials I wanted to use -- both those that I already owned and also an excuse to get new things from Archiver's ;) ... and here is what I came up with!



These didn't take me long at all to complete and got the ball rolling for us to hang things in our new home together. A little dream come true!

Materials used:
2 different distressed 8x10 frames (TJ Maxx)
2 12x12 sheets of patterned paper (AC Dear Lizzy - 5th & Frolic)
Scrabble-style Thickers (American Crafts

Baby Shower Card

Hello there!

Finished this card today for a baby shower next weekend! I punched three 1.5" circles using a Fiskars punch. I stamped a different image onto each one, along with custom punny-phrases! I wish I could take all the credit for the pun, but I must admit that I was insprired by an example of someone else's - I believe somewhere on Pinterest. I've been waiting for a baby to come along so I could make someone a card with this fun sentiment!

I colored each image in using Copics and added Stickles (duh). A border punch, some bakers twine and cute patterned paper and voila! I'm actually way over-simplifying the description of my process, but those are the basics. :)

How cute is that lime green bakers twine? I found a HUGE roll of it at TJ Maxx - love that place!

Materials used:
Cozy Christmas, Plus One, and Smitty's ABC's stamp sets (Lawn Fawn)
Bakers Twine (Hemptique)
Nana's Nursery Baby Girl patterned cardstock (DCWV)
Copic Markers
Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento/Tsukineko)
Diamond Scallop border punch (EK Success)

Thanks so much for reading!