Tuesday, February 21, 2012


 Hi Friends! Well we almost have made it through the winter! I imagine everyone is ready for spring time!
The inspiration for my layout is my sweet niece Anna, & her dreamy ways!  At  family get together you always find Anna with her animal friends! If it is furry & has a tail she is usually off in some world with it! Anna is quiet & calming along with her fur babies... in their own dreamy world!
From my stash I  used Prima papers from the Strawberry Kisses Collection.. they were soft & spring-like! So I felt they were perfect!
 Lots of hand made flowers here! It took me 6 hours to make just the flowers!! I found it very therapeutic! I made the flowers using various punches & dies. The leaf portion was a Martha Stewart rose leaf punch. I inked all layers of the flowers with Distress Walnut Stain & Worn Lipstick, the leaf is inked with Peeled Paint.
 The large lettering is about a 5 year old purchase from an Archiver's $1 bin. I have not been in an Archiver's in several years, so I do not even know if they still have $1 bins! I added some ink & a bit of Petal Pink Liquid Pearls.
 The little droplets was made using beads & some awesome wire that I got at Joann's online. The product name is "FunWire" & is a translucent covered wire in various colors! I just added the beads, wrapped it around a lollipop stick, stretched it & attached!
Lastly, I added some corner flourishes made with a Bosskut die & added a beaded stick pen so it sorta looks like a butterfly!
This was a fun layout to do! I was off in my own dreamy world thinking of spring!
Thanks so much for dropping by!  You guys are the best!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sisters Valentine Tag

 Hello Friends!   I hope this finds everyone doing well!
My inspiration today is my sister! We will be having a little mid-winter getaway at Harrah's for a couple nights... so I thought this would be perfect as a tag for a bottle of wine to share!!
I used the adorable image from Lisa's Altered Art , scraps of Graphic45 papers, a few Prima flowers, and some scraps of ephemera. Just a bit of fussy cutting, glue & ink & I have a tag! It measures about 4x4.. so probably a bit bigger than most... but I will get the BIG bottle of wine , so it doesn't look so large!! :)
 String of pearls framed the heart & dots from gold Liquid Pearls!
I love the postmark! It was part of a sticker pack of ephemera I got at local scrapbook store.
I really enjoyed making this for my sister!! I know we will have fun!
Thanks so much for visiting, you guys are the best!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Easy Scallop Die Cut

 HI Friends! For along time now I have made my own scallop die cuts. Here is a quick glance at how I made the one for my recent layout.

*Cut 2 printed paper circles of the same size.
*Cut 1 circle a bit smaller. This will be the backing
* Cut the patterned paper according to the size you want. I wanted the floral to be a bit a bit larger. You can also cut it vertically!
*Adhere the paper to the base circle

* Ink the edges to give it a finished look!

 *I decided to place a ribbon across the seam ! You can any use anything to cover up the seam! Be creative!

* Adhere the ribbon with 2 sided tape, leaving a bit overhang on the sides. This will wrap around the back. 

 *Punch , Punch , Punch. You can use ANY shape! Be Creative!
 Glue circles/shapes to back, spacing them evenly. If you are off a bit.. stick a flower over it!!
 * Here is the finished product
I know this is probably a well known way to make die cuts.. but i thought I would post it anyway, as I do it all the time! It saves tons of money & makes use of supplies on hand!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate it!


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