Saturday, November 19, 2016

Best Days PVPP Canvas

Hello All! I have a simple PVPP Canvas to share with you today. You may be thinking what the heck is PVPP? Well it stands for Paint - Vinyl - Paint - Peel.

First you flood Paint the canvas the color you want your letters. On mine I used a cream.


Next you add the Vinyl letters. (check out my previous tutorial here for details)
As an option you can then add another coat of the initial Paint color to seal the vinyl down. It ensures crisp letters. Let dry.


You then Paint your background color on the canvas. I used a blueish/gray mixture. I left some streaks in there since that was the look I was going for.


Last step - Once canvas dries, Peel off the vinyl with an Xacto Knife.

If you'd like to check out other canvas projects click here & here & another one here.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Over the Moon Layout

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I'm sharing a baby shower scrapbook 2 page layout.
For my project I used Miss Kate's Paper Die Cuts. 
These are from the Baby Boy Collection.

I just love the Over the Moon Title.
I accented my layout with Sequins from Fleurette Bloom.
They added the perfect amount of sparkle to make my layout pop!

I also layered a few of the die cuts and placed the heart on the booties.

Here is the right side layout.

The cow jumping over the moon is so cute and love the variety of die cuts.

Thanks for stopping by today. Don't forget to grab the Miss Kate's Freebie of the day and also check out my post on the blog.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Fall Challenge at Miss Kates

Hello Everyone! Fall is such a nice time of the year especially in Western PA where the leaves are in full color. Miss Kate's is having another challenge for November and the theme is "FALL".

Here is my layout I created. It was was from back in 2005 and a part of my 2nd son's baby book.

I just love these cute crows on the pumpkins. It was a lot of paper piecing but I had a blast putting them together.

The crow standing on the pumpkins is from the file Autumn Crow.
The title and falling leaves are from Autumn Word Art.

This cute little crow is from Crow Behind Pumpkin.

I used the pen tool to create by journaling on the tag.

Stop by the Miss Kate Facebook Galleria Page to check out the other design team member's projects and don't forget to enter the challenge.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Fall & Christmas Mini Quilts

Along with playing with paper I've also been playing with fabric too. I recently joined a quilt group and signed up for a sampler quilt class. I did 12 different 12x12 blocks. It is currently at the quilters for machine quilting. I will be sure to share photos once I get it back and bind it. I did a few blocks where I cut fabric on my Cameo and appliqu├ęd it to the quilt block. (click here for a previous video tutorial on how to cut fabric on the Cameo.)

I discovered an amazing quilter's blog - it's called The Crafty Quilter. There was a tutorial for an Amish Mini Quilt that caught my eye. Since I'm new to quilting the great PDF instructions were perfect for me to understand.

I made this Welcome Fall Mini Quilt: 

I placed it on my kitchen table and just love how it turned out.

I also decided to create a smaller one for Christmas.
I just skipped the outside strips and corners.

Here is a close up look.

Hope you liked the Mini Quilts I shared today.
The Crafty Quilter is having a link up on her blog - if you create with fabric stop by and link up!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Halloween Challenge at Miss Kates

Hello all. I have not blogged in a bit due to my nephew's wedding. It was busy leading up to the wedding and I made the trek to Duck Key, FL. The wedding was wonderful and so unique. It was nice to get into the Florida sun and spend time with family. Soon after we arrived back home Hurricane Matthew made it's way to Florida.

Today starts a new challenge at the Miss Kate Galleria Page. The theme for October is HALLOWEEN. I created this layout with my 2015 trick or treaters. 

The coordinating Boo Title was a perfect addition to my layout.

Stop on over at the FB Galleria Page and join in the challenge!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Fancy Frame Shadowbox

Hello! I love creating shadowboxes for newlyweds. It makes a perfect wedding gift.
I have made a bunch of these and usually use a bracket style file. I was in the mood to try something new on this one.

After searching Flourishes/Frames Category on the Miss Kate website I spotted these Fancy Frames.


I used the one on the top left. I usually do not stretch files but in the case I wanted it a bit wider and when I did stretch in the Cameo Designer Edition Software it looked just fine. I did create a shadow of the pattern and also cut the bottom layer in white. Foam tape and foam core under the layers helps add dimension and give the shadow effect. I also added some pearl accents.

Hope you enjoyed my project! Stop back in a few days to check out the Miss Kate's October Challenge.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Travel Challenge - Miss Kate Cuttables

Hello - It's Challenge Time over on the Miss Kate Cuttables Galleria Facebook Page! The theme for this challenge is Travel. I made a card to give to a friend who is going on a special trip.

I used the Icons from the Travel Icon Set. I did a print and cut on my Cameo. Here is a screen capture to show how I layed them out and did a slight offset. (Make sure you make your cut line a no fill before you print it)

As I was starting to apply on my card I thought - how am I going to get these to line up nice?
Well I took all the images and did an offset in the Designer Edition and did a dashed border. (Screen cap below)
I then used the pen tool to draw the outlines on my cardstock (actually used 4 different pen tool colors!)
I then added foam tape under the print and cuts and applied to the card.

Here's a look at the inside of my card:

I could not find the title I wanted so I created one from multiple files. Here's a closeup:

Make is from "Make a Wish Title."

The Happy is from "Birthday Words Set".

Memories is from the "Travel Words Set"

Hope you enjoyed my travel theme project. Don't forget to stop on over to the Galleria FB page for more info.