Saturday, February 25, 2012

Collage for a Crafty Friend

Hey there! I recently participated in a Blog Hop hosted by the ever-so-sweet Celeste and made a shadowbox for her. Click here in case you missed it.

Well she asked me to make one for her very best buddy Yolanda, aka Just Yolie. She told me Yolanda loved dragonflies and the color purple. I found the perfect paper and glitter embellishments and created this shadowbox for her.

I just saw that Celeste traveled from Sunny FL to Sunny CA to visit her friend Yolanda just yesterday. Wishing them a fabulous visit!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Western Theme Collage

Here is a Western-Themed Baby Name Collage I created. I get the frames at Joanns - they are approximately 19 x 9. I then start layering elements. On this one I picked up some precut chipboard letters at a recent crop made by Bo Bunny.

The boot is a freebie from SVG Cuts (8/18/10). Horseshoe from SVG Cuts Grandpa’s Organic Farm. I made the wagon wheel in ECal by welding a circle to rectangles. Same with the sheriff stars - welded circles to a basic star shape. All cut on my Sizzix eclips.

Give it a click for a closer look:

The frame on the far right is one of my latest favorite SVGs - it is from SVG Cuts - Winter Bliss. I love it because it cuts the holes within the frame and you can easily thread twine or ribbon thru.

I also added some jute to this collage to give it more of a western feel. Thanks for stopping by today ~ have a good one!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hoppy Collage

Thanks for hopping in today. It seems like the baby name collages come and go and recently I have been doing a bunch of these. They are so fun and of course make a perfect, personalized baby shower gift. I created this one for my niece to give to her friend.

The baby’s room has a frog theme in pink, green and white. I actually made the froggie in Adobe Illustrator and saved off as an SVG. It matches the other frogs in the baby’s room.

The frame is from Joanns. They come in black and in this case I painted white. They are 19x9. The area at the right will feature the baby’s photo.

The scallop shapes at the bottom are a freebie from SVG Cuts - 2/25/10. The Sizzix eclips cuts the detail absolutely perfect (love!).

The butterflies are from SVG Cuts ~ Cheryl’s Cute Bugs SVG Kit. There is a JUGs challenge over on their site and you must use buttons in the center of your element. Well - I just so happened to do that on this project with my little butterflies so I will playing along over there.

Would you like to use my frog on a future project? Well just click here and I am happy to share him! Here is what he looks like:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day

Wishing you a very Happy Valentine’s Day!

Check out this cute heart puzzle we got for Valentine’s Day at our house.
Have a great day!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Imagine Layout

Hey everyone - Hope you had a great week. Here is a layout I did at a recent weekend crop. If you are regular around you then you saw my post on how to prep for a scrapping weekend. Check it out here if you missed it.

Here is the layout I made. I switched it up as compared the sketch I started with but that happens sometimes when your creative juices start flowing!

Here a few closeups:

Papers are from AC Cardstock & Oxford Basic Grey. Embellishments from Creative Charms.
Both scallop cuts were freebies from SVG Cuts.

Would you like the SVG of the Imagine Title?
Just click here or on the image to download.

Wishing a crafty, fun weekend!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Valentine Bubble Gum Treats

So what ya working on this weekend? Valentine treats?
I made these Valentine Treats for my son’s first grade class.
They were so fast and easy to put together.

I picked up these Hubba Bubba Bubble Gums.
Cut the scallops on my Sizzix using SVG Cuts 24 Valentines SVG Kit. (Peace Sign)
I also cut circles in a few patterned papers.

I then cut the Stampables and stamped those using
Punkin’ Patch Stamps All You Need Is Love Stamps.
I printed a little message from my son and applied.

Hope you had a good week and wishing you a fun, crafty weekend!