Saturday, January 31, 2015

Design Team News! & Valentine Decor

I have some exciting news - I’m joining the Fleurette Bloom Design Team!
Fleurette creates original SVG files, printables and digital papers and I am so honored she invited me along on her creative journey.

Please stop by the website and blog to check out all the wonderful creations.

I'm also so excited to be reunited with some ladies that I've worked with before and some new ladies I’ve admired for quite some time.

Here is a Valentine Decor project I created using Fleurette’s Dia De Los Muertos 3D Kit.

I started out with a 10.25" x 8.5" chalkboard from Walmart. 
Don't you love going to the grocery store and stopping by the craft section for supplies? ((I DO!))

Here’s what you'll need:

I opened the banner file in my Silhouette Designer Edition. I ungrouped and deleted the border elements. I sized it to fit my chalkboard and cut out of vinyl on my Cameo. Weed out the areas you want to paint using the Xacto Knife.

I transfered to the chalkboard using transfer tape and added blue painters tape to cover up my frame. Paint the exposed areas with the foam brush and use a fine brush for the tight areas.  Use a small amount of acrylic paint and dab on for a chalk effect.
After it dries remove the tape and vinyl. (this is the fun part!)

I painted the frame with a light coat of white acrylic so the wood grain shows through. Cut the Small Rosettes from Fleurette Bloom's Lush Flowers 3D SVG Collection. I used the tweezers to hold the end and wrapped the paper to form the rosette. I secured with a glue gun and added colored pearls.

I hope you enjoyed my project. I am very excited and honored to be on the team.

Check out this recent release by Fleurette. 
I can not wait to make this wonderful Hot Air Balloon SVG Project Kit "Love Is In The Air"

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Monogram Shadowbox

Hey Everyone! Hope you are having a great weekend. 
Today I have a shadowbox to share with you. 
This particular bride had lace and burlap for her outdoor rustic wedding. 
She also liked clean and simple.

For the monogram I cut the letters out of vinyl and applied it to the burlap.
I then used white acrylic ink and sponged onto the burlap.
After it dried I removed the vinyl.

Thanks for stopping by today - enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Let It Snow Banner

Today I'm very excited to share my first Miss Kate Cuttables design team project! 
I'm honored to the join the awesome designers and can't wait to share projects with Miss Kate Cuttables wonderful files.

I always get bummed when I take down all the Christmas decorations so I made a Let It Snow Banner to dress up my home.

Here is a look at the banner: (click to enlarge)

I started out by importing the Tags and Backgrounds svg into the Designer Edition software. 
I ungrouped and deleted the other images and released compound path and deleted the hole of the tag. 
I enlarged to 4.5" wide and cut from Carta Bella - All Bundled Up patterned paper.
Next I cut the snowflake with the swirl for the top of each banner. It is from the Snowflake Set file.
I also cut out the snowflakes from the same set. I added 3.5" circle behind each to make them pop against the chevron paper.
I used silver glitter paper (cut 2X with the cameo) and also inked papers with silver to create a cohesive look.
I wanted to feature the Let It Snow Title on the center banner.
The ends of the banner feature the Cute Mittens File. I cut the image down the middle and applied to the banner.

I added gems to accent, finished off with grommets, added ribbon to connect and also to accent, used foam tape throughout to add dimension, kept the design symmetric.

Here's a close up look at each panel of the banner.

Stop by the MKC Blog to follow and make sure you get the Freebie of the Day!

Thanks for stopping by and if you decide to make a winter banner to dress up your home please share on the Miss Kate Cuttables Galleria on Facebook.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year & Some Exciting News!

Hi Everyone - Hope had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too! 

I have some very exciting news to share with you. I'm on the Miss Kate Cuttables Design Team!

I have been using MKC files for quite some time and love the cuts for scrapbook layouts, signs, treats and so much more!

Here is my official write up:

So you don't miss a thing:

1) Stop over on the Miss Kate Cuttables Blog and check out all the DT members. 
Don't forget to follow. 
(a freebie SVG is offered everyday and you don't want to miss them)

2) Like their Facebook Page.

3) Here is a FB Page where you can share all your MKC (Miss Kate Cuttables) creations.

4) And last but not least here are is a link to the store.

I look forward to sharing my creations. I already have my 1st project ready and I'll be posting next Sunday 1/10.