July 28, 2014

Home Decor with 3 Birds Studio

I had this fun little piece of home décor up on the 3 Birds Studio blog last week.
I started with a burlap canvas panel I found at my local craft store, and added a bit of white paint and a few splatters of coral and teal mist.
Xyron generously donated their 9" Creative Stations and 3" Sticker Makers to each of the 3 Birds Studio design team members and it was perfect to use to adhere the papers!
After adhering all the pieces to the burlap panel, I added the sweet little birds nest with hot glue, along with the favorite memory sticker and a few gems
I really like how well the pieces adhered to the burlap using the Xyron adhesive! I will definitely be using my Creative Station for many more of my crafting projects!

July 22, 2014

The Sky's the Limit | Chic Tags

Hi friends! Today I have a new layout for Chic Tags using the Cloud 9 and Let's Go collections along with a little hand stitching.  Yes, that balloon is all hand stitched, and yes it took me awhile! I love how the layout turned out though, so it was all worthwhile ;)
I just love the cute little wood veneer hot air balloon and decided to make it the focus of my layout, along with another balloon that was die cut, and one that was hand stitched.
Once I had all the stitching finished, I just added a few paint splatters here and there, some cute tags and flair button, and my layout was complete! 
Thanks for stopping by today, I always appreciate the visit!
**also, the winner of the ADORNit giveaway was Sue D. Thanks to all of you that played along :)
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July 17, 2014

Summertime Memories | ADORNit & a Giveaway!

I've been Guest Designing for ADORNit this week, and have my last two projects to share with you today, both using the "Summertime Memories" collection. First up a cute but quick and easy card that's perfect to send to a friend to let them know you are thinking of them.
I started with my card base, and added a small rectangle of blue paper. Next I fussy cut the banner flags, then added the darling bicycle die cut. To add a bit of sparkle, I adhered rhinestones to the center of the tires, then topped the card off with yellow twine.
Summer is all about enjoying the outdoors, and what better way than having friends over for a bbq! Here's a quick and easy to make invite.
I started with my card base, added the cute red seed paper, then another layer on top using the wavy green paper that reminds me of watermelon rind ;)
Next come the watermelon die cut, to which I added some black sequins for a bit of shine.
How about winning the new Wisteria collection I shared with you on Monday?? Just leave a comment for a chance to win!!
Thanks so much to all the wonderful ladies at ADORNit! I've had a great time guest designing, and  I've loved being able to play with all your beautiful papers and super cute embellishments!

July 16, 2014

Summer | ADORNit & a Giveaway

I'm Guest Designing for ADORNit all this week, and today I have a layout to share using the "Summertime Memories" collection. I was really drawn to the cute reds, greens and watermelon prints, and although the photo isn't of my daughter dressed in summer clothes eating watermelon, the papers and stickers worked great with my photo. It's a perfect way to remember this day of our summer vacation.
 The Summer wood shape works great for a title!
For an extra pop of color, I splattered a bit of mist , then added a few red sequins in with the cloud wood shape and day dreaming sticker.
How about winning the Wisteria collection I shared with you on Monday?? Just leave a comment to be entered to win!!!

July 15, 2014

Adventure | ADORNit and a Giveaway!

I'm Guest Designing for ADORNit this week, and have another layout to share with  you, this time it's the "Happy Trails" collection!  Happy Trails is full of colors and patterns that immediately make you think of the great outdoors. For my layout today, I used a photo from our vacation to Yellowstone along with some of my favorite papers, stickers and the darling wood shapes.
I added a little mist (you could also use paint or ink) to give the wood shapes a bit of color. Isn’t that tree just the cutest!
 Next came the journaling strips along with the fun little wood stars and a few sequins from my stash.
Now how about winning the Wisteria collection that I shared with you yesterday??? Just leave a comment to be entered to win!

July 14, 2014

ADORNit and a Giveaway!

I'm Guest Designing this week for ADORNit and am excited to show you two layouts using their beautiful Wisteria collection. The first one, using an old black and white photo from the 1940’s, and another with a photo from just a few years ago. I love when a paper collection works just as well with old heritage photos as current photos! First up, “Family is Everything”. When I started my layout, I actually built the whole layout around the family is everything sentiment that I fussy cut from one of the patterned papers. It was a perfect focal point along with my photo.
I chose the beautiful floral as my background paper, then started layering bits and pieces of more papers and stickers.
I added some foam tape to the flowers and sweet little bird for a bit of dimension.
For my next layout, I went with a grid design using pieces cut from the patterned papers along with a more recent photo. See, the Wisteria collection really does work with new photos just as well as vintage photos!
I did a little layering on this layout too by cutting pieces from the patterned papers, and even fussy cut the tiny love ticket sticker to tuck behind the flowers. I used foam tape again under the cute flower die cut, added a rhinestone from my stash, and a few sequins too.
Now, how about a chance to win the whole Wisteria collection!!!  Just leave a comment to be entered to win!!
Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to stop back by tomorrow, I'll have more to share!

July 13, 2014

Chic Tags Sketch Challenge

There's a new sketch challenge up over on the Chic Tags blog! Here's my take on the sketch,
And....the sketch!
I picked a few elements from the sketch, the 4 squares as 4 photos and the large title to focus on, then added my own twist with the stitched hearts and journaling cards. I even did a little hand stitching on the sun burst card!!
Link up your projects on this post by August 8, 2014 for your chance to win a grab bag of Chic Tags goodies!