Saturday, May 21, 2011

May 2011 Tag Swap

Happy Saturday, Scrappers and Crafters alike!! I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!! Ok, so I was super busy creating this week eager to make my deadline. I impulsively joined Carlene's, (who's pinkscrapper99 on YT) May tag swap. We were to incorporate a doily of some sort onto our tag. It could be a stamped image of a doily, a crocheted one, or anything that is doily-like. I only had the paper ones that you can purchase anywhere and this is what I finished with.

I was inspired by this quote that I found on one of the Bo Bunny Gabrielle papers and the rest was history. :)
For more information and products used on this tag, come and check out my YouTube channel here!! YAY!

This is my first Tag Swap that I've participated in and it was sooo much fun!! I've joined quite a few swaps just in the last month and a half and hello, that is alot for me! I enjoyed every one of them and I definitely look forward to joining more swaps!! I hope to see you soon on one of em! LOL.

Happy scrapping!

Friday, May 20, 2011

"What's In Your Vintage Purse" Swap Chabby Chic Style

TGIF!! Lol! Bona who is LiveLoveScrap on YT recently hosted a really fun swap called "What's in your vintage purse?" swap. We had to alter one of those wooden purses you can find at Michaels vintage shabby chic style and then make 10 handmade items to go with your purse! It was a super challenging project for me but crazy fun nonetheless! Here are some pics of what I created for my swap parter, Gina ( Hi Gina! *waves*) who is scrappinology on YT. I really hope she likes it!! :)
I started off painting the box with tan acrylic paint, then went over the entire thing with crackle medium then painted over that with vintage white acrylic paints. This crackle technique is really one of my absolute favs!! Then to get more of a shabby chic look, I distress the edges of the box with walnut stain distress ink. LOVE IT.

I love love love the Recollections flowers that come in that glass jar!! They are soo beautiful and so easy to encorporate into any project. Take a look at that gorgeous flower! So shabby chic! I embellished it with a Tim Holtz muse token, some baby roses, pearl trim and black skeleton leaves I found at my LSS. What I forgot to include in the picture is the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment with perfect medium then used perfect pearls in perfect gold. It's like magic when you brush some of the perfect pearls onto your stamped image. The sentiment says "find beauty in all things".

If you don't already know, I am a HUGE FAN of Graphic 45 papers. LOVE THEM! I did some fussy cutting of some vintage ladies from the Domestic Goddess collection. which works perfect with the theme of this swap. Check out that paper doily in the background! It looks so vintage. I sprayed it with some homemade mist then distressed it with walnut stain distress ink. Added some black lace on the top corners and glued on some baby roses and a cute vintage button.

Funny thing is, the actual handle of this box broke off in the middle of painting it so I made my own as a fix. I used some thick wire I got from Dollarama, and some black glass Crystazzi beads from Michaels. I secured the ends to the place where the original handle was and ta-da! I was surprised at how well it turned out.

I finished off the inside of the box with some black lace that is also a pocket and some white scalloped lace from Dollarama. I also glued on some thin satin ribbon to the insides of the box so when you open the lid, it would hold itself up. :)

Here are pictures of what I created to put inside the purse.

-handmade flower using light gold satin ribbon, some black lace, pearl trim and a vintage button
-an altered dressform I got at Dollarama (gotta love Dollarama!) which also comes with a stand BTW. I modpodged some light purple tissue paper all over the dress form , used white gathered lace for the skirt, added a bbutterfly punch by Martha Stewart, added a baby rose, some sheer black ribbon and pearl trim for the belt.
-a recycled Recollections bottle which I altered with caramel and latte alcohol inks, some brown lace, baby roses, bling and butterfly punch.
-a pocket tag using DSP from K&Co. Cut N' Paste collection

-a homemade chalkboard using chalkboard paper (which I found @ Dollarama) adhered onto light weight chipboard. Then cut out with Tim Holtz Ornamental Die.
-a hanging frame made from G45 scraps. I used a scalloped circle made out of cork (also @ Dollarama) for the base. The actual frame is from the Sizzix Die, called "Stamps and Frame" my favorite! Added a prima flower and recollections flower to embellish. I also used some white lace and jute twine as the hanger holder thingie. LOL. ;P
-a small 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 canvase piece with Gina's inital "G" on it.
-a toilet paper roll mini book. Haha in this case it's a mini-mini book since it has only like 3 pages. LOL it has to fit in the box so I had to restrain myself because I wanted to embellish that thing like crazy. The DSP I used is Prima's Botanical Collection. SOOO pretty!!!
-a post-it note holder using DCWV's Mariposa paper stack. The closure is a Recollections pearl brad and some jute twine.
-and finally, I made some stick pins using glass pearl beads from Michaels and some baby roses.

Wow, that was long typing that up! Hehe.
I hope Gina likes it!!!!!!!
Okay, that is all I'm going to be posting for this Long Weekend!! Thanks everyone for stopping by! Have a Fabulous Long Weekend!


Sympathy Card

 Here is a quick card I had put together a few weeks ago for a dear friend of mine.
The card is 5-1/2 x 5-1/2" and the card base is ivory cardstock. The DSP I used is from K&Co. Julianne collection. I love the use of the brown with subtle colors like soft pinks and creams.

I cut out 2 different sized circles and cut around the edge with my decorative scissors to create a mat for the sentiment and embellishments. The stamped sentiment is by Stampendous "Orchid Greetings". I embellished the card with Martha Stewart butterfly punches, some Recollections flowers and Bling. I also used light golden satin ribbon from Michaels and some white scalloped lace to line the ribbon across the card. I wanted this card to be big enough so everyone at my workplace can express their sympathies.


My Super Secret Cigar Box Has Arrived!!!

Ugh! I wanted to upload the video I made when I received my Super Secret Cigar Box from my swap partner and for some reason, I lost like half of the first part of the video!!! waah. So I will have to post it here. (bummer.) Anyways, as I posted earlier, I participated in Jadedstudios "Super Secret Squirrel Cigar Box Swap", and it turns out, my secret swap partner is Angela from Montreal! I am sorry, I could not seem to find a link to her anywhere! But her name is Angela and she made this beautiful creation! She had said on her card that she took the time to watch the little youtube vids that I have, to get to know my style and what I like, and I just wanted to put it out there that I do really appreciate her taking the time to get to know me and whatnot!! So thank you so much Angela!!

I absolutely loooveee my box! I heart everything! The paper, the butterflies and I have to say, the flowers are GORGEOUS in person! So shimmery and I love pink. ;)
Thanks again Angela and to Jade for hosting this super awesome swap!!


Friday, May 13, 2011

Friend Card

Hello!! It's finally the weekend here! T-G-I-F. ('nuff said.) I sure got a busy weekend ahead of me here! With swaps, and cards, and other projects that needs completion. How excited am I? Suuuupppperrrr excited! LOL! Anywho, thought I would post a little something, while I have the time, so here it is!

This is a super quick 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 card that I put together for one of the swaps earlier this month. Again, I try to use up all my scraps cuz I find that every time I look, my scrap pile just keeps getting bigger and bigger! :)

I just love love love (x10) Graphic 45 papers (lol, who doesnt?!) and I just couldn't resist going through my G45 scrap pile. So I pulled out some Le'Romantique, and cut some images from Domestic Goddess, then I inked up a paper doily with Old Paper distress ink. 

The sentiment is a Brenda Walton K&Co. sticker that I mounted onto some thicker cardstock and cut out, then used dimensionals to pop it up. I also added some Prima flowers, a little bling and some Prima lace and voila! My finished card!
I hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!