Sunday, July 26, 2015

BELIEVE Disney Mini album

Remember I mentioned in my last post that I made a bunch of cool little things out of that Say Cheese! paper kit - Well here is a mini 4 x 4 paper bag album - that came out super cute. The photos don't really do it justice - I think I need a new camera. 
The bottom page on the left I used a small photo chipboard frame with some other embellishments surrounding it to give a finished look.

cute right?

Below is another set of pages that really make this album scream *DISNEYLAND*

But wait there's more....
until next time!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Say Cheese

Ordered this kit months ago and I guess due to its popularity took forever to arrive but man once I got it - I went to town!

I made 2 back to back double sided layouts, 4 cards, 1 mini 4 x 4 paper bag album and 1 project life like chipboard album!

And I have lots left over! I'll be sharing the rest of the items I made over the next few days! The first thing I want to share is this card - that I think would be fun to give to someone who is being surprised with a Disneyland or Disney world trip!!! It's super cute and totally obvious. - what do you think?

I am linking this up to the following challenges: 
creative moments - anything - monochromatic
decorate to celebrate - anything goes with 3-d
inspiration destination - anything goes
word art Wednesday - anything goes - family friendly

Happy crafting


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Lovely lace

All my kids have dream catchers in their room. When they were little it was part of our nighttime ritual - after prayers I would spin it and say "DREAM CATCHER DREAM CATHCHER CATCH ALL THEIR BAD DREAMS" now I don't have to physically spin it; just include it in prayer time! 

I figured perhaps I could create a "grown up version" of the Dream Catcher�� 

So here's my first try....

You need some lace, ribbons beads and threads in coordinating colors. I have these metal rings that I found in my Hoard- but you could use embroidery hoops 2 for one - �� cool! 

Step one: wrap the ring with some lace ribbon then hot glue it down (just the end pieces...then glue small dots of the lace or doily around the ring finally add your ribbon dangles with beads - use coordinating ribbon colors and threads to finish it off! 

I think this would look amazing in different colors. Make it match your room decor! 

The possibilities are endless! 

I am linking this up to the following parties: 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Red White and Blue

Oh how I love to sew! Straight line sewing that is...I wish I could really see as in make clothes and quilt but alas I will stick to scrappy sewing!

In honor of the Fourth of July I wanted to share a sweet and super easy project made using Scraps! 

You will need some scraps of fabric in the following colors: red, white & blue and some bits of ribbon and some lace.

I used a a base fabric like some Muslin to see onto. I first started off with the rows of blue fleece & ribbon bits and sewed them down in rows not really worrying about things laying perfectly straight. Once I had things laying like I liked I free hand stitched all over the top to help make it lay flat!!!

Then I free hand cut out stars from some thick lace and stitched them to the blue.

Then came the bottom part - I used bits of burlap, ric rac, and some seam binding...and just stitched across the top only because I wanted it to flow and go with the breeze (should a freak wind kick up suddenly in this heat) 

I love the shabby look of it. It Looks handmade and that's the look I was going for, (wink wink) 

I decided that this would be something I leave out year around to show our support for the most amazing people who fight for our freedom and those who have fought in the past! 

Feeling proud to be an American!

Happy 4th of July everyone! 

I'll be linking this up to the following parties: 


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July already?

Wait what happened to June? Oh my goodness, I must have fallen off the face of the Earth for a month. Funny thing is that even though I haven't been blogging I have still been very crafty.

I have been busily making fun scrapbooks made from chipboard...the most recent collection I made was a set of SCHOOL days albums. That are perfect for end of year celebrations and teachers gifts.

I am loving the fun graphics on this cover.

the inside is so fun and can totally be used for little kids memories or as a sweet teachers gift.

Love the primary colors and the cool graphics on the die cuts.

I think I like it...

Here is another end of school album - totally different take and made from a paper bag...

I think this one would work for some middle school kids and maybe even High school, maybe...

Something about these school albums makes me feel nostalgic..

Cute right?

anyway see this past month has kept me busy and vacationing so now back to the norm and more crafty projects to share.

Happy Hump Day...


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mesh What?

I have to admit I was never into those wreaths made of mesh - you know the stuff that is all shimmery and big and fluffy? I have seen things like cupcakes and carrots and well it was too much = until I played with it myself. I must admit before you see the final pieces - they are a bit LARGE - like really quite BIG and poofy for my liking but they came out wonderfully. And, quite easy to put together. I made a video for it but wanted to show you the still photos here and some basic steps to making one yourself.

Here are the items you need to get started:

2 metal wreath forms ( or any wreath form you prefer to work with)  scissors, pipe cleaners or wire and mesh. I found these 5 yard spools of mesh at Dollar Tree (bought weeks ago with the idea of making a 4th of July wreath) Best part is the spools are $1.00 each and for the two 24 inch wreaths I used 6 spools per wreath!

Take the pipe cleaners and use them as fasteners - I added them in variations one on the first 2 rows of wires then alternate to the bottom two rows of wires.

Then you make 2 loops and create a bow as shown below

 then you grab that bow and twist it onto your wreath form thats where the wire forms work best. My opinion only....
 I then added little loops or curls to the ends of the pipe cleaners - kind of going for the butterfly antenna look. 

and you keep adding lots of bows all over the wreath - since I used three colors I alternated them throughout and at the top center I added a double bow (4 loops) to finish it off and added some small Americana bows in the center to make it dazzle, again from the dollar store. 

Here's a look at both wreaths on my front door. In my video I made a comment about keeping track of how large you make the bows so that things stay semi cohesive and look good - well as you can see in the wreath on the right I made my red bows way bigger then the others and well the wreaths appear a little different - just because the red dominates the 2nd wreath. So maybe measuring the lengths of mesh before hand would be a real good idea.

This whole project cost me under 20.00 - perhaps maybe 16 dollars total. 12.00 worth of mesh and 4.00 for the two 24 inch wreaths. The wreaths are from Michael's and with a 40% off coupon - really makes the whole deal easy to do on the cheap! 

I do have a suggestion. If you are buying the mesh from the dollar tree you really need to grab them as soon as you see them. So like as soon as they set out the Easter stuff or Christmas stuff and you see piles of mesh buy them up - its so much easier to take them back if you don't use them all. I learned this the hard way - I only but 8 rolls of mesh initially and then had to scramble and call around looking for more rolls and well it was a headache and we had to drive to Egypt to pick the other rolls up...I think its because mesh wreaths are such a hot trend right now....

I will be linking this up to the following parties:

Happy Crafting ya'll.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015


I promised new cards and here they are - again these ones used some new stamps I got at Michael's last week - that are to me the Perfect sentiment and could work on the front (like I used them) or on the inside...

again I used the Basic Grey paper pad and embellishments that I had left over from Mondays cards.
I think they are clean and simple and could work for either a guy or girl...
I am linking this up to the following challenges;
creative moments - anything goes - teentastic
frilly and funkie - anything goes - HAPPY
kraftin' kimmie - anything goes
word art Wednesday - anything goes - family friendly
crafting by designs - sentiments
happy crafting