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Friday, September 26, 2014

Hybrid Autumn Wreath

Despite all of my attempts, I'm not able to stop Autumn and Winter from coming.  I don't mind Autumn, really. It's Winter that I'm not a big fan of. And it always seems to creep it's way into the middle/end of Autumn and then hangs around well into Spring.

To help enjoy the Fall season a bit more, I thought I'd add some decor to the house to keep the focus on this gorgeous time of year.  Using the beautiful digital kit Climbing Trees and Falling Leaves by Etc by Danyale, I created this candle wreath.

The papers in this are super rich and vibrant and there are so many amazing patterns to choose from! There are also coordinating solid color papers too. A must for someone like me who will be dipping back into the kit to create some festive cards!

After selecting a few papers and printing them out, I cut the shapes for the "leaves" of my wreath using my Silhouette Cameo.  I wrapped some ribbon around a wreath form, then started gluing the leaves to it using fabric glue.  It was a great project to do while catching the season opener of one of my favorite TV shows this week!

My plan is to use this as a candle wreath as I've shown it here. But I also made a loop on the back so that I can hang the wreath if I choose.

Hope you are having a wonderful adjustment to the changing seasons!

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

Just a quick post to share a birthday card I put together. Sometimes I find it hard to remember that less can be elegant. This card was made using plain white card stock. I dry embossed some of it to create a patterned background.

Then I die cut and embossed a butterfly and some leaves. The pearls added a bit of shimmer to the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

She Believes

A little mixed-media fun to share with you.  Life is good when I can find time to be creative. And when I get to play with lots of media, it's even better!  For this canvas art, I started out in the digital world and then crossed over to reality!  The papers used to create the dress, flowers, word art and butterfly are all part of a digital bundle by Etc by Danyale called She Believes

As soon as I saw this preview of the kit, I knew what I was going to create! I really like how the dress turned out.  These papers are gorgeous! And the word art is so inspiring. I know I'll be making lots of cards with this kit too!

The canvas also has stamps from House of Three, Tim Holtz, Ranger, Inkadinkado and Bobunny. There are also rub-ons by Kaiser, OTC, various markers, crayons, paints, inks, embossing powders, and cabochons by Prima. And doodles!  Lots of doodles!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a creative day!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Another First Day

Got to do some more scrapping!  It's such a celebration when I can fit creative time in to my day!  These are photos from another "first day" of sorts.  One of my sons returning to a program that he is participating in. He works really hard, has learned a ton. The best part? He enjoys it!

I used some more of the Little Yellow Bicycle Generation Z set that I've had on hand forever! This page was designed in my Silhouette Studio software.  I'm seeing a trend in my paper scrapping, I'm tending to go to the Silhouette Studio first to layout out my sketch rather than sketching it out on paper as I used to.  It makes it really easy to make my own elements for the page using shapes that I cut with the Cameo.

The polaroid frame, star, "say cheese", and star border are all shapes from the Silhouette store.  The jounral tag is from Little Yellow Bicycle.

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by. Hope you have a creative day!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Back to School

This has got to be the fastest I've ever gotten something scrapped!  Took the picture in the morning. Made the layout that same day!  Wowza. OK, so that may not seem so fast to many of you. But I'm a r-e-a-l-l-y slow scrapper. Really. Slow.  So I'm pretty thrilled that I was able to scrap a photo I had just taken the same day!!

I used some papers from the Little Yellow Bicycle  Generation Z set.  They are wonderful masculine papers.  Yes, it's an old release. See I bought it when it was new with the intent to scrap photos of my sons. But I just haven't gotten to it!

Today was different.  I snapped some "back-to-school" photos of my kids as they headed off this morning.  After work I had some time. And some mojo. Great combination when those two things come together, isn't it?

Using the Silhouette Studio software, I designed the layout.  I cut the hexagons and the elements.  On the plain blue cardstock I sprayed some Glimmer Mist and some craft paint to great a sparkly splattered background.

To get the yellow arrows under the word art to layout perfectly, I used a little bit of contact paper to [pick them up off the mat as they were designed. I applied adhesive to the back, laid them on the paper and removed the contact paper.

The journal spot is from Little Yellow Bicycle too.

It sure felt good to do some scrapping today!  Hope you're are getting time to be creative too!

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