This is an upcoming gift for a friend. The papers and box are Melissa Frances, and I added the Prima flowers, rick rack and bling. Have to still find some envelops that will fit!!! Love the shabby chic look, don't you?
In the meantime, I am going to Creating Keepsakes Convention in Manchester, New Hampshire, to work for Scrapbooks N' Stickers company. If any of you are there, make sure to stop by and play with me! So happy you have found my blog! Make sure you become a follower!
Enter Mixology Crafts giveaway for the new Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition! Go to http://www.mixologycrafts.wordpress.com/ for April 23rd, and enter. Subscribe, blog about it, FaceBook about it for more chances. Good Luck to everyone! Beverly
I recently entered a contest on Getting Cricky's blog hop for The Sewing Box Giveaway, through www.TheOriginalScrapbox.com and WON!!! I have won their GIANT Cutting Board that is self healing on one side and a work surface on the other. They have awesome products and I am so thrilled to be receiving this wonderful prize, especially because I am in need of this for my desk top!!! (Happy dance!!) As delighted as I am, I now am looking forward to the next part of this contest in which I am one out of 9 others in a final drawing for the Sewing Box, which is their newest craft space. If I win this, my poor sewing machine will be so happy, since it has been resigned to sit on the floor behind a chair, in the corner of my room! Poor, poor sewing machine! Needless to say I and my machine will just be so thrilled, and of course I will be doing my happy dance, all over again! I hope you all have a Happy Easter, and spend time thanking God for all His wonderful blessings!
Here is my card using only Pink, Black and Cream. I used Anna Griffin paper and Bazzill cardstocks with the Provo Craft Cricut Expression cutting out my die cuts and title. I used the Wall Art cartridge for both. I then added Want2Scrap bling to accent. Scrap ribbon in pink was also added. Hope you enjoy it! Here is the blog to check out the others. www.cr84fncolorchallenge.blogspot.com
Double page layout made from Daisy D's patterned paper.
Flower cut from Mother's Bouquet Cricut Cartridge, inked and dimensionalized.
Close up of flowers. Cut at different sizes, inked and then layered.
Other side of layout.
Here is my Double Page Layout of the photos from before. For this tutorial, you can use any flower cut from patterned paper. In this case, I used the Mother's Bouquet that is a seasonal cartridge from Cricut, using my Gypsy to get as many cut from one 6" by 12" paper, and my Expression. Saves a ton of cutting and time.
Tutorial: The large flower consists of 2 cuts each of these sizes: 2.5", 1 1/2", and 3 cut at 1", totaling 7 flowers in all. Inked the back and edges because I was using one sided paper. If you are using double sided, only ink the edges. Also try to use paper that is not too thin, but not too thick. This paper seemed to be perfect for the technique so I just inked the reverse side because of it showing the white side.
Next, using an embossing tool or the round end of a pen, and a mouse pad for it's softness, press into the center of each flower and rub in a circular motion. This immediately "warps" the paper into a scooped out shape. Next, fold each petal in half, and so dimensionalizing them separately. After completing this for all flower pieces, layer them as you desire, overlapping and folding the 3 smallest in the center. To do this, fold two halves of two flowers back to back or 1/2 of each glued together, in other words. Smooch them, then layer into the center of the flower. Use even smaller cut flowers together to layer onto bling, as in my layout. I painted chipboard letters and frame with its center, and the metal word, "memories" with Making Memories, blue raspberry paint to add dimension. Added more bling and more smaller 1" flowers. I hope you enjoyed this, as much as I have.
Mural painted on building along 8th Street, by Archie Nica
Guayaba y gueso con cafe' con leche
Cigars being rolled in a local establishment.
I hope you enjoy seeing some real spanish culture from Little Havana in Miami, Florida.
We enjoy the colors and fantastic culture they have. This is my daughter's third year taking Spanish and I wanted her to really understand more about the customs so we went to 8th Street, Miami. Wish I could have another Media Noche and Cafe' con leche, right now, don't you?
Make sure to join my blog and I will post the layout I made from this trip, later.
I recently went to another scrapbookers garage sale, and found this album from a scrapbook class I had wanted to take. I Googled the name of the teacher, and colors of the album to find photos of the class project and then went to work. I especially loved the bird I painted and then doodled on. Remember doodling on pages a few years ago? We aren't really doing that anymore, but this affect really looks cute!! Have to use it again!
Instructions were to take a chipboard shape, in this case I had a bird and its wing. I painted each in two different shades as to add dimension. Then using a white pen, I drew curly ques on it and followed the wing around with just dots. LOVED the affect. I also used Glue Arts newest Fabric Glue, which is a green cartridge, on the canvas pages. What a wonderful product!! I sewed buttons on felt and added ribbon braid on the edges of some of the pages. The album is just stocked full of techniques, and really was fun to make. Hope you enjoy it!