Friday, September 24, 2010

Welcome Tobin

My friend Noey recently gave birth to this sweet baby boy. I can't wait to meet him in person, but he is filled with smiles on Skype :)

Details: Paper is Canal from 7 gypsies' Venice line. Looped strip is fancy frills key lime stickers by Doodlebug Designs. "Perfect" is from My Mind's Eye's So Sophie Line.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Four Years

The traditional anniversary gifts to celebrate four years are fruit and flowers. Chris gave me some beautiful gerberas, reminiscent of our wedding, and some wonderful smelling freesia. He also gave me ting ice creams to enjoy while watching a movie and some new to me fruits. I gave him a mandarin orange tree and a game for us to play together. We capped off the celebration with a wonderful feast at the Melting Pot. Yum!

Details: The background paper is Pebbles from Crate Paper's Brook Collection. Title was cut out using the connected feature on the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge.

Zilker kite festival 2010

This layout is a little bit different for me. I had all of these wonderful pieces that would make this layout awesome, I just didn't know how to use it all together. Then inspiration struck and I ended up with this and I love it. It is just such a happy layout. Yes, that is pink you see :)

Details: Orange paper is candle from SEI's Happy Days collection. Cloud paper is Skyline Park from American Crafts' City Park line. Pink paper is How's it Going from American Crafts' Everyday line.All embellishment stickers are from Eco Park's Sweet Summertime Element Sticker sheet.


I wasn't able to find a Las Vegas post card so we decided to take pictures at the Rain Forest Cafe for out souvenir. The post card is from our journey to Red Rock.

Details: Both papers are from SEI's Moravia collection. Letters are by Making Memories. Las Vegas embellishment is by K & Company.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Halloween Wreath

Last year I saw this beautiful Halloween wreath on the Making Memories blog and I decided that if I still had enough paper left from the Spook Alley collection that I would do something similar this year. I started this project a few weeks ago and worked on the paper rolls bit by bit. I think it turned out great! If you want to know more about how I made it, supplies and instructions are below detail photos.

Supplies needed:
  • Various 12x12 papers from the Making Memories Spook Alley collection
  • Spook Alley Trims and Treats
  • Spook Alley Die Cuts
  • 12 inch diameter foam wreath (the sample one was 8")
  • One roll of black tulle - 2" wide
  • toothpicks for placing ghosts and die cuts on wreath
  • Sequin pins for securing paper
  • Pencil
  • Paper cutter
Wrap tulle around the wreath, overlapping about half of each wrap around to cover the green foam. Secure the end of the ribbon with a sequin pin. Cut off excess and tie around the top of the wreath to hang it up.

Cut paper into 1/4" strips. Wrap each strip, tightly, around a pencil to form a coil. Secure each coil to the wreath, with a sequin pin, in a desired pattern. Continue until wreath front is covered.

Once all the paper coils are secured to the wreath, it is time to add embellishments. Secure a toothpick to the back of the ghosts and die cuts. I used scotch tape to do this. Then place the tooth picks through the coils in a desired location. To secure the bats I used an adhesive dot and stuck them to a paper coil.

Once you have everything where you like it, hang the wreath indoors. I think this would also be nice with Christmas paper and embellishments!