Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Shabby Banner

Hello peeps!!! Hope you are all well. Here is a banner I made for fun and my etsy shop. Just a quick drop off today. Have a busy day today. Have a great week!!!!
And a couple of close ups. Thanks to those who visit!!!!
Take care,

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Libester blog award

Today I received a wonderful little surprise from Norma Gomez.. She is a fellow scrapper and has a really great blog; so head on over and check it out: Just click on her name!!
Thank you so much Norma!!!! I really appreciate it!

 "Liebster" is German for "Dearest". The award is a  "Share the love arrangement", given to inspirational bloggers with less than 200 followers. Here is the to do list for any of the  "Liebster" blog award recipients. 

1. Thank your Liebster Blog award presenter on your blog.

2. Link back to the blogger who presented you the award.

3.Copy and paste the award on your blog.

4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers.

5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.

I am happy to now honor some fairly new bloggers with this award...
 I'd like to pass this award on to these inspiring ladies:
2. Stacey, Oh Schwiet Scrap
4. Cheryl, Cheryl's Passion
I hope you enjoy ladies!!!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

For Scrap class!!

Hello...here is a page I did for the class I teach and for a challenge over at The Paper Mixing Bowl . I thought it would be fun to play along. It called for chocolate and I only have a little but this is my take. I used the new Bobunny Garden papers. I just love these!!! Thank so much for taking a peek, I do appreciate it!!
I hope you all have a grand week!!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Shabby Butterfly tutorial

Supplies needed
2 large butterflies
2 med. butterflies
Strong glue
Antenna wire
Acrylic paint of choice
Gems for body
First lightly distress edges of butterflies and then lightly ink the edges.
Fold up the butterflies. I like to make the creases go the same way as the vein would. I fold the butterfly in half first (so wing to wing are together) then angle the folds,
so they come out looking like this.
Now using a thin strip of glue down the body line, adhere the medium butterfly to the large one taking care as to not spreading the glue under the wings. I use my fingernail, or tooth pick and run it down the body line. Let the glue set.
Get some gesso and paint and dab the paint into the gesso to lighten it up a bit and then dab on the butterfly wings. I also dabbed on the smaller wings a little. I could of done this step before I glued them together but I didn't so hey this works to!! Set aside to dry for a bit.
To make the antennas, you can use various items for instance the stem off one of your paper flowers. In this case I used white floral wire. Cut about 4 inches, fold in half and turn down the ends. You can use anything for this. I used my needle nosed pliers. I like them to look different and not all the same to give the butterfly some personality. (did I just type that!!)
For the lace I use ruffled lace. It makes the wings pop up a bit. Cut a 2 inch length and cut to shape the wings. This does not have to be perfect as you can see! Do not cut the seam off, cut away from the seam.
Use a strong glue for this next step. Hold the smaller wing up and put up and put a line of glue right next to the body line and place your winged shaped lace on top of the glue. 
Try not to push the lace towards the body and squish the glue towards there, you don't want the wing to stick to it. Same procedure on the other side.
To attach antenna cut a scrap piece of paper keeping it small enough to "hide" behind the butterfly and put a blob of strong glue on it. Place the antenna on top of the glue.
Then place the butterfly on top of that squeezing the glue around to get a good hold. Let set for a minute or two.
The adhere the gems to make the body, or whatever you choose to use for that. Then I add glitter and walla you have a butterfly. You can do this in all kinds of sizes.

Hope you like this tutorial. This is my second one so I am still very new to this. Have fun!!!!

Monday, March 12, 2012


Hi there! Hope all is well with everyone. Here is a layout I did of my niece. I just love this photo of her. I used the new Bobunny Serenity papers. A little different for me using the darker papers but I liked it.
Here are some close ups. I hand made the fabric flower and the other 2 are from the Tim Holtz die.
I just did some fussy cutting on the lanterns here. I wanted another color also thats why I added the blue.
This is just a close up of the butterfly. I embossed it with some embossing enamel. I love that stuff!!! Well that is it for today. I haven't had a lot of time to scrap lately. Hoping that changes!! I hope you all have a wonderful week!!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Together 4 ever

Hello! Here is a layout I made for a very dear friend. She wanted a picture scrapped of her grand daughter and fiance for me to give her at the bridal shower. Sometimes I wonder if some people really like getting this sort of thing. My friend said she would like it!  The two love to camp and hike at Yosemite so I wanted something that would reflect that. So here is what I came up with.
I wanted something with pine cones and Dogwoods because there is a lot of them in the park. I made the vine out of the Heartfelt creations leaf and hand made the Dogwood flowers.
Here is a close up of the pine cone corner piece. This is obviously from the Tim Holtz die with the branches and pine cone. I love making these. I will have some of these in my etsyWebstore and my newest store on Zibbet...
 Here is a close up of the pine cones and of the hinge from 3tailscraft chipboard which if you are interested can find in my Webstore . As you can see I also added some butterflies.
Finished it up with a little lacing and walla ready to go. I hope she likes it. Ok well I have been lagging in the layout dept lately. Real life has been busy!! If you have visited I thank you so much!!!

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