Alter Somethin' Days - Vinyl

Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy Monday everyone! Thank you for joining me for this segment of Alter Somethin' Days. If you are new to my blog this segment is a bi-weekly feature to show crafters the fun they can have making altered projects. 

This week's project is:
An Altered Frame Using Vinyl

Here are some quick and easy steps to make your own:

1. Use a 9" x 9" Ikea - "Ribba" frame. You can easily take it apart and alter it any way that you like.

2. Cut a piece of embossed cardstock to 9" x 9". I used Bazzill - Wallpaper "Raven" embossed cardstock.

3. Use adhesive and secure the embossed cardstock to the back base of the frame.

4. Take off the backing of your vinyl and position it in the center of your embossed cardstock. I used an old credit card to rub over the vinyl and secured it to the paper. The vinyl that I used is from Stampin Up!

5. Now that your vinyl is secure, peel away the top sheet.  
6. Your vinyl should now lay flat and smooth against the embossed cardstock. Now assemble your frame back together and your project is done. 

My kitchen is a Chef theme with red, black, & white sprinkled all over. This project will go perfect in there!

I Hope you found some inspiration from today's project. If you make something with vinyl please be sure to let me know. I'd love to stop by your blog and take a look. And if you love altered projects be sure to play along in LESSology Challenge #2: The Trinket Box

I'm joining in at the following Linky Parties:

Splash of Color!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Hey ya'll! I'm so glad it's Friday. I've been running around all week long like a marathon runner. Errands here...meetings there...pick up this....pick up that... My brain is tired just thinking about all the things I've done this week.

Last night I just ignored all of the other things on my "To Do List" and made some new cards. I actually felt relaxed and just let the creativity flow. I need more moments like this. :)

I've been wanting to play at The Play Date Cafe for weeks now. Look at this yummy color combo they've got going.

I decided to make a Christmas card using the color combo. I love holiday cards that break away from the traditional colors.

The orange polka dots and the splashes of green made this so fun for me. And check out the yellow elements too (star on the tree and the button).

Sooo...what do you all have planned this weekend? I'm planning to spend more time in my craft room for sure.

P.S. There's a DT call going on over at Creative Charms. Be sure to check it out. Their products are awesome. And sadly, Jessica has decided to close down the Lucky Girl Crafts Kit Club. Be sure to check out the sale going on this weekend.  

Blooms & Boxes

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

 This is my very first trinket box...ever...

I was a little nervous about making one, but really had a lot of fun with it. If you like making altered things, then you must join in on LESSology Challenge #2 - The Trinket Box Challenge !

This started out as a plain wooden box (from Hobby Lobby). I painted it black, added some patterned paper, and a red Prima flower. {Prima flowers goes with everything don't they?}

The inside of the box is lined with recycled dictionary paper and red burlap. I filled it with more Prima flowers.

Now it's time for you guys to join in on the fun!
Be sure to link up {Here}
There's a kewl prize up for grabs from Market Street Stamps. Can't wait to see your projects!

Lessology - Trinket Box Time!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Wow...what an awesome response to our first challenge at LESSology. I want to send BIG THANKS to everyone for their love & support of our new venture. You guys rock!

Now it's time for Lessology's Challenge #2 - The Trinket Box Challenge.

Here's a sneak peek of my project.
{I'll be back Wednesday with the full reveal!}

Challenge #2 is sponsored by:

This is the wonderful prize pack:

(It contains: MSS-14 "Enjoy Today", MSS-11 "Computer Cutie", MSS-BK-07 "Vintage Wallpaper" and MSS-BK-08 "Vintage Music". Total retail value is $42.00.)

And here are sneaks of the wonderful LESSology DT!

Ready to play along?

Link your creations {HERE} by Sunday October 2, 11.59pm EST.

Just A Note & News!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

I have fun news & a card today!

Before I get to my news let me show you my "Just A Note" card made with the adorable products in the September Lucky Girl Crafts Kit.

And I'm also playing along in the new "Go Fish" challenge
at Trade Fish Designs. You gotta check them out. :)

I kept the design clean & simple. The corrugaged owl came with the kit. I used my Stampin' Up! 2-Step Owl Punch to dress up the eyes and body of my little owl. The Tim Holtz memo pin is also a fun part of this kit. The sentiment is from SRM Stickers.

Now for some news.....

First, I got word that one of my projects will be in an upcoming
 Create - Idea Book {Woo Hoo!!!}

Next...I was selected to be a Guest Designer at:
The Kraft Journal {love kraft and this wonderful site}

My week was busy and oh so stressful, but this good news
cheered me up really fast {SMILE}

Have a great weekend everyone!
See ya on Monday for a new LESSology Challenge!

Card Supplies:
Cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Patterned Paper (Jillibean Soup Sweet & Sour Soup Sauerkraut); Journal Card (Jillibean Soup Sweet & Sour Bite Size Bits); Sticker Labels (Jillibean Soup Sweet & Sour Soup Labels); Stickers (SRM Stickers); Stick Pen (Tim Holtz Idea-ology Memo Pin); Corrugated Owl Shape (Jillibean Soup); Punch (Stampin Up! 3 Step Owl Punch) 

"Boo" Treats!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The theme for Challenge #32 is "Autumn"
Create a card, layout, multi-media piece, tag, ATC, hair bow, you name it. Just be sure to use ribbon/lace or trim somewhere on your project.

Autumn reminds me of Halloween time so I "dressed up" some treats to pass out at my school. 

I used some "healthy" treats and made the the tags out of My Little Shoebox paper, RRR baker's twine, gingham ribbon, and Halloween Pumpkin ribbon.

Be sure to link your "Autumn" creations to the RRR blog by Sept. 27thThe winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Guest Design Day - City Crafter Challenge

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

***for the RRR blog hop click {here}

I am so happy & honored to Guest Design with the talented ladies over at the City Crafter Challenge. They've got lots of fun stuff going on over there today.

Week 74 Challenge:
I "Heart" You!
 {incorporate heart(s) on your project}

The wonderful sponsor this week is:

Fresh Brewed Designs is having a blog hop to support "Breast Cancer Awareness" on September 22nd. Be sure to visit them for this special event.  

For my card I used their "Latte Love" digi. I also added a fun SRM Sticker for the sentiment and RRR ric rac and ribbon.

Big Hugs to Kirsty and the rest of the crew at the City Crafter Challenge for letting me play along with them this week.

Be sure to hop on over to play along in this fun challenge!

Hop Along with Me

**For the City Crafter Challenge click {HERE}

Welcome & thank you for stopping by today for the Really Reasonable Blog Hop. I hope you like my altered "Baby Shower" envelope made with pink glitter ric rac ribbon.

Make sure to leave a comment on the RRR post and answer a question for the chance to win something special! If you get lost along the way please be sure to start at the RRR blog! Now it's time to head on to Crystal's blog...

And be sure to check out the September RRR Ribbon Club 

Happy Hopping !

Alter Somethin' Days - Spooky Treats

Monday, September 12, 2011

Welcome to the second installment of my new bi-weekly feature that will show crafters the fun of making altered projects!

Every other Monday I'll have a new project for you!

Today's project is - "Spooky Treat Bags"

I love quick & easy and these are so fun to make.

Here's how you make your own:

1. Get yourself some bitty bags.
{I got mine from the RRR store}

2. Get your favorite paper & punch out a fun shape.
{I used the 2-3/8" punch from Stampin Up!}

3. Adhere your punch to the bitty bag & top it off
with fun Halloween stickers.
{I got mine from the Creative Charms store}

4. Add some colorful twine.

5. Fill each bag with your fave goodies.

Here's a close-up shot!

Love this little bat.
{the paper I used is from My Little Shoebox}

Hope you find inspiration from my new feature!
To see more of my altered projects click {Here}

And if you love altered projects be sure to play along in our fun challenges at LESSology.

Be Yourself ..... Be Creative!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Be Yourself...Be Creative!

That's one of the things that Nana & Papa always tell my kiddos.

Here's my latest page that will be included in the "Grandparent's Day" book for Nana & Papa. I'm playing along this week in the fun challenge at The Kraft Journal!

I used some fun kraft along with the yummy goodies from the Lucky Girl Crafts September kit. It's full of some fun Jillibean Soup products too. :)

I love this corrugated heart.
I added some colorful twine to it.

I used my SU punch on the pretty butterfly paper.
And the Jillibean polka twill is so KEWL!

Here's Rachel with the classic "school pose".
I placed the photo on top of a Jillibean journal card.

"R" is for Rachel
I cut out the letter from the Jillibean paper in the kit.

P.S. - There's still time to play & win 2 prizes at LESSology

Have a Happy Weekend!

Altered Book Time!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Come & Join us at LESSology!

The Decorated Book Challenge
(Alter an old board book or an old dictionary. Or make one from scratch)

I started out with a book about "friendship"...

and turned it into this.

Some of the pages of this book were worn, so I did a "page makeover" using yummy My Little Shoebox products. Here are a couple of my fave pages...

This book is full of beautiful "friendship" quotes. I cut some of my faves from the worn pages and added them to the new ones. I also added fun twine and wooden clothespins.

Here's another page. I added an RRR Bitty Bag and tucked a journal card inside. The twine is from The Twinery.

I love the cover page. It actually makes me laugh because I used to wear my hair just like this when I was a little girl. :) And look at those cute Creative Charms gradient gems in her hair.

Love this Prima flower & the MLS glittery alphas.

LESSology's first challenge is sponsored by Creative Charms.

And we are not just giving away one prize...but we are giving away two Creative Charms prize packs this week. Be sure to link up {HERE}. You have 2 weeks to play. Can't wait to see your fun & fabulous altered books.

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: My Little Shoebox - Audrey Collection ("Love in the Afternoon", "Sabrina", "Funny Face");  Pretty Little Things Collection ("Little Miss Sunshine", "Seed Packets"); Enchanted Garden Collection ("Dazzling"); City By the Bay Collection (Journaling Diecut); Alpha Stickers (MLS); Flower (Prima); Twine (The Twinery); Gradient Gem (Creative Charms); Clothespins (The Kraft Outlet); Bitty Bags (Really Reasonable Ribbon); Upcycled Book