Friday, May 27, 2011

Theresa Collins Baby Boutique and Elegant Edges

I got the Theresa Collins Baby Boutique Imagine cartridge today and had to make something. I needed a birthday card, but nothing really feminine.

I cut the fleur de lis out at 3" and did the layers. I then cut out the mat on the Imagine and flood filled it with the gray from the TCBB cart, so it would match the gray in the fleur de lis. The mat was cut at 5".

I added the fleur de lis ribbon and the bird sticker are both from Michaels.

The card base was made from a sheet of black C'oredinations paper and the birthday stamp is an old one from my stash.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wedding Card and Memory Box

It's been a rough 3 weeks. Between being really sick and having to go to New Orleans for my niece's wedding, I've hardly had time to do much of anything! Today I'm posting the memory box that I made for my niece, along with a card for her, made by my beautiful daughter Madeline.

I have the box hand made by a fellow in North Carolina. His name is Ernie and his business is Pop's Wood Shop. He's wonderful to do business with. I just tell him what I want and he makes it and ships it. This is the 2nd box I've had him made and I so very pleased with his work. The reason I needed something made is because I couldn't find a plain wooden box that was large enough to hold a lot of stuff.

This box is 12" x 12" x 8", so it can hold a lot of wedding stuff! The box arrives unfinished, allowing me to custom the look to the brides taste. As a matter of fact, I posted the box I did for the bride's brother, who got married last July.

I knew immediately what I wanted to do with this box. The wedding colors were black and white and the bride likes things simple. I painted the box, inside and out, with black acrylic paint. I then lined the interior of the box with black velvet. I took the wedding invitation and modpoged it onto the top and added a simple pearl and lace ribbon edging. We added nickel plated hardward and it was done!

For the card, since I was so sick, Madeline stepped up and made one for me. She cut the bride and groom from the Wedding cart. She used a white mesh ribbon to make a veil and then used glossy accents on the entire cut. She found the black and white paper from DCWV's new stack. She used Elegant Cakes for the swirly cut and the initials. Of couse, she used glossy accents on that too! Can you tell that's her favorite product????

I think she did a fabulous job! I really wish she'd spend more time crafting because I think she has an eye for it!

I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things soon. Three weeks without crafting is way too long! Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 6, 2011


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Hi everyone, Happy Mother’s Day! I'm Kelly, welcome to my blog!

Today I’m featuring one of my new favorite home décor items! I love to alter things, so it’s no surprise that I had to give the printer’s tray from 7 Gypsies a try. A friend requested that I make one for her to give to her daughter for Mother’s Day. The tray is 12” x 12” and comes in a variety of opening sizes. The one I’m using today has 12 openings, each 2 ¾" x 3 ¾".

I was given four photographs to work with, but very little direction. The only thing I knew was that she liked modern, clean lines. Well, that was kind of a stretch for me. I think that the tray calls out for more of a vintage look, but I accepted the challenge. I knew that her décor was black and white, with splashes of red, so that is where I began.

I’ll give a brief description of each square, but want to let you know that the paper is from the new Bella Armoire stack from DCWV. It’s all black and white and gorgeous!

I decided to put the four photos in the corners and work from there. I matted each photo on paper from the stack, as the photos were a little smaller than the openings. I kept all of the photos plain, with the exception of the wedding photo at the bottom left. Included in the stack was a page of journaling tags and sayings. I saw the “one beautiful day” and knew I wanted to use it with that wedding photo, so I added pearls along the sides of the photo since that this is the only photo that was in portrait mode. I then pop dotted the saying and added a pearl to each end.

Next I had to get busy creating the remaining 8 spaces. I knew I wanted to use initials, so I got out the Cricut and made the scalloped oval mats with Lacey Labels, then used Plantin Schoolbook for the “N”, which I cut out of vinyl. The M & M are also PS and cut out of vinyl then placed on rescued bathroom tile samples from my office.

I was told not to use flowers or butterflies (gasp), so I decided to use the bird from Cindy Loo. I used different 3 different paper patterns and instead of using the eye cut out, I inserted some bling! I placed it on a premade rosette from Michael’s Recollections line.

I needed something for the space between their two photos at the top, so I decided on a plain white heart. This heart was from Celebrate With A Flourish and is very elegant. I added the LOVE tag from Tim Holtz and some bling.

I had an empty space that I wasn’t quite sure what to do, so I took some black and white buttons, some black buttons and flowered crystals and made a simple design. It filled the space and I really like the way it came out.

Next up were the metal tags with words from Tim Holtz. I used the Live, Play, Love tags, backed with some red ribbon and more bling.

Right above the photo of the family, I wanted to cut out the word family, but happened upon this sticker. I punched out a plain white circle, so you could read the word “family” since the sticker was clear. I dusted the back part that was outside of the white circle with baby powder to keep it from bending down and sticking, since I pop dotted it off of the page. Of course, more bling was added.

Lastly, I had a single sheet of paper and I don’t know who the mfg is, but it was a page of white roses on a black background. (see 1st photo above) I decided to cut it out and it fit perfectly; so much so I left it plain.

I hope you enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed making it!

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