Friday, February 12, 2016

We Mer-Maid for Each Other | Imaginisce

Happy Valentine's friends!  This week we are having a Valentine's theme over on the Imaginisce blog, and we are further challenged to use reds or pinks on our page!  You know that this mom of boys likes to squeeze some pink onto her pages whenever possible! I have three projects and a surprise to share with you today!

First up is a punny Valentine layout of my husband and myself.

I started creating this page by adding some Gesso, water colour paints and Texture Paste to the background. I had fun getting messy and adding in the colours from the patterned papers to my white cardstock base.

While that was drying, I busied myself with cutting out the heart shaped shell that I created especially for this page!  (Keep reading to see how you can get your own copy of this cut file!)

After layering up all of the patterned papers onto my page, as well as the photos, I created this title piece.  I took a rough measurement of the word "Mer-Maid" using the Thickers from the collection and created a print out of the other words, then I trimmed the piece into a banner shape and added in the Thickers.  I am really happy with the way that it turned out.

Next up is the fun part, adding in some embellishments, like this cluster to the right of my title.  The die cuts, charms and puffy stickers layer so nicely together.  I am a huge fan of embellishment clusters!

Here is another cluster that I created, these flowers were fussy cut from one of the patterned papers.

While I was feeling all mushy, I decided to create a couple of bonus projects!  So this sweet card and treat container happened!

Aren't they cute! Here is a little closer look at both pieces.

I used the February 1st sketch challenge from the Imaginisce blog as a starting point for my card.  Just a hint for you, you can link up any type of project based on the sketch!

I cannot recall how this little acrylic box came to land on my desk or even where it came from, but it just screamed to be filled with candy to me!

I kept the embellishing on the box pretty simple, just a sweet die cut and a patterned paper bow created using my Silhouette, with a little starfish on top!

Oh and one final thing before I let you go, I promised you a cut file didn't I!

As always click on the cut file image to be taken to my download page, this Heart Shell is available in Studio, SVG, PNG, and PDF formats.

Supply List:  Imaginisce Par-r-rty Me Hearty patterned paper, charms, puffy stickers, die cuts, Thickers and stickers; American Crafts cardstock; Faber-Castell Gesso; Ranger Texture Past; Clear Scraps "Heart Arrow" stencil; Leow's water colour paints.

Have a lovely day friends!

Sketching for ScrapMuch? | February 12 2016

I have a brand new sketch to share with you today!  This one was created to share with my friends at ScrapMuch?.

You should pop on over and check out the DT inspiration, and play along!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Custom Shapes with the FUSE Tool | Tutorial

I recently played around with my FUSE tool looking for fun ways to use it.

I created a sealed tag using a clear 4 x 4 photo pocket.  It may be a little hard to see it in the photo above, but I will walk you through the steps so you can make one for yourself.

First gather your supplies: you will need a FUSE tool (the ruler is not needed for this process) a photo pocket, scissors, sequins (or whatever you would like to put into your finished shape, and a template / die cut of the shape that you would like to create.  Preheat your FUSE tool.

The first step is to add the filling into your pocket.

Now lay your die cut over top, I took advantage of two of the sealed sides by placing my die cut tag into the corner.

Now run your heated up FUSE tool around but outside of the edges of the tag, thus sealing the rest of the shapes sides.

You will end up with something resembling the above photo.

Now go ahead and trim off the excess plastic.

I have shown this layout before, but it will give you an idea of how I used my sequin tag pocket.

Supply List: Fancy Pant Designs patterned papers and flair; American Crafts white cardstock and bakers twine; We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool and waterfall sleeves; Amy Tangerine alpha stickers; Mr. Huey's mist in Heirloom Blue and Amarillo Yellow; Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine mist; CTMH Hollyhock ink pad; Staedtler felt tip pen in grey; Lawn Fawn sequins; misc. toothpicks and black thread.

Thanks for visiting! 

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Sweet Baby Boy | Baby Card and Gift

I have a little baby card  and gift to share today.  I made this card to give to a sweet friend that had a darling baby boy last month.

I had fun filling the rattle with little wood veneer hearts, sequins and dew drops.

The card shape is a Silhouette Studio cut file that I purchased from their store a while back, just for the sheer cuteness of it!  So nice of my friend to have a baby so I could play with this file! ha!

  Less exciting is the little tag that I designed.

I also crocheted this blanket for the babe, it's my thing for new babies.  I picked him up a little toy, too.  Because boys need toys!

This blanket is made from chunky cotton / acrylic yarn.  I do not like to work with acrylic only yarn it feels gross.  Plus the addition of the cotton helps the blankets last a long time. (Just ask this little guys big brother!)  The acrylic makes it easier to launder, it is a win win I guess.

Card Supply List:   Lawn Fawn patterned paper; Recollections cardstock; Hemptique button twine; Robin's Nest dew drops; Studio Calico wood hearts; American Crafts and Teresa Collins sequins; misc. button and ribbon.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Friday, February 05, 2016

Sketching for ScrapMuch? | February 5 2016

I have a new sketch to share with you all today!

This one was created for ScrapMuch?, and my monthly two pager.  You should pop over and check out their DT reveal!

Thanks for checking in!

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Heart Shaped Lollipop Wrap | Free Cut File

As promised I am sharing a freebie cut file for the Heart Shaped Lollipop Wrap, that I created as part of my February 1st reveal for ScrapMuch?.

As always click on the image to be taken to my download page.  This file is available in Silhouette, SVG, PDF and PNG.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Cupid's Arrow Toothpick Embellishment | Tutorial

I am sharing a super easy and fun tutorial today to create your very own Cupid's Arrow toothpick embellishment.

For each embellishment you will need two punched or die cut hearts and 4 chevron arrows (as shown) which can be die cut or fussy cut and one toothpick.

Score all of the chevron arrows along the centre.

Start adhering a couple of the chevron arrow pieces together.

Add the toothpick to the centre and then adhere the remaining two chevron arrows.

You should end up with something that looks like this.

Now adhere the hearts back to back at the other end of the toothpick.


See super easy!

Here is a page that I used this technique on (recently shared).

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Sketching for Scrap the Boys | February 1 2016

I have been invited to share a couple of sketches over at Scrap the Boys, I would love for you to pop on over and play along!

Thanks for visiting!