Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Halloween Jewelry with Blue Moon Beads

Hello! It's almost October and I'm excited to be able to wear the Halloween jewelry I made with the Blue Moon Beads Holiday Frights line. 

The Spider hair pin is my favorite piece. I simply used wire to secure the spider to a hair clip. My daughter's Ariel doll is modeling it for us. 

This Candy Necklace can also be wrapped around as a charm bracelet. I love pieces that are versatile :) 

We're big Walking Dead fans at out house and this Zombie necklace and earring set was so easy to make. I just used a black ribbon for the necklace. 

Next time you're at Joann stores, check out the Holiday Frights line and get in the spirit! 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

September Stack-a-holicChallenge reminder

Hello! I have a layout all about being thankful. 
Who says you have to wait for november?! lol 

This is my take on the DCWV Stack-a-holic challenge this month. This was a fun sketch because the placement of the photos is very different than what I would choose on my own :)

Make sure to play along and you could win some new DCWV goodies. 
Just visit the DCWV Blog for details and more inspiration from the rest of the awesome design team. 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Hello Fall!

Hey Everyone! Oh my! It's September...How did that happen so fast?!

I'm looking forward to comfy sweaters and warm drinks. What are you looking forward to this fall?

I thought I would make some acorn treat holders to hand out to a few friends as we welcome fall, later this month. I used the new DCWV & Lia Griffith Fall Acorns stack from Joann stores.

The patterns are already die cut, so all I had to do was pop them out of the stack and  assemble them.
I love to have something to do while I watch TV and these Acorns got assembled during a  Downton Abby marathon :) 

A couple tips:
1. Use a pencil to curl the ends of the acorn tops for a 'cuter' look.
2. I found hot glue to be the best adhesive option. Use tweezers while assembling to avoid burning fingers.

Embellishing the Acorn tops was SO much fun!
 Probably the best part of the whole process. 
I used beads, buttons, wood veneer and wire from my stash. 

Next, fill with your favorite treats. I opted for Brach's Autumn Mix and Mega M&Ms. 

Now, let's hope I can keep my hands off the treats :) 

What would you put in these?

Monday, August 29, 2016

Made Mine Jewelry

Hello! Today I have a bit of a different post for you :) 
I made a few pieces of jewelry with the Made Mine collection by Blue Moon Beads. 
These are blank pieces that can be customized by adding rub on monograms...and more!

The monograms come in a variety of fonts. The rounded font was not my favorite when I saw it in the package, to be honest. But, I found that it gives classic jewelry pieces and "edgy" look, which I'm loving. 

The locket is my favorite! Have you ever wanted to wear your scrapbooking paper because it's just so beautiful?! I sure have! 

So, I did! I used a one inch circle punch to get a piece of a favorite paper, and added it to the locket. The Made Mine collection includes discs that you can use in this locket, so I added a monogram on a clear disc and inserted that over the paper. 
I'm so excited about wearing my favorite papers and patterns...But I probably wouldn't do it in wet weather because the paper is exposed in the back. 
Thanks for visiting the blog today, hope you leave here inspired :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Painted Backgrounds: Play

Today I have another mixed media layout. I used the DCWV Embossed Brights stack which you can find at AC Moore. 

I used some white and gold Martha Stewart Crafts paint on the background to bring out the embossed design. 
I layered some papers from the DCWV Whimsical Fun stack behind the photo and made some embellishment clusters with various embellishments from my stash.
I watered down a bit of paint and added some paint splatters on a diagonal across the page. 

 I felt like doing some messy backgrounds. So I made this one and 2 others to satisfy my creative craving. 

Hope this inspires you to create :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

DCWV August Challenge

Here is my take on this month's challenge. I used the DCWV Birds and Butterflies stack. 

These photos are of one of our hikes. My little one loves playing in the rivers and streams. 
She had these new Frozen water shoes, which she loves.

And here's my take on the card sketch: 

Hope you get a chance to play along at the DCWV Blog.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Frameable Quotes

This time I have something different to show you :) I used the new Frameable Quotes stacks, which are available at Michael's. That wall and shelf in my bedroom were both empty, so I decided  to give it some color. It's on my husband's side of the bed, so I thought it needed something sweet for him to see in the morning.

The banner plaque and heart are also from Michael's, although they might be in the clearance section now. 

The banner plaque and long quote are being held on by stikki clips, which I think are brilliant for holding paper to the wall without damaging it.

I got the pretty frame in one of Michel's $2 bags with a few other things. I know! It was such a great deal! 

 I'm really enjoying the frameable quotes and have been making layouts and cards with them as well. 

I love how versatile these are!