Friday, February 28, 2014

Queen Ann's Canvas

 Hello everyone!  So today's project is a canvas I made for Gina's Designs and I used the Lace Flowers for this one.  To start the project I used the honeycomb grid to put some medium randomly on the canvas.  I then painted the entire canvas with a light gray paint: going back to add a little mustard to the medium spots (now these areas dried within an hour or two).  I painted the lace flowers with paint and then I used some medium to give it a little depth along with some glitter.  
Here is a little closer picture of the flowers.  I have them lifted off the page to give the entire canvas some depth.  The glitter is actually very fine and all over the entire canvas which looks so pretty although you can not get a good photo of this.  

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Take Note

Just could not resist another doing another card for the Reverse Confetti challenge that is going on right now!  I thought I would have a little more fun with the arrows set (which I bought for project life).

Valentine Box

 Hello!  I had to share one more Valentine Project that I did for Gina's Designs.  This is my valentine box- used to collect valentine's at work.  It is actually a tangerine crate that I covered with white paper and then pink heart embossed paper.  Then I used a variety of the Gina's Designs Valentine chippies.  

On the far left I have used a little pink heart and another white heart from the Cupid Shape Set. On the front of the box is a solid heart and then a white double heart(Valentine Shape Set).  All my chippies were painted with spray paint. 
Then there is the little cherub, painted white and he is shooting hearts that I painted in varigated pink and red paints.  In the background you can see the two pink/white straws holding up the all loving doily with a couple more hearts.   This was definitely a hit! 

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Friday, February 21, 2014

A Reverse Color Challenge

Hello everyone- Happy Friday!  
So this week has been a little busy and I have had little time to create, just feeling hanging out in the evenings and watching the Olympics.  So tonight I thought I would check out what was going on over at Reverse Confetti and low and behold a new color challenge for me to try.  And boy do I love these colors!  
I have been trying to come up with some fun little twists for my simple cards and thought these little arrows from the Reverse Confetti set would be cute with the offset frame and the star.  I just adore this little sentiment... so simple and versatile.  

Enjoy your weekend my friends! 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Love Wall Art

Hello-  Here is a little wall art from Gina's Designs.  The actual kit comes with the chipboard square that I covered with Valentine papers, the corrugated board  and then the letters L O V E. I used the swans from the Cupid set as the hanger at the top!  
I painted the letters with a deep red paint and then left everything else natural!   Adding a few bits and pieces from the Valentine Sets that Gina has along with the ever so lovely doilies! 

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Ok-....... so I had to make another card with my papers for the Reverse Confetti FSFYTT.  I have been trying to be better about using my papers up when I break into the sheets, otherwise my scrap bin gets bigger and bigger and never gets used.  

Monday, February 10, 2014

Reverse Confetti Challenge

Thought I would participate in the Reverse Confetti FSFYTT now that I have a stamp set!  I also have a couple more items in my basket that I am going to purchase this evening- dies of course!  I love this stamp set because I can use it for cards (as shown here) or for my project life pages.  

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Memory Card Organizer and Tutorial

Hello Everyone!  Heidi here with a little different project for today. 

I have been working on some project life pages for my son and I needed to find some type of organization for my cards that I had started to collect.  So of course my first thought was to reach out to Gina for some assistance- and this is what she came up with!  Isn't it beautiful!  
 It was very easy to put together just like all of Gina's organizers and home decor, I have included some photos at the end of the post with directions.  Remember that items like this come with detailed instructions on assembling them.   But quite honestly, my favorite part of these projects is decorating.  For this one I just covered the entire organizer in newsprint to give it a vintage feeling.  Then I added some of the little photo frames with some memory words.  
As you can see- the divided sections are perfect for the different size of cards.  And then there are the dividers that come with the box and you can purchase additional dividers as needed.  

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Memory Keeping Organizers
Postage Frames

Putting your Organizer Together
Did I tell you that it was easy to put together ?
Did I tell you that you will get detailed instructions?
Well here is a little tutorial on putting it together:
1.  Lay your parts out on the table and always start with the center piece.
2. Start sliding all the part together and once they are together add a little glue to the slots.
3. Once all the center pieces are together set them onto the bottom and slide together and glue.
4. Finally- add the 4 outside pieces, glue and then you are ready to alter!

Now go and have a good time decorating your organizer! 

Monday, February 3, 2014

I just had to share this card with you all- it one that I made for my son when he turned 21 last fall.  I absolutely love how it turned out, masculine, clean and "happy" I think.