Friday, February 17, 2012

Pages From the Heart Challenge: Paint or Mist

Pages from the Heart is up today with a brand-new challenge. The challenge is to incorporate paint or mist into a project. Usually paints and mists are not really a go-to product for me. I love how they look on other people's layouts, but am never quite happy with it on my own things. So instead of using paint on paper I used it on dryer sheets!

Yes, dryer sheets.

I made this layout using a sketch by Allison Davis. The pictures are from last summer when my friends and I had tea at the Huntington Memorial Library. The fun, bright colors of Doodlebug's Colorwheel collection were perfect for matching a girl's day out.

Supply List: Doodlebug Colorwheel Paper - Fancy Florals and Cute Cuts, Doodlebug Petite Prints Paper - Lilac Dot-Grid, Bumblebee Dot-Grid, Doodlebug Colorwheel Stickers, Doodlebug Jack & Jill Bubblegum Alphabet Stickers, Doodlebug Jack & Jill Bubblegum Alphabet Rub-Ons, My Little Shoebox Mini Alphabet Stickers in Lilac, Black and White Cardstock
Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Punch and Epoxies , Lollipop Flower: Sprinklers Color Mist in All Aboard, Used Fabric Softener Dryer Sheet
For the mist challenge I used the Sprinklers Color Mist in All Aboard that I purchased at Pages From the Heart. I started with a used fabric softener dryer sheet that I painted with the color mist. Once it had dried (I used a heat gun to help it along) I cut three circles, making sure that each was a little smaller that the previous one. I stapled the three together and then stapled it onto my paper (glue dots will work but a staple is sturdier). To add some shine, I outlined each circle with Stickles. I finished my flower by adding an Epiphany Crafts epoxy to the center to cover up the staple. 

Read the details on the challenge and how to enter over at Pages From the Heart. If you live near Pasadena, CA and you have not been in to the store, you must! It's a beautiful place in the center of downtown Monrovia.  

Can I just say that I can not get enough of this Doodlebug collection! You have not seen the last of it either!


Monday, February 13, 2012


Time for my February reveal over at Pages From the Heart! Our assignment for the month was to create a banner. I was given Doodlebugs' Colorwheel and Classic collections and by the end I wanted more of it because I just LOVED this paper!

Since the new year, I have seen several pictures of people's craft rooms, giving examples of how to organize just as Pages did last month. Amongst all of the great tips, I also noticed how nicely people had decorated their crafty space. So for my banner project I decided to make a "CREATE" banner to eventually hang above my scrap desk.

I started by cutting white 4 1/2" x 6" inch rectangles and 4 1/4" x 5 3/4" rectangles from the patterned paper. I then cut triangles from the bottom of the rectangles to form my flags. I used my Sew Ribbon to cut notches to be able to thread the flags together. Using my Cricut, I cut my title and circles to mat the letters. Usually I am not a fan of using glitter but I wanted an elegant, blingy look so I glittered my title with black glitter. I finished my banner by embellishing with the Doodlebug Cardstock Stickers, which provided the perfect pops of color!

You can see the full reveal along with the supply list over at the Pages blog today. Thanks for reading!


Friday, February 3, 2012

Roller Rolling

Yes, I know that the title should read roller skating. However I don't think you can consider what I did skating. My friends and I went to a roller rink last month to celebrate a birthday (Happy Birthday P!). I literally just rolled from one side of the kiddie area to the other. But the night was still a blast!



Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine's Day Wreath

I've been seeing a lot of yarn wreaths on Pinterest and other crafty blogs and decided to give one a try. On a rainy day last month, I felt crafty but but not really scrappy (yes, It happens) so I headed to Joann's to buy my materials.

Supplies: Styrofoam wreath, yarn, felt, pearls, glue gun, ribbon

I started by wrapping the foam wreath with the pink yarn. After one turn, I noticed some of the foam wreath peeking through so I did a second layer, this time not winding the yarn as tightly. This took about one episode of Castle.

Once the wreath was wrapped, I began making the flowers out of felt the same way I made the flowers for my topiary. I used squares that were about 4 in. x 4 in. I finished the flowers by adding pearl clusters to the center.

Inexpensive holiday decor is my favorite! Although it should be hanging on my door it is currently hanging by my craft area. It's too pretty to get dirty outside!

ETA: Just found out my wreath has been featured over at The Latest Find! Thanks, Ashley!