Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Not My Idea...


To recap on my last post... I honestly have no idea what else I was going to say about that layout. The paper is My Minds Eye? My glitter letters turned out awesome? My brain is fried! If you have a question I overlooked in my exhaustion, email me!

I have not been very crafty lately.

...because we put our house up for sale!

Now THAT is a pain!

Anyway, I was able to sneak off to my Close To My Heart upline Blythe's group for a second of creativity a few weeks ago. We made this little piece of happiness:

It's only the cutest IKEA $.99 frame ever! 

We used retired stamp sets and paper, but IKEA still sells the frames! For a dollar!

This is one of the only bits of craftiness left up in my house. Apparently my "artwork" is really "clutter" to the rest of the world. 

But this one was just too happy to pack up! 

To see other cute stuff from Blythe, who is actually in a situation to craft occasionally, visit her blog HERE.

I am secretly working on a layout when my husband is at work and none of the kids are looking... I'll post it if I ever finish!

Wish me luck!

And someone to buy my house...

Sunday, July 21, 2013

DT Doodles #28

Ok, no time!

So here is the sketch:

And of course I turned it into a 2-page layout:

 Due to super frustrating computer problems, I'll tell you all about this layout later!

See ya!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

July Layout

Here is the layout my Close To My Heart scrapbooking group is making for July:

We are using twine, buttons, dimensional banners, and the nautical-themed Tommy paper packet.

And since I don't own a yacht, it became a summer-themed paper packet!

The cute paper-pieced pinwheels are from a past Stamp Of The Month... June I think? 

Anyway, I like 'em!

Let me know if you want to join us!

Friday, July 5, 2013

DT Doodles #26

I just realized we are now EXACTLY at the 1/2 way point of 2013! (weeks wise) At the risk of sounding old, where did this year go? All the sudden I have a 2 year old, a 7 year old, and a tween going to girls camp?! Sigh...

I wasn't going to do the Kiwi Lane sketch this week due to busyness, totally a word by the way, but all my Authentique "Pride" paper left over from my wood decor binge was just sitting on the table calling me... so I gave in!

Here is the sketch:

And here is my layout:

It's funny, the Kiwi Lane designer used this paper pack, too! Go HERE to see. 

Quick close up of my title:

I used some really old Close To My Heart stamps masked off to get different colors of ink. The Kiwi Lane templates are Abbie Road and Happy Trails. A few brads and some bakers twine and ta-da! I made a layout in one day! The pictures are glued on and the whole finished thing is IN MY ALBUM already! 

Huzzah for sketches!

-I had to add the huzzah because my husband made fun of me for saying that word just yesterday-


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Last Minute Patriotism!

I finished yesterday!

I am so proud!

I realized awhile back that I had a grand total of *one* 4th of July decoration. Woo Hoo. So of course I went to the Wood Connection and fixed that problem!

But then it was June 30th and I had a patriotic pile of unfinished wood...

So I've been a little busy ;)

Here are my flags-on-a-stick:

And my fireworks:

And my flag:

This is how everything was finished:

I painted, glued paper, sanded the heck out of the edges, inked, and covered the entire finished product with Mod Podge so it's relatively kid-proof. 


And here is my USA:

I finished this one a little different:

I still painted, sanded, inked, etc... But I tore and inked strips of paper and glued them on separately for some texture. It was a bit more complicated and took some time, but I think it looks awesome!

I used the Authentique "Pride" paper line for everything so it coordinates. I don't have the largest decorate-able area, so it looks nicer when all my smashed together decor matches! 

Plus I love that paper. 

Happy July 4th!