Monday, August 25, 2014

Simple Pleasures with you

This is another layout that I am not sure if I love or not.  It started off so fun, but then I didn’t like it for quite a while, so it just sat on the shelf here for a while.  Well, it is finished now.  It is all about the memory being preserved.

Simple Pleasures with You

Supplies – Patterned Paper: Simple Stories.  Twine: The Twinery.  Clip: Freckled Fawn.  Stickers: Simple Stories, Teresa Collins.  Brads: stash.  Sketch: Page Maps Jan 2012.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Growing Melon (JBS digital)

There is a brand new release from Jenni Bowlin Studios today at Snap Click Supply Co.  The colors in this kit are very soft, so I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it, but I decided that by adding pictures with some brighter colors would be perfect!

JBS Growing Melon

Digital Supplies: Morning Mist, Definition Labels, Printers Block Alpha, Watch Faces, Pearl Baubles, Vintage Bling

Little Moments Together

There is nothing super special about this picture, except for the fact that I love the simple everyday moment for my family.  Sometimes the important thing is not the quality of the picture but of the moment it captures.

Little Moments together

Supplies – Patterned Paper: Teresa Collins.  Cardstock: American Crafts.  Stencil – Studio Calico.  Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp. Washi tape: Craft Warehouse.  Thickers: American Crafts.  Stickers: Teresa Collins.  Enamel Dots: Studio Calico.  Acrylic Hearts: Heidi Swapp.  Bling: Recollections.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Smile Love

I so totally love how this layout turned out!  There is just something so fun about how this layout came together pretty quickly.  Just seeing it brings a smile to my face too!

Smile Love

Supplies – Patterned Paper: Crate Paper.  Doilys: Stash.  Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp.  Washi Tape: My Mind’s Eye, Doodlebug, craft warehouse.  Stickers: Heidi Swapp, Jillibean Soup. Embellishments: Studio Calico. Enamel Dots: Freckled Fawn

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

3 Little Pumpkins

There are some layouts that just don’t turn out the way you want…and this is one of those.  But instead of stressing about it, I have decided to just accept the fact that it isn’t one of my favorites but it is done.

3 little pumpkins

Supplies – Cardstock: Bazzill.  Patterned Paper: Simple Stories.  Washi tape: Doodlebug.  Letters: Bo-Bunny.  Bling: Queen & Company.  Stencil & Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp.  Sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A scrap room sewing project

With how my room is set up, when you look into my space you can see right under my scrap table.  This is the first time that it has been a problem, and it is only a problem to me.  I love the function of my plastic storage drawers, but I can’t say I care for the look.

So here is a picture from before:

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Now I will say that the furniture on the back wall has moved around a lot.  It has taken me a while to really figure out where I want things to be so that I can easily access the things that I use.

With bright teal paint on two walls and a bright rug, I decided that I wanted white sheer curtains.   I found these white sheer curtains with a floral burn out pattern at Ikea for only $20 (the package has both curtain panels).  All I needed to do was to shorten the curtains to make them work perfectly.

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When I decided that I wanted something to cover the area below my desk I first went to the fabric store.  I was thinking some sort of fabric that had a teal pattern to it.  But after looking around I was really worried that another strong pattern/color would be way to much for this small space.  So I then looked at some sheer fabric at the store, which even on sale would have set me back a lot more than the $20 for the curtains, and I would have another pattern/texture in the room.  So instead I swung by Ikea and ran in and quickly bought another set of the curtains.  I also needed to make a trip to Jo-Ann’s and I found a package of Velcro that had one side of sew-on and the other side of sticky back…and it was 6 feet long, which was perfect.  So with a 50% off coupon it only cost be about $7.

So I took both panels and sewed them together so that it was twice as long.  Then cut it to the right height (plus two inches for a fold over seam).  I then gathered the top edge and sewed it onto the velcro.  So in less than one day I have this adorable skirt for my desk that matches my curtains.  I am in love with the new look!!

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Thanks for joining me today for this little sewing project!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Do you know…

I am still amazed at how quickly this layout came together.  This has got to be the fewest supplies/suppliers I have ever used on a layout before.  I think with the busy patterns the picture still manages to stand out. 

Do you know

Supplies – Paper and stickers: Carta Bella.  Spray Ink and Color diecuts: Heidi Swapp.