Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Creative Charms

It's that time of the month again! Well, not that time, but time for me to talk about the Creative Charms Deal of the Month. Here's a little peeky of the 151 piece set for a bundle price of $6.99. (No, I didn't leave out a number. It's really $6.99!):

•Sunburst Daisy - 5 Pieces
•Yellow Braided Daisy Medley - 4 Pieces
•Amber & Green Gradient Gem Brads - 12 Pieces
•Orange 3D Sparkly Garden Butterfly - 12 Pieces
•Yellow Groovy Petal Medley - 8 Pieces
•Amber Gradient Gem Stickers - 76 Pieces
•Summer Medley - 21 Pieces
•Palm Tree Brads - 12 Pieces
•Green Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon

I had so many goodies in my kit this month that I couldn't use them all, but here's what I did make so far...

The little rope & brad flowers go perfectly with this paper I've been saving from My Mind's Eye. I love when stuff like that happens!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Don't you just love the 4th of July? Picnics, sparklers, watermelon, patriotic bunting & flags. I love it all. If you think your town really knows how to rock out a patriotic holiday, you should try living near a military post! My husband & I have collectively served more than a couple decades & feel that we're perhaps just a tiny bit of a couple of experts in the celebratory matter. My husband is the master chef grill-man extraordinaire while I am the planning decorating shin-dig startin' guru. Pass me the microphone, & I'll get it kickin' in no time! This year will be a bit quieter since my sweet hubs is deployed, but I just had to do a little decorating anyway. I was inspired by wood shavings for this project. Yes, those left over things from when you sharpen your pencil. Anyway, my pencil didn't make big enough shavings, and since my sweet carpenter hubs wasn't here to help me out, I decided to create my own. Let's get started...

Step 1: Pick out your patterned papers.

Step 2: Wrap ribbon around a foam wreath so that your pins will have something to anchor to & to create color blocking guidelines.

Mine looked like this when I was done:

Step 3: Punch out circles, scalloped circles, or even both from your patterned papers. Cut them in half, & roll them into "shavings".

I folded the tips of mine flat to give me a place to put the pins.

Step 4: Start sticking them to your wreath.

Keep going...

It took a while, but I ended up with this:

It looked a little plain, so I went on to
Step 5: Apply white paint or ink to some Chip Art stars, punch holes in them, & adhere them to your wreath.

Finally, here's what I ended up with:

Patterned Papers I used:

Friday, July 1, 2011

CARDS Magazine - June 2011

It's that time of the month again... Here are a few of my cards that were published in last month's issue of CARDS magazine. I hope you like them!