Sunday, May 31, 2015

Graduation Gift Bag

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by today.  This week on the Petaloo blog we have had an amazing week of Dads and Grads projects.  Today i'm sharing a fun little altered gift bag idea which would be perfect for either day.  I'm going to use mine for a graduation gift.  

I love the Timekeeper collection from Marion Smith which is what I used on this project.  Graduation day is such a huge moment in time and this collection also symbolizes how time has flown by watching my daughter and her friends grow up since grade school.
This is the finished altered gift bag.

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In the close up photo below you can see I added a couple metal gear embellishments to accent the main clock.  I used Petaloo Yellow Dahlias and also intermixed a couple of Ivory Textured Mini Blossoms. I used a 1" punch to punch out a few of the clocks from one of the pattern papers from this collection and popped them up in a couple different spots on the bag.  I also spotted a few butterflies on the paper and of course had to add those as well.  Finally I had some shear yellow ribbon to tie a little bow on the handle of the bag.

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Supplies Used:
Petaloo - Mixed Textured Blossoms (ivory), Dahlias (yellow)
Marion Smith - Timekeeper Collection
Ranger Ink - Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Xyron - Mega Runner

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.  I hope this inspires you to create a one of a kind gift bag for your special graduate!!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

My LIttle Princess

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by today for a Mother's Day inspiration project featuring Petaloo and Quick Quotes.  I don't know about all of you, but I tend to make projects for other people and never for myself.....that being said I wanted to created something for me for Mother's Day!!  I created a layout of my not so little girl!!  She will be off to college in the fall so I made a layout with one of her Senior pictures.  I don't have the shadow box yet, but i'm going to grab one and then place this in our living room!
Here is the completed layout (minus the shadow box). I'm loving this collection from Quick Quotes Gypsy Road.  This line goes perfect with the photo.  I love the brick pattern paper and cut it out around the edges for a different look

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Now for a couple of close ups.

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You can see in the picture below how the Petaloo Burlap Wild Sunflowers look amazing around all of the Quick Quotes embellishments and helps to bring out the color in the lined pattern paper I used as the base!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope this inspires you to create something just for you on this Mother's Day!!
Supplies Used:
Xyron - Mega Runner
Ranger - Distress Ink (walnut stain)
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Journey Layout} Teaming up with Petaloo & Marion Smith

Hello everyone, Stacy here with you today!!  I'm totally loving the Marion Smith products that she shared with us to create that up with Petaloo goodies and you can't go wrong!
It's crunch time for me in trying to get my daughters high school book complete before the graduation party and Marion's Timekeeper collection was perfect for one of her Senior pictures.

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Here are a couple of close ups of the amazing Petaloo flowers and trims. You can see that I did alot of cutting images from this collection out to use as embelishments on the layout and popped them up to add different dimension to the layout.  I added some of the Petaloo Cream trim along the bottom of the photo, and did a little punch action up the side of the cream paper under the photo. Since this was one of her Senior photos I actually saved the "Timekeeper" part from the pattern paper which was on the was a perfect word for this layout!!

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The Petaloo flowers I went with on this layout are Burlap Wild Sunflowers (ivory) and Sugared Blooms (mocha)....again a perfect match for this collection!!!

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Supplies Used:
Petaloo - Trims (cream), Burlap Wild Sunflowers (ivory), Sugared Blooms (mocha)
Marion Smith - Timekeeper collection
Ranger - Distress ink (walnut stain)
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, hope you enjoyed my layout!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Eggciting Home Decor

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by today.  I'm sharing a project that I created for Petaloo with amazing papers shared with us by Authentique!!  I love to alter things and when I came across this paper mache flat egg I knew I had to have it for this project!!
I took pieces of the pattern paper from the Authentique collection Treasure.  Some of the pieces i cut smaller then others and even tried to do a curved piece along with cutting with the chevron papers for another.  I then inked the edges and cut the excess off to form the shape of the egg.  Once the paper was on it was time to decorate with the beautiful Petaloo products.
Here is how the final project turned out....notice the little burlap butterflies at the top of the egg!!

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Of course we need a few close up photos to see the detail of the flowers!! The burlap collection of flowers is simply perfect with this paper collection and for this project!! I used Burlap Blossoms (pink,ivory and pistachio).  I started with placing the bigger flowers down first then added the smaller ones around them along with placing the Spring Berry Clusters (pink and white) throughout and around the flowers.  

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You can see that I added a couple of the diecut sayings to the egg and placed all of the flowers around them.  I did pop them up with foam dots so they did not lay flat by the flowers.

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Supplies Used:
Petaloo - Burlap Blossoms (PistachioIvory, and Pink), Spring Berry Clusters (pink, white)
Ranger Ink - Distress Ink (walnut stain)
Xyron - 9"

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.  I hope you enjoy my home decor piece and are inspired to create one for your home!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hello Spring

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by today.  I'm sharing a card with you that I created for the Petaloo blog.  Spring is just around the corner (or so I hope)....I think we have all had enough Winter this time around.  In thinking "Spring" I created a fun card to share with someone in hopes of making their day a little brighter!!
I love the colors in this Graphic45 Time To Flourish collection and well we all know just how amazingly well the Petaloo products match them right!!  So here is the card I created.

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The Burlap Blossoms and butterflies are simply my favorites...ok well i'm very fond of the Berry Clusters also....ok who am I kidding i'm fond of all the Petaloo goodies!!!
So can see in the close up below how cute those butterflies are!!  I finished off the card by adding a little seam binding around the top of the card.

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Supplies Used:
Petaloo - Berry Clusters (pink), Burlap Blossoms (pink & ivory)
Graphic45 - Time To Flourish
Xyron - Mega Runner & high tack dots
Bazzill - Cardstock
Ranger - Distress Ink (walnut stain)

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.  I hope this inspires you to brighten someones day and send them a little card.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Petaloo & Authentique } Beauty Mini

Hey there everyone thanks for stopping by today!!  I'm sharing a project with you today created for the Petaloo blog.  Make sure you stop over and check out all of the amazing creations from the design team this week using the Authentique Classique Beauty collection....and let me say how well the Petaloo flowers go with this line....a must have in my book.
I'm sharing my altered mini album cover with you today.  I layered a couple of the pattern papers and also the die cut sentiment on the cover.  The edges are inked using Ranger distress ink (walnut stain).
Lets start with the finished cover first.  I added some white seam binding toward the bottom left and placed flowers around that as well.  I simply love the Gray Floral Ephemera along the side of the cover.  I placed a couple of the Yellow Botanica Minis in the middle of the Ephemera as well as at the bottom of the cover.

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Here are a couple of close ups for you.

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Now I have the perfect little mini album to place that latest school dance photos of my daughter in.

Supplies Used:
Petaloo - Botanica Minis (yellow), Floral Ephemera (Gray)
Ranger - Distress Ink (walnut stain)
Xyron - Mega runner & high tack glue dots

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Loving Greetings

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by today.  Well Valentine's Day is you better grab all your craft goodies and get those last minute cards for that special someone done.  I created this card for the Die-namites blog for the Week Of Love.  Make sure you stop on over and check out all of the amazing projects up this week.

My parents anniversary is tomorrow and it's always hard to find those Valentine Anniversary cards, so this year I just made them one!  I used two of the amazing Die-namite dies for this card.  Let me share the dies I used with you, first up is the Pear Tree Die.

....and the next is the Tulip Vase Die.

So now for the card I came up with.  I used Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments collection for this one.

You can see in the next photo a close up of the dies used.  I cut the Pear Tree die with the blue pattern paper, then cut the branches apart and placed them on the card.  I layered them a bit to give it a fuller look.  Next I cut the Tulip Vase die using the pink pattern paper.  I then cut it apart to have single tulips and placed them around the blue branches.

I can say that my parents will now have a one of a kind Valentine Anniversary card.

Supplies Used:
Die-namites - Pear Tree, Tulip Vase
Graphic 45 - Sweet Sentiments Collection
Xyron - Mega Runner
Bazzill - Cream Cardstock
Ranger - Walnut Stain Distress Ink

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, have a fabulous day!


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Be My Valentine

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by my blog today.  With Valentine's Day right around the corner it's time to get a jump on making those cards for that someone special.  Today i'm sharing a card with you that I created for the Petaloo blog with Graphic 45 papers.....and of course you all know how well the Petaloo products matches them perfectly!!!
Lets start with a close up of the Petaloo goodies that I used on this one.  You can see the amazing butterfly I used from the Burlap Blossoms Apricot pack here. The flowers and butterflies from this pack are so amazing!!!

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In this next photo you can see the Burlap Blossoms Apricot flower as well as the Mixed Textured Mini Blooms (ivory).  The Apricot and Ivory colors really go well with the colors in this line.

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Now for the final card....ready for the special someone!

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Supplies Used:
Petaloo - Mixed Textured Mini Blooms (Ivory) & Burlap Blossoms (Apricot)
Graphic 45 - Sweet Sentiments 
Xyron - Mega Runner & high tack glue dots

Thanks so much for stopping by today, have a fabulous day!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Birthday Fun with Die-namites

This week over on the Die-namites blog we are sharing creations made with the fabulous birthday dies!!!!  There are some super cute projects that the design team will be sharing with you this upcoming week, so make sure you stop by the blog everyday!!

I created these two projects for the birthday hop....a birthday card and a gift tag.  

The first die I used was the Birthday Gift die.

And the second die was the Hanging Presents die.

So my first project, of course everyone will need a birthday card this year to give to someone right.  The hanging presents are super cute in the corners of the card.  I popped them up with a foam pop dot.

Up next is a git tag.  You can tie this on any gift bag to dress it up!  I love the way the Birthday Gift looks on this tag.

Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 - Time To Celebrate
Xyron - Foam squares and mega runner

Thanks so much for stopping by today, make sure you stop by the Die-namites blog and check out all of the amazing creations from the design team.


Sunday, January 4, 2015

A Card A Month

Hey there everyone thanks for stopping by today.  As the holidays have come to an end and the decorations come down I must admit i'm already thinking of gifts for next year!!  I know i'm not crazy and some of you are thinking of that also, you may have even grabbed some good deals with all of the after Christmas sales!

One thing i'm creating for a handmade gift for next year is a set of cards.  Cards for all occasions!  I want to make one or two cards a month just for this gift and then put them in a nice box for next year.  I figured there is no better time to start then first thing in the new year.  I'm going to share my first card creation for my gift box with you today.

Lets start with the amazing Die-namite die that I used to create this one.  I love adding things to the corners of cards so I used the Scrolly Corner on this one.

I created this card using the Graphic 45 collection Time To Celebrate.  I thought everyone needs a little Congratulations card to send out for something during the year!!

You can see I tied a little ribbon on the left side, which left the right side of the card a little plain....just the perfect spot to add the Scrolly Corner to.  I added a little Walnut Stain distress ink to it (not to much), then ran it through my Xyron 510 and placed it on the card.

Hopefully after I create these cards and box them up I will still want to give them away!!!

Supplies Used:
Die-namites - Scrolly Corner
Graphic 45 - Time To Celebrate
May Arts - Green ribbon
Xyron - Mega Runner, foam squares, 510

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.  I hope this inspires you to create more handmade cards this year!