Monday, July 30, 2012

Train watching & a baby page!

So I had been looking for train stuff ever since I took these pictures of my sister last year and couldn't find any ANYWHERE! All I saw was like baby themed train stuff (think ABC train) until finally good ole Target came through. I love target. These train stickers are cute, and simple.

I googled 'watching trains' and found these awesome song lyrics:

Here's a close up of the title. I used Martha Stewart adhesive alphabet stickers and micro beads.

Aaaaand here's the baby page! Exciting because I rarely have any pictures of babies to scrap haha.

Close up of the Claudine Hellmuth chipboard pieces and the baby!

Peace & love


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Christmas in July! (Tag Tutorial)

I don't know what is going on, but Christmas in July has hit me hard this year. It might be because I've been stuck at home a lot lately with nothing better to do than online shop for everyone's gifts....I'm almost completely done FIVE months early! That's nothing like me, I wait til the last minute for everything. Anyways I thought I'd make some christmas tags:

Here's how I did it:

Step 1: Put on some Christmas music to really get in the mood. Come on turn it up really loud, give your neighbors something to talk about.

Step 2: Gather some cardboard to use as the base of your tags, here's what I started with:

Step 3: Cut into tag shape. I used my sizzix machine but I encourage you to use whatever you have, even if it's doing it free hand.

Step 4: Cover 'back' side with white paper (or some other light color, this is where you'll write to/from) & cover the 'front' side with gold paper.

Step 5: Paint the edges with gesso. Don't be afraid to be a little sloppy, it looks like snow! This will cover up the raw cardboard so no one will know you made their tag out of a bath mat box, or whatever you use. It also helps hide uneven edges, especially helpful if you cut them out free hand. (and yes, I held the paintbrush in my mouth to take this picture)

Step 6: Ink the back (white) edges with a dark ink and add some glitter if you'd like.

Step 7: Cut out a fence shape (I used the sizzix again) trim to fit your tag and decorate with some diamond dust across the top edges. Snow!

Step 8: Cut out a christmas tree shape and decorate it with any festive looking things you have, I used some ribbon and gold stickles. Go ahead and glue it on to your tag but leave the trunk so it can be lifted up.

Step 9: Lift up tree trunk and paint on a thick 'hill' of gesso, stick tree trunk back down into the gesso and add the fence.

Step 10: Add an eyelet and you're all done!

Peace & love.

Sunday, July 22, 2012


I'm soooo excited you guys! I'm going to be a Featured Artist in Scrapbook news and Review magazine! I'll be able to say I'm a published scrapbooker :)

Peace & love.