Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Club Scrap Blog Hop

Hey everyone! I am lucky enough to get to participate in Club Scrap's blog hop today!

It starts here on Club Scrap's blog:

The kit I got to work with is called "50's Kitchen", so I knew immediately that I needed to scrapbook one of the many food pics I have printed but never do anything with, hahah.

"Potato Soup!"

Here are a couple close ups:

Next, I wanted to make a couple cards:

And, finally I made this flower using the ribbon and one of the super cool bottle caps that came in the kit. I am not sure if I will use it on a future page or as a gift topper, but either way I think it turned out super cute and I love the way the colors go together.

Next up on the hop is Nicole Smith! Follow this link to see the amazing projects she came up with!

Thanks for looking everyone!

Peace & love.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Prima Marketing Design Team Call

Hey everyone! Stopping by real quick to show my latest projects! :)

1) "Untitled" (A self portrait)

(detail pics at the end)

2) "True Love" (An altered heart shaped candy box)

(detail pics (and a video link!) at the end)

3) "Love You Lots" (A page about my sister)

(detail pics at the end)

1) Details:

2) Details:

Video Link:

3) Details: 

Thanks for looking!

Peace & love.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Hey all, just stopping by to share my latest layout real quick. This was actually a pretty quick page for me. I wanted a bunch of layering and to play around with some new black paste I got. Here's what I came up with:

Peace & love

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Putting those flowers to use

So I finally just finished a scrapbook page that I've been working on the last few days. It's SO early for me to be crafting. Me? Finishing a page while it's light out? So weird. Anyways, here it is:

I wanted to use the flowers I had made using my cricut the other night, I added a few bought ones also but most of them I made myself which I am proud of because usually I end up not using them after I make them.

Do you have any favorite flowers to make?

I bought a bunch of stuff yesterday at michael's and walmart to make some more. I also got the stuff to try making some stuff using polymer clay which I've never done before, so that should be interesting!

Peace and love.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Breaking in the new CRICUT!

Hello everyone!

My boyfriend got me a cricut as one of my christmas presents and I have been dying to play with it. I had one a few years ago but I never used my computer along with it which is AWESOME. The one he got me came with a $25 gift certificate for the cricut online store. I had a bunch of fun picking out a bunch of individual images to buy. I ended up spending five extra bucks which when it comes to scrapbooking embellishments...ain't half bad. My favorite thing so far is planning out the page on the computer so that no paper is wasted. Example: I'm going to cut a title using a black sheet of 12x12 paper. What else can I cut that I may want to use in the future? A black fence! A black cobweb! Then what was left of the page I filled up with flowers so that I can make flowers when I feel like it. It's all laid out on the screen for me-super easy! I bought a little storage box to put my 'extra' cut outs in so that they don't get messed up before I use them.

So, tonight I had these grand plans of doing a scrapbook page. I didn't know what I was going to do but I had an idea of some flowers that I wanted to make. I didn't get as far as I hoped I would because now it's 3am and my back hurts so I need to lay down but I still thought I'd share what I got done.

I made all the flowers out of white cardstock (except the bright orange one= orange paper) I used 3 different water color pencils on the biggest flower to make a soft blended color. I left the 3 smaller flowers white for now...I might glimmer mist them later on, I haven't decided yet.

Hopefully I can get the actual page done tomorrow!

Peace & love.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Not Wanting to Throw Away Roses + My First Wreath!

Soooo, me being the sentimental sap that I am I did not want to just throw away the first bouquet of roses that my boyfriend gave me. I know, I can gag over my cuteness. I could tell right away that this was something special though and that I could completely throw myself into the relationship and that it will last.

Have you ever had to tear apart scrapbook pages/ other projects that you've done because it had pics or memories of an ex tied to them? I have. Not this time though, I know it's the real deal.

Plus it's been a few months now and I feel that I can confidently share that I didn't just throw away the first flowers that he ever gave me.

(I also saved a rose from the night that he "officially" asked me out---but that's another story/ project to share.)

What can I do with roses? I thought for a couple of days and finally decided on a wreath! My first thought was of course a scrapbook page, but they would be too thick for that.

So I dried them in the oven on a low temp for an hour or so and then gathered the rest of the materials that I would need.

Being the thrifty crafter that I am there was no way I was going to spend $20+ on a blank wreath to decorate. Have you ever priced those? WHY are they so expensive? Anyways, I cut a circle shape out of a cardboard box that I had around the house. Free! Then, I took the packaging paper that was in the box (also free!) and ripped it into long strips. I took those strips and then dipped them in a glue & water mixture and decoupage style wrapped them around the cardboard base until it was all covered.

At this point I had to let it dry over night. The next day I painted the whole thing black, two coats to make sure it was all covered. While that dried I looked around for anything else around the house that fit my color scheme (black, red, & silver) that would look good on the wreath.

I came up with other flowers, sequins, paint, glittered heart embellishments, feathers, paper doilys, and even some rhinestones that I had pulled off of a pair of flip flops that fell apart. After messing around with where I wanted things to go for a couple days I finally glued everything down and this is the final project I came up with:

Thanks for looking!

Peace & love.