Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Inspired By #112

The Singing in the Rain challenge ends tomorrow night.  I would love to see what you create.

I pulled out the navy and pink (such a fresh combo) and used the Pen Pals collection by Pink Paislee, along with some MME enamel dots, and a Silhouette cut.

Oh Hello Life

I was up on the My Mind's Eye Blog yesterday with this layout that I created with the Now & Then Mildred collection, along with some Unity SMAK kits (Camera Ready; Make Everyday Count;  You Can do Anything) and a silhouette cut.

Monday, April 28, 2014


This week the Xyron DT is playing with Paper Smooches!  I love the Paper Smooches stamps, they are just so cute! I have used the Cyber Cafe Set along with the Clipboard Dies.  The paper is Switchboard by Pink Paislee.

I love the Xyron Mega Runner, definitely my go to adhesive in many of my projects!

Paper piecing is so easy with the Xyron 150

I used this weeks sketch from Unscripted Sketches.

Now be sure to check out the Xyron Blog all week to see what the rest of the designers have created!  

Sunday, April 27, 2014

An Altered Wooden Block for Home Decor

I have a home decor tutorial for you today.  My dad does woodworking and has a lot of wooden scraps.  I asked him for some wooden blocks of various sizes and I have made a number of different home decor items.  Today I have a 'clipboard' of sorts.

I have used the Flea Market collection by Crate Paper as I love shabby chic, and these papers give me that look with much less work than creating it myself!  Using my Xyron products makes this a quick and easy project!

First off, I basecoat the block in a desired color.  You don't need to paint the front as it will be covered.

Next I cut the background paper to fit the front of the block.  I then fussy cut bits and pieces of the pattern paper and lay them here and there as desired until I like the look.  I don't use any chipboard or anything bulky at this point as when I am done I run the whole pane through my Xyron 900.  To hold the pieces in place before I stitch I use my Xyron Mega Runner, just enough adhesive so the pieces don't move while I stitch.

The larger pieces I run through the Xyron 900

When all of the pieces are adhered and stitched in a way that I like, I then run the whole panel through.  This works wonders as I use the Permanent adhesive thus no mess, no drying time, no wrinkles just a quick and easy application!

The smaller pieces I put through the Xyron 150 (this is what I covered the clothes pin with)

And here is the finished product.  I will use it on my desk to hold notes or photos.  Or I may just leave it as is, I love looking at this pretty paper!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Guest at Teresa Collins!

So excited to be a guest over at the Teresa Collins Blog today!!!  You know how much I love Teresa Collins Projects!  So excited!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Place Beautiful

There are some fabulous new Angie Girls released over at Unity today!  All of the Angie Girls are on sale! So be sure to check them out!

I used the Whitney Girl, I love the long flowy skirt - perfect for paper piecing!  I have also used a sentiment from Imperfection is Beauty.  The paper is Polka Dot Party by American Crafts.

Upcycled Wooden Tea Pot

Have you been hopping along with theXyron/Teresa Collins Blog Hop going on all this week?  I hope so and I hope you have been leaving comments for your chance to win the prize that is up for grabs!  For more information please check out the Xyron Blog.

I am sure you know how much I love the Teresa Collins products so I couldn't wait to play and take part in the Hop.  I also love to upcycle and that is what I have done for you today.  I used the Daily Stories collection, I LOVE this rose print paper and the colors, so soft and pretty!  I decided to upcycle a wooden teapot that I purchased at a Thrift Shop.  First I basecoated the pot.  Then, I just traced the teapot onto the pattern paper, cut it out and then used my Xyron 9" Creative Station to add adhesive to the back and voila.  Easy peesy!

Finally I created a little sequin tag using the Teresa Collins sequins in the collection and some stamps from Papertrey Ink.  I used the 1.5" Create-a-Sticker to paper piece the label.  I then tied it on with some Divine Twine.  I thought this would make a nice way to give some tea as a gift.

Here is the before photo.  I just took the metal tea plaque off before painting and adhering the paper.  I then just reattached it when I was done.

Inspired By #112

My new Inspired By Challenge is up:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


You have until tonight to play along with my Inspired By Challenge.

I went with the sketch and created this layout of my daughter passing her learner's test, yay!  I used the Sightseeing Stew collection by Jillibean Soup, along with a Tim Holtz stamp set, a Silhouette cut and the key is cut with my Cricut.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mother's Day card

I am up on the SRM Stickers blog with a Mother's Day card (please see the SRM Stickers Blog for which stickers).  I have also used the Garden Party collection by Pebbles along with a Silhouette cut.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

I am up on the My Mind's Eye blog today with a layout that I created using the new Now & Then Dorothy Collection, along with a couple of Silhouette cuts, some Elle's Studio tags and stamps from Technique Tuesday.

This was photo of my daughter and one of her best friends hamming it up on my daughter's 16th birthday party.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Spring Beauty

I have another layout to share today.  This one is a pretty CAS one, that didn't stray from the sketch I was using.  I used the Hello Sunshine collection by Pink Paislee, my Silhouette, some PTI stamps and a muslin bag and stickers from SRM Stickers.

I am playing along with the Canadian Scrapbooker Sketch for April:

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