A great blog and such beautiful await you here....http://terriconraddesigns.typepad.com/. Terri Conrad has such beautifully designed papers and her new Feather Your Nest line really gets you in the mood for spring.
Friday, March 21, 2008
This challenge was to take a stack of K & Co. Ancestry papers and chipboard stickers and create something with it. Since I had purchased an old hat box at an estate sale last summer, I decided to re-purpose it into something I will use. I saw the paper as fabric and decided to use my sewing skills to create the quilted pattern on the lower part of the box. After making a paper template, mod-podging the squares to the template and stitching the rows, I added the damask stamp (Heidi Swapp) across the surface for a wallpapered look. Then I embellished the lid with ephemera that I had been collecting as well as several Art Declassified stamps from my LLS. This box now houses old family photos that we cherish. The ruffled trim is some old gold crepe paper that I had in my stash as well. I'm pleased with the end result.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Had my sisters over this past weekend to work on Easter cards. Took the lead from Taylor's site for layout ideas and challenges. (Thanks Taylor for the inspiration!) Thought I'd play with all my scraps and new Easter stamps to come up with these adorable cards. Hope you enjoy them.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Here are some GREEN projects I worked on recently. The card was a challenge at card club to use the stripe and polka-dot paper in a card. Unfortunately, the class was cancelled and we weren't able to swap cards...so now I have it as a sample. No special tricks to this one, except I did get to use my nestabilities on the scallop and inner circle. The next projects were ATC cards that we made for out 7 Gypsy's ATC spinner. Fun and varied techniques used and the class members are getting more and more sure of themselves and trying new things.