Sunday, February 27, 2011

The World is Mine

My canvas mini album featuring Maya Road and My Mind's Eye products is featured on The Crafty Scrapper blog today. Click HERE to check out more photos. :) 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sweet February

February has been a busy month for me. I made it a month of love, and gave away lots of handmade items. I also finished up a few custom projects, and some design team work for The Crafty Scrapper. 

This is a sweet baby girl album I made with lots of frilly pink embellishments. 

A baby boy album I made for a friend. I love how it turned out. I think I may make another mini for my son with just his hospital pictures. 

This was a giveaway I did on Facebook - a sweet tag album made with lots of paint and flowers. :)

I made this for a friend at church. She threw a mickey mouse themed birthday party for her son's second birthday. I LOVE how it turned out. 

These are some cute cards and tags I put in my Etsy store. 

I made these Monogram cards for a friend, and surprised her with them in the mail. :)

This was a gift for one of my best friends. Inside was a hand engraved charm necklace. 

Okay, I've probably overwhelmed you with photos. That's it for now. :D 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Steampunk Paper Bag Album

I have been waiting to show off this album. I submitted it as a class, but it was rejected. Boo. Anyway, I still love it. It's a new design from my other paper bag albums inspired by my friend Sherri who told me to try a PBA, but make it different. :) 

I will just share a few hi-lights with you. My theme was steampunk so I was trying to work in metal objects. 

Love this Gypsy woman on the cover, and the dark lace bordering the page flap. 

I gave her a little crown that I misted and then glazed over, and then smooshed a bit because I didn't want it to be too perfect. 

You can see where the flowers have been slathered with crackle medium. I love the color combo of the whole thing: rich shades of aqua and turquoise mixed with rustic reds. Love this little gear knotted into the twine. I do wish I'd made the brads silver or bronze instead of black so they'd show more. 

I painted all the pages of the album with a creamy white paint, and lightly stamped some images from stash. I loved the expression on this lady's face. 

A crinkled tag: my trademark for PBAs. I always like to sneak one in. I am almost out of these scrolls. Eek. Must find more. 

Love this keyhole sprayed onto here: metal without using metal. 

I created a pocket and flap on the backpage. :) Nifty. 

And this is what was concealed. See how it opens up? :) Anyway, not sure what I will do with it now, but I'm proud of it. 

Hope you like. Dee Dee

Monday, February 7, 2011

Baby Shower Gifts and Decorations

I spent my Super Bowl Sunday off my feet after a painful fall over some mean-spirited toys on Saturday night. My hubby helped me get set up in my craft room so the whole day didn't go to waste. I designed these two projects which a friend of mine will bring as baby shower gifts/decorations later this month. She wanted something that could hold love notes to the baby, and also something that could be hung on the nursery wall after the shower. 

The shower colors will be baby pink and chocolate which I think is just darling. To give my projects a bit more of a vintage look I altered this jewelry box with creamy white paint, and added these sweet tickets with the vintage baby image. I also inked everything like crazy. It took 6 layers of inking to get the shading on this. 

I layered the lid with a fabric champagne colored flower and a chocolate brown felt blossom. I see now that the bakers twine is all twisted. It is actually tied in a nice bow. ;)

I added a chocolate brown patterned paper to the back side. 

A sweet ruler sticker added to the side. I added this mini tag to the top so the baby's name can be added when she is born. 

This is the inside of the lid. The baby's birthdate and weight should go here. 

I painted the inside, and added this rub-on and layered the sweet glittered charm over the top. 

I also made this wall hanging. I used a lot of the same embellishments - felt butterflies, chipboard letters I painted with crackle paint, and these sweet mini bingo cards. 

Hope my friend and the new mama enjoy their gifts. :) It will be tough to say goodbye to these beauties.

Edited to Add: I am currently hosting a giveaway on Facebook.

Giveaway time! :) Leave me a comment on my Facebook page to win a free handmade Valentine's Day scrapbook for your sweetheart. (It is uber-girly so don't expect to be able to give it to a man.) I will randomly pick a winner Monday, and mail out the album Tuesday.

Dee Dee

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Handmade February

Last month a few of my friends signed up on FB to receive handmade items from me. I decided to do them in February as a sort of Valentine's gift from me. :) Here's my first creation. It's for a guy who will be giving it to his girl. ;)

He said her favorite color is purple so I knew right away I'd use these beautiful papers by MME - my favorite ever. 

Loving these little sewing bits and bobs by Maya Road. 

Couldn't resist adding these love birds. :)

Hope they both like it. It's a sweet Valentine. Are you making anything for your friends and loved ones this Valentine's Day?

Sew Love - Reap joy

 A few quick photos of an acrylic album I made this weekend. 

Carolyn handed me the album, and let me raid the store for supplies. Thank you. :) I was longing for Spring so I picked out these soft shades of budding green and early afternoon sky. 

I like to add in unexpected details. This little photo matte pulls out, and is double sided with journaling space, and it is layered over this beautiful flocked teal paper. 

I stamped these tags with sewing pattern images from Hero Arts. Lovely. I think this will be a class at TCS if M can get another Saturday morning off. :)

We are expecting wretched weather to arrive in about 3 more hours here in Dallas. I am torn between hoping it isn't so bad so people will be safe, and hoping it will be bad enough to keep my hubby home for the day. :) Either way - tomorrow I get some scrap time. I just have to get out the kids' art supplies so they don't touch mine. :) Otherwise, I'll be making the same face as my son. 

And that just ain't pretty. ;) Happy Scrapping! 


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